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Knowledge about the marine malacofauna in the Magellan Region has been gained from many scientific expeditions that were carried out during the 19th century. However, despite the information that exists about molluscs in the Magellan Region, there is a lack of studies about assemblages of molluscs co-occurring with macroalgae, especially commercially(More)
Ahnfeltia plicata (Hudson) E.M. Fries (Rhodophyta, Ahnfeltiales) is one of the most commercially important agarophytes in the world for its production of agar that is high quality and low in sulfate content. In the Magellanic Region, A. plicata forms extensive beds with high biomass production, which could be commercially exploited for agar production. The(More)
Gigartina skottsbergii is a red seaweed used as raw material for extracting carrageenans, constituting an important economic resource for Chile. In 2009, extraction in the Magellan region reached 15,064 t. The growing demand has adversely affected the sustainability of natural beds, creating an interest in the culture of this resource. In order to provide(More)
Glacial episodes of the Quaternary, and particularly the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) drastically altered the distribution of the Southern-Hemisphere biota, principally at higher latitudes. The irregular coastline of Patagonia expanding for more than 84.000 km constitutes a remarkable area to evaluate the effect of Quaternary landscape and seascape shifts(More)
In this paper, we study the spin-dependent electron transport through aromatic molecular chains attached to two semi-infinite leads. We model this system taking into account different geometrical configurations which are all characterized by a tight binding Hamiltonian. Based on the Green's function approach with a Landauer formalism, we find spin-dependent(More)
Seasonal environmental changes may significantly influence macroalgal diversity and biomass. Cryptogam species richness increases towards the poles, especially in sub-Antarctic environments. Yet, subpolar seaweed biodiversity and ecophysiology remain understudied even though it is essential for the management and sustainability of endemic species of(More)
Polaron effects for charge migration in DNA molecules have been previously considered within the Peyrard-Bishop-Holstein model. When a uniform electric field is applied, the polaron moves asymptotically at a constant velocity, provided dissipative effects are taken into account, and then current flows through DNA. Disorder originating from interactions with(More)
In this paper we propose a new design of a spin-dependent polarizer based on a quantum dot array coupled to leads. By lifting the spin degeneracy of the carriers in the quantum dots by means of a magnetic field, Fano and Dicke effects may be used as effective means to generate spin-polarized currents. A detailed analysis of the spin-dependent transmission(More)
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