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See detailContribution à l’histoire du développement embryonnaire des Téléostéens
Van Beneden, Édouard ULg

in Bulletins de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique (1877), 44(7), 742-770

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See detailContribution à l’identification de l’agent étiologique de l’entéropathie épizootique du lapin
Huybens, Nathalie ULg

Doctoral thesis (2012)

Epizootic rabbit enteropathy (ERE) is a pathology of the digestive system inducing economic loss in rabbit husbandry throughout Europe. The aetiological agent is unknown at the present time but a ... [more ▼]

Epizootic rabbit enteropathy (ERE) is a pathology of the digestive system inducing economic loss in rabbit husbandry throughout Europe. The aetiological agent is unknown at the present time but a reference inoculum (TEC4) reproduces the pathology. This inoculum contains an extremely rich bacterial flora. Several methods were used to reduce this bacterial flora while retaining virulence: centrifugation on discontinuous sucrose gradient, cellular adherence and treatment with chloroform/ethanol, antibiotics and an acid buffer. The flora of the obtained fractions were analyzed using traditional bacteriological techniques: identification of cultivable species, counting of colony forming units (CFU) and direct bacterioscopic exam after Gram coloration. Then, molecular biology was used to compare inocula, fractions and negative control. Three methods were used to find sequences present in virulent inocula and absent from non virulent inocula and negative controls. Twenty-two restriction enzymes were used to compare the 16SrDNA restriction profile (Amplified Ribosomal DNA Restriction Analysis or ARDRA). Hypervariable regions V3 and V6 to V8 were studied by Denaturating Gradient Gel Electrophoresis (DGGE). Finally, Random Amplification of Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) was used on the inocula, fractions and negative controls. Only the RAPD allow the obtainment of sequences specific to virulent inoculum. Unfortunately, a study on field samples did not confirm the link between the sequences and ERE. For one of the two identified sequences, a bacterial strain carrier was isolated. The strain was inoculated into rabbits but no clinical signs of ERE were observed. Samples of stools, blood and serum were collected during an experimental ERE infection. The evolution of fecal bacterial flora was studied using DGGE to follow the evolution of flora over the course of the disease. Unfortunately, neither specific bands nor specific band patterns appeared to be linked to the disease. Seven bacterial species were detected in the blood samples of three inoculated rabbits at day two post inoculation, confirming the hypothesis that bacteriemia occurs early on ERE infection. Finally, six fractions were analysed by pyrosequencing of the 16SrDNA gene. The aim was to find one or several species present in the virulent inocula but absent or less numerous in the nonvirulent inocula and control. The richness and diversity of all the inocula is equal or superior to human feces. As expected, the flora identified by pyrosequencing was different from the cultivable flora. However, no genera or species was specifically linked to the virulent inocula. The resolution of this technique was inadequate to identify the aetiological agent of ERE. A higher number of samples and sequences could at best restrain the identification to one genus. [less ▲]

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See detailContribution à l’identification des domaines impliqués dans l’activité anti- influenza des protéines « Mx »
Heinen, Marie-Pierre ULg; Cornet, Anne; Willems, Jérôme ULg et al

Poster (2011, December)

Les protéines Mx sont des GTPases formant une classe distincte dans la superfamille des dynamines. Elles sont induites par des interférons et sont le résultat du produit de deux à trois gènes distincts ... [more ▼]

Les protéines Mx sont des GTPases formant une classe distincte dans la superfamille des dynamines. Elles sont induites par des interférons et sont le résultat du produit de deux à trois gènes distincts selon l’espèce. Structurellement, on peut les subdiviser en trois domaines majeurs, le domaine GTPase N-terminal (G domain), un domaine intermédiaire (MD) et le domaine effecteur GTPase C-terminal (GED). Face à l’influenza, certaines isoformes (Homo sapiens, Mus musculus, Rattus norvegicus, Sus scrofa et Bos taurus) exercent une activité anti-virale significative alors que, malgré une identité de séquence, d’autres isoformes (Gallus gallus, Anas platyrhynchos) n’ont pas d’activité anti-virale reconnue à ce jour. Bien que la connaissance des mécanismes impliqués dans leurs effets anti-viraux reste très limitée, nous savons que la liaison au GTP est indispensable (G Domain) et qu’une partie du potentiel antiviral résulte de leur capacité à se lier avec des protéines virales ou cellulaires entraînant l’inhibition du cycle viral (MD et GED). D’ailleurs, des mutations ponctuelles et des délétions dans ces derniers domaines sont connues pour abolir l’activité antivirale de la protéine. Le projet de recherche entamé ici consiste à produire un jeu de chimères entre une protéine Mx dépourvue d’activité anti-influenza (la protéine aviaire) et une protéine Mx très active contre les virus influenza (la protéine bovine) dans le but d’identifier le support structural minimum sous-jacent à l’activité anti-influenza des protéines Mx en général. Le projet en cours consiste à produire un jeu de cellules véro inductible capable de produire conditionnellement, les chimères précitées. [less ▲]

