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Plasma levels of luteinizing hormone, prolactin, testosterone, and progesterone were measured throughout breeding in masked boobies, red-footed boobies, and red-tailed tropicbirds at Europa and Tromelin Islands (Indian Ocean). LH secretion showed a dampened pattern in the three species, particularly in tropicbirds. Such specific differences may be related(More)
A collection of 148 Pisum accessions, mostly from Western Europe, and including both primitive germplasm and cultivated types, was structured using 121 protein- and PCR-based markers. This molecular marker-based classification allowed us to trace back major lineages of pea breeding in Western Europe over the last decades, and to follow the main breeding(More)
The aim of this study, led by the GEVES (Research and Control Group for Varieties and Seeds), was to suggest indicators to assess the diversity available to farmers since the French Official Catalogue for Plant Varieties and Species was initiated. The largest datasets of 1990 inbred maize lines and 578 pea lines from the last 50 years were analysed using(More)
For ryegrass and many forage crops, characterization of varieties is often difficult for two reasons: few of discriminant morphological traits and a great within-varieties variation. Futhermore, few molecular markers are publicly accessible. In this paper we describe two approaches for the development of 42 sequence-tagged-site (STS) markers. Firstly, 14(More)
Among the many leafhoppers which we have collected and identified in Morocco, Turkey, Syria and France (Corsica), only the species Neoaliturus haematoceps was found to be infected with Spiroplasma citri. In Syria, this leafhopper was encountered on ornamental stock plants (Matthiola incana L.) in the Oronte valley, and on Salsola kali L., a wild(More)
Epidemics of citrus stubborn disease (CSD) have been known in the Mediterranean citrus-growing areas as early as 1928. One such outbreak of stubborn disease occurred around 1980 in newly established citrus nurseries on the Syrian coast. Natural transmission of Spiroplasma citri could be shown to be involved. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and(More)
A calibration model was developed for a noninvasive blood glucose sensor, to determine how the blood glucose data measured by this sensor is related to blood glucose data measured with laboratory capillary finger sticks and to corrupting noise. The variability of calibration models for different patients was analyzed as well as the dynamics of the(More)
In this study based on 2 personal cases and 23 cases from the literature the main clinical and therapeutic features of meningitis caused by Bacteroides fragilis are reviewed. The disease occurs in either very young or elderly people, with contributing factors in 54% of the cases. Clinically, the infectious syndrome is associated with meningoencephalitis and(More)
Repeated estimations of circulating total lipids and various fractions were made during the postoperative period in patients receiving parenteral nutrition for more than ten days. The patients were paired in relation to the underlying pathology and divided into two group : the first receiving energy supplements in the form of carbohydrates alone, whilst the(More)