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Z. Pekmezci and S. Umur

[1] Ghittino, P. (1961): Su una capillariosi epatica in trote di allevamento e in altri Teleostei delle acque libere del bacino del Po in Piemonte, con descrizione di una nuova specie (Capillaria eupomotis). Riv. Parassit. 22, 193–204. [2] Huffman, D. G., Bullock, W. L. (1973): Capillaria cyprinodonticola sp. n. (Nematoda: Trichinellida) from the livers of Cyprinodontiform fishes of the Florida Keys. J. Parasitol. 59(2), 260–263. http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3278813 [3] Moravec, F., Scholz

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Bartosz Gawron and Tomasz Białecki

. [4] Gawron B., Kaźmierczak U.: Hydrocarbon biocomponents use in aviation fuels – preliminary analysis of issues , Journal of KONBIN, No. 3,4 (27,28), 2013. [5] Walsh, P. P., Fletcher P.: Gas turbine performance , second edition, 2004. [6] Lobo P., Whitefield P. D., Hagen D. E. and others: The Development of exhaust speciation profiles for commercial jet engines. Final Report , 2007. [7] Lefebvre A. H., Ballal D. R.: Gas turbine combustion. Alternative fuels and emissions , third edition, 2010. [8] Yay O. D., Yilmaz E., Turgot E

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J. Csapó, G. Holló, I. Holló, R. V. Salamon, Sz. Salamon, Sz. Toró and Zs. Csapóné Kiss

References [1] C. B. Allan, G. M. Lacourciere, T. C. Stadtman, Responsiveness of selenoproteins to dietary selenium. Annu. Rev. Nutr., 19. (1999) 1-16. [2] Y. C. Awashti, E. Beutler, K. Srivastava, Purification and properties of human erytrocyte glutation peroxidase. J. Biol. Chem., 250. (1975) 5144-5149. [3] G. S. Banuelos, S. C. Fakra, S. S. Walse, M. A. Marcus, S. I. Yang, I. J. Pickering, E. A. H. Pilon-Smits, J. L. Freeman, Selenium accumulation, distribution, and speciation in spineless prickly pear cactus

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R. Juhászné Tóth and J. Csapó

. Srivastava, Purification and properties of human erythrocyte glutathione peroxidase. Journal of Biological Chemistry , 250. (1975) 5144–5149. [5] H. Bankhofer, Bio-Selen Natürlicher Schutz für unser Immunsystem . Munich, Herbig Verlagsbuchhandlung (1988). [6] G. S. Bańuelos et al., Selenium accumulation, distribution, and speciation in spineless prickly pear cactus: A drought- and salt-tolerant, selenium-enriched nutraceutical fruit crop for biofortified foods. Plant Physiology , 155. (2011) 315–327. [7] M. A. Beilstein, P. D. Whanger, Selenium

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Horea Olosutean and Daniela Minodora Ilie

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Semi aquatic Heteroptera species from some mountainous tributaries of the Vişeu River were collected and their relations with habitat variables were investigated. Only two species, Gerris lacustris and Gerris costae were found, either one or both species, in almost half of the investigated sampling stations. Correlation analysis between samplings and habitat conditions showed that Gerris lacustris prefers small deep ponds or river banks with steep slopes and is easily adaptable to habitat changes, while Gerris costae is mostly found in large marshes with low, stagnant water and high amounts of vegetation. Both species are relatively tolerant to human impact in their habitat, Gerris lacustris more so. The two species are negatively correlated to each other, as an expression of competition between them. Principal Component Analysis resulted in two dominant factors explaining almost 60% of the habitat variation, and their graphic representation proved the observed correlations.

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Modest Guţu

On the Position of the Genus Thaicungella Guţu & Angsupanich in the Apseudomorph Systematics (Crustacea: Tanaidacea)

The reclassification of the genus Thaicungella Guţu & Angsupanich, 2004 of the family Parapseudidae in family Kalliapseudidae, made by Araujo-Silva & Larsen (2010), is commented. Although it is based on phylogenetic methods, the two authors' conclusion is considered unconvincing. In this respect, it is underlined that in their analysis, no other species of the tribe Pakistanapseudini (where the genus Thaicungella was classified) are included, nor the common features, characteristic to the mentioned tribe. Under these circumstances the arguments which could establish the relationship "degree" between the genus Thaicungella and the other species of the tribe were eliminated. Practically, the main characteristic on which the two authors' conclusion was based was reduced to the presence of dactylar setae on pereopod II (setae which are absent in the other species of the tribe, but present in kalliapseudids), ignoring the numerous differences between the tribe Pakistanapseudini and, implicitly, the genus Thaicungella, and the species classified in family Kalliapseudidae.

