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Solos sob vegeta??o de restinga na Ilha do Cardoso (SP): I - Caracteriza??o e classifica??o
Gomes, Felipe Haenel;Vidal-Torrado, Pablo;Macías, Felipe;Gherardi, Bruno;Perez, Xosé Luiz Otero;
Revista Brasileira de Ciência do Solo , 2007, DOI: 10.1590/S0100-06832007000600033
Abstract: restinga is a typical vegetation on quartzitic, sandy, nutrient-poor parent materials along the brazilian coast. soils under restinga vegetation on the ilha do cardoso (sp) were studied to understand their genesis and to improve the brazilian soil classification system (sibcs). thus, a physical, chemical and detailed morphological characterization was carried out. the results evidenced aquic, sandy, very acid soils with variable organic matter content, in which podzolization is the main pedogenic process. sulphidric materials also occur due to the influence of different underlying iron sulphide-bearing materials, not related to podzolization. the main factors that affect soil distribution are the age of parent material and the microtopography, which reflects the influence of the water table. the studied spodosols are holocenic and podzolization depends on aquic conditions, which is determinant for the genesis of the spodic horizon. the sibcs classification of the spodosol order at the 2 nd category level (suborder) is misleading, mainly in relation to the accumulation of iron in the spodic horizon. chemical criteria in the suborder definition of the sibcs should be defined and the "thionic" qualifier at the 4 th category level should be included due to the possibility of formation of acid sulphate soils in artificially drained areas.
Preserva??o da qualidade pós-colheita de ara?á-vermelho através do tratamento com 1-metilciclopropeno e do acondicionamento em embalagens plásticas, sob refrigera??o
Amarante, Cassandro Vidal Talamini do;Steffens, Cristiano André;Espíndola, Bruno Pansera;
Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura , 2009, DOI: 10.1590/S0100-29452009000400009
Abstract: this work was carried out to study respiration and ethylene production behavior of red strawberry-guavas and to assess the preservation of fruit postharvest quality by treatment with different doses of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-mcp) and fruit packaging in plastic films, under refrigeration. red strawberry-guavas exhibit a climacteric behavior of respiration and ethylene production. fruits treated with increasing doses of 1-mcp (0, 100, 300, 600, and 1,200 nl l-1) and stored at 10±1c/90±5% rh for 10 days had a substantial delay in ripening, with a better retention of texture and inhibition in the change of the color of the skin. fruits packed in different plastic films (low density polyethylene, vinyl polychloride, and nylon based films) showed, in general terms, a better retention of texture and green color of the skin, and lower mass loss during cold storage (at 5c and 10c). the results showed that red strawberry-guavas are highly perishable, as a result of their high respiration and ethylene production rates. this requires immediate storage under refrigeration, and the treatment with 1-mcp or fruit packing in plastic films to preserve their postharvest quality.
Genetic Characterization of Quercus suber L.: 1. Preliminary Detection of Histone Promoter Variabilities
Brás,David; Nóbrega,Filomena; Vidal,Rui; Sardinha,Raúl; Sousa,Raúl Bruno de;
Silva Lusitana , 2001,
Abstract: the genetic variability of quercus suber l. has been verified and examined by several authors, mainly through the evaluation of the restriction fragment length polymorphisms (rflps), isoenzymatic polymorphisms, suberin and waxes compositions, and, also, suberin?s triglyceride contents in order its potential use in the improvement of the cork quality could be established. in this context, total dna extracts obtained from two portuguese cork oaks have been amplified by the polymerase chain reaction (pcr), using a specific, well-conserved molecular marker that occurs in the proximal promoter region of the plant histone h3 genes (type i element, ccacgtcaccgatccgcg). a comparison of the electrophoretic profiles of the pcr products has allowed the detection of genetic variabilities between the studied trees whose potential implications may be associated with the cork quality. these results, that are here reported for the first time as far as known, although preliminary suggest that, at least, the molecular marker above mentioned may be used for screening, and characterization of the quercus suber l. genetic variabilities. this is the objective of several studies that are actually in course by this team.
Equipamentos turísticos do Parque Estadual do Itacolomi (MG): análise das instala es e dos atrativos construídos
Bruno Pereira Bedim,Caiki Flaeschen de Campos,Tatiana Corrêa Vidal
Revista Brasileira de Ecoturismo , 2010,
Abstract: A pesquisa analisa os atrativos turísticos construídos que comp em a oferta agregada do Parque Estadual do Itacolomi (MG), incluindo os equipamentos, a estrutura de comunica o do parque e as formas de estímulo à visita o, propondo alternativas de otimiza o do uso dos mesmos. Foram levantados dados empíricos sobre a superestrutura turística e sobre os componentes operacionais do Programa de Uso Público deste Parque Estadual. A partir da metodologia de inventário, procedeu-se à categoriza o dos meios de hospedagem (área de camping e alojamentos), alimentos e bebidas, eventos, servi os, transportes, edifica es, instala es e atrativos culturais. Diagnostica-se uma concentra o geográfica de tais equipamentos na Zona de Uso Intensivo do Parque, a qual se torna cada vez mais frequentada à medida que o mesmo foi aperfei oando suas constru es e elaborando novos atrativos adequados a um perfil emergente da demanda turística.
