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  1. Inheritance of Arabica Coffee Resistance to Radopholus similisCobb.

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    Retno Hulupi

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available A research to get inheritance of Arabica coffee resistance to Radopholus similisnematode was done in screen house and laboratory of Indonesian Coffee and Cocoa Research Institute, also at endemic area of coffee plantation, using F1, F1 R and F2 crossing between BP 542 A(resistant x Andungsari 1 (susceptible with their reciprocal, and BP 542 A x Kartika 1. The purpose of this study that was conducted at seedling stage is to formulate a Strategy for Arabica coffee breeding to get resistant varieties to nematode. As the variables of resistance were weight of seedling biomass, percent of root weight deviation, number of root nematodes, number of soil nematodes, reproduction and percent of necrotic root. Using discriminant analysis and fastclus, those data variables were analyzed for genetic of resistance with Statistical Analysis System programme version 8. Genetic study on the inheritance of resistance to R. similiswas started with evaluation of homozigosity of BP 542 A was resistant parent. The result showed that BP 542 A was heterozygous. Therefore, segregation test could not be suggested with segregation pattern principals as Mendel proposed. Segregation test on BP 542 A showed that it was heterozygote and the resistance was controlled by single gene with complete dominant effect, so the progeny segregated in 75% resistant and 25% susceptible. The result of the test showed the absence of maternal effect for root weight deviation and percentage of necrotic root variables, which meant that no cytoplasmic inheritance was involved. Based on the test of segregation ratio, almost all of the resistance was not appropriate for monogenic and or digenic segregation pattern as expected due to non allelic gene interaction that caused epistasis. Key words: Inheritance, resistance, Arabica coffee, Radopholus similis.

  2. Identification of Physiological Race Nematode, Radopholus similisCobb. that Attack Coffee Trees

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    Retno Hulupi

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Physiological races of Radopholus similis Cobb., the burrowing nematode that attack coffee trees have never been reported yet, while two physiological races have been identified, i.e. banana and citrus races. Banana and citrus are commonly used as the shading trees or crop diversification in coffee plantation. Therefore, both races have to be analyzed whether the same as the race that attacking the coffee plants. Research to investigate the physiological race of R. similis Cobb. had been conducted in the screen house at Indonesian Coffee and Cocoa Research Institute, Jember. The experiment was arranged in randomized complete design with three replications, while cross inoculation tests were used as race identification method, by using three isolates from banana, citrus and Arabica coffee as the control. Tested host plants were banana Cavendish, ‘Ambon Kuning’ and ‘Raja’ varieties, rootstock of citrus Siam from Kintamani and Arabica coffee Kartika 1 variety. The expression of virulence of three nematode isolates against banana, citrus or arabica coffee tested to be considered as favorable host, while the most virulent isolate attacked coffee could be decided as physiological race of coffee. Results showed that banana isolate penetrated and attacked the roos of arabica coffee. The isolate of R. similis from citrus could not attack both coffee and banana varieties. Therefore, the physiological race of coffee was considered similar with the banana race. It was possible that the physiological race was specific race but it could attacke banana as other favorable host, however, it could not be proven in this results. Based on this results, the use of Musa sp.as intercrop or shade tree in coffee plantation has more risk to nematode attack than that of Citrus sp. Key words: physiological race, Radopholus similis, coffee, banana, citrus, nematode.

  3. El nematodo barrenador (Radopholus similis [Cobb] Thorne) del banano y platano

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    Guzman Piedrahita, Oscar Adrian

    2011-01-01

    Radopholus similis es un nematodo fitoparasito que se alimenta de raices y cormos de banano y platano en todo el mundo, afectando el crecimiento y desarrollo de este cultivo, con perdidas en produccion entre el 20 y 100...

  4. Past and present of the nematode Radopholus similis (Cobb Thorne with emphasis on Musa: a review

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    Volcy Charles

    2011-12-01

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    This review presents a historical background on different aspects of the nematode Radopholus similis (Cobb Thorne, an important pathogen of Musa, black pepper and anthurium. It examines the history of its discovery and its name, new approaches to its taxonomy and its genome, and the process of dissemination and pathogenic variability. Finally, it documents the evolution of the control measures in banana, from chemical control to bio-protection and managing the habitat of the pathogen.

  5. Studies on the interactions of Meloidogyne incognita, Radopholus similis and Fusarium solani on black pepper (Piper nigrum L.)

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    Mustika, I.

    1990-01-01

    This study on the interactions between various cultivars of the black pepper plant (Piper nigrum L. ) and three of its pathogens, Meloidogyne Incognita (Kofoid & White) , Radopholus similis (Cobb) , Thorne and

  6. Bioprospección de hongos endófitos para el control biológico del nematodo barrenador radopholus similis (cobb) thorn en el cultivo del banano.

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    Morales-García, Denis

    2014-01-01

    Proyecto de Graduación. (Maestría en Gestión de Recursos Naturales y Tecnologías de Producción) Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica. Área Académica Agroforestal, 2014. Dos aislamientos endofíticos de Fusarium oxysporum y dos de Trichoderma atroviride con conocida actividad antagonista contra Radopholus similis fueron evaluados en condiciones de invernadero para determinar su efecto, individual y combinado, sobre el biocontrol de R. similis y en la promoción del crecimiento de vitroplantas ...

  7. Barriers to movement and spread of Radopholus similis in anthurium

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    Radopholus similis, the causal agent of anthurium decline, is challenging to manage in anthurium cut flower production. Management can include preplant soil fumigation and the planting of nematode-free anthurium into the field. However, nematodes reinfect the newly planted anthurium quickly through ...

  8. Cryopreservation of Radopholus similis, a tropical plant-parasitic nematode.

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    Elsen, Annemie; Vallterra, Salvador Ferrandis; Van Wauwe, Tom; Thuy, Trinh Thi Thu; Swennen, Rony; De Waele, Dirk; Panis, Bart

    2007-10-01

    For obligate plant-parasitic nematodes, cryopreservation has advantages over the usual preservation methods on whole plants or axenic culture systems, because the latter two are labourious and time and space consuming. In addition, cross contamination among different isolates can occur easily. Moreover, specific genetic studies require maintenance of the original population. The nematode under investigation, Radopholus similis, is a plant-parasitic nematode from the humid tropics. Therefore, any treatment at low temperatures is likely to add extra stress to the nematode, making the development of a cryopreservation protocol extremely difficult. In this paper, we describe experiments to achieve a successful cryopreservation protocol for the tropical nematode R. similis using vitrification solution-based methods based on a well defined mixture of cryoprotectants in combination with ultra-rapid cooling and thawing rates. A two-step treatment was used consisting of an incubation in glycerol followed by the application of a vitrifying mixture of methanol, glycerol and glucose. After cryopreservation, the pathogenicity of the nematodes was not altered, since they could infect and reproduce on carrot discs after recovery in the Ringer solution. The cryopreservation method described can be used for routine cryopreservation of R. similis lines from different origins.

  9. Control of Radopholus similis in anthurium with spinosad, spirotetramat, and thiophanate-methyl

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    Radopholus similis is an endoparasitic migratory nematode that causes anthurium decline. Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy of spinosad, spirotetramat, and thiophanate-methyl for the control of R. similis in anthurium. Plants were weighed, transplanted into 15-cm-d clay pots filled with cin...

  10. Cloning and characterization of the first serine carboxypeptidase from a plant parasitic nematode, Radopholus similis.

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    Huang, Xin; Xu, Chun-Ling; Chen, Wan-Zhu; Chen, Chun; Xie, Hui

    2017-07-06

    Radopholus similis is an important parasitic nematode of plants. Serine carboxypeptidases (SCPs) are peptidases that hydrolyse peptides and proteins and play critical roles in the development, invasion, and pathogenesis of certain parasitic nematodes and other animal pathogens. In this study, we obtained the full-length sequence of the SCP gene from R. similis (Rs-scp-1), which is 1665 bp long and includes a 1461-bp open reading frames encoding 486 amino acids with an 18-aa signal peptide. This gene is a double-copy gene in R. similis. Rs-scp-1 was expressed in the procorpus, esophageal glands and intestines of females and in the esophageal glands and intestines of juveniles. Rs-scp-1 expression levels were highest in females, followed by juveniles and males, and lowest in eggs. Rs-scp-1 expression levels were significantly suppressed after R. similis was soaked in Rs-scp-1 dsRNA for 12 h. Nematodes were then inoculated into Anthurium andraeanum after RNAi treatment. Compared with water treatment, R. similis treated with RNAi were reduced in number and pathogenicity. In summary, we obtained the first SCP gene from a plant parasitic nematode and confirmed its role in the parasitic process.

  11. Effect of Conditioning Treatments on the Survival of Radopholus similis at High Temperatures.

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    Arcinas, A; Sipes, B S; Hara, A H; Tsang, M M C

    2005-09-01

    Heat treatments are an environmentally safe method for eliminating quarantine pests from tropical foliage. Conditioning heat treatments can induce thermotolerance against subsequent and otherwise phytotoxic temperatures in tropical foliage, allowing heat treatments to be even more effective. However, if thermotolerance is also induced in nematodes of quarantine significance like Radopholus similis, heat treatments would be rendered ineffective. A lethal thermal death point (LT(99.9)) was established for R. similis by recording mortality at 25 (control temperature), 43 degrees C, 45 degrees C, 47 degrees C, or 49 degrees C after a 0, 1-, 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, 10-, 12-, or 15-minute exposure. In a second experiment, nematodes were conditioned at 35, 40, or 45 degrees C for 0, 15, 30, 60, 120, and 180 minutes, allowed to rest for 3 hours, and then challenged at 47 degrees C for 5 minutes. No nematodes survived the challenge heat treatment; rather, nematode mortality was hastened by the conditioning treatment itself. In a third experiment, R. similis inside anthurium roots were conditioned at 25 degrees C or 40 degrees C for 15 minutes and then treated at 45 degrees C for up to 8 minutes. Mortality of conditioned and unconditioned nematodes was similar (P > 0.1). Conditioning treatments increase plant thermotolerance but do not induce thermotolerance in R. similis. Heat treatments have promise as disinfection protocols for quarantines.

  12. Aplikasi Cendawan Endofit terhadap Perkembangan Populasi Nematoda Radopholus similis pada Pisang Barangan

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    Lisnawita Lisnawita

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Radopholus similis is a major constraint to banana production in the world including Indonesia and growers have relied on nematicides to manage yield losses. The use of endophytic fungi is one method that may reduce the need for nematicides, however little is known on the effective application method of endophytic fungi to control R. similis. The aim of this research was to find out an effective application method of endophytic fungi to reduce R.similispopulation on banana. Fifteen isolates of endophytic fungi originated from banana corm and root collected from banana plantation in North Sumatera were applied to Barangan cultivar by sowing and deeping methods. The isolates was contained of 11 isolates of Fusarium sp. (2BSTMHMM, 3ASTMHP, 5ASP, 1ASU, 4BSP, 4BJP, 5BKJP, 4BSU, 1BJP, 2 BSP, and 4BKJP and 4 isolates ofTrichoderma sp. (2BSTMHP, 4BSTMHP, 2BSPH, and 2BSTMHH. All of these endophytic fungi were able to suppress the population of R. similis and they had potential to promote plant growth.

  13. Evaluation of predation abilities of Blattisocius dolichus (Acari: Blattisociidae) on a plant-parasitic nematode, Radopholus similis (Tylenchida: Pratylenchidae).

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    Chen, Yong Liang; Xu, Chun Ling; Xu, Xue Nong; Xie, Hui; Zhang, Bao Xin; Qin, Hou Guo; Zhou, Wan Qin; Li, Dun Song

    2013-07-01

    Predation and predatory behavior of Blattisocius dolichus on Radopholus similis were tested both in experimental arenas and on potted plants. Predation occurred in all active stages of B. dolichus. Blattisocius dolichus preferred live R. similis when offered together with Caneorhabditis elegans and dead R. similis in a choice test. Consumption rate was affected by temperature, prey density and duration of starvation. Maximum consumption rates were observed at 25 °C, for both adult males and females after being starved for 96 and 72 h, respectively. Consumption rate increased with increasing prey density until satiation was reached, when the predator-prey ratio was 1:250 for both male and female predators. Anthurium andraeanum seedlings, artificially infested with R. similis (1,000 per pot), were used to evaluate the biological control efficiency of B. dolichus. The nematode density decreased by 66 % 10 days after a release of 500 mites per pot.

  14. [Evaluation of the resistance to two nematodes: Radopholus similis and Meloidogyne spp. in four banana genotypes in Morocco].

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    Guedira, Abdelkarim; Rammah, Abdellah; Triqui, Zine-el-abidine; Chlyah, Hassan; Chlyah, Bouchra; Haïcour, Robert

    2004-08-01

    Radopholus similis and Meloidogyne spp. are the main nematode parasites of banana plants grown under plastic shelters in Morocco. A test was made in pots to evaluate the resistance of four genotypes of banana to these nematodes. Infection by Meloidogyne spp. brought about an increase in root weight in all banana plants tested because of gall formation. The inoculation of R. similis produced a reduction in length and diameter of the pseudo-trunk as well as in root and aerial mass in all genotypes. Pisang jari buaya showed the significantly lowest number of Meloidogyne nematodes per 10 g of roots, whereas for R. similis, the significantly smallest numbers were obtained in Pisang berlin and Pisang jari buaya. Therefore, Pisang jari buaya was the only banana genotype studied to show some degree of resistance to both nematodes.

  15. (Cobb) Thorne, parasite de

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    Lazare

    2012-10-11

    Oct 11, 2012 ... Sarah JL, Pinochet J, Stanton J (1996). Radopholus similis Cobb, nematode parasite des bananiers. Parasites et ravageurs des Musa. Fiche technique n° 1. INIBAP, Montpellier, France, p. 2. Singleton VL, Ortofer R, Lamuela-Raventos RM (1999). Analysis of total phenols and other oxidation substrates and ...

  16. A Nematode Calreticulin, Rs-CRT, Is a Key Effector in Reproduction and Pathogenicity of Radopholus similis

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    Li, Yu; Wang, Ke; Xie, Hui; Wang, Yan-Tao; Wang, Dong-Wei; Xu, Chun-Lin; Huang, Xin; Wang, De-Sen

    2015-01-01

    Radopholus similis is a migratory plant-parasitic nematode that causes severe damage to many agricultural and horticultural crops. Calreticulin (CRT) is a Ca2+-binding multifunctional protein that plays key roles in the parasitism, immune evasion, reproduction and pathogenesis of many animal parasites and plant nematodes. Therefore, CRT is a promising target for controlling R. similis. In this study, we obtained the full-length sequence of the CRT gene from R. similis (Rs-crt), which is 1,527-bp long and includes a 1,206-bp ORF that encodes 401 amino acids. Rs-CRT and Mi-CRT from Meloidogyne incognita showed the highest similarity and were grouped on the same branch of the phylogenetic tree. Rs-crt is a multi-copy gene that is expressed in the oesophageal glands and gonads of females, the gonads of males, the intestines of juveniles and the eggs of R. similis. The highest Rs-crt expression was detected in females, followed by juveniles, eggs and males. The reproductive capability and pathogenicity of R. similis were significantly reduced after treatment with Rs-crt dsRNA for 36 h. Using plant-mediated RNAi, we confirmed that Rs-crt expression was significantly inhibited in the nematodes, and resistance to R. similis was significantly improved in transgenic tomato plants. Plant-mediated RNAi-induced silencing of Rs-crt could be effectively transmitted to the F2 generation of R. similis; however, the silencing effect of Rs-crt induced by in vitro RNAi was no longer detectable in F1 and F2 nematodes. Thus, Rs-crt is essential for the reproduction and pathogenicity of R. similis. PMID:26061142

  17. Phenalenone-type phytoalexins mediate resistance of banana plants (Musa spp.) to the burrowing nematode Radopholus similis.

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    Hölscher, Dirk; Dhakshinamoorthy, Suganthagunthalam; Alexandrov, Theodore; Becker, Michael; Bretschneider, Tom; Buerkert, Andreas; Crecelius, Anna C; De Waele, Dirk; Elsen, Annemie; Heckel, David G; Heklau, Heike; Hertweck, Christian; Kai, Marco; Knop, Katrin; Krafft, Christoph; Maddula, Ravi K; Matthäus, Christian; Popp, Jürgen; Schneider, Bernd; Schubert, Ulrich S; Sikora, Richard A; Svatoš, Aleš; Swennen, Rony L

    2014-01-07

    The global yield of bananas-one of the most important food crops-is severely hampered by parasites, such as nematodes, which cause yield losses up to 75%. Plant-nematode interactions of two banana cultivars differing in susceptibility to Radopholus similis were investigated by combining the conventional and spatially resolved analytical techniques (1)H NMR spectroscopy, matrix-free UV-laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometric imaging, and Raman microspectroscopy. This innovative combination of analytical techniques was applied to isolate, identify, and locate the banana-specific type of phytoalexins, phenylphenalenones, in the R. similis-caused lesions of the plants. The striking antinematode activity of the phenylphenalenone anigorufone, its ingestion by the nematode, and its subsequent localization in lipid droplets within the nematode is reported. The importance of varying local concentrations of these specialized metabolites in infected plant tissues, their involvement in the plant's defense system, and derived strategies for improving banana resistance are highlighted.

  18. Cathepsin B Cysteine Proteinase is Essential for the Development and Pathogenesis of the Plant Parasitic Nematode Radopholus similis

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    Li, Yu; Wang, Ke; Xie, Hui; Wang, Dong-Wei; Xu, Chun-Ling; Huang, Xin; Wu, Wen-Jia; Li, Dan-Lei

    2015-01-01

    Radopholus similis is an important plant parasitic nematode which severely harms many crops. Cathepsin B is present in a wide variety of organisms, and plays an important role in many parasites. Understanding cathepsin B of R. similis would allow us to find new targets and approaches for its control. In this study, we found that Rs-cb-1 mRNA was expressed in esophageal glands, intestines and gonads of females, testes of males, juveniles and eggs in R. similis. Rs-cb-1 expression was the highest in females, followed by juveniles and eggs, and was the lowest in males. The maximal enzyme activity of Rs-CB-1 was detected at pH 6.0 and 40 °C. Silencing of Rs-cb-1 using in vitro RNAi (Soaking with dsRNA in vitro) not only significantly inhibited the development and hatching of R. similis, but also greatly reduced its pathogenicity. Using in planta RNAi, we confirmed that Rs-cb-1 expression in nematodes were significantly suppressed and the resistance to R. similis was significantly improved in T2 generation transgenic tobacco plants expressing Rs-cb-1 dsRNA. The genetic effects of in planta RNAi-induced gene silencing could be maintained in the absence of dsRNA for at least two generations before being lost, which was not the case for the effects induced by in vitro RNAi. Overall, our results first indicate that Rs-cb-1 plays key roles in the development, hatching and pathogenesis of R. similis, and that in planta RNAi is an effective tool in studying gene function and genetic engineering of plant resistance to migratory plant parasitic nematodes. PMID:26221074

  19. Prototype demonstration of transgenic resistance to the nematode Radopholus similis conferred on banana by a cystatin.

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    Atkinson, Howard J; Grimwood, Sam; Johnston, Kate; Green, Jayne

    2004-04-01

    Cavendish banana was transformed using Agrobacterium tumefaciens to express a protein engineered rice cystatin (OcIdeltaD86) of value for control of plant parasitic nematodes. Expression for each line was under control of a constitutive promoter from the maize ubiquitin gene (UBI-1), a constitutive, chimeric promoter from the octopine and mannopine synthase genes of A. tumefaciens or a promoter from a root-preferentially expressed tubulin gene Arabidopsis (TUB-1). Lines were selected as of potential interest after 8 weeks challenge in containment if their mean R. similis/25 g roots for three sibling plants were more than 1 standard normal variate below the grand mean for all plants in c7-15 lines challenged concurrently. A total of 16 lines were selected on this basis as putative positives. Western blots confirmed that eight of these lines expressed cystatin with a mean of 0.08 +/- 0.04% tsp. All but two of 19 negatively selected lines from bioassays did not express cystatin. The mean resistance level of the confirmed positive lines was 69 +/- 17%. ELISA established the positive lines under control of UBI provided significantly higher expression levels of OcIdeltaD86 than recorded for the other two promoters. Lines of interest were confirmed as producing a transcript for OcIdeltaD86 by RT-PCR. Eight plants of one UBI promoter line expressing only 0.1 +/- 0.004% tsp as cystatin were re-challenged with R. similis and achieved a resistance of 70 +/- 10%. Subsequent repeat western blotting confirmed that this line still produced the cystatin after the trial. This is the first report of transgenic resistance against a major pest or disease of banana.

  20. Effects of Rhizophagus irregularis MUCL 41833 on the reproduction of Radopholus similis in banana plantlets grown under in vitro culture conditions.

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    Koffi, Marie Chantal; Vos, Christine; Draye, Xavier; Declerck, Stéphane

    2013-05-01

    The role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in the control of migratory endoparasitic nematodes is nowadays largely admitted. Most studies were conducted under greenhouse conditions and a few used in vitro cultures with transgenic root organs. Here, we reported, for the first time, on the interaction between an AMF, Rhizophagus irregularis MUCL 41833 and Radopholus similis in roots of banana plantlets grown under in vitro culture conditions. The banana plantlets were pre-mycorrhized in an extraradical mycelium network arising from a Medicago truncatula donor seedling, before transfer to an autotrophic in vitro cultivation system and subsequent nematode inoculation. Both microorganisms were able to complete their life cycle in the absence as well as in presence of each other. The total R. similis population (i.e., summed over the roots and growth medium) as well as the surface of root necrosis was significantly reduced by 60 and 56 %, respectively, in the AMF-colonized banana plantlets. By contrast, nematodes had no visible impact on root colonization (i.e., percentage of arbuscules, intraradical spores/vesicles, and hyphae) by AMF and on the number of spores and hyphal length produced in the medium. These results clearly demonstrated that pre-mycorrhized banana plants could outcompete R. similis, while root colonization was not affected by the nematodes. They underline the interest of the novel in vitro cultivation system as a promising tool to investigate the biochemical factors and molecular mechanisms involved in the bio-protection conferred by AMF to a major root pathogen of banana.

  1. Management of anthurium decline caused by Radopholus similis

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    Anthurium decline is a chronic problem in anthurium production in Hawaii. Anthurium decline has worsened with the removal of fenamiphos from the market. Growers need environmentally sound post-plant treatments to augment preplant management tactics. Avermectin (Avid, monthly), thiophanate-methyl (Cl...

  2. Characterization of a New Burrowing Nematode Population, Radopholus citrophilus, from Hawaii.

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    Huettel, R N; Kaplan, D T; Dickson, D W

    1986-01-01

    Karyotype, host preference, isozyzme patterns, morphometrics, and mating behavior of two burrowing nematode populations from Hawaii, one infecting Anthurium sp. and the second infecting Musa sp., were compared with Radopholus similis and R. citrophilus populations from Florida. The population from Anthurium sp. had five chromosomes (n = 5), and that from Musa sp. had four (n = 4). Neither of the Hawaiian nematode populations persisted in roots of Citrus limon or C. aurantium. Anthurium clarinerivum and A. hookeri were hosts of the burrowing nematode population from anthurium in Hawaii and of R. citrophilus from Florida, whereas the two anthurium species were poor hosts of the population from Musa sp. in Hawaii and R. similis from Florida. The isozyme pattern of the population isolated from anthurium was identical to that of R. citrophigus, whereas the pattern of the population from banana in Hawaii was identical to that of R. similis. Mating behavior between the burrowing nematode population isolated from Anthurium sp. and a Florida population of R. citrophilus supports their close taxonomic relationship. Mating was observed between the population from Anthurium sp. and the Florida population of R. citrophilus but not between the Hawaiian burrowing nematode population isolated from Musa sp. and a Florida population of R. citrophilus. These findings indicate that a previously unidentified population of R. citrophilus which does not parasitize citrus occurs in Hawaii.

  3. Sesquiterpenes from Laurencia similis

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    Zhao-Hui Yuan

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available One new sesquiterpene, (4E-1-bromo-5-[(1'S*,3'R*-3'-bromo-2',2'-dimethyl-6'-methylenecyclohexyl]-3-methylpent-4-ene-2,3-diol (1, and fifteen known sesquiterpenes, isopalisol (2, luzonensol (3, palisadin B (4, aplysistatin (5, palisadin A (6, 4-hydroxyl-palisudin C (7, 5-acetoxypalisadin B (8, 10-hydroxyaristolan-9-one (9, aristol-8-en-1-one (10, aristolan-9-en-1-one (11, aristolan-1(10-en-9-one (12, aristolan-1(10-en-9-ol (13, aristolan-1(10,8-diene (14, aristolan-1,9-diene (15 and aristofone (16, were isolated from a sample of marine red alga Laurencia similis. Their structures were established by detailed NMR spectroscopic analysis and comparison with literature data. Compounds 2-9, and 16 were isolated for the first time from this species. All these metabolites were submitted for a cytotoxicity assay against the tumor cell line BEL7402 (human liver adenocarcinoma, but all of them were found inactive (IC50 > 10 μg/mL.

  4. Effect of Trichoderma spp., Paecilomyces lilacinus and nematicide injection into the pseudostem, on Radopholus similis control and banana production

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    Vargas, Randall; Wang, Amy; Obregón, Miguel; Araya, Mario

    2015-01-01

    The effect of Trichoderma spp., strains PB17 and B23, Paecilomyces lilacinus UNA strain, and nematicide injecting into the pseudostem, on nematode control and banana (Musa AAA) production was evaluated. A commercial banana farm infested with nematodes and planted with the cultivar Grande Naine was selected. A randomized complete block design with 6 replications was used. Monthly applications at 1 * 109 cfu.ml-1 of each strain were made during 20 months. Chemical nematicide application on the ...

  5. Efecto de extractos cetonicos de higuerilla (Ricinus communis linneo.) sobre el nematodo Barrenador [Radopholus similis Thorne] en condiciones in vitro

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    De Jesus Arboleda, Francisco; Guzman, Oscar Adrian; Fernando Mejia, Luis

    2012-01-01

    Los nematicidas utilizados para el control de nematodos fitoparasitos son costosos y contaminan los ecosistemas terrestres y acuaticos, debido a ello se busco otra alternativa para su manejo, como fue...

  6. 76 FR 27311 - Cobb Customer Requesters v. Cobb Electric Membership Corporation, Cobb Energy Management...

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    2011-05-11

    ... series of misstatements, omissions and inaccurate filings with the Commission in relation to Cobb EMC's... accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385... review in the Commission's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ``eSubscription'' link on...

  7. Larval development of Callinectes similis reared in the laboratory

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    Bookhout, C.G.; Costlow, J.D. Jr.

    1977-10-01

    Freshly hatched larvae of Callinectes similis Williams, the lesser blue crab, were reared to the first crab stage. Eight zoeal stages and one megalopa stage are described with particular reference to types of setae on appendages. Updated information on the development of the commercial blue crab, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, is also given, as well as similarities and differences between C. similis and C. sapidus. The zoeae of C. similis and C. sapidus are so similar that they can only be separated by a number of minor differences. The dorsal spine of C. similis is significantly longer than that of C. sapidus in all zoeal stages. Other structures, such as the rostrum and antennae, are either longer in early zoeal stages of C. sapidus than in C. similis, or the structures of the two species are not significantly different. In later stages, however, structures measured were generally significantly longer in C. similis than in C. sapidus. Also in later zoeal stages, there are generally small differences in setation of appendages. There are diagnostic differences in lengths of parts of the claw of the first leg and setation of pleopods of the megalopa of the two species. There are also minor differences in the setae of the scaphognathite, in seta of the epipodite of the 3rd maxilliped and in aesthetascs of antennules of the two species.

  8. Feeding response of Daphnia cf. similis to different concentration ...

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    But currently these freshwater reservoirs are affected by Cyanobacterial blooms as a result of eutrophication and global warming (Tsehaye et al., 2007; Tadesse et al., 2008). Cyanobacteria blooms have ..... It may be also true in case of this study because high mortality of D. cf. similis was observed at higher concentration of ...

  9. Two new species of nematode (Oxyurida, Hystrignathidae parasites of Passalus interstitialis Escholtz, 1829 (Coleoptera, Passalidae from Cuba and a new locality for Longior similis Morffe, Garcia & Ventosa, 2009

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Two new species of hystrignathids (Oxyurida: Hystrignathidae are described as parasites of Passalus interstitialis Escholtz, 1829 from Cuba. Hystrignathus splendidus sp. n. differs from H. inflatus Travassos & Kloss, 1957 bythe eggs ridged, a stouter body and a shorter tail, and from H. tarda (Artigas, 1928 by its eggs being ridged and larger. Lepidonema magnum sp. n. can be differentiated from L. brasiliensis Travassos & Kloss, 1957 by the extension of the lateral alae, length of the first cephalic annule and the stouter body. It differs from L. teresae Garcia, Ventosa & Morffe, 2009 by the esophagus and tail being comparatively shorter. L. bifurcata Cobb, 1898 differs from the new species bythe tail tip bifurcated. L. caracae Kloss, 1962 has more extended lateral alae and a shorter esophagus. Keys to the Cuban species of Hystrignathus and Lepidonema are given. Longior similis Morffe, Garcia & Ventosa, 2009 is recorded from El Pan de Matanzas, Matanzas Province, Cuba.

  10. Radopholus arabocoffeae sp. n. (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae), a nematode pathogenic to Coffea arabica in Vietnam, and additional data on R. duriophilus

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    Trinh, P.Q.; Nguyen, C.N.; Waeyenberge, L.; Subbotin, S.A.; Karssen, G.; Moens, M.

    2004-01-01

    Radopholus arabocoffeae sp. n., a new nematode pathogenic on Coffea arabica cv. Catimor, is described from Vietnam. Females of R. arabocoffeae sp. n. are characterised by the broad amphidial apertures with prominent margins. Males are characterised by the bursa extending to one third, rarely middle,

  11. Characterisation of Trichodorus similis (Nematoda: Trichodoridae associated with potato from the Czech Republic

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    Elshishka M.

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Trichodorus similis associated with potato in the Czech Republic was described and illustrated. This study provides additional information on morphometrical and morphological characters of T. similis and integrates morphological and genetic data obtained by species-specific polymerase chain reaction and sequencing (ITS1 and D2-D3 expansion segments of 28S rDNA. The knowledge on morphological variability and genetic diversity is extended, and a rapid and accurate molecular diagnostics was successfully applied.

  12. Triterpenoid saponins from the buds of Lonicera similis.

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    Zhang, Xiao; Zou, Li-Hua; He, Yu-Lin; Peng, Cheng; Guo, Li; Xiong, Liang

    2017-11-30

    Four new lupane triterpenoid saponins, along with one known lupane and eight hederagenin saponins, were isolated from the EtOH extract of the buds of Lonicera similis Hemsl. The structures of the new compounds were established as 3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-β-D-glucopyranosyl 23-hydroxybetulinic acid 28-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester (lonisimilioside A, 1), 3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-β-D-glucopyranosyl 23-hydroxybetulinic acid 28-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→6)-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester (lonisimilioside B, 2), 3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-β-D-glucopyranosyl betulinic acid 28-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→6)-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester (lonisimilioside C, 3) and 3-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→6)-β-D-glucopyranosyl betulinic acid 28-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl ester (lonisimilioside D, 4), respectively. The cytotoxic activities of the isolates against human cancer cell lines HepG2, MCF-7 and A-549 were evaluated. Only the monodesmosidic saponin with a free carboxyl group at C-28 (12) exhibited significant cytotoxicities against HepG2, MCF-7 and A-549 cell lines with the IC 50 values of 8.98 ± 0.19, 12.48 ± 0.45 and 11.62 ± 0.54 μM, respectively. Furthermore, Hoechst fluorescence 33342 staining was used to demonstrate that 12 could induce HepG2 and A-549 cells apoptosis significantly.

  13. Plankton community structure and role of Oithona similis on the western coast of Greenland during the winter-spring transition

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    Zamora-Terol, Sara; Nielsen, Torkel Gissel; Saiz, Enric

    2013-01-01

    ) in spring (bloom and post-bloom period). The potential prey of adult females of O.similis was quantified, and grazing experiments were conducted to determine feeding rates of adult females on phytoplankton and protozooplankton >10µm. The abundance, stage composition, and egg production of O.similis was also...

  14. Identification of a novel splicing form of amelogenin gene in a reptile, Ctenosaura similis.

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    Full Text Available Amelogenin, the major enamel matrix protein in tooth development, has been demonstrated to play a significant role in tooth enamel formation. Previous studies have identified the alternative splicing of amelogenin in many mammalian vertebrates as one mechanism for amelogenin heterogeneous expression in teeth. While amelogenin and its splicing forms in mammalian vertebrates have been cloned and sequenced, the amelogenin gene, especially its splicing forms in non-mammalian species, remains largely unknown. To better understand the mechanism underlying amelogenin evolution, we previously cloned and characterized an amelogenin gene sequence from a squamate, the green iguana. In this study, we employed RT-PCR to amplify the amelogenin gene from the black spiny-tailed iguana Ctenosaura similis teeth, and discovered a novel splicing form of the amelogenin gene. The transcript of the newly identified iguana amelogenin gene (named C. Similis-T2L is 873 nucleotides long encoding an expected polypeptide of 206 amino acids. The C. Similis-T2L contains a unique exon denominated exon X, which is located between exon 5 and exon 6. The C. Similis-T2L contains 7 exons including exon 1, 2, 3, 5, X, 6, and 7. Analysis of the secondary and tertiary structures of T2L amelogenin protein demonstrated that exon X has a dramatic effect on the amelogenin structures. This is the first report to provide definitive evidence for the amelogenin alternative splicing in non-mammalian vertebrates, revealing a unique exon X and the splicing form of the amelogenin gene transcript in Ctenosaura similis.

  15. Fungsi Keuntungan Cobb-Douglas dalam Pendugaan Efisiensi Ekonomi Relatif

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    Susantun, Indah

    2000-01-01

    Researchers of agricultural economics use much the Cobb-Douglas profit function as a one of quantitative methods. This article examines it to analyze economic efficiency in term of technical and price efficiency in the casa of fermented soybean cake industry as a member and non member of cooperative (KOPTI).

  16. A Stochastic Approach to the Cobb-Douglas Production Function

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    Constantin Chilarescu; Nicolas Vaneecloo

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents a stochastic approach to the theory of aggregateproduction function, based on the theory of stochastic differentialequations. The main result is that under certain restrictions the productionfunction converges from below to the Cobb-Douglas functionproviding further support for the conclusion drawn by Jones (2005).

  17. Studies on Haliplectus Cobb, 1913. Description of Haliplectus ...

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    Specimens of the genus Haliplectus Cobb, 1913 which exhibited remarkable morphological detail were collected from coastal dune slacks in the Alexandria dune field east of the Sundays River, near Port Elizabeth, on the shore of Algoa Bay. These specimens differ from closely related species mainly in greater body length, ...

  18. EFECTO DE Trichoderma spp., Paecilomyces lilacinus Y LA INYECCIÓN DE NEMATICIDA EN EL PSEUDOTALLO EN EL COMBATE DE Radopholus similis Y LA PRODUCCIÓN DE BANANO

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    Randall Vargas

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el efecto de las cepas PB17 y B23 de Trichoderma spp., de la cepa UNA de Paecilomyces lilacinus y de la inyección de oxamil 24 SL en el pseudotallo, sobre el combate de nematodos y la producción de banano (Musa AAA. Se seleccionó una plantación comercial infestada con nematodos y sembrada con el cultivar Grande Naine. Se usó un diseño de bloques completos al azar con 6 repeticiones. De cada cepa se realizaron aplicaciones mensuales a 1 * 109 ufc.ml-1 durante 20 meses. El nematicida químico se aplicó sobre la superficie del suelo cada 4 meses y la inyección de oxamil 24SL en el pseudotallo se realizó cada 3 meses. Muestras de raíces se tomaron cada mes en cada repetición para análisis de nematodos. No se redujeron las poblaciones de nematodos en las plantas tratadas con la cepa UNA de P. lilacinus ni con las cepas PB17 y B23 de Trichoderma spp. Sin embargo, las plantas tratadas con estas cepas mostraron mayor peso del racimo (p=0,0375 y circunferencia (p=0,0402 de la planta madre, respecto a las plantas sin esa aplicación. Las plantas inyectadas con oxamil y las tratadas con la rotación de nematicidas sobre la superficie del suelo mostraron un mayor porcentaje de raíz funcional (p<0,0241 y redujeron (p<0,0001 el número de nematodos totales en 43 y 41% respectivamente, respecto al testigo. Las plantas inyectadas con oxamil aumentaron en 3,2 kg el peso del racimo (p=0,0006, mostraron mayor (p<0,0478 número de manos, calibración, longitud del fruto y circunferencia de la madre respecto a las plantas sin aplicación. No se encontraron diferencias en las variables de producción evaluadas al comparar la rotación de nematicidas sobre la superficie del suelo con la inyección de oxamil en el pseudotallo.

  19. Efecto de Trichoderma spp., Paecilomyces lilacinus y la inyección de nematicida en el pseudotallo en el combate de Radopholus similis y la producción de banano

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    Randall Vargas

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    Full Text Available Se evaluó el efecto de las cepas PB17 y B23 de Trichoderma spp., de la cepa UNA de Paecilomyces lilacinus y de la inyección de oxamil 24 SL en el pseudotallo, sobre el combate de nematodos y la producción de banano (Musa AAA. Se seleccionó una plantación comercial infestada con nematodos y sembrada con el cultivar Grande Naine. Se usó un diseño de bloques completos al azar con 6 repeticiones. De cada cepa se realizaron aplicaciones mensuales a 1 * 109 ufc.ml-1 durante 20 meses. El nematicida químico se aplicó sobre la superficie del suelo cada 4 meses y la inyección de oxamil 24SL en el pseudotallo se realizó cada 3 meses. Muestras de raíces se tomaron cada mes en cada repetición para análisis de nematodos. No se redujeron las poblaciones de nematodos en las plantas tratadas con la cepa UNA de P. lilacinus ni con las cepas PB17 y B23 de Trichoderma spp. Sin embargo, las plantas tratadas con estas cepas mostraron mayor peso del racimo (p=0,0375 y circunferencia (p=0,0402 de la planta madre, respecto a las plantas sin esa aplicación. Las plantas inyectadas con oxamil y las tratadas con la rotación de nematicidas sobre la superficie del suelo mostraron un mayor porcentaje de raíz funcional (p<0,0241 y redujeron (p<0,0001 el número de nematodos totales en 43 y 41% respectivamente, respecto al testigo. Las plantas inyectadas con oxamil aumentaron en 3,2 kg el peso del racimo (p=0,0006, mostraron mayor (p<0,0478 número de manos, calibración, longitud del fruto y circunferencia de la madre respecto a las plantas sin aplicación. No se encontraron diferencias en las variables de producción evaluadas al comparar la rotación de nematicidas sobre la superficie del suelo con la inyección de oxamil en el pseudotallo.

  20. Notes on the Egg Bearing Cyclopoid Copepod, Oithona similis Claus, 1866 of the Arabian Sea

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    Jean J. JOSE

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Morphology of the marine egg bearing cyclopoid copepod Oithona similis occurring along the southwest coast of India [Vizhinjam (8º21'56"N; 76º59'39"E, Neendakara (8º57'29"N; 76º31'13"E, Cochin (9º56'16"N; 76º13'55"E and Calicut (11º13'33"N; 75º46'30"E] from January to December 2010 at different seasons (pre monsoon, monsoon and post monsoon were studied. Detailed comparison of the structure of different appendages of O. similis with those already available for the species from Norway, Japan, China, Spain and Russia revealed minute differences in the armature of appendages, number and arrangement of spines, setae of swimming legs and anal laminae. The total length of the specimen collected from all the four stations in the study ranged from 615 to 650μ. The smallest specimens were obtained from Calicut.

  1. Iphone app use to Cobb angle in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: Does this apply?

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    Antenor Rafael de Oliveira Mazzuia

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To validate a new method of measuring the Cobb angle for scoliosis from the mobile app CobbMeter to facilitate the evaluation and measurement in clinical practice.METHODS: Five observers with minimum experience of two years in the field performed radiographic measurements of Cobb angle in 24 radiographs of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis through the CobbMeter. Observers performed serial measures on the images with the application, which were repeated after one month. The most experienced appraiser of the group, after measurements were made through the application, determined the Cobb angle in each radiography by the traditional method.RESULTS: The mean standard deviation by comparing the angles electronically and manually measured had no clinical significance. Although 40% of electronic measurements are outside the confidence interval when compared to manual measurements, this difference was insignificant in clinical practice.CONCLUSIONS: The CobbMeter is another alternative for measuring Cobb angle in scoliosis.

  2. On the identity of Mononchus digiturus Cobb, 1893, Mononchus minor Cobb, 1893, Mononchus trionchus Thorne, 1924, Mononchus montanus Thorne, 1924, and Mononchus amphigonicus Thorne, 1924

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    Identities of five ancient known species of Mononchida, namely Mononchus digiturus Cobb, 1893, M. minor Cobb, 1893, M. trionchus Thorne, 1924, M. montanus Thorne, 1924, and M. amphigonicus Thorne, 1924 have been reassessed. These are redescribed and illustrated and their systematic positions and rel...

  3. Histopathological characterization of experimentally induced cutaneous loxoscelism in rabbits inoculated with Loxosceles similis venom

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Envenomation by Loxosceles bites is characterized by dermonecrotic and/or systemic features that lead to several clinical signs and symptoms called loxoscelism. Dermonecrotic lesions are preceded by thrombosis of the dermal plexus. Recent studies show that atheromatous plaque is prone to thrombosis due to endothelial cell apoptosis. To the best of our knowledge, there are no reports of microscopic dermal lesion and endothelial cell apoptosis induced by Loxosceles similis venom in the literature. Thus, the aim of the present study is to describe histological lesions induced by L. similis venom in rabbit skin and to elucidate whether apoptosis of endothelial cells is involved in the pathogenesis of loxoscelism. Forty male rabbits were split into two groups: the control group (intradermally injected with 50 µL of PBS and the experimental group (intradermally injected with 0.5 µg of L. similis crude venom diluted in 50 µL of PBS. After 2, 4, 6 and 8 hours of injection, skin fragments were collected and processed for paraffin or methacrylate embedding. Sections of 5 µm thick were stained by HE, PAS or submitted to TUNEL reaction. Microscopically, severe edema, diffuse heterophilic inflammatory infiltrate, perivascular heterophilic infiltrate, thrombosis, fibrinoid necrosis of arteriolar wall and cutaneous muscle necrosis were observed. Two hours after venom injection, endothelial cells with apoptosis morphology were evidenced in the dermal plexus. Apoptosis was confirmed by TUNEL reaction. It seems that endothelial cell apoptosis and its consequent desquamation is an important factor that induces thrombosis and culminates in dermonecrosis, which is characteristic of cutaneous loxoscelism.

  4. Ecotoxicity of TiO{sub 2} to Daphnia similis under irradiation

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    Marcone, Glauciene P.S., E-mail: gmarcone10@gmail.com [Institute of Chemistry, UNICAMP, PO Box 6154, 13083-970, Campinas, SP (Brazil); Oliveira, Adria C.; Almeida, Gilberto; Umbuzeiro, Gisela A. [Faculty of Technology, State University of Campinas, UNICAMP, Limeira, SP (Brazil); Jardim, Wilson F., E-mail: wfjardim@iqm.unicamp.br [Institute of Chemistry, UNICAMP, PO Box 6154, 13083-970, Campinas, SP (Brazil)

    2012-04-15

    Graphical abstract: EC50 (mg L{sup -1}) values to TiO{sub 2} samples obtained in toxicity tests with Daphnia similis under different conditions of illumination (UV A and visible radiation) and in the dark (as standard protocols). P25: commercial sample containing 30% rutile and 70% anatase; M-S: synthesized sample containing 30% rutile and 70% anatase; Anatase-S: synthesized sample containing 100% anatase; Rutile-S: synthesized sample containing 100% rutile and P25*: commercial sample containing 100% rutile. Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Some key physicochemical parameters of nano TiO{sub 2} explain the toxicity observed. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Under UV A radiation, TiO{sub 2} becomes more toxic to D. similis. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Toxicity tests of photoactive nano materials require photons as control parameter. - Abstract: Currently, there are a large number of products (sunscreen, pigments, cosmetics, plastics, toothpastes and photocatalysts) that use TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles. Due to this large production, these nanoparticles can be released into the aquatic, terrestrial and aerial environments at relative high concentration. TiO{sub 2} in natural water has the capacity to harm aquatic organisms such as the Daphnia (Cladocera) species, mainly because the photocatalytic properties of this semiconductor. However, very few toxicity tests of TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles have been conducted under irradiation. The aim of this study was to evaluate anatase and rutile TiO{sub 2} toxicity to Daphnia similis exploring their photocatalytic properties by incorporating UV A and visible radiation as a parameter in the assays. Anatase and rutile TiO{sub 2} samples at the highest concentration tested (100 mg L{sup -1}) were not toxic to D. similis, neither in the dark nor under visible light conditions. The anatase form and a mixture of anatase and rutile, when illuminated by a UV A black light with a peak emission wavelength of 360 nm, presented photo

  5. Coprorhexy, coprophagy, and coprochaly in the copepods Calanus helgolandicus, Pseudocalanus elongatus, and Oithona similis

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    Iversen, Morten; Poulsen, Louise K.

    2007-01-01

    Studies of fecal pellet flux show that a large percentage of pellets produced in the upper ocean is degraded within the surface waters. It is therefore important to investigate these degradation mechanisms to understand the role of fecal pellets in the oceanic carbon cycle. Degradation of pellets....... No feeding behavior was determined for O. similis due to the lack of pellet capture in those experiments. Fecal pellets offered together with an alternative food source increased the filtration activity by C. helgolandicus and P. elongatus and thereby the number of pellets caught in their feeding current...

  6. Egg production, growth and development of the cyclopoid copepod Oithona similis

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    Sabatini, Marina; Kiørboe, Thomas

    1994-01-01

    Egg production, growth and development rates of Oithona similis were measured in the laboratory as a function of food concentration and composition. On an optimum diet, development is isochronal and growth is near exponential. The maximum juvenile growth rate at 15 degree C (0.2 day-1) is similar...... and controlled by temperature during winter. The seasonal signal in fecundity and population biomass is much weaker than in the co-occurring free-spawning calanoid genera, where fecundity and population biomass undergo dramatic seasonal variation....

  7. Turbulence and feeding behaviour affect the vertical distributions of Oithona similis and Microsetella norwegica

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    Maar, M.; Visser, Andre; Nielsen, Torkel Gissel

    2006-01-01

    in the Skagerrak and were observed within or just below the pycnocline; they are assumed to feed on sinking detrital aggregates. Both copepods use remote detection of either hydromechanical (O. similis) or chemical signals (M, norwegica) generated by the prey and both species migrated to deeper depths in response...... to elevated surface turbulence. The potential effect of turbulence on both types of feeding is theoretically shown to be negative and we suggest a turbulent dissipation rate in the range 10(-7) to 10(-6) m(2) s(-3) as a threshold triggering the observed avoidance responses....

  8. Valine needs in starting and growing Cobb (500) broilers.

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    Tavernari, F C; Lelis, G R; Vieira, R A; Rostagno, H S; Albino, L F T; Oliveira Neto, A R

    2013-01-01

    Two independent experiments were conducted with male Cobb × Cobb 500 broilers to determine the optimal valine-to-digestible-lysine ratio for broiler development. We conducted a randomized block experiment with 7 treatments, each with 8 replicates of 25 starter birds (8 to 21 d of age) and 20 finisher (30 to 43 d of age) birds. To prevent any excess of digestible lysine, 93% of the recommended level of digestible lysine was used to evaluate the valine-to-lysine ratio. The utilized levels of dietary digestible lysine were 10.7 and 9.40 g/kg for the starting and growing phases, respectively. A control diet with 100% of the recommended level of lysine and an adequate valine-to-lysine ratio was also used. The feed intake, weight gain, feed conversion ratio, and carcass parameters were evaluated. The treatments had no significant effect on the feed intakes or carcass parameters in the starter and finisher phases. However, during both of the studied phases, we observed a quadratic effect on weight gain and the feed conversion ratio. The broilers of both phases that were fed test diets with the lower valine-to-lysine (Val/Lys) ratio had poorer performance compared with those broilers fed control diets. However, when higher Val/Lys ratios were used for the starting and growing broilers that were fed test diets, the 2 groups had similar performance. During the starting phase, in broilers that were fed a higher Val/Lys ratio, weight gain, and the feed conversion ratio improved by 5.5% compared with broilers fed the basal diets. The broilers in the growing phase also had improved performance (by 7 to 8%) when the test diets had higher Val/Lys ratios. Based on the analysis of the starter phase data, we concluded that the optimal digestible Val/Lys ratio for Cobb × Cobb 500 broilers is 77%, whereas for birds in the finisher phase (30 to 43 d of age), a digestible Val/Lys ratio of 76% is suggested.

  9. Effect of gregarines (Apicomplexa: Sporozoa) on survival and weight loss of Victorwithius similis (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones).

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    Bollatti, Fedra; Ceballos, Alejandra

    2014-03-01

    Gregarines are common intestinal parasites of numerous invertebrate groups. Their effects on host viability and development have been a matter of debate. Although they may not be lethal to the host, they can be harmless commensals, by affecting adaptive traits, or have a beneficial relationship with the host. This study focused on determining prevalence, intensity, and change in infection intensity over time by septate gregarines, and monitoring the effects on survival and weight loss in the pseudoscorpion Victorwithius similis. Individuals (n=24 females, n=55 males and n=41 tritonymphs) were captured in the field, transported to the vivarium and bred under laboratory conditions. A high prevalence of infection was found, with 77.27% of females, 62.50% of males and 73.53% of tritonymphs harboring intense infections. Of the infected pseudoscorpions, 62% of females, 58% of males and 71% of tritonymphs did not show changes in infection intensity over time. The group that maintained intense infections survived longer than those with less intense infections (χ(2)=8.642; p=0.035). Most of the results obtained indicate that relationship studied between gregarines and the pseudoscorpion V. similis might be a case of commensalism. This would explain why the infection level and prevalence was very high, as well as the apparent lack of direct costs to highly infected individuals those with infections. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Ecotoxicity of TiO2 to Daphnia similis under irradiation.

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    Marcone, Glauciene P S; Oliveira, Adria C; Almeida, Gilberto; Umbuzeiro, Gisela A; Jardim, Wilson F

    2012-04-15

    Currently, there are a large number of products (sunscreen, pigments, cosmetics, plastics, toothpastes and photocatalysts) that use TiO(2) nanoparticles. Due to this large production, these nanoparticles can be released into the aquatic, terrestrial and aerial environments at relative high concentration. TiO(2) in natural water has the capacity to harm aquatic organisms such as the Daphnia (Cladocera) species, mainly because the photocatalytic properties of this semiconductor. However, very few toxicity tests of TiO(2) nanoparticles have been conducted under irradiation. The aim of this study was to evaluate anatase and rutile TiO(2) toxicity to Daphnia similis exploring their photocatalytic properties by incorporating UV A and visible radiation as a parameter in the assays. Anatase and rutile TiO(2) samples at the highest concentration tested (100 mg L(-1)) were not toxic to D. similis, neither in the dark nor under visible light conditions. The anatase form and a mixture of anatase and rutile, when illuminated by a UV A black light with a peak emission wavelength of 360 nm, presented photo-dependent EC50 values of 56.9-7.8 mg L(-1), which indicates a toxicity mechanism caused by ROS (reactive oxygen species) generation. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. A tractable alternative to Cobb-Douglas utility for imperfect competition

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    Xiangkang Yin

    2000-01-01

    This paper proposes a tractable alternative to Cobb-Douglas utility to resolve the problems of lack of reservation price and income effects in demand functions derived from Cobb-Douglas utility or quasilinear utility. Another advantage of this alternative is that it provides a closed-form general equilibrium in the case where some industries are monopoly while others are imperfectly competitive.

  12. Commentary: Can Free Reading Take You All The Way? A Response to Cobb (2007)

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    McQuillan, Jeff; Krashen, Stephen D.

    2008-01-01

    Cobb (2007) argues that free reading cannot provide L2 readers with sufficient opportunities for acquiring vocabulary in order to reach an adequate level of reading comprehension of English texts. In this paper, the authors argue that (1) Cobb severely underestimates the amount of reading even a very modest reading habit would afford L2 readers,…

  13. Preussilides A-F, Bicyclic Polyketides from the Endophytic Fungus Preussia similis with Antiproliferative Activity.

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    Noumeur, Sara R; Helaly, Soleiman E; Jansen, Rolf; Gereke, Marcus; Stradal, Theresia E B; Harzallah, Daoud; Stadler, Marc

    2017-05-26

    Six novel bioactive bicyclic polyketides (1-6) were isolated from cultures of an endophytic fungus of the medicinal plant Globularia alypum collected in Batna, Algeria. The producer organism was identified as Preussia similis using morphological and molecular phylogenetic methods. The structures of metabolites 1-6, for which the trivial names preussilides A-F are proposed, were elucidated using a combination of spectral methods, including extensive 2D NMR spectroscopy, high-resolution mass spectrometry, and CD spectroscopy. Preussilides were tested for antimicrobial and antiproliferative effects, and, in particular, compounds 1 and 3 showed selective activities against eukaryotes. Subsequent studies on the influence of 1 and 3 on the morphology of human osteosarcoma cells (U2OS) suggest that these two polyketides might target an enzyme involved in coordination of the cell division cycle. Hence, they might, for instance, affect timing or spindle assembly mechanisms, leading to defects in chromosome segregation and/or spindle geometry.

  14. Lethal effects of abamectin on the aquatic organisms Daphnia similis, Chironomus xanthus and Danio rerio.

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    Novelli, Andréa; Vieira, Bruna Horvath; Cordeiro, Daniela; Cappelini, Luciana Teresa Dias; Vieira, Eny Maria; Espíndola, Evaldo Luiz Gaeta

    2012-01-01

    Abamectin is used as an acaricide and insecticide for fruits, vegetables and ornamental plants, as well as a parasiticide for animals. One of the major problems of applying pesticides to crops is the likelihood of contaminating aquatic ecosystems by drift or runoff. Therefore, toxicity tests in the laboratory are important tools to predict the effects of chemical substances in aquatic ecosystems. The aim of this study was to assess the potential hazards of abamectin to the freshwater biota and consequently the possible losses of ecological services in contaminated water bodies. For this purpose, we identified the toxicity of abamectin on daphnids, insects and fish. Abamectin was highly toxic, with an EC(50) 48 h for Daphnia similis of 5.1 ng L(-1), LC(50) 96 h for Chironomus xanthus of 2.67 μg L(-1) and LC(50) 48 h for Danio rerio of 33 μg L(-1). Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  15. Cobb-1 versus cobb-to-cobb anterior fusion for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis Lenke 5C curves: a radiological comparative study.

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    Dubory, Arnaud; Miladi, Lotfi; Ilharreborde, Brice; Gennari, Jean-Marie; Rouissi, Jihane; Glorion, Christophe; Flouzat Lachaniette, Charles Henri; Odent, Thierry

    2017-06-01

    Anterior fusion is a well-established procedure for the treatment of Lenke 5C adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). This retrospective study aimed to assess preoperative and postoperative radiographic differences between the conventional anterior fusion and anterior short fusions (ASF) in Lenke 5C AIS. Radiographic data of 42 consecutive cases of Lenke 5C AIS, which were surgically treated through anterior segmental fusion, were analyzed retrospectively. Patients have been divided into two groups: C group (n = 19) treated by the conventional fusion from the proximal end vertebra to the distal end vertebra of the main curve and C-1 group (n = 23) treated by ASF, sparing the lowest end vertebra of the main curve. Cobb angles of main curve, apical vertebra tilt, C7 coronal tilt, lowest instrumented vertebra angle (LIV angle), LIV adjacent level disc angulation (LIVDA), and the first uninstrumented vertebra angle (FUV angle) were measured on anteroposterior radiographs of the entire spine. LIVDA, FUV wedging, and rotation were measured on stretch films. C7 sagittal tilt, lumbar lordosis, thoracic kyphosis, and proximal kyphosis junction were measured on lateral radiographs of the entire spine. Repeated-measures analysis of variance and fisher test were used for the statistical analysis. The preoperative main curve was 39.9 ± 9.1° in the C group vs. (versus) 42.8 ± 11.8° in the C-1 group. At a mean follow-up of 26.2 months (range 10.5-66.3 months), postoperative main curve improved of 75.8 ± 21.2 % (10.4 ± 9.2°, p 5C AIS, but ASF seems to induce adding-on of the disk below the LIV. FUV rotation on stretch films does not seem to be a predictive factor of postoperative radiological outcome.

