María Inés Rico

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This study investigated the relationship between activity of disease, mental health status, quality of life, and family dysfunction in northwestern Colombian patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Seventy-nine patients completed a 2-phase study that included physical examination (objective measurement of disease activity according to adapted American(More)
Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is revolutionising marker development and the rapidly increasing amount of transcriptomes published across a wide variety of taxa is providing valuable sequence databases for the identification of genetic markers without the need to generate new sequences. Microsatellites are still the most important source of polymorphic(More)
The losses of weight and organic matter of a sludge caused by thermal treatments at 180 degrees C, 300 degrees C and 400 degrees C were determined in order to assess how the possibilities of sludge use were influenced. The sludge heated at 180 degrees C lost small amounts of weight and organic matter (9.8%) but the losses from the two other treatments were(More)
The movement and availability of Zn from six organic Zn sources in a Typic Xerorthent (calcareous) soil were compared by incubation, column assay, and in a greenhouse study with maize (Zea mays L.). Zinc soil behavior was studied by sequential, diethylenetriaminepentaacetate, and Mehlich-3 extractions. In the incubation experiment, the differences in Zn(More)
The release of manganese into water from controlled-release formulations containing manganese EDTA or manganese lignosulfonate was studied. These fertilizers were obtained in the laboratory by adhering the source of manganese over urea pellets and by adding a coating. The materials used as adhesives and coatings were mixtures of rosins plus tricalcium(More)
Zinc contamination of groundwater from fertilizers applied to pulse crops is a potential problem, but the use of different types of organic chelates can minimize the contamination potential while still adequately feeding the crops. The objective of this study was to compare the leaching, distribution in fractions and availability, and relative effectiveness(More)
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