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Wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca L.) is an attractive model system for studying ripening in non-climacteric fruit, because of its small diploid genome, its short reproductive cycle, and its capacity for transformation. We have isolated eight ripening-induced cDNAs from this species after differential screening of a cDNA library. The predicted polypeptides of(More)
While Caenorhabditis elegans specifically responds to infection by the up-regulation of certain genes, distinct pathogens trigger the expression of a common set of genes. We applied new methods to conduct a comprehensive and comparative study of the transcriptional response of C. elegans to bacterial and fungal infection. Using tiling arrays and/or(More)
BACKGROUND AND SCOPE Large networks, such as protein interaction networks, are extremely difficult to analyze as a whole. We developed Clust&See, a Cytoscape plugin dedicated to the identification, visualization and analysis of clusters extracted from such networks. IMPLEMENTATION AND PERFORMANCE Clust&See provides the ability to apply three different,(More)
Passe-Crassane pears require a 3-month chilling treatment at 0 degrees C to be able to produce ethylene and ripen autonomously after subsequent rewarming. The chilling treatment strongly stimulated ACC oxidase activity, and to a lesser extent ACC synthase activity. At the same time, the levels of mRNAs hybridizing to ACC synthase and ACC oxidase probes(More)
In this paper we propose a dynamic programming algorithm to evaluate local similarity between ordered quotiented trees using a constrained edit scoring scheme. A quotiented tree is a tree defined with an additional equivalent relation on vertices and such that the quotient graph is also a tree. The core of the method relies on two adaptations of an(More)
The dynamical analysis of large biological regulatory networks requires the development of scalable methods for mathematical modeling. Following the approach initially introduced by Thomas, we formalize the interactions between the components of a network in terms of discrete variables, functions, and parameters. Model simulations result in directed graphs,(More)
In this paper, we define several quantitative measures that are useful when using ontologies to describe biological data. More precisely, we define the precision of a term inside an ontology, and use this concept to quantify the similarity between terms inside an ontology, or, by extension, between biological entities annotated to terms of the ontology.(More)
UNLABELLED We present a web-based service, SimCT, which allows to graphically display the relationships between biological objects (e.g. genes or proteins) based on their annotations to a biomedical ontology. The result is presented as a tree of these objects, which can be viewed and explored through a specific java applet designed to highlight relevant(More)
RNA interference (RNAi), mediated by the introduction of a specific double-stranded RNA, is a powerful method to investigate gene function. It is widely used in the Caenorhabditis elegans research community. An expanding number of laboratories conduct genome-wide RNAi screens, using standard libraries of bacterial clones each designed to produce a specific(More)