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See detailNew method for establishing a network of operational warning of Septoria leaf blotch disease in winter wheat
El Jarroudi, Moussa ULg; Giraud, Frédéric; Defosse, Philippe et al

Poster (2011, August 06)

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See detailNew method for establishing a network of operational warning of Septoria leaf blotch disease in winter wheat
El Jarroudi, Moussa ULg; Giraud, Frédéric; Delfosse, Philippe et al

in Phytopathology (2011), 101

A mechanistic model, PROCULTURE, based on commonly available meteorological data and assessing in real time the risk of progression of septoria leaf blotch disease on winter wheat has been developed in ... [more ▼]

A mechanistic model, PROCULTURE, based on commonly available meteorological data and assessing in real time the risk of progression of septoria leaf blotch disease on winter wheat has been developed in Belgium and the Grand-Duchy of Luxemburg (GDL) to limit fungicide use. However, the reliability of meteorological stations used for the warning system varies according to the distance to the fields. A weather analysis based on the Fourier transform highlighted a great difference in the intraday variation between two sites in the GDL (Everlange and Reuland). The correlation between these two sites is very high for the hourly temperature (R = 0.96), and for the hourly relative humidity (RH) (R = 0.86), (P < 0.05). However, the intraday variation (<11 hours) highlights contrasts for a given meteorological parameter. Hence, the correlation between temperature or RH decreased respectively from 0.96 to 0.43 and from 0.86 to 0.30. The comparison between infection conditions given by PROCULTURE using the Fourier transform, shows: (i) a positive but weak correlation between temperature at Reuland and Everlange (R = 0.64), (ii) a good correlation between RH for these two sites (R = 0.86), and (iii) a contrasted difference for rain (R = 0.27), (P < 0.05). This Fourier transform based method enables to take into account the RH and temperature variation related to topography levels in the warning system and to understand and explain the variation in disease expression between a plateau and a valley bottom or between North and South slopes. [less ▲]

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See detailA new method for in vitro detection of bromodeoxyuridine in serum: a proof of concept in a songbird species, the canary.
Barker, Jennifer M.; Charlier, Thierry D.; Ball, Gregory F. et al

in PloS one (2013), 8(5), 63692

Systemic injection of a thymidine analogue such as bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) in vertebrates is commonly used to detect and study cell production during development, adulthood, and pathology, particularly ... [more ▼]

Systemic injection of a thymidine analogue such as bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU) in vertebrates is commonly used to detect and study cell production during development, adulthood, and pathology, particularly in studies of adult neurogenesis. Although researchers are applying this technique to multiple species in various physiological conditions, the rate of BrdU clearance from the serum remains unknown in most cases. Changes in this clearance rate as a function of the species, sex or endocrine condition could however profoundly affect the interpretation of the results. We describe a rapid, sensitive, but simple bioassay for post-injection detection and quantification of BrdU in serum. This procedure was shown to be suitable for determining the length of time a thymidine analogue remains in the bloodstream of one avian species and seems applicable to any vertebrate provided sufficiently large blood samples can be collected. This technique was used to demonstrate that, in canaries, BrdU injected at a dose of 100 mg/kg is no longer available for incorporation into DNA between 30 and 60 min post-injection, a delay shorter than anticipated based on the available literature. Preliminary data suggest a similar fast clearance in Japanese quail and mice. [less ▲]

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See detailNew method for nitroxyl radical synthesis
Claes, M.; Detrembleur, Christophe ULg; Hoebeke, Maryse ULg et al

Conference (2002)

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See detailNew method for photovoltaic solar cell physical parameters extraction
Aazou, Safae ULg; Ibral, A.; Assaid, M. et al

Conference (2011)

Photovoltaic energy is one of the most important renewable energies. This type of energy, unlike other energy sources, is clean, safe, and abundant. The photovoltaic solar energy is based on the ... [more ▼]

Photovoltaic energy is one of the most important renewable energies. This type of energy, unlike other energy sources, is clean, safe, and abundant. The photovoltaic solar energy is based on the conversion of sunlight into direct current by solar cells. In order to increase the efficiency of the photovoltaic conversion and for a better understanding of the solar cell behavior, an accurate knowledge of the cell physical parameters is required. In this work, the solar cell is considered as a generator and the one-diode equivalent circuit is retained. This electronic circuit modeling the solar cell contains a diode with its reverse saturation current and its ideality factor, parasitic series and shunt resistances and a photocurrent generator. In this paper, a new physical parameters extraction method is presented, for the first time to our knowledge, which is based on the current-voltage characteristics and on the analytical expression of the output voltage given in term of the Lambert W function. This method gives all the physical parameters without any approximation or introduction of initial values. To test the efficiency of the presented method, a comparative study with other extraction methods is done. The obtained results are in good agreement. [less ▲]