Copper passivation procedure for water-filled copper cells for applications in metrology
Bruno Buée,Alexandre Vergé,Vladimir Vidal,Eric Georgin,Fernando Sparasci
Physics , 2012,
Abstract: In the framework of the European research project MeteoMet, the LNE-CNAM and the LNE-CETIAT are developing novel copper cells for the determination of the water vapour pressure equation and the measurement of the triple point of water temperature at the highest degree of accuracy. The Water Vapour Pressure Equation (WVPE) is the basic formula for the calculation of the vapour pressure and other humidity related quantities. Improvement in the uncertainty of the water vapour formulation in the temperature range between -80^{\cdot}C (and possibly down to -90^{\cdot}C) and +100^{\cdot}C is needed for the improvement of primary standards in the field of hygrometry. The Triple Point of Water (TPW, temperature 273,16 K) plays a key role in thermometry, because of its threefold function. On one side, it defines the temperature unit, the kelvin. On the other side, it is the reference point in Standard Platinum Resistance Thermometer (SPRT) calibrations, according to the International Temperature Scale of 1990 (ITS-90). Finally, it is the connection point between the current definition of the kelvin and the future one, based on the Boltzmann constant. Copper cells for WVPE and TPW allow highly accurate temperature control, fast thermal response time and excellent thermal uniformity, because of the elevated copper thermal conductivity. Thus, they can be an outstanding tool for reducing measurement uncertainty. Nevertheless, accurate filling techniques and procedures are necessary, to minimize water contamination and get stable, accurate and reproducible results. This report describes the filling system and the copper passivation and cleaning procedure, as well as the method for filling copper cells with high-purity water.
Micro-computed tomography assessment of human femoral trabecular bone for two disease groups (fragility fracture and coxarthrosis): Age and gender related effects on the microstructure  [PDF]
Ana Catarina Vale, Manuel F. C. Pereira, António Maurício, Bruno Vidal, Ana Rodrigues, Joana Caetano-Lopes, Ara Nazarian, Jo?o E. Fonseca, Helena Canh?o, Maria Fátima Vaz
Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering (JBiSE) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/jbise.2013.62021

The aim of this study was to identify three-dimensional microstructural changes of trabecular bone with age and gender, using micro-computed tomography. Human trabecular bone from two disease groups, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis was analyzed. A prior analysis of the effects of some procedure variables on the micro-CT results was performed. Preliminary micro-CT scans were performed with three voxel resolutions and two acquisition conditions. On the reconstruction step, the image segmentation was performed with three different threshold values. Samples were collected from patients, with coxarthrosis (osteoarthritis) or fragility fracture (osteoporosis). The specimens of the coxarthrosis group include twenty females and fifteen males, while the fragility fracture group was composed by twenty three females and seven males. The mean age of the population was 69 ± 11 (females) and 67 ± 10 years (males), in the coxarthrosis group, while in the fragility fracture group was 81 ± 6 (females) and 78 ± 6 (males) years. The 30 μm voxel size provided lower percentage difference for the microarchitecture parameters. Acquisition conditions with 160 μA and 60 kV permit the evaluation of all the volume’s sample, with low average values of the coefficients of variation of the microstructural parameters. No statistically significant differences were found between the two diseases groups, neither between genders. However, with aging, there is a decrease of bone volume fraction, trabecular number and fractal dimension, and an increase of structural model index and trabecular separation, for both disease groups and genders. The parameters bone specific surface, trabecular thickness and degree of anisotropy have different behaviors with age, depending on the type of disease. While in coxarthrosis patients, trabecular thickness increases with age, in the fragility fracture group, there is a decrease of trabecular thickness with increasing age. Our findings indicate that disease, age and gender do not provide significant differences in trabecular microstructure. With aging, some parameters exhibit different trends which are possibly related to different mechanisms for

Avalia??o do crescimento em cordas na identifica??o presuntiva do complexo Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Coelho, Andrea Gobetti Vieira;Zamarioli, Liliana Aparecida;Reis, Clemira Martins Pereira Vidal;Duca, Bruno Francisco de Lima;
Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia , 2007, DOI: 10.1590/S1806-37132007000600015
Abstract: objective: virulent strains of the mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, under certain appropriate conditions, grow as characteristic ropes, bundles or serpentine cords known as cord factor or growth in cords. the objective of the present study was to evaluate cord factor detection as a method of achieving presumptive identification of the m. tuberculosis complex, comparing it to conventional typing tests. methods: a total of 743 strains were analyzed from january of 2002 to december of 2005 in the mycobacteria sector of the adolfo lutz institute, located in the city of santos, brazil. samples were obtained from clinical specimens collected from patients with respiratory symptoms treated at basic health clinics in the greater metropolitan area of santos. ziehl-neelsen-stained smears were prepared, 301 (40.5%) in mb/bact broth and 442 (59.5%) on solid media, either lowenstein-jensen or ogawa-kudoh. results: the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value obtained during the performance comparison of the two methods (cord factor detection and conventional typing) using both isolation media were, respectively, 98.5, 88, 97 and 93%. the method was more sensitive on solid medium (100%), and the difference in sensitivity between the two media types was only 2.7%. conclusions: taking into consideration the results obtained, we conclude that, in laboratories with a high incidence of m. tuberculosis complex isolation and limited economic resources, cord factor detection is a fast and valid criterion for identifying these mycobacteria using liquid or solid medium. it also enables subsequent conclusive identification tests, as well as additional sensitivity tests when necessary.
