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  1. Volatile compounds and sensorial characterization of wines from four Spanish denominations of origin, aged in Spanish Rebollo (Quercus pyrenaica Willd.) oak wood barrels.

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    Fernández de Simón, Brígida; Cadahía, Estrella; Sanz, Miriam; Poveda, Pilar; Perez-Magariño, Silvia; Ortega-Heras, Miriam; González-Huerta, Carlos

    2008-10-08

    The evolution of almost 40 oak-related volatile compounds and the sensorial characteristics of red wines from four Spanish denominations of origin (DOs) (Bierzo, Toro, Ribera de Duero, and Rioja) during aging in barrels made of Rebollo oak wood, Quercus pyrenaica, were studied and compared to the same wines aged in American and French oak barrels. Each oak wood added unique and special characteristics to the wine, and in addition, each wine showed a different ability to extract the compounds, which result in these characteristics from the oak wood. In general, wines aged in Q. pyrenaica wood were characterized by high levels of eugenol, guaiacol, and other volatile phenols. In regards to compounds like cis-whiskylactone or maltol, the behavior of this wood is very similar to that of American oaks. When considering phenolic aldehydes and ketones, the levels of these compounds are intermediate between those of French and American woods and depend greatly on the type of wine. The type of oak, on the other hand, does not affect the chromatic characteristics of the wines. In sensory analysis, the biggest differences are found in the olfactory phase. Among the four DOs studied, wine aged in Q. pyrenaica presented the highest notes of wood, with more aromas of roasting, toasting, milky coffee, spices, or wine-wood interactions. The wines aged in barrels made of Q. pyrenaica wood were highly regarded, and preference was shown for them over those same wines when they had been aged in barrels of American or French oak.

  2. Análisis espacio-temporal de los vasos primaverales de Quercus robur L. y Quercus pyrenaica Willd.: Respuesta al estrés climático en la transición atlántico-mediterránea

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    Souto Herrero, Manuel

    2016-01-01

    En esta Tesis Doctoral se estudiaron los elementos conductores primaverales de Quercus robur L. y Q. pyrenaica Willd. con el objetivo de valorar su potencial dendroecológico. Mediante su empleo se trató de identificar los factores climáticos más relevantes que controlan el crecimiento en la transición entre las regiones biogeográficas atlántica y mediterránea en el noroeste de la Península Ibérica. Para abordar este trabajo se aplicaron técnicas dendrocronológicas tales como la medición de la...

  3. Efectos de la gestión selvícola pasada y presente sobre la diversidad genética actual y futura de Quercus pyrenaica Willd. en Sierra Nevada

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    M. Valbuena Carabaña

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Quercus pyrenaica Willd. es un roble mediterráneo-occidental, ampliamente distribuido en la península ibérica que presenta una extraordinaria capacidad de rebrote, especialmente de raíz. Tradicionalmente ha sido aprovechado para leñas en monte bajo y, menos frecuentemente, adehesado para el uso ganadero. El abandono de la gestión tradicional mayoritaria ha puesto de manifiesto el estado de degradación de sus masas (falta decrecimiento, puntisecado, ausencia de fructificación, que de forma teórica se había atribuido al agotamiento de las cepas y a la falta de diversidadgenética. Sin embargo, el análisis reciente mediante marcadores moleculares microsatélites de numerosos rebollares, incluidos los que aquí se presentan, permite descartar la supuesta falta de variabilidad genética. No obstante, la falta de concordancia entre la estructuras forestales de montes bajos y adehesados y el origen asexual o sexual de sus pies, junto a la heterogeneidad en el tamaño y composición de las cepas dificulta la interpretación de la estructura clonal actual en cada monte. Este trabajo, en el que se evalúa el estado de conservación de los recursos genéticos de Q.pyrenaica en uno de los territorios más intensamente aprovechados por el hombre a lo largo de la historia, ilustra la importante resiliencia que presenta la especie frente al manejo tradicional en monte bajo. Mediante el estudio de tres rodales localizados en el mismo robledal en el Parque Nacional de Sierra Nevada, se analiza el efecto de la gestión pasada (en monte bajo y adehesado y presente (en un rodal de monte bajo resalveado sobre la diversidad genética y la estructura clonal de la especie. Además, se evalúa la evolución futura de la diversidad genética a través del análisis del regenerado en los tres rodales en función del manejo selvícola que han experimentado. A pesar de que los montes bajos presentan mayores niveles de diversidad genética para la cohorte adulta

  4. Flash-flood impacts cause changes in wood anatomy of Alnus glutinosa, Fraxinus angustifolia and Quercus pyrenaica.

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    Ballesteros, J A; Stoffel, M; Bollschweiler, M; Bodoque, J M; Díez-Herrero, A

    2010-06-01

    Flash floods may influence the development of trees growing on channel bars and floodplains. In this study, we analyze and quantify anatomical reactions to wounding in diffuse-porous (Alnus glutinosa L.) and ring-porous (Fraxinus angustifolia Vahl. and Quercus pyrenaica Willd.) trees in a Mediterranean environment. A total of 54 cross-sections and wedges were collected from trees that had been injured by past flash floods. From each of the samples, micro-sections were prepared at a tangential distance of 1.5 cm from the injury to determine wounding-related changes in radial width, tangential width and lumen of earlywood vessels, and fibers and parenchyma cells (FPC). In diffuse-porous A. glutinosa, the lumen area of vessels shows a significant (non-parametric test, P-value <0.05) decrease by almost 39% after wounding. For ring-porous F. angustifolia and Q. pyrenaica, significant decreases in vessel lumen area are observed as well by 59 and 42%, respectively. Radial width of vessels was generally more sensitive to the decrease than tangential width, but statistically significant values were only observed in F. angustifolia. Changes in the dimensions of earlywood FPC largely differed between species. While in ring-porous F. angustifolia and Q. pyrenaica the lumen of FPC dropped by 22 and 34% after wounding, we observed an increase in FPC lumen area in diffuse-porous A. glutinosa of approximately 35%. Our data clearly show that A. glutinosa represents a valuable species for flash-flood research in vulnerable Mediterranean environments. For this species, it will be possible in the future to gather information on past flash floods with non-destructive sampling based on increment cores. In ring-porous F. angustifolia and Q. pyrenaica, flash floods leave less drastic, yet still recognizable, signatures of flash-flood activity through significant changes in vessel lumen area. In contrast, the use of changes in FPC dimensions appears less feasible for the determination of

  5. Parasite load in the Iberian ibex, Capra pyrenaica victoriae

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    Refoyo, P.

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Parasitic infections in the Iberian ibex are common, serious and well documented. Most studies, however, focus on the subspecies Capra pyrenaica hispanica, found in the south and east of the Iberian peninsula, and few studies have investigated the subspecies Capra pyrenaica victoriae in the centre of the peninsula. Here we add to the information about C. p. victoriae, analyzing samples of this subspecies in the National Park of Sierra de Guadarrama. We found parasites in 97% of samples and identified a total of 11 helminth taxa. The most abundant genus in the analysis was Muellerius. Despite the frequency of parasites, the general health of the population seemed good.

  6. Atividade Antimicrobiana da Uncaria Tomentosa (Willd) D. C.

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    Diego Silva e Sá; Grazielle Esteves Ribeiro; Luciana Rosa Alves Rufino; Nelma de Mello Silva Oliveira; João Evangelista Fiorini

    2014-01-01

    A Uncaria tomentosa (Willd) D. C. (unha de gato) é uma planta amplamente utilizada na medicina popular, originária da Amazônia. Possui atividades biológicas, como anti-inflamatória, antimutagênica e antioxidante. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a atividade antimicrobiana do extrato de U. tomentosa, seco e hidroalcoólico, obtido comercialmente, utilizando-se 12 cepas de microrganismos (6 Gram-positvas e 6 Gramnegativas). Os testes antimicrobianos foram realizados ...

  7. Jurema-Preta (Mimosa tenuiflora [Willd.] Poir.: a review of its traditional use, phytochemistry and pharmacology

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    Rafael Sampaio Octaviano de Souza

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Numerous plant species are used throughout the world to achieve the modified states of conscientiousness. Some of them have been used for the therapeutic purposes, such as Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd Poir. (family Mimosaceae known as "jurema-preta", an hallucinogenic plant traditionally used for curing and divination by the Indians of northeastern Brazil. In this review, several aspects of the use, phytochemistry, and pharmacology of this plant are considered.Numerosas espécies de plantas são usadas para alterar estados de consciência. Algumas são utilizadas para fins terapêuticos, como Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd Poir. (Mimosaceae conhecida como "jurema-preta", uma planta alucinógena, tradicionalmente utilizada pelos índios no nordeste do Brasil. Nesta revisão, são considerados diversos aspectos do uso, fitoquímica e farmacologia desta planta.

  8. Xylem and Leaf Functional Adjustments to Drought in Pinus sylvestris and Quercus pyrenaica at Their Elevational Boundary

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    Laura Fernández-de-Uña

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Climatic scenarios for the Mediterranean region forecast increasing frequency and intensity of drought events. Consequently, a reduction in Pinus sylvestris L. distribution range is projected within the region, with this species being outcompeted at lower elevations by more drought-tolerant taxa such as Quercus pyrenaica Willd. The functional response of these species to the projected shifts in water availability will partially determine their performance and, thus, their competitive success under these changing climatic conditions. We studied how the cambial and leaf phenology and xylem anatomy of these two species responded to a 3-year rainfall exclusion experiment set at their elevational boundary in Central Spain. Additionally, P. sylvestris leaf gas exchange, water potential and carbon isotope content response to the treatment were measured. Likewise, we assessed inter-annual variability in the studied functional traits under control and rainfall exclusion conditions. Prolonged exposure to drier conditions did not affect the onset of xylogenesis in either of the studied species, whereas xylem formation ceased 1–3 weeks earlier in P. sylvestris. The rainfall exclusion had, however, no effect on leaf phenology on either species, which suggests that cambial phenology is more sensitive to drought than leaf phenology. P. sylvestris formed fewer, but larger tracheids under dry conditions and reduced the proportion of latewood in the tree ring. On the other hand, Q. pyrenaica did not suffer earlywood hydraulic diameter changes under rainfall exclusion, but experienced a cumulative reduction in latewood width, which could ultimately challenge its hydraulic performance. The phenological and anatomical response of the studied species to drought is consistent with a shift in resource allocation under drought stress from xylem to other sinks. Additionally, the tighter stomatal control and higher intrinsic water use efficiency observed in drought

  9. Surveillance of border disease in wild ungulates and an outbreak in Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica pyrenaica) in Andorra.

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    Fernández-Sirera, Laura; Riba, Landry; Cabezón, Oscar; Rosell, Rosa; Serrano, Emmanuel; Lavín, Santiago; Marco, Ignasi

    2012-10-01

    The Principality of Andorra is surrounded by areas in which Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica pyrenaica) populations were severely affected by infection with border disease virus (BDV) which caused disease outbreaks between 2001 and 2009. Nevertheless, the Andorran chamois populations were not affected during this period. In light of the severe impact of BDV on several of the neighboring Pyrenean chamois populations, we monitored local Andorran populations in an effort to detect pestivirus antibodies and BDV in wild ungulates. In addition, an episode of mortality between 2009 and 2010 in chamois was investigated. We analyzed samples (spleen or serum) from 175 Pyrenean chamois, 284 European mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon), 13 roe deer (Capreolus capreolus capreolus), and five wild boars (Sus scrofa castilianus). With the exception of three dead chamois found between 2009 and 2010, all samples came from healthy animals hunted during the hunting season. A commercial blocking enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to test sera for antibodies against pestivirus. Positive sera were tested with a comparative virus neutralization test (VNT) using three BDV strains and a bovine viral diarrhea virus strain. Reverse-transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was performed on all sera and spleen homogenates. Antibodies against pestivirus were detected by ELISA in four of the 69 chamois (5%; 95% CI= 1.29-13.11). The VNT confirmed three of these chamois were infected with a BDV. Viral RNA was detected by RT-PCR in three chamois-one apparently healthy animal hunted in 2009 and two dead animals. Viral sequences showed that the three chamois were infected with a BDV-4, the same genotype that was involved in previous episodes of mortality in the Pyrenees. Although Pyrenean chamois from Andorra had had little contact with the pestiviruses until 2009, in this year BDV was associated with a severe disease outbreak.

  10. Breeding quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)

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    Zurita-Silva, Andrés; Fuentes, Francisco; Zamora, Pablo

    2014-01-01

    Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) originated in the Andean region of South America; this species is associated with exceptional grain nutritional quality and is highly valued for its ability to tolerate abiotic stresses. However, its introduction outside the Andes has yet to take off on a large...... scale. In the Andes, quinoa has until recently been marginally grown by small-scale Andean farmers, leading to minor interest in the crop from urban consumers and the industry. Quinoa breeding programs were not initiated until the 1960s in the Andes, and elsewhere from the 1970s onwards. New molecular...... tools available for the existing quinoa breeding programs, which are critically examined in this review, will enable us to tackle the limitations of allotetraploidy and genetic specificities. The recent progress, together with the declaration of "The International Year of the Quinoa" by the Food...

  11. Atividade Antimicrobiana da Uncaria Tomentosa (Willd D. C.

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    Diego Silva e Sá

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A Uncaria tomentosa (Willd D. C. (unha de gato é uma planta amplamente utilizada na medicina popular, originária da Amazônia. Possui atividades biológicas, como anti-inflamatória, antimutagênica e antioxidante. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a atividade antimicrobiana do extrato de U. tomentosa, seco e hidroalcoólico, obtido comercialmente, utilizando-se 12 cepas de microrganismos (6 Gram-positvas e 6 Gramnegativas. Os testes antimicrobianos foram realizados em ágar BHI pela técnica de difusão em ágar. Também foram determinadas a Concentração Inibitória Mínima (CIM e Concentração Microbicida Mínima (CMM. Os testes demonstraram que os extratos inibiram o crescimento de bactérias Gram-positivas e Gramnegativas, sendo o extrato hidroalcoólico mais eficiente que o extrato seco. Conclui-se que o extrato de U. tomentosa possui atividade antimicrobiana podendo ser utilizado como uma alternativa terapêutica de baixo custo.

  12. Reproductive Organography of Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd

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    Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd. is of prime importance for horticulture, as well as potentially for pharmaceutical industries, agriculture and environmental industries. However, its floral development is not yet well understood. A detailed study on floral structure and floral organography in the sp...

  13. Labdane Diterpenoids from Coleus forskohlii (Willd.) Briq.

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    2006-01-01

    In order to investigate the active substances of Coleus forskohlii (Willd.) Briq., a new labdane diterpenoid, 12-hydroxy-8,13E-labdadien-15-0ic acid, together with two 8,13-epoxylabd-14-ene-11-one diterpenoids, 6-acetyl-1-deoxyforskolin and 6-acetyl-1,9-dideoxyforskolin, was isolated on the basis of various chromatographic techniques and spectroscopic methods.

  14. Morfoanatomia vegetativa de Opuntia brasiliensis (Willd Haw / Vegetative morphology and anatomy of Opuntia brasiliensis (Willd Haw

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    Camila Firmino de Azevedo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Opuntia brasiliensis (Willd Haw. é uma Cactaceae nativa do Brasil utilizada como ornamental, que apresenta caracteres morfológicos semelhantes a outras espécies do gênero, o que dificulta sua identificação. Dessa forma, foi realizado uma descrição morfoanatômica de O. brasiliensis com o objetivo de ampliar o conhecimento sobre a organização estrutural do gênero e fornecer subsídios para a identificação da espécie, bem como observar caracteres importantes na adaptação a ambientes xerófilos. Foram feitas secções transversais e paradérmicas da raiz, caule principal e cladódios com espécimes coletados na zona rural da cidade de Serra Branca (PB, localizada na região do cariri ocidental. O. brasiliensis apresenta raiz ramificada e caule clorofilado formando um eixo principal de onde partem inúmeros cladódios delgados. Observamse pelos e epiderme unisseriada irregular na raiz, que possui córtex formado por parênquima, seguido de endoderme multisseriada e periciclo. No cilindro central da raiz, ocorrem tecidos vasculares formando cinco pólos seguidos de medula. O caule e o cladódio apresentam epiderme com paredes sinuosas, em que encontram-se estômatos paralelocíticos que apresentam câmara subestomática; e na camada subsequente, hipoderme com grande quantidade de drusas de oxalato de cálcio. O córtex é formado por parênquimas clorofiliano e aquífero, onde observam-se feixes vasculares, com raios de floema voltados para o lado externo, seguido de xilema helicoidal. Porém, nos cladódios, o parênquima clorofiliano é bem mais denso e os feixes vasculares são dispostos irregularmente, enquanto no caule estão distribuídos no sentido radial. O. brasiliensis apresenta várias características importantes na sua identificação, bem como adaptações estruturais a ambientes xerófilos

  15. Plantas medicinales utilizadas en la salud infantil

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    Souza, ADZ.; T. Ceolin; Vargas, NRC.; Heck, RM.; Vasconcellos, CL.; Borges, AM.; Mendieta, MC.

    2011-01-01

    Identificar las plantas medicinales utilizadas en la salud infantil por familias de agricultores de base ecológica de la región Sur de Río Grande do Sul, Brasil. El enfoque de investigación es cualitativo, exploratorio y descriptivo, con datos recogidos de enero a mayo de 2009. Los sujetos fueron ocho familias de agricultores, residentes en los municipios de Pelotas, Morro Redondo, Canguçu y Arroio do Padre. Seis plantas fueron citadas (Chrysanthemun cinerariifolium, Foeniculum vulgare, Acca ...

  16. Elementos para una filogeografía de la cabra montés ibérica (Capra pyrenaica schinz, 1838)

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    García-González, Ricardo

    2011-01-01

    In order to provide some issues for a future study of Capra pyrenaica phylogeography I review classic and recent works considering data of genetic studies known to date, as well as recent findings related to paleontology and biometrics. C. pyrenaica has experienced several population bottlenecks throughout its history that have led to a loss of genetic diversity. In addition, numerous recent translocations and population reinforcements can complicate the clarification of intraspecific genetic...

  17. EVALUATION OF SELECTION OF TREES OF SALIX ACUTIFOLIA WILLD

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    Sergeyev R. V.

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available In order to identify high-genotypes in natural stands of Sacutifolia Willd we worked to identify the categories of breeding trees. Experimentally proved, that for breeding to increase the productivity of bark of Salixacutifolia Willd the selection would be best carried out with plants, the diameter of the barrel of which is in the range of 9 to 16 cm, tree age 15 - 19 years

  18. Estudo fitoquímico e avaliação da atividade anticolinesterásica de extratos da casca da raiz da Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd.) Poiret

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    Neves, Maiane dos Santos

    2015-01-01

    Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd.) Poiret (jurema preta) é uma espécie da família Fabaceae nativa da Caatinga, encontrada largamente em todo nordeste brasileiro. Na medicina popular, as cascas do caule e da raiz da jurema preta são utilizadas no tratamento de diversas enfermidades, como queimaduras e inflamações, além de ser empregada tradicionalmente como bebida em rituais indígenas. Com relação à casca da raiz, há poucos estudos descritos na literatura sobre seu perfil químico e propriedades biológ...

  19. Spatial and Temporal Phylogeny of Border Disease Virus in Pyrenean Chamois (Rupicapra p. pyrenaica)

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    Ebranati, Erika; Cabezón, Oscar; Fernández-Sirera, Laura; Lavín, Santiago; Rosell, Rosa; Veo, Carla; Rossi, Luca; Cavallero, Serena; Lanfranchi, Paolo; Marco, Ignasi; Zehender, Gianguglielmo

    2016-01-01

    Border disease virus (BDV) affects a wide range of ruminants worldwide, mainly domestic sheep and goat. Since 2001 several outbreaks of disease associated to BDV infection have been described in Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica pyrenaica) in Spain, France and Andorra. In order to reconstruct the most probable places of origin and pathways of dispersion of BDV among Pyrenean chamois, a phylogenetic analysis of 95 BDV 5’untranslated sequences has been performed on chamois and domestic ungulates, including novel sequences and retrieved from public databases, using a Bayesian Markov Chain Monte Carlo method. Discrete and continuous space phylogeography have been applied on chamois sequences dataset, using centroid positions and latitude and longitude coordinates of the animals, respectively. The estimated mean evolutionary rate of BDV sequences was 2.9×10−3 subs/site/year (95% HPD: 1.5–4.6×10−3). All the Pyrenean chamois isolates clustered in a unique highly significant clade, that originated from BDV-4a ovine clade. The introduction from sheep (dated back to the early 90s) generated a founder effect on the chamois population and the most probable place of origin of Pyrenean chamois BDV was estimated at coordinates 42.42 N and 1.9 E. The pathways of virus dispersion showed two main routes: the first started on the early 90s of the past century with a westward direction and the second arise in Central Pyrenees. The virus spread westward for more than 125 km and southward for about 50km and the estimated epidemic diffusion rate was about 13.1 km/year (95% HPD 5.2–21.4 km/year). The strong spatial structure, with strains from a single locality segregating together in homogeneous groups, and the significant pathways of viral dispersion among the areas, allowed to reconstruct both events of infection in a single area and of migrations, occurring between neighboring areas. PMID:28033381

  20. Photoperiod Adaptation of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)

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    Bendevis, Mira Arpe

    The global interest in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is rapidly increasing, both as a result of its nutritional qualities but also due to its potential as an alternative crop in regions, such as the Mediterranean and Western Australia, where increasing soil salinity and extended periods...... of drought are the major constraints on agricultural productivity. However, quinoa originates from the Andean region and the majority of available cultivars are facultative short day plants and exhibit severely reduced, or completely disrupted, seed production under day lengths longer than 12 hours....... The inherent photoperiod sensitivity poses a challenge to future success of quinoa in regions outside its centre of origin. The existence of day length neutral quinoa cultivars provide an attractive alternative for cultivation in regions outside the tropical zone, as well as a valuable tool to compare adaptive...

  1. Efeito da pastorícia tradicional na redução de combustíveis em bosques de Quercus pyrenaica

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    Castro, Marina; Castro, José; Gómez Sal, Antonio

    2005-01-01

    Os bosques de Quercus pyrenaica foram no passado e continuam no presente, a ser utilizados por rebanhos de pequenos ruminantes (ovelhas e cabras) explorados em regime extensivo, pelo que são frequentemente considerados sistemas de uso múltiplo. Neste trabalho investiga-se o efeito da pastorícia tradicional na redução da acumulação de biomassa herbácea, pretendendo avaliar o efeito da presença dos animais nestes sistemas. Avaliou-se a biomassa herbácea em bosques de Quercus pyrenaica em doi...

  2. Dynamics of an infectious keratoconjunctivitis outbreak by Mycoplasma conjunctivae on Pyrenean Chamois Rupicapra p. pyrenaica.

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    Arnal, Maríacruz; Herrero, Juan; de la Fe, Christian; Revilla, Miguel; Prada, Carlos; Martínez-Durán, David; Gómez-Martín, Angel; Fernández-Arberas, Olatz; Amores, Joaquín; Contreras, Antonio; García-Serrano, Alicia; de Luco, Daniel Fernández

    2013-01-01

    Between 2006 and 2008, an outbreak of Infectious Keratoconjunctivitis (IKC) affected Pyrenean chamois Rupicapra p. pyrenaica, an endemic subspecies of mountain ungulate that lives in the Pyrenees. The study focused on 14 mountain massifs (180,000 ha) where the species' population is stable. Cases of IKC were detected in ten of the massifs and, in five of them, mortality was substantial. The outbreak spread quickly from the first location detected, with two peaks in mortality that affected one (2007) and three (2008) massifs. In the latter, the peak was seasonal (spring to autumn) and, in the former, the outbreak persisted through winter. To identify the outbreak's aetiology, we examined 105 Pyrenean chamois clinically affected with IKC. TaqMan rt-PCR identified Mycoplasma conjunctivae in 93 (88.5%) of the chamois. Another rt-PCR detected Chlamydophila spp. in 14 of chamois, and 12 of those had mixed infections with mycoplasmas. In the period 2000-2007, the chamois population increased slightly (λ 1.026) but decreased significantly during the IKC outbreak (λ 0.8, 2007-2008; λ 0.85, 2008-2009) before increasing significantly after the outbreak (λ 1.1, 2009-2010). Sex-biased mortality shifted the adult sex ratio toward males (from 0.6 to 0.7 males per female) and reduced productivity slightly. Hunting was practically banned in the massifs where chamois experienced significant mortality and allowed again after the outbreak ended. Long-term monitoring of wild populations provides a basis for understanding the impacts of disease outbreaks and improves management decisions, particularly when species are subject to extractive exploitation.

  3. Management of a caseous lymphadenitis outbreak in a new Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica) stock reservoir.

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    Colom-Cadena, Andreu; Velarde, Roser; Salinas, Jesús; Borge, Carmen; García-Bocanegra, Ignacio; Serrano, Emmanuel; Gassó, Diana; Bach, Ester; Casas-Díaz, Encarna; López-Olvera, Jorge R; Lavín, Santiago; León-Vizcaíno, Luís; Mentaberre, Gregorio

    2014-12-10

    In 2010, an Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica hispanica) stock reservoir was established for conservation purposes in north-eastern Spain. Eighteen ibexes were captured in the wild and housed in a 17 hectare enclosure. Once in captivity, a caseous lymphadenitis (CLA) outbreak occurred and ibex handlings were carried out at six-month intervals between 2010 and 2013 to perform health examinations and sampling. Treatment with a bacterin-based autovaccine and penicillin G benzatine was added during the third and subsequent handlings, when infection by Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis was confirmed. Changes in lesion score, serum anti-C. pseudotuberculosis antibodies and haematological parameters were analyzed to assess captivity effects, disease emergence and treatment efficacy. Serum acute phase proteins (APP) Haptoglobin (Hp), Amyloid A (SAA) and Acid Soluble Glycoprotein (ASG) concentrations were also determined to evaluate their usefulness as indicators of clinical status. Once in captivity, 12 out of 14 ibexes (85.7%) seroconverted, preceding the emergence of clinical signs; moreover, TP, WBC, eosinophil and platelet cell counts increased while monocyte and basophil cell counts decreased. After treatment, casualties and fistulas disappeared and both packed cell volume (PCV) and haemoglobin concentration significantly increased. Hp, SAA and ASG values were under the limit of detection or showed no significant differences. A role for captivity in contagion rate is suggested by the increase in antibody levels against C. pseudotuberculosis and the emergence of clinical signs. Although boosted by captivity, this is the first report of an outbreak of caseous lymphadenitis displaying high morbidity and mortality in wild ungulates. Treatment consisting of both vaccination and antibiotic therapy seemed to prevent mortality and alleviate disease severity, but was not reflected in the humoural response. Haematology and APP were not useful indicators in our study, perhaps due

  4. Factors Affecting Diet Variation in the Pyrenean Rock Ptarmigan (Lagopus muta pyrenaica: Conservation Implications.

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    Ricardo García-González

    Full Text Available The Pyrenean rock ptarmigan (Lagopus muta pyrenaica lives at one of the southernmost limits of the ptarmigan range. Their small population sizes and the impacts of global changes are limiting factors in the conservation of this threatened subspecies. An effective conservation policy requires precise basic knowledge of a species' food and habitat requirements, information that is practically non-existent for this Pyrenean population. Here, we describe the diet of a ptarmigan population in the Eastern Pyrenees, the environmental factors influencing its variability and the relationship between diet floristic composition and quality. Diet composition was determined by microhistological analysis of faeces and diet quality was estimated from free-urate faecal N content. Our results show that grouse diet is based mainly on arctic-alpine shrubs of the Ericaceae family, as well as dwarf willows (Salix spp. and Dryas octopetala. The most frequently consumed plant species was Rhododendron ferrugineum, but its abundance in the diet was negatively related to the diet nitrogen content. Conversely, the abundance of Salix spp., grass leaves and arthropods increased the nitrogen content of the diet. Seasonality associated with snow-melting contributed the most to variability in the Pyrenean ptarmigan diet, differentiating winter from spring/summer diets. The latter was characterised by a high consumption of dwarf willows, flowers, arthropods and tender forb leaves. Geographic area and sex-age class influenced diet variability to a lesser extent. Current temperature increases in the Pyrenees due to global warming may reduce the persistence and surface area of snow-packs where preferred plants for rock ptarmigan usually grow, thus reducing food availability. The high consumption of Rh. ferrugineum characterised the diet of the Pyrenean population. Given the toxicity of this plant for most herbivores, its potential negative effect on Pyrenean ptarmigan populations

  5. Evaluación de las características del fruto de huizache (Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd.) para su posible uso en curtiduría o alimentación animal

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    El huizache (Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd.) es una especie silvestre distribuida en el estado de Jalisco y en México, que podría ser utilizada como forraje. Se realizó un estudio para determinar análisis químico proximal (AQP), perfil de aminoácidos y degradabilidad de la materia in situ, en borregos pelibuey fistulados, utilizando el fruto (cáscara y semilla) del huizache, sin tratamiento alguno y con extracción previa de taninos. Los taninos fueron evaluados por los métodos ALCA y número de...

  6. Nysius cymoides (Spinola on Chenopodium quinoa Willd. cultivated in Italy

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    S. Bocchi

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    Full Text Available Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd. (Family: Amaranthaceae – APG classification is an Andean grain recently introduced on the European market and cultivated in experimental fields. In one of these experimental fields, in San Giorgio Piacentino (Italy, a heavy bug infestation was observed. The species was identified as Nysius cymoides (Spinola (Heteroptera Lygaeidae, a polyphagous species known as a pest of different crops. It occurs in the Mediterranean area from the sea level to the alpine meadows.

  7. Large-scale patterns of Quercus ilex, Quercus suber, and Quercus pyrenaica regeneration in central-western Spain

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    Plieninger, Tobias; Rolo, Víctor; Moreno, Gerardo

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    categories, from small seedlings to large saplings, and for the three oak species studied, especially the evergreens. Of the Quercus ilex, Q. suber, and Q. pyrenaica plots studied, 49%, 62%, and 20% were lacking any small seedlings, and 82%, 96%, and 56% did not have any large saplings, respectively......In Central-Western Spain, forests and woodlands composed of Quercus sp. support outstanding levels of biodiversity, but there is increasing concern about their long-term persistence due to a lack of regeneration. We hypothesize that this regenerative lack is operating on a large geographic scale...... and Q. suber were positively correlated with all understory variables, suggesting that the presence of pioneer shrubs represent a major safe site for early tree recruitment, independent from specific shrub species. © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC....

  8. ACLIMATACION DE Uncaria tomentosa (Willd.) DC. PRODUCIDA IN VITRO

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    Ensayos previos de aclimatación de vitroplantas de Uncaria tomentosa (Willd.) DC, (Uña de gato), determinaron la susceptibilidad de la especie a adaptarse a condiciones de ambiente natural. Se seleccionó un clon con la mayor tasa de multiplicación in vitro, para su evaluación en la fase de aclimatación y se le sometió a mediciones de supervivencia, crecimiento en altura y vigorosidad expresado en número de hojas desarrolladas en esta fase. Los resultados ha permitido obtener el 100 % de super...

  9. Pharmacognostical Investigation and Physicochemical Analysis of Celastrus paniculatus Willd. Leaves

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    Kalaskar Mohan G.; Saner Sachin Y.; Pawar Manohar V.; Rokade Dipak L; Surana Sanjay J

    2012-01-01

    Objective: Celastrus paniculatus Willd. is an important Indian medicinal plant and widely used in the treatment of the verity of disease and well explored scientifically for their pharmacological properties. The current study was therefore carried out to provide requisite pharmacognostic details about the plant. Methods: Pharmacognostic investigation of the fresh, powdered and anatomical sections of the leaves of Celastrus paniculatus Willd. was carried out to determine its morphological, anatomical, and phytochemical diagnostic features. Quantitative diagnostic characteristics, physicochemical properties and quantitative phytochemical measures were established. Results: The morphology of leave reveled, leaves are alternate, acute, acuminate or obtuse, rounded with cuncate base,; margin is finely crenate, venation is reticulate. The microscopy reveals the dorsiventral type of leave, with anomocytic stomata, covering (lower epidermis) and glandular (upper epidermis) trichomes. The collateral vascular bundle crowned with sclerenchymatous fiber, ideoblast of calcium oxalate. The Quantitative diagnostic characteristics such as leaf constant were measured. Physicochemical properties such as ash, extractive values and fluorescence analysis were established. Quantitative phytochemical revealed presence of carbohydrates, fixed oil, glycosides, cumarines, tannins, flavonoids, saponins, steroids and triterpenoids. Conclusion: The results of the study could be useful in setting some diagnostic indices for the identification and preparation of a monograph of the plant.

  10. Estimating the population density of Iberian wild goat Capra pyrenaica and mouflon Ovis aries in a Mediterranean forest environment

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    Rita Tinoco Torres

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Aim of study: To manage and conserve wild populations effectively, a good understating of population density is critical. During 2010, the density of Iberian wild goat Capra pyrenaica and mouflon Ovis aries were estimated.Area of study: The area is situated in Muela de Cortes Game Reservation (Spain, a Mediterranean forest plateau, after a mange Sarcoptes scabiei outbreak that affected both species. Material and methods: To measure the abundance, sex ratio and productivity of the Iberian wild goat and mouflon. Field work was conducted during spring (after parturition and autumn (during rut by walking along itineraries, using a Distance Sampling approach. Main results: Based on DS, the best relative fit of model and adjustment term for Iberian wild goat was hazard-rate cosine, based on the lowest AIC score. The average density for Iberian wild goat was 4 km-2 (95% CI: 2,3 – 6,9 (after parturition and 3,6 km-2 (95% CI: 2 – 6.6 (during rut. Average estimation was 1,422 goats (95% CI: 813 – 2,487 after parturition and 1,308 during rut (95% CI: 725 – 2,362. Mouflon best relative fit of model and adjustment term was uniform cosine after parturition, based on the lowest AIC score. The best relative fit of model and adjustment term for mouflon was hazard-rate cosine, based on the lowest AIC score. The average density was 6.8 mouflon km-2 (95% CI: 4.7 – 9,9 after parturition and 7,4 mouflon km-2 (95% CI: 4,4 – 12,5 during rut. Average estimation was 2,440 mouflon after parturition (95% CI: 1,673 – 3,558 and 2,678 during rut (95% CI: 1,589 – 4,515. Research highlights: The area represents one of the largest continental free-living populations of mouflon in Europe and a relevant area for Iberian wild goat, where it has survived for centuries and spread into the East Iberia. This study suggests that the survey methods used are suitable and sustainable with available field personnel for quantifying changes in wild goat and mouflon populations

  11. Protection of Spanish Ibex (Capra pyrenaica) against Bluetongue Virus Serotypes 1 and 8 in a Subclinical Experimental Infection

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    Lorca-Oró, Cristina; Pujols, Joan; García-Bocanegra, Ignacio; Mentaberre, Gregorio; Granados, José Enrique; Solanes, David; Fandos, Paulino; Galindo, Iván; Domingo, Mariano; Lavín, Santiago; López-Olvera, Jorge Ramón

    2012-01-01

    Many wild ruminants such as Spanish ibex (Capra pyrenaica) are susceptible to Bluetongue virus (BTV) infection, which causes disease mainly in domestic sheep and cattle. Outbreaks involving either BTV serotypes 1 (BTV-1) and 8 (BTV-8) are currently challenging Europe. Inclusion of wildlife vaccination among BTV control measures should be considered in certain species. In the present study, four out of fifteen seronegative Spanish ibexes were immunized with a single dose of inactivated vaccine against BTV-1, four against BTV-8 and seven ibexes were non vaccinated controls. Seven ibexes (four vaccinated and three controls) were inoculated with each BTV serotype. Antibody and IFN-gamma responses were evaluated until 28 days after inoculation (dpi). The vaccinated ibexes showed significant (P<0.05) neutralizing antibody levels after vaccination compared to non vaccinated ibexes. The non vaccinated ibexes remained seronegative until challenge and showed neutralizing antibodies from 7 dpi. BTV RNA was detected in the blood of non vaccinated ibexes from 2 to the end of the study (28 dpi) and in target tissue samples obtained at necropsy (8 and 28 dpi). BTV-1 was successfully isolated on cell culture from blood and target tissues of non vaccinated ibexes. Clinical signs were unapparent and no gross lesions were found at necropsy. Our results show for the first time that Spanish ibex is susceptible and asymptomatic to BTV infection and also that a single dose of vaccine prevents viraemia against BTV-1 and BTV-8 replication. PMID:22666321

  12. The use of total serum proteins and triglycerides for monitoring body condition in the Iberian wild goat (Capra pyrenaica).

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    Serrano, Emmanuel; González, Francisco J; Granados, José E; Moço, Gisela; Fandos, Paulino; Soriguer, Ramón C; Pérez, Jesús M

    2008-12-01

    Body condition in wild ungulates is traditionally evaluated during the necropsy of animals on the basis of the weight of fat stored around or within the vital organs, the weight of the organs themselves, and their derived indices. However, sometimes it is important to evaluate the nutritional status of the animal by means of blood and serum analyses and the interpretation of specific parameters. Only in a very few studies is the nutritional status of the animal obtained by blood biochemistry and, when obtained, compared with the values for body condition obtained by anatomic dissection. In this study, the usefulness of two serum parameters, total serum proteins (TSP) and serum triglycerides (ST), was assessed in the monitoring of the body condition of Iberian wild goats (Capra pyrenaica). In addition, their relationship with the kidney fat index (KFI) and its components, kidney mass without fat (KM) and kidney fat (KF) is evaluated. A total of 25 wild goats from the Sierra Nevada National Park (southern Iberian Peninsula) that were shot by hunters were used in this study. The parameter TSP was found to be correlated with KM, and ST was correlated with both KM and KFI. Hence, both TSP and ST can be used for monitoring physical condition in wild and captive Iberian wild goats.

  13. Elementos para una filogeografía de la cabra montés ibérica (Capra pyrenaica schinz, 1838

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    García-González, Ricardo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available In order to provide some issues for a future study of Capra pyrenaica phylogeography I review classic and recent works considering data of genetic studies known to date, as well as recent findings related to paleontology and biometrics. C. pyrenaica has experienced several population bottlenecks throughout its history that have led to a loss of genetic diversity. In addition, numerous recent translocations and population reinforcements can complicate the clarification of intraspecific genetic differentiation. I review current theories about the evolution of the species. One of them establishes a recent evolution (past 18,000 years from ancestors related to C. caucasica. I analyze in some detail the morphological characters (mainly teeth and horns on which this theory is based, showing their high variability. Present genetic studies show a clear relationship between C. pyrenaica and Alpine ibex (C. i. ibex. They also show a north-south genetic differentiation between Iberian goats, occupying the Pyrenean goats (C. p. pyrenaica an intermediate position between Alpine ibex and southern Iberian goats. Recent paleontological findings evidence an ancient presence (Lower Pleistocene of Capra in the Iberian Peninsula. I propose the hypothesis that the descendants of these ancient goats, may have come into contact with C. ibex in the Pyrenees and southern France, one or more times during the Upper Pleistocene. Intermediate characteristics, both genetic and biometric, of the extinct Pyrenean goats, would agree with this hypothesis. New paleontological records and more genetic studies (including fossil and recent materials are necessary, to elucidate both the phylogeny of C. pyrenaica and its intraspecific diversification.En este trabajo se realiza una revisión sintética de los trabajos clásicos y recientes que conciernen a la filogeografía de Capra pyrenaica, aportando datos de los estudios genéticos conocidos hasta la fecha, así como de nuevos

  14. Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.): composition, chemistry, nutritional, and functional properties.

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    Abugoch James, Lilian E

    2009-01-01

    Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.), which is considered a pseudocereal or pseudograin, has been recognized as a complete food due to its protein quality. It has remarkable nutritional properties; not only from its protein content (15%) but also from its great amino acid balance. It is an important source of minerals and vitamins, and has also been found to contain compounds like polyphenols, phytosterols, and flavonoids with possible nutraceutical benefits. It has some functional (technological) properties like solubility, water-holding capacity (WHC), gelation, emulsifying, and foaming that allow diversified uses. Besides, it has been considered an oil crop, with an interesting proportion of omega-6 and a notable vitamin E content. Quinoa starch has physicochemical properties (such as viscosity, freeze stability) which give it functional properties with novel uses. Quinoa has a high nutritional value and has recently been used as a novel functional food because of all these properties; it is a promising alternative cultivar.

  15. Assessment of the nutritional composition of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.).

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    Nowak, Verena; Du, Juan; Charrondière, U Ruth

    2016-02-15

    Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is an ancient crop which can play an important role for worldwide food security. The current review aimed at evaluating existing compositional data which were compiled according to international standards. A limited number of data were found that met the dataset quality criteria. In general, high variations in nutrient contents of quinoa were observed per 100g edible portion on fresh weight basis, for example: protein (9.1-15.7g), total fat (4.0-7.6g) and dietary fiber (8.8-14.1g). The variations of nutrient values among different varieties and among different data sources were considerable. The results show the nutritional potential of quinoa but they also demonstrate that more high-quality analytical data of quinoa are needed, especially for minerals and vitamins.

  16. Sex-difference in the ossification rate of the appendicular skeleton in Capra pyrenaica Schinz, 1838, and its utility in the sex identification of long bones.

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    Serrano, E; Pérez, J M; Christiansen, P; Gállego, L

    2006-04-01

    The main goal of our work is to quantify differences in the rate of ossification in post-cranial Iberian ibex skeletons, related to sex. Another objective is to improve criteria for assessing the sex of post-cranial bones by combining the degree of ossification of the distal epiphysis and biometrical data. Forty Capra pyrenaica skeletons were examined in order to determine the degree of ossification by means of an Ossification Index. Our results evidence that sexual differences in the rate of ossification become visible at 6 months of age. On average, females complete their bone development 2 years before males do. Finally, by means of lineal classification functions which take into account both biometrical and anatomical criteria, we can achieve, in average, a 95.5% of correct sex discrimination within a sample consisting of ibex metacarpi and metatarsi from individuals aging from <1 to 12 years. Therefore, we conclude that the rhythm of ossification in the post-cranial skeleton of C. pyrenaica may be used as a criterion for assessing the sex of skeletal remains and could be applicable to other dimorphic ungulates. Nevertheless, the results obtained for specimens belonging to a particular population may have limited application to other populations with different medium sizes and living at particular densities within habitats with variable quality.

  17. ANALGESIC ACTIVITY OF LEPIDAGATHIS CRISTATA WILLD FLOWER EXTRACTS

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    Purma Aravinda Reddy

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Aim of the study was to screen the Lepidagathis cristata Willd, flower extracts for analgesic activity. In the present study the analgesic activity of flower extracts was performed. The methanolic, ethyl acetate, chloroform extracts were prepared and were used for analgesic activity in two dose level of 200 and 400mg/kg body weight in two screening methods, Hot Plate (n=5 and Tail Immersion method (n=5. The flower extracts showed significant analgesic activity. The plant extracts did not exhibit any mortality up to the dose level 4000mg/kg. The methanol, chloroform and ethyl acetate extracts of flower was evaluated for analgesic activity. The flower ethyl acetate extract of Lepidagathis cristata showed 47% and 57.1% activity at 200 and 400mg/kg.b.wt, after 30 min by Eddy’s Hot plate Method respectively. The flower chloroform extract showed 43.7% and 44.7% protection at 200, 400mg/kg respectively. The flower methanol, chloroform and ethyl acetate extracts showed dose dependent analgesic activity in thermal models. The flower ethylacetate extract has maximum analgesic activity with 57.1% (p < 0.001c.

  18. EVALUATION OF ANALGESIC ACTIVITY OF LEPIDAGATHIS CRISTATA WILLD LEAF EXTRACTS

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    Purma Aravinda Reddy

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Aim of the study is to screen the Lepidagathis cristata Willd, leaf extracts for analgesic activity, because the plant was screened only for immunosuppressive, antipyretic activities only, now in the present study the analgesic activity of leaf extracts were performed. The ethanolic, ethyl acetate, chloroform extracts were prepared and are used for analgesic activity in two dose level that is 200 and 400 mg/kg body weight per oral in two screening methods, one is Hot Plate (n=5, another is Tail Immersion method (n=5, and the leaf extracts are showed significant analgesic activity. The plant extracts did not exhibit any mortality up to the dose level 4000 mg/kg. The methanol, Chloroform and Ethyl acetate extracts of leaf was evaluated for analgesic activity. . The 400mg/kg dose of leaf chloroform extract has highest activity in both the experimental models with 62.5% protection after 30min and 47.3% after 60 min with the significance of p< 0.001 when compared with 0 time interval and after 90 min it was shown 50% of protection and all the extracts has graded dose response.

  19. PROPAGACIÓN IN VITRO DE Acacia mangium Willd

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    Full Text Available Acacia Acacia mangium Willd es una de las especies forestales más plantadas por la calidad de su madera y rápido crecimiento; sin embargo, los estudios de propagación clonal son pocos. El presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo desarrollar un protocolo de micropropagacion a partir de explantes con meristemos preexistentes. Los explantes consistieron de brotes de plantas de tres meses de edad mantenidas en invernadero. La desinfección se realizó con diferentes concentraciones de hipoclorito de sodio y antibióticos, y fueron establecidos en medio MS con diferentes concentraciones (0; 0,44; 0,88 y 2,22 µM de BAP. Los brotes micropropagados fueron enraizados con diferentes dosis de ANA y AIB, finalmente los brotes, con o sin raíces, fueron transferidos a condiciones ex vitro para evaluar el porcentaje de supervivencia. Los datos mostraron que 1,0% NaOCl y cefalexina (2 mg L-1 permitieron obtener el mayor porcentaje de explantes libres de contaminación (67%. El mayor número promedio de brotes ocurrió con 2,22 µM de BAP y el mayor número promedio de raíces se observo al utilizar 2,69 µM de ANA. La adaptación de las plantas en condiciones ex vitro fue exitoso lográndose obtener un 87% de supervivencia

  20. Soluciones utilizadas en el tratamiento de la hipovolemia

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    Vivian R. Mena miranda

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó una actualización sobre el uso de las sustancias más utilizadas en el reemplazo de volumen. Se plantea que la controversia entre el uso de cristaloides/coloides aún mantiene vigencia, aunque se trata de hallar la sustancia ideal que restablezca la volemia de forma adecuada, con el mínimo de reacciones adversas y costo. Dentro de los coloides se enfatizó en las desventajas del uso de la albúmina y su sustitución por otros expansores de volumen de tipo coloide, donde se encuentran las gelatinas y los almidones. Otro tipo de sustancias transportadoras de oxígeno están en fase de ensayo clínico, como son los fluorocarbonos y las hemoglobinas sintéticas, sin que se haya encontrado superioridad de tipo terapéutico.An updating on the most used substances in volume therapy is made. It is stated that the controversy aroused by the use of crystalloids/colloids is still standing, although efforts are made to find the ideal substance to reestablish volemia in an appropiate way with the minimum of adverse reactions and cost. As regards colloids, emphasis is made on the disadvantages of the use of albumin and its substitution by other colloid volume expanders, such as gelatins and starches. Other types of oxygen transporting substances as fluorocarbons and synthetic haemoglobins are under clinical assay. No therapeutic superiority has been found yet.

  1. Chemotherapeutical effects of the herbal medicine Uncaria tomentosa (Willd.) DC.

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    Almeida, I V; Soares, L C; Lucio, F T; Cantagalli, L B; Reusing, A F; Vicentini, V E P

    2017-09-27

    The use of medicinal plants dates back to the beginning of humanity, and today their application as complementary therapy has been widely disseminated as an alternative to conventional therapy. The medicinal plant named Uncaria tomentosa (Willd.) DC. (known as cat's claw) is a common woody vine of the Amazon forest that has traditionally been used in the treatment of arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory properties. This study aimed to evaluate the cytotoxic, mutagenic, and antimutagenic potentials of this medicinal plant. The biological activities of U. tomentosa were determined on bone marrow cells of Wistar rats that were treated in vivo. For the cytotoxic and mutagenic analyses, aqueous plant extract solutions were administered by gavage (1, 2, or 3 mg/mL) for 24 h (an acute treatment) or 7 days (a subchronic treatment). For the antimutagenic analyses, aqueous plant extract solutions (1 mg/mL) were administered by gavage before (pretreatment), simultaneous to (simultaneous treatment), or after (post-treatment), the administration of cyclophosphamide (1.5 mg/mL). U. tomentosa did not show any cytotoxic or mutagenic effects in any of the cytological or chromosomal analyses. Besides, the antimutagenic tests showed that the plant extracts displayed antimutagenic activities, which significantly reduced the percentages of the chromosomal aberrations that were induced by cyclophosphamide at 53.91, 58.60, and 57.03%, respectively, for the simultaneous treatment, pretreatment, and post-treatment. The results suggested a safe use of this herbal medicine that is available free of charge from the Brazilian Public Health System for the treatment of arthritis. This medicinal plant can also effectively contribute to improving the quality of life and the recovery of people undergoing chemotherapeutical treatments.

  2. The influence of livestock management on land use competition between domestic and wild ungulates: sheep and chamois Rupicapra pyrenaica parva Cabrera in the Cantabrian range

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    Rebollo, S.

    1993-12-01

    ún variables geofísicas (sustrato geológico, orientación y altitud y tipos de vegetación. La utilización de los pastos por las ovejas fue analizada por seguimiento directo del rebaño y mediante encuestas al pastor. Los rebecos se estudiaron antes y durante la estancia de las ovejas, con itinerarios fijos que permitían cubrir visualmente toda el área de estudio. El uso del territorio se analiza mediante frecuencias corregidas e índices de preferencia para cada uno de los sectores temáticos considerados. Las ovejas pastaron toda el área rechazando tan solo los hayedos, las zonas rocosas de mayor pendiente y las manchas cerradas de matorral. La ubicación de las majadas (refugio nocturno y pastos asociados es un aspecto clave en el aprovechamiento del puerto.
    Se sitúan en posición central, desde la que se realizan recorridos —careos— hacia pastos situados normalmente en zonas más altas. La distribución de rebecos se ve limitada por la escasa representación de cotas superiores a 1.800 m. de altitud, así como por la fuerte presión que ejercen las ovejas al pastorear en todos los niveles altitudinales. Durante la estancia estival de las ovejas, los rebecos abandonan las áreas utilizadas por el rebaño, realizándose una segregación espacial casi completa. Se instalan en lugares rocosos con fuerte pendiente y en los bordes de hayedo próximos, localizados en las zonas más alejadas de las majadas.
    [fr] La distribution spatiale des ovins —merinos transhumants— et des chamois —Rupicapra pyrenaica parva (Cabrera, 1910— et leur concurrence éventuelle pour l'utilisation des ressources, est analysée pendant la période estivale en alpages dans la Chaîne Cantabrique. Comme référence, une sectorisation du territoire —750 ha.— a été réalisée, d'après des variables géophysiques (substrat, exposition et altitude et les types de végétation.
    L'utilisation des pâturages par les ovins a été analysée par suivi direct du

  3. Second generation bioethanol production from Saccharum spontaneum L. ssp. aegyptiacum (Willd.) Hack.

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    Danilo Scordia; Salvatore L. Consentino; Thomas W. Jeffries

    2010-01-01

    Saccharum (Saccharum spontaneum L. ssp. aegyptiacum (Willd.) Hack.), is a rapidly growing, wide ranging high-yield perennial, suitable for second generation bioethanol production. This study evaluated oxalic acid as a pretreatment for bioconversion. Overall sugar yields, sugar degradation products, enzymatic glucan hydrolysis and ethanol production were studied as...

  4. Simulation of Quinoa (Chenopodium Quinoa Willd.) response to soil salinity using the saltmed model

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    Razzaghi, Fatemeh; Plauborg, Finn; Ahmadi, Seyed Hamid

    Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is a crop with high tolerance to salinity and drought and its response to varying soil moisture and salinity levels was studied in a field lysimeter experiment. Quinoa (cv. Titicaca) was irrigated with different concentrations of saline water (0, 10, 20, 30 and 40...

  5. Horn growth related to testosterone secretion in two wild Mediterranean ruminant species: the Spanish ibex (Capra pyrenaica hispanica) and European mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon).

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    Toledano-Díaz, A; Santiago-Moreno, J; Gómez-Brunet, A; Pulido-Pastor, A; López-Sebastián, A

    2007-12-01

    Seasonal variations in the horn development and testicular activity of the Spanish ibex (Capra pyrenaica hispanica) (n=6) and European mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon) (n=5) were monitored to determine the role of increasing testosterone concentration on the arrest of horn growth during the rutting season. Marked seasonal variations in the rate of horn growth (Pmouflon R=-0.51, Pmouflon, the increase in plasma testosterone concentration recorded in September (P<0.05 compared with the lowest concentration) coincided with a significant reduction in horn growth (P<0.05). In the ibex, the increase in plasma testosterone concentration in October (P<0.05 compared with the lowest concentration) was associated with a significant arrest of horn growth in November (P<0.05). These results appear to support the hypothesis that high peripheral plasma levels of testosterone are linked with the seasonal arrest of horn growth during the rutting period.

  6. Relación entre funcionalidad familiar y las estrategias de afrontamiento utilizadas por adolescentes embarazadas

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    Zambrano Plata, Gloria Esperanza; Florez Ortega, Lisseth Yamile; Vera León, Silvia Fernanda

    2012-01-01

    Objetivo: determinar la relación que existe entre la funcionalidad familiar y las estrategias de afrontamiento utilizadas por las adolescentes embarazadas usuarias de tres Instituciones Prestadoras de Salud (IPS...

  7. Efeito de diferentes níveis de sombreamento no crescimento inicial de Unha de gato (Uncaria tomentosa Willd.

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    A.M.P Lunz

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A unha de gato (Uncaria tomentosa Willd. é uma das muitas espécies de plantas com propriedades medicinais utilizadas pelas comunidades nativas da Amazônia para o tratamento de diversas doenças. Suas inúmeras propriedades medicinais têm provocado nos últimos anos o aumento da demanda por essa planta, a qual vem sendo explorada de forma indiscriminada e predatória. O conhecimento agronômico disponível atualmente sobre essa espécie é escasso; dessa forma, o objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar o efeito de diferentes níveis de sombreamento no crescimento inicial da Unha de gato. O experimento foi realizado no viveiro da área experimental da Embrapa Acre, no município de Rio Branco, AC, no período de maio de 2009 a junho de 2010. Foram avaliados quatro tratamentos, constituídos por diferentes níveis de sombreamento (30%, 50% e 70% e pleno Sol, obtidos com tela sombrite preta, com as referidas capacidades de retenção da radiação solar. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi o de blocos casualizados, com oito repetições, contendo duas plantas por parcela. As variáveis analisadas foram: altura da parte aérea, diâmetro do colo, biomassa do sistema radicular, biomassa aérea, biomassa total e partição de biomassa. O crescimento da Unha de gato foi modificado pela intensidade de sombreamento. A altura das plantas e a massa seca das raízes aumentaram linearmente com a intensidade de sombreamento. Sombreamentos entre 55 a 60% proporcionaram melhores crescimentos para as variáveis: diâmetro do coleto, massa seca da parte aérea e massa seca total. Não houve variação na distribuição de massa seca entre a parte aérea e o sistema radicular das plantas em função do sombreamento. Verificou-se que o sombreamento na faixa de 55 a 60% é o mais indicado para o seu crescimento inicial.

  8. Jurema-Preta (Mimosa tenuiflora [Willd.] Poir.): a review of its traditional use, phytochemistry and pharmacology

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    Rafael Sampaio Octaviano de Souza; Ulysses Paulino de Albuquerque; Júlio Marcelino Monteiro; Elba Lúcia Cavalcanti de Amorim

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    Numerous plant species are used throughout the world to achieve the modified states of conscientiousness. Some of them have been used for the therapeutic purposes, such as Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd) Poir. (family Mimosaceae) known as "jurema-preta", an hallucinogenic plant traditionally used for curing and divination by the Indians of northeastern Brazil. In this review, several aspects of the use, phytochemistry, and pharmacology of this plant are considered.Numerosas espécies de plantas são ...

  9. Jurema-Preta (Mimosa tenuiflora [Willd.] Poir.): a review of its traditional use, phytochemistry and pharmacology

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    Rafael Sampaio Octaviano de Souza; Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque; Júlio Marcelino Monteiro; Elba Lúcia Cavalcanti de Amorim

    2008-01-01

    Numerous plant species are used throughout the world to achieve the modified states of conscientiousness. Some of them have been used for the therapeutic purposes, such as Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd) Poir. (family Mimosaceae) known as "jurema-preta", an hallucinogenic plant traditionally used for curing and divination by the Indians of northeastern Brazil. In this review, several aspects of the use, phytochemistry, and pharmacology of this plant are considered.Numerosas espécies de plantas são ...

  10. Innovations in Health Value and Functional Food Development of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)

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    Graf, Brittany L.; Rojas-Silva, Patricio; Rojo, Leonel E.; Delatorre-Herrera, Jose; Baldeón, Manuel E.; Raskin, Ilya

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    Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd., Amaranthaceae) is a grain-like, stress-tolerant food crop that has provided subsistence, nutrition, and medicine for Andean indigenous cultures for thousands of years. Quinoa contains a high content of health-beneficial phytochemicals, including amino acids, fiber, polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, saponins, phytosterols, phytoecdysteroids, phenolics, betalains, and glycine betaine. Over the past 2 decades, numerous food and nutraceutical prod...

  11. Sap flow measurements combining sap-flux density radial profiles with punctual sap-flux density measurements in oak trees (Quercus ilex and Quercus pyrenaica) - water-use implications in a water-limited savanna-

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    Reyes, J. Leonardo; Lubczynski1, Maciek W.

    2010-05-01

    Sap flow measurement is a key aspect for understanding how plants use water and their impacts on the ecosystems. A variety of sensors have been developed to measure sap flow, each one with its unique characteristics. When the aim of a research is to have accurate tree water use calculations, with high temporal and spatial resolution (i.e. scaled), a sensor with high accuracy, high measurement efficiency, low signal-to-noise ratio and low price is ideal, but such has not been developed yet. Granier's thermal dissipation probes (TDP) have been widely used in many studies and various environmental conditions because of its simplicity, reliability, efficiency and low cost. However, it has two major flaws when is used in semi-arid environments and broad-stem tree species: it is often affected by high natural thermal gradients (NTG), which distorts the measurements, and it cannot measure the radial variability of sap-flux density in trees with sapwood thicker than two centimeters. The new, multi point heat field deformation sensor (HFD) is theoretically not affected by NTG, and it can measure the radial variability of the sap flow at different depths. However, its high cost is a serious limitation when simultaneous measurements are required in several trees (e.g. catchment-scale studies). The underlying challenge is to develop a monitoring schema in which HFD and TDP are combined to satisfy the needs of measurement efficiency and accuracy in water accounting. To assess the level of agreement between TDP and HFD methods in quantifying sap flow rates and temporal patterns on Quercus ilex (Q.i ) and Quercus pyrenaica trees (Q.p.), three measurement schemas: standard TDP, TDP-NTG-corrected and HFD were compared in dry season at the semi-arid Sardon area, near Salamanca in Spain in the period from June to September 2009. To correct TDP measurements with regard to radial sap flow variability, a radial sap flux density correction factor was applied and tested by adjusting TDP

  12. Sebaran tumbuhan bawah pada tumbuhan Acacia nilotica (L Willd. ex Del. di savana Bekol Taman Nasional Baluran

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    Full Text Available Bekol savannah is places of reproduction for banteng (Bos javanicus d` Alton, water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis L, large deer(Cervus timorensis and green peafowl (Pavo mutiacus and for conservation of species, habitat and genetic. In sector recreation and tourism, Bekol Savannah is object for eco-tourism, that is very attractive for local tourist or foreign and to see biodiversity of flora and fauna. Set of problems are wildlife population very low result presence Acacia nilotica (L Willd. ex Del in savannah. This plantcompetitive with wildlife feeding grasslands result to descent plant diversity and biomass. The conclusion of the grassland dispersal atplant of A. nilotica (L Willd. ex Del. in Bekol savannah Baluran National Park are: (1 The grassland dispersal at plant of A. nilotica(L Willd. ex. Del.plot 1 ×1 m2 have 24 species`s with importance value of wildlife feeding grasslands = 40.49%, (2. The grassland dispersal at plant of A. nilotica (L Willd. ex Del.plot 1× 1 m2 (distance of plots 1 m from center point of stem have 27 species`s with importance value of wildlife feeding = 29.30% and (3. Productivity wild life feeding grasslands only of to fill 8.93% from wildlife in savannah if be found plant of A. nilotica (L Willd. ex Del.

  13. Anticonvulsant evaluation of Rauvolfia ligustrina Willd. ex Roem. & Schult., Apocynaceae, in rodents Avaliação anticonvulsivante de Rauvolfia ligustrina Willd. ex Roem. & Schult., Apocynaceae, em roedores

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    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available The Aim of this study was to evaluated the effects of the ethanol extract of Rauvolfia ligustrina Willd. ex Roem. & Schult., Apocynaceae, roots (EER in animal models of epilepsy. The EER increased the latency for convulsions significantly different from control (pO presente estudo buscou avaliar os efeitos do extrato etanólico das raízes de Rauvolfia ligustrina Willd. ex Roem. & Schult., Apocynaceae, (EER e sua possível atividade anticonvulsivante em roedores. No teste das convulsões induzidas pelo pentilenotetrazol (PTZ os animais tratados com EER, 250 mg/kg (i.p., apresentaram aumento significativo (p<0,05 da latência para o aparecimento das convulsões (328,9±47,5 quando comparado aos do grupo controle (103,5±21,8 e reduziu o número de óbitos. Esse efeito foi bloqueado pela administração do flumazenil. O EER produziu aumento significativo (p<0,05 na latência nos testes da picrotoxina (PIC e da estricnina (EST, nas maiores doses. No modelo do eletrochoque auricular o EER não produziu alterações significativas em nenhum dos parâmetros avaliados. Entretanto, no modelo do abrasamento induzido pelo PTZ, a administração com o EER produziu um efeito protetor, atenuando de forma significativa (p<0,05 o desenvolvimento e a severidade das crises convulsivas. Os resultados, sugerem que o EER induziu efeito anticonvulsivante em roedores e que o sistema GABAérgico pode estar envolvido nessa resposta.

  14. Highly oxygenated stigmastane-type steroids from the aerial parts of Vernonia anthelmintica Willd.

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    Hua, Lei; Qi, Wei-Yan; Hussain, Syed Hamid; Gao, Kun; Arfan, Mohammad

    2012-06-01

    Nine new highly oxygenated stigmastane-type steroids, vernoanthelcin A-I (1-9), and two new stigmastane-type steroidal glycosides, vernoantheloside A and B (10 and 11) were isolated from the aerial parts of Vernonia anthelmintica Willd. The structures of compounds 1-11 were determined on the basis of IR, MS, 1D-NMR, and 2D-NMR, and their absolute configurations were deduced using single-crystal X-ray diffraction and the CD exciton chirality method. Compounds 1, 5, 7, 9 and 10 were tested for their effects on estrogen biosynthesis in human ovarian granulosa-like cells (KGN cells).

  15. Effect of methanolic extract of Asparagus racemosus Willd. on lipopolysaccharide induced-oxidative stress in rats.

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    Ahmad, Mohammad Parwez; Hussain, Arshad; Siddiqui, Hefazat Hussain; Wahab, Shadma; Adak, Manoranjan

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    Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced oxidative stress and impairment of normal physiological function generally categorized by increased anxiety and reduced mobility. Therefore, the present study was to find out the effect Methanolic extract of Asparagus racemosus (MEAR ) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced oxidative stress in rats . LPS-induced oxidative stress in rats was measured by locomotor activity by photoactometer test, anxiety with elevated plus maze test and also studied the oxidative stress markers, nitric oxide and cytokines. The obtained data shows that LPS markedly exhausted (pAsparagus racemosus Willd. is a functionally newer type of cerebroprotective agent.

  16. Photoperiod Adaptation of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)

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    Bendevis, Mira Arpe

    The global interest in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is rapidly increasing, both as a result of its nutritional qualities but also due to its potential as an alternative crop in regions, such as the Mediterranean and Western Australia, where increasing soil salinity and extended periods...... of drought are the major constraints on agricultural productivity. However, quinoa originates from the Andean region and the majority of available cultivars are facultative short day plants and exhibit severely reduced, or completely disrupted, seed production under day lengths longer than 12 hours...

  17. Phytoremediation of synthetic wastewater by adsorption of lead and zinc onto Alpinia galanga Willd

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    Full Text Available Adsorption of Pb(II and Zn(II from aqueous solution onto a phytosorbent mixture of galangal (Alpinia galangaWilld leaves and pseudostem has been investigated in a batch system. Removal efficiency was optimized with respect topH, contact time, initial Pb(II and Zn(II concentration and phytosorbent dosage. Galangal exhibited a higher adsorptionefficiency for lead (95.2% than for zinc (66.9%. Both lead and zinc equilibrium sorption data were better represented by theFreundlich isotherm than the Langmuir isotherm and in each case followed second order kinetics.

  18. Lack of evidence of spill-over of Salmonella enterica between cattle and sympatric Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica) from a protected area in Catalonia, NE Spain.

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    Navarro-Gonzalez, N; Velarde, R; Porrero, M C; Mentaberre, G; Serrano, E; Mateos, A; Domínguez, L; Lavín, S

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    Salmonella enterica is a zoonotic agent of worldwide importance found in a wide range of wild hosts. However, its prevalence in many popular game species has never been assessed. Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica) is the main game caprinae of the Iberian Peninsula and around two thousand individuals are hunted every year for trophy or for home consumption. In this work, 313 Iberian ibexes from the Ports de Tortosa i Beseit National Game Reserve (NE Spain) were tested for Salmonella enterica in faeces, and anti microbial susceptibility was determined. The exact location of shooting or capture was recorded with a GPS device to study the links of Salmonella infection with cattle presence and human proximity. Additionally, samples were taken from cattle grazing inside this reserve (n = 73). Only three Iberian ibexes (0.96%, 95% CI 0.2-2.8) were positive to Salmonella (serotype Enteritidis, Bardo and 35:r:z35), while prevalence was moderate in cattle: 21.92% (95% CI 13.10-33.14, serotype Meleagridis, Anatum, Kedougou and Othmarschen). All isolates were susceptible to the anti microbial agents tested. Moreover, a case of fatal septicaemic salmonellosis in an 11-year-old male Iberian ibex is described where Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis was isolated from the lung, liver and spleen samples. The low prevalence of Salmonella in Iberian ibex and the lack of shared serotypes suggest no association to cattle. Despite this, game meat aimed for human consumption should be examined, and it is strongly recommended that hunters and game keepers manipulate animals and carcasses under maximal hygienic conditions to avoid environmental contamination and human contagion.

  19. Tall Grass Invasion After Grassland Abandonment Influences the Availability of Palatable Plants for Wild Herbivores: Insight into the Conservation of the Apennine Chamois Rupicapra pyrenaica ornata

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    Corazza, Marcello; Tardella, Federico Maria; Ferrari, Carlo; Catorci, Andrea

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    Invasion of the tall grass Brachypodium genuense was observed in an area of the central Apennines (Italy) where the population size of Apennine chamois ( Rupicapra pyrenaica ornata) was in strong decline. Since this dominant tall grass threatens biodiversity and forage quality, our hypothesis was that B. genuense abundance influenced that of palatable species for the chamois, depending on their functional traits and distribution patterns. Our sampling design used plots of 10 × 10 m and 1 × 1 m to investigate the plant community level and fine-scale interactions. We analyzed data using correlation, generalized linear models, and redundancy analyses. We found that B. genuense can reach high abundance values on the deepest soils. Its high cover value influences plant community composition by competitive exclusion of subordinate species and suppression of functional features because of temporal or spatial niche overlap. This leads to low cover of palatable species at a fine scale, and to poor pasture quality for chamois at a wider scale. Therefore, we postulated that B. genuense invasion, enhanced by long-term grazing cessation, may reduce the availability of palatable plants for Apennine chamois, especially below the potential timberline (1900-2000 m a.s.l.). The high abundance of B. genuense may amplify the effect of other negative factors, such as competition with red deer ( Cervus elaphus) and climate change, in restricting the suitable habitat of the Apennine chamois to the higher sectors of the central Apennines. Thus, we suggested that B. genuense spread should be monitored carefully and plans to control its invasion should be implemented.

  20. Epidemiological study of border disease virus infection in Southern chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica) after an outbreak of disease in the Pyrenees (NE Spain).

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    Marco, Ignasi; Rosell, Rosa; Cabezón, Oscar; Mentaberre, Gregorio; Casas, Encarna; Velarde, Roser; López-Olvera, Jorge Ramón; Hurtado, Ana; Lavín, Santiago

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    In 2001 and 2002, an outbreak of a previously unreported disease, associated with a border disease virus (BDV), caused high mortality in the Southern chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica) population in the Alt Pallars-Aran National Hunting Reserve in the Catalan Pyrenees (NE Spain). Between 2002 and 2006, sera and/or tissue samples taken from 116 healthy chamois shot during the hunting season, plus 42 from chamois affected by different diseases, were studied. A blocking enzyme-immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used to study pestivirus seroprevalence in 114 healthy hunted and 31 diseased chamois, yielding positive results in 73.7 and 22.6% of the chamois, respectively. Comparative virus neutralization tests (VNT) performed on 42 seropositive samples with 6 pestivirus strains yielded statistically higher titres to BDV Spain 97, followed by BDV chamois, BDV 137/4, BDV Moredun, Bovine Diarrhoea virus-1 (BVDV-1) NADL and BVDV-2 atypical. Virological investigations for pestivirus detection were performed using an antigen ELISA test in 82 healthy and 18 diseased chamois, RT-PCR in 16 healthy and in all diseased chamois, and virus isolation in 14 diseased chamois. No viral antigen was detected in any of the healthy animals. A pestivirus, characterized as BDV by monoclonal antibodies, was detected in the 10 chamois showing clinical signs consistent with BDV infection. Sequence analysis in the 5' untranslated region (5'-UTR) revealed that they were grouped into the BDV-4 genotype. In the remaining chamois, infectious keratoconjunctivitis, pneumonia, trauma and contagious ecthyma were diagnosed. The cause of death was unknown in five chamois. The results suggest that the infection has become endemic in the population and that it could have a significant impact on chamois population dynamics.

  1. Two different epidemiological scenarios of border disease in the populations of Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra p. pyrenaica after the first disease outbreaks.

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    Laura Fernández-Sirera

    Full Text Available Since 2001 several outbreaks of a new disease associated with Border disease virus (BDV infection have caused important declines in Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica populations in the Pyrenees. The goal of this study was to analyze the post-outbreak BDV epidemiology in the first two areas affected by disease with the aim to establish if the infection has become endemic. We also investigated if BDV infected wild and domestic ruminants sharing habitat with chamois. Unexpectedly, we found different epidemiological scenarios in each population. Since the disease outbreaks, some chamois populations recuperated quickly, while others did not recover as expected. In chamois from the first areas, prevalence was high (73.47% and constant throughout the whole study period and did not differ between chamois born before and after the BDV outbreak; in all, BDV was detected by RT-PCR in six chamois. In the other areas, prevalence was lower (52.79% and decreased during the study period; as well, prevalence was significantly lower in chamois born after the disease outbreak. No BDV were detected in this population. A comparative virus neutralisation test performed with four BDV strains and one Bovine viral diarrhoea virus (BVDV strain showed that all the chamois had BDV-specific antibodies. Pestivirus antibodies were detected in all the rest of analyzed species, with low prevalence values in wild ruminants and moderate values in domestic ruminants. No viruses were detected in these species. These results confirm the hypothesis that outbreaks of BDV infection only affect the Pyrenean chamois, although other wild ruminants can occasionally be infected. In conclusion, two different scenarios have appeared since the first border disease outbreaks in Pyrenean chamois: on the one hand frequent BDV circulation with possible negative impact on population dynamics in some areas and on the other, lack of virus circulation and quick recovery of the chamois population.

  2. The Effect of Sonic Bloom Fertilizing Technology on The Seed Germination and Growth of Acacia mangium Willd Seedling

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    Mulyadi A T

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    Full Text Available Acacia mangium Willd is one of the promising wood species, it is a fast growing species and can be used as raw materials for pulp, furniture and wood working. Musi Hutan Persada Company has planted Acacia mangium Willd in large scale for pulp processing raw materials and for wood working industry. The faculty of forestry of the Nusa Bangsa University in collaboration with the Musi Hutan Persada have examined  the effect of “Sonic Bloom” to the Acacia mangium Willd germination and seedling growth. The results of the research are the following : (1 The seed germination with “Sonic Bloom” provided percented of germination of 82%, better than those without “Sonic Bloom”, i.e. only 34%; (2 With Sonic Bloom,  the height of 80-days old seedling is 129.6 cm higher than those without “Sonic Bloom”of only 90.7 cm  ; (3 the diameter of 80-days old seedling with “Sonic Bloom” is 0,24 cm higher than those without “Sonic Bloom” harving diameters of only 0.19 cm.The study concludes that sonic bloom treatment is very useful for the seed germination and the growth of Acacia mangium Willd seedling Key Words : Sonic Bloom, persemaian, Acacia mangium, perkecambahan, bibit   Normal 0 false false false IN X-NONE X-NONE

  3. [Comparative cytogenetic study of the forms of Macleaya cordata (Willd.) R. Br. from different localities].

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    Samatadze, T E; Zelenin, A V; Suslina, S N; Amosova, A V; Popov, K V; Zagumennikova, T N; Tsitsilin, A N; Bykov, V A; Muravenko, O V

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    A comparative cytogenetic study of two introduced forms of Makleaya cordata (Willd.) R. Br. = syn. Bocconia cordata Willd. grown in different ecological and geographical regions (Moscow and Donetsk areas) was carried out. In the study, a complex of methods utilizing various chromosomal markers, i.e., C- and DAPI-banding technique, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with probes of26S and 5S rDNA, as well as estimation of the total area of C-positive regions (C-HCH) in prophase nucleoli and meiosis analysis, was used. In the karyotypes (2n = 20), each chromosome was identified on the basis of C-banding and FISH patterns and the chromosome ideograms were built. Pericentrometric and telomeric C-positive bands in chromosomes of the Moscow form karyotype were found to be smaller and intercalary bands, larger than the corresponding bands in the M. cordata form grown in Donetsk. It was found that the content of C-HCH in prophase nucleoli in the form of M. cordata grown in Donetsk was higher than in the form grown in Moscow. In both forms sites of 26S rDNA and 5s rDNA were localized on satellite chromosome 1 and on chromosome 4 respectively but the signals were more intensive in the plant form grown in Donetsk. The results of this study enable selecting M. cordata forms for use in pharmacology and recommending them for cultivation in various ecological and geographical regions.

  4. Ionic and osmotic relations in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) plants grown at various salinity level

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    Hariadi, Yuda; Marandon, Karl; Tian, Yu;

    2011-01-01

    Ionic and osmotic relations in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) were studied by exposing plants to six salinity levels (0–500 mM NaCl range) for 70 d. Salt stress was administered either by pre-mixing of the calculated amount of NaCl with the potting mix before seeds were planted or by the grad......Ionic and osmotic relations in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) were studied by exposing plants to six salinity levels (0–500 mM NaCl range) for 70 d. Salt stress was administered either by pre-mixing of the calculated amount of NaCl with the potting mix before seeds were planted......Cl-induced activation of H+-ATPase is needed to restore otherwise depolarized membrane potential and prevent further K+ leak from the cytosol. Taken together, this work emphasizes the role of inorganic ions for osmotic adjustment in halophytes and calls for more in-depth studies of the mechanisms of vacuolar Na...

  5. Ionic and osmotic relations in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) plants grown at various salinity level

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    Hariadi, Yuda; Marandon, Karl; Tian, Yu

    2011-01-01

    Ionic and osmotic relations in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) were studied by exposing plants to six salinity levels (0–500 mM NaCl range) for 70 d. Salt stress was administered either by pre-mixing of the calculated amount of NaCl with the potting mix before seeds were planted or by the grad......Ionic and osmotic relations in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) were studied by exposing plants to six salinity levels (0–500 mM NaCl range) for 70 d. Salt stress was administered either by pre-mixing of the calculated amount of NaCl with the potting mix before seeds were planted...... or by the gradual increase of NaCl levels in the irrigation water. For both methods, the optimal plant growth and biomass was achieved between 100 mM and 200 mM NaCl, suggesting that quinoa possess a very efficient system to adjust osmotically for abrupt increases in NaCl stress. Up to 95% of osmotic adjustment...... in old leaves and between 80% and 85% of osmotic adjustment in young leaves was achieved by means of accumulation of inorganic ions (Na+, K+, and Cl–) at these NaCl levels, whilst the contribution of organic osmolytes was very limited. Consistently higher K+ and lower Na+ levels were found in young...

  6. Entomofauna Associada a Galhos de Acacia mangium Willd. Roletados por Oncideres saga (Dalman (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae

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    Gláucia Cordeiro

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    Full Text Available O estudo da entomofauna associada aos galhos e fustes roletados por Oncideres saga (Dalman é importante para conhecermos seus possíveis inimigos naturais. Portanto, este trabalho teve como objetivo registrar os insetos associados aos galhos e fustes de Acacia mangium Willd. roletados por O. saga, em Coimbra-MG. Galhos e fustes roletados de A. mangium foram coletados de janeiro a abril de 2007. Este material foi vistoriado, armazenados em sacolas, feitas com tela plástica, e mantidos em sala com condições controladas (25,4±0,3°C e 66,7±1,4%. Constatou-se a presença de uma espécie, não determinada, de Scolytidae e a emergência de quatro espécies de Cerambycidae: Engyum quadrinotatum Thomsom; Eburodacrys sexmaculata (Olivier; Achryson surinamum (Linnaeus e Neoclytus pusillus (Laporte & Gory. Isto posto, fica evidenciada a necessidade de estudos com o objetivo de verificar qual o comportamento destes insetos em relação ao serrador O. saga.Insects associated with branches of Acacia mangium Willd. girdled by Oncideres saga (Dalman (Coleoptera: CerambycidaeAbstract. The study of the insects associated with branches and stems girdled by Oncideres saga (Dalman is important to know its possible natural enemies. Therefore, these work had the objective of register the insects associated with branches and stems girdled of Acacia mangium Willd. by this twig girdler beetle, in Coimbra, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Stems and branches of A. mangium were collected in January/2007 to April/2007. This material has been inspected, stored in plastic bags, and kept in a room with controlled conditions (25.4 ± 0.3°C and 66.7 ± 1.4%. It was noted the presence of a non-determined species of Scolytidae and the emergence of four species of Cerambycidae: Engyum quadrinotatum Thomsom; Eburodacrys sexmaculata (Olivier; Achryson surinamum (Linnaeus and Neoclytus pusillus (Laporte & Gory. It can be concluded that studies are needed with the objective of

  7. RESPONSES OF QUINOA (CHENOPODIUM QUINOA WILLD. TO TWO CONDITIONS OF IRRIGATION IN COAST

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    La Rosa, R.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available 13 Artículo original Biologist (Lima. Vol. 6, Nº1, ene-jun 2008, 13-21 RESPUESTAS DE LA QUINUA (CHENOPODIUM QUINOA WILLD. A DOS CONDICIONES DE RIEGO EN COSTA RESPONSES OF QUINOA (CHENOPODIUM QUINOA WILLD. TO TWO CONDITIONS OF IRRIGATION IN COAST Rafael La Rosa1, Yesenia Macabilca2, Augusto Mendoza3 & Ana Gutiérrez 3 1 Laboratorio de Ecofisiología Vegetal; 2 Laboratorio de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular3; Centro de Investigaciones Agroecológicas Oquendo. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Matemática. Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal. Calle San Marcos 351, Pueblo Libre, Lima – Perú. Teléfono 2193600 anexo 8373. Correo electrónico: rafolarosa@yahoo.es ABSTRACT Responses of Chenopodium quinoa Willd “quinoa” under two coast conditions of irrigation and its effects in production and quality of proteins were evaluated. In the current research we used seeds of variety “huancayo”, from Experimental Station “Santa Ana” of INIA (Institute Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias– Huancayo. Irrigation was for drip, obtaining two treatments, i irrigation with 3 m3 of water, weekly, and ii without irrigation, while evaluations were done. Soil humidity, transpiration, relative water content (RWC, anatomy of mesophyll of leaves, quantification of proteins and starch, acid phosphatase activity and amilolytic activity were evaluated. Soil humidity is significant different after a month of irrigation. Transpiration was related with wind strength; hence this is not a good way to measure drought stress. RWC was similar in both treatments, it means that decrease in soil water not affect water level in leaves. Mesophylls were very similar in both conditions. Dry matter in vegetative period show no significant differences, but there were a tendency to accumulate more assimilates in irrigated plants. Therefore there were no difference in photosynthetic activity, so seeds received same quantity of assimilates; this fact means seeds

  8. Estratégias Utilizadas pelos Trabalhadores para Enfrentar o Desemprego / Estrategias de Afrontamiento Utilizadas por Trabajadores para Enfrentar el Desempleo / Coping Strategies Used by Workers Facing Unemployment

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    PEDRO F. BENDASSOLLI

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    Full Text Available Este estudo tem como objetivo identificar as estratégias utilizadas pelos trabalhadores para enfrentar a situação de desemprego. Investigaram-se estratégias objetivas de sobrevivência e de reinserção profissional, e subjetivas, relacionadas com o enfrentamento da situação (coping. Participaram 400 trabalhadores desempregados que iam ao Sistema Nacional de Emprego (sine de uma cidade do nordeste do Brasil. Aplicou-se um questionário estruturado com perguntas sobre estratégias objetivas e uma escala de enfrentamento. Os dados foram analisados por meio de uma análise fatorial confirmatória. As estratégias de sobrevivência e de reinserção profissional estão baseadas na ativação das redes de amigos e de familiares. Os fatores de enfrentamento predominantes foram a religiosidade e o planejamento. Níveis educativos menores foram preditores de uma maior utilização de estratégias religiosas. Os resultados contribuem para melhorar a compreensão do fenômeno do desemprego no nordeste do Brasil.