  16. Radiographic measures of thoracic kyphosis in osteoporosis: Cobb and vertebral centroid angles

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    Briggs, A.M.; Greig, A.M. [University of Melbourne, Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, School of Physiotherapy, Victoria (Australia); University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria (Australia); Wrigley, T.V.; Tully, E.A.; Adams, P.E.; Bennell, K.L. [University of Melbourne, Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, School of Physiotherapy, Victoria (Australia)

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    Several measures can quantify thoracic kyphosis from radiographs, yet their suitability for people with osteoporosis remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to examine the validity and reliability of the vertebral centroid and Cobb angles in people with osteoporosis. Lateral radiographs of the thoracic spine were captured in 31 elderly women with osteoporosis. Thoracic kyphosis was measured globally (T1-T12) and regionally (T4-T9) using Cobb and vertebral centroid angles. Multisegmental curvature was also measured by fitting polynomial functions to the thoracic curvature profile. Canonical and Pearson correlations were used to examine correspondence; agreement between measures was examined with linear regression. Moderate to high intra- and inter-rater reliability was achieved (SEM = 0.9-4.0 ). Concurrent validity of the simple measures was established against multisegmental curvature (r = 0.88-0.98). Strong association was observed between the Cobb and centroid angles globally (r = 0.84) and regionally (r = 0.83). Correspondence between measures was moderate for the Cobb method (r = 0.72), yet stronger for the centroid method (r = 0.80). The Cobb angle was 20% greater for regional measures due to the influence of endplate tilt. Regional Cobb and centroid angles are valid and reliable measures of thoracic kyphosis in people with osteoporosis. However, the Cobb angle is biased by endplate tilt, suggesting that the centroid angle is more appropriate for this population. (orig.)

  17. Notes on the Egg Bearing Cyclopoid Copepod, Oithona similis Claus, 1866 of the Arabian Sea

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    Full Text Available Morphology of the marine egg bearing cyclopoid copepod Oithona similis occurring along the southwest coast of India [Vizhinjam (8º21'56"N; 76º59'39"E, Neendakara (8º57'29"N; 76º31'13"E, Cochin (9º56'16"N; 76º13'55"E and Calicut (11º13'33"N; 75º46'30"E] from January to December 2010 at different seasons (pre monsoon, monsoon and post monsoon were studied. Detailed comparison of the structure of different appendages of O. similis with those already available for the species from Norway, Japan, China, Spain and Russia revealed minute differences in the armature of appendages, number and arrangement of spines, setae of swimming legs and anal laminae. The total length of the specimen collected from all the four stations in the study ranged from 615 to 650μ. The smallest specimens were obtained from Calicut.

  18. Earlier hatching time predisposes Cobb broiler chickens to tibial dyschondroplasia.

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    Groves, P J; Muir, W I

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    Fertile eggs from Cobb 500 broiler breeder hens were incubated to provide low starting egg shell temperatures (EST; 36.9°C to 37.3°C) which were gradually increased to 37.8°C during the first 7 to 15 days of incubation compared with eggs incubated with a constant EST of 37.8°C (standard conditions) over the first 18 days of incubation. Time of individual chick hatching (measured at 6 h intervals from 468 h of incubation), chick weight, chick length and yolk weight were measured at take-off and BW was measured at 7, 14, 28, 34 and 42 days of age. Male birds at 34 and 42 days of age were assessed for their ability to remain standing in a latency-to-lie test. At 34 and 42 days, male birds were examined for leg symmetry, foot pad dermatitis, hock bruising and scored (scale 0 to 4, where 0=no lesion and 4=lesions extending completely across the tibial growth plate) for tibial dyschondroplasia (TD) lesions. The lower EST profiles caused chicks to hatch later than those incubated under the standard EST profile. Chicks which hatched at ⩽498 h incubation grew faster over the first 7 days than those that hatched later. There were significantly more birds (only males were studied) that hatched from the lower EST profiles with TD scores of 0 and 1 and fewer with score 4 at 34 days than those hatched under the standard profile. Male birds at 34 days with TD lesions ⩾3 stood for significantly shorter times than males with TD scores ⩽2. Moreover, male birds at 34 and 42 days with TD lesion scores of ⩾3 hatched significantly earlier and grew significantly faster over the first 2 weeks of age than did male birds with TD scores ⩽2. It appears possible to decrease the severity and prevalence of TD in the Cobb 500 broiler by ensuring that the birds do not hatch before 498 h of incubation.

  19. SEM studies on immature stages of the drone flies (diptera, syrphidae): Eristalis similis (Fallen, 1817) and Eristalis tenax (Linnaeus, 1758).

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    Pérez-Bañón, Celeste; Hurtado, Pilar; García-Gras, Elena; Rojo, Santos

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    Adult drone flies (Syrphidae: Eristalis spp.) resemble male honeybees in appearance. Their immature stages are commonly known as rat-tailed maggots due to the presence of a very long anal segment and a telescopic breathing tube. The larvae are associated with decaying organic material in liquid or semi-liquid media, as in the case of other saprophagous eristalines. Biological and morphological data were obtained from both laboratory cultures and sampling in the field. Drone flies are important pollinators for wild flowers and crops. In fact, mass rearing protocols of Eristalis species are being developed to be used as efficient alternative pollinators. However, deeper knowledge of larval morphology and biology is required to improve artificial rearing. The production quality control of artificial rearing must manage the consistency and reliability of the production output avoiding, for example contamination with similar species. This article presents the first description of the larva and puparium of E. similis, including a comparative morphological study of preimaginal stages of the anthropophilic and ubiquitous European hoverfly species E. tenax. Scanning electron microscopy has been used for the first time to describe larvae and puparia of both species. Moreover, the preimaginal morphology of E. similis has been compared with all known descriptions of the genus Eristalis. The main diagnostic characters of the preimaginal stages of E. similis are the morphology of the anterior spiracles (shape of clear area and arrangement of facets) and pupal spiracles (length, shape, and arrangement of tubercles). Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  20. The Utilization of the Cobb-Douglas Production Function for Analyzing Indonesia's and Malaysia's Economic Growth

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    Full Text Available This paper presents the utilization Cobb-Douglas production function in its classical form for analyzing Indonesia's and Malaysia's economic growth in relation to the intensity of using capital and labour as determinants of the production.

  1. APPLICABILITY OF THE COBB ANGLE MEASUREMENT IN IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS USING SCANNED IMAGING

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Objectives: To compare the measurement of the Cobb angle on printed radiographs and on scanned radiographs viewed through the software "PixViewer". Methods: Preoperative radiographs of 23 patients were evaluated on printed films and through the software "PixViewer". The same evaluator, a spine surgeon, chose the proximal and distal limiting vertebrae of the main curve on printed radiographs, without identification of patients, and measured the Cobb angle based on these parameters. The same parameters and measurements were applied to scanned radiographs. The measurements were compared, as well as the choice of limiting vertebrae. Results: The average variation of the Cobb angle between methods was 1.48 ± 1.73°. The intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC was 0.99, demonstrating excellent reproducibility. Conclusion: The Cobb method can be used to evaluate scoliosis through the "PixViewer" tool with the same reliability as the classic method on printed radiographs.

  2. Acetaminophen and zinc phosphide for lethal management of invasive lizards Ctenosaura similis

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    Michael L. AVERY, John D. EISEMANN, Kandy L. KEACHER,Peter J. SAVARIE

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    Full Text Available Reducing populations of invasive lizards through trapping and shooting is feasible in many cases but effective integrated management relies on a variety of tools, including toxicants. In Florida, using wild-caught non-native black spiny-tailed iguanas Ctenosaura similis, we screened acetaminophen and zinc phosphide to determine their suitability for effective population management of this prolific invasive species. Of the animals that received acetaminophen, none died except at the highest test dose, 240 mg per lizard, which is not practical for field use. Zinc phosphide produced 100% mortality at dose levels as little as 25 mg per lizard, equivalent to about 0.5% in bait which is lower than currently used in commercial baits for commensal rodent control. We conclude that zinc phosphide has potential as a useful tool for reducing populations of invasive lizards such as the black spiny-tailed iguana provided target-selective delivery methods are developed [Current Zoology 57 (5: 625–629, 2011].

  3. Fate of ivermectin in the terrestrial and aquatic environment: mobility, degradation, and toxicity towards Daphnia similis.

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    Rath, Susanne; Pereira, Leandro Alves; Bosco, Sandra Maria Dal; Maniero, Milena Guedes; Fostier, Anne Hélène; Guimarães, José Roberto

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    Ivermectin (IVM) is a broad-spectrum antiparasitic drug that is regularly employed in veterinary medicine. In this work, the sorption and desorption of IVM in two Brazilian soils (N1-sand and S2-clay) as well as its leaching capacity, dissipation under aerobic conditions, and degradation in aqueous solution by photocatalysis with TiO2 in suspension were evaluated. The kinetic sorption curves of IVM were adjusted to a pseudo-second-order model. The sorption and desorption data were well fitted with the Freundlich isotherms in the log form (r > 0.96). The Freundlich sorption coefficient (K F (ads) ) and the Freundlich desorption coefficient (K F (des) ) were 77.7 and 120 μg(1-1/n) (cm(3))(1/n) g(-1) and 74.5 and 138 μg(1-1/n) (cm(3))(1/n) g(-1), for soils N1 and S2, respectively. A greater leaching capacity of IVM was observed for the sandy soil N1 than for the clay soil S2. Under aerobic conditions, the dissipation (DT50) at 19.3 °C was 15.5 days (soil N1) and 11.5 days (soil S2). Photocatalysis with UVC and TiO2 in suspension resulted in the degradation of 98 % of IVM (500 μg L(-1)) in water in 600 s. The toxicity (Daphnia similis) of the solutions submitted to the photocatalytic process was completely eliminated after 10 min.

  4. An Allometric Algorithm for Fractal-Based Cobb-Douglas Function of Geographical Systems

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    Hongyu Luo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The generalized Cobb-Douglas production function has been derived from a general input-output relation based on fractality assumptions. It was proved to be a useful self-affine model for geographical analysis. However, the ordinary least square calculation is always an ineffectual method for the Cobb-Douglas modeling because of the multicollinearity in the logarithmic linear regression. In this paper, a novel approach is proposed to build the geographical Cobb-Douglas models. Combining the concept of allometric scaling with the linear regression technique, we obtain a simple algorithm that can be employed to estimate the parameters of the Cobb-Douglas function. As a case, the algorithm and models are applied to the public transportation of China’s cities, and the results validate the allometric algorithm. A conclusion can be drawn that the allometric analysis is an effective way of modeling geographical systems with the general Cobb-Douglas function. This study is significant for integrating the notions of allometry, fractals, and scaling into a new framework to form a quantitative methodology of spatial analysis.

  5. Cobb's collar occurring in two brothers in a family: A rare entity revisited

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    Pal, Partha; Ray, Sayantan; Talukdar, Arunansu; Sonthalia, Nikhil; Chakraborty, Sumit

    2014-01-01

    Most urethral strictures arise from iatrogenic, traumatic, or inflammatory causes. We report the familial occurrence of a congenital bulbar urethral stricture in two brothers. Retrograde and voiding cystourethrography was performed. A Cobb's collar was diagnosed after radiological and endoscopic evaluation in both cases and was successfully managed with urethroplasty. Cobb's collar is a rarely recognized cause of a membranous stricture of bulbar urethra that can lead to several urinary problems. In cases of adolescent and young adults presenting with symptoms of progressive urinary obstruction and enuresis with or without urinary tract infection, Cobb's collar can be seen as a minor constriction in the bulbar urethra, but is not frequently symptomatic, and the familial occurrence of such a stricture is even rarer. PMID:24851013

  6. Comparison of two- and three-dimensional measurement of the Cobb angle in scoliosis.

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    Lechner, Ricarda; Putzer, David; Dammerer, Dietmar; Liebensteiner, Michael; Bach, Christian; Thaler, Martin

    2017-05-01

    The Cobb angle as an objective measure is used to determine the progression of deformity, and is the basis in the planning of conservative and surgical treatment. However, studies have shown that the Cobb angle has two limitations: an inter- and intraobserver variability of the measurement is approximately 3-5 degrees, and high variability regarding the definition of the end vertebra. Scoliosis is a three-dimensional (3D) pathology, and 3D pathologies cannot be completely assessed by two-dimensional (2D) methods, like 2D radiography. The objective of this study was to determine the intraobserver and interobserver reliability of end vertebra definition and Cobb angle measurement using X-rays and 3D computer tomography (CT) reconstructions in scoliotic spines. To assess interoberver variation the Cobb angle and the end vertebra were assessed by five observers in 55 patients using X-rays and 3D CT reconstructions. Definition of end vertebra and measurement of the Cobb angle was repeated two times with a three-week interval. Intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) were used to determine the interobserver and intraobserver reliabilities. 95% prediction limits were provided for measurement errors. Intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) showed excellent reliability for both methods. The measured Cobb angle was on average 9.2 degrees larger in the 3D CT group (72.8°, range 30-144) than on 2D radiography (63.6°, range 24-152). In scoliosis treatment it is very essential to determine the curve magnitude, which is larger in a 3D measurement compared to 2D radiography.

  7. Reliability analysis of a smartphone-aided measurement method for the Cobb angle of scoliosis.

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    Qiao, Jun; Liu, Zhen; Xu, Leilei; Wu, Tao; Zheng, Xin; Zhu, Zezhang; Zhu, Feng; Qian, Bangpin; Qiu, Yong

    2012-06-01

    A comparison between the smartphone-aided measurement method and the manual measurement method for the Cobb angle in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. To evaluate the reliability and measurement error for the smartphone-aided Cobb angle measurement method and compare its reliability and measurement error with those of the manual method. The development of smartphones has provided new opportunities that integrate mobile technology into daily clinical practice. Smartphone applications can provide quick assistance in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Cobbmeter is a smartphone application designed for the measurement of Cobb angle on Apple iPhone smartphones. There is no study on the reliability and measurement error of this smartphone-aided measurement method. : Fifty-three posteroanterior radiographs of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients with thoracic scoliosis were used for the standard Cobb method of measurement (manual set) and the smartphone-aided Cobb method of measurement (smartphone set). Five spinal surgeons measured the Cobb angle with the use of both the manual method and the smartphone-aided method. The measurement time was recorded for every measurement. The frequency and the cumulative percent distribution for intraobserver differences were tabulated, both for the individual examiners and for the overall results for the 5 examiners. The intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) 2-way mixed model on absolute agreement was used to analyze measurement reliability. Summary statistics from analyses of variance calculations were used to provide 95% prediction limits for the error in measurements. A paired t test was used to compare the time consumed for the measurement between both sets. The intraobserver and interobserver ICCs were excellent in the smartphone set and in the manual set. Both the intraobserver ICC and the interobserver ICC were better in the smartphone set than in the manual set. The mean Cobb angle of all measured x-rays was 29

  8. COMMENTARY: CAN FREE READING TAKE YOU ALL THE WAY? A RESPONSE TO COBB (2007

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    Jeff McQuillan

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Cobb (2007 argues that free reading cannot provide L2 readers with sufficient opportunities for acquiring vocabulary in order to reach an adequate level of reading comprehension of English texts. In this paper, we argue that (1 Cobb severely underestimates the amount of reading even a very modest reading habit would afford L2 readers, and therefore underestimates the impact of free reading on L2 vocabulary development; and (2 Cobb’s data show that free reading is in fact a very powerful tool in vocabulary acquisition.

  9. 74 Microeconomics The Complete Theory of Cobb-Douglas Production Function

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    Cătălin Angelo Ioan

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The paper treats various aspects concerning the Cobb-Douglas production function. On the one hand were highlighted conditions for the existence of the Cobb-Douglas function. Also were calculated the main indicators of it and short and long-term costs. It has also been studied the dependence of long-term cost of the parameters of the production function. The determination of profit was made both for perfect competition market and maximizes its conditions. Also we have studied the effects of Hicks and Slutsky and the production efficiency problem

  10. An Application of the Cobb-Douglas Model to the Association of Research Libraries.

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    Hayes, Robert M; And Others

    1983-01-01

    Explores alternative measures--Ph.D.s produced by the institution, number of faculty, number of interlibrary loans, number of publications attributable to the institution--to be used to test applicability to research libraries of the Cobb-Douglas production function, which relates three variables--production, labor, and capital investment.…

  11. On Measurement of Efficiency of Cobb-Douglas Production Function with Additive and Multiplicative Errors

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    Md. Moyazzem Hossain

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available In developing counties, efficiency of economic development has determined by the analysis of industrial production. An examination of the characteristic of industrial sector is an essential aspect of growth studies. The most of the developed countries are highly industrialized as they brief “The more industrialization, the more development”. For proper industrialization and industrial development we have to study industrial input-output relationship that leads to production analysis. For a number of reasons econometrician’s belief that industrial production is the most important component of economic development because, if domestic industrial production increases, GDP will increase, if elasticity of labor is higher, implement rates will increase and investment will increase if elasticity of capital is higher. In this regard, this paper should be helpful in suggesting the most suitable Cobb-Douglas production function to forecast the production process for some selected manufacturing industries of developing countries like Bangladesh. This paper choose the appropriate Cobb-Douglas function which gives optimal combination of inputs, that is, the combination that enables it to produce the desired level of output with minimum cost and hence with maximum profitability for some selected manufacturing industries of Bangladesh over the period 1978-79 to 2011-2012. The estimated results shows that the estimates of both capital and labor elasticity of Cobb-Douglas production function with additive errors are more efficient than those estimates of Cobb-Douglas production function with multiplicative errors.

  12. Soils, crop production, and geology in the Fort Cobb reservoir watershed, southwestern Oklahoma

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    The Ft. Cobb Reservoir Experimental Watershed (FCREW) is one of 14 ARS benchmark CEAP (Conservation Effects Assessment Project) watersheds. To address basic CEAP research questions, and to foster interagency research collaborations, several spatial data sets and data from various field experiments ...

  13. Computer-Aided Cobb Measurement Based on Automatic Detection of Vertebral Slopes Using Deep Neural Network.

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    Zhang, Junhua; Li, Hongjian; Lv, Liang; Zhang, Yufeng

    2017-01-01

    To develop a computer-aided method that reduces the variability of Cobb angle measurement for scoliosis assessment. A deep neural network (DNN) was trained with vertebral patches extracted from spinal model radiographs. The Cobb angle of the spinal curve was calculated automatically from the vertebral slopes predicted by the DNN. Sixty-five in vivo radiographs and 40 model radiographs were analyzed. An experienced surgeon performed manual measurements on the aforementioned radiographs. Two examiners used both the proposed and the manual measurement methods to analyze the aforementioned radiographs. For model radiographs, the intraclass correlation coefficients were greater than 0.98, and the mean absolute differences were less than 3°. This indicates that the proposed system showed high repeatability for measurements of model radiographs. For the in vivo radiographs, the reliabilities were lower than those from the model radiographs, and the differences between the computer-aided measurement and the manual measurement by the surgeon were higher than 5°. The variability of Cobb angle measurements can be reduced if the DNN system is trained with enough vertebral patches. Training data of in vivo radiographs must be included to improve the performance of DNN. Vertebral slopes can be predicted by DNN. The computer-aided system can be used to perform automatic measurements of Cobb angle, which is used to make reliable and objective assessments of scoliosis.

  14. Hviler Dansk Økonomi på en Cobb-Douglas teknologi?

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    Harck, Søren H.

    Prisdannelsen og faktorefterspørgslen i Det økonomiske Råds sekretariats SMEC-model af dansk økonomi har siden 1998 været teoretisk begrundet i en underliggende Cobb-Douglas teknologi (i kombination med en antagelse om omkostningsminimering). I SMEC-forgængeren SMEC 94 var det derimod markup...

  15. Egg characteristics and hatch performance of Athens Canadian Random Bred 1955 meat-type chickens and 2013 Cobb 500 broilers.

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    Collins, K E; McLendon, B L; Wilson, J L

    2014-09-01

    Athens Canadian Random Bred (ACRB) chickens, a 1955 meat-type control strain, were incubated with the 2013 Cobb 500 broiler to determine differences in egg composition, conductance values, incubation duration, hatch performance, and yolk utilization. Unincubated ACRB eggs had greater percentage solids than Cobb 500 eggs. The ACRB eggs had a greater solid portion as yolk, whereas the Cobb 500 devoted more solid percentage to albumen. Percentage shell was not different between the strains, but ACRB eggs had 2.7% greater percentage moisture loss after 18 d of incubation than Cobb 500 eggs. Conductance, conductance constant, and conductance standardized to a 100 g egg weight basis were all higher for ACRB eggs than Cobb 500 eggs at 12 and 18 d of incubation. The Cobb 500 chicks hatched 6 h earlier than ACRB chicks. The Cobb 500 incubation duration was 498 h, and the ACRB incubation duration was 504 h. There was no difference between the strains for percentage infertile eggs, embryonic mortality, hatchability, or salable chicks. The ACRB chicks hatched with a smaller dried residual yolk sac as a percentage of chick weight compared with the Cobb 500. Both strains had an average relative yolk-free chick weight of 61% of average initial egg weight. Thus the Cobb 500 eggs had decreased gas exchange across the eggshell, which may have contributed to the earlier hatch and decreased yolk utilization. Modern Cobb 500 broiler embryonic metabolism appears to have either become more dependent on albumen rather than yolk or has become more efficient with yolk reserves during development. Broiler hatch performance does not appear to have changed over the past 58 yr. © 2014 Poultry Science Association Inc.

  16. Marinobacter salarius sp. nov. and Marinobacter similis sp. nov., isolated from sea water.

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    Hooi Jun Ng

    Full Text Available Two non-pigmented, motile, Gram-negative marine bacteria designated R9SW1T and A3d10T were isolated from sea water samples collected from Chazhma Bay, Gulf of Peter the Great, Sea of Japan, Pacific Ocean, Russia and St. Kilda Beach, Port Phillip Bay, the Tasman Sea, Pacific Ocean, respectively. Both organisms were found to grow between 4 °C and 40 °C, between pH 6 to 9, and are moderately halophilic, tolerating up to 20% (w/v NaCl. Both strains were found to be able to degrade Tween 40 and 80, but only strain R9SW1T was found to be able to degrade starch. The major fatty acids were characteristic for the genus Marinobacter including C16:0, C16:1ω7c, C18:1ω9c and C18:1ω7c. The G+C content of the DNA for strains R9SW1T and A3d10T were determined to be 57.1 mol% and 57.6 mol%, respectively. The two new strains share 97.6% of their 16S rRNA gene sequences, with 82.3% similarity in the average nucleotide identity (ANI, 19.8% similarity in the in silico genome-to-genome distance (GGD, 68.1% similarity in the average amino acid identity (AAI of all conserved protein-coding genes, and 31 of the Karlin's genomic signature dissimilarity. A phylogenetic analysis showed that R9SW1T clusters with M. algicola DG893T sharing 99.40%, and A3d10T clusters with M. sediminum R65T sharing 99.53% of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities. The results of the genomic and polyphasic taxonomic study, including genomic, genetic, phenotypic, chemotaxonomic and phylogenetic analyses based on the 16S rRNA, gyrB and rpoD gene sequence similarities, the analysis of the protein profiles generated using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, and DNA-DNA relatedness data, indicated that strains R9SW1T and A3d10(T represent two novel species of the genus Marinobacter. The names Marinobacter salarius sp. nov., with the type strain R9SW1(T ( =  LMG 27497(T  =  JCM 19399(T  =  CIP 110588(T  =  KMM 7502(T and Marinobacter similis sp. nov., with the type strain A3d10(T (

  17. Descrição da larva de Scinax similis (Cochran com notas comparativas sobre o grupo "ruber" no sudeste do Brasil (Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae Description of the larva of Scinax similis (Cochran with comparative notes on the Scinax ruber group in Southeastern Brazil (Amphibia, Anura, Hylidae

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    Full Text Available The larva of Scinax similis (Cochran, 1952 is described from Ilha do Fundão (Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Comparisons with other species of the group that occur in Southeastern Brazil are added. The larva of S. similis can be distinguished by the following diagnostic features: (1 eyes large in relation to body length (17,3%, body height (26,8%, and body width (29,7%, interocular distance three times larger than eye diameter; (2 lower beak with two transverse stripes, proximal half white and distal half black.

  18. Evaluation of the sensitivity of two plantain varieties essong and big ...

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    Evaluation of the sensitivity of two plantain varieties essong and big ebanga to the nematode Radopholus similis. Philippe Kosma, Ambang Zachée, Begoude Dider, Ten Hoopen Martijn, Kuate Jean, Amougou Akoa ...

  19. Some Characterizations of the Cobb-Douglas and CES Production Functions in Microeconomics

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    Xiaoshu Wang

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    Full Text Available It is well known that the study of the shape and the properties of the production possibility frontier is a subject of great interest in economic analysis. Vîlcu (Vîlcu, 2011 proved that the generalized Cobb-Douglas production function has constant return to scale if and only if the corresponding hypersurface is developable. Later on, the authors A. D. Vîlcu and G. E. Vîlcu, 2011 extended this result to the case of CES production function. Both results establish an interesting link between some fundamental notions in the theory of production functions and the differential geometry of hypersurfaces in Euclidean spaces. In this paper, we give some characterizations of minimal generalized Cobb-Douglas and CES production hypersurfaces in Euclidean spaces.

  20. Age related muscle texture variation between Cobb-500 and Ross broiler strain

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    Meat characteristics of Cobb-500 and Ross boiler strains in terms of histomorphometry of myocyte, fat tissue and connective tissue were studied. Two representative muscles from breast (Pectoralis thoracis and Supracoracoideus) and two from thigh (Ilitibialis lateralis and Iliotibialis cranialis) were selected. Thicker myofiber in breast and thinner myofiber in thigh were found in Ross strain. The perimysial thickness significantly differed among the muscles. The perimysial thickness of breast...

  1. A theorem on homogeneous functions and extended Cobb-Douglas forms.

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    Charnes, A; Cooper, W W; Schinnar, A P

    1976-10-01

    A form for homogeneous functions is presented which shows them to be a very simple extension of the wellknown Cobb-Douglas functions with similar properties in production (and distribution) economics. This form thus suggests new possibilities for interpreting a wide variety of empirical and theoretical results in economics; it also provides contact with developments in other fields, such as information theory and geometric programming.

  2. 67 A Study of Cobb-Douglas Production Function with Differential Geometry

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    Alin Cristian Ioan

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    Full Text Available In this paper we shall made an analysis of Cobb-Douglas production function from the differential point of view. We shall obtain some interesting results about the nature of the points of the surface, the total curvature, the conditions when a production function is minimal and finally we give the equations of the geodesics on the surface i.e. the curves of minimal length between two points.

  3. Accounting for Productivity: Is it OK to Assume that the World is Cobb-Douglas?

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    Shekhar Aiyar; Carl-Johan Dalgaard

    2008-01-01

    The development accounting literature almost always assumes a Cobb-Douglas (CD) production function. However, if in reality the elasticity of substitution between capital and labor deviates substantially from 1, the assumption is invalid, potentially casting doubt on the commonly held view that factors of production are relatively unimportant in accounting for differences in labor productivity. We use international data on relative factor shares and capital-output ratios to formulate a number...

  4. Assessment of conservation practices in the Fort Cobb Reservoir watershed, southwestern Oklahoma

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    Becker, Carol J.

    2011-01-01

    The Fort Cobb Reservoir watershed encompasses about 813 square kilometers of rural farm land in Caddo, Custer, and Washita Counties in southwestern Oklahoma. The Fort Cobb Reservoir and six stream segments were identified on the Oklahoma 1998 303(d) list as not supporting designated beneficial uses because of impairment by nutrients, suspended solids, sedimentation, pesticides, and unknown toxicity. As a result, State and Federal agencies, in collaboration with conservation districts and landowners, started conservation efforts in 2001 to decrease erosion and transport of sediments and nutrients to the reservoir and improve water quality in tributaries. The U.S. Department of Agriculture selected the Fort Cobb Reservoir watershed in 2003 as 1 of 14 benchmark watersheds under the Conservation Effectiveness Assessment Project with the objective of quantifying the environmental benefits derived from agricultural conservation programs in reducing inflows of sediments and phosphorus to the reservoir. In November 2004, the Biologic, Geographic, Geologic, and Water Disciplines of the U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with the Agricultural Research Service, Grazinglands Research Laboratory in El Reno, Oklahoma, began an interdisciplinary investigation to produce an integrated publication to complement this program. This publication is a compilation of 10 report chapters describing land uses, soils, geology, climate, and water quality in streams and the reservoir through results of field and remote sensing investigations from 2004 to 2007. The investigations indicated that targeting best-management practices to small intermittent streams draining to the reservoir and to the Cobb Creek subwatershed may effectively augment efforts to improve eutrophic to hypereutrophic conditions that continue to affect the reservoir. The three major streams flowing into the reservoir contribute nutrients causing eutrophication, but minor streams draining cultivated fields near the

  5. REVIEW OF ADVANCES IN COBB ANGLE CALCULATION AND IMAGE-BASED MODELLING TECHNIQUES FOR SPINAL DEFORMITIES

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    V. Giannoglou

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Scoliosis is a 3D deformity of the human spinal column that is caused from the bending of the latter, causing pain, aesthetic and respiratory problems. This internal deformation is reflected in the outer shape of the human back. The golden standard for diagnosis and monitoring of scoliosis is the Cobb angle, which refers to the internal curvature of the trunk. This work is the first part of a post-doctoral research, presenting the most important researches that have been done in the field of scoliosis, concerning its digital visualisation, in order to provide a more precise and robust identification and monitoring of scoliosis. The research is divided in four fields, namely, the X-ray processing, the automatic Cobb angle(s calculation, the 3D modelling of the spine that provides a more accurate representation of the trunk and the reduction of X-ray radiation exposure throughout the monitoring of scoliosis. Despite the fact that many researchers have been working on the field for the last decade at least, there is no reliable and universal tool to automatically calculate the Cobb angle(s and successfully perform proper 3D modelling of the spinal column that would assist a more accurate detection and monitoring of scoliosis.

  6. Review of Advances in Cobb Angle Calculation and Image-Based Modelling Techniques for Spinal Deformities

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    Giannoglou, V.; Stylianidis, E.

    2016-06-01

    Scoliosis is a 3D deformity of the human spinal column that is caused from the bending of the latter, causing pain, aesthetic and respiratory problems. This internal deformation is reflected in the outer shape of the human back. The golden standard for diagnosis and monitoring of scoliosis is the Cobb angle, which refers to the internal curvature of the trunk. This work is the first part of a post-doctoral research, presenting the most important researches that have been done in the field of scoliosis, concerning its digital visualisation, in order to provide a more precise and robust identification and monitoring of scoliosis. The research is divided in four fields, namely, the X-ray processing, the automatic Cobb angle(s) calculation, the 3D modelling of the spine that provides a more accurate representation of the trunk and the reduction of X-ray radiation exposure throughout the monitoring of scoliosis. Despite the fact that many researchers have been working on the field for the last decade at least, there is no reliable and universal tool to automatically calculate the Cobb angle(s) and successfully perform proper 3D modelling of the spinal column that would assist a more accurate detection and monitoring of scoliosis.

  7. Fitting of full Cobb-Douglas and full VRTS cost frontiers by solving goal programming problem

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    Venkateswarlu, B.; Mahaboob, B.; Subbarami Reddy, C.; Madhusudhana Rao, B.

    2017-11-01

    The present research article first defines two popular production functions viz, Cobb-Douglas and VRTS production frontiers and their dual cost functions and then derives their cost limited maximal outputs. This paper tells us that the cost limited maximal output is cost efficient. Here the one side goal programming problem is proposed by which the full Cobb-Douglas cost frontier, full VRTS frontier can be fitted. This paper includes the framing of goal programming by which stochastic cost frontier and stochastic VRTS frontiers are fitted. Hasan et al. [1] used a parameter approach Stochastic Frontier Approach (SFA) to examine the technical efficiency of the Malaysian domestic banks listed in the Kuala Lumpur stock Exchange (KLSE) market over the period 2005-2010. AshkanHassani [2] exposed Cobb-Douglas Production Functions application in construction schedule crashing and project risk analysis related to the duration of construction projects. Nan Jiang [3] applied Stochastic Frontier analysis to a panel of New Zealand dairy forms in 1998/99-2006/2007.

  8. Evaluación de la acción nematicida in vitro e in vivo de especies de Pleurotus spp., sobre los nematodos Meloidogyne spp. y Radopholus spp. asociados a los cultivos de tomate y plátano

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    Sierra Monroy, Janeth Alexandra

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    Como alternativa al control químico de nematodos existen hongos nematófagos productores de toxinas. Se evaluó la acción nemostática y nematicida in vitro e in vivo con especies de Pleurotus spp. sobre Radopholus sp. y Meloidogyne spp. En el primer estudio se utilizó P. ostreatus, P. pulmonarius, P. sajor-caju y una mezcla de los tres en concentraciones de 20, 50 y 75 g en 200 mL agua destilada estéril (ADE), sobre 25 nematodos, incluido un tratamiento químico 330 ppm y uno biológico comercial...

  9. Expressing Cobb Angle as Linear Measurement in Scoliosis and Its Significance: A Clinical and Geometrical Analysis of Scoliosis.

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    Puthezhath, Kishore

    2017-12-01

    The aim of this study was to formulate an objective clinical and geometric relationship between Cobb angle and the difference between the lengths of convex and concave sides (convexo-concave vertebral difference) of the structural curve in scoliosis. Is it possible to express Cobb angle in such a way that it could be visualized as a length, especially while planning for surgical correction of scoliosis? Thirty consecutive patients below the age of 19 years with a scoliosis of Cobb angle more than 10 degrees were included in the study. Convexo-concave vertebral difference of the structural curve was measured. Its relationship with the measure of Cobb angle was studied. Author obtained a significant linear correlation between the convexo-concave vertebral differences and the Cobb angle. Using the formula Y=2d.Sin (X/2) the convexo-concave vertebral difference could be predicted. The difference thus obtained gives a quantitative measure of the maximum length of correction possible in the structural curve. It is possible to express the Cobb angle as a function of linear measurement. The author proposes that this would aid the surgeons to accurately and predictably achieve the desired scoliosis correction.

  10. Correlation between Cobb angle, spinous process angle (SPA) and apical vertebrae rotation (AVR) on posteroanterior radiographs in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).

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    Morrison, Devlin G; Chan, Amanda; Hill, Doug; Parent, Eric C; Lou, Edmond H M

    2015-02-01

    To investigate the accuracy and reliability of the Cobb angle, the spinous process angle (SPA), and apical vertebral rotation (AVR) for measuring adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), and to evaluate the correlations between these measurements. A retrospective study of two sets of standing posteroanterior radiographs of patients with AIS was performed. The first set was 59 consecutive patients with AIS with Cobb angles 45°. The Cobb angle, SPA and AVR of each curve was measured twice by three observers with varying measurement experience. The mean absolute difference, standard deviation, and intra- and inter-rater reliability coefficients for each measurement were examined. The Pearson correlation coefficients between any two parameters were reported. The association of the Cobb angle with the SPA and AVR was examined using a multiple regression model. The average intra- and inter-observer reliabilities (ICC [2, 1]) of the Cobb angle, SPA, and AVR were 0.99, 0.95, 0.92 and 0.98, 0.88, 0.83, respectively. The correlation coefficients (r) between Cobb angle and SPA, Cobb angle and AVR, and SPA and AVR were 0.93, 0.68, and 0.60, respectively. Using multiple regression, the association between the Cobb angle and SPA combined with AVR was R (2) = 0.90. The resulting regression model was: [Formula: see text]. The SPA has high correlation with the Cobb angle. Including the AVR as an additional factor in multiple regression improves the prediction of the Cobb angle.

  11. Efecto de Trichoderma spp., Paecilomyces lilacinus y la inyección de nematicida en el pseudotallo en el combate de Radopholus similis y la producción de banano

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    Randall Vargas; Amy Wang; Miguel Obregón; Mario Araya

    2015-01-01

    Se evaluó el efecto de las cepas PB17 y B23 de Trichoderma spp., de la cepa UNA de Paecilomyces lilacinus y de la inyección de oxamil 24 SL en el pseudotallo, sobre el combate de nematodos y la producción de banano (Musa AAA). Se seleccionó una plantación comercial infestada con nematodos y sembrada con el cultivar Grande Naine. Se usó un diseño de bloques completos al azar con 6 repeticiones. De cada cepa se realizaron aplicaciones mensuales a 1 * 109 ufc.ml-1 durante 20 meses. El nematicida...

  12. Preliminary assays for lemongrass essential oil ecotoxicological test in D. similis and C. silvestrii submitted to gamma radiation

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    Gimiliani, Giovana T.; Rogero, Sizue O.; Rogero, Jose R., E-mail: gtgimiliani@ipen.br [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Cruz, Aurea S. [Instituto Adolfo Lutz, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Culturas Celulares

    2011-07-01

    Pharmaceutical products are of great interest in ecotoxicological studies due to being found some of these products in the superficial waters and sediments, water and sewage treatment effluents. It was verified an increase of insect repellent chemical products in the aquatic environment because of the increase of diseases transmitted by mosquitoes like dengue. As these compounds show toxicity, the use of essential oils natural products with repellent properties is increasing and the literature about the impact in the aquatic environment is scarce. The hydric frame would suffer natural radiation and radiations from energy generation nuclear plants impacts fall out of tests and nuclear accidents. There is no universal definition of environmental protection and there are few studies on radiation effects in the aquatic environment. In this study was determined the lemon grass essential oil toxicity level as well as the lethal dose of ionizing radiation, LD{sub 50}, in aquatic organisms. Cytotoxicity test was performed by in vitro neutral red uptake method in NCTC clone L929 cell line. In the LD{sub 50} test aquatic organisms were submitted to gamma radiation. The essential oil of lemongrass Cymbopogon flexuosus showed cytotoxicity index IC{sub 50} about 50{mu}g.mL{sup -1}. The LD{sub 50} for Daphnia similis was 242 Gy and Ceriodaphnia silvestrii about 525 Gy. Studies will be continued with acute and chronic ecotoxicological tests of lemongrass essential oil in natural organisms and in organisms submitted to gamma radiation, utilizing the results obtained in this work. (author)

  13. COMPARISON OF COBB ANGLE MEASUREMENT IN SCOLIOSIS BY RESIDENTS AND SPINE EXPERTS

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    Rafael Ritter

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Objective: The adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS is a spine deformity that occurs in both the coronal plane and the sagittal plane of patients between 10 and 17 years. The Cobb method is the most widely used to determine the angular value of scoliosis and it is defined as the "gold standard". The goal is to verify the reproducibility of the measured angles between orthopedic residents and spinal pathologies specialists, comparing the variability of the angles measured by professionals with greater and lesser experience. Method: A total of 10 radiographs of patients diagnosed with AIS were assessed. Radiographs were handed over to 7 orthopedists specialized in spine and 14 orthopedic residents. The measurement of the angles for each of the examiners was described using means and standard deviations and intraclass correlations were calculated, as well as the measure of repeatability, and Bland-Altman plots were designed with the results of the measurements of each group of examiners, according to experience, to assess the agreement/reproducibility of Cobb angle measurements. Results: Each examiner obtained a resulting average of 10 cases summation. In order to assess trends in variability of the measurements of the angles of each group graphs were plotted based on the arithmetic mean of each of the 10 cases by the total number of participants in the group versus the standard deviation in each case. Conclusion: There was a poor correlation (ICC=0.4 in the measurement of Cobb in both groups, demonstrating difficulties in the method, which cannot be overcome by the expertise.

  14. Optimal Consumption in a Stochastic Ramsey Model with Cobb-Douglas Production Function

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    Md. Azizul Baten

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    Full Text Available A stochastic Ramsey model is studied with the Cobb-Douglas production function maximizing the expected discounted utility of consumption. We transformed the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman (HJB equation associated with the stochastic Ramsey model so as to transform the dimension of the state space by changing the variables. By the viscosity solution method, we established the existence of viscosity solution of the transformed Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation associated with this model. Finally, the optimal consumption policy is derived from the optimality conditions in the HJB equation.

  15. Segmental neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) associated with Cobb syndrome: case report.

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    Pascual-Castroviejo, I; Pascual-Pascual, S-I; Viaño, J

    2008-12-01

    We present a 3-month-old girl who showed segmental NF1 and Cobb syndrome. She has a cutaneous vascular malformation located on the middle T (4)-T (6) region superimposed on a giant cutaneous café-au-lait spot. Magnetic resonance arteriography (MRA) revealed bilateral renal artery stenosis, extensive hypertrophy of the spinal epidural venous plexus, coarctation and tubular hypoplasia of the aortic arch and proximal portion of descending aorta. To the best of our knowledge the association of both neurocutaneous disorders has not being previously described.

  16. Effects of 12-week core stabilization exercise on the Cobb angle and lumbar muscle strength of adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis.

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    Ko, Kwang-Jun; Kang, Seol-Jung

    2017-04-01

    To identify the effects of core stabilization exercise on the Cobb angle and lumbar muscle strength of adolescent patients with idiopathic scoliosis. Subjects in the present study consisted of primary school students who were confirmed to have scoliosis on radiologic examination performed during their visit to the National Fitness Center in Seoul, Korea. Depending on whether they participated in a 12-week core stabilization exercise program, subjects were divided into the exercise (n=14, age 12.71±0.72 years) or control (n=15, age 12.80±0.86 years) group. The exercise group participated in three sessions of core stabilization exercise per week for 12 weeks. The Cobb angle, flexibility, and lumbar muscle strength tests were performed before and after core stabilization exercise. Repeated-measure two-way analysis of variance was performed to compare the treatment effects between the exercise and control groups. There was no significant difference in thoracic Cobb angle between the groups. The exercise group had a significant decrease in the lumbar Cobb angle after exercise compared to before exercise (Pstrength after exercise compared to before exercise (PCore stabilization exercise can be an effective therapeutic exercise to decrease the Cobb angle and improve lumbar muscle strength in adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis.

  17. The Intensity of using production factors in Romania. Estimates from Cobb-Douglas and CES Models

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    Gheorghe Zaman

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available The production function explains the mechanism through which inputs are changed into outputs and the partial efficiency of labour and capital. It also allows for understanding the elasticity of substitution, which measures the percentage change in factor proportions due to a percentage change in the marginal rate of technical substitution. In this research we have used aggregate production functions of Cobb-Douglas type in different time-series and cross-section analysis of Romania’s economic growth from the standpoint of the intensity of using capital and labour factors, as determinant elements for the level of production and GDP. We have also applied the two factor Constant Elasticity of Substitution (CES production function, which is considered to be the generalised form of the Cobb-Douglas function. Using the available statistical data regarding Romania’s economy in the 1990-2005 period, we have performed time-series and cross-section analysis based on the aggregated production functions at the national level.

  18. A Cobb-Douglas estimation of labour productivity in the South African motor vehicle manufacturing industry

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    Full Text Available The objective of the paper is to demonstrate the use of an unique extention of the Cobb-Douglas efficiency criteria for the measurement and quantification of labour productivity. The South African motor vehicle manufacturing industry is used as a case study. This paper adopts the hypothesis that one of the more important factors contributing to the spiralling unit cost in the motor vehicle industry is the sluggish level of labour productivity. The results of the measurements are indeed interesting and it substantiates the hypothesis that the low level of labour productivity does contribute significantly to the increasing unit cost of the industry. Opsomming Die oogmerk van die artikel is om 'n unieke uitbreiding van die Cobb-Douglas doelmatigheidskriteria in die meting en kwantifisering van arbeidsproduktiwiteit bekend te stel. Die Suid-Afrikaanse motorindustrie is as 'n gevalle studie gebruik. Die artikel stel die hipotese dat een van die belangrike bydraende faktore tot die toenemende eenheidskoste in die Industrie die oenskynlike gebrek aan arbeidsproduktiwiteit is. Die resultate van die metings is interessant en staaf die hipotese dat die kontinue lae vlak van arbeidsproduktiwiteit in die bedryf 'n sterk bydraende faktor tot stygende eenheidskoste en die oneffektiewe samestelling van die arbeid/kapitaal insetkombinasie is.

  19. In vitro antimicrobial and brine shrimp lethality of Allophylus cobbe L.

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    Islam, Md. Torequl; Noor, Md. Abdun; Karon, Bijoy; de Freitas, Rivelilson Mendes

    2012-01-01

    Plants are rich source of pharmacologically active agents, which could be explored in disease management. Methanol, ethanol, and petroleum ether extracts of the whole plant of Allophylus cobbe L. were evaluated for antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities. In vitro antimicrobial sensitivity by disk diffusion method was conducted against four Gram-positive and seven Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria and seven fungi. In the antibacterial and antifungal sensitivity tests, growth inhibition was found to be within the range of 10.0–17.67 mm. Strong zone of inhibition by the ethanol extract of A. cobbe (EEAC) was found against Trichophyton spp. With some exceptions, a mild to strong antimicrobial activity was observed in this study. Significant minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC; 15.625 μg/ml) was found against Trichophyton spp. Other detected MICs were within the range of 31.25–125 μg/ml. The petroleum ether extract of the plant exhibited strong cytotoxicity in the brine shrimp lethality bioassay test. PMID:23559808

  20. Oocyst shedding by green-winged-saltator (Saltator similis) in the diagnostic of coccidiosis and Isospora similisi n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae).

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    Coelho, Cleide Domingues; Berto, Bruno Pereira; Neves, Daniel Medeiros; Oliveira, Vinícius Modesto de; Flausino, Walter; Lopes, Carlos Wilson Gomes

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    Diurnal periodicity is a phenomenon that has been observed in coccidian of Isospora parasites of passerines, which have been eliminated great number of oocysts at dusk. The objective of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of periodicity of oocysts presence in the green-winged-saltator Saltator similis, and its use in the diagnosis of coccidiosis in wild birds in captivity. A total of 220 fecal samples were collected from birds, apprehended from illegal trading and kept in quarantine in CETAS∕IBAMA, in the morning and late afternoon, from May to November 2010. It was observed that 1.82% of the samples collected in the morning were positive, while 31.36% of samples were positive in the late afternoon. In addition, the number of oocysts shed was greater in the afternoon. Therefore, it was concluded that the sampling in the late afternoon provided greater reliability for the diagnosis of coccidiosis in green-winged-saltators. Moreover, in this study a new isosporoid coccidian parasite from the green-winged-saltator S. similis was observed and is herein described. Isospora similisi n. sp. oocysts are spheroidal to sub-spheroidal, 27.5 × 25.9 µm, with a smooth and bi-layered wall, ∼1.2 mm. Micropyle and oocyst residuum are absent, but splinter-like or comma-like granules are present. Sporocysts are ellipsoidal or slightly ovoidal, 17.4 × 12.2 mm. A stieda body and substieda body are present. The sporocyst residuum is composed of granules of different sizes. Sporozoites are vermiform with a single refractile body and a nucleus. This is the fourth description of an isosporoid coccidium infecting S. similis and the sixth description from Cardinalidae.

  1. High-pressure freezing and freeze-substitution fixation reveal the ultrastructure of immature and mature spermatozoa of the plant-parasitic nematode Trichodorus similis (Nematoda; Triplonchida; Trichodoridae).

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    Lak, Behnam; Yushin, Vladimir V; Slos, Dieter; Claeys, Myriam; Decraemer, Wilfrida; Bert, Wim

    2015-10-01

    The spermatozoa from testis and spermatheca of the plant-parasitic nematode Trichodorus similis Seinhorst, 1963 (Nematoda; Triplonchida; Trichodoridae) were studied with transmission electron microscopy (TEM), being the first study on spermatogenesis of a representative of the order Triplonchida and important to unravel nematode sperm evolution. Comprehensive results could only be obtained using high-pressure freezing (HPF) and freeze-substitution instead of chemical fixation, demonstrating the importance of cryo-fixation for nematode ultrastructural research. The spermatozoa from the testis (immature spermatozoa) are unpolarized cells covered by numerous filopodia. They contain a centrally-located nucleus without a nuclear envelope, surrounded by mitochondria. Specific fibrous bodies (FB) as long parallel bundles of filaments occupy the peripheral cytoplasm. No structures resembling membranous organelles (MO), as found in the sperm of many other nematodes, were observed in immature spermatozoa of T. similis. The spermatozoa from the uterus (mature or activated spermatozoa) are bipolar cells with an anterior pseudopod and posterior main cell body (MCB), which include a nucleus, mitochondria and MO appearing as large vesicles with finger-like invaginations of the outer cell membrane, or as large vesicles connected to the inner cell membrane. The peripheral MO open to the exterior via pores. In the mature sperm, neither FBs nor filopodia were observed. An important feature of T. similis spermatozoa is the late formation of MO; they first appear in mature spermatozoa. This pattern of MO formation is known for several other orders of the nematode class Enoplea: Enoplida, Mermithida, Dioctophymatida, Trichinellida but has never been observed in the class Chromadorea. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  2. Dietary influence of digestible lysine concentration on Cobb 500 hen broiler breeder reproductive performance.

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    Mejia, L; McDaniel, C D; Corzo, A

    2012-02-01

    A study was conducted to examine the reproductive parameters of Cobb 500 broiler breeder hens fed 2 different types of diets varying in digestible lysine concentration. In total, 240 Cobb 500 broiler breeder pullets were placed in individual cages and given experimental diets from 35 to 45 wk of age. Treatments 1 and 2 were diets formulated using only commercially available feed ingredients and consisted of digestible lysine intakes of 1,200 (IDL) and 1,010 mg/hen per day (ID). Treatments 3 and 4 consisted of semipurified diets with the inclusion of l-glutamic acid to maintain isonitrogenous conditions with digestible lysine intakes of 1,010 (SPL) and 600 mg/hen per day (SP). Hens fed the SPL and SP diets had lower hen-day egg production than hens fed the ID diet, with hens receiving the IDL diet yielding intermediate values. Hens fed the SP diet had the lowest (P < 0.05) egg weight, but no differences were observed among dietary treatments for egg specific gravity. Fertility and hatchability of eggs set were lowest (P < 0.05) for hens fed the SPL dietary treatment. No differences were observed for early and middle embryonic mortality, contaminated, or pipped eggs. Late embryonic mortality was observed to be higher (P < 0.05) in hens fed the SP diet. A decrease in the daily intake of digestible lysine appeared to improve broiler breeder reproductive performance when hens were fed a semipurified diet. In contrast, the same effect was not observed when hens were fed a standard industry-type diet that contained less lysine.

  3. The Structure and Distribution of Benthic Communities on a Shallow Seamount (Cobb Seamount, Northeast Pacific Ocean.

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    Full Text Available Partially owing to their isolation and remote distribution, research on seamounts is still in its infancy, with few comprehensive datasets and empirical evidence supporting or refuting prevailing ecological paradigms. As anthropogenic activity in the high seas increases, so does the need for better understanding of seamount ecosystems and factors that influence the distribution of sensitive benthic communities. This study used quantitative community analyses to detail the structure, diversity, and distribution of benthic mega-epifauna communities on Cobb Seamount, a shallow seamount in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Underwater vehicles were used to visually survey the benthos and seafloor in ~1600 images (~5 m2 in size between 34 and 1154 m depth. The analyses of 74 taxa from 11 phyla resulted in the identification of nine communities. Each community was typified by taxa considered to provide biological structure and/or be a primary producer. The majority of the community-defining taxa were either cold-water corals, sponges, or algae. Communities were generally distributed as bands encircling the seamount, and depth was consistently shown to be the strongest environmental proxy of the community-structuring processes. The remaining variability in community structure was partially explained by substrate type, rugosity, and slope. The study used environmental metrics, derived from ship-based multibeam bathymetry, to model the distribution of communities on the seamount. This model was successfully applied to map the distribution of communities on a 220 km2 region of Cobb Seamount. The results of the study support the paradigms that seamounts are diversity 'hotspots', that the majority of seamount communities are at risk to disturbance from bottom fishing, and that seamounts are refugia for biota, while refuting the idea that seamounts have high endemism.

  4. ESTIMATING THE COBB DOUGLAS PRODUCTION FUNCTION INCLUDING THE EXPORT AND OPENNESS IN THE CASE OF ROMANIA

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    Full Text Available Economic convergence theories are closely related to economic growth theories. The first to study the economic growth phenomenon were the classics A. Smith, D. Ricardo, Th. Malthus, whose models of so-called classic models, do not take into account the contribution of technical progress in increasing production per capita. In order to analyze the convergence process, as a result of economic growth, a series of studies have been created to check the convergent or divergent nature of economies. Thus, in order to identify present sources of economic growth for Romania in our study we have used the Cobb-Douglas type production function. The variables that are the base of this model are represented by work factors and capital stock, to which we have added two explicative variables of economic growth: export and the openness degree of the economy. The two economic growth variables have been included in the model due to their favorable influence on the Solow residue. To estimate this production function, quarterly statistical data from the period between 2000 – first quarter and 2014 – fourth quarter have been used; the source of the data was Eurostat. As to what the first estimated model is concerned, the Cobb-Douglas production function including the export variable are both valid in Romania’s case, this have the parameters of the exogenous variables significantly different from zero, while the second estimated model, which contains the openness variable, is not valid. Its independent variable coefficient is not significantly different from zero, at the level of the entire population. This shows us that the inclusion of the degree of openness of the economy variable in the model affects the significance degree of the model and in order to validate it, the variable must be eliminated. Therefore, we can state that in Romania an increase of the openness degree of the economy due to capital imports would not generate an improvement in what type of

  5. Initial Cobb angle reduction velocity following bracing as a new predictor for curve progression in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

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    Mao, Saihu; Shi, Benlong; Xu, Leilei; Wang, Zhiwei; Hung, Alec Lik Hang; Lam, Tsz Ping; Yu, Fiona Wai Ping; Lee, Kwong Man; Ng, Bobby Kin Wah; Cheng, Jack Chun Yiu; Zhu, Zezhang; Qiu, Yong

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    The initial correction rate (ICR) has been widely used as a predictor for curve progression in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) undergoing bracing treatment. We proposed a new parameter, the initial Cobb angle reduction velocity (ARV), for prediction of curve progression. The purpose of this study was to identify whether the initial ARV was a more effective predictor than ICR for curve progression in AIS patients undergoing brace treatment, and to evaluate the ideal cut-off point of initial ARV for prediction of curve progression. This was a retrospective cohort study on AIS girls receiving standardized bracing treatment regularly followed up every 3-6 months. Standardized SRS criteria for bracing study were utilized in the case selection. The demographic data, maturity status and Cobb angle of each visit were recorded. The initial ARV and ICR were identified. Patients were divided into progressive (≥6°) and non-progressive (Cobb angle reduction velocity serves as a better predictor for curve progression than initial correction rate in braced AIS patients with follow-up interval of 3-6 months. At the second visit following bracing prescription, those AIS patients with reduction velocity in Cobb angle lower than 10°/year have significantly higher risk of curve progression.

  6. Application of the Cobb-Douglas Model to the Use of Information Resources by Industry in Croatia, Yugoslavia.

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    Svarc, J.; Svarc, A.

    1989-01-01

    The Cobb-Douglas model applied to value added as a function of labor, capital, purchases of information services, and purchases of other input is used to investigate the use of information by the industrial sector of Croatia, Yugoslavia. It is concluded that less than an optimal amount of information resources is being used. (13 references)…

  7. Intra- and inter-observer reliability of the Cobb measurement by chiropractic interns using digital evaluation methods

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    Cracknell, Jesse; Lawson, Douglas M.; Taylor, John A.