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See detailContribution à l’optimisation de la localisation des zones adaptées au développement de l'agriculture périurbaine dans la commune de Parakou (Bénin) : étude des potentialités à partir des données multi sources (spatiales et socioéconomiques)
Hountondji, Yvon Carmen; De Longueville, Florence ULg; Ozer, Pierre ULg

Poster (2013, December 19)

Le présent document vise de façon globale à produire des bases techniques pour une mise en valeur rationnelle des zones adaptées au développement de l’agriculture d’appoint (produits de contre-saison) à ... [more ▼]

Le présent document vise de façon globale à produire des bases techniques pour une mise en valeur rationnelle des zones adaptées au développement de l’agriculture d’appoint (produits de contre-saison) à la périphérie de la ville de Parakou. Nous avons mis au point un outil technique pour appuyer la municipalité de Parakou (qui est en forte demande d’expertise) dans la gestion du foncier rural et urbain et à développer, autour de cette gestion foncière, des investissements à caractère économique et des actions de préservation des ressources naturelles. Sur base d’une approche systémique basée à la fois sur des données biophysiques (notamment spatiales) et socio-économiques, nous avons développé un outil de planification spatiale et d’aide à la décision pour l’ensemble des acteurs communaux investis sur la problématique du développement agricole local et de l’aménagement des espaces périurbains. [less ▲]

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See detailContribution à la caractérisation de la distribution spatiale des teneurs en éléments traces métalliques dans les sols en région limoneuse belge
Colinet, Gilles ULg; Lacroix, D.; Laroche, J. et al

in Actes des 7ème Journées nationales de l'étude des sols (2002)

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See detailContribution à la caractérisation moléculaire des relations hôte-pathogène de plants de pêchers infectés par le viroïde de la mosaïque latente du pêcher (PLMVd)
Parisi, Olivier ULg

Master of advanced studies dissertation (2007)

Since several years, the Plant Pathology Unit studies the Peach latent mosaic viroid (PLMVd) and other viroids from fruit trees. These studies have led, first, to the lightening of new pseudoknot ... [more ▼]

Since several years, the Plant Pathology Unit studies the Peach latent mosaic viroid (PLMVd) and other viroids from fruit trees. These studies have led, first, to the lightening of new pseudoknot interactions potentially involved in the pathogenic mecanisms of the PLMVd. Secondly the existence of recombination events during the replication of the viroids was expressed. The first goal of this work was to create a collection of dimeric variants to be able to verify these hypothesys during the following years. Dimeric constructions of severe and latent variants were successfully obtained. Unfortunately, the variants selected to perform the recombination analysis contained too much mutations to be used. Finally two design of specific primers were performed. The first provides the possibility to create mutations in the pseudoknots and the second makes us able to detect recombinant variants. The second goal of this work was to set up the cDNA-AFLP on peach extracts to perform the caracterization of host-pathogen interactions between peach trees and the PLMVd.This will be made with collaboration of the Biochemistry and Catalityc RNA Departement of the Universtiy of Sherbrooke wich will analyze the miRNA pattern of infected and healthy plants. Based on former pathogenicity studies of differents variants performed in our Departement, the comparison of differentially expressed genes will include symptomatic and non symptomatic plants and also an healthy plant. Total RNA extracts were successfully performed and a first AFLP profile was obtained. However some steps of the manipulation need an optimization to produce reliable results. [less ▲]

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See detailCONTRIBUTION A LA CARTOGRAPHIE, PAR ETUDES DE LIAISON ET D’ASSOCIATION, DE LOCI D’INTERET CHEZ LES ANIMAUX DOMESTIQUES.
Zhang, Zhiyan ULg

Doctoral thesis (2013)

Until recently, breeding values were estimated based on phenotypes measured on the individual and its relatives, and the notion that the covariance between breeding values is proportionate to the kinship ... [more ▼]