  9. Interacciones planta-animal en la regeneración de Quercus pyrenaica: ecología y gestión

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    R. Perea

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Los rebollares de Quercus pyrenaica son formaciones casi exclusivas de la península ibérica cuya regeneración sexual se encuentra fuertemente comprometida como consecuencia de su estructura dominada por rebrotes de cepa y raíz (monte bajo. El abandono del aprovechamiento histórico de estos rebrotes (leña, carbón, etc. ha provocado que, actualmente, muchos rebollares se hayan convertido en ecosistemas degradados con exceso de espesura, puntisecado y estancamiento del crecimiento. Este trabajo trata de resumir el estado del conocimiento de las principales interacciones planta-animal en la regeneración sexual de los bosques dominados por el rebollo, con el fin de proporcionar bases científicas para una mejor gestión y conservación de estos ecosistemas. Algunas especies animales (arrendajo, ratón de campo, trepador azul juegan un papel importante en la dispersión efectiva de las bellotas, lo que contribuye a un mejor flujo génico y a la colonización de nuevos lugares. Sin embargo, la creciente densidad de ungulados silvestres (ciervo, jabalí, etc. es uno de los factores de mayor amenaza para estos bosques al reducir drásticamente el número de bellotas disponibles para la germinación y limitar el crecimiento y la supervivencia de las nuevas plántulas. Además, existen interacciones multi-tróficas (p. ej. bellota-predador-dispersor y fenómenos de facilitación (plántula-matorral que revelan la importancia de las relaciones múltiples en la regeneración de los rebollares. Finalmente, se exponen posibles medidas de gestión encaminadas a facilitar la regeneración sexual de estos sistemas de manera que pueda revertirse la actual situación de estancamiento y decaimiento de muchos rebollares.

  10. ANÁLISE DAS SETE FERRAMENTAS ESTATÍSTICAS DA QUALIDADE UTILIZADAS NOS SISTEMAS PRODUTIVOS

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    Valéria Vasconcelos Perez

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    Full Text Available Com o acelerado crescimento industrial, a competitividade pela eficiência da produtividade e pela disputa de clientes, fez que com as organizações tomassem a qualidade como sinônimo de sua sobrevivência ou fracasso. Com isso, a busca por métodos que auxiliem na detecção de anomalias e melhoria dos processos produtivos. As principais ferramentas estatísticas da qualidade são muito utilizadas para o auxílio na identificação de anomalias, tal como a eliminação das mesmas e ainda proporcionam ao gerente de produção a tomar decisões para a melhoria do processo. Este artigo objetiva buscar conhecimento das ferramentas estatísticas a partir da revisão da literatura. A partir da abordagem da revisão da literatura, foi feita uma pesquisa descritiva, sendo abordado dois estudos de casos que utilizaram as ferramentas da qualidade enfatizando qual ferramenta fora utilizada, sendo estas o Diagrama de Causa e Efeito, Diagrama de Dispersão, Gráfico de Pareto, Histograma, Folha de Verificação, Gráfico de Controle e qual foi a principal função das mesmas. Por fim, de acordo com os resultados analisados é possível afirmar que as ferramentas estatísticas da qualidade foram utilizadas corretamente e ainda as mesmas foram aptas para a análise do processo, tal como indicar possíveis oportunidades de melhorias do processo.

  11. Toxicidade da solda de prata utilizada em ortodontia: estudo "in vitro" e "in situ"

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    Freitas, Maria Perpétua Mota

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    Propôs-se neste trabalho avaliar a toxicidade da solda de prata utilizada em Ortodontia por meio do teste de citotoxicidade "in vitro", bem como pela determinação "in situ" da concentração dos íons componentes da solda de prata, liberados na saliva humana. O ensaio de citotoxicidade foi por meio de cultura de fibroblastos, linhagem NIH/3T3, sendo montados 4 grupos (n=10, cada): controle, controle negativo (fio de aço inoxidável), controle positivo (discos de amálgama) e (solda de prata). Após...

  12. Arquibancadas temporárias utilizadas em eventos urbanos : análise de projetos

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    Neste trabalho, é feita uma avaliação acerca de estruturas de arquibancadas temporárias utilizadas em eventos urbanos. Alguns modelos destes tipos de estruturas, bem como de seus elementos e sistemas estruturais, são apresentados. Também são abordados aspectos relativos ao processo adotado por órgãos públicos na fiscalização deste tipo de estrutura. As análises se concentraram nos aspectos dinâmicos da estrutura, motivado por evidências de colapsos devido a cargas induzidas por...

  13. Algunas Estrategias Utilizadas por Familias Peruanas para Afrontar la Crisis Económica Actual

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    Con el fin de explorar las estrategias utilizadas por madres de CSE media y baja para afrontar la crisis económica actual se entrevistaron a 20 madres de cada estrato económico y se les administraron trespequeñas encuestas y la Escala F-Copes "Escala de Evaluación Personal del Funcionamiento Familiar en Situaciones de Crisis". Los resultados evidenciaron que ambos grupos económicos se vieron seriamente afectados económicamente debiendo reducir sus gastos en actividades virales tales como alim...

  14. The influence of Aster x salignus Willd. Invasion on the diversity of soil yeast communities

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    Glushakova, A. M.; Kachalkin, A. V.; Chernov, I. Yu.

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    The annual dynamics of yeast communities were studied in the soddy-podzolic soil under the thickets of Aster x salignus Willd., one of the widespread invasive plant species in central Russia. Yeast groups in the soils under continuous aster thickets were found to differ greatly from the yeast communities in the soils under the adjacent indigenous meadow vegetation. In both biotopes the same species ( Candida vartiovaarae, Candida sake, and Cryptococcus terreus) are dominants. However, in the soils under indigenous grasses, eurybiontic yeasts Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, which almost never occur in the soil under aster, are widespread. In the soil under aster, the shares of other typical epiphytic and pedobiontic yeast fungi (ascomycetic species Wickerhamomyces aniomalus, Barnettozyma californica and basidiomycetic species Cystofilobasidium macerans, Guehomyces pullulans) significantly increase. Thus, the invasion of Aster x salignus has a clear effect on soil yeast complexes reducing their taxonomic and ecological diversity.

  15. Antihyperglycemic activity of the ethanolic seed extract of Vernonia anthelminticum willd

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    Full Text Available The investigation was carried out to study the effects of Vernonia anthelminticum Willd seed extract on blood glucose level. The antihyperglycemic efficacy of the ethanolic extract of the seed was evaluated in normal, glucose and alloxan induced diabetic rats. The extract exhibited significant hypoglycemic activity in all three animal models when compared with the control group. The activity was also comparable to that of the effect produced by a standard antidiabetic agent gliclazide, 25 mg/kg (p.o.. The results also indicated dose dependent effect. The hypoglycemia and antihyperglycaemia produced by the extract may be due to increased uptake of glucose at tissue level or increase in pancreatic beta-cell function or due to inhibition of intestinal absorption of glucose. The study indicated that the ethanolic extract is a potential antidiabetic agent and lends scientific support for its else′s in folk medicine.

  16. Water relations and transpiration of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) under salinity and soil drying

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    Razzaghi, Fatemeh; Ahmadi, Seyed Hamid; Adolf, Verena Isabelle

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    Drought and salinity are the two major factors limiting crop growth and production in arid and semi-arid regions. The separate and combined effects of salinity and progressive drought in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) were studied in a greenhouse experiment. Stomatal conductance (gs), leaf...... water potential (Wl), shoot and root abscisic acid concentration ([ABA]) and transpiration rate were measured in full irrigation (FI; around 95 % of water holding capacity (WHC)) and progressive drought (PD) treatments using the irrigation water with five salinity levels (0, 10, 20, 30 and 40 dS m)1......); the treatments are referred to as FI0, FI10, FI20, FI30, FI40; PD0, PD10, PD20, PD30, PD40, respectively. The measurements were carried out over 9 days of continuous drought. The results showed that increasing salinity levels decreased the total soil water potential (WT) and consequently decreased gs and Wl...

  17. Sensitivity of two quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) varieties to progressive drought stress

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    Sun, Yujie; Liu, Fulai; Bendevis, Mira Arpe

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    in Achachino was significantly higher than CL and CT, which indicated that stomatal conductance declined before transpiration and leaf water potential were reduced. Such difference was found in Titicaca where reduction of leaf area had more effect on transpiration than stomatal closure. Slower growth rate......Quinoa (ChenopodiumquinoaWilld.) is a highly nutritious Andean seed crop which shows great potential to grow under a range of hostile environments. The objective of this study was to investigate the differences of drought tolerance of a Bolivian (Achachino) and a Danish (Titicaca) variety......, and especially drought-related adaption strategies. Soil water status was expressed as the fraction of transpirable soil water (FTSW). Relative stomatal conductance (RSC), relative transpiration (RT) and relative leaf water potential (RLW) were calculated by determining stomatal conductance, transpiration rate...

  18. Micro Chemical (Elemental Analysis of Leucas aspera (Willd Link Employing SEM-EDAX

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    Sunkara Yashvanth

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    Full Text Available The plant, Leucas aspera (Willd Link is well known for its varied medicinal uses. Present study deals with its micro chemical (elemental characterization using Energy Dispersive X-ray Analysis (EDAX detector fitted to Scanning Electron Microscope. The plant has very interesting morphology. Crystals of varied shape and inclusions/exudates were noticed within and on the leaf & stem surfaces. Various plant parts analysed were, stem surface, stem sections, stem inclusions, blebs on stem hairs, crystals of varied shape, root sections, abaxial and adaxial surfaces, flower, seed and seed caruncle. Lot of variation in elemental composition was observed in various plant parts. Major elements detected were Carbon, Oxygen, Calcium, Silica, and Aluminum. Other elements found were Iron, Sodium, potassium, Phosphorus and Chlorine.

  19. EVALUATION OF ANTIULCEROGENIC EFFECT OF ALCOHOLIC EXTRACT OF MAYTENUS EMARGINATA (WILLD. DING HOU LEAVES

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    Full Text Available Maytenus emarginata (Willd. Dind Hou belongs to family Celastraceae, is an evergreen tree that tolerates various types of stresses of the desert, locally known as “Kankero”. Maytenus emarginata has been used for fever, asthama, rheumatism and gastrointestinal disorders worldwide. The effect of alcoholic extract of leaves of Maytenus emarginata was investigated in rats to evaluate the anti-ulcer activity by using aspirin induced gastric ulcer pyloric ligation model. The parameters taken to assess anti-ulcer activity were volume of gastric secretion, pH, free acidity, total acidity and ulcer index. In present study the orally administered alcoholic extract significantly (P < 0.05 increases pH and decreases the volume of gastric acid secretion, free acidity, total acidity and ulcer index with respect to control at a dose of 125 and 187 mg/kg body weight. This study lend support to the traditional use of Maytenus emarginata as antiulcerogenic.

  20. Efeitos de Diferentes Substratos no Desenvolvimento da Juremina (Desmanthus virgatus L Willd

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    Nilton de Brito Cavalcanti

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    Full Text Available Different rooting average were tested to identify those would provide the best conditions for growth the jureminha (Desmanthus virgatus l. willd. Five different compositions for rooting average were (sand; soil; sand + soil; sand + manure; sand + soil + manure. The study was carried out from november of 2006 to december of 2007, in an area room temperature at Embrapa Semi-Arid, Petrolina, PE, Brazil. The substrate composed with sand + + soil rooting medium showing the highest rates. In relation to the development of the system to radicular of the jureminha verified that in treatment 3 (sand+ soil all had presented the biggest values in length terms. The growth in height of the plants was influenced by different analyzed substrata. Between substrate, optimum sand + soil was with ground.

  1. Innovations in Health Value and Functional Food Development of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.).

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    Graf, Brittany L; Rojas-Silva, Patricio; Rojo, Leonel E; Delatorre-Herrera, Jose; Baldeón, Manuel E; Raskin, Ilya

    2015-07-01

    Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd., Amaranthaceae) is a grain-like, stress-tolerant food crop that has provided subsistence, nutrition, and medicine for Andean indigenous cultures for thousands of years. Quinoa contains a high content of health-beneficial phytochemicals, including amino acids, fiber, polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, saponins, phytosterols, phytoecdysteroids, phenolics, betalains, and glycine betaine. Over the past 2 decades, numerous food and nutraceutical products and processes have been developed from quinoa. Furthermore, 4 clinical studies have demonstrated that quinoa supplementation exerts significant, positive effects on metabolic, cardiovascular, and gastrointestinal health in humans. However, vast challenges and opportunities remain within the scientific, agricultural, and development sectors to optimize quinoa's role in the promotion of global human health and nutrition.

  2. Chemical and sensory evaluation of dark chocolate with addition of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.).

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    Schumacher, Andrea B; Brandelli, Adriano; Macedo, Fernanda C; Pieta, Luiza; Klug, Tâmmila V; de Jong, Erna V

    2010-03-01

    Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd) is a good source of vitamin E containing high quality protein. A dark chocolate with the addition of 12, 16 or 20% quinoa was developed. The protein concentration of the products increased as the percentage of quinoa increased. The product containing 20% quinoa showed only 9% increase in vitamin E, while the quantity of polyphenols decreased from 23.5 to 18 μmol pirocatechin/g. The amount of essential amino acids was improved in samples containing quinoa. Cysteine, tyrosine and methionine increased by 104, 72, 70%, respectively in chocolate containing 20% quinoa. The amino acid pattern was as per WHO standards, which was adequate to human needs. The chocolate with quinoa was approved by 92% of the sensory panel. All the samples showed an index of acceptance above 70%. Quinoa could be used at the levels evaluated in this study adding its potential health benefit to the dark chocolate.

  3. Characterisation of phenolics, betanins and antioxidant activities in seeds of three Chenopodium quinoa Willd. genotypes.

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    Tang, Yao; Li, Xihong; Zhang, Bing; Chen, Peter X; Liu, Ronghua; Tsao, Rong

    2015-01-01

    Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is known for its exceptional nutritional value and potential health benefits. The present study identified the composition of different forms of extractable phenolics and betacyanins of quinoa cultivars in white, red and black, and how they contribute to antioxidant activities. Results showed that at least 23 phenolic compounds were found in either free or conjugated forms (liberated by alkaline and/or acid hydrolysis); the majority of which were phenolic acids, mainly vanillic acid, ferulic acid and their derivatives as well as main flavonoids quercetin, kaempferol and their glycosides. Betacyanins, mainly betanin and isobetanin, were confirmed for the first time to be the pigments of the red and black quinoa seeds, instead of anthocyanins. Darker quinoa seeds had higher phenolic concentration and antioxidant activity. Findings of these phenolics, along with betacyanins in this study add new knowledge to the functional components of quinoa seeds of different cultivar background.

  4. Prospección de lepidópteros antófagos asociados a Acacia macracantha Willd. (Fabaceae en el norte de Chile Survey of anthophagous lepidopteran larvae associated with Acacia macracantha Willd. (Fabaceae in northern Chile

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    Héctor A. Vargas

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    Full Text Available Se efectuó una prospección de larvas de lepidópteros antófagos asociados a Acacia macracantha Willd. (Fabaceae en dos valles costeros del norte de Chile: Azapa y Chaca. Fueron registradas ocho especies, distribuidas en ocho géneros y cinco familias. La composición de especies del ensamble fue la misma en las dos localidades. Sin embargo, la abundancia del ensamble y la abundancia por especie fueron diferentes entre los valles.A survey of anthophagous lepidopteran larvae associated with Acacia macracantha Willd. (Fabaceae was made in two coastal valleys from northern Chile: Azapa and Chaca. Eight species, distributed in eight genera and five families, were recorded in the areas. Species composition was the same for both localities. However, assemblage abundance and species abundance were different between the valleys.

  5. Efeito genotóxico e antiproliferativo de Mikania cordifolia (L. F. Willd. (Asteraceae sobre o ciclo celular de Allium cepa L.

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    M.G. Dias

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    Full Text Available As plantas com potencial medicinal têm sido muito utilizadas para o tratamento de doenças no Brasil. O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar o efeito genotóxico e antiproliferativo de infusões de Mikania cordifolia (L.F. Willd. sobre o ciclo celular de Allium cepa L. Foram coletadas duas populações no município de Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, e, para cada uma, foram preparados dois tratamentos em duas concentrações: 4g/500mL e 16g/500mL, além de um controle positivo composto por 10% de glifosato em 90% água, um herbicida amplamente utilizado com conhecido potencial genotóxico, e de um controle negativo composto por água destilada. Após período de 24 horas, as radículas foram coletadas das infusões, fixadas em etanol-ácido acético (3:1 por 24 horas e estocadas em etanol 70%. Foram analisadas células em todas as fases do ciclo celular de A. cepa, totalizando 2500, para cada grupo de bulbos. Os índices mitóticos (IM foram calculados e submetidos à análise estatística pelo teste χ² a 5%. Os resultados mostraram que, em ambas as populações de M. cordifolia, houve redução do IM de todos os tratamentos em relação ao controle negativo. Em ambas as populações, obteve-se aumento nos valores dos índices mitóticos em função do aumento da concentração da infusão. Ocorreram aberrações cromossômicas em ambas as populações estudadas. Concluiu-se que as infusões de M. cordifolia, nas concentrações estudadas, possuem efeito antiproliferativo e mutagênico sobre o ciclo celular de A. cepa.

  6. Conhecendo as estrategias de acao e interacao utilizadas pelos clientes para o enfrentamento da dialise peritoneal

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    Felipe Kaezer dos Santos

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo teve por objetivo apresentar as principais estratégias de ação e interação utilizadas pelos clientes portadores de doença renal crônica para o enfrentamento da diálise peritoneal. O referencial teórico utilizado foi o Interacionismo Simbólico, por ser um arcabouço que valoriza o significado da interação como determinante do comportamento humano. A Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados foi utilizada como referencial metodológico. Após a sua obtenção, realizada por meio de um roteiro de entrevista semi-estruturado, os dados foram gravados, transcritos, codificados e organizados para compor a teoria explicativa sobre o fenômeno estudado. Durante a análise foram identificados vários recursos utilizados pelos clientes, como a necessidade de obter informações sobre a diálise peritoneal, o refúgio na espiritualidade e a falsa ilusão da cura. Destaca-se também a importância da rede de apoio, em que o enfermeiro poderá atuar como facilitador do processo de enfrentamento, em prol da adaptação dos clientes à nova realidade.

  7. Teorias utilizadas nas investigações sobre gestão do conhecimento

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    Luiza A. O. P. Xavier

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    Full Text Available A gestão do conhecimento tem sido reconhecida por pesquisadores e usuários como crucial para o crescimento e desenvolvimento das organizações. A área de Sistemas de Informação contribui com investigações sobre gestão do conhecimento. Este artigo tem como objetivo identificar as principais teorias que foram utilizadas nas investigações sobre a gestão do conhecimento, considerando as teorias relacionadas com a área de sistemas de informação. As teorias identificadas em cerca de 40% dos artigos analisados são: Game Theory, Social Capital Theory, Theory of Planned Behavior, Social Exchange Theory, Dynamic Capabilities e Theory of Reasoned Action. Observou-se que as teorias são utilizadas tanto em investigações sobre gestão do conhecimento, como em pesquisas sobre uma das etapas do seu processo, ou seja, o compartilhamento do conhecimento. Destaca-se também que determinado aspecto da gestão do conhecimento, por exemplo, antecedente do compartilhamento de conhecimento, pode ser investigado utilizando diferentes teorias.

  8. ANTIPROLIFERATIVE ACTIVITY OF ETHANOLIC FLOWER EXTRACT FROM NYMPHAEA PUBESCENS WILLD AGAINST HUMAN CERVICAL AND BREAST CARCINOMA IN VITRO

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    Selvakumari E

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    Full Text Available Nymphaea pubescens Willd (Nymphaeaceae is a fascinating aquatic plant mentioned in siddha system of medicine, in the treatment of bleeding piles, diabetes and as cardiotonic in palpitation of the heart. Nymphaea species was traditionally used for treating cancer. The present study was designed to evaluate the invitro antiproliferative activity of Nymphaea pubescens Willd. The ethanolic extract of different parts such as rhizome, leaf, flower and fruit was subjected for MTT assay. The ethanolic extract of flower part was found to be cytotoxic against human cervical carcinoma Hela cell lines and human breast carcinoma MCF cell lines. The IC50 value of ethanolic flower extract was 91.57µg/ml against Hela cell lines and 99.6µg/ml against MCF-7 cell lines. Significant results were observed thereby justifying the use of plant in the traditional system of medicine.

  9. Uji aktivitas ekstrak rimpang lengkuas merah (alpinia galanga l. Willd) Terhadap Jamur Pityrosporum Ovale Dalam Sediaan Sampo Anti Ketombe

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    Harahap, Ernida Fermadani

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    Dandruff is seborrheic capitis dry form what is commonly known as seborrheic sicca (dry), the dry scales layered fragile easily attached cover detached scalp epidermis. In addition to the use pirithion zinc, coal ta , salicylic acid, selenium sulfide, and ketoconazole, they also used natural ingredients derived from plants for handling dandruff. One is them is Java Galangal (Alpinia galanga L. Willd) that is used by Gonting Julu- North Sumatera society , by way of red galangal rhizome is rub...

  10. Biogeografia do gênero Mikania Willd. (Asteraceae no Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Biogeography of the genus Mikania Willd. (Asteraceae in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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    Mara Rejane Ritter

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    Full Text Available A distribuição geográfica das 39 espécies nativas de Mikania Willd. no Rio Grande do Sul foi estudada em duas escalas: uma escala regional, utilizando regiões fisiográficas como unidades, e uma escala continental, considerando regiões político-geográficas como unidades. A riqueza específica e a amplitude de distribuiçãoforam obtidas diretamente de matrizes de presença e ausência, relacionando espécies e regiões. A matriz regional foi analisada por dois métodos multivariados, uma análise de agrupamentos e uma análise de coordenadas principais, utilizando o complemento do coeficiente de Jaccard como elemento de comparação (dissimilaridade. Na escala regional as regiões mais ricas foram o Litoral e a Depressão Central, enquanto na escala continental, a maioria das espécies sul-rio-grandenses foram também encontradas no Sudeste do Brasil e no Sul da América do Sul. A análise multivariada evidenciou dois grupos principais no Estado, um oriental e outro ocidental. Em cada um desses grupos foram evidenciados dois subgrupos relacionados a características climáticas e geológicas do Estado.Os padrões de distribuição de Mikania confirmam o caráter tropical do gênero e as principais rotas de migração descritas para a flora do Sul do Brasil.The geographical distribution of the 39 species of Mikania Willd. native in Rio Grande do Sul was studied at two scales: a state-regional scale, using physiographic regions as units, and an american-continental scale, considering politic-geographic regions as units. Specific richness and distribution amplitude were obtained directly from presence and absence matrixes, relating species and regions. The state-regional matrix was also analysed by two multivariate methods, a cluster analysis and a principal coordinate analysis, using the complement of the Jaccard coefficient as a measure of dissimilarity. At the state-regional scale, the richest regions were the Coastal Plain and the

  11. Uncaria tomentosa (Willd. ex. Roem. & Schult.) DC. and Eucalyptus globulus Labill. interactions when administered with diazepam.

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    Quílez, A M; Saenz, M T; García, M D

    2012-03-01

    The safety of natural drugs is defined by their side effects and toxicity as well as any interactions that may occur if taken together with other drugs. In particular, it is essential to identify synergies, antagonisms and other types of interference with other drugs so that the correct choice can be made from the range of phytomedicines available. The aim of this work was to investigate changes in the pharmacological effect of diazepam (2 mg/kg) on the CNS when administered together with a medicinal plant: Eucalyptus globulus Labill. (eucalyptus 6 mg/kg and 3.25 mg/kg) or Uncaria tomentosa (Willd. ex Roem. & Schult). DC. (cat's claw, 7.14 mg/kg and 3.54 mg/kg). Various different psychopharmacological effects were evaluated through assessing exploratory behavior, muscle relaxation and spontaneous motor activity. Both phytodrugs interacted with the benzodiazepine. Eucalyptus had an inhibitory effect at both doses and could be useful at the highest dose in cases where the desired effect of the depressant is moderate anxiolytic activity without marked muscle relaxation. Cat's claw, at both doses, enhanced the action of diazepam on spontaneous motor activity and, at the lowest dose, exploratory ability. These herbal drugs could be useful for their antiinflammatory activity in musculoskeletal pathologies treated with benzodiazepines. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  12. Evaluation of biological activity of Uncaria tomentosa (Willd.) DC. using the chicken embryo model.

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    Pilarski, Radosław; Bednarczyk, Marek; Gulewicz, Krzysztof

    2009-01-01

    The biological activity of Uncaria tomentosa (Willd.) DC. (cat's claw) was evaluated by application of the chicken embryo model. Among three groups of eggs (n = 360) with twelve-day old embryos, two were injected with different doses of cat's claw extracts (0.0492 and 0.492 mg/200 lambda). To the third control group 200 lambda of physiological salt was applied. All eggs were incubated in conventional forced-air apparatus until hatched. Hatchability, chicken weight and wholesomeness were analyzed. Selected parameters of blood including number of erythrocytes (RBC), number of leukocytes (WBC), mean red cell volume (MCV), hematocrit (HCT), hemoglobin concentration (HGB), mean amount of cell hemoglobin (MCH), mean cell hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) and embryo weight (MAS) were assayed and compared. Significant differences with ANOVA were observed for MCV (P = 0.002), MCHC (P = 0.00001) and MCH (P = 0.02). Applying the chicken embryo model brought new information about the biological activity of U. tomentosa showing an unfavourable effect on some morphological blood parameters.

  13. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of the essential oil of Ambrosia peruviana Willd. from Venezuelan plains

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    Carlos A. Yánez C.

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available In Venezuela, are currently exploring new sources of natural antibacterial agents, due to increased bacterial resistance, including essential oils derived from plants. For this reason in the present study we determined the chemical composition of essential oil obtained from leaves collected on Ambrosia peruviana Willd Guasdualito, Apure State, Venezuela. The volatile compounds were isolated by hydrodistillation in a Clevenger trap and then subjected to qualitative analysis and quantitative by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC / MS on an HP GC-MS System, model 5973, finding as the major compound gamma-curcumeno (23.99% followed by curcumeno-ar (14.08%, bornyl acetate (10.35%, camphor (5.03% and epoxide oximene (4.79%. The antibacterial activity of essential oil by the agar diffusion method with discs against Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Salmonella typhi and Pseudomonas aeruginosa showed activity against S. aureus, E. faecalis, E. coli and S. Typhi, with MIC values of 350-500 micrograms/ mL. This research represents the first report of antibacterial activity of A. peruviana.

  14. Entomofauna Associada a Galhos de Acacia mangium Willd. Roletados por Oncideres saga (Dalman (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae

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    Gláucia Cordeiro

    2010-04-01

    Abstract. The study of the insects associated with branches and stems girdled by Oncideres saga (Dalman is important to know its possible natural enemies. Therefore, these work had the objective of register the insects associated with branches and stems girdled of Acacia mangium Willd. by this twig girdler beetle, in Coimbra, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Stems and branches of A. mangium were collected in January/2007 to April/2007. This material has been inspected, stored in plastic bags, and kept in a room with controlled conditions (25.4 ± 0.3°C and 66.7 ± 1.4%. It was noted the presence of a non-determined species of Scolytidae and the emergence of four species of Cerambycidae: Engyum quadrinotatum Thomsom; Eburodacrys sexmaculata (Olivier; Achryson surinamum (Linnaeus and Neoclytus pusillus (Laporte & Gory. It can be concluded that studies are needed with the objective of verify the behavior of these insects in relation with twig girdler O. saga.

  15. A COMPATIBLE ESTIMATION MODEL OF STEM VOLUME AND TAPER FOR Acacia mangium Willd. PLANTATIONS

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    Haruni Krisnawati

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available This study describes the establishment of a compatible volume estimation model for Acacia mangium Willd on the basis of 279 felled sample trees collected from the A. mangium plantation stands in South Sumatra, Indonesia. The model comprises of a total volume model and a stem taper model, which is compatible in the sense of the total volume obtained by integration of the taper model being equal to that computed by the total volume model. Several well-known total volume functions were evaluated including constant form factor, combined variable, generalized combine variable, logarithmic, generalized logarithmic and Honer transformed variables. A logarithmic model was determined to be the best and was then used as the basis for deriving the taper model. Appropriate statistical procedures were used in model fitting to account for the problems of heteroscedasticity and autocorrelation that are associated with the construction of volume and taper functions. The simultaneous fitting method of the Seemingly Unrelated Regression (SUR improved the parameter estimates and goodness-of-fit statistics while ensuring numeric consistency among the component models and reducing the total squared error obtained by an independent fitting method. The developed model can be used to estimate total stem volume, merchantable volume to any merchantability diameter limit at any height, and (possibly height of any diameter based on only easily measurable parameters such as diameter at breast height and total tree height for the species analysed.

  16. Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa, Willd. as a source of dietary fiber and other functional components

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    Ritva Ann-Mari Repo-Carrasco-Valencia

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Four varieties of an Andean indigenous crop, quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd., were evaluated as a source of dietary fiber, phenolic compounds and antioxidant activity. The crops were processed by extrusion-cooking and the final products were analyzed to determine the dietary fiber, total polyphenols, radical scavenging activity, and in vitro digestibility of starch and protein. There were no significant differences in the contents of total dietary fiber between varieties of quinoa. In all cases, the contents of total and insoluble dietary fiber decreased during the extrusion process. At the same time, the content of soluble dietary fiber increased. The content of total phenolic compounds and the radical scavenging activity increased during the extrusion process in the case of all 4 varieties. There were significant differences between the varieties and the content of total polyphenols. The in vitro protein digestibility of quinoa varieties was between 76.3 and 80.5% and the in vitro starch digestibility was between 65.1 and 68.7%. Our study demonstrates that quinoa can be considered a good source of dietary fiber, polyphenols and other antioxidant compounds and that extrusion improves the nutritional value.

  17. Structural Elucidation and HPLC Analysis of Six Flavone Glycosides from Artemisia frigida Willd.

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    WANG Qing-hu; AO Wu-li-ji; DAI Na-yin-tai

    2013-01-01

    An investigation of the EtOAc-soluble fraction from the aerial parts ofArtemisiafrigida Willd.(A.frigida)led to the isolation of three new flavonoid glycosides together with three known compounds.Their structures were elucidated by spectral experiments.At the same time,high-performance liquid chromatographic(HPLC) method was used for the simultaneous determination of the six flavonoid glycosides from the aerial parts of A.frigida.The separation by gradient elution was performed on a Hypersil ODS-2 column(250 mm×4.6 mm,5 μm) at 30 ℃ with acetonitrile and water as the mobile phase,and monitored by absorbance at 276 nm.The parameters of linearity,precision,accuracy and specificity of the method were evaluated.The recovery of the method is 96.50%-98.01%,and linearity(r>0.9992) was obtained for all the flavonoid glycosides.A high degree of specificity as well as repeatability and reproducibility(relative standard deviation values less than 2.0%) were also achieved.This assay was applied to the determination of six flavonoid glycosides in ten samples.The results indicate that the developed assay method was ranid,accurate,reliable and could be readily utilized as a quantitative analysis method for A.frigida.

  18. PRELIMINARY PHYTOCHEMICAL AND INVITRO CYTOTOXIC ACTIVITY OF THE LEAVES OF Asparagus racemosus Willd., (Liliaceae

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    K. Durai Prabakaran

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Asparagus racemosus Willd.(Shatavari is a well known plant in Ayurvedic systems of medicine. ‘Shatavari’ is a reputed classical drug and said to possess therapeutic properties as Rasayana drugs of Ayurveda. The present study is aimed at the development of phytochemical parameters and invitro cytotoxic activity of various extracts of the leaves of Asparagus racemosus plant. The plant material was successively extracted with solvents of increasing polarity namely n-Hexane, chloroform, ethyl acetate and ethanol in a soxhlet extractor. Preliminary phytochemical tests, fluorescence analysis, thin layer chromatography and high performance thin layer chromatographic studies were carried out for all the extracts. Chloroform, ethyl acetate and ethanol extracts were screened for invitro cytotoxic activity by MTT assay using EAC (Ehrlich’s Ascites Carcinoma cell line. The preliminary phytochemical analysis of various extracts of the leaves showed the presence of carbohydrates, tannins, phenolic compounds, sterols and flavonoids. The chloroform and ethyl acetate extracts showed significant cytotoxic activity when compared to ethanol extract against the above mentioned cancer cell line.

  19. Seed and Saponin Production of Organic Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd. for different Tillage and Fertilization

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    Dimitrios BILALIS

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Field experiment was conducted to determine the effects of tillage systems and fertilization on growth, yield and quality of quinoa crop (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.. The experiment was laid out in a split-plot design with four replicates, two main plots [conventional tillage (CT and minimum tillage (MT] and three sub-plots (fertilization treatments: control, cow manure and compost. The soil porosity (45.5-49.75% and total nitrogen (0.144-0.173% were higher in soils subjected to MT system than under CT. In soil porosity, an interaction between fertilization and tillage system was found. The highest leaf area index (4.47-5.03, dry weight (8650-9290 kg ha-1 and root density (1.03-1.21 cm cm-3 were also found in MT. Moreover, there were significant differences between the organic fertilization treatments concerning the LAI, dry weight and root density. The highest seed yield (2485-2643 kg ha-1 and saponin content (0.42-0.45% were found in cow manure and compost treatments. Also, the highest saponin yield (7.70-12.05 kg ha-1 was found in the MT system. Saponin yield had positive and significant correlation with total N (r=0.866. In quinoa measurements, an interaction between fertilization and tillage system was not found. The present results indicated that MT and organic fertilization increase saponin yield of quinoa.

  20. SHADING AND SUBSTRATE ON THE PRODUCTION OF SEEDLINGS OF Erythrina velutina Willd.

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    Laércio Wanderley dos Santos

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5902/1980509812341Erythrina velutina Willd. (Fabaceae is used in traditional medicine in northeastern Brazil for its sudorificproperties, soothing, emollient, pectoral and local anesthetic. The aim of this study was to evaluate theeffect of substrate and shading on seedlings of Erythrina velutina. The experimental design was completelyrandomized in factorial scheme 5 x 2 (five substrates and two shades, with four replications and 10 plantsin each plot. The substrates were arisco, arisco + cattle manure 2:1 v/v, arisco + cattle manure 3:1 v/v, sand+ cattle manure 2:1 v/v, sand + cattle manure 3:1 v/v. The shadings were 0% shading (full sunlight and50% shading. The characteristics evaluated were stem diameter, height, leaf area, green and dry biomass ofroots and shoots, height/diameter and Dickson quality index.There was no significant difference in diameterbetween the different substrates. The environment in full sun favored the diameter and the root biomasswhereas the height was favored by shade. The substrates with cattle manure in its composition favorsthe development of plants of Erythrina velutina and higher seedling quality are produced in full sun andsubstrate arisco + cattle manure in the ratio 2:1

  1. Performance of Azolla caroliniana Willd. and Salvinia auriculata Aubl. on fish farming effluent

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    JJ. Toledo

    Full Text Available The increasing release of untreated fish farming effluents into water courses that flow to the Pantanal wetlands in Mato Grosso (Brazil may drive this ecosystem to eutrophication. Therefore, the growth of Azolla caroliniana Willd. and Salvinia auriculata Aubl. in fish farming effluent and their effect on its quality were evaluated for 48 days in a greenhouse. The results were compared to those obtained in a nutrient rich solution (Hoagland ½ medium. Azolla caroliniana showed lower relative growth rate in fish farming effluent (0.020 d-1 than in Hoagland ½ medium (0.029 d-1. However, S. auriculata grew slightly better in fish farming effluent (0.030 d-1 than in Hoagland ½ medium (0.025 d-1. The species apparently contributed to reduce nitrate and phosphate concentration in Hoagland ½ medium. However, in fish farming effluent, only electrical conductivity and pH were reduced by plants compared to the control without plants. Thus, A. caroliniana and S. auriculata show low potential for improving effluent quality.

  2. EVALUATION OF THE DNA POLYMORPHISM OF SIX VARIETIES OF CHENOPODIUM QUINOA WILLD, USING AFLP

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    Nolasco, Oscar

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The grain of Chenopodium quinoaWilld. (Quinua is important worldwide for its high nutritional value, being the principal source of proteins of the settlers of the Peruvian Bolivian altiplano. In the process of the care and maintenance of the species in the germplasm banks for quinua there have been programs developed to allow the evaluation of genetic variation to increase the quality of the grain, the resistance to diseases, and dryness tolerance and to modulate the content of saponins. A current question is to discriminate among the varieties using molecular sensitive technologies like the RAPDs, microsatellites, RFLP; our aim was to evaluate the polymorphism of six varieties of quinua using AFLP's technology (Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism. Varieties of quinua: Quillahuaman INIA (Q, Mantaro (M, Hualhuas (H, Real Boliviana (B, Salcedo INIA(S and Illpa INIA(I, were evaluated in combinations of five pairs of primers using adapters for EcoRI and MseI to determine their polymorphisms. Our results found three combinations of major polymorphism E33/M60, E32/M48 and E32/M61, that we were able to discriminate against the variety Mantaro (M as a variety removed from the others of the southern Peruvian altiplano – Bolivian, according to UPGMAanalysis. This combination of primers also discriminate the varieties Illpa INIA and Salcedo INIA as being varieties obtained by crossings for genetic improvement.

  3. Clinical efficacy of Coleus forskohlii (Willd.) Briq. (Makandi) in hypertension of geriatric population.

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    Jagtap, Madhavi; Chandola, H M; Ravishankar, B

    2011-01-01

    Hypertension is the most common psychosomatic disorder affecting 972 million people worldwide. The present clinical study deals with the effect of Makandi (Coleus forskohlii (Willd.) Briq.) Ghana vati and tablets of its powder in hypertension found in the geriatric age group (50-80 years). A total of 49 hypertensive patients fulfilling the diagnostic criteria were registered in two groups-Group I (Ghana vati) and Group II (Churna tablet). Out of 27 enrolled patients of group I, 21 patients completed the treatment. In Group II, out of 22 registered patients, a total of 20 patients completed the treatment. The effect of the therapy was assessed on the basis of changes in the systolic and diastolic blood pressures, in both sitting and supine positions; with Manasa Bhava Pariksha, Manasa Vibhrama Pariksha, symptomatology, geriatric signs and symptoms, and a brief psychiatric rating scale. Analysis of the results showed that the treatment in both the groups had been found to be good. It can be stated that Makandi, either in Ghana vati form or in churna tablet form, is an effective remedy for the treatment of hypertension. On analyzing the overall effect, 76.19% patients in Group I and 75.00% patients in Group II were mildly improved. Comparatively the overall treatment with group I was found to be better.

  4. Behavior of pubescent oak (Quercus pubescens Willd. wood to different thermal treatments

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    Todaro L

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Quercus pubescens Willd. is a common oak species in the Mediterranean area, where it is currently exploited mainly for purposes such as firewood. To improve the technological properties of its wood, various steaming and/or heat treatments were applied to 160 wood samples from a southern Italian stand, cut from either sapwood or heartwood, while 20 samples served as controls. Steaming was carried out in an autoclave at 120 °C, whereas heat treatments were performed in an oven at 150 or 200 °C for 3 or 6 h. The equilibrium moisture content, swelling, mass loss, wood density, compression strength, color variation, and lignin content of the samples were measured and compared among treatments. The swelling and water adsorption of wood samples decreased due to the hydrothermal treatments. The mass loss was strictly related to the temperature and duration of the heat treatments, whereas it was not influenced by the steaming treatment. The average axial compression strength value was positively influenced by the combination of steaming and heat treatments. A significant and general darkening of color was also observed for the harshest treatments, while an increase of lignin content was detected mainly in the sapwood. Thus, pubescent oak wood subjected to steaming and heat treatments may acquire useful characteristics suitable for its industrial use.

  5. WATER AND SODIUM CHLORIDE EFFECTS ON Mimosa Tenuiflora (WILLD. POIRET SEED GERMINATION

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    Ivonete Alves Bakke

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Water shortage and saline soils of the Brazilian semi-arid northeastern region are limiting factors to the development of many plants. Jurema preta (Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd. Poiret is a small, multiple use tree that abundantly colonizes unfavorable sites, including environments with severe water stress. This work had the objective of investigating the tolerance of jurema preta seeds to water and salt stresses during germination. Seeds germination in polyethylene glycol (PEG-6000 and sodium chloride (NaCl solutions was analyzed under five different osmotic potentials (0.0; -0.3, -0.6, -0.9 and -1.2MPa, in order to simulate water and salt stress, respectively, in four 100-seed replications for each treatment. Seeds were placed into 10cmx10cmx4cm boxes, and germination accomplished in BOD germinator adjusted to 30oC. The number of germinated seeds was monitored every 24 hours, and percentage and speed of seed germination were generated from these data. Mean percentage germination in the control treatment was ~95%, reducing to 63-53% at -0.9 to -1.2-MPa PEG solutions, and to 27- 9.5% at NaCl solutions at equivalent osmotic potentials. Velocity of germination index was more affected, and decreased up to 1/8 of the control, at -0.6 MPa. Jurema preta seeds showed lower tolerance to NaCl than to water stress, and this species can be classified as a glycophyte.

  6. Analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of the fruits of Vernonia anthelmintica (L Willd.

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    Alok Pandey

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To evaluation of analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of the fruits of Vernonia anthelmintica (L Willd. (V. anthelmintica. Method: Hot plate method in mice, acetic acid induced writhing response in mice, tail immersion test and carrageenan-induced paw edema in rats and cotton pellet induced granuloma in rats method were used for screening analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of the fruit of V. anthelmintica (family: Asteraceae. Results: The result of the study showed that the ethanolic extract of V. anthelmintica (100 and 200 mg/kg body weight, p.o. fruits possed peripheral and central analgesic activity in animal model. The V. anthelmintica fruits extract showed in vivo anti-inflammatory activity on acute and chronic anti-inflammatory activity models in rats. Conclusions: On the basis of result it can be concluded that saponins, steroids, tannins and flavonoids are the major constituents that are present in the fruits of V. anthelmintica which may be responsible for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity.

  7. Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory Activities of Leaf Extract of Mallotus repandus (Willd. Muell. Arg.

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    Md. Mahadi Hasan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available In folk medicine Mallotus repandus (Willd. Muell. Arg. is used to treat muscle pain, itching, fever, rheumatic arthritis, snake bite, hepatitis, and liver cirrhosis. This study aimed to evaluate the antinociceptive as well as the anti-inflammatory activities of the methanol extract of leaf. The leaves were extracted with methanol following hot extraction and tested for the presence of phytochemical constituents. Analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities were evaluated using acetic acid induced writhing test, xylene induced ear edema, cotton pellet induced granuloma, and tail immersion methods at doses of 500, 1000, and 2000 mg/kg body weight. The presence of flavonoids, saponins, and tannins was identified in the extract. The extract exhibited considerable antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities against four classical models of pain. In acetic acid induced writhing, xylene induced ear edema, and cotton pellet granuloma models, the extract revealed dose dependent activity. Additionally, it increased latency time in tail immersion model. It can be concluded that M. repandus possesses significant antinociceptive potential. These findings suggest that this plant can be used as a potential source of new antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory candidates. The activity of methanol extract is most likely mediated through central and peripheral inhibitory mechanisms. This study justified the traditional use of leaf part of this plant.

  8. The Hedyotis diffusa Willd. (Rubiaceae: A Review on Phytochemistry, Pharmacology, Quality Control and Pharmacokinetics

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    Rui Chen

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Hedyotis diffusa Willd (H. diffusa is a well-known Chinese medicine with a variety of activities, especially its anti-cancer effect in the clinic. Up to now, 171 compounds have been reported from H. diffusa, including 32 iridoids, 26 flavonoids, 24 anthraquinones, 26 phenolics and their derivatives, 50 volatile oils and 13 miscellaneous compounds. In vitro and in vivo studies show these phytochemicals and plant extracts to exhibit a range of pharmacological activities of anti-cancer, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fibroblast, immunomodulatory and neuroprotective effects. Although a series of methods have been established for the quality control of H. diffusa, a feasible and reliable approach is still needed in consideration of its botanical origin, collecting time and bioactive effects. Meanwhile, more pharmacokinetics researches are needed to illustrate the characteristics of H. diffusa in vivo. The present review aims to provide up-to-date and comprehensive information on the phytochemistry, pharmacology, quality control and pharmacokinetic characteristics of H. diffusa for its clinical use and further development.

  9. Fragrant volatile oil composition of Nutmeg Geranium (Pelargonium × fragrans Willd.) from India.

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    Verma, Ram S; Padalia, Rajendra C; Chauhan, Amit

    2013-04-01

    Hydrodistilled essential oil of 'Nutmeg Geranium' (Pelargonium × fragrans Willd.), grown in foothills of northern India was analysed by capillary gas chromatography (GC/flame ionisation detector (FID)) and GC-mass spectrometry (GC/MS). A total of 51 constituents, representing 90.2% of the total oil composition were identified. The oil was mainly dominated by monoterpenoids (58.4%), followed by sesquiterpenoids (19.4%), and phenyl propanoids (10.1%). Major constituents of the essential oil were fenchone (10.7%), methyl eugenol (9.9%), α-pinene (9.4%), α-thujene (7.6%), limonene (6.4%), spathulenol (4.7%), sabinene (4.3%), linalool (4.2%), (E)-caryophyllene (4.2%), terpinen-4-ol (3.2%), β-pinene (2.9%), caryophyllene oxide (2.2%) and bicyclogermacrene (2.1%). This is the first report on essential oil composition of Nutmeg Geranium oil grown in India.

  10. Investigation of Ethyl Acetate Extract/Fractions of Acacia nilotica willd. Ex Del as Potent Antioxidant

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    Rajbir Singh

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available This study was planned to evaluate the antioxidant activity of ethyl acetate extract/fractions of Acacia nilotica Willd. Ex. Del extracted with different solvents of increasing and decreasing order of solvent polarity. The antioxidative activities, including the 1’-1’ diphenylpicryl-hydrazyl (DPPH radical-scavenging effects, hydroxyl radical scavenging potential, chelating ability, reducing power and lipid peroxidation inhibition in rat tissue homogenate were studied in vitro. It was found that the antioxidative effect provided by extract/fractions was strongly concentration dependent and increased on fractionating the extract into water and ethyl acetate fractions. In general, the antioxidative activity increased with increasing extract/fractions concentration to a certain extent, and then leveled off with further increase in antioxidant activity. From a comparison of the antioxidant potential and IC 50 values for different antioxidative reactions, it seemed that extract/fractions were more effective in scavenging DPPH and hydroxyl radicals than reducing, chelating heavy metals and lipid peroxidation inhibitory potential.

  11. Effects of extracts from Gynura bicolor (Roxb. & Willd. DC. on iron bioavailability in rats

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    Chih-Chung Wu

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Gynura bicolor (Roxb. & Willd. DC. is widely distributed in certain areas of Asia and is very popular in vegetarian cuisine in Taiwan. This study investigates the effects of G. bicolor extracts with different polarities of 80 mg/kg body weight (BW G. bicolor alcohol extract, 80 mg/kg BW G. bicolor water extract, and 80 mg/kg BW G. bicolor ether extract on Fe bioavailability using the hemoglobin repletion efficiency assay. Wistar rats were assigned to five groups: a group receiving an iron-deficient (ID diet; a group receiving an ID diet supplemented with ferrous sulfate (20 mg Fe/kg BW; and three groups receiving ID diets supplemented with ferrous sulfate and one of G. bicolor alcohol extract, G. bicolor water extract, or G. bicolor water extract. The results indicated that the levels of hemoglobin, serum iron, serum ferritin, liver ferritin, hemoglobin regeneration efficiency, relative biological value, and hepcidin all were significantly higher than those of the ID diet group. Besides, the iron transporter divalent metal transporter-1 was significantly reduced, but iron release protein expression of ferroportin was significantly increased. It was concluded that G. bicolor extracts may promote iron bioavailability and regulate the expressions of divalent metal transporter-1 and ferroportin.

  12. Nutrition facts and functional potential of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa willd.), an ancient Andean grain: a review.

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    Vega-Gálvez, Antonio; Miranda, Margarita; Vergara, Judith; Uribe, Elsa; Puente, Luis; Martínez, Enrique A

    2010-12-01

    Quinoa, Chenopodium quinoa Willd., is an Amaranthacean, stress-tolerant plant cultivated along the Andes for the last 7000 years, challenging highly different environmental conditions ranging from Bolivia, up to 4.500 m of altitude, to sea level, in Chile. Its grains have higher nutritive value than traditional cereals and it is a promising worldwide cultivar for human consumption and nutrition. The quinoa has been called a pseudo-cereal for botanical reasons but also because of its unusual composition and exceptional balance between oil, protein and fat. The quinoa is an excellent example of 'functional food' that aims at lowering the risk of various diseases. Functional properties are given also by minerals, vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants that can make a strong contribution to human nutrition, particularly to protect cell membranes, with proven good results in brain neuronal functions. Its minerals work as cofactors in antioxidant enzymes, adding higher value to its rich proteins. Quinoa also contains phytohormones, which offer an advantage over other plant foods for human nutrition.

  13. Characterisation of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd. accessions for the saponin content in Mediterranean environment

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    Giuditta De Santis

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Seeds of the Andean seed crop quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd. usually contain saponins in the seed coat. Saponins give a bitter taste sensation and are a serious antinutritional factor, therefore selection of sweet genotypes with a very low saponin content in the seeds is a main breeding goal. The objective of this work was to identify, within germplasm lines of quinoa, previously selected for production and quality traits, superior genotypes low in saponins. For this purpose the total saponin content was determined in seeds of eight lines of quinoa and one variety (cv. Regalona Baer as a control, previously evaluated over a 2-year period in a Southern Italy environment. Significant variation for the saponin content was observed among the evaluated genotypes. The total saponin content ranged from 0.10 to 1.80%, with the Q12 genotype showing the lowest value, suggesting the possibility of selecting genotypes sweet to be used in subsequent genetic improvement programs. Based on these results, in fact, it was possible to identify, among the accessions previously selected, particularly suitable for growing in Mediterranean area, some genotypes with high yields of seed (2.5 tha–1, on average, high protein (17%, on average and fibres (13%, on average and low content in saponins (0.57%, on average.

  14. Evaluation of growth and flowering of Chenopodium quinoa Willd. under Polish conditions

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    Krzysztof Gęsiński

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The material presented refers to the estimation of growth and the flowering (Chenopodium quinoa Willd. under Polish conditions. The species has been a South-American pseudocereal cultivated in the traditional form in the Andean region for over 5 thousand years. Its advantage, apart from low soil and climate requirements, is that it shows high nutritive value. The Chenopodium quinoa protein is especially valuable with its amino acid composition which is better balanced than that of wheat or maize. It shows a better share of egzogenic aminoacids. Field examinations were carried out in 1999-2001 at the Experiment Station of Cultivar Testing at Chrząstowo. The experiment involved two cultivars from two various growing regions: America and Europe. Analyses were made to include development stages, plant growth dynamics, inflorescences development dynamics, inflorescence habit and flowering. Differences were recorded in the growth and development models of the cultivars researched. The European cultivar had a short compact inflorescence with a short flowering period, reaching 120 cm. American cultivar plants were high (160 cm; they showed a slower continuous growth, loose big-in-size inflorescence, and a long period of flowering. The plants ended their growing season over the flowering stage or seed formation. The adequate growth, the course of flowering and, as a result, a stable yielding of the European cultivar make the group suitable for the cultivation under Polish conditions. This breeding group should also be the parent material for the cultivation of the Polish cultivar of Chenopodium quinoa.

  15. Biological effects of hydrolyzed quinoa extract from seeds of Chenopodium quinoa Willd.

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    Meneguetti, Quele Adriana; Brenzan, Mislaine Adriana; Batista, Marcia Regina; Bazotte, Roberto Barbosa; Silva, Daniel Rodrigues; Garcia Cortez, Diógenes Aparício

    2011-06-01

    An extract from seeds of Chenopodium quinoa Willd. (quinoa), termed hydrolyzed quinoa (HQ), was obtained by enzymatic hydrolysis from seeds of the quinoa variety BRS-Piabiru. Analysis of the physical and chemical properties of quinoa and HQ showed that the hydrolyzed extract is rich in essential amino acids, particularly those with branched chains (leucine, isoleucine, and valine). In addition, we evaluated the biological effects of HQ, particularly the toxicological potential. For this purpose, male Wistar rats were assigned randomly to four groups: (1) sedentary supplemented group, which received HQ (2,000 mg/kg); (2) sedentary control group, non-supplemented; (3) exercised supplemented group (i.e., rats subjected to aerobic physical exercise that received HQ [2,000 mg/kg]); and (4) exercised control group (i.e., rats subjected to aerobic physical exercise, non-supplemented). After 30 days, all groups were analyzed for levels of serum glucose, cholesterol, triacylglycerol, total protein, albumin, uric acid, and urea and activities of the enzymes alkaline phosphatase, aspartate aminotransferase, and alanine aminotransferase. Body weight gain, dietary intake, and lipid deposition were also analyzed. The results showed no hepatic and renal toxicity of HQ. Moreover, decreased food intake, body weight, fat deposition, and blood triacylglycerol level were observed in the supplemented groups (sedentary and exercised supplemented groups). These results suggest a potential use of HQ in human nutrition.

  16. Chromosomal localization of two novel repetitive sequences isolated from the Chenopodium quinoa Willd. genome.

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    Kolano, B; Gardunia, B W; Michalska, M; Bonifacio, A; Fairbanks, D; Maughan, P J; Coleman, C E; Stevens, M R; Jellen, E N; Maluszynska, J

    2011-09-01

    The chromosomal organization of two novel repetitive DNA sequences isolated from the Chenopodium quinoa Willd. genome was analyzed across the genomes of selected Chenopodium species. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis with the repetitive DNA clone 18-24J in the closely related allotetraploids C. quinoa and Chenopodium berlandieri Moq. (2n = 4x = 36) evidenced hybridization signals that were mainly present on 18 chromosomes; however, in the allohexaploid Chenopodium album L. (2n = 6x = 54), cross-hybridization was observed on all of the chromosomes. In situ hybridization with rRNA gene probes indicated that during the evolution of polyploidy, the chenopods lost some of their rDNA loci. Reprobing with rDNA indicated that in the subgenome labeled with 18-24J, one 35S rRNA locus and at least half of the 5S rDNA loci were present. A second analyzed sequence, 12-13P, localized exclusively in pericentromeric regions of each chromosome of C. quinoa and related species. The intensity of the FISH signals differed considerably among chromosomes. The pattern observed on C. quinoa chromosomes after FISH with 12-13P was very similar to GISH results, suggesting that the 12-13P sequence constitutes a major part of the repetitive DNA of C. quinoa.

  17. Ecophysiological Analysis of Drought and Salinity Stress Quinoa (Chenopodium Quinoa Willd.

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    Bosque Sanchez, H.

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available We have studied the relative influence of drought and salinity stress, with similar soil water potentials on growth, water relations and photosynthetic rate of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd., testing at the same time certain techniques of stress physiology studies. As treatments, we have imposed two levels of salinity stress (S1 = 3852, 8 mg. V-1 NaCI and S2 = 8051.2 mg. V-1 NaCI and two of levels of drought stress with-0.159 MPa (D1 and -0, 279 MPa (D2 of soil water potentials (f^, and the control (c treatment without stress (65 % of volumetric soil water content, i. e. ¥m = -0.059 MPa. Our results of the greenhouse experiment have shown that quinoa has better relative and absolute growth rate in saline conditions, and the plant have developed adaptations mechanisms to drought through higher water use efficiency and high root/shoot ratio. The stomatal resistance and leaf water potential were higher as higher were the stress conditions. The variable chlorophyll fluoresence to maximal chlorophyll fluorescence-ratio (Fv/Fm and the fluorescence quenching analysis (photochemical : qP and non-photochemical : qN have shown the plants under drought stress are less protected against photoinhibition. Finally the use of Dynamic Diffusion Porometer has limitations for studies of plants species with salt bladders as quinoa.

  18. Predicting the Potential Distribution of Polygala tenuifolia Willd. under Climate Change in China

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    Li, Lin; Zhao, Yao; Pei, Lin; Zhao, Jiancheng

    2016-01-01

    Global warming has created opportunities and challenges for the survival and development of species. Determining how climate change may impact multiple ecosystem levels and lead to various species adaptations is necessary for both biodiversity conservation and sustainable biological resource utilization. In this study, we employed Maxent to predict changes in the habitat range and altitude of Polygala tenuifolia Willd. under current and future climate scenarios in China. Four representative concentration pathways (RCP2.6, RCP4.5, RCP6.0, and RCP8.5) were modeled for two time periods (2050 and 2070). The model inputs included 732 presence points and nine sets of environmental variables under the current conditions and the four RCPs in 2050 and 2070. The area under the receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) curve (AUC) was used to evaluate model performance. All of the AUCs were greater than 0.80, thereby placing these models in the “very good” category. Using a jackknife analysis, the precipitation in the warmest quarter, annual mean temperature, and altitude were found to be the top three variables that affect the range of P. tenuifolia. Additionally, we found that the predicted highly suitable habitat was in reasonable agreement with its actual distribution. Furthermore, the highly suitable habitat area was slowly reduced over time. PMID:27661983

  19. Estratégias Utilizadas pelos Trabalhadores para Enfrentar o Desemprego

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    PEDRO F. BENDASSOLLI

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio se propuso identificar las estrategias utilizadas por los trabajadores para afrontar la situación de desempleo.Se investigaron estrategias objetivas de supervivencia y reinserción profesional, y subjetivas, relacionadas con elafrontamiento de la situación (coping. Participaron 400 trabajadores desempleados que acudían al Sistema Nacionalde Empleo (SINE de una ciudad del noreste de Brasil. Se aplicó un cuestionario estructurado con preguntas sobreestrategias objetivas y una escala de afrontamiento. Los datos se analizaron por medio de un análisis factorial confirmatorio.Las estrategias de supervivencia y reinserción profesional están basadas en la activación de las redes de amigosy familiares. Los factores de afrontamiento predominantes fueron la religiosidad y la planificación. Niveles educativosmenores fueron predictores de una mayor utilización de estrategias religiosas. Los resultados contribuyen a mejorar lacomprensión del fenómeno del desempleo en el noreste de Brasil.

  20. Relación entre funcionalidad familiar y las estrategias de afrontamiento utilizadas por adolescentes embarazadas

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    Gloria Esperanza Zambrano Plata

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: determinar la relación que existe entre la funcionalidad familiar y las estrategias de afrontamiento utilizadas por las adolescentes embarazadas usuarias de tres Instituciones Prestadoras de Salud (IPS pertenecientes a la Empresa Social del Estado Imsalud en el primer semestre de 2011. Materiales y Métodos: se realizó un estudio con enfoque cuantitativo, de tipo descriptivo correlacional y probabilístico, la muestra conformada por 150 adolescentes inscritas en el Programa de Atención a la Adolescente Gestante. Resultados: se destacó que la mayoría de adolescentes embarazadas se encontraban en el rango de edad de 17-19 años con un promedio de 18 años, la menarquía se presentó principalmente a edades tempranas cuando las adolescentes tenían 12 años; y la edad de inicio de las relaciones sexuales fue a los 16 años. En el sistema familiar de las adolescentes embarazadas se encontró que un gran porcentaje del total de participantes, tienen un sistema familiar disfuncional (54% y en menor medida tienen sistema familiar funcional correspondiente al 46%. Conclusiones: respecto a la funcionalidad familiar y las estrategias de afrontamiento se encontró asociación directa y positiva entre estas variables demostrándose que a mayor nivel de funcionalidad familiar se utilizaran estrategias más productivas y viceversa.

  1. TUTORIA: UMA PRÁTICA DE ENSINO AUTORREGULADA UTILIZADA NO ENSINO SUPERIOR

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    Lourdes Maria Bragagnolo Frison

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    Full Text Available Este artigo propõe refletir sobre tutoria, alternativa educativa utilizada no ensino superior, que tem como objetivo potencializar a aprendizagem realizada em parceria entre os acadêmicos. Esta estratégia de ensino tem buscado estimular um trabalho planejado e desenvolvido pelos próprios universitários. Realizou-se uma pesquisa bibliográfica sobre tutoria, a fim de compreender a origem e a importância desta atividade para o processo de ensino e a aprendizagem universitário e, a seguir uma pesquisa empírica, que teve como locus o trabalho desenvolvido no Programa de Educação Tutorial – PET, da Faculdade de Educação/FaE, da Universidade Federal de Pelotas/UFPel, com o objetivo de investigar como a prática da tutoria é realizada, uma vez que ela intenciona complementar a formação inicial e continuada.

  2. ESPÉCIES BOTÂNICAS UTILIZADAS NO ARTESANATO COMERCIALIZADO NA CIDADE DE ALTAMIRA-PA

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    Olganeth Moreira de Oliveira

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available A diversidade de espécies florestais que existe na região amazônica torna imprescindível o conhecimento de cada espécie, a fim garantir a conservação e preservação da biodiversidade e o desenvolvimento das atividades econômicas. O presente trabalho objetivou a identificação das espécies botânicas mais utilizadas no artesanato da cidade de Altamira e a caracterização dos processos de coleta e beneficiamento adotados pelos artesãos. Foram realizadas entrevistas com aplicação de formulário, e foram visitadas duas associações de artesãos. Foram encontradas 48 espécies, sendo 34 identificadas e 14 indeterminadas. Dentre as famílias identificadas, destacaram-se: Fabaceae, Arecaceae e Lecythidaceae. Quanto aos processos de coleta, beneficiamento e armazenamento das sementes, os artesãos apresentaram técnicas adquiridas com o tempo de profissão. Palavras-chave: sementes, produtos florestais não-madeireiros, artesanato. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18561/2179-5746/biotaamazonia.v4n4p1-5

  3. Algunas Estrategias Utilizadas por Familias Peruanas para Afrontar la Crisis Económica Actual

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    Alegria Majluf

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    Full Text Available Con el fin de explorar las estrategias utilizadas por madres de CSE media y baja para afrontar la crisis económica actual se entrevistaron a 20 madres de cada estrato económico y se les administraron trespequeñas encuestas y la Escala F-Copes "Escala de Evaluación Personal del Funcionamiento Familiar en Situaciones de Crisis". Los resultados evidenciaron que ambos grupos económicos se vieron seriamente afectados económicamente debiendo reducir sus gastos en actividades virales tales como alimentación, vestuario y recreación. Las madres de CSE media recurrieron más a una estrategia de reestructuración del problema para hacerlo más manejable y las madres de CSE baja a la movilización familiar para obtener ayuda y a la evaluación pasiva. No difieren ambos grupos en la búsqueda de apoyo espiritual y social.

  4. Caracterización del proceso de fermentación del grano de Copoazú (Theobroma grandiflorum Willd. ex Spreng) / Characterization of fermentation process of Copoazú (Theobroma grandiflorum Willd. ex Spreng) Seeds

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    Castro Robayo, Zulma Rocío

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    El copoazú (Theobroma grandiflorum Willd. ex Spreng) es una planta amazónica cuya la semilla se utiliza para obtener cupulate. La fermentación se convierte en el principal proceso de beneficio para la semilla, ya que contribuye a generar los precursores del aroma y sabor típicos del grano de la misma forma que sucede con el cacao. El presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo la caracterización de tres tipos de fermentación de semillas de copoazú: en el primero (FC1) se remociones a las 48, 96 y 120...

  5. 牻牛儿苗的化学成分研究%Chemical Constituents of Erodium Stephanianum Willd

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    吴秋月; 齐洁; 李默影; 许敏; 刘丽芳

    2012-01-01

    Objective: To study the chemical constituents of Erodium stephanianum Willd. Methods: The plant was extracted by 95% ethanol and the EtOAC extract was seperated and repeatedly purified by silica gel, Sephadex LH -20 column chromatographic method and recrystallization. The chemical structures of the isolated components were further e-lucidated by the physicochemical characters and MS, NMR spectral data. Results: Five compounds were isolated and e-lucidated as gallic acid ( Ⅰ ) , kaempferol (Ⅱ ) , kaempferol -3-O-β-D- glucopyranoside ( Ⅲ ) , corilagin (Ⅳ ) and ellagic acid ( Ⅴ ) . Conclusion: Kaempferol -3 - 0 - β - D - glucopyranoside is obtained from Erodium stephania-num Willd. for the first time. These results will be beneficial for the further investigation.%目的:研究牻牛儿苗(Erodium stephanianum Willd.)的化学成分.方法:采用硅胶、Sephadex LH - 20柱层析并结合重结晶等方法对牻牛儿苗的95%乙醇提取物的乙酸乙酯萃取部位进行分离纯化,再依据理化性质和波谱数据(包括NMR和MS)对所分的化合物进行结构鉴定.结果:分离并鉴定了5个化合物,分别为:没食子酸( gallic acid,Ⅰ)、山奈酚(kaempferol,Ⅱ)、山奈酚-3 -0 -β -D -吡喃葡萄糖苷(kaempferol -3 -O-β-D- glucopyranoside,Ⅲ)、柯里拉京(corilagin,Ⅳ)、鞣花酸(ellagic acid,Ⅴ).结论:化合物Ⅲ为首次从该植物中发现.实验结果可为牻牛儿苗的进一步研究开发提供依据.

  6. Fluctuación de carbohidratos durante el desarrollo de nochebuena (Euphorbia pulcherrima willd) en dos localidades

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    María Teresa Colinas León; Irán Alia Tejacal; Cecilio Bautista Bañuelos; Luis Alonso Valdéz Aguilar

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    Se evaluaron carbohidratos totales solubles, reductores y almidón en hojas de dos estratos de la planta (superior e inferior), en tres cultivares de Nochebuena (Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd): ‘Freedom marble’, ‘Supjibi’ y ‘Gutbier V-17 Angelika’, en plantas desarrolladas en Cuautla, Morelos y Texcoco, Estado de México; en Texcoco se aplicaron noches artificiales largas para la inducción floral. Se hicieron muestreos a los 84, 114, 140 y 155 d después del trasplante. En Cuautla la concentración...

  7. Enraizaimento de estacas de Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd. com o uso de ácido indolbutírico

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    Elias Mendes Costa; Arcângelo Loss; Heitor Paulo Nascimento Pereira; Jander Ferreira Almeida

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    O uso de ácido indolbutírico (IBA) como estimulador do enraizamento em estacas de Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd. pode propiciar aumento de raízes para a formação de mudas comercializáveis. Objetivou-se avaliar o enraizamento, a formação de brotos e a sobrevivência de estacas herbáceas, lenhosas e semi-lenhosas de Bougainvillea com o uso de ácido indolbutírico (IBA). As estacas foram coletadas e tratadas com o IBA (1000 e 2000 mg/l). Aos 56 dias avaliaram-se a porcentagem de estacas vivas, e...

  8. [Chemical and biological evaluation of quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willd). Effect of the extraction of saponins by heat treatment].

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    Tellería Rios, M L; Sgarbieri, V C; Amaya, J

    1978-09-01

    The changes in proximate composition, amino acid content and protein efficiency ratio (PER) caused by hot-water extraction of the saponins were studied in four Bolivian varieties of quinua (Chenopodium quinoa, Willd). Detectable saponin was eliminated with an extraction at 70 degrees C. Extraction at 87 degrees C also eliminated the saponins but, in addition, had the tendency of slightly increasing the protein amino acid content. The maximum PER obtained was 2.99 for the Blanca variety, followed by 2.72 for the Sajama variety, also extracted at 87 degrees C (casein gave a PER value of 3.21).

  9. Tecnología romana utilizada en la fabricación de una esquila

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    Gómez de Salazar, J. M.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available At the beginning of the 70th the archaeological artifacts of a roman village in Palencia were excavated. This village was known as La Olmeda and its mosaics and the luxury objects are attractive. The studies are focused on the characterization of the cowbell. This object was made with iron and bronze, in his hollow section and with iron in the handle and the clapper. The metallographic characterization of this piece using optical microscopy, SEM-EDX, XRD and hardness test gives information about different fabrication procedure and technological knowledge of the society.

    A principios de los años 70 fueron excavados los restos arqueológicos de una villa tardorromana en la provincia de Palencia. Es conocida como La Olmeda y tiene como mayor atractivo sus mosaicos y los numerosos bienes encontrados. Una de las piezas estudiadas es la denominada esquila o campano de ganado. Se trata de un objeto constituido por hierro y bronce, en su sección hueca y únicamente por hierro en el asa y el badajo. Los estudios de caracterización química, microestructural y de propiedades mecánicas (dureza han permitido establecer la tecnología utilizada en la fabricación de esta esquila. Este tipo de estudios arqueometalúrgicos permitirán aproximarnos al conocimiento de los procesos tecnológicos llevados a cabo en época romana, en la provincia de Palencia.

  10. Genetic and chemical diversity of Uncaria tomentosa (Willd. ex. Schult.) DC. in the Brazilian Amazon.

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    Honório, Isabela Cristina Gomes; Bertoni, Bianca Waleria; Telles, Mariana Pires de Campos; Braga, Ramilla Dos Santos; França, Suzelei de Castro; Coppede, Juliana da Silva; Correa, Valéria Siero Conde; Diniz Filho, José Alexandre Felizola; Pereira, Ana Maria Soares

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    Uncaria tomentosa (Willd. ex Schult.) DC., a plant native to the Amazon region, is used widely in popular medicine and by the pharmaceutical industry because of its anti-inflammatory activity. However, the survival of this species is endangered by deforestation and indiscriminate collection, and a preservation plan is urgently required. The objectives of this study were to determine the genetic and chemical variability between and within eight populations of U. tomentosa from the Brazilian states of Acre, Pará and Amapá, and to investigate possible correlations between genetic and geographical distances, and between geographical distances or altitude and the accumulation of bioactive oxindole alkaloids. Three sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP) markers were employed to fingerprint genomic DNA, and the amounts of mitraphylline and isomitraphylline in leaf samples were established by high-performance liquid chromatography. Although significant divergence existed between the tested populations (FST = 0.246), the largest genetic diversity and the highest percentage of polymorphism (95.68%) was found within the population from Mâncio Lima, Acre. Gene flow was considered rather limited (Nm = 1.57), and no correlations between genetic and geographical distances were detected, suggesting that population structure followed an island model. Accumulations of mitraphylline and isomitraphylline varied in the range 32.94 to 0.57 and 3.75 to 0.36 mg g-1 dry weight, respectively. The concentration of isomitraphylline was positively influenced by altitude, such that the population collected at the site with the highest elevation (Tarauacá, Acre) exhibited the greatest alkaloid content. SRAP markers were very efficient in fingerprinting genomic DNA from U. tomentosa populations and clearly showed that genetic variability within populations was greater than between populations. A conservation and management plan should prioritize the creation of germplasm banks to

  11. In vivo andin vitro phytochemical and antibacterial efficacy ofBaliospermum montanum(Willd.)Muell.Arg

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    JohnsonM; WeselyEG; ZahirHussain MI; SelvanN

    2010-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate the phytochemical and anti-bacterial potential of mother plantsin vivo andin vitro derived callus ofBaliospermum montanum (B. montanum) (Willd.) Muell.-Arg. leaves and root.Methods:Thein vitro derived rootlets and leaves segments ofB. montanum were cut into0.5-0.7 cm in length and cultured on Murashige and Skoog solid medium supplemented with 3% sucrose, gelled with0.7% agar and different concentration of2, 4-Deither alone or in combinations. The preliminary phytochemical screening was performed by Harborne method. Antibacterial efficacy was performed by well diffusion method and incubated for24 h at37 ℃.Results:The highest percentage of callus formation (leaves segments86.9±0.56; root segments78.7±0.51) was obtained on Murashige and Skoog’s basal medium supplemented with 3% sucrose and2.0 mg/L of 2, 4-Dichlorophenoxy acetic acid. The phytochemical study revealed the high quantity presence of steroids, triterpenoids, glycosides, saponins, alkaloids, flavanoids, phenolic compounds, tannins, sugars etc of root and leaves derived calli. The ethanol extract of leaves segment derived calli ofB. montanum showed the maximum solubility and antimicrobial activity with the MIC ranged from 100to 200 μL.Conclusions: The preliminary phytochemical study confirmed that the calli mediated tissues showed the higher percentage of metabolite constituents and extraction value compared to thein vivo leaves and roots. The present study observation suggested that a possibility to establish high yielding genotypes byin vitro culture for production of medicinally important bioactive compounds.

  12. Effects of the crude extract of Polygala tenuifolia Willd on human sperm in vitro

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    Yi QIU; Lei-guang WANG; Yi-fang JIA; Dan-tong YANG; Mei-hua ZHANG; Yan-ping ZHANG; Li-hong ZHANG; Ling GAI

    2011-01-01

    The aim of the present study is to analyze sperm membrane changes and the spermicidal effect in treatment with the crude extract from Polygala tenuifolia Willd (PTW) in vitro. The root of PTW was extracted in distilled water. Normal human spermatozoa were used to assess the spermicidal activity (Sander-Cramer assay) of the extract from the PTW root. The hypo-osmotic swelling (HOS) test and the eosin Y (EY) staining were used to detect the integrity of sperm membrane and vitality. The sperm chromatin dispersion (SCD) test was performed to determine sperm DNA integrity. N-9 was used as a reference standard and semen added to physiological saline was used as the control. Semen samples were donated by 42 healthy fertile men. The crude extract from the root of PTW could immobilize and kill 100% spermatozoa within 20 s in vitro at the concentrations of 20.0 and 10.0 mg/ml; at the concentration of 5.0 mg/ml, spermatozoa were immobilized in (39.5卤3.2) s. In the groups of the crude extract from the root of PTW and N-9 solution, the rate of the normal HOS (tails swollen) and the white head (unstained) was 0%, and the rate of the abnormal HOS (tails unswollen) and red head (stained) was 100%. Sperm DNA fragmentation showed no change in exposure to the crude extract from the root of PTW and N-9 solution. The sperm revival test did not show any spermatozoa that recovered their motilities. The rapid spermicidal activity of the crude extract from the root of PTW in vitro may occur by the disruption of the sperm membrane integrity.

  13. Antimicrobial activity of berries and leaves essential oils of Macedonian Juniperus foetidissima Willd. (Cupressaceae

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    Floresha Sela

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    Full Text Available Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of leaves and berries essential oils from Juniperus foetidissima Willd. (Cupressaceae grown in R. Macedonia (RM was investigated. GC/FID/MS analysis was carried out and 93 components were identified, representing 89.7-96.5% of the oils. The major components of the berries essential oil were α-pinene (19.2%, limonene (24.9% and cedrol (23.1%, followed by smaller amounts of b-funebrene, trans-caryophyllene, germacrene D and d-cadinene. The composition of the leaves essential oil was variable depending on the region of collection. Accordingly, samples originated from southeastern RM contained essential oil with α-pinene (67.6% and limonene (10.0%, from central part of RM with limonene (17.9-27.1% and cedrol (28.8-33.9%, while samples from southwestern RM contained oil with terpinen-4-ol (19.1%, cis-thujone (8.3%, germacrene D (11.0% and d-cadinene (6.3% as predominant components in the oil. Antimicrobial screening of the essential oils was made by disc diffusion and broth dilution method against 16 bacterial strains of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and one strain of Candida albicans. The leaves essential oil showed stronger antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes and Haemophilus influenzae (MIC = 125 ml/ml and moderate activity against Campylobacter jejuni (MIC > 500 ml/ml. Other investigated bacterial strains and Candida albicans were completely resistant to the antimicrobial activity of J. foetidissima essential oils.

  14. AGE OF SEGREGATION OF JUVENILE AND MATURE Platanus x acerifolia (Ait. Willd WOOD

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    Darci Alberto Gatto

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    Full Text Available This study determined the maturation age of Platanus x acerifolia (Ait. Willd., through anatomical characteristics of thewood by means of the segregation of the juvenile-mature wood. Three adult trees were elected, of appropriate trunk and with diameterlarger than at 40 cm (48, 41 and 46 cm the 1.30 m of height. Discs with 2 cm of thickness at 0.1 m of height of the trunk were used.From each disc it was removed a central part of 2 cm of width, that was divided at the pith in samples A and B . Only one samplewas selected and the initial wood of each growth ring was separated for maceration (method of Jeffrey. Departing from the pith, thelength, diameter and the lumen of thirty staple fibres in each growth ring were measured. The thickness of the walls of fibers was takenas the half of the difference of the diameter of the fiber and the lumen. The segregation of the two types of wood was defined by the radialvariation (pith-bark of the anatomical characteristics (length, diameter, width of the lumen and thickness of the wall of fibers,through two simple linear regressions. The results indicate that the fiber length is the best characteristic for defining the segregationage. The age of segregation of juvenile-mature wood was defined as 14 years-old. In turn, the anatomical parameters, diameter offibers, width of the lumen and thickness of the wall of fibers were found inadequate for estimating the age of segregation.

  15. Dormancy overcoming, temperatures and substrates on germination of Mimosa tenuiflora Willd seeds

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    Clarisse Pereira Benedito

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Mimosa tenuiflora Willd., popularly known as jurema-preta, is an arboreal species of great importance for the brazilian Northeast due to its uses as a medicinal plant and in the restoration of degraded soils. No information is available in the Rules for Seed Analysis and the Instructions for Seed Analysis of Forest Species regarding ideal conditions for of this species. Thus, this study aimed at evaluating the influence of pre-germination treatments, in addition to verifying the germination performance at different temperatures and in different substrates. In both experiments, four replicates of 25 seeds were used for each treatment. In experiment I, seeds were submitted to the following methods for overcoming dormancy: witness - Intact seeds (T1 immersion in water at 100 °C for 1 (T2, 2 (T3, 3 (T4, 4 (T5, 5 (T6 and 6 min (T7, immersion in concentrated sulfuric acid for 1 (T8, 4 (T9, 7 (T10, 10 (T11 and 13 min (T12, scarification on sandpaper n° 80 (T13 and lopping in the region opposite the micropyle (T14. In experiment II, seed germination was evaluated in four types of substrates: between sand, paper on, paper roll and between vermiculite and at six different temperatures: 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 °C and alternating between 20 and 30 °C. Immersion in hot water for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 min, sulfuric acid treatment for 10 and 13 min, sand paper and lopping were the most appropriate treatments to overcome seed dormancy. The seed germination of M. Tenuiflora should be carried out at 25 °C on paper roll substrate.

  16. Pharmacognostical and phytochemical evaluation of the leaves of Ziziphus xylopyrus (Retz Willd

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    Upendra B Gandagule

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    Full Text Available Background: The fruit decoction of Ziziphus xylopyrus (Retz Willd. is used toward increase sterility in woman intended birth control in some parts of Rajasthan, India. This plant is widely used in Turkish medicines as a potent sedative. One to two inches of the fresh stem bark of this species are chewed with 1-2 peppers, and the sap swallowed once a day for 5 days in the treatment of cough. Standardization is one of the challenges in herbal medicine. It is essential to evaluate the herbal plants scientifically and proper documentation should be made to know their medicinal properties. Materials and Methods: Leaf samples of Z. xylopyrus were studied as recommended by World Health Organization for morphological, microscopic, physicochemical, phytochemical, powder characteristics and other methods for standardization. Results: Morphologically the leaves are obovate or orbicular in shape, pinnate venation having aromatic odour and pungent taste. Microscopically leaves showed the presence of ground tissue, vascular strand, xylem and phloem. The crystals are mostly rosette type. Microscopic examination of powder showed the presence of stomata, covering trichomes, sclerenchyma, collenchyma, epidermal cells and vascular strands. Phytochemical screening of the plant part with various solvents revealed the presence of alkaloids, carbohydrates, steroids and sterol, glycosides, saponins, flavonoids, phenolic compounds, triterpenoids in it. Physicochemical parameters such as ash value extractive values were also determined and results showed that water soluble extractive value to be higher than alcohol soluble extractive value. Conclusion: Results may be helpful for further confirmation of selected species and in future these characters may be compared with the new batch of the same plant materials.

