Inocencia Peralta

Inocencia Peralta
Universidad Nacional de Asunción | UNA · Centro Multidisciplinario de Investigaciones Tecnológicas (CEMIT)

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The objective of this research project was to evaluate the implementation of a phytoremediation system for the effluents generated by the National Cancer Institute (INCAN), Central Department, Paraguay to contribute to the management of the liquid waste that it generates. The system consisted of a set of three pools, in which were made up of floati...
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El rápido crecimiento de la población mundial y la consecuente demanda de recursos naturales se reflejan en los problemas medioambientales que afectan a todo el planeta, uno de estos problemas es la creciente contaminación de los recursos hídricos por metales pesados. El Paraguay no escapa a esta problemática, la contaminación de ríos, arroyos y la...
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Introducción: Las micotoxicosis son enfermedadesproducidas por micotoxinas, metabolitos secundariostóxicos producidos por hongos filamentosos. Los lactantesson especialmente susceptibles a este tipo de toxinas debidoa la inmadurez anatómica y funcional de sus sistemasdigestivo e inmune, lo que se refleja en la relación entre lacantidad de alimento...
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Alcoholic beverages can be contaminated with mycotoxins. Ochratoxin A (OTA) is the most frequently detected mycotoxinin wine and is produced by several species of Aspergillus. This mycotoxin is nephrotoxic and carcinogenic. In beer, the most commonly identified mycotoxin is deoxynivalenol (DON). Ingestion of food contaminated with DON has been asso...
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Ypacaraí Lake is the most renowned lake in landlocked Paraguay and a major source of drinking and irrigation water for neighbouring towns. Beyond its socioeconomic and cultural significance, it has great ecological importance, supporting a rich biodiversity. Rapid growth of human presence and activities within its basin has led to its environmental...
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Las Jornadas de Jóvenes Investigadores de la Asociación de Universidades del Grupo Montevideo-AUGM, un espacio que reúne a investigadores noveles de las distintas universidades miembros de esta asociación, resaltando nítidamente como una actividad visible y cardinal de esta importante Red Universitaria, que tiene como objetivo principal, profundiza...
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Invasion of alien species could be considered as the second most important problem after pollution in an aquatic ecosystem. The blooming frequency of dinoflagellates has increased worldwide. A similar situation was observed in the Ypacaraí Lake, located 28 km away from Asunción, Paraguay. The species Ceratium furcoides, reposterd in the present stu...
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The increase in population and in agricultural, livestock and industrial activities in Para- guay has resulted in the increase of pollutants. Lake Ypacaraí, is not an exception to this problem. In this context, the aim was to evaluate the effect of environmental factors on the population of cyanobacteria from October 2012 to April 2014. To achieve...
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The Luehea divaricata Mart. is a plant native, popularly known in Paraguay as "ovetîka'a" or "ovetîka'aPytá" of the region used as herbal medicines. The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effect of aqueous extract from the leaves of L. divaricata versus cyclophosphamide chemotherapy. The animals were divided in 4 groups and each gr...
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Yerba mate is a plant native to South America and high consumption in Paraguay. The composite yerba mate, with added herbs is high consumption and market acceptance. During its cultivation and processing, components of the composite yerba are exposed to fungal attack, including those belonging to the genus Aspergillus spp, producing potentially har...
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Minerals content (Fe, Ca, Mn, Mg, Na, K, Zn and Cu) of the leaves of Paraguayan yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis, S.H.) as well as of commercial products has been determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Considerable amounts of iron and calcium and remarkably high content of magnesium and potassium have been found both in the leaves and in...

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Improve current scientific knowledge on the shallow subtropical Ypacaraí Lake through an interdisciplinary approach, to design more effective, long-term, science-based management strategies for the ongoing eutrophication process of the most renowned and culturally significant lake in Paraguay.