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See detailDetermining Appropriate Amount of Redworm Meal Supplemented in the Diet of Broiler (Ho x Luong Phuong) in the Open Air Production System
Vu, Dinh Ton; Han Quang, Hanh ULiege

in Journal of Science and development (2010), 8(6), 949-958

A study was carried out on 168 heads of broiler chicken (Ho x Luong Phuong) from 5 to 12 weeks of age to measure the effect of red worm meal (Perionyx excavatus) used as a rich protein feed in the diet on ... [more ▼]

A study was carried out on 168 heads of broiler chicken (Ho x Luong Phuong) from 5 to 12 weeks of age to measure the effect of red worm meal (Perionyx excavatus) used as a rich protein feed in the diet on growth performance, feed conversion and meat quality. Based on a completely randomized design, chickens were divided into four groups, involving a control group and three experimental groups corresponding to three levels of red worm meal, viz 8 and 6g/kg of feed (level 1), 13 and 10g/kg of feed (level 2), 18 and 14 g/kg of feed (level 3) according to two respectively growth periods of chicken (from 5 to 8 weeks of age and from 9 to 12 weeks of age. The results showed that supplementation of redworm meal with level 3 in the diets resulted in higher growth rate (P<0.05), lower feed consumption (reducing by 0.53 kg of feed/kg of weight gain, equal to 13.8%) and more improved of yellowness value (P<0.05) than those of control group. Adding redworm to chicken’s diets didn’t affect significantly other characteristics of meat quality (pH, drip and cooking loss, L* and a* values). If cost of worm is not calculated, feed price and feed cost per each kilogram of weight gain in group 3 will be reduced by 287 VND/kg and 4278 VND/kg, corresponding to 4.51% and 17.47% as compared with those of control one. [less ▲]

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See detailDetermining astrophysical parameters of quasars within the Gaia mission
Delchambre, Ludovic ULiege

Doctoral thesis (2018)

Quasars are one of the most peculiar types of objects in astronomy. The supermassive black hole these harbour effectively makes the surrounding matter radiates an enormous amount of energy before getting ... [more ▼]

Quasars are one of the most peculiar types of objects in astronomy. The supermassive black hole these harbour effectively makes the surrounding matter radiates an enormous amount of energy before getting in the vicinity of the black hole horizon out of which it will never escape. This ironically leads to the most luminous phenomenon in the Universe while being non-transient. It is hence quite natural to rely on these cosmic headlights, visible up to ages when the Universe was still very young, so as to achieve some of the currently most important cosmological applications, notably regarding the determination of the cosmological parameters $H_0$, $\Omega_\Lambda$ and $\Omega_m$. The Gaia mission, on its side, is one of a kind given the one billion of celestial objects it is intended to observe, among which more than half a million quasars are expected. Furthermore, owing to its exceptional astrometric precision, Gaia stands out to be extremely well suited for the detection of gravitational lens (GL) systems. In the latter, light rays coming from a distant background quasar are deflected by the presence of a massive galaxy being in the line-of-sight that leads to the production of multiple images of this background quasar upon a favourable alignment between the quasar, the galaxy and the observer. Supplemental constraints on the aforementioned cosmological parameters being then gained based on these GLs. Gaia hence provides an unprecedented opportunity to detect and characterize quasars as well as to identify GLs which ultimately bring a better understanding of the Universe we live in. This thesis is accordingly concerned with the development of software solutions dedicated to the determination of the astrophysical parameters (APs) of the quasars that Gaia will observe, on one hand, and to the recognition of the GLs among the billion of sources it will uncover, on the other hand. Although Gaia provides state-of-the-art astrometric and photometric observations, its capability in characterizing these celestial objects remains however restricted by the relatively low spectral resolution of the blue and red spectrophotometers upon which it is based as well as by the limited signal-to-noise ratio that is associated with faint objects, including quasars. In addition, the overwhelming amount of data that Gaia has to process translates into a stringent need for algorithms having both low numerical complexities as well as low memory usages. These restrictions and shortcomings along with the requirement for reliable APs were at the heart of this research that led to the development of two specifically designed methods that are the weighted principal components analysis and the weighted phase correlation method. The former of these methods allowed us to extract the most significant patterns out of quasars with a view of using these in the production of a spectral library of quasars as observed by Gaia. These were subsequently used in a fast and automated procedure designed to guess the redshift of the quasars within the Gaia mission through the latter mentioned method. Other APs that are the slope of the quasar continua, the total equivalent width of their emission lines and whether these encompass broad absorption lines or not, being then concurrently derived based on the results of these methods. Finally, the identification of GL candidates relies on the recognition of the structures and symmetries that are observed within lensed images through supervised learning methods. The specific method we choose to use, based on extremely randomized trees, was shown to yield a low contamination rate on simulated configurations composed of three images as well as a very high probability of detection in cases of four image configurations. Real observations out of the first Gaia data release were processed and resulted in the identification of candidates having three potentially lensed images which are currently waiting for confirmation using ground-based facilities. [less ▲]