  17. Characterization of Salt Overly Sensitive 1 (SOS1) gene homoeologs in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.).

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    Maughan, P J; Turner, T B; Coleman, C E; Elzinga, D B; Jellen, E N; Morales, J A; Udall, J A; Fairbanks, D J; Bonifacio, A

    2009-07-01

    Salt tolerance is an agronomically important trait that affects plant species around the globe. The Salt Overly Sensitive 1 (SOS1) gene encodes a plasma membrane Na+/H+ antiporter that plays an important role in germination and growth of plants in saline environments. Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is a halophytic, allotetraploid grain crop of the family Amaranthaceae with impressive nutritional content and an increasing worldwide market. Many quinoa varieties have considerable salt tolerance, and research suggests quinoa may utilize novel mechanisms to confer salt tolerance. Here we report the cloning and characterization of two homoeologous SOS1 loci (cqSOS1A and cqSOS1B) from C. quinoa, including full-length cDNA sequences, genomic sequences, relative expression levels, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis, and a phylogenetic analysis of SOS1 genes from 13 plant taxa. The cqSOS1A and cqSOS1B genes each span 23 exons spread over 3477 bp and 3486 bp of coding sequence, respectively. These sequences share a high level of similarity with SOS1 homologs of other species and contain two conserved domains, a Nhap cation-antiporter domain and a cyclic-nucleotide binding domain. Genomic sequence analysis of two BAC clones (98 357 bp and 132 770 bp) containing the homoeologous SOS1 genes suggests possible conservation of synteny across the C. quinoa sub-genomes. This report represents the first molecular characterization of salt-tolerance genes in a halophytic species in the Amaranthaceae as well as the first comparative analysis of coding and non-coding DNA sequences of the two homoeologous genomes of C. quinoa.

  18. Ecophysiological characteristics and cadmium accumulation in Downy Oak (Quercus pubescens Willd.

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    Cocozza C

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Heavy metals provoke environmental pollution with potentially toxic effects on human and plants systems. Recently, investigations are conducted on plants that may play a relevant role on pollutants absorption or stabilization, focusing on fast growing tree species in agronomic conditions; little is known on the effects of contaminants on tree species colonizing abandoned fields to be used in restoration ecology. The effects of Cd on photosynthetic performance and metal accumulation were investigated in Quercus pubescens Willd. seedlings grown in pots containing a mixture of sand, clay, turf and Cd-treatments (0, 25 and 75 mg kg-1 dry soil. The studied photosynthetic parameters (Asat= net phytosynthesis; Rday= day respiration; Γcomp= CO2 compensation point; Vcmax= maximum carboxylation rate; Jmax = electron transport rate; TPU = triose phosphate use; Ci/Ca = ratio of intercellular (Ci to ambient (Ca [CO2] (Ci/Ca; Jmax/Vcmax = ratio; (gsmax = maximum stomatal conductance; (lg = stomatal conductance estimated relative to the photosynthetic rate; (Fv/Fm = maximum quantum yield of PSII photochemistry; (ΔF/F’m = effective photochemical efficiency varied progressively with increasing Cd concentration in the soil, highlighting a negative impact on photosynthetic potential and PSII functioning. Approximately 10% of added Cd was found to be extractable from the substrate, at the maximum concentration applied, with about 12 and 0.75 as bioaccumulation and translocation factors, respectively. Analogously, Cd accumulated up to 34, 30 and 46 mg kg−1 in leaves, stem and roots, respectively. While it is not possible to extrapolate from the present study with seedlings to effects on mature pine trees, there are clear implications for regeneration in soils contaminated with heavy metals, which may lead to ecosystem deterioration.

  19. Effect of extraction pH on heat-induced aggregation, gelation and microstructure of protein isolate from quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd)

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    Ruiz, Geraldine Avila; Xiao, Wukai; Boekel, van Tiny; Minor, Marcel; Stieger, Markus

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the influence of extraction pH on heat-induced aggregation, gelation and microstructure of suspensions of protein isolates extracted from quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd). Quinoa seed protein was extracted by alkaline treatment at various pH values (pH 8

  20. Spatial and temporal seed dispersal of squarrose knapweed (Centaurea virgata Lam. ssp. squarrosa (Willd.) Gugler) in west central Utah, a case study

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    Scott L. Jensen; Stephen B. Monsen; Pat Fosse

    2008-01-01

    This case study documents temporal and spatial squarrose knapweed (Centaurea virgata Lam. spp. squarrosa (Willd.) Gugler) seed dispersal from study sites in central Utah. Felt seed traps were placed along transects extending from sites occupied by squarrose knapweed into adjacent plant communities. Seed dispersal from knapweed...

  1. Anticancer Effects of 1,3-Dihydroxy-2-Methylanthraquinone and the Ethyl Acetate Fraction of Hedyotis Diffusa Willd against HepG2 Carcinoma Cells Mediated via Apoptosis

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    Li, Yun-lan; Zhang, Jiali; Min, Dong; Hongyan, Zhou; Lin, Niu; Li, Qing-shan

    2016-01-01

    Hedyotis Diffusa Willd, used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is a treatment for various diseases including cancer, owing to its mild effectiveness and low toxicity. The aim of this study was to identify the main anticancer components in Hedyotis Diffusa Willd, and explore mechanisms underlying their activity. Hedyotis Diffusa Willd was extracted and fractionated using ethyl acetate to obtain the H-Ethyl acetate fraction, which showed higher anticancer activity than the other fractions obtained against HepG2 cells with sulforhodamine B assays. The active component of the H-Ethyl acetate fraction was identified to be 1,3-dihydroxy-2-methylanthraquinone (DMQ) with much high inhibitory rate up to 48.9 ± 3.3% and selectivity rate up to 9.4 ± 4.5 folds (pHepG2 cells treated with the fraction and DMQ visualized morphologically using light and fluorescence microscopy. Annexin V—fluorescein isothiocyanate / propidium iodide staining flow cytometry, DNA ladder and cell cycle distribution assays. Mechanistic studies showed up-regulation of caspase-3, -8, and -9 proteases activities (pHepG2 cells increased (pHepG2 cells. These results suggested that DMQ and the H-Ethyl acetate fraction of Hedyotis Diffusa Willd showed potential anticancer effects. Furthermore, the mechanisms of action may involve mitochondrial apoptotic and death receptor pathways. PMID:27064569

  2. Effect of extraction pH on heat-induced aggregation, gelation and microstructure of protein isolate from quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd)

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    Ruiz, Geraldine Avila; Xiao, Wukai; Boekel, van Tiny; Minor, Marcel; Stieger, Markus

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to determine the influence of extraction pH on heat-induced aggregation, gelation and microstructure of suspensions of protein isolates extracted from quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd). Quinoa seed protein was extracted by alkaline treatment at various pH values (pH 8 (E

  3. Pengaruh Suplementasi Acacia mangium Willd pada Pennisetum purpureum terhadap Karakteristik Fermentasi dan Produksi Gas Metana in Vitro

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    B. Santoso

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available An in vitro study was conducted to determine the effect of Acacia mangium Willd supplementation to Pennisetum purpureum on fermentation characteristics, protozoal numbers, nutrients degradability and in vitro methane production. Treatments consisted of four composite substrates with P. purpureum and A. mangium Willd ratios at 100:0 (0%, 85:15 (15%, 70:30 (30%, and 55:45 (45%. Crude saponin and total tannin contents of A. mangium were 1.67% and 4.51%, respectively. Methane and gas productions decreased linearly (P<0.01 in response to acacia levels. Addition of A. mangium at 15%, 30% and 45% decreased CH4 production by 16.2%, 26.8% and 61.1%, respectively as compared to the control. There were linear decreases in total VFA and acetate concentrations (P<0.01, and propionate production (P<0.05 in response to increase in acacia addition. Total protozoal populations increased linearly (P<0.05 with added acacia. In vitro dry matter and organic matter degradabilities of substrate decreased linearly (P<0.01 with acacia addition. It is concluded that methane production is not essentially associated with protozoal population. A. mangium has a potential use for mitigation of enteric methane production.

  4. Fibras vegetais utilizadas na pesca artesanal na microrregião do Salgado, Pará

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    Jorge Oliveira

    Full Text Available As espécies vegetais fibrosas ocupam papel de destaque no cotidiano das comunidades tradicionais amazônicas ao lado das espécies medicinais, alimentícias e madeireiras. Na microrregião do Salgado do estado do Pará - constituída pelos municípios de Colares, Curuçá, Magalhães Barata, Maracanã, Marapanim, Salinópolis, Santarém Novo, São Caetano de Odivelas, São João de Pirabas e Vigia - as fibras vegetais são usadas em cestaria, trançados, fixadoras em substituição ao prego, adornos e vestuário. Para a elaboração do presente trabalho, os dados foram obtidos entre artesãos e pescadores artesanais da microrregião do Salgado do estado do Pará, com cerca de 150 entrevistas semiestruturadas. Foram registradas 17 espécies, distribuídas em oito famílias e 17 gêneros utilizados na preparação de implementos de pesca artesanal, cujas matérias prima são provenientes de diversas partes da planta, onde as talas são da haste caulinar de Marantaceae e estipe de Arecaceae, os cipós são raízes de Araceae e Cyclanthaceae e os caules de Bignoniaceae e Dilleniaceae, enquanto que as palhas são folhas e pinas de Arecaceae. A família mais representativa com relação ao número de espécies e o fornecimento de matéria prima utilizada foi Arecaceae com 8 spp., seguida de Dilleniaceae e Araceae com 2 spp., Bignoniaceae, Bombacaceae, Cyclanthaceae, Marantaceae e Poaceae com 1 sp. cada. O trabalho visa contribuir para o conhecimento das espécies vegetais fibrosas, quanto a sua morfologia, origem e manuseio da matéria prima, os produtos confeccionados e seus usos, além do registro dos aspectos culturais da utilização de espécies vegetais fibrosas no cotidiano da atividade pesqueira artesanal daquela microrregião.

  5. Formas de maltrato infantil utilizadas por adultos de un barrio de Santa Marta

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    Diana Acosta Salazar

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    Full Text Available Title: Forms of child abuse used by adults of a district in Santa MartaResumenEl maltrato sigue siendo una situación vivida por niños y niñas de todas las clases sociales, sin embargo, este suele presentarse con mayor incidencia en niños que viven bajo situación socioeconómica de pobreza, pudiendo afectar la calidad de vida de los mismos al ser víctimas de los malos tratos experimentados en su entorno familiar y social. El presente estudio tiene como fin describir las formas de maltrato infantil ejercidas por los adultos del barrio Las Malvinas en menores de 18 años. La metodología utilizada fue cuantitativa de características descriptivas y corte trasversal. La muestra estuvo conformada por 83 adultos residentes en el barrio Las Malvinas, a los que se le aplicó la encuesta denominada Encuesta para la Detección de Maltrato Infantil o en Riesgo de Sufrirlo, dando como resultado que el maltrato psicológico presentó mayor incidencia; los actos de maltrato en menores fueron propiciados por algún miembro de la familia, y dentro de las situaciones desencadenantes descritas por los adultos encuestados se encuentran el exceso de trabajo y la escasez de dinero.AbstractChild abuse remains a situation experienced by children of all social classes, while this usually occurs with higher incidence in children living under poor socioeconomic status, which may affect the quality of life for these children to be victims of experienced abuse in their family and social environment. This study aims to describe the forms of child abuse used by adults the barrio Las Malvinas in under 18 years, the methodology used was descriptive and quantitative crosscut. The sample consisted of 83 adults living in the neighborhood of Las Malvinas, which is a survey called Survey for the Detection of Child Abuse or at risk for, resulting in the highest incidence psychological abuse, acts of abuse in children were prompted by a family member and in triggering

  6. Drought impact on Quercus pubescens Willd. isoprene emissions over the Mediterranean area: what future?

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    Cyrielle Genard-Zielinski, Anne; Boissard, Christophe; Ormeño, Elena; Lathière, Juliette; Guenet, Bertrand; Gauquelin, Thierry; Fernandez, Catherine

    2015-04-01

    Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds (BVOCs) released by plants mostly originate from their secondary metabolism. Their emissions are modulated, in terms of intensity and molecule diversity, by environmental conditions. Among BVOCs, isoprene has been especially studied due to its high emission fluxes and its contribution to tropospheric photochemistry, both in the gaseous and particulate phases. However, the way isoprene emissions are impacted by some abiotic factors, especially water stress, is still under debate. In a world facing climatic changes, global climate models expect air temperature and drought intensity to strengthen in the Mediterranean area by 2100. Our work focuses on the impact of water stress on isoprene emissions (ERiso) from Quercus pubescens Willd. This species covers large areas of the Mediterranean area where it appears to be the main isoprene emitter. An in situ experimentation was performed at the O3HP (Oak Observatory at OHP, southern France) in a pubescent oak forest with trees adapted to long lasting stress periods. We investigated during a whole seasonal cycle (from June 2012 to June 2013) the course of ERiso under both natural water stress (control treatment: C) and intensified water stress (stress treatment: S) by artificially reducing rain by 30% using a specific rain exclusion device. Restricted rain did not modify either the net CO2 assimilation or ERiso during the whole season. However, isoprene emission factors (Is) for trees under S were significantly higher (a factor of ˜ 2) than for trees growing under C in August (137.8 compared to 75.3 μgC.gDM-1.h-1 respectively) and September (75.3 compared to 40.2 μgC.gDM-1.h-1 respectively). Based on our experimental emission database, an appropriate isoprene emission algorithm (GZ2014) was developed using a statistic approach (an artificial neural network). Using ambient and edaphic environmental parameters integrated over up to 3 weeks, GZ2014 was found to represent more than 80% of

  7. Morphology and histochemistry of glandular trichomes of Orobanche alba Stephan ex Willd

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    Aneta Sulborska

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Orobanche alba Stephan ex Willd is an achlorophyllous root parasite rare in Poland. It prefers dry and sunny slopes, xerothermic grasslands and pastures, mountain pastures, light scrubs, and rock fissures and ledges. The hosts of O. alba include Thymus polytrichus A. ern. ex Borbás, Clinopodium vulgare L. and Origanum vulgare L. The tick and fleshy 10-70 cm high stem in this species bears an inflorescence composed of zygomorphic, white or yellow “spotted” flowers covered by purple glandular trichomes. Glandular trichomes of this type are also borne on other parts of the plant, i.e. on the stem, scaly leaves, sepals, filaments, and the style. The secondary metabolites secreted by the glandular trichomes are related to defense of plants against the attack of herbivores and pathogens or act as attractants to pollinators or for fruit dispersal. The micromorphology and histochemistry of the glandular trichomes in O. alba were examined using scanning electron and light microscopes. In order to determine the type of secondary metabolites produced by the trichomes, the flowing histochemical assays were used: Sudan III and neutral red for detection of lipophilic compounds, IKI for detection of starch, and FeCl3 for detection of phenolic compounds. The peltate glandular trichomes of O. alba were characterised by a varied length (0.15‑0.48 mm and different activity phases. The trichome was composed of one larger basal epidermal cell, 1-3 hyaline stalk cells with a striated cuticle, a neck cell with a smooth cuticle on the surface, and a globose head formed of 8-18 secretory cells arranged in a circle. Many stalk cells of the trichomes, particularly those located on the corolla, contained anthocyanins, which give the trichomes dark carmine colour. In turn, the colour of the heads was dependent on trichome age: the heads were brown in older trichomes and yellow in younger hairs. Secretion was produced by both young and older trichomes. It penetrated

  8. Karakteristik Spektra Absorbansi NIR (Near Infra Red Spektroskopi Kayu Acacia mangium WILLD pada 3 Umur Berbeda

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    Lina Karlinasari

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Penelitian mengenai pengujian nondestruktif metode near infrared (NIR spektroskopi di Indonesia masih sangat terbatas. Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk menentukan karakteristik spektra NIR spektroskopi (panjang gelombang 700 nm – 2500 nm kayu Acacia mangium dari 3 umur yaitu 5, 6, dan, 7 tahun. Kayu mangium diperoleh dari daerah Maribaya, Parung Panjang, Bogor. Sampel contoh uji spektra terdiri dari bentuk solid atau padatan dan bentuk serbuk kayu. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan spektra absorban NIR sampel padatan kayu lebih tinggi dibandingkan bentuk sampel serbuk. Umur pohon untuk jenis kayu yang sama tidak memberikan informasi perbedaan pola spektra absorbansi NIR yang nyata untuk setiap lokasi panjang gelombangnya. Penelitian lebih lanjut dapat dilakukan untuk menentukan model pendugaan sifat kimia, fisis dan mekanis kayu menggunakan analisis statistik metode analisis multivariasi. Kata kunci: NIR spektroskopi, Acacia mangium, kayu solid, serbuk kayu    Characteristics of Absorbency Spectra of NIR (Near Infra Red Spectroscopy of Acacia mangium Willd Wood from Three Different Age Abstract Research on non-destructive test of near infrared (NIR spectroscopy method was still limited in Indonesia. The aim of this study was to determine near infrared (NIR spectroscopy (wavelength range within 780 nm -2500 nm characteristic of wood species of Acacia mangium. The samples were selected from three different ages e.g. 5 year, 6 years, and 7 years grown in Maribaya area of Parung Panjang Distric. The NIR testing samples used were solid wood and ground wood. This study resulted that there was visually no significant difference of absorbance spectra NIR patterns based on wood ages. NIR absorbance spectra had same trend for both solid and ground wood samples in a range of wavelength, although those were in different values. The NIR absorbance spectra values of solid wood samples seemed higher than ground wood samples. Further research is needed to

  9. Ionic and osmotic relations in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) plants grown at various salinity levels.

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    Hariadi, Yuda; Marandon, Karl; Tian, Yu; Jacobsen, Sven-Erik; Shabala, Sergey

    2011-01-01

    Ionic and osmotic relations in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) were studied by exposing plants to six salinity levels (0-500 mM NaCl range) for 70 d. Salt stress was administered either by pre-mixing of the calculated amount of NaCl with the potting mix before seeds were planted or by the gradual increase of NaCl levels in the irrigation water. For both methods, the optimal plant growth and biomass was achieved between 100 mM and 200 mM NaCl, suggesting that quinoa possess a very efficient system to adjust osmotically for abrupt increases in NaCl stress. Up to 95% of osmotic adjustment in old leaves and between 80% and 85% of osmotic adjustment in young leaves was achieved by means of accumulation of inorganic ions (Na(+), K(+), and Cl(-)) at these NaCl levels, whilst the contribution of organic osmolytes was very limited. Consistently higher K(+) and lower Na(+) levels were found in young, as compared with old leaves, for all salinity treatments. The shoot sap K(+) progressively increased with increased salinity in old leaves; this is interpreted as evidence for the important role of free K(+) in leaf osmotic adjustment under saline conditions. A 5-fold increase in salinity level (from 100 mM to 500 mM) resulted in only a 50% increase in the sap Na(+) content, suggesting either a very strict control of xylem Na(+) loading or an efficient Na(+) removal from leaves. A very strong correlation between NaCl-induced K(+) and H(+) fluxes was observed in quinoa root, suggesting that a rapid NaCl-induced activation of H(+)-ATPase is needed to restore otherwise depolarized membrane potential and prevent further K(+) leak from the cytosol. Taken together, this work emphasizes the role of inorganic ions for osmotic adjustment in halophytes and calls for more in-depth studies of the mechanisms of vacuolar Na(+) sequestration, control of Na(+) and K(+) xylem loading, and their transport to the shoot.

  10. Estudo preliminar da atividade antibacteriana das cascas de Erythrina velutina Willd., Fabaceae (Leguminosae Preliminary study of the antibacterial activity of Erythrina velutina Willd. Fabaceae (Leguminosae bark

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    S. Virtuoso

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available A Erythrina velutina é popularmente conhecida como suinã, mulungu, corticeira, mulungu-da-catinga dentre outros. Das várias espécies distribuídas pelo mundo cerca de doze estão no Brasil. A casca é utilizada, principalmente no nordeste brasileiro, pelas propriedades sudorífica, calmante, emoliente, peitoral, anestésica local e outras. Considerando-se que não existem estudos sobre o potencial microbiológico das cascas de Erythrina velutina este trabalho teve por objetivo avaliá-lo preliminarmente contra oito bactérias patogênicas. Foram utilizados os métodos de difusão em disco e concentração inibitória mínima para o extrato etanólico bruto e difusão em disco para a fração hexano. A atividade contra o Staphylococcus aureus e Streptococcus pyogenes foi evidenciada para ambas as amostras. A viabilidade de futuras pesquisas com outras frações e substâncias isoladas na busca de novas alternativas, visando uma terapêutica racional a partir de fontes naturais foi apontada pelos resultados.Erythrina velutina is popularly known as suinã, mulungu, corticeira, mulungu-da-catinga among others. Of the several species spread around the world about twelve are found in Brazil. Mainly in the Brazilian northeast the bark is used due to its sudorific, sedative, emollient, pectoral and topical anesthetic properties. Considering that there are no studies about the antibacterial potential of Erythrina velutina, this research aimed at evaluating, at least preliminarily, bark activity against eight pathogenic bacteria. The crude ethanol extract was tested by the disk diffusion method and minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC and the hexane fraction by the disk diffusion method. Both samples demonstrated activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. The results pointed to the viability of future research on other fractions and substances isolated from Erythrina velutina in search for new rational therapeutic alternatives

  11. Estrutura anatômica da madeira e qualidade do carvão de Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd. Poir Anatonical structure and charcoal quality of Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd. Poir. Wood

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    Elisabeth de Oliveira

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou determinar algumas características anatômicas e dimensões de fibras, elementos dos vasos, células do parênquima e dos raios da madeira da Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd. Poir. Determinaram-se, ainda, a fração parede das fibras e o porcentual das fibras, dos vasos, dos raios e das células parenquimatosas, bem como a densidade, rendimento e propriedades do carvão vegetal. Conclui-se que a madeira de Mimosa tenuiflora possui poros predominantemente solitários, geminados e múltiplos em agrupamento radial; poros distribuídos em porosidade difusa uniforme; parênquima axial paratraqueal vasicêntrico, vasicêntrico confluente, aliforme e aliforme confluente; raios multisseriados, bisseriados e, menos freqüentemente, unisseriados; e fibras de parede espessa e muito curtas. Obteve-se um rendimento de 39,68% em carvão vegetal, com teor de carbono fixo de 71,70%, densidade igual a 0,51g/cm³, carbono fixo de 71,79 e poder calórico de 6.866 cal/g.The objective of this work was to determine anatomical characteristics, and dimensions of fibers, vessels and parenchyma and ray cells of Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd. Poir wood. Fibers wall fraction, the percentage of fibers, vessels and ray and parenchyma cells, as well as density and charcoal production and properties were determined. The wood of Mimosa teniflora presents predominantly solitary, geminated and multiple porous in radial groups; porous distributed in uniform diffuse porosity; axial parenchyma paratracheal vasicentric, confluent vasicentric, aliform and confluent aliform; multiseriate, biseiat rays and, less frequently, uniseriate ones; very short fibers with thick walls. Charcoal yield was 39.68% with a 0.51g/cm³ density, 71.79% carbon content and 6886cal/g calorific value.

  12. In vitro antifungal potentials of bioactive compound oleic acid, 3-(octadecyloxy) propyl ester isolated from Lepidagathis cristata Willd. (Acanthaceae) inflorescence

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    Maghdu Nainamohamed Abubacker; Palaniyappan Kamala Devi

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To identify bioactive compound oleic acid, 3-(octadecyloxy) propyl ester from Lepidagathis cristata Willd. (L. cristata) and to assess antifungal potentials of the isolated compound. Methods: Aqueous extracts of L. cristata inflorescence were used for this study. The major bioactive compound isolated was tested for antifungal activities. Results: The major bioactive compound oleic acid, 3-(octadecyloxy) propyl ester was isolated from the inflorescence of L. cristata. The bioactive compound was tested for antifungal potentials and found to be highly effective to plant pathogenic fungi Colletotrichum fulcatum NCBT 146, Fusarium oxysporum NCBT 156 and Rhizoctonia solani NCBT 196 as well as for the human pathogenic fungi Curvularia lunata MTCC 2030 and Microsporum canis MTCC 2820. Conclusions: The results justify the antifungal potentials of both plant and human pathogenic fungi. The plant bioactive compound will be helpful in herbal antifungal formulations.

  13. Antimicrobial activity and a comparative essential oil analysis of Centaurea pulcherrima Willd. var. pulcherrima extracted by hydrodistillation and microwave distillation.

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    Kahriman, N; Tosun, G; İskender, N Yılmaz; Alpay Karaoğlu, Ş; Yayli, N

    2012-01-01

    The essential oils of Centaurea pulcherrima Willd. var. pulcherrima (Asteraceae) were isolated by hydrodistillation (HD) and a microwave distillation (MD), than characterised by GC-FID and GC-MS. A total of 58 and 57 compounds were identified, constituting over 93.7%, and 91.6% of volatile oil composition of C. pulcherrima var. pulcherrima, respectively. Sesquiterpene hydrocarbons were shown to be the main group of constituents (HD: 42.4% versus MD: 51.5%). The major component of the oils of C. pulcherrima var. pulcherrima was germacrene D (HD, 17.8% versus MD, 23.2%). The antimicrobial activity of the isolated essential oils of the plant was also investigated, and they showed good antibacterial activity against to tested gram-positive bacteria, especially to M. smegmatis and a yeast-like fungus C. albicans.

  14. Uncaria tomentosa (Willd.) D.C.: cat's claw, uña de gato, or savéntaro.

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    Reinhard, K H

    1999-04-01

    Recently, Uncaria tomentosa (Willd.) D.C. has become known as a healing plant with an ethnomedicinal background. There have been several reports on its constituents, in particular, oxindole alkaloids. It was found that 2 chemotypes of Uncaria tomentosa with different alkaloid patterns occur in nature. The roots of one type contain pentacyclic oxindoles and the other contains tetracyclic oxindoles. This difference should be considered when the plant is to be used for medicinal applications. Tetracyclic oxindole alkaloids act on the central nervous system, whereas pentacyclic oxindole alkaloids affect the cellular immune system. Recent studies have shown that the tetracyclic alkaloids exert antagonistic effects on the action of the pentacyclic alkaloids. Mixtures of these 2 types of drugs are therefore unsuitable for medicinal uses.

  15. Micromorfologia da superfície do fruto de espécies de Mikania Willd. (Asteraceae ocorrentes no estado do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil Micromorphology of fruit surfaces in species of Mikania Willd. (Asteraceae occurring in Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil

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    Mara Rejane Ritter

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    Full Text Available A micromorfologia da superfície dos frutos de 15 táxons de Mikania Willd. em microscopia eletrônica de varredura (MEV é apresentada neste trabalho. Buscaram-se caracteres que auxiliassem a separação de espécies próximas, ocorrentes no Estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Para algumas delas, estes caracteres mostraram valor taxonômico. As espécies estudadas foram divididas em quatro grupos, de acordo com o padrão encontrado. O padrão que apresentou paredes periclinais estriadas e paredes anticlinais com projeções verrucosas foi o mais constante nas espécies de Mikania Willd. analisadas.This work presents the surface micromorphology of fruits of 15 taxa of Mikania Willd. studied under scanning electron microscopy (SEM. The aim was to find characters to separate close species that occur in Rio Grande do Sul State. Such characters had taxonomic value for some of them. The species were separated into four groups according to the pattern. The pattern with striated periclinal and anticlinal walls with verrucose projections was the most constant in the species of Mikania Willd. analyzed.

  16. Herramientas de estudio utilizadas por alumnos de ciencias de la salud en la materia de Anatomía

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    Erik Narváez-Hernández; Elvira Ivonne Murillo-Rábago

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    Introducción : l as herramientas de estudio varían de acuerdo al acceso a la tecnología y pre - supuesto de la Facultad, en Anatomía el uso de modelos virtuales y videos en línea, son una realidad con cada vez mayor uso. Objetivo : Conocer las herramientas de estudio más utilizadas por alumnos que cursaron la materia de Anatomía g eneral en cuanto a tiempo de estudio, tecnología de la información que utilizan, libros preferidos, uso de modelos anatómicos y utilidad de las disecciones. Método ...

  17. Escherichia coli O157:H7 in wild boars (Sus scrofa) and Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica) sharing pastures with free-ranging livestock in a natural environment in Spain.

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    Navarro-Gonzalez, Nora; Porrero, M Concepción; Mentaberre, Gregorio; Serrano, Emmanuel; Mateos, Ana; Cabal, Adriana; Domínguez, Lucas; Lavín, Santiago

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    Wild ungulates have greatly increased in abundance and range throughout Europe. This new situation presents a concern for public health because many wild ungulates are known reservoirs of zoonotic pathogens. In this work, we tested for the presence of the zoonotic pathogen Escherichia coli O157:H7 in free-ranging livestock and sympatric wild boars (Sus scrofa) and Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica) in NE Spain from 2009 to 2011. In addition, antimicrobial resistance and virulence factors were assessed. In total, individual fecal samples were obtained from 117 hunter-harvested wild boars and 160 Iberian ibexes. Fifty-five samples were obtained from cattle (5 herds, 380 animals in total) and four from the only horse herd in the Natural Park 'Ports de Tortosa i Beseit' (32 animals). Fecal samples were processed according to the ISO 16.654:2001 protocol to obtain E. coli O157 based on immunomagnetic separation. In addition, a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) targeting nine virulence factors characteristic of human pathotypes was performed. The prevalence was compared between host species with Fisher's exact test. Four wild boars (3.41%, 95% CI = 0.94-8.52) and two Iberian ibexes (1.25%, 95% CI = 0.15-4.4) carried E. coli O157:H7, which was not found in livestock feces (n = 59, 95% CI = 0-8.94). All E. coli O157:H7 isolates were susceptible to all antimicrobial agents tested. These results indicate that when prevalence in co-habiting livestock is low, wild ungulates do not seem to play an important role as reservoirs of E. coli O157:H7.

  18. Inhibitory effect of Pterocarpus indicus Willd water extract on IgE/Ag-induced mast cell and atopic dermatitis-like mouse models.

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    Cha, Hae-Sim; Kim, Wan-Joong; Lee, Myung-Hun; Kim, Sun-Young; Kim, Seo Ho; Lee, Kwang-Ho; Kim, Tack-Joong

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    Pterocarpus indicus Willd has been widely used as a traditional medicine to treat edema, cancer, and hyperlipidemia, but its antiallergic properties and underlying mechanisms have not yet been studied. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the antiallergic activity of Pterocarpus indicus Willd water extract (PIW) using activated mast cells and an atopic dermatitis (AD)-like mouse model. PIW decreased IgE/Ag-induced mast cell degranulation and the phosphorylation of Syk and downstream signaling molecules such as PLC-γ, Akt, Erk 1/2, JNK compared to stimulated mast cells. In DNCB-induced AD-like mice, PIW reduced IgE level in serum, as well as AD-associated scratching behavior and skin severity score. These results indicate that PIW inhibits the allergic response by reducing mast cell activation and may have clinical potential as an antiallergic agent for disorders such as AD.

  19. Dynamics of phytoestrogen, isoflavonoids, and its isolation from stems of Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi growing in Democratic People's Republic of Korea

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    Song-Chol Mun; Gwan-Sim Mun

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    Four isoflavonoids were isolated from stems of Pueraria lobata (Willd.) Ohwi growing in Democratic People's Republic of Korea and identified as daidzein (1), genistin (2), daidzin (3), and puerarin (4), structures, which were elucidated by means of spectroscopic analysis. Isoflavonoids were isolated using silica gel chromatography and purified with organic solvents. Isoflavonoid contents in P. lobata were determined using reliable high-performance liquid chromatography. The results indicated ...

  20. EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT NITROGEN LEVELS ON THE GRAIN YIELD AND SOME YIELD COMPONENTS OF QUINOA (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) UNDER MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATIC CONDITIONS

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    GEREN, Hakan

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    ABSTRACT Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.), is a pseudo-cereal crop that has been cultivated in the Andean region in South America. The quinoa as a field crop has a great potential in the improvement of food for humans and animals even under the conditions of marginal lands. For getting high crop yields, nutrients in balanced amount are a basic requirement. Experiments were carried out at the Bornova experimental fields of Field Crops Dept. of Agriculture Fac., Ege Univ., Turkey during 2013 ...

  1. Prospección de lepidópteros antófagos asociados a Acacia macracantha Willd. (Fabaceae) en el norte de Chile

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    Vargas,Héctor A.; Parra,Luis E.

    2009-01-01

    Se efectuó una prospección de larvas de lepidópteros antófagos asociados a Acacia macracantha Willd. (Fabaceae) en dos valles costeros del norte de Chile: Azapa y Chaca. Fueron registradas ocho especies, distribuidas en ocho géneros y cinco familias. La composición de especies del ensamble fue la misma en las dos localidades. Sin embargo, la abundancia del ensamble y la abundancia por especie fueron diferentes entre los valles.

  2. Estrategias psicosociales utilizadas para el cambio de actitud hacia personas discriminadas por su discapacidad o trastorno mental

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    Jesus Armando Delgado Meza

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo permitió realizar una revisión de las estrategias psicosociales relacionadas con el cambio de actitud que suelen ser utilizadas en programas que buscan la modificación actitudinal especialmente en la percepción que tiene la población hacia personas en situación vulnerable de discriminación como suelen ser los discapacitados y los que presentan trastorno mental. Se utilizó la técnica de revisión documental con consultas en bases de datos científicas de Psicología, que arrojó 80 referencias de las cuales 58 hicieron parte del estudio. Los hallazgos encontrados muestran que las estrategias más utilizadas y comunes a los dos tipos de discriminación en programas de reorientación actitudinal son: la educación y el contacto social, que suelen ser combinadas con otros tipos de técnicas.

  3. CASCA DE ARROZ CARBONIZADA NA COMPOSIÇÃO DE SUBSTRATOS PARA EMERGÊNCIA E PRODUÇÃO DE MUDAS DE Acacia mangium Willd

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    Katiane Alves Bezerra

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    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to evaluate the influence of carbonized rice husk on initial growth of Acacia mangium Willd seedlings. The experiment was carried out in the forest of the Federal University of Tocantins, Campus of Gurupi-TO, conducted in a completely randomized design, with five treatments T1: 0% Carbonized Rice Peel (CAC + 100% Bioflora® Commercial Substrate, T2 : 25% CCS + 75% Commercial substrate; T3: 50% CAC + 50% Commercial substrate; T4: 75% CAC + 25% Commercial substrate; T5: 100% CAC + 0% Commercial substrate, with 4 replicates, each replicate with 18 seeds. The percentage of emergence (% E, shoot height (H, shoot diameter (DC, shoot dry matter weight (PMSPA, root dry weight (PMSR and dry matter weight Total (PMST. Theresults indicated that the use of carbonized rice husk added in different proportions to commercial Bioflora ® substrate presented significant results in the parameters analyzed in Acacia mangium Willd seedlings. It is suggested that 25% CAC + 75% of Bioflora® commercial substrate is used in the alternative DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20873/uft.2359-3652.2017v4n3p25Revista Desafios –v. 04,n. 03, 201726substrate formulation, considering that this treatment was the one that presented the best result in initial growth of Acacia mangium Willd seedlings.

  4. Práticas utilizadas pelas puérperas nos problemas mamários Práticas utilizadas por las puerperas en los problemas mamarios Practices used by women at post-birth on nipple problems

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    Nelci Terezinha Zorzi

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available Estudo qualitativo, do tipo Convergenteassistencial, objetivando conhecer as práticas adotadas pelas puérperas para a resolução dos problemas mamários, no domicílio, e intervir para a sua resolução. Foram participantes quatorze puérperas, que estavam amamentando e recebendo atendimento em um Centro de Atenção Integral a Saúde. Utilizou-se entrevista semi-estruturada, observação participante e anotações em diário de campo, analisadas conforme proposta de Trentini e Paim. Os temas foram: Práticas utilizadas pelas puérperas nos problemas mamários; Repercussões dos mesmos no desmame e a promoção do aleitamento materno. A diversificação de produtos utilizados pelas puérperas, e a necessidade dos profissionais de saúde conhecerem as práticas utilizadas nas comunidades e se atualizarem em relação ao aleitamento materno, para a sua promoção, foram os achados encontrados.Estudio calitativo del tipo ConvergenteAsistencial, objetivando conocer las prácticas adoptadas por las puérperas para la resolución de los problemas mamarios, en el domicilio, e intervenir para su resolución. Fueron participantes catorze puérperas, que estaban amamantando y recibiendo atendimiento en un Centro de Atención Integral a la Salud. Se utilizó encuesta semiestructurada, observación participante y apuntes en diario de campo, analizadas según propuesta de Trentini y Paim. Los temas fueron: Prácticas utilizadas por las puérperas en los problemas mamarios; Repercusiones de los mismos en la desmama y la promoción del amamantamiento materno. La diversificación de productos utilizados por las puérperas, la necesidad de los profesionales de salud conocieren las prácticas utilizadas en las comunidades y se actualizaren en relación al amamantamiento materno, para su promoción, fueron los hallados encontrados.This is a qualitative study, of Convergentassistential type, with the objective of knowing the women's practices at post-birth for

  5. Aprovechamiento de semillas de Dipteryx odorata (Aublet. Willd. (Shihuahuaco como producto alimenticio

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    Aparicio Limache Alonzo

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    Full Text Available Considerando la necesidad de contribuir a la diversificación de insumos alimenticios mediante el aprovechamiento masivo de las partes no maderables de las especies forestales tropicales con énfasis en la región Ucayali - Perú, se exploró la posibilidad de utilizar a las semillas o almendras del Dipteryx odorata como producto alimenticio de consumo humano. Para ello, se sometió a un análisis nutricional, determinación de contenido de minerales y se complementó con una investigación bibliográfica para identificar los antecedentes de uso y exigencias que implica su conversión en un bionegocio. Así, se determinaron la materia seca, extracto etéreo, fibra cruda y proteína cruda en 88,89 %, 19 %, 16,75 % y 1,51 % respectivamente. Al cuantificar los oligoelementos como el zinc, hierro, cobre, sodio, plomo, magnesio se encontraron valores de 39,29; 25,86; 12,36; 4,79; 3,04; 1,31 ppm respectivamente. La investigación bibliográfica, demostró que en áreas rurales dichas almendras son utilizadas en la dieta alimenticia de la población. En Europa, son consideradas gourmet básico para la coctelería e ideal para repostería exótica. Se concluye indicando que por su contenido nutricional y de minerales las almendras de shihuahuaco en cantidades pequeñas, son aptas para consumo humano. Como limitante para su aprovechamiento en bionegocio, es el contenido de plomo que requiere desarrollo de estudios previos para neutralizar su efecto nocivo que genera problemas gastrointestinales por exceso de consumo.

  6. Plantas dendroenergéticas utilizadas por una comunidad indígena Piapoco en Guainía, Colombia

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    Angela Landínez; Edgar Linares

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    El presente trabajo contiene aspectos botánicos y etnobotánicos de las especies dendroenergéticas, utilizadas por los indígenas Piapoco de Laguna Colorada en Guainía, Colombia. Se estudia su patrón de uso y las formas de manejo, en relación con las características ecológicas, socio económicas y culturales de la región. Se de muestra que el uso de la leña con lleva aprendizaje, preparación y administración, es decir, un manejo del recurso. Existe un conocimiento muy preciso y complejo de las e...

  7. PRECISÃO DE ESCALAS DE MENSURAÇÃO UTILIZADAS EM TESTES DE ACEITAÇÃO

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    Adriana Barbosa SANTOS

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    Os testes afetivos têm sido um recurso eficiente em vários contextos da análise sensorial. A escolha da escala de mensuração a ser utilizada nestes testes é um aspecto fundamental que vem sendo pouco discutido na literatura nos últimos anos. Este artigo apresenta uma avaliação da precisão das escalas Likert e Stapel frente às usuais Hedônica e Magnitude, utilizadas na mensuração de atributos sensoriais. Dois experimentos foram realizados, um com produto doce (doce de leite em pasta e outro com produto salgado (salgadinho sabor bacon. Aparência, aroma, sabor e textura foram os atributos avaliados por estudantes universitários. Para avaliar a precisão das escalas de mensuração foram adotadas duas abordagens: uma com base em estatísticas de dispersão; e outra examinando dados relativos à opinião dos provadores sobre qual escala eles consideram mais precisa para expressar sua percepção sensorial. Os resultados fornecem evidências de que a influência do atributo e do tipo de produto sobre a precisão das escalas em testes de aceitação não é signifi cante. Mais especifi camente, os resultados sugerem que a escala alternativa Likert apresenta precisão comparável à escala de Magnitude; fato que sugere sua recomendação em testes afetivos com provadores não treinados. A escala Hedônica aparece como a preferida na opinião dos provadores.

  8. Estrategias utilizadas por los docentes para promover el aprendizaje de la biología a nivel universitario

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    Adriana C. Vera

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este artículo es divulgar los resultados de la investigación,cuyo objetivo fue identificar los tipos de estrategias utilizadas por los docentes para promover el aprendizaje en biología. Las teorías que sirvieron de apoyo fueron los aportes de Díaz y Hernández (2007, Ausubel et al. (1991, entre otros. La investigación se llevó a cabo en la Escuela de Educación, Mención Biología de la Universidad del Zulia; fue de tipo descriptiva, con diseño de campo, no experimental y transversal. La población estuvo conformada por 1050 estudiantes, la muestra fue de 91 estudiantes estratificados por semestres, para el segmento de profesores fue población censal de 16 docentes. La técnica utilizada para recolectar la información fue la encuesta; el instrumento, un cuestionario con 12 itemes, validado por expertos en el área, con una confiabilidad de 0.93 determinada a través del método Alfa de Cronbach. Para analizar los datos se utilizó la estadística descriptiva a través de medias aritméticas. Se concluye que existe baja presencia de las estrategias para la promoción del aprendizaje significativo, por lo que se recomienda considerar al proceso educativo como hecho humano y social gestiona do por el profesor, quien debe planificar y desarrollar las actividades innovadoras,creativas, dejando a un lado la postura tradicionalista en el aula para que se logre el aprendizaje significativo esperado en el área de la Biología.

  9. Enraizaimento de estacas de Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd. com o uso de ácido indolbutírico

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    Elias Mendes Costa

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available O uso de ácido indolbutírico (IBA como estimulador do enraizamento em estacas de Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd. pode propiciar aumento de raízes para a formação de mudas comercializáveis. Objetivou-se avaliar o enraizamento, a formação de brotos e a sobrevivência de estacas herbáceas, lenhosas e semi-lenhosas de Bougainvillea com o uso de ácido indolbutírico (IBA. As estacas foram coletadas e tratadas com o IBA (1000 e 2000 mg/l. Aos 56 dias avaliaram-se a porcentagem de estacas vivas, enraizadas e com brotos; o número de brotos e de raízes por estaca e o comprimento da maior raiz e maior broto. As menores porcentagens de enraizamento foram verificadas nas estacas sem o uso de IBA. Maiores diferenças foram verificadas para as estacas lenhosas. O uso do IBA favorece o enraizamento de estacas de Bougainvillea, com melhor desempenho para as estacas lenhosas e na concentração de 2000 mg/l de IBA

  10. Lack of toxicity of hydroethanolic extract from Mitragyna inermis (Willd.) O. Kuntze by gavage in the rat.

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    Monjanel-Mouterde, S; Traoré, F; Gasquet, M; Dodero, F; Delmas, F; Ikoli, J F; Lorec, A M; Chamlian, V; Portugal, H; Balansard, G; Pisano, P

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    In traditional medicine in Mali, extracts derived from Mitragyna inermis (Willd.) O. Kuntze (Family: Rubiaceae) are commonly used to treat malaria. The antimalarial activity and the lack of genotoxicity in vitro and in vivo have been demonstrated in previous studies. Acute and chronic evaluation of the toxicity of the hydroethanolic extract of Mitragyna inermis leaves was performed in this study, according to the recommendations (cahier de l'Agence no. 3) of the French Drug Office. Two dosages (300 mg/kg and 3 g/kg) were given in one single administration by gavage to male and female rats. No animal died and no behavioral signs of acute toxicity were observed. Chronic toxicity studies over 28 days showed no changes in body weight and no macroscopic abnormality in the 14 organs examined after the animals were sacrificed. With the 3 g/kg/d drug dosage (100-fold higher than those proposed in man), only slight histological abnormalities were observed. Statistically significant differences, compared to control animals, in the weight of some organs and the values of some haematological or biochemical parameters were observed. However, these values always remained in the range given by the breeder for naive animals of the same strain. These investigations thus seemed to indicate the safety of repeated oral administration (up to 3 g/kg/d) of the hydroethanolic extract of Mitragyna inermis leaves, which can therefore be continuously used with safety by the African population in traditional treatment of malaria.

  11. Application of novel loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for rapid authentication of the herbal tea ingredient Hedyotis diffusa Willd.

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    Li, Ming; Wong, Yuk-Lau; Jiang, Li-Li; Wong, Ka-Lok; Wong, Yuen-Ting; Lau, Clara Bik-San; Shaw, Pang-Chui

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    Hedyotis diffusa Willd. (Baihuasheshecao) is an ingredient of herbal teas commonly consumed in the Orient and tropical Asia for cancer treatment and health maintenance. In the market, this ingredient is frequently adulterated by the related species Hedyotis corymbosa (L.) Lam. The objective of this study is to develop a novel loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) technique to differentiate H. diffusa from its adulterant H. corymbosa. A set of four internal control primers (F3, FIP, BIP and B3) were designed based on six loci in the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) for LAMP of both H. diffusa and H. corymbosa. Two specific primers (S_F3 and S_FIP) were designed for specific LAMP detection of H. diffusa only. Our data showed that LAMP was successful for both H. diffusa and H. corymbosa in internal control. In contrast, only H. diffusa was detected in specific LAMP using the specific primers S_F3 and S_FIP. This study showed that LAMP was useful to differentiate H. diffusa from its adulterant H. corymbosa. This study is significant for the verification of the authenticity for better quality control of this common herbal tea ingredient. The strategy of including an internal control assures the quality of the concerned DNA region for LAMP.

  12. Effects of a hydroalcoholic extract of Turnera diffusa Willd. ex Schult., Turneraceae, in tests for adaptogenic activity

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    Andréia G. Bezerra

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the present study was to assess whether Turnera diffusa Willd. ex Schult., Turneraceae, (TD, plant known in popular medicine as tonic and aphrodisiac, has other effects that are characteristic of an adaptogen substance, such as improvement of the memory and reduction of the damage caused by stress. We carried out an initial screening to detect a possible toxicity of the plant. In that phase of the study we used tests of observational screening; evaluation of acute toxicity; measurement of motor activity and motor coordination, and sleeping time induced by pentobarbital, and observed that the extract presented low toxicity and no stimulant or depressant effect on the animals. We then performed specific tests for the evaluation of an adaptogen effect. TD did not protect the stomach of the animals from the formation of ulcers, neither did it alter the plasmatic levels of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH and corticosterone of the animals submitted to immobilization and cold. As regards the evaluation of memory in passive avoidance, TD did not inhibit scopolamine-induced amnesia. Additionally, the hydroalcoholic extract presented low antioxidant activity in vitro. In the models used, TD produced no changes in relation to a possible adaptogen effect.

  13. Transposition of Alchornea castaneifolia (Willd. A. Juss. Seedlings from natural regeneration as a strategy for saplings production in nursery

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    Sheilly Raquelly Prado de Paula

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Alchornea castaneifolia (Willd. A. Juss. (Urana is a native species with potential for restoration of riparian vegetation and urban forestry. Given the difficulty of its propagation and the lack of knowledge about their behavior in nursery, this study aimed to evaluate the transposition of Alchornea castaneifolia from natural regeneration as a strategy for saplings production in nursery. The collecting took place in Porto Acre – AC, and selected 120 seedlings, which were divided into three height classes (15 cm and cultivated in four substrates (soil, sand, wasting açaí+soil, Plantmax in a completely randomized design in a 3x4 factorial design. We investigated the survival of seedlings and the growth in sand substrate to the characteristics height (H and collar diameter (DC, the relationship H/DC, dry mass of shoots, roots and total between the three height classes of the seedlings. The highest percentage of Alchornea castaneifolia seedlings survival was observed in the sand substrate (67%, followed by the wasting açaí+soil substrate (43%. Seedlings that showed greater growth in height, collar diameter and dry mass production were contained in the class above 15 cm in sand substrate. However, the 10-15 cm class of height presented 100% survival of seedlings in sand substrate and also provided high growth. It is therefore recommended the transposition of seedling in the 10-15 cm class using sand substrate for the propagation of Alchornea castaneifolia in nursery.

  14. Effect of NaCl Salinity on Growth and Mineral Composition of Ziziphus spina-christi (L. Willd.

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    M. Sohail

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    Full Text Available Ziziphus spina-christi (L. Willd. is a fruit tree species growing wild in arid and semi-arid areas of Asia and Africa where rural populations intensively use its fruits, leaves, bark and wood. However, little is known about the effects of salinity, a widespread problem in these regions, on early growth and mineral composition of this species. This study was conducted under controlled conditions to contribute to filling this gap. Six weeks old seedlings of Z. spina-christi germinated in a full strength Hoagland solution were subjected to 0, 40, 80 and 160 mM NaCl. Compared to the unstressed control salinity levels of 80 and 160 mM reduced plant height, leaf number, leaf chlorophyll, total leaf area and dry matter by > 50%. Salinity levels of 40, 80 and 160 mM enhanced leaf water contents by 14, 16 and 17%, respectively and 160 mM NaCl raised the concentration of Na and Cl ions in leaf tissues 81- and 21-fold. The K/Na ratio, in contrast, was hardly affected by increasing salinity indicating adaptation or tolerance of Z. spina-christi to low or moderate NaCl salinity. These results suggest that Z. spina-christi could be an interesting species for re-vegetation of moderately degraded saline lands.

  15. Quality control evaluation of Guduchi Satva (solid aqueous extract of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd. Miers: An herbal formulation

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    Rohit Sharma

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Herbal products represent complex biological mixture and achieving a reproducible pharmaceutical quality could be a very challenging task in standardisation of herbal products. Hence, methodical approach is required for standardisation, development of sufficient quality control profile and scientific validation of plant extracts, as is done in contemporary medicine. Ayurvedic physicians prescribe dried extract of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd. Miers known as ′Guduchi Satva′ in several febrile conditions. However, till today no published information is available on its analytical profile. Aims and Objectives: Present study is aimed to evaluate quality control parameters for Guduchi Satva. Materials and Methods: Fifteen batches of Guduchi Satva were prepared and findings were systematically recorded. Physicochemical parameters and qualitative tests for various functional groups, quantitative estimation of total alkaloids, fluorescence analysis, high performance thin layer chromatography (HPTLC profile, heavy metal analysis and microbial load of Guduchi Satva were carried out. Results: The average percentage of dried Satva obtained was 3.8%. Alkaloids, carbohydrates and starch were found present in Satva. Number of peaks obtained in HPTLC also corresponds to this finding. Percentage of total alkaloid content was 0.31%. No heavy metal and microbial load were detected in the sample. The present observation can be considered as standard for further studies on Satva.

  16. NUTRIENT ACCUMULATION IN THE ABOVEGROUND BIOMASS, IN THE LITTER LAYER AND PHYLLODIES DECOMPOSITION OF Acacia mangium Willd.

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    Dieter Liebsch

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Nutrient concentrations and contents in the shoot (leaves, branches, bark and wood in a five-years-old stand of Acacia mangium Willd. (mangium, decomposition rate of mangium phyllodies (modified leaves and nutrient efficiency use were evaluated in a forest stand in Seropédica, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. The species presented a high nutrient use efficency and accumulated 135 t.ha-1 of above ground biomass, containing: 544.9 kg.ha-1 of N, 281.7 kg.ha-1 of Ca, 242.9 kg.ha-1 of K, 47 kg.ha-1 of Mg and 35.2 kg. ha-1 of P. There was an accumulation of 12.7 t.ha-1 of litter and this layer contained 251.0, 5.7, 14.6, 102.7 and 22.7 kg.ha-1, respectively, of N, P, K, Ca and Mg.  The decomposition constant (k estimated for the phyllodies decomposition was 0,00165 g.g-1.day-1 and the half-live was 421 days. The accumulation of litter on the ground may represent an advantage as nutrient supply for succeeding crops or disadvantage as fuel in areas subject to frequent fire.

  17. Carbon stock quantification of Morella pubescens (H. & B. ex Willd. Wilbur in two agroecosystems (Nariño, Colombia

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    Iván Andrés Delgado Vargas

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available The carbon stored in radical biomass of Morella pubescens (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd. Wilbur, was quantified, in San Pablo, Nariño, Colombia, with height of 2010 m, average annual rainfall of 1300 mm and average temperature of 17ºC. Three experimental unites: silvopastoral system pasture alley cropping (Ac in two planting distances 4x3m and 4x4m, and natural regeneration system (Rn, 7 individual ware taken by experimental unite with (diameters 5 – 7 cm, by experimental unit, the sample was taken to 70 cm and 140 cm from the tree and three depths (0-15, 15-30, and 30-45 cm. In total 24 simples/trees were taken in 21 selected individuals. The mayor quantity of radical biomass and C stock was presented in the Ac arrangement 4x3 m of 27.6 t.ha-1 (14.1 t.C.ha-1; 24 4 t.ha-1 (12.1 t.C.ha-1 distance 4x4 m and 7.5 t.ha-1 and 2.9 t.ha-1In natural regeneration. In system Ac distance 4x4 m there were not differences in C stored by tree Rn, there was a decrease by 4x3 m, thus, the differences of accumulation between the systems, can obey to the density of the sowing.

  18. Decay of oak Wood provoked by fungus Stereum hirsutum (Willd. ex Fr. S. F. Gray. and its' essential physiological requirements

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    Mirić Milenko

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    Full Text Available White rot fungi usually decompose cell walls of attacked wood destroying tissue elements (i.e. parenchyma cells, wood fibres, tension wood, tracheas etc in different amount, depending to wood-species as well as to its' zones. Different fungi secrete specific enzymes that are responsible for certain damages. As consequence, the wood structure use to be significantly and unfixable decomposed and changed. Microscopical analyses that have been run provided clear and indicative information relating to effects of fungal activity on wood tissue. Physiological requirements of fungi are for shore of the highest importance in understanding of mechanism of decaying process in the wood. The most important factors as like temperature and concentration of H ions, as well as main nutrients as sources of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus can affect the behaviour of wood decaying fungi. The impacts of these factors on the growth and production on mycelial mass of Stereum hirsutum (Willd. ex Fr. S.F. Gray., have been investigated. This fungus is one of the most frequent appearing on the Sessile- and Pedunculate Oak weakened trees or felled logs, behaving as parasite as well as saprophyte. As a causer of Oak sapwood white rot S. hirsutum causes significant damages of wood at forest- as well as at industrial storages.

  19. RASIO SEKS JERNANG (Daemonorops draco (Willd.Blume PADA POPULASI ALAMI DAN BUDIDAYA: IMPLIKASI UNTUK PRODUKSI BIJI

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    Revis Asra

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Jernang (Daemonorops draco (Willd. Blume is a dioecious rattan species that produces resin on female individuals. The sex of jernang can only be identified from its inflorescences morphology. Sex survey was conducted in 5 populations of  jernang, 3 populations of which in the Bukit Tigapuluh National Park (BTNP, 1 population in the secondary forest in Jambi province and 1 population in the area of rubber plantation in Jambi province. Chi-Squared test on the sex ratio of  jernang showed that the ratio of the male to female in their natural habitat (Bengayoan and Tebo, 2 parts of the BTNP ecosystem and the Sepintun secondary forest was distorted from the normal ratio of 1:1, while the cultivated jernang in Nunusan population (BTNPT and Mandiangin were not significantly different from the normal sex ratio of 1:1. Female individuals from the cultivated population in the Mandiangin (planted in 1997 has an average number of stems per clump more on individual males (27.12 than females (26.92. The result of this study indicated that the D. draco has a good reproductive strategy and thus suitable for cultivation.

  20. GC-MS Profiling of Triterpenoid Saponins from 28 Quinoa Varieties (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) Grown in Washington State.

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    Medina-Meza, Ilce G; Aluwi, Nicole A; Saunders, Steven R; Ganjyal, Girish M

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    Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd) contains 2 to 5% saponins in the form of oleanane-type triterpenoid glycosides or sapogenins found in the external layers of the seeds. These saponins confer an undesirable bitter flavor. This study maps the content and profile of glycoside-free sapogenins from 22 quinoa varieties and 6 original breeding lines grown in North America under similar agronomical conditions. Saponins were recovered using a novel extraction protocol and quantified by GC-MS. Oleanolic acid (OA), hederagenin (HD), serjanic acid (SA), and phytolaccagenic acid (PA) were identified by their mass spectra. Total saponin content ranged from 3.81 to 27.1 mg/g among the varieties studied. The most predominant sapogenin was phytolaccagenic acid with 16.72 mg/g followed by hederagenin at 4.22 mg/g representing the ∼70% and 30% of the total sapogenin content. Phytolaccagenic acid and the total sapogenin content had a positive correlation of r(2) = 0.88 (p quinoa in food products. The multivariate analysis showed no correlations between origin of seeds and saponin profile and/or content.

  1. Genetic diversity and comparison of physicochemical and nutritional characteristics of six quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa willd. genotypes cultivated in Chile

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    Margarita Miranda

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The present study was focused on the analysis of agronomical, nutritional, physicochemical, and antioxidant properties of six genetically different quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd genotypes cultivated in three distinctive geographical zones of Chile. Ancovinto and Cancosa genotypes from the northern Altiplano (19 ºS, Cáhuil and Faro from the central region (34 ºS, and Regalona and Villarica from the southern region (39 ºS are representative of high genetic differentiation among the pooled samples, in particular between Altiplano and the central-southern groups. A Common-Garden Assay at 30 ºS showed significant differences among seed origins in all morphometric parameters and also in yields. Altiplano genotypes had larger panicule length but no seed production. A significant influence of the different quinoa genotypes on chemical composition and functional properties was also observed. Protein concentration ranged from 11.13 to 16.18 g.100 g-1 d.m., while total dietary fiber content ranged from 8.07-12.08 g.100 g-1 d.m., and both were the highest in Villarrica ecotype. An adequate balance of essential amino acids was also observed. Sucrose was the predominant sugar in all genotypes. Antioxidant activity was high in all genotypes, and it was highest in Faro genotype (79.58% inhibition.

  2. Physical features, phenolic compounds, betalains and total antioxidant capacity of coloured quinoa seeds (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) from Peruvian Altiplano.

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    Abderrahim, Fatima; Huanatico, Elizabeth; Segura, Roger; Arribas, Silvia; Gonzalez, M Carmen; Condezo-Hoyos, Luis

    2015-09-15

    Physical features, bioactive compounds and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) of coloured quinoa varieties (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) from Peruvian Altiplano were studied. Quinoa seeds did not show a pure red colour, but a mixture which corresponded to different fractal colour values (51.0-71.8), and they varied from small to large size. Regarding bioactive compounds, total phenolic (1.23-3.24mg gallic acid equivalents/g) and flavonol contents (0.47-2.55mg quercetin equivalents/g) were highly correlated (r=0.910). Betalains content (0.15-6.10mg/100g) was correlated with L colour parameter (r=-0.569), total phenolics (r=0.703) and flavonols content (r=0.718). Ratio of betaxanthins to betacyanins (0.0-1.41) was negatively correlated with L value (r=-0.744). Whereas, high TAC values (119.8-335.9mmol Trolox equivalents/kg) were negatively correlated with L value (r=-0.779), but positively with betalains (r=0.730), as well as with free (r=0.639), bound (r=0.558) and total phenolic compounds (r=0.676). Unexploited coloured quinoa seeds are proposed as a valuable natural source of phenolics and betalains with high antioxidant capacity.

  3. Development and Utilization of Chenopodium quinoa Willd.%藜麦及其资源开发利用

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    肖正春; 张广伦

    2014-01-01

    藜麦Chenopodium quinoa Willd.英文名:quinoa,原产于南美洲安第斯山区,是印加土著居民的主要传统食物,至今已有5000~7000多年的利用和种植历史.古代印加人将它称之为“粮食之母”.藜麦在20世纪80年代,被美国宇航局用于宇航员的太空食品.联合国粮农组织认为藜麦是唯一的单一植物即可满足人体基本营养需求的食物,正式推荐藜麦为最适宜人类的完美的全营养食品.本文对藜麦的植物形态、生态特性、营养价值以及在我国种植展望作了综合报道.

  4. Cytotoxic and apoptotic effects of different extracts of Artemisia biennis Willd. on K562 and HL-60 cell lines

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    Zahra Tayarani-Najaran

    2017-02-01

    Full Text Available Objective(s: Artemisia is a genus of herbs and small shrubs forms an important part of natural vegetation in Iran. It has been reported that several Artemisia species possess anti-proliferative effects. Considering the value of this genus in anti-cancer researches we have chosen Artemisia biennis for cytotoxic and mechanistic studies. Materials and Methods:In this study we have investigated the cytotoxic and apoptotic effects of petroleum ether, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate, ethanol, and ethanol:water (1:1 v/v extracts of A. biennis Willd. on two cancer human cell lines (K562 and HL-60 and J774 as normal cells. Results: CH2Cl2 extract was found to have the highest anti-proliferative effect on cancer cells. IC50 values obtained in AlamarBlue® assay for CH2Cl2 extract were 64.86 and 54.31 µg/ml on K562 and HL-60 cells respectively. In flow cytometry histogram of the cells treated with CH2Cl2 extract, sub-G1 peak was induced. DNA fragmentation, increased in the level of Bax and cleavage of PARP protein all showed the induction of apoptosis with CH2Cl2 extract after 48 hr contact with cells. Conclusion: The results can corroborate the cytotoxic and apoptotic effects of the CH2Cl2 extract of A. biennis on the K562 and HL-60 cancer cell lines.

  5. 皱叶薄荷精油的化学分类特征%Analysis on Chemotype of Volatile Oil of Mentha crispata Schrad. ex Willd

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    郭晓恒; 刘涛; 宋登敏; 雨田; 严铸云

    2014-01-01

    This study was aimed to analyze the volatile oil of Mentha crispata Schrad. ex Willd. in order to provide evidence for its chemotype and guidance for its production application. The chemical analysis was detected by headspace GC-MS. The results showed that 64 chemical compounds were detected. It was concluded that the volatile oil of M. crispata Schrad. ex Willd. mainly contained eucalyptol (35.58%), limonene (16.92%) and pinene (15.33%). It was concluded that the analysis on composition characteristics and main compounds of M. crispata Schrad. ex Willd. can provide evidences in its production application and chemotype.%目的:对皱叶薄荷精油进行成分分析,为种源鉴定提供化学分类依据并为生产应用提供指导。方法:采用顶空气相法对皱叶薄荷全草进行化学分析。结果:共得到64个化学成分,且皱叶薄荷主要由桉油素(Eucalyptol ,35.58%)、柠檬烯(Limonene ,16.92%)及蒎烯(Pinene ,15.33%)组成。结论:通过分析皱叶薄荷精油的组成特征及主要成分,可为其生产应用及种源鉴定提供化学分类佐证。

  6. Anticancer Effects of 1,3-Dihydroxy-2-Methylanthraquinone and the Ethyl Acetate Fraction of Hedyotis Diffusa Willd against HepG2 Carcinoma Cells Mediated via Apoptosis.

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    Yun-Lan Li

    Full Text Available Hedyotis Diffusa Willd, used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, is a treatment for various diseases including cancer, owing to its mild effectiveness and low toxicity. The aim of this study was to identify the main anticancer components in Hedyotis Diffusa Willd, and explore mechanisms underlying their activity. Hedyotis Diffusa Willd was extracted and fractionated using ethyl acetate to obtain the H-Ethyl acetate fraction, which showed higher anticancer activity than the other fractions obtained against HepG2 cells with sulforhodamine B assays. The active component of the H-Ethyl acetate fraction was identified to be 1,3-dihydroxy-2-methylanthraquinone (DMQ with much high inhibitory rate up to 48.9 ± 3.3% and selectivity rate up to 9.4 ± 4.5 folds (p<0.01 at 125 μmol/L. HepG2 cells treated with the fraction and DMQ visualized morphologically using light and fluorescence microscopy. Annexin V--fluorescein isothiocyanate / propidium iodide staining flow cytometry, DNA ladder and cell cycle distribution assays. Mechanistic studies showed up-regulation of caspase-3, -8, and -9 proteases activities (p<0.001, indicating involvement of mitochondrial apoptotic and death receptor pathways. Further studies revealed that reactive oxygen species in DMQ and the fraction treated HepG2 cells increased (p<0.01 while mitochondrial membrane potential reduced significantly (p<0.001 compared to the control by flow cytometry assays. Western blot analysis showed that Bax, p53, Fas, FasL, p21 and cytoplasmic cytochrome C were up-regulated (p<0.01, while Bcl-2, mitochondrial cytochrome C, cyclin E and CDK 2 were down-regulated dose-dependently (p<0.01. The reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction showed that mRNA expressions of p53 and Bax increased (p<0.001 while that of Bcl-2 decreased (p<0.001. Pre-treatment with caspase-8 inhibitor Z-IETD-FMK, or caspase-9 inhibitor Z-LEHD-FMK, attenuated the growth-inhibitory and apoptosis-inducing effects of DMQ and the

  7. 我国叶子花属植物的应用前景及展望%The Application Prospect of Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd in China

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    赵玉梅; 任红梅

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    论述了叶子花属植物的生物学特征,展望了叶子花属植物广阔的应用前景,旨在为进一步开发叶子花的观赏、医药、生物农药等价值提供依据.%The biological characters of Bougainville spectabilis Willd was expounded,its expensive prospection was prospeted,in order to provide some valuble reference to go deep study into view and admire ,medicine and biopesticide.

  8. Determinación de características físicas en semillas de quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) mediante procesamiento digital de imágenes

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    Percy Arapa Carcasi; Carlos Alberto Padrón Pereira

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    Las propiedades físicas de las semillas influencian parámetros de trabajo en los equipos y son esenciales para el diseño de estos y de instalaciones para la recolección, cosecha, transporte, separación, secado, aireación, almacenamiento y procesamiento. En la determinación de propiedades físicas algunas dependen o se originan de las dimensiones ortogonales. Los granos o semillas de quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) se caracterizan por su pequeño tamaño. El propósito de este trabajo fue deter...

  9. Extracción, cuantificación y purificación de saponinas de semilla de Chenopodium quinoa Willd provenientes del noroeste argentino

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    Gianna, Vicente

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    Tesis (DCI)--FCEFN-UNC, 2013 Presenta por un lado determinar las condiciones óptimas de extracción de las saponinas de los frutos de chenopodium quinoa willd, por dos métodos originales: la extracción asistida con microondas y la extracción de esta sustancia a alta presión, que permiten una extracción eficiente en un tiempo breve comparado con los métodos tradicionales, como ser el de Soxhlet, reflujo, etc. Por otro lado se estableció un método para cuantificar el contenido de saponinas....

  10. Determinación de características físicas en semillas de quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) mediante procesamiento digital de imágenes

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    Percy Arapa Carcasi; Carlos Alberto Padrón Pereira

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    Las propiedades físicas de las semillas influencian parámetros de trabajo en los equipos y son esenciales para el diseño de estos y de instalaciones para la recolección, cosecha, transporte, separación, secado, aireación, almacenamiento y procesamiento. En la determinación de propiedades físicas algunas dependen o se originan de las dimensiones ortogonales. Los granos o semillas de quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) se caracterizan por su pequeño tamaño. El propósito de este trabajo fue deter...

  11. The infestation by an exotic ambrosia beetle, Euplatypus parallelus (F. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Platypodinae of Angsana trees (Pterocarpus indicus Willd. in southern Thailand

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    Full Text Available An exotic ambrosia beetle, Euplatypus parallelus (F. was collected from infested Pterocarpus indicus Willd. trees in Prince of Songkla University. Larvae and eggs were found in simple galleries with a single branch. Either a single male or a male and a female were found in each gallery. Half of these infested trees were previously attacked by long-horned beetles probably Aristobia horridula (Hope (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae, while some of them appeared to be healthy. Fusarium oxysporum Schlecht.:Fr. was isolated from frass, sapwood samples and insect larvae, and might be a cause of death of P.indicus.

  12. Leaf degradation of Salix humboldtiana Willd: (Salicaceae and invertebrate colonization in a subtropical lake (Brazil Degradação foliar de Salix humboldtiana Willd: (Salicaceae e colonização por invertebrados em um lago subtropical (Brasil

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    Franko Telöken

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available AIM: To evaluate leaf degradation and invertebrate colonization of Salix humboldtiana Willd. in a subtropical shallow lake on the coastal plain of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; METHODS: Litter bags containing 6.85 g of leaves were incubated in the superficial layer of sediment in the littoral region for 1, 4, 7, 14, 32, 47 and 71 days; RESULTS: After 71 days, a loss of 51% of the initial leaf weight was observed (k = 0.0100 d-1. We estimated that it would take 300 days to lose 95% of the initial weight. A total of 16040 organisms and 35 taxa were identified. Caenidae (25.9%, Oligochaeta (19%, Ostracoda (13.8%, Hydracarina (9.8%, Tanypodinae (9.7% and Coenagrionidae (7.7% were the most highly represented taxa. We observed increases in density, richness and diversity of taxa over time, with a stabilizing trend noted in the taxa diversity. Regarding the functional trophic groups (FTGs, gathering-collectors accounted for 57.6% of the community, while predators (25%, scrapers (15.8%, filtering-collectors (0.88% and shredders (0.73% were also represented. The diversity and evenness of the FTGs had stabilized by day 14; CONCLUSIONS: S. humboldtiana detritus provides a favorable habitat for a sufficient duration to support a high density and diversity of aquatic invertebrates. The small percentage of shredders indicates the minor influence of the invertebrate community on the rate of detrital degradation. The main contribution of invertebrates to detrital processing comes from the consumption of fine particulate organic matter by gathering-collectors.OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a degradação foliar de Salix humboldtiana Willd. e a colonização pela comunidade de invertebrados aquáticos em um lago raso subtropical, planície costeira do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil; MÉTODOS: Bolsas de decomposição contendo 6,85 g de folhas foram incubadas na região litorânea, na superfície do sedimento, e retiradas após 1, 4, 7, 14, 32, 47 e 71 dias de decomposi

  13. Nutritional Aspects of Six Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd. Ecotypes from three Geographical Areas of Chile Aspectos Nutricionales de Seis Ecotipos de Quínoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd. de Tres Zonas Geográficas de Chile

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    Margarita Miranda

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This study explored the diversity of the quinoa crop in Chile from a nutritional perspective. Nutritional properties, minerals, vitamins, and saponin content were assessed in seeds of six Chilean quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd. ecotypes grown in three main production areas with distinctive climatic and edaphic conditions: Ancovinto and Cancosa in the North-Altiplano or High Plateau, Cáhuil and Faro in the central coastal area, and Regalona and Villarrica in the south of the country. There were significant differences (P La diversidad en el cultivo de la quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd. de Chile fue explorada desde una perspectiva nutricional. En este contexto las propiedades nutricionales como también los contenidos de minerales, vitaminas y saponina fueron evaluados en las semillas de seis ecotipos chilenos de quínoa, cultivados en las tres principales zonas de producción con condiciones edafoclimáticas distintas: Ancovinto y Cancosa del altiplano del norte, Cáhuil y Faro de la zona costera central y, Regalona y Villarrica en el sur del país. Hubo diferencias significativas (P < 0.05 en todas las propiedades nutricionales de las semillas de todas las zonas. El ecotipo Villarrica tenia el mayor contenido de proteína (16.10 g 100 g-1 MS y de vitamina E y C (4.644 ± 0.240 y 23.065 ± 1.119 mg 100 g-1 MS, respectivamente. El mayor contenido de vitamina B1 (0.648 ± 0.006 mg 100 g-1 MS y B3 (1.569 ± 0.026 mg 100 g-1 MS fue encontrado en el ecotipo Regalona, y el mayor contenido de vitamina B2 (0.081 ± 0.002 mg 100 g-1 MS en el ecotipo Ancovinto. El K fue el mineral más abundante con un valor de 2325.56 mg 100 g-1 MS en el ecotipo Cancosa. El contenido de saponina fluctuó entre 0.84 g 100 g-1 MS en el ecotipo Villarrica y 3.91 g 100 g-1 MS en el ecotipo Cáhuil. Hubo diferencias significativas entre los ecotipos chilenos de quínoa cultivados bajo diferentes condiciones climáticas. No obstante, las semillas de quinoa de cualquier

  14. Plantas dendroenergéticas utilizadas por una comunidad indígena Piapoco en Guainía, Colombia

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo contiene aspectos botánicos y etnobotánicos de las especies dendroenergéticas, utilizadas por los indígenas Piapoco de Laguna Colorada en Guainía, Colombia. Se estudia su patrón de uso y las formas de manejo, en relación con las características ecológicas, socio económicas y culturales de la región. Se de muestra que el uso de la leña con lleva aprendizaje, preparación y administración, es decir, un manejo del recurso. Existe un conocimiento muy preciso y complejo de las especies, sus propiedades y características durante el proceso de combustión, lo cual lleva implícito un concepto empírico de calidad de la leña. Además, se establece que este importante conocimiento se continúa transmitiendo de generación en generación dentro de esta comunidad indígena.

  15. Estratégias de enfrentamento utilizadas por pacientes renais crônicos em tratamento hemodialítico

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    Richardson Augusto Rosendo da Silva

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    Full Text Available Resumo Objetivo: Conhecer as estratégias de enfrentamento utilizadas por pacientes renais crônicos submetidos ao tratamento hemodialítico, frente às dificuldades inerentes à doença. Métodos: Estudo descritivo, qualitativo, realizado com 30 pessoas que viviam com condições renais crônicas, em uma unidade de hemodiálise no Nordeste do Brasil. Os dados foram coletados de janeiro a março de 2013 por meio de um instrumento de entrevista semiestruturada e analisados segundo a análise de conteúdo, modalidade temática. Utilizou-se como referencial a teoria do Enfrentamento ou coping. Resultados: As categorias que emergiram dos discursos dos entrevistados foram: apoio familiar; apego à religião/crença; negação e esquiva; e resiliência. Conclusão: A forma para manejar as dificuldades inerentes à doença revelou-se por estratégias de enfrentamento tanto baseadas na emoção, como no problema. Assim, foram desenvolvidos esforços para administrar ou alterar os problemas iniciais, bem como tentativas de substituir ou regular o impacto emocional da doença.

  16. Uncaria tomentosa (Willd. ex Schult.) DC (Rubiaceae) Sensitizes THP-1 Cells to Radiation-induced Cell Death.

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    Allen, Lisa; Buckner, Alison; Buckner, Carly A; Cano, Pablo; Lafrenie, Robert M

    2017-01-01

    Uncaria tomentosa (Willd. ex Schult.) DC (Rubiaceae), known as Cat's Claw or Uña de gato, is a traditionally used medicinal plant native to Peru. Some studies have shown that U. tomentosa can act as an antiapoptotic agent and enhance DNA repair in chemotherapy-treated cells although others have shown that U. tomentosa enhanced apoptosis. To determine if treatment with U. tomentosa can significantly enhance cell death in THP-1 cells exposed to ionizing radiation. THP-1 monocyte-like cells were treated with ethanolic extracts of U. tomentosa in the presence or absence of bacterial lipopolysaccharide and then exposed to ionizing radiation. Cell proliferation was assessed by MTT and clonogenic assays and the effects on cell cycle measured by flow cytometry and immunoblotting. Changes in cell signaling were determined by immunoblotting and cytokine ELISA and activation of apoptosis measured by caspase activation and DNA fragmentation analysis. Treatment of THP-1 cells with U. tomentosa had a small effect on cell proliferation. However, when the U. tomentosa-pretreated cells were also subjected to 5-9 Gy ionizing radiation, they showed a significant decrease in cell proliferation and increased cellular apoptosis as measured by DNA fragmentation and caspase activation. Treatment with U. tomentosa also decreased the expression of Cyclin E and Cyclin B, key regulators of normal cell cycle progression, and decreased the phosphorylation of various stress-activated, cell survival proteins including p38, ERK, and SAP/JNK kinase. These results suggest that U. tomentosa could be useful in enhancing cell death following anticancer therapies including ionizing radiation. Treatment of THP-1 cells with Uncaria tomentosa increases their susceptibility to X-rays. The combination of Uncaria tomentosa and X-ray exposure strongly inhibits cell signaling and promotes apoptosis. Abbreviations Used: LPS: Lipopolysaccharide, TNF: Tumor necrosis factor: IL-1, Interleukin-1: SDS: Sodium

  17. Selection of Reference Genes for Expression Study in Pulp and Seeds of Theobroma grandiflorum (Willd. ex Spreng.) Schum

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    Ferraz dos Santos, Lucas; Santana Silva, Raner José; Oliveira Jordão do Amaral, Daniel; Barbosa de Paula, Márcia Fabiana; Ludke Falcão, Loeni; Legavre, Thierry; Alves, Rafael Moyses

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    Cupuassu (Theobroma grandiflorum [Willd. ex Spreng.] Schum) is a species of high economic importance in Brazil with great potential at international level due to the multiple uses of both its seeds and pulp in the industry of sweets and cosmetics. For this reason, the cupuassu breeding program focused on the selection of genotypes with high pulp and seed quality—selection associated with the understanding of the mechanisms involved in fruit formation. Gene expression is one of the most used approaches related to such understanding. In this sense, quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) is a powerful tool, since it rapidly and reliably quantifies gene expression levels across different experimental conditions. The analysis by qPCR and the correct interpretation of data depend on signal normalization using reference genes, i.e. genes presenting a uniform pattern of expression in the analyzed samples. Here, we selected and analyzed the expression of five genes from cupuassu (ACP, ACT, GAPDH, MDH, TUB) to be used as candidates for reference genes on pulp and seed of young, maturing and mature cupuassu fruits. The evaluation of the gene expression stability was obtained using the NormFinder, geNorm and BestKeeper programs. In general, our results indicated that the GAPDH and MDH genes constituted the best combination as reference genes to analyze the expression of cupuassu samples. To our knowledge, this is the first report of reference gene definition in cupuassu, and these results will support subsequent analysis related to gene expression studies in cupuassu plants subjected to different biotic or abiotic conditions as well as serve as a tool for diversity analysis based on pulp and seed quality. PMID:27501324

  18. Transpiration of montane Pinus sylvestris L. and Quercus pubescens Willd. forest stands measured with sap flow sensors in NE Spain

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    Full Text Available Stand transpiration was measured during the 2003 and 2004 growing seasons using heat dissipation sap flow sensors in a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L. and a pubescent oak (Quercus pubescens Willd. forests located in a montane area of the Eastern Pyrenees (NE Spain. The first aim of the study was to assess the differences in quantitative estimates of transpiration (Ec and the response to evaporative demand of the two stands. Over the studied period of 2003, characterised by a severe drought episode during the summer, the oak stand (Ec was only 110 mm compared to the 239 mm transpired by the Scots pine stand, although the ratio of transpiration to reference evapotranspiration (Ec/ET0 in the oak stand compares well with the expected values predicted for low leaf area index (LAI oak forests in southern Europe. Scots pine showed a strong reduction in (Ec/ET0 as the drought developed, whereas pubescent oak was less affected by soil moisture deficits in the upper soil. As a second objective, and given the contrasting meteorological conditions between 2003 and 2004 summer periods, the interannual variability of transpiration was studied in the Scots pine plot. Rainfall during the summer months (June-September in 2003 was almost 40% less than in the same interval in 2004. Accordingly, transpiration was also reduced about 25% in 2003. Finally, Scots pine data from 2003 and 2004 was used to calibrate a simple transpiration model using ET0 and soil moisture deficit (SMD as input variables, and implicitly including stomatal responses to high vapour pressure deficits (Dd and soil water status.

  19. Hypoglycemic, vasorelaxant and hepatoprotective effects of Cochlospermum vitifolium (Willd.) Sprengel: a potential agent for the treatment of metabolic syndrome.

