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Like other eukaryotes, the nuclear genome of plants consists of DNA with a small proportion of low-copy DNA (genes and regulatory sequences) and very abundant DNA sequence motifs that are repeated thousands up to millions of times in the genomes including transposable elements (TEs) and satellite DNA. Retrotransposons, one class of TEs, are sequences that… (More)

- F C Santos, V Soares
- 2008

A beautiful theorem due to J. L. F. Bertrand concerning the laws of attraction that admit bounded closed orbits for arbitrarily chosen initial conditions is translated from French into English.

- F C Santos, A C Tort
- 2000

We evaluate the Casimir vacuum energy at finite temperature associated with the Maxwell field confined by a perfectly conducting rectangular cavity and show that an extended version of the temperature inversion symmetry is present in this system.

- M V Cougo-Pinto, C Farina, F C Santos, A C Tort
- 2008

We consider the photon field between an unusual configuration of infinite parallel plates: a perfectly conducting plate (ǫ → ∞) and an infinitely permeable one µ → ∞). After quantizing the vector potential in the Coulomb gauge, we obtain explicit expressions for the vacuum expectation values of field operators of the form < ˆ E i ˆ E j > 0 and < ˆ B i ˆ B j… (More)

- C Farina, F C Santos, A C Tort
- 2008

It is well known that for the case of two neutral but electrically polarizable atoms the consideration or not of retardation effects on the dispersive van der Waals force between them leads essentially to different power laws for the forces; while the retarded force is proportional to 1/r 8 , where r is the distance between the atoms, the non-retarded force… (More)

Several species belonging to the genus Entamoeba can colonize the mouth or the human gut; however, only Entamoeba histolytica is pathogenic to the host, causing the disease amoebiasis. This illness is responsible for one hundred thousand human deaths per year worldwide, affecting mainly underdeveloped countries. Throughout its entire life cycle and invasion… (More)

- O M Ritter, F C Santos, A C Tort
- 2008

A method of obtaining vector constants of motion for time-independent as well as time-dependent central fields is discussed. Some well-established results are rederived in this alternative way and new ones obtained.

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