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See detailDetermining fine population structure using iterative pruning
Chaichoompu, Kridsadakorn ULiege; Yazew, Fentaw Abegaz; Tongsima, Sissades et al

Poster (2017, July 10)

SNP-based information is used in several existing clustering methods to detect shared genetic ancestry or to identify population substructure (Price et al. 2006, Raj et al. 2016). Here, we present an ... [more ▼]

SNP-based information is used in several existing clustering methods to detect shared genetic ancestry or to identify population substructure (Price et al. 2006, Raj et al. 2016). Here, we present an unsupervised clustering algorithm called the iterative pruning method to capture population structure (IPCAPS). Our method supports ordinal data which can be applied directly to SNP data to identify fine-level population structure and it is built on the iterative pruning Principal Component Analysis (ipPCA) algorithm (Intarapanich et al. 2009). The IPCAPS involves an iterative process using multiple splits based on multivariate Gaussian mixture modeling of principal components and Clustering EM estimation as in Lebret et al. (2015). In each iteration, rough clusters and outliers are also identified using our own method called RubikClust. The fixation index (FST) is known to measure a distance between populations and FST = 0.001 may be said to be genetically distinct among the European populations (Tian et al. 2008, Huckins et al. 2014). To observe fine-level population structure using FST, we examined simulated scenarios of one population, 500-8,000 individuals, 5,000-10,000 independent SNPs in HWE (Balding and Nichols 1995), with 100 replicates for each scenario. The simulated SNPs were encoded as additive coding and there was no missing genotype generated. We introduced negative control by subjecting individuals to be separated into two groups using kmeans. We observed that FST values of divided groups were lower than 0.0008, which can be defined as the minimum FST to detect fine-level population structure. To evaluate the performance of our method, we tested different simulated data sets of 2-3 populations, 250 individuals per population, 10,000 independent SNPs in HWE, and FST=[0.0008,0.005], with 100 replicates for each data set. For real-life data sets, we applied the IPCAPS to Thai (Wangkumhang et al. 2013) and HapMap populations. Our method showed that a population classification accuracy was superior to the ipPCA in simulated scenarios of extremely subtle structure (FST=[0.0009,0.005]). In case of the Thai population, results to detect fine-level structure were obtained as well as in case of the HapMap populations. We are convinced that the IPCAPS has a potential to detect fine-level structure and it will be important in molecular reclassification studies of patients once underlying population structure has been removed. [less ▲]

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See detailDetermining fine population structure using iterative pruning
Chaichoompu, Kridsadakorn ULiege; Yazew, Fentaw Abegaz; Tongsima, Sissades et al

Poster (2017, April 25)

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See detailDetermining new threshold temperatures for cooling and heating degree day index of different climatic zones of Iran
Roshan, Gh.R.; Ghanghermeh, A.A.; Attia, Shady ULiege

in Renewable Energy : An International Journal (2016), 101(2017), 156-167

Iran is a country with a variety of different climates. Determining the threshold temperatures suitable for providing thermal and climatic comfort is necessary and vital to its population well-being. This ... [more ▼]

Iran is a country with a variety of different climates. Determining the threshold temperatures suitable for providing thermal and climatic comfort is necessary and vital to its population well-being. This research presents new threshold temperatures in order to calculate the degree day index required for heating and cooling by taking advantage of the 12 stations that are representative of the diversity of Iran's climate. Using Olgyay diagram, different bioclimatic ranges of 12 weather stations and their frequencies were compiled, processes and analysed. Mean daily data of temperature and relative humidity were used for the period of 1950e2010. Based on the frequencies of temperature readings falling in Olgyay's diagram comfort zone, representive temperature thresholds were selected based on 40 to 60 percentiles or (P20), 25e75% percentile (P50) and the threshold of 10e90% percentile. The findings of this study shows that Mashhad with 29.6% and Anzali with 2.33% of frequencies, have experienced the maximum and minimum days of comfort. After analyzing various percentiles to determine the threshold temperatures, it was observed that there is a little difference among the stations for determining the minimum threshold for the comfort. Differences are more obvious in the maximum thresholds. In total, minimum base temperatures (HDD) belonged to Ardabil stations that were 20.50, 20.90 and 20 deg C for P20, P50 and P80 respectively. The maximum temperature for calculating CDD with values of (P20 ¼ 25 C; P50 ¼ 26.25 C; P80 ¼ 27.50 C) is dedicated to Zabol station. The findings present more reasonable thermal comfort thresholds that can be used by architects, engineers and policy makers to achieve, in turn, more energy efficient homes and high quality indoor and outdoor living environments. [less ▲]

