Laura Ocaña

  • Citations Per Year
Learn More
Sexual partners of patients infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) often have detectable HCV-specific T-cell responses in the absence of seroconversion, suggesting unapparent, spontaneously resolving infection. To determine whether differences in the evolutionary potential of bottlenecked inoculum may explain the low rate of HCV persistence after sexual(More)
Chlorophyll fluorescence analysis (CFA) has been successfully used to rapidly determine the responses of different plants to herbicides. It has not, however, been used to test the effect of these products on invasive riparian species. This paper reports the use of CFA to determine photosynthetic activity in Arundo donax, an invasive reed causing serious(More)
Environmental disturbances define the diversity and assemblage of species, affecting the functioning of ecosystems. Fire is a major disturbance of Mediterranean pine forests. Pines are highly dependent on the ectomycorrhizal (EM) fungal symbiosis, which is critical for tree recruitment under primary succession. To determine the effects of time since fire on(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is one of the leading causes of chronic liver disease and the reason for more than 50% of liver transplantations (OLT). Recurrent HCV infection occurs in almost all transplant recipients and has an unfavorable course. Although immunosuppressive agents are necessary to avoid allograft rejection, these drugs may(More)
Studies were conducted under controlled conditions to determine growth and reproductive capabilities of Arundo donax L. (giant reed), a riparian invasive perennial plant that has spread widely. Greenhouse experiments were conducted to determine the influence of rhizome size and moisture content in the early invasiveness ability of giant reed. We tested(More)
  • 1