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    Sánchez-Salgado, J C; Ortiz-Andrade, R R; Aguirre-Crespo, F; Vergara-Galicia, J; León-Rivera, I; Montes, S; Villalobos-Molina, R; Estrada-Soto, S

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    Cochlospermum vitifolium (Willd.) Sprengel is a Mexican medicinal plant that is used in the folk medicine for the treatment of hypertension, diabetes, hepatitis and related diseases. The purpose of the present study was to assess the pharmacological properties of different extracts from Cochlospermum vitifolium bark as potential agent for the treatment of some factors related with metabolic syndrome (MS), a complex disease produced for several pathophysiological factors such as visceral fat obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension, dyslipidemia and liver steatosis. Hexane (HECv), dichloromethane (DECv) and methanol (MECv) extracts were subjected to some pharmacological assays to determine their vasorelaxant and hypoglycemic activity. On the other hand, MECv was also evaluated to determine its hepatoprotective effect on sub-chronic experimental assay. HECv showed a significant endothelium-independent relaxation on rat aorta rings (intact endothelium: IC(50)=14.42+/-5.90 microg/mL, E(max)=92.71+/-8.9%; denuded endothelium: IC(50)=27.94+/-4.0 microg/mL, E(max)=78.68+/-4.6%) and MECv produced an endothelium-dependent relaxation (IC(50)=21.94+/-6.87 microg/mL, E(max)=79.12+/-7.80%) on this tissue. Furthermore, HECv (at a dose of 120 mg/kg) also showed a significant decrease of blood glucose levels (p<0.05) on normoglycemic rats. Moreover, MECv (at a dose of 100 mg/kg) also was administered to bile duct-obstructed rats to determine its hepatoprotective activity, showing a statistically significant decrease of serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (PGT, 45%) and alkaline phosphatase (APh, 15%) (p<0.05). Finally, we obtained a crystalline polyphenolic compound from MECv by spontaneous precipitation. Those crystals were identified as (+/-)-naringenin by X-ray diffraction, NMR, IR and GC-MS techniques. Results suggest that Cochlospermum vitifolium could be used as a potential agent against MS since it shows hypoglycemic, vasorelaxant and hepatoprotective properties.

  20. Antimicrobial and radical scavenging activity of le af and rhizome extract of Alpinia galanga (L. Willd (Zingiberaceae

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    Yashoda Kambar

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    Full Text Available Alpinia galanga (L. Willd belonging to the family Zingiberaceae is widely distributed in tropical areas. The plant is used in food preparation and as medicine. The present study was carried out to determine antimicrobial and radical scavenging effect of leaf and rhizome extract of A. galanga. The powdered leaf and rhizome were extracted by soxhlet extraction using methanol. Antimicrobial activity of extracts was determined by Agar well diffusion assay against 15 clinical isolates of bacteria (from burn, dental caries and urinary tract infection and two fungi (Candida albicansand Cryptococcus neoformans. Radical scavenging activity of extracts was determined by DPPH free radical scavenging assay. Total phenolic and flavonoid contents were estimated by Folin-Ciocalteau reagent and Aluminium chloride colorimetric estimation method respectively. Rhizome extract was found to possess high inhibitory activity against fungi and clinical isolates of bacteria. Inhibitoryactivity was marked against burn and dental caries isolates when compared to urinarytract isolates. Overall, Gram positive bacteria showed higher susceptibility to extracts. Among fungi, C. neoformanswas inhibited to higher extent. The extracts have shown dose dependent scavenging of free radicals. The rhizome extract (IC5032.34μg/ml was more efficient in scavenging free radicals than leaf extract as revealed by low IC50value. The content of total phenolics and flavonoids were high in rhizome extract when compared to leaf extract. Marked antimicrobial and radical scavenging potential of rhizome extract can be ascribed to high phenolic and flavonoid content. The plant can be used for the development of agents active against pathogenic microbes and radical induced damage.

  1. Potential of mosquito fern (Azolla caroliniana Willd.) plants as a biofilter for cadmium removal from waste water

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    Sajwam, K.S.; Ornes, W.H. [Savannah State College, GA (United States)]|[Univ. of South Carolina, Aiken, SC (United States)

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    The aquatic vascular Mosquito Fern (Azolla Caroliania Willd.) was investigated as a potential biological filter for removal of Cd from waste water. Mosquito Fern plants were grown in and harvested weekly from 0.10 M Hoagland nutrient solutions containing 0.01, 0.04, and 1.03 {mu}g Cd mL{sup -1} or 0.50 M Hoagland nutrient solutions containing 0.02, 1.0, and 9.14,{mu}g Cd mL{sup -1}. Dry weights of plants significantly increased when exposed to all three Cd concentrations in 0. 10 M Hoagland solution through week three then decreased thereafter. However, in plants exposed to Cd treatments in 0.50 M Hoagland solution, dry weights increased through week one and decreased thereafter. Tissue Cd concentrations in plants grown in 0.10 M Hoagland solution increased during the first two weeks followed by decreases in week 3 and 4. However, tissue Cd increased through week 3 in plants grown in 0.50 M Hoagland solutions. Cadmium exposure to plants grown in 0.10 M Hoagland solution seemed to increase the tissue P concentrations in plants exposed to the lowest concentration of Cd. Tissue P in both control and treated plants in 0.50 M Hoagland solution seemed to increase over time with exception of the medium level (1 {mu}g Cd mL{sup -1}). These results suggest that Mosquito Fern would be useful for absorbing Cd from nutrient-rich water when the solution concentration was in the range of as low as 0.01 and as high as 9.14 {mu}g Cd mL{sup -1}. However, the harvest regime would have to be every one or two weeks to sustain plant vigor and realize maximum uptake of Cd from solution.

  2. ESTRUTURA E DISTRIBUIÇÃO ESPACIAL DE Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd. Poir. EM DOIS FRAGMENTOS DE CAATINGA EM PERNAMBUCO

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    JOÃO TAVARES CALIXTO JÚNIOR

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    Full Text Available Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd. (jurema preta is a xerophytic species of the shrub-arboreal habit, indicative of secondary succession stage of recovery or progressive, widely disseminated by different caatinga physiognomies of northeastern Brazil, bringing great potential. For the few studies that address their environmental performance, this study aimed to investigate structural and ecological aspects of its population, based data in diameter and height, and characterize the spatial distribution pattern of this species in the study areas. The phytosociological survey was conducted in two areas with 2 and 80 hectares of caatinga at the Experimental Station of Embrapa Semiarid, Petrolina - PE. 10 units were plotted on a random sample measuring 8.0 x 40m, and included all individuals living in diameter at soil level K 3 cm, and measured the total height of the same. Were sampled 283 and 61 individuals in 100 and 80% of plots in areas I and II respectively, inserted mostly in the first diameter classes (3.0 - 6.0 cm and 6.1 - 9.0 cm and height (2.0 - 3.0 m and 3.1 - 4 m, without trend to standard reverse-J-shape in areas. The spatial distribution, measured by the Payandeh index, reached a value of 2.4 in area I and 7.8 in area II, indicating that the species has a aggregated distribution in both areas. The calculated values for the of Liocourt quotient in areas I and II respectively, got an average of 0.67 and 1.12 with great variation, showing unbalance, despite being in progressive process of natural regeneration.

  3. Transcriptional Responses of Chilean Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) Under Water Deficit Conditions Uncovers ABA-Independent Expression Patterns

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    Morales, Andrea; Zurita-Silva, Andres; Maldonado, Jonathan; Silva, Herman

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    HIGHLIGHTS R49 genotype displayed best performance on selected physiological parameters and highest tolerance to drought.R49 drought over-represented transcripts has exhibited 19% of genes (306 contigs) that presented no homology to published databases.Expression pattern for canonical responses to drought such as ABA biosynthesis and other genes induced in response to drought were assessed by qPCR. Global freshwater shortage is one of the biggest challenges of our time, often associated to misuse, increased consumption demands and the effects of climate change, paralleled with the desertification of vast areas. Chenopodium quinoa (Willd.) represents a very promising species, due to both nutritional content and cultivation under water constraint. We characterized drought tolerance of three Chilean genotypes and selected Genotype R49 (Salares ecotype) based upon Relative Water Content (RWC), Electrolyte Leakage (EL) and maximum efficiency of photosystem II (Fv/Fm) after drought treatment, when compared to another two genotypes. Exploratory RNA-Seq of R49 was generated by Illumina paired-ends method comparing drought and control irrigation conditions. We obtained 104.8 million reads, with 54 million reads for control condition and 51 million reads for drought condition. Reads were assembled in 150,952 contigs, were 31,523 contigs have a reading frame of at least 300 nucleotides (100 aminoacids). BLAST2GO annotation showed a 15% of genes without homology to NCBI proteins, but increased to 19% (306 contigs) when focused into drought-induced genes. Expression pattern for canonical drought responses such as ABA biosynthesis and other genes induced were assessed by qPCR, suggesting novelty of R49 drought responses. PMID:28337209

  4. Transcriptional Responses of Chilean Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) Under Water Deficit Conditions Uncovers ABA-Independent Expression Patterns.

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    Morales, Andrea; Zurita-Silva, Andres; Maldonado, Jonathan; Silva, Herman

    2017-01-01

    HIGHLIGHTS R49 genotype displayed best performance on selected physiological parameters and highest tolerance to drought.R49 drought over-represented transcripts has exhibited 19% of genes (306 contigs) that presented no homology to published databases.Expression pattern for canonical responses to drought such as ABA biosynthesis and other genes induced in response to drought were assessed by qPCR. Global freshwater shortage is one of the biggest challenges of our time, often associated to misuse, increased consumption demands and the effects of climate change, paralleled with the desertification of vast areas. Chenopodium quinoa (Willd.) represents a very promising species, due to both nutritional content and cultivation under water constraint. We characterized drought tolerance of three Chilean genotypes and selected Genotype R49 (Salares ecotype) based upon Relative Water Content (RWC), Electrolyte Leakage (EL) and maximum efficiency of photosystem II (Fv/Fm) after drought treatment, when compared to another two genotypes. Exploratory RNA-Seq of R49 was generated by Illumina paired-ends method comparing drought and control irrigation conditions. We obtained 104.8 million reads, with 54 million reads for control condition and 51 million reads for drought condition. Reads were assembled in 150,952 contigs, were 31,523 contigs have a reading frame of at least 300 nucleotides (100 aminoacids). BLAST2GO annotation showed a 15% of genes without homology to NCBI proteins, but increased to 19% (306 contigs) when focused into drought-induced genes. Expression pattern for canonical drought responses such as ABA biosynthesis and other genes induced were assessed by qPCR, suggesting novelty of R49 drought responses.

  5. Antioxidant capacity, phenolic and vitamin C contents of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd. as affected by sprouting and storage conditions

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    Maura N. Laus

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Antioxidant capacity (AC of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd. cv. Real seeds and sprouts obtained after 4 days of seed germination at 20°C and 70% humidity was evaluated using trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC and oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC assays, able to highlight reducing activity and peroxyl radical scavenging capacity, respectively; phenolic content (PC was also measured. Both TEAC and ORAC assays revealed a significantly higher (about 2- and 2.8-fold, respectively AC of 4-day-old sprouts compared to seeds; consistently, also PC values of sprouts resulted about 2.6 times higher than seeds. In order to investigate the influence of storage on AC and PC, as well as on vitamin C content (VCC, 4-day-old sprouts were subjected for 7 days at 5°C to three different conditions of controlled atmosphere storage (CAS compared with air. Interestingly, whatever the CAS conditions, storage of quinoa sprouts up to 7 days induced an increase of AC evaluated in terms of reducing activity by TEAC assay. Consistently, an increase of PC and VCC was measured during storage, positively correlated to TEAC values. Moreover, a decrease of peroxyl radical scavenging activity, measured by ORAC, was observed after 7 days of storage, in accordance with a shift of AC towards the reducing activity component. Overall, these findings indicate that sprouting approach using quinoa may provide highly antioxidant-enriched seedlings that may improve nutritional quality of diet or of functional foods. Interestingly, antioxidant properties of quinoa sprouts may be deeply influenced by storage, able to increase reducing activity by increasing phenols and vitamin C.

  6. Construction of a quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) BAC library and its use in identifying genes encoding seed storage proteins.

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    Stevens, M R; Coleman, C E; Parkinson, S E; Maughan, P J; Zhang, H-B; Balzotti, M R; Kooyman, D L; Arumuganathan, K; Bonifacio, A; Fairbanks, D J; Jellen, E N; Stevens, J J

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    Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is adapted to the harsh environments of the Andean Altiplano region. Its seeds have a well-balanced amino acid composition and exceptionally high protein content with respect to human nutrition. Quinoa grain is a staple in the diet of some of the most impoverished people in the world. The plant is an allotetraploid displaying disomic inheritance (2n=4x=36) with a di-haploid genome of 967 Mbp (megabase pair), or 2C=2.01 pg. We constructed two quinoa BAC libraries using BamHI (26,880 clones) and EcoRI (48,000 clones) restriction endonucleases. Cloned inserts in the BamHI library average 113 kb (kilobase) with approximately 2% of the clones lacking inserts, whereas cloned inserts in the EcoRI library average 130 kb and approximately 1% lack inserts. Three plastid genes used as probes of high-density arrayed blots of 73,728 BACs identified approximately 2.8% of the clones as containing plastid DNA inserts. We estimate that the combined quinoa libraries represent at least 9.0 di-haploid nuclear genome equivalents. An average of 12.2 positive clones per probe were identified with 13 quinoa single-copy ESTs as probes of the high-density arrayed blots, suggesting that the estimate of 9.0x coverage of the genome is conservative. Utility of the BAC libraries for gene identification was demonstrated by probing the library with a partial sequence of the 11S globulin seed storage protein gene and identifying multiple positive clones. The presence of the 11S globulin gene in four of the clones was verified by direct comparison with quinoa genomic DNA on a Southern blot. Besides serving as a useful tool for gene identification, the quinoa BAC libraries will be an important resource for physical mapping of the quinoa genome.

  7. Oxidative stress and antioxidant responses to increasing concentrations of trivalent chromium in the Andean crop species Chenopodium quinoa Willd.

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    Scoccianti, Valeria; Bucchini, Anahi E; Iacobucci, Marta; Ruiz, Karina B; Biondi, Stefania

    2016-11-01

    Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd), an ancient Andean seed crop, exhibits exceptional nutritional properties and resistance to abiotic stress. The species' tolerance to heavy metals has, however, not yet been investigated nor its ability to take up and translocate chromium (Cr). This study aimed to investigate the metabolic adjustments occurring upon exposure of quinoa to several concentrations (0.01-5mM) of CrCl3. Young hydroponically grown plants were used to evaluate Cr uptake, growth, oxidative stress, and other biochemical parameters three and/or seven days after treatment. Leaves accumulated the lowest amounts of Cr, while roots and stems accumulated the most at low and at high metal concentrations, respectively. Fresh weight and photosynthetic pigments were reduced only by the higher Cr(III) doses. Substantially increased lipid peroxidation, hydrogen peroxide, and proline levels were observed only with 5mM Cr(III). Except for a significant decrease at day 7 with 5mM Cr(III), total polyphenols and flavonoids maintained control levels in Cr(III)-treated plants, whereas antioxidant activity increased in a dose-dependent manner. Maximum polyamine accumulation was observed in 1mM CrCl3-treated plants. Even though α- and γ-tocopherols also showed enhanced levels only with the 1mM concentration, tyrosine aminotransferase (TAT, EC 2.6.1.5) activity increased under Cr(III) treatment in a dose- and time-dependent manner. Taken together, results suggest that polyamines, tocopherols, and TAT activity could contribute to tolerance to 1mM Cr(III), but not to the highest concentration that, instead, generated oxidative stress.

  8. Estudio de caracterización de la calidad microbiológica y fisicoquímica del agua utilizada en la industria de alimentos, Colombia, 2007

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    Elizabeth Silva

    2010-09-01

    Conclusión. Aunque es un estudio preliminar, los resultados indican que el agua utilizada en la mayoría de las industrias participantes puede producir deterioro de los alimentos y ser una vía de transmisión de microorganismos patógenos; por lo tanto, es importante organizar un programa continuo de seguimiento y control.

  9. Plantas hipoglicemiantes utilizadas por comunidades tradicionais na Bacia do Alto Paraguai e Vale do Guaporé, Mato Grosso - Brasil

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    M. Macedo

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    Full Text Available No Brasil, com inúmeras espécies tropicais, evidencia-se o conhecimento e uso da vegetação medicinal pelas comunidades quilombolas, ribeirinhas, rurais, tradicionais e indígenas, que são praticadas até os dias atuais. O Estado de Mato Grosso pela sua localização no Planalto Central brasileiro possui uma variedade destas comunidades, que utilizam estas plantas medicinais, levando em consideração o conhecimento popular passado de geração em geração. Esta pesquisa visa identificar a forma de coleta e os usos desse grupo vegetal indicados pelos usuários. O estudo foi realizado em 15 comunidades tradicionais (não indígenas na Bacia do Alto Paraguai e 2 (duas no Vale do Guaporé. A coleta de dados deu-se através de líderes comunitários, benzedeiras, parteiras e usuários utilizando o método qualitativo, mediante abordagem qualitativa, com auxílio de entrevistas estruturadas, semi-estruturadas e abertas. Dentre as espécies identificadas 17 estacam-se para o tratamento do Diabetes, dentre elas citam-se: Anacadium humile; Bauhinia glabra; Cecropia pachystachya; Hancornia speciosa; Heteropteris aphrodisiaca; Leonotis nepetifolia; Momordica charantia; Solanum lycocarpum. Registra-se ainda que as partes mais utilizadas desses vegetais são: folhas, casca do caule, raiz, planta toda, brotos, óleos dos frutos e polvilho dos frutos. De acordo com os usuários a maioria das plantas não podem ser colhidas após o nascer do sol e o preparo deve ser feito com folhas secas ou que tenham sido submetidas ao processo de secagem sobre o fogão de lenha ou em local abafado.

  10. COMPORTAMIENTO DE DIFERENTES ESPECIES DE PLANTAS PARA SER UTILIZADAS COMO ABONOS VERDES EN LAS CONDICIONES DE CUBA

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    Margarita García

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    Full Text Available Durante el período 1992-1994 se llevaron a cabo dos experimentos de campo sobre un suelo Ferralítico Rojo compactado. Se evaluó una colección compuesta por 19 espe- cies de plantas sembradas en dos épocas: lluviosa (mayo-ju- lio y poco lluviosa (octubre-diciembre de 1992-1993. La dis- tribución de los tratamientos en el campo se realizó de acuer- do a un diseño de bloques al azar con tres réplicas. Los resul- tados mostraron que la mayor parte de las especies se adapta- ron mejor a las condiciones del período lluvioso de Cuba en comparación con las del no lluvioso. Las especies con mejor comportamiento para ser utilizadas como abonos verdes en el periodo lluvioso del país fueron: Crotalaria juncea, Sorghum vulgare, Sesbania rostrata, Canavalia ensiformis y Mucuna aterrimum, realizando en este altas acumulaciones de fitomasa y nutrientes, las que oscilaron de 10-67 t.ha-1 de fitomasa verde, de 3.0 -11.0 t.ha-1 de fitomasa seca y de 150-255 kg.ha-1 de N. Las plantas en el período poco lluvioso tuvieron acumu- lados de dos a seis veces inferiores, sobresaliendo por su comportamiento las siguientes especies: Phaseolus helvolus, Canavalia ensiformis, Vigna radiata y Crotalaria juncea .Las plantas tuvieron su mejor desarrollo cuando se sembraron en el período mayo-julio; las siembras realizadas en los meses de octubre-diciembre fueron las de peor comportamiento en el año.

  11. Fuentes de financiamiento utilizadas por las empresas productoras de derivados lácteos del estado Zulia

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    Mariby Boscán

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    Full Text Available Actualmente, las empresas están viviendo transformaciones en muchos aspectos, para lo cual requieren la obtención de recursos financieros. El presente artículo tiene como objetivo determinar las fuentes de financiamiento públicas y privadas utilizadas por las empresas productoras de derivados lácteos del estado Zulia. Con esta finalidad, se realizó una investigación descriptiva y de campo, para lo cual se diseñó una entrevista aplicada a ocho gerentes. Entre los resultados destacan: Un 75% de los entrevistados, utilizan principalmente el crédito otorgado por FONCREI, como fuente pública, debido a que valoran fundamentalmente la tasa de interés; considerando además, que el acceso a este tipo de fuente es complicado (62,5%, y el tiempo de respuesta lento (87,5%. Como fuente de origen privado, figura el crédito con proveedores (62,5% siendo en este caso, el plazo otorgado por éstos el factor determinante; la mayoría de los empresarios estiman que el acceso a esta fuente es adecuado, los requisitos exagerados y el tiempo de respuesta adecuado. Se concluyó que el factor más importante en la decisión de solicitar el crédito público es la tasa de interés mientras que en las fuentes privadas, el plazo y monto del crédito son los factores más relevantes.

  12. Distribución espacial de la calidad de las aguas subterráneas utilizadas para el riego

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    José Ramón Cabrera Alfonso

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    Full Text Available La sostenibilidad ambiental y económica del regadío con aguas subterráneas provenientes de acuíferos costeros requieren de monitoreo y análisis periódicos que alerten sobre las posibles afectaciones en su calidad y los efectos contraídos sobre el sistema suelo-planta. El objetivo de este trabajo es evaluar con carácter espacial mediante indicadores como Conductividad Eléctrica (CE, Relación de Adsorción de Sodio corregido (RASº e Iones Tóxicos la calidad química de las aguas subterráneas utilizadas para riego en la Llanura Sur Occidental de Pinar del Río. Los resultados indicaron que el 100% de las fuentes se clasifican como salinas, sin restricción en cuanto su utilización ante la RAS. La concentración de iones tóxicos Sodio y Cloro representan el mayor grado de restricción ante la utilización de las aguas, presentado ambos para el riego por aspersión más del 95% de las fuentes restricción severa, para el riego superficial el 86,4% de las fuentes presentan restricción moderada por sodio, en cuanto al cloro el 42,4% presentan restricción moderada y el 52,4% severa. El carácter espacial de los diferentes indicadores, acentuados en las zonas cercanas a la costa deja claro la influencia de la intrusión marina en la ionización de las aguas.

  13. Levantamento etnobotânico das plantas medicinais utilizadas pela comunidade de Inhamã, Pernambuco, Nordeste do Brasil

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    A.P. Rodrigues

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o conhecimento, uso, obtenção e indicação terapêutica de plantas utilizadas pela comunidade rural de Inhamã, situada no município de Abreu e Lima, PE, Brasil. Foram realizadas entrevistas semi-estruturadas com 75 moradores. Foram citadas 155 espécies, distribuídas em 112 gêneros e 59 famílias. Conforme a indicação terapêutica, as espécies foram agrupadas em sistemas corporais reconhecidos pela Organização Mundial de Saúde e o índice de importância relativa (IR foi calculado para cada espécie. Destacaram-se pelo número de espécies, as famílias: Asteraceae, Fabaceae e Lamiaceae. As doenças mais citadas estiveram relacionadas aos sistemas respiratório e gastrointestinal. Ocimum gratissimum, alfavaca, apresentou o maior valor de IR (2,0, seguido por Lippia alba, erva cidreira (1,6, Mentha villosa, hortelã pequena (1,6 e Musa paradisiaca, banana (1,5, indicadas para tratamento de transtornos dos sistemas respiratório, digestório e nervoso. Apenas 11% das espécies citadas tiveram prescrições médicas. Inhamã diferencia-se de outras comunidades próximas a centros urbanos porque os moradores cultivam a maioria das espécies medicinais que consomem.

  14. Comparative Study on Total DNA Extraction Methods of Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd.%三角梅总DNA提取方法比较研究

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    黄彦晶; 吴少华; 李房英; 曾黎辉

    2012-01-01

    To find a rapid,simple and effective total DNA extraction method for Bougainvillea spectobilis willd. ,four methods including DNA Isolation Kit method ,CTAB mini method ,improved SDS-KAC method ,improved CTAB method were compared.The total DNA was detected by spectrophotometer, agarose gel electrophoresis. The results showed that CTAB mini method was simple, timesaving, high-yield, high-purity.CTAB mini method was optimal for total DNA extraction in Bougainvillea spectobilis Willd., which was suitable for molecular biology researches.%为了选择一种快速、有效、简单的三角梅总DNA的提取方法,分别采用DNA提取试剂盒法、CTABmini法、改良SDS-KAC法、CTAB大量法提取三角梅嫩叶片的总DNA,用紫外分光光度计、琼脂糖凝胶电泳对所提取的总DNA进行检测。结果表明:CTABmini法提取的三角梅总DNA纯度高,浓度高,并且简单省时。CTABmini法是较为理想的三角梅总DNA提取方法,该法提取的总DNA适用于三角梅的分子生物学研究。

  15. Hedyotis diffusa Willd Inhibits Colorectal Cancer Growth in Vivo via Inhibition of STAT3 Signaling Pathway

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    Jun Peng

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3, a common oncogenic mediator, is constitutively activated in many types of human cancers; therefore it is a major focus in the development of novel anti-cancer agents. Hedyotis diffusa Willd has been used as a major component in several Chinese medicine formulas for the clinical treatment of colorectal cancer (CRC. However, the precise mechanism of its anti-tumor activity remains largely unclear. Using a CRC mouse xenograft model, in the present study we evaluated the effect of the ethanol extract of Hedyotis diffusa Willd (EEHDW on tumor growth in vivo and investigated the underlying molecular mechanisms. We found that EEHDW reduced tumor volume and tumor weight, but had no effect on body weight gain in CRC mice, demonstrating that EEHDW can inhibit CRC growth in vivo without apparent adverse effect. In addition, EEHDW treatment suppressed STAT3 phosphorylation in tumor tissues, which in turn resulted in the promotion of cancer cell apoptosis and inhibition of proliferation. Moreover, EEHDW treatment altered the expression pattern of several important target genes of the STAT3 signaling pathway, i.e., decreased expression of Cyclin D1, CDK4 and Bcl-2 as well as up-regulated p21 and Bax. These results suggest that suppression of the STAT3 pathway might be one of the mechanisms by which EEHDW treats colorectal cancer.

  16. 藜麦的主要营养成分、矿物元素及植物化学物质含量测定%Determination of main nutritional component,mineral element and phytochemical in Chenopodium quinoa Willd

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    申瑞玲; 张文杰; 董吉林; 孙永敢

    2015-01-01

    Three South America Chenopodium quinoa Willd (black,red and ivory Chenopodium quinoa Willd)and a domestic Chenopodium quinoa Willd were used as experimental materials,and the main nutri-tional components,eight kinds of mineral elements(K,Na,Ca,Mg,Fe,Mn,Cu,Zn)and phytochemicals (polyphenols,flavonoids,saponins)content of them were measured.The results showed that the nutritional composition of these four kinds of Chenopodium quinoa Willd was slightly different.Compared with common grains(wheat,rice,corn and millet),Chenopodium quinoa Willd contains lower starch,richer protein and fat,and was a good source of dietary fiber,polyphenols and flavonoids.%以黑色、红色、乳白色3种进口南美藜麦和国产乳黄色藜麦为实验材料,对其所含主要营养素、8种矿物元素(K,Na,Ca,Mg,Fe,Mn,Cu,Zn)和植物化学物质(多酚、黄酮、皂苷)的含量进行测定。结果显示,4种藜麦的营养组成稍有差异;与常见谷物(小麦、稻米、玉米、小米)相比,藜麦中淀粉含量较低,蛋白质、脂肪含量丰富,可以作为膳食纤维、多酚、黄酮物质的良好来源。

  17. Genetic relationships among fifteen species of Kobresia Willd. (Cyperaceae, tribe Cariceae) based on RAPD markers%基于RAPD标记的15种嵩草属(Kobresia Willd.)植物遗传关系

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    赵庆芳; 马世荣; 李巧峡; 王刚

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    Plants of the genus Kobresia, are dominant alpine sedges of high ecological and economic importance. Phylogenetic relationships of Kobresia species have not been well resolved due to limitations in sample availability. Also, previous studies focused on morphological traits, which can be variable in changing habitats and environmental conditions. Here we examine 15 Kobresia species to estimate the genetic relationships in the genus and to reexamine previous phylogenetic efforts. Twenty-one RAPD primers were chosen to examine 47 accessions of the 15 species. The results indicate that the species cluster into three main groups. Previously the genus was divided into section Kobresia, section Elyna,and section Hemicarex, and these classifications were based upon inflorescence structure. Our molecular results generally correspond with section Kobresia and Hemicarex. However the molecular phylogeny does not match with section Elyna, indicating that Elyna is not a natural classification. Additionally,although K. maquensis has been previously classified as an independent species, our results suggest that it should be considered a synonym of K. setschwanensis. These results also show that RAPD markers are effective in constructing phylogenetic relationships among Kobresia species.%嵩草属(Kobresia Willd.)植物由于其形态结构的多样性及种内变异式样的复杂性,至今仍被认为是分类学上的"困难属".因此,对于该属系统学其他方面的证据,尤其分子方面的研究则显得极为重要和迫切.本文选用21个RAPD随机引物调查了15种嵩草属植物的遗传关系.结果表明:15种嵩草属植物聚为3类,认为嵩草组和异穗嵩草组的建立是比较自然的,而单穗嵩草组的划分并不自然.此外,分子结论并不支持前人发表的K.maquensis为独立新种,建议降为K.setschwanensis的异名.

  18. Research on Alloletroploid Segregation Phenomena of Single-gene Morphological Characters in Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)%高原藜米(Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)单基因性状的异源四倍体分离现象

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    贡布扎西; 吉万泉; 昌西; 白玛曲宗

    2014-01-01

    高原藜米(Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)是一个异源四倍体作物,但有些研究报道该作物在单个基因位点上的分离行为有二倍体分离特征.本研究在多年观察试验的基础上,2011-2012年两年在西藏不同海拔(南木林县:海拔4 000m;林芝:海拔2 800 m)条件下对雄性不育植株进行杂交所得的F1和F2代中分离产生了3种不同的单基因控制的性状特征进行了较大群体的观测试验.等位基因分离分析结果显示,在F1和F2的分离范围内出现了二体双基因和四体的遗传性状,在F2代减数分裂中出现的一定比例的畸变现象也显示了其不定的多价体形态,这些结果都表明了藜米的异源四倍体特征.这一特征产生的根本原因是某些基因位点重复和至少在有些同源染色体之间发生了联会现象.本研究发现,藜米某些基因位点发生的四倍体分离现象可能导致了藜米育种和遗传研究中的复杂性,对于指导该作物育种或生产都有一定的实际意义.四倍体分离,特别是其飘忽不定的现象,可能会使将来藜米基因图谱研究分析变的更加复杂,这一点在今后的研究中应给予足够的重视.

  19. Evaluación de la actividad antimalárica de algunas plantas utilizadas en la medicina tradicional cubana

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    La búsqueda de nuevas alternativas terapéuticas es una alta prioridad en la lucha por el control de la malaria. El objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar extractos preparados a partir de plantas seleccionadas en base a información etnobotánica obtenida de la Medicina Tradicional Cubana. Extractos de seis plantas (Bambusa vulgaris, Parthenium hysterophorus, Melaleuca leucadendron, Indigofera suffruticosa, Artemisia absinthium, Simarouba glauca, fueron evaluados in vitro frente a la cepa F32/Tanzania de Plasmodium falciparum, S. glauca, P. hysterophorus, M. leucadendron y A. absinthium mostraron valores de Concentración Mínima Inhibitoria en el rango de 3,1 a 50 µg/mL, mientras B. vulgaris e I. suffruticosa presentaron valores negativos contra esta cepa. Al evaluar estas cuatro especies in vivo frente a Plasmodium berghei NK65, mostraron mayor actividad inhibidora A. absinthium con un 65,9% de reducción de la parasitemia a la dosis de 500 mg/kg, M. leucadendron con un 50% de reducción a la dosis de 250 mg/kg y S. glauca con una reducción del 43,2% a la dosis de 100 mg/kg. Los extractos que mostraron menor toxicidad fueron A. absinthium, y M. leucadendron. Estos resultados muestran las potencialidades antimaláricas de algunas plantas medicinales utilizadas en Cuba y trazan el camino para estudios posteriores de sus constituyentes químicos activos. Palabras-claves: Plasmodium falciparum; Plasmodium berghei; plantas antimaláricas; etnobotánico.

  20. Estudos das variantes utilizadas em duas capitais sul-brasileiras para designar o conceito «tempo»

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    Paula Garcia Freitas

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    Full Text Available Resumo: O estudo das palavras utilizadas por um grupo social pode ser o fio condutor para avaliar o conhecimento desse grupo. Assim sendo, este trabalho propõe-se a investigar a relação que comunidades têm com o “tempo” por meio do levantamento das palavras que utilizam para designar conceitos relacionados a ele. Para tanto, optou-se pela análise das respostas dadas por dezesseis informantes de duas localidades, Florianópolis e Curitiba, ao questionário semântico lexical (QSL relativo ao campo semântico de astros e tempo, no âmbito do Projeto ALIB (Atlas linguístico do Brasil. Por meio deste estudo, pôde-se constatar que os habitantes das duas capitais estudadas nesta pesquisa utilizam termos distintos para descrever as diferentes partes do dia e a relação temporal. Pode-se dizer também que os informantes das duas localidades não utilizam termos relacionados a estrelas ou outros fenômenos siderais para se referirem ao início e fim do dia.Palavras-chave: Variantes linguísticas; ALIB; dialetologia; tempo.Abstract: The study of the words used by a social group can be the conduit to assess the knowledge of this group. Thus, this study aims to investigate the relationship that communities have with the “time” through the survey of the words they use to describe it. To this end, we decided to examine the replies given by sixteen informants at two locations, Florianopolis and Curitiba, to the lexical semantic questionnaire (LSQ on the semantic field of stars and time, under the Project ALIB (Linguistic Atlas of Brazil. Through this study, it was found that the inhabitants of the capital, in particular the two that are the subject of this research, have a little relationship with the terms that describe the different parts of the day, especially those that detail the phenomena. We can also say that they don’t use terms related with the stars or other sidereal phenomena to refer to the beginning and the end of the day

  1. Varietal Response of Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L. Walp. to Striga gesnerioides (Willd. Vatke Race SG5 Infestation

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    Jean Baptiste NOUBISSIE TCHIAGAM

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available The parasitic plant Striga gesnerioides (Willd Vatke is becoming a serious threat to cowpea production in Sub-Saharan Africa. At least 7 races of S. gesnerioides exhibiting specific virulence have been identified. The objectives of this study were to identify sources of resistance to S. gesnerioides race SG5 spreads in northern Cameroon and to study the inheritance of the resistance. Twelve accessions of cowpea, IT98K-205-8, IT98K-503-1, IT98K-1092-1, IT99K-216-1-1, IT98K-494-6, IT99K-529-4, IT99K-573-1-1, IT99K-573-2-1, IT00K-1207, IT03K-378-4, IT04K-227-4 and VYA were assessed in field trials for resistance to S. gesnerioides race SG5 in Maroua, northern Cameroon and the genetics of the resistance from two sources was elucidated in artificially infested pots. Data on resistant and susceptible cowpea plants were analyzed using the chi-square test to ascertain the goodness of fit to different genetic ratios. Tests of resistance using field screening techniques showed that among these varieties, four were susceptible, four tolerant, two partially resistant while IT99K-573-1-1 and IT98K-205-8 appeared completely resistant to Striga race SG5. On susceptible varieties, the mean number of emerged S. gesnerioides plants 9 weeks after sowing was 1.8 to 2.4 per cowpea plant, while completely resistant lines carried none. The cowpea genotypes showed significant differences for percentage of infected plants, the decimation rates and Striga height. On susceptible genotypes, the seeds yield losses due to Striga infestation varied from 28.4 to 36.6% while for the fodder yield these losses ranged between 23.63 to 41.03%. The analysis of F1 and F2 populations resulting from crossings between resistant varieties and the susceptible tester VYA demonstrated that resistance is was controlled by two factor inheritance with duplicate dominant genes (Rsg5a and Rsg5b for IT99K-573-1-1 and a single dominant gene (Rsg5 for IT98K-205-8. These two varieties provide newly

  2. Antinoceptive and Anti-inflammatory Activities of the Ethanolic Extract, Fractions and Flavones Isolated from Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd. Poir (Leguminosae.

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    Mariluze P Cruz

    Full Text Available The bark of Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd. Poiret (Leguminosae family, popularly known as "jurema preta" in Brazil, is used by the population of Contendas of Sincorá (Bahia State, Brazil for the treatment of coughs and wound healing. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of the bark ethanol extract (EEMT and solvent soluble fractions (hexane-H, DCM-D, EtOAc-E and BuOH-B of the extract in vivo. Additionally, we synthesized 5,7-dihidroxy-4'-methoxyflavanone (isosakuranetin and isolated the compound sakuranetin, and both compounds were also tested. The anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive assays performed were: writhing test; nociception induced by intraplantar formalin injection; leukocyte recruitment to the peritoneal cavity; evaluation of vascular permeability (Evans blue test; and evaluation of mechanical hypernociception (von Frey test. Production of TNF-α, IL-10, myeloperoxidase and the expression of ICAM-1 were also evaluated. Statistical analysis was performed by one-way ANOVA followed by the Bonferroni post-test (n = 8, with P < 0.05. The EEMT showed antinociceptive activities in writhing test (100-200 mg/kg, in the second phase of the formalin test (50-200 mg/kg, and in mechanical hypernociception (100 mg/kg. EEMT showed an anti-inflammatory effect by reducing neutrophil migration to the peritoneal cavity and in the plantar tissue detected by the reduction of myeloperoxidase activity (100 mg/kg, reduction of IL-10 levels and expression of ICAM-1 in the peritoneal exudate and the mesentery (100 mg/kg, respectively. The four soluble EEMT fractions showed good results in tests for antinociceptive (H, D, E, B and anti-inflammation (H, D, E. Only sakuranetin showed reduction of the writhing and neutrophil migration (200 mg/kg. Thus, the EEMT and soluble fractions of M. tenuiflora bark demonstrated great antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities, as also sakuranetin. More studies

  3. Antinoceptive and Anti-inflammatory Activities of the Ethanolic Extract, Fractions and Flavones Isolated from Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd.) Poir (Leguminosae).

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    Cruz, Mariluze P; Andrade, Cassya M F; Silva, Kelle O; de Souza, Erika P; Yatsuda, Regiane; Marques, Lucas M; David, Juceni P; David, Jorge M; Napimoga, Marcelo H; Clemente-Napimoga, Juliana T

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    The bark of Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd.) Poiret (Leguminosae family), popularly known as "jurema preta" in Brazil, is used by the population of Contendas of Sincorá (Bahia State, Brazil) for the treatment of coughs and wound healing. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of the bark ethanol extract (EEMT) and solvent soluble fractions (hexane-H, DCM-D, EtOAc-E and BuOH-B) of the extract in vivo. Additionally, we synthesized 5,7-dihidroxy-4'-methoxyflavanone (isosakuranetin) and isolated the compound sakuranetin, and both compounds were also tested. The anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive assays performed were: writhing test; nociception induced by intraplantar formalin injection; leukocyte recruitment to the peritoneal cavity; evaluation of vascular permeability (Evans blue test); and evaluation of mechanical hypernociception (von Frey test). Production of TNF-α, IL-10, myeloperoxidase and the expression of ICAM-1 were also evaluated. Statistical analysis was performed by one-way ANOVA followed by the Bonferroni post-test (n = 8), with P < 0.05. The EEMT showed antinociceptive activities in writhing test (100-200 mg/kg), in the second phase of the formalin test (50-200 mg/kg), and in mechanical hypernociception (100 mg/kg). EEMT showed an anti-inflammatory effect by reducing neutrophil migration to the peritoneal cavity and in the plantar tissue detected by the reduction of myeloperoxidase activity (100 mg/kg), reduction of IL-10 levels and expression of ICAM-1 in the peritoneal exudate and the mesentery (100 mg/kg), respectively. The four soluble EEMT fractions showed good results in tests for antinociceptive (H, D, E, B) and anti-inflammation (H, D, E). Only sakuranetin showed reduction of the writhing and neutrophil migration (200 mg/kg). Thus, the EEMT and soluble fractions of M. tenuiflora bark demonstrated great antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities, as also sakuranetin. More studies

  4. Preliminary Studies of the Performance of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) Genotypes under Irrigated and Rainfed Conditions of Central Malawi.

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    Maliro, Moses F A; Guwela, Veronica F; Nyaika, Jacinta; Murphy, Kevin M

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    The goal of sustainable intensification of agriculture in Malawi has led to the evaluation of innovative, regionally novel or under-utilized crop species. Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) has the potential to provide a drought tolerant, nutritious alternative to maize. We evaluated 11 diverse varieties of quinoa for their yield and agronomic performance at two locations, Bunda and Bembeke, in Malawi. The varieties originated from Ecuador, Chile and Bolivia in South America; the United States and Canada in North America; and, Denmark in Europe, and were chosen based on their variation in morphological and agronomic traits, and their potential for adaptation to the climate of Malawi. Plant height, panicle length, days to maturity, harvest index, and seed yield were recorded for each variety under irrigation at Bunda and Bembeke, and under rainfed conditions at Bunda. Plant height was significantly influenced by both genotype and environment. There were also significant differences between the two locations for panicle length whereas genotype and genotype × environment (G × E) interaction were not significantly different. Differences were found for genotype and G × E interaction for harvest index. Notably, differences for genotype, environment and G × E were found for grain yield. Seed yield was higher at Bunda (237-3019 kg/ha) than Bembeke (62-692 kg/ha) under irrigated conditions. The highest yielding genotype at Bunda was Titicaca (3019 kg/ha) whereas Multi-Hued was the highest (692 kg/ha) at Bembeke. Strong positive correlations between seed yield and (1) plant height (r = 0.74), (2) days to maturity (r = 0.76), and (3) biomass (r = 0.87) were found under irrigated conditions. The rainfed evaluations at Bunda revealed significant differences in seed yield, plant biomass, and seed size among the genotypes. The highest yielding genotype was Black Seeded (2050 kg/ha) followed by Multi-Hued (1603 kg/ha) and Bio-Bio (1446 kg/ha). Ecuadorian (257 kg/ha) was the

  5. Response of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation patients administered a combined quebracho/conker tree/M. balsamea Willd extract

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    Kenneth Brown; Brandi Scott-Hoy; Linda W Jennings

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this case series was to retrospectively examine the symptom response of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation(IBS-C) patients administered an herbal extract in a real-world setting. Twenty-four IBS-C patients in a community office practice were provided a combination over-the-counter dietary supplement composed of quebracho(150 mg), conker tree(470 mg) and M. balsamea Willd(0.2 mL) extracts(Atrantil?) and chose to take the formulation for a minimum of 2 wk in an attempt to manage their symptoms. Patient responses to the supplement were assessed by visual analogue scale(VAS) for abdominal pain, constipation and bloating at baseline and at 2 wk as part of standard-of-care. Patient scores from VAS assessments recorded in medical chart data were retrospectively compiled and assessed for the effects of the combined extract on symptoms. Sign tests were used to compare changes from baseline to 2 wk of taking the extract. Significance was defined as P < 0.05. Twenty-one of 24 patients(88%) responded to the dietary supplement as measured by individual improvements in VAS scores for abdominal pain, bloating and constipation symptoms comparing scores prior to administration of the extract against those reported after 2 wk. There were also significant improvements in individual as well as mean VAS scores after 2 wk of administration of the combinedextract compared to baseline for abdominal pain [8.0(6.5, 9.0) vs 2.0(1.0, 3.0), P < 0.001], bloating [8.0(7.0, 9.0) vs 1.0(1.0, 2.0), P < 0.001] and constipation [6.0(3.0, 8.0) vs 2.0(1.0, 3.0), P < 0.001], respectively. In addition, 21 of 24 patients expressed improved quality of life while taking the formulation. There were no reported side effects to administration of the dietary supplement in this practice population suggesting excellent tolerance of the formulation. This pilot retrospective analysis of symptom scores from patients before and after consuming a quebracho/conker tree/M. balsamea Wil d extract may

  6. ANÁLISE BACTERIOLÓGICA DA ÁGUA UTILIZADA NOS EQUIPOS ODONTOLÓGICOS DO SERVIÇO PÚBLICO DE ARACAJU/SE

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    Paixão, Mônica Silveira

    2006-01-01

    Através de análises bacteriológicas, avaliou-se a qualidade da água utilizada nos Equipos Odontológicos do Serviço Público de Aracaju. Foram coletadas 118 amostras de água procedentes de 59 Equipos distribuídos em três grupos, de acordo com a localização dos reservatórios e a disponibilidade do sistema de anti-sepsia Flush. A presente pesquisa se propôs a investigar a contaminação por coliformes totais e fecais na água utilizada em 24 Equipos do Departamento de Odontologia e 35 Equipos das Un...

  7. Avaliação da qualidade de águas purificadas utilizadas em farmácias de manipulação

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    A RDC n° 67 de 2007, que revogou a RDC nº 33 de 2000, regulamentou análises mensais que avaliam parâmetros microbiológicos e físico-químicos em águas purificadas utilizadas em preparações magistrais, antes não especificados pela RDC n° 33 de 2000. Diante dessas alterações, o objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar a qualidade de águas utilizadas em farmácias de manipulação em Araraquara e região e verificar o impacto da legislação mais recente (RDC nº 67 de 2007) nessa qualid...

  8. Estratégias logísticas utilizadas em empresas de confecção de moda social – estudo de caso

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    Este artigo abordou as principais estratégias logísticas utilizadas na indústria de confecções. As estratégias estudadas foram terceirização, a aliança logística, parceria (comakership), integração vertical e horizontal, logística reversa e logística retardada (postponement). As observações foram feitas, a partir de pesquisa bibliográfica e de campo. O objetivo do estudo foi diagnosticar as estratégias logísticas que são utilizadas em uma indústria de confecção de moda social, de grande porte...

  9. Trilhas e caminhas de leitura : estratégia de mediação utilizadas por uma professora nas aulas de ciências.

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    Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ensino de Ciências, Instituto de Ciências Exatas e Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto. Esta pesquisa trata das estratégias de mediação de leitura utilizadas por uma professora nas aulas de Ciências. Para tanto, este trabalho teve como orientação fundamental as seguintes perguntas: como e com que finalidade os textos são trabalhados nas aulas de Ciências? Quais tipos de textos são ofertados para a leitura e quais estratégias são utilizadas para cada ...

  10. PLANTAS UTILIZADAS EN ALIMENTACIÓN HUMANA POR AGRICULTORES MESTIZOS Y KICHWAS EN LOS CANTONES SANTA CLARA, MERA Y PASTAZA, PROVINCIA DE PASTAZA, ECUADOR

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    Ricardo V. Abril Saltos

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Esta investigación se realizó en la provincia de Pastaza, Ecuador, su objetivo fue identificar las principales especies vegetales utilizadas en alimentación humana, en las explotaciones agropecuarias de los cantones Pastaza, Mera y Santa Clara, comparando su frecuencia de reporte en función del cantón y etnia del productor, para lo cual se elaboró una encuesta, que consta de aspectos de identificación de los agricultores, plantas utilizadas en alimentación humana y sus formas de usos, la cual fue aplicada a 214 productores en la provincia, correspondiente al 30 % de productores identificados. A nivel global, se reportaron 59 especies, teniendo por cantón 32 especies en Pastaza, 16 en Mera y 56 en Santa Clara, en función de la etnia del productor se reportaron 44 especies utilizadas por mestizos y 46 especies utilizadas por Kichwas. Se obtuvo 33 familias botánicas, siendo Solanaceae y Arecaceae las que mayor número de especies reportan. El análisis de frecuencia de reportes, a través de cuadros de contingencia, con respecto al cantón y etnia del productor, presentó diferencias significativas en el valor de P para los estadísticos Chi cuadrado de Pearson y Chi cuadrado MV-G2. El análisis de comparación de proporciones mostró nueve especies, siendo las más destacadas Musa spSchott, Manihot esculenta Crantz L. y Colocasia esculenta (L.. Se concluye que en la zona existe diversidad en el uso de plantas para la alimentación humana, en la cual su variabilidad está influenciada por los componentes cantón y etnia del productor.

  11. Estudo comparativo da madeira de Mimosa ophthalmocentra Mart. ex Benth e Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd.) Poir. (Fabaceae-Mimosoideae) na caatinga nordestina Comparative study of Mimosa ophthalmocentra Mart. ex Benth and Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd.) Poir. (Fabaceae-Mimosoideae) wood in the caatinga of Northeast Brazil

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    Lazaro Benedito da Silva; Francisco de Assis Ribeiro dos Santos; Peter Gasson; David Cutler

    2011-01-01

    Pela importância econômica da madeira de algumas espécies do gênero Mimosa L. ocorrentes na caatinga nordestina e pelo fato de Mimosa ophthalmocentra Mart. ex Benth. (jurema-de-imbira), às vezes, ser confundida com Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd.) Poir. (jurema-preta) ou vice-versa, este trabalho objetivou apresentar novos dados referentes à anatomia e densidade básica da madeira das duas espécies, visando oferecer subsídio para identificação das duas espécies, identificar caracteres anatômicos da ...

  12. Anxiogenic-like effects of Uncaria tomentosa (Willd.) DC. aqueous extract in an elevated plus maze test in mice: a preliminary study.

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    Bigliani, María Celeste; Rosso, María Celeste; Zunino, Paula M; Baiardi, Gustavo; Ponce, Andrés Alberto

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of orally administered Uncaria tomentosa aqueous extracts (UTE) (Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.) DC. (Rubiaceae) during 7, 15, 30 and 90 days of treatment on the expression of anxiety, as expressed in the elevated plus maze test in male Albino Swiss mice. UTE revealed an anxiogenic effect in relation to the control group at 15 and 30 days, but it was reversed after 90 days of administration, without affecting the locomotor activity or any deleterious effects on the overall performance of the animal, either for its ambulation, or clinical status, and body weight and organ weight/body weight from liver, lung and kidney were unaffected. These biphasic effects are usually indicative of heterogeneity in sites of action due to the presence of many alkaloids (speciophylline, uncarine F and uncarine E) and flavanols (catechin and epigallocatechin) identified and isolated from UTE.

  13. The Main Chemical Composition and in vitro Antifungal Activity of the Essential Oils of Ocimum basilicum Linn. var. pilosum (Willd. Benth

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    Ji-Wen Zhang

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The essential oils of the aerial parts of Ocimum basilicum Linn.var. pilosum (Willd. Benth., an endemic medicinal plant growing in China, was obtained by hydrodistillation and analysed by GC-MS. Fifteen compounds, representing 74.19% of the total oil were identified. The main components were as follows: linalool (29.68%, (Z-cinnamic acid methyl ester (21.49%, cyclohexene (4.41%, α- cadinol (3.99%, 2,4-diisopropenyl-1-methyl-1-vinylcyclohexane (2.27%, 3,5-pyridine-dicarboxylic acid, 2,6-dimethyl-diethyl ester (2.01%, β-cubebene (1.97%, guaia-1(10,11-diene (1.58%, cadinene (1.41% (E-cinnamic acid methyl ester (1.36% and β-guaiene (1.30%. The essential oils showed significant antifungal activity against some plant pathogenic fungi.

  14. HPLC quantification of uncarine D and the anti-plasmodial activity of alkaloids from leaves of Mitragyna inermis (Willd.) O. Kuntze.

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    Fiot, Julien; Baghdikian, Béatrice; Boyer, Laurent; Mahiou, Valérie; Azas, Nadine; Gasquet, Monique; Timon-David, Pierre; Balansard, Guy; Ollivier, Evelyne

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    An efficient system for the analysis of the total alkaloids extracted from leaves of Mitragyna inermis (Willd.) O. Kuntze (Rubiaceae) by HPLC using a reversed-phase column is described. The chromatographic conditions allowed the separation of indole and oxindole alkaloids in leaf extracts, and the quantification of uncarine D in samples collected in Burkina Faso and Mali. The HPLC method described was validated for its specificity, linearity and precision using an internal standard (naphthalene). The concentrations of uncarine D in various extracts were compared with their in vitro anti-plasmodial activity. The anti-proliferative activity on chloroquine-resistant strain (W2) of Plasmodium falciparum was not correlated with the concentration of uncarine D in leaves.

  15. Olgunlaşma Döneminin Kinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)’da Ot Verimi ve Kalitesi ile Gaz ve Metan Üretimine Etkisi

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    KAPLAN, Mahmut; ÜKE, Özlem; KALE, Hasan; KAMALAK, Adem

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    Çalışmanın amacı farklı olgunlaşma dönemlerinde (çiçeklenme öncesi, tam çiçeklenme ve tohum bağlama) hasat edilen kinoa bitkisinin (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) yeşil ve kuru ot verimi, besleme değeri, in vitro gaz ve metan üretimi, metabolik enerji (ME) ve organik madde sindirim derecesine (OMS) etkisini belirlemektir. Kinoa bitkisinin olgunlaşması araştırmada incelenen tüm parametreleri etkilemiştir (P≤0.01). Çalışma sonuçlarına göre olgunlaşma döneminin ilerlemesiyle yeşil ve kuru ot verimle...

  16. Effects of salinity and soil-drying on radiation use efficiency, water productivity, seed set and final yield of field-grown quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)

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    Razzaghi, Fatemeh; Ahmadi, S. H.; Jacobsen, S.-E.

    2012-01-01

    Drought and salinity reduce crop productivity especially in arid and semi-arid regions, and finding a crop which produces yield under these adverse conditions is therefore very important. Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) is such a crop. Hence, a study was conducted in field lysimeters...... to investigate the effect of salinity and soil–drying on radiation use efficiency, yield and water productivity of quinoa. Quinoa was exposed to five salinity levels (0, 10, 20, 30 and 40 dS m)1) of irrigation water from flower initiation onwards. During the seed-filling phase the five salinity levels were...... matter. Increasing salinity from 20 to 40 dS m)1 did not further decrease the seed number per m2 and seed yield, which shows that quinoa (cv. Titicaca) acclimated to saline conditions when exposed to salinity levels between 20 and 40 dS m)1....

  17. Potential use of the facultative halophyte Chenopodium quinoa Willd. as substrate for biogas production cultivated with different concentrations of sodium chloride under hydroponic conditions.

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    Turcios, Ariel E; Weichgrebe, Dirk; Papenbrock, Jutta

    2016-03-01

    This project analyses the biogas potential of the halophyte Chenopodium quinoa Willd. In a first approach C. quinoa was grown with different concentrations of NaCl (0, 10 and 20 ppt NaCl) and the crop residues were used as substrate for biogas production. In a second approach, C. quinoa was grown with 0, 10, 20 and 30 ppt NaCl under hydroponic conditions and the fresh biomass was used as substrate. The more NaCl is in the culture medium, the higher the sodium, potassium, crude ash and hemicellulose content in the plant tissue whereas the calcium, sulfur, nitrogen and carbon content in the biomass decrease. According to this study, it is possible to produce high yields of methane using biomass of C. quinoa. The highest specific methane yields were obtained using the substrate from the plants cultivated at 10 and 20 ppt NaCl in both experiments.

  18. Chemical constituents and pharmacological activities of Polygala tenuifolia Willd.:research advances%远志化学及药理作用研究进展

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    刘大伟; 康利平; 马百平

    2012-01-01

    远志(Polygala tenuifolia Willd.),又名细叶远志,是传统中药远志最重要的基源植物,具有益智安神、消痰驱肿之功效.远志中化学成分主要包含三萜皂苷类、糖酯类、(咄)酮类,也含有少量的生物碱、香豆素、木质素等.研究表明,远志在抗痴呆、脑保护、镇静、抗惊厥、抗抑郁、祛痰镇咳、保护心脑血管等方面具有良好活性.同时,远志具有刺激性及毒性,但通过炮制、配伍能够使其刺激性及毒性降低.本文主要对远志的化学成分及其药理活性进行总结,为远志的研究与应用提供参考.%Polygala tenuifolia Willd., the main source of traditional Chinese medicine "Yuanzhi", is used as expectorant, tonic, sedative and preventing dementia agents. P. Tenuifolia has been reported to be enriched with triterpenoid saponins, oligosaccharide esters, xanthones, and also contains a small amount of alkaloids, coumarins, lignins, etc.. These substances show various bioactivities, such as anti-dementia, brain protection, sedative hypnotic, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, cough expectorant, antibacterial, anticancer, and analgesic activities, etc.. Studies also show that P. Tenuifolia has pungency and toxicity but which can be reduced through processing and compatibility. In this paper, the chemical constituents and pharmacological activities of P. Tenuifolia are summarized, aiming at providing help for its research and application.

  19. Equações Hipsométricas e Volumétricas para Acacia mangium Willd em Roraima / Hypsometric And Volumetric Equations for Acacia mangium Willd In Roraima

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    Helio Tonini

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available A Acacia mangium é a espécie florestal mais plantada no Estado de Roraima, sendo necessários estudos que visem ao desenvolvimento de sistemas silviculturais adaptados às condições locais. Este trabalho foi desenvolvido com o objetivo de selecionar equações de relação hipsométrica e de volume para A. mangium em área de savana no estado de Roraima. Foram utilizadas 701 árvores amostras localizadas em três fazendas e duas regiões. Foram testadas 8 equações hipsométricas e 5 volumétricas. Nas condições estudadas, a equação hipsométrica selecionada apresentou um R2aj = 0,62 e a equação logaritmizada de Spurr se mostrou a mais adequada para estimar a o volume total (R2aj =0,98 e comercial com casca (R2aj =0,58.

  20. 大叶碎米荠胶囊治疗腰肌劳损76例临床观察%Clinical observation on Cardamine Macrophylla Willd.Capsule in the treatment of 76 patients with lumbar muscle strain

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    周凯; 李东辉; 刘江舟; 周效思

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To study curative effect of Cardamine Macrophylla Willd. Capsule in the treatment of lumbar muscle strain. Methods: 147 patients who met the full diagnostic criteria were divided into treatment group (76 cases) and control group (71 cases). The treatment group were treated with Cardamine Macrophylla Willd. Capsule per os, while the control group were treated with Western medicine Piroxicam Tablets per os. The comprehensive curative effects of the two groups were summarized after 15 days. Results: The total effective rate of the treatment group was 93.42%, and that of the control group was 74.65%, the curative effect was found to be better in the treatment group than that in the control group (P<0.05). Conclusion: The curative effect in the treatment group treated with Cardamine Macrophylla Willd. Capsule (per os) was significantly better than that in the control group treated with Piroxicam Tablets (per os).%目的:观察大叶碎米荠(Cardamine macrophylla Willd.)治疗腰肌劳损的临床疗效.方法:将我院符合诊断标准的腰肌劳损147例患者分为治疗组(76例)和对照组(71例),治疗组以口服大叶碎米荠胶囊治疗,对照组予口服吡罗昔康治疗.15 d后对两组综合疗效进行比较.结果:治疗组总有效率为93.42%,对照组为74.65%,两组总有效率比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论:口服大叶碎米荠治疗腰肌劳损的疗效明显,优于吡罗昔康对照组.

  1. Construcción y fuentes utilizadas para los términos médicos en el Diccionario de Autoridades

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    Bertha M. Gutiérrez Rodilla

    1995-01-01

    [ES]El llamado Diccionario de Autoridades sirvió como modelo a la mayor parte de los diccionarios españoles durante más de dos siglos, desde que fuera publicado a mediados del XVIII. Este trabajo, que forma parte de uno más amplio sobre los términos relacionados con la medicina en los diccionarios españoles del siglo XVIII, pretende servir para aclarar algunos detalles referentes a la historia de ese diccionario y, de un modo concreto, a la de las fuentes utilizadas en su confección y a la...

  2. Construcción y fuentes utilizadas para los términos médicos en el Diccionario de Autoridades

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    Gutiérrez Rodilla, Bertha M.

    1995-01-01

    [ES]El llamado Diccionario de Autoridades sirvió como modelo a la mayor parte de los diccionarios españoles durante más de dos siglos, desde que fuera publicado a mediados del XVIII. Este trabajo, que forma parte de uno más amplio sobre los términos relacionados con la medicina en los diccionarios españoles del siglo XVIII, pretende servir para aclarar algunos detalles referentes a la historia de ese diccionario y, de un modo concreto, a la de las fuentes utilizadas en su confección y a la...

  3. Educación para la Salud Grupal en Enfermería: ¿Es utilizada por las enfermeras de Atención Primaria de Salud?

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    Introducción: La Consejería de Salud de la Junta de Andalucía establece, como objetivo para las enfermeras, realizar EpS grupal a personas enfermas y cuidadoras como estrategia para modificar comportamientos no saludables. Objetivos: Conocer la EpS grupal desarrollada por las enfermeras de APS de Sevilla y provincia durante 2003, metodología utilizada y problemas encontrados; Identificar necesidades de formación para desarrollarla; Conocer la opinión y propuestas de mejora. Metodología:...

  4. Propriedades nutricionais, nutracêuticas e antioxidantes de espécies silvestres condimentares utilizadas na gastronomia tradicional do nordeste transmontano

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    Fernandes, Ângela

    2010-01-01

    As plantas aromáticas e medicinais são muito apreciadas e utilizadas em todo o Mundo. Muitas costumavam ser importantes como suplementos na dieta alimentar, fornecendo compostos bioactivos, eram e são ainda usadas como tempero na cozinha tradicional Portuguesa e em diversas aplicações farmacológicas. Neste trabalho, determinou-se a composição nutricional e nutracêutica de três espécies de Lamiaceae (Mentha pulegium, Thymus pulegioides e Thymus mastichina). A determinação da composição nutr...

  5. Análisis de las estrategias utilizadas por las televisoras regionales frente al proceso de globalización: Casos NCTV Zulia y Televiza

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    Sheila Rincón

    2000-01-01

    El objeto de estudio es el análisis de las estrategias utilizadas por las televisoras regionales Niños Cantores Televisión Zulia y Televiza frente el proceso de globalización. Los resultados obtenidos sugieren la presencia de algunos componentes de la planificación estratégica a nivel informal mientras que la competitividad es asumida mediante el mejoramiento de la calidad del producto/servicio, la adquisición de nuevas tecnologías, la innovación y las alianzas estratégicas. Las recomendacion...

  6. Estudo da coagulação de cultura mista utilizada na biodegradação de efluente de terminais de combustíveis

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    Vieira, Rafael Bruno

    2009-01-01

    O presente trabalho avaliou a capacidade de utilizar coagulantes isolados ou em combinação com um polieletrólito aniônico, que faz papel de auxiliante, na sedimentação da cultura mista C1 utilizada na biodegradação de hidrocarbonetos presentes em efluente contaminado por óleo diesel e gasolina. Os coagulantes utilizados foram sulfato de alumínio e cloreto férrico e o auxiliante a poliacrilamida aniônica. Em testes preliminares, realizados em equipamento jar test, foram utilizad...

  7. Consideraciones y recomendaciones prácticas para mejorar la calidad de la madera seca de Acacia mangium Willd

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    Carolina Tenorio Monge

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Acacia mangium, es actualmente, una de las especies más utilizadas en plantaciones comerciales en Costa Rica. Sin embargo, los usos de su madera han sido restringidos debido a que presenta algunos problemas durante el proceso de secado artificial, entre los que destaca la alta variabilidad del contenido de humedad final, la alta incidencia de defectos y la presencia de bolsas de humedad. Se han investigado las causas de esta variación y del desarrollo de estos defectos y se ha encontrado que los principales factores que influyen son: la alta variabilidad en el contenido de humedad inicial de la madera, la procedencia de la materia prima, la altura, la posición radial de la tabla al extraerla del árbol y el uso de programas de secado inadecuados para la especie. Asímismo se dan una serie de recomendaciones a considerar antes de iniciar el secado artificial con el fin de lograr una mejor calidad de madera en cuanto a la variabilidad del secado y lapresencia de defectos.

  8. (Dipteryx odorata (Aubl.) Willd)

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    Fisiologia Vegetal

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    Nov 2, 2016 ... The determination of photosynthetic pigments was realized accor- ding to Lichtenthaler (1987). ... chlorophyll A as the main pigment of complex light collectors (LHC) for the photochemical reactions (Taiz and Zeiger, 2013).

  9. Antimicrobial activity of Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd. Poir. from Northeast Brazil against clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus Atividade antimicrobiana de Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd. Poir. do Nordeste do Brasil, contra isolados clínicos de Staphylococcus aureus

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    Itácio Q. M. Padilha

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Mimosa tenuiflora is a native plant of Northeast Brazil where it is popularly known as ''jurema-preta'' and it is widely used in folk medicine. In this work the anti-Staphylococcus aureus activity of ethanol extract of M tenuiflora was evaluated by determination of minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC of clinical isolates by the agar dilution method, and by time-kill assay using a reference strain. MIC values against 30 isolates were 0,18 mg/mL (16/30 or 0,36 mg/mL (14/30, and also the reference strain. In the reference strains, at concentrations up to 4x MIC, only bacteriostatic effect was observed, but at 8x MIC a fast bactericidal effect was observed.A Mimosa tenuiflora é uma planta nativa da região Nordeste do Brasil onde é conhecida como jurema-preta sendo amplamente utilizada na medicina popular. No presente trabalho a atividade anti-Staphylococcus aureus do extrato etanólico da M. tenuiflora foi avaliada pela determinação da concentração inibitória mínima (CIM, pelo método da diluição em agar, em 30 isolados clínicos e pela cinética de inativação com a linhagem referência. Os valores da CIM foram 0,18 mg/mL em 16 isolados e 0,36 mg/mL nos demais, bem como na linhagem referência. A cinética de inativação mostrou apenas efeito bacteriostático nas concentrações do extrato até aquela correspondente a 4x CIM e um rápido efeito bactericida na concentração correspondente a 8x CIM.

  10. Preliminary Observation on Developmental Characteristics of Adventitious Buds of Artemisia frigida Willd.%冷蒿不定芽发育特性的初步观察

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    李姗姗; 宛涛; 蔡萍; 伊卫东; 韩轩

    2013-01-01

    对冷蒿不定芽的分布、着生特点、萌生数量及形态结构特征等发育特性的初步观察表明:冷蒿不定芽主要着生于根颈、地表枝条上,其大小、数量以及分布情况各异;不定芽主要产生于返青期到结实期,冷蒿现蕾期和开花期是不定芽萌生的旺盛时期,在根颈处分别有19个和25个,地表枝条上有66个和75个.光镜和扫描电镜观察表明,不定芽具有芽鳞片,包裹着幼叶、叶原基和叶生长点,芽和叶片的表皮被有大量的白色绢毛,发育中的芽体由灰白色转变为绿色,最终发育成叶片和枝条.%The developmental characteristics of adventitious buds of Artemisia frigida Willd. were observed. The results show that the adventitious buds of Artemisia frigida Willd. mainly grow on the rhizome and ground branches,whose size, amount and distribution were different; adventitious buds occurred in May to November, budding stage and flowering stage were period of adventitious buds occurring, there were 19 and 25 adventitious buds on the rhizome and 66 and 75 adventitious buds on the ground branches; by the optical stereoscope and canning electron microscope, the adventitious buds had bud scale, young leaves, leaf primordium and growing tip wrapped in it, the surface of buds and leaves had plenty of white silk wool, the buds turned off-white to green during development, finally formed leaf and branch.

  11. Pelidnota filippiniae Soula, 2009 (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Rutelinae: um novo desfolhador de acácia-australiana, Racosperma mangium (Willd. Pedley (Fabaceae, na Amazônia Oriental, Brasil Pelidnota filippiniae Soula, 2009 (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Rutelinae: a new defoliator of Australian wattle, Racosperma mangium (Willd. (Fabaceae, in the eastern Amazon, Brazil

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    Alexandre Mehl Lunz

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Plantios de acácia-australiana, Racosperma mangium (Willd. Pedley (Fabaceae, são opção para reflorestamentos comerciais na Amazônia. O trabalho objetiva, pela primeira vez, reportar e descrever injúrias causadas por Pelidnota filippiniae Soula, 2009 (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Rutelinae em plantio experimental em Dom Eliseu, Pará. Observações mensais foram feitas de 2006 a 2009. A maior incidência ocorreu no início do período chuvoso, em outubro e novembro, nos primeiros anos do plantio, quando diferentes intensidades de desfolha foram observadas. Embora danos significativos não tenham sido constatados, P. filippiniae tem potencial para causar prejuízos à cultura. Recomendam-se monitoramentos mensais nesse período e a catação manual do inseto para evitar maiores danos.Plantations of Australian acacia, Racosperma mangium (Willd. Pedley (Fabaceae, are option for commercial reforestations in the Amazon. The work aims, for the first time, report and describe injuries caused by Pelidnota filippiniae Soula, 2009 (Coleoptera: Melolonthidae: Rutelinae in experimental plantation in Dom Eliseu County, Pará State, Brazil. Monthly observations were made from 2006 to 2009. Outbreaks occurred at the beginning of the rainy season, in October and November, in the early years of plantation when were observed different intensities of defoliation. Although significant damages have not been recorded, P. filippiniae has the potential to cause damages to this crop. Monthly monitorings and insect-picking are recommended during this period to avoid further damages.

  12. QUALIDADE DA ÁGUA UTILIZADA PARA CONSUMO EM ESCOLAS E CRECHES NO MUNICÍPIO DE SÃO CARLOS - SP

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    Paola Andressa SCURACCHIO; Adalberto FARACHE FILHO

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    Sabe-se da importância de se tratar a água destinada ao consumo humano, pois alterações nas características física, química e/ou microbiológica tem sido associadas a diversos problemas de saúde, além disso, a qualidade da água destinada ao consumo humano deve atender aos padrões de potabilidade estabelecidos pela Portaria n. 518/2004 do Ministério da Saúde. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar a qualidade da água utilizada em escolas e creches municipais da cidade de ...

  13. Petrografía, propiedades físicas y durabilidad de algunas rocas utilizadas en el patrimonio monumental de Catalunya, España

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    Esbert, Rosa M.

    1989-06-01

    Full Text Available The petrographical description and the values of some physical properties of three rocks used in the architectonic patrimony of Catalunya are presented. These rocks are known, in the field of the "building stones" as Girona, Folgueroles and Vinaixa stones. By ageing tests, their durability is predicted.

    Se realiza la descripción petrográfica y se determina una serie de propiedades físicas de algunas rocas utilizadas en el patrimonio arquitectónico de Catalunya conocidas, en el ámbito de las "rocas de construcción", con los nombres de piedras de Girona, Folgueroles y Vinaixa. Mediante ensayos de envejecimiento artificial acelerado, se hacen predicciones sobre la durabilidad de las mismas.

  14. Análisis de las estrategias utilizadas por las televisoras regionales frente al proceso de globalización: Casos NCTV Zulia y Televiza

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    Sheila Rincón

    2000-05-01

    Full Text Available El objeto de estudio es el análisis de las estrategias utilizadas por las televisoras regionales Niños Cantores Televisión Zulia y Televiza frente el proceso de globalización. Los resultados obtenidos sugieren la presencia de algunos componentes de la planificación estratégica a nivel informal mientras que la competitividad es asumida mediante el mejoramiento de la calidad del producto/servicio, la adquisición de nuevas tecnologías, la innovación y las alianzas estratégicas. Las recomendaciones de este estudio proponen alternativas para mejorar los procesos organizacionales de NCTV Zulia y Televiza, proporcionando antecedentes teóricos y metodológicos sobre el estudio de la gerencia de la televisión regional venezolana.

  15. Análisis coste-beneficio y eficacia de las pruebas utilizadas en el diagnóstico diferencial del síndrome de Cushing

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    2002-01-01

    Consultable des del TDX Títol obtingut de la portada digitalitzada Objetivo: 1) Evaluar la eficacia diagnóstica y costes de las distintas pruebas bioquímicas y radiológicas utilizadas en el diagnóstico etiológico del síndrome de Cushing. 2) Establecer, según las pruebas evaluadas, el algoritmo diagnóstico más eficaz y eficiente. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se realizaron a noventa pacientes con un síndrome de Cushing (80 mujeres) diagnosticado entre 1982 y 1999, edad media de 35.7 ± 13.1 años: 1...

  16. Properties of the Bacillus Cereus strain used in probiotic CenBiot Propriedades da cepa de Bacillus cereus utilizada no probiótico CenBiot

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    Carlos Gil-Turnes

    1999-01-01

    Full Text Available Bacillus cereus CenBiot fulfilled the requirements to be used as probiotic. The spores showed D80 of 14 hs, inhibited Escherichia coli and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis after 24 hs in associative culture, were innocuous for suckling and adult mice and were not inhibited by antibiotics at low concentrations.Bacillus cereus CenBiot possui as características necessárias para ser utilizada como probiótico. Os esporos apresentaram D80 de 14 hs, inibiram Escherichia coli e Yersinia pseudotuberculosis após cultivadas associativamente por 24 hs, foram inócuos para camundongos lactentes e adultos e não foram inibidos por antibióticos a baixas concentrações.

  17. Investigação etnobotânica das plantas medicinais utilizadas para o tratamento de faringoamigdalite no CRAS de Cuité, PB

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    Monyelle Yvine de Andrade Alencar

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho é um estudo etnobotânico realizado com idosos do CRAS (Centro de Referência de Assistência Social que investigou o conhecimento popular sobre plantas medicinais para o tratamento de faringoamigdalite no município de Cuité localizado no Curimataú do estado da Paraíba.  Essa comunidade mais idosa possui um conhecimento muito grande em relação ao uso de plantas medicinais. Desta forma, o estudo tem por objetivo investigar, documentar e avaliar se há confirmação científica de que a plantas medicinais utilizadas por esta comunidade realmente possuem atividades antimicrobianas. Para esta investigação foi realizada uma pesquisa exploratória, através de entrevistas aplicando-se um questionário semiestruturado com perguntas objetivas e subjetivas, buscando informações sobre o conhecimento da faringoamigdalite e de plantas utilizadas para o tratamento da mesma. A amostra foi composta por trinta idosos. Alguns entrevistados relataram nunca ter utilizado plantas medicinais ou nunca ter apresentado faringoamigdalite, mas os que relataram o uso de plantas medicinais citaram 14 espécies vegetais, consideradas úteis para o tratamento da doença. A principal planta citada por esta comunidade foi a romã (Punica granatum possuidora de atividade antimicrobiana confirmada cientificamente contra Streptococcus pyogenes umas das bactérias causadora da faringoamigdalite. Os dados obtidos revelam que a comunidade possui conhecimento sobre plantas medicinais com atividade antimicrobiana para tratamento de faringoamigdalite.

  18. Plantas utilizadas na medicina popular brasileira com potencial atividade antifúngica Plants with potencial antifungal activity employed in Brazilian folk medicine

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    Raquel Fenner

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho foi realizado um levantamento bibliográfico etnobotânico sobre plantas utilizadas pela população brasileira no tratamento de sinais e sintomas relacionados às infecções fúngicas. Foram citadas 409 espécies, distribuídas em 98 famílias, com maior concentração em Fabaceae e Asteraceae. Para as dez espécies mais citadas, foi realizada uma busca relativa a estudos de atividade antifúngica na base de dados MEDLINE-PubMed. Somente foram encontrados estudos para Phytolacca americana L., Rosmarinus officinalis L., Mirabilis jalapa L., Schinus molle L. Entre as dez espécies mais utilizadas, seis correspondem a espécies nativas: Anacardium occidentale L., Cecropia peltata L., Schinus molle L., Schinus terebinthinfolius Raddi, Stryphnodendron adstringens (Mart. Coville e Tabebuia heptaphylla (Vell. Toledo.The aim of this work was to draw up a list of plants used by Brazilian population for the treatment of signs and symptoms related to fungal infections and to verify the existence of scientific data related to the antifungal activity in the databasis MEDLINE-PubMed. Four hundread and nine species were listed, which are distributed in ninety eight families, mainly Fabaceae and Asteraceae. Among the more frequently mentioned species (10, only four were evaluated regarding to the antifungal activity: Phytolacca americana L., Rosmarinus officinalis L., Mirabilis jalapa L. and Schinus molle L. From those ten species, six are native (Anacardium occidentale L., Cecropia peltata L., Schinus molle L., Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi, Stryphnodendron adstringens (Mart. Coville e Tabebuia heptaphylla (Vell. Toledo.

  19. AS ESTRATÉGIAS UTILIZADAS NO PROCESSO DE ENSINO-APRENDIZAGEM: CONCEPÇÕES DE ALUNOS E PROFESSORES DE CIÊNCIAS CONTÁBEIS

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    Sady Mazzioni

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    Full Text Available As diretrizes curriculares nacionais propõem ao curso de Ciências Contábeis uma formação que contemple os aspectos específicos da atuação do futuro profissional, mas recomenda também a inclusão de discussões que permitam a consciência cidadã e o enfrentamento dos problemas sociais. A construção das habilidades e competências designadas no perfil do egresso desejado se dá, em certa medida, no uso de estratégias de ensino-aprendizagem condizentes. O uso de formas e procedimentos de ensino deve considerar que o modo pelo qual o aluno aprende não é um ato isolado, escolhido ao acaso, sem análise dos conteúdos trabalhados, sem considerar as habilidades necessárias para a execução e dos objetivos a serem alcançados. O objetivo central da pesquisa é compreender as estratégias de ensino-aprendizagem mais significativas a partir das perspectivas dos alunos com aquelas utilizadas pelos professores do curso de graduação em Ciências Contábeis. Os procedimentos metodológicos utilizados caracterizam o estudo quanto aos objetivos como pesquisa descritiva; quanto aos procedimentos, pesquisa de levantamento; quanto à abordagem do problema, a pesquisa apresenta aspectos de natureza qualitativa e quantitativa. A coleta de dados foi realizada com o uso de questionários com perguntas abertas e fechadas, direcionadas a docentes e discentes do curso de graduação em Ciências Contábeis. Os resultados apontam para uma convergência de estratégias preferidas pelos universitários pesquisados com aquelas utilizadas pelos docentes.

  20. Quantificação por NIR/MIR de resina poliuretânica em misturas binárias com nitrocelulose utilizadas em tintas

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    Viviane Cristine Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available Foi elaborada uma nova metodologia nas regiões do infravermelho médio (MIR e do infravermelho próximo (NIR, usando-se técnicas de Reflexão e/ou Transmissão para a determinação do teor de resina poliuretânica (PU em misturas binárias com nitrocelulose (NC, utilizadas em formulações de tintas. A técnica de Reflexão Total Atenuada Universal (UATR se mostrou útil na região MIR, para tal fim. Após a avaliação de diferentes bandas analíticas, de referência e de linhas de base, a banda relativa (A1541/ A1645 foi escolhida para a elaboração da curva de calibração, com erro de metodologia de 1,42%. As técnicas de Transmissão e Reflexão (DRIFT foram utilizadas na região NIR (banda relativa A5902/ A5262 para validação, apresentando erros de metodologia de 1,42% e 1,60 %, respectivamente. Todos os erros relativos nas metodologias apresentaram-se dentro dos limites de precisão da análise quantitativa FT-IR, para as condições usadas (≤2%. A análise de amostras teste confirmou a precisão das metodologias desenvolvidas, que também apresentam praticidade, baixo custo e tempo reduzido de análise.

  1. Dynamics of phytoestrogen, isoflavonoids, and its isolation from stems of Pueraria lobata (Willd. Ohwi growing in Democratic People's Republic of Korea

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    Song-Chol Mun

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Four isoflavonoids were isolated from stems of Pueraria lobata (Willd. Ohwi growing in Democratic People's Republic of Korea and identified as daidzein (1, genistin (2, daidzin (3, and puerarin (4, structures, which were elucidated by means of spectroscopic analysis. Isoflavonoids were isolated using silica gel chromatography and purified with organic solvents. Isoflavonoid contents in P. lobata were determined using reliable high-performance liquid chromatography. The results indicated that the contents of puerarin and genistin in the roots are higher than those in the stems (6.19% and 0.04% vs. 1.15% and 0.02%, whereas the stems have higher contents of daidzin and daidzein than the roots (3.17% and 0.06% vs. 1.72% and 0.05%. Accordingly, the root part of the plant is useful for the isolation of puerarin and the stem part for daidzin. This study suggests that the stem of P. lobata is useful as an alternative source of puerarin, daidzin, genistin, and daidzein. In addition, collection of the stem will not sacrifice the plant and thus is beneficial to the natural ecosystems.

  2. Evaluation of allelopathic impact of aqueous extract of root and aerial root of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd. miers on some weed plants

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    K. M. Abdul RAOOF

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available The present laboratory experimental study was conducted to evaluate the allelopathic potential of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd. Miers on seed germination and seedling growth of weed plants (Chenopodium album L. Chenopodium murale L., Cassia tora L. and Cassia sophera L.. Root and aerial root aqueous extracts of Tinospora at 0.5, 1.0, 2.0 and 4.0% concentrations were applied to determine their effect on seed germination and seedling growth of test plants under laboratory conditions. Germination was observed for 15 days after that the root length and shoot length was measured. Dry weight was measured after oven drying the seedlings. The aqueous extracts from root and aerial root had inhibitory effect on seed germination of test plants. Aqueous extracts from root and aerial root significantly inhibited not only germination and seedling growth but also reduced dry weight of the seedlings. Root length, shoot length of weed species decreased progressively when plants were exposed to increasing concentration (0.5, 1, 2 and 4%. Aqueous extract of aerial root shows the least inhibition. The pH of aqueous extracts of different parts of T. cordifolia does not show any major change when the concentration increases.

