ORBi Open Repository and Bibliography
In may 2007, the ULg's Administrative Board (joined in June 2007 by the FUSAGx) decided to create an institutional repository and defined a strong institutional self-archiving policy to increase the visibility, accessibility and impact of the University's publications (Board's decision).
This decision led to the official launch, in November 2008, of the ORBi platform including both the Academic Bibliography and the Institutional Repository of the Wallonia-Europe University Academy.
Life sciences => Phytobiology (plant sciences, forestry, mycology...)
Engineering RNA-mediated resistance to geminiviruses in cassava - Vanderschuren, Hervé
Cassava mosaic disease (CMD) is the most important disease affecting cassava in Africa. The disease is caused by several whitefly-transmitted geminivirus species. The increasing impact of geminivirus-caused diseases on cassava production due to the recent pandemics has urged the scientific community to provide stable virus resistance in cassava. Advances in engineering virus resistance via RNA-based strategies have opened promising perspectives for the production of transgenic geminivirus resistant plants. In this thesis, three RNA-based strategies are developed to improve the resistance to African cassava mosaic virus (ACMV) in transgenic cassava. The first strategy was based on expression of antisense viral sequences....
CYANOBACTERIAL BLOOMS : TOXICITY, DIVERSITY, MODELLING AND MANAGEMENT - Descy, Jean-Pierre; Pirlot, S; Verniers, G; Viroux, L; Lara, Y; Wilmotte, Annick; Vyverman, W; Vanormelingen, P; Van Wichelen, J; Van Gremberghe, I; Triest, L; Peretyatko, A; Everbecq, Etienne; Codd, G. A.
The B-BLOOMS2 project aimed to deepen knowledge of cyanobacterial blooms in Belgium, improve the modelling for prediction and early-warning, develop operational monitoring structures and tools, and propose strategies to reduce the impact of cyanobacterial blooms.
From a scientific point of view, the research programme focused on:
- Collection of physical, chemical, biological and meteorological data on selected reference waterbodies plagued by toxic cyanobacterial blooms in Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia;
- Identification and study of the toxigenic cyanobacteria present in the Belgian samples using molecular tools on samples and strains, including genetic diversity and factors regulating their population dynamics;
- Measurement of the major cyanotoxins...