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Vol. 54 (2)

June / Junio 2006



Biomedicine / Biomedicina

Beatriz Badilla, Fernando Chaves, Gerardo Mora & Luis J. Poveda
Edema induced by Bothrops asper (Squamata: Viperidae) snake venom and its inhibition by Costa Rican plant extracts

Fernando Chaves, Guillermo León & Francisco Hernández-Chavarría
Immunoenzimatic detection of the Clostridium tetani bacterial toxin: an alternative to mice bioassays [Spanish]

Letty Marcano, Clarisa de R. Faría, Ingrid Carruyo & Xiomara Montiel
Cadmium citotoxicity in mice hepatocytes and impications on tropical environments [Spanish]

Microbiology / Microbiología

César Rodríguez-Sánchez, Ana Sittenfeld, Daniel H. Janzen & Ana M. Espinoza
Bacillus thuringiensis in caterpillars and associated materials collected from protected tropical forests in northwestern Costa Rica

Y. Gómez & J. Paolini
Microbial activity in Eastern Venezuelan savannas turned into grasslands. [Spanish]

Botany and Ecology / Botánica y Ecología

D.A. Siqueiros Beltrones & F.O. López Fuerte
Epiphytic diatoms associated with red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) prop roots in Bahía Magdalena, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Gilma Delgado, Carlos H. Lechuga-Devéze, Genoveva Popowski, Luis Troccoli & Cesar A. Salinas
Epiphytic dinoflagellates associated with ciguatera in the northwestern coast of Cuba

C.C. López Lastra & A.C. Scorsetti
Pathogenic fungi of insects from Argentina (Zygomycetes: Entomophthorales) [Spanish]

L.I. Quan-Young, M.A. Díaz-Martín & J. Espinoza-Ávalos
Epiphytic algae from Bajo Pepito, Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Mexico [Spanish]

Daisy Pérez, Marcel Guevara & David Bone
Temporal variation of biomass and productivity of Thalassia testudinum (Hydrocharitaceae) in Venezuela, Southern Caribbean

L.I. Quan-Young, S.G. Jiménez-Flores & J. Espinoza-Avalos
Benthic flora and reproduction of Batophora spp. algae (Chlorophyta: Dasycladaceae) in a polluted coastal lagoon (Chetumal Bay, Mexico) [Spanish]

José Luis Martínez-Sánchez
Leaf and soil nitrogen and phosphorus availability in a neotropical rain forest of nutrient-rich soil

José Luis Martínez-Sánchez
Pasture trees in tropical México: the effect of soil nutrients on seedling growth

M.A. Sobrado
Differential leaf gas exchange responses to salinity and drought in the mangrove tree Avicecennia germinans (Avicenniaceae)

Ethel Sánchez, Tania Quesada & Ana M. Espinoza
Ultrastructure of the wild rice Oryza grandiglumis (Gramineae) in Costa Rica

Laura E. Domínguez-Domínguez, Jorge E. Morales-Mávil & Juan Alba-Landa
Germination of Ficus insipida (Moraceae) seeds from toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus) and spider monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) feces [Spanish]

D.A. Agboola, W.F. Idowu & M. Kadiri
Seed germination and seedling growth of the Mexican sunflower Tithonia diversifolia (Compositae) in Nigeria, Africa

Anabel Rial B.
Spatial-temporal variability of aquatic plant communities in the Venezuelan Llanos [Spanish]

Gerardo Avalos, Kelly Hoell Jocelyn Gardner, Scott Anderson & Conor Lee
Impact of the invasive plant Syzigium jambos (Myrtaceae) on patterns of understory seedling abundance in a Tropical Premontane Forest, Costa Rica

Invertebrates / Invertebrados

Ernesto Weil
Diversity and relative abundance of corals, octocorals and sponges at Jaragua National Park, Dominican Republic [Spanish]

Epigmenio Cruz Aldán, Iván Lira Torres, Dario Marcelino Güiris Andrade, David Osorio Sarabia & Ma. Teresa Quintero M.
Parasites of the Central American tapir Tapirus bairdii (Perissodactyla: Tapiridae) in Chiapas, Mexico [Spanish]

