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Part of Special Issue " Nonlinear processes in solar-terrestrial physics and dynamics of Earth-Ocean-System " Abstract. We present new diagnostics of the solar flare reconnection, mainly based on the plasma radio emission. We propose that the high-frequency (600–2000 MHz) slowly drifting pulsating structures map the flare magnetic field re-connection. These(More)
Hyperthermia in the therapeutic (greater than or equal to 42-43 degrees C) and febrile (less than or equal to 39-40.5 degrees C) ranges modulated the cytotoxic activities of macrophages cocultured with tumour cells and of the monokine tumour necrosis factor (TNF) against tumour cells. These modulatory interactions had clear treatment-sequence dependencies,(More)
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) production by human peripheral blood monocytes and murine bacillus Calmette-Guerin-activated peritoneal macrophages was strongly influenced by acute hyperthermia. If hyperthermia was administered simultaneously with or preceding lipopolysaccharide triggering, production was severely ablated by 42 degrees and 43 degrees C(More)
An entomophthoralean fungus causing epizootics in populations of the cypress aphid, Cinara cupressi Buckton, in Chile is described as a new species, Neozygites osornensis Montalva et Barta. The aphid pathogen is described based on morphological characters. An exhaustive description, illustrations and a comparison with closely related species are provided.(More)
Vital dye uptake and postfixation dye assays have recently been used to examine the interaction between short-term (24-48 h) exposures to the monokine, tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and hyperthermic treatments with the finding that synergistic increases in cytotoxicity occurred. However, survival measured by these short-term dye assays is not necessarily(More)
The cypress aphid (Cinara cupressi) is listed among the hundred most important invasive pests in the world. In Chile, it was first detected in 2003 and currently is present throughout the country. In the course of a survey of their natural enemies in Chile, three strains of entomopathogenic fungi were isolated. The isolates were identified and tested(More)
The fertility of male coypu sperm following seminal vesicle extirpation was investigated using the penetration test into the egg of Syrian golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus). Ejaculates were obtained from five males by means of electro-ejaculation under halothane narcosis. The results of the zona-free hamster eggs (ZFHE) penetration test showed that the(More)