O tratamento pré-colheita com aminoetoxivinilglicina ou ácido giberélico preserva a qualidade pós-colheita de ameixas 'Laetitia'
Steffens, Cristiano André;Amarante, Cassandro Vidal Talamini do;Chechi, Ricardo;Zanardi, Odimar Zanuzo;Espindola, Bruno Pansera;Meneghini, Ana Luiza;
Bragantia , 2011, DOI: 10.1590/S0006-87052011000100029
Abstract: this work was carried out to evaluate the effects of preharvest spraying of japanese plum trees (prunus salicina, cv. laetitia) with aminoethoxyvinilglycine [avg; at 0, 90, and 120 mg (a.i.) l-1] and giberellic acid [ga3; at 0 and 100 mg (a.i.) l-1] on fruit quality after cold storage. ga3 and avg were sprayed 28 and seven days before fruit harvesting, respectively. fruit quality was assessed after 22 days of cold storage (0.5 oc/92% rh), followed by five days of shelf life (23 oc/60% rh). there was no interaction between avg and ga3 for all fruit quality attributes. preharvest spraying with ga3 and avg increased flesh firmness, and delayed the increased of soluble solids content of the fruits. avg delayed skin color evolution and reduced decay incidence. the treatment with ga3 caused high titratable acidity. there was a linear response to avg doses considering the maintenance of flesh consistence and skin color, and on reduction of decay incidence.
Corre??o da orelha de abano pela técnica de incis?o cartilaginosa, defini??o da antélice com pontos de Mustardé e fixa??o da cartilagem conchal na mastoide
Goulart, Francisco de Oliveira;Arruda, Danilo Santos Vidal de;Karner, Bruno Menezes;Gomes, Pedro Lopes;Carreir?o, Sérgio;
Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica , 2011, DOI: 10.1590/S1983-51752011000400011
Abstract: background: prominent ear is the most common congenital defect of the ear, with an incidence of 5% in caucasians. surgical treatment should correct the auriculocephalic and conchoscaphal angles as well as protrusion of the lobe when present. this paper aims to report the experience of our service in the treatment of prominent ears with a combination of several available techniques. methods: forty-seven patients operated with a combination of previously described techniques were evaluated, and cartilaginous incision, mustardé sutures for antihelix definition, and concha-mastoid fixation were performed. patients less than 15 years of age were operated under general and local anesthesia, while the remaining patients underwent only local anesthesia. all patients were reassessed on the first postoperative day. results: the postoperative results were considered satisfactory by both patients and surgical staff, with no stigma development in the operated ear. conclusions: the best treatment of prominent ears is achieved by a combination of techniques. the approach used on the studied patients has produced natural-looking results with low complication rates, satisfying the surgical staff and, most importantly, the patients.
Harmonizing Budgeting and Accounting: The Case of Italy  [PDF]
Adriana Bruno
Open Journal of Accounting (OJAcct) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojacct.2014.31005
Abstract: Many reforms have been undertaken in recent years; indeed, scholars have concentrated their attention on ac-counting techniques, financial management, and the potential for adding tools to support managerial reform agendas [1-3]. This paper extends prior research by focusing on the manner of diffusion ongoing reform process, through the adoption of the new version of Financial Management Reform process model [3]. The objective of this research is to investigate how a new accounting system has been introduced in the public sector in a processual and outcome-oriented analysis [4]. The study setting for this research is the Italian government, specifically the intermediate or regional level government, Campania Region, where a trial period is underway. The objective is to discover what obstacles and difficulties might exist when implementing a harmonized accounting and budgeting system while moving toward an accrual accounting system. The study reveals the main paradox in the implementation of the reform. This kind of study could add fresh knowledge to the literature and highlight common problems encountered when implementing accounting reforms. Additionally it could help set a standard to assist public entities in developing and implementing accounting guidelines.
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