Genomes and Genes
Organization: Wageningen University
Country: The Netherlands
- Resprouting as a persistence strategy of tropical forest trees: relations with carbohydrate storage and shade toleranceLourens Poorter
Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Centre for Ecosystem Studies, Wageningen University, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
Ecology 91:2613-27. 2010..These links with shade tolerance are important in the moist evergreen forest, which casts a deep, more persistent shade, but tend to diminish in dry deciduous forest where light is a less limiting resource...
- Genetic parameters for major milk fatty acids and milk production traits of Dutch Holstein-FriesiansW M Stoop
Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen University, PO Box 338, 6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands
J Dairy Sci 91:385-94. 2008..74). Milk fat composition can be changed by means of selective breeding, which offers opportunities to meet consumer demands regarding health and technological aspects...
- An individual-based approach to model spatial population dynamics of invertebrates in aquatic ecosystems after pesticide contaminationPaul J Van den Brink
Alterra, Wageningen University and Research Centre, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
Environ Toxicol Chem 26:2226-36. 2007..It should be noted, however, that the inclusion of drift had a negligible impact on numbers in the stream as a whole (600 m)...
- Sensitivity of submersed freshwater macrophytes and endpoints in laboratory toxicity testsGertie H P Arts
Alterra, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Centre for Water and Climate, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Environ Pollut 153:199-206. 2008..Hence, macrophyte toxicity tests should comprise an array of endpoints, including very sensitive endpoints like those relating to root growth...
- Equilibrium between quenched and nonquenched conformations of the major plant light-harvesting complex studied with high-pressure time-resolved fluorescenceBart van Oort
Laboratory of Biophysics, Wageningen University, Dreijenlaan 3, 6703 HA Wageningen, The Netherlands
J Phys Chem B 111:7631-7. 2007..These results indicate that conformational changes of LHCII can play an important role in NPQ...
- Characteristic differences in the formation of complex coacervate core micelles from neodymium and zinc-based coordination polymersYun Yan
Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science, Wageningen University, Dreijenplein 6, Wageningen, The Netherlands
J Phys Chem B 111:5811-8. 2007....
- How swifts control their glide performance with morphing wingsD Lentink
Experimental Zoology Group, Wageningen University, 6709 PG Wageningen, The Netherlands
Nature 446:1082-5. 2007..11), thus our model can explain this choice for a resting behaviour. Morphing not only adjusts birds' wing performance to the task at hand, but could also control the flight of future aircraft...
- Luminex-based triplex immunoassay for the simultaneous detection of soy, pea, and soluble wheat proteins in milk powderWillem Haasnoot
RIKILT Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen UR, AE Wageningen, The Netherlands
J Agric Food Chem 55:3771-7. 2007..Due to the xMAP technology, in which 100 different microsphere sets can be distinguished, this triplex immunoassay can easily be extended to detect other possible adulterants...
- Transmission of tobacco rattle virus (TRV) via seed potatoesJ Hoek
Applied Plant Research PPO agv, Plant Sciences Group, Wageningen UR P O Box 420, 8200 AK, Lelystad, The Netherlands
Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 71:887-96. 2006..Since virus-vector combinations show specific interactions with cultivars, it is recommended to do potato variety research in several fields with different viruliferous trichodorid species...
- Assessment of reducing RNA input for Agilent oligo microarraysE M van Schothorst
RIKLT Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen 6708 PD, The Netherlands
Anal Biochem 363:315-7. 2007
- Methanol utilizing Desulfotomaculum species utilizes hydrogen in a methanol-fed sulfate-reducing bioreactorMelike Balk
Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 73:1203-11. 2007..However, physiological properties of strain WW1 differed in some aspects from those of the two related bacteria...
- Quantification of contamination of lettuce by GFP-expressing Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica serovar TyphimuriumEelco Franz
Biological Farming Systems Group, Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University and Research Center, Marijkeweg 22, 6709 PG Wageningen, The Netherlands
Food Microbiol 24:106-12. 2007....
- [Uncertain effects of folic acid on disorders other than neural-tube defects]P Verhoef
Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences en Wageningen Universiteit, afd Humane Voeding, Bomenweg 2, 6703 HD Wageningen
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 150:1439-42. 2006..In view of these controversies, it is unlikely that The Netherlands will mandate folic-acid fortification of staple foods in the near future. Therefore, women who are planning a pregnancy should be urged to take folic-acid supplements...
- Improving efficiency of uncertainty analysis in complex integrated assessment models: the case of the RAINS emission moduleSilke Gabbert
Department of Environmental Sciences, Environmental Systems Analysis Group, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Environ Monit Assess 119:507-26. 2006..As a case study we consider the emission module of RAINS. We show that its structure allows for a straightforward and effective screening procedure...