  3. EVALUACIÓN DEL EFECTO DEL PROCESO DE EXTRUSIÓN EN HARINA DE QUINUA (Chenopodium quinoa Willd NORMAL Y GERMINADA

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    CRISTHIAN EMILIO TOVAR HERNÁNDEZ

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    Full Text Available Quinoa (Chenopodium quinua Willd germinated seeds shows nutritional value and body assimilation differences respect to normal seeds, therefore, sought to identify the extrusion process effect over flour from normal and germinated quinoa. Proximal analysis, pasting curves, Water Absorption Index (WAI and Water Solubility Index (WSI. After extrusion process, proximal analysis, WAI and WSI performed to flours. Changes in germinated flour was found respect to normal flour like protein increase (15,06 g/100 g sample to 15,74 g/100 g sample, gelation properties, WAI and WSI variations. Significant differences was found on germinated flour due to extrusion process applied, over WSI and WAI (2,5274 g gel/g D.M. in normal quinoa flour increased to 5,8761 g gel/g D.M. in extruded quinoa flour. Thus, 2,5829 g gel/g D.M. for no extruded germinated quinoa flour, increased to 5,4197 g gel/g D.M. for extruded germinated quinoa flour.

  4. THE DIFFERENCE OF MACHINING PROPERTIES OF TIMO (Timonius sericeus (Desf K. Schum. And KABESAK WOOD (Acacia leucophloea (Roxb. Willd. FROM EAST NUSA TENGGARA

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    Heny Rianawati

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Machining properties is one of the parameters to determine the quality of the wood. Tests on machining properties of wood are important to know the easiness level of workmanship as raw materials of furniture industry, construction wood and other wood products. This research was aimed at determining the difference of machining properties between timo wood (Timonius sericeus (Desf K. Schum. and kabesak wood (Acacia leucophloea (Roxb. Willd. from the village of Reknamo, Kupang district, East Nusa Tenggara. Testing procedures were based on ASTM D1666 including: planning, shaping, sanding, drilling and turning. The observation of qualities of the machining were done visually by calculating the percentage of defects that arise on the surface of the samples after the machining process, then the qualities were classified into five quality classes. The results showed that the machining properties of timo wood and kabesak wood were very good and belonging to the quality of class I. The significant difference between the machining properties of both the timbers is in the sanding properties, where the average free defect of sanding timo wood is 85% while kabesak wood is 84.5%. Both timo and kabesak wood are suitable as raw material, for the variety of furniture and molding products.

  5. EFECTO DE LA EXTRUSIÓN SOBRE LAS CARACTERÍSTICAS FÍSICO-QUÍMICAS DE HARINA DE QUINUA (Chenopodium quinoa Willd

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    CLAUDIA LORENA CERÓN FERNANDEZ

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    Full Text Available Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa WILLD is a pseudocereal produced for many years in Andean regions and allows different transformations taking advantage of their nutritional qualities becoming it a food agribusiness alternative. Objective of this study was to observe physical and chemical changes from two quinoa flour varieties (Blanca dulce de Jericó and Tunkahuan during extrusion process and determine conditions (flour moisture, temperature and screw speed that allow obtain an extruded similar to precooked functional properties. Water absorption index (IAA, water solubility index (ISA and swelling power (PH was response variables. Two flour extrusion at 105°C degrees, 150 rpm screw speed and 25 to 30% moisture improved functional properties (IAA increased from 1,81 g gel/g D.M to 4,22 g gel/g D.M in Tunkahuan extruded quinoa flour and 2,00 g gel/g to 4,27 g gel MS/MS g flour in Blanca dulce de Jericó but nutriotional properties decreased as digestibility except for a carbohydrate content increase.

  6. Gomose da acácia-negra causada por Ceratocystis fimbriata Ell. & Halst. Gummosis of Acacia decurrens Willd. Caused by Ceratocystis fimbriata Ell. & Halst.

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    Ivan José Antunes Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available É relatada a ocorrência, pela primeira vez no Brasil, de Ceratocystis fimbriata Ell. & Halst. sobre acácia-negra. Testes de inoculação cruzada foram efetuados em casa de vegetação com o isolado obtido de acácia-negra (Acacia decurrens Willd. e outro de mangueira (Mangifera indica L.. Observou-se que ambos os isolados foram patogênicos à acácia-negra e à mangueira.Several plants of Acacia decurrens showed wilting and subsequent branche drying. The branches showed wood splitting and gum exudation. The transversally cut wood showed ashy colored pith, that desenvolved numerous perithecia when kept in a humid chamber. These perithecia were transferred aseptically to potato-dextrose-agar and the culture was classified as Ceratocystis fimbriata Ell. & Halst. Four mounth old Acacia plants inoculated with the isolate died after 14 days. The fungus was again isolated from these dead plants. Cross inoculation tests with isolate of C. fimbriata from Acacia and mango (Mangifera indica L. showed pathogenic effects for both hosts.

  7. Adventitious shoot regeneration of Platanus acerifolia Willd.facilitated by Timentin, an antibiotic for suppression of Agrobacterium tumefaciens in genetic transformation

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    Li Zhi-neng; Liu Guo-feng; Fang Fang; Bao Man-zhu

    2007-01-01

    The effects of Timentin and cefotaxime (Cef) on shoot regeneration of the London plane tree (Platanus acerifolia Willd.) and their use for the suppression of Agrobacterium tumefaciens in Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation were compared.Shoot regeneration was significantly reduced on the media with Cef at concentrations from 100 to 500 mg·L-1. Timentin showed negative effect on plant regeneration at concentrations of 100 and 500 mg·L-1; however, 300 mg·L-1 Timentin was shown to facilitate shoot regeneration significantly and the regeneration frequency increased from 64% (control) to 88%. Effective suppression of A.tumefaciens could be obtained with 500 mg·L-1 Cef, but plant regeneration was completely inhibited at this level. The A. tumefaciens on infected P. acerifolia leaf tissues was visually undetectable after three subcultures on a medium with 300 mg·L-1 Timentin. Considering the effect of Cef and Timentin on plant regeneration and suppression of Agrobacteria, Timentin at 300 mg·L-1 is the preferred application in A. tumefaciens-mediated transformation of P.acerifolia.

  8. Effect of extraction pH on heat-induced aggregation, gelation and microstructure of protein isolate from quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd).

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    Ruiz, Geraldine Avila; Xiao, Wukai; van Boekel, Martinus; Minor, Marcel; Stieger, Markus

    2016-10-15

    The aim of this study was to determine the influence of extraction pH on heat-induced aggregation, gelation and microstructure of suspensions of protein isolates extracted from quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd). Quinoa seed protein was extracted by alkaline treatment at various pH values (pH 8 (E8), 9 (E9), 10 (E10) and 11 (E11)), followed by acid precipitation. The obtained protein isolates were freeze dried. The protein isolates E8 and E9 resulted in a lower protein yield as well as less protein denaturation. These isolates also had a higher protein purity, more protein bands at higher molecular weights, and a higher protein solubility in the pH range of 3-4.5, compared to the isolates E10 and E11. Heating the 10%w/w protein isolate suspensions E8 and E9 led to increased aggregation, and semi-solid gels with a dense microstructure were formed. The isolate suspensions E10 and E11, on the other hand, aggregated less, did not form self-supporting gels and had loose particle arrangements. We conclude that extraction pH plays an important role in determining the functionality of quinoa protein isolates.

  9. Nutritional and sensory characteristics of gluten-free quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd)-based cookies development using an experimental mixture design.

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    Brito, Isabelle L; de Souza, Evandro Leite; Felex, Suênia Samara Santos; Madruga, Marta Suely; Yamashita, Fábio; Magnani, Marciane

    2015-09-01

    The aim of this study was to develop a gluten-free formulation of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)-based cookies using experimental design of mixture to optimize a ternary mixture of quinoa flour, quinoa flakes and corn starch for parameters of colour, specific volume and hardness. Nutritional and sensory aspects of the optimized formulation were also assessed. Corn starch had a positive effect on the lightness of the cookies, but increased amounts of quinoa flour and quinoa flakes in the mixture resulted in darker product. Quinoa flour showed a negative effect on the specific volume, producing less bulky cookies, and quinoa flour and quinoa flakes had a positive synergistic effect on the hardness of the cookies. According the results and considering the desirability profile for colour, hardness and specific volume in gluten-free cookies, the optimized formulation contains 30 % quinoa flour, 25 % quinoa flakes and 45 % corn starch. The quinoa-based cookie obtained was characterized as a product rich in dietary fibre, a good source of essential amino acids, linolenic acid and minerals, with good sensory acceptability. These findings reports for the first time the application of quinoa processed as flour and flakes in mixture with corn starch as an alternative ingredient for formulations of gluten-free cookies-type biscuits.

  10. Plants traditionally used for industrial and artisanal purposes in the Arribes del Duero (Spain

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    González, José Antonio

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The present ethnobotanical study, performed between 2005 and 2009 at the Natural Park of the Arribes del Duero (Salamanca-Zamora, Spain, documents the traditional use for technological purposes of 68 vascular plants belonging to 33 families. We interviewed 80 people of different ages native to the zone (mean 72. For each plant species we provide the vernacular terms, the parts used, and the uses made of them (furniture, the elaboration of household utensils, plant fibres, etc.. The species most frequently cited were Quercus ilex L. subsp. ballota (Desf. Samp., Q. pyrenaica Willd., Ulmus minor Mill. and Olea europaea L. The results of this study confirm the persistence of a rich traditional knowledge in Spanish rural communities; a type of knowledge that affords abundant data for improving and adapting modern production activities to a sustainable model of development, above all as regards the rational consumption of raw materials.El presente estudio etnobotánico, llevado a cabo entre 2005 y 2009 en el Parque Natural de Arribes del Duero (Salamanca-Zamora, España, documenta el uso tradicional con fines tecnológicos de 68 plantas vasculares, pertenecientes a 33 familias. Se entrevistaron a 80 personas nativas de la zona y de diferentes edades (media de 72 años. Para cada especie de planta se proporcionan sus nombres vernáculos, las partes utilizadas y los usos a que son destinadas (fabricación de muebles, elaboración de utensilios domésticos, fibras vegetales, etc.. Las especies más frecuentemente citadas fueron Quercus ilex L. subsp. ballota (Desf. Samp., Q. pyrenaica Willd., Ulmus minor Mill. y Olea europaea L. El presente estudio confirma la permanencia de un rico conocimiento tradicional en las comunidades rurales españolas, conocimiento que proporciona abundantes datos para mejorar y adecuar las actividades modernas de producción al modelo de desarrollo sostenible, sobre todo en relación al consumo racional de materias primas.

  11. A influência da ansiedade nas estratégias de enfrentamento utilizadas no período pré-operatório La influencia de la ansiedad en las estrategias de enfrentamento utilizadas en el período pré-operatorio The influence of anxiety in coping strategies used during the pre-operative period

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    Veronica Cecilia Calbo de Medeiros

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    Full Text Available O presente estudo tem como objetivos: identificar o estado de ansiedade dos pacientes no período pré-operatório; identificar as estratégias de enfrentamento utilizadas pelos pacientes nesse período; verificar a relação entre o estado de ansiedade e as estratégias de enfrentamento utilizadas pelos pacientes, no período pré-operatório. A amostra foi composta por 40 pacientes cirúrgicos. Para a coleta dos dados foram utilizados dois instrumentos auto-aplicáveis: o questionário de estado de ansiedade de Spielberger e o inventário de estratégias de coping de Lazarus e Folkman. A amostra compôs-se, em sua maioria, por pacientes do sexo feminino com uma idade média de 46 anos, com baixo grau de escolaridade, com experiência cirúrgica anterior e sem intercorrências anteriores. As estratégias de enfrentamento mais comumente utilizadas foram as de suporte social e a de resolução de problemas. Em relação à ansiedade e às estratégias de enfrentamento, obteve-se uma correlação negativa entre o estado de ansiedade e o suporte social e a resolução de problemas.En el presente estudio se tuvo por objetivos: identificar el estado de ansiedad de los pacientes en el período pre-operatorio; identificar las estrategias de enfrentamiento utilizadas por los pacientes en ese período; verificar la relación entre el estado de ansiedad y las estrategias de enfrentamiento utilizadas por los pacientes, en el período pre-operatorio. La muestra estuvo compuesta por 40 pacientes quirúrgicos. Para la recolección de los datos fueron utilizados dos instrumentos auto-aplicables: el cuestionario de estado de ansiedad de Spielberger y el inventario de estrategias de coping de Lazarus y Folkman. La muestra se compuso, en su mayoría, por pacientes del sexo femenino con una edad media de 46 años, con bajo grado de escolaridad, con experiencia quirúrgica anterior y sin incidencias anteriores. Las estrategias de enfrentamiento com

  12. ADUBAÇÃO ORGÂNICA EM CONDIÇÕES DE IRRIGAÇÃO SUPLEMENTAR E SEU EFEITO NA PRODUTIVIDADE DA QUINUA (Chenopodium quinoa Willd) NO PLANALTO DA BOLÍVIA

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    Roberto Miranda Casas

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    A quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willd) é um grão andino, com elevado valor proteico (14%), sendo um dos principais cultivos que geram rendas para os agricultores do Planalto Boliviano. A cultura desenvolve-se em condições de baixa temperatura, precipitação pluvial e fertilidade e, embora tenha um bom desenvolvimento em condições com limitações ambientais e de solo, os rendimentos usualmente observados no Planalto Boliviano são baixos. A presente pesquisa teve como objetivo avaliar a produtividad...

  13. Estudio etnobotánico de las especies vegetales utilizadas como leña en San José de Suaita (Suaita, Santander, Colombia

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    Valderrama Ramírez Edison de Jesús

    2005-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo se realizó en la comunidad rural de San José de Suaita (1.000-2.100 m.s.n.m. en Suaita (Santander, Colombia. Se hizo una aproximación al uso y manejo de leña basada en el enfoque de sistemas, elaborando el calendario de producción a través de la descripción de la Unidad de Producción Campesina y de las prácticas de uso y manejo del recurso. Fueron empleados métodos etnográficos como entrevistas semiestructuradas y observación participante
    a las familias que dependen de este recurso. Se midió el consumo de leña y se hizo la caracterización de tres agroecosistemas empleando el Índice Valor de Importancia (IVI en cuatro parcelas de 100 m2 por cada uno, midiendo alturas y DAP mayor o igual a 2 cm. Las épocas secas
    son las de mayor recolección y consumo de leña coincidiendo con las de labranza y cosecha de los productos agrícolas especialmente café. Se identificaron tres formas de recolección por parte del campesino, que varían en la frecuencia y nivel de extracción. El consumo estimado fue de 4,9 kg per capita. Se encontraron un total de 52 especies utilizadas como leña, siendo las especies pertenecientes a la familia Melastomataceae las más numerosas. Del total de especies utilizadas el 94% provienen de los agroecosistemas y el 6% del bosque natural. Según las categorías de intensidad de uso, se muestran 11 especies como las más importantes. Según el IVI las especies más consumidas tienen valores de importancia intermedios y bajos, por lo que se asume que hay un criterio de calidad más no de abundancia para la selección de leña.

  14. Avaliação da qualidade de águas purificadas utilizadas em farmácias de manipulação

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    Nathalia Vieira dos Santos

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available A RDC n° 67 de 2007, que revogou a RDC nº 33 de 2000, regulamentou análises mensais que avaliam parâmetros microbiológicos e físico-químicos em águas purificadas utilizadas em preparações magistrais, antes não especificados pela RDC n° 33 de 2000. Diante dessas alterações, o objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar a qualidade de águas utilizadas em farmácias de manipulação em Araraquara e região e verificar o impacto da legislação mais recente (RDC nº 67 de 2007 nessa qualidade. Foram analisadas 744 amostras de água purificada em 30 farmácias no decorrer de quatro anos (2008 a 2011. Os parâmetros avaliados foram: presença de coliformes totais e coliformes termotolerantes/E.coli, pH, cor, turbidez, sólidos totais dissolvidos, fluoreto e cloro residual livre. Os métodos utilizados seguiram padrões de farmacopeias, da FUNASA e da APHA. Dentre as amostras analisadas 78,90% estavam em conformidade com os padrões estabelecidos. Não foram encontradas amostras irregulares quanto aos parâmetros cor e coliformes termotolerantes/E. coli. No entanto, 0,54%, 7,80%, 10,75%, 0,54% e 4,56% das amostras estavam irregulares para turbidez, fluoretos, pH, cloro residual livre e coliformes totais, respectivamente. Foi observada uma variação do número de amostras irregulares ao compararmos os anos de 2008 e 2009 (20,26% e 26,71% respectivamente com os anos de 2010 e 2011 (18,33% e 19,91% respectivamente. Quatro anos após a RDC n° 67 de 2007, as farmácias de manipulação ainda estão se adequando às normas e é importante que a ANVISA e outros órgãos continuem a fiscalização para garantir a qualidade da água purificada.

  15. Avaliação das condições microbiológicas das limas endodônticas utilizadas pelos alunos de graduação de seis Faculdades de Odontologia do Rio Grande do Sul

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    O objetivo do trabalho foi avaliar as condições microbiológicas das limas endodônticas utilizadas pelos alunos de graduação de 6 Faculdades de Odontologia (FAC) do Rio Grande do Sul, bem como os processos de limpeza e esterilização aconselhados pelas Disciplinas de Endodontia. De cada Faculdade pesquisada, foram recolhidas dos alunos 10 limas endodônticas, tipo K, que já haviam sido utilizadas em pacientes, sofridas através do processo de limpeza e esterilização, estando prontas para serem re...

  16. Diseño de un secador para madera utilizada en la fabricación de palets para la exportación a estados unidos y a la comunidad europea aplicando la norma ispm-15

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    La presente tesis y su objetivo surge de la necesidad de una empresa dedicada a la fabricación de palets y debido a la gran demanda de este producto en el mercado de exportación mundial tiene la necesidad de adquirir un secador para madera utilizada en la fabricación de palets ya que la condición para la exportación es que se debe cumplir con la norma ISPM-15. El presente trabajo comprende el cálculo y selección de los componentes de un secador para madera a ser utilizada en la construcc...

  17. Establecimiento in vitro y cultivo de células de la uña de gato (Uncaria tomentosa (Willd. D.C.

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    Silvana Alvarenga Venutolo

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    Full Text Available La Uncaria tomentosa (Willd. D.C., (uñade gato es una liana del bosque tropical,que se distribuye en forma natural en lazona Atlántica de Costa Rica, a alturasmenores de 600 msnm. La infusión dela corteza de la raíz forma parte delacervo de la medicina tradicional deCosta Rica para aliviar diversas dolencias,como son: la gastritis, la artritis; además,funciona como fortificante del sistemainmunológico y, recientemente, para tratarel cáncer y el VIH.El cultivo in vitro sedesarrolló como una herramienta para lamicropropagación de plantas en la zonade Guápiles (Pococí, como estrategiade conservación para la explotacióncomercial sostenible de la especie. En esteartículo se describen los protocolos para elestablecimiento y la micropropagación apartir de microestacas, en un medio M & S(1962 con 2 mg/L de BA, 3% de sacarosay 7 g/L de agar; así como la germinaciónin vitro en el mismo medio M & S (1962semi sólido (1,8 g/L de Phyta-Gel.Se probó el cultivo en medio líquido, en jarrasfermentadoras y en sistemas de inmersióntemporal automatizado (RITA®, y fueefectivo el método de inmersión cada treshoras, durante tres minutos. Se describe elproceso de aclimatación, el crecimiento ydesarrollo de las vitroplantas.

  18. Changes in chromosome structure, mitotic activity and nuclear DNA content from cells of Allium Test induced by bark water extract of Uncaria tomentosa (Willd.) DC.

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    Kuraś, Mieczysław; Nowakowska, Julita; Sliwińska, Elwira; Pilarski, Radosław; Ilasz, Renata; Tykarska, Teresa; Zobel, Alicja; Gulewicz, Krzysztof

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    The influence of water extract of Uncaria tomentosa (Willd.) DC bark on the meristematic cells of the root tips of Allium cepa L., e.g. cells of Allium Test, was investigated. The experiment was carried out in two variants: (1) continuous incubation at different concentrations (2, 4, 8 and 16 mg/ml) of the extract for 3, 6, 12, 24, 48 and 72h; and (2) 24-h incubation in three concentrations of the extract (4, 8 or 16 mg/ml), followed by post-incubation in distilled water for 3, 6, 12, 24 and 48h. During the continuous incubation, the mitotic activity was reduced (2 and 4 mg/ml) or totally inhibited (8 and 16 mg/ml), depending on the concentration of the extract. All the concentrations resulted in gradual reduction of the mitotic activity. In the concentration of 2 mg/ml, the mitotic activity reached its lowest value after 12h (2 mg/ml) and after 24h in 4 mg/ml, followed by spontaneous intensification of divisions during further incubation. Instead, in higher concentrations of the extracts (8 and 16 mg/ml), the mitotic activity was totally inhibited within 24h and did not resume even after 72h. Incubation caused changes in the phase index, mainly as an increase in the number of prophases. After 24h of incubation, in all phases, condensation and contraction of chromosomes were observed. During post-incubation, divisions resumed in all concentrations, reaching even higher values than the control. Cytometric analysis showed that the extract caused inhibition of the cell cycle at the border between gap(2) and beginning of mitosis (G(2)/M).

  19. New ribosome-inactivating proteins with polynucleotide:adenosine glycosidase and antiviral activities from Basella rubra L. and bougainvillea spectabilis Willd.

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    Bolognesi, A; Polito, L; Olivieri, F; Valbonesi, P; Barbieri, L; Battelli, M G; Carusi, M V; Benvenuto, E; Del Vecchio Blanco, F; Di Maro, A; Parente, A; Di Loreto, M; Stirpe, F

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    New single-chain (type 1) ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs) were isolated from the seeds of Basella rubra L. (two proteins) and from the leaves of Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd. (one protein). These RIPs inhibit protein synthesis both in a cell-free system, with an IC50 (concentration causing 50% inhibition) in the 10(-10) M range, and by various cell lines, with IC50S in the 10(-8)-10(-6) M range. All three RIPs released adenine not only from rat liver ribosomes but also from Escherichia coli rRNA, polyadenylic acid, herring sperm DNA, and artichoke mottled crinkle virus (AMCV) genomic RNA, thus being polynucleotide:adenosine glycosidases. The proteins from Basella rubra had toxicity to mice similar to that of most type 1 RIPs (Barbieri et al., 1993, Biochim Biophys Acta 1154: 237-282) with an LD50 (concentration that is 50% lethal) Bougainvillea spectabilis had an LD50 > 32 mg.kg-1. The N-terminal sequence of the two RIPs from Basella rubra had 80-93% identity, whereas it differed from the sequence of the RIP from Bougainvillea spectabilis. When tested with antibodies against various RIPs, the RIPs from Basella gave some cross-reactivity with sera against dianthin 32, and weak cross-reactivity with momordin I and momorcochin-S, whilst the RIP from Bougainvillea did not cross-react with any antiserum tested. An RIP from Basella rubra and one from Bougainvillea spectabilis were tested for antiviral activity, and both inhibited infection of Nicotiana benthamiana by AMCV.

  20. Genetic diversity analysis in blackgram (Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper) using AFLP and transferable microsatellite markers from azuki bean (Vigna angularis (Willd.) Ohwi & Ohashi).

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    Gupta, S K; Gopalakrishna, T

    2009-02-01

    Genetic diversity in 20 elite blackgram (Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper) genotypes was studied using microsatellite and AFLP markers. Thirty-six microsatellite markers from azuki bean (Vigna angularis (Willd.) Ohwi & Ohashi) were successfully amplified across the 20 blackgram genotypes and 33 microsatellite markers showed polymorphism. A total of 137 microsatellite alleles were generated with an average of 4.1 alleles per locus. The number of alleles ranged from two to nine and the polymorphic information content value for the microsatellite markers varied from 0.10 to 0.87 with an average of 0.49. Microsatellite markers were highly informative and a combination of only three microsatellite markers (CEDG264, CEDG173, and CEDG044) was sufficient to discriminate all 20 blackgram genotypes. In the case of AFLP, 11 primer pairs generated 324 polymorphic marker fragments. The polymorphic information content values for AFLP primer combinations ranged from 0.21 to 0.34 with an average of 0.29. Similarity measures and clustering analyses were made using microsatellite and AFLP data separately. The resulting dendrograms distributed the 20 blackgram genotypes into five main clusters. The dendrograms were comparable with each other with the Mantel test between the cophenetic matrices of microsatellite data and AFLP data showing moderate correlation (r = 0.64). The results of the principal components analysis were well congruent with the dendrograms. In the dendrograms as well as in the principal components analyses, genotype Trombay wild (Vigna mungo var. silvestris) was placed separately from rest of the genotypes. This study demonstrated that the azuki bean microsatellite markers are highly polymorphic and informative and can be successfully used for genome analysis in blackgram. Results indicate that sufficient variability is present in the blackgram genotypes and would be helpful in the selection of suitable parents for breeding purposes and gene mapping studies.

  1. Determinación de características físicas en semillas de quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willd. mediante procesamiento digital de imágenes

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    Percy Arapa Carcasi

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Las propiedades físicas de las semillas influencian parámetros de trabajo en los equipos y son esenciales para el diseño de estos y de instalaciones para la recolección, cosecha, transporte, separación, secado, aireación, almacenamiento y procesamiento. En la determinación de propiedades físicas algunas dependen o se originan de las dimensiones ortogonales. Los granos o semillas de quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willd. se caracterizan por su pequeño tamaño. El propósito de este trabajo fue determinar características físicas en semillas de quinua mediante procesamiento digital de imágenes. Se usaron computadoras, cámaras digitales y un escáner. Se utilizaron dos muestras de quinua procesada. Con la primera muestra se ensayaron los programas PHOTO-PAINT, Photoshop, Paint, SmartGrain y GrainScan para comparación. Con Photoshop se determinó el color en porción de granos y de harina. Con la segunda muestra se midieron dimensiones con PHOTO-PAINT, que no ofreció diferencias con Photoshop y Paint, para la determinación de las características físicas. Hubo diferencias estadísticas significativas (p 0,05 entre los programas (PHOTO-PAINT, SmartGrain y GrainScan. Los valores de las coordenadas colorimétricas en la muestra de semillas de quinua fueron L* 70, a* 8 y b* 44 y en la harina L* 71, a* 3 y b* 34. La segunda muestra presentó valores promedios de largo 2,3638; ancho 2,0129 y espesor 1,0605 mm.

  2. Determinación de características físicas en semillas de quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willd. mediante procesamiento digital de imágenes

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    Full Text Available Las propiedades físicas de las semillas influencian parámetros de trabajo en los equipos y son esenciales para el diseño de estos y de instalaciones para la recolección, cosecha, transporte, separación, secado, aireación, almacenamiento y procesamiento. En la determinación de propiedades físicas algunas dependen o se originan de las dimensiones ortogonales. Los granos o semillas de quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willd. se caracterizan por su pequeño tamaño. El propósito de este trabajo fue determinar características físicas en semillas de quinua mediante procesamiento digital de imágenes. Se usaron computadoras, cámaras digitales y un escáner. Se utilizaron dos muestras de quinua procesada. Con la primera muestra se ensayaron los programas PHOTO-PAINT, Photoshop, Paint, SmartGrain y GrainScan para comparación. Con Photoshop se determinó el color en porción de granos y de harina. Con la segunda muestra se midieron dimensiones con PHOTO-PAINT, que no ofreció diferencias con Photoshop y Paint, para la determinación de las características físicas. Hubo diferencias estadísticas significativas (p 0,05 entre los programas (PHOTO-PAINT, SmartGrain y GrainScan. Los valores de las coordenadas colorimétricas en la muestra de semillas de quinua fueron L* 70, a* 8 y b* 44 y en la harina L* 71, a* 3 y b* 34. La segunda muestra presentó valores promedios de largo 2,3638; ancho 2,0129 y espesor 1,0605 mm.

  3. Soil water effect on crop growth, leaf gas exchange, water and radiation use efficiency of Saccharum spontaneum L. ssp. aegyptiacum (Willd. Hackel in semi-arid Mediterranean environment

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    Danilo Scordia

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    Full Text Available Great effort has been placed to identify the most suited bioenergy crop under different environments and management practices, however, there is still need to find new genetic resources for constrained areas. For instance, South Mediterranean area is strongly affected by prolonged drought, high vapour pressure deficit (VPD and extremely high temperatures during summertime. In the present work we investigated the soil water effect on crop growth and leaf gas exchange of Saccharum spontaneum L. ssp. aegyptiacum (Willd. Hackel, a perennial, rhizomatous, herbaceous grass. Furthermore, the net increase of biomass production per unit light intercepted [radiation use efficiency (RUE] and per unit water transpired [water use efficiency (WUE] was also studied. To this end a field trial was carried out imposing three levels of soil water availability (I100, I50 and I0, corresponding to 100%, 50% and 0% of ETm restutition under a semi-arid Mediterranean environment. Leaf area index (LAI, stem height, biomass dry matter yield, CO2 assimilation rate, and transpiration rate resulted significantly affected by measurement time and irrigation treatment, with the highest values in I100 and the lowest in I0. RUE was the highest in I100 followed by I50 and I0; on the other hand, WUE was higher in I0 than I50 and I100. At LAI values greater than 2.0, 85% photosynthetically active radiation was intercepted by the Saccharum stand, irrespective of the irrigation treatment. Saccharum spontaneum spp. aegyptiacum is a potential species for biomass production in environment characterized by drought stress, high temperatures and high VPD, as those of Southern Europe and similar semi-arid areas.

  4. Low-temperature effect on enzyme activities involved in sucrose-starch partitioning in salt-stressed and salt-acclimated cotyledons of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) seedlings.

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    Rosa, Mariana; Hilal, Mirna; González, Juan A; Prado, Fernando E

    2009-04-01

    The effect of low temperature on growth, sucrose-starch partitioning and related enzymes in salt-stressed and salt-acclimated cotyledons of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) was studied. The growth of cotyledons and growing axes in seedlings grown at 25/20 degrees C (light/dark) and shifted to 5/5 degrees C was lower than in those only growing at 25/20 degrees C (unstressed). However, there were no significant differences between low-temperature control and salt-treated seedlings. The higher activities of sucrose phosphate synthase (SPS, EC 2.4.1.14) and soluble acid invertase (acid INV, EC 3.2.1.25) were observed in salt-stressed cotyledons; however, the highest acid INV activity was observed in unstressed cotyledons. ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase (ADP-GPPase, EC 2.7.7.27) was higher in unstressed cotyledons than in stressed ones. However, between 0 and 4days the highest value was observed in salt-stressed cotyledons. The lowest value of ADP-GPPase was observed in salt-acclimated cotyledons. Low temperature also affected sucrose synthase (SuSy, EC 2.4.1.13) activity in salt-treated cotyledons. Sucrose and glucose were higher in salt-stressed cotyledons, but fructose was essentially higher in low-temperature control. Starch was higher in low-temperature control; however, the highest content was observed at 0day in salt-acclimated cotyledons. Results demonstrated that low temperature induces different responses on sucrose-starch partitioning in salt-stressed and salt-acclimated cotyledons. Data also suggest that in salt-treated cotyledons source-sink relations (SSR) are changed in order to supply soluble sugars and proline for the osmotic adjustment. Relationships between starch formation and SuSy activity are also discussed.

  5. Variation in salinity tolerance of four lowland genotypes of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) as assessed by growth, physiological traits, and sodium transporter gene expression.

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    Ruiz-Carrasco, Karina; Antognoni, Fabiana; Coulibaly, Amadou Konotie; Lizardi, Susana; Covarrubias, Adriana; Martínez, Enrique A; Molina-Montenegro, Marco A; Biondi, Stefania; Zurita-Silva, Andrés

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    Chenopodium quinoa (Willd.) is an Andean plant showing a remarkable tolerance to abiotic stresses. In Chile, quinoa populations display a high degree of genetic distancing, and variable tolerance to salinity. To investigate which tolerance mechanisms might account for these differences, four genotypes from coastal central and southern regions were compared for their growth, physiological, and molecular responses to NaCl at seedling stage. Seeds were sown on agar plates supplemented with 0, 150 or 300mM NaCl. Germination was significantly reduced by NaCl only in accession BO78. Shoot length was reduced by 150mM NaCl in three out of four genotypes, and by over 60% at 300mM (except BO78 which remained more similar to controls). Root length was hardly affected or even enhanced at 150mM in all four genotypes, but inhibited, especially in BO78, by 300mM NaCl. Thus, the root/shoot ratio was differentially affected by salt, with the highest values in PRJ, and the lowest in BO78. Biomass was also less affected in PRJ than in the other accessions, the genotype with the highest increment in proline concentration upon salt treatment. Free putrescine declined dramatically in all genotypes under 300mM NaCl; however (spermidine+spermine)/putrescine ratios were higher in PRJ than BO78. Quantitative RT-PCR analyses of two sodium transporter genes, CqSOS1 and CqNHX, revealed that their expression was differentially induced at the shoot and root level, and between genotypes, by 300mM NaCl. Expression data are discussed in relation to the degree of salt tolerance in the different accessions.

  6. Salt Tolerance Analysis and Nutritional Evaluation of Golden Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)%金藜麦耐盐性分析及营养评价

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    姜奇彦; 牛风娟; 胡正; 张辉

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    对我国沿海地区新收集种质资源金藜麦(Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)进行了耐盐性及营养品质评价.结果表明:金藜麦在对盐胁迫相对敏感的芽期和苗期表现出相对较高的耐盐性;子粒蛋白质含量为14.2%,蛋白营养价值优于牛奶以及小麦、水稻、玉米、大豆等作物;子粒中富含维生素B、E等以及钙、锰、铁、铜、锌等矿质元素,特别是钙含量高这190.16 mg/100g,是小米钙含量的35倍;且金藜麦子粒含有丰富的必需脂肪酸,如亚油酸(3.58 g/100g)和亚麻酸(0.44 g/100g),天然抗氧化剂维生素E含量为7.66 mg/100g.这些研究结果表明,新收集的金藜麦种质资源具有较高的营养价值和耐盐性,将为我国藜麦研究和种植提供重要的种质资源.

  7. 藜麦研究现状与发展前景%Research Status and Development Prospect of Chenopodium quinoa Willd

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    李娜娜; 裴艳婷; 宫永超; 蒲艳艳; 刘保民; 辛富刚; 刘世华; 丁汉凤

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    Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.),belonging to Chenopodiaceae,is an annual herba-ceous crop,originates from the Andes Mountains of South America,and is a staple food of the Incas aborigi-nal.In recent years,quinoa has been commonly concerned due to its nutrition and many utility values.The biological characteristics,nutritional value and the progress on saline -alkaline tolerance,drought resistance and chemical component of quinoa at home and abroad were summarized.The status of introduction and plant-ing and problems existed in popularization of quinoa at home were pointed out.The development and applica-tion prospects were outlooked.It could provide the reference for research and development of quinoa.%藜麦(Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)是一种一年生的藜科草本作物,发源于南美洲的安第斯山脉,是印加土著居民的主要传统食物。近年来,藜麦以其极高的营养价值和多种利用价值引起了人们的普遍关注。本文概述了藜麦的生物学特性、营养价值和国内外对藜麦耐盐碱、抗旱、化学成分等方面的研究进展,阐述了国内藜麦引种种植现状及推广存在的问题,并对其发展应用前景进行展望,以期为藜麦研究开发提供参考依据。

  8. SEMENTES DE JACA (ARTOCAPUS INTEGRIFÓLIA E DE ABÓBORA (CURCUBITA MOSCHATA DESIDRATADAS EM DIFERENTES TEMPERATURAS E UTILIZADAS COMO INGREDIENTES EM BISCOITOS TIPO COOKIE

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    Sementes de jaca e de abóbora foram desidratadas em 2 temperaturas de secagem (60 e 70ºC em estufa e tiveram sua composição química avaliada. As farinhas obtidas a 60ºC (30% foram utilizadas na produção de biscoitos cookie e submetidas ao teste de consumidor. A secagem a 70ºC promoveu uma ligeira redução em proteína e lipídeos, mas não afetou demais nutrientes. Ambas farinhas são ricas em fibras e minerais. A farinha de abóbora apresenta maiores teores de proteínas, lipídeos e ferro do que jaca, e esta maior teor de fibras e carboidratos. Os biscoitos cookies tiveram excelente aceitação (superior a 80% entre os escores gostei extremamente e muito e alta intenção de compra (superior a 77% comprariam o biscoito. Resultados globais indicaram secagem de ambas farinhas a 60ºC e adição 30% em biscoitos cookies, como suplemento nutricional.

  9. Leishmaniose visceral canina: avaliação da metodologia sorológica utilizada em inquéritos epidemiológicos

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    Full Text Available Foi realizado um estudo comparativo da reação de imunofluorescência indireta em eluatos de sangue de cães infectados experimentalmente com diferentes tripanosomatídeos. Utilizaram-se como antigenopromastigotas de L. mexicana, L. braziliensis e L. chagasi. Os resultados mostraram que a sensibilidade do método foi de 87,5% para o diagnóstico do calazar canino, independentemente do antigeno empregado; e que ocorre reação cruzada com Leishmaniose tegumentar em 75% dos casos e com doença de Chagas em 83,3%. Levantamento epidemiológico em área de leishmaniose confirma que a reação de imunofluorescência em eluatos de sangue canino fornece reações cruzadas em cães infectados com Leishmania braziliensis e L. chagasi. Não se verificou reação cruzada pela RFC. Sugere-se a utilização da reação de imunofluorescência nas campanhas de saúde pública, mas é de se chamar a atenção para o fato de que as taxas de positividade não devem ser utilizadas como indicadores da prevalência do calazar canino.

  10. Perfil sorológico das amostras de Clostridium botulinum tipos C e D utilizadas para produção de imunógenos no Brasil

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar o perfil sorológico de três amostras de Clostridium botulinum tipo C e três do tipo D utilizadas para produção de imunógenos no Brasil, determinou-se o índice de eficiência e o grau de homologia sorológica dentro de cada tipo. O índice de eficiência mostrou a mesma tendência para os dois tipos. Os consumos relativos de antitoxinas foram proporcionais nos níveis de 20, 200 e 1000 DL50, verificados através de curvas de neutralização que apresentaram inclinações semelhantes. A quantificação da variação do consumo de antitoxinas expresso em grau de homologia sorológica reflete uma similaridade relativa entre as amostras, sendo neutralizados 80 a 91,5% de determinantes antigênicos para o tipo C e 85 a 95% para o tipo D. Pelos resultados apresentados, as amostras analisadas comportaram-se como variantes sorológicas nos níveis de testes de 20, 200 e 1000 DL50.

  11. Bornova Ekolojik Koşullarında Farklı Sıra Arası Uzaklıkların Kinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)'da Tane Verimi ve Bazı Verim Özellikleri Üzerine Etkisi

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    his study was conducted to determine the effects of different row spacings (17.5 cm, 35 cm, 52.5 cm, 70 cm) on the grain yield and some other yield characteristics of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) grown under T

  12. Analysis of Contents on Saccharide in Bupleurum scorzonerifolium Willd from Different Original Places%不同产地狭叶柴胡糖类物质含量的比较分析

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    王斌; 张腾霄; 刘利军; 马艳秋; 迟云超; 樊铁波

    2011-01-01

    分别采用3,5-二硝基水杨酸法和蒽酮-硫酸比色法比较了7个不同产地的狭叶柴胡(Bupleurum scorzonerifolium Willd)中还原糖、多糖和总糖的含量.结果表明,同种柴胡由于受不同产地或不同的生长环境的影响,其糖类物质含量差别较大,河北产地的柴胡糖类物质含量最高,其次为黑龙江明水野生柴胡.采用上述分析方法简便、快速、可靠,为建立柴胡的多指标质量评价体系提供了科学参考.%The contents of reducing saccharide, polysaccharide and total saccharide in Bupleurum scorzonerifolium Willd, which were derived from seven different representative places of origin, were compared by 3,5-dinitrosalicylic acid method and anthrone - suliuric acid colorimetry, 1 he results showed that the contents ol saccharide had an obvious distinction among the samples. Highest content of saccharide in B. Scorzonerifolium from Heibei was found, the second was form Mingshui city in Heilongjian. This study could provide a simple, rapid and scientific evidence to construct a multiple indicator system for evaluating the quality of B. Scorzonerifolium.

  13. Variables utilizadas en el estudio de la organización morfológica del léxico mental en las investigaciones psicolingüísticas

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    2007-01-01

    El artículo presenta la explicación teórica y empírica de dos variables (frecuencia y pseudoafijación) utilizadas en el estudio de la organización morfológica del léxico mental en las investigaciones psicolingüísticas.

  14. Validación por hidrodensitometría de ecuaciones de pliegues cutáneos utilizadas para estimar la composición corporal en mujeres

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    Juan Carlos Aristizábal

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. Las ecuaciones de pliegues cutáneos son ampliamente utilizadas para estimar la composición corporal; sin embargo, en nuestra población no se han validado contra un método de referencia. Objetivo. Validar por hidrodensitometría las ecuaciones de Durning/Womersley, Jackson/Pollock y Ramírez/Torun en mujeres de 18 a 40 años. Materiales y métodos. Se comparó el porcentaje de grasa de 52 mujeres obtenido por hidrodensitometría, medición simultánea del peso bajo el agua (báscula Chatillon y del volumen pulmonar residual (espirómetro VMAX 22 Sensormedics, con el estimado por las ecuaciones de pliegues cutáneos (calibrador Harpenden de Durning/Womersley, Jackson/Pollock y Ramírez/Torun. Para el análisis estadístico se utilizaron la t de Student pareada, los coeficientes de correlación de Pearson e intraclase, y el método de Bland-Altman. Resultados. El porcentaje de grasa obtenido por hidrodensitometría (29,6±5,8 presentó diferencias (p Conclusión. Las ecuaciones de pliegues cutáneos presentaron pobre validez en la predicción del porcentaje de grasa, con diferencias significativas con la hidrodensitometría, una baja concordancia y unos amplios límites de ésta, lo cual, sugiere que sus resultados no son comparables ni intercambiables con este método.

  15. Efeito de diferentes soluções utilizadas como irrigante final na superfície dentinária: análise de rugosidade

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    Maíra do Prado

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O uso de irrigantes pode gerar alterações microestruturais na superfície dentinária, entre as quais alterações na rugosidade. Essas alterações podem influenciar o processo de união dos materiais obturadores à dentina. OBJETIVO: O objetivo do presente trabalho foi avaliar o efeito das soluções de EDTA, hipoclorito de sódio (NaOCl e clorexidina, como irrigante final, na rugosidade da superfície dentinária. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Foram utilizadas raízes distais de seis terceiros molares inferiores, que foram planificadas com o auxílio de disco de lixa e cortadas em segmentos, totalizando 18 amostras. A análise inicial foi realizada utilizando-se o perfilômetro Dektak. Foram realizadas cinco varreduras por amostra. Em seguida, as amostras foram irrigadas com NaOCl para simular o preparo químico-mecânico e lavadas com água destilada. Foram então divididas em seis grupos de acordo com o protocolo de irrigação final: Água destilada; NaOCl 5,25%; clorexidina 2%; EDTA17%; EDTA 17% + NaOCl 5,25%, e EDTA 17% + clorexidina 2%. Novamente, em cada amostra, foram realizadas cinco varreduras, totalizando 15 varreduras por grupo. Os dados foram analisados estatisticamente pelos testes de Kruskal-Wallis e Mann-Whitney (p<0,05. RESULTADO: Foi encontrada alteração significativa da rugosidade somente no grupo em que houve a combinação do agente quelante com o NaOCl. CONCLUSÃO: Os protocolos de irrigação final apresentam diferentes efeitos na rugosidade da superfície dentinária.

  16. Reprodução de Meloidogyne enterolobii em olerícolas e plantas utilizadas na adubação verde

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    Juliana Magrinelli Osório Rosa

    Full Text Available RESUMOMeloidogyne enterolobii é considerada uma espécie agressiva entre os nematoides das galhas. Nesse contexto, o objetivo do trabalho foi determinar o fator de reprodução de M. enterolobii, em 42 olerícolas e 18 plantas utilizadas na adubação verde. Os ensaios foram conduzidos em casa de vegetação. A infestação do solo foi realizada com 5.000 ovos e juvenis de segundo estádio de M. enterolobii/vaso. O delineamento experimental foi inteiramente casualizado com seis repetições por tratamento. Tomateiro 'Rutgers' foi utilizado como padrão de viabilidade do inóculo. As plantas consideradas resistentes foram alface 'Grand Rapids', cebolinhas 'Tokyo' e 'Nebuka', alho 'Poró Gigante', salsas 'Comum HT' e 'Graúda Portuguesa', cenouras 'Brasília', 'Brasília Irecê' e 'Planeta'; e todas as brássicas estudadas: couve-flor 'Teresópolis Gigante' e 'Piracicaba Precoce'; repolhos 'Chato de Quintal' e 'Coração de Boi'; brócolis 'Piracicaba', 'Brasília', 'Santana', 'Cabeça', 'Bruxelas' e "Tronchuda Portuguesa'. Os adubos verdes azevém, Crotalaria breviflora, C. juncea, C. spectabilis, C. mucronata, C. ochroleuca, Dolichos lablab, Pennisetum glaucum, Mucuna deeringiana, M. cinereum, M. aterrima e Raphanus sativus também foram resistentes. Essas plantas constituem opção viável para a rotação de culturas em áreas infestadas com M. enterolobii.

  17. Propiedades mecánicas de la mampostería de tabique rojo recocido utilizada en Chilpancingo, Gro (México

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    Flores, V.

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Experimental results of developed tests in solid clay brick masonry specimens are reported. This masonry type is largely used to build the confined masonry walls in Chilpancingo City (Guerrero State, Mexico. Sixty eight tests of masonry specimens, prisms and walls, were developed. Mean values of compressive and shear strength design, elasticity and shear modulus and joint mortar adherence were measured. Additionally, stress-strain relationship of compressive prisms and walls were recorded. Comparison among experimental results and standardized values of Mexico City Code, normally used to the design process, shows a large difference for some of them.Este documento presenta los resultados de ensayes en especímenes de mampostería de tabique rojo recocido comúnmente utilizado para la construcción de muros de mampostería confinada en Chilpancingo (Estado de Guerrero, México. Un total de 68 ensayes, entre pilas y muretes, fueron realizados. Los valores medidos fueron la resistencia de diseño a compresión y cortante, los módulos de elasticidad y corte y la cohesión de la junta. También se obtuvieron expresiones para definir la curva esfuerzo-deformación en las pruebas de pilas y muretes. La comparación de los valores respecto a la norma de la ciudad de México, utilizada como referencia en el diseño y análisis, concluye que hay diferencias significativas para algunos de ellos.

  18. Hormonas utilizadas como agentes ergogénicos: situación actual del problema Hormones used as ergogenics: present state of the question

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    C. Laudo

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available En nuestra sociedad, la competición deportiva se ha convertido en el espectáculo que moviliza y reúne mayor número de personas en todo el mundo, con la correspondiente influencia cultural y económica que de ello deriva. Por lo que, los deseos de superación atlética han llevado a los deportistas a practicar intensos programas de entrenamiento y a recurrir al consumo de sustancias que mejoren su rendimiento, incurriendo en ocasiones en técnicas de dopaje. Actualmente, el dopaje es el resultado de una combinación de factores sociales, individuales, fisiológicos y culturales, que afecta no sólo a los deportistas profesionales, sino también a los deportistas aficionados. Para que su control y erradicación sea eficaz, es necesario un conocimiento del problema y de las sustancias más utilizadas, dentro de las cuales merecen especial atención las sustancias hormonales por su compleja detección y sus posibles repercusiones sobre la salud.Sporting competition in our society has become the spectacle that mobilises and brings together the greatest number of people throughout the world, with the corresponding cultural and economic influence that this implies. As a result, the desire for athletic prowess has led sportspersons to undergo intense training programs and to consume substances that improve their performance, at times having recourse to doping techniques. At present, doping is the result of a combination of social, individual, physiological and cultural factors, which affect not only professional, but also amateur sportspeople. In order for the control and eradication of doping to be efficient, it is necessary to understand the problem and the substances that are most employed, amongst which special mention is merited by hormonal substances due to the complexity of detecting them and their possible repercussions on health.

  19. Revisão sistemática das escalas utilizadas para avaliação funcional na doença de Pompe Revisión sistemática de las escalas utilizadas para evaluación funcional en la enfermedad de Pompe Systematic review of functional assessment scales in Pompe disease

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    Alana Karla Savegnago

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar as escalas utilizadas para avaliação funcional na doença de Pompe (DP e descrever seu nível de evidência e recomendação. FONTES DE DADOS: Revisão sistemática sobre as escalas de avaliação funcional na DP. Pesquisa realizada nos bancos de dados Medline, Lilacs, Registro Cochrane de Ensaios Controlados Central (CCTR e SciELO com artigos (exceto artigos de revisão publicados entre 2000 e 2010. As palavras-chave utilizadas nos idiomas português e inglês foram: doença de depósito de glicogênio tipo II, atividades cotidianas, avaliação. Os artigos foram classificados em nível de evidência e recomendação. SÍNTESE DOS DADOS: Foram incluídos 14 estudos que avaliaram desde recém-nascidos a adultos (amostra total=449. Foram encontradas as seguintes escalas na literatura: Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI e sua forma adaptada para DP (Pompe-PEDI, Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS, Rotterdam Handiscap Scale (RHS, Functional Independence Measure (FIM, Gross Motor Function Measure (GMFM e Peabody Developmental Motor Scales (PDMS-II. A maioria dos estudos apresentou nível de evidência III, por serem não randomizados. Grau de recomendação das escalas: C para AIMS e Pompe-PEDI; D para GMFM e PDMS-II; E para RHS e FIM. CONCLUSÕES: A maioria das escalas utilizadas para avaliação funcional na DP apresenta baixo nível de evidência e recomendação. As que apresentam melhor grau de recomendação (C são as escalas AIMS e Pompe-PEDI aplicadas em Pediatria.OBJETIVO: Identificar las escalas utilizadas para evaluación funcional en la enfermedad de Pompe (EP y describir su nivel de evidencia y recomendación. FUENTES DE DATOS: Revisión sistemática sobre las escalas de evaluación funcional en la EP. Investigaciones realizadas en las bases de datos Medline, Lilacs, Registro Cochrane de Ensayos Controlados Central (CCTR y SciELO con artículos (excepto artículos de revisión publicados entre 2000

  20. Antioxidant responses of damiana (Turnera diffusa Willd) to exposure to artificial ultraviolet (UV) radiation in an in vitro model; part ii; UV-B radiation.

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    Soriano-Melgar, Lluvia de Abril Alexandra; Alcaraz-Meléndez, Lilia; Méndez-Rodríguez, Lía C; Puente, María Esther; Rivera-Cabrera, Fernando; Zenteno-Savín, Tania

    2014-05-01

    Introducción: Los efectos de la radiación ultravioleta tipo B (UV-B) sobre las plantas medicinales se han investigado recientemente en el contexto del cambio climático, pero las modificaciones que genera la radiación UV-B podrían emplearse para modificar el contenido de compuestos antioxidantes, incluyendo los compuestos fenólicos. Objetivo: Generar información sobre el efecto de una alta exposición a UV-B artificial en el contenido antioxidante de damiana (Turnera diffusa, Willd) en un modelo in vitro. Método: Plántulas de damiana en cultivo de tejidos (medio Murashige-Skoog) fueron irradiadas con UV-B artificial en 3 diferentes dosis: (1) 0,5 ± 0,1 mW cm-2 (alto) por 2 h diarias, (2) 1 ± 0,1 mW cm-2 (severa) por 2 h diarias, o (3) 1 ± 0,1 mW cm-2 durante 4 horas diarias por 3 semanas. Se cuantificó la concentración de pigmentos fotosintéticos (clorofilas a y b, carotenoides), vitaminas (C y E) y compuestos fenólicos totales, la actividad enzimática de la superóxido dismutasa (SOD, EC 1.15.1.1) y las peroxidasas totales (POX, EC 1.11.1), así como la capacidad antioxidante total y la peroxidación de lípidos para evaluar el efecto de la alta radiación UV-B artificial en el contenido antioxidante de damiana in vitro. Resultados: Dosis altas y severas de radiación UV-B artificial modificaron el contenido antioxidante incrementando el contenido de vitamina C y disminuyendo el contenido de compuestos fenólicos totales, además de modificar el daño oxidativo de plantas de damiana en un modelo in vitro. Conclusión: La radiación UV-B modifica el contenido antioxidante en damiana en un modelo in vitro, dependiendo de la intensidad y el tiempo de exposición.

  1. 传统中药白花蛇舌草的抗肿瘤活性研究%Anti-tumor activity of Hedyotis diffusa Willd. in mice

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    王英锋; 郑宜; 库宝善; 姚海燕; 姚广印; 万阳丽

    2013-01-01

    The whole plant with root ofHedyotis diffusa Willd.(AE) has been demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory,antioxidant,and anti-bacterial activities.In our study,we aim to examine the anti-tumor effect of alcoholic extract of AE in mice implanted with sarcoma S 180 cells (SBT mice).We also compared the immune system function and the life span of SBT mice with that of control mice.We found that AE displayed a significant inhibitory effect on solid tumor growth,as well as increased the life span.At the dose of 10 mg/kg body weight,both tumor weight and volume were decreased significantly.We also measured several immune function markers,inlcuding spleen index (SI),thymus index (TI) and parameters of hematological.We observed no reduce in these markers,indicating that AE could inhibit tumor growth without affecting immune function in SBT mice.%研究了传统中药白花蛇舌草的乙醇提取有效部位对S180小鼠模型的肿瘤生长抑制作用、免疫系统及小鼠生存天数的影响.该醇提部位能有效抑制S180小鼠的肿瘤生长,并延长荷瘤小鼠的生存天数.通过灌胃给药,醇提有效部位在10 mg/kg的剂量下与阳性对照药物环磷酰胺(20 mg/kg)相比,能够有效降低荷瘤小鼠体内的肿瘤大小与重量.对荷瘤小鼠的脾指数,胸腺指数及血常规参数研究表明,该醇提有效部位对荷瘤小鼠未见明显的毒副作用.总之,研究结果表明白花蛇舌草的醇提部位具有有效的抗肿瘤活性.

  2. A natural component from Euphorbia humifusa Willd displays novel, broad-spectrum anti-influenza activity by blocking nuclear export of viral ribonucleoprotein

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    Chang, So Young; Park, Ji Hoon [Respiratory Viruses Research Laboratory, Discovery Biology Department, Institut Pasteur Korea, 16, Daewangpangyo-ro 712 Beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 463-400 (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Young Ho; Kang, Jong Seong [College of Pharmacy, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, 305-764 (Korea, Republic of); Min, Ji-Young, E-mail: jiyoung.min@ip-korea.org [Respiratory Viruses Research Laboratory, Discovery Biology Department, Institut Pasteur Korea, 16, Daewangpangyo-ro 712 Beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, 463-400 (Korea, Republic of)

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    The need to develop anti-influenza drugs with novel antiviral mechanisms is urgent because of the rapid rate of antigenic mutation and the emergence of drug-resistant viruses. We identified a novel anti-influenza molecule by screening 861 plant-derived natural components using a high-throughput image-based assay that measures inhibition of the influenza virus infection. 1,3,4,6-tetra-O-galloyl-β-D-glucopyranoside (TGBG) from Euphorbia humifusa Willd showed broad-spectrum anti-influenza activity against two seasonal influenza A strains, A/California/07/2009 (H1N1) and A/Perth/16/2009 (H3N2), and seasonal influenza B strain B/Florida/04/2006. We investigated the mode of action of TGBG using neuraminidase activity inhibition and time-of-addition assays, which evaluate the viral release and entry steps, respectively. We found that TGBG exhibits a novel antiviral mechanism that differs from the FDA-approved anti-influenza drugs oseltamivir which inhibits viral release, and amantadine which inhibits viral entry. Immunofluorescence assay demonstrated that TGBG significantly inhibits nuclear export of influenza nucleoproteins (NP) during the early stages of infection causing NP to accumulate in the nucleus. In addition, influenza-induced activation of the Akt signaling pathway was suppressed by TGBG in a dose-dependent manner. These data suggest that a putative mode of action of TGBG involves inhibition of viral ribonucleoprotein (vRNP) export from the nucleus to the cytoplasm consequently disrupting the assembly of progeny virions. In summary, TGBG has potential as novel anti-influenza therapeutic with a novel mechanism of action. - Highlights: • The plant-derived natural product TGBG has broad-spectrum antiviral activity against seasonal influenza A and B viruses. • TGBG has a novel anti-viral mechanism of action that from differs from the currently available anti-influenza drugs. • TGBG hinders nuclear export of the influenza virus ribonucleoprotein (v

  3. Chemical composition and larvicidal activity of leaf essential oil from Clausena anisata (Willd.)Hook. f. exBenth (Rutaceae) against three mosquito species

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    Marimuthu Govindarajan

    2010-01-01

    Objective:To determine the mosquito larvicidal activity of leaf essential oil and their chemical constituents fromClausena anisata(C. anisata) (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth. against Culex quinquefasciatus, Aedes aegypti andAnopheles Stephensi.Methods:Essential oil was obtained by hydro-distillation and the chemical composition of the leaf essential oil was analyzed using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. The mosquitoes were reared in the vector control laboratory and twenty late III instar larvae of three mosquito species were exposed to based on the wide range and narrow range tests, essential oil was tested at50, 100, 150, 200 and 250 ppm and each compound was tested at various concentration (5-75 ppm) and were assayed in the laboratory by using the protocol ofWHO 2005; the 24 hLC50 values of theC. anisata leaf essential oil and their major compounds were determined following Probit analysis.Results:The oil contained were mainly β-pinene (32.8%), sabinene(28.3%), germacrene-D (12.7%), estragole (6.4%) and linalool(5.9%). The essential oil from the leaves ofC. anisataexhibited significant larvicidal activity, with24 hLC50 values of140.96, 130.19 and119.59ppm, respectively. The five pure constituents extracted from theC. anisata leaf essential oil were also tested individually against three mosquito larvae. The LC50values of β-pinene, sabinene, germacrene-D, estragole and linalool appeared to be most effective againstAnopheles stephensi(LC50-23.17, 19.67, 16.95, 11.01, 35.17ppm) followed byAedes aegypti (LC50-27.69, 21.20,18.76, 12.70, 38.64 ppm) and Culex quinquefasciatus(LC50-32.23, 25.01, 21.28, 14.01, 42.28).Conclusions:The essential oil of C. anisata contains five major compounds and has remarkable larvicidal properties, which may be considered as a potent source for the production of natural larvicides.

  4. POTENSI BIJI DAN EKSTRAK BIJI TERATAI (Nymphaea pubescens Willd SEBAGAI PENCEGAH DIARE PADA TIKUS PERCOBAAN YANG DIINTERVENSI E.coli ENTEROPATOGENIK

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    Yuspihana Fitrial

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The Potency of Waterlily’s Seed (Nymphaea pubescens Willd and Its Extract as DiarrheaPreventative in Rats that Intervented with Enterophatogenic Escherichia coli Yuspihana Fitrial, Made Astawan, Soewarno T.Soekarto,Komang G.Wiryawan, Tutik Wresdiyati ABSTRAK Penelitian ini bertujuan untuk mengetahui komponen Þ tokimia yang terdapat pada biji teratai dan ekstrak etil asetat bijiteratai dan mengetahui aktivitas antibakterinya terhadap E.coli penyebab diare (E.coli Enteropatogenik K1.1, EPECK1.1 pada tikus percobaan. Perlakuan diberikan pada tikus jantan jenis Sprague Dawley (berat 140 ±5 g selama28 hari. Tikus percobaan dibagi menjadi 4 grup yaitu, grup 1, kontrol (mendapatkan ransum standar, grup 2 yangmendapat ransum yang disubstitusi tepung biji teratai (18,7 g/100 g, grup 3 yang mendapat ransum yang disubstitusiFOS (fruktooligosakarida, 6 g/100 g, dan grup 4 yang mendapat ransum standar dan ekstrak etil asetat biji teratai(17,8 mg/ml. Setelah 2 minggu perlakuan ransum, tikus percobaan diintervensi secara oral dengan 0,3 ml dari 106CFU/ml EPEC K1.1 selama 1 minggu sehingga diare. Aktivitas biologis ransum perlakuan diamati dengan mengamatibobot badan, konsumsi ransum per hari, eÞ siensi ransum, total mikroba, total E.coli dan total bakteri asam laktatdari isi sekum tikus percobaan. Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa biji teratai mengandung alkaloid, ß avonoid,steroid, glikosida, tanin, saponin, dan triterpenoid, sedangkan ekstrak etil asetat biji teratai mengandung alkaloid,ß avonoid, tanin, glikosida, saponin dan triterpenoid. Substitusi biji teratai pada ransum mampu menurunkan totalE.coli isi sekum, baik setelah intervensi maupun setelah intervensi EPEC dihentikan. Sementara pemberian ekstrakbiji teratai mampu menurunkan total E.coli isi sekum setelah intervensi dihentikan. EÞ siensi ransum pada grup yangdisubstitusi biji teratai lebih tinggi dibandingkan kontrol dan ekstrak biji teratai (P<0.05. Perlakuan substitusi bijiteratai, dan

  5. Estratégias de reparo utilizadas na aquisição das obstruintes em dois municípios do Rio Grande do Sul

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    Silvana Gonçalves Lopes

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO:verificar as estratégias de reparo utilizadas na aquisição das obstruintes em dois municípios do Rio Grande do Sul com diferentes influências dialetais, descrevendo e comparando as variáveis intervenientes nesse processo.MÉTODOS:participaram do estudo 72 crianças, 36 do município de Santa Maria 36 de Agudo, com idades entre 1:0 e 4:0 (anos:meses. O corpus de Santa Maria ficou composto por 3.178 obstruintes analisadas e 3.847 em Agudo. As estratégias de reparo analisadas foram: dessonorização, omissão, posteriorização, anteriorização, plosivização de fricativas e outros. As variáveis extralinguísticas consideradas foram idade, sexoe tipo de inpute as linguísticas foram pé métrico; número de sílabas; contexto silábico precedente e seguinte; posição na palavra; classe gramatical; sonoridadee classe da obstruinte. Utilizou-se para a análise estatística o pacote VARBRUL, com significância de 5%.RESULTADOS:houve prevalência da estratégia de omissão para Santa Maria e de posteriorização para Agudo. A dessonorização foi o recurso menos utilizado para os ambos os grupos. Ocorreram tanto semelhanças como diferenças na comparação entre as variáveis intervenientes.CONCLUSÃO:de acordo com os resultados, foi possível concluir que a variação dialetal não interferiu na escolha dos recursos empregados para os sujeitos residentes em Agudo, o que poderia ocorrer devido ao input recebido nesse município, com fonemas dessonorizados.

  6. Caracterización y distribución por cantones de la dureza del agua en las fuentes utilizadas para consumo humano en Costa Rica

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    Darner Mora Alvarado

    1999-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la caracterización por dureza del agua en 1.148 fuentes utilizadas en Costa Rica para consumo humano. Esta se realiza por medio de una distribución de frecuencias de las concentraciones de CaCO3, fundamentados en la clasificación de dureza del agua de la OMS, y agrupando los resultados por cada uno de los 81 cantones del país. El producto se refleja en un mapa, codificando los resultados por colores. Las concentraciones promedio de MgCO3 permiten concluir que las aguas del país tienen un comportamiento normal, con respecto a otras latitudes del mundo. Las concentraciones de CaCO3 demuestran que el 64% de las fuentes subterráneas y el 74.5% de las superficiales se clasifican como aguas blandas, con tendencia a la corrosión. El 21% son aguas medianamente duras, mientras que el 8.8% y 6.4% de las aguas subterráneas son duras y muy duras, respectivamente, con tendencia a producir incrustaciones. El análisis de resultados permite concluir que con aguas muy blandas se presentan problemas de fugas por la corrosión y el daño estructural de las tuberías, principalmente en los cantones del interior del país. Por el contrario, el exceso de CaCO3 produce incrustaciones con problemas organolépticos y disminución de la vida media de las tuberías. Por último, se recomienda utilizar el presente estudio como instrumento para la planificación, construcción y operación de acueductos e industrias que utilicen las diferentes aguas. Además, se sugiere abordar por medio de estudios científicos la influencia de la ingesta de CaCO3 y MgCO3 en la dieta diaria y la salud del costarricense.

  7. Pegamento da enxertia em diferentes combinações de variedades e espécies utilizadas como copa e como porta-enxertos de maracujazeiro

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    Givanildo Roncatto

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available O Brasil é o maior produtor de maracujá. Mas, apesar da posição de destaque, a vida útil do maracujazeiro vem sendo reduzida, principalmente, devido aos danos causados por doenças do sistema radicular. A enxertia com espécies nativas e resistentes a doenças apresenta-se como alternativa de produção. Com isso, objetivou-se avaliar o pegamento da enxertia nas combinações de variedades-copa e espécies de porta-enxertos de maracujazeiro. O trabalho foi desenvolvido em viveiro telado (50% de sombreamento, na Embrapa Acre, em Rio Branco-AC, entre setembro e dezembro de 2007. A variedade-copa utilizada para todos os tratamentos foi o maracujazeiro-amarelo 'FB 100' e 'FB 200' do viveiro Flora Brasil (Araguari-MG e outras 5 variedades regionais (UFAC-Universidade Federal do Acre, Rio Branco-AC, e os porta-enxertos foram Passiflora edulis Sims (maracujazeiro-amarelo (acesso Cuiabá-MT, P. alata, P. edulis (maracujazeiro-roxo e P. quadrangularis (acesso Guiratinga-MT, P. serrato-digitata (acesso IAC-Campinas-SP. As sementes foram previamente embebidas em água destilada por cerca de 24 h e posteriormente semeadas em tubetes plásticos (25x5cm com substrato Plantmax@. O método de enxertia utilizado foi o de fenda cheia no topo hipocotiledonar, tendo os porta-enxertos as seguintes características: três folhas verdadeiras e altura de plântula variável (6 a 8cm, 30 a 90 dias após a semeadura. Decapitaram-se as plântulas na altura dos cotilédones com lâmina de aço, as quais foram mergulhadas em água sanitária a 70%, a cada enxertia realizada. Os enxertos foram obtidos de plântula inteira, com cerca de 10 cm de comprimento, fazendo-se a limpeza das folhas. As combinações de melhor desempenho em relação ao pegamento da enxertia foram UFAC 07 sobre P. edulis (maracujazeiro-roxo e P. alata, UFAC 38 sobre P. edulis (maracujazeiro-amarelo, P. edulis (maracujazeiro-roxo e P. alata, UFAC 64 sobre P. serrato-digitata, com 100% de pegamento

  8. Crescimento e acúmulo de nutrientes por plantas espontâneas e por leguminosas utilizadas para adubação verde

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    C. Favero

    2000-03-01

    Full Text Available As espécies vegetais espontâneas, nas áreas de cultivo agrícola, têm sido tratadas como "plantas daninhas", "ervas invasoras", "inços" e outras denominações, do ponto de vista dos prejuízos que podem acarretar às espécies cultivadas. No entanto, as espontâneas podem promover os mesmos efeitos de proteção do solo e ciclagem de nutrientes que espécies cultivadas ou introduzidas para adubação verde. O crescimento e o acúmulo de nutrientes pela parte aérea de espontâneas e de leguminosas utilizadas como adubos verdes foram medidos em um experimento de campo em Sete Lagoas (MG, na Embrapa Milho e Sorgo. O experimento consistiu de cinco espécies de leguminosas (feijão-de-porco, feijão-bravo do Ceará, mucuna-preta, lab-lab e guandu, submetidas a duas condições de manejo (com e sem capina, e uma testemunha (somente espontâneas. No florescimento das leguminosas, foram obtidos a massa da matéria seca e o teor de nutrientes da parte aérea de cada espécie de leguminosa e das espontâneas presentes nas parcelas. O sistema com apenas as espontâneas produziu menos biomassa e acumulou menos nutrientes que os sistemas com leguminosas. Foram poucas as espontâneas que apresentaram teores de carbono, cálcio e nitrogênio próximos ou superiores aos das leguminosas. No entanto, para potássio, magnésio e fósforo, ocorreu o inverso. A maioria das espontâneas apresentou teores de potássio, magnésio e de fósforo superiores aos das leguminosas, destacando-se: Portulaca oleracea, Euphorbia heterophylla, Bidens pilosa, Commelina benghalensis e Melanpodium perfoliatum.

  9. Plantas medicinais abortivas utilizadas por mulheres de UBS: etnofarmacologia e análises cromatográficas por CCD e CLAE

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    N.C.V. Souza Maria

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available O emprego de plantas medicinais refere-se a uma prática milenar, seja na medicina alternativa para cura de diversas doenças, ou como método abortivo. No entanto, a população em geral desconhece os grandes riscos que a cometem. Neste sentido este trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar o índice de consumo de plantas medicinais por mulheres de uma Unidade Básica de Saúde (UBS, na tentativa de identificar quais as espécies mais frequentemente ingeridas inclusive em período gestacional. Através de um questionário de caráter explorativo com 48 mulheres observou-se que a maioria das entrevistadas tinha filhos e as plantas medicinais mais citadas foram "boldo" (Peumus boldus, "carqueja" (Baccharis trimera e "sene" (Cassia angustifolia, as quais eram empregadas principalmente em dores estomacais ou como digestivos (53%, para resfriados (23%, cólicas menstruais (4% ou para menstruar (2%. Outra parte do trabalho constituiu a análise visual e química de espécies de plantas medicinais citadas pelo público feminino entrevistado, bem como, outras utilizadas popularmente com propriedades abortivas. Análises visuais comparativas de amostras de plantas medicinais de quatro estabelecimentos comerciais diferentes denominadas Grupo A-C, mostraram a ausência de controle de qualidade com relação às especificações nas embalagens, e separação do material vegetal a ser consumido. Através de análises dos perfis químicos destas amostras por cromatografia em camada delgada (CCD e cromatografia líquida de alta eficiência (CLAE indicaram que aquelas pertencentes ao Grupo C diferiram significativamente em relação àquelas de mesma identificação, exceto no que se refere ao boldo do Chile, cujas amostras apresentaram-se bastante similares com relação à constituição química.

  10. QUALIDADE DA ÁGUA UTILIZADA PARA CONSUMO EM ESCOLAS E CRECHES NO MUNICÍPIO DE SÃO CARLOS - SP

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    Paola Andressa SCURACCHIO

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Sabe-se da importância de se tratar a água destinada ao consumo humano, pois alterações nas características física, química e/ou microbiológica tem sido associadas a diversos problemas de saúde, além disso, a qualidade da água destinada ao consumo humano deve atender aos padrões de potabilidade estabelecidos pela Portaria n. 518/2004 do Ministério da Saúde. O objetivo desta pesquisa foi avaliar a qualidade da água utilizada em escolas e creches municipais da cidade de São Carlos – SP. Foram selecionados 31 estabelecimentos de ensino sendo 17 escolas e 14 creches, em cada uma delas foram colhidas duas amostras de água em três pontos distintos – 62 no ponto de entrada da rede, 62 do reservatório e 62 de filtros domésticos - totalizando 186 amostras, com intervalo de três meses, para verificar possíveis diferenças nos pontos de colheita e em ocasiões diferentes. As amostras foram avaliadas para os seguintes parâmetros: presença de coliformes totais, Escherichia coli, contagem de bactérias heterotróficas mesó- filas, determinação do pH, turbidez, cor, concentração de flúor e de cloro residual livre. O maior número de amostras fora do padrão para coliformes totais foi proveniente dos filtros e da rede, para bactérias heterotróficas a maior parte das amostras fora do padrão foi colhida nos filtros. Nas análises físico-químicas o maior número de amostras fora do padrão ocorreu na rede para pH, na rede e no filtro para flúor, no filtro para cloro residual livre e no reservatório para turbidez. O parâmetro com maior número de amostras inadequadas foi flúor. É necessário maior atenção com a conservação, limpeza e manutenção dos reservatórios prediais e filtros nas escolas e creches de São Carlos, visto que, a água analisada estava imprópria para o consumo.

  11. Comparação de metodologia utilizada para a detecção de Hemoglobina S (Hb S em doadores de sangue

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    Prudêncio Brígida C. A. B.

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available O Brasil apresenta alta prevalência de hemoglobina S, com nítidas diferenças regionais marcadas pelos processos de miscigenação da população. A presença desta hemoglobina tem sido objeto de estudo, não só em pacientes com anemia falciforme (homozigotos para hemoglobina S - Hb SS, mas também em portadores desta variante de hemoglobina em heterozigose (Hb AS. As complicações clínicas dos portadores são influenciadas por fatores genéticos e ambientais. De acordo com a portaria 1376 de 19 de novembro de 1993 para Normas técnicas de coleta, processamento e transfusão de sangue, componentes e derivados, do Ministério da Saúde, deve ser realizada a detecção de hemoglobinas anormais em doadores de sangue. Diante desta normatização e às taxas de hemoglobina S em nossa população, objetivamos no presente trabalho a identificação da hemoglobina S, utilizando técnicas de triagem utilizadas na rotina de Bancos de Sangue, como o kit de identificação para hemoglobina S da Diamed, comercializado pela designação ID-Hb S, e o teste de solubilidade. Os casos que apresentaram positividade nesta triagem foram posteriormente confirmados em eletroforese em pH alcalino e ácido. Do total de 5.416 doadores de sangue analisados pelo teste de triagem (ID - Hb S Diamed e solubilidade, 50 (0,92% apresentaram hemoglobina S. Após confirmação eletroforética evidenciamos a compatibilidade das técnicas em 100 % dos casos analisados. O teste da Diamed apresenta custo de R$ 1,20 por doador e o de solubilidade R$ 0,14. Pelos resultados obtidos sugerimos o uso do teste de solubilidade como de escolha, para triagem de hemoglobina S em bancos de sangue, não só pela eficácia e praticidade, como também pelo baixo custo.

  12. Plantas medicinais utilizadas pela população do município de Lagarto- SE, Brasil – ênfase em pacientes oncológicos

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    N.L.B. CAETANO

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available RESUMO A utilização de plantas com fins medicinais é uma das mais antigas formas de prática medicinal da humanidade. Entretanto, o conceito de “natural” contribui para o pensamento popular e errôneo de que Plantas Medicinais (PM são sinônimos de produtos seguros, o qual pode ocasionar no desenvolvimento de efeitos adversos ou interações medicamentosas. Neste contexto, foi realizado levantamento etnofarmacológico das Plantas Medicinais (PM utilizadas no município de Lagarto, SE, Brasil, com ênfase de seu uso por pacientes oncológicos. Um total de 706 moradores foram entrevistados. Foram citadas 80 plantas, das quais 57 foram identificadas em nosso laboratório. O uso de plantas medicinais (MP para fins terapêuticos foi relatada por 336 (47,65% entrevistados. As MPs mais utilizados foram: Erva-Cidreira (Lippiaalba (Mill N. E. Brown - 103, 30,8%, Boldo (Plectranthus barbatus Andr. - 53, 15,7%, e Capim-Santo (Cymbopogon citratus (D.C. Stapf - 49, 14,6%. Dos entrevistados que relataram o uso de MPs, metade (360, 50,95% comunicaram ao médico, mas não receberam orientações específicas. As doenças crônicas mais comuns identificadas foram: hipertensão arterial (144, 20,34%, câncer (55, 7,81% e diabetes (41, 5,89%. Dos pacientes com câncer, cerca de 40% (22 relataram utilizar PMs concomitante com quimioterapia, dado alarmante, visto a possibilidade de interações medicamentosas entre PMs e antineoplásicos. Diante desses dados, foi observado o uso de PM pela população de Lagarto, SE, e por pacientes oncológicos dessa região, porém, sem os mesmos receberem orientações de um profissional qualificado.

  13. Leishmaniose visceral canina: avaliação da metodologia sorológica utilizada em inquéritos epidemiológicos

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    Carlos A. da Costa

    1991-03-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizado um estudo comparativo da reação de imunofluorescência indireta em eluatos de sangue de cães infectados experimentalmente com diferentes tripanosomatídeos. Utilizaram-se como antigenopromastigotas de L. mexicana, L. braziliensis e L. chagasi. Os resultados mostraram que a sensibilidade do método foi de 87,5% para o diagnóstico do calazar canino, independentemente do antigeno empregado; e que ocorre reação cruzada com Leishmaniose tegumentar em 75% dos casos e com doença de Chagas em 83,3%. Levantamento epidemiológico em área de leishmaniose confirma que a reação de imunofluorescência em eluatos de sangue canino fornece reações cruzadas em cães infectados com Leishmania braziliensis e L. chagasi. Não se verificou reação cruzada pela RFC. Sugere-se a utilização da reação de imunofluorescência nas campanhas de saúde pública, mas é de se chamar a atenção para o fato de que as taxas de positividade não devem ser utilizadas como indicadores da prevalência do calazar canino.A comparative study was made of eluates of the blood of dogs experimentally infected with different trypanosomatids. Using antigens prepared from promastigotes of Leishmania mexicana, L. braziliensis and L. chagasi, assessments were made by the indirect immunofluorescence test. The results showed a sensitivity of 87,5% in the diagnosis of canine visceral leishmaniasis, independent of antigen used. Cross-reactions occurred in 75% of cases of cutaneous leishmaniasis and 83,3% of dogs with chagas' disease. An epidemiological survey in an area of leishmaniasis confirmed that immunofluorescence tests on eluates of dogs' blood give cross-reactions between L. braziliensis and L. chagasi. The results suggest that such testing could be useful in public health campaigns but attention is drawn to thefact that the level ofpositive reactions cannot be used as an indicator of the prevalence of canine kala-azar.

  14. Os impactos da tecnologia de mulching utilizada no cultivo do melão na região de Mossoró

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    G. M. T. Queiroga

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available A tecnologia de mulching é uma ferramenta que possibilita a redução de gastos para os produtores no tocante a utilização de agroquímicos, água de irrigação e a utilização de mão-de-obra, além de promover melhoria na qualidade da fruta produzida e o aumento da produção. O presente trabalho objetivou avaliar os impactos provocados pelo uso do mulch no meio ambiental, social e econômico de uma comunidade rural de Mossoró/RN. Fez-se o uso de observações, entrevista semiestruturada e questionário estruturado, o qual foi aplicado a 12,5% dos participantes de um total de 32. Os resultados mostram que essa tecnologia é utilizada por todos os produtores, com o intuito de melhorar a produção do melão em quantidade e qualidade.  Contudo, o uso do mulch de polietileno, utilizado nessa técnica, acarreta preocupações quanto ao seu descarte pós-uso, com a utilização de práticas arcaicas como as queimadas que afetam de forma gradual a saúde do trabalhador e as propriedades biológicas do solo.The impacts of mulching technology used in melon cultivation in Mossoró regionAbstract: The mulching technology is a tool that enables cost reduction for producers regarding the use of agrochemicals, irrigation water and the use of labor force, promoting improvement in the produced fruit quality and increasing production. The present study aimed to evaluate the impacts caused by the use of mulch in the environmental, social and economic environment of a rural community of Mossoró / RN. Observation, semi-structured interview and structured questionnaire were used in the study, and the questionnaire was applied to 12.5% of participants from a total of 32. The results show that this technology is used by all producers, in order to improve the production of melon in quantity and quality. However, the use of polyethylene mulch utilized therein causes concern as to their post-use disposal, with the use of archaic practices, such as burning

  15. Potencial de espécies utilizadas como adubo verde no manejo integrado de plantas daninhas Potential of species used as green manure in the integrated weed management

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    E.A.L. Erasmo

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho foi conduzido na Estação Experimental da Universidade Federal do Tocantins, Gurupi-TO, Brasil. O experimento foi instalado com o objetivo de avaliar durante 60 dias, em campo, a interferência de oito espécies utilizadas freqüentemente como adubos verdes (Mucuna aterrima, Mucuna pruriens, Crotalaria ochroleuca, Crotalaria spectabilis, Canavalia ensiformis, Cajanus cajan, Pennisetum americanum e Sorghum bicolor, híbrido BR304 sobre a comunidade infestante. As espécies de plantas daninhas mais freqüentes na área do experimento foram: Digitaria horizontalis, Hyptis lophanta e Amaranthus spinosus. Foram realizadas amostragens aos 15, 30, 45 e 60 dias após a formação da cobertura, utilizando um quadrado de amostragem equivalente a 0,25 m². As plantas daninhas foram devidamente identificadas, coletadas, secas e pesadas. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi inteiramente casualizado e constou de nove tratamentos, com quatro repetições cada. Verificou-se que as espécies C. spectabilis, S. bicolor, C. ochroleuca, M. aterrima e M. pruriens reduziram significativamente o número e o peso da matéria seca da população das plantas daninhas avaliadas (D. horizontalis, H. lophanta e A. Spinosus, principalmente as duas últimas, enquanto P. americanum mostrou-se a menos eficiente nesse aspecto.This work was carried out at the Experimental Station of the University of Tocantins, Gurupi-TO, Brazil, to evaluate the interference of eight species frequently used as green manure (Mucuna aterrima, Mucuna pruriens, Crotalaria ochroleuca, Crotalaria spectabilis, Canavalia ensiformis, Cajanus cajan, Pennisetum americanum and Sorghum bicolor, hybrid BR304 in the weed community, for sixty days under field conditions. The most frequent weed species in the experimental area were Digitaria horizontalis, Hyptis lophanta and Amaranthus spinosus. Samplings were made at 15, 30, 45 and 60 days after formation of green manure covering, using

  16. Estudos sobre o psicoativo N,N-dimetiltriptamina (DMT) em Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd.) Poiret e em bebidas consumidas em contexto religioso

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    183 f. N,N-dimetiltriptamina ou DMT é um alcaloide indólico com acentuada ação psicoativa, presente em bebidas vegetais de origem indígena, como o vinho da jurema e a ayahuasca. Esses preparos vegetais são consumidos em rituais religiosos sincréticos criados no Brasil no início do século 20, hoje dispersos e em contínua expansão por todo o mundo. As bebidas são também utilizadas como droga de abuso, no contexto recreativo, principalmente, graças à fácil disponibilidade das f...

