François D. Côté

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BACKGROUND The genus Musa is a large species complex which includes cultivars at diploid and triploid levels. These sterile and vegetatively propagated cultivars are based on the A genome from Musa acuminata, exclusively for sweet bananas such as Cavendish, or associated with the B genome (Musa balbisiana) in cooking bananas such as Plantain varieties. In(More)
Cancer is still one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and finding new treatments remains a major challenge. Previous studies showed that modified forms of pectin, a complex polysaccharide present in the primary plant cell wall, possess anticancer properties. Nevertheless, the mechanism of action of modified pectin and the pathways involved are(More)
In animals, silicon is an abundant and differentially distributed trace element that is believed to play important biological functions. One would thus expect silicon concentrations in body fluids to be regulated by silicon transporters at the surface of many cell types. Curiously, however, and even though they exist in plants and algae, no such(More)
A Bayesian lower bound is proposed as a new baseline for the positioning accuracy provided by satellite radionavigation signals in the presence of Gaussian noise and interference. Positioning accuracy is typically investigated using the Crame¿r-Rao Bound (CRB), but the CRB does not always constitute a tight benchmark. The proposed bound is used to obtain a(More)
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