Jose Manuel Mejía Muñoz

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Car tires are important habitats for mosquito development because of the high density populations they can harbor and their presence in urban settings. Water in experimental tires was treated with one of three insecticides or an untreated control. Aquatic invertebrates were sampled at weekly intervals. Eggs, larval and pupal samples were laboratory-reared(More)
(IC) for the measurement of tissue impedance is presented. The chip is intended to be used in monitoring biomedical parameters in living bodies. Tissue impedance is one of these parameters which allows ischemia monitoring. The designed IC is used in a four-electrode based setup in order to minimize the effect of electrode-electrolyte interface impedance. A(More)
The larvicidal efficacy of the naturally derived insecticide spinosad, for control of immature stages of Anopheles albimanus and associated culicids, was compared to that of synthetic and biological larvicides. Effects on non-target insects were also determined. A field trial was performed in replicated temporary pools during the rainy season, in southern(More)
The conformation and the dilatational properties of three non-ionic triblock PEO-PPO-PEO (where PEO is polyethyleneoxide and PPO is polypropyleneoxide) copolymers of different hydrophobicity and molecular weight were investigated at the water-hexane interface. The interfacial behavior of the copolymers was studied by combining dilatational rheology using(More)
Cleistogamous capitula formed by Centaurea melitensis display a number of morphological and functional changes with respect to chasmogamous capitula that ensure self-fertilization. Because no studies have hitherto addressed the evolution of cleistogamy in Asteraceae, it was considered useful to ascertain whether these changes are attributable to one or more(More)
In this paper, we address the problem of denoising reconstructed small animal positron emission tomography (PET) images, based on a multiresolution approach which can be implemented with any transform such as contourlet, shearlet, curvelet, and wavelet. The PET images are analyzed and processed in the transform domain by modeling each subband as a set of(More)
As Cu is a mineral involved in the hematopoietic system whose deficiency is associated with anemia due to its requirement for efficient Fe utilization, the objective of the present study was to assess the effect of fortifying Ca in goat's milk, in comparison to similarly fortified cow's milk. This was performed to check whether Ca-fortified goat's milk(More)
This paper introduces a novel algorithm that combines the Non-Subsampled Contourlet Transform (NSCT) and morphological operators to reduce the multiplicative noise of synthetic aperture radar images. The image corrupted by multiplicative noise is preprocessed and decomposed into several scales and directions using the NSCT. Then, the contours and uniform(More)
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