    2015-01-01

    Introduction: It is important to create a body of evidence surrounding the reliability of certain diagnostic criteria. While the reliability of the Cobb measurement is well established with various licensed health care professionals, this study aims to determine the inter- and intra-observer reliability of the Cobb Measurement among chiropractic interns. Methods: Fourteen chiropractic interns analyzed 10 pre-selected digital spinal radiographs on a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) in two separate rounds of observation. The participants indicated their choice of end vertebra and Cobb Measurement in each round of observation. Agreement on vertebral levels selected was estimated using percentage agreement. Intra-observer reliability was estimated using the Pearson r correlation coefficient, and inter-observer correlation was estimated using the Inter-Class Coefficient (ICC). Results: The range of percentage agreement on vertebral level selection was 0.36 – 0.79. The Pearson r correlation coefficient for round 1 and round 2 was 0.79. The ICC (3,1) was 0.79 (round 1), and 0.70 (round 2). Conclusion: Less than optimal agreement on end vertebrae selection was found between observers. Intra- and inter-observer reliability of the Cobb Measurement was ‘excellent’ (round 1) and ‘good’ (round 2). PMID:26500360

  8. 75 FR 56652 - Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) for Northwest I-75/I-575 Corridor, Cobb...

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    ... proposed transportation improvements in the I-75 and I-575 corridors. The proposed project is located in..., Marietta, Georgia 30066; Central Library, Cobb County Public Library System, 266 Roswell Street, Marietta, Georgia 30060; Central Library, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, One Margaret Mitchell Square...

  9. The analytic solution of the firm's cost-minimization problem with box constraints and the Cobb-Douglas model

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    Bayón, L.; Grau, J. M.; Ruiz, M. M.; Suárez, P. M.

    2012-12-01

    One of the most well-known problems in the field of Microeconomics is the Firm's Cost-Minimization Problem. In this paper we establish the analytical expression for the cost function using the Cobb-Douglas model and considering maximum constraints for the inputs. Moreover we prove that it belongs to the class C1.

  10. ITS 2 sequences heterogeneity in Phlebotomus sergenti and Phlebotomus similis (Diptera, Psychodidae): possible consequences in their ability to transmit Leishmania tropica.

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    Depaquit, Jérôme; Ferté, Hubert; Léger, Nicole; Lefranc, Fabienne; Alves-Pires, Carlos; Hanafi, Hanafi; Maroli, Michele; Morillas-Marquez, Francisco; Rioux, Jean-Antoine; Svobodova, Milena; Volf, Petr

    2002-08-01

    An intraspecific study on Phlebotomus sergenti, the main and only proven vector of Leishmania tropica among the members of the subgenus Paraphlebotomus was performed. The internal transcribed spacer 2 (ITS2) sequences of 12 populations from 10 countries (Cyprus, Egypt, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Portugal, Spain, Syria, and Turkey) were compared. Samples also included three species closely related to P. sergenti: Phlebotomus similis (three populations from Greece and Malta), Phlebotomus jacusieli and Phlebotomus kazeruni. Our results confirm the validity of the taxa morphologically characterised, and imply the revision of their distribution areas, which are explained through biogeographical events. At the Miocene time, a migration route, north of the Paratethys sea would have been followed by P. similis to colonise the north of the Caucasus, Crimea, Balkans including Greece and its islands, and western Turkey. Phlebotomus sergenti would have followed an Asiatic dispersion as well as a western migration route south of the Tethys sea to colonise North Africa and western Europe. This hypothesis seems to be well supported by high degree of variation observed in the present study, which is not related to colonisation or to intra-populational variation. Two groups can be individualised, one oriental and one western in connection with ecology, host preferences and distribution of L. tropica. We hypothesise that they could be correlated with differences in vectorial capacities.

  11. Supine magnetic resonance imaging Cobb measurements for idiopathic scoliosis are linearly related to measurements from standing plain radiographs.

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    Lee, Mark C; Solomito, Matthew; Patel, Archit

    2013-05-15

    Retrospective. To demonstrate a relationship between adolescent idiopathic scoliosis Cobb angle measurements obtained with standing plain radiographs and standard supine magnetic resonance (MR) images. Patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis are exposed to repeated doses of ionizing radiation during the course of their treatment with significant potential long-term health consequences. Supine MR images of the spine may allow measurements of coronal plane spinal deformity equivalent to plain radiographs while minimizing exposure to ionizing radiation. A retrospective chart and radiograph review was conducted for patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Cobb angle measures were derived from available plain radiographs and MR images obtained within 6 months of each other. Pearson correlation and linear regression analysis was used to test the relationship between plain radiographical and magnetic resonance imaging Cobb measures. Inter- and intraobserver reliability for the Cobb measures was tested with a random sample of 20 patients using intraclass correlation coefficients. Supine MR images tended to underestimate plain radiographs by 10° on average. However, radiographical and MR measures showed a strong positive correlation (r= 0.90-0.94) for all curves, structural or nonstructural, and this correlation was not influenced by patient age or body mass index. The relationship allowed the development of a simple linear equation for converting MR image measures to radiograph measures with an acceptable absolute error of ±5°. Cobb angle measures from supine magnetic resonance imaging of the spine can reliably be translated to the equivalent radiographical measures with an acceptable range of error. The data suggest that standard supine magnetic resonance imaging sequences may be a viable substitute for plain radiographs in the clinical diagnosis and serial evaluation of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis while obviating the associated dangers of ionizing

  12. Thermal biology of prey (Melongena corona bispinosa, Strombus pugilis, Callinectes similis, Libinia dubia) and predators (Ocyurus chrysurus, Centropomus undecimalis) of Octopus maya from the Yucatan Peninsula.

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    Noyola Regil, Javier; Mascaro, Maite; Díaz, Fernando; Denisse Re, Ana; Sánchez-Zamora, Adolfo; Caamal-Monsreal, Claudia; Rosas, Carlos

    2015-10-01

    On the Yucatan Peninsula there is an upwelling which allows access to a body of cold water that controls temperature in this area. This modulates the ecology and distribution of organisms that inhabit the continental shelf. The objective of this study was to determine the effect of different acclimation temperatures on the thermal biology of prey as mollusc, crustacean (Melongena corona bispinosa, Strombus pugilis, Callinectes similis, Libinia dubia) and predators as fish (Ocyurus chrysurus, Centropomus undecimalis) of Octopus maya. Octopus prey preferred temperatures between 23.5°C and 26.0°C, while predators preferred temperatures 26.4-28.5°C. The species with largest thermal windows were M. corona bispinosa (328.8°C(2)), C. similis (322.8°C(2)), L. dubia (319.2°C(2)), C. undecimalis (288.6°C(2)), O. chrysurus (237.5°C(2)), while the smallest thermal window was for S. pugilis (202.0°C(2)). The acclimation response ratios (ARR) estimated for prey ranged from 0.24-0.55 in animals exposed to CTMax and 0.21-0.65 in those exposed to CTMin. Amongst predators, ARR ranged from 0.30 to 0.60 and 0.41 to 0.53 for animals exposed to CTMax and CTMin, respectively. Correlating the optimal temperature limits of prey and predators with surface temperatures on the continental shelf and those 4m deep showed that the main prey, Callinectes similis and L. dubia, shared a thermal niche and that an increase in temperature could force these species to migrate to other sites to find optimal temperatures for their physiological functions. As a consequence the continental shelf community would undergo a structural change. Predators were found to be near their optimal temperatures in surface temperatures on the continental shelf. We conclude that they would remain in the area in a warming scenario. The size of the thermal window was related to the type of ecosystem inhabited by these species. These ARR intervals allowed us to categorize the species as temperate or tropical

  13. Research on energy-saving effect of technological progress based on Cobb-Douglas production function

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    Yuan, Chaoqing; Liu, Sifeng [Economics and Management College, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016 (China); Wu, Junlong [College of Art, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016 (China)

    2009-08-15

    Energy issues receive more and more attention these days. And it is considered that technological progress is an essential approach to save energy. This essay is to analyze the relation between energy intensity and technological progress by Cobb-Douglas production function in which energy, labor, capital and technological progress are taken as independent variables. It proves that the growth of output per capital and output per labor will increase energy intensity while technological progress will decrease energy intensity. Empirical research on Chinese industry is used here to indicate technological progress greatly decreases energy intensity. Because of the interferences of Asian financial crisis, there is something abnormal in the data. So in the empirical research, average weaken buffer operator (ABWO) is applied to weaken the interference of Asian financial crisis to the fixed assets, energy and value added. The results of the empirical research show that technological progress decreases energy intensity of Chinese industry an average of 6.3% every year in China. (author)

  14. Research on energy-saving effect of technological progress based on Cobb-Douglas production function

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    Yuan Chaoqing [Economics and Management College, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016 (China)], E-mail: yuancahoqing@126.com; Liu Sifeng [Economics and Management College, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016 (China); Wu Junlong [College of Art, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016 (China)

    2009-08-15

    Energy issues receive more and more attention these days. And it is considered that technological progress is an essential approach to save energy. This essay is to analyze the relation between energy intensity and technological progress by Cobb-Douglas production function in which energy, labor, capital and technological progress are taken as independent variables. It proves that the growth of output per capital and output per labor will increase energy intensity while technological progress will decrease energy intensity. Empirical research on Chinese industry is used here to indicate technological progress greatly decreases energy intensity. Because of the interferences of Asian financial crisis, there is something abnormal in the data. So in the empirical research, average weaken buffer operator (ABWO) is applied to weaken the interference of Asian financial crisis to the fixed assets, energy and value added. The results of the empirical research show that technological progress decreases energy intensity of Chinese industry an average of 6.3% every year in China.

  15. Potential use of protexin probiotic and black pepper powder on Cobb 500 broiler chicks

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    Yaser Rahimian

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available To evaluate the effect of protexin, black pepper powder on performance of broiler chicks 160 one day male broiler chicks were divided into 4 groups of 10 birds each and assigned to 4 treatment diets. Chicks were fed by basal diet as control with or without 0.2 % protexin probiotic or black pepper fine powder respectively. Feed intake (FI, body weight (BW and feed conversion ratio (FCR was measured in each period of aviculture. At the end of trial 2 birds from each group were slaughtered and carcass characteristics were evaluated. Blood serum triglyceride, high and low density lipoproteins also were determined. At 42 days old antibody titer against Newcastle Vaccine was estimated. Intestinal microbial populations for Escherichia coli and Lactobacillus were performed. The results showed that body weights and feed conversion ratios were improved significantly (p<0.05. As data reveled in this study, using of protexin and black pepper increased carcass yield compared to the control. Data showed those serum blood biochemical were changed significantly by using protexin and black pepper (p<0.05. Also E-Coli colonies were decreased and lactobacilli microbial population had significan tly (p<0.05 increased in chicks were fed by protexin and black pepper powder. It seems that inclusion of protexin and black pepper powder had good effects on performance, some blood biochemical values, and immunity parameters and microbial population in experimental Cobb 500 broiler chicks.

  16. Nitrous oxide fluxes at Cobb Mill Creek marsh on the eastern shore of Virginia

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    Funk, C. S.; Scanlon, T. M.

    2009-12-01

    Atmospheric nitrous oxide (N2O) concentrations are increasing at a rate unaccounted for with current detection methods and modeled budgets. Fertilizer nitrate (NO3-) additions in coastal watersheds could potentially lead to significant increases in N2O emissions from salt marsh ecosystems when naturally rapid microbial processes are subject to high levels of nitrate in stream and ground water. We employ a tunable diode laser trace gas analyzer (TGA) connected to a portable flow-through chamber to study N2O emissions at Cobb Mill Creek marsh, which drains a small agricultural watershed in Oyster, VA. Spatial variability of fluxes is determined by deploying the chamber at 12 sites across the marsh during exposure at low tide. Temporal variability is captured by deploying the chamber over a range of tidal regimes. Using these fluxes, we determine the spatial variability of N2O emissions (according to NO3- availability and degree of wetting which varies according to elevation), elucidate the factors that drive temporal variation of N2O emissions, and compare N2O fluxes from vegetated and non-vegetated areas of the marsh. Insight into the driving forces behind the pulsed nature of N2O emissions from salt water marshes can be used to improve modeled N2O budgets.

  17. EFFECTS OF HEAT STRESS ON SOME PHYSIOLOGICAL INDICATORS TO THE BROILERS COBB

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    Daniel Cuca

    2017-11-01

    Full Text Available Four batches of Cobb broilers aged 14 days and average body weight of 480 g, grown in terms of age-appropriate diets were exposed to elevated ambient temperatures 38º-40ºC, varying by experimental scheme for a period of three weeks. Were determined weekly body weight, rectal temperature, hematocrit and hemoglobin and the results were compared with those obtained in the control group. Significant decreases in body weight of 7% in group 3 experimental starting in the second week. Rectal temperature increased on average by 5.5% in groups 2 and 3, but to group 4 the increase was insignificant. The largest decrease in hematocrit value was recorded in the 35 th day of the experiment and was 17.3% and 15.4% for groups 2 and 4. Also a significant decrease in hemoglobin was recorded in the 35th experimental day respectively 9.4% to 6.2% for groups 2 and 4. It has been found that the adaptation to the environment at higher temperature has been achieved by reducing the energy metabolism on the basis of the low food ingestion.

  18. Climate change and observed climate trends in the fort cobb experimental watershed.

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    Garbrecht, J D; Zhang, X C; Steiner, J L

    2014-07-01

    Recurring droughts in the Southern Great Plains of the United States are stressing the landscape, increasing uncertainty and risk in agricultural production, and impeding optimal agronomic management of crop, pasture, and grazing systems. The distinct possibility that the severity of recent droughts may be related to a greenhouse-gas induced climate change introduces new challenges for water resources managers because the intensification of droughts could represent a permanent feature of the future climate. Climate records of the Fort Cobb watershed in central Oklahoma were analyzed to determine if recent decade-long trends in precipitation and air temperature were consistent with climate change projections for central Oklahoma. The historical precipitation record did not reveal any compelling evidence that the recent 20-yr-long decline in precipitation was related to climate change. Also, precipitation projections by global circulation models (GCMs) displayed a flat pattern through the end of the 21st century. Neither observed nor projected precipitation displayed a multidecadal monotonic rising or declining trend consistent with an ongoing warming climate. The recent trend in observed annual precipitation was probably a decade-scale variation not directly related to the warming climate. On the other hand, the observed monotonic warming trend of 0.34°C decade that started around 1978 is consistent with GCM projections of increasing temperature for central Oklahoma. Copyright © by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America, Inc.

  19. Cobb Mountain Subchron recorded at IODP Site U1306 (Eirik Drift, off SE Greenland)

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    Channell, J. E. T.

    2017-06-01

    The Cobb Mountain Subchron (CMS) is recorded over ∼5 m of core at ∼180 metres composite depth in the sediment sequence recovered at IODP Site U1306, in an interval where sedimentation rates are estimated at ∼15 cm kyr-1. The relatively high-resolution record of the CMS was acquired from u-channel samples from multiple core sections from four holes drilled at the site. Large-scale swings in magnetization directions at the onset of the subchron lead to virtual geomagnetic poles (VGPs) looping over the Indian Ocean, followed by a looping transit northward through the central Pacific Ocean, a ∼10 kyr (∼1.7 m) interval of VGPs at high northern latitudes particularly in the North Atlantic and NW Pacific Oceans, followed by an abrupt normal to reverse transition as VGPs track southward through Africa. Although the VGP paths are intricate and complex, they can be compared with other CMS VGP paths from Pacific and Atlantic sites, including ODP Sites 983 and 984. The age model for Site U1306 places the CMS in the 1178-1215 ka interval (∼37 kyr duration) which bridges marine isotope stages 35-36.

  20. A Quasi-Cobb Douglas Production Function with Sectoral Progress: Theory and Application to the New Economy

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    2005-01-01

    A new approach for analyzing technological progress is presented in the context of a quasi-Cobb-Douglas production function which offers within a simple and consistent equation interesting options for identifying different types of technological progress. In particular the approach suggested allows us to shed new light on the New Economy debate and to indeed focus more adequately on process innovation dynamics - this includes a distinction between Harrod neutrality and Solow neutrality of tec...

  1. Effects of 12-week core stabilization exercise on the Cobb angle and lumbar muscle strength of adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis

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    Ko, Kwang-Jun; Kang, Seol-Jung

    2017-01-01

    To identify the effects of core stabilization exercise on the Cobb angle and lumbar muscle strength of adolescent patients with idiopathic scoliosis. Subjects in the present study consisted of primary school students who were confirmed to have scoliosis on radiologic examination performed during their visit to the National Fitness Center in Seoul, Korea. Depending on whether they participated in a 12-week core stabilization exercise program, subjects were divided into the exercise (n=14, age ...

  2. Pelvis morphology, trunk posture and standing imbalance and their relations to the Cobb angle in moderate and severe untreated AIS.

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    Georges Dalleau

    Full Text Available Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS is the most common form of scoliosis and usually affects young girls. Studies mostly describe the differences between scoliotic and non-scoliotic girls and focus primarily on a single set of parameters derived from spinal and pelvis morphology, posture or standing imbalance. No study addressed all these three biomechanical aspects simultaneously in pre-braced AIS girls of different scoliosis severity but with similar curve type and their interaction with scoliosis progression. The first objective of this study was to test if there are differences in these parameters between pre-braced AIS girls with a right thoracic scoliosis of moderate (less than 27° and severe (more than 27° deformity. The second objective was to identify which of these parameters are related to the Cobb angle progression either individually or in combination of thereof. Forty-five scoliotic girls, randomly selected by an orthopedic surgeon from the hospital scoliosis clinic, participated in this study. Parameters related to pelvis morphology, pelvis orientation, trunk posture and quiet standing balance were measured. Generally moderate pre-brace idiopathic scoliosis patients displayed lower values than the severe group characterized by a Cobb angle greater than 27°. Only pelvis morphology and trunk posture were statistically different between the groups while pelvis orientation and standing imbalance were similar in both groups. Statistically significant Pearson coefficients of correlation between individual parameters and Cobb angle ranged between 0.32 and 0.53. Collectively trunk posture, pelvis morphology and standing balance parameters are correlated with Cobb angle at 0.82. The results suggest that spinal deformity progression is not only a question of trunk morphology distortion by itself but is also related to pelvis asymmetrical bone growth and standing neuromuscular imbalance.

  3. Reliability analysis of Cobb angle measurements of congenital scoliosis using X-ray and 3D-CT images.

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    Tauchi, Ryoji; Tsuji, Taichi; Cahill, Patrick J; Flynn, John M; Flynn, John M; Glotzbecker, Michael; El-Hawary, Ron; Heflin, John A; Imagama, Shiro; Joshi, Ajeya P; Nohara, Ayato; Ramirez, Norman; Roye, David P; Saito, Toshiki; Sawyer, Jeffrey R; Smith, John T; Kawakami, Noriaki

    2016-01-01

    Therapeutic decisions for congenital scoliosis rely on Cobb angle measurements on consecutive radiographs. There have been no studies documenting the variability of measuring the Cobb angle using 3D-CT images in children with congenital scoliosis. The purpose of this study was to compare the reliability and measurement errors using X-ray images and those utilizing 3D-CT images. The X-ray and 3D-CT images of 20 patients diagnosed with congenital scoliosis were used to assess the reliability of the digital 3D-CT images for the measurement of the Cobb angle. Thirteen observers performed the measurements, and each image was analyzed by each observer twice with a minimum interval of 1 week between measurements. The analysis of intraobserver variation was expressed as the mean absolute difference (MAD) and standard deviation (SD) between measurements and the intraclass correlation coefficient (IaCC) of the measurements. In addition, the interobserver variation was expressed as the MAD and interclass correlation coefficient (IeCC). The average MAD and SD was 4.5° and 3.2° by the X-ray method and 3.7° and 2.6° by the 3D-CT method. The intraobserver and interobserver intraclass ICCs were excellent in both methods (X-ray: IaCC 0.835-0.994 IeCC 0.847, 3D-CT: IaCC 0.819-0.996 IeCC 0.893). There was no significant MAD difference between X-ray and 3D-CT images in measuring each type of congenital scoliosis by each observer. Results of Cobb angle measurements in patients with congenital scoliosis using X-ray images in the frontal plane could be reproduced with almost the same measurement variance (3°-4° measurement error) using 3D-CT images. This suggests that X-ray images are clinically useful for assessing any type of congenital scoliosis about measuring the Cobb angle alone. However, since 3D-CT can provide more detailed images of the anterior and posterior components of malformed vertebrae, the volume of information that can be obtained by evaluating them has

  4. Fort Cobb Reservoir Watershed, Oklahoma and Thika River Watershed, Kenya Twinning Pilot Project

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    Moriasi, D.; Steiner, J.; Arnold, J.; Allen, P.; Dunbar, J.; Shisanya, C.; Gathenya, J.; Nyaoro, J.; Sang, J.

    2007-12-01

    The Fort Cobb Reservoir Watershed (FCRW) (830 km2) is a watershed within the HELP Washita Basin, located in Caddo and Washita Counties, OK. It is also a benchmark watershed under USDA's Conservation Effects Assessment Project, a national project to quantify environmental effects of USDA and other conservation programs. Population in south-western Oklahoma, in which FCRW is located, is sparse and decreasing. Agricultural focuses on commodity production (beef, wheat, and row crops) with high costs and low margins. Surface and groundwater resources supply public, domestic, and irrigation water. Fort Cobb Reservoir and contributing stream segments are listed on the Oklahoma 303(d) list as not meeting water quality standards based on sedimentation, trophic level of the lake associated with phosphorus loads, and nitrogen in some stream segments in some seasons. Preliminary results from a rapid geomorphic assessment results indicated that unstable stream channels dominate the stream networks and make a significant but unknown contribution to suspended-sediment loadings. Impairment of the lake for municipal water supply, recreation, and fish and wildlife are important factors in local economies. The Thika River Watershed (TRW) (867 km2) is located in central Kenya. Population in TRW is high and increasing, which has led to a poor land-population ratio with population densities ranging from 250 people/km2 to over 500 people/km2. The poor land-population ratio has resulted in land sub-division, fragmentation, over- cultivation, overgrazing, and deforestation which have serious implications on soil erosion, which poses a threat to both agricultural production and downstream reservoirs. Agricultural focuses mainly on subsistence and some cash crops (dairy cattle, corn, beans, coffee, floriculture and pineapple) farming. Surface and groundwater resources supply domestic, public, and hydroelectric power generation water. Thika River supplies 80% of the water for the city of

  5. Influence of Bacillus subtilis and acetic acid on Cobb500 intestinal microflora.

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    Martin Král

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The beneficial modes of probiotic action include regulation of intestinal microbial homeostasis, stabilization of the gastrointestinal barrier function expression of bacteriocins and interference with the ability of pathogens to colonize and infect the mucosa. Organic acids as feed additives have been used to reduce or eliminate pathogenic bacteria and fungal contamination, control microbial growth and reduction of microbial metabolites. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Bacillus subtilis, acetic acid and their combination on the intestinal microflora of broiler chickens (Cobb 500. The experiment was carried out on 4 groups each contains 100 chicks as follows: control (without addition, treatment 1 (acetic acid, treatment 2 (Bacillus subtilis and treatment 3 (acetic acid + Bacillus subtilis. Six samples from each group were selected as a sample (mixed sex. The highest average number of log CFU.g-1 Lactobacillus sp. was in the treatment 3 – 7.11 log CFU.g-1 and the lowest was in the control group – 6.85. The highest average number of log CFU.g-1 Enterococcus sp. was in the treatment 2 – 7.17 log CFU.g-1 and the lowest was in the control group – 5.65. In both observing additions of Bacillus subtilis and acetic acid increase the number of log CFU.g-1 Lactobacillus sp. and Enterococcus sp. compared with control group. The lower average number of log CFU.g-1 coliform bacteria was in the treatment 2 – 5.9 log CFU.g-1 and the higher was in control group – 6.98. The additional supplement decreased the number of log CFU.g-1 coliform bacteria in the treatment groups compared with the control.

  6. Incubation and hatch management: consequences for bone mineralization in Cobb 500 meat chickens.

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    Muir, W I; Groves, P J

    2017-08-08

    From ~35 days of age fast growing meat chickens spend extended periods sitting or lying and less time standing. In a fast-feathering parent line lower early incubation temperatures which delayed chick hatch time, improved bone ash and extended their standing time. This incubation study assessed the consequences of incubation temperatures, hatch time and chick management at hatch/take off on femoral bone ash (BA) in Cobb 500 meat chickens. Embryos were incubated under either Control (between 37.8°C and 38.2°C egg shell temperature (EST)) or a Slow start (from 37.2°C at sett (the start of incubation), reaching 37.8°C EST at day 13 incubation), temperatures. Hatched chicks were identified at 492 h (20.5 days of incubation - classified as early (E)) or, between >492 and ⩽516 h (>20.5 and ⩽21.5 days of incubation - classified as late (L)), from setting. The E hatch chicks were allocated across three post-hatch treatments; treatment 1: E hatch chicks that were sampled E at 492 h from setting; treatment 2: E hatch chicks that were fed for a further 24 h in a floorpen before being sampled L at 516 h from setting; treatment 3: E hatch chicks that spent a further 24 h in the incubator before being sampled L at 516 h from setting. All L hatch chicks formed one treatment group which was sampled L at 516 h (i.e. L hatch chicks sampled L). It is not possible to sample L hatching chicks E hence this treatment is absent from the experimental design. Slow start incubation resulted in a higher total hatch percentage with a greater proportion of chicks hatching L, compared with the Control incubation. The L hatching chicks had significantly higher BA than the E hatching chicks. Of the E hatching chicks, those sampled both E and L had significantly lower BA than E hatching chicks fed for 24 h before L sampling. The E hatch, fed and sampled L chicks had the numerically highest BA, which was not significantly different from the BA of the L hatching chicks sampled L These results

  7. Evaluation of carryover effects of dietary lysine intake by Cobb 500 broiler breeder hens.

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    Mejia, L; McDaniel, C D; Kidd, M T; Lopez, K; Corzo, A

    2013-03-01

    Two experiments were conducted to examine the progeny performance of broiler breeder (BB) hens fed diets differing in digestible lysine (dLys). A total of 240 Cobb 500 BB pullets and 40 cockerels, 20 wk of age, were used for each of 2 experiments. In experiment 1, treatment diets were fed from 35 to 45 wk of age. Treatment 1 and 2 diets were formulated with common feed ingredients and BB had dLys daily intakes of 1,200 (IDL-1,200) and 1,010 mg/hen per d (ID-1,010), respectively. Treatments 3 and 4 were composed of semipurified diets formulated to dLys intakes of 1,010 (SPL-1,010) and 600 mg/hen per d (SP-600), respectively. In experiment 1, chick weight at hatch was lower (P < 0.05) for those that came from the SP-600 and SPL-1,010-fed hens, but 42 and 56 d BW was similar for all treatments. Improvements (P < 0.10) in feed conversion ratio were seen at 42 and 56 d for chicks from ID-1,010-fed hens compared with IDL-1,200 hens. For experiment 2, diets were fed to BB hens from 24 to 42 wk of age. Treatment 1 was composed of corn-soybean meal and formulated to a dLys intake of 1,000 mg/hen per d (CS-1,000). Treatments 2, 3, and 4 had inclusion of 25% distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) with dLys intake levels of 1,000 (DDGS-1,000), 800 (DDGS-800), and 600 (DDGS-600) mg/hen per d, respectively. Progeny performance was evaluated from eggs collected at wk 26, 31, and 36. Chick hatch weight was similar for all 3 hatches. Chicks from 26-wk-old BB hens and fed DDGS-600 diets resulted in lower (P < 0.05) BW, carcass weight, and breast weight, and higher (P < 0.05) back half (drumsticks and thighs) yield, at 42 d of age. Growout studies performed on eggs laid during wk 31 and 36 revealed no effect on growth or carcass parameters. In conclusion, the results from experiments 1 and 2 may not be comparable, and therefore, the impact on progeny performance needs to be further evaluated.

  8. Histological comparison of layer media thickness of pulmonary arteroides between Cobb-Vantress and Ross broiler chicken exposed to hypoxia

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    Vásquez C., María; Laboratorio de Fisiología Animal, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú.; Cueva M., Sergio; Laboratorio de Fisiología Animal, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú.; Ayón S., Milder; Laboratorio de Fisiología Animal, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú.; Lira M., Boris; Laboratorio de Fisiología Animal, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú.; Chavera C., Alfonso; Laboratorio de Histología, Embriología y Patología Veterinaria, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú; Angulo H., Pedro; Laboratorio de Farmacología y Toxicología Veterinaria, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos. Lima, Perú; Falcón P., Néstor; Facultad de Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. Lima, Perú

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    The objective of the present study was to determine the development of the smooth muscle of pulmonary arterioles through the relationship of the smooth muscle layer of pulmonary arteriole/arteriolar diameter (CM/DA). Ninety Cobb-Vantress chicks and 90 Ross chicks were used. Of these, 10 birds were weighed and slaughtered at 1 day of age, and the others were randomly distributed in a group raised at sea level (n=40) and a group raised at 3320 m above the sea level (n=40). Ten birds per group w...

  9. INFLUENCIA DE UNA VACUNA VECTORIZADA (MAREKGUMBORO) EN POLLOS DE LA LÍNEA GENÉTICA COBB 500

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    Fátima Graciela Arteaga Chávez; Gabriela Natalí Narváez Borja; Zoyla Estefany Sánchez Santana

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo evaluar el efecto de una vacuna vectorizada (Marek - Gumboro) en pollos COBB 500. Se utilizaron 1300 pollitos con pesos promedio al nacer de 43 g los cuales se dividieron en dos grupos, el primero con 625 pollitos BB se aplicó la vacuna vectorizada y el segundo, con 675 pollitos BB, se aplicó la vacuna tradicional. Como indicado- res productivos se midió peso vivo semanal, peso a la canal y conversión alimenticia; para los indicadores de salud e inocuida...

  10. The reliability and validity of three non-radiological measures of thoracic kyphosis and their relations to the standing radiological Cobb angle.

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    Greendale, G A; Nili, N S; Huang, M-H; Seeger, L; Karlamangla, A S

    2011-06-01

    Hyperkyphosis is implicated in a mounting list of negative outcomes, including higher mortality. Hyperkyphosis research is hindered due to difficulties inherent in its measurement. By showing that three clinical measures of kyphosis are suitable for use in large scale, longitudinal, hyperkyphosis studies, we will facilitate much needed research in this field. The objective of this study is to describe the reliability of three non-radiological kyphosis measures (Debrunner kyphosis angle, flexicurve kyphosis index, and flexicurve kyphosis angle) and their validity compared to the Cobb angle and to approximate a Cobb angle from non-radiological kyphosis measures. We analyzed data from 113 participants aged ≥ 60 years with kyphosis angle ≥ 40°. Cobb angle was measured on a standing lateral thoracolumbar radiograph using bounds at T4 and T12. Non-radiological measures of kyphosis were made three times by a single rater and a 4th time by a blinded second rater. Intra- and inter-rater reliabilities for non-radiological assessments were high (intra-class correlations of 0.96 to 0.98) and did not differ from each other. Pearson correlations, estimating validity, ranged from 0.62 to 0.69 and did not differ. The Debrunner angle was close to the Cobb angle, with scaling factor of 1.067 and an offset of 5°. The Flexicurve kyphosis angle had to be scaled by 1.53 to obtain the equivalent Cobb angle. The scaling factor for the Flexicurve kyphosis index to Cobb angle was 315, with an offset of 5°. Compared to the measured Cobb angle, Cobb angles predicted using the non-radiological measures had similar magnitude errors (standard deviations of the differences ranging between 10.24 and 11.26). Each non-radiological measurement had similar reliability and validity. Low cost, ease of use, and robustness to variations in spine contour argue for the Flexicurve in longitudinal kyphosis assessments. The approximate conversion factors provided will permit translation of non

  11. Clinical evaluation of the ability of a proprietary scoliosis traction chair to de-rotate the spine: 6-month results of Cobb angle and rotational measurements

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    Clayton J. Stitzel

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to investigate the immediate and 6-month effects of a scoliosis traction chair on scoliosis rotation and Cobb angle. The scoliosis traction chair has been used clinically for 10 years and has been part of previous studies, but has not been the focus of any previous study. Our goal was to test the scoliosis traction chair’s ability to de-rotate the spine to create scoliosis correction. Fifteen patient files were retrospectively selected for study. Patients were radiographically studied in a proprietary traction chair to evaluate impact on Cobb angle and apical vertebral rotation. Six-month follow-up results were recorded. Six-month results showed an average overall Cobb angle increase of about 7°. Patients with in-chair apical de-rotation showed 9° of Cobb angle improvement, while those with increased in-chair apical rotation showed an average 16° progression. Scoliotic curves whose apical rotation worsened on stress radiography showed deterioration of the curve at 6 months. Those with improved apical rotation showed Cobb angle corrections at 6 months. Since progression of scoliotic curvatures was observed in our cohort of patients after 6 months of home and clinical use, it is imperative that further studies attempt to qualify which patients and scoliosis curve patterns are best suited for the scoliosis traction chair.

  12. Oocyst shedding by green-winged-saltator (Saltator similis in the diagnostic of coccidiosis and Isospora similisi n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae Eliminação de oocistos por trinca-ferro-verdadeiro (Saltator similis no diagnóstico da coccidiose e Isospora similisi n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae

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    Cleide Domingues Coelho

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    Full Text Available Diurnal periodicity is a phenomenon that has been observed in coccidian of Isospora parasites of passerines, which have been eliminated great number of oocysts at dusk. The objective of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of periodicity of oocysts presence in the green-winged-saltator Saltator similis, and its use in the diagnosis of coccidiosis in wild birds in captivity. A total of 220 fecal samples were collected from birds, apprehended from illegal trading and kept in quarantine in CETAS∕IBAMA, in the morning and late afternoon, from May to November 2010. It was observed that 1.82% of the samples collected in the morning were positive, while 31.36% of samples were positive in the late afternoon. In addition, the number of oocysts shed was greater in the afternoon. Therefore, it was concluded that the sampling in the late afternoon provided greater reliability for the diagnosis of coccidiosis in green-winged-saltators. Moreover, in this study a new isosporoid coccidian parasite from the green-winged-saltator S. similis was observed and is herein described. Isospora similisi n. sp. oocysts are spheroidal to sub-spheroidal, 27.5 × 25.9 µm, with a smooth and bi-layered wall, ∼1.2 mm. Micropyle and oocyst residuum are absent, but splinter-like or comma-like granules are present. Sporocysts are ellipsoidal or slightly ovoidal, 17.4 × 12.2 mm. A stieda body and substieda body are present. The sporocyst residuum is composed of granules of different sizes. Sporozoites are vermiform with a single refractile body and a nucleus. This is the fourth description of an isosporoid coccidium infecting S. similis and the sixth description from Cardinalidae.A periodicidade diurna é um fenômeno que tem sido observado em coccídios do gênero Isospora parasitas de pássaros, os quais eliminam uma maior quantidade de oocistos ao entardecer. O objetivo deste estudo foi determinar a periodicidade de eliminação de oocistos pelas fezes no trinca

  13. La función de producción Cobb – Douglas y la economía española

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    En este trabajo analizamos el uso creciente del concepto función de producción Cobb - Douglas, basado en la obra de Solow, en trabajos aplicados a la economía española, relacionados con la determinación de la posición cíclica y la contribución de los factores productivos al crecimiento. A tal efecto realizamos una serie de contrastes econométricos para el periodo 1960 – 2010 que demuestran claramente que la función Cobb – Douglas no refleja la conexión entre producción y factores productivos ...

  14. INFLUENCIA DE UNA VACUNA VECTORIZADA (MAREKGUMBORO EN POLLOS DE LA LÍNEA GENÉTICA COBB 500

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    Fátima Graciela Arteaga Chávez

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo evaluar el efecto de una vacuna vectorizada (Marek - Gumboro en pollos COBB 500. Se utilizaron 1300 pollitos con pesos promedio al nacer de 43 g los cuales se dividieron en dos grupos, el primero con 625 pollitos BB se aplicó la vacuna vectorizada y el segundo, con 675 pollitos BB, se aplicó la vacuna tradicional. Como indicado- res productivos se midió peso vivo semanal, peso a la canal y conversión alimenticia; para los indicadores de salud e inocuidad de la vacuna se consideró morbilidad y mortalidad; los indi- cadores inmunológicos fueron el peso y tamaño de bolsa de Fabricio, bazo y timo. Además, se registró los ingresos y egresos de la producción. Se observó que los parámetros productivos tan- to peso vivo, conversión alimenticia, mortalidad, peso a la canal, estuvieron influenciados por la aplicación de la vacuna vectorizada (p<0.001 entre las semanas cuarta y sexta de edad. En la vacuna tradicional se tuvo un mayor grado de mortalidad con 1.62%. Los órganos linfoides tuvieron diferencias significativa (p<0.05 siendo de mayor tamaño en el grupo que recibió la vacuna vectorizada. Para el parámetro costo beneficio se observó una utilidad de 0.05 centavos por cada dólar invertido. El uso de la vacuna vectorizada en la producción de pollos de ceba COBB 500 favorece, tanto los parámetros productivos, como económicos.

  15. Growth, livability, feed consumption, and carcass composition of the Athens Canadian Random Bred 1955 meat-type chicken versus the 2012 high-yielding Cobb 500 broiler

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    Collins, K E; Kiepper, B H; Ritz, C W; McLendon, B L; Wilson, J L

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    A flock of the Athens Canadian Random Bred (ACRB), a 1955 meat-type chicken control strain, was raised alongside a flock of 2012 Cobb 500 fast feathering high-yielding broilers to determine selection changes over the past 57 yr...

  16. Improvements in semen quality, sperm fatty acids, and reproductive performance in aged Cobb 500 breeder roosters fed diets containing dried ginger rhizomes (Zingiber officinale)

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    Akhlaghi, A; Ahangari, Y. Jafari; Navidshad, B; Pirsaraei, Z. Ansari; Zhandi, M; Deldar, H; Rezvani, M. R; Dadpasand, M; Hashemi, S. R; Poureslami, R; Peebles, E. D

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    .... Seventy-five 52-wk-old Cobb 500 breeder roosters randomly received either 0 (GP0), 15 (GP15), or 30 (GP30) g of GP/kg of diet for 14 consecutive wk, during which time their seminal characteristics were evaluated every 2 wk...

  17. Growth, livability, feed consumption, and carcass composition of the Athens Canadian Random Bred 1955 meat-type chicken versus the 2012 high-yielding Cobb 500 broiler.

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    Collins, K E; Kiepper, B H; Ritz, C W; McLendon, B L; Wilson, J L

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    A flock of the Athens Canadian Random Bred (ACRB), a 1955 meat-type chicken control strain, was raised alongside a flock of 2012 Cobb 500 fast feathering high-yielding broilers to determine selection changes over the past 57 yr. All birds were reared under management practices appropriate for the Cobb 500. Birds were weighed weekly and processed at 6, 8, and 10 wk. Whole carcass, carcass parts, and organs were weighed. Modern broilers outweighed ACRB at every age, ranging from 3.7 to 4.7 times the size of the ACRB. All parts and organs were compared as a percentage of live fasted BW. The ACRB had significantly heavier feet, wings, internal organs, and feathers. The modern Cobb broiler had double the breast and larger leg muscles and had a significantly greater fat pad. Despite the larger muscle mass, the supply organs, the heart and lungs, were significantly smaller in the Cobb broiler than the ACRB as a percentage of BW. Relative size of supply and other vital organs should be given consideration for genetic selection of the future broiler. Comparisons of ACRB weights and organ percentages with past published data indicates that the ACRB remains a consistent control strain. ©2014 Poultry Science Association Inc.

  18. Comparacion histologica del espesor de la capa media de las arteriolas pulmonares en pollos de carne cobb-vantress y ross expuestos a hipoxia

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    Rodriguez G., Jose; Vasquez C., Maria; Cueva M., Sergio; Ayon S., Milder; M., Boris Lira; Chavera C., Alfonso; Angulo H., Pedro; Falcon P., Nestor

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    ...). Se utilizaron 90 pollos de la linea Cobb-Vantress y 90 de la linea Ross. De estos, 10 pollos de cada linea fueron pesados y sacrificados al primer dia de edad, y el resto fue distribuido al azar en un grupo criado a nivel de mar (n = 40...

  19. Effect of Group Exercising and Adjusting the Brace at Shorter Intervals on Cobb Angle and Quality of Life of Patients with Idiopathic Scoliosis

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    Zahra Hedayati

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    Full Text Available Objective: Bracing along with exercising is the most effective protocol in patients with idiopathic scoliosis which have Cobb angles of 25 to 45 degrees. However, since the psychological aspects of scoliosis treatment may affect the quality of life, and the exact time for adjusting the pads of Milwaukee brace is unknown; Therefore the aim of this study was evaluating the effect of exercising in a group, with adjusting the brace in shorter intervals, in compare to routine protocol, in the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis. Matterials & Methods: Thirty-four patients with idiopathic scoliosis which had Cobb angles of 50 to 15 degrees were included in this study and were divided into experimental and control groups. The patients of two groups participated in an eleven-week treatment program, differ between the two groups. Quality of life scores of both groups were evaluated before and after intervention using SRS-22 questionnaire, as well as scoliosis angles before and after the intervention according to the primary and secondary radiographic X-rays. Results: Statistical analysis was performed using Paired T-Test in each group, and Independent T-Test between the two groups before and after treatment. The severity of scoliosis curvature and satisfaction domain of the experimental group was reduced significantly in compared with the control group, after intervention (P=0.04. Moreover in the case of  the quality of life in patients with Cobb angles less than 30 degrees, compared with patients with Cobb angles greater than 31 degrees, in the domains of self-image, satisfaction, and total score, the difference was significant (P<0.05. Conclusion: Adjusting the brace at shorter intervals along with exercising as a group, during the eleven weeks of treatment, has increased satisfaction and reduced the scoliosis Cobb angles of patients.

  20. Population densities of five migratory endoparasitic nematodes in carrot disk cultures.

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    Verdejo-Lucas, S; Pinochet, J

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    Numbers of nematodes recovered per culture varied greatly among five species cultured on carrot disks. Radopholus similis and Pratylenchus vulnus showed the highest population densities, with 23,400-fold and 16,600-fold increases, respectively, in 90 days. Final populations of P. thornei and Zygotytenchus guevarai were similar but lower than those of R. similis and P. vulnus. The population of P. neglectus increased 74 times. Species with the greatest reproduction in this study reproduce sexually.

  1. La replantation annuelle de la culture de bananier plantain : une ...

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    31 août 2015 ... de gestion des nématodes endoparasites Radopholus similis et Pratylenchus coffeae en Côte d'ivoire. 8659. La replantation ... efficacy of annual replanting of plantain in controlling the populations of the parasites. Methods and results: The ..... approaches to chemical control of nematodes on bananas: field ...

  2. Friend or foe: genetic and functional characterization of plant endophytic Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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    Kumar, A.; Munder, A.; Aravind, R.; Eapen, S.J.; Tümmler, B.; Raaijmakers, J.M.

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    Endophytic Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain BP35 was originally isolated from black pepper grown in the rain forest in Kerala, India. Strain PaBP35 was shown to provide significant protection to black pepper against infections by Phytophthora capsici and Radopholus similis. For registration and

  3. Improved Transformation of Anthurium

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    Methods to increase transformation efficiency and yields of transgenic Anthurium andraeanum Linden ex. André hybrids were sought while effecting gene transfer for resistance to the two most important pests, bacterial blight (Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. dieffenbachiae) and nematodes (Radopholus simili...

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    31 août 2015 ... Agricultural Research Administration. 77p. Gnonhouri P. et Adiko A., 2008. Distribution géographique de Radopholus similis et. Pratylenchus coffeae ; risque potentiel sur la pérennisation des plantations de bananiers dessert en Côte d'Ivoire. Agronomie Africaine. 20 (2): 213-220. Gnonhouri P., Adiko A., ...

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    Full Text Available ... 35 0.94 EF693940_1( EF693940 |pid:none) Radopholus similis GHF5 endo-1,4-b... 35 1.2 AP009153_1221( AP009153 |pid:none) Gemmatim...onas aurantiaca T-27 DN... 34 2.1 protein update 2009. 6

  6. Effect of genetic strains (Ross 308, Cobb 500 and Hubbard F15 on immune response against Newcastle disease vaccine in broiler chickens

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    Mansoor Mayahi

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    Full Text Available Background: Immune responses are crucial for optimal health and can be affected by several factors including host genetics. The increasing need for chicken meat has provoked producers to try to optimize breeding through genetic methods. We expect that new broiler lines have shorter breeding period and grow fast, be resistant to disease, be robust (characterized by a high level of utilization of nutrients and a good metabolism, have a high viability rate, powerful skeleton, have high flexible capacity and show consistent growth. Unluckily, genetic advancement has also led to several negative influences. So, in broiler chickens, changes are now found which not happened before or were relatively unusual. These changes involve: pulmonary hypertension syndrome, limb disease ,sudden death syndrome, abnormal bone growth, subclinical diseases such as Escherichia coli and Clostridium perfringens, immunosuppression and sensitivity of chickens to mycotoxin intoxication. Objectives: The recent study was performed to examine the effects of genetic strain of broiler chickens on immune response against Newcastle disease vaccine. So three genetic strains of broiler chickens including Ross 308, Cobb 500, and Hubbard F15 were investigated in this study. Materials and Methods: 36ooo one-day-old broiler chicks Hubbard F15, Cobb-500 and Ross308, were divided into 3 equal groups with 2 replicates and 6000 birds per replicate. The birds were reared under similar conditions from one-day-old to 49 days of age. All groups were vaccinated against Newcastle disease. Blood samples were collected before vaccination and on 7, 17, 27, 35, 42, 48 days and antibody titer against Newcastle disease vaccine was determined by HI test. Results: The Cobb 500 and Hubbard stains respectively had the highest and the lowest immune response against Newcastle diseases vaccine. Ross 308 had second status among strains. Conclusions: On the basis of present study Cobb 500 and Ross308 chickens

  7. The effect of a core exercise program on Cobb angle and back muscle activity in male students with functional scoliosis: a prospective, randomized, parallel-group, comparative study.

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    Park, Yun Hee; Park, Young Sook; Lee, Yong Taek; Shin, Hee Suk; Oh, Min-Kyun; Hong, Jiyeon; Lee, Kyoung Yul

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    To assess the effect of core strengthening exercises on Cobb angle and muscle activity in male college students with functional scoliosis. Static and dynamic back muscle activity were evaluated via surface electromyography (sEMG). A core exercise protocol comprising 18 exercises was performed three times/week for 10 weeks. Patients were randomly allocated to either a home- or community-based exercise programme. Cervical thoracolumbar scans and sEMG were performed after 10 weeks. A total of 87 students underwent cervical thoracolumbar scans. Of these, 53 were abnormal and were randomised between the home-based (n = 25) or community-based (n = 28) groups. After the 10-week exercise programme, Cobb angles were significantly lower and back muscle strength was significantly improved than baseline in both groups, but there were no statistically significant between group differences. A 10-week core strengthening exercise programme decreases Cobb angle and improves back muscle strength in patients with functional scoliosis. © The Author(s) 2016.

  8. EVALUACIÓN DEL COMPORTAMIENTO PRODUCTIVO DE LAS LÍNEAS DE POLLOS DE ENGORDE COBB 500 y ROSS 308 AVALIAÇÃO DO DESEMPENHO PRODUTIVO DAS LINHAS DE FRANGOS DE CORTE COBB 500 E ROSS 308 PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF POULTRY PRODUCTION ON THE LINES OF BROILERS COBB 500 AND ROSS 308

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    JUAN PABLO ROSERO

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    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de identificar que líneas comerciales de pollos de engorde se comportan mejor productivamente en trópico bajo, se evaluaron las líneas avícolas Ross 308 y Cobb 500. Para ello se utilizaron 160 aves, 80 por cada estirpe y 40 por cada sexo, de un día de edad para evaluar sus parámetros productivos, implementando un diseño completamente al azar con cuatro tratamientos, cuatro repeticiones por tratamiento y 10 aves por repetición, con el fin de determinar el comportamiento entre las variables consumo de alimento, ganancia de peso y conversión alimenticia, para las etapas de iniciación y finalización. A los datos experimentales, se efectuó un análisis de varianza y prueba múltiple de Duncan. Para el análisis económico se utilizo el método de presupuestos parciales. Para la variable consumo de alimento, en la etapa iniciación se encontraron diferencias estadísticas (Pr>F= 0,05 entre tratamientos, contrario a la ganancia de peso y conversión alimenticia, en donde no se reportan diferencias estadísticas (Pr>F= 0,05. En cuanto a la etapa de finalización para consumo de alimento y ganancia de peso se presentaron diferencias estadísticas (Pr>F= 0,05, contrario a conversión alimenticia, donde no se presentaron diferencias. En términos económicos, se determinó que el tratamiento T1 fue el más eficiente.A fim de identificar quais linhas comerciais de frangos de corte se comportar melhor na produtividade tropical baixa, foram avaliadas as linhas de aves Ross 308 e Cobb 500. Para isso, foram utilizadas 160 aves, 80 por corrida e 40 para cada sexo, de um dia de idade para avaliar os parâmetros produtivos, implementação de um delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com quatro tratamentos, quatro repetições por tratamento e 10 aves por repetição, a fim de determinar o comportamento entre as variáveis consumo de ração, ganho de peso e conversão alimentar (g para as fases de iniciação e conclusão. Aos dados

  9. Influence of post hatch dietary supplementation of fat on performance, carcass cuts and biochemical profile in Ven Cobb broiler

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    Komal Prasad Rai

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The present experiment was conducted to study the effect of post hatch dietary fat supplementation on performance of broiler chicken. Materials and Methods: A total of 120 day-old Ven Cobb broiler chicks were randomly assigned to 4 treatment groups of 30 chicks in each (three replicates of 10 birds/treatment. The trial lasted for 35 days. The experimental design was a completely randomized design. Four types of diet were formulated for 1st week: T1, T2, T3 and T4 contained control diet with no added fat, 2.5, 5 and 7.5% fat, respectively. After 1st week post-hatch period chicks were fed ad libitum with the normal basal diet as per Bureau of Indian Standard recommendations till completion of the experiment (8-35 days. Results: Significantly higher (p<0.05 body weight and improved feed conversion ratio (FCR was recorded in birds fed 5% dietary fat at the end of the experiment whereas, feed intake was not significantly affected. Significantly (p<0.05 higher dressed weight was observed due to 5% fat supplementation than other groups whereas, it was not significant for other carcass cuts. No significant differences were observed in moisture, protein and lipid content of breast and thigh muscle of broiler due to supplemented fat whereas, 2.5% dietary fat significantly (p<0.05 increase the serum HI titer on day 28th. In biochemical profile, higher serum albumin (g/dl was recorded due to 5% fat supplementation whereas other biochemical components did not show any significance difference among treatments. Conclusion: It may be concluded that supplementation of fat in broilers diet improves the overall FCR, dressing percentage and gain more body weight.

  10. A dor além dos confins do homem: aproximações preliminares ao debate entre Frances Power Cobbe e os darwinistas a respeito da vivissecção na Inglaterra vitoriana (1863-1904 Pain beyond the confines of man: a preliminary introduction to the debate between Frances Power Cobbe and the Darwinists with respect to vivisection in Victorian England (1863-1904

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    André Luis de Lima Carvalho

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    Full Text Available Apresenta uma personagem pouco conhecida e estudada na comunidade acadêmica brasileira e sul-americana, Frances Power Cobbe, britânica vitoriana empenhada em várias causas sociais, entre elas o combate à vivissecção. Na maturidade, Cobbe criticou todo e qualquer uso de animais vivos em experimentos de laboratório, com ou sem aplicação de anestésicos. Nosso foco inicial é a relação entre Cobbe e Charles Darwin e o embate em que ambos se envolveram a respeito da legitimidade ética do uso de animais vivos em experimentos fisiológicos para o bem (ou não do conhecimento e da humanidade.This article introduces a person who is little known and studied in the Brazilian and South-American academic communities. Frances Power Cobbe was a British woman in the Victorial period engaged in various social causes, among them the abolition of vivisection. In her later years, Cobbe criticized any use of live animals in laboratory experiments, with or without the use of anesthetics. Our initial focus is on the relationship between Cobbe and Charles Darwin and the conflict they both were involved in regarding the ethical legitimacy of using live animals in physiological experiments for the good (or not of knowledge and mankind.

  11. Immediate effects of scoliosis-specific corrective exercises on the Cobb angle after one week and after one year of practice

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    Karina Zapata

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background We are unaware of any studies describing the immediate effects of scoliosis-specific exercises on the Cobb angle measured by radiograph. This study aimed to describe the differences between radiographs obtained with and without corrective exercises after initial training and after one year. Methods A female with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis was first seen at age 13 years, 0 months with a Risser 0. She had a 43o left lumbar, 15o right thoracic curve. She was seen again after 6, 18 and 30 months and performed exercises from 18 to 30 months. She performed Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS exercises for a four-curve type (lumbar dominant with pelvis deviation to the lumbar concave side. At 18 and 30 months, x-rays were obtained with and without performing corrective exercises. Results At 6 months, her lumbar and thoracic curves measured 41o and 28o, respectively. At 18 months, her lumbar and thoracic curves measured 47 o and 30o, respectively. Also at 18 months, immediately after her x-ray in the relaxed standing position, she performed her corrective exercises in standing with arms lowered for a second x-ray. Her lumbar and thoracic curves remained similar and measured 43o and 32o, respectively. At 30 months, she performed unsolicited corrective exercises during the x-ray. Her lumbar and thoracic curves measured 26o and 41o, respectively. Another x-ray in the relaxed position revealed lumbar and thoracic curves measuring 39o and 35o, respectively. The immediate effect of corrective exercises after a year of training was a 33 % improvement at the lumbar spine compared to only a 9 % improvement the previous year. Conclusion After initial training, corrective exercises during a standing x-ray did not significantly improve the Cobb angle for the major lumbar curve compared to the relaxed standing x-ray. However, a year after performing exercises, unsolicited corrective exercises resulted in a

  12. Mensuração da curva escoliótica pela técnica de cobb intraobservadores e interobservadores e sua importância clínica Medición de la curva de escoliosis mediante la técnica de cobb para intraobservadores e interobservadores y su significación clínica Measurement of the scoliotic curve by cobb technique for intra-observer and inter-observer and its clinical significance

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    Rigel Rego de Sá Godinho

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Analisar a mensuração manual do ângulo de Cobb entre profissionais com diferentes experiências da área de Ortopedia e Traumatologia e Cirurgia da Coluna Vertebral, para observar se existem diferenças na avaliação das radiografias de pacientes portadores de escoliose idiopática intra e interobservadores, a ponto de influenciar no tratamento e seguimento desses pacientes. MÉTODOS: Foram utilizadas para este estudo 22 radiografias simples da coluna toracolombar, póstero-anterior, de pacientes portadores de escoliose idiopática, em acompanhamento regular no ambulatório do Grupo da Coluna do Hospital São Paulo. Os exames foram avaliados por quatro diferentes categorias de profissionais ortopedistas e cirurgiões da coluna vertebral e realizada a mensuração das curvas escolióticas através do método de Cobb. As vértebras terminais das curvas não foram previamente marcadas. Somente foram mensuradas as curvas principais (consideradas as de maior valor angular de cada radiografia. A reprodutibilidade das mensurações feitas pelos diferentes Observadores (inter-observadores e entre as duas mensurações de cada Observador (intraobservador foi analisada pelo Coeficiente de Correlação Intraclasse (CCI. RESULTADOS: Foram observadas, quanto às medidas dos ângulos, concordâncias excelentes entre as avaliações intraobservadores, e observadas concordâncias excelentes entre as avaliações interobservadores, uma vez que o CCI em todas as situações manteve-se maior que 0,75, o que representa excelente reprodutibilidade. CONCLUSÃO: Concluímos que houve concordância excelente (CCI > 0,75 na avaliação dos ângulos nas mensurações das curvas escolióticas intra e interobservadores. Ao mesmo tempo, as mensurações apresentaram variação de até 13,58º intraobservadores, e de até 12,72º interobservadores.OBJETIVO: Analizar la medición manual del ángulo de Cobb entre profesionales con diferentes experiencias de

  13. « Un épagneul, une femme et un noyer, plus nous les battons, meilleurs ils sont » : Frances Power Cobbe, la féminité et l’altérité “A spaniel, a woman and a walnut tree, the more they are beaten, the better they be”: Frances Power Cobbe, Femininity and Otherness

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    Emilie Dardenne

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Frances Power Cobbe was a remarkable Victorian and a very assertive woman, who was praised for both her astute feminist mind and her tenacious fight against animal experiments. She utterly disapproved of women being ranked as creatures whose whole existence depended on their relationship with another individual. She deplored their “wretched proverbial similarity to spaniels and walnut-trees”. In her writings, she tackled the theme of violence, especially that committed within the home by malicious husbands and she took strong exception to “the notion that a man’s wife is his PROPERTY”, because of the stigma attached to such a belief and because it made women—as well as animals—morally inferior to men.The following article provides an insight into Frances Power Cobbe’s perspective on domestic violence and her in-depth exploration of the concepts of femininity and otherness. It begins by explaining how the authoress of “Wife Torture in England” became the spokeswoman of beaten wives and it goes on to study her vision of femininity as conveyed through her discussion of violence, cruelty, appropriation, otherness and the fate of animals. The article concludes by trying to shed light on the image of femininity that Cobbe wishes to extol.