  17. Estudos sobre o psicoativo N,N-dimetiltriptamina (DMT) em Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd.) Poiret e em bebidas consumidas em contexto religioso

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    183 f. N,N-dimetiltriptamina ou DMT é um alcaloide indólico com acentuada ação psicoativa, presente em bebidas vegetais de origem indígena, como o vinho da jurema e a ayahuasca. Esses preparos vegetais são consumidos em rituais religiosos sincréticos criados no Brasil no início do século 20, hoje dispersos e em contínua expansão por todo o mundo. As bebidas são também utilizadas como droga de abuso, no contexto recreativo, principalmente, graças à fácil disponibilidade das f...

  18. Genetic diversity and comparison of physicochemical and nutritional characteristics of six quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa willd. genotypes cultivated in Chile Diversidade genética e comparação das características físico-químicas e nutricionais de seis genótipos de quinoa (Chenopodiumquinoa Willd. cultivados no Chile

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    Margarita Miranda

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The present study was focused on the analysis of agronomical, nutritional, physicochemical, and antioxidant properties of six genetically different quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd genotypes cultivated in three distinctive geographical zones of Chile. Ancovinto and Cancosa genotypes from the northern Altiplano (19 ºS, Cáhuil and Faro from the central region (34 ºS, and Regalona and Villarica from the southern region (39 ºS are representative of high genetic differentiation among the pooled samples, in particular between Altiplano and the central-southern groups. A Common-Garden Assay at 30 ºS showed significant differences among seed origins in all morphometric parameters and also in yields. Altiplano genotypes had larger panicule length but no seed production. A significant influence of the different quinoa genotypes on chemical composition and functional properties was also observed. Protein concentration ranged from 11.13 to 16.18 g.100 g-1 d.m., while total dietary fiber content ranged from 8.07-12.08 g.100 g-1 d.m., and both were the highest in Villarrica ecotype. An adequate balance of essential amino acids was also observed. Sucrose was the predominant sugar in all genotypes. Antioxidant activity was high in all genotypes, and it was highest in Faro genotype (79.58% inhibition.O presente estudo teve como objetivo a análise das propriedades agronômicas, físicas, nutricionais e antioxidantes de seis genótipos diferentes de quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd, cultivados em três distintas zonas geográficas do Chile. Ancovinto e Cancosa, provenientes do norte do Altiplano (19 ºS, Cahuil e Faro, originários do centro (34 ºS, e Regalona e Villarica, do sul (39 ºS, foram representativos da alta diferenciação genética das amostras combinadas, em particular entre Altiplano e os grupos centro-sul. O ensaio do jardim de coleção a 30 ºS mostrou diferenças significativas entre as origens das sementes em todos os parâmetros morfom

  19. Respostas de Acacia mangium Willd e Sclerolobium paniculatum Vogel a fungos micorrízicos arbusculares nativos provenientes de áreas degradadas pela mineração de bauxita na Amazônia Responses of Acacia mangium Willd and Sclerolobium paniculatum Vogel to native arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi from remaining areas of bauxite mining in Amazon

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    Ney Freitas Marinho

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available A resposta de Acacia mangium Willd (mangium e Sclerolobium paniculatum Vogel (tachi à inoculação de fungos micorrízicos arbusculares (FMA, oriundos de áreas em recuperação após a extração de bauxita, foi avaliada em experimento com delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com 14 tratamentos (duas espécies leguminosas e sete tipos de solo e três repetições. Avaliou-se o número de esporos no solo, a colonização micorrízica, a matéria seca total, o P acumulado, a dependência micorrízica das mudas, e a abundância e a freqüência de espécies. O número de propágulos infectivos (NPI foi estudado em delineamento em blocos casualizados, com oito diluições de solo inóculo, cinco repetições e uma planta isca (Brachiaria decumbens Stapf. Utilizou-se substrato da mistura de um Planossolo mais areia lavada e fosfato de rocha araxá (0,60 g/kg. O número de esporos aumentou em função do tempo de cobertura das leguminosas. A colonização micorrízica foi mais intensa no tachi. Os valores de matéria seca dessa espécie foram inferiores aos de mangium, que por sua vez extraiu em torno de seis vezes mais P do substrato. Em geral, mangium, ao contrário do tachi, foi facultativa à presença dos FMA, sugerindo sua utilização na recuperação de áreas degradadas sem inoculação prévia. Dentre as 39 espécies de FMA identificadas, Glomus macrocarpum Tul. & Tul. apresentou maior índice de abundância e freqüência (IAF e maior NPI, destacando-se entre as espécies pioneiras, ao passo que outras apareceram apenas em estádios sucessionais mais avançados das áreas em recuperação.The responses of Acacia mangium Willd (mangium and Sclerolobium paniculatum Vogel (tachi to arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF inoculation collected from areas under reclamation after bauxite mining, was evaluated in an completely randomized design distributed in 14 treatments (two legume, species and seven soil types, with three replicates. Evaluated

  20. Preference of Quinoa Moth: Eurysacca Melanocampta Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae for Two Varieties of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd. in Olfactometry Assays Preferencia de la Polilla de la Quinua: Eurysacca melanocampta Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae por dos Variedades de Quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willd. en Ensayos de Olfatometría

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    Juan  F Costa

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Insects are attracted to plants by visual and olfactory cues. The quinoa moth, Eurysacca melanocampta Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae, is the main insect pest of the quinoa crop, Chenopodium quinoa Willd. (Chenopodiales: Chenopodiaceae, in the southern Peruvian Andes, causing grain yield losses. The aim of this study was to investigate the behavioural response of adult quinoa moths to olfactory stimuli. Specifically, the objectives of this study were: 1 to determine the capacity of E. melanocampta adults of searching for quinoa plants using plant olfactory cues; 2 to determine the preference of E. melanocampta females for the odours derived from two varieties of quinoa: Amarilla de Marangani and Blanca de Junín; and 3 to assess the attraction of male quinoa moths to E. melanocampta females and the host plant in olfactometric bioassays. Adults preferred quinoa plant odour sources in choice tests when distilled water was used as a control (P La atracción de insectos hacia las plantas es causada tanto por estímulos visuales como olfativos. La polilla de la quinua, Eurysacca melanocampta Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae, es la principal plaga en el cultivo de quinua, Chenopodium quinoa Willd. (Chenopodiales: Chenopodiaceae, en los Andes del sur peruano causando pérdidas en la producción de granos. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar las respuestas conductuales frente a estímulos olfativos de adultos de la polilla de la quinua. Específicamente, los objetivos del estudio fueron: 1 estudiar la capacidad de búsqueda de plantas de quinua de los adultos de E. melanocampta utilizando plantas como estímulos olfativos; 2 determinar la preferencia de hembras de E. melanocampta por olores derivados de plantas de dos variedades de quinua: Amarilla de Marangani y Blanca de Junín; y 3 estudiar la atracción de los machos hacia hembras de E. melanocampta y hacia las plantas hospederas en bioensayos de olfatometría. Los adultos eligieron fuentes

  1. Alterações morfofisiológicas em folhas de Coffea arabica L. cv. "Oeiras" sob influência do sombreamento por Acacia mangium Willd Morphophysiological alterations in leaves of Coffea arabica L. cv. 'Oeiras' shaded by Acacia mangium Willd

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    Inês Angélica Cordeiro Gomes

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Diferenças na disponibilidade de radiação podem causar modificações na estrutura e função das folhas do cafeeiro, que podem responder de maneira diferencial à radiação por alterações morfológicas, anatômicas, de crescimento e na taxa fotossintética. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar características morfofisiológicas de cafeeiros (Coffea arabica L. cv. "Oeiras" sombreados por acácia (Acacia mangium Willd. na época seca e chuvosa no sul de Minas Gerais. As maiores taxas fotossintéticas e maiores espessuras da epiderme adaxial foram observadas na estação chuvosa nas linhas de cafeeiros a pleno sol. O sombreamento influenciou em menor espessura das folhas e em espaços intercelulares maiores no tecido esponjoso. Foi também verificada mudança na forma dos cloroplastos, os quais apresentaram-se mais alongados em folhas de cafeeiros a pleno sol quando relacionados aos arborizados.Light availability is one of the most important environmental factors affecting leaf structure and functions in coffee plants that can respond differently to radiation by changes in leaf anatomy, morphology, growth and photosynthetic rate. The objective of this research was evaluate some morphophysiological aspects in leaves of coffee (Coffea arabica L. cv. 'Oeiras' cropped under shelter trees in the south of Minas Gerais during the rainy and dry season. The shade caused lower leaves thickness and higher intercellular spaces in spongious tissue. There was also verified a change in chloroplast shape, which showed more elongated in coffee tree kept at full sunlight in relation to that ones maintained on shading.

  2. 比色法测定白花蛇舌草中总黄酮含量的研究%Study on Quantitative Determination of Total Flavonoids in Hedyotis diffusa Willd by Colorimetry

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    杨悠; 许军; 刘燕华; 熊俭

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To select a kind of colorimetry as the best detection method of determination of total flavonoids in Hedyotis diffusa Willd. Methods: Take rutin as the standard sample, the paper compared three detection methods,which are direct method,aluminum nitrate method and aluminunl chloride method,and confirmed which is the best detection method as determination of total flavonoids in Hedyotis diffusa Willd. Results: To compare, confirmed aluminum chloride method had the best result for quantitative determination of total flavonoids in Hedyotis diffusa Willd. If the determination wavelength was 410 nm. the standard sample and the concentration of analyte was within the range of 0.05mg-0.3mg,the result showed a good linear relationhip between absorbance and the concentration of analyte,with the correlation coefficient R = 0.0094. The average recovery of this method was 99.84% with RSD of 1.31% ( n =5).The stability,precision and repetition of this method were excellent. Conclusion: the most of the indicators of Aluminum chloride colorimetry are better than the other two methods and this method is easily operated,accurate and have shorter analysis time,so Aluminum chloride colorimetry is more suitable for the determination of total flavonoids diffusa in Hedyotis diffusa Willd.%目的:选择一种比色法作为白花蛇舌草总黄酮的最优测定方法.方法:以芦丁为标准品,通过直接测定法、硝酸铝法、氯化铝法3种检测方法的比较,确定一种检测方法作为白花蛇舌草总黄酮的测定最优方法.结果:经过比较,选择氯化铝法作为测定白花蛇舌草总黄酮含量更好,在410nm波长下测定,样品在0.05mg~0.3mg范围内,其浓度与吸光度呈良好的线性关系,相关系数R=0.9997,平均加样回收率为99.84%,RsD=1.31%(n=5),稳定性、精密度和重现性均理想.结论:氯化铝显色法的大部分指标都好于其他两种比色法,且分析时间较短,准确度高,因此三氯化铝比色

  3. 冷蒿的开花动态与花粉活力及柱头可授性研究%Observation on the Flowering Dynamic, Pollen Viability and Stigma Receptivity in Artemisia frigida Willd.

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    张雅荣; 宛涛; 蔡萍; 伊卫东

    2012-01-01

    Flowering dynamic was observed in test field, pollen viability of Artemisia frigida Willd. Was evaluated with TTC method, and stigma receptivity of Artemisia frigida Willd. Was evaluated with benzidine-H2O2 method. The results showed that flowers in inflorescence of Artemisia frigida Willd. Bloomed from up to down and outer florets bloomed before others, then middle florets bloomed later. The pollen viability of Artemisia frigida Willd. Was lower at initial stage, higher on the 2nd or 3rd day after flowering, and then reduced evidently, but a few pollen viability still existed until inflorescence withered. The life-span of pollen was about 20 days. The stigma receptivity of outer female flowers appeared on the first flowering day, and lasted longer, the highest on the 2nd or 3rd day after flowering. The stigma receptivity of middle flowers appeared latter than the outer female flowers, but the stigma receptivity were highest on the 2nd or 3rd day after flowering and lasted longer. The best stage of stigma receptivity and pollination was on the 2nd or 3rd day after flowering.%在试验地观察了冷蒿的开花动态,用TTC法测定了冷蒿花序花粉的活力,采用联苯胺—过氧化氢法测定了其柱头的可授性.结果表明,冷蒿花序的开花顺序是自上而下的,小花的开放是自外轮至中央小花.冷蒿的花粉活力在盛花期开花之初很低,第2~3d花粉活力较高,随后活力明显下降,但直至其花序枯萎,少量的花粉仍具有部分活力.花粉寿命较长,约为20d.冷蒿边缘雌花柱头的可授性在开花当天就具有,并且持续时间较长,在第2~3d可授性最强.中央两性小花柱头可授性要稍晚于边缘小花,但是在开花后第2~3d可授性也达到最高,其可授性时间也较长.柱头可授性的最佳时期为开花后第2~3d.冷蒿的最佳授粉期在开花后2~3d左右.

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

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    Luisa Riveros

    2014-07-01

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

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

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    Luisa Riveros

    2014-06-01

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

  6. El ambiente digital en la comunicación, la actitud y las estrategias pedagógicas utilizadas por docentes

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    Paola Lucumi Useda

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo es el estado del arte sobre el ambiente digital en la comunicación, la actitud y las estrategias pedagógicas utilizadas por docentes, a partir de tres categorías: prácticas y estrategias pedagógicas mediadas por TIC; actitud de docentes en ambientes de aprendizaje mediados por tecnología y estrategias de comunicación docente en ambientes de aprendizaje, con el objetivo de revisar los antecedentes teóricos e investigativos a partir de una revisión documental. El ejercicio condujo a concluir que en la actualidad es importante que los docentes incluyan las TIC en sus prácticas pedagógicas, muestren una actitud positiva ante los ambientes de aprendizaje e implementen el uso de estrategias innovadoras en el aula que promuevan la interacción en redes de conocimiento. Se puede afirmar que los procesos de formación de sujetos capaces de desenvolverse en esta era globalizada requieren de grandes esfuerzos de la comunidad académica por reconocer y utilizar las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación como un elemento transversal en la gestión de conocimiento; por ello, la práctica pedagógica debe ubicarse en senderos propuestos por las nuevas tecnologías, para lo cual se requiere de un trabajo sistemático hacia la comprensión de las nuevas relaciones entre docentes y estudiantes, lo que a su vez, implica el desarrollo de competencias para el aprendizaje colaborativo y la interacción. Otra importante característica que vale la pena recoger aquí es que la comunicación como acto humano es la única que permite el reconocimiento del otro, de la diversidad, de la multiculturalidad, de la vivencia de la alteridad, como ejes fundamentales de las prácticas pedagógicas de los maestros y en general de la vida. La comunicación como una capacidad exclusivamente humana desde la reflexión, la construcción de conocimiento y pensamiento, ha permitido evidenciar el boom de las tecnologías en el mundo

  7. Qualidade da água utilizada para equipamentos de hemodiálise em Unidade de Terapia Intensiva / Water quality of hemodialysis systems at Intensive Care Unit

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    Simone Aparecida Galerani Mossini

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Existem critérios e regulamentos para a avaliação da qualidade da água em serviços de unidade de terapia ambulatorial e recomendações específicas para os procedimentos realizados em unidades de terapia intensiva (UTI. Um estudo exploratório foi conduzido em equipamentos de hemodiálise em UTI, em uma cidade do Sul do Brasil. Amostras de água foram coletadas da rede de abastecimento público e pós-osmose reversa associa-da a dois aparelhos de hemodiálise, entre janeiro e junho de 2011. Espectrometria de emissão óptica com fonte de plasma indutivamente acoplado (ICP OES foi utilizada para análise de metais em níveis de traços. Análises bacteriológicas foram realizadas para pesquisa de bactérias heterotróficas. Os dados obtidos mostraram que as concentrações dos metais não excederam os limites estabelecidos pela legislação. A análise bacterioló-gica da água para hemodiálise resultou em contagem inferior a 200 UFC/mL, em todos os meses avaliados, com exceção do mês de fevereiro. Os resultados obtidos corroboram o fato de que a manutenção e os cuidados necessários com a água para o tratamento dialítico têm sido efetivos. A prevenção de complicações decorrentes de contaminantes químicos ou microbiológicos na água para hemodiálise em UTI requer uma atenção cons-tante, uma vez que as condições dos pacientes são diferentes daquelas encontradas em atendimento ambulatorial. --------------------------------------------------------------------- There are rules and regulations for assessment of water quality services in ambulatory care unit and specific recommendations for the procedures performed in intensive care units (ICU services. An exploratory study was conducted at hemodialysis equipment in ICU in a Southern Brazil city. Water samples were directly collected from the network public supply and from post-reverse osmosis associated with hemodialysis equipaments, monthly from January to June 2011. Mass

  8. ESCALAS ATITUDINAIS UTILIZADAS EM ESTUDOS DE CONSUMIDOR: TRADUÇÃO E VALIDAÇÃO PARA A LÍNGUA PORTUGUESA

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    L. L. S. SOARES

    2008-12-01

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    O consumidor moderno está cada vez mais exigente em relação aos produtos que ingere, tornando o processo de seleção e consumo de alimentos mais complexo. Questões relacionadas ao meio ambiente e à saúde podem influenciar o processo de escolha e compra de alimentos. O conhecimento de tal atitude que é composta por crenças e valores, pode contribuir para um melhor direcionamento e organização do mercado de alimentos. Há, portanto, a necessidade de avaliar o efeito de questões relacionadas à saúde na atitude do consumidor, que pode ser feito através de instrumentos simples e práticos. Para tal, foram desenvolvidas escalas, como a Health and Taste Attitude Scales (HTAS, que investiga o interesse do consumidor por alimentos saudáveis e o efeito do sabor no processo de escolha e intenção de compra de produtos. Outra questão que vem ganhando importância, refere- se à atitude do consumidor frente aos produtos orgânicos. Neste caso, investigar a atitude do consumidor em relação às possíveis conseqüências da compra de alimentos orgânicos, através da aplicação de questionário apropriado, deverá contribuir para o conhecimento deste mercado. Tais instrumentos estão disponíveis na língua inglesa, não podendo, portanto, ser aplicados em estudos com consumidores brasileiros. O presente estudo objetivou traduzir e validar, para o português, o questionário sobre as Possíveis Conseqüências da Compra de Orgânicos e as sub-escalas de atitude em relação à saúde (Health Attitude Scale. A metodologia utilizada foi a back-translation, capaz de estabelecer equivalência conceitual e semântica entre duas línguas distintas, após o processo de tradução. Os resultados foram analisados

  9. 火绒草黄酮类成分的分离与鉴定(Ⅱ)%Isolation and identification of flavonoids from Leontopodium leontopodioides (Willd.)Beauv.( Ⅱ )

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    陈秋; 王涛; 葛丹丹; 贺伟; 吴春华; 张祎

    2012-01-01

    Objective To study the chemical constituents from Leontopodium leontopodioides (Willd. ) Beauv. Methods The compounds were isolated by chromatographic methods such as silica gel, ODS, Sepha-dex LH-20 and HPLC,and identified by the chemical and physical methods,especially spectral analysis. Results Seven flavonoids were isolated. The structures of them were identified as apigenin(l) ,kaempferol-3-O-(6"-O-acetyl) -β-D-glucopyranoside (2), kaempferol-3-0-( 6"-O-trans-p-coumaroyl) -β-D-glucopyranoside (3) ,kaempferol-3-O-( 6"-O-cw-p-coumaroyl) -β-Z)-glucopyranoside (4), quercetin-7-0-β-D-glucoside (5), quercetin-3-methyloxy-7-0-β-Z)-glucopyranoside ( 6 ), and quercetagetin-7-O-β-D-glucopyranoside ( 7 ), respectively. Conclusions Compound 1 is obtained from the plant for the first time,and compounds 2-7 are obtained from Leontopodium genus for the first time.%目的 对火绒草的化学成分进行研究,为进一步开发利用该植物资源提供依据.方法 采用反复正相硅胶、反相ODS、Sephadex LH- 20等柱色谱以及高效液相色谱法等手段进行分离纯化,并通过理化性质与光谱分析鉴定化合物的结构.结果 从火绒草体积分数为70%的乙醇溶液提取物中又分离鉴定了7个黄酮类化合物,分别为芹菜素(apigenin,1)、山柰酚-3-O-(6″-O-乙酰基)-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖苷[ kaempferol-3-O-(6″-O-acetyl)-β-D-glucopyranoside,2]、山柰酚-3-O-(6"-O-反式对香豆酰基)-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖苷[ kaempferol-3-O-(6″-O-trans-p-coumaroyl)-β-D-glucopyranoside,3]、山柰酚-3-O-(6"- O-顺式对香豆酰基)-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖苷[ kaempferol-3-O-(6″-O-cis-p-coumaroyl)-β-D-glucopyranoside,4]、槲皮素-7-O-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖苷( quercetin-7-O-β-D-glucopyranoside,5)、槲皮素-3-甲氧基-7-O-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖苷(quercetin-3 -methoxy-7 -O-β-D-glucopyranoside,6)、槲皮万寿菊素-7-O-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖苷(quercetagetin-7-O-β-D-glucopyranoside,7).结论 化合物1为首次从火绒草

  10. 北葶苈子黄酮苷类成分研究Ⅱ%Flavonoid Glycosides from Seeds of Lepidium apetalum Willd. (Ⅱ)

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    石萍萍; 李晓霞; 宗琪; 韩立峰; 王涛; 张祎

    2015-01-01

    In order to understand the chemical constituents of Lepidium apetalum Willd., eight flavonoid glycosides were obtained from 50% EtOH extract of its seeds. On the basis of physicochemical and spectral data, they were identified as quercetin-3-O-β-d-glucoside (1), quercetin-3-O-β-d-glucuronide (2), quercetin-3,7-di-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (3), quercetin-3-O-β-d-glucosyl(1→2)-β-d-glucoside (4), quercetin-3-O-[2-O-(6-O-E-sinapoyl)-β-d-glucopyranosyl]-β-d-glucopyranoside (5), quercetin-3-O-[(6-O-trans-caffeoyl)-β-d-glucopyranosyl(1→2)-β-d-glucopyranosyl]-7-O-β-d-glucopyranoside (6), isorhamnetin-3-O-sophoroside (7) and isorhamnetin-3-O-[2-O-(6-O-E-sinapoyl)-β-d-glucopyranosyl]-β-d-glucopyranoside (8). Among them, compound 3 was isolated from this species for the ifrst time, and compounds 2, 4, 6 and 7 were obtained from Lepidium genus for the ifrst time. Meanwhile, the NMR data of compound 6 was reported ifrstly.%为了解北葶苈子的化学成分,从其50%乙醇提取物中分离鉴定了8个单体成分,经理化性质和波谱数据分析,分别鉴定为:槲皮素-3-O-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖苷(1)、槲皮素-3-O-β-D-葡萄糖醛酸苷(2)、槲皮素-3,7-二-O-β-D-葡萄糖苷(3)、槲皮素-3-O-β-D-葡萄糖-(1→2)-β-D-葡萄糖苷(4)、quercetin-3-O-[2-O-(6-O-E-sinapoyl)-β-D-glucopyranosyl]-β-D-glucopyranoside (5)、槲皮素-3-O-[(6-O-trans-咖啡酰基)-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖基(1→2)-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖]-7-O-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖苷(6)、isorhamnetin-3-O-sophoroside (7)和异鼠李素-3-O-β-D-[2-O-(6-O-芥子酰基)-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖基]-吡喃葡萄糖苷(8)。化合物3为首次从该种中分离得到,化合物2、4、6、7为首次从独行菜属中分离得到,且化合物6的NMR数据为首次报道。

  11. Análise dos custos do reprocessamento de pinças de uso único utilizadas em cirurgia vídeo-assistida Análisis de los costos del reprocesamiento de pinzas de único uso, utilizadas en cirugía video-asistida Cost analysis of reprocessing disposable forceps used in video-assisted surgery

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    Eliane Molina Psaltikidis

    2006-08-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho objetivou analisar os custos do reprocessamento de pinças de uso único, utilizadas em cirurgia vídeo-assistida. O reuso freqüente desses artigos é justificado pelo alto custo, entretanto, poucos estudos foram desenvolvidos sob esse enfoque. Aplicou-se o método de estudo de casos múltiplos, em três instituições hospitalares do Estado de São Paulo, utilizando as técnicas da observação e análise documental. O custo do reprocessamento foi de R$ 9,37 no Caso nº 1, R$ 6,59 no Caso nº 2 e R$ 3,31 no Caso nº 3. O baixo custo verificado deve ser analisado com cautela, pois se verifica que o controle de qualidade tem pequena participação na composição do custo final. Quando todas as medidas de controle de qualidade são adotadas, o custo do reprocessamento passa a ser de R$ 185,19 no Caso nº 1, R$ 595,82 no Caso nº 2 e de R$ 363,10 no Caso nº 3.El trabajo objetivó analizar los costos del reprocesamiento de pinzas de uso único utilizadas en cirugía video-asistida. Fue aplicado el método de estudio de casos múltiples, en tres instituciones hospitalarias del Estado de São Paulo, utilizando la técnica de observación y de análisis documental. El costo del reprocesamiento fue de 9,37 Reales (R$, en el caso nº 1; de R$ 6,59 en el caso nº 2 y de R$ 3,31 en el caso nº 3. El bajo costo verificado debe ser analizado con cautela, ya que el control de calidad tiene participación en la composición del costo final. Al ser adoptadas las medidas de control de calidad, el costo del reprocesamiento pasa a ser de R$ 185,19 en el caso nº 1; de R$ 595,82 en el caso nº 2 y de R$ 363,10 en el caso nº 3.This study aimed to analyze the reprocessing costs of disposable forceps used in video-assisted surgery. The frequent reuse of these instruments is justified by their high cost. However, few studies have been carried out on this topic. The multiple case study method was applied in three hospitals in the State of São Paulo

  12. Nitrogeno fekalaren inplikazio nutritiboak : Nafarroako sarrioaren (Rupicapra p. pyrenaica adbidea

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    GARIN, I., ALDEZABAL, A., HERRERO, J.

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available La calidad de la dieta es uno de los factores más determinantes en el estado de las poblaciones de la fauna silvestre. Debido a que el nitrógeno es escaso en las plantas, el contenido de N del alimento de los herbívoros puede considerarse como índice de la calidad de la dieta. El N de la dieta está directamente relacionado con el N fecal, por lo que la calidad de la dieta de una población puede estimarse a través del análisis de sus heces. Según lo observado en ciertos ungulados, la calidad de la dieta está relacionada con la calidad de las plantas disponibles, y de este modo, es posible categorizar las épocas y ambientes de acuerdo a la calidad de la dieta que los animales obtienen de ellos. El patrón anual del nitrógeno fecal en el sarrio de Navarra es similar al de otros ungulados de latitudes templadas, es decir, los valores más altos en primavera/verano y los más bajos en otoño/invierno. Por otro lado, los valores máximos estimados son similares a los mayores encontrados en los Pirineos, y en consecuencia, sugerimos que ello afecta positivamente en la evolución poblacional del sarrio en Navarra, aunque es necesario un seguimiento de las variaciones anuales del nitrógeno fecal para obtener una idea apropiada de la calidad de la dieta.

  13. La mediación pedagógica utilizada por docentes de niños de primer grado que ya saben leer y escribir: una herramienta para abordar sus necesidades e intereses y fortalecer su aprendizaje

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    Barrantes Bermúdez, Marianela

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    El presente trabajo investigativo, titulado “La mediación pedagógica utilizada por docentes de niños de primer grado que ya saben leer y escribir: una herramienta para abordar sus necesidades e intereses y fortalecer su aprendizaje”, se realizó con el fin de conocer cuáles eran las estrategias desarrolladas por una docente de primer grado en el área de Español con aquellos estudiantes con un mayor avance en lecto escritura, al cursar primer grado de Educación Básica y cómo e...

  14. 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; José Luís Guedes dos Santos; Suzinara Beatriz Soares de Lima; Joséte Luzia Leite

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    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 hos...

  15. Desarrollo práctico del proceso de captura y tratamiento digital en 3D de imágenes para ser utilizadas en impresión 3D y aplicaciones de animación y realidad aumentada

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    Soler Abelló, Joan

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    El desarrollo práctico que se quiere elaborar tiene como objetivo describir paso a paso el proceso de captura o adquisición de datos de formas reales con cámaras capaces de obtener información 3D. Una vez realizada la captura, se deberá proceder a su tratamiento digital en 3D para posteriormente ser utilizadas en aplicaciones de realidad aumentada, animación e impresión 3D. The practical development that it is wanted to develop is to describe step by step the process for data capture or ac...

  16. Estudio de barreras geosintéticas poliméricas (GBR-P) a base de PVC-P, PEAD y EPDM utilizadas en la impermeabilización de embalses

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    Mención Internacional en el título de doctor Las barreras geosintéticas poliméricas (GBR-P) son ampliamente utilizadas como mecanismo de impermeabilización de embalses. Sin embargo, como consecuencia de su naturaleza polimérica, sufren una degradación progresiva con el tiempo. Este trabajo estudiará el comportamiento de tres geomembranas sintéticas de diferente naturaleza, constituidas a base de poli(cloruro de vinilo) plastificado (PVC-P), polietileno de alta densidad (PEAD) y caucho terp...

  17. Nacer pequeño para la edad gestacional puede depender de la curva de crecimiento utilizada To born small for gestational age may depend on the growth curve used

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    Introducción y objetivo: Los estándares poblacionales de crecimiento intrauterino son necesarios para evaluar si el recién nacido (RN) ha crecido bien, si su estado nutricional es adecuado y para identificar grupos de riesgo como los pequeños para su edad gestacional (PEG). Se analizan las diferencias entre las curvas de crecimiento intrauterino utilizadas habitualmente en nuestro medio y el número de RN que cada una de ellas identifica como PEG. Material y métodos: Estudio transversal en 4.4...

  18. TÉCNICAS DE PROCESAMIENTO DE SEÑALES UTILIZADAS PARA EL ANÁLISIS DE LA DISTORSIÓN ARMÓNICA GENERADA POR VARIADORES DE FRECUENCIA EN MOTORES DE INDUCCIÓN

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    Manuel Ivan Balleteros Csmcho

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta una detallada revisión del estado del arte de las técnicas de procesamiento de señales utilizadas para el análisis de la distorsión armónica generada por variadores de frecuencia en motores de inducción con  rotor jaula de ardilla, referenciando algunas de las investigaciones más relevantes relacionadas con este tema. Finalmente, son identificadas oportunidades de investigación que a la fecha no han sido tratadas por la comunidad científica en este campo del conocimiento.

  19. Processos criativos, técnicas e linguagens utilizadas na produção artesanal da manifestação cultural do Bumba-meu-boi no Maranhão

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    O presente estudo, de natureza qualitativa, registra, analisa e compara processos criativos, técnicas e linguagens utilizadas na produção artesanal de quatro agremiações tradicionais que se dedicam à manifestação cultural do Bumba-meu-boi no estado do Maranhão, os grupos \\"Bumba-meu-boi de Morros\\", \\"Bumba-meu-boi da Floresta\\", \\"Bumba-meu-boi da Maioba\\" e \\"Bumba-meu-boi da Liberdade\\". Buscou-se compreender a configuração de suas identidades culturais, sobretudo em relação às característ...

  20. Plantas medicinais utilizadas por idosos com diagnóstico de Diabetes mellitus no tratamento dos sintomas da doença Medicinal plants used by elderly people with Diabetes mellitus in the treatment of the disease symptoms

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    A.M. Feijó

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo investigar as plantas medicinais utilizadas por idosos assistidos em uma Unidade Básica de Saúde de Pelotas-RS, com diagnóstico de Diabetes mellitus, como terapia complementar no tratamento dos sintomas da doença. Caracterizou-se por pesquisa qualitativa, realizada em julho de 2009, no município de Pelotas-RS. Foram entrevistados 18 idosos com idade entre 60 e 77 anos, sendo 14 do sexo feminino. Os participantes citaram 20 plantas medicinais utilizadas como terapia complementar no tratamento do Diabetes mellitus. Entre estas, as mais citadas utilizadas para diminuir os níveis de glicose no sangue foram Sphagneticola trilobata, Bauhinia spp. e Syzygium cumini, sendo que para as duas últimas há comprovação científica do efeito hipoglicemiante. A infusão foi a forma de preparo predominante. Considera-se importante a realização de estudos farmacológicos que investiguem os efeitos das plantas utilizadas pela população, a fim de que o uso proporcione os benefícios desejados e não cause danos à saúde.This study aimed to investigate medicinal plants used as complementary therapy by the elderly with diabetes mellitus, assisted by a Health Basic Unit in Pelotas (RS, Brazil. This qualitative research was conducted in July 2009. Eighteen 60 to 77 years old elderly (14 of them female were interviewed. The participants identified 20 medicinal plants used as complementary therapies in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Among these, the most used ones to reduce the levels of glucose in the blood were Sphagneticola trilobata, Bauhinia spp. and Syzygium cumini. For the last two plants, there are scientific proofs of hypoglycemic effects. The infusion was the predominant form of preparation. Studies to investigate the pharmacological effects of plants used by the population have become very important, for providing scientific information on their possible health benefits and side effects.

  1. Estudo comparativo da madeira de Mimosa ophthalmocentra Mart. ex Benth e Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd. Poir. (Fabaceae-Mimosoideae na caatinga nordestina Comparative study of Mimosa ophthalmocentra Mart. ex Benth and Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd. Poir. (Fabaceae-Mimosoideae wood in the caatinga of Northeast Brazil

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    Lazaro Benedito da Silva

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    Full Text Available Pela importância econômica da madeira de algumas espécies do gênero Mimosa L. ocorrentes na caatinga nordestina e pelo fato de Mimosa ophthalmocentra Mart. ex Benth. (jurema-de-imbira, às vezes, ser confundida com Mimosa tenuiflora (Willd. Poir. (jurema-preta ou vice-versa, este trabalho objetivou apresentar novos dados referentes à anatomia e densidade básica da madeira das duas espécies, visando oferecer subsídio para identificação das duas espécies, identificar caracteres anatômicos da madeira relacionando-os com o ambiente caatinga e apresentar o potencial energético que sua madeira possui. O estudo anatômico e a determinação da densidade da madeira foram realizados com amostras ao nível do peito (1,30 m acima do solo e em dois galhos com diferentes diâmetros, de espécimes ocorrentes nos municípios de Serra Talhada e Sertânia, Pernambuco, Brasil. As espécies apresentam distinção expressa através do tipo de casca, coloração do cerne e do alburno, além das características peculiares da madeira. Mimosa ophthalmocentra apresenta camadas de crescimento distintas, constituídas por linhas de parênquima axial contendo cristais, parênquima axial escasso e menor quantidade de raios por mm². Já Mimosa tenuiflora apresenta camadas de crescimento distintas, porém sem cristais, parênquima axial vasicêntrico, em faixas ou aliforme confluente, e maior percentagem de raios. Ambas apresentam algumas estruturas da madeira com as características anatômicas comuns às diversas espécies do gênero Mimosa, contribuindo assim para uma melhor caracterização do gênero. Pelos parâmetros anatômicos da madeira e pela elevada densidade básica (>0,84 g/cm³, concluiu-se que as duas espécies apresentam perspectivas seguras para a produção de álcool combustível e carvão vegetal desde a fase de lenho juvenil. Mimosa ophthalmocentra apresenta maior potencial energético, pela maior percentagem de fibras e por possuir par

  2. Isolation, Purification and Structural Elucidation of Steroids from Cirsium setosum (Willd.) MB%小蓟中甾体类化合物的分离及结构鉴定

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    孙珍; 李泠钨; 院珍珍; 王阿利; 李金杰; 尚小雅

    2012-01-01

    The petroleum ether-soluble fraction of pooled ethanol extracts from the aboveground parts of Cirsium setosum (Willd.) MB was further fractionated by silica gel column chromatography, Sephadex LH-20 column chromatography and preparative HPLC. The resulting sub-fractions were structurally identified by one-dimensional, two-dimensional NMR and MS spectroscopies. Four steroids were obtained, including ergosta-4, 24 (28)-diene-3-one (1), stigmast-4-en-3-one (2), stigmasterol (3) and fl-sitosterol (4). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report showing the presence of Compounds 1 and 2 in the genus Cirsium and the presence of Compounds 1, 2 and 3 in Cirsium setosum (Willd.) MB. None of these identified compounds showed cytotoxic activity at a concentration of 1 ×10^5 mol/L as determined by in vitro MTT assay.%对小蓟乙醇粗提物中显示细胞毒活性的石油醚萃取部位进行化学成分的研究。运用硅胶、凝胶和反相高效液相等色谱方法进行分离纯化;应用-维、二维NMR和Ms等波谱学方法对纯化的物质进行结构鉴定。结果表明:从小蓟乙醇提取物的石油醚萃取部位分离鉴定了4个甾体类化合物,分别为:麦角甾-4,24(28)-二烯-3-酮(化合物1)、豆甾-4-烯-3-酮(化合物2)、豆甾醇(化合物3)和β-谷甾醇(化合物4)。化合物1和12为首次从蓟属中分离得到,除化合物4外,其余3个化合物均是首次从小蓟中分离得到;在体外MTT法的细胞毒活性测试中,所筛选的化合物在1×10^5mol/L的浓度条件下均未显示出细胞毒活性。

  3. 荒漠十字花科植物粗果庭芥的核型分析%Karyotype Analysis of the Desert Cruciferous Plant Alyssum asycarpum Steph.ex Willd.

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    李玲; 赵恩峰; 曾幼玲

    2012-01-01

    [目的]分析新疆荒漠十字花科植物粗果庭芥(Alyssum dasycarpum Steph.ex Willd.)的核型特征.[方法]以粗果庭芥根尖细胞为实验材料,采用常规压片法对细胞染色体数目、大小核型及倍性进行分析.[结果]该物种的染色体数目为2n=16,基数=8,二倍体;全部为中着丝粒染色体(m),染色体长度比为2.283,臂比>2的染色体比为0,核型公式为2n=2x=16 =16 m,染色体组型属Stebbins核型分类中的“1B”类型,不对称系数为57.07%,低于60%,对称性高;核型分析过程中,未观察到随体存在.[结论]推测粗果庭芥在系统演化上可能属于较原始的种类.%[Objective] To analyze the karyotype characteristics of cruciferous plant Alyssum dasycarpum Steph. ex Willd. from the desert area in Xinjiang. [ Method]The somatic cells of root - tips from this species as experimental materials were used to observe the chromosome number, karyotype and ploidy characteristic by root - tip squashing method. [ Result] The chromosome number is 2n = 16; The basic chromosome number is confirmed to be x =8; And this species is diploid; All of them are metacentric (m) chromosomes; The ratio of the longest chromosome to the shortest chromosome (Lc/Sc) is 2.283; The percentage of chromosomes with arm ratio (P. C. A) >2 is 0; the karyotype formula of this species is 2n = 2x = 16 = 16m, which belongs to "1B" type of Stebbins karyotype classification; And the index of the karyotype asymmetry ( As. K% ) is 57.07% and is lower than 60% , so the karyotype symmetry of this species is higher; The satellite on the chromosome of this species is never found in the process of the karyotype analysis. [ Conclusion ] These results revealed karyotype of Alyssum dasycarpum is symmetrical to a higher degree, indicating that Alyssum dasycarpum belongs to a relatively primitive type and relatively old or the original plant in evolutionary processes.

  4. Acúmulo de nutrientes na parte aérea, na serapilheira acumulada sobre o solo e decomposição de filódios de Acacia mangium Willd

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    Fabiano Balieiro de C.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Nutrient concentrations and contents in the shoot (leaves, branches, bark and wood in a five-years-old stand of Acacia mangium Willd. (mangium, decomposition rate of mangium phyllodies (modified leaves and nutrient efficiency use were evaluated in a forest stand in Seropédica, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. The species presented a high nutrient use efficency and accumulated 135 t.ha-1 of above ground biomass, containing: 544.9 kg.ha-1 of N, 281.7 kg.ha-1 of Ca, 242.9 kg.ha-1 of K, 47 kg.ha-1 of Mg and 35.2 kg. ha-1 of P. There was an accumulation of 12.7 t.ha-1 of litter and this layer contained 251.0, 5.7, 14.6, 102.7 and 22.7 kg.ha-1, respectively, of N, P, K, Ca and Mg. The decomposition constant (k estimated for the phyllodies decomposition was 0,00165 g.g-1.day-1 and the half-live was 421 days. The accumulation of litter on the ground may represent an advantage as nutrient supply for succeeding crops or disadvantage as fuel in areas subject to frequent fire.

  5. Levantamento etnobotânico de plantas medicinais utilizadas pelos moradores do povoado de Manejo, Lima Duarte - MG Ethnobotanical survey of the medicinal plants used by dwellers of Manejo Village, Lima Duarte-Minas Gerais State, Brazil

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    E.R Oliveira

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi o levantamento etnobotânico de plantas medicinais utilizadas pela população do povoado de Manejo, Lima Duarte (MG. O estudo foi realizado mediante visitas às casas dos moradores que responderam a questionário relacionado às espécies de plantas que são cultivadas, respectivas partes utilizadas, bem como as formas de preparo e quais doenças são tratadas com as plantas. Foram realizadas 41 visitas resultando em citações de 100 diferentes espécies medicinais, sendo a maioria cultivada nos quintais e outras nativas da região, as quais também são utilizadas pelos moradores. Exemplares foram coletados e depositados no herbário CESJ, da Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora. As espécies mais citadas foram Mentha sp., Lippia alba (Mill. N. E. Brown, Foeniculum vulgare Mill., Achyrocline satureioides (Lam. DC., Bidens pilosa L., Mentha pulegium L., Mikania glomerata Spreng., Rosa sp. e Plantago major L. As doenças mais tratadas com as plantas medicinais em Manejo são gripes e resfriados, problemas estomacais, cólicas menstruais e infecções no útero, verminose, problemas renais, ansiedade e estresse. As partes mais utilizadas são as folhas, e a forma de preparo mais comum das plantas são os chás por infusão. A construção de horta comunitária no povoado pode valorizar o emprego das plantas medicinais, sobretudo pelos mais jovens, mantendo a tradição do uso pelas futuras gerações.The aim of this study was the ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used by the population of Manejo Village, Lima Duarte (Minas Gerais State, Brazil. The study was performed by means of visitations to the houses of dwellers who answered a questionnaire related to the plant species that are cultivated, respective parts that are used, as well as preparation forms and which diseases are treated with the plants. A total of 41 visitations were done, resulting in citation of 100 different medicinal species, most of which

  6. Lexías utilizadas por los estudiantes de noveno año del período lectivo 2009 del Instituto de Educación Integral para referirse a personas homosexuales

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    Full Text Available Se identifican las lexías utilizadas para referirse a las personas homosexuales por los estudiantes de noveno del período lectivo 2009 del Instituto de Educación Integral de Las Nubes, Coronado, Costa Rica; esto con el fin de determinar la frecuencia de uso, situaciones comunicativas y carácter semántico de estas palabras, según la conceptualización constructivista de esta retícula social cerrada (los adolescentes. A partir de estos datos, se analiza el nivel ideológico de aceptación y rechazo de estos jóvenes hacia la comunidad homosexual en general. Al final, se brindan criterios y recomendaciones a los docentes para el aprovechamiento y discusión sobre el uso de estas palabras en el aula.

  7. Plants with possible psychoactive effects used by the Krahô Indians, Brazil Plantas com possíveis ações psicoativas utilizadas pelos índios Krahô, Brasil

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    Eliana Rodrigues

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: In spite of the richness of the Brazilian biodiversity, no phytomedicines have been developed from this flora with the purpose of being used in psychiatric treatments. The objective of the present study was to document the use of plants with possible psychoactive effects in rituals performed by the Krahô Indians, who live in the cerrado savannahs biome in the central region of Brazil. Also, the present data were compared with the data obtained during a review of the literature on the use of psychoactive plants by 25 Brazilian indigenous groups. METHOD: The study was carried out during two years of fieldwork during which anthropological and botanical methods were employed. RESULTS: Seven local shamans were interviewed and they indicated 98 formulas, consisting of 45 plant species that appear to have psychoactive properties and were used in 25 different treatments. Some of the psychoactive properties were "prevention of madness", "stimulant effect", "tranquilizing effect", "prevention of tremors", "longer sleeping period", "open mind" and "induction of sleep". This article also describes the review of literature, which recorded 58 plants that may have psychoactive effects used by 25 Brazilian Indian cultures. CONCLUSION: The treatment of psychological/psychiatric disorders based on the plants used by the Krahô Indians is very rich. It is also observed among other Brazilian indigenous groups. Future phytochemical and pharmacological studies on these plants may develop new medicines to treat psychiatric disorders.OBJETIVO: Apesar da riqueza da biodiversidade brasileira, não foram desenvolvidos, até o momento, fitoterápicos voltados para tratamentos psiquiátricos a partir desta flora. O principal objetivo deste estudo é documentar as plantas utilizadas pelos índios Krahô em rituais de cura, sobretudo aquelas com potenciais ações psicoativas. Esta etnia indígena ocupa uma área no bioma cerrado, numa região central do Brasil

  8. Processos de cura e de decomposição térmica da resina RenshapeTM SL 5260 utilizada em fabricação rápida por estereolitografia

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Mecânica. A estereolitografia é uma das tecnologias mais utilizadas na prototipagem rápida. Esta técnica consiste na fabricação, em camadas, de protótipos através da polimerização, ou cura, de resinas fotossensíveis por um feixe de laser. Dentre os diversos fatores que contribuem para a obtenção de objetos com qualidade, a composição da resina pode ser considerado um...

  9. Petrografía, propiedades físicas y durabilidad de rocas utilizadas en el patrimonio monumental de Cataluña, España (2.ª parte

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    Esbert, Rosa M.

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    Full Text Available The petrographical description and the values of some physical properties of three rocks used in the Architectonic Heritage of Catalonia (Spain are presented. These rocks are known, in the field of the "building stones" as Sant Vicenç, El Figueró and Manresa stones. By means of accelerated ageing tests, their durability is evaluated.

    Se realiza la descripción petrográfica y se determina una serie de propiedades físicas de distintas rocas utilizadas en el patrimonio arquitectónico de Cataluña, conocidas en el ámbito de las "rocas de construcción" con los nombres de piedra de Sant Vicenç, El Figueró y Manresa. Mediante ensayos de envejecimiento artificial acelerado se hacen predicciones sobre la durabilidad de las mismas.

  10. Soil properties and understory herbaceous biomass in forests of three species of Quercus in Northeast Portugal

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    Full Text Available Aim of study: This paper aims to characterize some soil properties within the first 25 cm of the soil profile and the herbaceous biomass in Quercus forests, and the possible relationships between soil properties and understory standing biomass.Area of study: Three monoespecific Quercus forests (Q. suber L., Q. ilex subsp. rotundifolia Lam. and Q. pyrenaica Willd in NE Portugal.Material and methods: During 1999 and 2000 soil properties (pH-KCl, total soil nitrogen (N, soil organic carbon (SOC, C/N ratio, available phosphorus (P, and available potassium (K and herbaceous biomass production of three forest types: Quercus suber L., Quercus ilex subsp. rotundifolia Lam. and Quercus pyrenaica Willd were studied.Main results: The results showed a different pattern of soil fertility (N, SOC, P, K in Quercus forests in NE of Portugal. The C/N ratio and the herbaceous biomass confirmed this pattern. Research highlights: There is a pattern of Quercus sp. distribution that correlates with different soil characteristics by soil characteristics in NE Portugal. Q. pyrenaica ecosystems were found in more favoured areas (mesic conditions; Q. rotundifolia developed in nutrient-poor soils (oligotrophic conditions; and Q. suber were found in intermediate zones.Keywords: fertility; biomass; C/N ratio; cork oak; holm oak; pyrenean oak.

  11. Actividad de la fitasa y comparación en la composición química, contenido de ácido fítico en cuatro variedades de quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.

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    Full Text Available Quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willd. es una planta que ha sido cultivada en las regiones andinas de Bolivia, Perú, Ecuador y Colombia. Su importancia se debe al alto contenido de proteínas y de aminoácidos esenciales en su grano. El objetivo principal en la investigación fue encontrar la relación entre el ácido fítico y la actividad de la fítasa en las variedades de quinua Nariño procedente de Colombia (QC, quinua Anapquis (QBA y quinua -IICA 020 Oruro (QB procedentes de Bolivia, y quinua Huancavelica de Perú (QP. Se encontraron diferencias significativas en las proporciones de proteína, grasa, fibra y ceniza entre las cuatro variedades. El análisis de los aminoácidos esenciales mostró que las variedades de quinua tienen altas concentraciones de arginina, leucina, fenilalanina y lisina, y tirosina como aminoácidos semi-esenciales. La fracción de grasa presentó concentraciones altas de ácido oleico, linoleico, a-linolénico y ácido palmítico. Las variedades presentaron altos contenidos de P y Ca. El ácido fítico en QC (19.64% fue significativamente más bajo que en las otras variedades. En la variedad QC (1052 FTU/kg se encontraron altas proporciones de actividad de la fítasa. Se encontró relación significativa y negativa (r = -0.89 entre la actividad de la fítasa y el ácido fítico en todas las variedades.

  12. Simultaneous determination of phenolic compounds and saponins in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd) by a liquid chromatography-diode array detection-electrospray ionization-time-of-flight mass spectrometry methodology.

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    Gómez-Caravaca, Ana María; Segura-Carretero, Antonio; Fernández-Gutiérrez, Alberto; Caboni, Maria Fiorenza

    2011-10-26

    A new liquid chromatography methodology coupled to a diode array detector and a time-of-flight mass spectrometer has been developed for the simultaneous determination of phenolic compounds and saponins in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd). This method has allowed the simultaneous determination of these two families of compounds with the same analytical method for the first time. A fused-core column C18 has been used, and the analysis has been performed in less than 27 min. Both chromatographic and electrospray ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry parameters have been optimized to improve the sensitivity and to maximize the number of compounds detected. A validation of the method has also been carried out, and free and bound polar fractions of quinoa have been studied. Twenty-five compounds have been tentatively identified and quantified in the free polar fraction, while five compounds have been tentatively identified and quantified in the bound polar fraction. It is important to highlight that 1-O-galloyl-β-D-glucoside, acacetin, protocatechuic acid 4-O-glucoside, penstebioside, ethyl-m-digallate, (epi)-gallocatechin, and canthoside have been tentatively identified for the first time in quinoa. Free phenolic compounds have been found to be in the range of 2.746-3.803 g/kg of quinoa, while bound phenolic compounds were present in a concentration that varies from 0.139 and 0.164 g/kg. Indeed, saponins have been found to be in a concentration that ranged from 5.6 to 7.5% of the total composition of whole quinoa flour.

  13. QUINOA (CHENOPODIUM QUINOA WILLD: DIGESTIBILIDADE IN VITRO, DESENVOLVIMENTO E ANÁLISE SENSORIAL DE PREPARAÇÕES DESTINADAS A PACIENTES CELÍACOS

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    L. I. A. CASTRO

    2008-11-01

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    A quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd é um pseudocereal isento de glúten, oriundo dos Andes, onde tem sido cultivado há milhares de anos. O objetivo deste trabalho foi desenvolver e avaliar sensorialmente algumas preparações contendo quinoa em grãos, flocos e farinha, destinadas ao paciente celíaco, e determinar a digestibilidade in vitro de sua proteína, submetida ou não ao tratamento térmico. As amostras foram avaliadas sensorialmente através de um teste de aceitação utilizando a escala hedônica nominal de 9 pontos. O método utilizado na análise da digestibilidade protéica in vitro foi o da queda de pH após 10 minutos, com a adição das enzimas tripsina e pancreatina às amostras de quinoa, tratadas e não tratadas termicamente. Das sete preparações testadas, seis foram bem aceitas, já que apresentaram um Índice de Aceitabilidade maior que 70%. Os flocos e grãos de quinoa, após serem testados termicamente, tiveram sua digestibilidade otimizada. Portanto, a quinoa e seus derivados podem ser considerados uma boa opção para a alimentação dos indivíduos portadores da doença celíaca.

  14. Estudo do efeito do uso de colimador na sonda gama utilizada em cirurgia radioguiada Study of the effect of using a collimator on a gamma probe in radioguided surgery

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    Iran José Oliveira da Silva

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste trabalho consiste em estudar a influência da resolução espacial da sonda gama Europrobe que é utilizada em cirurgia radioguiada. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Na técnica de cirurgia radioguiada, após a injeção de um radiotraçador no tumor primário, é utilizada uma sonda detectora de radiação gama a fim de determinar a localização do linfonodo sentinela. Para simular a região dos pontos de injeção do radiotraçador e o linfonodo sentinela, duas fontes de Tc-99m, com 20,42 MBq e 0,70 MBq, foram posicionadas no interior de um recipiente preenchido com água. Em seguida, com a janela de entrada da sonda coberta com um colimador, realizou-se varredura sobre a superfície da água. Assim, foi possível registrar a taxa de contagens variando-se a distância lateral da sonda em relação às duas fontes, as quais foram separadas por uma distância variando entre 30 mm e 60 mm. RESULTADOS: Os resultados mostraram que o uso do colimador contribui para melhorar a resolução espacial da sonda, permitindo a identificação do linfonodo sentinela distante até 30 mm do ponto de injeção. CONCLUSÃO: Esse estudo permite concluir que a sonda Europrobe, quando utilizada com capa colimadora com orifício central de 3,5 mm de diâmetro, é capaz de identificar o linfonodo sentinela posicionado a até 30 mm de distância em relação à região do ponto de injeção do radiotraçador.OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the performance of the Europrobe gamma probe spatial resolution in radioguided surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the radioguided surgery technique, after a radiotracer injection into the primary tumor, a gamma detector probe is utilized to determine the localization of the sentinel lymph node. In order to simulate the region of the radiotracer injection the sentinel lymph node, two Tc-99m sources, with 20.42 MBq and 0.70 MBq, were positioned in a water-filled tank. With a collimator cap

  15. 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

  16. Estudio de la estructura logica utilizada en la ensenanza y el aprendizaje de los conceptos sobre el comportamiento de gases en el curso introductorio de quimica a nivel universitario

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    El estudio que se presenta es de caracter cualitativo, un estudio multicasos donde se estudia la estructura logica utilizada por cuatro (4) profesores universitarios que ensenan el curso introductorio de quimica, en la planificacion, presentacion y evaluacion del tema sobre el comportamiento de los gases. Se utilizaron varias fuentes de informacion como: cuestionarios de profesores y estudiantes, entrevistas, grabaciones videomagnetofonicas, materiales didacticos y una prueba conceptual, entre otros. La informacion recopilada fue analizada de acuerdo al orden logico del contenido presentado, el estilo de ensenanza del profesor, las tecnicas y estrategias utilizadas para el desarrollo de destrezas de pensamiento, el ambiente fisico en el salon de clase y los instrumentos de evaluacion y avaluo. El estudio demuestra que lo que los profesores piensan y planifican para hacer sus presentaciones no necesariamente es lo que ocurre en el salon de clases. El desarrollo de destrezas de pensamiento, que constituye una prioridad de los profesores, no se elaboran efectivamente. El uso de las estrategias de resolucion de problemas numericos predomino. La participacion del estudiante en el salon de clases fue limitada y no se logro demostrar el desarrollo de las destrezas de pensamiento deseadas. Aunque los profesores tienen su propio estilo de ensenanza, el orden logico del contenido presentado en clase fue el mismo o siguio muy de cerca el orden establecido por el libro de texto. Los profesores utilizaron preferentemente la tiza y la pizarra para sus presentaciones y la dinamica en el salon de clases fue esencialmente tradicional. Los profesores hicieron su presentacion y los estudiantes copiaron pasivamente la informacion. Las evaluaciones de los estudiantes fueron esencialmente, pruebas escritas de seleccion multiple de acuerdo con el estilo en que se les enseno. El avaluo fue casi inexistente. La prueba conceptual administrada revela un aprendizaje pobre en los conceptos mas

  17. La relajación como una de las estrategias psicológicas de intervención más utilizadas en la practica clínica actual: Parte I

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    Full Text Available Se realiza una revisión bibliográfica actualizada del empleo de la relajación como una de las estrategias psicológicas de intervención más utilizada en la práctica clínica actual. El entrenamiento en relajación se emplea prácticamente en todas aquellas situaciones cuyo tratamiento requiere o aconseja la reducción de la actividad simpática del sistema neurovegetativo, de la tensión muscular o del estado de alerta general del organismo. En las investigaciones realizadas aparece con mucha frecuencia su combinación con otras técnicas y su aplicación en personas de todas las edades (niños, adultos y de la tercera edad. Tratar de mencionar su utilización en todas y cada una de las situaciones y enfermedades posibles sería interminable, pero estamos convencidos de su eficacia en el mejoramiento de la salud humana.

  18. La relajación como una de las estrategias psicológicas de intervención mas utilizadas en la practica clínica actual: Parte II

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    Rosa López Fernández

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    Full Text Available Se realiza una revisión bibliográfica actualizada del empleo de la relajación como una de las estrategias psicológicas de intervención más utilizada en la práctica clínica actual. El entrenamiento en relajación se emplea prácticamente en todas aquellas situaciones cuyo tratamiento requiere o aconseja la reducción de la actividad simpática del sistema neurovegetativo, de la tensión muscular o del estado de alerta general del organismo. En las investigaciones realizadas aparece con mucha frecuencia su combinación con otras técnicas y su aplicación en personas de todas las edades (niños, adultos y de la tercera edad. Tratar de mencionar su utilización en todas y cada una de las situaciones y enfermedades posibles sería interminable, pero estamos convencidos de su eficacia en el mejoramiento de la salud humana.

  19. Gêneros: diferenças percebidas e estratégias de influência utilizadas no processo de decisão de compra = Genders: perceived differences and influence strategies used in the buying decision process

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    Medeiros, Janine Fleith de

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo apresenta os resultados advindos de um estudo exploratório, de abordagem qualitativa, que buscou analisar as diferenças percebidas, bem como as estratégias de influência utilizadas, por homens e mulheres ao longo das etapas do processo de decisão de compra conjunta de um imóvel. Para o alcance dos objetivos, os autores optaram por realizar a coleta de dados junto a dez casais sujeitos da amostra conciliando a abordagem indireta (técnicas projetivas com a abordagem direta (entrevistas em profundidade. Analisando-se os resultados obtidos, destaca-se que as mulheres tendem a associar a compra e o consumo com sentimentos de preocupação e solicitude narcisista, enquanto os homens relacionam ao desejo de escolha e de domínio. No que tange as estratégias de influência empregadas, identificou-se que as mulheres valem-se da emoção e os homens do maior conhecimento que dizem ter sobre o assunto (especialista

  20. Antifungal properties of plants used in Brazilian traditional medicine against clinically relevant fungal pathogens Atividade Antifúngica de plantas utilizadas na medicina tradicional brasileira contra fungos de relevância clínica

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    Susana Johann

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Antifungal properties of extracts from eight Brazilian plants traditionally used in popular Brazilian medicine were tested against five clinically relevant Candida species, Cryptococcus neoformans, and Sporothrix schenckii. Results demonstrate that almost all extracts exhibited antifungal activity, at least against one of the microorganisms tested. The ethanolic extract from the leaves of Schinus terebinthifolius exhibited potential antifungal activity against C. glabrata and S. schenckii. Preliminary phytochemical analysis of extract from S. terebinthifolius showed the presence of biologically active compounds, namely saponins, flavonoids, triterpenes, steroids and tannins.A propriedade antifúngica de extratos de oito plantas utilizadas na medicina tradicional brasileira foi testada contra cinco espécies de Candida, com relevância clínica, Cryptococcus neoformans e Sporothrix schenckii. Os resultados mostraram que todos os extratos exibiram atividade antifúngica contra pelo menos um dos microrganismos testados. O extrato etanólico das folhas de Schinus terebinthifolius apresentou potencial atividade antifúngica contra C. glabrata e S. schenckii. Na análise fitoquímica preliminar dos extratos de S. terebinthifolius observou-se a presença de compostos biologicamente ativos como, flavonóides, triterpenos, esteróides e taninos.

  1. Plantas medicinais utilizadas em comunidades rurais de Oeiras, semiárido piauiense Medicinal plants used in rural communities from Oeiras Municipality, in the semi-arid region of Piauí State (PI, Brazil

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    F.C.S. Oliveira

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available O estudo foi realizado no período de fevereiro de 2007 a maio de 2008, em vinte e uma comunidades rurais do município de Oeiras (07º00'54''S e 42º08'06''W, localizadas em área de transição vegetacional Caatinga/Cerrado, onde predomina a Caatinga. Objetivou-se conhecer as plantas tradicionalmente utilizadas pela população com fins terapêuticos. As coletas botânicas seguiram metodologia usual e os exemplares identificados foram incorporados ao acervo do Herbário Graziela Barroso (TEPB. Como procedimento metodológico realizou-se entrevistas semi-estruturadas com formulários padronizados a 20 moradores indicados por líderes comunitários locais como pessoas de reconhecido saber, que acompanharam as coletas. As espécies citadas foram agrupadas em de17 categorias de acordo com a Organização Mundial de Saúde (OMS. Os dados quantitativos foram obtidos através do cálculo da Importância Relativa (IR para cada espécie e do Fator de Consenso dos Informantes (FCI. Assim, identificou-se 167 etnoespécies, distribuídas em 59 famílias botânicas e 143 gêneros, sendo 65,86% nativas. As famílias com maior representatividade em número de espécies foram a Leguminosae (28 e a Euphorbiaceae (18. Os gêneros mais representativos foram Croton L. (9, Senna Mill. (5, Jatropha L. e Solanum L. (4. Caesalpinia ferrea Mart., Ximenia americana L., Myracrodruon urundeuva Allem. e Lippia alba L., obtiveram os maiores valores de IR de 1,79; 1,86; 1,21; 1,14; respectivamente. Salienta-se a elevada frequência de usos terapêuticos destas espécies, concentradas no tratamento dos transtornos do sistema respiratório (56 espécies e das doenças infecciosas intestinais, hepáticas e helmintíases (65, sendo gripe e diarréia as doenças mais citadas. A folha é a parte do vegetal mais utilizada na medicina caseira local (31,5% dos casos e as formas de preparo mais utilizadas são a decocção (32,2% dos casos seguida por infusão (23,8%. Estes dados

  2. Influencia del Burnout, la calidad de vida y los factores socioeconómicos en las estrategias de afrontamiento utilizadas por los profesionales y auxiliares de enfermería

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    Francoise Contreras T.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este estudio fue evaluar la influencia del síndrome de Burnout y la calidad de vida, así como las variables socioeconómicas, en los estilos de afrontamiento utilizados por 71 trabajadores de la salud (52,1% enfermeros y 47,9% auxiliares de enfermería. Se aplicó el cuestionario de salud (SF-36, el cuestionario de afrontamiento al estrés (CAE y el Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI. De acuerdo con los resultados, la presencia de Burnout fue baja (77,5% sin Burnout, la calidad vida estuvo reducida en las dimensiones de vitalidad, dolor corporal y salud general, y las estrategias más utilizadas fueron la focalización en la solución de problemas y la reevalución positiva. El incremento en la calidad de vida, la reducción en la severidad de los síntomas de Burnout, pertenecer al género femenino, tener menor edad y ser enfermera son predictores significativos (regresión cúbica del incremento en el uso de todas las estrategias de afrontamiento, especialmente la focalización en la solución de problemas y la reevaluación positiva.

  3. As ferramentas da gestão social utilizada pelas organizações que prestam serviços sociais à comunidade e pertencem à microrregião do extremo Oeste do Estado de Santa Catarina

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    Wieczynski, Marineide

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo aborda resultados de uma pesquisa de iniciação científica que teve como objetivo identificar e relatar quais são as ferramentas da gestão social utilizada pelas organizações que prestam serviços sociais e pertencem à microrregião do extremo oeste do Estado de Santa Catarina. O tipo de pesquisa foi de natureza quali-quantitativa, com o uso de questionários semi-estrutrados, amostragem por acessibilidade e um universo de 30 ONGs, cujos sujeitos foram os gestores dessas organizações. Constatou-se que nenhuma das organizações pesquisada utiliza plenamente as ferramentas da gestão social. O não uso das ferramentas – planejamento, organização, direção e controle/avaliação – comprometem a eficiência, a eficácia e a efetividade dos programas e projetos que vem sendo desenvolvidos por elas. Sugere-se a elaboração de um projeto de extensão e/ou de filantropia, no qual o Curso de Serviço Social da UNOESC – São Miguel do Oeste possa prestar assessoria e consultoria no que tange à gestão social de ONGs

  4. Formas utilizadas para tentativa de suicídio e características sociodemográficas dos pacientes atendidos no serviço de emergência de um hospital de ensino = Methods used in suicide attempts and sociodemographic characteristics of patients treated at the emergency department of a teaching hospital

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    Brixner, Betina

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    Conclusões: A maioria dos pacientes atendidos por tentativa de suicídio foram adultos jovens do sexo feminino. Como principal forma utilizada para a tentativa de suicídio identificou-se a ingesta de medicamentos e em seguida a de agrotóxicos

  5. Estratégias de enfrentamento utilizadas pela equipe de enfermagem de um CTI adulto perante situações de estresse Coping strategies used by the nursing staff of an adult ICU in stress situations

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    Emanuelle Graziottin Colossi

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    Full Text Available Introdução: Para os profissionais da saúde lidar com situações de estresse, como por exemplo, a eminência da morte dos pacientes, parece ser uma das maiores dificuldades vividas em sue ambiente de trabalho. Frente a este contexto, cada pessoa lança mão de estratégias próprias para o enfrentamento de situações estressantes (coping, as quais são determinadas pelo ambiente e por características de personalidade. Objetivo: Identificar as estratégias de enfrentamento (coping dos profissionais de enfermagem de um CTI adulto diante de situações estressantes inerentes a sua profissão. Materiais e Métodos: Trata-se de um estudo descritivo transversal, no qual foi aplicado o Inventário COPE, em trinta e oito técnicos de enfermagem e/ou enfermeiros. Os dados do inventário foram analisados em termos descritivos. Resultados: As estratégias de enfrentamento mais utilizadas foram as relacionadas à capacidade pró-ativa do sujeito (reinterpretação positiva, coping ativo e busca por suporte social e as menos utilizadas foram as relacionadas às emoções (foco nas emoções e humor. Conclusão: Na amostra estudada, os profissionais buscam estratégias que antecedam as dificuldades inerentes a sua prática diária, isolando os aspectos mais irrelevantes dos estressores e focalizando a atenção no resultado de suas ações, o que permite uma melhor percepção de seu trabalho e o sentimento de realização profissional.Introduction: For health professionals, to deal with stressful situations, such as the imminence of death of their patients, seems to be one of the greatest difficulties experienced in the workplace. In these situations, each person makes use of their own strategies in order to cope with stressful situations, which are determined by the environment and the personality traits. Objective: To identify the coping strategies used by nursing professionals of an adult ICU while facing stressful situations inherent to their

  6. Efeito de drogas utilizadas no tratamento de hipertensão arterial sistêmica sobre a pressão intra-ocular: estudo experimental no cão

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    Hashimoto Mitsuo

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Estudar os efeitos de duas drogas utilizadas no tratamento de hipertensão arterial sistêmica (captopril e propranolol sobre a pressão intra-ocular (PIO e pressão de perfusão (PP em cães anestesiados. Métodos: Foram estudados 24 cães, divididos em 3 grupos de 8. No primeiro grupo (GI, foi administrado captopril (um inibidor da enzima conversora de angiotensina na dose de 1,5 mg/kg por via endovenosa. No segundo grupo (GII, foi administrado propranolol (um beta-bloqueador na dose de 1,5 mg/kg por via endovenosa. O terceiro grupo (GIII foi o grupo controle. A PIO e a pressão arterial média (PAm foram medidas por manometria. A pressão de perfusão (PP foi calculada pela diferença entre a PAm e a PIO. A freqüência cardíaca (FC foi monitorada com oxímetro de pulso. Os parâmetros foram estudados em 6 momentos (0, 10, 30, 60, 90 e 120 minutos. Resultados: Houve redução estatisticamente significativa da PIO (p<0,05 nos grupos em que foram administrados captopril e propranolol, sem diferença entre as drogas. Com captopril, houve redução da PAm e da PP aos 10 e 30 minutos. Com propranolol, não houve redução da PAm ou da PP. Conclusão: Houve redução da PIO com uso do captopril e também do propranolol. Entretanto, a redução acentuada da PAm e da PP causadas pelo captopril, podem ser indesejáveis para a irrigação do nervo óptico.

  7. Cribado para evaluar actividad antibacteriana y antimicótica en plantas utilizadas en medicina popular de Argentina Screening to evaluate the antibacterial and antimycotic activity in plants used in Argentinean folk medicine

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    María Claudia Luján

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un cribado de 31 extractos de plantas utilizadas en medicina popular de Argentina para evaluar su actividad antibacteriana y antimicótica, con el empleo de cepas de Micrococcus luteus, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus oxacilina sensible y Candida albicans. Se utilizaron distintas concentraciones de cefazolina, ampicilina y miconazol como antibióticos testigos. Se aplicó el método de difusión en pozos de agar nutritivo. Se evaluó la actividad de extractos acuosos de material vegetal. Las estructuras vegetativas y/o reproductivas de Conyza sumatrensis mostraron actividad contra todos los microorganismos tratados, mientras 7 taxones lo hicieron contra Proteus mirabilis y los extractos de la semilla de Bauhinia forficata subsp. pruinosa contra Staphylococcus aureus. Los resultados revestirían potencialidad farmacológica debido a la importancia clínica de los microorganismos estudiados.A screening of 31 extracts of plants used in Argentine folk medicine for antimicrobial activity was made. The activity of aqueous extracts from vegetal material was assayed. Micrococcus luteus, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, oxacillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans were used as microorganisms. Different concentrations of cefazolin, ampicilin and miconazole were used as standard antibiotics. The agar-well diffusion method was used. Vegetative or reproductive structures of Conyza sumatrensis showed activity against all the microorganisms studied, whereas 7 taxons did it against Proteus mirabilis and seed extracts from Bauhinia forticata subsp. pruinosa did it against Staphylococcus aureus. The results should have pharmacological potentiality due to the clinical importance of the studied microorganisms.

  8. Comparação da eficiência de diferentes armadilhas utilizadas para a captura de Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Dermanyssidae (de Geer, 1778 Comparison of different sampling traps for Dermanyssus gallinae (Acari: Dermanyssidae (de Geer, 1778

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    Lucas M. Cunha

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo comparar a eficiência de armadilhas de papel corrugado com a de armadilhas de colmo de bambu taquaril (Phyllostachys sp. seco na captura de Dermanyssus gallinae, presentes em uma bateria de gaiolas de metal utilizadas na criação de galinhas de postura. A presença de ovos no interior de cada tipo de armadilha foi comparada por meio do teste de Qui-Quadrado e pelo intervalo de confiança para duas proporções. Os valores das somas de estágios móveis nas diferentes armadilhas a cada intervalo de tempo foram comparados utilizando-se o teste de Wilcoxon. A proporção de armadilhas contendo ovos não foi diferente nos dois tipos de armadilha (p This work aims to compare the performance of corrugated paper and "taquaril" bamboo (Phyllostachys sp. straw traps for collecting (in sampling Dermanyssus gallinae in a metal cages battery laying hens. The presence of eggs in the two trap models were compared using a Qui-square test and a proportion confidence interval test. Total daily values of mobile instars gathered in each type of trap were compared using the Wilcoxon's test. The amount of traps containing eggs was not different in neither of the traps (p < 0,05. The number of mobile instars sampled at every two days per trap model was different (p < 0,01. Counting in the corrugated paper traps showed a Gauss distribution histogram and was superior to the values of the bamboo straw traps.

  9. ANÁLISIS DE LA DIVERSIDAD FENOTÍPICA DE VARIEDADES DE FRIJOL (P. vulgaris L. UTILIZADAS POR LOS CAMPESINOS EN LA COMUNIDAD "LA PALMA" EN PINAR DEL RÍO

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    María E. Viñals

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de evaluar la diversidad fenotípica de las variedades de frijol utilizadas por los campesinos en la comunidad de "La Palma" en Pinar del Río, para su posterior uso en el fitomejoramiento participativo, se desarrolló este experimento en las áreas del Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Agrícolas (INCA, San José de las Lajas. Para su ejecución se seleccionaron 57 materiales de diversos colores y tamaños de granos, que incluyó materiales procedentes de una comunidad campesina en "La Palma", Pinar del Río, del Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Fundamentales de Agricultura Tropical (INIFAT y materiales donados por el Instituto de Investigaciones Hortícolas "Liliana Dimitrova", los cuales fueron sembrados en épocas temprana y tardía en el período comprendido desde octubre de 1999 hasta abril del 2000 en bloque completamente aleatorizado con cuatro surcos por parcelas de 4 m y con la utilización de mínimos insumos. Se evaluaron las variables: días a la floración, días a la cosecha, rendimiento, peso de 100 semillas, número de semillas/planta y susceptibilidad frente a bacteriosis o roya, según fecha de siembra. Las variables estudiadas se procesaron estadísticamente mediante análisis univariados y multivariados, y de acuerdo con los resultados obtenidos se concluye que los campesinos pueden jugar un papel importante en el mejoramiento de las plantas, ya que las variedades que ellos han seleccionado y utilizan pueden superar a las variedades comerciales y precomerciales.

  10. Análisis de las metodologías de evaluación financiera, económica, social y ambiental de proyectos de inversión agrícola utilizadas en Colombia

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    Ramón Antonio Rosales Álvarez

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Se reporta una investigación enfocada a evaluar las metodologías utilizadas en la década de los noventa en proyectos de tipo agricola, particularmente en los distritos de riego, identificando las fortalezas y debilidades teóricas y técnicas y operativas en los aspectos financieros, económicos, sociales y ambientales. A partir de una selección de los proyectos de mayor envergadura implementados por el sector agricola durante el periodo se realiza la evaluación de las metodologías con base en un conjunto de normas teóricas estándar en la evaluación de proyectos, 10 cual permite identificar las fortalezas y debilidades técnicas en la evaluación de dichos proyectos. Los resultados del estudio muestran que en la mayoria de los proyectos analizados, se presentan deficiencias técnicas básicas en materia de parámetros esenciales corno las tasas de descuento y la no utilización de precios sombra. Así mismo los proyectos no involucran los costos ambientales en los flujos de fondos, 10 cual afecta la realidad de la valoración de proyecto mismo haciéndolos artificialmente más rentables en términos de una comparación internacional. De la misma manera, son prácticamente inexistentes las valoraciones sociales y por tanto no es posible evaluar los impactos sobre el bienestar y la utilidad social. Sobre las bases de datos del Proyecto más importante emprendido por el sector agricola para dicho periodo (Ariari, se incorporan los aspectos de medición y cuantificación del riesgo, encontrándose que sí existen beneficios técnicos al combinar metodologías financieras.

  11. Estudo comparativo entre avaliações esqueléticas e do perfil tegumentar utilizadas no diagnóstico ortodôntico sagital Comparative study between skeletal and tegumental measurements used in sagital orthodontic diagnosis

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    Vera Christina Cestari Grossi

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: este trabalho objetivou comparar o diagnóstico de grandezas cefalométricas angulares e lineares rotineiramente utilizadas na determinação da posição sagital das bases ósseas, comparando-as com o diagnóstico de medidas lineares de tecido tegumentar, verificando a possibilidade ou não de concordância entre elas. METODOLOGIA: analisou-se 30 telerradiografias, obtidas em norma lateral e em posição natural da cabeça (PNC, de jovens do gênero feminino, entre 20 e 26 anos de idade (média de 21,3 anos. Comparou-se os diagnósticos das medidas cefalométricas sagitais (SNA, SNB, profundidade facial, profundidade maxilar, Nperp-A e Nperp-P entre si e com os das medidas sagitais tegumentares (Snvert-Ls, Snvert-Li e Snvert-Pog'. Resultados e CONCLUSÃO: os resultados permitiram concluir que ocorreu uma fraca concordância entre os diagnósticos sugeridos pelas medidas esqueléticas e tegumentares, bem como aquele sugerido pelas diferentes medidas esqueléticas, quando comparados entre si.AIM: This study aimed to evaluate skeletal measures used in sagital diagnosis of both jaws in comparison with tegumental measures, verifying the agreement between themselves. METHODS: Cephalometric radiographs in natural head position were obtained from 30 white females, between 20 and 26 years of age, mean 21,3 years. Cephalometric tracings were taken and the following measurements recorded: SNA, SNB, Facial depth, Maxillary depth, Nperp-A, Nperp-Pog, and then compared to the tegumental measurements Snvert-Ls, Snvert-Li Snvert-Pog'. Results and CONCLUSIONS: The results showed low agreement between the diagnosis proposed by different hard tissue and soft tissue analysis, as well as the different hard tissue measures when compared to themselves.

  12. Sphagnum (velvet species used by rural communities at the Guaratuba EPA, Paraná State, Brazil=Espécies de Sphagnum (veludo utilizadas pelas comunidades rurais da APA de Guaratuba, Estado do Paraná, Brasil

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available The results of a survey of Sphagnum used by the Descoberto and Empanturrado rural communities (Guaratuba municipality and Guaratuba Environmental Protected Area – EPA are presented. The analysis was based on fresh material collected in different harvesting areas. Five species were recorded: S. capillifolium (Ehrh. Hedw., S. cuspidatum Ehrh. ex Hoffm., S. erythrocalyx Hampe, S. perichaetiale Hampe and S. recurvum P. Beauv.. All of them are native species that grow spontaneously in that region and are intensively harvested by the local community. A key is presented to differentiate the species, and the botanical description, common names, geographic distribution and illustrations for each species are included.Apresenta-se resultado de levantamento das espécies de Sphagnum L. utilizadas pelas comunidades rurais de Descoberto e Empanturrado (Município de Guaratuba, APA de Guaratuba, Paraná. A partir de coletas e identificação de material botânico nos locais de extrativismo, foram registradas cinco espécies: S. capillifolium (Ehrh. Hedw., S. cuspidatum Ehrh. ex Hoffm., S. erythrocalyx Hampe, S. perichaetiale Hampe e S. recurvum P. Beauv.. Todas com ocorrência natural na região de estudo e submetidas a intenso extrativismo pela demanda do segmento floricultor. Incluem-se chave dicotômica para identificação, descrições, caracterização do hábitat, distribuição geográfica e ilustrações para cada espécie identificada.

  13. Antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and wound healing features in animal models treated with a semisolid herbal medicine based on Aleurites moluccana L. Willd. Euforbiaceae standardized leaf extract: semisolid herbal.