Until recently, breeding values were estimated based on phenotypes measured on the individual and its relatives, and the notion that the covariance between breeding values is proportionate to the kinship coefficient. Advances in genomics now allow for direct analysis of the genome and identification of the loci that determine the breeding values of individuals. As a consequence, marker assisted selection and genomic selection have become more effective and are replacing conventional selection. The identification of loci influencing the traits of interest requires the use of advanced statistical methods that are constantly evolving. In the context of this thesis, we have (i) contributed to the development of gene mapping methods, (ii) applied these methods to map loci influencing both metric and meristic traits, and (iii) contributed to the development of methods for the integration of genomic information in livestock breeding and management. The mapping methods that we have helped developing distinguish themselves mainly by the fact that (i) they exploit haplotype information (by means of a hidden markov model) which should increase the linkage disequilibrium with causative variants and hence detection power, (ii) they can simultaneously extract linkage information within families, and linkage disequilibrium information across the population, and (iii) they correct for population stratification by means of a random polygenic effect, and (iv) they can be applied to binary as well as quantitative traits. We have applied these and other methods to map loci influencing (i) quantitative hematological parameters in a porcine line-cross, and (ii) binary traits including diseases in bovine and non-syntenic Copy Number Variants in cattle, horse and human. In fine, we have contributed to the development of methods for the utilization of marker information in animal selection and production. We have extended the haplotype-based mapping method to allow imputation and have evaluated the utility of this approach in scenarios mimicking reality. We have also contributed to the development of a method to quantify somatic cell counts in the milk of individual cows by genotyping a sample of milk from the farm’s tank (hence a mixture of milk from all cows on the farm) Our work has resulted in the development of a software package (“GLASCOW”) that is increasingly used by the community to map genes influencing complex traits, primarily binary. By using this tool, we have contributed to the localization of several trait loci in pig, cattle, horse and human. We have contributed to the development of approaches that reduce the costs of genomic analyses in livestock by, on the one hand, complementing real SNP genotypes with genotypes obtained in silico by means imputation, and, on the other hand, by developing a method to deconvolute genotypes obtained on DNA pools. [less ▲]

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See detailContribution à la compréhension de l'immunopathogénie de l'aspergillose nasosinusale chez le chien
Vanherberghen, Morgane ULg

Doctoral thesis (2014)

Sinonasal aspergillosis is a sever fungal rhinosinusitis mainly affecting large breed dogs in their mid ages. Its most common causal agent is A. fumigatus, a fungus that is largely spread in the ... [more ▼]

