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See detailDescription of Phaseolus vulgaris L. aborting embryos from ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS) mutagenized plants
Silué, Souleymane; Diarrasouba, Nafan; Fofana, Inza Jesus et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2013), 17(4), 563-571

The aim of this study was to describe the embryos abortion process and the inheritance of the embryos abortion trait in Phaseolus vulgaris plants deficient in seed development. These plants were isolated ... [more ▼]

The aim of this study was to describe the embryos abortion process and the inheritance of the embryos abortion trait in Phaseolus vulgaris plants deficient in seed development. These plants were isolated within the second generation of an ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS) TILLING population of P. vulgaris cv. 'BAT93'. Mutant embryos show abnormalities mainly in suspensors, shoot apical meristem (SAM) and cotylédons from the globular to the cotyledon stages and abort before maturity compared to those observed in wild-types samples. Mutant embryos show also hyperhydricity and contain low amount of chlorophyll. Genetic analyses of F1, F2 and F3 populations from the crosses carried out between the mutagenized plants with aborting embryos and the wild-type plants indicated that the embryo abortion phenotype is maternally inherited and controlled by a single recessive gene. These Phaseolus mutant plants with aborting embryos constitute a valuable material for plant embryogenesis studies. [less ▲]

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See detailDescription of Saturn’s auroral morphology during Cassini’s approach of the magnetosphere
Grodent, Denis ULg; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg; Cowley, S. W. et al

Conference (2005, April 24)

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See detailDescription of the behaviour of strongly non-ideal mixtures with GEQUAC
Pielen, G; Pfennig, Andreas ULg

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See detailDescription of the bone-remodeling pattern after socket preservation procedures in human: a methodological study
LAMBERT, France ULg; VINCENT, Kim ULg; VANHOUTTE, Vanessa ULg et al

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Background: The bone remodeling after tooth extraction can result in the loss of as much as 50% of the buccal wall and a global crestal reduction in width of 3.87mm according to a recent systematic review ... [more ▼]

Background: The bone remodeling after tooth extraction can result in the loss of as much as 50% of the buccal wall and a global crestal reduction in width of 3.87mm according to a recent systematic review. Multiple surgical protocols using biomaterials are proposed in order to limit the typical postextraction bone resorption. However, because of the heterogeneity of the studies and, more specifically, of the assessment methods, it is difficult to assert the superiority of one technique over another. Aim: The objective of this study was to develop a new radiographic method to assess alveolar bone remodeling after socket preservation procedures. Methods: Sixteen extraction sites (in 14 patients) localized in the upper anterior maxilla were treated with bovine hydroxyapatite (0.25–1mm particles) and a saddled connective tissue graft. A radiographic 3-dimensional assessment of the hard tissues was performed at baseline and at 3 months after the procedure. Standardized horizontal measurements were taken at three corono apical levels ( 2, 5, and 9mm) and at three mesio-diatal level (Mesial, Center, and Distal) in the buccal and palatal aspects. Vertical measurements were also recorded in nine regions over the top of the alveolar crest. Results: Extraction socket-preservation technique assessed in the present study significantly reduced horizontal bone remodeling. The horizontal dimension of the crest decreased by 1.6mm (20%) in the cervical regions ( 2mm level), experienced a moderate decrease of 1mm (12%) at the 5mm level, and experienced a very low decrease of 0.5mm(6%) in the apical ( 8mm) level. The losses were always significantly higher in the buccal than in the palatal aspect. Buccally, the maximal bone remodeling at the cervical level remained below 1mm. Vertical bone resorption was homogeneous and was < 1mm in the nine measured regions. Conclusions and clinical implications: The radiographic measuring methodology proved to be accurate and reproducible. It can be applied in other clinical settings. Moreover, the surgical procedure evaluated in the present study, significantly limits the postextraction buccal bone remodeling compared with the data found in the literature for untreated extraction socket in the aesthetic area. However, a complete inhibition of the bone remodeling was not reached and the authors suggest a surgical technique using a ‘‘saddled’’ connective tissue graft to thicken buccal soft tissue biotype and consequently compensate for cervical bone loss. [less ▲]

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See detailDescription of the Earth system model of intermediate complexity LOVECLIM version 1.2
Goosse, H.; Brovkin, V.; Fichefet, T. et al

in Geoscientific Model Development (2010), 3(2), 603-633

The main characteristics of the new version 1.2 of the three-dimensional Earth system model of intermediate complexity LOVECLIM are briefly described. LOVECLIM 1.2 includes representations of the ... [more ▼]

