Miquel Planas

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Sampling collection for stable isotope analysis has traditionally involved the sacrifice of the animal. Seahorses (Hippocampus spp.) are listed as threatened by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species ( http://www.cites.org ) and consequently lethal sampling is undesirable. We evaluated the adequacy of dorsal fin tissue of adult(More)
receive isoniazid if their TB developed when they were young. In the present study, the resistant rate was lower for M. tuberculosis strains isolated from elderly persons than from younger adults. These fi ndings suggest that fi rst-line anti-TB medications still have good in vitro activity against M. tuberculosis strains in elderly patients. In contrast to(More)
This study was focused on conservation genetics of threatened Hippocampus guttulatus on the Atlantic coast of NW Iberian Peninsula. Information about spatial structure and temporal stability of wild populations was obtained based on microsatellite markers, and used for monitoring a captive breeding program firstly initiated in this zone at the facilities of(More)
The use of adult Artemia is uncommon in aquaculture and limited to feeding adults of species not accepting inert diets. The aim of the present study was the development of a standardized technique for adult Artemia production in small volumes (25–100 L), and the assessment of ongrowing and enrichment diets for enhancement of n-3 highly unsaturated fatty(More)
A Gram-positive, aerobic, non-motile, non-sporulating, acid-fast, and rod-shaped bacterium (BFLP-6T), previously isolated from a seahorse (Hippocampus guttulatus) with tail rot, was studied using a polyphasic taxonomic approach. Growth occurred at 15–35 °C (optimum 25 °C), at pH 5.0–10.0 (optimum pH 7.0) and at NaCl concentrations between 0 and 6 % (w/v).(More)
This paper analyzes the automatic classification of scenes that are the basis of the ideation and the designing of the sculptural production of an artist. The main purpose is to evaluate the performance of the Bag-of-Features methods, in the challenging task of categorizing scenes when scenes differ in semantics rather than the objects they contain. We have(More)
A Gram-negative, aerobic, motile and slightly curved rod-shaped bacterium (BFLP-8T) was isolated from cutaneous mucus of wild long-snouted seahorses (Hippocampus guttulatus) captured in northwest Spain (Toralla, Galicia). Strain BFLP-8T grew at 10–35 °C and pH 5–9 (optimally at 25 °C and pH 7.0) and with 1–6 % (w/v) NaCl (optimally with 2 % NaCl). The(More)
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