  14. Caracterização morfológica do trato gastrointestinal de frangos de corte da linhagem Cobb 500®

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Caracterizou-se morfologicamente o tubo digestório de frangos de corte da linhagem Cobb 500®. O experimento foi conduzido no setor de avicultura do Colégio Técnico de Bom Jesus, Piauí, em galpão experimental. Foram utilizados oito animais aos quarenta e seis dias de idade, e avaliou-se as características morfológicas macroscópica a partir da mensuração dos órgãos do tubo digestório, essas foram avaliadas através de análise estatística descritiva e análise correlação de Pearson. A avaliação microscópica foi realizada pela análise das lâminas histológicas. Conclui-se que a linhagem Cobb 500® demonstrou estratigrafia tecidual do tubo digestório, composta por quatro túnicas: mucosa, submucosa, muscular e serosa, com exceção do esôfago e inglúvio que ao invés de possuir túnica serosa possui a adventícia. No esôfago há presença de glândulas mucosas, e no inglúvio são ausentes. O proventrículo é estruturado por várias glândulas mucosas localizadas na túnica mucosa, que drenam suas secreções em ductos secundários e primários e ao um ducto excretor em direção ao lúmen do órgão. O ventrículo possui um conteúdo queratinóide na túnica mucosa, glândulas gástricas na lâmina própria. No intestino delgado é mais visível a presença de células caliciformes no íleo, porém também estão presentes no duodeno e no jejuno. Em ambos os intestinos delgado e grosso é visível à presença de vilos, que se tornam mais curtos e largos caudalmente ao tubo digestório, apresentam em seus segmentos a presença de tecido linfático difuso e nodular, sendo estes mais evidenciados no intestino grosso.

  15. Effect of feeding an encapsulated source of butyric acid (ButiPEARL) on the performance of male Cobb broilers reared to 42 d of age.

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    Levy, April Waguespack; Kessler, James W; Fuller, Lorraine; Williams, Susan; Mathis, Greg F; Lumpkins, Brett; Valdez, Fernando

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    The objective of this research was to determine the optimal level of an encapsulated butyric acid (ButiPEARL) based on the performance of male Cobb broilers reared to 42 d of age and to investigate its effects on intestinal morphology. Experiment 1 ( EXP 1: ) consisted of 4 treatments with 12 replicate pens that contained 45 broilers, and Experiment 2 ( EXP 2: ) consisted of 6 treatments with 8 replicate pens that contained 50 broilers. Birds were weighed by pen on d 0, 21, 35, and 42. In EXP 1, the treatments were as follows: 1) control ( C: ); 2) C + 100 g ButiPEARL/ton; 3) C + 200 g ButiPEARL/ton; and 4) C + 300 g ButiPEARL/ton. In EXP 2, the treatments were identical to EXP 1, with 2 additional treatments: 5) C + 400 g ButiPEARL/ton and 6) C + 500 g ButiPEARL/ton. In EXP 1, two 42-d-old broilers per pen were randomly selected for duodenal and jejunal tissue collection. Only the samples from the broilers fed the C or 300 g ButiPEARL treatments were analyzed for histology in EXP 1. For EXP 2, on d 21 and 35, two broilers per pen were randomly selected for duodenal, jejunal, and ileal tissue collection. For EXP 1 and 2, BW gain increased linearly with increasing butyric acid levels (P 500 g/ton. © 2015 Poultry Science Association Inc.

  16. Nematode resistance in bananas : screening results on some wild and cultivated accessions of Musa spp

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    Bananas cultivated for export all belong to Cavendish cultivars and are all recognized as very susceptible to nematodes, particularly to the burrowing nematode Radopholus similis and the lesion nematode Pratylenchus coffeae. Even if there have been many changes in the management of banana nematodes in large commercial banana plantations, chemical control still remains most often the last resort method to manage the nematodes, although the number of registered products is definitely declining....

  17. HABITAT and SPECIES IDENTIFICATION fish examination data collected in the Coastal Waters of SE Alaska, Gulf of Alaska and North Pacific Ocean on NOAA Ship JOHN N. COBB cruises SECM, jc0009 and others as part of the NEP project from 1997-05-21 to 2006-08-20 (NODC Accession 0115195)

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  18. HABITAT and WATER DEPTH documentation only - no observation type data collected in the Coastal Waters of SE Alaska, Gulf of Alaska and North Pacific Ocean on NOAA Ship JOHN N. COBB cruises SECM, jc0005 and others as part of the NEP project from 1997-05-20 to 2006-08-20 (NODC Accession 0115202)

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  19. SPECIES IDENTIFICATION - ORGANISM LENGTH, HABITAT, STOMACH CONTENTS - FULLNESS, STOMACH CONTENTS - CONTENT WEIGHT and other fish examination data collected in the Coastal Waters of SE Alaska, Gulf of Alaska and North Pacific Ocean on NOAA Ship JOHN N. COBB cruises SECM, jc0009 and others as part of the NEP project from 1997-05-21 to 2006-07-31 (NODC Accession 0115196)

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  20. BIOMASS, Displacement Volume, WATER DEPTH, SPECIES IDENTIFICATION and other tows - plankton tows data collected in the Coastal Waters of SE Alaska, Gulf of Alaska and North Pacific Ocean on NOAA Ship JOHN N. COBB cruises SECM, jc0005 and others as part of the NEP project from 1997-05-24 to 2006-08-20 (NODC Accession 0115197)

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  1. Reproductibilidad del ángulo de Cobb en imágenes digitales obtenidas por fotografía de espinogramas de 30 x 90 cm en escoliosis del adulto: Comparación entre 2 observadores y 3 cámaras digitales. [Reliability analysis for coronal cobb angle measurements of digitally acquired photograph to the 30 x 90 cm films in adult scoliosis: comparison among two observers and three digital cameras

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    Matias Petracchi

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available In­tro­duc­ción La fotografía digital de radiografías puede generar distorsiones angulares en las imágenes. No está publicado si estas alteraciones pueden afectar las mediciones de los ángulos de Cobb. Objetivo Evaluar la reproducibilidad del ángulo de Cobb con la fotografía digital de espinogramas de 30 x 90 cm en escoliosis del adulto. Material ­y­ Métodos Se eligieron al azar 20 espinogramas preoperatorios de pacientes con escoliosis del adulto para evaluar prospectivamente. Los espinogramas fueron escaneados y sus imágenes digitales se consideraron como controles. Se analizó la discrepancia intraobservador, interobservador, intercámara e intracámara, con tres cámaras digitales y dos observadores que realizaron ocho sesiones fotográficas a cada espinograma. Se midieron los ángulos con Adobe Photoshop® sobre las imágenes digitales y se los analizó con el coeficiente de correlación de Pearson. Resultados El promedio de los ángulos de Cobb torácicos y lumbares del escáner, las cámaras 1, 2 y 3 fue de 37,9; 37,8; 37,7; 37,5; 53,2; 53,1; 53,3; 52,9, respectivamente. La correlación interobservador e intraobservador fue extremadamente alta, así como entre las cámaras y el escáner. Conclusión El ángulo de Cobb se puede medir luego de la fotografía digital de espinogramas de 30 x 90 cm, con alta reproducibilidad entre diferentes cámaras y observadores.

  2. Flood-inundation maps for Sweetwater Creek from above the confluence of Powder Springs Creek to the Interstate 20 bridge, Cobb and Douglas Counties, Georgia

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    Musser, Jonathan W.

    2012-01-01

    Digital flood-inundation maps for a 10.5-mile reach of Sweetwater Creek, from about 1,800 feet above the confluence of Powder Springs Creek to about 160 feet below the Interstate 20 bridge, were developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in cooperation with Cobb County, Georgia. The inundation maps, which can be accessed through the USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Science Web site at http://water.usgs.gov/osw/flood_inundation/, depict estimates of the areal extent and depth of flooding corresponding to selected water levels (stages) at the USGS streamgage at Sweetwater Creek near Austell, Georgia (02337000). Current stage at this USGS streamgage may be obtained at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ and can be used in conjunction with these maps to estimate near real-time areas of inundation. The National Weather Service (NWS) is incorporating results from this study into the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) flood-warning system (http://water.weather.gov/ahps/). The NWS forecasts flood hydrographs at many places that commonly are collocated at USGS streamgages. The forecasted peak-stage information for the USGS streamgage at Sweetwater Creek near Austell (02337000), which is available through the AHPS Web site, may be used in conjunction with the maps developed in this study to show predicted areas of flood inundation. A one-dimensional step-backwater model was developed using the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hydrologic Engineering Centers River Analysis System (HEC–RAS) software for Sweetwater Creek and was used to compute flood profiles for a 10.5-mile reach of the creek. The model was calibrated using the most current stage-discharge relations at the Sweetwater Creek near Austell streamgage (02337000), as well as high-water marks collected during annual peak-flow events in 1982 and 2009. The hydraulic model was then used to determine 21 water-surface profiles for flood stages at the Sweetwater Creek streamgage at 1-foot intervals referenced to the

  3. Accurate Quantification of Site-specific Acetylation Stoichiometry Reveals the Impact of Sirtuin Deacetylase CobB on theE. coliAcetylome.

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    Weinert, Brian Tate; Satpathy, Shankha; Hansen, Bogi Karbech; Lyon, David; Jensen, Lars Juhl; Choudhary, Chunaram

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    Lysine acetylation is a protein posttranslational modification (PTM) that occurs on thousands of lysine residues in diverse organisms from bacteria to humans. Accurate measurement of acetylation stoichiometry on a proteome-wide scale remains challenging. Most methods employ a comparison of chemically acetylated peptides to native acetylated peptides, however, the potentially large differences in abundance between these peptides presents a challenge for accurate quantification. Stable isotope labeling by amino acids in cell culture (SILAC)-based mass spectrometry (MS) is one of the most widely used quantitative proteomic methods. Here we show that serial dilution of SILAC-labeled peptides (SD-SILAC) can be used to identify accurately quantified peptides and to estimate the quantification error rate. We applied SD-SILAC to determine absolute acetylation stoichiometry in exponentially-growing and stationary-phase wild-type and Sirtuin deacetylase CobB-deficient cells. To further analyze CobB-regulated sites under conditions of globally increased or decreased acetylation, we measured stoichiometry in phophotransacetylase ( pta Δ) and acetate kinase ( ackA Δ) mutant strains in the presence and absence of the Sirtuin inhibitor nicotinamide. We measured acetylation stoichiometry at 3,669 unique sites and found that the vast majority of acetylation occurred at a low stoichiometry. Manipulations that cause increased nonenzymatic acetylation by acetyl-phosphate (AcP), such as stationary-phase arrest and deletion of ackA , resulted in globally increased acetylation stoichiometry. Comparison to relative quantification under the same conditions validated our stoichiometry estimates at hundreds of sites, demonstrating the accuracy of our method. Similar to Sirtuin deacetylase 3 (SIRT3) in mitochondria, CobB suppressed acetylation to lower than median stoichiometry in WT, pta Δ, and ackA Δ cells. Together, our results provide a detailed view of acetylation stoichiometry in E

  4. Método de Cobb na escoliose idiopática do adolescente: avaliação dos ângulos obtidos com goniômetros articulados e fixos Método de Cobb en la escoliosis idiopática del adolescente: evaluación de los ángulos obtenidos con goniómetros articulados y fijos Cobb method in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis-angle: evaluation with articulated and fixed goniometers

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    Ana Laura Loyola Munhoz da Cunha

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: determinar a variação do ângulo de Cobb na escoliose idiopática do adolescente por meio da utilização de dois tipos de goniômetro calibrados: articulado e fixo. MÉTODOS: oito radiografias de pacientes com escoliose idiopática do adolescente, obtidas em aparelho digital, com curva primária grave (acima de 30º foram selecionadas. As imagens de cada uma das oito radiografias das escolioses foram processadas e impressas 36 vezes em película radiográfica (totalizando 228 imagens. As curvas escolióticas tanto primárias como secundárias (17 curvas tiveram suas vértebras-limite pré-determinadas e foram medidas, por seis ortopedistas, atuantes na área de cirurgia da coluna vertebral. Cada examinador recebeu alternadamente um conjunto das 8 escolioses/17 curvas a serem medidas com um goniômetro ora articulado e ora fixo sempre acompanhado de um lápis apropriado para medir radiografias. Os seis ortopedistas mediram cada uma das 17 curvas em seis ocasiões diferentes, sendo que três delas com o goniômetro articulado e três com o goniômetro fixo. O intervalo entre a entrega de cada conjunto não foi inferior a 24 horas. A análise estatística foi feita por meio de testes pareados, para a avaliação da variação entre os diferentes goniômetros pelos mesmos indivíduos, e de comparações por porcentagem, média, coeficientes e índices de variação obtidos, para as demais variáveis estudadas (variação intra e interobservadores. RESULTADOS: entre as 17 curvas avaliadas (A a Q, apenas a curva M mostrou diferenças estatisticamente significativas entre os valores angulares obtidos com o goniômetro articulado (média de 33,3+9,1º e com o goniômetro fixo (27,9+4,2º, em que p=0,009. CONCLUSÃO: não foram encontradas diferenças significativas entre os valores obtidos com o goniômetro articulado e com o goniômetro fixo em 16 das 17 curvas avaliadas na presente amostra. As diferenças observadas entre os goni

  5. BASEMAP, COBB COUNTY, GA, USA

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — FEMA Framework Basemap datasets comprise six of the seven FGDC themes of geospatial data that are used by most GIS applications (Note: the seventh framework theme,...

  6. Improvements in semen quality, sperm fatty acids, and reproductive performance in aged Cobb 500 breeder roosters fed diets containing dried ginger rhizomes (Zingiber officinale).

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    Akhlaghi, A; Ahangari, Y Jafari; Navidshad, B; Pirsaraei, Z Ansari; Zhandi, M; Deldar, H; Rezvani, M R; Dadpasand, M; Hashemi, S R; Poureslami, R; Peebles, E D

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    Exposure to high levels of polyunsaturated fatty acid predisposes spermatozoa to lipid peroxidation, resulting in their decreased fertility. Ginger powder (GP), which is high in antioxidative compounds, was fed to aged breeder roosters to improve their reproductive performance. Seventy-five 52-wk-old Cobb 500 breeder roosters randomly received either 0 (GP0), 15 (GP15), or 30 (GP30) g of GP/kg of diet for 14 consecutive wk, during which time their seminal characteristics were evaluated every 2 wk. At the end of the trial, semen samples were tested for determination of sperm fatty acid (FA) concentration and seminal plasma total antioxidant capacity. Furthermore, sperm penetration was assayed, and using 225 artificially inseminated hens, fertility and hatchability rates were determined. Dietary GP improved sperm forward motility, live sperm percentage, and sperm plasma membrane integrity. These were associated with a decrease in the percentage of abnormal sperm. The seminal TBA reactive species concentration was lower in birds belonging to the GP30 treatment in comparison with those in the GP15 and GP0 treatments. The feeding of GP resulted in overall decreases and increases in sperm saturated and unsaturated FA, respectively. The n-6:n-3 FA ratio of sperm was decreased in the GP30 group in comparison with controls. The highest levels of sperm C20:4(n-6) and C22:6(n-3) FA were recorded in the GP15 and GP30 treatments, respectively. A higher percentage of sperm C22:4(n-6) FA was found in GP-fed roosters. Seminal plasma total antioxidant capacity was considerably improved by the GP15 and GP30 treatments. Further, a higher number of perivitelline membrane sperm penetration holes was recorded for the GP30 treatment in comparison with the GP15 and GP0 treatments. Interestingly, although hatchability, chick quality, and embryonic mortality were not affected by dietary treatment, fertility rate was improved by the feeding of GP. In conclusion, dietary GP improved most of

  7. Development of bone in chick embryos from Cobb 500 breeder hens fed diets supplemented with zinc, manganese, and copper from inorganic and amino acid-complexed sources.

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    Favero, A; Vieira, S L; Angel, C R; Bos-Mikich, A; Lothhammer, N; Taschetto, D; Cruz, R F A; Ward, T L

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    Sources of Zn, Mn, and Cu (IZMC) as sulfates or as amino acid complexes (OZMC) were used to supplement Cobb 500 breeder hen diets. Experimental treatments consisted of diets supplemented with 1) 100, 100, and 10 mg/kg of Zn, Mn, and Cu, respectively, from IZMC (control); 2) 60, 60, and 3 mg/kg of Zn, Mn, and Cu, respectively, from IZMC plus 40, 40, and 7 mg/kg of Zn, Mn, and Cu, respectively, from OZMC (ISO); and 3) a diet with 100, 100, and 10 mg/kg of Zn, Mn, and Cu, respectively, from IZMC as in control plus 40, 40, and 7 mg/kg of supplemental Zn, Mn, and Cu from OZMC (on top). Ten replications of 20 females and 2 males were used per treatment. Eggs from breeders at 30, 40, 50 and 60 wk of age were incubated, and 5 embryos per replicate were collected at 10 (E10), 14 (E14), and 18 (E18) d of incubation. Midshaft width and calcification were measured for left tibia and femur stained with Alcian Blue and Alizarin Red S. At hatch, the left tibia of 5 chicks per replicate was sampled for histological evaluation of the diaphysis and distal epiphysis. Feeding the ISO treatment compared with the control diet increased the Zn (P < 0.05) but not Mn and Cu content of the yolk and albumen blend. At E14, the ISO and on-top treatments had a trend to increase tibia calcification at the rates of 1.6 and 1%, respectively (P < 0.1). The E18 ISO and on-top treatments had 2% thicker tibia compared with the control, regardless of hen age (P < 0.05). Also, at E18, calcification of tibia and femur was higher from hens fed the on-top treatment (P < 0.05). The chicks from the ISO and on-top groups had increased tibia moment of inertia (P < 0.01) at day of hatch. Broiler breeder hens consuming OZMC associated with IZMC produced embryos and hatching chicks with improvements in selected bone mineralization parameters.

  8. KAKVOĆA TRUPOVA BROJLERSKIH PILIĆA COBB 500 I HUBBARD CLASSIC PRI HRANIDBI KRMNIM SMJESAMA S NIŽOM I VIŠOM RAZINOM BJELANČEVINA I ENERGIJE

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    Nikolova, Nedeljka; Pavlovski, Zlatica; Milošević, Niko; Perić, Lidija

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    Ocjenjivanje kakvoće brojlerskih trupova sprovedeno je na ukupno 240 pilića dva genotipa Cobb 500 i Hubbard Classic tovljenih do 49 dana. Korištene su dvije različite energetsko-proteinske krmne smjese, a cilj istraživanja je bio utvrditi utjecaj genotipa, spola i hranidbe na kakvoću brojlerskih trupova (masa trupa, randman, mase i udjeli osnovnih dijelova trupa), njihove varijance i interakcija. Utvrđen je statistički značajan (P0,05). Kod ocjenjivanja randmana statistički značajan (P...

  9. EFEITO DE DIFERENTES NÍVEIS DE ENERGIA E PROTEÍNA NA RAÇÃO SOBRE O DESEMPENHO DE FRANGOS DE CORTE DA LINHAGEM COBB AVIAN 48TM

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    Fernanda Heloisa Litz

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    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to evaluate the performance of Cobb Avian 48MT broilers supplemented with different protein and energy levels. The experimental statistics design adopted was completely randomized, composed of three treatments and ten replications, named treatment 1 (low energy and protein level; treatment 2 (medium energy and protein level; and treatment 3 (high energy and protein level. The performance variables analyzed were the average feed consumption, average live weight, real and traditional feed conversion, and viability on the 7tn and 42nd day of age. The results were submitted to analysis of variance and Tukey’s means comparison test at 5% probability. There was no difference (p> 0.05 in the performance of Cobb Avian 48TM at 7 days of age between the tested treatments for feed consumption, real and traditional feed conversion, and viability. However, the live weight difference was significant, where the medium treatment for levels of energy and protein was statistically equal to the low and high-level treatments. There were significant differences for the live weight, real and traditional feed conversion, where medium and high energy and protein treatments were those that showed the best results. It can be concluded that the feedstuffs with medium and high protein and energy level resulted in better results for live weight at all phases and for feed conversion at 42 days of age.

  10. Potential of foliar, dip, and injection applications of avermectins for control of plant-parasitic nematodes.

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    Jansson, R K; Rabatin, S

    1998-03-01

    Studies were conducted to determine the potential of two avermectin compounds, abamectin and emamectin benzoate, for controlling plant-parasitic nematodes when applied by three methods: foliar spray, root dip, and pseudostem injection. Experiments were conducted against Meloidogyne incognita on tomato, M. javanica on banana, and Radopholus similis on banana. Foliar applications of both avermectins to banana and tomato were not effective for controlling any of the nematodes evaluated. Root dips of banana and tomato were moderately effective for controlling M. incognita on tomato and R. similis on banana. Injections (1 ml) of avermectins into banana pseudostems were effective for controlling M. javanica and R similis, and were comparable to control achieved with a conventional chemical nematicide, fenamiphos. Injections of 125 to 2,000 mug/plant effectively controlled one or both nematodes on banana; abamectin was more effective than emamectin benzoate for controlling nematodes.

  11. Schroth Physiotherapeutic Scoliosis-Specific Exercises Added to the Standard of Care Lead to Better Cobb Angle Outcomes in Adolescents with Idiopathic Scoliosis - an Assessor and Statistician Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial.

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    Sanja Schreiber

    Full Text Available The North American non-surgical standard of care for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS includes observation and bracing, but not exercises. Schroth physiotherapeutic scoliosis-specific exercises (PSSE showed promise in several studies of suboptimal methodology. The Scoliosis Research Society calls for rigorous studies supporting the role of exercises before including it as a treatment recommendation for scoliosis.To determine the effect of a six-month Schroth PSSE intervention added to standard of care (Experimental group on the Cobb angle compared to standard of care alone (Control group in patients with AIS.Fifty patients with AIS aged 10-18 years, with curves of 10°-45° and Risser grade 0-5 were recruited from a single pediatric scoliosis clinic and randomized to the Experimental or Control group. Outcomes included the change in the Cobb angles of the Largest Curve and Sum of Curves from baseline to six months. The intervention consisted of a 30-45 minute daily home program and weekly supervised sessions. Intention-to-treat and per protocol linear mixed effects model analyses are reported.In the intention-to-treat analysis, after six months, the Schroth group had significantly smaller Largest Curve than controls (-3.5°, 95% CI -1.1° to -5.9°, p = 0.006. Likewise, the between-group difference in the square root of the Sum of Curves was -0.40°, (95% CI -0.03° to -0.8°, p = 0.046, suggesting that an average patient with 51.2° at baseline, will have a 49.3° Sum of Curves at six months in the Schroth group, and 55.1° in the control group with the difference between groups increasing with severity. Per protocol analyses produced similar, but larger differences: Largest Curve = -4.1° (95% CI -1.7° to -6.5°, p = 0.002 and [Formula: see text] (95% CI -0.8 to 0.2, p = 0.006.Schroth PSSE added to the standard of care were superior compared to standard of care alone for reducing the curve severity in patients with AIS.NCT01610908.

  12. Comparación de la solución analítica de la función de producción de COBB - DOUGLAS con la obtenida por el método de mínimos cuadrado

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    Díaz Ossa, Wilmar A.; Diego A. Giral Ramírez

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    In this article a detailed descriptive analysis mathematica lfunction Cobb-Douglas production, and compared with analytical solution obtained using the least squares method. Also there is a brief history of its origin, and explains a possible way as Charles Cobband Paul Douglas came to the algebraic formulation of the production function that describes the growth of the U.S. economy in the period from1899 to 1922.

  13. Reação de cultivares de bananeira a Meloidogyne spp. e Pratylenchus coffeae

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    A banana (Musa spp.) é uma das frutas mais consumidas no mundo, e cultivada na maioria dos países tropicais. No Brasil, a produtividade média é baixa devido a vários fatores, dentre eles a incidência de pragas e doenças. Entre os problemas fitossanitários encontrados na cultura da bananeira os nematóides se destacam, sendo as espécies de maior importância: Radopholus similis, Meloidogyne spp., Helicotylenchus multicinctus, Pratylenchus coffeae e Rotylenchulus reniformis. O presente trabalho e...

  14. Palaeomagnetic study of a subaerial volcanic ridge (São Jorge Island, Azores) for the past 1.3 Myr: evidence for the Cobb Mountain Subchron, volcano flank instability and tectonomagmatic implications

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    Silva, P. F.; Henry, B.; Marques, F. O.; Hildenbrand, A.; Madureira, P.; Mériaux, C. A.; Kratinová, Z.

    2012-03-01

    We present a palaeomagnetic study on 38 lava flows and 20 dykes encompassing the past 1.3 Myr on S. Jorge Island (Azores Archipelago—North Atlantic Ocean). The sections sampled in the southeastern and central/western parts of the island record reversed and normal polarities, respectively. They indicate a mean palaeomagnetic pole (81.3°N, 160.7°E, K= 33 and A95= 3.4°) with a latitude shallower than that expected from Geocentric Axial Dipole assumption, suggesting an effect of non-dipolar components of the Earth magnetic field. Virtual Geomagnetic Poles of eight flows and two dykes closely follow the contemporaneous records of the Cobb Mountain Subchron (ODP/DSDP programs) and constrain the age transition from reversed to normal polarity at ca. 1.207 ± 0.017 Ma. Volcano flank instabilities, probably related to dyke emplacement along an NNW-SSE direction, led to southwestward tilting of the lava pile towards the sea. Two spatially and temporally distinct dyke systems have been recognized on the island. The eastern is dominated by NNW-SSE trending dykes emplaced before the end of the Matuyama Chron, whereas in the central/western parts the eruptive fissures oriented WNW-ESE controlled the westward growth of the S. Jorge Island during the Brunhes Chron. Both directions are consistent with the present-day regional stress conditions deduced from plate kinematics and tectonomorphology and suggest the emplacement of dykes along pre-existing fractures. The distinct timing and location of each dyke system likely results from a slight shift of the magmatic source.

  15. Nematoides fitoparasitos em áreas de cultivo de antúrio dos estados de São Paulo, Paraná e Santa Catarina

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    Claudio Marcelo Gonçalves de Oliveira

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do presente trabalho foi identificar os nematoides associados a plantas de antúrio (Anthurium andraeanum cultivadas como flor de corte (13 amostras ou plantas em vaso (41 amostras nos estados de São Paulo, Paraná e Santa Catarina. Nematoides foram extraídos de 10g de raízes e 250cm3 de solo ou substrato e identificados sob microscópio de luz. A espécie mais frequente foi Radopholus similis, detectada em 54% das amostras de antúrio cultivado como flor de corte. Constituíram novas ocorrências em antúrio no Brasil: Helicotylenchus erythrinae, H. californicus, H. multicinctus, Meloidogyne paranaensis e R. similis. Entretanto, nenhum nematoide parasito de plantas foi encontrado nos antúrios cultivados em vaso, com substrato de fibra de coco.

  16. DCS Hydraulics Submission for Cobb County, GA

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  17. Comparação entre dois métodos de posicionamento para realização do raio X e sua repercussão na avaliação da cifose torácica utilizando o método de Cobb e no equilíbrio sagital Comparación entre dos métodos de posicionamiento para la realización del rayo X y sus efectos sobre evaluación de la cifosis torácica usando el método de Cobb y el sagital equilibrio Comparison between two positioning methods for X-ray and its impact on the evaluation of thoracic kyphosis by Cobb's method and sagittal balance

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    Carlos Henrique Maçaneiro

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: o tratamento da cifose torácica é baseado na aferição da magnitude da curva baseada em mensurações radiográficas, e proporcionar o correto equilíbrio sagital pela correção cirúrgica de uma gibosidade é de importância fundamental. OBJETIVO: análise radiográfica prospectiva do efeito da variação da posição dos braços sobre a aferição da cifose torácica e do equilíbrio sagital entre pacientes com idades pré-estabelecidas. MÉTODOS: foram realizadas radiografias na posição lateral da coluna vertebral utilizando-se dois métodos posicionais: posição 1, em que o paciente permanecia de pé, com os joelhos juntos, pés alinhados com os ombros, cabeça reta direcionada para a frente, braços estendidos a 90º em relação ao tronco, mantendo os membros superiores estendidos e paralelos ao chão; uma segunda radiografia foi obtida com o paciente de pé, com os joelhos juntos, pés alinhados com os ombros, cabeça reta direcionada para a frente, com os cotovelos fletidos e os dedos repousando sobre a fossa supraclavicular bilateralmente. Os braços devem formar um ângulo de aproximadamente 45º com o corpo. Foram mensurados os ângulos de Cobb e o equilíbrio sagital nas duas radiografias. RESULTADOS: não houve correlação entre a posição dos braços, os valores angulares de Cobb e o equilíbrio sagital. CONCLUSÃO: em nosso trabalho, observamos que a posição dos braços (90º versus 45º, não interfere estatisticamente no valor da cifose torácica e na variação do equilíbrio sagital.INTRODUCCIÓN: el tratamiento de la cifosis torácica se basa en la medición de la magnitud de la curva a partir de mediciones radiológicas, y proporcionar el equilibrio adecuado para la corrección quirúrgica de la deformidad de la columna sagital es de una importancia fundamental. OBJETIVO: un análisis prospectivo radiográfico del efecto de la variación en la posición de los brazos en la medición de la cifosis tor

  18. Eficiência hospedeira de oito cultivares de bananeira a fitonematóides Host reaction of eight banana cultivars to plant parasitic nematodes

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    Leila Lucí Dinardo-Miranda

    1996-01-01

    Full Text Available Os cultivares de bananeira (Musa spp. Grande Naine, Nanicão Jangada, Nanicão (Grupo AAA, Enxerto, Prata, Prata Zulu, Maçã e Mysore (Grupo AAB foram plantados em campo e avaliados quanto à eficiência hospedeira a nematóides. Todos eles apresentaram elevadas populações de Meloidogyne arenaria raça 1, sendo considerados, portanto, hospedeiros favoráveis dessa espécie. Os cultivares do grupo AAA e Mysore foram também hospedeiros favoráveis de Radopholus similis, enquanto os demais do grupo AAB se comportaram como hospedeiros pouco favoráveis. Helicotylenchus dihystera foi detectado em baixas populações, em raízes e no solo da rizosfera de todos os cultivares.The host reaction of eight banana cultivars (Musa spp. to nematodes was assessed in a field experiment. Three cultivars evaluated were members of AAA Group (Grande Naine, Nanicão and Nanicão Jangada and five belonged to AAB Group (Prata, Enxerto, Prata Zulu, Maçã and Mysore. All cultivars were infested by Meloidogyne arenaria race 1, rated as efficient hosts. The AAA Group cultivars and Mysore were also efficient hosts to Radopholus similis, whereas Prata, Enxerto and Maçã were not. Helicotylenchus dihystera was detected at low density populations in soil and root samples of all cultivars.

  19. Palaeosymbiosis revealed by genomic fossils of Wolbachia in a strongyloidean nematode.

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    Georgios Koutsovoulos

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    Full Text Available Wolbachia are common endosymbionts of terrestrial arthropods, and are also found in nematodes: the animal-parasitic filaria, and the plant-parasite Radopholus similis. Lateral transfer of Wolbachia DNA to the host genome is common. We generated a draft genome sequence for the strongyloidean nematode parasite Dictyocaulus viviparus, the cattle lungworm. In the assembly, we identified nearly 1 Mb of sequence with similarity to Wolbachia. The fragments were unlikely to derive from a live Wolbachia infection: most were short, and the genes were disabled through inactivating mutations. Many fragments were co-assembled with definitively nematode-derived sequence. We found limited evidence of expression of the Wolbachia-derived genes. The D. viviparus Wolbachia genes were most similar to filarial strains and strains from the host-promiscuous clade F. We conclude that D. viviparus was infected by Wolbachia in the past, and that clade F-like symbionts may have been the source of filarial Wolbachia infections.

  20. Genetic analysis of plant endophytic Pseudomonas putida BP25 and chemo-profiling of its antimicrobial volatile organic compounds.

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    Sheoran, Neelam; Valiya Nadakkakath, Agisha; Munjal, Vibhuti; Kundu, Aditi; Subaharan, Kesavan; Venugopal, Vibina; Rajamma, Suseelabhai; Eapen, Santhosh J; Kumar, Aundy

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    Black pepper associated bacterium BP25 was isolated from root endosphere of apparently healthy cultivar Panniyur-5 that protected black pepper against Phytophthora capsici and Radopholus similis - the major production constraints. The bacterium was characterized and mechanisms of its antagonistic action against major pathogens are elucidated. The polyphasic phenotypic analysis revealed its identity as Pseudomonas putida. Multi locus sequence typing revealed that the bacterium shared gene sequences with several other isolates representing diverse habitats. Tissue localization assays exploiting green fluorescence protein expression clearly indicated that PpBP25 endophytically colonized not only its host plant - black pepper, but also other distantly related plants such as ginger and arabidopsis. PpBP25 colonies could be enumerated from internal tissues of plants four weeks post inoculation indicated its stable establishment and persistence in the plant system. The bacterium inhibited broad range of pathogens such as Phytophthora capsici, Pythium myriotylum, Giberella moniliformis, Rhizoctonia solani, Athelia rolfsii, Colletotrichum gloeosporioides and plant parasitic nematode, Radopholus similis by its volatile substances. GC/MS based chemical profiling revealed presence of Heneicosane; Tetratetracontane; Pyrrolo [1,2-a] pyrazine-1,4-dione, hexahydro-3-(2-methylpropyl); Tetracosyl heptafluorobutyrate; 1-3-Eicosene, (E)-; 1-Heneicosanol; Octadecyl trifluoroacetate and 1-Pentadecene in PpBP25 metabolite. Dynamic head space GC/MS analysis of airborne volatiles indicated the presence of aromatic compounds such as 1-Undecene;Disulfide dimethyl; Pyrazine, methyl-Pyrazine, 2,5-dimethyl-; Isoamyl alcohol; Pyrazine, methyl-; Dimethyl trisulfide, etc. The work paved way for profiling of broad spectrum antimicrobial VOCs in endophytic PpBP25 for crop protection. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  1. DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP DATABASE, COBB COUNTY, GEORGIA

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    Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security — The Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) Database depicts flood risk information and supporting data used to develop the risk data. The primary risk...

  2. Cobb angle changes in thoracic and lumbar spine fractures ...

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    Background: This is a retrospective study to evaluate the short-term clinical outcome of conservative treatment of all consecutive patients that were treated for closed thoracic and lumbar spine fractures following Road Traffic Injury (RTI) at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH) Gwagwalada, Abuja Nigeria.

  3. Cobb Douglas production function with composite error term in egg ...

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    Empirical results revealed the mean economic efficiency of 65.00% implying the need for increased resource use efficiency The results further showed that variable inputs such as price of feeds, price of drugs and medication were statistically significant (p<0.05) thus indicating that profit decreased with increase in input ...

  4. Cobb Angle Changes in Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Fractures ...

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    The annual incidence of spinal column fracture is 350 per million populations. with Motor vehicular accident being the major single cause of spine injuries. The victims are predominantly young and male. The aim of this study to evaluate the clinical outcome of conservative treatment of closed thoracic and lumbar spine ...

  5. Spatial distribution of nematodes in three banana ( Musa AAA) root parts considering two root thickness in three farm management systems

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    Araya, M.; De Waele, D.

    2004-10-01

    The spatial location of the banana ( Musa AAA) root parasitic nematodes within three root parts considering two root thickness was determined in three commercial farm management systems, which differ in weed and nematode management. Roots in each farm management system were classified in thick (>5 mm-d) and thin (1 ≤ 5 mm-d) roots. From each root type, the epidermis, the cortical parenchyma (CP) and the vascular cylinder (VC) were separated by fingernail, and nematodes were extracted by maceration of each root part. Independent of the farm management system, and for either root thickness, highest numbers of Radopholus similis per gram of root was found in the CP, followed by the epidermis and VC. The highest number of Helicotylencus spp., Pratylenchus spp. and the total nematode population per gram of root was found in the epidermis. Considering the number of nematodes per root part, the highest number of R. similis and total nematodes was located in the CP, while Helicotylenchus spp. and Pratylenchus spp. were concentrated in the epidermis. These patterns were approximately reproduced in the two root thickness and in the three farm management systems. This behavior suggests that injection of systemic nematicides into the plant pseudostem to replace the granular applications on surface soil might be promissory.

  6. Curative and Residual Efficacy of Injection Applications of Avermectins for Control of Plant-parasitic Nematodes on Banana.

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    Jansson, R K; Rabatin, S

    1997-12-01

    Studies were conducted to determine the curative and residual efficacy of avermectins at controlling plant-parasitic nematodes when injected into the pseudostem of banana, Musa acuminata cv. Cavendish. In addition, we determined the lowest concentration of avermectins that provided satisfactory efficacy as protectants when injected into banana pseudostems. Experiments were conducted with a root-knot nematode, Meleidogyne javanica, and the burrowing nematode, Radopholus similis. Injections (1 ml) of >/= 100 mug a.i./plant of abamectin into pseudostems were effective at controlling M. javanica and R. similis, and were comparable to control achieved with a conventional chemical nemaficide, fenamiphos, in a protectant assay. Abamecfin injections of 250 and 500 mug a.i./plant were effective at reducing nematode infections 28 to 56 days after inoculation. Abamectin was more effective than ivermectin at controlling nematodes after nematode populations were established in banana roots. Injections of between 100 and 1,000 mug a.i./plant were effective at controlling nematodes for at least 56 days after treatment. These studies confirmed earlier results and demonstrated that abamecfin has potential for controlling nematode parasites on banana when injected into the pseudostem.

  7. Generation of transgenic plantain (Musa spp.) with resistance to plant pathogenic nematodes.

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    Roderick, Hugh; Tripathi, Leena; Babirye, Annet; Wang, Dong; Tripathi, Jaindra; Urwin, Peter E; Atkinson, Howard J

    2012-10-01

    Plant parasitic nematodes impose a severe constraint on plantain and banana productivity; however, the sterile nature of many cultivars precludes conventional breeding for resistance. Transgenic plantain cv. Gonja manjaya (Musa AAB) plants, expressing a maize cystatin that inhibits nematode digestive cysteine proteinases and a synthetic peptide that disrupts nematode chemoreception, were assessed for their ability to resist nematode infection. Lines were generated that expressed each gene singly or both together in a stacked defence. Nematode challenge with a single species or a mixed population identified 10 lines with significant resistance. The best level of resistance achieved against the major pest species Radopholus similis was 84% ± 8% for the cystatin, 66% ± 14% for the peptide and 70% ± 6% for the dual defence. In the mixed population, trial resistance was also demonstrated to Helicotylenchus multicinctus. A fluorescently labelled form of the chemodisruptive peptide underwent retrograde transport along certain sensory dendrites of R. similis as required to disrupt chemoreception. The peptide was degraded after 30 min in simulated intestinal fluid or boiling water and after 1 h in nonsterile soil. In silico sequence analysis suggests that the peptide is not a mammalian antigen. This work establishes the mode of action of a novel nematode defence, develops the evidence for its safe and effective deployment against multiple nematode species and identifies transgenic plantain lines with a high level of resistance for a proposed field trial. © 2012 THE AUTHORS. MOLECULAR PLANT PATHOLOGY © 2012 BSPP AND BLACKWELL PUBLISHING LTD.

  8. Effects of a cyanobacterial bloom sample containing microcystin-LR on the ecophysiology of Daphnia similis.

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    Herrera, Natalia; Palacio, Jaime; Echeverri, Fernando; Ferrão-Filho, Aloysio

    2014-01-01

    Cyanobacterial blooms can affect a wide range of aquatic organisms due to the presence of toxic compounds. However, no study so far has shown the effects of natural blooms samples on the physiological parameters related to the ecology of Daphnia. In this study we used a natural bloom sample obtained from a reservoir in Colombia to evaluate its effects on five parameters related to Daphnia's feeding behavior, swimming movements and physiology: second antennae movement (swimming), mandible movement (feeding), thoracic appendages (feeding), postabdomen movement (rejection of food particles) and heart rate (physiology). The results revealed significant changes in all parameters evaluated at two different concentrations of aqueous extracts of the bloom: second antennae movements increased significantly and there were significant reductions in mandibular movements, thoracic movements and heart rate. Although postabdominal movements showed high variability with no distinctive pattern between control and treatments, the reduction in the other parameters (such as heart rate over time) could possibly reflect an intoxication by microcystins or a behavioral response (e.g., feeding inhibition).

  9. Effects of a cyanobacterial bloom sample containing microcystin-LR on the ecophysiology of Daphnia similis

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    Natalia Herrera

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Cyanobacterial blooms can affect a wide range of aquatic organisms due to the presence of toxic compounds. However, no study so far has shown the effects of natural blooms samples on the physiological parameters related to the ecology of Daphnia. In this study we used a natural bloom sample obtained from a reservoir in Colombia to evaluate its effects on five parameters related to Daphnia's feeding behavior, swimming movements and physiology: second antennae movement (swimming, mandible movement (feeding, thoracic appendages (feeding, postabdomen movement (rejection of food particles and heart rate (physiology. The results revealed significant changes in all parameters evaluated at two different concentrations of aqueous extracts of the bloom: second antennae movements increased significantly and there were significant reductions in mandibular movements, thoracic movements and heart rate. Although postabdominal movements showed high variability with no distinctive pattern between control and treatments, the reduction in the other parameters (such as heart rate over time could possibly reflect an intoxication by microcystins or a behavioral response (e.g., feeding inhibition.

  10. Identificación de nematodos fitoparásitos en el Banco de Germoplasma de maracuyá (Passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa Degener en Colombia

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    Rocío Alexandra Ortiz-Paz

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Los nematodos fitoparásitos son una de las mayores limitantes en la fruticultura tropical causando grandes pérdidas económicas por la reducción de los rendimientos. En Colombia no existe información respecto a estos parásitos que afectan el cultivo del maracuyá y es necesario generarla para crear estrategias de manejo. El objetivo del estudio fue identificar y cuantificar los nematodos fitoparásitos presentes en plantas de maracuyá de la Colección Nacional, conformada por 28 accesiones de diferentes procedencias establecida en la Granja Luker en Palestina, Caldas (Colombia, a 1058 m.s.n.m., 5° 4' 13.2" N y -75° 41' 7.7" O, 23 °C, 2250 mm/año y 75% de HR. La recolección de las muestras se realizó en la zona de plateo de cada planta hasta 60 cm de profundidad. En cada accesión se tomaron tres muestras de 100 g de raíces funcionales y 100 g de suelo. La extracción de nematodos de raíces y suelo se realizó con base en el principio de flotación en azúcar. Para los datos se desarrolló un análisis univariado con la estimación del promedio, el coeficiente de variación, el análisis de varianza y prueba de Tukey al 5%, para establecer las diferencias entre accesiones. Se recuperaron nematodos de siete géneros, Helicotylenchus, Rotylenchulus, Radopholus, Meloidogyne, Tylenchus, Aphelenchoides y Trichodorus. Las especies con mayor frecuencia en las accesiones, tanto en raíces como en suelo, fueron Helicotylenchus dihystera, Rotylenchulus reniformis y Radopholus similis con 100, 75 y 61%, respectivamente. Se encontraron 11, 8 y 16 accesiones de maracuyá sin parasitismo de los géneros Radopholus, Rotylenchulus y Meloidogyne, respectivamente. Dentro de éstas, sobresalen las accesiones AntFla03 y CauFla01 por sus características agronómicas, las cuales constituyen un reservorio genético para programas de fitomejoramiento en la búsqueda de resistencia o tolerancia a nematodos fitoparásitos que involucren hibridación o

  11. Incidencia de nematodos en plátano en distintos estados fenológicos

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    Torrado-Jaime Mayary

    2009-08-01

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    Aunque los nematodos están entre los principales problemas del plátano en Colombia, actualmente se desconoce cuándo aparecen de acuerdo con la fenología y las condiciones ambientales, problema a cuyo esclarecimiento busca contribuir la presente investigación. El trabajo se llevó a cabo en la granja Montelindo (1.050 msnm, temperatura media anual de 22,8°C, precipitación de 2.200 mm año-1, y humedad relativa del 76%. Con el propósito indicado, cormos de 'Dominico Hartón', 'África', 'FHIA-20' y 'FHIA-21' fueron sembrados en un arreglo de 3 x 2 m, y manejados bajo prácticas agronómicas convencionales. Se empleó un diseño en bloques al azar con cuatro repeticiones y 10 plantas útiles. Se realizó muestreo inicial de poblaciones de nematodos en suelo antes de la siembra, y posteriormente cada dos meses en suelo y raíces, empleando el método de centrifugación y flotación en azúcar. Dichas poblaciones fueron analizadas en relación con el comportamiento de los factores climáticos durante el desarrollo de la planta, considerando cinco estados fenológicos: brotación y emergencia, plántula, prefloración, floración, y llenado del racimo y madurez fisiológica. Los principales nematodos encontrados fueron: Radopholus similis, Meloidogyne spp. y Helicotylenchus spp. En general, Helicotylenchus y Radopholus presentaron mayor incidencia durante la etapa de madurez fisiológica. En 'África', Radopholus presentó tres picos máximos de incidencia: plántula, prefloración y madurez fisiológica. En los híbridos, la mayor población de Meloidogyne fue observada durante la floración; y en las cultivariedades, durante la prefloración. La precipitación influyó positivamente sobre la población de nematodos fitoparásitos.

  12. ОСОБЕННОСТИ ГИСТОЛОГИИ ЖЕЛЕЗИСТОГО ОТДЕЛА ЖЕЛУДКА ЦЫПЛЯТ-БРОЙЛЕРОВ КРОССА COBB-500

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    В статье подробно рассмотрена микроморфология железистого отдела желудка цыплят-бройлеров кросса Cobb-500 на 40-е сутки постнатального периода онтогенеза. Показано, что в данный возрастной период гистоархитектоника железистого желудка цыплят имеет типичное для трубчатых органов строение. В эпителиальной выстилке желудка выявлена субпопуляция клеток, по морфологическим признакам схожая с бокаловидными клетками. В трубчатых железах подслизистой основы слизистой оболочки желудка на основе данных...

  13. Field resistance of transgenic plantain to nematodes has potential for future African food security.

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    Tripathi, Leena; Babirye, Annet; Roderick, Hugh; Tripathi, Jaindra N; Changa, Charles; Urwin, Peter E; Tushemereirwe, Wilberforce K; Coyne, Danny; Atkinson, Howard J

    2015-01-30

    Plant parasitic nematodes impose losses of up to 70% on plantains and cooking bananas in Africa. Application of nematicides is inappropriate and resistant cultivars are unavailable. Where grown, demand for plantain is more than for other staple crops. Confined field testing demonstrated that transgenic expression of a biosafe, anti-feedant cysteine proteinase inhibitor and an anti-root invasion, non-lethal synthetic peptide confers resistance to plantain against the key nematode pests Radopholus similis and Helicotylenchus multicinctus. The best peptide transgenic line showed improved agronomic performance relative to non-transgenic controls and provided about 99% nematode resistance at harvest of the mother crop. Its yield was about 186% in comparison with the nematode challenged control non-transgenic plants based on larger bunches and diminished plant toppling in storms, due to less root damage. This is strong evidence for utilizing this resistance to support the future food security of 70 million, mainly poor Africans that depend upon plantain as a staple food.

  14. Extraction and partial characterization of polyphenol oxidase from banana (Musa acuminata Grande naine) roots.

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    Wuyts, Nathalie; De Waele, Dirk; Swennen, Rony

    2006-01-01

    Polyphenol oxidase activity (PPO, EC 1.14.18.1, monophenol monooxygenase, and EC 1.10.3.2, o-diphenoloxidase) has been extensively studied in banana fruit for its role in enzymatic browning. Rapid discolouration of leaf, stem and root tissue after injury and strong pigmentation of tissue extracts indicate that PPO and phenolic compounds are ubiquitous in vegetative tissue of banana as well. They hamper biochemical and molecular studies in banana, as cumbersome adaptations of extraction protocols are required. On the other hand, PPO and phenolic compounds could be an important part of the plant's defence system against pests and diseases, including root parasitic nematodes. To facilitate future studies in this area, extraction and assay conditions for PPO from roots of banana (Musa acuminata AAA, Grande naine) were optimized. Highest enzyme activities were obtained in a 0.2 M phosphate buffer at pH 7.0 with 5% insoluble polyvinylpyrrolidone and 0.25% Triton X-100. The lowest K(m) values were obtained for dopamine and D-catechin. Monophenolase activity was shown with p-cresol. Banana root PPO was strongly inhibited by dithiothreitol and sodium metabisulfite. In root sections, oxidation of dopamine strongly co-localized with aerenchyma in the cortex. The experiments revealed indications for the involvement of root PPO and dopamine in resistance of banana against the parasitic nematode Radopholus similis.

  15. Principales géneros de nematodos fitoparásitos asociados a plátano y piña en las regiones Huetar Norte y Huetar Atlántica de Costa Rica

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    Tomás de Jesús Guzmán-Hernández

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Durante esta investigación se muestrearon periódicamente sistemas productivos de piña y plátano en la Región Huetar Norte (RHN y de piña en la Región Huetar Atlántica (RHA, con el objetivo de identificar los géneros de nematodos fitoparásitos asociados a estos cultivos, su frecuencia y densidad de población. También se exploró la dinámica poblacional de los principales géneros. En el cultivo de piña, los nematodos con mayor densidad de población y más frecuentemente detectados en ambas regiones estudiadas fueron Pratylenchus y Helicotylenchus. Las poblaciones de estos nematodos fueron fluctuantes en la RHN y con un crecimiento que puede explicarse mediante funciones polinómicas en la RHA. En el caso del plátano, los nematodos con mayor densidad de población y más frecuentemente detectados fueron Radopholus similis, Pratylenchus y Meloidogyne. Las poblaciones de estos nematodos también mostraron fluctuaciones en el tiempo.

  16. The ZmRCP-1 promoter of maize provides root tip specific expression of transgenes in plantain.

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    Onyango, Stephen O; Roderick, Hugh; Tripathi, Jaindra N; Collins, Richard; Atkinson, Howard J; Oduor, Richard O; Tripathi, Leena

    2016-12-01

    Bananas and plantains (Musa spp.) provide 25 % of the food energy requirements for more than 100 million people in Africa. Plant parasitic nematodes cause severe losses to the crop due to lack of control options. The sterile nature of Musa spp. hampers conventional breeding but makes the crop suitable for genetic engineering. A constitutively expressed synthetic peptide in transgenic plantain has provided resistance against nematodes. Previous work with the peptide in potato plants indicates that targeting expression to the root tip improves the efficacy of the defence mechanism. However, a promoter that will provide root tip specific expression of transgenes in a monocot plant, such as plantain, is not currently available. Here, we report the cloning and evaluation of the maize root cap-specific protein-1 (ZmRCP-1) promoter for root tip targeted expression of transgenes that provide a defence against plant parasitic nematodes in transgenic plantain. Our findings indicate that the maize ZmRCP-1 promoter delivers expression of β-glucuronidase (gusA) gene in roots but not in leaves of transgenic plantains. In mature old roots, expression of gusA gene driven by ZmRCP-1 becomes limited to the root cap. Invasion by the nematode Radopholus similis does not modify Root Cap-specific Protein-1 promoter activity. Root cap-specific protein-1 promoter from maize can provide targeted expression of transgene for nematode resistance in transgenic plantain.

  17. AMF-induced biocontrol against plant parasitic nematodes in Musa sp.: a systemic effect.

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    Elsen, A; Gervacio, D; Swennen, R; De Waele, D

    2008-07-01

    Although mycorrhizal colonization provides a bioprotectional effect against a broad range of soil-borne pathogens, including plant parasitic nematodes, the commercial use of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) as biocontrol agents is still in its infancy. One of the main reasons is the poor understanding of the modes of action. Most AMF mode of action studies focused on AMF-bacterial/fungal pathogens. Only few studies so far examined AMF-plant parasitic nematode interactions. Therefore, the aim of the study was to determine whether the AMF Glomus intraradices was able to incite systemic resistance in banana plants towards Radopholus similis and Pratylenchus coffeae, two plant parasitic nematodes using a split-root compartmental set-up. The AMF reduced both nematode species by more than 50%, even when the AMF and the plant parasitic nematodes were spatially separated. The results obtained demonstrate for the first time that AMF have the ability to induce systemic resistance against plant parasitic nematodes in a root system.

  18. Reduced foraging in the presence of predator cues by the Black Spiny-tailed Iguana, Ctenosaura similis (Sauria: Iguanidae

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    Full Text Available The presence of a predator may have direct and indirect effects on the behavior of the prey. Although altered behavior may help prey avoid predators, it also can have a potential impact on critical activities such as foraging. Predator-prey interactions are routinely studied in laboratory-based experiments owing to theperceived difficulties of conducting such experiments in natural settings. We conducted an experimental study under field conditions in Palo Verde National Park in northwestern Costa Rica to assess behavioral responses of Black Spiny-tailed Iguanas (Ctenosaurasimilis to the presence of predators and predator cues. Free-roaming iguanas were offered mango in designated areas in the presence of a predator (Boa constrictor, a predator cue (B. constrictor feces, and a control (no predator or predator cue. Results indicate that iguanas reduced their foraging efforts in the presence of both a predator and its cue.