Sinonasal aspergillosis is a sever fungal rhinosinusitis mainly affecting large breed dogs in their mid ages. Its most common causal agent is A. fumigatus, a fungus that is largely spread in the atmosphere. As of today, the diagnostic and treatment for this disease remain a challenge for the practicing veterinary doctor. Very little data is available to explain why such a ubiquitous fungus induces a sever rhinosinusitis in otherwise healthy dogs, while other dogs do not present any sign of fungal infection. The authors of a study analysing the expression of mRNA encoding for certain cytokines and chimiokines in the nasal mucosa of SNA affected dogs, propose the assumption that dogs develop a protective immunity (Th1) against A. fumigatus, but that it could be blocked by an excessively intense regulating immunity (massive production of IL-10). Indeed, it is commonly described that in humans affected by invasive aspergillosis, as well as in mice-based models, the production of immunoregulating cytokines (IL-10) should be considered as a sign of the escalation of the sickness and an absence of its remission. The objective of this thesis was to investigate the adaptive immunity reaction of SNA affected dogs based on the assumption that sick subjects develop a protective immunity that is antagonised by a disproportional regulating immunity. Three axes of analysis have been considered to answer this objective. The first looked into the difference of expression and/or production of cytokines and transcriptor factors prototypics of the different adaptative and regulatory immunological paths: Th1 (IFN-γ and Tbet) – Th2 (IL-4 and GATA3) – Th17 (IL-17A and RORc) and Treg (IL-10 and FoxP3) in PBMC of affected and healthy dogs after A. fumigatus stimulation. Secondly, an analysis of genes by microarray has been carried on nasal mucosa biopsies of affected and healthy dogs. Thirdly, the promotor zone of the gene encoding IL-10 in dogs has been analysed by sequencing. This study has been done within three cohortes of dogs: Rottweiler-Labrador and Golden containing affected and healthy dogs. The objective was to investigate, as it is the case in human medicine, the possibility of a genetic modification as a factor susceptible of leading to SNA development. The results of the first study revealed that: (1) the PBMC of half the controls dogs and every affected dogs expressed a relevant overexpression of IFN-γ. This increase was significantly more important within PBMC of affected dogs. The analysis of IFN-γ production in culture supernatants was in accordance with these last observations. A significant increase in the expression of mRNA coding for Tbet was also observed in half of the PBMC of affected dogs. (2) a significant increase in expression of mRNA encoding IL-4 was observed in the PBMC of most of the affected and healthy dogs. This increase was significantly higher in the PBMC of affected dogs than in the healthy dogs. (3) the PBMC of most control and affected dogs also revealed an increase in expression of mRNA encoding IL-17A. This increase was statistically more important in the PBMC of affected dogs than in the healthy dogs. (4) a relevant decrease in mRNA expression encoding IL-10 was observed in the PBMC of more than half of the affected dogs. The expression of the mRNA encoding IL-10 was significantly smaller in the PBMC of affected dogs than in the healthy dogs. The microarray analysis showed that: (1) amongst the 49 overexpressed biological groups, 13 were associated to the immunological or inflammatory process; (2) the nasal mucosa of affected dogs presented an increase in the expression of genes encoding for molecules involved directly (IFN-γ and STAT4) and indirectly (IL-16, CCL3, CCL4, and CXCL10) in the development of protective Th1 immunity, as well as molecules involved in the regulatory branch of the immune response (IL-16 and Ikaros). The sequencing analysis of the promotor region of the gene encoding IL-10 revealed the presence of polymorphisms. Three polymorphisms were observed more frequently in clones belonging to the three studied cohorts, excepted for the clones belonging to SNA affected Rottweiler. The polymorphisms observed in dogs were not similar to those described in humans. The first study showed an increase in the expression of mRNa encoding IFN-γ - Tbet – IL-4 and IL-17A in most of the PBMC of the affected dogs, and a decrease in the expression of IL-10 in comparison with the PBMC of healthy dogs. Similar results were observed in mice repeatedly affected by A. fumigatus. The suggested hypothesis was that an intense Th17 immunity resulted in a massive inflammatory reaction leading to a favourable environment were A. fumigatus was able to proliferate as hyphae. In return, hyphae would lead to the development of a non-protective Th2 immunity. It is tempting to suggest that the same hypothesis could be made for dogs affected by SNA. In order to reinforce this hypothesis, we should compare the expression of the different molecules involved in the Th17 immunity inside the nasal mucosa of affected and healthy dogs. Additionally, we should be running a kinetic study based on the expression of prototypical cytokines in parallel with the analysis of the production of these cytokines in culture supernatants. Ideally these studies should use DC and lymphocytes isolated from the nasal mucosa of affected and healthy dogs. In conclusion, an new hypothesis could be formulated: the possibility that not the overstimulation of the regulatory branch of the immunity response but an overstimulation of the Th17 branch of the immune response could be the cornerstone of the incapacity of dogs to clear from their SNA. The results of the microarray study were partially in accordance to the starting hypothesis. Indeed, the results showed an overexpression of genes involved in in the development of the protective Th1 (IFN-γ, STAT4, IL-16, CCL3, CCL4, and CXCL10) as well as genes involved in the regulatory path of the adaptive immunity (IL-16 and Ikaros). But the results of this study did not show an increase in IL-10. No conclusion could be drawn from these results; indeed, they were only the reflection of a fixed image at a given moment and we cannot consider qPCR results as the exact replica of the production of cytokines in the microenvironment. Nevertheless this study pointed out new possible areas of research. The results obtained after the sequencing of the promotor zone of the gene encoding IL-10 did not show any clear difference between affected and healthy dogs. However, this study was undertaken with a very limited number of dogs. In order to further assess the possibility of a genetic modification as the cornerstone of the development of SNA, more dogs should be analysed and the sequencing analysis should be run in parallel with an ELISA analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailContribution à la compréhension du fonctionnement hydrogeologique du système aquifère dans le bassin du Kou (Burkina Faso)
Sauret, Elie ULg

Master of advanced studies dissertation (2008)

Located at the South of the town of Dioulasso sore, economic capital of Burkina Faso, the basin of the Kou consists of sandy, carbonated and clayed formations dated from the Precambrian one. These ... [more ▼]

