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Arthropod predators and parasitoids provide valuable ecosystem services in agricultural crops by suppressing populations of insect herbivores. Many natural enemies are influenced by non-crop habitat surrounding agricultural fields, and understanding if, and at what scales, land use patterns influence natural enemies is essential to predicting how landscape(More)
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The performance of a mesophilic UASB reactor was studied for the treatment of sugar cane mill wastewater previously pre-treated for solid separation. The experimental work was carried out in a reactor with 80 L total volume. Four organic loads were applied and the process performance was evaluated during two months for each experimental stage. Removal(More)
This paper describes the results of single breeding soundness evaluations (BSE) in 898 Bos indicus, Bos taurus and B. indicus x B. taurus bulls, 1 to 12 yr old, extensively reared in different climatic regions of Costa Rica and representing approximately 2% of the total breeding bull population. Thirty-three percent (n = 296) of the bulls were classified as(More)
A haemophilia-specific health-related quality-of-life questionnaire (named 'Hemofilia-QoL') was developed to assess quality-of-life in adults with haemophilia, and was psychometrically tested. Seventy-three interviews with haemophilia patients and health care professionals were used to generate the items included in the questionnaire, and expert ratings on(More)
All voting members of the Academic Senate (and others on the ruling of the Chair) shall have the privilege of attendance and the privilege of the floor at meetings of the Representative Assembly, but only members of the Representative Assembly may make or second motions or vote. All voting members of the Academic Senate (and others on the ruling of the(More)
Twenty-five mature Brahman (Bos indicus) extensively reared breeding bulls were clinically examined and electroejaculated at monthly intervals for 13 months to study if testicular consistency (TC), scrotal circumference (SC), sperm motility and morphology show seasonal variation under tropical conditions. Changes in SC were positively related to body(More)
  • J Chacón
  • 2001
Sperm morphology was studied in 302 extensively managed Zebu bulls (aged 1.5-9 years), classified as sound (n=166) or unsound (n=136) for breeding, under field conditions in the dry tropics of Costa Rica. Single semen samples were collected by electro-ejaculation and fixed in formol-saline solution immediately after collection. Sperm morphology was(More)
Retention data, retention indices and retention times relative to diazepam, associated with 187 nitrogen- or phosphorus-containing drugs and metabolites likely to be found in toxicological analysis, are presented. The work was carried out with cross-linked methyl silicone, siloxane-deactivated fused-silica capillary columns in different gas chromatographs(More)