  19. Rational design of biosafe crop resistance to a range of nematodes using RNA interference.

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    Roderick, Hugh; Urwin, Peter E; Atkinson, Howard J

    2018-02-01

    Double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) molecules targeting two genes have been identified that suppress economically important parasitic nematode species of banana. Proteasomal alpha subunit 4 (pas-4) and Actin-4 (act-4) were identified from a survey of sequence databases and cloned sequences for genes conserved across four pests of banana, Radopholus similis, Pratylenchus coffeae, Meloidogyne incognita and Helicotylenchus multicinctus. These four species were targeted with dsRNAs containing exact 21 nucleotide matches to the conserved regions. Potential off-target effects were limited by comparison with Caenorhabditis, Drosophila, rat, rice and Arabidopsis genomes. In vitro act-4 dsRNA treatment of R. similis suppressed target gene expression by 2.3-fold, nematode locomotion by 66 ± 4% and nematode multiplication on carrot discs by 49 ± 5%. The best transgenic carrot hairy root lines expressing act-4 or pas-4 dsRNA reduced transcript message abundance of target genes in R. similis by 7.9-fold and fourfold and nematode multiplication by 94 ± 2% and 69 ± 3%, respectively. The same act-4 and pas-4 lines reduced P. coffeae target transcripts by 1.7- and twofold and multiplication by 50 ± 6% and 73 ± 8%. Multiplication of M. incognita on the pas-4 lines was reduced by 97 ± 1% and 99 ± 1% while target transcript abundance was suppressed 4.9- and 5.6-fold. There was no detectable RNAi effect on nontarget nematodes exposed to dsRNAs targeting parasitic nematodes. This work defines a framework for development of a range of nonprotein defences to provide broad resistance to pests and pathogens of crops. © 2017 The Authors. Plant Biotechnology Journal published by Society for Experimental Biology and The Association of Applied Biologists and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  20. Time, Texts, and Teaching in Vocabulary Acquisition: A Rebuttal to Cobb (2016)

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    2016-01-01

    In his 2016 article, "What Can Readers Read after Graded Readers?" (EJ1098660), Jeff McQuillan provided data to show that there is an adequate amount of reading material that can be read at or above 98% vocabulary coverage to provide sufficient input to acquire most of the word families from the 2,000- to the 9,000-word-family levels.…

  1. A Cobb Douglas stochastic frontier model on measuring domestic bank efficiency in Malaysia.

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    Hasan, Md Zobaer; Kamil, Anton Abdulbasah; Mustafa, Adli; Baten, Md Azizul

    2012-01-01

    Banking system plays an important role in the economic development of any country. Domestic banks, which are the main components of the banking system, have to be efficient; otherwise, they may create obstacle in the process of development in any economy. This study examines the technical efficiency of the Malaysian domestic banks listed in the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) market over the period 2005-2010. A parametric approach, Stochastic Frontier Approach (SFA), is used in this analysis. The findings show that Malaysian domestic banks have exhibited an average overall efficiency of 94 percent, implying that sample banks have wasted an average of 6 percent of their inputs. Among the banks, RHBCAP is found to be highly efficient with a score of 0.986 and PBBANK is noted to have the lowest efficiency with a score of 0.918. The results also show that the level of efficiency has increased during the period of study, and that the technical efficiency effect has fluctuated considerably over time.

  2. A Cobb Douglas stochastic frontier model on measuring domestic bank efficiency in Malaysia.

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    Full Text Available Banking system plays an important role in the economic development of any country. Domestic banks, which are the main components of the banking system, have to be efficient; otherwise, they may create obstacle in the process of development in any economy. This study examines the technical efficiency of the Malaysian domestic banks listed in the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE market over the period 2005-2010. A parametric approach, Stochastic Frontier Approach (SFA, is used in this analysis. The findings show that Malaysian domestic banks have exhibited an average overall efficiency of 94 percent, implying that sample banks have wasted an average of 6 percent of their inputs. Among the banks, RHBCAP is found to be highly efficient with a score of 0.986 and PBBANK is noted to have the lowest efficiency with a score of 0.918. The results also show that the level of efficiency has increased during the period of study, and that the technical efficiency effect has fluctuated considerably over time.

  3. Potential use of protexin probiotic and black pepper powder on Cobb 500 broiler chicks

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    To evaluate the effect of protexin, black pepper powder on performance of broiler chicks 160 one day male broiler chicks were divided into 4 groups of 10 birds each and assigned to 4 treatment diets. Chicks were fed by basal diet as control with or without 0.2 % protexin probiotic or black pepper fine powder respectively. Feed intake (FI), body weight (BW) and feed conversion ratio (FCR) was measured in each period of aviculture. At the end of trial 2 birds from each group were slaughtered an...

  4. comparison of cobb-douglas and translog frontier models in the ...

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    Douglas and. Translog stochastic frontier models in estimating technical inefficiency and its determinants in dry season tomato production. METHODOLOGY. The study was conducted in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria.

  5. An Extended Cobb-Douglas Form for Use in Production Economics.

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    payments ). We shall return to this topic later in this paper. Here, however, we want to-turn to the interpretation of A(x). From the start this term has...34Production and Cost Functions: An Econometric Survey," Econometrica 31, 1963, pp. 1-63. (42] Wicksell, K., Uber Wert, Kapital und Rente (Jena: Fischer

  6. A new species of Rhigonema Cobb, 1898 (Nematoda: Rhigonematidae) from a Cuban spirobolid millipede (Diplopoda: Spirobolida)

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    Rhigonema nesoboli sp. nov. (Nematoda: Rhigonematidae) is described from the gut of Nesobolus piedra (Diplopoda: Rhinocricidae) from Eastern Cuba. The new species is characterized by: the body length of both sexes; the cephalic collar umbelliform; the microtricha large, fine, backwardly directed, extending until the first portion of the intestine; the tail comparatively long and subulate in the female and elbowed in the male; the genital tract of Type 4; a number of 19-21 copulatory papillae ...

  7. Postmodern Astro-Theology, Cometary Panspermia, and the Polonnaruwa Meteorite: Derham, Wesley, Whitehead, Griffin and Cobb

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    Here is a postmodern astro-theological response to factual evidence supporting cometary panspermia, including evidence of cyanobacteria fossils in meteorites (Hoover 2011) and diatom frustules in the Polonnaruwa meteorite (Wickramasinghe and others 2013). Distinct from William Derham's modern astro-theology, and in accordance with John Wesley's avoidance of factual demonstrations/proofs and Wesley's appreciation of factual exemplifications, postmodern astro-theology appreciates cometary panspermia. Cometary panspermia is a specific-factually correct example of panspermia in general. Generic panspermia is essential to panentheism. Cometary panspermia enriches evolutionary biology.

  8. Cobb Montessori: A Community Crisis Illuminating the Challenges and Opportunities of Public Montessori

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    One of the goals of Montessorians is to spread Montessori education and make quality Montessori education available for children. However, one of the obstacles is the lack of information in the world (and an abundance of misinformation) about the Montessori philosophy. In 2009, these two issues came to a head in what evolved into a battle of…

  9. The genus Discolaimus in southern Africa. 2. Discolaimus constrictus sp. n. and D. monoplanus Heyns, 1963 (Nematoda: Dorylaimida

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    Full Text Available Discolaimus constrictus sp.n. is differentiated from D. mucurubanus Loof, 1964, the only other species in the genus in which the basal bulb is set off by a constriction, by its larger size, relatively shorter oesophagus, relatively shorter tail and more posteriorly situated vulva. In general appearance it more closely resembles D. affinis Loof, 1964, D. similis Thorne, 1939 and D. silvicolus Sauer & Annels, 1985. A large population of D. monoplanus Heyns, 1963 is described from Namibia. The remarkable similarity between D. monoplanus, D. texanus Cobb, 1913 and D. brevis Siddiqi, 1964 is pointed out, and the biometrics of all recorded populations of these three species are tabulated and briefly discussed.

  10. Factors associated with the suppressiveness of sugarcane soils to plant-parasitic nematodes.

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    Stirling, Graham R; Rames, Emily; Stirling, A Marcelle; Hamill, Sharon

    2011-09-01

    Observations in three Australian sugarcane fields suggested that the soil just under the trash blanket (the covering of crop residue that remains on the soil surface after crops are harvested) was suppressive to plant-parasitic nematodes. Roots were concentrated in this upper layer of soil but plant-parasitic nematode populations were relatively low and roots showed few signs of nematode damage. Root biomass was much lower 15 cm further down the soil profile, where root health was poor and populations of plant-parasitic nematodes were 3-5 times higher than near the soil surface. A bioassay in which Radopholus similis (a nematode that does not occur in sugarcane soils) was inoculated into heat-sterilized and untreated soils, confirmed that biological factors were limiting nematode populations in some of the soils, with soil from 0-2 cm much more suppressive than soil from 15-17 cm. Surface soil from one site was highly suppressive, as only 16% of R. similis recoverable from heated soil were retrieved from this soil after 8 days. Numerous soil chemical, biochemical, and biological properties were measured, and non-linear regression analysis identified two major groups of factors that were significantly associated with suppressiveness. One group reflected the amount of organic matter in soil (total C, total N, and labile C) and the other was associated with the size of the free-living nematode community (total numbers of free-living nematodes, and numbers of plant associates, bacterial feeders, fungal feeders, and carnivores). These results suggested that suppressiveness was biologically mediated and was sustained by C inputs from crop residues and roots. Since nematode-trapping fungi in the test soils could not be quantified using traditional dilution plating methods, their possible role as suppressive agents was assessed by generating TRFLP profiles with Orbiliales-specific primers, and by sequencing cloned PCR products. Although the molecular data were obtained

  11. Quantitative digital imaging of banana growth suppression by plant parasitic nematodes.

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    Full Text Available A digital camera fitted with a hemispherical lens was used to generate canopy leaf area index (LAI values for a banana (Musa spp. field trial with the aim of establishing a method for monitoring stresses on tall crop plants. The trial in Uganda consisted of two cultivars susceptible to nematodes, a plantain, Gonja manjaya and an East African Highland banana, Mbwazirume, plus a nematode resistant dessert banana, Yangambi km5. A comparative approach included adding a mixed population of Radopholus similis, Helicotylenchus multicinctus and Meloidogyne spp. to the soil around half the plants of each cultivar prior to field planting. Measurements of LAI were made fortnightly from 106 days post-planting over two successive cropping cycles. The highest mean LAI during the first cycle for Gonja manjaya was suppressed to 74.8±3.5% by the addition of nematodes, while for Mbwazirume the values were reduced to 71.1±1.9%. During the second cycle these values were 69.2±2.2% and 72.2±2.7%, respectively. Reductions in LAI values were validated as due to the biotic stress by assessing nematode numbers in roots and the necrosis they caused at each of two harvests and the relationship is described. Yield losses, including a component due to toppled plants, were 35.3% and 55.3% for Gonja manjaya and 31.4% and 55.8% for Mbwazirume, at first and second harvests respectively. Yangambi km5 showed no decrease in LAI and yield in the presence of nematodes at both harvests. LAI estimated by hemispherical photography provided a rapid basis for detecting biotic growth checks by nematodes on bananas, and demonstrated the potential of the approach for studies of growth checks to other tall crop plants caused by biotic or abiotic stresses.

  12. Quantitative digital imaging of banana growth suppression by plant parasitic nematodes.

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    Roderick, Hugh; Mbiru, Elvis; Coyne, Danny; Tripathi, Leena; Atkinson, Howard J

    2012-01-01

    A digital camera fitted with a hemispherical lens was used to generate canopy leaf area index (LAI) values for a banana (Musa spp.) field trial with the aim of establishing a method for monitoring stresses on tall crop plants. The trial in Uganda consisted of two cultivars susceptible to nematodes, a plantain, Gonja manjaya and an East African Highland banana, Mbwazirume, plus a nematode resistant dessert banana, Yangambi km5. A comparative approach included adding a mixed population of Radopholus similis, Helicotylenchus multicinctus and Meloidogyne spp. to the soil around half the plants of each cultivar prior to field planting. Measurements of LAI were made fortnightly from 106 days post-planting over two successive cropping cycles. The highest mean LAI during the first cycle for Gonja manjaya was suppressed to 74.8±3.5% by the addition of nematodes, while for Mbwazirume the values were reduced to 71.1±1.9%. During the second cycle these values were 69.2±2.2% and 72.2±2.7%, respectively. Reductions in LAI values were validated as due to the biotic stress by assessing nematode numbers in roots and the necrosis they caused at each of two harvests and the relationship is described. Yield losses, including a component due to toppled plants, were 35.3% and 55.3% for Gonja manjaya and 31.4% and 55.8% for Mbwazirume, at first and second harvests respectively. Yangambi km5 showed no decrease in LAI and yield in the presence of nematodes at both harvests. LAI estimated by hemispherical photography provided a rapid basis for detecting biotic growth checks by nematodes on bananas, and demonstrated the potential of the approach for studies of growth checks to other tall crop plants caused by biotic or abiotic stresses.

  13. Friend or foe: genetic and functional characterization of plant endophytic Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

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    Kumar, A; Munder, A; Aravind, R; Eapen, S J; Tümmler, B; Raaijmakers, J M

    2013-03-01

    Endophytic Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain BP35 was originally isolated from black pepper grown in the rain forest in Kerala, India. Strain PaBP35 was shown to provide significant protection to black pepper against infections by Phytophthora capsici and Radopholus similis. For registration and implementation in disease management programmes, several traits of PaBP35 were investigated including its endophytic behaviour, biocontrol activity, phylogeny and toxicity to mammals. The results showed that PaBP35 efficiently colonized black pepper shoots and displayed a typical spatiotemporal pattern in its endophytic movement with concomitant suppression of Phytophthora rot. Confocal laser scanning microscopy revealed high populations of PaBP35::gfp2 inside tomato plantlets, supporting its endophytic behaviour in other plant species. Polyphasic approaches to genotype PaBP35, including BOX-PCR, recN sequence analysis, multilocus sequence typing and comparative genome hybridization analysis, revealed its uniqueness among P. aeruginosa strains representing clinical habitats. However, like other P. aeruginosa strains, PaBP35 exhibited resistance to antibiotics, grew at 25-41°C and produced rhamnolipids and phenazines. PaBP35 displayed strong type II secretion effectors-mediated cytotoxicity on mammalian A549 cells. Coupled with pathogenicity in a murine airway infection model, we conclude that this plant endophytic strain is as virulent as clinical P. aeruginosa strains. Safety issues related to the selection of plant endophytic bacteria for crop protection are discussed. © 2012 Society for Applied Microbiology and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  14. Efecto de la micorrización sobre el crecimiento de plántulas de plátano en sustrato con y sin la presencia de nematodos fitoparásitos

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    Full Text Available Se comparó el efecto de la pre-inoculación de los hongos micorrícicos arbusculares (HMA Glomus fistulosum, Glomus fasciculatum, micorriza comercial (G. aggregatum, G. manihotis, G. fistulosum, G. fasciculatum, Kuklosplora colombiana y Scutellospora spp. y un control sin HMA, sobre el crecimiento de propágulos vegetativos de plátano Dominico Hartón (Musa AAB en sustrato con la presencia de Radopholus similis y Helicotylenchus spp y sin ella. Adicionalmente se evaluó el efecto de los HMA sobre la cantidad final de los nematodos fitoparásitos en raíces y suelo rizosférico. Los resultados indicaron un incremento significativo en el porcentaje de colonización micorrícica en raíces inoculadas con HMA comercial (40% - 41%, en comparación con el control y los demás HMA (< 3%. Se presentaron incrementos superiores a 30% en las variables de peso fresco de raíces y peso seco (cormo y tejido aéreo en las plantas inoculadas con HMA comercial, aun en la presencia de nematodos fitoparásitos. La cantidad final de nematodos fitoparásitos no fue afectada por la aplicación de HMA. Se concluye que la micorrización obtenida con las especies de HMA del inóculo comercial favoreció el crecimiento radical y la absorción de nutrientes, mejoró la producción de biomasa y contrarrestó los daños causados por nematodos fitoparásitos.

  15. Competing Role of Bioactive Constituents in Moringa oleifera Extract and Conventional Nutrition Feed on the Performance of Cobb 500 Broilers

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    Full Text Available The influence of Moringa oleifera (MO leaf extract as a dietary supplement on the growth performance and antioxidant parameters was evaluated on broiler meat and the compounds responsible for the corresponding antioxidant activity were identified. 0.5%, 1.0%, and 1.5% w/v of MO leaf aqueous extracts (MOLE were prepared, and nutritional feed supplemented with 0%, 0.5%, 1.0%, and 1.5% w/w of MO leaf meal (MOLM extracts were also prepared and analysed for their in vitro antioxidant potential. Furthermore, the treated broiler groups (control (T1 and treatment (T2, T3, and T4 were evaluated for performance, meat quality, and antioxidant status. The results of this study revealed that, among the broilers fed MOLM, the broilers fed 0.5% w/w MOLM (T2 exhibited enhanced meat quality and antioxidant status (P<0.05. However, the antioxidant activity of the MOLE is greater than that of the MOLM. The LC-MS/MS analysis of MOLM showed high expression of isoflavones and fatty acids from soy and corn source, which antagonistically inhibit the expression of the flavonoids/phenols in the MO leaves thereby masking its antioxidant effects. Thus, altering the soy and corn gradients in conventional nutrition feed with 0.5% w/w MO leaves supplement would provide an efficient and cost-effective feed supplement.

  16. Competing role of bioactive constituents in Moringa oleifera extract and conventional nutrition feed on the performance of Cobb 500 broilers.

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    Karthivashan, Govindarajan; Arulselvan, Palanisamy; Alimon, Abd Razak; Safinar Ismail, Intan; Fakurazi, Sharida

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    The influence of Moringa oleifera (MO) leaf extract as a dietary supplement on the growth performance and antioxidant parameters was evaluated on broiler meat and the compounds responsible for the corresponding antioxidant activity were identified. 0.5%, 1.0%, and 1.5% w/v of MO leaf aqueous extracts (MOLE) were prepared, and nutritional feed supplemented with 0%, 0.5%, 1.0%, and 1.5% w/w of MO leaf meal (MOLM) extracts were also prepared and analysed for their in vitro antioxidant potential. Furthermore, the treated broiler groups (control (T1) and treatment (T2, T3, and T4)) were evaluated for performance, meat quality, and antioxidant status. The results of this study revealed that, among the broilers fed MOLM, the broilers fed 0.5% w/w MOLM (T2) exhibited enhanced meat quality and antioxidant status (P < 0.05). However, the antioxidant activity of the MOLE is greater than that of the MOLM. The LC-MS/MS analysis of MOLM showed high expression of isoflavones and fatty acids from soy and corn source, which antagonistically inhibit the expression of the flavonoids/phenols in the MO leaves thereby masking its antioxidant effects. Thus, altering the soy and corn gradients in conventional nutrition feed with 0.5% w/w MO leaves supplement would provide an efficient and cost-effective feed supplement.

  17. Center Manifold Reduction and Perturbation Method in a Delayed Model with a Mound-Shaped Cobb-Douglas Production Function

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    Full Text Available Matsumoto and Szidarovszky (2011 examined a delayed continuous-time growth model with a special mound-shaped production function and showed a Hopf bifurcation that occurs when time delay passes through a critical value. In this paper, by applying the center manifold theorem and the normal form theory, we obtain formulas for determining the direction of the Hopf bifurcation and the stability of bifurcating periodic solutions. Moreover, Lindstedt’s perturbation method is used to calculate the bifurcated periodic solution, the direction of the bifurcation, and the stability of the periodic motion resulting from the bifurcation.

  18. Installation Restoration Program. Phase 2. Confirmation/Quantification. Stage 1. Air Force Plant 6, Cobb County, Georgia. Volume 2.

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    non-water-soluble ink on a standard preprinted and prenumbered label immediately after collection. Information concerning % preservation methods...time and date, and sampler’s initials. All samples will be identified with non-water-soluble ink on a standard preprinted and prenumbered label...check (Section 6.3.4). 7.7 cm of coconut charcoal bubble a contaminant-free inert gas through standards indicates a problem. (Section .3.11. If it is

  19. Cobb-Douglas Production Function as an Approach for Better Resource Allocation in the Ukrainian Armed Forces

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    the applicable law.54 50 State Statistics Service of Ukraine, Consumer Prices for Goods and...an all-volunteer force, lottery draft, universal military service and universal military training.66 Below are the achievements and contemporary...impact on the economy. Usually they do this by using complex mathematical and statistical models; however, a consensus on the general direction of the

  20. THE EFFECT OF IGF-1 GENE POLYMORPHISMS ON SOME PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PRODUCTIVE PARAMETRS IN BROILER CHICKEN BREED COBB500

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  1. Installation Restoration Program. Phase II. Confirmation/Quantification. Stage 1 for Air Force Plant 6, Cobb County, Georgia. Volume 2.

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  2. A new Cephalobium Cobb (Nematoda, Cephalobiidae, a parasite of Anurogryllus Muticus (De Geer (Orthoptera, Gryllidae from Argentina

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    Full Text Available A new species of Cephalobium from Gorina, La Plata, Argentina, parasiting nymphs of Anurogryllus muticus (De Geer (Orthoptera, Gryllidae is described and illustrated. This nematode can be characterized by having the stoma longer than broad, the glottoid apparatus anisoglottid and anisomorphic, divided into two portions, one with cuticularized walls and the other with three simple dorsal teeth. The male is further characterized by the presence of two long and separated spicules and short gubernaculum without any projection. Genital papillae are arranged in five postanal pairs.Uma espécie nova do gênero Cephalobium (Nematoda, Cephalobiidae, parasita de Anurogryllus muticus (De Geer (Ortoptera, Gryllidae de Gorina, La Plata, Argentina, é descrita e ilustrada. Este nematoda pode ser caracterizado por apresentar estoma mais longo que largo, o aparelho glottoideo anisoglottideo e anisomórfico, dividido em duas porções, uma com paredes quitinizadas e a outra com três dentes dorsais simples. O macho possui espículas longas e separadas e o gubernáculo curto sem qualquer projeção. As papilas genitais estão organizadas em cinco pares pós-anais.

  3. CORRELACIÓN ENTRE LAS CARACTERÍSTICAS DEL SUELO Y LOS NEMATODOS DE LAS RAÍCES DEL BANANO (Musa AAA EN ECUADOR

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    C\\u00E9sar Ch\\u00E1vez-Velazco

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo fue correlacionar las características físico-químicas del suelo con el peso de raíces y su número de nematodos en banano. Se emplearon muestras pareadas de cinco hectáreas de banano en una plantación comercial del Ecuador en el 2006. En 120 unidades de producción se tomaron las muestras de raíces y suelo. Se hizo análisis físico y químico del suelo y sus valores se correlacionaron con peso de raíz total, funcional y número de nematodos presentes en las raíces de banano. De las variables de suelo estudiadas, cuatro se asociaron con peso de raíz total, nueve con el de raíz funcional, cinco con el número de Radopholus similis, seis con el de Helicotylenchus spp., cuatro con el de Pratylenchus spp. y nueve con el de nematodos totales. De las características físicas (contenidos de arena, limo y arcilla estudiadas, un 50 % correlacionaron ya fuera con el peso de raíces o número de nematodos, mientras de las químicas, solamente se encontró correlación en 15 % de las relaciones estudiadas. A pesar de la significancia estadística, el valor de correlación fue bajo o muy bajo, con un máximo de r= 0,53; P< 0,0001 para el contenido de arena y número de nematodos totales. Los resultados sugieren futuros estudios en dos líneas: el efecto de la nutrición en el número y daño de los nematodos y el efecto de los nematodos en la absorción de nutrientes.

  4. THE INFLUENCE OF FEED PROTEIN AND ENERGY LEVEL ON MEAT CHEMICAL COMPOSITION FROM DIFFERENT ANATOMICAL REGIONS AT “Cobb 500” HYBRID

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    ADELA MARCU

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available In order to increase quantity and quality of white meat, breeders are orienting to exploitation of hybrids with distinguished growing and slaughtering performances. In this experiment was followed the influence of protein level on meat chemical composition in different anatomic parts at Coob 500 hen commercial hybrid for meat. Breeding system for the two lots was on soil. For each phase, was assured optimal breeding condition according to the recommendations from Broiler Management Guid Coob 500- 2008. L1 had a feed with a protein and energy level higher then L2. After slaughtering, meat was sampled from three different corporal regions (chest, thigh and drumstick and was analyzed water, protein and fats content at each sample. The results have showed that in chest muscles water and protein are in a higher percent and fat proportion is lower compared to haunch muscles. Comparing the two experimental lots can be seen obvious differences of water and protein in favour of lot 1. Fats content, at all kinds of muscles was in a high proportion to L2 in comparison with L1.

  5. A new species of Protrellus Cobb, 1920 (Nematoda, Thelastomatidae) parasite of the field cockroach Blatella vaga Hebard, 1919 (Blattodea, Blattidae) from Catamarca, Argentina.

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    Camino, Nora B; de Villalobos, Cristina

    2013-03-01

    A new species of the genus Protrellus, P. blatta sp. nov. parasitizing a field cockroach Blatella vaga Hebard, 1919, from El Tala river, Catamarca, Argentina, is described and illustrated. It is characterized by having the mouth opening circular, the buccal capsule with eight very small teeth, the nerve ring around oesophageal corpus, the excretory pore anterior to vulva, the vulva anterior to base of oesophagus, didelphic, the posterior ovary reflexed anterior to rectum, about one third of a body length from posterior end, the egg ellipsoidal, colourless, bearing a lateral cuticular crest, tail conical, with long filiform projection, the male with testis single, outstretched, one spicule, very small, short and straight, gubernaculums absent, the genital papillae arranged in three pairs of ventrolateral papillae, of which the first pair are close together and preanal position, two pairs postanal, tail conical and short, less than one twentieth of total body. A taxonomic key of Protrellus species is given.

  6. Accurate quantification of site-specific acetylation stoichiometry reveals the impact of sirtuin deacetylase CobB on the E. coli acetylome

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    Weinert, Brian Tate; Satpathy, Shankha; Hansen, Bogi Karbech

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    Lysine acetylation is a protein posttranslational modification (PTM) that occurs on thousands of lysine residues in diverse organisms from bacteria to humans. Accurate measurement of acetylation stoichiometry on a proteome-wide scale remains challenging. Most methods employ a comparison of chemic......Lysine acetylation is a protein posttranslational modification (PTM) that occurs on thousands of lysine residues in diverse organisms from bacteria to humans. Accurate measurement of acetylation stoichiometry on a proteome-wide scale remains challenging. Most methods employ a comparison...... used quantitative proteomic methods. Here we show that serial dilution of SILAC-labeled peptides (SD-SILAC) can be used to identify accurately quantified peptides and to estimate the quantification error rate. We applied SD-SILAC to determine absolute acetylation stoichiometry in exponentially......-growing and stationary-phase wild type and Sirtuin deacetylase CobB-deficient cells. To further analyze CobB-regulated sites under conditions of globally increased or decreased acetylation, we measured stoichiometry in phophotransacetylase (ptaΔ) and acetate kinase (ackAΔ) mutant strains in the presence and absence...

  7. Occurrence and distribution of nematodes in rice fields in Guilan province, Iran and the first record of Mylonchulus polonicus (Stefanski, 1915 Cobb, 1917 (Nematoda: Mononchina

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    Shahabi Soheila

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    Full Text Available The distribution of nematodes was studied in rice fields in Guilan province, Iran, from 2014 to 2016. Nematode biodiversity of 250 soil and root samples was examined. Thirty nematode species were identified morphologically, including plant parasites, microbivores and mycetophagous and predator species. Molecular techniques were also used for further identification of three plant parasitic species. Indicators of population were also estimated. Spiral nematodes (Helicotylenchus crenacauda Sher, 1966 and H. digitiformis Ivanova, 1967 and stunt nematode (Tylenchorhynchus agri were the predominant parasitic species identified. Among other species, three mononchid species were identified namely Mononchus aquaticus, Mylonchulus sigmaturus and M. polonicus. The species M. polonicus was found and reported in Iran for the first time. The two plant parasitic species T. agri and Xiphinema index were reported in association with rice in Iran for the first time. To evaluate the distribution and incidence of Aphelenchoides besseyi (rice white-tip nematode in different regions of Guilan province, a total of 255 fresh seed samples were collected/inspected, of which, about 40% of them were infested with A. besseyi. Of the 16 studied counties, the highest percentage of infected seeds came from fields around the city of Astara (69.2% and the second highest infection was observed near the city of Anzali (60%.

  8. Avaliação ecotoxicológica dos percolados das colunas de cinza de carvão e de solos com cinza de carvão utilizando Lactuca sativa e Daphnia similis como organismos teste

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    As cinzas resultantes da queima de carvão por usinas termelétricas tem sido uma fonte de contaminação constante devido a seu descarte sobre o solo de forma inadequada. Os elementos tóxicos presentes na cinza de carvão quando lixiviados da cinza para o solo podem ficar biodisponíveis e serem absorvidos por plantas, consumidos por animais ou ainda transportados para diversas matrizes ambientais, tais como, águas subterrâneas e águas superficiais. Ensaio de germinação e desenvolvimento das radíc...

  9. Disposição do nematóide Bursaphelenchus cocophilus (Cobb baujard, em coqueiros portadores da doença anel-vermelho Disposition of the nematode bursaphelenchus cocophilus (Cobb baujard, in coconut palm trees with the red ring disease

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve o objetivo de conhecer como o nematóide Bursaphelenchus cocophilus tende a se distribuir no interior das plantas de coqueiros em estágios avançados da doença anel-vermelho. Nas amostras de raízes coletadas junto à base da estipe de coqueiros doentes, o número de nematóides foi consideravelmente maior que encontrado em raízes situadas entre um e três metros de distância da estipe. Observou-se que, à medida que se afasta da estipe, a possibilidade de encontrar nematóides na raiz é mínima, de forma que as chances de transmissão da doença, de uma planta para outra, através das raízes, devem ser muito pequenas. Na região do palmito, onde o tecido é mais tenro, é possível encontrar o nematóide tanto nas áreas avermelhadas quanto nas áreas aparentemente sadias. Nos tecidos do pecíolo, foram encontrados nematóides em pequena quantidade. Portanto, práticas profiláticas, visando à desinfecção do facão utilizado na colheita e despalma, devem ser realizadas com a finalidade de eliminar a transmissão da doença. Nenhuma das amostras obtidas dos tecidos da ráquis e dos folíolos estava contaminada. A população de nematóide é mais alta nos excrementos de túneis larvais das regiões apicais do coqueiro, o que confere maior chance de serem transportados para outras plantas, aderidos ao corpo do seu principal vetor, os adultos de Rhynchophorus palmarum.The aim of this work was to investigate how the nematode Bursaphelenchus cocophilus tends to distribute itself inside the coconut palm trees in advanced stages of the red ring disease. In the samples of the roots collected at the base of the stem of sick trees, the number of nematodes was considerably higher when compared to the number found in the roots situated between one and three meters away from the stem. It was observed that, as it stands back of the sick plant, the possibility to find nematodes in the root is remote, so that the chances of transmission of the disease, from one plant to another, by means of the roots are minimal. At the top part of the stem, where the tissue is softer, it is possible to find the nematode both in the discolored areas and in the adjacent tissues, apparently healthy. In the tissues of the petioles, nematodes were found in small amounts. Therefore, the practice of the scythe disinfections used in the harvesting and leaf pruning should be recommended with the purpose of decreasing the possibility of transmission of the disease. None of the obtained samples from tissues of the rachis and leaves were contaminated. The population of nematode is higher in the excrements of larval tunnels of the apical parts of the plant, which provide higher chances of being transported, from one plant to another, stuck on to the body of its main vector, the coconut palm weevil Rhynchophorus palmarum.

  10. Characterization of Three Novel Fatty Acid- and Retinoid-Binding Protein Genes (Ha-far-1, Ha-far-2 and Hf-far-1 from the Cereal Cyst Nematodes Heterodera avenae and H. filipjevi.

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    Full Text Available Heterodera avenae and H. filipjevi are major parasites of wheat, reducing production worldwide. Both are sedentary endoparasitic nematodes, and their development and parasitism depend strongly on nutrients obtained from hosts. Secreted fatty acid- and retinol-binding (FAR proteins are nematode-specific lipid carrier proteins used for nutrient acquisition as well as suppression of plant defenses. In this study, we obtained three novel FAR genes Ha-far-1 (KU877266, Ha-far-2 (KU877267, Hf-far-1 (KU877268. Ha-far-1 and Ha-far-2 were cloned from H. avenae, encoding proteins of 191 and 280 amino acids with molecular masses about 17 and 30 kDa, respectively and sequence identity of 28%. Protein Blast in NCBI revealed that Ha-FAR-1 sequence is 78% similar to the Gp-FAR-1 protein from Globodera pallida, while Ha-FAR-2 is 30% similar to Rs-FAR-1 from Radopholus similis. Only one FAR protein Hf-FAR-1was identified in H. filipjevi; it had 96% sequence identity to Ha-FAR-1. The three proteins are alpha-helix-rich and contain the conserved domain of Gp-FAR-1, but Ha-FAR-2 had a remarkable peptide at the C-terminus which was random-coil-rich. Both Ha-FAR-1 and Hf-FAR-1 had casein kinase II phosphorylation sites, while Ha-FAR-2 had predicted N-glycosylation sites. Phylogenetic analysis showed that the three proteins clustered together, though Ha-FAR-1 and Hf-FAR-1 adjoined each other in a plant-parasitic nematode branch, but Ha-FAR-2 was distinct from the other proteins in the group. Fluorescence-based ligand binding analysis showed the three FAR proteins bound to a fluorescent fatty acid derivative and retinol and with dissociation constants similar to FARs from other species, though Ha-FAR-2 binding ability was weaker than that of the two others. In situ hybridization detected mRNAs of Ha-far-1 and Ha-far-2 in the hypodermis. The qRT-PCR results showed that the Ha-far-1and Ha-far-2 were expressed in all developmental stages; Ha-far-1 expressed 70 times more

  11. Palaeomagnetic study of a subaerial volcanic ridge (Sao Jorge Island, Azores) for the past 1.3 Myr: evidence for the CobbMountain Subchron, volcano flank instability and tectonomagmatic implications

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    Silva, P. F.; Henry, B.; Marques, F. O.; Hildenbrand, A.; Madureira, P.; Mériaux, C. A.; Kratinová, Zuzana

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    Roč. 188, č. 3 (2012), s. 959-978 ISSN 0956-540X Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z30120515 Keywords : palaeomagnetic secular variation * magnetostratigraphy * rock and mineral magnetism * Atlantic Ocean Subject RIV: DB - Geology ; Mineralogy Impact factor: 2.853, year: 2012

  12. Archeological Test Excavations at The Lake Acworth Site (9Co45) and The Butler Creek (9Co46) Sites: Two Prehistric Settlements in the Piedmont Uplands, Allatoona Lake, Cobb County, Georgia

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    12). Cross-sections perpendicular to the medial axes of the more complete specimens ranged from bi-convex to plano -convex, the latter shape being the...are characterized by heavy, much cruder designs and applications and the diagnostic " pie crust" or scalloped rim is absent. Notched rims are present...shape is a plano -convex discoid in which the planer surface is used as a striking platform to produce flake blanks. TABLE 35. Core Data, 9Co45.* Ba

  13. Field trial evaluation of nematode susceptibility within Musa

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    Au cours de deux essais en champ, cinquante-deux espèces et variétés de #Musa$ ont été testées pour leur sensibilité envers les nématodes #Rodopholus similis, Hoplolaimus pararobustus$ et #Meloidogyne incognita$. Le groupe des bananiers plantains AAB présente la plus grande sensibilité tant envers #R. similis$ que #H. pararobustus$. Les types AAA et ABB marquent une tendance vers une moindre sensibilité à #R. similis$, quelques variétés étant même proches de la résistance. #H. pararobustus$ e...

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    ... Chief, Engineering Management Branch, Mitigation Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C..., Colchester, CT 06415. Georgia: Cobb Unincorporated areas October 9, 2009; The Honorable Samuel S. February 15, 2010 130052 of Cobb County (09- October 16, 2009; Olens, Chairman, Cobb 04-1602P). Marietta Daily...

  15. Effect Of Technological Change On Output And Factor Shares In ...

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    Normalized Cobb-Douglas profit function indirectly estimated the partial elasticities of the Cobb-Douglas production functions with constant returns to scale for potato in Jos Plateau. Keywords: Technological change, Cobb-Douglas and Profit functions ,Factor shares. Journal of Agriculture and Social Research Vol.

  16. Review of American Xyleborina (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Occurring North of Mexico, with an Illustrated Key

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    Robert J. Rabaglia; Stephanie A. Dole; Anthony I. Cognato

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    .... The need for a worldwide revision of this tribe hampers the ability to identify species. To remedy this situation, an illustrated key is constructed and Xyleborus glabratus Eichhoff, Xyleborus similis Ferrari, and Euwallacea fornicatus (Eichhoff...

  17. Current Status of the Availability, Development, and Use of Host Plant Resistance to Nematodes

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    Host plant resistance (HPR) to nematodes has been identified in many major crops and related wild germplasm. Most HPR is to the more specialized, sedentary endoparasitic genera and species, e.g., Globodera, Heterodera, Meloidogyne, Nacobbus, Rotylenchulus, and Tylenchulus. Some HPR has been developed or identified also to certain migratory endoparasites (Aphelenchoides, Ditylenchus, Pratylenchus, Radopholus) in a few hosts. Commercial use of HPR remains limited, despite its benefits to crop p...

  18. Komunitas Nematoda pada Tanaman Kopi (Coffea Canephora Var. Robusta Muda di Kabupaten Tanggamus Lampung

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    Full Text Available The Community of Nematode in The Young Coffee ( Coffea Canephora Var. Robusta Crops in Tanggamus District, Lampung. Tanggamus district is one of coffee production center in Lampung province. Since year of 2013, farmers in Tanggamus have been replaced the unproductive old coffee by coffee seed introduced from East Java. Introducing coffe seed from outside area at risk of carrying plant parasitic nematodes. The purpose of this research was to study community of nematode associated with young coffee crops in Tanggamus. Survey was conducted in coffee robusta (Coffea canephora var. robusta fields belonging to farmer on September 2014. Soil samples were collected from three sites: Margo Mulyo, Sumber Rejo and Batu Bedil. Nematodes were extracted by sieving and centrifugation with sugar solution method. The results show that were 20 genera consisted of 9 genera of plant parasitic and 11 genera of free living nematodes associated with young coffee in Tanggamus. The nematode community was dominated by Pratylenchus and Radopholus. The population of Pratylenchus and Radopholus in Sumber Rejo site were 421 and 846 individual per 300 ml of soil respectively. It was needed to indentify up to species taxonomic level for Pratylenchus and Radopholus associated with young coffee in Tanggamus.

  19. Natural history of scoliosis in nonambulatory spastic tetraplegic cerebral palsy.

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    Gu, Yaoming; Shelton, Jean E; Ketchum, Jessica M; Cifu, David X; Palmer, Dorothy; Sparkman, Ann; Jermer-Gu, Melinda K; Mendigorin, Marianne

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    To analyze the development and progression of scoliosis in children and adolescents with nonambulatory spastic tetraplegic cerebral palsy. Retrospective longitudinal review. Pediatric nursing home. A total of 110 children and adolescents history of hip dislocation, tracheostomy. The Cobb angle increased with age, weight, and height in a nonlinear fashion. A square root transformation of the Cobb angle was chosen to model the nonlinear relationship between the Cobb angle and predictors. Age, height, and weight were significant univariate predictors of the square root of the Cobb angle (slopes = 0.377, 0.067, and 0.06, respectively). In the multivariate mixed model, age remained a significant predictor of the Cobb angle (slope = 0.456), but height and weight did not. If the Cobb angle was > 40° by age 12 years, scoliosis was more likely to progress than if the Cobb angle was ≤ 40°. The effect of age was stronger for those with history of tracheostomy (age slope = 0.631 vs 0.281) than those without. The relationship of age and Cobb angle did not differ significantly between hip dislocated and non-hip-dislocated groups. Age was found to be the most significant predictor of Cobb angle, and the effect of age was greater in the tracheostomy group than in the nontracheostomy group. After adjustment for age, the weight and height were not significant predictors of Cobb angle. Cobb angles of > 40° by the age of 12 years were associated with greater increases in Cobb angle with age. Copyright © 2011 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Information Quality Evaluation of C2 Systems at Architecture Level

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    to synthesize the five measures. In addition, the indifference curve of Cobb - Douglas preferences is picked for the marginal substitution method...The utility function of Cobb - Douglas preferences is used to obtain the synthetic value of the five measures. Formula (1) is the function prototype of... Cobb - Douglas preferences. Three indifference curves are shown in Fig. 2. X and Y can be regarded as two measures. a and b are the user’s

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    ..., Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett... Emissions Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, citation of Inventory. Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, publication]. Fayette... 109.1 0.0 0.7 632.3 768.3 768.6 Cobb 5,371.3 28,921.6 222.6 2,284.4 2,728.5 2,905.0 Coweta 9,044.5 41...

  2. Growth and deposition of body components of intermediate and high performance broilers

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    Henn, JD; Bockor, L; Ribeiro, AML; Coldebella, A; Kessler, A de M

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    The objectives of the present study were to determine the parameters of Gompertz equations and to determine curves and growth rate, feed intake and body component deposition, as well as allometric coefficients of body water, protein, and fat relative to live weight of male and female broilers of intermediate performance (C44) and high performance (Cobb-500) genetic strains. In total, 384 one-d-old chicks were distributed into four treatments: male Cobb 500, male C44, female Cobb 500, and fema...

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    ... the disaster: Primary Counties: Cherokee. Contiguous Counties: Georgia: Bartow, Cobb, Dawson, Forsyth... Available Elsewhere 5.000 Homeowners without credit available elsewhere 2.500 Businesses With Credit...

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    ... (NAAQS). The Atlanta Area is comprised of Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale, Spalding...

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  6. utilisation of synthetic amino acids

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    Two hundred and forty Cobb broiler breeder hens aged 27 weeks were housed in individual cages. The birds had been reared on two growth curves, the first as recommended by the primary breeder (Cobb 500 breeding guide, 2001) designed to achieve 2100 g at 20 weeks, while the other was a fast growth curve to.

  7. Multi-Objective, Auto-Optimization Modeling for Resource Allocation Decision Making in the Military Health System

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    the MHS consists of multiple competing objectives. While one might explore methods for modifying cost and/or production functions (e.g., Cobb - Douglas ...1977). Efficiency estimation from Cobb - Douglas production functions with composed error. International Economic Review, 18(2), 435- 444. Mihara, T

  8. 75 FR 56943 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Extension of Attainment Date for the Atlanta...

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    ... of Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth... highest Monitoring site ID City, county concentration (ppm) 13-067-0003 Kennesaw, Cobb 0.076 13-077-0002 Coweta 0.065 13-089-0002 Decatur, DeKalb 0.077 13-097-0004 Douglasville, Douglas 0.072 13-121-0055...

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    ... counties include Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette... 8-hour ozone standard. The counties include Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Newton, Paulding, Rockdale...

  10. FACTOR - FACTOR II. Departmental Program and Model Documentation 71-3.

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    This computer program is designed to optimize a Cobb-Douglas type of production function. The user of this program may choose isoquants and/or the expansion path for a Cobb-Douglas type of production function with up to nine resources. An expansion path is the combination of quantities of each resource that minimizes the cost at each production…

  11. Resource-Use Efficiency in Rice Production Under Small Scale ...

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    Cobb-Douglas and Quadratic forms of production were fitted to the data. The Cobb-. Douglas function gave the best fit and was chosen as the lead equation on the basis of the number of significant variables, magnitude of the R2 and the signs of coefficients. The explicit form of the lead equation is given as: Log Y = Log a + ...

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    Abstract. The study examined the agricultural entrepreneurship of broiler farmers in Oyo state,. Nigeria. Cobb Douglas stochastic and Cobb Douglas production functions were used in analyzing the data. Evidence from the stochastic function showed that the average entrepreneurial efficiency of the farmers was 89.2%.

  13. Non-Traditional Socio-Mathematical Norms in Undergraduate Real Analysis

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    Dawkins, Paul Christian

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    This study builds upon the framework of classroom norms (Cobb, Wood, & Yackel, 1993) and socio-mathematical norms (Cobb & Yackel, 1996) to understand how non-traditional socio-mathematical norms influence student reasoning and transitions to advanced mathematical thinking in undergraduate real analysis. The research involves a qualitative…

  14. Exploring Pre-Service Teachers' Historical Thinking through the Cooperative Biography: A Design-Based Research Study

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    Fuentes, David A.

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    Through Design-Based Research (Cobb, et al., 2003), this study explores the intended outcomes and processes of the Cooperative Biography project. This research provides an "iterative analysis" (Cobb, et al., 2003) of how pre-service teachers experienced history while engaged in a Cooperative Biography, in a teacher-education setting.…

  15. Predator and prey perception in copepods due to hydromechanical signals

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    1999-01-01

    large and rapidly swimming/sinking prey particles, and (4) that the model can accommodate the 3 orders of magnitude variation in clearance rates observed in the copepod Oithona similis feeding on motile protists and sinking particles. We finally discuss the implications of hydromechanical predator...... and prey perception to trophic interactions and vertical particle fluxes, and suggest important research questions that may be addressed....

  16. Biozonation of the furongian (upper Cambrian) alum shale formation at Hunneberg, Sweden

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    Rasmussen, Bo Wilhelm; Rasmussen, Jan Audun Liljeroth; Nielsen, Arne Thorshøj

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    , Sphaeropthalmus angustus and Protopeltura planicauda. Hence, the FAD’s of C. (M.) similis and C. (M.) spectabilis are opposite of the previously described pattern. We informally refer to the lower assemblage as the S. modestus biozone and to the upper assemblage as the S. angustus biozone (believed...

  17. Momona Ethiopian Journal of Science - Vol 7, No 1 (2015)

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    Feeding response of Daphnia cf. similis to different concentration gradients of Microcystis and its implication for preventing algal blooming · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT ... Geology of volcanogenic massive sulfide deposit near Meli, northwestern Tigray, northern Ethiopia · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT

  18. Four species of micromoths new to Korea (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae, Gelechiidae, Coleophoridae

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    Full Text Available Four micromoths-Elachista similis Sugisima and Elachista phalaridis Parenti (Elachistidae, Sitotroga zhengi Li & Wang (Gelechiidae, and Coleophora hoeneella Baldizzone (Coleophoridae-are reported for the first time from Korea. All the known species were enumerated with their available information including the collecting localities, distributional ranges, and known host plants.

  19. Effect of green manure crops and organic amendments on incidence of nematode-borne tobacco rattle virus

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    Zoon, F.C.; Bruggen, van A.H.C.; Heij, de A.; Asjes, C.J.; Ende, van den J.E.

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    Tobacco rattle tobravirus (TRV) may infect several ornamental bulb crops and is transmitted by trichodorid nematodes. Paratrichodorus teres, P. pachydermus and Trichodorus similis are the main vectors in the Netherlands. In field experiments the effects of various pre-crops and organic amendments on

  20. Incidence and distribution of insect pests in rain-fed wheat in eastern ...

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    In Ethiopia, only 39% of the fields were infested by tef epilachna, Chnootriba similis Thurnberg (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae); while the remaining wheat fields were free of insect infestation. The Russian Wheat Aphid (RWA), Diuraphis noxia Kurdijumov (Hemiptera: Aphididae), was the most prevalent insect pest of wheat in ...

  1. Welfare – con o senza stato

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    Bengtsson, Steen

    Welfare – con o senza stato analizza una vasta gamma di servizi sociali presenti a Padova, comprandoli con quelli di una cittá di dimensioni simili, Århus. La ricerca pertanto illustra la concreta erticolazione del sisterma di sicurezza sociale danese, confrontadolo con quello realizzato del nord...

  2. Field evaluation of non-synthetic insecticides for the management of ...

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    The nature of damage caused to the stems, leaves, flowers and fruit was assessed by visual observation. The major insect pests of okra collected were Podagrica uniformis Jac, Aphis gossypii Glov, Sylepta derogata (F.), Spodoptera litoralis Boisd, Prodenia litura (F.), Dysdercus superstitiosus (F.), Epilachna similis (F.), ...

  3. Evaluación de un producto nematicida sobre nematodos fitoparásitos del plátano dominico hartón (musa aab)

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    Carolina González Cardona; Manuel Aristizábal Loaiza

    2014-01-01

    En el Laboratorio de Fitopatología de la Universidad de Caldas, Colombia, se evaluó el efecto de las con-centraciones 0.5, 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 16, 32, 64, 96 y 240 ppm de la molécula MCW-2 sobre la mortalidad de poblaciones de nematodos de los géneros Radopholus, Pratylenchus, Meloidogyne y Helicotylenchus du-rante 24, 48 y 72 h de exposición. Como testigo relativo se empleó Carbofuran y como testigo absoluto se utilizó agua. Se empleo un diseño al azar en un arreglo factorial de dos productos, ...

  4. Removal of toxicity the pharmaceutical propranolol and your mixture with fluoxetine hydrochloride in aqueous solution using radiation with electron beam; Remocao da toxicidade do farmaco propranolol e de sua mistura com cloridrato de fluoxetina em solucao aquosa empregando irradiacao com feixe de eletrons

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    Boiani, Nathalia Fonseca

    2016-07-01

    Environmental health has been damage due to incorrect disposal of products and by-products. Among emerging pollutants it is possible to account with several pharmaceuticals, causing those problems when disposed in the environment by effluents. Conventional processing techniques are insufficient in removal of the pharmaceuticals, for having resistant waste and low biodegradability. Thus the advanced oxidation processes have been studied as an alternative for the treatment of different types of effluents. The objective of this study was to apply the process of irradiation with electron beam in order to reduce the toxic effects of propranolol, and the mixture with fluoxetine hydrochloride in aqueous solution. Ecotoxicological tests conducted with propranolol, and the mixture with fluoxetine hydrochloride, for Daphnia similis microcrustacean, and the Vibrio fischeri bacterium. It was observed that D. similis was more sensitive to propranolol drug and to the mixture, when compared to bacterium V.fischeri. After being subjected to the treatment with ionizing radiation, all applied doses to the propranolol and the mixture, showed significant reduction of toxicity, for D. similis. Different were the results for V. fischeri, when only 5.0 kGy reduced toxicity to propranolol. The mixture of pharmaceuticals required 2.5 and 5.0 kGy for reducing toxicity. 5.0 kGy showed the best removal efficiency for toxicity: 79.94 % for D. similis and 15.64 % for V. fischeri, when exposed to propranolol. The mixture reduction efficacy were 81.59% and 26.93 % for D.similis and V.fischeri, respectively. (author)

  5. Survey and effects of plant parasitic root nematodes of cashew ...

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    . Five thousand, one hundred and twenty cashew trees were sampled and nematodes in their rhizospheres extracted by modified Cobb's decanting and sieving technique. Pure cultures of the nematodes were further inoculated on 30 days old ...

  6. 78 FR 78989 - Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations

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    ... Administration, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4064, or (email) [email protected] areas The Honorable Bert Cobb, Hays County August 15, 2013 480321 1324). of Hays County, (12- M.D., Hays...

  7. 78 FR 20332 - Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations

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    ... Administration, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4064, or (email) [email protected], 2013......... 480321 areas of Hays Cobb, M.D., Hays Development team.com/lomrs.htm. County (12-06...

  8. 78 FR 35305 - Changes in Flood Hazard Determinations

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    ... Administration, FEMA, 500 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4064, or (email) [email protected] 480321 areas of Hays Cobb, M.D., Hays Environmental team.com/ County, (12-06- County Judge, 111 Health...

  9. 75 FR 14182 - National Register of Historic Places; Weekly Listing of Historic Properties

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    ... Building, 6301 S. St., Sacramento, 09001161, LISTED, 1/04/10 GEORGIA Cobb County Lake Acworth Beach and... of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas 1870-1957) Guldner House, 1919 W. Douglas, Wichita, 09001206...

  10. Estimating Farm-Level Input Demand and Wheat Supply in the Indian Punjab Using a Translog Profit Function

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    Surjit S. Sidhu; Carlos A. Baanante

    1981-01-01

    Application of the translog profit function to farm-level data from Punjab, India, allowed a more disaggregated analysis of the farm production structure compared to the case of Cobb-Douglas formulation...

  11. Analysis of changes in egg quality of broiler breeders during the first reproduction period

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    Helena Kontecka; Sebastian Nowaczewski; Marta M. Sierszuła

    2012-01-01

    .... The aim of the study was to analyse the physical characteristics, morphological composition and quality of individual components of the eggs of Cobb 500 broiler breeders during the first year of reproduction...

  12. South African Medical Journal - Vol 68, No 16 (1983)

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    Dagga (cannabis) usage among medical students in Johannesburg · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. S. M. Levin, C Berman, H Cobb, J McIlraith, 607-609 ...

  13. Evaluacion del aceite esencial de oregano (Origanum vulgare) y extracto deshidratado de jengibre como potenciales promotores de crecimiento en pollos de engorde

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    Shiva, Carlos; Bernal, Samuel; Sauvain, Michel; Caldas, Justina; Kalinowski, Juan; Falcon, Nestor; Rojas, Rosario

    2012-01-01

    ... (Zingiber officinale) en la ganancia de peso, consumo de alimento e indice de conversion alimenticia en 624 pollos machos Cobb 500 distribuidos aleatoriamente en cuatro tratamientos y cuatro repeticiones de 39 broilers cada...

  14. EOP TDRs (Temperature-Depth-Recordings) Data

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Temperature-depth-recorders (TDRs) were attached to commercial longline and research Cobb trawl gear to obtain absolute depth and temperature measurement during...

  15. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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    Kenneth Carpenter, Colorado. Jacques Castanet, Paris. P Chakraborty, Chandigarh. Animesh Chakravorty, Jadavpur. H Sharat Chandra, Bangalore. Sosale Chandrasekhar, Bangalore. M K Chandrashekaran, Bangalore. Sumantra Chatterji, Bangalore. Hueng S Choi, Kwangju. Matthew Cobb, Paris. Athel Cornish-Bowden ...

  16. Micronekton sampling gear Intercalibration Experiment Survey #1 (MIE-1) (SE0413L2, EK60)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The goal of the cruise was to collect micronekton samples using three different type of midwater trawl: Cobb trawl, Isaacs Kidd Midwater Trawl (IKMT), and a Hokkaido...

  17. Alaska Regional Refuge Inventory and Monitoring Strategic Plan

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The Alaska Inventory and Monitoring team (I Message-ID: ). Alaska Region I&M Team members: Anna-Marie Benson , Greta Burkart , McCrea Cobb , Carol Damberg ,...

  18. 76 FR 73537 - Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

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    .... Approximately 1.02 None +399 miles upstream of County Road 13. Wolf Creek I (backwater effects from.... Unincorporated Areas of Douglas County. At the Cobb County +761 +760 boundary. Dog River At the Chattahoochee...

  19. SPINE GUNSHOT WOUNDS AT THE CENTRAL MILITARY HOSPITAL IN MEXICO

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    ISAAC ENRIQUE HERNÁNDEZ TÉLLEZ

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Objective: To compare the measurement of the Cobb angle in printed radiographs and digitalized radiographs displayed with the "PixViewer" tool. Methods: Pre-operative radiographs of 23 patients were performed in printed films and using the software "PixViewer". The same evaluator, a spine surgeon, chose the proximal and distal end vertebrae at the limit of the main curve in printed radiographs without identifying patients, and measured the Cobb angle based on these parameters. The same parameters and measurements were performed in digitalized radiographs. The measurements were compared, as well as the choice of end vertebrae. Results: The average change in the Cobb angle between the methods was 1.48±1.73°. The intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC was 0.99, demonstrating excellent reproducibility. Conclusion: The Cobb method can be used to evaluate scoliosis through the "PixViewer" tool with the same reliability of the classic method on printed radiographs.

  20. Scoliosis in-brace curve correction and patient preference of CAD/CAM versus plaster molded TLSOs

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    Sankar, Wudbhav N; Albrektson, Josh; Lerman, Lawrence; Tolo, Vernon T; Skaggs, David L

    2007-01-01

    .... To our knowledge there has been only one previous study of CAD/CAM braces. The purpose of our study was to compare patient preference and in-brace correction of Cobb angle between plaster molded thoracolumbosacral orthoses (TLSO...

  1. 5 CFR Appendix B to Subpart B of... - Nationwide Schedule of Nonappropriated Fund Regular Wage Surveys

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    ... Chatham March Odd. Clayton-Cobb-Fulton June Odd. Columbus June Odd. Dougherty March Odd. Houston April Odd... Churchill-Washoe January Even. Clark January Even. New Jersey Burlington August Odd. Monmouth August Odd...

  2. National Medical Association

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    ... Events NMA Events Career Center Looking for your dream job, or your next great employee? Cobb/NMA ... breastfeeding. Read more. Partnering And Communicating Together to Act Against AIDS ( PACT ) is a five (5) year ...

  3. Temperature profile data from CTD casts as part of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Study and Norton Sound Project from 1985-07-14 to 1989-09-08 (NODC Accession 0000360)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Temperature profile data were collected from the O'HARE and NOAA Ship JOHN N. COBB from July 14, 1985 to September 8, 1989. Data were submitted by University of...

  4. Training sociolinguistic awareness in school pedagogy

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    Fabricius, Anne

    2011-01-01

    Book review of "Affirming Students' Rights to Their Own Language: Bridging Language Policies and Pedagogical Practices,” by Jerrie Cobb Scott, Dolores Y. Straker and Laurie Katz. 2009. Routledge. pp 418. ISBN: 978-0-8058-6349-9....