The main characteristics of the new version 1.2 of the three-dimensional Earth system model of intermediate complexity LOVECLIM are briefly described. LOVECLIM 1.2 includes representations of the atmosphere, the ocean and sea ice, the land surface (including vegetation), the ice sheets, the icebergs and the carbon cycle. The atmospheric component is ECBilt2, a T21, 3-level quasi-geostrophic model. The ocean component is CLIO3, which consists of an ocean general circulation model coupled to a comprehensive thermodynamic-dynamic sea-ice model. Its horizontal resolution is of 3° by 3°, and there are 20 levels in the ocean. ECBilt-CLIO is coupled to VECODE, a vegetation model that simulates the dynamics of two main terrestrial plant functional types, trees and grasses, as well as desert. VECODE also simulates the evolution of the carbon cycle over land while the ocean carbon cycle is represented by LOCH, a comprehensive model that takes into account both the solubility and biological pumps. The ice sheet component AGISM is made up of a three-dimensional thermomechanical model of the ice sheet flow, a visco-elastic bedrock model and a model of the mass balance at the ice-atmosphere and ice-ocean interfaces. For both the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, calculations are made on a 10 km by 10 km resolution grid with 31 sigma levels. LOVECLIM1.2 reproduces well the major characteristics of the observed climate both for present-day conditions and for key past periods such as the last millennium, the mid-Holocene and the Last Glacial Maximum. However, despite some improvements compared to earlier versions, some biases are still present in the model. The most serious ones are mainly located at low latitudes with an overestimation of the temperature there, a too symmetric distribution of precipitation between the two hemispheres, and an overestimation of precipitation and vegetation cover in the subtropics. In addition, the atmospheric circulation is too weak. The model also tends to underestimate the surface temperature changes (mainly at low latitudes) and to overestimate the ocean heat uptake observed over the last decades. [less ▲]

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See detailDescription of the research project CIMEDE for the industrial construction of evolutionary, sustainable and economic houses
Duthoit, Fabienne ULg; Embrechts, Jean-Jacques ULg

in Proceedings of the Euronoise 2015 Congress (2015, June)

CIMEDE is a research project supported by the Region of Wallonia (Belgium). It stands for CIMEDE “Construction Industrielle de Maisons Evolutives, Durables et Economiques – industrial construction of ... [more ▼]

CIMEDE is a research project supported by the Region of Wallonia (Belgium). It stands for CIMEDE “Construction Industrielle de Maisons Evolutives, Durables et Economiques – industrial construction of evolutionary, sustainable and economic houses”. Since the materials envisaged for this project are timber and gypsum fibre board, it was necessary to design a constructive principle of lightweight timber frame constructions which meets the industrial, sustainable, evolutionary and economic requirements and also the requirements of the Belgian acoustic standard NBN S01-400-1. First of all, an inventory of constructive elements that are currently used in this type of construction (floors, walls and facades) is presented with their acoustic performances. Then, the laboratory measurements of some samples of floors, facades, interior walls and partition walls are described and discussed. On the basis of the measurement results, several solutions that best meet all criteria were retained and a mock-up was built with these constructive elements. Measurement results on this mock-up are also presented. The final solution for the floor, the partition wall, the interior wall and the facade which meets the acoustic requirements is finally described [less ▲]

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See detailDescription of the STEELQUAKE benchmark
Molina, F. J.; Pascual, R.; Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg

in Mechanical Systems & Signal Processing (2003), 17(1), 77-82

A large-size two-storey steel structure with reinforced-concrete slabs was used for a damage detection benchmark. The modal tests at the original and damaged states were performed by impact-hammer ... [more ▼]

A large-size two-storey steel structure with reinforced-concrete slabs was used for a damage detection benchmark. The modal tests at the original and damaged states were performed by impact-hammer excitation. The damage consisted of major cracks at some of the beam-to-column joints and was introduced by seismic testing up to large deformations by means of hydraulic jacks. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailDescription of two Enterococcus strains isolated from traditional Peruvian artisanal-produced cheeses with a bacteriocin-like inhibitory activity
Aguilar Galvez, Ana Consuelo ULg; Dubois Dauphin, Robin ULg; Ghalfi, Hakim et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2009), 13(3), 349-356

The aim of this work was to isolate and to characterize strains of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) with bacteriocin-like inhibitory activity from 27 traditional cheeses artisanal-produced obtained from ... [more ▼]

