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Serum samples from 4,907 cows from 93 dairy and five beef herds were analyzed for antibodies to Neospora caninum by commercially available ELISA. The herds were recruited from 20 states and the territory of Puerto Rico. A questionnaire assessed the herd's abortion history and exposure risks to N. caninum. Results showed that 788 (16%) cows tested positive(More)
In 2012, Tetrodotoxin (TTX) was identified in mussels and linked to the presence of Prorocentrum minimum (P. minimum) in Greece. The connexion between TTX and P. minimum was further studied in this paper. First, the presence of TTX-producer bacteria, Vibrio and Pseudomonas spp, was confirmed in Greek mussels. In addition these samples showed high activity(More)
Monitoring the quality of freshwater is an important issue for public health. In the context of the European project μAqua, 150 samples were collected from several waters in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and Turkey for 2 yr. These samples were analyzed using 2 multitoxin detection methods previously developed: a microsphere-based method coupled to(More)
This paper is concerned with local search methods to solve job shop scheduling problems with uncertain durations modelled as fuzzy numbers. Based on a neighbourhood structure from the literature, a reduced set of moves and the consequent structure are defined. Theoretical results show that the proposed neighbourhood contains all the improving solutions from(More)
In the sequel, we propose a new neighbourhood structure for local search for the fuzzy job shop scheduling problem. This is a variant of the well-known job shop problem, with uncertainty in task durations modelled using fuzzy numbers and where the goal is to minimise the expected makespan of the resulting schedule. The new neighbourhood structure is based(More)
In the sequel we consider the job shop scheduling problem with uncertain durations represented as triangular fuzzy numbers. We propose a new neighbourhood structure for local search, based on a new definition of critical path for fuzzy durations. A theoretical analysis of the proposed structure shows that it improves a previous one from the literature. It(More)
In this work we consider a multiobjective job shop problem with uncertain durations and crisp due dates. Ill-known durations are modelled as fuzzy numbers. We take a fuzzy goal programming approach to propose a generic multiobjective model based on lexicographical minimisation of expected values. To solve the resulting problem, we propose a genetic(More)
Valuation pairs are introduced as a bipolar model of the assertability of propositions. These correspond to a pair of dual valuation functions, respectively, representing the strong property of definite assertability and the dual weaker property of acceptable assertability. In the case where there is uncertainty about the correct valuation pair for a(More)