Marta Martinez-Garcia

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The Wilson-Cowan equations were originally proposed to describe the low-level dynamics of neural populations (Wilson&Cowan 1972). These equations have been extensively used in modelling the oscillations of cortical activity (Cowan et al. 2016). However, due to their low-level nature, very few works have attempted connections to higher level psychophysics(More)
Within the framework of a project comprising part of the Spanish Space Program related to the JASON-1 CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales)/NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) mission, a campaign was conducted on June 9-17, 2003, in the Absolute Calibration Site of the island of Ibiza. The objective was to determine the local marine(More)
The thermoacidophilic red microalga Galdieria sulphuraria synthesizes glycogen when growing under heterotrophic conditions. Structural characterization revealed that G. sulphuraria glycogen is the most highly branched glycogen described to date, with 18% of α-(1→6) linkages. Moreover, it differs from other glycogens because it is composed of short chains(More)
Floridoside is a compatible solute synthesized by red algae that has attracted considerable attention due to its promising antifouling and therapeutic properties. However, research on industrial applications of floridoside is hampered by limited compound availability and the development of a production process yielding high amounts of this glycoside has not(More)
Satellite radar altimetry plays a critical role in monitoring the global oceans for scientific uses as well as navigation. The extreme accuracy of Jason-1 and Topex/Poseidon, and the additional global coverage of the European satellite Envisat, have created significant advances in geodetic, oceanic and climate studies. Altimeter calibration is essential to(More)
The demand for natural food colorants is growing as consumers question the use of artificial colorants more and more. The phycobiliprotein C-phycocyanin of Arthospira platensis is used as a natural blue colorant in certain food products. The thermoacidophilic red microalga Cyanidioschyzon merolae might provide an alternative source of phycocyanin.(More)
Highly branched glucose polymers produced from starch are applied in various products, such as peritoneal dialysis solutions and sports drinks. Due to its insoluble, granular nature, the use of native starch as substrate requires an energy consuming pre-treatment to achieve solubilization at the expense of process costs. Glycogen, like starch, is also a(More)
The sea urchin species Diadema mexicanum is a common inhabitant of the Bahias de Huatulco, an important reef area on the Pacific coast of Mexico (Reyes-Bonilla 2003). Until May 2009 the density of the sea urchins remained relatively constant through time since monitoring began in the 1990s, the highest being found at La Entrega (4–7 ind. m)(More)
The demand for natural food colorants is growing as consumers question the use of artificial colorants more and more. The phycobiliprotein C-phycocyanin of Arthospira platensis is used as a natural blue colorant in certain food products . The thermoacidophi l ic red microa lga Cyanidioschyzon merolaemight provide an alternative source of phycocyanin.(More)
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