  5. 77 FR 66555 - Final Flood Elevation Determinations

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    2012-11-06

    ... and owners of real property are encouraged to review the proof Flood Insurance Study and FIRM... Rigby Street. Thompson Creek At the Sewell Mill Creek +933 Unincorporated Areas of confluence. Cobb...

  6. Dietas con follaje de yuca y su efecto sobre las caracteristicas al sacrificio y rendimiento en canal y en cortes de pollos de engorde

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    Trompiz, Jacqueline; Villamide, Maria Jesus; Ferrer, Alexis; Arenas, Lilia; Jerez, Nancy; Sandoval, Luis

    2010-01-01

    ...%) en raciones alimenticias para pollos de engorde sobre las caracteristicas al sacrificio y el rendimiento en canal y en cortes, se usaron 32 pollos de engorde, hembras de la raza Cobb de 42 dias de edad...

  7. 76 FR 28626 - Airworthiness Directives; Lockheed Martin Corporation/Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Model...

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    2011-05-18

    ... Office, Dept. 6A0M, Zone 0252, Column P-58, 86 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta, Georgia 30063; telephone 770-494... inspection. LAC noted the total cost for U.S. operators would be $31,500,000. We note that the numbers..., Dept. 6A0M, Zone 0252, Column P-58, 86 S. Cobb Drive, Marietta, Georgia 30063; telephone 770-494-5444...

  8. The effect of genotype on production and slaughter properties of broiler chickens

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    Petričević V.; Pavlovski Z.; Škrbić Z.; Lukić M.

    2011-01-01

    Objective of the research was to investigate the effect of genotype on production and slaughter properties of broiler chickens. The usual technology of broiler production was implemented, therefore fattening lasted 42 days. Trial included total of 2070 broiler chickens of following hybrids: Cobb 500, Ross 308 and Hubbard Classic. Chickens of genotypes Cobb 500 and Ross 308 realized significantly higher average body masses compared to Hubbard chickens. The h...

  9. Capital dependent population growth induces cycles

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    Yueksel, Mustafa Kerem, E-mail: mkerem@bilkent.edu.tr [Bilkent University, Department of Economics, Bilkent, 06800 Ankara (Turkey)

    2011-09-15

    Highlights: > We examine the existence of cycles in Solow-Kalecki type economic growth models. > Cobb-Douglas type production functions and time delay are not sufficient for the economy to behave cyclic. > When capital dependent population dynamics are incorporated, the model induces Hopf bifurcation. - Abstract: Cobb-Douglas type production functions and time-delay are not sufficient for the economy to behave cyclic. However, capital dependent population dynamics can enforce Hopf bifurcation.

  10. 76 FR 77950 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designations of Areas for Air Quality...

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    2011-12-15

    ..., Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Newton, Paulding...) Design value (ppm) Cobb County GA NATIONAL GUARD, MCCOLLUM PARKWAY (13-067- 0.075 0.076 0.079 0.076 0003..., Decatur, GA (13-089- 0.087 0.077 0.075 0.079 0002). Douglas County DOUGLASVILLE, W. STRICKLAND ST. (13-097...

  11. The optimal taxation of logistics industry in China

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    Wang Dongmei; Zhou Cairong; Sun Hejie

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: Putting forward policy proposes to improve the tax policy of the logistics industry.Design/methodology/approach: Based on Cobb-Douglas production function model, combined theoretical analysis, this paper puts forward Cobb-Douglas production function expansion model, and using the function estimates the optimal tax burden level of China's logistics industry.Findings: The result of empirical analysis on the state-owned companies and the listed companies of transportation and storage in...

  12. Model Uncertainty and Test of a Segmented Mirror Telescope

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    2014-03-01

    ring joint fixed boundary condition 16 6. 2011 laser vibrometer data collection (Jennings & Cobb, 2013, p. 4) 17 7. September 2013 laser -Doppler...shapes were obtained and used to design a test plan for modal experimentation on the SMT. Previous laser vibrometer testing was conducted by the Air...The experimental setup used is shown in Figure 6. Figure 6. 2011 laser vibrometer data collection (Jennings & Cobb, 2013, p. 4) The SMT

  13. Glucagon Kits: Are Your Patients Prepared for a Hypoglycemic Emergency

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    2016-06-03

    levels and assist in administering insulin. Familiarization with the diabetes equipment and the injection technique during a non- stressful time was...GRADE E llen C. Cobb, GS- I I 19. APPROVING AUTHORITY’S PRINTED NAME, RANK. TITLE Tom J Sauerwein, GP- 15, Director Diabetes Center of Excellence...Kits Are Your Patients Prepared for a Hypoglycemic Emergency? Diabetes Center of Excellence Ellen Cobb, BSN, RN, CDE Nina Watson, MSN, RN, CDE

  14. Scoliosis after pectus excavatum correction: does it improve or worsen?

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    Chung, Jae Ho; Park, Hyung Joo; Kim, Kwang Taik

    2017-07-01

    Scoliosis is associated with pectus excavatum. However, the change in the degree of scoliosis after pectus excavatum correction has not been clarified. This study examined how the correction of pectus excavatum influences the status of pre-existing scoliosis. A total of 779 pectus excavatum patients operated between 2007 and 2011 using the pectus bar were retrospectively analysed. Preoperative severity and postoperative change of scoliosis in accordance with the severity of pectus excavatum were evaluated. Cobb angle, Haller index and sternal tilt degree were measured from pre- and postoperative whole-spine anteroposterior radiographs and chest computed tomography. Sixty-three (8%) patients had scoliosis (Cobb angle >10°). No significant correlation was noted between postoperative changes in Cobb angle, Haller index or sternal tilt angle. Preoperative severity of scoliosis showed a positive correlation with postoperative changes in Cobb angle ( r  = 0.527, P  15°, respectively), the mean postoperative Cobb angle was decreased in mild scoliosis (-2.88°) but was increased in moderate scoliosis (3.86°; P  pectus correction, preoperative severity of scoliosis was the only significant factor in univariable and multivariable analysis. Pectus excavatum repair using a pectus bar may improve scoliosis, but when the preoperative Cobb angle exceeds 15°, scoliosis may be aggravated. Therefore, pectus excavatum with concomitant moderate scoliosis requires extra caution during repair. This preliminary result suggests further investigation into the effect of chest cage remodelling on spine dynamics.

  15. [Analysis of the quality of life in patients affected by scoliosis].

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    Leal-Hernández, M; Martínez-Monje, F; Pérez-Valencia, M; García-Romero, R; Mena-Poveda, R; Caballero-Cánovas, J

    2017-05-11

    To assess the quality of life using the SRS 22 test in patients with scoliosis of 20 or more degrees Cobb. A prospective descriptive study was conducted between April and May 2016 on patients with scoliosis of at least 20 degrees Cobb and aged between 10 and 20 years. A record was made of weight, height, body mass index, and the SR 22 specific quality of life questionnaire for patients with scoliosis was completed. Patients were divided into two groups for analysis: a) scoliosis between 20 and 29 degrees Cobb (n=44); and b) scoliosis with a Cobb of 30 degrees or greater (n=32). There were significant differences in the dimensions that assess pain, image self-perception, and satisfaction with treatment, being valued worse when the degree of scoliosis Cobb is 30 degrees or higher. There were no significant differences in function/activity or mental health. The overall score of the questionnaire was also worse in the group with the highest degree of scoliosis. The weight, height, and BMI showed no significant differences due to the varying degrees of scoliosis. Scoliosis significantly affects the quality of life of people who suffer it, and there is a negative correlation between the severity of scoliosis measured by degrees Cobb and quality of life. Copyright © 2017 Sociedad Española de Médicos de Atención Primaria (SEMERGEN). Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  16. Cerambycidae (Coleoptera do Estado do Maranhão, Brasil. II

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    Ubirajara Ribeiro Martins

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Nesta segunda contribuição à fauna dos Cerambycidae do Estado do Maranhão arrolam-se 123 espécies das quais 114 constituem novos registros. Novas espécies descritas em Cerambycinae: Ophtalmoplon similis (Hexoplonini, Gorybia bispinosa (Piezocerini, Aneuthetochorus punctatus, Minibidion bicolor (Ibidionini, Piezophidion thoracicum (Elaphidionini, Temnopis rubricollis (Oemini; em Lamiinae: Anobrium minimum (Pteropliini, Cacostola bimaculata, C. parafusca, Trestonia rugosicollis (Onciderini, Eupromerella maculosa, E. picturata, Nesozineus unicolor (Acanthoderini, Piruana pulchra (Desmiphorini, Pachypeza ferruginea (Hippopsini.This is the second contribution for the cerambycid fauna of Maranhão state, Brazil, which deals with 123 species of which 114 are new records for the state. New species described in Cerambycinae: Ophtalmoplon similis (Hexoplonini, Gorybia bispinosa (Piezocerini, Aneuthetochorus punctatus, Minibidion bicolor (Ibidionini, Piezophidion thoracicum (Elaphidionini, Temnopis rubricollis (Oemini; in Lamiinae: Anobrium minimum (Pteropliini, Cacostola bimaculata, C. parafusca, Trestonia rugosicollis (Onciderini, Eupromerella maculosa, E. picturata, Nesozineus unicolor (Acanthoderini, Piruana pulchra (Desmiphorini, Pachypeza ferruginea (Hippopsini.

  17. Molecular systematics of the phlebotomine sandflies of the subgenus Paraphlebotomus (diptera, psychodidae, phlebotomus) based on ITS2 rDNA sequences. Hypotheses Of dispersion and speciation.

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    Depaquit, J; Ferté, H; Léger, N; Killick-Kendrick, R; Rioux, J A; Killick-Kendrick, M; Hanafi, H A; Gobert, S

    2000-06-01

    Phylogenetic Paraphlebotomus relationships are inferred by a study based on the sequences of ITS2, which has been sequenced in nine Paraphlebotomus species: P. alexandri, P. andrejevi, P. jacusieli, P. kazeruni, P. mireillae, P. mongolensis, P. saevus, P. sergenti and P. similis and in two out-groups species of the subgenus Phlebotomus: P. papatasi and P. duboscqi. Paraphlebotomus alexandri appears as the sister group of all other Paraphlebotomus sandflies. Among the other species, three groupings are clearly highlighted: andrejevi and mongolensis; mireillae and saevus; jacusieli, kazeruni, sergenti and similis. These groupings are related to speculations about the migration of Paraphlebotomus from a centre of dispersion located in the Middle East sometime from the early Eocene to the late Miocene.

  18. Faunistical data on the spiders (Arachnida: Araneae of the Lacul Dracului bog complex with new data for the Romanian fauna

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    GALLE Robert

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available The present paper contains faunistical data obtained by the joint research of Babeş-Bolyai and Szeged University. 44 species of 15 families were identified from Lacul Dracului marsh-complex (Harghita Mountains. Meioneta similis (Kulczynski 1926 is new for the Romanian fauna. Furthermore the occurrences of two questionable species [Kaestneria pullata (O.P.-Cambridge, 1863 and Trichoncus saxicola (O.P.- Cambridge, 1861] are proved.

  19. RETENTION AND TRANSMISSION OF Rice yellow mottle virus ...

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    C. similis qui est phytophage est rapporté pour la première fois dans cette étude comme vecteur du virus de la panachure jaune du riz (RYMV). Mots clés : riz, panachure jaune, transmission, coléoptère, Côte d'Ivoire. INTRODUCTION. Rice yellow mottle virus (RYMV) belongs to the sobermovirus group (Seghal, 1981; Hull, ...

  20. The first fossil record of the Emesinae genus Emesopsis Uhler (Hemiptera: Heteroptera, Reduviidae) from Eocene Baltic amber.

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    Popov, Yuri A; Chłond, Dominik

    2015-11-06

    Two new fossil representatives of the assassin bug family Reduviidae are described as new from Baltic amber (Upper Eocene), belonging to the genus Emesopsis of the tribe Ploiariolini (Emesinae): Emesopsis putshkovi sp. nov. and E. similis sp. nov. These representatives of the Emesinae are the oldest fossil bugs of the genus Emesopsis known so far, and reported for the first time. This genus is also briefly diagnosed.

  1. Role of small-sized copepods in the lipid-driven Arctic marine food web

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    Daase, M.; Boissonnot, L.; Graeve, M.; Søreide, J.; Niehoff, B.

    2016-02-01

    Despite of the low individual biomass of small-sized copepods such as the calanoid Pseudocalanus minutus and the cyclopoid Oithona similis, they are extremely numerous which make them an important trophic component in Arctic marine ecosystems. Due to the strong seasonality in light and thus primary production and food availability, the accumulation of lipid reserves is a key feature in Arctic marine ecosystems. However, very few studies exist on the lipid biochemistry of small copepods such as P. minutus and O. similis. In order to investigate the importance of these species in terms of transfer of lipids from primary production to higher trophic levels, feeding experiments were conducted, based on animals from Billefjorden, a high-Arctic fjord in Svalbard, Norway. A mixture of 13C labeled flagellates and diatoms was fed to the animals and the transfer and assimilation of lipid carbon, fatty acids and fatty alcohols was analyzed with gas chromatography-IRMS technique (CSIA). The results revealed that both species were incorporating dietary lipids in high quantities. The highest accumulation occurred in P. minutus in which 54.4% of the lipids were exchanged after 21 days, whereas 9.4% were assimilated in O. similis. Hence, at least this amount of carbon was used for metabolism and replaced by feeding. The lipid composition of the copepods did not reflect exactly the algal lipids, and differed between P. minutus and O. similis. Our results suggested intrinsic preferences in the accumulation of particular fatty acids, probably related to species-specific body requirements. This emphasizes the importance of also food quality in Arctic marine systems. Due to the relatively high lipid turnover rates in particularly in P. minutus, also small copepods are important drivers of the lipid-driven Arctic marine food web.

  2. FRUITS IN DIVAN OF NEDIM / NEDIM DIVANI’NDA MEYVELER

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    Fazilet ÇÖPLÜOĞLU (M.A.H.

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available In this study fruit names in Nedim’s divan weredetermined and the similes of fruit names wereexamined. In Nedim’s divan fruit names on the wholewere used for expressing the lover’s body. In this respect,similies were made between almond – eye, apple – chin,pistachio – lip, cherry – lip, pomegranate – breast, orange– chin, breast; peach – cheek. The couplets whichcontain fruit names are given and also an index of thefruit names.

  3. (Poaceae, Panicoideae, Paniceae en América Central

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    Andrea S. Vega

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Se adicionan 10 nuevas citas: Digitaria abyssinica, D. aequiglumis var. aequiglumis, D. lanuginosa, D. nuda y D. venezuelae var. fendleri en Panamá; D. argillacea var. nulliseta y D. fuscescens en Honduras; D. sacchariflora en El Salvador y Guatemala; D. sanguinalis en Costa Rica; y D. similis en El Salvador, Guatemala y Panamá. Seis de estos taxones constituyen nuevas citas en América Central: D. aequiglumis var. aequiglumis, D. argillacea var. nulliseta, D. lanuginosa, D. sacchariflora, D. similis y D. venezuelae var. fendleri. Se excluyen cuatro especies de América Central. Se sinonimiza a Panicum gavanianum bajo Digitaria similis, nueva cita para Perú, y Digitaria clavitricha bajo D. venezuelae var. fendleri. Cuatro especies son ilustradas en forma completa por primera vez. El trabajo incluye, para cada entidad, la sinonimia, iconografía, distribución geográfica y hábitat, usos, nombres vulgares, exsiccata y observaciones. Se provee también una clave para la identificación de los taxones.

  4. Assessment of the impact of chlorophyll derivatives to control parasites in aquatic ecosystems.

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    Erzinger, Gilmar Sidnei; Souza, Suellen Carolina; Pinto, Luciano Henrique; Hoppe, Roberto; Del Ciampo, Lineu Fernando; Souza, Ozair; Correia, Cláudia Hack Gumz; Häder, Donat-Peter

    2015-05-01

    Several research groups have studied new biopesticides which are less toxic to the environment and capable of controlling the vectors of parasitic diseases, especially in aquatic ecosystems. Pest control by photodynamic substances is an alternative to chemical or other measures, with chlorophyll and its derivatives as the most studied substances supported by their easy availability and low production costs. The impact of chlorophyll derivatives on four different species, a small crustacean (Daphnia similis), a unicellular alga (Euglena gracilis) and two species of fish (Astyanax bimaculatus and Cyprynus carpio) were tested under short-term conditions. In addition, the effects of long-term exposure were evaluated in D. similis and E. gracilis. In short-term tests, mortality of D. similis (EC50 = 7.75 mg/L) was most strongly affected by chlorophyllin, followed by E. gracilis (EC50 = 12.73 mg/L). The fish species showed a greater resistance documented by their EC50 values of 17.58 and 29.96 mg/L in C. carpio and A. bimaculatus, respectively. A risk quotient is calculated by dividing an estimate of exposure by an estimate of effect. It indicated that chlorophyll derivatives can be applied in nature to control the vectors of parasitic diseases under short-term conditions, but long-term exposure requires new formulations.

  5. Three-dimensional reconstruction using stereoradiography for evaluating adult spinal deformity: a reproducibility study.

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    Ferrero, Emmanuelle; Lafage, Renaud; Vira, Shaleen; Rohan, Pierre-Yves; Oren, Jonathan; Delsole, Edward; Guigui, Pierre; Schwab, Frank; Lafage, Virginie; Skalli, Wafa

    2017-08-01

    In addition to the sagittal alignment, impact of transverse plane parameters (TPP) and rotatory subluxation on patients reported outcomes were highlighted. One of the hypotheses for genesis of degenerative scoliosis is disc degeneration with increased axial vertebral (AVR) and intervertebral rotation (AIR). Therefore, TPP analysis at early stage of the scoliosis seems of particular interest. This study aims at assessing reliability of tridimensional (3D) reconstructions of adult spinal deformity (ASD) patients. Thirty ASD patients underwent biplanar radiographs and were divided into two groups (Cobb angle >30° or ISO standard 5725-2, to quantify the global standard deviation of reproducibility (S R ). Mean Cobb angle was 31°, mean age 55 years (70% of female). Mean values of apical AVR, upper and lower level AIR were, respectively, 16° ± 15°, 6° ± 6° and 5° ± 5°. Spinopelvic parameters S R were below 4.5°. For Cobb angle <30°, S R was 7.8°, 9.6°, 4.5° and 4.9°, respectively, for AVR apex, torsion index, upper and lower AIR. Reliability was worse in the group of patients with Cobb angle above 30°. 3D analysis was reliable for Cobb and sagittal parameters. 3D analysis for TPP was reproducible when Cobb is below 30°. However, uncertainty is larger for Cobb above 30°. Nevertheless, 3D reconstructions could help surgeons to anticipate onset of rotatory subluxation while assessing axial rotation evolution for small deformity and choose best delay for surgical treatment.

  6. Growth and deposition of body components of intermediate and high performance broilers

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    JD Henn

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available The objectives of the present study were to determine the parameters of Gompertz equations and to determine curves and growth rate, feed intake and body component deposition, as well as allometric coefficients of body water, protein, and fat relative to live weight of male and female broilers of intermediate performance (C44 and high performance (Cobb-500 genetic strains. In total, 384 one-d-old chicks were distributed into four treatments: male Cobb 500, male C44, female Cobb 500, and female C44, with six replicates of 16 birds, according to a completely randomized experimental design. Average body weight, weight gain, and feed intake were weekly determined, and six birds, representing the average weight of each treatment, were sacrificed to determine body composition. Growth curves were built applying Gompertz function, with excellent fit, and growth, feed intake, and tissue deposition rates were obtained by its derivatives. Superior growth rate was obtained for Cobb 500 male broilers. This genetic strain has higher feed intake capacity, which is achieved earlier than in the C44 strain. Protein and fat deposition maturity was reached earlier in males than in females in Cobb 500. The allometric coefficients showed earlier maturity for body water in C44 and females. In terms of body protein, male Cobb 500 broilers reached maturity earlier than females and C44. Body fat deposition maturity was reached earlier in Cobb 500 than in C44. The Gompertz equations obtained in the present study efficiently described body growth, feed intake, and deposition of body components, with a coefficient of determination higher than 0.99.

  7. CHARACTERIZATION OF PHYTOPATHOGENIC FUNGI, BACTERIA, NEMATODES AND VIRUSES IN FOUR COMMERCIAL VARIETIES OF HELICONIA (Heliconia sp. CARACTERIZACIÓN DE HONGOS, BACTERIAS, NEMÁTODOS Y VIRUS FITOPATÓGENOS EN CUATRO VARIEDADES COMERCIALES DE HELICONIA (Heliconia sp.

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    Nathali López Cardona

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract. Analysis of 914 samples of roots, rhizomes, pseudostems, inflorescences and leaves of four commercial varieties of heliconia, cultivated at the municipality of Chinchiná-Caldas (Colombia, allowed to identify five genera of plant pathogenic fungi (Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, Colletotrichum, Helminthosporium and Curvularia, three genera of plant pathogenic bacteria (Ralstonia, Pseudomonas and Erwinia, two species of viruses (Banana streak virus (BSV, Badnavirus, and Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV, Cucumovirus,, and seven genera of plant parasitic nematodes (Helicotylenchus, Tylenchus, Meloidogyne, Ditylenchus, Aphelenchoides, Pratylenchus, and Radopholus. Of these, Fusarium sp., affecting pseudostems, Pseudomonas sp., affecting leaves and inflorescences, and the plant parasitic nematodes Ditylenchus sp., Aphelenchoides sp., Pratylenchus sp. and Radopholus sp., are new records in the heliconia production in Colombia . The most limiting diseases corresponded to leaf blight, caused by Helminthosporium sp.; the bacterioses, caused by Pseudomonas sp.; the spotted stems, caused by Fusarium sp.; and soft rot of the pseudostems, caused by Erwinia sp. The pathogenicity tests demonstrated that Colletotrichum sp. and Phoma sp. are not pathogenic in leaves; while Fusarium sp., inoculated in pseudostems, Helminthosporium sp. and Pseudomonas sp., inoculated in leaves, and Colletotrichum sp. and Pseudomonas sp., inoculated in inflorescences, had incidence values of 83.3, 86.6, 93.3, 100.0 and 100.0%, respectively.Resumen. El análisis de 914 muestras de raíces, rizomas, pseudotallos, inflorescencias y hojas de cuatro variedades comerciales de heliconia, cultivadas en el municipio de Chinchiná-Caldas (Colombia, permitieron identificar cinco géneros de hongos fitopatógenos (Rhizoctonia, Fusarium, Colletotrichum, Helminthosporium y Curvularia, tres géneros de bacterias fitopatógenas (Ralstonia, Pseudomonas y Erwinia, dos especies de virus (Banana streak

  8. Development and nutrient metabolism of embryos from two modern broiler strains.

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    Nangsuay, A; Meijerhof, R; van den Anker, I; Heetkamp, M J W; Kemp, B; van den Brand, H

    2015-10-01

    A progressive selection for broiler live and processing performance traits has changed broiler growth patterns during the post hatch period. However, limited information is available to understand whether changes have also occurred during the embryonic stages. This study aims to examine influences of broiler strain on nutrient availability, embryonic development, and nutrient metabolism during incubation. Hatching eggs of Ross 308 and Cobb 500 fast feathering were selected from breeder flocks aged 43 to 46 weeks at an egg weight range of 60 to 63 g. Eggs were obtained in 2 batches, 120 eggs per strain per batch. For each batch, 20 eggs per strain were used to determine egg composition and nutrient availability. The remaining eggs were incubated separately in one of 2 climate respiration chambers at an eggshell temperature of 37.8°C. The results showed that Ross 308 eggs had a higher yolk:albumen ratio with 0.9 g more yolk and 0.7 g less albumen than Cobb 500. Albumen + yolk of Ross 308 eggs had a higher dry matter (Δ = 0.24 g) and crude fat (Δ = 0.23 g) than that of Cobb 500 eggs, but a similar amount of crude protein. Albumen and yolk of Ross 308 eggs had a higher energy content (Δ = 8.9 kJ) compared to Cobb 500 eggs. At 3 h after hatch, Ross 308 chicks were 0.2 cm longer and had a 0.6 g heavier yolk free body mass (YFBM) than Cobb 500 chicks. During incubation, Ross 308 embryos used 13.9 kJ more energy than Cobb 500, and the efficiency of converting energy used to YFBM (EYFB) was approximately 7.6% lower compared to Cobb 500. Ross 308 chicks hatched approximately 4 h later and had less hepatic glycogen (Δ = 5 mg) than Cobb 500 chicks. It can be concluded that, Cobb 500 and Ross 308 differ in egg nutrient availability and have different trajectories for embryonic development and nutrient metabolism during incubation. © 2015 Poultry Science Association Inc.

  9. Computer-assisted radiographic calculation of spinal curvature in brachycephalic "screw-tailed" dog breeds with congenital thoracic vertebral malformations: reliability and clinical evaluation.

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    Julien Guevar

    Full Text Available The objectives of this study were: To investigate computer-assisted digital radiographic measurement of Cobb angles in dogs with congenital thoracic vertebral malformations, to determine its intra- and inter-observer reliability and its association with the presence of neurological deficits. Medical records were reviewed (2009-2013 to identify brachycephalic screw-tailed dog breeds with radiographic studies of the thoracic vertebral column and with at least one vertebral malformation present. Twenty-eight dogs were included in the study. The end vertebrae were defined as the cranial end plate of the vertebra cranial to the malformed vertebra and the caudal end plate of the vertebra caudal to the malformed vertebra. Three observers performed the measurements twice. Intraclass correlation coefficients were used to calculate the intra- and inter-observer reliabilities. The intraclass correlation coefficient was excellent for all intra- and inter-observer measurements using this method. There was a significant difference in the kyphotic Cobb angle between dogs with and without associated neurological deficits. The majority of dogs with neurological deficits had a kyphotic Cobb angle higher than 35°. No significant difference in the scoliotic Cobb angle was observed. We concluded that the computer assisted digital radiographic measurement of the Cobb angle for kyphosis and scoliosis is a valid, reproducible and reliable method to quantify the degree of spinal curvature in brachycephalic screw-tailed dog breeds with congenital thoracic vertebral malformations.

  10. Computer-assisted radiographic calculation of spinal curvature in brachycephalic "screw-tailed" dog breeds with congenital thoracic vertebral malformations: reliability and clinical evaluation.

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    Guevar, Julien; Penderis, Jacques; Faller, Kiterie; Yeamans, Carmen; Stalin, Catherine; Gutierrez-Quintana, Rodrigo

    2014-01-01

    The objectives of this study were: To investigate computer-assisted digital radiographic measurement of Cobb angles in dogs with congenital thoracic vertebral malformations, to determine its intra- and inter-observer reliability and its association with the presence of neurological deficits. Medical records were reviewed (2009-2013) to identify brachycephalic screw-tailed dog breeds with radiographic studies of the thoracic vertebral column and with at least one vertebral malformation present. Twenty-eight dogs were included in the study. The end vertebrae were defined as the cranial end plate of the vertebra cranial to the malformed vertebra and the caudal end plate of the vertebra caudal to the malformed vertebra. Three observers performed the measurements twice. Intraclass correlation coefficients were used to calculate the intra- and inter-observer reliabilities. The intraclass correlation coefficient was excellent for all intra- and inter-observer measurements using this method. There was a significant difference in the kyphotic Cobb angle between dogs with and without associated neurological deficits. The majority of dogs with neurological deficits had a kyphotic Cobb angle higher than 35°. No significant difference in the scoliotic Cobb angle was observed. We concluded that the computer assisted digital radiographic measurement of the Cobb angle for kyphosis and scoliosis is a valid, reproducible and reliable method to quantify the degree of spinal curvature in brachycephalic screw-tailed dog breeds with congenital thoracic vertebral malformations.

  11. Do Growing Rods for Idiopathic Early Onset Scoliosis Improve Activity and Participation for Children?

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    Sewell, Mathew David; Platinum, Johnson; Askin, Geoffrey Noel; Labrom, Robert; Hutton, Mike; Chan, Daniel; Clarke, Andrew; Stokes, Oliver M; Molloy, Sean; Tucker, Stewart; Lehovsky, Jan

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    To investigate whether growing rod surgery for children with progressive idiopathic early onset scoliosis (EOS) effects activity and participation, and investigate factors that may affect this. Multicenter retrospective cohort study using prospectively collected data on 60 children with idiopathic EOS and significant scoliosis (defined as a Cobb angle >40°). Thirty underwent brace treatment, and 30, growth rod surgery. Questionnaire and radiographic data were recorded at 1 year. The validated Activities Scale for Kids performance version (ASKp) questionnaire was used to measure activity and participation. In the brace group, Cobb angle increased from 60° to 68°. There was no change in ASKp score. In the operative group, Cobb angle decreased from 67° to 45°. ASKp decreased from 91 to 88 (P 40°), growth rod surgery was associated with a reduction in activity and participation and Cobb angle, whereas brace treatment was associated with an increase in Cobb angle and no change in activity and participation. Pain was the most important factor affecting activity and participation in both groups. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Detection of progressive idiopathic scoliosis during growth using back surface topography: a prospective study of 100 patients.

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    De Korvin, G; Randriaminahisoa, T; Cugy, E; Cheze, L; de Sèze, M

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    The progression of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is typically monitored via regular radiographic follow-up. The Cobb angle (as measured on whole-spine radiographs) is considered as the gold standard in scoliosis monitoring. To determine the sensitivity and specificity of back surface topography parameters, with a view to detecting changes in the Cobb angle. One hundred patients (mean age: 13.3) with Cobb angles greater than 10 degrees were included. Topographic parameters were measured in a standard position and in a position with hunched shoulders. Gibbosities and spinal curvatures were evaluated. An increase of more than 2 degrees in any one gibbosity or in the sum of the gibbosities (in either of the two examination positions) enabled the detection of a five-degree increase in the Cobb angle with a sensitivity of 86% and a specificity of 50%. If the present results are confirmed by other studies, analysis with back surface topography parameters may reduce the number of X-ray examinations required to detect increases in the Cobb angle. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

  13. Scoliosis convexity and organ anatomy are related.

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    Schlösser, Tom P C; Semple, Tom; Carr, Siobhán B; Padley, Simon; Loebinger, Michael R; Hogg, Claire; Castelein, René M

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    Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is a respiratory syndrome in which 'random' organ orientation can occur; with approximately 46% of patients developing situs inversus totalis at organogenesis. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between organ anatomy and curve convexity by studying the prevalence and convexity of idiopathic scoliosis in PCD patients with and without situs inversus. Chest radiographs of PCD patients were systematically screened for existence of significant lateral spinal deviation using the Cobb angle. Positive values represented right-sided convexity. Curve convexity and Cobb angles were compared between PCD patients with situs inversus and normal anatomy. A total of 198 PCD patients were screened. The prevalence of scoliosis (Cobb >10°) and significant spinal asymmetry (Cobb 5-10°) was 8 and 23%, respectively. Curve convexity and Cobb angle were significantly different within both groups between situs inversus patients and patients with normal anatomy (P ≤ 0.009). Moreover, curve convexity correlated significantly with organ orientation (P scoliosis (8 situs inversus and 8 normal anatomy), except for one case, matching of curve convexity and orientation of organ anatomy was observed: convexity of the curve was opposite to organ orientation. This study supports our hypothesis on the correlation between organ anatomy and curve convexity in scoliosis: the convexity of the thoracic curve is predominantly to the right in PCD patients that were 'randomized' to normal organ anatomy and to the left in patients with situs inversus totalis.

  14. Logistiniai kapitalo kaupimo modeliai: gamybos (KOBB-DOUGLAS) funkcijos tyrimai

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    Palaikytė, Rasa

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    Darbo tikslas – apžvelgus gamybos funkciją ir išnagrinėjus Cobb-Douglas gamybos funkciją sudaryti logistinį Cobb-Douglas gamybos funkcijos modelį panaudojant logistines funkcijas darbo ir kapitalo įvertinimui. Siekiant užsibrėžto tikslo, yra sprendžiami tokie uždaviniai: Apžvelgti gamybos funkciją ir jos savybes; Aprašyti Cobb-Douglas gamybos funkciją; Aprašyti logistines kapitalo kaupimo funkcijas; Pasiūlyti metodą gamybos išeigai skaičiuoti remiantis kapitalo ir darbo įeiga; Išanalizavus Co...

  15. Parafusos pediculares: estruturas anatômicas em risco no tratamento da escoliose idiopática Tornillos pediculares: las estructuras anatómicas en riesgo en el tratamiento de escoliosis idiopática Pedicle screws: anatomic structures at risk in idiopathic scoliosis treatment

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    Herton Rodrigo Tavares Costa

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a posição das estruturas anatômicas em risco durante a inserção de parafusos pediculares na coluna torácica e sua relação com a variação do ângulo de Cobb. MÉTODOS: Os parâmetros estudados foram: a medida do ângulo de Cobb nas radiografias e a posição da medula espinhal, da cavidade pleural e aorta na ressonância nuclear magnética em relação a uma linha de 40mm criada para simular o parafuso pedicular nas cinco vértebras apicais. RESULTADOS: A distância da aorta ao corpo vertebral e o ângulo de segurança do lado convexo apresentaram diferença estatística quando relacionados com a variação do ângulo de Cobb medido. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados apresentados sugerem maior risco de lesão da artéria aorta com o aumento do ângulo de Cobb e aumento do risco na inserção de parafusos pediculares no lado convexo da curvatura, quando se considera o ângulo de segurança.OBJETIVO: Evaluar la posición de las estructuras anatómicas en situación de riesgo durante la inserción de tornillos pediculares en la columna torácica y su relación con la variación del ángulo de Cobb. MÉTODOS: Los parámetros estudiados fueron: la medida del ángulo de Cobb en las radiografías y la posición de la médula espinal, la cavidad pleural y la aorta en la RM en relación con una línea de 40mm, diseñada para simular el tornillo pedicular en el plano de las cinco vértebras apicales. RESULTADOS: La distancia desde la aorta hacia el cuerpo vertebral y el ángulo de seguridad en el lado convexo mostraron diferencia estadística relacionada con la variación del ángulo de Cobb medido. CONCLUSIÓN: Los resultados sugieren un mayor riesgo de daño a la aorta con el aumento del ángulo de Cobb e incremento del riesgo en la inserción de tornillos pediculares en el lado convexo cuando se considera el ángulo de seguridad.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the position of anatomical structures at risk during insertion of pedicle screws in

  16. Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Associations of Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis and Thoracic Kyphosis in Older Men and Women.

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    Katzman, Wendy B; Parimi, Neeta; Mansoori, Ziba; Nardo, Lorenzo; Kado, Deborah M; Cawthon, Peggy M; Marshall, Lynn M; Schousboe, John T; Lane, Nancy E

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    To investigate cross-sectional and longitudinal associations of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) and thoracic kyphosis in older persons. DISH and kyphosis were assessed in 1,500 men from the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) study and in 1,267 women from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF). DISH was assessed using baseline lateral spine radiographs, and Cobb angle of kyphosis was measured from baseline and followup radiographs, a mean 4.6 years later in men, and 3.7 and 15 years later in women. Linear regression was used to analyze associations of DISH with baseline Cobb angle and with percent annualized change in Cobb angle. We tested for heterogeneity among studies. DISH was identified in 222 participants in MrOS (15%) and in 156 participants in SOF (12%). Participants with DISH in both cohorts had higher baseline Cobb angles (P Cobb angle in those with DISH compared to those without DISH (P > 0.05) for men or women. Women with DISH had less kyphosis progression over 15 years (0.25% less annualized change in Cobb) than those without DISH. Prevalent DISH is associated with greater kyphosis in older men and women, and is not significantly associated with a change in kyphosis over 4-5 years. However, in women followed over 15 years, DISH was associated with less progression of kyphosis. These results suggest that DISH influences kyphosis and may slow progression over the long term. Additional studies of DISH/kyphosis associations are warranted to understand the functional implications of this finding. © 2016, American College of Rheumatology.

  17. Factors Predictive of Outcomes in Vertebral Body Stapling for Idiopathic Scoliosis.

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    Cahill, Patrick J; Auriemma, Michael; Dakwar, Elias; Gaughan, John P; Samdani, Amer F; Pahys, Joshua M; Betz, Randal R

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    Retrospective review. To identify factors associated with successful outcomes in patients treated with vertebral body stapling (VBS) for idiopathic scoliosis. The standard of care for moderate scoliosis (20°-45°) consists of observation and bracing with the goal of halting curve progression. Although several recent studies have confirmed the efficacy of bracing in altering the natural history of scoliosis, bracing is not universally effective. Recent studies have demonstrated that VBS is a safe and viable treatment for some young patients with scoliosis at risk for progression. The identification of factors associated with successful outcomes in VBS for idiopathic scoliosis would better define the population likely to benefit from VBS. We retrospectively reviewed all patients from a single institution treated with VBS who met previously defined inclusion criteria. Successful treatment was defined as avoidance of a fusion and a final Cobb angle no more than 10° greater than the pretreatment Cobb angle. We identified 63 patients who met inclusion criteria. The patients underwent VBS at a mean age of 10.78 years and had a mean follow-up of 3.62 years (minimum 2 years). The mean pre-op Cobb angle for stapled thoracic curves was 29.5°. Seventy-four percent of the patients who had VBS of the thoracic curve have avoided progression and/or fusion, and the mean Cobb angle at most recent follow-up was 21.8°. The mean preoperative Cobb angle for lumbar curves was 31.1°. Eighty-two percent of the patients who had VBS of the lumbar curve have avoided progression and/or fusion, and their mean Cobb angle at follow-up was 21.6°. VBS is effective at preventing progression and fusion for moderate idiopathic scoliosis in immature patients. The complication rates are low. Copyright © 2017 Scoliosis Research Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Mechanical comparative analysis of three different types of sutures in different dimensions tendons - experimental study Tratamento cirúrgico da cifose congênita

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    Full Text Available The authors present sixteen patients with congenital kyphosis treated by posterior spinal arthrodesis. A homologous or autogenous iliac bone graft was used. The patients walked with Risser-Cotrel body cast in the 6 months of postoperatory period. The mean time of follow-up was 58,25 months and the mean age of the patients at time of surgery was 9,3 years. The mean angular value of the congenital kyphosis before surgery was 50,44º Cobb and after ther surgery it was 46,94º Cobb. One of the patients who had curve of 69º Cobb, presented pseudoarthrosis. The final results were good in 10, regular in 4 and bad in 2 patients. The need of the diagnostic and precocious treatment is recommended by authors.Os autores apresentam dezesseis pacientes portadores de cifose congênita que foram tratados pela artrose vertebral posterior.Utilizaram enxerto do osso ilíaco autógeno em doze casos e homólogo em quatro casos. Deambularam com aparelho gessado de Risser-Cotrel no pós-operatório por seis meses. A média de idade, na época da cirurgia, foi de 9,3 anos com valor angular médio da cifose pré-operatória de 50,44 graus (Cobb e pós-operatória de 46, 94 graus (Cobb, com tempo médio de seguimento de 58,25 meses Foi constatado um caso de pseudoartrose em um paciente com curva de 69 graus (Cobb. Os resultados obtidos foram: Dez bons, quatro regulares e dois maus. Os autores alertam para a necessidade do diagnóstico e tratamento precoces.

  19. Prediction of Curve Progression in Idiopathic Scoliosis: Validation of the Sanders Skeletal Maturity Staging System.

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    Sitoula, Prakash; Verma, Kushagra; Holmes, Laurens; Gabos, Peter G; Sanders, James O; Yorgova, Petya; Neiss, Geraldine; Rogers, Kenneth; Shah, Suken A

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    Retrospective case series. This study aimed to validate the Sanders Skeletal Maturity Staging System and to assess its correlation to curve progression in idiopathic scoliosis. The Sanders Skeletal Maturity Staging System has been used to predict curve progression in idiopathic scoliosis. This study intended to validate that initial study with a larger sample size. We retrospectively reviewed 1100 consecutive patients with idiopathic scoliosis between 2005 and 2011. Girls aged 8 to 14 years (spine radiograph on the same day for evaluation of skeletal age and scoliosis curve magnitude were followed to skeletal maturity (Risser stage 5 or fully capped Risser stage 4), curve progression to 50° or greater, or spinal fusion. Patients with nonidiopathic curves were excluded. There were 161 patients: 131 girls (12.3 ± 1.2 yr) and 30 boys (13.9 ± 1.1 yr). The distribution of patients within Sanders stage (SS) 1 through 7 was 7, 28, 41, 45, 7, 31, and 2 patients, respectively; modified Lenke curve types 1 to 6 were 26, 12, 63, 5, 38, and 17 patients, respectively. All patients in SS2 with initial Cobb angles of 25° or greater progressed, and patients in SS1 and SS3 with initial Cobb angles of 35° or greater progressed. Similarly, all patients with initial Cobb angles of 40° or greater progressed except those in SS7. Conversely, none of the patients with initial Cobb angles of 15° or less or those in SS5, SS6, and SS7 with initial Cobb angles of 30° or less progressed. Predictive progression of 67%, 50%, 43%, 27%, and 60% was observed for subgroups SS1/30°, SS2/20°, SS3/30°, SS4/30°, and SS6/35° respectively. This larger cohort shows a strong predictive correlation between SS and initial Cobb angle for probability of curve progression in idiopathic scoliosis. 3.

  20. Analýza užitkových vlastností brojlerových slepic a jejich potomstva

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    The aim of the bachelor thesis was to compare the production traits of parental combination and their progeny of commercial broiler chicken genotypes Cobb 500 and Ross 308. The data was obtained from the International Poultry Testing Station in Ústrašice. Parental test consisted of parent rearing until the age of 154 days, the laying period of 280 days and from four fattening progeny tests (lasting for 35 days or else 42 days). Ross 308 chickens reached the higher live weight compared to Cobb...

  1. Optimización de producciones complementarias y competitivas en el noroeste de la provincia de La Pampa

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    Pariani, Alberto Óscar

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    Se analiza una muestra de 56 explotaciones de bovinos de engorde (invernada) del departamento Quemú-Quemú a fin de establecer la eficiencia global, asignativa y de Farrell de las mismas. En primer lugar se determina la función de producción y de costes; para ello se proponen dos funciones tipo Cobb-Douglas obteniendo unos coeficientes de determinación (R2) superiores al 90% en cada caso. A partir de las funciones Cobb-Douglas se determina la frontera absoluta de Greene y la función media de M...

  2. Desarrollar una metodología de administración de proyectos para el desarrollo y mantenimiento de pryecto informáticos, basada en la metodolgía de pryectos PMI y bajo e l modelo de calidad para los procesos CMMI

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    Garita González, Gabriela; González Ulate, Kattia; Ureña Porras, Lisette

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    Desde los inicios de pryectos de software, se detecta una debilidad en la industria del software, este aspecto se ilustra con la paradoja de Cobb's, la cual establece. "Sabemos por qué fallan los proyectos, sabemos cómo prevenir las fallas, entonces ¿porqué fallasn todavía? (Martín Cobb). El SEI (Software Engineering Institute) advierte con firmeza, que aún cuando se haya definido el proyecto y sus alcances, se tenga el presupuesto aprobado y se cuente con el recurso humano, algunos de los as...

  3. El ayer y hoy del Apoyo Social y el Bienestar: ¿Qué rol cumplen las nuevas tecnologías?

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    Musitu Ochoa, Gonzalo

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    A mediados de los años 70, con la publicación de los trabajos de Cassel, Cobb y Caplan, sobre los efectos protectores de los vínculos sociales en la salud, el apoyo social será reconocido como un concepto clave en la investigación y la intervención en relación con la salud y el bienestar. Tanto Cassel como Cobb llevaron a cabo revisiones de estudios experimentales en los que tanto animales como humanos expuestos a una variedad de estímulos estresantes, pero en compañía de otros iguales signif...

  4. Lumbar Spine Musculoskeletal Physiology and Biomechanics During Simulated Military Operations

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    c C/)..C C) 0 () -(/) (!) !.... (!) .Q 0, !.... (!) ~Ŕ c- =<D ro-.....,e> :!:C O><( ro..c Cl)..c 0 () Lordosis Kyphosis endplate...decreases at a ll l eve l s except L1L2 when s i tting . Even anteri or/posteri or d i stri but i on o f l oad maintains whole lumbar lordosis as load...more forward. Data shown is mean ± STD. Figure 4. Cobb angle was measured in each position to assess lumbar lordosis . A.) Sagittal Cobb angle is

  5. Biodiversidad, morfometría y alimentación de los cangrejos del género Callinectes (Decapoda: Portunidae en Santiago de Cuba

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente trabajo es el estudio del género Callinectes en la zona costera del municipio de Santiago de Cuba. Se realizó una recolecta de 257 ejemplares durante marzo de 2007 a abril de 2008, en ocho estaciones a lo largo de la costa. El género resultó estar ampliamente distribuido en el litoral y representado al menos por cuatro especies: C. sapidus, C. similis, C. rathbunae y C. larvatus, las dos últimas no incluidas en la lista publicada de crustáceos (Crustacea: Decapoda cubanos. Las especies más abundantes resultaron ser C. sapidus y C. similis. C. rathbunae fue la más ampliamente distribuida. El análisis del contenido estomacal permitió identificar nueve categorías alimentarias, siendo las más importantes los peces y las macroalgas. Las especies de Callinectes tienen un amplio espectro trófico; comen no sólo lo disponible, sino también lo más abundante.Biodiversity, morphometry and diet of Callinectes crabs (Decapoda: Portunidae in Santiago de Cuba. On the basis of fishery intensity and proximity to river mouth, a total of 257 swimming Callinectes crabs were collected from March 2007 to April 2008 in eight localities. Captures were made with hanging nets, to a maximal depth of 1.5m, establishing a top time of 2 hr. The genus was widely distributed, and it is represented at least by four species: C. sapidus, C. similis, C. rathbunae and C. larvatus, the last two not included in the last list of Cuban crustaceans (Crustacea: Decapoda. The size and shape of the gonopods were very useful as taxonomical criteria, considering the prevalence of males. The most abundant species were C. sapidus (47.08%, and C. similis (30.35%. C. rathbunae, which was identified at 75% (6 of the localities, showed a better distribution, followed by C. sapidus, which appears in the 63% (5. Sex rate (Rs by species (male:female was 6.20 for C. rathbunae, 3.58 for C. similis, 1.40 for C. larvatus and 0.40 for C. sapidus. The most abundant

  6. Automated identification of copepods using digital image processing and artificial neural network.

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    Leow, Lee Kien; Chew, Li-Lee; Chong, Ving Ching; Dhillon, Sarinder Kaur

    2015-01-01

    Copepods are planktonic organisms that play a major role in the marine food chain. Studying the community structure and abundance of copepods in relation to the environment is essential to evaluate their contribution to mangrove trophodynamics and coastal fisheries. The routine identification of copepods can be very technical, requiring taxonomic expertise, experience and much effort which can be very time-consuming. Hence, there is an urgent need to introduce novel methods and approaches to automate identification and classification of copepod specimens. This study aims to apply digital image processing and machine learning methods to build an automated identification and classification technique. We developed an automated technique to extract morphological features of copepods' specimen from captured images using digital image processing techniques. An Artificial Neural Network (ANN) was used to classify the copepod specimens from species Acartia spinicauda, Bestiolina similis, Oithona aruensis, Oithona dissimilis, Oithona simplex, Parvocalanus crassirostris, Tortanus barbatus and Tortanus forcipatus based on the extracted features. 60% of the dataset was used for a two-layer feed-forward network training and the remaining 40% was used as testing dataset for system evaluation. Our approach demonstrated an overall classification accuracy of 93.13% (100% for A. spinicauda, B. similis and O. aruensis, 95% for T. barbatus, 90% for O. dissimilis and P. crassirostris, 85% for O. similis and T. forcipatus). The methods presented in this study enable fast classification of copepods to the species level. Future studies should include more classes in the model, improving the selection of features, and reducing the time to capture the copepod images.

  7. Capitolo I. La Ripetizione universale

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    I Può esistere una scienza, o soltanto una storia e tutt’al più una filosofia dei fatti sociali? La questione è sempre aperta, sebbene, a dire il vero, questi fatti, se li si guarda più da vicino e sotto una certa angolazione, siano suscettibili in tutto e per tutto come gli altri di risolversi in serie di piccoli fatti simili e in formule denominate leggi che riassumono queste serie. Perché allora la scienza sociale deve ancora nascere, o è appena nata, in mezzo a tutte le sue sorelle adulte...

  8. Kommenteret checkliste over Danmarks bier - Del 2: Andrenidae (Hymenoptera, Apoidea)

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    Calabuig, Isabel; Madsen, Henning Bang

    2009-01-01

    are hereby recorded as new to the Danish bee fauna: Andrena alfkenella Perkins, 1914, Andrena apicata Smith, 1847, Andrena fulvida Schenck, 1853, Andrena gelriae van der Vecht, 1927, Andrena intermedia Thomson, 1870, Andrena minutuloides Perkins, 1914, Andrena nasuta Giraud, 1863, Andrena niveata Friese......, 1887, Andrena nycthemera Imhoff, 1868, Andrena semilaevis Pérez, 1903, Andrena similis Smith, 1849, An- drena simillima Smith, 1851 and Andrena subopaca Nylander, 1848. Andrena nana (Kirby, 1802) is excluded from the Danish checklist. Species that have the po- tential to occur in Denmark are discussed...

  9. Some new records of chironomids (Diptera: Chironomidae from the Czech Republic

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    Full Text Available Six chironomid species: Paraboreochlus minutissimus (Strobl, 1894, Trissopelopia longimanus (Staeger 1839, Boreoheptagyia monticola (Serra-Tosio, 1964, Cricotopus (s.str. similis Goetghebuer 1921, Heleniella serratosioi Ringe, 1976, Krenosmittia camptophleps (Edwards, 1929, were recorded in Czech Republic for the first time. The pupal exuviae were collected in July 2009 from Otava River in the vicinity of Rejštejn village in the central part of the Bohemian Forest. The notes on known distribution and ecology of the species are presented.

  10. Subfamily Limoniinae Speiser, 1909 (Diptera, Limoniidae) from Baltic amber (Eocene): the genus Helius Lepeletier & Serville, 1828.

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    Kania, Iwona

    2014-06-10

    A revision of the genus Helius Lepeletier & Serville, 1828 (Diptera: Limoniidae) from Baltic amber (Eocene) is presented. Redescriptions of 5 species, Helius formosus Krzemiński, 1993, Helius linus Podenas, 2002, Helius minutus (Loew, 1850), Helius mutus Podenas, 2002, Helius pulcher (Loew, 1850) of this genus from Baltic amber are given and documented by photographs and drawings. Four new species of the genus Helius from Baltic amber are described: Helius gedanicus sp. nov., Helius hoffeinsorum sp. nov., Helius similis sp. nov., Helius fossilis sp. nov. A key to species of Helius from Baltic amber is provided. Patterns morphological evolution and the aspects evolutionary history of Helius are discussed.

  11. Rapid identification of bio-molecules applied for detection of biosecurity agents using rolling circle amplification.

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    Jenny Göransson

    Full Text Available Detection and identification of pathogens in environmental samples for biosecurity applications are challenging due to the strict requirements on specificity, sensitivity and time. We have developed a concept for quick, specific and sensitive pathogen identification in environmental samples. Target identification is realized by padlock- and proximity probing, and reacted probes are amplified by RCA (rolling-circle amplification. The individual RCA products are labeled by fluorescence and enumerated by an instrument, developed for sensitive and rapid digital analysis. The concept is demonstrated by identification of simili biowarfare agents for bacteria (Escherichia coli and Pantoea agglomerans and spores (Bacillus atrophaeus released in field.

  12. VULCANOLOGIA E SISMOLOGIA: IL GIAPPONE E NAPOLI

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    Il Giappone dista da Napoli 10.000 km ma l’arcipelago giapponese ha in comune con il Golfo di Napoli e la Campania Felix dei Romani la genesi geologica, in quanto sono stati formati da processi geodinamici del tutto simili, come la natura vulcanica dei suoli, il morbido paesaggio dei coni e dei crateri vulcanici, le manifestazioni fumaroliche delle «solfatare» ed il termalismo quali spie della presenza di masse di magma intrappolate nella crosta a piccola profondità, la sism...

  13. Ruoli pragmatici di "sì" : modello di analisi dei segnali discorsivi nell'italiano parlato

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    Full Text Available Nel presente contributo osserveremo i diversi ruoli pragmatici assunti dal segnale discorsivo sì nella lingua italiana parlata. è nostro intento servirci di questo esempio concreto per illustrare la pluralità di funzioni e di forze illocutorie di un segnale discorsivo che possono renderne difficoltosa l’elaborazione e l’interpretazione. il metodo adottato per l’individuazione dei diversi ruoli pragmatici svolti dal segnale prescelto, si propone di costituire un modello di analisi applicabile anche ad altri elementi linguistici aventi simili proprietà pragmatiche.

  14. New combinations and synonyms in Neotropical Lejeuneaceae (Marchantiophyta, with description of Lejeunea tamasii, a new species from Barro Colorado Island, Panama

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    Reiner-Drehwald M. Elena

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The new species Lejeunea tamasii M. E. Reiner, N. Salazar Allen & C. Chung C. from Barro Colorado Island, Panama, named in honor of Professor Tamás Pócs, is described and illustrated. Lejeunea tonduzana (Steph. M. E. Reiner, comb. nov. (basionym: Hygrolejeunea tonduzana Steph., L. recurva M. E. Reiner, nom. nov. (basionym: Hygrolejeunea recurva Steph. ex Bonner, nom. inval., H. herzogii Steph. 1916, nom.illeg., and new synonyms in Lejeunea cerina (Lehm. & Lindenb. Gottsche, Lindenb. & Nees (= Hygrolejeunea aspera Steph., = H. similis Steph. and Lejeunea flava (Sw. Nees (= Hygrolejeunea bahiensis Steph. are proposed. Descriptions and illustrations for Lejeunea tonduzana and L. recurva are also provided.

  15. Frequency and intensity of infection by helminths in cattle slaughtered at the abattior, of the northwest of region state of São Paulo, Brazil/ Freqüência e intensidade parasitária de helmintos gastrintestinais em bovinos abatidos em frigorífico da região noroeste do Estado de São Paulo, SP, Brasil

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    Luis Gustavo Ferraz Lima

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    Full Text Available Parasitary gastrointestinal helminths frequency and intensity were studied in 48 female bovines, with different zebu and taurine crossbreeding degrees, ages ranging between 24 and 30 months, from eight counties in the Northwest of São Paulo State, slaughtered at Frigorífico Montenegro, Araçatuba, São Paulo (Brazil and four animals were monthly necropsied over one year. The identified gastrointestinal helminth species were: Cooperia punctata, Cooperia pectinata, Haemonchus similis, Haemonchus placei and Oesophagostomum radiatum. Among the 48 animals, 21 (43,8% were carrying Haemonchus spp. The Haemonchus similis and the Haemonchus placei species were identified isolated at an equivalent rate (10,4%, being simultaneous infection registered in 22,9% of the cases. In small intestine, 26 bovines (54,2% showed Cooperia punctata. Ten male Cooperia pectinata were identified in only one bovine that also carried 310 Cooperia punctata. In the large intestine, 20 bovines (41,7% showed Oesophagostomum radiatum. Mixed infections occurred in 52,1% of the animals, simple infections in 12%, and 22,9% of the bovines did not have gastrointestinal helminths.A freqüência e a intensidade parasitária de helmintos gastrintestinais foram estudadas em 48 bovinos, fêmeas, com diferentes graus de cruzamento de raças zebuínas e taurinas, de faixa etária entre 24 a 30 meses, provenientes de oito municípios da região noroeste do Estado de São Paulo e abatidos no Frigorífico Montenegro, Araçatuba, SP, sacrificando-se quatro animais mensalmente, ao longo de um ano. As espécies de helmintos identificadas foram: Cooperia punctata, Cooperia pectinata, Haemonchus similis, Haemonchus placei e Oesophagostomum radiatum. Dos animais examinados, 21 (43,8% estavam parasitados por Haemonchus spp. As espécies H. similis e H. placei foram identificadas isoladamente em igual proporção (10,4% em dez bovinos, sendo que a infecção simultânea foi registrada em outros 11

  16. Los "falsos amigos" como recurso cómico en dos comedias del siglo XVIII

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    Ruggieri, Lorenza

    2008-01-01

    Las comedias plurilingües italianas de los siglos XVI y XVII aprovechan la presencia de diferentes idiomas y dialectos para crear malentendidos y equívocos lingüísticos a fin de engendrar la hilaridad del público. En las comedias I due anelli simili y I comici schiavi del autor genovés Anton Giulio Brignole Sale (1605-1665) –comedias en las que el italiano se alterna con los dialectos genovés, napolitano y lombardo y con la lengua española– se puede destacar el uso de los ho...

