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See detailIn situ development and application of cDNA-AFLP to isolate genes of Candida oleophila (strain O) potentially involved in antagonistic properties against Botrytis cinerea.
Massart, Sébastien ULg; Luna-Guarda, M.; Jijakli, Haissam ULg

in Communications in agricultural and applied biological sciences (2004), 69(4), 595-599

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See detailIn situ dynamic analysis of solid or aqueous solutions undergoing chemical reactions by RBS or PIXE with external beam
Bouquillon, A.; Dran, J*-C; Lagarde, G. et al

in Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B, Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms (2002), 188

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See detailIn situ filtration responses of Daphnia galeata to changes in food quality
Darchambeau, François ULg; Thys, I.

in Journal of Plankton Research (2005), 27(3), 227-236

In the stoichiometric study of phyto-zooplankton interactions, a controversy exists about how Daphnia species regulate their feeding rate when submitted to low-quality food (i.e. high dietary carbon ... [more ▼]

In the stoichiometric study of phyto-zooplankton interactions, a controversy exists about how Daphnia species regulate their feeding rate when submitted to low-quality food (i.e. high dietary carbon:phosphorus [C:P] ratio). In this study, we gathered data over 3 years on in situ clearance rates of a Daphnia galeata population, by conducting grazing experiments from April 1998 to October 2000 in the Esch-sur-Sure reservoir (Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg). Observed clearance rates (2.5-13.5 mL individual(-1) day(-1), mean 7.0 mL individual(-1) day(-1)) were correlated with population and environmental variables. Mean body size of Daphnia individuals was the best predictor of clearance rate (r(2) = 0.639), followed by water temperature (r(2) = 0.262) and P concentration in the seston (r(2) <= 0.241). When combined with body size, seston C:P or nitrogen:P ratios provided the best predictive regression model of clearance rate (r(2) = 0.852-0.897). The clearance rate was always correlated negatively with P concentration in the food. Thus, Daphnia reacts to a decrease of food quality (i.e. higher C:P ratio) by an increase of its feeding rate. However, the filtration response to food quality was inhibited by high population density. We suggest that, when food quality is low and population density high, this inhibition may favour fitness of future conspecific generations. In conclusion, our results emphasize the effect of P availability on transfer rate of organic matter between lacustrian autotrophs and herbivores and pose questions about consequent effects on nutrient biogeochemical cycles. [less ▲]

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See detailIn situ follow-up of adsorption in activated carbon beds using X-ray microtomography
Almazan, Maria del Carmen; Léonard, Angélique ULg; Toye, Dominique ULg et al

in Kaskel, S.; Llewellyn, P.; Rodriguez-Reinoso, F. (Eds.) et al Characterisation of Porous Solids VII - Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on the Characterisation of Porous Solids (2009)

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See detailThe in situ formation of a new initiator system for the syndiotactic anionic polymerization of methyl methacrylate in toluene at 0°C
Zundel, Thomas; Teyssié, Philippe; Jérôme, Robert ULg

in Polymer (2002), 43(25), 7191-7193

This paper reports on an efficient 'in-situ' one pot synthesis of an initiatior/ligand adduct, which can be used to initiate the anionic polymerization of methyl methacrylate in toluene at 0 °C ... [more ▼]

This paper reports on an efficient 'in-situ' one pot synthesis of an initiatior/ligand adduct, which can be used to initiate the anionic polymerization of methyl methacrylate in toluene at 0 °C. Predominantly syndiotactic PMMA is formed. [less ▲]

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See detailIn situ formation of stabilizers for the implementation of dispersion nitroxide mediated polymerization of MMA in supercritical carbon dioxide
Grignard, Bruno ULg; Gigmes, Didier; Jérôme, Christine ULg et al

Poster (2009, September 17)

Controlled dispersion Nitroxide Mediated Polymerization (NMP) of methyl methacrylate (MMA) was successfully carried out for the first time in supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) in the presence of CO2 ... [more ▼]

Controlled dispersion Nitroxide Mediated Polymerization (NMP) of methyl methacrylate (MMA) was successfully carried out for the first time in supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2) in the presence of CO2-philic perfluorinated surfactant that was generated “in situ”. The control of the MMA polymerization relies on the strategy developed by Charleux et al. that consists of using a SG1-based alkoxyamine, i.e. the block-builder, in the presence of small amount of styrene. In a first step, CO2 soluble polyheptadecafluorodecylacrylate was prepared in scCO2 using block-builder as an alkoxyamine. In a second step, nitroxide SG1 mediated dispersion polymerization of MMA was conducted at 70°C and 300 bar in the presence of 5 w% of SG1 terminated surfactant compared to the monomer. Different monomer to alkoxyamine molar ratios were investigated in order to target different molecular weights. In each case, the monomer conversion was high (>90 %), the experimental molecular weight was in good agreement with the theoretical value and the polydispersity was narrow (Mw/Mn ~1.2). Moreover, after depressurisation of the cell, PMMA was collected as a free flowing powder consisting of small sized microspheres. [less ▲]

