Francisco Javier Vega

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Impact ejecta from the Albion Formation are exposed in northern Belize. The ejecta come from the outer portion of the continuous ejecta blanket of the Chicxulub crater, which is located 360 km to the northwest. The basal unit of the Albion Formation is a ¾1-m-thick clay and dolomite spheroid bed composed of up to four discrete flows. The clay spheroids are(More)
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This paper reports an study of the variability of facial landmarks in a forensic scenario. This variability is affected by two factors: on the one hand, the precision in which the landmarks are tagged (manually or automatically), and on the other hand some other variability factors such as the pose, expression, oc-clusions, etc. For this study, a mugshot(More)
Archaeological research in the Gulf Coast of Tabasco reveals the earliest record of maize cultivation in Mexico. The first farmers settled along beach ridges and lagoons of the Grijalva River delta. Pollen from cultivated Zea appears with evidence of forest clearing about 5100 calendar years B.C. (yr B.C.) [6200 (14)C years before the present (yr B.P.)].(More)
Here we report on a large brachyuran crab species from the Late Cretaceous of Mexico that has claws indicative of highly specialized shell-breaking behaviour. This crab possessed dimorphic claws (the right larger than the left), armed with several broad teeth, including a curved tooth structure found at the base of the movable finger of the right claw. The(More)
Inactivation of the tumour-suppressor gene p53 has been described as one of the most common molecular changes found in lung tumours. Our purpose was to study the prognostic value of p53 alterations and to determine whether some specific mutation type in the p53 gene could be associated with poor clinical evolution in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)(More)
Copepods are aquatic microcrustaceans and represent the most abundant metazoans on Earth, outnumbering insects and nematode worms. Their position of numerical world predominance can be attributed to three principal radiation events, i.e. their major habitat shift into the marine plankton, the colonization of freshwater and semiterrestrial environments, and(More)
Discoveries of Chicxulub impact ejecta of the Albion Formation in road cuts and quarries in southern Quintana Roo, México and Belize broaden our understanding of ejecta depositional processes in large impacts. There are numerous new exposures of ejecta near the Río Hondo in Quintana Roo México, located at distances of 330-350 km from the center of the(More)