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See detailForensic study of volatile organic compounds released from decaying bodies
Stefanuto, Pierre-Hugues ULg; Brasseur, Catherine ULg; Dekeirsschieter, Jessica ULg et al

in Hyphenated Techniques in Chromatography-12 Book of abstracts (2012, February)

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See detailUsing sets of behavioral biomarkers to assess short-term effects of pesticide: a study case with endosulfan on frog tadpoles
Denoël, Mathieu ULg; D'hooghe, Bastien; Ficetola, G. Francesco et al

in Ecotoxicology (2012), 21(4), 1240-1250

Pesticides and other chemicals often have detrimental effects at environmental concentrations. Many amphibian species are particularly threatened because of their susceptibility but also because wetlands ... [more ▼]

Pesticides and other chemicals often have detrimental effects at environmental concentrations. Many amphibian species are particularly threatened because of their susceptibility but also because wetlands are often polluted. Behavioral assessments of toxicity have the advantage of showing sublethal effects but quantitative measures at varied scales of integrations are rarely considered together. In this study, we aimed at showing that these behavioral endpoints could be differently affected across time and concentrations, and be biomarkers of toxicity. To this end, we tested the effects of an organochlorine pesticide (endosulfan) on amphibians during a standard 96 h test. We evaluated possible lag effects in continuing the analyses after removal of the pesticide. The study was based on 240 tadpoles (4 pesticide treatments: 0.4, 3, 22, and 282 lg/l, 1 control and 1 solvent-control). Abnormal behaviors such as lying and swirling rapidly were exhibited only in the presence of the pesticide. Essential functions such as breathing and feeding were deeply affected by the pesticide: contaminated tadpoles breathed and fed less than control tadpoles. They also moved less and occupied a more central position in the aquariums in the presence of the pesticide. A higher mortality was only found at the highest concentration. These results suggest that endosulfan is toxic to amphibians at environmental concentrations. Behavioral markers showed potential as early warning systems. They should thus be used in complement to other markers to detect sublethal effects only a few days after application of the pesticide and at concentrations where mortality does not occur. [less ▲]

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See detailChanges in termites feeding diets for gut micro-organisms selection and further cultivation
Bauwens, Julien ULg; Brasseur, Catherine ULg; Matteotti, Christel ULg et al

Poster (2011, October 02)

Termites gut may overcome important dietary perturbations, initial diversity acting as key point buffering effects on host, although termites possess their own enzymatic system. Some artificial diets ... [more ▼]

Termites gut may overcome important dietary perturbations, initial diversity acting as key point buffering effects on host, although termites possess their own enzymatic system. Some artificial diets permitted a simplification of the lower termites gut symbiotic system, which could be used as first step in symbionts isolation and cultivation. Preliminary assay of cultivation actually gave encouraging results. Proteomic proved to be suitable tool to investigate such a complex system. Nevertheless, for some symbionts very few genes are sequenced, which should lead to more targeted proteomic studies. Protein chromatography will allow to split up the proteome and more accurate analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailGCxGC-HRTOFMS in POP Analyses
Brasseur, Catherine ULg; L'Homme, Benjamin ULg; Focant, Jean-François ULg

Scientific conference (2011, August)

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See detailMethod for the Measurement of Dechlorane 602 in Human Serum
Brasseur, Catherine ULg; Pirard; Focant, Jean-François ULg

in Organohalogen Compounds (2011), 73

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See detailThe smell of death - a new method to detect buried remains: GCxGC-TOFMS
Dekeirsschieter, Jessica ULg; Brasseur, Catherine ULg; De Koning, Sjaak et al

Conference (2010, September)

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See detailCaractérisation de la diversité des organismes symbiotiques et des activités glycosyl hydrolases dans le tube digestif de Reticulitermes santonensis (Feytaud) par une approche multidisciplinaire
Bauwens, Julien ULg; Matteotti, Christel ULg; Brognaux, Alison ULg et al

Scientific conference (2010, July 08)

Le bioéthanol cellulosique pourrait être une solution pour satisfaire le besoin croissant en énergie renouvelable. Actuellement, l’efficience de la transformation de la cellulose en sucres fermentescibles ... [more ▼]

Le bioéthanol cellulosique pourrait être une solution pour satisfaire le besoin croissant en énergie renouvelable. Actuellement, l’efficience de la transformation de la cellulose en sucres fermentescibles reste le principal facteur limitant. La recherche de nouvelles glycosyl hydrolases constitue une voie potentielle d’amélioration de la valorisation des composés ligno-cellulosiques. Trois types de glycosyl hydrolases sont généralement produites par les organismes capables d’utiliser efficacement ces composés : les endoglucanases, les exoglucanases/cellobiohydrolases, et les β-glucosidases. Dans les processus de digestion de la cellulose par les animaux, des organismes symbiotiques tels que des bactéries, des protistes et/ou des champignons sont fréquemment observés. Ces organismes contribuent en grande partie voir totalement à la production des complexes enzymatiques nécessaires. Chez les termites inférieures, comme notre modèle Reticulitermes santonensis (Feytaud), des protistes et des bactéries sont impliqués dans un système symbiotique complexe. Une étude multidisciplinaire est menée afin d’approfondir les rôles respectifs des différents groupes de symbiontes, via des approches « omiques », à savoir la protéomique (ESI-LC-MS-MS, 2D-SDS-PAGE couplée avec une analyse en spectrométrie de masse du type MALDI-TOF pour l’identification des protéines), la génomique (avec une approche métagénomique basée sur la construction d’une large banque de cDNA), la métabolomique (caractérisation des produits de dégradation de carbohydrates via une strategie LC-MS). De plus, l’isolation de microorganismes a également été employée dans la caractérisation de la diversité et de l’activité des glycosyl hydrolases chez R. santonensis. [less ▲]

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