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See detailDetermining prevalence of chronic kidney disease using estimated glomerular filtration rate.
Delanaye, Pierre ULiege; Cavalier, Etienne ULiege; Krzesinski, Jean-Marie ULiege

in JAMA : Journal of the American Medical Association (2008), 299(6), 631

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See detailDetermining RUSLE P-factors for stonebunds and trenches in rangeland and cropland, Northern Ethiopia
Taye, Gebeyehu; Poesen, Jean; Vanmaercke, Matthias ULiege et al

Conference (2017, April 24)

The implementation of soil and water conservation (SWC) measures in the Ethiopian highlands is a top priority to reduce soil erosion rates and to enhance the sustainability of agroecosystem. Nonetheless ... [more ▼]

The implementation of soil and water conservation (SWC) measures in the Ethiopian highlands is a top priority to reduce soil erosion rates and to enhance the sustainability of agroecosystem. Nonetheless, the effectiveness of many of these measures for different hillslope and land use conditions remains currently poorly understood. As a result, the overall effects of these measures at regional or catchment scale remain hard to quantify. This study addresses this knowledge gap by determining the cover-management (C) and support practice (P) factors of the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE), for commonly used SWC measures in semi-arid environments (i.e. stone bunds, trenches and a combination of both). Calculations were based on soil loss data collected with runoff plots in Tigray, northern Ethiopia (i.e. 21 runoff plots of 600 to 1000 m2 , monitored during 2010, 2011 and 2012). The runoff plots were installed in rangeland and cropland sites corresponding to a gentle (5%), medium (12%) and steep (16%) slope gradients. The C and P factors of the RUSLE were calculated following the recommended standard procedures. Results show that the C-factor for rangeland ranges from 0.31 to 0.98 and from 0.06 to 0.39 for cropland. For rangeland, this large variability is due to variations in vegetation cover caused by grazing. In cropland, C-factors vary with tillage practices and crop types. The calculated P-factors ranged from 0.32 to 0.74 for stone bunds, from 0.07 to 0.65 for trenches and from 0.03 to 0.22 for a combination of both stone bunds and trenches. This variability is partly due to variations in the density of the implemented measures in relation to land use (cropland vs rangeland) and slope angles. However, also annual variations in P factor values are highly significant. Especially trenches showed a very significant decline of effectiveness over time, which is attributable to their reduced static storage capacity as a result of sediment deposition (e.g. for trenches in rangeland: 0.07-0.13 in 2010 to 0.37-0.65 in 2012). Hence, the results of this work may not only help in better modelling and quantifying the average long-term impacts of SWC measures over larger areas, but also show the importance of considering temporal variations of the effectiveness of SWC measures. [less ▲]

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See detailDetermining the characteristics of a free jet in 2-D by the SPH method
Lodomez, Maurine ULiege

Master's dissertation (2014)

The Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamic method is a numerical method developed in 1977 to solve astrophysical problems. This numerical method is meshless, particle and Lagrangian and has been adapted to ... [more ▼]

The Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamic method is a numerical method developed in 1977 to solve astrophysical problems. This numerical method is meshless, particle and Lagrangian and has been adapted to hydraulic field. In this master’s thesis, the method is positioned relative to the classical numerical methods. The SPH formalism and its adaptation to hydraulic domain is exposed. The basics of SPH formalism are firstly the integral representation of a function and its derivative and secondly the particle approximation. The application of the SPH method to hydraulic domain is made by writting Navier Stokes equations in Lagrangian and SPH formalisms. Then, the specificities implemented in the code are tackled. These specificities are the state equation, the viscosity, the boundary conditions, the neighbors search and the problem initialization. Afterward, a modification of the initial didactic program, usable for constant domain in 3D, is performed. The changes are embodied to enable both 2D and 3D simulations with particle inflows and outflows. The validation of this modified code is performed thanks to four test cases. These test cases permit to validate the code and highlight the limitations of the method implemented such as kernel and the viscosity choices. Finally flows over sharped-crest weir have been simulated. These simulations were compared to results from the literature and experimental tests performed in the hydraulic laboratory. If some improvements are possible, such as injection and initialization of incoming particles, the results of these simulations show that the overall behavior of the free-jet is depicted. Indeed, the simulated jet admits a profile close to the experimental profiles. [less ▲]