Marcela Galar Martínez, Laura Martínez-Tabche, Eugenia Sánchez-Hidalgo & Eugenia López López
Effect of zinc-enriched sediments, in open and isolated systems, on three species of benthonic invertebrates [Spanish]

Rita Vargas & Jorge Cortés
Marine biodiversity of Costa Rica: Crustacea: Infraorder Anomura [Spanish]

Leonardo De Sousa, Jesús Manzanilla & Pedro Parrilla-Álvarez
A new species of Tityus (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Turimiquire, Venezuela [Spanish]

Germán Cheli, Andrea Armendano & Alda González
Feeding preferences of the spider Misumenops pallidus (Araneae: Thomisidae) on potential prey insects from alfalfa crops [Spanish]

Ana Lía Estévez, Cristina Armúa de Reyes & Juan A. Schnack
Successful hatching from eggs carried by females and naturally removed from incubant males in Belostoma spp. water bugs (Heteroptera: Belostomatidae)

María Milagro Coca-Abia & Paul S. Robbins
Taxonomy and phylogeny of a new Central American beetle genus: Catrachia (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae)

Luis N. Quiroz-Robledo & Jorge Valenzuela-González
The Ecitoninae ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) from Morelos, México [Spanish]

Teresinha V. Zanuncio, José C. Zanuncio, Fernando A. de Freitas, Dirceu Pratissoli, Camilla A.Z. Sediyama & Vanessa P. Maffia
Main lepidopteran pest species from an eucalyptus plantation in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Aquatic Vertebrates / Vertebrados Acuáticos

Jorge Blas-Cabrera, Marina Sánchez-Ramírez & Alberto Ocaña-Luna
Larval development of some Bregmaceros species (Pisces: Bregmacerotidae) from the southeast Gulf of Mexico [Spanish]

Lourdes Jiménez-Badillo
Age-growth models for tilapia Oreochromis aureus (Perciformes, Cichlidae) of the Infiernillo reservoir, Mexico and reproductive behaviour

Gabriel Pinilla, Maritza Abril & Esperanza González
Growth, feeding and reproduction of the catfish Eremophilus mutisii (Pisces: Trichomycteridae), from artificial reservoirs in Colombia

Arturo Aguirre-León & Silvia Díaz-Ruiz
Size structure, gonadic development and diet of the fish Diapterus rhombeus (Gerreidae) in the Pom-Atasta fluvial-deltaic system, Campeche, Mexico [Spanish]

Eduardo Oliva A., Raúl Ulloa H. & Jorge Bleck Z.
Feeding habits of four species of mesopelagic fishes from the Northern Chilean

Luis A. Vélez-Espino
Distribution and habitat suitability index model for the Andean catfish Astroblepus ubidiai (Pisces: Siluriformes) in Ecuador

Idania Sáenz Sánchez, Maurizio Protti Quesada & Jorge Cabrera Peña
Species richness and diversity of a fish community in a temporal water body at Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge, Costa Rica [Spanish]

Terrestrial Vertebrates / Vertebrados Terrestres

Mahmood Sasa & Sierra Curtis
Field observations of mating behavior in the neck-banded snake Scaphiodontophis annulatus (Serpentes: Colubridae)

Daniel R. Cabello, Guillermo Bianchi-Perez & Paolo Ramoni-Perazzi
Population dynamics of the rat Microryzomys minutus (Rodentia: Muridae) in the Venezuelan Andes

Pablo Corcuera & J. Alejandro Zavala-Hurtado
The influence of vegetation on bird distribution in dry forests and oak woodlands of western Mexico

Marcela Lareschi
The relationship of sex and ectoparasite infestation in the water rat Scapteromys aquaticus (Rodentia: Cricetidae) in La Plata, Argentina

Javier Monge & Luko Hilje
Feeding habits of the squirrel Sciurus variegatoides (Rodentia: Sciuridae) in the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica [Spanish]

Marco Tulio López, Mariana Altrichter, Joel Sáenz & Eduardo Eduarte
Nutritional values in the diet of white-lipped peccary Tayassu pecari (Artiodactyla: Tayassuidae) in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica [Spanish]