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Clinical and molecular diagnosis of a Costa Rican family with autosomal recessive myotonia congenital (Becker disease) carrying a new mutation in the CLCN1 gene
(Revista de Biología Tropical 56(1) p.1-11, 2006-08-18)
Myotonia congenita is a muscular disease characterized by myotonia, hypertrophy, and stiffness. It is inherited as either autosomal dominant or recessive known as Thomsen and Becker diseases, respectively. Here we confirm ...
Atmospheric forcing of cool subsurface water events in Bahía Culebra, Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica
(Revista Biología Tropical, 60 (2): 173-186, 2012-04)
Bahía Culebra, at Gulf of Papagayo on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica, is an area of seasonal upwelling where more intense cooling events may occur during some boreal winter weeks mainly. To study these extreme cool ...
The countries and languages that dominate biological research at the beginning of the 21st century
(Revista de Biolología Tropical 53 (1-2): 283-294, 2005, 2005)
Traditionally, studies of scientific productivity are biased in two ways: they are based on Current Contents, an index centered in British and American journals, and they seldom correct for population size, ...
Recolecta de artrópodos para prospección de la biodiversidad en el Área de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica
(Revista de Biología Tropical 52(1): 119-132, 2004, 2004)
This study describes the results and collection practices for obtaining arthropod samples to be studied as potential sources of new medicines in a bioprospecting effort. From 1994 to 1998, 1800 arthropod samples of 6-10 g ...
Regeneración de la vegetación arbórea en una pequeña reserva forestal urbana del nivel premontano húmedo, Costa Rica
(Rev. Biol. Trop., 44(2): 575-580,1996, 1996)
The tropical premontane moist forest is one of the most destructed Iife zones in Costa Rica. For such regions, a small natural preserve system has been proposed. An inventory of trees greater ...
Photochemical efficiency of adult and young leaves in the neotropical understory shrub Psychotria limonensis (Rubiaceae) in response to changes in the light environment
(Revista de Biologia Tropical 52 (4): 839-844, 2004-12)
We explored the short-term adjustment in photochemical efficiency (Fv/Fm) in adult and young leaves of the understory neotropical shrub Psychotria limonensis Krause (Rubiaceae) in response to rapid changes in the light ...
Substrate vibrations in the scorpion Centruroides margaritatus (Scorpiones: Buthidae) during courtship
(Rev. Biol. Trop. (Int. J. Trop. Biol. ISSN-0034-7744) Vol. 57 (Suppl. 1): 267-274, November 2009, 2009-11)
Mating behavior in Centruroides margaritatus, as in other scorpion species, includes a series of rapid rocking or shaking movements of the male (“juddering”). It has been suggested that substrate vibrations are generated ...
Abundancia, biomasa y floración de Thalassia testudinum (Hydrocharitaceae) en el Parque Nacional Cahuita, Caribe de Costa Rica
Tesis de Licenciatura en Biología con Énfasis en Botánica
Tesis publicada en: Rev. Biol. Trop. (Int. J. Trop. Biol. ISSN-0034-7744) Vol. 56 (Suppl. 4): 175-189, December 2008. Entre agosto 2003 y agosto 2006 se estudiaron tres sitios representativos del Parque Nacional Cahuita ...
Copulatory behaviour and the process of intromission in Anastrepha ludens (Diptera: Tephritidae)
(Rev. Biol. Trop. 59 (1): 291-297. Epub 2011 March 01., 2011-03)
Complex genitalia occur in many arthropods and in some species extreme female morphologies lead to serious mechanical difficulties for males. Tephritid flies offer examples of such complex genitalia. Because of their ...