Located at the South of the town of Dioulasso sore, economic capital of Burkina Faso, the basin of the Kou consists of sandy, carbonated and clayed formations dated from the Precambrian one. These formations constitute materials of four aquifers formations whose geometrical characteristics and the interactions with the rivers and the important sources of Nasso (10.000 m3/h) and Pésso (600 m3/h) remain complex and badly known. In order to provide a better comprehension of the hydrogeology of this vast basin of 1860 km2, the present study was initiated. For the needs for the study, the limits of the Kou basin were extended to its natural borders: the Mouhoun river in North-Western and the cliff of Banfora in the South-East. The four aquifers formations considered as a single hydrogeological unit, were modelled considering steady state groundwater flow conditions. Modeling made it possible to understand the interactions groundwater -water of surface by quantifying exchanged water flows. The results provided by this model appear acceptable in comparison of the allowed assumptions, and the data we have used. [less ▲]

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See detailContribution à la connaissance de l’ichtyofaune de l’Inkisi au Bas-Congo (RD du Congo)
Wamuini Lunkayilakio, Soleil; Vreven, Emmanuel; Vandewalle, Pierre ULg et al

in Cybium (2010), 34(1), 83-91

L’étude de la composition et de la distribution de la faune ichtyologique de la partie congolaise de la rivière Inkisi a permis d’inventorier 61 espèces réparties en 37 genres appartenant à 15 familles ... [more ▼]

L’étude de la composition et de la distribution de la faune ichtyologique de la partie congolaise de la rivière Inkisi a permis d’inventorier 61 espèces réparties en 37 genres appartenant à 15 familles. Les Cyprinidae sont les mieux représentés avec 15 espèces. Les Mormyridae, Cichlidae et Clariidae viennent ensuite avec respectivement 11, 9 et 7 espèces. La composition spécifique des communautés des poissons est différente, du cours supérieur vers l’aval. Le profil longitudinal de cette partie de l’Inkisi est caractérisé par la présence de trois chutes qui sont, de l’aval vers l’amont : la chute de Mantumpu (8 m de hauteur) à l’entrée de l’Inkisi dans le fleuve Congo, la chute de Zongo (58 m) à 6 km du confluent et la chute de Sanga (24 m) à 10 km de la chute de Zongo. La présence de ces chutes sur le cours de la rivière semble avoir influencé l’ichtyofaune et pourrait même être à l’origine du nombre important d’espèces endémiques en amont. Si l’on s’en tient au cours principal, la différence entre la richesse spécifique en amont et celle en aval n’est pas significative, probablement à cause de la morphologie du bassin. La richesse et la composition spécifique de la partie comprise entre les deux chutes (Zongo et Sanga) ne diffèrent pas de celles de l’amont de la chute de Sanga. Toutefois, cette composition est fort différente de celle de la zone tout en aval. [less ▲]

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See detailContribution à la connaissance des Chrysopidae de Belgique : bilan des captures réalisées à Gembloux.
Mignon, Jacques ULg; Bozsik, Andras; Gaspar, Charles

in Notes Fauniques de Gembloux (2000), 41

Douze espèces de Chrysopidae furent identifiées: H. elegans, N. flava, N. pallida, Ch. ciliata, Ch. perla, Ch. pallens, D. flavifrons, D. prasina, D. ventralis, T. gracilis, Ch. carnea et C. albolineata ... [more ▼]

Douze espèces de Chrysopidae furent identifiées: H. elegans, N. flava, N. pallida, Ch. ciliata, Ch. perla, Ch. pallens, D. flavifrons, D. prasina, D. ventralis, T. gracilis, Ch. carnea et C. albolineata. Une espèce, Tjederina ventralis est nouvelle pour la faune belge. [less ▲]

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See detailContribution à la conservation de la flore cupro-cobalticole endémique du Katanga (R.D.C.) : Conservation en banque de graines et régénération d'espèces métallicoles
Boisson, Sylvain ULg

Master's dissertation (2011)

Metallophytes are plants that represent the biodiversity of metal-rich soils. Some of them are able to accumulate high metal concentrations: metal hyperaccumulators plants. In Katanga (RD Congo), 32 ... [more ▼]