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See detailIn situ formation of yttrium alkoxides: A versatile and efficient catalyst for the ROP of epsilon-caprolactone
Martin, Eric; Dubois, Philippe ULg; Jérôme, Robert ULg

in Macromolecules (2003), 38(16), 5934-5941

[Tris(hexamethyldisilyl)amide] yttrium is a catalyst for the controlled ring-opening polymerization of epsilon-caprolactone when reacted with an excess of alcohol. Up to an alcohol-to-yttrium molar ratio ... [more ▼]

[Tris(hexamethyldisilyl)amide] yttrium is a catalyst for the controlled ring-opening polymerization of epsilon-caprolactone when reacted with an excess of alcohol. Up to an alcohol-to-yttrium molar ratio of 50, the chain transfer to the alcohol is quantitative, and the molecular weight of the chains can be predicted from the monomer-to-alcohol molar ratio. At alcohol-to-yttrium ratios higher than 100, the alcohol is quantitatively consumed provided that 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexamethyldisilazane, which is formed as a byproduct, is removed from the reation medium. Depending on the structure of the alcohol, end-functional polyesters can be prepared (e.g., with N-pyrrolyl and 3-thienyl end groups). Well-defined block and random copolymers of epsilon-CL with lactides and gamma-bromo-epsilon-caprolactone, respectively, have also been synthesized. Compared to aluminum alkoxides, the in situ formed yttrium alkoxides have the advantage of a much faster polymerization kinetics while preserving control. [less ▲]

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See detailIn situ FTIR micro-spectroscopy to investigate polymeric fibers under supercritical carbon dioxide: CO2 sorption and swelling measurements
Champeau, Mathilde; Thomassin, Jean-Michel ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg et al

in Journal of Supercritical Fluids (2014), 90

An original experimental set-up combining a FTIR (Fourier Transformed InfraRed) microscope with a high pressure cell has been built in order to analyze in situ and simultaneously the CO2 sorption and the ... [more ▼]

An original experimental set-up combining a FTIR (Fourier Transformed InfraRed) microscope with a high pressure cell has been built in order to analyze in situ and simultaneously the CO2 sorption and the polymer swelling of microscopic polymer samples, such as fibers, subjected to supercritical carbon dioxide. Thanks to this experimental set-up, we have determined as a function of the CO2 pressure (from 2 to 15 MPa) the CO2 sorption and the polymer swelling at T = 40 °C of four polymer samples, namely PEO (polyethylene oxide), PLLA (poly-l-lactide acid), PET (polyethylene terephtalate) and PP (polypropylene). The quantity of CO2 sorbed in all the studied polymers increases with pressure. PEO and PLLA display a significant level of CO2 sorption (20 and 25% respectively, at P = 15 MPa). However, we observe that a lower quantity of CO2 can be sorbed into PP and PET (7 and 8% respectively, at P = 15 MPa). Comparing their thermodynamic behaviors and their intrinsic properties, we emphasize that a high CO2 sorption can be reach if on one hand, the polymer is able to form specific interaction with CO2 in order to thermodynamically favor the presence of CO2 molecules inside the polymer and on the other, displays high chains mobility in the amorphous region. PLLA and PEO fulfilled these two requirements whereas only one property is fulfilled by PET (specific interaction with CO2) and PP (high chains mobility). Finally, we have found that for a given CO2 sorption, the resulting swelling of the polymer depends mainly on its crystallinity. [less ▲]

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See detailThe in situ Glyptostroboxylon forest of Hoegaarden (Belgium) at the Initial Eocene Thermal Maximum (55 Ma)
Fairon-Demaret, Muriel ULg; Steurbaut, Etienne; Damblon, Freddy ULg et al

in Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology (2003), 126(1-2), 103-129

Hundreds of silicified standing stumps have been discovered within a lignitic horizon in the middle of the Tienen Formation near Hoegaarden in northeast Belgium. The anatomical features of the fossil ... [more ▼]

Hundreds of silicified standing stumps have been discovered within a lignitic horizon in the middle of the Tienen Formation near Hoegaarden in northeast Belgium. The anatomical features of the fossil stumps, as those of the numerous silicified secondary xylem remains collected since the last century from this area, demonstrate that they all belong to a single taxodiaceous taxon. The stumps bear characteristics shared by Taxodioxylon gypsaceum and Glyptostroboxylon tenerum, but affinities with the latter appear closer. They are attributed to Glyptostroboxylon sp. Calibration of the sedimentological, stratigraphical and organic carbon isotope data reveals that these taxodiaceous fossil trees developed in a swampy lowland environment most probably during the Initial Eocene Thermal Maximum at ca. 55 Ma. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailIn situ hybridization at the electron microscope level: an improved method for precise localization of ribosomal DNA and RNA.
Thiry, Marc ULg; Thiry-Blaise, L.