  17. Electribius relictus, a new extant species of Artematopodidae (Coleoptera: Elateroidea) from Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Arriaga-Varela, Emmanuel; Escobar, Federico

    2014-12-15

    Electribius relictus sp. nov. (Artematopodidae) is described from a cloud forest fragment in central Veracruz, Mexico. This species is distinguished from the other extant species known, E. crowsoni Lawrence (Mexico) and E. similis Lawrence (El Salvador), by the pronotum and elytra completely black, pronotum with margins crenulate at base, fifth abdominal ventrite with distinct median ridge, and the shape of aedeagus. The new species is illustrated and a key for the identification of extant species of the genus and ecological data for the collecting site are provided.

  18. Species of Mastogloia (Bacillariophyceae new for the Aegean coast of Turkey

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    F. COLAK SABANCI

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes the comprehensive morphological characteristics of ten Mastogloia Thwaites ex W. Smith (Bacillariophyceae species, including, M. aquilegiae, M. baldjikiana, M. binotata, M. grunowii, M. ignorata, M. paradoxa, M. pumila, M. cf. regula, M. similis and M. vasta. Specimens were examined under the light microscope; eight of them are reported for the first time from Turkish coastal waters. Apart from the photo documentation, some information on the species geographical distribution patterns and the type of the substratum are also provided.

  19. Storia di parole ed etimi triestini

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    Maria Rosaria Cerasuolo Pertusi

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    Full Text Available Dopo quanto esaurientemente esposto da M. Doria in GDDT e GDDT Suppl. sussistono ancora - a mio modesto parere - elementi validi per riscrivere, almeno parzialmente, la storia della parola "caratterizzante"1 triestina petès "bevanda superal­ coolica (soprattutto di pessima qualita", "grappa, acquavite" e simili, anche se questi stessi elementi non si appalesino, purtroppo, decisivi - come vedremo - per fissare definitivamente l'etimo della medesima. Vale, comunque, sempre la pena di ripercor­ rerne la documentazione, al fine di recuperare almeno una parte della "storia" della parolia in questione.

  20. Interactive Approaches for Vocabulary Teaching

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    Lin, Grace Hui Chin

    2009-01-01

    Vocabulary acquisition research has been paid attention these years (e.g. Beck, McKeown & McCaslin, 1983; Harley, 1996; Huckin, Haynes, & Coady, 1993; Zahar, Cobb & Spada, 2001). A serious methodologies had been reported, including applying learner dictionaries (Nesi, 1999; Tribble, 2003), using forms of visual glossing (Al-Seghayer,…

  1. Author Details

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    Okeke, D.C.. Vol 48 (2017) - Articles Technical efficiency of small holder cassava production in Anambra state, Nigeria: A Cobb-Douglas stochastic frontier production approach. Abstract. ISSN: 0300-368X. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors · FAQ's · More about ...

  2. Fairweather atmospheric electricity at Antarctica during local ...

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    caps. The Antarctic plateau supports a desert-like climate with clear skies and a very low atmospheric aerosol content. In summer, the prevailing winds ... The ice surface is flat and is void of any obstructions and the electri- cal conductivity of the surface ice is several orders of magnitude higher than that of the air (Cobb.

  3. Robustness of a simple rule for the social cost of carbon

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    Rezai, A.; van der Ploeg, F.

    2015-01-01

    The optimal social cost of carbon is in general equilibrium proportional to GDP if utility is logarithmic, production is Cobb-Douglas, depreciation is 100% every period, climate damages as fraction of production decline exponentially with the stock of atmospheric carbon, and fossil fuel extraction

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    Items 1 - 50 of 242 ... Vol 11, No 2 (2012), Background: Madelung's deformity is a congenital abnormality of the wrist caused by a disturbance of growth that retards the development of ... Vol 9, No 1 (2010), Cobb angle changes in thoracic and lumbar spine fractures following road traffic injuries in Gwagwalada, Abuja, Abstract.

  5. Maintenance requirements of methionine+cystine and threonine for ...

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    conducted using 42 mature Bovans White (in trials 1 and 3) and 42 Cobb (in trials 2 and 4) roosters. ... Condition of use: The user may copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the work, but must recognise the authors and the South African Journal of Animal Science. ..... 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 550 600 650. N.

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    Assefa, Getinet. Vol 22, No 1 (2012) - Articles The effect of dietary inclusion of mango (Magnifera indica L.) fruit waste on feed intake, growth and feed efficiency of Cobb-500 broiler chickens. Abstract PDF. ISSN: 2415-2382. AJOL African Journals Online. HOW TO USE AJOL... for Researchers · for Librarians · for Authors ...

  7. Genetic divergence between genotypes for male and female broilers

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    Rogério de Carvalho Veloso

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to verify the genetic divergence amongst three broiler genotype, from both sexes, by means of a multivariate performance analysis and carcass traits. Nine hundred and ninety sexed, one-day chicks were utilized; belonged to the following genetic groups: Cobb 500, Hubbard Flex, and Ross 308. The study evaluated the daily average weight gain, the daily average ration consumption, feed conversion, body weight, weight and performance for breast, and carcass over the period from 1 to 35, and from 1 to 42 days of age. Performance of the genetic groups was evaluated by means of multivariate analysis of variance and by Fisher's linear discriminant function, using Roy's largest eigenvalue and Roy's union-intersection test for multiple comparisons. The genetic divergence study was carried out through the analysis of canonical variables and through Tocher method. Female animals from Cobb 500, Hubbard Flex, and Ross 308 genetic groups presented different canonical averages from males of the same groups. First two canonical variables explained 88.10% of variation between genetic groups. Genetic divergence between the evaluated groups allowed formation of two clusters with the following genotypes: Cluster 1 - Cobb 500, Hubbard Flex and Ross 308 females; Cluster 2 - Cobb 500, Hubbard Flex and Ross 308 males.

  8. Assainissement de l'environnement par la valorisation des ...

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    Each batch was fed ad libitum with commercial feed and four feed containing different levels of Azolla, Moringa, rice bran, chicken Cobb 500 and fish Oreochromis niloticus viscera. A significant difference (P < 0.05) was observed between Average Daily Gain (ADG). After 90 days of experimentation, the ADG were 197 g ...

  9. 76 FR 43968 - Proposed Flood Elevation Determinations

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    ... the Sewell Mill +934 +933 Unincorporated Areas of Creek confluence. Cobb County. Approximately 1,500... Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington... Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646-4064, or (e-mail) luis...

  10. LPLRFamide causes anorexigenic effects in broiler chicks and Bobwhite quail.

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    Cline, Mark A; Layne, Jessica E; Calchary, Wendy A; Sheehy, Robert R; Tachibana, Tetsuya; Furuse, Mitsuhiro

    2010-01-15

    Although LPLRFamide was the first member of the RFamide family to be isolated from a vertebrate species, its effects on hunger and satiety-related processes are poorly documented. Thus, we intracerebroventricularly administered LPLRFamide (3.0-15.0 nmol) to both Cobb-500 (a broiler type of Gallus gallus) and Bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) chicks and measured their food intake. The threshold of anorexigenic response was 7.0 nmol in Cobb-500 chicks and the effect had diminished by 30 min post-injection. In Bobwhite quail all doses of LPLRFamide tested caused anorexia that remained throughout the 60 min observation period. A comprehensive behavior analysis was conducted and Cobb-500 chicks had increased food pecks early in the observation period and spent a greater amount of time in deep rest. Although food pecks were increased pecking efficiency was decreased. In Bobwhite quail, feeding pecks and the number of jumps were reduced after LPLRFamide treatment. We judged that these behaviors in both species were likely not competitive with ingestion and thus did not secondarily contribute to anorexia. These results demonstrate that LPLRFamide is associated with satiety-related processes in Cobb-500 chicks and Bobwhite quail, while threshold of responses are different.

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    ... sur les performances zooéconomiques de la pintade locale grise (numida meleagris) élevée au Bénin. Abstract · Vol 16, No 3 (2014) - Articles Incidence de la densite sur les performances de production, la qualite organoleptique et le comportement de deux souches de poulets chair (Cobb 500 et Ross) elevees au Benin

  12. The Role of Feeding Regimens in Regulating Metabolism of Sexually Mature Broiler Breeders

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    A trial was conducted to determine the effects of different rearing feed regimens on plasma hormone and metabolite levels and hepatic lipid metabolism and gene expression on sexually mature broiler breeders. Cobb 500 birds were divided into two groups at 4 weeks of age and fed either everyday (ED) ...

  13. Effects of progesterone injection on performance, plasma hormones ...

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    An experiment was conducted to evaluate responses of feed-satiated and feed- restricted breeder hens to daily injection of progesterone (P4). A total of 64 Cobb 500 hens were fed either restricted or ad libitum from 27 to 38 wk of age. Fourteen laying hens from each group were selected to conduct P4 injection assay.

  14. 77 FR 76916 - Final Flood Elevation Determinations

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    ... referenced Depth in feet Communities affected elevation above ground Elevation in meters (MSL) modified Cobb... Mountain Creek confluence. * National Geodetic Vertical Datum. + North American Vertical Datum. Depth in... At the Hurricane Creek +975 Unincorporated Areas of confluence. Douglas County. Approximately 1,200...

  15. Research article – Optimisation of paediatrics computed radiographyfor full spine curvature measurements using a phantom: a pilot study

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    Daniel de Linde; Loris Franco; Catarina Serrenho; Peter Hogg; Ifrah Akhtar; José Antonio Garcia; Seraphine de Haan; Martine Thorskog; Cláudia Reis; Junior Ndlovu

    2015-01-01

    Aim: Optimise a set of exposure factors, with the lowest effective dose, to delineate spinal curvature with the modified Cobb method in a full spine using computed radiography (CR) for a 5-year-old paediatric anthropomorphic phantom. Methods: Images were acquired by varying a set of parameters:

  16. Bionomics of Geohelminth Nematodes in Contaminated Foci in ...

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    A combined field and laboratory investigation was conducted on the bionomics of geohelminths in contaminated foci in Abua communities using the Cobb's decanting and sieving method. The result of the study showed that eggs of Ascaris lumbricoides were 262 (44%), hookworm, 173 (29%) and Trichuris trichiura, 102 ...

  17. Impact of Physico-Chemical Factors of Contaminated Foci on the ...

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    Physio-chemical analysis of 200 soil samples collected from contaminated foci was investigated in six communities of Abua, Niger Delta Nigeria. The Jackson's method was used in the chemical analysis of contaminated soils while Cobb's decanting and sieving method was used in the extraction of geohelminths. The data ...

  18. Bionomics of Geohelminth Nematodes in Contaminated Foci in ...

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    Michael Horsfall

    ABSTRACT: A combined field and laboratory investigation was conducted on the bionomics of geohelminths in contaminated foci in Abua communities using the Cobb's decanting and sieving method. The result of the study showed that eggs of Ascaris lumbricoides were 262 (44%), hookworm, 173 (29%) and Trichuris ...

  19. Quantitative extraction of Meiofauna: A comparison of two methods ...

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    Two methods for the quantitative extraction of meiofauna from natural sandy sediments were investigated and compared: Cobb's decanting and sieving technique and the Oostenbrink elutriator. Both techniques were more efficient with pre-fixed samples than with fresh samples. The results indicated that elutriation is the ...

  20. Optimising production using the state-contingent approach versus the EV approach

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    Rasmussen, Svend

    different types of utility functions, i.e. linear utility function, EV-utility function and a Cobb Douglas utility function based on state-contingent income measures. Monte Carlo simulation is carried out for various numbers of observations. Finally the results are compared to the true optimal choice...

  1. Some Aspects of Production Functions Differential Geometry

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    Full Text Available The article deals with some aspects of differential production functions with examples for Cobb-Douglas function in two or three variables. There are studied in each case, the conditions of the parameters in order that the sectional curvature be constant.

  2. An Internal, Demand-Side Approach Toward Implementing Strategic Sourcing: Political, Legal, and Economic Considerations

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    to Strengthen the Defense Acquisition Process Ying Zhao, Don Brutzman, and Douglas J. MacKinnon Naval Postgraduate School Addressing Counterfeit...Chain Models Barry R. Cobb , Virginia Military Institute Alan W. Johnson, Air Force Institute of Technology Improving Multi-Component Maintenance

  3. Growth Regression and Economic Theory

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    Elbers, Chris; Gunning, Jan Willem

    2002-01-01

    In this note we show that the standard, loglinear growth regression specificationis consistent with one and only one model in the class of stochastic Ramsey models. Thismodel is highly restrictive: it requires a Cobb-Douglas technology and a 100% depreciationrate and it implies that risk does not

  4. The reduction of quadratic forms to the normal form with applications for production functions

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    Catalin Angelo Ioan

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The article treats the reduction of quadratic forms to the normal form by Gauss's methodtaking in discussing variousdeterminants whose behavior will determine its nature. Applications ofthis method are illustrated for the most common production functions: Cobb-Douglas and CES.

  5. Who Has to Pay for Their Education? Evidence from European Tertiary Education

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    Lim, Gieyoung; Kim, Chong-Uk

    2013-01-01

    In this article, we investigate a positive tertiary education externality in 18 European countries. Using a simple Cobb-Douglas-type production function with constant returns to scale, we find that there are positive spillover effects from tertiary education in European countries. According to our model prediction, on average, 72,000 new employed…

  6. Improving Multi-Component Maintenance Acquisition with a Greedy Heuristic Local Algorithm

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    Acquisition Process Ying Zhao, Don Brutzman, and Douglas J. MacKinnon Naval Postgraduate School Addressing Counterfeit Parts in the DoD Supply Chain...Regnier, Jay Simon, and Daniel Nussbaum Naval Postgraduate School Lead Time Demand Modeling in Continuous Review Supply Chain Models Barry R. Cobb

  7. Fully-Burdened Cost of Supply in Self-Sustaining Logistics Networks

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    Process Ying Zhao, Don Brutzman, and Douglas J. MacKinnon Naval Postgraduate School Addressing Counterfeit Parts in the DoD Supply Chain Jacques S...Simon, and Daniel Nussbaum Naval Postgraduate School Lead Time Demand Modeling in Continuous Review Supply Chain Models Barry R. Cobb , Virginia

  8. Issues and Challenges in Self-Sustaining Response Supply Chains

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    Lexical Link Analysis (LLA) to Strengthen the Defense Acquisition Process Ying Zhao, Don Brutzman, and Douglas J. MacKinnon Naval Postgraduate School...Continuous Review Supply Chain Models Barry R. Cobb , Virginia Military Institute Alan W. Johnson, Air Force Institute of Technology Improving Multi

  9. Optimizing Causes of Procurement Cost through Strategic Sourcing: The Impact of Rate, Process, and Demand

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    and Douglas J. MacKinnon Naval Postgraduate School Addressing Counterfeit Parts in the DoD Supply Chain Jacques S. Gansler, William Lucyshyn, and...Postgraduate School Lead Time Demand Modeling in Continuous Review Supply Chain Models Barry R. Cobb , Virginia Military Institute Alan W. Johnson

  10. Platform Design for Fleet-Level Efficiency: Application for Air Mobility Command (AMC)

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    Lexical Link Analysis (LLA) to Strengthen the Defense Acquisition Process Ying Zhao, Don Brutzman, and Douglas J. MacKinnon Naval Postgraduate School...Continuous Review Supply Chain Models Barry R. Cobb , Virginia Military Institute Alan W. Johnson, Air Force Institute of Technology Improving Multi

  11. Wave Release Strategies to Improve Service in Order Fulfillment Systems

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    Media Brainstorming With Lexical Link Analysis (LLA) to Strengthen the Defense Acquisition Process Ying Zhao, Don Brutzman, and Douglas J. MacKinnon...Time Demand Modeling in Continuous Review Supply Chain Models Barry R. Cobb , Virginia Military Institute Alan W. Johnson, Air Force Institute of

  12. Addressing Counterfeit Parts in the DoD Supply Chain

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    Social-Media Brainstorming With Lexical Link Analysis (LLA) to Strengthen the Defense Acquisition Process Ying Zhao, Don Brutzman, and Douglas J...Lead Time Demand Modeling in Continuous Review Supply Chain Models Barry R. Cobb , Virginia Military Institute Alan W. Johnson, Air Force Institute of

  13. Education and Economic Growth in Iowa; Final Report.

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    To study the relationship of education to economic growth for the state of Iowa, the hypothesis that increasing the level of education for the labor force would lead to higher levels of income or economic growth was tested for the period from 1950-1967. The Cobb-Douglas production was used to evaluate the relationship. The function used labor…

  14. The Identification of an Educational Production Function by Experimental Means.

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    Eighth grade students, randomly assigned to three criterion performance levels, studied matrix algebra in three programed lessons. Student achievement, ability, time spent, and other measures were obtained; and minimal variance criterion performance levels, analogous to production isoquants, were attained. A Cobb-Douglas (log-linear) function was…

  15. Regional allocation of investment as a hierarchical optimization problem

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    A new formulation is given for the well-known problem of investment allocation between regions in the framework of a planning model. The case of a dual economy with a Cobb-Douglas production function is worked out in detail with an illustrative numerical example. The corresponding problem for an

  16. Performance Measurement: Does Education Impact Productivity?

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    Larbi-Apau, Josephine A.; Sarpong, Daniel Bruce

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    This study investigated the impact of managers' educational levels on productivity in the commercial poultry industry in Ghana. The level of education of 33 production managers of the poultry farms were factored into a Cobb-Douglas production function with other explanatory variables. The computed percentage change in productivity due to higher…

  17. Determinants of technical inefficiency among maize-based farming ...

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    Examining the level of farm-specific technical inefficiency of maize-based farming households in Niger state of Nigeria, this study fitted cross-sectional data into a Cobb- Douglass production frontier. Data used for this study were obtained using structured questionnaire administered to 108 randomly selected maize-based ...

  18. Performance and carcass characteristics of starter broiler chicks fed ...

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    One hundred and twenty (120) one week old unsexed Cobb starter broiler chicks were randomly allotted to five experimental treatment diets of 24 birds each in a completely randomize design. The birds were divided into three replicates of 8 birds each, and were offered experimental diets contained 0.0, 5.0, 10.0, 15.0 and ...

  19. Growth Response, Haematology and Carcass Characteristics of ...

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    An experiment was conducted with one hundred and eighty (180) unsexed day old broiler chicks of Cobb strain to investigate the effects of feeding diets supplemented with Petevaria alliacaea root meal (PRM) on the performance and carcass characteristics of broiler chicken. The broiler chicken were brooded together for 7 ...

  20. the holy spirit's indwelling in the church

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    of self-realisation. He borrows many of his ideas from the panentheism of the process theology of Alfred Whitehead and John Cobb. Then again, others view the Spirit especially as an inspiring power for the good and the beautiful (e.g. Lampe 1977; Bracken 1991). This is a common notion. Where people struggle for new ...

  1. Maintenance requirements of methionine+cystine and threonine for ...

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    0.73/d) for the Cobb strain, respectively (where BPm is mature body protein weight). In trials 3 ...... Threonine and lysine requirements for maintenance in chickens. S. Afr. J. ... Tabelas brasileiras para aves e suínos: composição de alimentos e ...

  2. Allele-specific polymerase chain reaction typing and sequencing of mitochondrial D-loop region in broiler chickens in Japan.

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    Harumi, Takashi; Kobayashi, Eiji; Naito, Mitsuru

    2015-09-01

    This study aimed to comprehend a feature of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) mainly of general broiler chickens in Japan. We typed two SNP sites (199C/T and 792A/G) of the D-loop region in mtDNA by allele-specific PCR (AS-PCR) in 359 broiler (182 chunky and 177 cobb) and 506 layer (233 White Leghorn, 140 Barred Plymouth Rock and 133 Rhode Island Red) chickens. The SNP of 199C or 792A by AS-PCR was observed in the chunky and cobb chickens, and not in the layers. The haplotype 199T/792G was observed in a part of cobb and all layers. By the result of AS-PCR haplotyping and the broiler brands, the D-loop region was sequenced in 44 broiler chickens (20 chunky and 24 cobb) and compared with the layers' sequence data. Among the broiler and layer chickens, 21 SNP sites (including one insertion) and 11 sequence haplotypes were observed. Haplotype variation or correspondence was observed in and between the broiler brands. This study provides important information to establish a chicken meat traceability system by SNP haplotyping of mtDNA in Japan. © 2015 Japanese Society of Animal Science.

  3. Genome-Wide Association Study for Response to Eimeria maxima Challenge in Broilers

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    Hamzic, Edin; Bed'hom, Bertrand; Hérault, Frédéric

    Use of genetic tools for improvement of host’s response is considered as a promising complementary approach for coccidiosis control. Therefore, we performed genome wide association study (GWAS) for response to Eimeria maxima challenge in broilers. The challenge was done on 2024 Cobb500 broilers. ...

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    Kawu, A.A. Vol 9, No 1 (2010) - Articles Cobb angle changes in thoracic and lumbar spine fractures following road traffic injuries in Gwagwalada, Abuja Abstract · Vol 9, No 1 (2010) - Articles Spine surgery practice in Nigeria: present perceptions and future trends. Abstract · Vol 9, No 1 (2010) - Articles Pedestrian road traffic ...

  5. towards relevant theological education in africa: comparing the ...

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    Hough and Cobb (1985) identify practical theologians as the professional leadership required to discern what the true identity of the church is and how to interpret this identity correctly in order for the church to be relevant within a global context. The skill of practical theologians centres on practical Christian thinking and ...

  6. Effect of Coronal Scoliotic Curvature on Sagittal Spinal Shape: Analysis of Parameters in Mature Adolescent Scoliosis Patients.

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    Hong, Jae-Young; Kim, Keon-Woo; Suh, Seung-Woo; Park, Si-Young; Yang, Jae-Hyuk

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    A radiographic analysis with scoliosis patients. To analyze correlations between sagittal spinal alignment and coronal scoliotic curvature. Sagittal spinal alignment and scoliosis may have a significant relationship, and schematic analysis is needed. The study group was comprised of 163 patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Subjects underwent anteroposterior and lateral radiographs of the whole spine including hip joints. The radiographic parameters used were magnitude, location and direction of curve, thoracic kyphosis, thoracolumbar kyphosis, lumbar lordosis, sagittal balance, sacral slope, and pelvic angle. Subjects were classified into 4 groups according to the severity of coronal curvature: Cobb angle ≤20 degrees, Cobb angle 21-40 degrees, Cobb angle 41-60 degrees, and Cobb angle >60 degrees. In addition, subjects were divided into 4 subgroups according to Roussouly's classification (types 1-4) of sagittal spinal shape. Schematic analysis was performed to determine the relationship between coronal and sagittal parameters. Analysis of parameters with severity of coronal curvature, thoracic kyphosis, and sacral slope were significantly higher in high-grade scoliosis (PRoussouly groups 3 and 4 showed more severe scoliosis with higher lumbar lordosis and thoracic kyphosis (PRoussouly group 1 demonstrated a significantly higher incidence of low-grade scoliosis, whereas groups 3 and 4 had a higher incidence of high-degree scoliosis by cross-relation analysis (P<0.05). A significant relationship exists between sagittal spinal shape and coronal curvature in scoliosis. Understanding the biplanar shapes of scoliosis may be helpful to the surgeons.

  7. The larval stage of lobsters is a dispersal phase during which ...

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    denise

    The larval stage of lobsters is a dispersal phase during which pelagic phyllosoma larvae are exposed to oceanic processes for extended periods (Cobb 1997,. Booth and Ovenden 2000). This is especially so for rock (spiny) lobsters, which have long larval stages of. 6–24 months (Booth and Phillips 1994). Where such.

  8. The Effect of Low-Density Diets on Broiler Breeder Development and Nutrient Digestibility During the Rearing Period

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    Enting, H.; Veldman, A.; Verstegen, M.W.A.; Aar, van de P.J.

    2007-01-01

    Low-density diets might help to reduce hunger feeling in restricted-fed broiler breeders. Effects of low-density diets on nutrient digestibility and bird development were studied in Cobb 500 broiler breeder hens from 4 wk of age until the onset of the lay (wk 26). The experiment included 4

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    Sep 18, 2014 ... Abstract. Article Information. The objective of this study was to examine the level of technical efficiency of smallholder maize producers and identify its determinants in Horo Guduru Wollega zone of Oromia. Regional State, Ethiopia. A Cobb-Douglass stochastic production function model was used.

  10. Economics of yam marketing in Umuahia, Abia state, Nigeria ...

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    There was a long marketing link of greater than 3 channels with mean marketing margin of 50% in the distribution of yam in the State. The Cobb Douglas model performed best, with cost of changing form, place and adding time utilities accounting for about 76.8% variations in marketing margin. While the cost of place utility ...

  11. Humic acid and enzymes in canola-based broiler diets: Effects on ...

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    The objective of the study was to investigate the effects of dietary inclusion of humic acid and enzymes on bone development, histomorphology of internal organs and the incidence of rickets in broiler chickens fed canola-based diets. In the study, Cobb 500 broiler chicks were used and the following five dietary treatments ...

  12. Evaluating Number Sense in Community College Developmental Math Students

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    Steinke, Dorothea A.

    2017-01-01

    Community college developmental math students (N = 657) from three math levels were asked to place five whole numbers on a line that had only endpoints 0 and 20 marked. How the students placed the numbers revealed the same three stages of behavior that Steffe and Cobb (1988) documented in determining young children's number sense. 23% of the…

  13. Serial Casting for Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis: Radiographic Outcomes and Factors Associated With Response to Treatment.

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    Iorio, Justin; Orlando, Giuseppe; Diefenbach, Chris; Gaughan, John P; Samdani, Amer F; Pahys, Joshua M; Betz, Randal R; Cahill, Patrick J

    Serial casting for early-onset scoliosis has been shown to improve curve deformity. Our goal was to define clinical and radiographic features that determine response to treatment. We retrospectively reviewed patients with idiopathic infantile scoliosis with a minimum of 2-year follow-up. Inclusion criteria were: progressive idiopathic infantile scoliosis and initial casting before 6 years of age. Two groups were analyzed and compared: group 1 (≥10-degree improvement in Cobb angle from baseline) and group 2 (no improvement). Twenty-one patients with an average Cobb angle of 48 degrees (range, 24 to 72 degrees) underwent initial casting at an average age of 2.1 years (range, 0.7 to 5.4 y). Average follow-up was 3.5 years (range, 2 to 6.9 y). Sex, age at initial casting, magnitude of spinal deformity, and curve flexibility (defined as change in Cobb angle from pretreatment to first in-cast radiograph) were not significantly different between groups (P>0.05). Group 1 had a significantly higher body mass index (BMI) than group 2 at the onset of treatment (17.6 vs. 14.8, Pcasted at less than 1.8 years of age had a Cobb angle casting does not confirm treatment success. Key aspects of treatment that may determine success include age of less than 1.8 years at initiation of casting and derotation of the spine to correct rib vertebral angle difference of <20 degrees. Level IV-Therapeutic.

  14. Genetic studies in wheat for leaf rust resistance (Puccinia recondita)

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    Apr 18, 2011 ... 3Plant Breeding institute, University of Sydney, Camden, NSW, Australia. .... leaf rust at the beginning of the culms elongation stage of plant growth. Fresh inoculum was collected from spreader rows, while plots were inoculated by spraying and dusting. ... modified Cobb scale method (Peterson et al., 1948).

  15. Growth responses, excreta quality, nutrient digestibility, bone ...

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    Jul 31, 2013 ... Abstract. This study was carried out to compare the performance of broilers fed diets containing only vegetable protein (VP) with birds that received an animal protein (AP) in their diets. Cobb 500 day-old male broiler chicks (n = 256) were randomly divided into four experimental groups. The two AP diets ...

  16. Dietary effects of chitosan and buckwheat ( Fagopyrum esculentum ...

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    Fagopyrum esculentum) alone or in combination with chitosan, in broiler diets, on the growth, feed intake and serum lipid profile of broilers. Starting as 10-day olds, 144 Cobb 500 broiler chicks were fed six manually prepared diets containing ...

  17. Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Sciences - Vol 22, No 1 (2012)

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    The effect of dietary inclusion of mango (Magnifera indica L.) fruit waste on feed intake, growth and feed efficiency of Cobb-500 broiler chickens · EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. Yibrehu Emshaw, Aberra Melesse, Getinet Assefa, 73-83 ...

  18. The effect of dietary inclusion of mango ( Magnifera indica L.) fruit ...

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    Animal response trials aimed at investigating the effect of different levels of mango fruit waste (MFW) on growth performance and carcass characteristics of Cobb-500 broiler chickens were carried out. One-hundred sixty day-old chicks with similar body weight were randomly distributed to four treatment diets each with four ...

  19. The Effect of Low-Density Broiler Breeder Diets on Performance and Immune Status of their Offspring

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    Enting, H.; Boersma, W.J.A.; Cornelissen, J.B.W.J.; Winden, van S.C.L.; Verstegen, M.W.A.; Aar, van de P.J.

    2007-01-01

    Effects of low-density broiler breeder diets on offspring performance and mortality were studied using 2,100 female and 210 male Cobb 500 breeders. Breeder treatments involved 4 experimental groups and a control group with normal density diets (ND, 2,600 kcal of AME/kg during rearing and 2,800 kcal

  20. Effects of varying protein levels on broiler performance when dietary ...

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    In a 9· week long study, three hundred 5-day-old Cobb-100 commercial broiler chicks were fed five isocaloric diets containing 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 pet cent crude protein respectively. Feed and water were supplied ad libitum. Feed intake, final body weight and body weight gain significantly (P

  1. Examining Individual and Collective Level Mathematical Progress

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    Rasmussen, Chris; Wawro, Megan; Zandieh, Michelle

    2015-01-01

    A challenge in mathematics education research is to coordinate different analyses to develop a more comprehensive account of teaching and learning. We contribute to these efforts by expanding the constructs in Cobb and Yackel's (Educational Psychologist 31:175-190, 1996) interpretive framework that allow for coordinating social and individual…

  2. Species-dependent response to the influence of adaptation length during assay for metabolisable energy of cereal grains employing the difference method

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    Olukosi, Oluyinka A.; Adedokun, Sunday A.; Agboola, Jeleel O.

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    Three experiments were conducted to determine the influence of varying lengths of adaptation on metabolisable energy (AME and AMEn) content of maize and barley for broilers, turkeys and laying hens using the difference method. Three hundred and twenty-four Cobb 500 male broiler chicks (Experiment

  3. Acción de los Carbamatos en Sangre Periférica y Órganos Hematopoyéticos del Gallus Domesticus

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    Full Text Available Con el fin de analizar los efectos que pudieran tener los pesticidas metilados sobre los órganos hematopoyéticos y la sangre circulante de las aves, se llevó a cabo un estudio en treinta gallinas "Cobb Hardy Concord" provenientes del cruce Rhode Island roja x Rhode Island blanca.

  4. Effects of climate variations and soil conservation on sedimentation of a west-central Oklahoma reservoir

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    During the second half of the 20th century, extensive soil conservation practices were implemented on the Fort Cobb Reservoir watershed in West-Central Oklahoma. Sediment and flow observations were made on major tributaries in 1943-1950 (pre-conservation time period), and again in 2004-2008 (post-co...

  5. analysis of pressure variation of fluid in bounded circular reservoirs ...

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    It is important to note that solutions from existing literature only state the pressure at the wellbore at a particular time but this work predicts the .... computational mathematics involved. 6. TIME APPROXIMATION. For a given ..... [11] Ramey, H.J., Jr. and Cobb, W. M. A General Pressure. Build-up Theory for a Well in a Closed ...

  6. Response of finishing broiler chickens to supplemental Neem ...

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    An eight weeks feeding trial was conducted to investigate the effects of feeding diets containing Neem Leaf Meal (NLM), Garlic Meal (GM) and their combinations (NLM +GM) on oocyst count, bacteria count and gut morphology of finishing broiler chickens. A total of 180 day-old Cobb broiler chickens were divided into twelve ...

  7. Protein acetylation affects acetate metabolism, motility and acid stress response in Escherichia coli

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    Castano-Cerezo, Sara|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/371746698; Bernal, Vicente; Post, Harm|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/341667374; Fuhrer, Tobias; Cappadona, Salvatore|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/341539031; Sanchez-Diaz, Nerea C.; Sauer, Uwe; Heck, Albert J. R.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/105189332; Altelaar, A. F. Maarten|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/304833517; Canovas, Manuel

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    Although protein acetylation is widely observed, it has been associated with few specific regulatory functions making it poorly understood. To interrogate its functionality, we analyzed the acetylome in Escherichia coli knockout mutants of cobB, the only known sirtuin-like deacetylase, and patZ, the

  8. PRODUCTION ELASTICITIES, RETURN TO SCALE AND ...

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    EFFICIENCY IN YAM PRODUCTION IN EDO STATE, NIGERIA. Izekor ... Edo State. This can be actualised by cropping higher hectarage of farm land with increased quantity of planting material and controlled usage of higher .... independent variable (Xi) of the Cobb Douglas function were the direct elasticities of production.

  9. Determinant of Profit Efficiency among Small Scale Traditional Palm ...

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    This study was designed to examine the determinants of profit efficiency among traditional palm oil processing in Nigeria, using stochastic Cobb – Douglas profit frontier model. A Multi – Stage random sampling technique was used to select 240 traditional palm oil processors from which input – output data were collected.

  10. Dietary Capsicum and Curcuma longa oleoresins increase intestinal microbiome and necrotic enteritis in three commercial broiler breeds.

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    Kim, Ji Eun; Lillehoj, Hyun S; Hong, Yeong Ho; Kim, Geun Bae; Lee, Sung Hyen; Lillehoj, Erik P; Bravo, David M

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    Three commercial broiler breeds were fed from hatch with a diet supplemented with Capsicum and Curcuma longa oleoresins, and co-infected with Eimeria maxima and Clostridium perfringens to induce necrotic enteritis (NE). Pyrotag deep sequencing of bacterial 16S rRNA showed that gut microbiota compositions were quite distinct depending on the broiler breed type. In the absence of oleoresin diet, the number of operational taxonomic units (OTUs), was decreased in infected Cobb, and increased in Ross and Hubbard, compared with the uninfected. In the absence of oleoresin diet, all chicken breeds had a decreased Candidatus Arthromitus, while the proportion of Lactobacillus was increased in Cobb, but decreased in Hubbard and Ross. Oleoresin supplementation of infected chickens increased OTUs in Cobb and Ross, but decreased OTUs in Hubbard, compared with unsupplemented/infected controls. Oleoresin supplementation of infected Cobb and Hubbard was associated with an increased percentage of gut Lactobacillus and decreased Selenihalanaerobacter, while Ross had a decreased fraction of Lactobacillus and increased Selenihalanaerobacter, Clostridium, Calothrix, and Geitlerinema. These results suggest that dietary Capsicum/Curcuma oleoresins reduced the negative consequences of NE on body weight and intestinal lesion, in part, through alteration of the gut microbiome in 3 commercial broiler breeds. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  11. Growth performance and immunity status of starter broiler birds ...

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    This study was conducted to investigate the effects of feeding diets containing Neem Leaf Meal (NLM), Garlic Meal (GM) and their combinations (NLM + GM) on growth performance and serum parameters of starter broiler birds. A total of 180 day-old Cobb broiler chickens were divided into twelve groups of fifteen chicks with ...

  12. Journal of Agriculture and Social Research (JASR) VOL. 8, No. 2 ...

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    regression model were used to analyze the data. The result showed ... The regression model estimated revealed that double log (Cobb Douglass) as the ..... 2, 2008. Table 3: Estimated double log production function (lead equation). Variables. Regression Coefficients. T-value. Constant. Land (X1). Labour (X2). Seed (X3).

  13. Scoliosis treatment using a combination of manipulative and rehabilitative therapy: a retrospective case series

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background The combination of spinal manipulation and various physiotherapeutic procedures used to correct the curvatures associated with scoliosis have been largely unsuccessful. Typically, the goals of these procedures are often to relax, strengthen, or stretch musculotendinous and/or ligamentous structures. In this study, we investigate the possible benefits of combining spinal manipulation, positional traction, and neuromuscular reeducation in the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis. Methods A total of 22 patient files were selected to participate in the protocol. Of these, 19 met the study criterion required for analysis of treatment benefits. Anteroposterior radiographs were taken of each subject prior to treatment intervention and 4–6 weeks following the intervention. A Cobb angle was drawn and analyzed on each radiograph, so pre and post comparisons could be made. Results After 4–6 weeks of treatment, the treatment group averaged a 17° reduction in their Cobb angle measurements. None of the patients' Cobb angles increased. A total of 3 subjects were dismissed from the study for noncompliance relating to home care instructions, leaving 19 subjects to be evaluated post-intervention. Conclusions The combined use of spinal manipulation and postural therapy appeared to significantly reduce the severity of the Cobb angle in all 19 subjects. These results warrant further testing of this protocol.

  14. Effect of water treated and urea treated neem ( Azadirachta indica ...

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    In a study to evaluate the carcass haematological and biochemical characteristics of broiler birds fed graded levels of water and urea-treated neem kernel cake (NKC), 300 day-old broilers (Cobb, 500) were randomly assigned to five dietary treatments for 56 days. Water and feed were fed adlibitum. The diets were ...

  15. ÜRO peakorterile otsitakse naabrit / Maria-Kristiina Soomre

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    Soomre, Maria-Kristiina, 1978-

    2001-01-01

    New Yorki, ÜRO peakorterist lõunasse hakatakse ehitama uut hoonet. Arhitektuurikonkursist on kutsutud osalema: David Childs, Richard Meier ja Peter Eisenmann; Schuman Lichtenstein Claman Efron ja HOK arhitektid; Kohn Pederson Fox, Davis Brody Bond, Toyo Ito ja Rem Koolhaas; Henry Cobb, James Ingo Freed ja Machado & Silvetti Associates; Christian de Portzamparc ja Gary Edward Handel & Associates

  16. The Effect of the Retroperitoneal Transpsoas Minimally Invasive Lateral Interbody Fusion on Segmental and Regional Lumbar Lordosis

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    Full Text Available Background. The minimally invasive lateral interbody fusion (MIS LIF in the lumbar spine can correct coronal Cobb angles, but the effect on sagittal plane correction is unclear. Methods. A retrospective review of thirty-five patients with lumbar degenerative disease who underwent MIS LIF without supplemental posterior instrumentation was undertaken to study the radiographic effect on the restoration of segmental and regional lumbar lordosis using the Cobb angles on pre- and postoperative radiographs. Mean disc height changes were also measured. Results. The mean follow-up period was 13.3 months. Fifty total levels were fused with a mean of 1.42 levels fused per patient. Mean segmental Cobb angle increased from 11.10° to 13.61° (<0.001 or 22.6%. L2-3 had the greatest proportional increase in segmental lordosis. Mean regional Cobb angle increased from 52.47° to 53.45° (=0.392. Mean disc height increased from 6.50 mm to 10.04 mm (<0.001 or 54.5%. Conclusions. The MIS LIF improves segmental lordosis and disc height in the lumbar spine but not regional lumbar lordosis. Anterior longitudinal ligament sectioning and/or the addition of a more lordotic implant may be necessary in cases where significant increases in regional lumbar lordosis are desired.

  17. Assimilating Remotely Sensed Surface Soil Moisture into SWAT using Ensemble Kalman Filter

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    In this study, a 1-D Ensemble Kalman Filter has been used to update the soil moisture states of the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model. Experiments were conducted for the Cobb Creek Watershed in southeastern Oklahoma for 2006-2008. Assimilation of in situ data proved limited success in the ...

  18. Technical Efficiency of Small-Scale Rabbit Production in South-West ...

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    This study examines technical efficiency of rabbit rearing in South-west Nigeria. Data were collected from 150 rabbit farmsteads across states in the South-West Nigeria. The Cobb-Douglas Stochastic Production Frontier Functions were used to analyse the study data. Stochastic Production Frontier Function estimates ...

  19. Spinal X-ray image analysis in scoliosis

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    Sardjono, Tri Arief

    2007-01-01

    In this thesis new image analysis methods are discussed to determine the curvature of scoliotic patients characterised by the Cobb angle and to enhance the vertebral parts based on features from a frontal X-ray image. Chapter 1 provides some background information on scoliosis, how to diagnose it,

  20. Economic analysis of variables affecting the plantain ( Musa sp ...

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    The result revealed that doublelog (Cobb-Douglas) production function is the lead equation because it had the highest R2 value of 0.38. The regression analysis revealed that farm size, fertilizer, visits by extension agents, labour, and credit has positive influence on output of plantain produced in Central Cross River State at ...

  1. Impact of fisheries cooperatives of fishing communities in Cross ...

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    F-values for the functions were positive and significant at 1% level indicating a significant linear relationship between variable (impact of co operatives) and the selected variables used for fish produced in Cross River State. Cobb-Douglass production function was the lead equation compared to linear and semi-log ...

  2. Tagetes patula as an effective catch crop for long-term control of Pratylenchus penetrans

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    Evenhuis, A.; Korthals, G.W.; Molendijk, L.P.G.

    2004-01-01

    Tagetes patula is well known to be able to diminish Pratylenchus penetrans (Cobb) populations. In a field experiment, the increase of the P. penetrans soil population density after growing T. patula was significantly less than after chemical soil fumigation with metam sodium. The effect of T. patula

  3. 75 FR 74624 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Georgia: Stage II Vapor Recovery

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    ..., Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale) were designated..., Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale... removal of Stage II vapor recovery systems at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant). IV. Final Action EPA is...

  4. The effect of Moringa oleifera leaf meal supplementation on tibia ...

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    This study was conducted to assess the effects of dietary Moringa oleifera leaf meal (MOLM) supplementation as a possible alternative to antibiotic growth promoters on bone breaking strength (BBS), tibia bone morphology and inorganic ash content in broiler chickens. A total of 2400 one-day-old Cobb-500 broiler chicks of ...

  5. Reversal of childhood idiopathic scoliosis in an adult, without surgery: a case report and literature review

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Some patients with mild or moderate thoracic scoliosis (Cobb angle Case presentation A diagnosis of thoracic scoliosis (Cobb angle 45 degrees with pectus excavatum and thoracic hypokyphosis in a female patient (DOB 9/17/52 was made in June 1964. Immediate spinal fusion was strongly recommended, but the patient elected a daily home exercise program taught during a 6-week period of training by a physical therapist. This regime was carried out through 1992, with daily aerobic exercise added in 1974. The Cobb angle of the primary thoracic curvature remained unchanged. Ongoing clinical symptoms included dyspnea at rest and recurrent respiratory infections. A period of multimodal treatment with clinical monitoring and treatment by an osteopathic physician was initiated when the patient was 40 years old. This included deep tissue massage (1992-1996; outpatient psychological therapy (1992-1993; a daily home exercise program focused on mobilization of the chest wall (1992-2005; and manipulative medicine (1994-1995, 1999-2000. Progressive improvement in chest wall excursion, increased thoracic kyphosis, and resolution of long-standing respiratory symptoms occurred concomitant with a >10 degree decrease in Cobb angle magnitude of the primary thoracic curvature. Conclusion This report documents improved chest wall function and resolution of respiratory symptoms in response to nonsurgical approaches in an adult female, diagnosed at age eleven years with idiopathic scoliosis.

  6. Incentive Ratios of Fisher Markets

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    Chen, Ning; Deng, Xuaitue; Zhang, Hongyang

    2012-01-01

    by misreporting their private information, we show that the percentage of improvement by a unilateral strategic play, called incentive ratio, is rather limited—it is less than 2 for linear markets and at most $e^{1/e}\\thickapprox 1.445$ for Cobb-Douglas markets. We further prove that both ratios are tight....

  7. Retrospective analysis of idiopathic scoliosis medical records coming from one out-patient clinic for compatibility with Scoliosis Research Society criteria for brace treatment studies

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    Krzysztof Korbel

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background First author attempted to analyse medical records of patients with idiopathic scoliosis for compliance with the Scoliosis Research Society brace studies criteria. A retrospective analysis of medical records of 2705 girls treated from 1989 to 2002 was carried out. Methods Age, Cobb, Risser and menarchal status were analyzed for compliance with the Scoliosis Research Society brace studies criteria: a age ≥10 years, b Risser 0–2, c 25–40° Cobb angle, d no earlier treatment, e patients before first menses or not more than one year from first menses. Results It has been found that 183 girls out of 2705 were ≥10 years old and in the range 25–40° Cobb angle. One hundred two out of 2705 patients revealed eligible for brace effectiveness study according to SRS 2005 criteria. 120 out of 2705 patients revealed eligible for brace brace effectiveness study according to SRS-SOSORT 2014 criteria. Conclusion The excluded patients revealed too old or with too significant Cobb angles. This indicates the changing criteria for scoliosis brace treatment over the time. Direct comparison of current results of brace treatment with historical series of cases turns out to be very difficult.

  8. 2464-IJBCS-Article-Carine Christian Hedji

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    volonté avec un aliment commercial et quatre aliments contenant différents taux de Azolla, Moringa, son de riz, viscères de poulet ... containing different levels of Azolla, Moringa, rice bran, chicken Cobb 500 and fish Oreochromis niloticus viscera. A significant ..... supplemented with cassava flour waste as energy source for ...

  9. Economic analysis of dry season maize ( Zea mays L.) production in ...

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    Data collected covered farm size, quantities and prices of inputs, crop yield and constraints faced by the farmers. Cobb-Douglas production function was chosen as the lead equation which gave the best fit estimate of input-output relationship. Results revealed that an R2 of .77; f- ratio of 12.00 at 0 .01percent significance ...

  10. Scoliosis in-brace curve correction and patient preference of CAD/CAM versus plaster molded TLSOs.

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    Sankar, Wudbhav N; Albrektson, Josh; Lerman, Lawrence; Tolo, Vernon T; Skaggs, David L

    2007-12-01

    CAD/CAM technology is a newer technique for creating spinal orthoses than standard plaster molded methods. To our knowledge there has been only one previous study of CAD/CAM braces. The purpose of our study was to compare patient preference and in-brace correction of Cobb angle between plaster molded thoracolumbosacral orthoses (TLSO) and CAD/CAM designed TLSOs in a series of patients with scoliosis. Ten patients with an average initial Cobb angle of 30.8 degrees (range 18 degrees -46 degrees ) had both a plaster molded TLSO and a CAD/CAM TLSO fabricated for them. In each case, the decision to brace was made by the treating surgeon based on curve magnitude and skeletal maturity. After 3 weeks of 23 h a day wear, in-brace correction of the Cobb angle was measured for each brace based on standard PA spine radiographs. After 3 months of use, patients were asked which brace they preferred. For the CAD/CAM brace, the mean curve correction after 3 months was 51% compared to 44% in the plaster molded TLSO cohort. (p = 0.46). Seven out of nine patients preferred the CAD/CAM TLSO over the plaster molded TLSO. There were no brace complications in either group. In our matched cohort study, CAD/CAM TLSOs had at least equivalent if not superior correction of the Cobb angle compared to standard plaster molded TLSOs; 78% of our patients preferred the CAD/CAM brace over the standard TLSO.

  11. Determinants of Technical Efficiency of Smallholders Dairy Farmers ...

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    This paper is based on a study conducted in nine dairy cattle keeping villages of Njombe district in Tanzania with the overall objective of estimating Technical Efficiency (TE) and analyzing factors influencing Technical Inefficiency (TI) of smallholder dairy farmers. Cobb-Douglas stochastic frontier production function in which ...

  12. A Study of the Job Satisfaction of Professional Air Force Social Work Officers.

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    Macoby, 1975; Zaleznik et al., 1958; Cobb, 1975; Maslach, 1976). Locus of Control On the average, the respondents tended toward an internal locus of...and the influence of biographical variables. The Journal of Management Studies, 1972, 9 (2), 150- 158. 151. Zaleznik , A., Christensen, C.R., and

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    Media ownership and news framing: an analysis of HIV/AIDS coverage by Ugandan press · EMAIL FULL TEXT EMAIL FULL TEXT · DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT DOWNLOAD FULL TEXT. James Kiwanuka-Tondo, Kelly F Albada, Fay Cobb Payton. http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/16085906.2012.754837 ...

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  15. Analysis of Technical Efficiency of Small Holder Maize Growing ...

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    The objective of this study was to examine the level of technical efficiency of smallholder maize producers and identify its determinants in Horo Guduru Wollega zone of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. A Cobb-Douglass stochastic production function model was used for the analysis. To specify technical inefficiency effects ...

  16. Gender-Based Violence Prevention. Issues in Prevention

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    This issue of "Issues in Prevention" focuses on gender-based violence prevention. This issue contains the following articles: (1) Preventing Gender-Based Violence: An Overview (Linda Langford); (2) Q&A With Amelia Cobb; (3) Denim Day at HBCUs; (4) Dear Colleague Letter; (5) ED Grants for Violence Prevention; and (6) Higher Education Center…

  17. Labour with Different Types of Skills and Jobs as Production Factor

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    textabstractA Cobb-Douglas production function with labour of three different levels of education is proposed. The quantity of labour with primary education is defined as the number of people having jobs requiring primary education plus the number of people with primary education who actually have

  18. Grace and Courtesy for the Whole School

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    Mary Lou Cobb gives a framework from a very practical point of view, leaning on the aspects of grace and courtesy that are fundamental and arise out of a Montessori administrative point of view. Her examples are pragmatic, such as the grace and courtesy of a greeting, of movement, as a whole-school culture, and the right use of language. She calls…

  19. technical efficiency and its determinants at different levels of ...

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    Mar 30, 2012 ... Keywords: Crop production intensification, technical efficiency and maize-based farming ... energy, climate change, trade, and new market demands from .... statistical noise). The two components v and u are also assumed to be independent of each other. Thus, to estimate a Cobb-Douglas production.

  20. The Measurement and Determinants of Economic Efficiency of ...

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    Microfinance institutions have become central players in socio-economic development especially in developing countries. This paper investigates empirically the economic efficiency of microfinance institutions in Ghana using a Cobb-Douglas Stochastic frontier model. A total of 135 MFIs were sampled for the period from ...

  1. Does Effeciency Wage Hypothesis Hold in Tanzanian Labour Market?

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    some characteristics self-select into payment schemes that have efficiency wage aspects. Keywords: Efficiency Wage ... productivity. This is because labour is one of the factors of production, and once in a Cobb. Douglas that assumes constant returns to scale, it is not possible to increase labour without change in capital.

  2. Effect of yeast ( Saccharomyces cerevisiae ) supple-mentation on ...

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    A total number of one hundred and sixty five (165) unsexed day old Cobb® 500 broiler chicks were randomly allotted into five (5) dietary groups in a completely randomized design to evaluate the effect of yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) supplementation on the growth performance, haematological and serum biochemical ...

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    for egg-laying industry in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria utilizing Cobb-Douglas production function based on .... machinery, equipment, implements, cost of machine hire, transportation, interest, charges on loan. X2 = Farm size measured by total number of birds housed. л1*, л2* ... using the computer software frontier version.

  6. Effect of dietary levels of a modified meat meal on performance and ...

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    A locally produced meat meal in Ardabil province in Iran is mixed with 150 g wheat bran, 100 g feather meal and 150 g zeolite per kg. Experimentally, this leads to an improvement in physical texture and preservation characteristics. In this experiment, six hundred 3-week-old Cobb 500 broiler chicks of both sexes were ...

  7. Effect of climate variability on output of cassava in Abia State, Nigeria

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    A Cobb-Douglas regression analysis result showed that the coefficients for farm size, quantity of fertilizer, labour cost and rain were determinants of cassava production in the study area. The study identified Problems of non access of farmers to meteorological data, irregular training of farmers on climate change pestilence ...

  8. Impacts of climate and land use change on reservoir sedimentation

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    Impacts of evolving climate and implementation of upstream soil conservation measures on sedimentation of the Fort Cobb Reservoir in West-Central Oklahoma are investigated. Conservation practices before the 1950s were few. Between 1950 and 2008, extensive soil conservation measures were implemented...

  9. Effects of multiyear precipitation varations on watershed runoff and sediment yield

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    Multiyear precipitation variations in long climatic records are believed to have a considerable impact on watershed runoff, soil erosion, sediment yield, and reservoir sedimentation. A study was conducted on the Fort Cobb reservoir watershed in central Oklahoma to quantify the impact of multiyear we...

  10. Climate variations, soil conservation and reservoir sedimentation

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    The integrated effects of soil conservation and a wetter climate on reservoir sedimentation were investigated for the Fort Cobb Reservoir watershed in west-central Oklahoma. A 12% wetter climate since the mid-1980s led to an increase in soil erosion and downstream sediment yield that offset the redu...

  11. Analysis of income sources of women farmers in rural areas of Delta ...

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    Data generated from six communities from four Local Government Areas [LGAs] of Delta State were analysed using percentage distribution and Cobb-Douglas production function showed that about 60%, 26% and 14% of the income of the women farmers were derived from small ruminant production, off-farm employment ...

  12. A Comparison of Two CD-ROM Periodical Indexes for Use in the Middle School. A Scholarly Study.

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    This purpose of this study was to determine which periodical index--InfoTrac or EBSCO Magazine Article Summaries--is the most appropriate for use by middle school students preparing required research projects. The study population consisted of randomly selected sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students (N=50) in a Cobb County (Georgia) middle…

  13. Etude radiographique du rachis lombaire lors de la posture assise ...

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    After X-rays of the lumbar spine from the front and in profile, the Cobb method was used to determine the angles of curvature of the lumbar region. The film interpretation revealed pathologies and deformities suffered by blacksmiths namely: lombarthrose, thoracolumbar, scoliosis and osteoarthritis discrete convex levo.

  14. Spine deformity surgery at the Kenyatta National Hospital: a one ...

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    Seven patients had a diagnosis of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and two had congenital scoliosis. The mean Cobb angle was 71.4º pre-operatively and 32.6o post-operatively representing a percentage correction of 54.3%. If you removed the two cases of congenital scoliosis, the mean correction of adolescent idiopathic ...

  15. Scoliosis-related factors in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: A cross-sectional study.

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    Mochizuki, Takeshi; Yano, Koichiro; Ikari, Katsunori; Hiroshima, Ryo; Takaoka, Hiromitsu; Kawakami, Kosei; Koenuma, Naoko; Ishibashi, Mina; Shirahata, Toshikatsu; Momohara, Shigeki

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    This study aimed to identify the prevalence of scoliosis and scoliosis-related factors of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this study, 411 patients who underwent coronal total spine and lower limb radiography were enrolled. Patients with a Cobb angle ≥10° were diagnosed with scoliosis. Statistical analysis was performed to compare between patients with and those without scoliosis, and between patients without scoliosis and those with a Cobb angle >20°. The prevalence of scoliosis in patients with RA was 30.7%. The mean Cobb angles were 8.5° ± 7.2° in all the patients, 16.1° ± 8.6° in patients with scoliosis, and 5.1° ± 2.3° in patients without scoliosis. According to a multivariate analysis, the scoliosis-related factors of RA were age and vertebral fracture. Significant differences in age, corticosteroid use, and malalignment of lower limbs were observed between patients with a Cobb angle >20° and those without scoliosis. With RA treatment, the need for corticosteroid use is reduced and vertebral fracture is prevented. Moreover, the joints and spinal and lower limb alignments should be examined.

