Francisco Ayala

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The phylogenetic relationships among the Drosophila melanogaster subgroup species were analyzed using approximately 1550-nucleotide-long sequences of the Cu,Zn SOD gene. Phylogenetic analysis was performed using separately the whole region and the intron sequences of the gene. The resulting phylogenetic trees reveal virtually the same topology, separating(More)
The Cuatro Ciénegas Basin (CCB) in the central part of the Chihuahan desert (Coahuila, Mexico) hosts a wide diversity of microorganisms contained within springs thought to be geomorphological relics of an ancient sea. A major question remaining to be answered is whether bacteria from CCB are ancient marine bacteria that adapted to an oligotrophic system(More)
The main platelet adhesive receptors integrin α2β1, integrin αIIbβ3 and glycoprotein (GP) Ibα are also expressed in breast carcinoma cells. They play a key role in tumor cell-induced platelet aggregation and in adhesive interactions necessary for tumoral invasion and metastasis. Several polymorphisms affecting these molecules, two in integrin α2 (C807T and(More)
The ACSM flexibility training recommendations emphasize proper stretching of muscles supporting the major joints, but there is a little evidence to support this recommendation in terms of effectiveness, and which stretching parameters (technique and single stretch duration) are more adequate. A randomized controlled clinical trial design was use to(More)
The purposes of this study were twofold: (a) to examine the test-retest reproducibility and concurrent validity of the horizontal hip joint angle test (H-HJA) and vertical hip joint angle test (V-HJA) for estimating hamstring flexibility measured with an inclinometer during the passive straight-leg raise test (PSLR) and (b) to determine whether the H-HJA(More)
The main purpose of this study was to determine the absolute and relative reliability of isokinetic peak torque (PT), angle of peak torque (APT), average power (PW) and total work (TW) for knee flexion and extension during concentric and eccentric actions measured in a prone position at 60, 180 and 240° s(-1). A total of 50 recreational athletes completed(More)
The main purpose of this study was to determine the absolute reliability of conventional (H/Q(CONV)) and functional (H/Q(FUNC)) hamstring to quadriceps strength imbalance ratios calculated using peak torque values, 3 different joint angle-specific torque values (10°, 20° and 30° of knee flexion) and 4 different joint ROM-specific average torque values(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the absolute reliability of five methods for estimating hamstring flexibility in professional futsal players. DESIGN Absolute reliability laboratory study (k=4). METHODS A total of 46 male futsal players (172.9±4.5 cm; 69.7±7.5 Kg) completed the study. All participants performed each measurement test twice in a randomized order on(More)
The main purpose of this study was to analyse the training effects of the FIFA 11+ and Harmoknee on several parameters of physical performance measures in youth amateur football players. 41 adolescent players were randomised within each team into 2 groups (team 1: control vs. FIFA 11+; team 2: control vs. Harmoknee). The FIFA 11+ and Harmoknee groups(More)