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See detailDetermining the competence of mountainous Mediterranean streams using lichenometric techniques
Gob, F.; Jacob, N.; Bravard, J. P. et al

in International Association of Hydrological Sciences : “River Catchment Dynamics : Natural Processes and Human Impacts (2005)

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See detailDetermining the Geographical Origin of a Serial Offender Considering the Temporal Uncertainty of the Recorded Crime Data
Trotta, Marie ULiege; Bidaine, Benoît ULiege; Donnay, Jean-Paul ULiege

in GEOProcessing 2011 : The Third International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems, Applications, and Services (2011, February)

Since the days the investigating officers used ”pin maps” to locate and to think about crime events, crime mapping has become widespread thanks to spatial analysis mainly supplied by GIS-like software. In ... [more ▼]

Since the days the investigating officers used ”pin maps” to locate and to think about crime events, crime mapping has become widespread thanks to spatial analysis mainly supplied by GIS-like software. In particular these methods suit well to geographic profiling devoted to crime series characterised by a single offender and hence limited space and time variability. Although spatial techniques are now regularly performed to delineate an offender’s area of residence, the temporal dimension is underemployed due to the wider uncertainty of time records. This paper proposes a methodology based on a least-squares adjustment in order to cope with this temporal issue for determining the most probable offender’s residence. Moreover, a chi-square test is described to check the significance of the solutions suggested by the method. The process is carried out on the real road network which has been discretised (rasterised) for computing convenience. Three simulations show the validity of the reasoning. Finally the main time and speed assumptions introduced in the model are discussed paving the way for further research. [less ▲]

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See detailDetermining the metallicity of the solar envelope using seismic inversion techniques
Buldgen, Gaël ULiege; Salmon, Sébastien ULiege; Noels-Grötsch, Arlette ULiege et al

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (2017), 472(1), 751-764

The solar metallicity issue is a long-lasting problem of astrophysics, impacting multi- ple fields and still subject to debate and uncertainties. While spectroscopy has mostly been used to determine the ... [more ▼]

The solar metallicity issue is a long-lasting problem of astrophysics, impacting multi- ple fields and still subject to debate and uncertainties. While spectroscopy has mostly been used to determine the solar heavy elements abundance, helioseismologists at- tempted providing a seismic determination of the metallicity in the solar convective enveloppe. However, the puzzle remains since two independent groups prodived two radically different values for this crucial astrophysical parameter. We aim at provid- ing an independent seismic measurement of the solar metallicity in the convective enveloppe. Our main goal is to help provide new information to break the current stalemate amongst seismic determinations of the solar heavy element abundance. We start by presenting the kernels, the inversion technique and the target function of the inversion we have developed. We then test our approach in multiple hare-and-hounds exercises to assess its reliability and accuracy. We then apply our technique to solar data using calibrated solar models and determine an interval of seismic measurements for the solar metallicity. We show that our inversion can indeed be used to estimate the solar metallicity thanks to our hare-and-hounds exercises. However, we also show that further dependencies in the physical ingredients of solar models lead to a low accuracy. Nevertheless, using various physical ingredients for our solar models, we determine metallicity values between 0.008 and 0.014. [less ▲]

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See detailDetermining the reactivity of concrete aggregates for Nuclear Power Plant concrete structures
Jackiewicz-Rek, Wioletta; Piotrowski, Tomasz; Courard, Luc ULiege et al

in Budowa Elektowni Jadrowych (2016), 529(9), 99-102

The authors describe the additional requirements to ensure durability of concrete related to probability of corrosion due to alkali-silica reactivity of aggregates based on French Rules for Design and ... [more ▼]

The authors describe the additional requirements to ensure durability of concrete related to probability of corrosion due to alkali-silica reactivity of aggregates based on French Rules for Design and Construction of PWR nuclear civil works RCC-CW. Since these requirements are based both on European standards and the French experience they are not fully compatible with the conditions and requirements in other countries, including Poland. In the paper the RILEM methodology and assessment according to American ASTM standards are presented as well. The article is an introduction to the discussion on adapting to Polish conditions the guidelines for the reactivity assessment of aggregate for concrete resulting from RCC-CW. [less ▲]