Metallophytes are plants that represent the biodiversity of metal-rich soils. Some of them are able to accumulate high metal concentrations: metal hyperaccumulators plants. In Katanga (RD Congo), 32 species have been identified as copper-cobalt endemic but mining activities are still a threat to outcrop ecosystems. We must characterize native environmental parameters (realized niche) and the full range of environmental conditions in culture (fundamental niche) to conserve, preserve and restore these ecosystems. Six representative species of the natural copper gradient were selected after soil-species data analyses (Crepidorhopalon perennis, Crotalaria cobalticola, Gladiolus ledoctei, Haumaniastrum robertii, Lopholaena deltombei and Sopubia mannii). The study determined their behavior (germination, survival) and their development (vegetative measures) on one group of natural soil (from three copper gradients of Fungurume V hill), two groups of artificially contaminated soils with incremental doses (copper sulfate and copper hydroxycarbonate: 500, 2000 and 5000 mg.kg-1) and one uncontaminated soil (control) by two types of plant establishment (direct seeding and transplant from Petri dishes). The results depend on species habitat and show that four of these species can grow on uncontaminated soil in the early stages of growth. In addition, the seed bank (in Faculty of Agronomy - University of Lubumbashi) management (cleaning, updating and germination tests of accessions) was maintained using standard methods. The results of germination tests demonstrated the effectiveness of some conservation methods and helped to provide recommendations for the methodology. [less ▲]

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See detailContribution à la désinfection de l'eau par photosensibilisation avec des extraits de plantes
Sunda Makuba, Teddy ULg

Doctoral thesis (2012)

La problématique de l’accès à l’eau par les populations des pays en développement constitue toujours de nos jours un défi important à relever pour contribuer à un développement durable tout en ... [more ▼]

La problématique de l’accès à l’eau par les populations des pays en développement constitue toujours de nos jours un défi important à relever pour contribuer à un développement durable tout en garantissant des conditions sanitaires satisfaisantes. Malgré les Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement (OMD), de nombreux pays souffrent encore actuellement d’un manque d’accès à l’eau. En République Démocratique du Congo, seuls 26% de la population a accès à l’eau. Au-delà de la satisfaction des besoins humains assurés par la fourniture de la quantité d’eau nécessaire, il s’agit aussi de veiller à garantir sa bonne qualité, particulièrement la qualité microbiologique. Parmi les divers procédés de désinfection de l’eau au niveau familial, la présente contribution a pour objectif l’amélioration de la méthode de désinfection solaire par application du processus de photosensibilisation. En présence de lumière, un photosensibilisateur génère dans l’eau l’oxygène singulet très réactif conduisant à la destruction des microorganismes. Certaines plantes utilisées dans la pharmacopée traditionnelle pour soigner les infections microbiennes et parasitaires sont capables d’initier cette réaction de photosensibilisation. Dans un premier temps, parmi une dizaine de plantes analysées, nous avons mis en évidence l’activité photosensibilisante d’extraits non alcaloïdiques de Cassia alata, Cassia occidentalis, Carica papaya, Phyllanthus niruri et Coleus kilimandschari. L’inactivation des coliformes fécaux a été remarquée après trois heures d’ensoleillement, celle-ci se manifestant après une heure d’exposition lorsque le milieu est saturé en oxygène. Tout en étant libéré de la contrainte liée à la saturation du milieu en oxygène, l’étude des huiles essentielles extraites de plantes de la famille des Rutacées a montré une inhibition complète des coliformes fécaux présents dans l’eau après deux heures d’ensoleillement pour Citrus reticulata et Citrus limonum et une heure d’ensoleillement pour Citrus bergamia. L’examen de cette dernière huile en spectrométrie de masse a mis en évidence la présence de méthoxy-5 psoralène (MOP-5), responsable de l’activité photosensibilisatrice. Utilisé en solution dans l’eau, le MOP-5 a confirmé son rôle de photosensibilisateur et son efficacité désinfectante avec un abattement de 4 unités logarithmiques pour les Coliformes fécaux après une heure d’exposition et de 3 unités logarithmiques pour les Entérocoques fécaux après seulement 5 minutes d’exposition. La fixation du MOP-5 sur un support solide a permis de récupérer le photosensibilisateur après usage tout en conservant son pouvoir désinfectant supérieur à la forme libre. Le dispositif MOP-5/polystyrène a permis d’observer une inhibition complète des Coliformes fécaux après seulement 6 minutes d’exposition et deux minutes pour les Entérocoques fécaux. Cette recherche constitue un premier travail exploratoire qui ouvre la voie vers un nouveau processus de désinfection de l’eau par photosensibilisation à partir d’extraits de plantes. Mais il conviendra de préciser les modalités pratiques d’application afin de rendre ce processus opérationnel. [less ▲]

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See detailContribution à la détermination d’impacts économiques de la fertilisation d’un ferralsol par l’extrait aqueux de cendres de Cynodon dactylon à Kisangani, R.D.Congo
Bolakonga Ilye, Antoine Bily ULg; Moango Manga, Adrien; Natdanga Lele et al

in Annales de l’Institut Facultaire des Sciences Agronomiques de Yangambi (2007), 1

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