The aim of this work was to isolate and to characterize strains of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) with bacteriocin-like inhibitory activity from 27 traditional cheeses artisanal-produced obtained from different Peruvian regions. Twenty Gram+ and catalasenegative strains among 2,277 isolates exhibited bacteriocin-like inhibitory activity against Listeria monocytogenes CWBIB2232 as target strain. No change in inhibitory activity was observed after organic acid neutralization and treatment with catalase of the cell-free supernatant (CFS). The proteinic nature of the antimicrobial activity was confirmed for the twenty LAB strains by proteolytic digestion of the CFS. Two strains, CWBI-B1431 and CWBI-B1430, with the best antimicrobial activity were selected for further researches. These strains were taxonomically identified by phenotypic and genotypic analyses as Enterococcus mundtii (CWBI-B1431) and Enterococcus faecium (CWBI-B1430). The two strains were sensitive to vancomycin (MIC < 2 μg.ml-1) and showed absence of haemolysis. [less ▲]

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See detailLa description phénoménologique
Dewalque, Arnaud ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2008)

L'objectif de la conférence, destinée à un large public, est de présenter la notion de description qui constitue le coeur de la méthode phénoménologique fondée par Edmund Husserl (1859-1938). J'y discute ... [more ▼]

L'objectif de la conférence, destinée à un large public, est de présenter la notion de description qui constitue le coeur de la méthode phénoménologique fondée par Edmund Husserl (1859-1938). J'y discute les deux questions suivantes: (1) qu'appelle-t-on la description phénoménologique? Et (2) à quoi sert-elle? [less ▲]

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See detailDescription sédimentologique du sondage 134E858 de Chaudfontaine (Famennien, Synclinorium de Verviers)
Boulvain, Frédéric ULg

in Professional Paper Belgian Geological Survey (1998), 284

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See detailDescription stochastique de l'écoulement ruisselant dans les lits fixes
Marchot, Pierre ULg

Doctoral thesis (1989)

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See detailDescription, identification et utilisation du Yumel ( Ecorce de Guatteria gaumeri GREENMAN)
Leclercq, Joëlle; Dehaussy, Hélène; Goblet, Marie-Claire et al

in Journal de Pharmacie de Belgique (1985), 40(4), 251-256

The authors give a survey of the known data and biological studies about the bark and the tincture of Guatteria gaumeri (Yumel). They describe not only methods of micrographic and chromatographic ... [more ▼]

The authors give a survey of the known data and biological studies about the bark and the tincture of Guatteria gaumeri (Yumel). They describe not only methods of micrographic and chromatographic identification of the drug, but also a quantitative determination of the two main constituents: alpha-asarone ( propenylbenzene derivative) and guattegaumerine ( bisbenzylisoquinoleine alkaloid). [less ▲]

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See detailDescription, Modeling and Simulation Results of a Test System for Voltage Stability Analysis
Van Cutsem, Thierry ULg; Papangelis, Lampros ULg

Report (2013)

This report details the models and the data of the so-called Nordic test system used by the Univ. of Liege team in several research works. The aim of the report is to make the data available to other ... [more ▼]

This report details the models and the data of the so-called Nordic test system used by the Univ. of Liege team in several research works. The aim of the report is to make the data available to other researchers active in the field. The report also includes a series of simulation results. [less ▲]

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See detailDescriptive analysis of implant and prosthodontic survival rates with fixed implant-supported rehabilitations in the edentulous maxilla.
LAMBERT, France ULg; Weber, Hans Peter; Belser, Urs et al

in Journal of Periodontology (2009), 80(8), 1220-30

BACKGROUND: This descriptive study reviewed the 1- to 15-year survival rates of fixed implant rehabilitations in the edentulous maxilla. METHODS: An electronic search was conducted, and cohort studies ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: This descriptive study reviewed the 1- to 15-year survival rates of fixed implant rehabilitations in the edentulous maxilla. METHODS: An electronic search was conducted, and cohort studies with 1- to 15-year follow-ups were identified by two independent reviewers. The implant and prosthodontic survival rates were reviewed at 1-, 3-, 5-, 10-, and 15-year endpoints. Descriptive analysis includes surface characteristics, bone-augmentation procedure, prosthetic design, and implant number and distribution along the edentulous maxilla. RESULTS: Thirty-three studies, including 1,320 patients and 8,376 implants, were selected for analysis. The overall calculated implant survival rates ranged from 94% (1 year) to 87.7% (15 years). The implant survival rates for rough-surface implants ranged from 97% (1 year) to 98% (15 years); machined implants showed survival rates of 92% to 87.7%; respectively. Implants placed in native bone had greater survival rates than those placed in augmented bone. The prosthodontic survival rate ranged from 98.2% at 1 year to 92.1% at the 10-year endpoint, and it was only influenced by the implant number and distribution. CONCLUSIONS: Implants with rough surfaces showed a statistically higher survival rate than machined implants at all intervals. Implants placed in augmented bone had a statistically lower survival rate, except for rough-surface implants, for which no statistical difference between augmented and non-augmented bone survival rates was found. Machined implants showed a stable survival rate only when placed in native bone. When machined implants were placed in augmented bone, the survival rate decreased significantly at each study endpoint. The prosthetic design, veneering material, and the number of prostheses per arch had no influence on the prosthodontic survival rate. Implant number and distribution along the edentulous maxilla seemed to influence the prosthodontic survival rate. [less ▲]

