Gabriela Citlalli López Torres

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In marine benthic invertebrates with complex life cycles, recruitment success, juvenile survival, and growth may be affected by variation in both maternal factors and environmental conditions prevailing during preceding embryonic or larval development. In an estuarine crab, Chasmagnathus granulata , previous investigations have shown that initial larval(More)
In an experimental laboratory study with the megalopa stage of Armases roberti, a freshwaterinhabiting species of crab from the Caribbean region, we evaluated the combined, potentially antagonistic effects of odours from conspecific adults and of stepwise salinity reductions (simulating upstream migration, reaching within 1 week conditions of 2ø or(More)
The euryhalinity of mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, is based on osmoregulation, and thus on the activity of Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase. We studied location and activity of this enzyme in gills of juvenile crabs exposed to 5 per thousand, 25 per thousand, and 40 per thousand salinity. The posterior gills showed always a high number of immunopositive cells (IPC),(More)
Potential human health hazards have been reported after exposure to electromagnetic fields at low power density. Increased oxidative stress has been suggested as a potential mechanism involved in long-term effect of such exposure. In the present work, yeast cultures were exposed for 20 min to a 9.71 GHz pulsed electromagnetic field at specific absorption(More)
Marine invertebrate larvae suffer high mortality due to abiotic and biotic stress. In planktotrophic larvae, mortality may be minimised if growth rates are maximised. In estuaries and coastal habitats however, larval growth may be limited by salinity stress, which is a key factor selecting for particular physiological adaptations such as osmoregulation.(More)
Effects of reduced salinities on dry weight (DW) and biochemical composition (total lipid and protein contents) of zoea 1 larvae were evaluated in four decapod crustacean species differing in salinity tolerance (Cancer pagurus, Homarus gammarus, Carcinus maenas, Chasmagnathus granulata). The larvae were exposed to two different reduced salinities (15xand(More)
We investigated the mechanisms of action of Gnaphalium liebmannii which is used as a folk medicine in México for treating various respiratory diseases such as gripe, fever, asthma, cough, cold, bronchitis, expectorating, and bronchial affections. The tension changes of guinea pig tracheal segments were isometrically recorder on a polygraph. Hexane extract(More)
Ontogenetic changes in biomass and chemical composition were studied in the laboratory during the abbreviated larval and early juvenile development of the caridean shrimp Campylonotus vagans from the subantarctic Beagle Channel, Argentina. At 7F 0.5 jC, development from hatching to metamorphosis took about 44 days. The larvae started feeding on Artemia(More)
Throughout the larval development of a highly euryhaline crab, Neohelice (= Chasmagnathus) granulata, we studied effects of reduced salinities (15 and 25‰ vs. seawater control at 32‰) on larval dry mass (W ) and biochemical composition (total lipid and protein). In the early zoeal stages (I, II), reduced salinity caused delayed moulting, while W and(More)
In the larval stages of three euryhaline species of the genus Armases, we tested if changes in biomass (dry mass, W; protein; lipid) under hyposmotic stress were related to their salinity tolerance, capabilities of osmoregulation, and migration patterns. As model species, we compared Armases miersii, which breeds in supratidal rock pools, the riverine crab(More)