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The aim of the current investigation was to investigate the effect of photoperiod on thyroid activity in soft-shelled turtles ( Lissemys punctata punctata ). Thirty days exposure of short photoperiod with 2L: 22D increased relative weight, follicular epithelial height and peroxidase activity of the thyroid gland; whereas exposure of long photoperiod with 22L: 2D for 30 days showed reversed changes to those of the short photoperiod in adult female turtles. These findings indicate that short photoperiod stimulates thyroid activity and long photoperiod inhibits its activity in soft-shelled turtles. It is suggested that photoperiod exerts its action on thyroid activity presumably via gonads and/or pineal-gonadal axis in turtles.

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Nine bitter vetch selection lines were evaluated in three successive years to determine their yield and seed index (100-seed weight) stabilities, based on three parameters: phenotypic index (P), regression coefficient (bi), and least deviation from regression (S2 di). The line Sel. 2517 (L7) was identified as the most stable one for the growing seasons, while Sel. 2509 (L2) and Sel. 2511 (L4) were found to be stable for seed yield under favourable climatic conditions. For seed index Sel. 2515 (L6) was identified as the most stable line. Selection line 2513 (L5), which originated from Cyprus, had the highest degree of responsiveness to changing environments.

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The use of mature embryos as explants to initiate cultures is a best alternative to save time and costs, especially for producing somatic embryos for genetic transformation of durum wheat. However, plantlets regeneration from cultures derived from matured embryos is usually low. In this study, we tested matured embryos as explants from eight Moroccan durum wheat varieties (‘Irden’, ‘Marzak’, ‘Kyperounda’, ‘Isly’, ‘Amria’, ‘Karim’, ‘Marouane’ and ‘Tomouh’) to define suitable culture media for obtaining high frequencies of somatic embryogenesis and in vitro plantlets regeneration. For this purpose, we tested five induction and maintenance media (M1 to M5) based on MS media (macro and oligo-elements) which differed with respect to concentrations of plant hormones (2,4-D and BA), vitamins, sucrose, maltose, L-asparagine, and solidifying agents. All tested media induced embryogenic callus for the varieties and regenerate plantlets. However, a significant effect of variety, medium and variety × medium interaction were observed for callus induction and regeneration. Average callus growth as measured by relative fresh weight growth rate (RFWGR) across different media was the highest for ‘Amria’ (7215.4%) and the lowest for ‘Tomouh’ (2088.2%). M1 (2 mg/L 2,4-D) and M5 (3 mg/L 2,4-D) media gave highest RFWGR(6892.1% and 6332%, respectively) and M3 (1 mg/L 2,4-D) was the lowest (3708.8%), across different varieties. However, the embryogenic callus from M3 media regenerated the highest percentage of plantlet, upon transfer to regeneration medium, for most of the varieties. For the varieties ‘Marouane’, ‘Kyperounda’, ‘Marzak’, ‘Karim’, and ‘Tomouh’, the favourable medium was M3, whereas, for ‘Isly’, ‘Irden’ and ‘Amria’, both M2 (2.5 mg/L BA and 2.5 mg/L 2,4-D) and M3 were the favourable media for embryogenic callus induction. In this study, for the first time, favourable media for induction and regeneration from mature embryo of Moroccan durum wheat varieties were identified. These media will be used for callus induction and genetic transformation.

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Let fL 2π be a real-valued even function with its Fourier series , and let S n(f,x) be the nth partial sum of the Fourier series, n≧1. The classical result says that if the nonnegative sequence {a n} is decreasing and , then if and only if . Later, the monotonicity condition set on {a n} is essentially generalized to MVBV (Mean Value Bounded Variation) condition. Very recently, Kórus further generalized the condition in the classical result to the so-called GM7 condition in real space. In this paper, we give a complete generalization to the complex space.

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By employing new ideas and techniques, we will refigure out the whole frame of L 1-approximation. First, except generalizing the coefficients from monotonicity to a wider condition, Logarithm Rest Bounded Variation condition, we will also drop the prior requirement fL 2π but directly consider the sine or cosine series. Secondly, to achieve nontrivial generalizations in complex spaces, we use a one-sided condition with some kind of balance conditions. In addition, a conjecture raised in [9] is disproved in Section 3.

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The thermodynamics of the reaction of 1,3,7,13,17,19-hexamethyl-2,8,12,18-tetrabutylbiladiene-a,c (H2L) with cobalt(II) and zinc(II) acetates in dimethylformamide (298.15 K) was studied by spectrophotometric and calorimetric titration. It was found that H2L and Zn(II) form a mononuclear complex ZnL, and in the case of Co(II), a binuclear biligand complex Co2L2 is formed. Thermodynamic characteristics of the formation of Co(II) and Zn(II) complexes with biladiene-a,c in DMF at 298.15 K were determined.

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The precipitation of uranyl ion with 2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehyde /2H–1N=HL/ was studied. The solid complex /orange crystals/ was characterized by IR, UV-Vis spectra. Uranium was determined as U3O8 after calcination of the complex at 850°C /37.78% U experimental, 36.64% U calculated for C22H14O6U, UO2L2/. Using a statistical experimental design, the best conditions for quantitative precipitation were obtained. A gravimetric method for the determination of UO 2 2+ is proposed by weighing the complex after drying at 110°C.

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Solvent extraction of microamounts of europium and cerium by a nitrobenzene solution of hydrogen dicarbollylcobaltate (H+B) in the presence of polyethylene glycol PEG 600 (L) has been investigated. The equilibrium data have been explained assuming that the complexes HL+, H2L2+ and ML3+ (M3+ = Eu3+, Ce3+; L = PEG 600) are extracted into the organic phase. The values of extraction and stability constants of the species in nitrobenzene saturated with water have been determined. It was found that the stability constants of the EuL3+ and CeL3+ cationic complex species (L = PEG 600) in water-saturated nitrobenzene are the same.

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Solvent extraction of microamounts of europium and cerium by a nitrobenzene solution of hydrogen dicarbollylcobaltate (H+B) in the presence of polyethylene glycol PEG 1000 (L) has been investigated. The equilibrium data have been explained assuming that the species H2L2+ and ML3+ (M3+ = Eu3+, Ce3+) are extracted into the organic phase. The values of extraction and stability constants of the complexes in nitrobenzene saturated with water have been determined. It was found that the stability constants of the cationic complex species EuL3+ and CeL3+ in water-saturated nitrobenzene are practically the same.

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In this paper a technique to separate and measure both isotopes (237Np and 239Np) together is presented. A combined shape pulse discrimination liquid scintillation measurement with gamma-spectrometry, permits a precise measurement after the radiochemical separation. This technique was carried out by using an Eichrom chromatographic column (TEVA) as the first step of a more complete method, applied in the Nuclear Regulatory Authority, to separate actinides in nuclear waste and liquid effluents. The MCA is 0.08 Bq/l by alpha-spectrometry and 0.22 Bq/l (2σ) by liquid scintillation counting (LSC) for 93.7% of measurement efficiency and 98.4% of chemical recovery.

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