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See detailA Descriptive Analysis Of Populations Of Three-Dimensional Structures Calculated From Primary Sequences Of Proteins By Osiris
Benhabiles, N.; Gallet, X.; Thomas, Annick ULg et al

in Journal of Computational Biology (1998), 5(2), 351-66

Among different ab initio approaches to calculate 3D-structures of proteins out of primary sequences, a few are using restricted dihedral spaces and empirical equations of energy as is OSIRIS. All those ... [more ▼]

Among different ab initio approaches to calculate 3D-structures of proteins out of primary sequences, a few are using restricted dihedral spaces and empirical equations of energy as is OSIRIS. All those approaches were calibrated on a few proteins or fragments of proteins. To optimize the calculation over a larger diversity of structures, we need first to define for each sequence what are good conditions of calculations in order to choose a consensus procedure fitting most 3D-structures best. This requires objective classification of calculated 3D-structures. In this work, populations of avian and bovine pancreatic polypeptides (APP, BPP) and of calcium-binding protein (CaBP) are obtained by varying the rate of the angular dynamics of the second step of OSIRIS. Then, 3D-structures are clustered using a nonhierarchical method, SICLA, using rmsd as a distance parameter. A good clustering was obtained for four subpopulations of APP, BPP and CaBP. Each subpopulation was characterized by its barycenter, relative frequency and dispersion. For the three alpha-helix proteins, after the step 1 of OSIRIS, most secondary structures were correct but molecules have a few atomic contacts. Step 2, i.e., the angular dynamics, resolves those atomic contacts and clustering demonstrates that it generates subpopulations of topological conformers as the barycenter topologies show. [less ▲]

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See detailDescriptive and spatial epidemiology of Rift valley fever outbreak in Yemen 2000-2001
Abdo-Salem, S.; Gerbier, G.; Bonnet, Pascal et al

in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (2006), 1081

Rift valley fever (RVF) is an arboviral disease produced by a bunyavirus belonging to the genus Phlebovirus. Several species of Aedes and Culex are the vectors of this virus that affects sheep, goats ... [more ▼]

Rift valley fever (RVF) is an arboviral disease produced by a bunyavirus belonging to the genus Phlebovirus. Several species of Aedes and Culex are the vectors of this virus that affects sheep, goats, buffalos, cattle, camels and human beings. The human disease is well known, especially during periods of intense epizootic activity. The initial description of the disease dates back to 1930, when animals and human outbreaks appeared on a farm in Lake Naivasha, in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya. Until 2000, this disease was only described in Africa, and then outbreaks were also declared in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (2000-2001 and 2004) and in Yemen (2000-2001). Animal and human cases were recorded. This work presents a retrospective summary of the data collected on animal RVF cases during this epidemic in Yemen. Results from several RVF surveys were gathered from the Yemeni vet services and FAO experts. Geographical data (topographic maps and data freely available on internet) were used for the location of outbreaks. After cleaning and standardization of location names, all the data were introduced into a GIS database. The spatial distribution of outbreaks was then studied at two scales: at the national level and at a local scale in the particular area of Wadi Mawr in the Tihama plain, Western coast of Yemen. [less ▲]

