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    Utilització de l'espectroscòpia d'infraroig com a eina per a la selecció i millora de la mongeta seca (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) 

    Plans Pujolràs, Marçal (Date of defense: 2014-05-15)

    Common beans (Phaseolus vulagaris L.) are one of the most consumed and produced legumes in the world. Its high protein content makes it a high nutritional value product. As a result of its wide diversity, there are thousands ...

    Indicadors de qualitat bioquímica, relacionats amb el cicle del carboni, en la restauració de sòls amb fang de depuradora sotmès a assecatge tèrmic i a compostatge 

    Jiménez de Ridder, Patrícia (Date of defense: 2014-07-29)

    In our work we studied some aspects of biochemical quality in the rehabilitation process of degraded soils through the application of sewage sludge. As biochemical quality parameters we focused on the carbon cycle, through ...

    Recuperación de solutos del hielo proveniente de un crioconcentrador de placas : cinética y concentración 

    Gulfo Cabrales, Rafael Antonio (Date of defense: 2014-09-22)

    Research about the cryoconcentration process of food fluids is an important area of study. Cryoconcentration is a concentration process of fluids by separating water into ice shape. Freeze concentration, allows to obtain ...

    Freeze concentration of cofee extract : study of block and fallling-film techniques = Crioconcentración de extracto acuoso de café : estudio de las técnicas de bloque total y película descendente 

    Moreno Moreno, Fabián Leonardo (Date of defense: 2014-11-05)

    Coffee is the most traded food in the world. The coffee industry has a great economic and social relevance worldwide. The sensory and functional properties of the product are highly important for the consumers, and therefore, ...

    Individual-based observations and individual-based simulations to study Saccharomyces cerevisiae cultures 

    Portell Canal, Xavier (Date of defense: 2014-12-09)

    Saccharomyces cerevisiae is one of the yeasts with major economic, social, and health significance in human culture. Depending on the growth conditions experienced by the cell, S. cerevisiae growth can proceed via fermentative, ...

    Meloidogyne species in cucurbit crops : characterization and quantification of the host-parasite relationship 

    López Gómez, Manuel Francisco (Date of defense: 2015-07-24)

    The infection process of Meloidogyne arenaria, M. incognita and M. javanica was compared on zucchini squash, cucumber, melon, pumpkin and watermelon in a growth chamber. All cucurbits were susceptible to the three isolates ...

    Study of effects of cooking methods on physical properties and bioactive compounds in selected potato cultivars (Solanum tuberosum L) 

    Yang, Yali (Date of defense: 2015-09-29)

    La patata es una fuente de carbohidratos, de versátil preparación y presentación. Dependiendo del proceso de cocción y de las características morfológicas y nutricionales de la patata estos efectos pueden ser positivos o ...

    Stability and ligand binding properties of human cone visual pigments 

    Srinivasan, Sundaramoorthy (Date of defense: 2015-10-02)

    Human color perception is mediated by cone photoreceptor cells which mainly locate on the fovea of the eye. Bright light activates the photosensitive opsin pigments which are embedded in the outer segment membrane discs ...

    Caracterización sensorial y culinaria de germoplasma de judía grano (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) y aplicación a la mejora genética 

    Rivera Pinzano, Ana (Date of defense: 2015-11-18)

    In recent decades, much work has gone into collecting and conserving phytogenetic resources, resulting in a considerable increase in the number of entries stored ex situ in germplasm banks. However, these resources have ...

    Discovery of new selective antagonists of G-protein coupled receptors of therapeutic interest 

    Lupala, Cecylia Severin (Date of defense: 2016-01-28)

    GPCR are integral membrane receptor proteins that are characterized by heptahelical transmembrane domains connected by intracellular and extracellular loops. GPCRs are an attractive class of proteins for drug discovery, ...

    Can social capital help Indian smallholder farmers? Analysis of its impact on rural development, agricultural efficiency, production and risk 

    Poli, Elena (Date of defense: 2016-04-26)

    This research project intends to investigate empirically the potentials of Social Capital to act as a mechanism to improve the performance of India's small-holder agriculture. The study employs both a qualitative and ...

    Stability and folding of G-protein coupled receptors associated to degenerative diseases 

    Dong, Xiaoyun (Date of defense: 2016-05-25)

    G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) are the largest membrane protein superfamily encoded by the human genome and represent the largest class of drug targets for a wide range of pathological conditions. Two GPCRs members, ...

    Structure-activity investigation on laccases by computational and site directed mutagenesis studies 

    Delavari, Azar (Date of defense: 2016-12-01)

    Laccases belong to multi copper oxidase enzyme family (EC 1.10.3.2). Their capacity to oxidíze a wide range of substrates makes them very attractive for the industry and are growing in importance for environmentally-friendly ...

    Population dynamics of Meloidogyne spp. on tomato and cucumber and biologically-based management strategies 

    Giné Blasco, Ariadna (Date of defense: 2016-12-21)

    The general objective of the thesis was to determinate the population dynamics of Meloidogyne on tomato and cucumber, the yield losses caused by the nematode and the effect of biologically-based management strategies to ...

    Developing an individual-based model to study the bacterial denitrification process 

    Araujo Granda, Pablo Alejandro (Date of defense: 2017-02-17)

    It is crucial to study the denitrification process driven by bacteria as it is one of the most important environmental processes for several reasons: i) it has an application in the removal of nitrogen (N) from high-N waste ...

    Viscosidad en la dieta de pacientes diagnosticados de disfagia orofaríngea 

    García González, María Luisa (Date of defense: 2017-06-28)

    This doctoral thesis is based on professional experience with patients with oropharyngeal dysphagia. This clinical syndrome, which is highly prevalent in the health and social environment, with very diverse etiologies is ...

    Fate and effects of waterborne contaminants of emerging concern in the soil-plant system : impact of biochar soil amendment to mitigate their plant uptake 

    Hurtado Cervera, Carlos (Date of defense: 2017-07-14)

    Water scarcity is an issue of global concern due to the increase of the population and the climate change, which both increase the water demand. Many arid and semiarid countries are facing high water stress and the use of ...

    Improvement of spray application process in greenhouse tomato crop : assessment of adapted spraying technologies and methods for canopy characterization 

    Llop Casamada, Jordi (Date of defense: 2017-07-20)

    Vegetable production in greenhouses is an important and productive economic activity for agricultural businesses in Southern Europe. One of the most risky factors affecting this activity is the use of plant protection ...

    Flowering native weeds for the conservation of wild pollinators in agroecosystems 

    Morrison, Jane H. (Date of defense: 2018-06-29)

    Concerns about a global decline in pollinators have called for more knowledge about the drivers of wild pollinator abundance and diversity in agroecosystems. Agricultural intensification has been identified as the main ...

    Dynamics of chemical microcontaminants in peri-urban agriculture and evaluation of their potential impact on crops and human health 

    Margenat Mas, Anna Maria (Date of defense: 2018-11-27)

    Peri-urban agriculture carries out environmental, social and economic functions and services to the nearby urban areas. Nonetheless, most of these fields are impacted with organic and inorganic contaminants caused by ...