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See detailA New Method for Quality by Design Robust Optimization in Liquid Chromatography
Debrus, Benjamin ULg; Lebrun, Pierre ULg; Rozet, Eric ULg et al

in LC-GC Europe (2013), -(-), -

A new method to optimize liquid chromatography (LC) methods using a Quality by Design (QbD) approach is presented. This method is based on the use of design of experiments (DOE) and independent component ... [more ▼]

A new method to optimize liquid chromatography (LC) methods using a Quality by Design (QbD) approach is presented. This method is based on the use of design of experiments (DOE) and independent component analysis (ICA) to accurately estimate the modelled responses (that is, the retention times at the beginning, the apex, and the end) of each peak, even for coeluted peaks. The modelling of these responses usesmultiple linear regressions, while the propagation of the error affecting the responses and coming from the models is carried out by Monte Carlo simulation. The design space is determined as the region of assay factors where the probability to reach baseline-resolved peaks is higher than the desired level of quality. This method was applied to the optimization of the separation of nine compounds in a mixture, yielding the design space and the demonstration of robustness of the method. Finally, the method was validated. [less ▲]

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See detailA new method for reconstruction of the vertical electron density distribution in the upper ionosphere and plasmasphere
Stankov, Stanimir; Jakowski, Norbert; Muhtarov, Plamen et al

in Journal of Geophysical Research. Space Physics (2003), 108(A51164), 1164

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See detailA New Method for the Determination of Cyanide Ions and Their Quantification in Some Senegalese Cassava Varieties
Diallo, Younoussa; Gueye, Momar Talla; Ndiaye, Cheikh et al

in American Journal of Analytical Chemistry (2014), 5(3), 181-187

Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is a starchy staple food that previous researches have showed to contain cyanogenic compounds, precursors of hydrocyanic acid, undoubtedly toxic for humans. With the aim ... [more ▼]

Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is a starchy staple food that previous researches have showed to contain cyanogenic compounds, precursors of hydrocyanic acid, undoubtedly toxic for humans. With the aim to determine food security in cassava, this study developed a simple, fast and less expensive step for quantifying cyanide ions by using micro-diffusion with modified Conway cells. After an enzymatic degradation, the cyanide ions were quantified by electrochemical procedures. The validation of this method is estimated. The concentration of cyanide ions at different part of the samples was determined. The results showed high toxicity in some fresh Senegalese consumed cassava varieties (>100 mg HCN·kg﹣1). However, in the processed cassava products, less than 10 mg HCN·kg﹣1 was found in the different varieties studied except for the chips where the levels of CN﹣ contents were important (>49 mg HCN·kg﹣1). [less ▲]

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See detailA new method for the determination of the relative affinity of a ligand against various DNA sequences by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Application to a polyamide minor groove binder
Buchmann, W.; Boutorine, A.; Halby, L. et al

in Journal of Mass Spectrometry [=JMS] (2009), 44

A new method for the determination of the relative affinity of a ligand against various dsDNA sequences is presented by using electrospray ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ESI-QTOF) mass ... [more ▼]

A new method for the determination of the relative affinity of a ligand against various dsDNA sequences is presented by using electrospray ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ESI-QTOF) mass spectrometry. Thismethod does not require knowing the ligand concentration accurately. It allows determination of the relative affinity of a ligand against various dsDNA sequences for 1 : 1 complex stoichiometries in a quick manner without labeling. [less ▲]

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See detailNew method for the purification of electrically charged polysaccharides
Garna, Haikel; Emaga, Thomas Happi; Robert, Christelle et al

in Food Hydrocolloids (2011), 25(5), 1219-1226

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See detailNew method to combine molecular and pedigree relationships
Bömcke, Elisabeth ULg; Soyeurt, Hélène ULg; Szydlowski, Maciej et al

in Journal of Animal Science (2011), 89

Relationship coefficients are traditionally based on pedigree data. Today, with the development of molecular techniques, they are often completely replaced by coefficients calculated from molecular data ... [more ▼]