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See detailDescriptive study of 32 cases of doxycycline-overdosed calves.
Brihoum, Mounir ULg; Amory, Hélène ULg; Desmecht, Daniel ULg et al

in Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (2010), 24(5), 1203-10

BACKGROUND: Reports of doxycycline-induced toxicity are limited despite common use of this antibiotic to treat infectious respiratory disorders in calves. OBJECTIVE: To describe previously unreported ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Reports of doxycycline-induced toxicity are limited despite common use of this antibiotic to treat infectious respiratory disorders in calves. OBJECTIVE: To describe previously unreported kidney lesions and diagnostic test results in doxycycline-overdosed calves and to compare these results with other findings reported previously. ANIMALS: Thirty-two calves that presented with adverse effects after receiving high doses of doxycycline as a treatment for mild respiratory disorders. METHOD: Retrospective review of medical records. RESULTS: Clinical examination identified mainly lethargy, dyspnea, cough, tongue paresia or paralysis associated with dysphagia and sialorrhea, tachycardia, tachypnea, and signs of myopathy. Blood analysis indicated increases in creatine kinase, lactate dehydrogenase, aspartate aminotransferase, and sorbitol dehydrogenase activities and increased serum creatinine and urea concentrations. ECG recordings and Doppler echocardiography examination identified ventricular premature beats and a decrease in left ventricular global and systolic function, respectively. Necropsy and histopathology disclosed necrosis of the myocardium, tongue, and some striated muscles, acute renal tubular necrosis, and fatty degeneration or congestion of the liver. CONCLUSIONS: Most of these findings corroborate previous observations made in doxycycline-overdosed calves, and further suggest myocardial and striated muscular toxicity as well as renal toxicity in doxycycline-overdosed calves. [less ▲]

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See detailA descriptive study of physico-chemical characteristics of Posidonia oceanica litter accumulation
Lepoint, Gilles ULg; Borges, Alberto ULg; Darchambeau, François ULg et al

Poster (2012)

The Mediterranean seagrass Posidonia oceanica meadow losses every fall the major part of its leaf biomass after senescing. These phytodetritus may decay within the meadow, be buried or be exported to ... [more ▼]

The Mediterranean seagrass Posidonia oceanica meadow losses every fall the major part of its leaf biomass after senescing. These phytodetritus may decay within the meadow, be buried or be exported to other habitats. They form large litter accumulations, notably on shallow water sand patches. Such accumulation host many organisms which participate to the degradation of this material. In a first step to understand the dynamics of these accumulations and of their associated biota, we have characterised their physico-chemical heterogeneity at different seasons. We measured the dissolved oxygen, nutrients and sulphide concentrations in interstitial waters from litter accumulations varying regarding their phytodetritus composition, fragmentation level and thickness. Results show that oxygen conditions were highly variable depending on litter thickness but also on local hydrodynamics. Anoxic conditions and presence of sulphide were sometimes measured, particularly in very thick litter or in degraded litter at the end of summer. Colonies of sulphur-oxidising bacteria were observed. Litter accumulations were also often enriched in ammonium and, sometimes, in dissolved phosphorus. It is not clear whether this results from the litter degradation within the accumulation or whether this is a consequence of a barrier effect between sediment and water column. Nevertheless, this makes litter accumulations particularly attractive for micro-phytobenthic producers. Litter accumulations appear as key habitats both to understand the dead-face of seagrass dynamics and its consequence for C cycle in coastal areas and to study the consequence of hypoxia on biodiversity in a natural context. [less ▲]

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See detailA Descriptive-Analytical Defense of Perceptual Contents
Dewalque, Arnaud ULg

Conference (2013, October 22)

Suppose you perceive a cup of wonderful Italian coffee on the table in front of you. Is your visual experience best described as a representation-of a cup of coffee or as a relation-to a cup of coffee ... [more ▼]

Suppose you perceive a cup of wonderful Italian coffee on the table in front of you. Is your visual experience best described as a representation-of a cup of coffee or as a relation-to a cup of coffee? Representationalism and relationalism, I suggest, are two prominent options under discussion in the present-day philosophical investigations on perception. In this paper, I want to argue that both options are on the wrong track. The reason, basically, is that they are at odds with the analytical description of our perceptual experience. [less ▲]

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See detailDescriptiveness and proper name retrieval
Brédart, Serge ULg; Valentine, T.

in Memory (1998), 6(2), 199-206

Cohen (1990) hypothesised that the retrieval of proper names is particularly difficult because proper names convey little information about their bearers' attributes. In the present study, this hypothesis ... [more ▼]

Cohen (1990) hypothesised that the retrieval of proper names is particularly difficult because proper names convey little information about their bearers' attributes. In the present study, this hypothesis was evaluated by using a face naming task. Faces were those of cartoon and comic-strip characters bearing either arbitrary names or descriptive names. Results unequivocally showed that retrieval blocks occurred more often in naming characters bearing arbitrary names than in naming characters bearing descriptive names. Moreover, retrieving arbitrary names that were also common names was as difficult as retrieving arbitrary names that were not common names. These results support Cohen's claim that arbitrariness plays a significant role in the relative vulnerability of proper name retrieval. [less ▲]

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