Alain Audebert

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Rice is a crop prone to drought stress in upland and rainfed lowland ecosystems. A deep root system is recognized as the best drought avoidance mechanism. Genome-wide association mapping offers higher resolution for locating quantitative trait loci (QTLs) than QTL mapping in biparental populations. We performed an association mapping study for root traits(More)
BACKGROUND Gynaecological laparoscopic surgery outcomes can be compromised by the formation of de novo adhesions. This randomized, double-blind study was designed to assess the efficacy and safety of 4% icodextrin solution (Adept(®)) in the reduction of de novo adhesion incidence compared to lactated Ringer's solution (LRS). METHODS Patients undergoing(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of Dienogest versus Decapeptyl at 3.75 mg as consolidation therapy for surgery in the treatment of endometriosis. DESIGN Multicenter, open, randomized, parallel-group clinical trial. SETTING Volunteer patients in an academic research environment. PATIENT(S) Women with grade 2, 3, and 4 (</=70) endometriosis at initial(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of peritoneal and visceral adhesions to the umbilical region according to past surgical history and to estimate the risk of bowel injury with blind insertion of the principal trocar-cannula. DESIGN Prospective, unicentric study by a single operator. SETTING Clinique Saint-Sernin and Polyclinique de Bordeaux,(More)
Localizing genes that contribute to drought avoidance in a quantitative way should enable the exploitation of these genes in breeding through marker-assisted selection, and may lead to the discovery of gene identity and function. Between 110 and 176 F6 recombinant inbred lines from a mapping population derived from a cross of upland rice varieties Bala and(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate SprayGel, a new sprayable adhesion barrier developed for laparoscopic and open pelvic and abdominal surgical procedures. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, controlled, multicenter trial (Canadian Task Force classification I). SETTING University clinic and private clinic. PATIENTS Forty-five women, 24 randomized to treatment(More)
Two upland rice varieties, Azucena and Bala, were screened for root growth under droughted and irrigated treatments in two field sites at the West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA) experimental farm, Côte d’Ivoire, during the dry season of 1999/2000. The sites were chosen to represent contrasting soil profile penetration resistance (PR)(More)
This study was undertaken to examine the influence of cyst nematodes (Heterodera sacchari) and drought stress, in isolation and combination, on the water status and growth of rice in Côte d'Ivoire. Drought is considered one of the main yield-limiting factors to upland rice in West Africa, while H. sacchari is emerging as a potentially serious pest. A field(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of coculture of embryos on endometrial cells in patients with repeated failures of implantation. DESIGN A retrospective comparison of pregnancy rates between IVF-ET with coculture and standard culture methods. PATIENTS Ninety patients with repeated failures of transfer (range 4 to 11) underwent IVF-ET for a variety of(More)
In greenhouse experiments, Aychade, a fragrant rice variety, was grown under one level of salt solution (EC of 3800 ± 400 μS·cm(-1)) sufficient to induce salt stress in rice. Timing and duration of salt solution application varied according to the growth stages. 2-Acetyl-1-pyrroline (2AP), a characteristic flavor compound of fragrant rice as well as(More)