Relationship coefficients are traditionally based on pedigree data. Today, with the development of molecular techniques, they are often completely replaced by coefficients calculated from molecular data. Examples are relationships from microsatellites for biodiversity studies but also genomic relationships from SNP as currently used in genomic prediction of breeding values. There are, however, many situations in which optimal combination of both sources would be the best solutions. Obviously, this is the case for incompletely genotyped populations, but also when pedigree information is sparse. Also, markers, even dense ones, do not reflect the whole genome and therefore give only an incomplete picture of relationships. The main objective of this study was therefore to develop a method to calculate a relationship matrix by the combination of molecular and pedigree data. It will be useful for all situations where pedigree and molecular data are available. In this study, based on simulations of pedigree and marker data, we used partial least squares regression and linear regression to combine total allelic relationship coefficients calculated for each marker with additive relationship coefficients calculated from incomplete pedigree. The results showed that the greatest advantage of this method, compared with the one that replaces a part of the pedigree-based relationship matrix by a genomic relationship matrix, is that adding the partial pedigree data allows for the correction of the molecular coefficient for the ungenotyped part of the genome. [less ▲]

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See detailNew Method to Combine Pedigree and Molecular Relationships applied to Brandrood Cattle
Bömcke, Elisabeth ULg; Windig, J. J.; Gengler, Nicolas ULg

in 9th World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production: Leipzig, Germany (2010)

Relationship coefficients are traditionally based on pedigree data. Today, they are often replaced by coefficients calculated from molecular data, for example, microsatellites-based relationships for bio ... [more ▼]

Relationship coefficients are traditionally based on pedigree data. Today, they are often replaced by coefficients calculated from molecular data, for example, microsatellites-based relationships for bio-diversity studies or genomic relationships for prediction of breeding values. However, in many situations, optimal combination of both sources would be the best solutions; i.e. when population is incompletely genotyped or when pedigree information is sparse. Also even dense markers do not reflect the whole genome. The objective of this study was to applied a new method to calculate a relationship matrix by the combination of molecular and pedigree data on Brandrood cattle. The results showed that combining marker and pedigree information produced more accurate A-matrices what will be useful for future management of the breed genetic variability. [less ▲]

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See detailA new method to detect long term trends of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) total columns measured within the NDACC ground-based high resolution solar FTIR network
Angelbratt, J.; Mellqvist, J.; Blumenstock, T. et al

in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (2011), 11(13), 6167--6183

Total columns measured with the ground-based solar FTIR technique are highly variable in time due to atmospheric chemistry and dynamics in the atmosphere above the measurement station. In this paper, a ... [more ▼]

Total columns measured with the ground-based solar FTIR technique are highly variable in time due to atmospheric chemistry and dynamics in the atmosphere above the measurement station. In this paper, a multiple regression model with anomalies of air pressure, total columns of hydrogen fluoride (HF) and carbon monoxide (CO) and tropopause height are used to reduce the variability in the methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) total columns to estimate reliable linear trends with as small uncertainties as possible. The method is developed at the Harestua station (60 N, 11 E, 600m a.s.l.) and used on three other European FTIR stations, i.e. Jungfraujoch (47 N, 8 E, 3600m a.s.l.), Zugspitze (47 N, 11 E, 3000m a.s.l.), and Kiruna (68 N, 20 E, 400m a.s.l.). Linear CH4 trends between 0.13±0.01-0.25±0.02%yr-1 were estimated for all stations in the 1996-2009 period. A piecewise model with three separate linear trends, connected at change points, was used to estimate the short term fluctuations in the CH4 total columns. This model shows a growth in 1996–1999 followed by a period of steady state until 2007. From 2007 until 2009 the atmospheric CH4 amount increases between 0.57±0.22–1.15±0.17%yr-1. Linear N2O trends between 0.19±0.01–0.40±0.02%yr-1 were estimated for all stations in the 1996-2007 period, here with the strongest trend at Harestua and Kiruna and the lowest at the Alp stations. From the N2O total columns crude tropospheric and stratospheric partial columns were derived, indicating that the observed difference in the N2O trends between the FTIR sites is of stratospheric origin. This agrees well with the N2O measurements by the SMR instrument onboard the Odin satellite showing the highest trends at Harestua, 0.98±0.28%yr-1, and considerably smaller trends at lower latitudes, 0.27±0.25%yr-1. The multiple regression model was compared with two other trend methods, the ordinary linear regression and a Bootstrap algorithm. The multiple regression model estimated CH4 and N2O trends that differed up to 31% compared to the other two methods and had uncertainties that were up to 300% lower. Since the multiple regression method were carefully validated this stresses the importance to account for variability in the total columns when estimating trend from solar FTIR data. [less ▲]