in European Journal of Cell Biology (1989), 50(1), 235-43

In situ hybridization using biotinylated rDNA probes and secondary antibody coupled to gold particles was developed on ultrathin sections of Lowicryl-embedded Ehrlich tumor cells for precise localization ... [more ▼]

In situ hybridization using biotinylated rDNA probes and secondary antibody coupled to gold particles was developed on ultrathin sections of Lowicryl-embedded Ehrlich tumor cells for precise localization of ribosomal RNA (rRNA) and ribosomal DNA (rDNA). For the detection of rDNA, an immunocytochemical approach involving an antibody against single-stranded DNA was used in order to determine the more efficient denaturation procedure. Using this technique, rDNA can be visualized in the fibrillar centers of nucleoli, especially in their peripheral regions at the proximity of both the dense fibrils and the nucleolar interstices as well as within the latter. rDNA was occasionally detected in some clumps of dense nucleolus-associated chromatin. Besides the presence of rRNA in the ribosome-rich cytoplasmic areas and in the dense fibrillar component and the granular component of the nucleolus, rRNA was also found in the fibrillar center areas close to the boundary region to the dense fibrillar component. These results are discussed in the light of the present knowledge on the functional organization of the nucleolus. [less ▲]

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See detailIn Situ Lipidomic Analysis of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver by Cluster TOF-SIMS Imaging
Debois, Delphine ULg; Bralet, Marie-Pierre; Le Naour, François et al

in Analytical Chemistry (2009), 81(8), 2823-2831

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See detailIn situ localisation and quantification of surfactins in a Bacillus subtilis swarming community by imaging mass spectrometry
Debois, Delphine ULg; Hamzé, Kassem; Guérineau, Vincent et al

in Proteomics (2008), 8(18), 3682-3691

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See detailIN SITU MEASUREMENTS OF METAZOOPLANKTON PREDATION ON PROTOZOOPLANKTON: USE OF FLUORESCENTLY LABELLED PROTISTS.
Joaquim-Justo, Célia ULg; Caufman, F; Thomé, Jean-Pierre ULg

Poster (2001, February 04)

The importance of trophic relationships between metazooplankton and protozoans in rivers are not yet well known, but as some authors have shown during the last decade, the predation exerted by ... [more ▼]

The importance of trophic relationships between metazooplankton and protozoans in rivers are not yet well known, but as some authors have shown during the last decade, the predation exerted by metazooplankton on these organisms might be of importance in the transfer of energy from the pico- and nanoplankton to the metazooplankton. Fluorescent carboxylate microspheres of 0.5 µm in diameter were used to label natural protozooplankton. Different combinations of labelling times and concentrations of microspheres were tested to achieve an optimal labelling of the protists (i.e. a maximal proportion of individuals labelled with an identical number of microspheres); the most appropriate labelling conditions were with short incubations (10 minutes) and relatively low microsphere concentrations (1.105 FMP/ml). Live labelled protozooplankton was used to determine ingestion rates of the natural metazooplankton of the river Meuse (Belgium). It could be showed for all abundant species (i.e. the rotifers Brachionus calyciflorus, Brachionus angularis and Keratella cochlearis) that the predation exerted on protozooplankton was high (from 34 to 182 protists.rotifer-1.h-1) in in situ conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailIn situ measurements of the nitrogen assimilation by marine plants using 15N (Gulf of Calvi-Corsica)
Millet, Sylvie; Nyssen, Fabienne; Lepoint, Gilles ULg et al

Poster (1997, September)

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See detailIn situ measurements of the static liquid holdup in Katapak-SP12 (TM) packed column using X-ray tomography
Aferka, Saïd ULg; Crine, Michel ULg; Saroha, A. K. et al

in Chemical Engineering Science (2007), 62(21), 6076-6080

Static liquid holdup was determined in situ, in a column packed with Katapak-SP12 (TM) elements, using a non-intrusive X-ray tomographic technique. Experiments were performed in a 10 cm diameter PVC ... [more ▼]

Static liquid holdup was determined in situ, in a column packed with Katapak-SP12 (TM) elements, using a non-intrusive X-ray tomographic technique. Experiments were performed in a 10 cm diameter PVC column with the air-water system. The technique allows a local determination of the various liquid holdup as well as of the capillary height, without dismantling the elements. Results are in good agreement with correlations proposed in the literature. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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