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    Genetic variation in plasma transferrins of tambaqui, Colossoma macropomum (CUVIER 1818)

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    Blood specimens of tambaqui, Colossoma macropomum, an Amazonian fish of commercial importance, were examined for transferrin variants by treating blood plasma specimens with rivanol before electrophoretic analyses in starch gel media. A total of 6 co-dominant alleles at the transferrin locus in tambaqui was postulated to account for the 6 varieties of molecular components in 10 observed phenotypes. The population sample showed good genetic balance, characteristic of a unit stock

    Fold-Saddle Bifurcation in Non-Smooth Vector Fields on the Plane

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    This paper presents results concerning bifurcations of 2D piecewise-smooth dynamical systems governed by vector fields. Generic three parameter families of a class of Non-Smooth Vector Fields are studied and its bifurcation diagrams are exhibited. Our main result describes the unfolding of the so called Fold-Saddle singularity

    Slepton mass splittings and cLFV in the SUSY seesaw in the light of recent experimental results

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    Following recent experimental developments, in this study we re-evaluate if the interplay of high- and low-energy lepton flavour violating observables remains a viable probe to test the high-scale type-I supersymmetric seesaw. Our analysis shows that fully constrained supersymmetric scenarios no longer allow to explore this interplay, since recent LHC data precludes the possibility of having sizeable slepton mass differences for a slepton spectrum sufficiently light to be produced, and in association to BR(mu -> e gamma) within experimental reach. However, relaxing the strict universality of supersymmetric soft-breaking terms, and fully exploring heavy neutrino dynamics, still allows to have slepton mass splittings O(few %), for slepton masses accessible at the LHC, with associated mu -> e gamma rates within future sensitivity. For these scenarios, we illustrate how the correlation between high- and low-energy lepton flavour violating observables allows to probe the high-scale supersymmetric seesaw.Comment: 19 pages, 12 eps figures. References updated; matches version accepted by JHE

    Shilnikov problem in Filippov dynamical systems

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    In this paper we introduce the concept of sliding Shilnikov orbits for 33D Filippov systems. In short, such an orbit is a piecewise smooth closed curve, composed by Filippov trajectories, which slides on the switching surface and connects a Filippov equilibrium to itself, namely a pseudo saddle-focus. A version of the Shilnikov's Theorem is provided for such systems. Particularly, we show that sliding Shilnikov orbits occur in generic one-parameter families of Filippov systems, and that arbitrarily close to a sliding Shilnikov orbit there exist countably infinitely many sliding periodic orbits. Here, no additional Shilnikov-like assumption is needed in order to get this last result. In addition, we show the existence of sliding Shilnikov orbits in discontinuous piecewise linear differential systems. As far as we know, the examples of Fillippov systems provided in this paper are the first exhibiting such a sliding phenomenon