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Fish composition and assemblage structure in three Eastern English Channel macrotidal estuaries: A comparison with other French estuaries
Abstract This study has analysed for the first time fish composition and assemblage structures of three small macrotidal estuaries of the Eastern English Channel (EEC) and has explored the influencesExpand
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Contamination by heavy metals (Cd, Zn, Cu, and Hg) of eight fish species in the Gironde estuary (France)
The Gironde estuary, one of the largest in Europe, is considerated as a reference ecological system, with all the western European diadromous fish species present. The national biomonitoring programExpand
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Influence of water activity and water content on sugar esters lipase-catalyzed synthesis in organic media
Abstract Lipase-catalysed ester bond synthesis in organic media was directed by thermodynamic water activity of the reaction mixture. The effects of water activity and water content were investigatedExpand
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A preliminary investigation of the fish food web in the Gironde estuary, France, using dietary and stable isotope analyses
Abstract Carbon and Nitrogen stable isotopes and stomach contents analyses were used to investigate an estuarine fish food web and identify the contribution of these two methods to the knowledge andExpand
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Fractionation and identification of the phenolic compounds of Highbush blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum, L.)
Abstract A scheme for the fractionation of flavonoid and nonflavonoid compounds is presented. The phenolic compounds of Highbush blueberries (cultivar ‘Coville’) were analysed by high performanceExpand
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Mechanism of Browning in Fresh Highbush Blueberry Fruit (Vaccinium corymbosum L). Role of Blueberry Polyphenol Oxidase, Chlorogenic Acid and Anthocyanins
Browning reactions which occurred after crushing fresh blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum L) were followed by determination of chlorogenic acid colour density, polymer colour and the level ofExpand
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Mechanism of browning in fresh highbush blueberry fruit (Vaccinium corymbosum L.). Partial purification and characterisation of blueberry polyphenol oxidase
The most efficient method for polyphenol oxidase (PPO) extraction from Highbush blueberry fruits was the preparation of an acetone powder. No activity was detected after direct extraction withExpand
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Development of a fish-based index to assess the ecological quality of transitional waters: the case of French estuaries.
The Water Framework Directive requires the assessment of the ecological status of transitional waters considering the fish component. An original methodology, based on a pressure-impact approach, wasExpand
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First record of the invasive oriental shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus Rathbun, 1902 in France (Gironde Estuary)
During summer 2006, the first specimens of the oriental shrimp Palaemon macrodactylus Rathbun, 1902 were identified in the Gironde Estuary (France). These specimens, which included ovigerous females,Expand
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Functionalization of chitosan by laccase-catalyzed oxidation of ferulic acid and ethyl ferulate under heterogeneous reaction conditions
Abstract Chitosan particles were functionalized with ferulic acid (FA) and ethyl ferulate (EF) as substrates using laccase from Myceliophtora thermophyla as biocatalyst. The reactions were performedExpand
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