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See detailDetermining the Substorm Onset Instability Using Ground and Space-Based Measurements
Rae, Jonathan; Watt, Clare; Murphy, Kyle et al

Poster (2016, December 16)

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See detailDeterminism in tropical forest biomass distribution due to forest spatial structure, highlighted by the study of the edge effect.
Bastin, Jean-François ULiege; Bogaert, Jan; De Cannière, Charles

in Islands in land- and seascape: the challenges of fragmentation, Erlangen February 2012 (2012, February)

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See detailDeterminisme de la derive lente de la frequence cardiaque pendant l'exercise musculaire.
Cornet, Françoise ULiege; Scheen, André ULiege; Juchmes, J. et al

in Comptes Rendus des Séances de la Société de Biologie et de ses Filiales (1978), 172(3), 569-74

The slow increase in heart rate which is observed in normal man submitted to heavy muscular exercise is due for a part to an activation of orthosympathetic cardiac activity which is blocked by beta ... [more ▼]

The slow increase in heart rate which is observed in normal man submitted to heavy muscular exercise is due for a part to an activation of orthosympathetic cardiac activity which is blocked by beta antagonists. It is also explained by direct action of hyperthermia on the heart. [less ▲]

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See detailLe determinisme genetique de la differenciation sexuelle humaine.
Ectors, Fabien ULiege

in Revue Médicale de Bruxelles (1995), 16(6), 404-10

The genetic mechanism controlling sexual differentiation had remained unknown for a long time. Karyotype analysis of sex-inverted patients or individuals with ambiguous sexual differentiation has enabled ... [more ▼]

The genetic mechanism controlling sexual differentiation had remained unknown for a long time. Karyotype analysis of sex-inverted patients or individuals with ambiguous sexual differentiation has enabled the localization and identification of genes involved. It is currently known that the SRY gene is responsible for the initiation of a cascade reaction leading to male differentiation of the primitive gonad. SRY is a +/- 820 base pairs gene located on the small arm of the Y chromosome, more precisely within the 1A1 alpha sub-segment. Although a few other genes are known to be involved in the downstream regulation of SRY, their precise mode of action is yet unknown. [less ▲]

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See detailDéterminisme multifactoriel de l'héliodermie
QUATRESOOZ, Pascale ULiege; uhoda, I.; PIERARD-FRANCHIMONT, Claudine ULiege et al

in Actualités en Ingéniérie Cutanée (2006)

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See detailDeterministic and stochastic behaviour of L. monocytogenes suspended cells or detached from stainless steel surfaces during cheese manufacture
Belessi, C; Gounadaki, A; Schvartzman Echenique, Maria Sol ULiege et al

Conference (2010, May)

Growth probability and kinetic models for Listeria monocytogenes in response to multiple hurdles occurring during cheese anufacturing are mainly focused on suspended L. monocytogenes cells. This study ... [more ▼]

Growth probability and kinetic models for Listeria monocytogenes in response to multiple hurdles occurring during cheese anufacturing are mainly focused on suspended L. monocytogenes cells. This study aimed to compared: (i) the growth/no growth interface of L. monocytogenes cells attached on stainless steel (SS) surfaces, or in suspension, within adjusted media and (ii) the behavior of planktonic and detached Listeria cells during manufacturing and ripening of two popular Greek cheeses: Feta and Graviera. A multi-strains composite of L. monocytogenes isolates from cheese, factory and farm in Greece and Ireland, were grown in TSBYE, MRD, Milk, Feta and Graviera cheese in the presence of SS coupons (2x5cm) for 3d at 20 °C, to obtain the following inocula: planktonic cells (P), and cells detached from the SS coupons (D). Detachment took place by the bead vortexing method. For growth/no growth evaluation P and D cells were inoculated in TSBYE, adjusted to 5 pH (6.8-4.8) by lactic acid and at 4 aw (0.945-0.995) by NaCl. For evaluation of L. monocytogenes kinetics in cheese, P and D cells were inoculated at three simulated stages of Feta and Graviera manufacture: in pasteurized milk, after cutting the curd and after the first ripening. The growth of D cells slightly delayed compared to P cells while it was more affected by aw than pH. On cheese, L. monocytogenes survived throughout the ripening at low levels. The differences in probability of growth of single cells for both inocula (P and D) were assessed by stochastic approaches. Furthermore, PFGE analysis resulted that 91 % of the cells of any tested condition belonged to the cheese factory isolate. The re- sults may address safety implications relevant to the potential of attached cells to proliferate, whereas data may contribute to filling data gaps on risk assessment of L. monocytogenes isolates from the dairy industry. [less ▲]

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