Also, the mention made by Araujo-Silva & Larsen (op. cit.), by which some affirmations were assigned to the author of present paper (Guţu, 2006) regarding the dactylar setae of the pereopod II in the species Acutihumerus cavooreni is refuted.

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Onea Nicolae

Dynamics of the aquatic nesting bird populations in the mixed colonies from Vulpaşu, Chiriloaia and Cucova (Balta Mică a Brăilei Nature Park, Romania)

This study presents the observations made during a three-year period of time (2007-2009) in the three mixed colonies of the Balta Mică a Brăilei Nature Park: Vulpaşu, Chiriloaia and Cucova. In the colonies, there was reported a number of ten aquatic nesting species, with specific differences for each colony separately. The 10 species are: Phalacrocorax carbo (Great Cormorant), Phalacrocorax pygmaeus (Pygmy Cormorant), Nycticorax nycticorax (Night Heron), Ardeola ralloides (Squacco Heron), Egretta garzetta (Little Egret), Egretta alba (Great White Egret), Bubulcus ibis (Cattle Egret), Ardea cinerea (Grey Heron), Plegadis falcinellus (Glossy Ibis) and Platalea leucorodia (Spoonbill). The presence or absence of certain species in a colony is closely related to its ecological requirements, with the structural features of the ecosystems and the climatic conditions.

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Doru Bănăduc and Angela Curtean-Bănăduc

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The action framework at the European Union level for the protection of biodiversity was established based on the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and the Birds Directive (79/409/EEC). One main element of the future implementation of these Directives in Croatia is the establishment of a Natura 2000 network of special protection sites, a network which should rely on a specific monitoring plan at national level for each species of community interest. In this context, the present study proposes a set of monitoring elements for Barbus meridionalis for the Croatian Continental Biogeographical Region. The proposal is based on seven main criteria: proximity of national border, high quality populations, habitats which should be ecologically reconstructed, key habitats/sectors with high importance for connectivity, point sources of industrial pollution, areas/sectors influenced by diffuse sources of agricultural pollution, and areas/sectors influenced by habitat modifications.

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C. Sîrbu and Ad. Oprea

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In this paper, we aimed to analyze the structure, ecology and syntaxonomy of the communities dominated by Ailanthus altissima, in the Eastern Romania (Moldavia). This study has been achieved during our research on alien plants, conducted in 2009-2010. A number of 20 vegetation relevés have been carried out according to the Braun-Blanquet's methodology, in the spontaneous communities of Ailanthus altissima. The investigations led to the description of a new plant association (Balloto nigrae- Ailanthetum altissimae ass. nova). It is subordinated to the alliance Balloto nigrae- Robinion Jurko ex Hadač & Sofron 1980, order Chelidonio-Robinietalia Jurko ex Hadač & Sofron 1980, class Robinietea Jurko ex Hadač & Sofron 1980. Recognition species are Ballota nigra and Ailanthus altissima. Besides these, among the characteristic species of higher syntaxa (alliance, order, class), the following species stand out: Bromus sterilis (constant), Urtica dioica and Galium aparine (sub-constant). The stands are found on sunny lands, on roadsides, railway embankments, railway stations, steep slopes, ravines, abandoned fields, abandoned orchards or vineyards on terraces, ruderal lands, sandy lands, degraded pastures, or on the edge of Robinia pseudacacia plantations. They are situated between 38 and 265 m a.s.l. In ecological terms, the association Balloto nigrae- Ailanthetum altissimae includes heliophilous (sub-heliophilous), moderate thermophilous, xero-mesophilous, neutrophilous and moderate nitrophilous phytocoenoses. The results are discussed against the background of similar investigations of anthropogenic woody plant communities carried out by others authors.

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Modest Guţu

Some remarks on the family Tanzanapseudidae, with the description of three new species and the validation of the genus Acanthapseudes Roman, 1976 (Crustacea: Tanaidacea: Apseudomorpha)

Two new species of the genus Tanzanapseudes Băcescu, 1975 (T. bacescui n. sp. and T. mirificus n. sp.) and one belonging to the genus Acanthapseudes Roman, 1976 (A. hansgeorgmuelleri n. sp.) from the islands Sri Lanka and Mauritius (Indian Ocean) are described and illustrated, as a result of the synonymization invalidation of the genus Acanthapseudes with Tanzanapseudes. At the same time, some morphological data on a doubtful species of the genus Tanzanapseudes (from Mozambique Channel) are presented, and manca I and II stages in T. mirificus n. sp. and manca I in A. hansgeorgmuelleri n. sp. are described, unknown in tanzanapseudids up to now. Also, new diagnoses (of the family Tanzanapseudidae and of the two genera), as well as the identification key of the genera and species of the above-mentioned family are presented.