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    Cesca, T G; Faqueti, L G; Rocha, L W; Meira, N A; Meyre-Silva, C; de Souza, M M; Quintão, N L M; Silva, R M L; Filho, V Cechinel; Bresolin, T M B

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    Aleurites moluccana L. (Willd) Euforbiaceae is a native tree of Indonesia and India that has become acclimatized and well-adapted to the South and Southwest of Brazil. It is commonly used in traditional medicine to treat pain, fever, inflammation, asthma, hepatitis, headache, gastric ulcer, cuts, skin sores and other ailments. The oral antinociceptive effects of standardized 70:30 (v/v) ethanol:water spray dried extract of A. moluccana leaf, as well as its flavonoids 2"-O-rhamnosylswertisin (I) and swertisin (II), have previously been reported. The aim of this study was to develop a stable and effective semisolid herbal medicine for topical use in the treatment of pain, inflammation and wound healing, containing 0.5 and 1.0% of standardized dried extract of A. moluccana. The chemical markers I and II were assayed by HPLC-UV analysis after extraction by matrix solid dispersion phase (MSDP) followed analytical validation as ICH Guidelines. The semisolid preparations of Hostacerin CG(®) vehicle containing 0.5 and 1.0% of dried extract of A. moluccana were submitted to stability studies (180 day of accelerated and long-term studies). The phytomedicine semisolid was analysed in croton oil-induced ear oedema model in mice, in the healing process, using the excisional wound model in rats, and to prevent mechanical sensitization following plantar incision in rats in the postoperative model of pain. The MSDP method showed average recovery of 101.6 and 105.7% for I and II, respectively, with good precision (RSDextract, respectively. The formulation also accelerated the healing process by up to 50.8±4.1% and 46.0±4.0% at 0.5 and 1.0% of extract, respectively, and both amounts were capable of preventing the development of mechanical sensitization following plantar incision in rats. The MSDP followed by HPLC-UV analytical method was appropriate for the quality control of the topical phytomedicine based on A. moluccana. The formulation developed at 0.5 and 1.0% of A

  14. Morphological and physiological responses of two varieties of a highland species (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) growing under near-ambient and strongly reduced solar UV-B in a lowland location.

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    González, Juan A; Rosa, Mariana; Parrado, María F; Hilal, Mirna; Prado, Fernando E

    2009-08-03

    Morphological and physiological responses of seedlings to different solar UV-B irradiances were evaluated in two varieties of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.), a crop species from Andean region of South America. Cristalina and Chucapaca varieties were grown at 1965m a.s.l in a glasshouse under natural light conditions for 18 days, and then transferred to outdoors under near-ambient (+UV-B) and strongly reduced (-UV-B) solar UV-B radiation. Exposition to -UV-B increased cotyledon area and seedling height in Cristalina variety whereas leaf number decreased compared to +UV-B. By contrast Chucapaca variety was not affected by UV-B treatments. Seedling fresh weight (FW), root length and leaf thickness did not show significant differences between +UV-B and -UV-B treatments. Mesophyll tissue was slightly affected by solar UV-B reduction. Chlorophyll content was differentially affected by UV-B treatments. Under +UV-B the highest value was observed in Cristalina variety, while in Chucapaca it was observed under -UV-B treatment. Chlorophyll content was slightly higher in leaves than in cotyledons, but there was no difference in the distribution pattern. Chlorophyll a/b ratio and carotenoid content did not show significant differences between UV-B treatments. Leaf UVB-absorbing compounds showed significant differences between UV-B treatments in Chucapaca only, while there were no significant differences in Cristalina variety. UVB-absorbing compounds of cotyledons did not show significant differences between +UV-B and -UV-B treatments. Sucrose, glucose and fructose showed different distribution patterns in cotyledons and leaves of the two varieties under near-ambient and strongly reduced UV-B. Results demonstrated that varieties of quinoa exhibit different morphological and physiological responses to changes in solar UV-B irradiance, but these responses cannot be used to predict the sensitivity to solar UV-B during a short-term exposition. Also, this study can be useful to

  15. Study on the anti-inflammatory effect of total flavonoids from Opuntia monacantha(Willd.) Haw%仙人掌总黄酮抗炎作用的研究

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    何可; 陈兴颖; 宛燕飞; 李英伦

    2011-01-01

    为考察两种不同工艺(水提醇沉,超声波醇提)提取的仙人掌总黄酮的抗炎作用,通过冰醋酸致小白鼠腹腔毛细血管通透性增加,棉球致小白鼠肉芽肿以及蛋清致大白鼠足跖肿胀的炎症模型,观察两种仙人掌总黄酮对不同炎症的作用效果。结果显示,水提醇沉高剂量组和超声波醇提高剂量组的仙人掌总黄酮均能极显著抑制冰醋酸所致的小白鼠腹腔毛细血管通透性增加(P〈0.01),且高剂量水提醇沉总黄酮的作用效果优于阳性药物地塞米松磷酸钠的作用效果;水提醇沉和超声波醇提总黄酮的各个剂量都能极显著抑制棉球所致小白鼠肉芽肿(P〈0.01),其中水提醇沉高剂量和超声波醇提低剂量的作用效果与地塞米松磷酸钠的作用效果相近,但超声波醇提总黄酮毒性过大,不适于临床运用。水提醇沉总黄酮的各剂量均能不同程度地抑制蛋清引起的大白鼠足趾肿胀,高剂量可极显著降低肿胀率(P〈0.01),作用效果与地塞米松磷酸钠接近。试验结果证明,仙人掌总黄酮对于急、慢性炎症均具有良好的抑制作用。%To investigate the anti-inflammatory effect of total flavonoids from Opuntia monacantha(Willd.) Haw,total flavonoids was extracted with two different methods including water extraction alcohol precipitation method(WEAP) and ultrasonic wave-alcohol extraction method(UWAE).The anti-inflammatory effect was investigated through three models including acetic acid-induced peritoneal capillary permeability in mice,cotton-pellet granuloma of the mice and egg white-induced rat paw oedema.In result high-dosage of total flavonoids prepared from WEAP and UWAE methods had both significant inhibitory effects on penetration of capillary vessel in mice(P0.01).Moreover,compared with dexamethasone so-dium phosphate,high-dosage of WEAP had a better anti-inflammatory effect.Different doses of total flavonoids

  16. Estrategias utilizadas por un grupo de mujeres mexicanas para cuidar su salud emocional: autoatención y apoyo social Strategies for taking care of emotional health among the Mexican women population: self-care and social support

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    Shoshana Berenzon-Gorn

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Conocer las prácticas de autocuidado/autoatención utilizadas por un grupo de mujeres para aliviar malestares emocionales. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Participaron 23 mujeres, habitantes de la Ciudad de México. Se realizaron entrevistas focalizadas mediante la técnica de entrevista de investigación social,cuyo propósito es favorecer la producción del discurso continuo sobre un tema determinado. La información se analizó con la técnica de categorización de significados, que consiste en clasificar el contenido de cada entrevista en categorías mutuamente excluyentes. RESULTADOS: Las prácticas de autoatenciónreúnen: conductas de autocontrol, remedios caseros, automedicación y actividades de relajación. El apoyo social proviene principalmente de otras mujeres; la pareja no se considera un apoyo significativo. CONCLUSIONES: Las mujeres encuentran estrategias que, si bien no solucionan por completo sus malestares emocionales, les permiten sobrellevar las situaciones vinculadas con éstos.OBJECTIVE: To describe what kind of self care practices a group of women use to alleviate their emotional disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A group of 23 women living in Mexico City answered open-ended questions about self care strategies. Focused interviews were carried out using a social research interview technique designed to encourage continuous discourse on a set topic. Data was analyzed using a significant classification technique, which involves placing the contents of each interview in mutually exclusive categories. RESULTS: Self care practices reported included self-control, home remedies, self-medication, relaxing activities and social support. Social support is mainly obtained from other women, since partners were not regarded as providing meaningful support. CONCLUSIONS: Self care practices start once the malaise begins and stop when the malaise ends. Although the strategies women use do not entirely solve their emotional disorders, they

  17. Equivalência transcultural de três escalas utilizadas para estimar a aptidão cardiorrespiratória: estudo em idosos Cross-cultural equivalence of three scales used to estimate cardiorespiratory fitness in the elderly

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    Geraldo de Albuquerque Maranhão Neto

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi realizar a equivalência transcultural de escalas empregadas para a avaliação do nível de atividade física e que são utilizadas como estimativas da aptidão cardiorrespiratória, para posterior utilização em indivíduos idosos. Três escalas foram determinadas após revisão sistemática: Veterans Physical Activity Questionnaire (VSAQ, Rating of Perceived Capacity (RPC e Physical Activity Rating (PA-R. Para a análise da equivalência, utilizou-se o modelo proposto por Herdman et al. Como parte do processo, a confiabilidade teste-reteste foi avaliada em uma amostra composta por 12 idosos com idade de 74,5 ± 3,5 anos, pelo cálculo dos coeficientes de concordância de Lin (CCL e de correlação intraclasse (CCI. Detectou-se uma boa reprodutibilidade das escalas com exceção do RPC. Apesar de a quantidade de indivíduos não permitir conclusões mais aprofundadas, os resultados podem indicar necessidade de mudanças na estrutura de algumas escalas originais. Por fim, acredita-se que os resultados obtidos no presente estudo sugerem a adequação das versões das escalas para a língua portuguesa, havendo, todavia, a necessidade de um estudo de validade de critério das escalas.This study aimed at establishing the cross-cultural equivalence of scales used to evaluate physical activity level and measure cardiorespiratory fitness, for further application in elderly subjects. Three scales were identified after systematic review: Veterans Physical Activity Questionnaire (VSAQ, Rating of Perceived Capacity (RPC, and Physical Activity Rating (PA-R. The model proposed by Herdman et al. was applied to analyze equivalence. Test-retest reliability was calculated in a sample of 12 elderly subjects (74.5 ± 3.5 years using Lin's concordance coefficient and intraclass correlation coefficient. Good reproducibility was detected in all scales except RPC. Due to the small sample size, hardly any conclusions can de drawn, but the

  18. AVALIAÇÃO MICROBIOLÓGICA DE ÁGUA MINERAL NATURAL E DE TAMPAS PLÁSTICAS UTILIZADAS EM UMA INDÚSTRIA DA GRANDE PORTO ALEGRE/RS

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    Ana Carolina RITTER

    2009-10-01

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    Embora a presença de bactérias seja esperada em águas minerais naturais, contaminações elevadas podem ocorrer e comprometer sua qualidade e segurança. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a qualidade microbiológica de amostras de água mineral natural e de tampas plásticas utilizadas em uma indústria localizada na grande Porto Alegre/RS. Foram analisadas 152 amostras de água do poço e 15 amostras de água envasada em garrafões de 20 litros, utilizando-se as técnicas de membrana fi ltrante e “pour plate”. Os microrganismos pesquisados foram aqueles preconizados pela RDC 275/2005, da ANVISA, além da contagem total de microrganismos heterotrófi cos. O número de microrganismos heterotrófi cos também foi analisado em 22 tampas plásticas de garrafões de 20 litros. Os resultados demonstraram que em nenhuma amostra foi detectada a presença de coliformes totais, coliformes fecais/ Escherichia coli, Enterococcus spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa e Clostridium perfringens. Todas as amostras analisadas continham microrganismos viáveis, sendo que as contagens de microrganismos heterotrófi cos variaram de 1,0x10¹UFC/mL a 7,0x103UFC/mL. As tampas plásticas apresentaram contagens que variaram de 6,0x10¹UFC/ mL a 1,2x10²UFC/mL e essa contaminação representou aproximadamente 0,003 a 0,006% das contagens totais obtidas nos garrafões analisados. Os resultados indicaram que a água mineral natural estava dentro dos padrões exigidos pela legislação brasileira, além de demonstrar que a avaliação microbiológica foi importante como ferramenta para a melhoria dos processos empregados pela indústria em questão.

  19. Análisis de las metodologías de evaluación financiera, económica, social y ambiental de proyectos de inversión agrícola utilizadas en Colombia

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    Ramón Antonio Rosales Álvarez

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Se reporta una investigación enfocada a evaluar las metodologías utilizadas en la década de los noventa en proyectos de tipo agrícola, particularmente en los distritos de riego, identificando las fortalezas y debilidades teóricas y técnicas y operativas en los aspectos financieros, económicos, sociales y ambientales. A partir de una selección de los proyectos de mayor envergadura implementados por el sector agrícola durante el período se realiza la evaluación de las metodologías con base en un conjunto de normas teóricas estándar en la evaluación de proyectos, lo cual permite identificar las fortalezas y debilidades técnicas en la evaluación de dichos proyectos. Los resultados del estudio muestran que en la mayoría de los proyectos analizados, se presentan deficiencias técnicas básicas en materia de parámetros esenciales como las tasas de descuento y la no utilización de precios sombra. Así mismo los proyectos no involucran los costos ambientales en los flujos de fondos, lo cual afecta la realidad de la valoración de proyecto mismo haciéndolos artificialmente más rentables en términos de una comparación internacional. De la misma manera, son prácticamente inexistentes las valoraciones sociales y por tanto no es posible evaluar los impactos sobre el bienestar y la utilidad social. Sobre las bases de datos del Proyecto más importante emprendido por el sector agrícola para dicho período (Ariari, se incorporan los aspectos de medición y cuantificación del riesgo, encontrándose que sí existen beneficios técnicos al combinar metodologías financieras.

  20. Infection prevention measures used in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: evidences for practice Medidas utilizadas en la prevención de infecciones en trasplante de células tronco hematopoyéticas: evidencias para la práctica Medidas utilizadas na prevenção de infecções em transplante de células-tronco hematopoéticas: evidências para a prática

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    Livia Maria Garbin

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available This integrative review aimed to identify and assess evidence available about the use of high-efficiency air filters, protective isolation and masks for infection prevention in patients submitted to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation during hospitalization. LILACS, PUBMED, CINAHL, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library were used to select the articles. Of the 1023 identified publications, 15 were sampled. The use of HEPA filters is recommended for patients submitted to allogeneic transplantation during the neutropenia period. The level of evidence of protective isolation is weak (VI and the studies evaluated did not recommend its use. No studies with strong evidence (I and II were evaluated that justify the use of masks, while Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations should be followed regarding the use of special respirators by immunocompromised patients. The evidenced data can support decision making with a view to nursing care.Esta revisão integrativa teve como objetivo identificar e avaliar as evidências disponíveis em relação ao uso de filtros de ar de alta eficiência, isolamento protetor e máscaras para a prevenção de infecção em pacientes submetidos ao transplante de células-tronco hematopoéticas, durante a internação. Para a seleção dos artigos foram utilizadas as bases de dados LILACS, PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE e a Biblioteca Cochrane. Das 1023 publicações identificadas, 15 foram incluídas na amostra. O uso dos filtros HEPA é recomendado para pacientes submetidos ao transplante alogênico, durante o período de neutropenia. O nível das evidências do isolamento protetor é fraco (VI e os estudos avaliados não recomendam o seu uso. Não foram avaliados estudos com evidências fortes (I e II que justifiquem o uso de máscaras, sendo indicado que sejam seguidas as recomendações dos Centers for Disease Control and Prevention quanto ao uso de respiradores especiais pelos pacientes imunocomprometidos. Os

  1. Tecnologias utilizadas para a reutilização, reciclagem e valorização energética de pneus no Brasil Technologies for reusing, recycling and energetic valorization of tires in Brazil

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    Carlos Alberto F. Lagarinhos

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Os pneus usados estão se tornando um problema mundial. O descarte de pneus cresce ano após ano em todo o mundo. Pouca importância foi dada ao descarte de pneus em muitos países. No Brasil, em 1999, foi aprovada a Resolução nº 258/99 do CONAMA (Conselho Nacional do Meio Ambiente que instituiu a responsabilidade do produtor e do importador pelo ciclo total do produto, ou seja, a coleta, o transporte e a disposição final. Desde 2002, os fabricantes e importadores de pneus devem coletar e dar a destinação final para os pneus usados. Segundo essa lei, os distribuidores, revendedores, reformadores e consumidores finais são co-responsáveis pela coleta dos pneus servíveis e inservíveis, os quais devem colaborar com a coleta. Neste trabalho serão apresentadas as tecnologias utilizadas no Brasil para a reutilização, reciclagem e valorização energética, além de um fluxograma do processo de logística reversa dos pneus novos e usados, dados estatísticos dos canais de distribuição, objetivo da reciclagem e a disposição final, no período de 2002 a 2006. Em 2006, foram reciclados 240,62 mil toneladas de pneus inservíveis, o equivalente a 48,12 milhões de pneus de automóvel. As atividades de laminação, trituração e fabricação de artefatos de borracha representaram 50,02% do total destinado, o co-processamento em fornos de clínquer representou 35,73%, a regeneração de borracha sintética representou 13,22% e a extração e tratamento de minerais 1,03%.Used tires have become a worldwide problem. The discarding of tires rises year after year all over the world. So far little importance has been given to the discarding of tires in many countries. In 1999, the CONAMA (National Council for the Environment resolution 258/99 made the producer or importer as responsible for the total cycle of the product in Brazil, including the means of collection, transportation and final destination to the product. Since 2002, the manufacturers

  2. As ferramentas de trabalho com famílias utilizadas pelas equipes de saúde da família de Curitiba, PR The toolkit used by family health teams for working with families in Curitiba, PR

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    Rafael Gomes Ditterich

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo de revisão de literatura teve por objetivo apresentar as ferramentas de trabalho utilizadas com famílias pelas equipes de saúde da família da cidade de Curitiba, Paraná, Brasil. Inicialmente, conceitua-se o trabalho com famílias, cujo propósito central está fundamentado na compreensão de sujeitos integrados ao seu contexto e dinâmica familiar, sendo possível observar o convívio e a interação entre os membros da família. Dessa forma, para além do cuidado coletivo, mesmo a atenção clínica individual pode ser estruturada em bases mais amplas, com maior resolutividade nas intervenções sobre o processo saúde-doença-cuidado. Na sequência, foram caracterizados os objetivos e as finalidades de uso das ferramentas por equipes multiprofissionais do município, tais como o Genograma ou heredograma familiar, o Ciclo de vida das famílias, o modelo F.I.R.O. e o modelo P.R.A.C.T.I.C.E. Concluiu-se que, em Curitiba, o uso das ferramentas é essencial como dispositivo no âmbito das tecnologias leves para o trabalho de cuidado em saúde das equipes de saúde. Favorece a aproximação dos trabalhadores da saúde aos problemas das pessoas na comunidade, possibilitando a coleta de evidências narrativas e a elaboração de estratégias robustas de manejo de ações e serviços em saúde.This literature review study aimed to present the toolkit for working with families used by family health teams in the city of Curitiba, state of Paraná, Brazil. Initially, the work with families is conceptualized. Its central purpose is based on the understanding of subjects integrated into their context and family dynamics, being possible to observe their daily relationship and interactions. In this way, beyond the collective care, even the individual clinical attention can be structured on wider bases, with more efficient interventions on the health-disease-care process. Then, the objectives and purposes of the use of the tools (for example

  3. Herbal remedies used by residents of the urban areas fron city of Bandeirantes, Paraná, Brazil/ Plantas medicinais utilizadas na medicina popular por moradores da área urbana de Bandeirantes, PR, Brasil

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    Lin Chau Ming

    2005-06-01

    amostras vegetais para montagem de exsicatas para posterior identificação botânica. Após a identificação, as exsicatas foram incorporadas ao herbário do Jardim Botânico da Faculdades Luiz Meneghel – FALM, Bandeirantes, PR. Foram registradas 31 espécies vegetais distribuídas em 19 famílias, sendo a Lamiaceae com maior número de espécies, seguida por Rosaceae, Asteraceae e Euphorbiaceae. A parte vegetal mais utilizada na preparação dos remédios foi a folha, e a forma de preparo mais comum foi a infusão. As indicações terapêuticas mais citadas nas entrevistas foram dor de cabeça, diarréia, febre, cólica e infecção.

  4. Comparação de bulas de duas marcas de tiras reagentes utilizadas no exame químico de urina Comparison of product labelings of two marks of reagent strips for the chemical examination of urine

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    Adriana Scotti da Silva Colombeli

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: O exame de urina proporciona informações sobre patologias renais e do trato urinário, bem como algumas moléstias extra-renais. Usualmente o exame químico de urina é feito com tiras reagentes, objetivando tornar a determinação mais rápida, simples e econômica. OBJETIVOS: Comparar bulas de duas marcas de tiras amplamente utilizadas em laboratórios de urinálise (Roche Combur10 Test® UX e Bayer Multistix® 10 SG. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Compararam-se as bulas quanto aos princípios utilizados nas determinações de pH, proteínas, glicose, cetonas, hemoglobina, bilirrubina, urobilinogênio, nitrito, densidade e leucócitos, além das informações sobre possíveis interferências. RESULTADOS: Foram verificadas diferenças nos reagentes utilizados para detecção dos parâmetros, como é o caso do urobilinogênio (a tira Multistix usa o reagente de Ehrlich, menos específico e mais propenso a interferências analíticas que o sal de diazônio derivado de metoxibenzeno, utilizado na tira Roche; para nitrito, proteína, glicose, bilirrubina e hemoglobina as diferenças foram mais sutis. DISCUSSÃO: Detectou-se diversidade de informações quanto a possíveis interferentes, o que talvez possa ser justificado parcialmente pelas diferenças nos reagentes. Também foram verificadas diferenças nas informações sobre interferências de um idioma para outro, destacando-se a omissão de algumas delas na bula em português. Observou-se grande disparidade na avaliação da intensidade da reação e sua expressão em cruzes, como, por exemplo, no parâmetro glicose, o que pode levar a erros na interpretação do laudo laboratorial. CONCLUSÃO: As observações registradas reforçam a importância de padronizações no exame parcial de urina.BACKGROUND: The urinalysis provides information about renal and urinary diseases, as well as about some extra renal diseases. The chemical examination of urine is done with reagent strips, which allows

  5. Estudo da estabilidade química da magnetita utilizada como adsorvedor na remoção de compostos orgânicos de soluções

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    Ortiz N.

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Um resíduo siderúrgico composto predominantemente por magnetita (Fe3O4 finamente dividida foi empregado como material adsorvedor não convencional na adsorção e fixação de compostos corantes orgânicos tóxicos. Estudos preliminares indicaram que a magnetita quando utilizada em meio ácido (pH<3 sob agitação contínua pode apresentar diversos graus de desagregação e de solubilização. Este efeito é indesejável em sistemas adsortivos porque representa redução na porcentagem de remoção de composto tóxico orgânico e possível aumento de contaminação por produtos de dissolução e de desagregação da magnetita. Soluções de metasilicato de sódio, sulfato de ferro e hidróxido de sódio foram empregadas nos processos de estabilização de quatro frações granulométricas da magnetita usadas como adsorvedor não convencional em meio ácido. Os resultados obtidos permitiram concluir que o tratamento com metasilicato de sódio das frações de magnetita resulta em redução de 1% nos valores de remoção de composto tóxico corante da solução (de 98% para a fração sem tratamento para 97% para a fração com tratamento com metasilicato e redução nos valores de constante de velocidade de adsorção (k ab de 30.10-3 mg.g-1.min-1 para 10.10-3 mg.g-1.min-1. Embora tenha sido observada redução na capacidade adsortiva das frações tratadas e na velocidade de adsorção, este efeito foi considerado aceitável comparando-se o aumento da estabilidade química e redução nos valores de perda de massa em 46%. Analisando-se as isotermas obtidas para as frações #30 com e sem tratamento, pode-se confirmar que o tratamento com metasilicato promoveu um processo de adsorção mais favorável, com menor interferência dos processos de dissolução, de desagregação e maior correspondência com o modelo de Freundlich.

  6. Reading Strategies in Spanish (L1 and English (L2 Las estrategias utilizadas para la lectura en español como primera lengua y en inglés como lengua extranjera

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    Esther Zulay Rosas Lobo

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study was to identify, detect and compare the reading strategies used in L1 and L2 by four Spanish-speaking university students, in order to find out in what stage of the reading process (before, during or after they focused their strategic efforts. This research is based on the proposals by Solé (2000 and Díaz Barriga and Hernández (2000; contributions by Oxford (1990 and Barnett (1989 were significant in the interpretation of results. It is a qualitative field-study with semi-structured interviews, observation of participants and two reading comprehension tests for data collection; the information obtained was triangulated. One of the most remarkable findings is the general use of strategies before the L2 reading; although almost the same strategies were used in both texts, except for a group of strategies only used for L2. After comparing the results, it was found that the participants focused their strategic efforts in different stages of the reading process.

    Recibido 24 de julio de 2012 •  Corregido 19 de octubre de 2012 • Aceptado 07 de noviembre de 2012

    El presente estudio se realizó con el objeto de identificar, detectar y comparar las estrategias de lectura utilizadas, tanto en la primera lengua (L1 como en la extranjera (L2, con el fin de reconocer en qué fase o momento (antes, durante y después se concentra el esfuerzo estratégico de cuatro estudiantes universitarios hispanoparlantes. Este artículo se sustentó en la propuesta de Solé (2000 y Díaz Barriga y Hernández (2000; además, los aportes de Oxford (1990 y Barnett (1989 también fueron relevantes en la interpretación de los resultados. Se trató de un estudio cualitativo de campo, en el que se utilizaron la entrevista semi-estructurada, la observación participante y dos pruebas de comprensión lectora como instrumentos de recolección de datos, cuya información proveniente de cada uno fue triangulada. Entre los

  7. "Verificação do nível de contaminação de bandejas utilizadas em restaurantes de uma cidade no interior do Estado de São Paulo"

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    Marcela Pellegrini Peçanha

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Mudanças nos hábitos de vida da população, principalmente a partir da segunda metade do século XX, promoveram um aumento do consumo de alimentos preparados fora de casa. De acordo com a Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS, a patogênese bacteriana é uma das principais causas de toxinfecção alimentar, sendo 60% dos casos decorrentes de técnicas inadequadas de manipulação, processamento e contaminação dos alimentos servidos em restaurantes. A contaminação dos alimentos ocorre a partir do contato com equipamentos, utensílios e superfícies insuficientemente limpos, podendo os microrganismos infectantes estarem presentes em partículas de alimento ou em água sobre os utensílios mal higienizados. Dessa forma, pratos, talheres, bandejas, cortadores de frios, cortadores de legumes, amaciadores de carne, tábuas de manipulação, entre outros devem ser avaliados quanto a seus respectivos graus de contaminação microbiológica, denotando ou não a eficácia dos procedimentos de higienização. O presente trabalho procurou identificar a existência de contaminação microbiológica na superfície de bandejas de polietileno comumente utilizadas em restaurantes para o transporte dos alimentos. Para a coleta de dados, fez-se uso de Swab e gabarito estéril (10x10 cm. O transporte foi realizado sob refrigeração até o laboratório para a semeadura das placas Petri e identificação das bactérias. Houve crescimento de colônias bacterianas em 112 (93,3% placas de cultivo; e, nas oito (6,66% restantes, não houve crescimento microbiológico. Os principais patógenos isolados em cultura foram, em ordem descrescente de frequência, Staphylococcus aureus, StaphylococcusDNAse negativa e Bacillus sp, todos Gram positivos. Foi encontrada uma maior variedade bacteriana nos restaurantes que fazem uso do álcool com graduação 54° GL (ou 46,3 INPM. Em contrapartida, no estabelecimento em que a higienização é realizada com água sanit

  8. Produtividade de forrageiras utilizadas em rampas de tratamento de águas residuárias da lavagem e despolpa dos frutos do cafeeiro Forage yield in treatment ramps of wastewater from processing of coffee fruits

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    Antonio T. de Matos

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Gramíneas forrageiras foram cultivadas com o objetivo de se selecionar espécies para serem utilizadas como cobertura vegetal em rampas de tratamento de águas residuárias, por escoamento superficial. Essas forrageiras, azevém comum, aveia preta comum e milheto, foram submetidas à aplicação de águas residuárias da lavagem e despolpa de frutos do cafeeiro (ARC sob uma taxa de 250 kg ha-1 d-1 de DBO5. As mesmas espécies vegetais foram cultivadas como testemunhas, recebendo adubação convencional e água proveniente da rede de abastecimento local, no mesmo volume em que as demais receberam ARC. Os rendimentos acumulados de matéria seca foram de 11,71, 10,04 e 5,04 t ha-1 e os de proteína bruta, de 1.934, 1.583 e 875 kg ha-1 para o azevém comum, o milheto e a aveia preta, respectivamente. Os resultados permitiram concluir que, dentre as forrageiras estudadas, o azevém se mostrou mais adequado para ser utilizado em rampas de tratamento de ARC por disposição sobre o solo, visto ter apresentado maior rendimento acumulado de matéria seca e proteína bruta, além de maior número de cortes e, conseqüentemente, maior período de utilização, além de rápida recuperação após o corte, boa cobertura do solo e ocorrência de poucas invasoras.Forage grasses were grown in order to select a number of species to be used as vegetative cover on ramps for wastewater treatment. The common rye grass (Lolium multiflorum, common black oat (Avena strigosa Schreb and pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum were used and subjected to application of wastewater from the washing and pulping of coffee cherries (ARC at a rate of 250 kg ha-1 d-1 BOD5 . The same vegetative species were grown as control, and provided with conventional fertilization as well as water from the local supplying system at the same volume as the others. The accumulated productivities of the dry matter were 11.71, 10.04, and 5.04 t ha-1, while those of the raw protein were 1934, 1583

  9. Distribuição da calda herbicida por pontas de pulverização agrícola utilizadas em áreas de reflorestamento com eucalipto Herbicide distribution by spraying nozzles used in eucalyptus reforestation areas

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    Marcelo da C. Ferreira

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a distribuição de calda por pontas de pulverização hidráulicas para a aplicação de herbicidas em pré-emergência das plantas daninhas, em função do espaçamento na barra utilizada em áreas de reflorestamento com eucalipto. O experimento foi realizado no Laboratório de Ciência das Plantas Daninhas do Departamento de Fitossanidade da UNESP, Câmpus de Jaboticabal. Foram utilizados os modelos com indução de ar AIUB 025, AI 110025, TTI 110015 e DB 12002, considerando o espaçamento de 0,8; 1,0; 1,2 e 1,5 m entre eles. A avaliação da distribuição da calda pulverizada foi realizada em mesa de deposição. Pulverizou-se água com 0,1% do adjuvante não iônico alquilfenol. Os valores observados foram utilizados para a obtenção das curvas de deposição e do coeficiente de variação. Para a sobreposição de dois exemplares de pontas, conclui-se que o modelo AIUB 025 possui menores coeficientes de variação, resultando em melhores características operacionais em relação à AI 110025, TTI 110015 e DB 12002. Para a utilização de três exemplares de pontas, seguindo somente o critério da distribuição da calda, a melhor combinação foi entre AIUB 025 e DB 12002, como intercalar. A utilização da ponta intercalar aumentou significativamente o consumo de calda.This work aimed to evaluate spray distribution by spraying hydraulic nozzles for the application of herbicides in the pre-emergence of weeds, due to the spacing in spraying boom used in areas reforested with eucalyptus. The trial was carried out at the Weed Science Laboratory from the Phytosanitary Department, UNESP - Jaboticabal Campus - SP, Brazil. It was used air induction nozzles AIUB 025, AI 110025, TTI 110015 and DB 12002, on spacing 0.8; 1.0; 1.2; and 1.5 m, between them. The spraying liquid distribution evaluation was done in patternator table. It was sprayed water plus 0.1% of non-ionic adjuvant alkylphenol . The observed

  10. Percepción del peso corporal y estrategias utilizadas para controlarlo, en adultos costarricenses Body weight perception and strategies used to control body weight among costa rican adults

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    G Padilla Vargas

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Justificación: La obesidad se considera un problema de salud pública. La encuesta directa es el método más utilizado para generar información al respecto, pero su alto costo económico limita obtener datos periódicos. Se han experimentado otros métodos de recolección de información; entre ellos la encuesta telefónica se concibe como una opción válida de costo menor. Objetivo: Explorar la percepción del peso corporal de adultos costarricenses y las estrategias utilizadas para controlarlo, mediante el análisis de la información obtenida en la primera Encuesta Telefónica de Salud del IDESPO. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo, transversal. Se elaboraron preguntas abiertas sobre conocimiento, percepción y estrategias sobre peso corporal, que se incorporaron en la primera Encuesta Telefónica de Salud del IDESPO. Resultados: El 50,3% y 42% de los sujetos se percibieron con peso normal y peso alto o muy alto, respectivamente. Las principales estrategias para perder el peso: hacer ejercicio (29,4%, cambios en la alimentación; 42% de los hombres y 44% de las mujeres reportaron "no hacer nada". Al contrastar la percepción del peso con el IMC estimado, más del 25% de mujeres y 34% de hombres que se percibieron con peso normal presentaron sobrepeso. Conclusiones: La metodología de encuesta telefónica introduce una subestimación en la per- cepción del exceso de peso conforme avanza la edad. La encuesta telefónica no sustituye las encuestas directas, pero se visualiza como alternativa para generar información sobre factores de riesgo cardiovascular. El reto próximo será validarla en nuestro contexto.Rationale: Obesity is considered a public-health problem. A direct survey is the method most-frequently used to generate relevant information but its high economic cost doesn´t allow obtaining periodic data. Other methods of collecting information have been tried and, among these, the telephone survey is seen as a valid option at lower

  11. Resina fluida autoadhesiva utilizada como sellante de fosas y fisuras: Estudio de microinfiltración Self-adhesive flowable composite-resin as a fissure sealant: A microleakage study

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    D De Nordenflycht

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Evaluar la capacidad de sellado de una resina fluida autoadhesiva (Fusio Liquid Dentin, Pentron Clinical utilizada como sellante de fosas y fisuras con distintos acondicionamientos de la superficie de esmalte. Materiales y Métodos: Se seleccionaron 140 terceros molares recientemente extraídos, los que fueron distribuidos aleatoriamente en cuatro grupos (n=35 y recibieron una técnica de acondicionamiento del esmalte y aplicación de un sellante. Se establecieron los siguientes grupos: Grupo 1, grabado ácido y aplicación de sellante (Clinpro, 3M ESPE; Grupo 2, grabado ácido y aplicación de resina autoadhesiva (Fusio Liquid Dentin, Pentron Clinical; Grupo 3, aplicación de resina autoadhesiva; Grupo 4, microarenado del esmalte y aplicación de resina autoadhesiva. Los dientes sellados fueron termociclados (500 ciclos, 5-55°C, y posteriormente sumergidos en solución de nitrato de plata amoniacal por 24 h (pH=14 y luego en revelador radiográfico (GBX, Kodak por 8h. Posteriormente, los dientes fueron cortados para obtener 2 láminas por diente que fueron observadas bajo magnificación (4x y analizadas digitalmente para evaluar la microinfiltración y la penetración en la fisura. Los resultados fueron analizados estadísticamente (ANOVA, Dunnett, pAim: To evaluate the sealing ability of a self-adhesive flowable composite-resin (Fusio Liquid Dentin, Pentron Clinical with different conditioning treatments of the enamel surface used as a fissure sealant. Materials and Method: 140 recently extracted human third molars were selected and randomly divided into four groups (n=35. Each group received an enamel conditioning treatment and a sealant application. The following groups were established: Group 1, acid etching and sealant application (Clinpro, 3M ESPE; Group 2, acid etching and self-adhesive flowable composite-resin (Fusio Liquid Dentin, Pentron Clinical; Group 3, self-adhesive flowable composite-resin; Group 4, sandblasting and

  12. Estudo comparativo da nomenclatura das matérias e disciplinas do currículo mínimo com a utilizada pelas escolas de enfermagem da região sudeste - Brasil Estudio comparativo de la nomenclatura de las materias y disciplinas del currículo mínimo, con la utilizada por las escuelas de enfermería de la región sureste del Brasil A comparison between the names of the subjects of the official curriculum to those used by the schools of nursing in the south east region of Brazil

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    Emília Luigia Saporiti Angerami

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    Full Text Available É comparada a nomenclatura das matérias e disciplinas, constantes no currículo mínimo de graduação vigente, com a utilizada pelas Escolas de Enfermagem da região Sudeste do Brasil. Os questionários respondidos por 48 Escolas mostram fragmentação de conteúdos, resultando em um número elevado de disciplinas, conformando programas distintos para a execução do currículo mínimo e pleno.Este estudio compara las nomenclaturas de las materias y disciplinas constantes en el currículo mínimo a nivel de pre-grado vigente, con la utilizada por las escuelas de enfermería de la región sureste del Brasil. Los cuestionarios respondidos por 48 escuelas muestran fragmentación de contenidos, resultando un número elevado de disciplinas, conformando programas distintos para la ejecución de currículo mínimo y pleno.The authors compared the names of the subjects that form the official curriculum to those offered by the schools of nursing in the South East of Brazil. Forty eight schools replied to the questionnaire, a variance in the names and numbers of the subjects offered was found, indicating a difference in the way each school performs the curriculum.

  13. Learning strategies used by undergraduate and postgraduate students in hybrid courses in the area of health Estrategias de aprendizaje utilizadas por estudiantes universitarios y de posgrado en asignaturas semi-presenciales en el área de la salud Estratégias de aprendizagem utilizadas por graduandos e pós-graduandos em disciplinas semipresenciais da área de saúde

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    Henry Maia Peixoto

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    aprendizagem de graduandos e pós-graduandos em uma universidade brasileira, matriculados em disciplinas semipresenciais da área de saúde. Foram convidados todos os 220 alunos concluintes, dos quais 67,27% aceitaram participar da pesquisa. Foi utilizada metodologia exploratória, que analisou dados quantitativos, coletados por um instrumento estruturado. Pôde-se observar semelhança entre graduandos e pós-graduandos quanto à maioria dos hábitos de ensino e estratégias de aprendizagem, assim como maior proporção daqueles que leram mais da metade do conteúdo, dos que preferem estudar sozinhos, além do elevado uso da maioria das estratégias avaliadas. Conclui-se que ambos os grupos apresentaram hábitos de estudo adequados e utilizaram satisfatoriamente as estratégias de aprendizagens investigadas.

  14. Himatanthus Willd. ex Schult. (Apocynaceae: Review

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    Fabiana P Soares

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    Full Text Available The genus Himatanthus Wild. ex Schult. (Apocynaceae includes about 13 species and five subspecies widely distributed in South America, especially Brazil. The phytochemical reports on this genus have revealed mainly triterpenes and iridoids. The plants are traditionally used as anthelmintic, antitumor, and antiinflammatory agents. The most used parts of the plant are its bark, leaves, and latex. This review emphasizes the phytochemical constituents and medicinal properties, which may help in future research. The research was conducted with data obtained from books about medicinal plants, theses, dissertations, and articles in refereed journals.

  15. Diterpenes from Coleus forskohlii (WILLD.) BRIQ. (Labiatae).

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    Shan, Yupei; Xu, Lingling; Lu, Yang; Wang, Xiaobing; Zheng, Qitai; Kong, Lingyi; Niwa, Masatake

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    Three new minor labdane diterpene glycosides, forskoditerpenoside C, D, and E (1-3), and a novel labdane diterpene forskoditerpene A (4) were isolated from the ethanol extract of the whole plant of Coleus forskohlii. Their structures and relative stereochemistry were elucidated on the basis of extensive spectroscopic analyses including 1D-, 2D-NMR, and HR-ESI-MS experiments. Compounds 1-3 showed an unusual 8,13-epoxy-labd-14-en-11-one glycoside pattern. They showed relaxative effects on isolated guinea pig tracheal spirals in vitro. Compound 4 with a cyclopropyl, confirmed by a single-crystal X-ray diffraction determination, is the first known labdane derivative with a spiro element.

  16. Triterpene saponins from Chenopodium quinoa Willd.

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    Kuljanabhagavad, Tiwatt; Thongphasuk, Piyanut; Chamulitrat, Walee; Wink, Michael

    2008-06-01

    Twenty triterpene saponins (1-20) have been isolated from different parts of Chenopodium quinoa (flowers, fruits, seed coats, and seeds) and their structures have been elucidated by analysis of chemical and spectroscopic data including 1D- and 2D-NMR. Four compounds (1-4) were identified: 3beta-[(O-beta-d-glucopyranosyl-(1-->3)-alpha-l-arabinopyranosyl)oxy]-23-oxo-olean-12-en-28-oic acid beta-d-glucopyranoside (1), 3beta-[(O-beta-d-glucopyranosyl-(1-->3)-alpha-l-arabinopyranosyl)oxy]-27-oxo-olean-12-en-28-oic acid beta-d-glucopyranoside (2), 3-O-alpha-l-arabinopyranosyl serjanic acid 28-O-beta-d-glucopyranosyl ester (3), and 3-O-beta-d-glucuronopyranosyl serjanic acid 28-O-beta-d-glucopyranosyl ester (4). The following known compounds have not previously been reported as saponin constituents from the flowers and the fruits of this plant: two bidesmosides of serjanic acid (5,6), four bidesmosides of oleanolic acid (7-10), five bidesmosides of phytolaccagenic acid (11-15), four bidesmosides of hederagenin (16-19), and one bidesmoside of 3beta,23,30-trihydroxy olean-12-en-28-oic acid (20). The cytotoxicity of these saponins and their aglycones was tested in HeLa cells. Induction of apoptosis in Caco-2 cells by bidesmosidic saponins 1-4 and their aglycones I-III was determined by flow cytometric DNA analysis. The saponins with an aldehyde group were most active. The relationships between structure and cytotoxic activity of saponins and their aglycones are discussed.

  17. Nacer pequeño para la edad gestacional puede depender de la curva de crecimiento utilizada To born small for gestational age may depend on the growth curve used

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    A. Ayerza Casas

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Introducción y objetivo: Los estándares poblacionales de crecimiento intrauterino son necesarios para evaluar si el recién nacido (RN ha crecido bien, si su estado nutricional es adecuado y para identificar grupos de riesgo como los pequeños para su edad gestacional (PEG. Se analizan las diferencias entre las curvas de crecimiento intrauterino utilizadas habitualmente en nuestro medio y el número de RN que cada una de ellas identifica como PEG. Material y métodos: Estudio transversal en 4.486 RN caucásicos (2.361 niños y 2.125 niñas, con una edad gestacional entre 35 y 41 semanas. La valoración antropométrica del RN (peso y longitud se realizó siguiendo la metodología estándar. Se comparó el porcentaje de RN que quedaba con un peso y una longitud por debajo del percentil 10 (P10 para su edad gestacional a partir de cuatro curvas de crecimiento intrauterino (Olsen et al. 2010, Lubchenco et al. 1966, Delgado et al. 1996, Carrascosa et al. 2008, siendo diagnosticado de PEG. Resultados: El peso y longitud de los niños eran significativamente mayores que los de las niñas en todas las edades estudiadas. Los valores para el P10 en cada edad gestacional son globalmente similares entre las curvas analizadas y superponibles a los de nuestra población, con la clara excepción de la gráfica de Lubchenco et al. cuyos valores para el P10 son de hasta 300 g. menos en los RN de mayor edad gestacional. Las gráficas de Lubchenco et al. identifican un menor número de PEG que las otras. El porcentaje de niños PEG de nuestra muestra osciló entre un 1,7% y 14% en dependencia del estándar, sexo y edad gestacional considerados. Conclusión: El número de niños clasificados como PEG varía según el estándar utilizado. Las gráficas de Lubchenco, pese a su amplio uso, se alejan del patrón de crecimiento de nuestra población e identifican un menor número de PEG. El resto de curvas son similares entre ellas y parecen adecuadas para nuestro

  18. Extraction and gelatinization characteristics of Chenopodium quinoa Willd starch based on ridge analysis%基于岭脊分析的藜麦淀粉提取及糊化特性研究

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    付丽红; 李晓斌

    2016-01-01

    为优化藜麦淀粉碱法提取工艺,以藜麦为试验材料,采用岭脊分析法研究料液比、NaOH 质量分数和浸提时间对淀粉提取率的影响,并对藜麦淀粉的颗粒形貌、化学结构及淀粉糊化特性进行研究。结果表明,碱法提取藜麦淀粉的优化工艺参数为料液比1:5 g/mL、NaOH质量分数0.2%和浸提时间5.5 h,淀粉提取率为98.94%±0.26%;藜麦淀粉为限制性膨胀淀粉,形态多呈不规则形,具有-OH、-CH2、-CHO、C-O-C和吡喃环典型淀粉分子官能团;随静置时间增加,淀粉透光率降低,凝沉体积增加,12 h后基本稳定;藜麦淀粉糊第四次冻融循环后达到稳定状态;对淀粉凝胶质构特性分析,硬度、内聚性、弹性、胶黏性和咀嚼性5个指标都随藜麦淀粉糊浓度增加而增大;流变性分析表明藜麦淀粉糊为假塑性流体,其弹性优于黏性。该文系统研究藜麦淀粉提取工艺和糊化特性,拓展了新的淀粉资源,同时也为藜麦淀粉的生产和应用提供一定的借鉴和参考。%Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.), which is a pseudocereal or pseudograin, has been recognized as a complete food due to high nutritional value. Recently, quinoa has attracted more and more attention. Starch is main nutritional constituent of quinoa. In order to understand the gelatinization characteristics of starch, quinoas were collected from Xinzhou City in Shanxi Province. The granule morphology, functional group, swelling power, transparencies, freezing thawing stability, texture and rheological characteristics of starch granules were investigated in this study. Firstly, the quinoa starches were obtained by alkali extraction method. The cardinal parameters of extracting technique have been studied including solid-liquid ratio, sodium hydroxide (NaOH) concentration and extraction time. The ridge analysis was used to find the condition on a set of design variables that maximize or

  19. La resolución de conflictos en la Infancia: Un estudio sobre la reflexión pedagógica en torno a las estrategias utilizadas por el educador de párvulos y estudiantes en práctica profesional

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    Narváez Prosser, Lilian Bélgica

    2015-01-01

    Este estudio tiene como objetivo analizar el proceso de reflexión pedagógica en torno a las estrategias didácticas utilizadas por los educadores de párvulos y los estudiantes en Práctica profesional para resolver situaciones conflictivas en aulas infantiles y generar una propuesta de mejora a la práctica docente. Se adscribe a una investigación cualitativa, bajo un paradigma hermenéutico – fenomenológico, con un diseño investigativo de estudio de caso múltiple, recurriendo a los instrument...

  20. 酶-热水浸提法提取藜麦麸水溶性非淀粉多糖工艺研究%Extraction process of water-soluble non-starch polysaccharides from Chenopodium quinoa willd bran by enzyme-water method

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    申瑞玲; 张文杰; 董吉林

    2016-01-01

    Using Cheopodium quinoa willd bran,the extraction process of water-soluble non-starch polysaccha-rides (NSP)was studied by enzyme-water method.Phenol-sulfate method was used to measure the yield of NSP.The optimal extraction conditions were determinated through single factor assay and orthogonal assay.The results showed that the optimal extraction conditions were material-liquid ratio(w /v)1 16,the addition of viscozyme 2.0 mg/g,extraction temperature 90 ℃,extraction time 100 min.Under the experiment conditions, the yield of NSP was 7.55%.Compared with other extraction methods,the extraction yield of water-soluble NSP was higher,to the use of Cheopodium quinoa willd bran more fully.And because extraction solvent was water,there was no strong acid alkali waste liquid generated in extraction process,which would not cause en-vironmental pollution.%以藜麦麸为原料,采用酶-热水浸提法对藜麦麸水溶性非淀粉多糖(NSP)提取工艺进行研究.利用苯酚-硫酸法测定 NSP 的得率,通过单因素试验和正交试验确定最佳提取工艺条件:料液比(w /v)为116,复合多糖酶添加量为2.0 mg/g,浸提温度为90℃,浸提时间为100 min.该试验条件下藜麦麸水溶性 NSP 得率为7.55%.与其他提取方法相比,该法提取水溶性 NSP 的得率较高,对藜麦麸的利用更加充分,且浸提溶剂为水,在提取过程中没有强酸强碱性废液产生,不会造成环境污染.

  1. Sexual dimorphism of pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra p. pyrenaica based on skull morphometry

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    García-González, R.

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Sexual dimorphism in skull characteristics of Pyrenean chamois is studied in a sample of 85 adults (36 males and 49 females by means of 26 quantitative variables. Skull variables were analised by multiple regression and principal component techniques. The Pyrenean chamois shows one of the smallest sexual skull dimorphisms of the Rupicapra subspecies. Only length, thickness, and related variables of horns present significant differences between sexes. Nevertheless, horn height was statistically identical in both sexes. Ecological implications of skull variability and skull variables relationships are discussed. Several discriminant functions were developed by means of discriminant analysis. Those that better identified sexes include horn core diameters. We also developed other functions based on upper skull variables that could be used to identify incomplete specimens or archaeological remains.

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    Nous avons étudié les dimorphismes sexuels de l'isard en travaillant sur 26 mesures cranéométriques issues d'un échantillon de 85 crânes adultes (soit 36 mâles et 49 femelles. Les analyses ont porté sur la comparaison des moyennes, la régression multiple et l'analyse en composante principale. Il s'avère que l'isard pyrénéen présente un des plus bas dimorphisme craneal du genre Rupicapra. Seuls la longueur et l'épaisseur des cornes et leurs variables associées ont montré des différences significatives entre les sexes. Les implications écologiques de la variabilité entre les crânes et des relations entre les variables cranéométriques sont discutées. En utilisant l'analyse discriminante, nous arrivons à développer quelques fonctions nous permettant d'identifier le sexe des exemplaires complets ou incomplets. Les fonctions se basant sur l'épaisseur des cornes ont permis une meilleure classification.
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    Se ha estudiado el dimorfismo sexual del sarrio a partir de 26 medidas craneométricas tomadas en una muestra de 85 cráneos adultos (36 machos y 49 hembras. Hemos realizado un análisis de comparación de medias y análisis de regresión múltiple y de componentes principales. El sarrio presenta uno de los menores dimorfismos craneales del género Rupicapra. Solo la longitud y grosor de los cuernos y variables relacionadas con ellos, mostraron diferencias significativas entre sexos. Sin embargo, la altura de los cuernos no presentó diferencias significativas. Se discuten las implicaciones ecológicas de la variabilidad encontrada en los cráneos y de las relaciones entre variables craneométricas. Por medio de análisis discriminantes desarrollamos varias funciones que permiten la identificación sexual de ejemplares completos e incompletos. Las funciones que permiten una mejor clasificación se basan en las variables del grosor de los cuernos.

  2. Streptococcus caprae sp. nov., isolated from Iberian ibex (Capra pyrenaica hispanica).

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    Vela, A I; Mentaberre, G; Lavín, S; Domínguez, L; Fernández-Garayzábal, J F

    2016-01-01

    Biochemical and molecular genetic studies were performed on a novel Gram-stain-positive, catalase-negative, coccus-shaped organism isolated from tonsil samples of two Iberian ibexes. The micro-organism was identified as a streptococcal species based on its cellular, morphological and biochemical characteristics. 16S rRNA gene sequence comparison studies confirmed its identification as a member of the genus Streptococcus, but the organism did not correspond to any species of this genus. The nearest phylogenetic relative of the unknown coccus from ibex was Streptococcus porci 2923-03T (96.6 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity). Analysis based on rpoB and sodA gene sequences revealed sequence similarity values lower than 86.0 and 83.8 %, respectively, from the type strains of recognized Streptococcus species. The novel bacterial isolate was distinguished from Streptococcus porci and other Streptococcus species using biochemical tests. Based on both phenotypic and phylogenetic findings, it is proposed that the unknown bacterium be classified as representing a novel species of the genus Streptococcus, for which the name Streptococcus caprae sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is DICM07-02790-1CT ( = CECT 8872T = CCUG 67170T).

  3. Stressing factors and coping strategies used by oncology nurses Factores estresantes y estrategias de coping utilizadas por los enfermeros que actúan en oncología Fatores estressantes e estratégias de coping dos enfermeiros atuantes em oncologia

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    Andrea Bezerra Rodrigues

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available In the oncology specialty, many factors can result in occupational stress in nursing professionals. As an attempt to controlling this situation, individuals may use coping strategies. Coping is a cognitive and behavioral effort one uses to face a stressful situation. The aims of this study were to identify the stressful factors regarding oncology nurses, and to verify what coping strategies they use. Two questionnaires were used: a demographic data inventory, designed by the researcher, and the Folkman and Lazarus coping strategies inventory. The results showed that the main stressful factors for oncology nurses are patient death (28.6%, emergency situations (16.9%, relationship issues with the nursing team (15.5%, and work-process situations (15.5%. In the studied population, the main coping strategy used was positive reappraisal.En la especialidad de Oncología son muchos los factores que pueden conducir al profesional de enfermería al estrés ocupacional. Para tratar de controlar esa situación, el individuo puede utilizar estrategias de coping, que es un esfuerzo cognitivo y de comportamiento utilizado frente a un evento que causa estrés. Los objetivos de este estudio fueron identificar los factores que causan estrés en los enfermeros que actúan en Oncología y verificar las estrategias de coping utilizadas por los mismos. Se utilizaron dos cuestionarios: uno para el inventario de datos demográficos construido por la autora y otro para el inventario de estrategias de coping de Folkman y Lazarus. Los resultados de la investigación muestran que los factores considerados más estresantes por los enfermeros de Oncología son: la muerte de los pacientes (28,6%, las situaciones de emergencia (16,9%, los problemas de relación dentro del equipo de enfermería (15,5% y las situaciones relacionadas al proceso de trabajo (15,5%. En la población estudiada, la estrategia de coping más utilizada fue la de reevaluación positiva.Na especialidade

  4. Análise da Satisfação dos Funcionários com as Políticas e Práticas de Recursos Humanos Utilizadas pelas Agências de Viagem e Turismo da Cidade do Recife-PE, Brasil

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    Christiane Melo Souto

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available O principal objetivo do estudo foi o de investigar a satisfação de funcionários com as políticas e práticas de RH utilizadas pelas agências de viagens de Recife. A pesquisa realizada caracteriza-se como exploratório-descritiva. Foram pesquisadas oito agências, de uma amostra intencional não probabilística, perfazendo um total de 91 funcionários de linha de frente (emissores. Os dados foram coletados por meio de questionário e na análise foram utilizadas estatística descritiva e análise fatorial. Os resultados do estudo demonstraram que 85,7% dos funcionários da amostra estão satisfeitos com o seu trabalho na agência de viagem e que os itens remuneração e treinamento explicam 48,8% da escala de satisfação com práticas e políticas de recursos humanos. A recompensa aparece assim como um meio poderoso de satisfação de funcionários. The main purpose of this study was to investigate employee satisfaction with human resource practices and policies used by travei agencies in Recife, Brazil. It is a descriptive-exploratory study. Eight agencies were researched as a non-probabilistic intentional sample with 91 face-to-face contact employees (travei agents. The data were collected by means of questionnaires and descriptive statistical and factorial analyses were applied. The study results demonstrate that 85.7% of the employees researched are satisfied with their work at the travei agency and that remuneration and training items explain 48.8% of the satisfaction scale of human resource policies and practices. ln this study, therefore, recompense appears as a powerful means for employee satisfaction.

  5. Study on optimizing the extraction of Bougainvillea Spectabilis Willd red pigment by the quadratic general rotary design%二次通用旋转试验设计优化三角梅红色素提取工艺的研究

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    李永强; 杨士花; 毕晓菲; 高斌; 付晓萍; 刘海波

    2010-01-01

    三角梅(Bougainvillea Spectabilis Willd)为紫茉莉科(Nyctaginaceae)宝巾花属(Bougainvillea)藤状灌木,在我国分布比较广泛.随着社会的发展和人们生活水平的提高,人们的食品安全意识以及保健意识也在日益提高,因此开发利用动植物天然食用色素资源,日益受到人们的普遍重视.三角梅花色为紫红或玫瑰红,是开发天然食用色素的良好资源.本研究采用二次通用旋转试验设计,对三角梅红色素的提取工艺进行了优化,建立了色素提取率与提取温度、液料比、提取时间的二次回归数学模型,并利用该模型探讨了各因素对色素提取率的影响.结果表明:各因素对色素提取率作用大小依次为:提取时间>液料比>提取温度,三角梅红色素的最优提取工艺为:提取温度为40℃,液料比为15:1,提取时间为20min.本研究为三角梅红色素的开发利用提供了理论依据.

  6. Estrategias de mercadeo verde utilizadas por empresas a nivel mundial

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    Castellano, Susie

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available La preocupación por el medio ambiente se ha convertido en una temática que inquieta a toda la colectividad actual, desde los más pequeños hasta los más grandes, desde la pequeña empresa hasta la gran industria. Sumado a esto, el auge de normativas ambientales que establecen regulaciones al empresario, los obliga a tener una mayor conciencia de los daños que pueden causar sus acciones al medio ambiente. Es por esto, que paulatinamente ha comenzado, por parte de las empresas, la adopción de estrategias en el área de mercadeo verde que les permita comercializar sus productos y servicios de forma que los mismos sean ambientalmente compatibles. En el presente trabajo, se abordaron las diferentes estrategias que han venido asumiendo empresas de diferente índole para hacer frente a tan importante filosofía en el ámbito mundial. Para tal fin, se hizo la revisión y contrastación de artículos escritos en el marco del mercadeo verde por Rivera y Molero (2006, Chamorro (2001, Samper y Echeverri (2008 principalmente, encontrándose que cada vez son más las empresas que se suman a esta forma de mercadear sus procesos y productos y más los consumidores que anteponen criterios ecológicos ante variables de otra índole, modificando sus hábitos de consumo.

  7. Farmacovigilancia: Una herramienta poco utilizada Pharmacoepidemiology: An unappreciated tool

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    Walter Vasen

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available La farmacovigilacia es una herramienta esencial para el control de los fármacos utilizados en nuestro país, el presente artículo muestra una revisión de los elementos más destacados en el tema y un resumen de los sistemas regulatorios vigentes en la Argentina y de la experiencia de la Red de Farmacovigilancia de los hospitales del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, con el objetivo de informar y estimular a los colegas a la denuncia de los efectos adversos de los medicamentos.Pharmacoepidemiology is an essential tool for controlling drugs used in our country. The present article reveals the most relevant aspects on the topic, summarizes regulatory tools currently used in Argentina and explores the experience of the Pharmacoepidemiology Network in public hospitals of Buenos Aires City. The aim is to inform and stimulate colleagues to report adverse effects of drugs.

  8. Diversidad de abejas sin aguijon utilizadas en meliponicultura en Colombia

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    Nates-Parra, Guiomar; Rosso-Londono, Juan Manuel

    2013-01-01

    En Colombia se conoce la existencia de cerca de 120 especies de abejas nativas sin aguijon, muchas de las cuales tienen importantes usos y representaciones para diversos grupos sociales y culturales...

  9. Levantamento etnobotânico de plantas popularmente utilizadas como antiúlceras e antiinflamatórias pela comunidade de Pirizal, Nossa Senhora do Livramento-MT, Brasil Ethnobotanical survey of plants popularly used as anti-ulcer and anti-inflammatory in Pirizal, Nossa Senhora do Livramento, MT, Brazil

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    Neyres Zínia Taveira de Jesus

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho teve por objetivo proceder o levantamento etnobotânico das espécies vegetais utilizadas popularmente no Distrito de Pirizal - MT, no pantanal mato-grossense, como antiúlceras e antiinflamatórias. A entrevista aberta foi realizada através da aplicação de um roteiro base a 38 informantes adultos, na faixa etária de 25 a 75 anos. Indagou-se o nome popular das plantas, partes utilizadas, preparados e vias de administração, e realizou-se a revisão bibliográfica das plantas mais citadas no estudo, utilizando-se as bases de dados convencionais. Foram citadas 49 espécies pertencentes a 47 gêneros e 32 famílias, destacando-se a família Fabaceae. As plantas mais citadas simultaneamente como antiúlceras e antiinflamatórias foram Lafoensia pacari St. Hil. (9,2%, Hyptis crenata Pohl (8,8%, Hyptis suaveolens (L. Poit (6,7%, Stachytarpheta cayenensis (L.C.Rich Vahl (5,8%, Waltheria indica L. (5%, Strychnos pseudoquina St. Hil. (4,2% e Vatairea macrocarpa (Benth. Ducke (3,3%. A parte da planta mais citada foi a folha (57,1%, a via de administração mais utilizada no tratamento das úlceras gástricas foi a oral (100%, com preferência para os chás (75%, enquanto nas inflamações foram os banhos tópicos (60%.. A revisão bibliográfica apontou a necessidade de aprofundar os estudos químico-farmacológicos para Vatairea macrocarpa (Benth. Ducke e Hyptis crenata Pohl.An ethnobotanical survey was conduced to study the vegetal species from Pantanal, in the district of Pirizal-MT, popularly used as anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer. Ethnobotanical data were collected through open interviews and ethnopharmacology questionnaire with 38 local informers, in the age group of 25 to 75 years old. The local name, the part normally used, the mode of preparation and the administration route were asked to them. A bibliographic review of the plants most cited in the study was carried out using the conventional databases. A total of 49 species

  10. Plantas medicinais utilizadas pela população atendida no "Programa de Saúde da Família", Governador Valadares, MG, Brasil Medicinal plants used by the population assisted by the "Programa de Saúde da Família" (Family Health Program in Governador Valadares County - MG, Brazil

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    Beatriz Gonçalves Brasileiro

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo realizar um estudo sobre a utilização de plantas medicinais pela população atendida no Programa de Saúde da Família em Governador Valadares, Estado de Minas Gerais, a fim de resgatar, preservar e utilizar este conhecimento em trabalhos com a comunidade. Foi usada a metodologia de questionários pré-estabelecidos, que foram aplicados pelos Agentes de Saúde da Família. O estudo foi feito em 27 bairros da cidade, sendo aplicados 2454 questionários, resultando em 232 plantas citadas como medicinais pela população entrevistada. As principais indicações de uso das plantas medicinais foram como calmante (10%, contra gripe (18% e infecções (9%. A maioria das plantas utilizadas são preparadas na forma de chá (78% e obtidas em cultivo próprio (57%, sendo que, em geral, o conhecimento sobre o uso e modo de preparo da plantas medicinais foi obtido dos familiares (67%. A maioria das espécies citadas e utilizadas popularmente possui atividade farmacológica já comprovada na literatura necessitando, entretanto, de orientação correta sobre seu cultivo e emprego terapêutico.This study was conducted to evaluate the use of medicinal plants by the population assisted by the "Programa de Saúde da Família" in Governador Valadares -MG, in order to rescue, preserve and use this knowledge in works carried out with the community. The preestablished questionnaire methodology was used. Those questionnaires were applied by the Family Health Agents. The study was accomplished in 27 residential quarters, as being applied 2454 questionnaires, and 232 plants were mentioned as medicinal ones by the interviewed population. The main indications for using the medicinal plants were: as sedative (10%, against influenza (18% and infections (9%. Most plants under use are prepared as tea (78% and are obtained in own cropping (57%. In general, the knowledge on the use and preparation of the medicinal plants proceeded from their

  11. Avaliação das propriedades mecânicas de atadura gessada de três diferentes fabricantes, utilizada para confecção de órteses Evaluation of the mechanical properties of plaster bandages used for orthosis manufacture, marketed by three different manufacturers

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    Gustavo Cardoso Vieira

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Foram realizados testes mecânicos com atadura gessada de três diferentes fabricantes, utilizada para confecção de órteses. Para isso, foram confeccionados corpos de provas (CDPs na forma de placas e de cilindros. Os CDPs foram submetidos a dois tipos de ensaios mecânicos: para o grupo das placas foi realizado ensaio de flexão em três pontos e para o grupo dos cilindros, ensaio de compressão. Os ensaios mecânicos foram realizados na Máquina Universal de Ensaios EMIC®. Três propriedades mecânicas foram avaliadas após os ensaios: carga no limite máximo, carga no limite de proporcionalidade e rigidez. Os resultados mostraram que um fabricante foi superior aos demais para as propriedades avaliadas.Mechanical tests have been performed in plaster bandages used in orthosis supplied by three different manufacturers. For this, bodies of evidence (BOEs were made with plates and cylinders shapes. BOEs were submitted to two kinds of mechanical assays: for the plate group, a flexion assay was performed at three points, and, for the cylinder group, a compression assay was performed. Mechanical assays were performed on the Universal Assay Machine EMIC®. Three mechanical properties were assessed after assays: maximum limit load, proportional limit load and stiffness. Results show that a manufacturer was superior over the others for the properties assessed.

  12. Impacto de las metodologías de enseñanza utilizadas por el docente sobre la efectividad del aprendizaje del idioma inglés. Caso: Cinco instituciones de la tercera etapa de educación básica y media diversificada en el estado Táchira

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    Marleny Duarte de Kendler

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo expone una experiencia de didáctica universitaria en la Universidad de Los Andes Táchira - Venezuela, efectuada desde la cátedra Práctica Profesional del 5to año de la carrera de Educación, mención Inglés con la colaboración de 15 docentes asesores que trabajan en cinco instituciones de educación básica en la tercera etapa y media diversificada. En esta institución, los estudiantes, futuros docentes de inglés, realizan su pasantía. Los resultados demuestran algunos comportamientos de los profesores en el salón durante sus clases de inglés. Los mismos revelan situaciones problemáticas a ser reflexionadas sobre las metodologías utilizadas por el docente de la especialidad de inglés, en las aulas de clase objeto de la investigación.

  13. 采用UPLC-ESI-MS快速测定博落回各器官中王要生物碱的含量%Rapid determination of main alkaloids from organs of Macleagua cordata(Willd) R.Br.by UPLC-ESI-MS

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    钟明; 黄可龙; 曾建国; 黎霜; 余金明; 张丽

    2011-01-01

    An ultra-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (UPLC-ESI-MS) analysis method was developed for systematic determination of the main alkaloids in the organs of Macleagua cordata(Willd) R.Br.. After a simple ultrasound-assisted extraction step, the proposed method was applied to quantify eight alkaloids in the roots, stems, leaves and fruits of Macleagua cordata. The retention time, relative molecular mass and fragmentation behavior were obtained. A new compound of cryptopine was separated and identified from the fruits of the plant with literature review. The results show that the correlation coefficients is 0.992 5-0.998 3 in the linear range. The average recovery of the investigated alkaloids is 96.6%-104.0%, and the relative standard deviation is less than 4.3%, with the lower limit of detection values of 0.123-1.270 μg/L. The present method has the advantages of simple operation and rapid determination, and it is a powerful tool for quantification of alkaloids in M.cordata.%采用超高效液相色谱-电喷雾质谱联用(UPLC-ESI-MS)技术,对中药博落回各器官中的主要生物碱成分进行系统分析.样品经超声萃取后,通过UPLC-ESI-MS快速测定了8种生物碱在根、茎、叶和果荚中的含量,获得相应化合物的保留时间、相对分子质量和离子碎片等信息,并从博落回果荚中分离、鉴定隐品碱.在此基础上,建立种快速、灵敏、准确测定博落回中多种生物碱成分的新方法.研究结果表明:这8种生物碱含量在一定范围内呈线性关系,相关系数为0.992 5-0.998 3,平均加标回收率为96.6%~104.0%,相对标准偏差均小于4.3%,检出限为0.123~1.270 μg/L.

  14. Chemical and bacteriological assessment of irrigation water used in the Agricultural Community Nova Esperança, Manaus - AM = Análise química e bacteriológica da água de irrigação utilizada na Comunidade Agrícola Nova Esperança, Manaus - AM

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    Katiuscia dos Santos de Souza

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The evaluation of the quality of the water used for irrigation in agriculture is of great importance for the environmentand human health. The continuous use of contaminated water causes pollution to soil and cultivated crops, causing variousdiseases associated with consumption of contaminated vegetables. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate the qualityof irrigation water of three water bodies: artesian wells, cacimbas (kind of graves that collect water from swampy lands andstreams, used in the Nova Esperança Agricultural Community, located between a peripheral urban area and a native forestin Manaus - AM. Potentially toxic metals (PTM: Cd, Cu, Co, Fe, Ni, Mn and Zn were evaluated using atomic absorptionspectrometry by flame and bacteriological analyses (total and faecal coliforms by filter membrane method. The results showedhigh levels of total and faecal coliforms, 89,3% in water samples collected in the three water bodies, as well as high levels of TPM, especially Cd and Pb extremely toxic. Statistical tests showed the influence of the seasonal period on the average concentrations of the PTM and there is not meaning difference of these contaminants on the different water bodies during the period of this study. = A avaliação da qualidade da água utilizada para a irrigação no meio agrícola é relevante tanto para o meio ambiente, quanto para a saúde humana. O uso contínuo de água contaminada acarreta poluição ao solo e às culturas cultivadas, transmitindo doenças por meio do consumo de hortaliças contaminadas. Desse modo, objetivou-se com esse trabalho avaliar a qualidade da água de irrigação de três corpos hídricos: poço, cacimba e igarapé, utilizada na Comunidade Agrícola Nova Esperança, localizada entre uma área urbana periférica e uma floresta nativa na cidade de Manaus – AM. Foram avaliados os metaispotencialmente tóxicos (MPT: Cd, Cu, Co, Fe, Ni, Mn, Pb e Zn, utilizando espectrometria de absor

  15. Caracterização farmacobotânica das espécies de Sambucus (Caprifoliaceae utilizadas como medicinais no Brasil: Parte II. Sambucus australis Cham. & Schltdl. Pharmacobotany of Sambucus species (Caprifoliaceae, used in traditional medicine in Brazil: Part II. Sambucus australis Cham. & Schltdl.

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    Eliana Nunes

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Sambucus australis Cham. & Schltdl. (sabugueiro-do-rio-grande, Caprifoliaceae é uma planta medicinal descrita apenas na primeira edição da Farmacopéia Brasileira. A espécie é nativa no Brasil, e suas flores são utilizadas na medicina popular, na forma de infusão ou decocção, como diuréticas, antipiréticas, antiinflamatórias, laxativo leve e no tratamento de doenças do aparelho respiratório. Visando elaborar uma monografia farmacopéica atualizada e comparativa com a de Sambucus nigra L., de origem européia, foram estabelecidos os caracteres botânicos macro e microscópicos, através da metodologia clássica utilizada em morfoanatomia vegetal. São características macroscópicas: flores morfologicamente monoclinas; corola de sete a dez milímetros de diâmetro; pétalas com cinco, raro quatro nervuras paralelas; estames curtos e longos; gineceu em regra com cinco lóculos. São características microscópicas: cutícula espessa e estriada; ausência de idioblastos de areia cristalina de oxalato de cálcio; estômatos anomocíticos; brácteas anfiestomáticas; sépalas hipoestomáticas; pétalas anfi-hipoestomáticas; células epidérmicas da face abaxial de sépalas e pétalas retilíneas a sinuosas; células epidérmicas do filete alongadas e de paredes retilíneas; tricomas tectores e glandulares de diferentes tipos; brácteas, sépalas e pétalas com mesofilo homogêneo; sistema vascular representado por feixes colaterais ou agrupamentos de elementos xilemáticos; presença de gotas lipídicas em todas as peças.Sambucus australis Cham. & Schltdl. (sabugueiro-do-rio-grande, Caprifoliaceae is a medicinal plant described only in the first edition of Brazilian Pharmacopoeia. This species is native to Brazil, and its flowers are used in the folk medicine, with diuretic purpose, antipiretic, anti-inflammatory, mild laxative and to treat respiratory diseases, on infusions or decoctions forms. Aiming at elaborating an updated

  16. Tecnologias não invasivas de cuidado no parto realizadas por enfermeiras: a percepção de mulheres Tecnologías no-invasivas de cuidados en lo parto utilizadas por las enfermeras: la percepción de las mujeres usuarias Non-invasive tecnologies of care at childbirth used by nurses: the perception of users' women

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    Natália Magalhães do Nascimento

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available A pesquisa de natureza qualitativa, tipo descritiva, teve como objetivo identificar as atitudes e práticas de enfermeiras obstétricas e discutir seus efeitos durante o trabalho de parto na percepção de mulheres, atendidas em uma casa de parto. Fizeram parte do estudo 12 mulheres, tendo como instrumento de coleta de dados uma entrevista semiestruturada. A análise dos dados evidenciou que as mulheres reconheceram a atitude carinhosa e práticas como a livre movimentação corporal e o estímulo à presença de um acompanhante como as principais tecnologias não invasivas utilizadas durante o trabalho de parto. Quanto aos seus efeitos, as mulheres perceberam que as tecnologias favoreceram seus potenciais internos para tomada de decisões e identificaram as atitudes e práticas das enfermeiras como decisivas para que não desanimassem durante o parto. A postura e o uso pelas enfermeiras de tecnologias não invasivas contribuem para uma melhor percepção das mulheres sobre o seu processo de parto.La investigación de un estudio cualitativo, descriptivo, tuvo como objetivo identificar las prácticas de las enfermeras obstétricas y discutir sus efectos durante el trabajo del parto bajo de la perspectiva de las mujeres. Los participantes del estudio fueron doce mujeres, teniendo como instrumento de recolecta de datos una entrevista semi-estructurada. El análisis de los datos evidenció que las mujeres reconocieron la actitud cariñosa, el movimiento corporal y la presencia de un acompañante como las principales tecnologías no-invasivas utilizadas durante el trabajo de parto en la casa de nacimiento. Cuánto a sus efectos, las mujeres se dieron cuenta de que las tecnologías favorecían sus potenciales internos en la hora de tomar sus propias decisiones. Además de eso, identificaron las prácticas de las enfermeras de la casa de nacimiento como determinantes para que ellas no tengan desalentado durante el trabajo de parto. La actitud de las

  17. Estudo comparativo da resistência ao desgaste abrasivo do revestimento de três ligas metálicas utilizadas na indústria, aplicadas por soldagem com arames tubulares Comparative study of the wear resistance of three metal cored wire welded coatings used in industry

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    Full Text Available As ligas metálicas aplicadas por soldagem em superfícies, objetivando a proteção contra o desgaste e o conseqüente aumento da vida útil de peças e equipamentos, têm sido utilizadas em larga escala nas indústrias de bens de consumo e nos setores de mineração e sucroalcooleiro. O desgaste abrasivo em peças e equipamentos representa, nestas industriais, um dos principais fatores de depreciação de capital e uma importante fonte de despesas com manutenção. Para a aplicação do revestimento por soldagem, os arames tubulares têm sido uma alternativa cada vez mais viável, devido à sua alta produtividade e qualidade de solda, substituindo, em parte, o uso do eletrodo revestido. O objetivo deste trabalho é fazer um estudo comparativo da resistência ao desgaste abrasivo do revestimento aplicado por soldagem com arames tubulares autoprotegidos de três ligas metálicas utilizadas na indústria, uma do tipo Fe-Cr-C, outra do tipo Fe-Cr-C com adição de nióbio e boro e a terceira, do tipo Fe-Cr-C com adição de nióbio. Os revestimentos anti-desgaste, conhecidos como revestimento duro, foram aplicados em chapas de aço carbono, com os mesmos parâmetros e procedimentos de soldagem. Os corpos de prova foram obtidos por corte e retificação e foram submetidos a ensaios de desgaste abrasivo, em um abrasômero Roda de Borracha, conforme procedimento estabelecido pela norma ASTM G65-91. Os resultados obtidos demonstraram que a liga Fe-Cr-C com adição de Nióbio e Boro apresentou desempenho superior em relação ao desgaste abrasivo.The metal alloys deposited by welding on the components surface, with the objective of protection against wear and the consequent increase in the lifetime of parts and equipments, have been used extensively in the consumer products industry and sectors of Mining and Sugar & alcohol. The abrasive wear on parts and equipments represents one of the main depreciation factors of capital and the major source of

  18. Caracterização físico-quimica de farinhas oriundas de variedades de mandioca utilizadas no vale do Juruá, Acre Physicochemical characteristics of flours deriving of cassava varieties used in the Vale do Juruá, Acre

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    Joana Maria Leite de Souza

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Algumas características de farinha de mandioca dependem da variedade da raiz utilizada para o processamento. Objetivou-se avaliar as características físico-químicas da farinha de mandioca oriundas de variedades utilizadas no estado do Acre. Os tratamentos foram compostos pelas variedades: T1= Paxiubão, T2= Im221, T3 = Caboquinha, T4 = Araçá, T5 = Colonial, T6 = Branquinha, T7 = Panati e T8 = Mansa e Brava. Foram coletadas amostras das oito variedades de mandioca em casas-de-farinha no município de Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre. As raízes foram transportadas via aérea para o Laboratório de Tecnologia de Alimentos da Embrapa-AC, na cidade de Rio Branco, Acre. Foram avaliados: teor de umidade, cinzas, lipídios, proteína, fibra bruta, carboidratos, acidez, pH e atividade de água. Todas as amostras se apresentaram de acordo com os padrões estabelecidos pela Legislação Brasileira para farinha de mandioca quanto ao teor de umidade, cinzas e carboidratos. As farinhas analisadas apresentam teores baixos de fibras e baixa acidez. A atividade de água das farinhas analisadas esteve abaixo do limite mínimo capaz de permitir o desenvolvimento de microrganismos. As variedades Araçá, Colonial e Branquinha se mostraram adequadas para a fabricação de farinha de mandioca devido, principalmente, ao elevado teor de proteína e carboidratos presente nas farinhas produzidas.Some characteristics of the cassava depend on the variety used for the processing. The objectified of this study was to evaluate physicochemical characteristics of the cassava flour from varieties used in Acre. The treatments were composed by the varieties: T1 = Paxiubão, T2 = Im221, T3 = Caboquinha, T4 = Araçá, T5 = Colonial, T6 = Branquinha, T7 = Panati and T8 = Mansa e Brava. Samples of flour of eight cassava varieties were collect in cassava mils in Cruzeiro do Sul. The samples were sent by airmail to Rio Branco, Acre, to be analyzed in the Food and Technology Laboratory at

  19. PLANTAS MEDICINALES UTILIZADAS POR CAMPESINOS DEL ÁREA DE INFLUENCIA DE LA RESERVA DE BIÓSFERA YABOTÍ (MISIONES, ARGENTINA Medicinal plants utilized by farmers from the neighboring area of the Reserva de Biósfera Yabotí (Misiones, Argentina

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    Héctor A. Keller

    2010-08-01

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    Se presentan los resultados de un estudio etnobotánico de las plantas medicinales utilizadas
    por pequeños agricultores de un sector del área de influencia de la Reserva de Biósfera
    Yabotí. Se efectuaron 65 entrevistas semi-estructuradas a hombres y mujeres de distinta
    edad. El número de especies medicinales relevadas alcanza un total de 176 plantas
    vasculares, de las cuales 78 son cultivadas y 93 se recolectan en su estado silvestre de
    distintas situaciones de vegetación. Solamente 5 especies medicinales mencionadas son
    obtenidas del mercado. Las especies cultivadas y espontáneas son muy similares en cuanto a
    riqueza, frecuencia de mención y diversidad expresada por medio del índice de Shannon
    The results of a ethnobotanical study of the medicinal plants used by small farmers near to the
    Reserva de Biósfera Yabotí, are presented. Sixty-five semi structured interviews were made to
    men and women of different age. The number of medicinal species reaches the 176 vascular
    plants, of which 78 are cultivated and 93 are gathered in its wild state. Only five medicinal
    species are obtained of the market. The cultivated and spontaneous species are very similar
    as for richness, mention frequency and diversity expressed by Shannon index (H’

  20. La predicción diferencial del nivel de depresión por las variables nivel de actividad, actitudes disfuncionales y estilo atributivo en función de la puntuación y la medida de depresión utilizada

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    Wenceslao Peñate Castro

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio ex post facto trata de poner a prueba cómo algunos predictores del nivel de depresión también son una función de la medida utilizada. Los predictores tenidos en cuenta corresponden al nivel de actividad, el estilo atribucional y las actitudes disfuncionales. Para medir la depresión se han utilizado el BDI, con una representación importante de los contenidos relacionados con la distorsión cognitiva y el CBD-r con contenidos relacionados con la afectividad triste. A una muestra de 123 estudiantes se les administraron, además del BDI y el CBD-r, los siguientes cuestionarios: la escala relacionada al estado de ánimo del cuestionario de eventos agradables (PES-MR, el Cuestionario de Estilos Atribucionales (ASQ y la Escala de Actitudes Disfuncionales (DAS. Los resultados muestran parcialmente la relación predicha entre predictores y medidas de la depresión, ya que el nivel de actividad está relacionado con cualquiera de las dos medidas, pero parece observarse que, mientras a nivel atribucional está más cercano a la medida del CBD-r, las actitudes disfuncionales están más vinculadas a la depresión medida por el BDI. Estos resultados se discuten de acuerdo con los distintos componentes de la depresión y en qué medida la búsqueda de sus predictores es también la búsqueda de la compleja composición del fenómeno depresivo.

  1. Pattern recognition of acorns from different Quercus species based on oil content and fatty acid profile

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    Abreu, José M.F.

