The coastal marine habitats
are often characterized by high biological activity. Therefore, monitoring
programs and conservation plans of coastal environments are needed. So, in
order to contribute to decision making process of the Brazilian Information
System of Coastal Management, this paper presents a preliminary analysis of the
effects of simulated deletions of individual organisms within a planktonic
network as knowledge acquisition platform. An in situ scanning flow cytometer was used to data acquisition. A
static and undirected food web is generated and represented by a fuzzy graph
structure. Our results show through a series of indices the main changes of
these networks. It was also verified similar traits and properties with other
food webs found in the literature.
I want to make it very clear at the beginning of this communication; this is a controversial opinion review. However, I believe it is time to rethink our approach to cancer research and therapy. Many cancer researchers, especially those involved in cancer genomic research will disagree. I welcome the disagreement and hope it will stimulate an honest debate and dialog between all disciplines of cancer research and treatment. I am convinced that a vast disconnection exists between those involved in basic research and those in the clinical arena that treat this disease. Cancer researchers in all areas should not ignore the role of cancer metabolism in tumorigenesis, progression and metastasis.