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The aim of this paper was to find the nitrogen and carbon sources that provide maximum biomass production of strain CPA-2 of the biocontrol agent Pantoea agglomerans and minimum cost of media, whilst maintaining biocontrol efficacy. To reduce the cost of media, commercial products and by-products were tested. P. agglomerans can be produced using a(More)
Trichoderma reesei QM 9414 was grown on wheat straw as the sole carbon source. The straw was pretreated by physical and chemical methods. The particle size of straw was less than 0.177 mm. Growth of T. reesei QM 9414 was maximal with alkali-pretreated straw whereas cellulase production was optimal when physically pretreated straw was used as substrate.(More)
PURPOSE This paper aims to review the morphological and functional characteristics of patients affected by familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP), with greater focus on type I and its progression after liver transplantation. We also analyse therapeutic options for the ophthalmic manifestations. METHODS The literature from 2002 through 2015 was reviewed,(More)
Context. AGILE is an Italian Space Agency mission dedicated to the observation of the gamma-ray Universe. The AGILE very innovative instrumentation combines for the first time a gamma-ray imager (sensitive in the energy range 30 MeV-50 GeV), a hard X-ray imager (sensitive in the range 18-60 keV) together with a Calorimeter (sensitive in the range 300(More)
High-time-resolution X-ray observations of compact objects provide direct access to strong-field gravity, to the equation of state of ultra-dense matter and to black hole masses and spins. A 10 m 2-class instrument in combination with good spectral resolution is required to exploit the relevant diagnostics and answer two of the fundamental questions of the(More)
Effects of four urban areas of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the propagation channels of three land mobile satellite systems are analyzed using computer simulation. Initially, a digital elevation model, building databases, and a vegetation model are processed to generate azimuth-elevation maps of three path states (clear, shadowed, and blocked) for(More)
We present some statistical considerations on the BeppoSAX hunt for subsecond GRBs at the Scientific Operation Center. Archive analysis of a BATSE/SAX sub-sample of bursts indicates that the GRB Monitor is sensitive to short (≤ 2 sec) events, that are in fact ≈ 22% of the total. The non-detection of corresponding prompt X-ray counterparts to short bursts in(More)
Many models have been proposed to represent diffraction effects on the propagation of radio waves over irregular terrain in the VHF and UHF bands. Predictions from these models have been compared with results from associated field-strength measurements available in extensive databases that also incorporate the technical parameters of thousands of VHF and(More)