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was (i to characterize different species of Quercus genus and (ii to discriminate among them on the basis of the content and fatty acid composition of the oil in their fruits and/or their morphological aspects via pattern recognition techniques (Principal Component Analysis, PCA, Cluster Analysis, CA, and Discriminant Analysis, DA. Quercus rotundifolia Lam., Quercus suber L. and Quercus pyrenaica Willd., grown in the same stand in the centre of Portugal, were investigated. When oil content and respective fatty acid composition were used to characterize samples, well-separated groups corresponding to each of the species were observed by PCA and confirmed by CA and DA. The ‘‘width’’ and ‘‘length’’ of acorns exhibited a low discriminant power. Acorns from Q. rotundifolia showed the highest average oil content followed by Q. suber and Q. pyrenaica acorns (9.1, 5.2 and 3.8%, respectively. Fatty acid profiles of Q. rotundifolia and Q. suber oils are similar to olive oil while the oil from Q. pyrenaica acorns is more unsaturated.El objetivo de este estudio fué (i la caracterización de diferentes especies del género Quercus y (ii la clasificación de las mismas en base al contenido y composición de ácidos grasos del aceite de sus frutos y/o en sus caracteres morfológicos, via técnicas de patrón de reconocimiento (Análisis de Componentes Principales, ACP, Análisis de Cluster, AC, y Análisis Discriminante, AD. Se han estudiado Quercus rotundifolia Lam., Quercus suber L. y Quercus pyrenaica Willd., pertenecientes a la misma zona del centro de Portugal. Al emplear el contenido de aceite y sus respectivas composiciones de ácidos grasos para caracterizar a las muestras, el ACP reveló grupos bien separados correspondientes a cada especie, los cuales, a su vez, se confirmarón con el AC y el AD. El ‘‘ancho’’ y ‘‘longitud’’ de las bellotas

  2. Avaliação clínica de uma resina composta modificada por poliácido, utilizada como selante oclusal, quando aplicada por dentista, THD e graduando Clinical evaluation of a polyacid-modified resin composite, used as an occlusal sealant, when applied by dentist, dental hygienist and undergraduate

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    Roberta Tarkany BASTING

    1999-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho tem por finalidade comparar as diferenças de retenção de uma resina composta modificada por poliácido (Variglass V.L.C., utilizada como selante oclusal, quando aplicada por dentista, THD e graduando em Odontologia. Foram seladas as superfícies oclusais de 370 primeiros molares permanentes superiores de crianças entre 6 e 8 anos de idade provenientes de escolas públicas do município de Piracicaba. As avaliações clínicas foram realizadas após seis e oito meses da aplicação do selante. Aos seis meses, verificou-se que 78,42% dos selantes clinicamente aceitáveis permaneceram retidos sobre a superfície oclusal. O índice de perdas totais corresponderam a 10,20% do total de selantes aplicados. O melhor índice de retenção total foi obtido quando aplicado por graduando. Aos 12 meses, houve um aumento do número de selantes perdidos (43,79% e conseqüente decréscimo do número de selantes totalmente retidos (18,96%, não havendo diferenças significativas de retenção do selante quando aplicado por dentista, THD e graduando. Nos casos de perdas totais do selante, não se constatou presença de lesão cariosa.The aim of this work is to evaluate the differences of clinical retention of a polyacid-modified resin composite (Variglass V.L.C., used as an occlusal sealant, when applied by dentist, dental hygienist and undergraduate in Dentistry. The occlusal surfaces of 370 superior first molars of children ageing from 6 to 8 years from public schools in Piracicaba, were sealed. The presented data are related to the final evaluation after 6 and 12 months. It was observed that after 6 months, 78.42% of the sealants clinically acceptable, remained on the occlusal surfaces and that the completely lost sealants reached 10.20%. The best results of the sealants retention were obtained when the sealants were applied by an undergraduate. After 12 months, there was an increase of completely lost sealants (43.79% and a decrease of

  3. Análisis comparativo de los valores K (T para el equilibrio cuarzo/solución de 0 a 100 ºC según los calibrados geotermométricos y las funciones utilizadas en programas de modelización geoquímica

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    Mandado, J.

    1990-04-01

    Full Text Available Modern geochemical research on geothermal systems is approached through the interactive use of classical geothermometrical techniques and more complex computer codes. This supposes an increase in uncertainities related to the handling of different thermodynamic data-bases. This paper studies the coherence between different silica-quartz geothermometrical calibrates (in the 0-100 ºC temperature interval and the K (T expressions for dissolution reaction of quartz used in several geochemical codes. With few exceptions, the log K values calculated by these functions at different temperatures agree well with differences of ± 0,05. Anomalies in several K (T functions are originated both on the use of some experimental solubility data with methodological problems in their determination and the extrapolation of these functions outside their temperature limits.El estudio de sistemas geotermales es abordado en la actualidad mediante la utilización de técnicas geotermométricas clásicas de manera interactiva con otras más complejas de modelización termodinámica por ordenador. Esta situación conduce a una ampliación en la incertidumbre de la situación de equilibrio, derivada de las variaciones de los parámetros termodinámicos incluidos en las distintas bases de datos existentes. En este trabajo se analiza la coherencia entre distintos calibrados del geotermómetro sílice-cuarzo en el rango de temperaturas de O a 100° C, y las expresiones K (T para la reacción de disolución del cuarzo utilizadas en diferentes códigos de modelización. Salvo algunas excepciones, el error existente en los valores log K previstos por estas funciones para cualquier temperatura dentro del rango establecido, es de ± 0,05, lo cual es aceptable en la mayoría de los casos de utilización práctica. Las expresiones K (T «anómalas» proceden, bien de la adopción de datos de solubilidad de cuarzo procedentes de experiencias con problemas metodol

  4. Estudo da concordância das citações de uso e importância das espécies e famílias utilizadas como medicinais pela comunidade do bairro Ponta Grossa, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil

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    Giovana Secretti Vendruscolo

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Ferramentas para quantificar dados etnobotânicos estão sendo usadas como complementares aos levantamentos sobre a utilização de plantas por populações. Neste trabalho são utilizadas técnicas para avaliar a concordância das citações de uso e a importância das espécies e famílias para as 51 pessoas entrevistadas no bairro Ponta Grossa, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul. Para tal, foram utilizados os cálculos de Valor de Uso (UV e a porcentagem corrigida de Concordância quanto aos Usos Principais (CUPc para as 142 espécies mencionadas no levantamento. As espécies Aloe arborescens Mill., Citrus × aurantium L., Achyrocline satureioides (Lam. DC., Foeniculum vulgare Mill, Eugenia uniflora L., Cunila microcephala Benth., Citrus limon (L. Osveck, Plectranthus barbatus Andrews, Cymbopogon citratus (DC. Stapf, Psidium guajava L., Artemisia absinthium L., Ocimum basilicum L., Plantago tomentosa Lam., Rosmarinus officinalis L., Persea americana Mill., Aloysia citrodora Palau, Sambucus australis Cham. & Schltdl., Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq. J.F. Macbr., Petroselinum crispum (Mill. Nyman ex A.W. Hill, Ocimum selloi Benth. e Tanacetum vulgare L., nesta ordem de Valor de Uso, foram consideradas como as mais importantes para a população estudada. As famílias mais importantes foram Asphodelaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Rutaceae e Lythraceae. Para o cálculo da porcentagem a corrigida de Concordância quanto aos Usos Principais (CUPc foram consideradas como espécies principais as que apresentaram valores acima de 24%: Eugenia uniflora, Achyrocline satureioides, Psidium guajava, Cunila microcephala, Plectranthus barbatus, Citrus × aurantium, Citrus limon, Cymbopogon citratus, Punica granatum L., Sechium edule (Jacq. Sw., Sphagneticola trilobata (L. Pruski, Aloysia citrodora, Foeniculum vulgare, Plectranthus neochilus Schltr., Artemisia absinthium, Lippia alba (Mill. N.E. Br., Mikania laevigata Sch. Bip ex Baker, Aloe arborescens e Petroselinum

  5. ESTRATÉGIAS DE CAMPO E DE LABORATÓRIO UTILIZADAS NA INVESTIGAÇÃO DO SÍTIO ARQUEOLÓGICO PEDRA DO CANTAGALO I (Field and Laboratory Strategies Used in the Investigation of the Archaeological Site Pedra do Cantagalo I

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    Heralda Kelis Sousa Bezerra da Silva

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    Full Text Available A Pedra do Cantagalo I é um sítio arqueológico localizado na área rural do município de Piripiri, estado do Piauí, Brasil. Consiste em um abrigo sob-rocha arenítica, cujas saliências e reentrâncias estão decoradas com mais de 1950 pinturas rupestres representando figuras abstratas, propulsores de dardos, carimbos de mãos humanas, antropomorfos e zoomorfos, realizados em padrões policromáticos. Além da elevada densidade de inscrições pré-históricas e da policromia, esse sítio também se destaca pela recorrência dos motivos pintados e pela sobreposição deles entre si. Nos sedimentos superficiais foram evidenciados fragmentos cerâmicos, líticos e ocres. Neste trabalho são reportadas as estratégias analíticas de campo e de laboratório utilizadas na investigação desse importante sítio arqueológico e dos testemunhos de atividade humana pré-históricos nele existentes ou dele coletados. Os exames físicos, a caracterização químico-mineralógica dos materiais, o monitoramento das condições ambientais e as prospecções no entorno foram primordiais. ENGLISH: Pedra do Cantagalo I is an archaeological site located in a rural area of the municipality of Piripiri, Piauí state, Brazil. It consists of a sandstone shelter decorated with more than 1,950 rock paintings representing abstract figures, spear-throwers, human handprints, and anthropomorphic and zoomorphic figures in polychromatic patterns. In addition to the high density of prehistoric inscriptions and polychrome paintings, this site also stands out due to the recurrence of painted motifs and that overlap each other. We found evidence of ceramic materials, lithics and ochres in the sediments. In this work we report the field and laboratory analytical strategies used in the investigation of this important archaeological site and the evidence of prehistoric human activity contained within or collected from the site. Our fundamental investigative techniques included

  6. Caracterização de massa cerâmica vermelha utilizada na fabricação de tijolos na região de Campos dos Goytacazes - RJ Characterization of red ceramic body used in the production of bricks in the region of Campos dos Goytacazes - RJ

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    C. M. F. Vieira

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é caracterizar uma mistura de argilas utilizada na fabricação de tijolos na região de Campos dos Goytacazes-RJ. Com isso, é possível avaliar a possibilidade de aplicação desta massa na fabricação de outros produtos com maior valor agregado, como por exemplo telhas e revestimentos cerâmicos. Foram realizadas análises de composição química, difração de raios-X, análise térmica diferencial/(ATD, análise termogravimétrica (ATG, análise granulométrica e determinação de propriedades físico-mecânicas em função da temperatura de queima. Os resultados demonstraram que a massa cerâmica estudada é apropriada para a fabricação de tijolos maciços e blocos de vedação. Entretanto, para a fabricação de telhas e revestimentos cerâmicos é necessário trabalhar a formulação da massa para a obtenção de propriedades de acordo com as normas técnicas em vigor.The objective of this paper is to characterize a mixture of clays in the area of Campos dos Goytacazes-RJ used in the fabrication of bricks. It makes possible to evaluate the possibility of application of this body in the production of others products with greater aggregate value, as roof tiles, wall and floor tiles. In this work were realized the following tests: chemical composition, differential thermal analysis(DTA, thermogravimetric analysis(TGA, particle size distribution analysis and determination of physical-mechanical properties in function of the temperature of it burns. The results demonstrated that the ceramic body studied is appropriate for the production of massive and walled bricks. However to manufacture roof tiles, floor and wall tiles it is necessary to manipulate the body formulation to obtain the of properties in agreement with technical norms in use.

  7. Avaliação de uma cadeira de banho utilizada em ambiente hospitalar: uma abordagem ergonômica Evaluación de un hinodoro utilizado en el ambiente hospitalario: un abordaje ergonómico Assessment of a hospital bath chair: an ergonomic approach

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    Maria Estevam Comélio

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    Full Text Available A literatura indica que a equipe de enfermagem apresenta uma elevada ocorrência de lesões osteomusculares. A utilização de equipamentos especiais tem levado a uma diminuição no risco de lesões na coluna nesses trabalhadores, além de satisfazerem as necessidades de conforto e segurança dos pacientes. Um desses equipamentos é a cadeira de banho. O presente estudo teve como objetivo avaliar ergonomicamente uma cadeira de banho utilizada em um hospital. Foi utilizado um instrumento para os trabalhadores de enfermagem e um outro para os pacientes. Verificou-se que a cadeira avaliada apresenta inúmeros problemas ergonômicos em seus acessórios. Com relação à avaliação do esforço percebido, observou-se um elevado nível de esforço (8,33, segundo a Escala CR 10 de Borg, na manipulação do equipamento.La literatura indica que el equipo de enfermería presenta uma elevada ocurrencia de lesiones osteomusculares. La utilización de equipamientos especiales están llevando a una diminución en el riesgo de lesiones en la colunna de esos trabajadores, mas allá de satisfacer las necesidades de confort y seguridad de los pacientes. Uno de esos equipamientos es el hinodoro. El presente estudio tiene como objetivo evaluar ergonomicamente un hinodoro utilizado en un hospital. Fue utilizado un instrumento para los trabajadores de enfermeria y otro para los pacientes. Se verifico que el hinodoro presenta innumerables problemas ergonómicos en sus accesórios. Con relación a la evaluación del esfuerzo percibido, se observó un elevado nivel de esfuerzo (8,33, siguiendo la escala CR 10 de Borg, la manipulación del equipamiento.A high rate of musculoskeletal disorders in members of the nursing team is observed in the literature. The use of special devices such as the bath chair has reduced the risk of back injuries in these workers and has also provided the patient with greater safety as well as comfort. The aim of the present study was to

  8. Isolation of flavonoids from the aerial parts of Polygala tenuifolia Willd.and their antioxidant activities%远志地上部分10个黄酮类成分的分离及抗氧化活性研究

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    史天星; 李宇光; 姜勇; 屠鹏飞

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to isolate the chemical constituents of the aerial parts of Polygala tenuifolia Willd.and to determine their antioxidant activities.Ten flavonoids were isolated and purified by silica gel,Sephadex LH-20,and ODS column chromatography,and semi-preparative HPLC.Their structures were elucidated by spectroscopic analysis and identified as isorhamnetin-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (1),isorhamnetin-3-O-β-D-galactopyranoside (2),quercetin-3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl (1→2)-β-D-galactopyranoside (3),quercetin-3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl (1→2)-β-D-glucopyranoside (4),linarin (5),quercetin-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (6),5,7-dihydroxy-8-methxoyflavone-7-O-β-D-glucuronoside (7),isorhamnetin (8),kaempferol (9) and quercetin (10).All these compounds were isolated from this plant for the first time,and compounds 1-5 and 7 were isolated from the genus of Polygala for the first time.The antioxidant activities of the isolated compounds were evaluated by DPPH free radical scavenging assay,and compounds 3,4,6,8,9 and 10 showed potent antioxidant activities.%研究远志地上部分的化学成分并测试其抗氧化活性.运用硅胶、Sephadex LH-20、ODS及半制备液相,从远志地上部分中分离得到10个黄酮类化合物.用DPPH自由基清除试验测定了其抗氧化活性.分离所得化合物经光谱数据分析鉴定其结构分别为:异鼠李素-3-O-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖苷(1),异鼠李素-3-O-β-D-吡喃半乳糖苷(2),槲皮素-3-O-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖(1→2)-β-D-吡喃半乳糖苷(3),槲皮素-3-O-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖(1→2)-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖苷(4),蒙花苷(5),槲皮素-3-O-β-D-吡喃葡萄糖苷(6),5,7-二羟基-3-甲氧基黄酮-7-O-β-D-葡萄糖醛酸(7),异鼠李素(8),山奈酚(9)和槲皮素(10).所有化合物均为首次从该植物中分离得到,化合物1-5和7均为首次从该属植物中分离得到.活性测试结果表明,化合物3、4、6、8、9和10表现出一定的抗氧化活性.

  9. Development of pharmacognostic profile of Alpinia galanga,Willd. (Zingiberaceae

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    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Alpinia galanga, Rosc. (Zingiberaceae, commonly known as Kulanjan, Greater galangal, well known Ayurvedic herb and found throughout India. It is an Indian folkloric Ayurveda medicine primarily used as a medicine due to its anti-bronchitis, anti-inflammatory, intermittent fever, anti-cough, gastric disorder anti-bacterial, properties; The aim of present study was to gather information for the systematic identification and authentication of this particular species and pharmacognostic standardization of aerial part (leaves and underground part (Rhizome of this plant as per WHO guidelines. The result obtained in the present investigation might be useful in the drug industry for the identification, authentication & quality of the commercial samples supplied by suppliers. The present study may also be used for making monographs on this plant for different pharmacopoeias & official books.

  10. Effects of leaf area of downy oak (Quercus pubescens Willd ...

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    Aug 18, 2009 ... gravity meter with sensitivity of 0.01 g and by means of formula 1. The 1st and 2nd age ... multiplying these values the area of a leaf (l.a, mm2) is calculated. 4. ..... Considering obtained data from this study of effects of leaf area ...

  11. Genetic diversity in Kenyan populations of Acacia senegal (L.) willd ...

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    Jul 18, 2008 ... A. senegal is widely distributed because it tolerates .... Locations of study areas for genetic diversity study of A. senegal in Kenya situated in four districts of ..... Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Center, University of Alberta,.

  12. Genetic variability in Asparagus racemosus (Willd.) from Madhya ...

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    Jul 20, 2009 ... African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. ... 1Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology, M.P. Council of Science and Technology Vigyan Bhawan, Nehru Nagar, ... most common uses of the technique for scientific and .... RAPD data analysis and scoring .... polymorphic DNA variation among remnant big bluestem.

  13. Variability of traits quinoa introduced genotypes (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)

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    Dražić, Slobodan; ŽIVANOVIĆ, Tomislav; Maletić, Radojka; Glamočlija, Đorđe; Žarković, Branka; Dražić, Milena

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    We analyzed variability and influence of investigated factors on grain yield of quinoa during three year period (2009, 2010, 2011). The experiment was conducted at two locations (Nova Pazova and Surduk), using two introduced genotypes of quinoa: KVL 37 and KVL 52. We detected that location and genotype had important impact. Grain yield varied according to years of study (1224 kg/ha to 1671 kg/ha). Results of regression and correlation analysis indicate on variation of the impact of plant heig...

  14. Anti-inflammatory activity of root of Alpinia galanga willd

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    Full Text Available Objective: The objective of the study is to evaluate the acute and chronic anti-inflammatory activities of root extract of Alpinia galanga in rodents. Materials and Methods: The study was carried out using albino rats of either sex (150-200 g. An extract of the root of A. galanga was prepared using absolute alcohol and distillation in a Soxhlet apparatus. The acute anti-inflammatory effects of this extract were evaluated using carrageenan-, bradykinin-, and 5-HT-induced rat paw edema. The chronic anti-inflammatory effects were evaluated using formaldehyde-induced rat paw edema. Results and Analysis: Inhibition of inflammation was seen to be 32.22% in carrageenan-induced, 37.70% in 5-HT-induced, and 35.21% in bradykinin-induced anti-inflammatory models. In chronic inflammatory model, a progressive inhibition of 34.73% (3 rd day, 37.50% (5 th day, 38.83% (7 th day, 44.66% (9 th day, 49.59% (11 th day, and 55.75% (13 th day was observed with study compound. The efficacy was comparable with the standard drugs. Conclusion: It can be thus concluded that A. galanga has anti-inflammatory properties and probably acts by blocking histaminic and serotonin pathways. It may be an effective alternative to NASAIDs and corticosteroid in inflammatory disorders.

  15. Characterization of diferuloylated pectic polysaccharides from quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa WILLD.).

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    In plants belonging to the order of Caryophyllales, pectic neutral side chains can be substituted with ferulic acid. The ability of ferulic acid to form intra- and/or intermolecular polysaccharide cross-links by dimerization was shown by the isolation and characterization of diferulic acid oligosaccharides from monocotyledonous plants. In this study, two diferulic acid oligosaccharides were isolated from the enzymatic hydrolyzate of seeds of the dicotyledonous pseudocereal quinoa by gel permeation chromatography and preparative HPLC and unambiguously identified by LC-MS(2) and 1D/2D NMR spectroscopy. The isolated oligosaccharides are comprised of 5-5- and 8-O-4-diferulic acid linked to the O2-position of the nonreducing residue of two (1→5)-linked arabinobioses. To get insight into the structure and the degree of phenolic acid substitution of the diferuloylated polysaccharides, polymeric sugar composition, glycosidic linkages, and polysaccharide-bound monomeric phenolic acids and diferulic acids were analyzed. This study demonstrates that diferulic acids are involved into intramolecular and/or intermolecular cross-linking of arabinan chains and may have a major impact on cell wall architecture of quinoa and other dicotyledonous plants of the order of Caryophyllales.

  16. Ethanol extract of Hedyotis diffusa willd. induction of apoptosis via ...

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    Aug 22, 2011 ... time-dependent manner in human leukemic THP-1 cells. The induction of ... antitumor herb, such as therapy in liver, lung, colon, brain, ... EEHDW -induced apoptosis have not been fully elucidate. .... containing 100 µg of protein were combined with equal volumes of 2 ..... permeabilization in neuronal injury.

  17. Bromatology and fumonisin and aflatoxin contamination in aquaculture feed of the region of Londrina, State of Paraná, Brazil/ Bromatologia e contaminação com fumonisina e aflatoxina em rações utilizadas na piscicultura da região de Londrina, Estado do Paraná, Brasil

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    Full Text Available With intention to supply the demand and progress of aquaculture, the industrial sector invested in the production of feed, whose formulation depends on grains susceptible for mycotoxigenic fungi. The objective of this work was to evaluate the chemical composition (nutricional quality associated with the risk of mycotoxin contamination (aflatoxin and fumonisin in 42 feed samples, belonging to five commercial industries, and used in fishing activity of the Region of Londrina-PR. The analysis of chemical composition indicated adequate nutritional quality of feeds, without significant difference concerning bromatological composition between extruded and pellet feeds (p>0.05. The aflatoxin levels ranged from non-detectable to 15.60 ng/g, where 61.90% showed 0,05, but the aflatoxin/fumonisin co-occurrence in 23.8% feed samples suggested risk of toxic synergism, emphasizing the importance of mycotoxin monitoring in fish feeding quality. Taking into account the continuous renewal of feed in the fishing ones, there is low possibility of aflatoxin/fumonisin production due the storage, therefore the critical point should be targeted on crude material at field to pre-processing stage, independently of mark or nutritional differences.Com o intuito de suprir a demanda e o progresso na piscicultura, o setor industrial investiu na produção de rações, cuja formulação depende de ingredientes constituídos de grãos susceptíveis à contaminação por fungos micotoxigênicos. O trabalho visou avaliar a composição química (qualidade nutricional, aliada à susceptibilidade ao risco de contaminação por micotoxinas (aflatoxina e fumonisina, em 42 amostras de ração, pertencentes a cinco marcas comerciais, utilizadas nos pesqueiros da Região de Londrina-PR. A análise da composição química indicou qualidade nutricional adequada das rações, não se constatando diferença significativa na composição bromatológica geral entre os tipos de ra

  18. Comparação de duas técnicas radiográficas extrabucais utilizadas para avaliação do espaço aéreo nasofaringeano Comparison of two extraoral radiographic techniques used for nasopharyngeal airway space evaluation

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    Mariana de Aguiar Bulhões Galvão

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: esta pesquisa teve por objetivo comparar a utilização da radiografia cefalométrica de perfil e da radiografia de cavum na avaliação do espaço aéreo nasofaringeano. MÉTODOS: o estudo foi realizado em 2005 na cidade de Recife/PE, com um grupo de 36 crianças portadoras de respiração bucal, com idades variando de 5 a 12 anos. As crianças selecionadas foram divididas em 6 grupos e, em cada grupo, as tomadas radiográficas foram realizadas em um mesmo dia. A amostra constou de 72 radiografias, 36 cefalométricas de perfil e 36 de cavum. O laudo radiográfico foi baseado no método de Schulhof e, no final do laudo, foi emitido um Índice que representava uma síntese de todas as medidas avaliadas. RESULTADOS: os resultados foram comparados estatisticamente através do teste t de Student pareado, do teste qui-quadrado (X², do coeficiente de correlação linear de Pearson e do índice Kappa. Apenas na porcentagem da via aérea foi encontrada diferença estatisticamente significativa (p = 0,006. Um alto grau de correlação foi verificado em todas as medidas avaliadas e o grau de concordância dos valores obtidos no Índice foi considerado bom. CONCLUSÃO: concluiu-se que a radiografia cefalométrica de perfil e a radiografia de cavum podem ser utilizadas para a análise do espaço aéreo nasofaringeano.OBJECTIVES: The goal of this research was to compare lateral cephalometric radiography and cavum radiography in nasopharyngeal airway space evaluation. METHODS: The sample of this study consisted of 36 Brazilian mouth breathing children, no racial distinction, with ages ranging from 5 to 12. These children were selected in Recife/PE, Brazil (2005 and divided into 6 groups. In each group, the radiographs were taken on the same day. The sample was composed of 72 radiographs, 36 lateral cephalometric and 36 cavum. RESULTS: The results were based on the Schulhof method and, at the end, an Index representing a summary of all measurements

  19. Avaliações térmica e reológica da matriz termoplástica PEKK utilizada em compósitos aeronáuticos Thermal and rheological evaluation of PEKK thermoplastic matrix for aeronautical application

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    Rogério L. Mazur

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    Full Text Available A matriz termoplástica semicristalina PEKK (poli (éter-cetona-cetona tem recebido nos últimos anos uma atenção crescente pelas indústrias aeronáutica e espacial, no processamento de compósitos poliméricos avançados. As características de elevados valores de temperatura de transição vítrea, de resistência mecânica e de módulo de elasticidade, baixa absorção de umidade, excelente resistência a variações de condições climáticas, combinadas a uma relativa baixa massa específica faz do PEKK uma atrativa opção para uma variedade de aplicações, principalmente na área aeronáutica. O objetivo deste trabalho é correlacionar parâmetros térmicos e reológicos do PEKK, por meio das técnicas de calorimetria exploratória diferencial (DSC, termogravimetria (TG e reológica, no estabelecimento de um ciclo térmico de processamento, a ser utilizado na obtenção de laminados de PEKK com fibras de carbono, pela técnica de moldagem por compressão a quente de compósitos termoplásticos. Os resultados obtidos mostram que o PEKK apresenta um excelente balanço de propriedades, tais como elevada temperatura de transição vítrea (153-156 °C e moderadas temperaturas de processamento, localizadas entre suas temperaturas de fusão (310-325 °C e de degradação (352-366 °C, principalmente quando comparado com as matrizes atualmente mais utilizadas no setor aeronáutico: o PEEK (poli (éter-éter-cetona; o PEI (poli (éter-imida e o PPS(poli(sulfona. A partir dos resultados térmicos e reológicos obtidos estabeleceu-se um ciclo térmico a ser utilizado no processamento de laminados PEKK/fibras de carbono pelo uso da moldagem por compressão a quente.Semi-crystalline PEKK thermoplastic matrix used in advanced polymeric composites have received a lot of interest for aerospace application in the last years. The higher glass transition temperature, high strength and stiffness, low moisture absorption, excellent environmental

  20. Caracterização farmacobotânica das espécies de Sambucus (Caprifoliaceae utilizadas como medicinais no Brasil. Parte I. Sambucus nigra L. Pharmacobotany characterization of Sambucus species (Caprifoliaceae, used in traditional medicine in Brazil. Part I. Sambucus nigra L.

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    Full Text Available O sabugueiro (Sambucus nigra L., Caprifoliaceae é uma planta medicinal descrita em farmacopéias estrangeiras, não constando da Farmacopéia Brasileira. A espécie é de origem européia e suas flores são comercializadas in natura sob o nome farmacopéico Sambuci flos, para uso na forma de infusão ou decocção, como diuréticas, antipiréticas, antiinflamatórias, laxativo leve e no tratamento de doenças do aparelho respiratório. Visando elaborar uma monografia farmacopéica atualizada, foram estabelecidos os caracteres botânicos macro e microscópicos, através da metodologia clássica utilizada em morfoanatomia vegetal. São características macroscópicas: flores monoclinas, iguais; corola de três a cinco milímetros de diâmetro; pétalas com três a quatro nervuras paralelas; estames iguais; gineceu em regra com três lóculos. São características microscópicas: cutícula espessa e estriada; presença de idioblastos de areia cristalina de oxalato de cálcio em brácteas, sépalas e pétalas; estômatos anomocíticos; brácteas hipoestomáticas; sépalas anfiestomáticas; pétalas anfi-hipoestomáticas; células epidérmicas da face abaxial de sépalas e pétalas muito sinuosas; células epidérmicas do filete alongadas e de paredes retilíneas; tricomas tectores e glandulares de diferentes tipos em todas as peças; brácteas, sépalas e pétalas com mesofilo homogêneo; sistema vascular representado por feixes colaterais ou agrupamentos de elementos xilemáticos; presença de gotas lipídicas em todas as peças.The Elder tree (Sambucus nigra L., Caprifoliaceae is a medicinal plant described in international pharmacopoeias, not yet mentioned in the Brazilian Pharmacopoeia. The flowers of this European species are commercialized in natura by the pharmacopeial name of Sambuci flos, with diuretic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and mild laxative purposes, and to treat respiratory diseases, through infusions or decoctions forms

  1. Utilización de técnicas acopladas de análisis térmico TG-DSC-QMSFTIR en la caracterización de arcillas y composiciones cerámicas utilizadas en la fabricación de baldosas cerámicas. Cuantificación de compuestos de carbono

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    Gómez, M. P.

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    Full Text Available In this study, a work methodology has been developed for t evolved gas analysis (EGA in clay raw materials and ceramic compositions used in ceramic tile manufacture using coupled thermal analysis techniques (TG-DSC-QMS-FTIR. The different types of gases (CO2, CO, NOx, F, SOx evolving from these raw materials during a thermal cycle up to a peak temperature of 1200ºC were characterised. The possibility of using this calorimeter for the quantification of the CO2 gases evolving from the organic and inorganic carbon (carbonates present in the studied clay materials was also evaluated. The measurements were validated with different reference materials, and the results were compared with those obtained with other analysis techniques, such as thermogravimetry (TG, calcimetry, and coulometry. The thermal analysis technique (TG-DSC-QMS-FTIR is a suitable technique for analysing evolved gases with low uncertainties for carbon compounds quantification. Furthermore, the methodology allows the mineralogical origin identification of the elements present in the evolved gases.

    En el presente estudio se ha desarrollado una metodología de trabajo para el análisis de emisiones gaseosas (EGA en materias primas arcillosas y composiciones cerámicas utilizadas en la fabricación de baldosas cerámicas mediante técnicas acopladas de análisis térmico (TG-DSC-QMS-FTIR. Se caracterizaron los distintos tipos de emisiones (CO2, CO, NOx, F, SOx que se emiten durante un ciclo térmico hasta una temperatura máxima de 1200ºC. Asimismo, se evaluó la posibilidad de la utilización de la técnica para la cuantificación de dichas emisiones. En concreto se ha realizado la cuantificación de emisiones de CO2 procedentes de la presencia de carbono orgánico e inorgánico en materiales arcillosos. Se han validado las medidas con distintos materiales de referencia y se han comparado los resultados con los obtenidos con otras técnicas de análisis, tales como la

  2. Comparative study between polypropylene and polypropylene/poliglecaprone meshes used in the correction of abdominal wall defect in rats Estudo comparativo entre as telas de polipropileno e polipropileno/poliglecaprone utilizadas na correção de defeito na parede abdominal ventral de ratos

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    Carlos Alberto Lima Utrabo

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available PURPOSE: To evaluate the healing process of a defect in the ventral abdominal wall of rats, comparing the polypropylene and polypropylene/poliglecaprone meshes on the 30th and 60th postoperative day. METHODS: Thirty two Wistar rats were submitted to a ventral abdominal wall defect, with integrity of the parietal peritoneum. In the repair, were used polypropylene (group A and polypropylene/poliglecaprone (group B meshes. The groups were subdivided into four subgroups of eight animals euthanized on the 30th (A30 and B30 and 60th postoperative day (A60 and B60. Fragments of the abdominal wall of the animals were submitted to macroscopic, tensiometric and histological evaluations. RESULTS: The tensiometry on subgroup A30 showed a mean average break point of 0.78 MPa and in A60, 0.66 Mpa. In subgroup B30 it was 0.84 MPa and in B60, 1.27 Mpa. The score of the inflammatory process showed subacute phase on A30 and B30 sub-groups and chronic inflammatory process in subgroups A30 and 60B. CONCLUSIONS: The tensile strength was higher on the wall repaired by polypropylene/poliglecaprone mesh in the 60th post-operative day. Histology showed higher concentration of fibrosis on the surface of the polypropylene mesh with a tendency to encapsulation. In polypropylene/poliglecaprone subgroups the histology showed higher concentration of fibrosis on the surface of mesh filaments.OBJETIVO: Avaliar a cicatrização de um defeito, na parede abdominal ventral de ratos, comparando-se as telas de polipropileno e polipropileno/poliglecaprone no 30º e 60º dia do pós-operatório. MÉTODOS: Trinta e dois ratos Wistar foram submetidos à produção de defeito na parede abdominal ventral, com integridade do peritônio parietal. Na correção foram utilizadas as telas de polipropileno (grupo A e polipropileno/poliglecaprone (grupo B. Houve subdivisão em quatro subgrupos (A30, A60, B30 e B60 de oito animais que foram submetidos à eutanásia no 30º e 60º dia do p

  3. Efeito da concentração de coagulantes e do pH da solução na turbidez da água, em recirculação, utilizada no processamento dos frutos do cafeeiro Effects from the concentration of coagulants and pH solution on the turbidity of the recirculating water used in the coffee cherry processing

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    Antonio T. Matos

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de determinar a dose e a faixa de pH dos coagulantes sulfato de alumínio (SA, sulfato ferroso clorado (SFC, cloreto férrico (CF e extrato de semente de moringa (ESM, que proporcionassem maior eficiência na remoção da turbidez na água residuária da despolpa de frutos do cafeeiro (ARDC, após serem efetuadas cinco recirculações, foram conduzidos ensaios de coagulação/floculação utilizando o aparelho "Jar-test". Todos esses coagulantes foram avaliados nas concentrações de 0; 0,5; 1,0; 1,5; 2,0; 2,5 e 3,0 g L-1. No caso da solução preparada com ESM, as doses utilizadas foram: 0; 10; 20; 30; 40; 50 e 60 mL L-1. O pH da solução em teste foi alterado, utilizando-se do hidróxido de sódio (NaOH, na concentração de 0,3 mol L-1, sendo avaliadas as faixas de 4,0 a 5,0; 5,0 a 6,0; 6,0 a 7,0 e 7,0 a 8,0. No ensaio de coagulação/floculação, o ESM proporcionou maior remoção de SS (sólidos em suspensão da ARDC com a dose de 10 mL L-1 e pH de 4,27 (natural. Para os coagulantes SA e CF, os melhores resultados foram obtidos com a concentração de 3 g L-1 e pH de 7,27 e, para o coagulante SFC, com a concentração de 3 g L-1 e pH de 4,27.Aiming the determination of the dose and pH range of the coagulants aluminum sulfate (AS, chlorinated ferrous sulfate (CFS, ferric chloride (FC and Moringa oleifera seed extract (MSE that would provide a higher efficiency in removing the turbidity from the coffee cherry pulping wastewater (CPW, five recirculations were accomplished and the coagulation/flocculation assays were conducted, by using the Jar-test device. The concentrations (0; 0.5; 1.0; 1.5; 2.0; 2.5 and 3.0 g L- 1 were evaluated. In the case of the MSE-prepared solution, the following doses were used: 0; 10; 20; 30; 40; 50 and 60 mL L-1. The pH of the solution under test was changed, by using the sodium hydroxide (NaOH at the concentration of 0.3 mol L-1, whereas the ranges from 4.0 to 5.0; 5.0 to 6.0; 6.0 to 7.0; and 7

  4. Análise de coberturas com telhas de barro e alumínio, utilizadas em instalações animais para duas distintas alturas de pé-direito The analysis of ceramic tile and aluminum covers, used in animal facilities for two different foot-right heights

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    Rodrigo C. Santos

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo a análise de coberturas com telhas de barro e alumínio, comumente utilizadas em instalações animais, para duas distintas alturas de pé-direito, em condições de inverno no Brasil. O experimento foi realizado com modelos reduzidos de galpões avícolas, escala 1:10, e a análise foi feita quantificando-se a Carga Térmica de Radiação (CTR e o Índice de Temperatura de Globo Negro e Umidade (ITGU em diferentes horários, ao longo do período experimental. O experimento foi montado segundo um esquema de parcelas subdivididas, no delineamento em blocos casualizados. A interpretação estatística dos dados experimentais foi feita por meio da análise de variância e regressão. Para os fatores qualitativos (tipos de cobertura e pé-direito as médias foram comparadas utilizando-se o teste de Tukey e/ou F, adotando-se o nível de 5% de probabilidade; já para o fator quantitativo, os modelos foram escolhidos com base na significância dos coeficientes de regressão, utilizando-se o teste t em nível de 5% de probabilidade, o coeficiente de determinação e o fenômeno em estudo. Verificou-se, através deste experimento, que nas horas de frio mais intenso todas as coberturas causaram desconforto térmico e todos os protótipos tiveram UR acima do máximo tolerável para o conforto animal.This research had as objective the analysis of ceramic tiles and aluminum roof, commonly used in animal facilities, for two different heights, under Brazilian Winter conditions. The experiment used reduced models of poultry houses (scale 1:10 and the analysis was made by the values of Thermal Load of Radiation (TLR and of Black Globe and Humidity Index (BGHI, at different times along the experiment. The trial was conducted in randomized complete block design. The statistical interpretation of the experimental data was made through the variance and regression analysis. For the qualitative factors (roof types and height, the

  5. Avaliação das tecnologias pós-colheita utilizadas e da qualidade de melões nobres produzidos para exportação Evaluation of the postharvest technologies used and quality of noble melons produced for exportation

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    Patrícia Lígia Dantas Morais

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve como objetivo avaliar as tecnologias pós-colheita utilizadas e a qualidade dos frutos produzidos nas fazendas exportadoras de melões nobres, situadas no Polo Agrícola Mossoró-Assu/RN. Foram estudados os melões Gália 'Solar King', Cantaloupe 'Torreon', Charentais 'Aura Prince' e Orange Flesh 'AF-1749', quanto às seguinte variáveis de qualidade: perda de massa, aparências interna e externa, firmeza da polpa, acidez titulável, pH, sólidos solúveis e açúcares. Os frutos foram avaliados aos 0, 7, 14, 21 e 28 dias de armazenamento refrigerado. O período de transporte foi simulado, armazenando os frutos nas mesmas condições de temperatura e umidade relativa em que são transportados. Conclui-se que as empresas produtoras e exportadoras de melões nobres utilizam um alto nível de tecnologia pós-colheita para manter a qualidade dos frutos dessas cultivares que apresentam pouca resistência pós-colheita. No entanto, foi constatado, pelos altos valores de firmeza e baixos de sólidos solúveis, que são colhidos frutos ainda imaturos. Na avaliação das aparências externa e interna, foi observado, aos 28 dias, que os frutos ainda estavam comercializáveis, apesar de terem atingido a nota limite devido ao aparecimento de defeitos, tais como, manchas, depressões e injúrias, que podem ser reduzidos com o manejo mais adequado dos frutos.The present study aimed to evaluate postharvest technologies and quality of fruits produced on noble melons exporting farms located in the Agricultural Pole Mossoró-Assu, in the state of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Gália 'Solar King', Cantalaupe 'Torreon', Charentais 'Aura Prince', and Orange Flesh 'AF-1749' melons were analyzed regarding the following quality aspects: loss of weight, internal and external appearance, firmness, titulable acidity, pH, soluble solids, and sugars. The fruits were evaluated on the 0, 7th, 14th, 21th, and 28th day of storage refrigeration. The period

  6. Avaliação microbiológica de coberturas com sulfadiazina de prata a 1%, utilizadas em queimaduras Evaluación microbiológica de coberturas con sulfadiazina de plata al 1% Microbiological evaluation of 1% silver sulfadiazine dressings

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    Alessandra Cristina Olhan Ragonha

    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos foram avaliar a condição microbiológica e atividade antimicrobiana de coberturas com sulfadiazina de prata a 1%, utilizadas em queimaduras, preparadas e estocadas de 12 a 60 horas antes do uso. A avaliação microbiológica foi realizada por semeadura de três alíquotas preparadas em diferentes tempos no meio de cultura Letheen Bloth (Difco e incubadas a 32-35°C, durante 20 dias. A atividade antimicrobiana foi avaliada pela difusão de uma alíquota da cobertura frente às cepas hospitalares com incubação em temperatura ambiente até 37°C, por 18-24 horas. As três alíquotas de tempos 12, 36 e 60 horas foram negativas. Quanto à atividade antimicrobiana, observou-se "halo" de inibição de 2,25mm para S. aureus, 2,65mm para P. aeruginosa e 2,95mm para E. coli. Coberturas com sulfadiazina de prata a 1% podem ser pré-preparadas e armazenadas com segurança e têm como vantagens redução do tempo dos profissionais na realização do curativo e, conseqüentemente, da exposição do paciente.La finalidad fue evaluar la condición microbiológica y la actividad antimicrobiana de coberturas con sulfadiazina de plata al 1%, preparadas y almacenadas 12-60 horas antes del uso. La evaluación microbiológica fue realizada por la siembra de tres proporciones preparadas en diferentes tiempos en el medio de cultivo Letheen Broth (Difco y incubada a 32-35°C, durante 20 días. La actividad antimicrobiana fue evaluada por la difusión de una proporción ante las cepas hospitalarias, inicialmente con incubación en temperatura ambiente y después en 370C por 18-24 horas. Todos los tres cultivos de 12, 36 y 60 horas fueron negativos. Cuanto a la actividad antimicrobiana, las zonas de inhibición fueron de 2,25mm para S.aureus, 2,65mm para P. aeriginosa y 2,95mm para E coli. Coberturas con sulfadiazina de plata al 1% pueden ser preparadas y almacenadas con seguridad, y tiene como beneficio la reducción del tiempo de los profesionales en la

  7. AKTIVITAS ANTIOKSIDAN EKSTRAK UMBI AKAR GINSENG JAWA (Talinum triangulare Willd. [Antioxidant Activity of Javanese Ginseng (Talinum triangulare Willd. Root Extracts

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    Teti Estiasih1

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Antioxidant activity of some extracts of javanese ginseng root was investigated. Javanese ginseng root extracts were prepared by solvent extraction using methanol, ethanol (96%, ethanol (70%, acetone, and hexane. Total antioxidant activity of the extracts was measured by ferric thiocyanate method, whereas radical scavenging capacity and reducing power were measured by the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl and the reducing potential methods, respectively. The result showed that the highest total antioxidant activity was observed in acetone and methanol extracts. It was supposed that the ability of these extracts for partitioning at the interface of the emulsion in the tested oxidation system was the highest among other extracts, therefore it had the best activity to inhibit oxidation. The highest radical scavenging capacity measured by EC50 was observed in acetone extract. The type of phenolic compounds of this extract was suggested to be responsible for the highest radical scavenging capacity. Different phenomena occurred for reducing power. Methanol extract had the highest reducing power and the least is hexane and acetone extract. It was suggested that each extracts comprised different types of phenolic based on different polarity of solvents used for extraction. The antioxidant compounds of javanese ginseng root extracts were primary antioxidant based on these ability to scavenge free radical. It could be concluded that acetone was the best solvent for antioxidant extraction of javanese ginseng root. However, all tested antioxidant mechanisms in this research showed that vitamin E (1000 ppm had better activity than javanese ginseng root extracts (1000 ppm for all types of solvent. Javanese ginseng extracts might contain other compounds that not responsible for antioxidant activity, therefore at the same concentration the activity were lower than vitamin E.

  8. Chemical constituents isolated from the wood of Senna reticulata Willd. (Leguminoseae); Constituintes quimicos do caule de Senna reticulata Willd. (Leguminoseae)

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    Santos, Rogerio Nunes dos; Silva, Maria Goretti de Vasconcelos [Universidade Federal do Ceara (UFC), Fortaleza, CE (Brazil). Dept. de Quimica Organica e Inorganica]. E-mail: mgvsilva@ufc.br; Braz Filho, Raimundo [Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense (UENF), Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ (Brazil). Setor de Quimica de Produtos Naturais

    2008-07-01

    The phytochemical investigation of the wood extracts of Senna reticulata (Leguminoseae) yielded six anthraquinones: chrysophanol, physcion, aloe-emodin, 1,3,8-trihydroxyanthraquinone, 3-methoxy-1,6,8-trihydroxyanthraquinone, emodin and the chrysophanol-10,10' bianthrone. The triterpenes {alpha} and {beta}-amirin, the steroids {beta}-sitosterol and stigmasterol as well as the flavonoid kaempferol were also identified. The structures were established by spectral analysis, including two-dimensional NMR techniques. It is the first report of 1,3,8-trihydroxyanthraquinone and 3-methoxy-1,6,8-trihydroxyanthraquinone in higher plants. (author)

  9. Genetic improvement of the quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa willd) by mutagenesis; Mejoramiento genetico de la quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa willd) por mutagenesis

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    Hernandez A, M

    1992-02-15

    As a continuation of the obtained advances of the AB173 project, where its had the studies about germination of the quinoa seed in laboratory and in field emergency, of four varieties (Sierra Blanca, Isluga, Barandales and Lipez) treated with 10 gamma radiation doses of Co, in this report the results are presented obtained on the response of the doses in three variables of agronomic importance: 1) height of the plant, 2) population's density and 3) grain yield. At the end one carries out a regression analysis in each one of the varieties, in the emergency variables in field, population's density and grain yield. The obtained results reveal, in general form that the four varieties respond in different form, as much among them as before those different radiation dose. (Author)

  10. Quinoa from Valley (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.: Valuable source of genetic resistance to powdery mildew(Peronospora farinosa Willd.

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    Gabriel Julio

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available In order to identify quinoa resistant cultivars to powdery mildew (Peronospora farinosa of high yield and large grain size, 36 cultivars were evaluated under two different fungicide applications and a control in the Valle Bajo from Cochabamba. We determined the realtive Area under Develop Progress Curve of Peronosporafarinosa (AUDPCPF relative, the yield and another eleven quantitative variables. The results showed that cultivars 01Tardía, 08Tardía, 12Tardía, 04Tardía, 11Tardía 10Tardía, 19Tardía y 18Tardía were susceptible and the cultivars H172, A26, A03, A16, A22, A14 and H171 were resistant. The cultivars A40, H177, A26, H172, A25, A1 y H176 showed yields from 3.4 to 6.34 t ha-1. The cultivars 15 Tardía, 03 Tardía, 14 Tardía, H173, H171, A25, H176 and H172 with chemical control strategy and the tricobalreacted favorably against powdery mildew, which was associated with levels of resistance in each cultivar. Finally, there was a high significant negative correlation between the variables AUDPCPF relative and physiological maturity, plant length, panicle length, stem diameter, panicle diameter and weight of 100 seeds. This showed that when the attack of mildewis severe, also affects the grains yield.

  11. Large-scale patterns of Quercus ilex, Quercus suber, and Quercus pyrenaica regeneration in central-western Spain

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    Plieninger, Tobias; Rolo, Víctor; Moreno, Gerardo

    2010-01-01

    ; that there are differences in the abundance of regeneration between three oak species; that oak regeneration is governed mainly by forest management and structure; and that shrubs act as important physical protectors of seedlings and saplings. We analyzed whether densities of oak seedlings and saplings in several size...... classes were related to stand-structure, understory, and physiographic variables potentially affecting regeneration. Data collected at a regional level (1 km × 1 km grid) by the Spanish Forest Inventory were evaluated from 2,816 plots. Results revealed that regeneration failure was common for all size....... Regeneration was positively correlated with tree cover and density, especially of small and medium-sized trees, and negatively correlated with the presence of large trees, indicating that regeneration failure is mostly associated with more open, uniform, and/or aged woodlands. Regeneration densities of Q. ilex...

  12. Rumen protozoal diversity in the Spanish ibex (Capra pyrenaica hispanica) as compared with domestic goats (Capra hircus).

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    de la Fuente, Gabriel; Belanche, Alejandro; Abecia, Leticia; Dehority, Burk A; Fondevila, Manuel

    2009-05-01

    Rumen protozoal diversity in the Spanish ibex (SI) was studied in males (n=4), females (n=7) and young (n=4) from the Maestrazgo (Spain) and contrasted with domestic goats (n=3; DG) of the same region. There were no differences among SI types in protozoal concentration or in the number of protozoal species. Only protozoa from the genus Entodinium were observed in SI (seven species), the highest numbers corresponding to E. damae, E. ovibos and E. parvum. DG harboured threefold more species than SI. Nine to 10 Entodinium spp. were observed, but E. ovibos was absent from the rumen of DG, and E. damae was in only one animal. E. caudatum (caudatum, dubardi and lobospinosum morphotypes) occurred in the highest percentage, and E. dubardi, E. exiguum and E. parvum were quite abundant. Four genera of the subfamily Diplodiniinae and the genera Isotricha and Dasytricha from the family Isotrichidae were detected in DG. Epidinium (two DG) and Ophryoscolex (one DG) were also observed. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis analysis agreed with microscopic classification, showing up to 8 and 16 bands in SI and DG samples, respectively. The three DG clustered together (similarity index over 0.84), and separately from SI (similarity index over 0.86), with only 0.58 similarity between host species.

  13. L'area faunistica del camoscio appenninico (Rupicapra pyrenaica ornata) di Lama dei Peligni. Evoluzione del nucleo e problemi gestionali

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    de Gentile, L.; I. Filippone

    2003-01-01

    L'Area Faunistica del Camoscio appenninico di Lama dei Peligni (CH) nel Parco Nazionale della Majella è stata istituita nel 1990 con lo scopo principale di fungere da serbatoio di animali da utilizzare per operazioni di rinforzo della popolazione di Camosci in natura. Inoltre è stata ed è un notevole strumento per sensibilizzare la popolazione ed il pubblico alla conservazione della specie nonché una forte attrazione turistica per l'intera Valle dell'Aventino nel Parco Nazionale della Majella...

  14. Demographic patterns during an epizootic of sarcoptic mange in a Cantabrian chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica parva population

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    González-Quirós, P.

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available We studied a chamois population affected by an epidemic of sarcoptic mange in Asturias in the North West of Spain in 1991-2002. The study area was 813 km2 and population was estimated at 6200 individuals before the epidemic. In 2002 the number of chamois are 2200. The front line of the epidemic has advanced between 1.6 and 7.6 km year. The number of animals showing apparent clinical signs in relation to the number of recorded animals (prevalence is highest in spring and lowest in summer and autumn. The disease affects more the adult males than to the other groups of sex and age, so the sex ratio has moved towards the females. The relation between the females and kids in July did not change.

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    La population d'isards affectée par une épidémie de gale a été étudiée dans les Asturies (NW de l'Espagne en 1991-92. La zone d'étude comprenait 813 km2 et la population était estimée à 6200 individus avant la maladie. En 2002, le nombre d'isards avait chuté à 2200. Le front de l'épidémie a avancé d'une distance comprise entre 1,6 et 7,6 km par an. La prévalence, c'est-à-dire le nombre d'animaux ayant de signes cliniques visibles par rapport au nombre d'animaux observés, est apparue comme haute au printemps et basse en été et en automne. La maladie affecte surtout les mâles adultes et par conséquence la sex-ratio s'est déplacée en faveur des femelles. Cependant, le rapport entre les femelles et les chevreaux en juillet n'a pas été altéré.
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    Desde 1991 a 2002 se estudió en Asturias (noroeste de España una población de rebeco afectada por una epidemia de sarna sarcóptica. El área de estudio abarca 813 km2 y la población de rebeco se estimaba en 6.200 individuos antes de la epidemia. En 2002 el número de rebecos era de 2.200. El frente de la epidemia avanzó entre 1,6 y 7,6 km al año. El número de animales que muestran signos clínicos aparentes, en relación con el número de animales observados (prevalencia, es máximo en primavera y mínimo en verano y otoño, ha enfermedad afecta más a los machos adultos que al resto de las clases de edad o sexo, con lo que la sex ratio está desplazada a favor de las hembras. La proporción entre hembras y cabritos en julio no cambió.

  15. Effects of acepromazine on the stress response in Southern chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica) captured by means of drive-nets

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    López-Olvera, Jorge R; Marco, Ignasi; Montané, Jordi; Casas-Díaz, Encarna; Lavín, Santiago

    2007-01-01

    .... Heart rate and body temperature were monitored with telemetric devices, and blood samples were obtained at capture and every hour thereafter to determine hematologic and serum biochemical parameters...

  16. EFEITOS DA ÉPOCA DE SEMEADURA SOBRE A COMPOSIÇÃO QUÍMICA E CARACTERÍSTICAS FÍSICO-QUÍMICAS DE GRÃOS DE CULTIVARES DE Phaseolus Vulgaris L., Phaseolus angularis (willd Wright E Vigna unguiculata (L. Walp

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    ALFREDO LAM-SANCHEZ

    2009-07-01

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    RESUMO: Sementes de nove cultivares de feijão-comum (Phaseolus vulgaris, L. (‘Rio Piquiri’, ‘Rio Tibaji’, ‘Paraná-1’, ‘Catu’, ‘Aysó’, ‘Carioca-80’, ‘Aeté-3’, ‘Moruna-80’ e ‘Aroana-80’, duas de feijão-adzuki (Phaseolus angularis (Willd (Wright (‘Adzuki 1’ – vermelha e ‘Adzuki 2’ – verde e cinco de caupi (Vigna unguiculata (L. Walp. (‘Epace-1’, ‘Epace-6’, ‘Epace-8’, ‘V-76’ ‘V-245’ foram obtidas de 3 épocas de plantio (“águas I” – 26/11/82; “seca” – 07/04/83; “águas II” – 27/09/83 e avaliadas quanto à composição química e características de hidratação e cozimento. As características foram significativamente influenciadas pela época de semeadura. Os feijões produzidos na época “águas II” apresentaram valores protéicos significativamente mais elevados do que os das outras duas, e o teor médio foi de 20,75; 16,45 e 23,10 g/100g para o feijão-comum, o adzuki e o caupi, respectivamente. O conteúdo de óleo de feijão comum (1,38 g/100g correlacionou-se negativamente com o de proteína (-0,64. O de cinzas apresentou o mesmo comportamento que o de proteína quanto às épocas de cultivo, o que não aconteceu com o de carboidratos. As maiores sementes foram produzidas pela época “águas II” e pelo feijoeiro-comum (20,38 g/100 sementes com destaque para os cvs, Moruna-80, Paraná-1, e Carioca-80. Para o caupi este valor foi de 19,48g e para o adzuki, de 7,79g. Os grãos cultivados nas épocas “águas I” e “águas II” apresentaram melhor hidratação (RH = 1,94, e estes os maiores conteúdos de grãos

  17. Avaliação crítica das nomenclaturas diagnósticas dos exames citopatológicos cervicais utilizadas no Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS Critical evaluation of the diagnostic nomenclatures of cervical cytopathological exams used in the Brazilian Unified Health System (SUS

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    Luciana Silva Aguiar

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: identificar as nomenclaturas diagnósticas dos exames citopatológicos cervicais utilizadas pelos laboratórios que atendem o Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS e participantes do Monitoramento Externo de Qualidade (MEQ. Avaliar as informações adquiridas de profissionais ginecologistas que atuam no SUS sobre os tipos de classificação diagnóstica que recebem nos laudos citopatológicos cervicais. MÉTODOS: foram avaliados 94 laudos citopatológicos liberados pelos laboratórios participantes do MEQ no Estado de São Paulo e 126 questionários aplicados aos ginecologistas que atenderam o SUS. RESULTADOS: dos 94 laboratórios, 81 (86,2% utilizam uma única nomenclatura diagnóstica: 79 (97,6% utilizam a Nomenclatura Brasileira para Laudos Citopatológicos (NBLC, 1 (1,2% utiliza a classificação de Papanicolaou e 1 (1,2% utiliza a de Richart. Dos 13 (13,8% laboratórios que utilizam mais de uma nomenclatura, 5 apresentam 2 tipos, e 8, de 3 a 4, 9 dos quais incluem a classificação de Papanicolaou. O estudo demonstrou que 52 (55,3% laboratórios apresentaram mais de um diagnóstico descritivo num mesmo laudo. Dos 126 ginecologistas que responderam ao questionário de avaliação dos laudos citopatológicos, 78 (61,9% disseram receber laudos dos laboratórios com apenas uma classificação diagnóstica, 48 (38,1%, laudos com mais de uma classificação, e 2 receberam as 4 classificações. Entre os 93 (73,8% ginecologistas que preferem uma classificação, 56 (60,2% alegaram que a NBLC contribui para a conduta clínica, 13 (14,0% optaram pela nomenclatura de Richart, 8 (8,6%, de Reagan e 16 (17,2%, a de Papanicolaou. De 33 (26,2% ginecologistas que preferem mais de uma nomenclatura, 5 optaram pelas 4 classificações. CONCLUSÕES: Os dados obtidos mostram que ainda há resistência por parte dos patologistas no emprego da nomenclatura oficial nos laudos citológicos do SUS. Há uma discrepância entre informações que os ginecologistas

  18. Pegamento da enxertia em diferentes combinações de variedades e espécies utilizadas como copa e como porta-enxertos de maracujazeiro Grafting sucess in different combinationsof species and varieties used as scion and the rootstock of passion fruit plant

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    Full Text Available O Brasil é o maior produtor de maracujá. Mas, apesar da posição de destaque, a vida útil do maracujazeiro vem sendo reduzida, principalmente, devido aos danos causados por doenças do sistema radicular. A enxertia com espécies nativas e resistentes a doenças apresenta-se como alternativa de produção. Com isso, objetivou-se avaliar o pegamento da enxertia nas combinações de variedades-copa e espécies de porta-enxertos de maracujazeiro. O trabalho foi desenvolvido em viveiro telado (50% de sombreamento, na Embrapa Acre, em Rio Branco-AC, entre setembro e dezembro de 2007. A variedade-copa utilizada para todos os tratamentos foi o maracujazeiro-amarelo 'FB 100' e 'FB 200' do viveiro Flora Brasil (Araguari-MG e outras 5 variedades regionais (UFAC-Universidade Federal do Acre, Rio Branco-AC, e os porta-enxertos foram Passiflora edulis Sims (maracujazeiro-amarelo (acesso Cuiabá-MT, P. alata, P. edulis (maracujazeiro-roxo e P. quadrangularis (acesso Guiratinga-MT, P. serrato-digitata (acesso IAC-Campinas-SP. As sementes foram previamente embebidas em água destilada por cerca de 24 h e posteriormente semeadas em tubetes plásticos (25x5cm com substrato Plantmax@. O método de enxertia utilizado foi o de fenda cheia no topo hipocotiledonar, tendo os porta-enxertos as seguintes características: três folhas verdadeiras e altura de plântula variável (6 a 8cm, 30 a 90 dias após a semeadura. Decapitaram-se as plântulas na altura dos cotilédones com lâmina de aço, as quais foram mergulhadas em água sanitária a 70%, a cada enxertia realizada. Os enxertos foram obtidos de plântula inteira, com cerca de 10 cm de comprimento, fazendo-se a limpeza das folhas. As combinações de melhor desempenho em relação ao pegamento da enxertia foram UFAC 07 sobre P. edulis (maracujazeiro-roxo e P. alata, UFAC 38 sobre P. edulis (maracujazeiro-amarelo, P. edulis (maracujazeiro-roxo e P. alata, UFAC 64 sobre P. serrato-digitata, com 100% de pegamento

  19. Caracterização das estratégias de reparo incomuns utilizadas por um grupo de crianças com desvio fonológico Characterization of uncommon repair strategies used by a group of children with phonological disorders

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: caracterizar e analisar o uso das estratégias de reparo incomuns por crianças com desvio fonológico e relacionar a sua utilização com as variáveis faixa etária e sexo; e com as variáveis linguísticas grau do desvio, estrutura silábica, classe de sons e posição na palavra. MÉTODO: os dados são provenientes do banco de dados do Centro de Estudos de Linguagem e Fala da Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, todos os sujeitos apresentam Termo de Consentimento Livre e Esclarecido autorizando o uso dos dados em pesquisas. Foram selecionados os dados de 178 sujeitos que apresentaram diagnóstico de desvio fonológico e idade entre 4:0-7:11. Foram analisados os resultados da primeira avaliação fonológica da criança. RESULTADOS: houve significância estatística na relação entre a utilização ou não de estratégias de reparo incomuns na amostra estudada, predominando a não utilização. Foi significante a relação entre a utilização de tais estratégias e a faixa etária, com predomínio na faixa de 5:0-5:11, e o grau do desvio, com maior ocorrência no desvio moderadamente-grave. A relação entre as classes de sons também foi significante, predominando a classe das fricativas. Observou-se ocorrência de estratégias de reparo incomuns apenas na posição de onset, sendo a estrutura consoante vogal a única encontrada no estudo. CONCLUSÃO: verificou-se que as estratégias de reparo incomuns são pouco utilizadas por crianças com desvio fonológico. Além disso, encontrou-se relação significante entre a utilização de estratégias de reparo incomuns e as variáveis faixa etária, grau do desvio fonológico e classes de sons.PURPOSE: to verify and identify the use of uncommon repair strategies in children with phonological disorders, relating the use of those to age and gender variables to linguistic variables such as degree of deviation, syllable structure, classification of the sounds and the position of the word

  20. Study on Characteristics in Photosynthesis,Transpiration and Water Use Efficiency of Tamarix hispida Willd.in the Lower Reaches of the Tarim River%塔里木河下游刚毛柽柳光合作用﹑蒸腾作用及水分利用效率特性研究

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    王燕凌; 刘君; 李文兵; 李芳

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    maintained a certain level of photosynthe_sis during the daytime.The study showed that Tamarix hispida in an arid environment could improve water use efficiency by reducing transpiration rate and maintain a relatively high photosynthetic rate to adapt the desert environment.%【目的】研究不同地下水位条件下和不同季节塔河下游刚毛柽柳净光合速率﹑蒸腾速率和水分利用效率的日变化规律和特点,为阐明荒漠植物抗逆途径的多样性提供理论依据。【方法】利用 LI —6400便携式光合作用测定系统,于8月初测定塔河下游三个不同地下水位样点刚毛柽柳(Tamarix hispida Willd.)净光合速率(Pn)﹑蒸腾速率(E)和水分利用效率(WUE)的日变化及同一地下水位条件下6﹑8﹑10月初不同季节各指标的日变化,比较分析测定指标的变化规律和指标间的关系。【结果】随着地下水位的下降,各样点刚毛柽柳的净光合速率日平均值呈下降趋势,地下水位分别为6.03﹑6.68和8.0 m 的 A﹑B﹑C 样点 Pn 日平均值分别为12.85﹑9.43和9.71 mol∕(mg.s),且 A﹑B 两样点的 Pn 值在上午时段远大于下午时段,C 样点上午时段 Pn 值明显下降,下午时段与 A﹑B 两样点相近;蒸腾速率日均值也随地下水位的下降呈下降趋势,而水分利用率日均值呈上升趋势,A﹑B﹑C 三样点的 E 日均值分别为6.61﹑5.02和3.54 mmol∕(mg.s),WUE 日平均值分别为1.72﹑1.66和2.42 mmolCO2∕mol H2 O,在地下水位最低的 C 样点 WUE 比水分条件较好的 A 样点提高了28.9%。在水分状况较好的同一水位条件 A 样点,8月初刚毛柽柳 Pn 日均值可达12.85 mol∕(mg.s),而6月初和10月初分别要比 8月初降低了24.3%和131.1%;E 的日均值也 8月初最大,分别比6﹑10月初高出227.5%和251.1%;WUE 日均值则是6月初最高,8月初最低。【结论】塔河下游刚毛柽柳在地下水位下降为近7~8.0 m 的干旱环境下,通过降低蒸腾

  1. Pesquisa de Micobactérias Ambientais em água de torneira, luvas e soluções utilizadas em procedimentos cirúrgicos no Hospital Universitário Getúlio Vargas - Manaus/AM Investigation of Environmental Mycobacteria in tap water, surgical gloves and antiseptic solutions used in surgical procedures at the Getúlio Vargas University Hospital, Manaus-AM/Brazil

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    Adriana Vallejo Restrepo

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    Full Text Available Investigou-se por métodos bacteriológicos (cultivo e moleculares (PCR - Restriction Enzyme Analysis, PRA, a presença de micobactérias ambientais em águas de torneira, soluções e luvas cirúrgicas, utilizadas nas etapas dos procedimentos cirúrgicos executados no centro cirúrgico do Hospital Universitário Getulio Vargas (HUGV, na cidade de Manaus-Amazonas/Brasil. Foram colhidas e analisadas 105 amostras sendo: 24 de águas (colhidas das 2 torneiras existentes no centro cirúrgico, 8 de solução de Povidine e 7 de solução de Clorhexidina, que servem para a higienização das mãos dos cirurgiões; 39 de luvas cirúrgicas (superfícies internas e externas; e 27 de soluções que foram efetivamente utilizadas durante o ato cirúrgico. Por método bacteriológico obteve-se 41 isolados micobacterianos apenas de águas das torneiras. Pelo PRA obteve-se a detecção de DNA micobacteriano somente na amostra de água que forneceu acima de 100 colônias de micobactérias por tubo semeado. Os isolados foram identificados como sendo Mycobacterium celatum perfil 2, M. gordonae perfil 3, M. gordonae perfil 6, M. intracellulare perfil 1, M. lentiflavum perfil 3 e M. mucogenicum perfil 1. O encontro de M. mucogenicum, espécie já incriminada em surtos pós-cirúrgicos, indica que devem ser efetuados procedimentos de limpeza e monitoramento em todos os pontos de distribuição de águas, visando à prevenção de surtos de micobacterioses nosocomiais induzidos pelo uso das águas nas diferentes atividades de manuseio ou higienização dos pacientes submetidos a procedimentos invasivos.Using bacteriological (culture and molecular (PCR - Restriction Enzyme Analysis, PRA methods, we investigated the presence of environmental mycobacteria in tap water, antiseptic solutions and surgical gloves, used in carrying out surgical procedures at the Getúlio Vargas University Hospital Surgical Center, in Manaus -Amazonas/Brazil. Samples (105 were collected and

  2. As práticas populares de cura utilizadas por rezadores no povoado Brejinho, município de Luiz Correia - PI Las prácticas populares de cura usadas por los rezadores en el Pueblo Brejinho, Ciudad de Luiz Correia - Piauí - Brasil The popular healing practical used by prayers in the Brejinho Village, in Luiz Correia city - Piauí - Brazil

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    Full Text Available O estudo analisou as práticas populares de cura utilizadas por rezadores. Objetivou-se, com o trabalho, analisar as práticas populares por rezadores procurando a associação da prática com a assistência à saúde da população. Foi uma pesquisa qualitativa do tipo descritiva. Os dados foram obtidos utilizando entrevista gravada. Foram realizadas oito entrevistas. Identificaram-se as categorias: herança cultural, clientela e forma de pagamento. Conclui-se que as comunidades buscam seu próprio meio de resolver questões sobre saúde-doença, e que a parceria dos rezadores e profissionais de saúde poderia melhorar a qualidade de vida da população intermediando saberes.El estudio analizó las prácticas populares de cura usadas por rezadores. El trabajo tubo el objetivo de analizar las prácticas populares de los rezadores buscando la asociación de la práctica con la ayuda a la salud de la población. Fue una investigación cualitativa del tipo descriptiva. Los datos fueron recogidos usando entrevista grabada. Fueron realizados ocho entrevistas. Las categorías fueron identificadas como: herencia cultural, clientela y forma de pago. Concluyese que las comunidades buscan su propio medio de resolver cuestiones sobre salud, enfermedad, y que la aparcería de los rezadores y los profesionales de salud podría mejorar la calidad de vida de la población intermediando el saber.The study analyzed the popular practices of cure used by prayers. It aimed to analyze the popular practice of prayers looking for the association of the practice with the assistance of health of the population. It was a qualitative research of the descriptive type. The data was collected by recorded interview. Eight interviews were made. The identified categories were: cultural inheritance, clientele and payment form. It was conclude that the communities seek its proper way to decide questions about health, illness and the partnership among the prayers and the

  3. Avaliação da digestão ruminal, intestinal e total da matéria orgânica, proteína bruta e fibra em detergente neutro de rações com diferentes fontes de proteína utilizadas em bovinos Evaluation of ruminal, intestinal and total digestion of the organic matter, crude protein in bovine rations neutral detergent fiber

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    Gisele Fernanda Mouro

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Utilizou-se três novilhos Holandês Preto & Branco (±300 kg implantados com cânulas: ruminal e duodenal, distribuídos no delineamento em quadrado latino 3x3, para avaliar fontes de proteína nas rações, sobre a digestão ruminal, intestinal e total da matéria orgânica (MO, proteína bruta (PB e fibra em detergente neutro (FDN. Os tratamentos consistiram de rações formuladas com três fontes de proteína: uréia (UR, farinha de penas (FPE e farelo de glúten de milho (FGM. Diariamente os animais eram alimentados às 8h e 16h, e nos mesmos horários introduzia-se via cânula ruminal 5 g de Cr2O3. Os períodos tiveram duração de 14 dias, sendo 11 dias para adaptação às rações e 3 dias para coleta. Foram coletadas digesta duodenal e fezes por um período de 72 horas, a cada 6 horas. As fontes de proteína não influenciaram (P > ,05 na ingestão ou nas digestões parcial ou total da MO. Entre os tratamentos houve diferenças (P 0,05 pelos tratamentos. Dessa forma, as rações com as fontes de proteína utilizadas, mesmo apresentando diferenças no potencial de degradação, as digestibilidades totais da MO, PB e FDN não sofreram efeitos.Three ruminant and duodenal fistulated steers (300 kg were used in a 3x3 Latin square design to evaluate protein sources in the rations, on the ruminant, intestinal and total digestion of the organic matter (OM, crude protein (CP and neutral detergent fiber (NDF. The treatments were composed of three rations with: urea (UR, feather meal (FEM and corn gluten meal (CGM. The animals were fed daily at 8:00 am and 4:00 p.m. and, at the same time 5 g of Cr2O3 were introduced in the rumen. Periods lasted 14 days out of 11 days were used for adaptation to the ration and 3 days were used for the sample collection. During 72 hours duodenal contents and feces were collected, every 6 hours. The protein sources did not influence (p > 0.05 the OM intake or the partial/total digestibility. Among the treatments

  4. Caracterização da região espaçadora 16-23S rDNA para diferenciação de estirpes de rizóbios utilizadas na produção de inoculantes comerciais no Brasil Characterization of the spacer region 16-23S rDNA for differentiation of strains of rhizobia used in the production of commercial inoculants in Brazil

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    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available A identificação de estirpes de rizóbio tem sido feita pela especificidade por hospedeiros e ensaios microbiológicos tradicionais. Por constituírem um grupo filogeneticamente heterogêneo, diferentes técnicas moleculares têm sido empregadas para auxiliar na caracterização genética e na identificação de estirpes eficientes e competitivas para a produção de inoculantes. Este trabalho teve por objetivos caracterizar a região espaçadora 16S-23S rDNA das estirpes de rizóbios utilizadas nos inoculantes comercializados no Brasil para espécies leguminosas, utilizando a técnica da PCR em combinação com a de RFLP, e avaliar a possibilidade do uso desse marcador molecular como método auxiliar para identificação das estipes. A amplificação da região espaçadora 16-23 S rDNA das estirpes de rizóbios gerou fragmentos com tamanhos que variaram entre 700pb e 1350pb. Os produtos resultantes da amplificação foram submetidos à digestão com as endonucleases. Mps I, Dde I e Hae III. Os resultados obtidos neste estudo indicam a possibilidade do uso da técnica de PCR-RFLP da região espaçadora 16S-23S rDNA como marcador molecular para a diferenciar as estirpes de rizóbios, em complemento às técnicas microbiológicas tradicionais. Contudo, este marcador não é suficientemente discriminatório para ser usado na identificação das estirpes recomendadas para a produção de inoculantes comerciais.The identification of strains of rhizobia has been made by host specificity and regular microbiological tests. By forming a phylogenetically heterogeneous group, different molecular techniques have been employed to assist in the genetic characterization and identification of efficient and competitive strains for production of inoculants. This study aimed to characterize the spacer region 16S-23S rDNA of the strains of rhizobia used in commercial inoculants in Brazil for legume species, using PCR combined with RFLP, and assess the possibility

  5. Formas de maltrato infantil utilizadas por adultos de un barrio de Santa Marta

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    Diana Acosta Salazar; Patricia Lapeira Panneflex; Tatiana González Noguera

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    ... víctimas de los malos tratos experimentados en su entorno familiar y social. El presente estudio tiene como fin describir las formas de maltrato infantil ejercidas por los adultos del barrio Las Malvinas en menores de 18 años...

  6. Conocimiento de seis especies arbustivas utilizadas como plantas nodrizas en el occidente de Guatemala

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    José Vicente Martínez-Arévalo

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    Full Text Available En la restauración de ecosistemas, una técnica es utilizar arbustos de la sucesión como nodriza. En la parte alta de San Marcos, Guatemala, se ha recurrido al menos a seis de ellos en el establecimiento de pino y pinabete: arrayán (Baccharis vaccinoides Kunth, salvia (Buddleia megalocephala Donn. Sm., mozote (Acaena elongata L., chicajol (Stevia polycephala Bertol, mora (Rubus trilobus Ser. y malacate (Symphoricarpos microphyllus Kunth. Se carece de la documentación de su comportamiento y características que puedan servir para utilizarlas ampliamente como plantas protectoras. En esta investigación se estudió características in situ y reproductivas de estas especies. Entre los principales resultados está que la altura de plantas es de 1.17 a 2.64 m y cobertura de 0.34 a 2.77 m2, con una amplia variación entre y dentro de especies. La cantidad de frutos/planta va desde 90 en S. microphyllus a 59,400 en B. vaccinioides. La propagación vegetativa en campo estuvo entre 48 a 92 %, mayor que cuando se realizó en vivero, donde B. vaccinoides, S. microphyllus y R. trilobus tuvieron mejor respuesta. La propagación por semilla muestra que las seis especies pueden reproducirse adecuadamente. Estos resultados permiten su reproducción en viveros para su uso en restauración ecológica.

  7. Especies forrajeras utilizadas bajo silvo-pastoreo en el centro de Chiapas

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    R. Pinto

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de conocer los usos, la composición química y degradabilidad ruminal de especies arbóreas y herbáceas del trópico mexicano, se desarrolló el presente trabajo en el Valle Central del estado de Chiapas, México. A través de entrevistas con productores se identificaron 14 leñosas y 7 herbáceas con mayor mención forrajera, así como sus múltiples usos. De éstas, el contenido de PC varió de medio a alto (5.8-28.7%, sobresaliendo las especies herbáceas, el contenido de MO fue muy similar entre especies (79.1 96.6% y los niveles más altos de FDN y FDA se encontraron en los frutos y las mayores concentraciones de FT en los follajes arbóreos. En términos de degradabilidad a 24 h de la PC, MS y MO, sobresalieron el follaje de G. americana y el fruto de E. cyclocarpum (P<0.05, en tanto, el follaje y fruto de A. pennatula, y el follaje de B. ungulata y M. hondurana presentaron los valores más bajos (P<0.05 de todas las especies en evaluación. Los parámetros de degradabilidad ruminal (a, b, a+b, c de los frutos fueron menores en comparación a los follajes. Sobresalió el fruto de E. cyclocarpum por su alto potencial de degradabilidad. Para el caso del follaje, excepto el género Acacia, todas las especies presentaron valores altos de degradabilidad ruminal de la MS

  8. Biblioterapia: síntese das modalidades terapêuticas utilizadas pelo profissional

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    Maria Cristina Palhares Valencia

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo principal deste artigo é apresentar uma síntese dos conceitos de biblioterapia na perspectiva de alguns pesquisadores, os benefícios de sua aplicação, as habilidades necessárias para o bibliotecário se especializar como biblioterapeuta, as ferramentas e atividades que poderão colaborar no tratamento de algumas pessoas. A metodologia aplicada tem como base a pesquisa bibliográfica, com enfoque temático para o auxílio às pessoas, da convivência até a possibilidade de soluções para seus problemas de ordem emocional e física. Aponta ainda a importância do trabalho deste profissional como uma contribuição ao tratamento de saúde de pacientes, beneficiando no desenvolvimento pessoal, oferecendo melhorias a ele e à sociedade, por meio da leitura, enfatizando papel social do bibliotecário.

  9. Estratégias de visibilidade utilizadas por movimentos sociais na internet

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    Ângela Cristina Salgueiro Marques

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this work is to analyze how a specific social movement, tied to the actions developed by the SOS Mata Atlntica organization, uses the virtual space as a strategic tool to extend its public visibility. Considering the theoretical reflections on the online action strategies of the social movements, the text searches to show how these movements articulate with civil society and the media, using the dialogical tools provided by internet to guarantee greater agility of information diffusion, interactivity, engagement and incentive to activism. At the end we argue that the environmental entities can articulate themselves in the virtual space, expanding borders and conquering new adepts. However it is also possible to affirm that the strategies of public visibility they use can stimulate but not assure political participation, civic engagement and online activism.

  10. Plantas utilizadas como antidiabéticas na medicina popular do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

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    2011-01-01

    O uso de plantas com propósito medicinal é bastante recorrente na espécie humana. Em países onde grande parte da população tem pouco acesso à assistência médica, seu uso é bastante difundido, aliado à crença de que o uso de plantas medicinais é totalmente seguro. Assim, o estudo dessas plantas é muito importante, uma vez que muitas delas podem apresentar efeitos indesejáveis, como toxidez aguda ou crônica ou ainda retardar ou desestimular a adoção do método de tratamento apropriado e eficaz. ...

  11. MONITORAMENTO DE FUNGOS TOXIGÊNICOS E AFLATOXINAS EM RAÇÕES UTILIZADAS EM PISCICULTURA

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    Francisco das Chagas Cardoso Filho

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to determine the occurrence of fungi and aflatoxins in fish feeds. We analyzed 36 samples of feed for fish, with two protein compositions (juvenile/fattening and two forms of use (sealed/open. Aspergillus and Penicillium species were counted, isolated and identified, the toxic capacity of Flavi strains was measured and aflatoxins in the feed were researched. The mean fungal counts ranged from 2.96 to 4.00 log10 CFU/g and there was no significant difference between treatments. The most isolated species were Aspergillus flavus, Eurotion spp. and Penicillium implicatum. We concluded that the feeds studied had high fungal counts; the isolated Aspergillus flavus strains were not producers of aflatoxin; and aflatoxin was not detected in the feed samples analyzed.

  12. Vitro-cerâmicas utilizadas em blindagem balística.

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    Janaína Pardi Moreira

    2003-01-01

    Vitro-cerâmicas preparadas pela cristalização controlada de vidros possuem uma grande variedade de aplicações dependendo de sua microestrutura fina e uniforme, da ausência de porosidade e do grande intervalo de propriedades que podem ser trabalhadas através de mudanças na composição e nos tratamentos térmicos. O objetivo deste trabalho é estudar a possibilidade de obtenção de vidros e de vitro-cerâmicas com potencial aplicação em blindagem balística de aeronaves civis e militares. As vitro-ce...

  13. DIVERSIDAD DE ABEJAS SIN AGUIJÓN (HYMENOPTERA:MELIPONINI UTILIZADAS EN MELIPONICULTURA EN COLOMBIA

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    Guiomar Nates Parra

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available En Colombia se conoce la existencia de cerca de 120 especies de abejas nativas sin aguijón, muchas de las cuales tienen importantes usos y representaciones para diversos grupos sociales y culturales. A pesar de que su cría y manejo (meliponicultura, es una actividad que viene creciendo y tecnificándose en Latinoamérica y otras regiones del mundo, sus características y desarrollo en Colombia han sido poco documentados. Se presentan los resultados de entrevistas y visitas a 75 personas en 16 departamentos de Colombia, que cultivan 25 especies de abejas sin aguijón, agrupadas en 12 géneros. Se encontraron al menos nueve especies más sin identificación completa, se reportan cuatro nuevos registros para el país y se amplía la distribución para 21 taxones. Se presenta información sobre la distribución regional y altitudinal, el cultivo urbano y las denominaciones locales para las abejas. Se revisan algunas características de los géneros cultivados más comunes (Tetragonisca, Melipona, Paratrigona, Scaptotrigona, y Nannotrigona y se discute la importancia del vínculo entre diversidad biológica y cultural que se manifiesta en los nombres locales reportados. Ante un escenario mundial de expansión de la meliponicultura, se resaltan necesidades de investigación y riesgos para la conservación y manejo de la diversidad de abejas sin aguijón y los conocimientos asociados.

  14. Estrategias utilizadas en la traducción del lenguaje natural al lenguaje algebraico

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