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See detailA new method to determine tissue specific tissue factor thrombomodulin activities: endotoxin and particulate air pollution induced disbalance.
Frederix, Kim ULg; Kooter, Ingeborg M; van Oerle, Rene et al

in Thrombosis Journal (2008), 6(14), 14

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Increase in tissue factor (TF) and loss in thrombomodulin (TM) antigen levels has been described in various inflammatory disorders. The functional consequences of such changes in ... [more ▼]

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Increase in tissue factor (TF) and loss in thrombomodulin (TM) antigen levels has been described in various inflammatory disorders. The functional consequences of such changes in antigen concentrations in the coagulation balance are, however, not known. This study was designed to assess the consequences of inflammation-driven organ specific functional properties of the procoagulant response. METHODS: Tissue specific procoagulant activity was assessed by adding tissue homogenate to normal human pool plasma and recording of the thrombin generation curve. The new technique was subsequently applied on two inflammation driven animal models: 1) mouse lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced endotoxemia and 2) spontaneously hypertensive rats exposed to environmental air pollution (particulate matter (PM). RESULTS: Addition of lung tissue from untreated animals to human plasma suppressed the endogenous thrombin potential (ETP) (175 +/- 61 vs. 1437 +/- 112 nM.min for control). This inhibitory effect was due to TM, because a) it was absent in protein C deficient plasma and b) lungs from TMpro/pro mice allowed full thrombin generation (ETP: 1686 +/- 209 nM.min). The inhibitory effect of TM was lost after LPS administration to mice, which induced TF activity in lungs of C57Bl/6 mice as well as increased the ETP (941 +/- 523 vs. 194 +/- 159 nM.min for control). Another pro-inflammatory stimulus, PM dose-dependently increased TF in the lungs of spontaneously hypertensive rats at 4 and 48 hours after PM exposure. The ETP increased up to 48 hours at the highest concentration of PM (1441 +/- 289 nM.min vs. saline: 164 +/- 64 nM.min, p < 0.0001), suggesting a concentration- and time dependent reduction in TM activity. CONCLUSION: Inflammation associated procoagulant effects in tissues are dependent on variations in activity of the TF-TM balance. The application of these novel organ specific functional assays is a useful tool to monitor inflammation-driven shifts in the coagulation balance within animal or human tissues. [less ▲]

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See detailA New Method to Evaluate Wave Impact Forces on Offshores Structures
Marchal, Jean ULg

in Proceedings of the Offshore Technology Conference (1984)

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See detailA new method to fuzzy modeling and its application in performance evaluation of tenants in incubators
Rezaei Sadrabadi, Mahmood ULg

in International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (2008), 37

As we know fuzzy modeling is one of the most powerful techniques to extract experts’ knowledge in the form of fuzzy if-then rules. In this research work, a new method to fuzzy modeling is proposed in ... [more ▼]

As we know fuzzy modeling is one of the most powerful techniques to extract experts’ knowledge in the form of fuzzy if-then rules. In this research work, a new method to fuzzy modeling is proposed in which the main goal is to construct a fuzzy rule-base of the type of Mamdani. In the proposed method, fuzzy c-means (FCM) clustering is used for structure identification and two optimization problems are used for parameter identification. The proposed method is used to simulate experts’ knowledge for performance evaluation of tenants in incubators. The authors have implemented their proposed method in a real numerical example successfully. [less ▲]

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See detailA new method to measure residual stresses in veneering ceramic
Mainjot, Amélie ULg; Van Heusden, Alain ULg; Sadoun, Michael

Conference (2010, July 16)

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See detailNew Methode for a Two-Step Hydrolysis and Chromatographic Analysis of Pectin Neutral Sugar Chains
Haikel, Garna; Mabon, Nicolas ULg; Wathelet, Bernard ULg et al

in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2004), 52

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