André Kobilinsky

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Detection of nonauthorized genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has always presented an analytical challenge because the complete sequence data needed to detect them are generally unavailable although sequence similarity to known GMOs can be expected. A new approach, differential quantitative polymerase chain reaction (PCR), for detection of nonauthorized(More)
To determine whether plant sequences, including transgenic sequences, are present in animal blood, we tested blood samples from Holstein cows fed with either Bt176 genetically modified corn or conventional corn. We used previously described sensitive real-time PCR assays targeting transgenic sequences (35S promoter and Bt176 specific junction sequence), a(More)
Detection methods for genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are necessary for many applications, from seed purity assessment to compliance of food labeling in several countries. Numerous analytical methods are currently used or under development to support these needs. The currently used methods are bioassays and protein- and DNA-based detection protocols.(More)
The effects of temperature (20°, 25°, 30° C), pH (7.5, 8.0, 8.5) and dissolved oxygen (40%, 45%, 50%, 55%, 60% of concentration in air-saturated medium) on the growth of Brevibacterium linens were studied with cultures on sodium l-lactate and casamino acids in a regulated fermentor, using a factorial design methodology and an analysis of variance programme.(More)
T25 is one of the 4 maize transformation events from which commercial lines have so far been authorized in Europe. It was created by polyethylene glycol-mediated transformation using a construct bearing one copy of the synthetic pat gene associated with both promoter and terminator of the 35S ribosomal gene from cauliflower mosaic virus. In this article, we(More)
The aim of this study was to establish which of seven factors influence the adhesion strength and hence bacterial transfer between biofilms containing Listeria monocytogenes (pure and two-species biofilms) and tryptone soya agar (TSA) as a solid organic surface. The two-species biofilms were made of L. monocytogenes and one of the following species of(More)
The main drawback of the optimal design approach is that it assumes the statistical model is known. In this paper, a new approach to reduce the dependency on the assumed model is proposed. The approach takes into account the model uncertainty by incorporating the bias in the design criterion and the ability to test for lack-of-fit. Several new designs are(More)
Growth and metabolism of Brevibacterium linens were studied in a fermentor regulated for fixed levels of pH (7.5 to 8.5), temperature (20–30° C) and dissolved oxygen (40%–60% of air saturated medium). The curves of disappearance of l-lactate and amino acids were invariable, indicating that phenylalanine, tyrosine, arginine, proline, glutamic acid and(More)
Through the use of a sequence of fractional factorial designs, the growth inhibition of Salmonella typhimurium by many natural antimicrobial compounds is studied and modeled. Two very important predictive variables are an appropriately weighted total of organic acid concentrations on the one hand, and of aromatic compound concentrations on the other.