  16. Discovering Aspects of Teacher Identity through Volunteering in the Noncredit ESL Classroom

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    Jurkunas, Lina

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    As many scholars in the field of TESOL (Danielewicz, 2001; Harlow & Cobb, 2014; Kanno & Stuart, 2011) point out, the development of teacher identity is an ongoing, multifaceted process. Thus, quite frequently, novice teachers feel as though they take on a role when they are in the classroom, as opposed to fully embodying an identity of a…

  17. Review of Well-Being in the Context of Suicide Prevention and Resilience

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    Three decades of progress. Psychological Bulletin, 125, 276-302. [11] Rath, T., & Harter , J. (2010). Well Being: The five essential elements. New...54] Harter , S., Marold, D. B., Whitesell, N. R., & Cobbs, G. (1996). A model of the effects of perceived parent and peer support on adolescent false

  18. Effect of dietary protein content on growth, uniformity and mortality of ...

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    Two experiments were conducted to determine the response in performance, including uniformity and mortality, of two broiler strains to dietary protein content. In Experiment 1, 480 Cobb 500 and 480 Ross 788 day-old sexed broiler chickens were housed in cages to 21 d with 10 chickens per cage, and in Experiment 2, ...

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related... Shoals Rd., Lula, 13000529 Clarke County Cobb, T.R.R., House, 175 Hill St., Athens, 13000530 Coweta...

  20. Reflects of graded levels of cassava peel-based diets on ...

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    Eight diets were produced to contain 0, 7.5, 15.0 and 22.5% processed cassava peel at 24 and 20% crude protein levels respectively. The diets were made isocaloric and isonitrogenous and fed to cobb broilers for ten weeks. Results obtain indicated that up to 15.0% cassava peel could be incorporated in broiler diets ...

  1. Dietary effects of buckwheat ( Fagopyrum esculentum ) and black ...

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    The study was conducted to investigate the effects of different levels of buckwheat seed (BWS) with black cumin seed (BCS) supplementation on the performance, serum lipid profile and intestinal bacterial flora in broiler chicks. One hundred and twenty day-old Cobb-500 broiler chicks were randomly allotted equally to four ...

  2. Preoperative factors predicting intraoperative blood loss in female patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

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    Li, Chao; Yang, Mingyuan; Wang, Chao; Wang, Chuanfeng; Fan, Jianping; Chen, Ziqiang; Wei, Xianzhao; Zhang, Guoyou; Bai, Yushu; Zhu, Xiaodong; Xie, Yang; Li, Ming

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    In this article, a retrospective analysis of 161 female patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is performed who underwent posterior correction and fusion using all-pedicle screw instrument.The aim of this article is to find out preoperative factors that influence intraoperative blood loss (IOBL) in female patients with AIS.The IOBL in posterior correction and fusion surgery for patients with idiopathic scoliosis greatly varies. The variables affecting the IOBL also greatly vary among different studies.Medical records of all female patients with AIS who underwent posterior correction and fusion operations using the all-pedicle screw system in our hospital from January 2012 to January 2014 were reviewed. Patients with irregular menstruation, who underwent osteotomy, and using coagulants were excluded. Preoperative clinical data, including patient age, height, weight, Risser sign, day after last menstruation, major curve Cobb angle, fulcrum-bending Cobb angle, curve flexibility index, sagittal thoracic Cobb angle, sagittal lumbar Cobb angle, albumin, hemoglobin, platelet, activated partial thromboplastic time (APTT), prothrombin time, thrombin time, fibrinogen, fusion level, menstrual phase, and blood type, were collected. Data were further analyzed using multiple linear regression with forward elimination.A total of 161 patients were included in this study. The mean IOBL was 933.98 ± 158.10 mL (500-2000 mL). Forward selection showed that fulcrum-bending Cobb angle, fusion level, Risser sign, APTT, fibrinogen, and menstrual phase were the preoperative factors that influenced the IOBL in female patients with AIS. Equation of IOBL was built by multiple linear regression: IOBL = -966.228 + 54.738 Risser sign + 18.910 fulcrum-bending Cobb angle + 114.737 fibrinogen + 21.386 APTT - 71.312 team 2 - 177.985 team 3 - 165.082 team 4 + 53.470 fusion level. R = 0.782.Operation for patients with AIS was featured by large IOBL. Large fulcrum

  3. Less invasive surgery for treating adult spinal deformities: ceiling effects for deformity correction with 3 different techniques.

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    Wang, Michael Y; Mummaneni, Praveen V; Fu, Kai-Ming G; Anand, Neel; Okonkwo, David O; Kanter, Adam S; La Marca, Frank; Fessler, Richard; Uribe, Juan; Shaffrey, Christopher I; Lafage, Virginie; Haque, Raqeeb M; Deviren, Vedat; Mundis, Gregory M

    2014-05-01

    Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) options for the treatment of adult spinal deformity (ASD) have advanced significantly over the past decade. However, a wide array of options have been described as being MIS or less invasive. In this study the authors investigated a multiinstitutional cohort of patients with ASD who were treated with less invasive methods to determine the extent of deformity correction achieved. This study was a retrospective review of multicenter prospectively collected data in 85 consecutive patients with ASD undergoing MIS surgery. Inclusion criteria were as follows: age older than 45 years; minimum 20° coronal lumbar Cobb angle; and 1 year of follow-up. Procedures were classified as follows: 1) stand-alone (n = 7); 2) circumferential MIS (n = 43); or 3) hybrid (n = 35). An average of 4.2 discs (range 3-7) were fused, with a mean follow-up duration of 26.1 months in this study. For the stand-alone group the preoperative Cobb range was 22°-51°, with 57% greater than 30° and 28.6% greater than 50°. The mean Cobb angle improved from 35.7° to 30°. A ceiling effect of 23° for curve correction was observed, regardless of preoperative curve severity. For the circumferential MIS group the preoperative Cobb range was 19°-62°, with 44% greater than 30° and 5% greater than 50°. The mean Cobb angle improved from 32° to 12°. A ceiling effect of 34° for curve correction was observed. For the hybrid group the preoperative Cobb range was 23°-82°, with 74% greater than 30° and 23% greater than 50°. The mean Cobb angle improved from 43° to 15°. A ceiling effect of 55° for curve correction was observed. Specific procedures for treating ASD have particular limitations for scoliotic curve correction. Less invasive techniques were associated with a reduced ability to straighten the spine, particularly with advanced curves. These data can guide preoperative technique selection when treating patients with ASD.

  4. Can segmental mobility be increased by cervical arthroplasty?

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    Chang, Hsuan-Kan; Chang, Chih-Chang; Tu, Tsung-Hsi; Wu, Jau-Ching; Huang, Wen-Cheng; Fay, Li-Yu; Chang, Peng-Yuan; Wu, Ching-Lan; Cheng, Henrich

    2017-02-01

    OBJECTIVE Many reports have successfully demonstrated that cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) can preserve range of motion after 1- or 2-level discectomy. However, few studies have addressed the extent of changes in segmental mobility after CDA or their clinical correlations. METHODS Data from consecutive patients who underwent 1-level CDA were retrospectively reviewed. Indications for surgery were medically intractable degenerative disc disease and spondylosis. Clinical outcomes, including visual analog scale (VAS)-measured neck and arm pain, Neck Disability Index (NDI), and Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) scores, were analyzed. Radiographic outcomes, including C2-7 Cobb angle, the difference between pre- and postoperative C2-7 Cobb angle (ΔC2-7 Cobb angle), sagittal vertical axis (SVA), the difference between pre- and postoperative SVA (ΔSVA), segmental range of motion (ROM), and the difference between pre- and postoperative ROM (ΔROM), were assessed for their association with clinical outcomes. All patients underwent CT scanning, by which the presence and severity of heterotopic ossification (HO) were determined during the follow-up. RESULTS A total of 50 patients (mean age 45.6 ± 9.33 years) underwent a 1-level CDA (Prestige LP disc) and were followed up for a mean duration of 27.7 ± 8.76 months. All clinical outcomes, including VAS, NDI, and JOA scores, improved significantly after surgery. Preoperative and postoperative ROM values were similar (mean 9.5° vs 9.0°, p > 0.05) at each indexed level. The mean changes in segmental mobility (ΔROM) were -0.5° ± 6.13°. Patients with increased segmental mobility after surgery (ΔROM > 0°) had a lower incidence of HO and HO that was less severe (p = 0.048) than those whose ΔROM was mobility (ROM) was significantly lower in patients with higher HO grade (p = 0.012), but it did not affect the clinical outcomes. The preoperative and postoperative C2-7 Cobb angles and SVA remained similar. The

  5. Conservative treatment in Scheuermann’s kyphosis: comparison between lateral curve and variation of the vertebral geometry

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    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Conservative treatment in the Scheuermann’s kyphosis obtain, during skeletal growth, remodelling of the deformed vertebras. In a previous paper on Scheuermann’s kyphosis, we have studied the geometry variations of all vertebrae included in the curve, before and after the treatment. The purpose of this study was to confirm the effectiveness of conservative treatment in Scheuermann’s kyphosis and was to evaluate and compare the variation of the vertebral geometry with the curve trend in Cobb degrees, before and after conservative treatment. Methods From a consecutive series of patients, we selected 90 patients with thoracic Scheuermann’s kyphosis, treated using anti-gravity brace: 59 male, 31 female. The mean age at the beginning of the treatment was 14 years. Radiographical measurements were performed on radiographs from a lateral projection, at the beginning (t1 and at the end of the treatment (t5. Vertebral geometry modifications at t1 and t5 were analysed according to the following parameters and evaluated by three independent observers: Anterior wedging angle (ALFA of the apex vertebra and Posterior wall inclination (APOS of the limiting lower vertebra. The curve was measured in Cobb degrees. Results The results from our study showed that of the 90 patients with a thoracic curve mean value of Cobb degrees was 57.8 ± 6.0 SD at t1 and 41.3 ± 5.6 SD at t5. The differences between t1(angle at baseline and t5 (end of treatment were calculated for Cobb, ALFA and APOS angle and were respectively −16.4 ± 4.5, −6.4 ± 1.4 and −2.7 ± 1.2; tested with paired t-test were significative (p < 0.01. The results of the regression analysis to test the relationship between the three measures for the kyphosis (Cobb degree, ALFA and APOS showed that the best association was between Cobb t5 and ALFA t5 (p < 0.01 and Cobb t1 and APOS t1 (p < 0.01. No significative association was found between

  6. Biomechanical simulation and analysis of scoliosis correction using a fusionless intravertebral epiphyseal device.

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    Clin, Julien; Aubin, Carl-Éric; Parent, Stefan

    2015-03-15

    Computer simulations to analyze the biomechanics of a novel compression-based fusionless device (hemistaple) that does not cross the disc for the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. To biomechanically model, simulate, and analyze the hemistaple action using a human finite element model (FEM). A new fusionless growth sparing instrumentation device (hemistaple), which locally compresses the growth plate without spanning the disc, was previously developed and successively tested on different animal models. Patient-specific FEMs of the spine, rib cage, and pelvis were built using radiographs of 10 scoliotic adolescents (11.7 ± 0.9 yr; Cobb thoracic: 35° ± 7°, lumbar: 24° ± 6°). A validated algorithm allowed simulating the growth (0.8-1.1 mm/yr/vertebra) and growth modulation process (Hueter-Volkmann principle) during a period of 2 years. Four instrumentation configurations on the convex curves were individually simulated (Config 1: 5 thoracic vertebrae with hemistaples on superior endplates; Config 2: same as Config 1 with hemistaples on both endplates; Config 3: same as Config 1 + 4 lumbar vertebrae; Config 4: same as Config 2 + 4 lumbar vertebrae). Without hemistaples, on average the thoracic and lumbar Cobb angles, respectively, progressed from 35° to 56° and 24° to 30°, whereas the vertebral wedging at curve apices progressed from 5° to 12°. With the hemistaple Config 1, the Cobb angles progressed but were limited to 42° and 26°, whereas the wedging ended at 8°. With Config 3, Cobb and wedging were kept nearly constant (38°, 21°, 7°). With hemistaples on both endplates (Config 2, Config 4), the Cobb and wedging were all reduced (thoracic Cobb for Config 2 and 4: 24° and 15°; lumbar Cobb: 21° and 11°; wedging: 2° and 1°). This study suggests that the hemistaple has the biomechanical potential to control the scoliosis progression and highlights the importance of the instrumentation configuration to correct the spinal deformities. It

  7. Trunk imbalance in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

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    Fortin, Carole; Grunstein, Erin; Labelle, Hubert; Parent, Stefan; Ehrmann Feldman, Debbie

    2016-06-01

    Trunk imbalance (ie, frontal trunk shift measured with a plumb line from C7 to S1) is part of the clinical evaluation in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), but its prevalence and relationship with scoliosis, back pain, and health-related factors are not well documented. The principal objectives are to document trunk imbalance prevalence and to explore the association between trunk imbalance and the following factors: Cobb angle, type of scoliosis, back pain, function, mental health, and self-image. The secondary objective is to determine back pain prevalence and the relationship between back pain and each of the following: Cobb angle, function, mental health, and self-image. This is a cross-sectional study in a scoliosis clinic of a tertiary university hospital center. The sample includes youth with AIS (N=55). The outcome measures were trunk imbalance prevalence and magnitude, and back pain prevalence and intensity using the Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) and the Scoliosis Research Society-22 (SRS-22) pain score, and the function, self-image, and mental health domains of the SRS-22. Trunk imbalance and back pain were assessed in 55 patients with AIS (Cobb angle: 10-60°). Patients completed the SRS-22 questionnaire and the NPRS. Correlations were done between trunk imbalance and scoliosis (Cobb angle, type of scoliosis), back pain (NPRS and SRS-22 pain score), and health-related factors using Pearson correlation coefficients (r) and logistic regression models. Trunk imbalance prevalence is 85% and back pain prevalence is 73%. We found fair to moderate significant positive correlation between trunk imbalance and Cobb angle (r=0.32-0.66, pscoliosis. Lower self-reported pain significantly correlated with lower Cobb angles (r=0.29, p=.03), higher function (r=0.55, p=.000), higher self-image (r=0.44, p=.001), and better mental health (r=0.48, p=.000). There was a trend for trunk imbalance to be related with lower pain in logistic regression models. The high

  8. The impact of intrathecal baclofen on the natural history of scoliosis in cerebral palsy.

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    Shilt, Jeffrey S; Lai, Lawrence P; Cabrera, Michael N; Frino, John; Smith, Beth P

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    Intrathecal baclofen (ITB) is an effective treatment of spasticity in patients with cerebral palsy. However, several recent reports have raised concerns that the treatment may be associated with a rapid progression of scoliosis. The objective of this study was to further examine the effect of ITB treatment on the progression of scoliosis in patients with cerebral palsy. Spastic cerebral palsy patients who were ITB candidates were followed radiographically. Baseline Cobb angles of the primary curve were measured during the period of ITB pump insertion and at the most recent follow-up visit. Each patient was matched with a control patient by the diagnosis of cerebral palsy, age, sex, topographic involvement, and initial Cobb angle. The mean rate of change in Cobb angle was compared between ITB and control patients using paired t test. A multiple linear regression model was used to examine the difference, controlling for age, sex, topographic involvement, and initial Cobb angle. Fifty ITB patients and 50 controls were included in the analysis. There was no statistically significant difference between the mean change in Cobb angle in ITB patients (6.6 degrees per year) compared with the matched control patients (5.0 degrees per year, P = 0.39). The results from the multiple regression analysis also failed to show a statistically significant difference (0.92 degrees per year difference between ITB patients and controls, P = 0.56). The progression of scoliosis in cerebral palsy patients with ITB treatment is not significantly different from those without ITB treatment. The findings suggest that patients receiving ITB experience a natural progression of scoliosis similar to the natural history reported in the literature. Level III.

  9. Postural instability in early-stage idiopathic scoliosis in adolescent girls.

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    Haumont, Thierry; Gauchard, Gérome C; Lascombes, Pierre; Perrin, Philippe P

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    Cross-sectional study. To evaluate whether the amplitude of spine deformation in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is an important factor for postural control at disease onset. AIS is related to disorders of postural control with potential involvement of vestibular, proprioceptive, and visual input. So far no assessment of postural control has been done in an AIS population at the onset of spine deformation. Sixty-five female patients with AIS (mean age: 11.4 ± 2.3 years) were clinically and radiologically assessed at the time of diagnosis and evaluated in posturography, including static tests-with and without sensory conflict-and dynamic tests. Two groups were formed according to the mean Cobb angle of the primary curve. The mean Cobb angle was 14.8° ± 5.1°; 35 patients were included in group I with a Cobb angle of 5° to 14°, and 30 patients into group II with a Cobb angle of 15° to 25°. The latter group displayed higher body sways in static tests, characterized by a larger area covered by center of foot pressure in both eyes open and eyes closed conditions, and by higher lateral oscillations in only the eyes closed condition. Group II patients displayed poorer balance control, mainly in visual and somatosensory conflict conditions. Group II patients used fewer anticipatory strategies to stabilize body oscillations than Group I patients, especially in the more challenging sensory conflict and dynamic situations. Poorer postural performance, especially in sensory conflict situations, observed in patients with a Cobb angle greater or equal to 15°, reflect less effective central information processing.

  10. Outcome of intensive outpatient rehabilitation and bracing in an adult patient with Scheuermann’s disease evaluated by radiologic imaging—a case report

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    Hagit Berdishevsky

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background No studies examine the efficacy of intensive specific physical therapy (PT exercises along with brace for the adult with Scheuermann’s kyphosis (SK. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of intensive PT based on the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS and SpinoMed brace on a 76-year-old female with SK. Case Description A 76-year-old female, diagnosed with SK as an adolescent, presented in October 2014 with thoracic hyperkyphosis T1 to T12 Cobb angle of 85° and lumbar hyper lordosis L1 to L5 Cobb angle of 70°. Lumbar scoliosis T12-L5 with 21° Cobb and vertebral rotation 2. Trunk translation in the sagittal plan was 4.5 cm. Intermittent low back pain 6/10 at worst. Quality-of-life score was 3.8 (SRS 22 questionnaire. Method The PT regimen included one-hour Schroth exercise sessions three times per week for 6 months. In addition, a home exercise program (HEP was recommended. Patient also wore a SpinoMed brace for 2 h per day. All tests and measurements were recorded before and after treatment. Results After a six-month treatment period the kyphosis Cobb angle was reduced to 70° and the lordosis Cobb angle improved to 57°. A recent x-ray (October 2015 showed another improvement in the sagittal plane with thoracic kyphosis measuring 64° and lumbar lordosis 55°. Lumbar curvature decreased to 12° and vertebral rotation to 1. The quality-of-life score showed improvement with a score of 4.5 on the SRS 22. Pain score diminished to 2. Trunk deviation improved by 2.2 cm. Conclusion These findings suggest that intensive and specific PT and bracing were successful for the treatment of this adult patient with SK.

  11. [Effectiveness of manipulative reduction combined with minimally invasive surgery in the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture: a meta-analysis].

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    Hu, Yue-ming; Pang, Qing-jiang

    2015-11-01

    To evaluate the clinical efficacy of manipulative reduction combined with percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) or percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) in treating osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF) using meta-analysis method, in order to provide a reference for clinical treatment. A systematic computer-based search (from January 1987 to April 2014) from CNKI, Wanfang database, Web of Science and PubMed were performed for the collection of controlled clinical researches on manipulative reduction combined with PVP or PKP in treating OVCF. The quality of selected researches was evaluated. Meta-analysis was adopted to evaluate visual analog scale, Cobb angle, anterior height ratio of the injured vertebra. A total of 7 researches of 410 patients were included in the present analysis, there were 5 RCTs and 2 non-RCTs and all come from China. Manipulative reduction combined with PVP could got better improvement in Cobb angle (WMD=-7.35; 95%CI: -12.15, -2.54) and anterior height ratio of the injured vertebra (Pvisual analog scale (WMD=-0.01; 95%CI: -0.45, 0.42). There were no significant differences in the improvement of visual analog scale, Cobb angle, anterior height ratio of the injured vertebra between manipulative reduction combined with PKP and simple PKP (P>0.05). Compared with simple PVP, manipulative reduction combined with PVP may result in more clinical efficacy on the improvement of Cobb angle and anterior ratio of the injured vertebra. And compared with simple PKP, manipulative reduction combined with PKP has no obvious advantages on the improvement of visual analog scale, Cobb angle, anterior height ratio of the injured vertebra. However, the number and quality of the literatures, may resulted in the effect of mistrust, so more large sample and high-quality RCTs are needed in future.

  12. Detection of a new piperideine alkaloid in the pygidial glands of some Stenus beetles.

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    Wittmann, Isabel; Schierling, Andreas; Dettner, Konrad; Göhl, Matthias; Schmidt, Jürgen; Seifert, Karlheinz

    2015-09-01

    Rove beetles of the genus Stenus produce and store bioactive alkaloids like stenusine (3), 3-(2-methylbut-1-enyl)pyridine (4), and cicindeloine (5) in their pygidial glands to protect themselves from predation and microorganismic infestation. The biosynthesis of stenusine (3), 3-(2-methylbut-1-enyl)pyridine (4), and cicindeloine (5) was previously investigated in Stenus bimaculatus, Stenus similis, and Stenus solutus, respectively. The piperideine alkaloid cicindeloine (5) occurs also as a major compound in the pygidial gland secretion of Stenus cicindeloides. The three metabolites follow the same biosynthetic pathway, where the N-heterocyclic ring is derived from L-lysine and the side chain from L-isoleucine. The different alkaloids are finally obtained by few modifications of shared precursor molecules, such as 2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-5-(2-methylbutylidene)pyridine (1). This piperideine alkaloid was synthesized and detected by GC/MS and GC at a chiral phase in the pygidial glands of Stenus similis, Stenus tarsalis, and Stenus cicindeloides. Copyright © 2015 Verlag Helvetica Chimica Acta AG, Zürich.

  13. Ecotoxicological evaluation of leachate from the Limeira sanitary landfill with a view to identifying acute toxicity

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    José Euclides Stipp Paterniani

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    Full Text Available Final disposal of solid waste is still a cause for serious impacts on the environment. In sanitary landfills, waste undergoes physical, chemical, and biological decomposition, generating biogas and leachate. Leachate is a highly toxic liquid with a very high pollution potential. The purpose of this work is to evaluate toxicity of in natura leachate samples collected from Limeira Sanitary Landfill, in Limeira, SP. The ecotoxicological evaluation comprised acute toxicity assays using as test organisms Daphnia Similis, seeds of Eruca sativa (arugula, and Allium cepa roots (onion. Analyses of color, pH, turbidity, conductivity, hardness, nitrogen, total organic carbon (TOC, adsorbable organic halogen (AOX, and metals were also carried out. The main results for Eruca sativa (arugula and Allium cepa (onion indicated that the diluted leachate 50% presented similar toxicity to the phenol solution of 1000 mg.L-1 for arugula and 2000 mg.L-1 for onion. With the solution of Cr+6 concentrations of 3000 mg.L-1 for arugula and 2000 mg.L-1 for onion were found. For analyses with Daphnia Similis the EC50 was 9.3% on average. This way it was possible to observe that biological tests are necessary to evaluate the pollution in the effluents or water bodies. These tests serve to determine the toxic potential of a chemical agent or complex mixture.

  14. Evaluation of toxicity and removal of color in textile effluent treated with electron beam; Avaliacao da toxicidade e remocao da cor de um efluente textil tratado com feixe de eletrons

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    Morais, Aline Viana de

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    The textile industry is among the main activities Brazil, being relevant in number of jobs, quantity and diversity of products and mainly by the volume of water used in industrial processes and effluent generation. These effluents are complex mixtures which are characterized by the presence of dyes, surfactants, metal sequestering agents, salts and other potentially toxic chemicals for the aquatic biota. Considering the lack of adequate waste management to these treatments, new technologies are essential in highlighting the advanced oxidation processes such as ionizing radiation electron beam. This study includes the preparation of a standard textile effluent chemical laboratory and its treatment by electron beam from electron accelerator in order to reduce the toxicity and intense staining resulting from Cl. Blue 222 dye. The treatment caused a reduction in toxicity to exposed organisms with 34.55% efficiency for the Daphnia similis micro crustacean and 47.83% for Brachionus plicatilis rotifer at a dose of 2.5 kGy. The Vibrio fischeri bacteria obtained better results after treatment with a dose of 5 kGy showing 57.29% efficiency. Color reduction was greater than 90% at a dose of 2.5 kGy. This experiment has also carried out some preliminary tests on the sensitivity of the D. similis and V. fischeri organisms to exposure of some of the products used in this bleaching and dyeing and two water reuse simulations in new textile processing after the treating the effluent with electron beam. (author)

  15. Descriptions of new species with a key to identification of the genus Neodexiopsis Malloch (Diptera, Muscidae in Brazil Descrição de novas espécies e chave de identificação do gênero Neodexiopsis Malloch (Diptera, Muscidae no Brasil

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    Nise do Carmo Costacurta

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    Full Text Available Nine new species of Neodexiopsis Malloch from Paraná, southern Brazil, are described: Neodexiopsis cinerea sp. nov. and N. paranaensis sp. nov. from Ponta Grossa; N. facilis sp. nov., N. legitima sp. nov., N. similis sp. nov. and N. uber sp. nov. from Guarapuava; N. erecta sp. nov., N. pura sp. nov. and N. rara sp. nov. from Colombo. A key to the identification of the Brazilian species of Neodexiopsis is also presented.Nove espécies novas de Neodexiopsis Malloch do Paraná, sul do Brasil, são descritas: Neodexiopsis cinerea sp. nov. e N. paranaensis sp. nov. de Ponta Grossa; N. facilis sp. nov., N. legitima sp. nov., N. similis sp. nov. e N. uber sp. nov. de Guarapuava; N. erecta sp. nov., N. pura sp. nov. e N. rara sp. nov. de Colombo. É incluída também uma chave de identificação das espécies brasileiras de Neodexiopsis.

  16. Net-zooplankton abundance and biomass from Annaba Bay (SW Mediterranean Sea under estuarine influences

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    Full Text Available Zooplankton samples were collected in Annaba Bay (Algeria from January 2009-March 2011 at three coastal sites differently affected by estuarine plumes and external currents. Aim of this survey was to analyze zooplankton composition, abundance and biomass and compare the results with previous studies to reveal possible populations and environmental changes. The mean zooplankton abundance varied between 1,200-6,000 ind. m-3 and biomass 6.70-25.70 mg DW m-3, according to the site. Copepods constituted the main fraction of zooplankton community, and Oithona similis and Paracalanus indicus successively dominated during autumn-winter and spring-summer. The dinoflagellate Noctiluca scintillans was one of the major zooplankton components, and developed high numbers during February-April, becoming common in neritic and coastal regions. The singularity of the zooplankton from Annaba Bay is the prevalence of P. indicus throughout the entire bay and the decrease in Acartia discaudata and A. clausi (with respect to previous years, possibly replaced by A. negligens. Additionally, Oithona nana abundance markedly decreased with the large development of O. similis. Annaba Bay also differs from other similar Mediterranean coastal areas by the large development of Centropages ponticus populations during the warm period. Among the identified copepod species, the alien species Pseudodiaptomus australiensis and P. arabicus are reported for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea. The occurrence of copepodid V stages of P. australiensis suggests that this species survives and reproduces in Annaba Bay, but so far without developing an abundant population.

  17. Ibuprofen removal by heterogeneous photocatalysis and ecotoxicological evaluation of the treated solutions.

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    Candido, João P; Andrade, Sandro J; Fonseca, Ana L; Silva, Flávio S; Silva, Milady R A; Kondo, Márcia M

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    Emerging contaminants including pharmaceuticals are a class of compounds that are causing great concern due to several environmental problems. Conventional water and wastewater treatments do not achieve high removal efficiencies for many of these drugs. Therefore, the present work investigated the removal of ibuprofen (IBP) by heterogeneous photocatalysis using TiO2 irradiated with artificial UV light or solar radiation. The treated solutions were tested against Daphnia similis and Raphidocelis subcapitata, which are species commonly used as bioindicators of environmental conditions. The results indicated that IBP removal reached 92% after 1 h of treatment using artificial UV and 1000 mg L(-1) of TiO2, which was the optimum catalyst concentration in the range studied (20-1000 mg L(-1)). TOC removal reached up to 78% after 60 min of treatment using TiO2/artificial UV. Ecotoxicological bioassays indicated that the treated solutions had acute effects, with 30% immobilization of D. similis and 40% growth inhibition of R. subcapitata.

  18. A review of scuttle fly genera of Israel (Diptera: Phoridae), with new records and an identification key.

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    Mostovski, Mike B

    2016-07-08

    A brief review of Israeli scuttle flies is given. The following genera are new records for the country: Arabiphora, Billotia, Chonocephalus, Menozziola, Phalacrotophora, Pseudacteon, Psyllomyia, and Puliciphora. Eighteen species-Arabiphora tenuifemorata, Chonocephalus depressus, Conicera floricola, Conicera similis, Gymnophora integralis, Gymnophora perpropinqua, Megaselia scalaris, Megaselia stigmatica, Menozziola schmitzi, Metopina formicomendicula, Phalacrotophora beuki, Phalacrotophora fasciata, Phora limpida, Phora tincta, Psyllomyia braunsi, Puliciphora rufipes, Spiniphora bergenstammi, and Tubicera lichtwardi-are added to the list of 56 phorid species previously known from Israel. Two species, Conicera similis and Megaselia scalaris, are recorded in association with the summer truffle Tuber aestivum commercially grown in northern Israel. The status of the Afrotropical Phora congolensis Beyer, 1965 is designated as nomen dubium. A lapsius calami, which led to an erroneous generic attribution of Metopina braueri in the paper on Israeli Metopina (Mostovski, 2016), is noted here. An identification key to the Israeli genera of scuttle flies, as well as notes on recognition and/or biology of individual species, are provided.

  19. Intrathecal baclofen pumps do not accelerate progression of scoliosis in quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy.

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    Rushton, Paul R P; Nasto, Luigi A; Aujla, Ranjit K; Ammar, Amr; Grevitt, Michael P; Vloeberghs, Michael H

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    To compare scoliosis progression in quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy with and without intrathecal baclofen (ITB) pumps. A retrospective matched cohort study was conducted. Patients with quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy, GMFCS level 5, treated with ITB pumps with follow-up >1 year were matched to comparable cases by age and baseline Cobb angle without ITB pumps. Annual and peak coronal curve progression, pelvic obliquity progression and need for spinal fusion were compared. ITB group: 25 patients (9 female), mean age at pump insertion 9.4 and Risser 0.9. Initial Cobb angle 25.6° and pelvic tilt 3.2°. Follow-up 4.3 (1.0-7.8) years. Cobb angle at follow-up 76.1° and pelvic tilt 18.9°. Non-ITB group: 25 patients (14 female), mean age at baseline 9.2 and Risser 1.0. Initial Cobb angle 29.7° and pelvic tilt 7.1°. Follow-up 3.5 (1.0-7.5) years. Cobb angle at follow-up 69.1° and pelvic tilt 21.0°. The two groups were statistically similar for baseline age, Cobb angle and Risser grade. Mean curve progression was 13.6°/year for the ITB group vs 12.6°/year for the non-ITB group (p = 0.39). Peak curve progression was similar between the groups. Pelvic tilt progression was comparable; ITB group 4.5°/year vs non-ITB 4.6°/year (p = 0.97). During follow-up 5 patients in the ITB group and 9 in the non-ITB group required spinal fusion surgery for curve progression (p = 0.35). Patients with quadriplegic spastic cerebral palsy with and without ITB pumps showed significant curve progression over time. ITB pumps do not appear to alter the natural history of curve progression in this population.

  20. Application of 3D rapid prototyping technology in posterior corrective surgery for Lenke 1 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis patients.

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    Yang, Mingyuan; Li, Chao; Li, Yanming; Zhao, Yingchuan; Wei, Xianzhao; Zhang, Guoyou; Fan, Jianping; Ni, Haijian; Chen, Ziqiang; Bai, Yushu; Li, Ming

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    A retrospective study to evaluate the effectiveness of 3-dimensional rapid prototyping (3DRP) technology in corrective surgery for Lenke 1 adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients. 3DRP technology has been widely used in medical field; however, no study has been performed on the effectiveness of 3DRP technology in corrective surgery for Lenke 1 AIS patients. Lenke 1 AIS patients who were preparing to undergo posterior corrective surgery from a single center between January 2010 and January 2012 were included in this analysis. Patients were divided into 2 groups. In group A, 3-dimensional (3D) printing technology was used to create subject-specific spine models in the preoperative planning process. Group B underwent posterior corrective surgery as usual (by free hand without image guidance). Perioperative and postoperative clinical outcomes were compared between 2 groups, including operation time, perioperative blood loss, transfusion volume, postoperative hemoglobin (Hb), postoperative complications, and length of hospital stay. Radiological outcomes were also compared, including the assessment of screw placement, postoperative Cobb angle, coronal balance, sagittal vertical axis, thoracic kyphosis, and lumbar lordosis. Subgroup was also performed according to the preoperative Cobb angle: mean Cobb angle Cobb angle >50°. Besides, economic evaluation was also compared between 2 groups. A total of 126 patients were included in this study (group A, 50 and group B, 76). Group A had significantly shorter operation time, significantly less blood loss and transfusion volume, and higher postoperative Hb (all, P 0.05). There was also no significant difference in misplacement of screws in total populations (16.90% vs 18.82%, P = 0.305), whereas a low misplacement rate of pedicle screws was observed in patients whose mean Cobb angle was >50° (9.15% vs 13.03%, P = 0.02). Besides, using 3DRP increased the economic burden of patients (157,000 ± 9948.85

  1. Timing of Changes in Three-Dimensional Spinal Parameters After Selective Thoracic Fusion in Lenke 1 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Two-Year Follow-up.

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    Pasha, Saba; Flynn, John M; Sponseller, Paul D; Orlando, Giuseppe; Newton, Peter O; Cahill, Patrick J

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    Retrospective analysis of the prospectively collected data. To investigate the relationship between the axial rotation of the unfused lumbar spine and the parameters of the instrumented thoracic spine at varying time points after selective thoracic fusion (STF) in Lenke 1B and 1C adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). The impact of STF on the spontaneous lumbar curve correction in AIS has been studied mainly in the frontal planes. The relationship between the spontaneous transverse plane correction of the lumbar spine and the parameters of the fused thoracic spine is not well documented. Twenty-one Lenke 1B and 1C patients who had received STF with minimum two years' follow-up were selected. Thoracic and lumbar Cobb angles, kyphosis, lordosis, and thoracic and lumbar apical vertebrae rotations were measured at preoperative, first-erect, six-month, one-year, and two-year follow-ups. The association between the lumbar apical vertebral rotation and other thoracic and lumbar variables at different time points were determined using regression analysis. The variables significantly predicting the lumbar axial rotation correction at two years were determined from the preceding follow-up visits. Kyphosis, thoracic Cobb, thoracic apical vertebral rotation, and lumbar Cobb were significantly different between the preoperative and all the postoperative follow-ups (p < .05). At the two-year follow-up, a decrease in thoracic rotation and lumbar Cobb and a higher residual thoracic Cobb were associated with an improved spontaneous lumbar rotation (R(2) = 0.41, p < .05). Lumbar rotation at two years was predicted from thoracic derotation and lumbar Cobb at first erect (R(2) = 0.30, p < .05). Spontaneous lumbar curve rotation correction correlated to the fused and unfused spinal parameters in the three anatomic planes. The relationship between thoracic and lumbar rotation persist up to two years after STF. Thoracic derotation is an important factor determining the lumbar rotation

  2. Current status of the availability, development, and use of host plant resistance to nematodes.

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    Roberts, P A

    1992-06-01

    Host plant resistance (HPR) to nematodes has been identified in many major crops and related wild germplasm. Most HPR is to the more specialized, sedentary endoparasitic genera and species, e.g., Globodera, Heterodera, Meloidogyne, Nacobbus, Rotylenchulus, and Tylenchulus. Some HPR has been developed or identified also to certain migratory endoparasites (Aphelenchoides, Ditylenchus, Pratylenchus, Radopholus) in a few hosts. Commercial use of HPR remains limited, despite its benefits to crop production when deployed appropriately. Restricted use and availability of HPR result from problems associated with transfer of resistance into acceptable cultivars. Difficulties occur in gene transfer to acceptable cultivars because of incompatibility barriers to hybridization or linkage to undesirable traits, for example in cucurbitaceous and solanaceous crops and sugarbeet. Specificity of HPR to only one species, or one or few pathotypes, as it relates to resistance durability and nematode virulence, and HPR response to abiotic factors such as high soil temperature, also limit availability and utility. A scheme for HPR development is presented to emphasize nematology research and information requirements for expanding HPR use in nematode control programs, for example in common bean, sugarbeet, and tomato. Nonbiological factors that influence HPR usage are discussed, including heavy reliance on nematicide programs, low priority of nematode HPR in many breeding programs, and insufficient breeder-nematologist collaboration.

  3. Infecções naturais em cervídeos (Mammalia: Cervidae procedentes dos Estados do Mato Grosso do Sul e São Paulo, por nematódeos Trichostrongyloidea Cram, 1927

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    Full Text Available No período compreendido entre 1985 e 1996 foram necropsiados, para pesquisa de helmintos, 42 cervídeos, sendo sete Mazama americana, 16 M. gouazoubira, 13 Ozotoceros bezoarticus e seis Blastocerus dichotomus. Desses animais, foram colhidos 14.426 nematódeos Trichostrongyloidea, sendo 13.281 (92,06% parasitos de abomaso e 1.145 (7,94%, de intestino delgado. Nesses órgãos, foram identificadas seis espécies de nematódeos: Haemonchus contortus, H. similis, Trichostrongylus axei, T. colubriformis, Cooperia punctata e C. pectinata. Todos os animais apresentaram infecções helmínticas por uma ou mais espécies, ocorrendo grande variação na intensidade de infecção (1 a 4.345 nematódeos. Ainda com relação à intensidade de infecção, os dados expressavam valores menores que 100 parasitos em 25 (59,52% animais. Os valores mais altos de intensidade média das infecções foram observados em M. gouazoubira (596,37 helmintos e em O. bezoarticus (331, e os menores, em M. americana (17,57 e B. dichotomus (75,5. Os dados mais expressivos de intensidade de infecção, abundância e prevalência foram observados para Haemonchus (larvas de 4º estágio, H. contortus, H. similis e T. axei. O gênero Haemonchus foi constatado em 35 animais, com prevalência de 83,33%; apresentou carga parasitária de 11.616 exemplares, representando 80,52% dos nematódeos verificados, sendo a maioria (8.903 constituída por formas imaturas. Por outro lado, H. similis foi a espécie predominante nas infecções e, portanto, a que apresentou maiores valores de abundância. Verificou-se o gênero Trichostrongylus em 24 (57,14% animais, com carga parasitária de 2.444 exemplares, sendo 1.665 espécimes de T. axei, que representou 11,54% da carga parasitária obtida. As seis espécies de vermes identificadas nos cervídeos são comuns aos ruminantes domésticos nos Estados de São Paulo e Mato Grosso do Sul e dessa maneira não se observou nenhuma espécie de

  4. A study on technical efficiency of a DMU (review of literature)

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    Venkateswarlu, B.; Mahaboob, B.; Subbarami Reddy, C.; Sankar, J. Ravi

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    In this research paper the concept of technical efficiency (due to Farell) [1] of a decision making unit (DMU) has been introduced and the measure of technical and cost efficiencies are derived. Timmer’s [2] deterministic approach to estimate the Cobb-Douglas production frontier has been proposed. The idea of extension of Timmer’s [2] method to any production frontier which is linear in parameters has been presented here. The estimation of parameters of Cobb-Douglas production frontier by linear programming approach has been discussed in this paper. Mark et al. [3] proposed a non-parametric method to assess efficiency. Nuti et al. [4] investigated the relationships among technical efficiency scores, weighted per capita cost and overall performance Gahe Zing Samuel Yank et al. [5] used Data envelopment analysis to assess technical assessment in banking sectors.

  5. TRŽIŠNA VRIJEDNOST TRUPOVA SUVREMENIH HIBRIDA PILIĆA

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    Kralik, Igor; Budimir, Kristina; Tolušić, Zdravko

    2012-01-01

    Istraživanje je provedeno s dva suvremena hibrida pilića, Cobb 500 i Hubbard Classic, koji su utovljeni u jednakim uvjetima hranidbe i smještaja, a zaklani u dobi od 42 dana. Prosječna živa masa Cobb 500 brojlerskih pilića iznosila je 2055,95 g, a Hubbard Classic brojlerskih pilića 2066,97 g. Trupovi pilića obrađeni su na način „pripremljeno za roštilj“, a prema klaoničkoj masi razvrstani su u 3 skupine: 1000-1300, 1301-1600 i 1601-1900 g. Pileći trupovi rasječeni su na osnovne dijelove ko...

  6. Comparing Some Production Functions for Inpatient Health Services in Selected Public Hospitals in Spain.

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    Antelo, Manel; Reyes-Santiás, Francisco; Cadarso-Suárez, Carmen; Rodríguez-Álvarez, María Xosé

    2017-01-01

    To investigate the adequacy of the widely used Cobb-Douglas and transcendental logarithmic (translog) models of the production functions of hospital inpatient services, the authors fitted these and additive models to data for the four most productive health services of 10 public hospitals in Galicia, Spain (the same four in each). Production, measured as admissions weighted in accordance with their diagnosis-related groups (DRGs), was treated as a function of physician full-time equivalents as surrogate labor factor and number of beds as surrogate capital factor. The results suggest that while the Cobb-Douglas and translog models suffice to represent the production functions of services with low average DRG weight, the greater flexibility of additive models is required for services with higher average DRG weight when only these two inputs are considered.

  7. Using non-parametric methods in econometric production analysis

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    Czekaj, Tomasz Gerard; Henningsen, Arne

    2012-01-01

    Econometric estimation of production functions is one of the most common methods in applied economic production analysis. These studies usually apply parametric estimation techniques, which obligate the researcher to specify a functional form of the production function of which the Cobb-Douglas a......Econometric estimation of production functions is one of the most common methods in applied economic production analysis. These studies usually apply parametric estimation techniques, which obligate the researcher to specify a functional form of the production function of which the Cobb...... parameter estimates, but also in biased measures which are derived from the parameters, such as elasticities. Therefore, we propose to use non-parametric econometric methods. First, these can be applied to verify the functional form used in parametric production analysis. Second, they can be directly used...

  8. The effect of a vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib on shoulder balance in patients with congenital scoliosis.

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    Samy, Mohamed Ahmed; Al Zayed, Zayed Saleh; Shaheen, Mahmood Farouk

    2009-10-01

    To evaluate the effect of a vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib (VEPTR) on shoulder balance in patients with congenital scoliosis. Fifteen patients had a thoracic congenital scoliosis. The Cobb angles of the thoracic primary curves were measured. Preoperative measurements of the coracoid height difference (CHD; expressed in millimeters) and the clavicular tilt angle difference (CTAD; expressed in degrees) were performed for all patients. All of the patients were treated with VEPTR open wedge thoracostomy. There was a statistically significant improvement in thoracic Cobb angle. At the end of follow-up there was a significant improvement in CHD; all but three of the patients had CHD VEPTR is able to produce a modest intraoperative correction of shoulder imbalance.

  9. Study on the diagnostic system of scoliosis by using infrared camera.

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    Jeong, Jin-hyoung; Park, Eun-jeong; Cho, Chang-ok; Kim, Yoon-jeong; Lee, Sang-sik

    2015-01-01

    In this study, the radiation generated in the diagnosis of scoliosis, to solve the problems by using an infrared camera and an optical marker system that can diagnose scoliosis developed. System developed by the infrared camera attached to the optical spinal curvature is recognized as a marker to shoot the angle between the two optical markers are measured. Measurement of angle, we used the Cobb's Angle method used in the diagnosis of spinal scoliosis. We developed a software to be able to output to the screen using an infrared camera to diagnose spinal scoliosis. Software is composed of camera output unit was manufactured in Labview, angle measurement unit, in Cobb's Angle measurement unit. In the future, kyphosis, Hallux Valgus, such as the diagnosis of orthopedic disorders that require the use of a diagnostic system is expected case.

  10. Reversal of childhood idiopathic scoliosis in an adult, without surgery: a case report and literature review.

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    Brooks, William J; Krupinski, Elizabeth A; Hawes, Martha C

    2009-12-15

    Some patients with mild or moderate thoracic scoliosis (Cobb angle osteopathic physician was initiated when the patient was 40 years old. This included deep tissue massage (1992-1996); outpatient psychological therapy (1992-1993); a daily home exercise program focused on mobilization of the chest wall (1992-2005); and manipulative medicine (1994-1995, 1999-2000). Progressive improvement in chest wall excursion, increased thoracic kyphosis, and resolution of long-standing respiratory symptoms occurred concomitant with a >10 degree decrease in Cobb angle magnitude of the primary thoracic curvature. This report documents improved chest wall function and resolution of respiratory symptoms in response to nonsurgical approaches in an adult female, diagnosed at age eleven years with idiopathic scoliosis.

  11. Comparison of in-and outpatients protocols for providence night time only bracing in AIS patients -- compliance and satisfaction

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    Al-Aubaidi, Zaid Tj; Tropp, Hans; Pedersen, Niels W

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Skeletally immature patients diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and a Cobb angle above 25degrees is usually treated with a brace. Standard protocols in many centers include hospitalisation for a few days for the purpose of brace adaptation and fitting. The aim...... (9-14). Scoliosis Quality of Life Index (SQLI) was used together with the Odense Scoliosis questionnaire, which was developed for this study. Compliance was measured using the patients' own statements and the Landauer compliance scoring system.Findings/resultsThe two groups' matches regarding the age......, Risser grad, Cobb angle and primary correction. There were no statistically significant differences between the two groups regarding the SQLI and the Odense Scoliosis questionnaire. The compliance was higher in the ambulatory group. CONCLUSION: Outpatient initiation of bracing in scoliosis seems to give...

  12. Empenamento, níveis hormonais de triiodotironina e tiroxina e temperatura corporal de frangos de corte de diferentes genótipos criados em diferentes condições de temperatura Feathering, triiodothyronine and thyroxine plasma levels and body temperature of two broiler lines raised under different temperatures

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    Full Text Available Estudou-se o empenamento, os níveis hormonais de Triiodotironina (T3 e Tiroxina (T4 e a temperatura corporal de frangos criados em diferentes temperaturas. Foram alojados 180 pintainhos Cobb 500 e 180 pintainhos ISA Label JA57, em temperaturas termoneutra, quente ou fria. O delineamento utilizado foi inteiramente ao acaso, em modelo fatorial 2 x 3 (2 linhagens e 3 temperaturas com 8 repetições. Houve um aumento das concentrações de T3, nas aves criadas no frio, e uma redução no calor. Também no calor, os frangos ISA Label apresentaram níveis mais altos de T4. As aves Cobb apresentaram uma redução de T4 no calor ou no frio aos 42 dias e no calor aos 21 dias de idade. Houve menor empenamento aos 42 dias, quando os frangos foram criados em alta temperatura e um menor empenamento das aves ISA Label, quando comparadas aos frangos Cobb. As aves criadas no calor apresentaram maior temperatura corporal. Os frangos Cobb apresentaram um aumento na sua temperatura interna, quando criados em ambiente quente. Já os frangos da linhagem ISA Label mantiveram sua temperatura interna, independentemente da temperatura ambiente. É possível concluir que a temperatura ambiente afeta o empenamento dos frangos de corte de linhagens de rápido ganho de peso, que também apresentaram menor tolerância ao calor, demonstrada através de uma maior temperatura corporal e temperatura interna.Feather growth, plasmatic levels of T3 and T4 and body temperature were evaluated in broiler raised under different temperatures. The two evaluated broiler lines were Cobb-500 and ISA-Label JA57. One hundred and eighty birds of each line were raised under cold, neutral or hot temperatures in a complete randomized design with 3 x 2 factorial scheme (3 temperatures and 2 lines, with 8 repetitions. There was a significant increase in T3 levels of birds raised under cold temperature but, under hot temperature, these levels decresed. Under high temperatures, ISA Label birds

  13. Prediction of Body Weight of Broilers at Different Ages from Some ...

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    The prediction of live body weight from six body measurements was studied using the Cobb broiler strain. A total of two hundred and sixty-four chicks comprising of one hundred and thirty- four at males and females were used. Mean body weights day-old, 3,6,9 and 12 weeks of age were 36.7g, 276.16g, 856.72, 1,334.1g ...

  14. Clinical effects of posterior pedicle screw fixation on spinal deformity in growing period: a report of 360 cases

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    Zheng-lei WANG

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Objective To observe the effect of a new kind of pedicle screw frame system with sliding terminus and locked middle segment on spinal deformity in growing period.Methods Three hundred and sixty patients in growing period were involved in the present study,and among them 82 were suffering from congenital scoliosis,218 idiopathic scoliosis and 60 kyphosis.All the patients were treated with the pedicle screw frame system with sliding terminus and locked middle segment.The treatment effects and postoperative complications were observed,and the Cobb angle before and after the operation was compared.Results The Cobb angle of 300 scoliosis patients was corrected from 53°±3° to 8°±2°,and the Cobb angle of 60 kyphosis patients was corrected from 60°±2° to 25°±3°,and the corrective effect was satisfactory.The correction rate of patients with Cobb angle ≤50° was 80%.Two hundred and ten patients were followed-up for 1 to 6 years,and the longitudinal growth of spine was 1.5-4.0cm.No severe complication,such as screw fracture,rod fracture or nerve injury,occurred.Conclusion The pedicle screw frame system with sliding terminus had a favorable three-dimensional correction effect,and the spine growth would not be restricted,and there was no stiffness,vertebral rotation,or distortion of shaft after operation.

  15. Effects of feeding the seeds of Prosopis laevigata, Acacia schaffneri ...

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    G Álvarez-Fuentes, JC García-López, JM Pinos-Rodríguez, JR Aguirre-Rivera, Y Jasso-Pineda, SG Celestino-Santillán ... Sixty-four day-old Cobb broiler chicks were randomly assigned to the following treatments: control diet; control + P. laevigata; control + A. schaffneri and control + C. siliqua. The diets were formulated to ...

  16. Performance and economic suitability of three fast- growing broiler strains raised under farming condition in Bangladesh

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    Hossain, M. A.

    2011-01-01

    The performance and profitability of three commercial broiler strains reared under farming system were investigated in this study. Day-old broiler chicks (n=156) of three different commercial strains (Hubbard classic, Cobb-500 and MPK) were assigned to three treatment groups in a completely randomized block design, each treatment replicated four times, 13 birds per replicate. The birds were reared from d1 to 35 days of age with similar housing, feeding and environmental management condition....

  17. The effects of genetic line (broilers vs. layers) on embryo development.

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    Druyan, S

    2010-07-01

    Recent decades were characterized by genetic selection of broiler and layer chickens for enhanced growth rate and meat yield or intensified egg production, respectively. It is to be expected that genetic selection for various traits would also influence embryo development and growth patterns that affect metabolism. The objective of the present study was to examine the effects of broiler (Cobb and Ross) and layer (Lohmann) lines and parent flock age (31 and 38 wk) on embryonic development, heart rate, O2 consumption, and blood parameters. For each line, 2 incubation sets, from flocks aged 31 and 38 wk, with 500 eggs per set, were studied. Development patterns differed between layers and broilers: layers hatched 1 d later and their relative embryonic weight at hatch was significantly lower, probably because of their longer period until hatch, although yolk relative weights were similar. Oxygen consumption of layer embryos was lower than that of broilers, and plasma triiodothyronine concentration, hematocrit, and hemoglobin levels were lower in layers than in broilers. However, layer embryo heart rate was higher from embryonic d (E) 15 onward. Differences were found between the Ross and Cobb lines in embryonic development. Oxygen consumption of Ross embryos was slightly higher than that of Cobb from E16 to E19. Heart rate of Ross embryos was significantly higher than that of Cobb. Furthermore, plasma triiodothyronine concentration of Ross embryos was significantly higher on E14, E16, and hatch. These differences suggest that the genetic selection for rapid growth rate in the 2 broiler lines did not cause differences between their embryonic growth patterns, but it did affect their metabolic rate. Oxygen consumption was higher in embryos from the 38-wk-old flock. The results suggest that genetic selection affected not only production traits but also the developmental pattern of the embryo and its metabolic characteristics.

  18. Performance and carbon turnover in fast- and slow-growing broilers submitted to cyclic heat stress and fed on high-protein diets.

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    Campos, D M B; Macari, M; Fernadez-Alarcon, M F; Nogueira, W C L; de Souza, F A; Hada, F H; Lunedo, R; Denadai, J C

    2016-01-01

    Two experiments were conducted to test the hypothesis that when using similar protein/amino acid diets and environment temperature conditions, the performance and carbon turnover in muscle and liver tissues, as measured by the incorporation of stable isotopes ((13)C/(12)C), must be different between fast-growing Cobb 500® and slow-growing Label Rouge broilers. For both experiments (Cobb and Label Rouge), 21-d-old birds were distributed in a completely randomised, 3 × 3 factorial design; three environmental temperatures (cyclic heat stress ad libitum, 22°C ad libitum, and 22°C restricted) and three crude protein concentrations (189.1, 210 and 220 g/kg CP) were used. The Cobb 500® had better performance with higher concentrations of crude protein. Cyclic heat stress (a temperature factor), negatively affected this genetic strain's performance. For the Label Rouge birds, the crude protein concentrations in the diet presented inconsistent results and cyclic heat stress did not affect the performance. The carbon turnover rate was affected in the Cobb 500® strain, with a high protein content reducing carbon turnover in the evaluated tissues (liver and muscles). Feed intake had a greater impact on carbon turnover rates than cyclic heat stress. The Label Rouge birds were not affected by the evaluated factors, suggesting that genetic improvement has a leading role on tissue carbon turnover. There is a genetic influence on carbon turnover in the liver and muscle tissues of broiler chickens. In addition, genetically fast-growing broilers are more susceptible to variations in diet composition and environmental temperature than less rapidly growing animals.

  19. Clinical Outcomes of Correcting Cervical Deformity in Cerebral Palsy Patients.

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    Lee, Chang Kyu; Jeon, Ha Ra; Yoon, Do Heum; Kim, Keung Nyun; Yi, Seong; Shin, Dong Ah; Hosogane, Naobumi; Cao, Kai; Cho, Sung-Rae; Ha, Yoon

    2016-12-01

    To assess several different cervical alignment parameters to determine the clinical relationship between cerebral palsy (CP) with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and cervical deformity. This study included consecutive patients (N = 31) with CP CSM who underwent cervical operation between January 2006 and January 2014 and who had cervical deformities, such as angular and translational deformities. Cervical spine alignment was assessed with the following parameters: C2-7 Cobb angle, C2-7 sagittal vertical axis (SVA), and T1 slope minus C2-7 Cobb angle. Other clinical values were the manual muscle test, spasticity, grip and pinch test, Box and Block test, and Jebsen-Taylor Hand Function Test. Outcome assessments (Oswestry Neck Disability Index [NDI] and modified Barthel Index) were obtained for all patients pre- and postoperatively. Mean follow-up duration was 3.5 years. There were 13 patients in the corrected group and 18 in the not corrected group. Angular and translational correction were 19.0° (C2-7 Cobb angle), 19.8° (T1 slope minus C2-7 Cobb angle), and 16 mm (C2-7 SVA). Postoperative NDI scores showed greater improvement in the corrected group than the uncorrected group (P = 0.049). In the corrected group, grip power increased postoperatively (8.9 ± 8.9 vs 15.5 ± 8.3; P = 0.021). Surgical treatment for patients with CP CSM deformity helped alleviate symptoms. Postoperative NDI scores and hand function improved in patients with CP CSM deformity, especially those in the corrected group. Clinicians should consider correcting the deformity in patients with CP CSM. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Marksmanship Requirements from the Perspective of Combat Veterans - Volume 2: Summary Report

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    Universities of Washington 1100H Street NW Suite 500 Washington, D.C. 2005 8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT...came even while in country. Infantry. Additional time on the KD range would have been advantageous. Any practice engagements at 500 meters...sustain basic marksmanship skills, which are highly perishable even from Basic Training (BT) to the end of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) ( Cobb , James