- Transgenic mosquitoes and the fight against malaria: managing technology push in a turbulent GMO worldBart G J Knols
Entomology Unit, FAO IAEA Agriculture and Biotechnology Laboratory, Seibersdorf, Austria
Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:232-42. 2007....
- Comparison of information content for microsatellites and SNPs in poultry and cattleG C B Schopen
Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen University, Wageningen, 6700 AH, The Netherlands
Anim Genet 39:451-3. 2008..For cattle, the information content averaged 0.92 for the 34 microsatellites compared with 0.79 for the 36 SNPs. This study shows that, for each microsatellite, three SNPs are needed to obtain the same average information content...
- Reduction of protein adsorption to a solid surface by a coating composed of polymeric micelles with a glass-like coreB Hofs
Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science, Wageningen University, Dreijenplein 6, 6703 HB Wageningen, The Netherlands
J Colloid Interface Sci 325:309-15. 2008..1 M phosphate buffer, whereas the reduction on the coated hydrophobic surface is much lower. Reduction is better in phosphate buffer than in NaNO(3), except for the positively charged lysozyme, where the effect is reversed...
- Gene expression profiling for food safety assessment: examples in potato and maizeJeroen P van Dijk
RIKILT Institute of Food Safety, PO Box 230, 6700 AE Wageningen, The Netherlands
Regul Toxicol Pharmacol 58:S21-5. 2010..New techniques as next generation sequencing may overcome issues on throughput time and cost, standard operation procedures and array design for individual crops...
- The humanitarian arena in Angola, 1975-2008Dorothea Hilhorst
Disaster Studies, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Disasters 34:S183-201. 2010..Stepping away from normative expectations of what happens during humanitarian crises reveals how service delivery gets shaped in everyday practice and provides an alternative understanding of crises response...
- Environmental risk mapping of pollutants: state of the art and communication aspectsJoost Lahr
Alterra, Wageningen UR, PO Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
Sci Total Environ 408:3899-907. 2010..Finally, some general rules of thumb are given for making environmental risk maps for communication purposes...
- Induced plant volatiles allow sensitive monitoring of plant health status in greenhousesRoel M C Jansen
Farm Technology Group, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Plant Signal Behav 4:824-9. 2009..This paper provides an overview of results and gives an outlook on the use of plant volatiles for plant health monitoring...
- Label-free and multiplex detection of antibiotic residues in milk using imaging surface plasmon resonance-based immunosensorSabina Rebe Raz
RIKILT Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen UR, P O Box 230, 6700 AE Wageningen, The Netherlands
Anal Chem 81:7743-9. 2009..Combining the advantages of a SPR sensor and a microarray, utilization of the biosensor described here offers a promising alternative to the existing methods and is highly relevant for multianalyte food profiling...
- Reliability of the Rasch Food Safety Practices scaleArnout R H Fischer
Marketing and Consumer Behaviour, Wageningen University, Hollandseweg 1, 6706 KN Wageningen, The Netherlands
Appetite 53:241-4. 2009..The high level of similarity of the key parameters shows that the Rasch scale is reliable and robust...
- Higher concentration of Q(B)-nonreducing photosystem II centers in triazine-resistant Chenopodium album plants as revealed by analysis of chlorophyll fluorescence kineticsJack J S van Rensen
Laboratory of Plant Physiology, Wageningen University and Research Center, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, 6708 PB Wageningen, The Netherlands
J Plant Physiol 166:1616-23. 2009..The differences indicate a higher concentration of Q(B)-nonreducing reaction centers in the resistant biotype, and confirm earlier results on a slower rate of electron transport between the primary and secondary electron acceptors...
- Evaluation of integrated vector managementHenk van den Berg
Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, PO Box 8031, 6700 EH Wageningen, The Netherlands
Trends Parasitol 25:71-6. 2009..The framework, which is tested in three case studies, is intended as guidance for public health workers and policy-makers...
- The effect of digital lesions and floor type on locomotion score in Dutch dairy cowsK Frankena
Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology Group, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, P O Box 338, 6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands
Prev Vet Med 88:150-7. 2009..2 and 3.2, both significantly larger than unity. Cows housed at grooved concrete floors showed the highest OR of 6.5 compared to solid concrete floors. Recovery of lameness was poor as disturbance in gait lasted several months...
- Beyond the desertification narrative: a framework for agricultural drought in semi-arid East AfricaMonique F W Slegers
Erosion and Soil and Water Conservation Group, Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Ambio 37:372-80. 2008..A focus on increased rainwater use efficiency will address both problems of land degradation and drought, thereby improving productivity and food security in semiarid East Africa...
- Partial duplication of the PRLR and SPEF2 genes at the late feathering locus in chickenMartin G Elferink
Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre, Wageningen University and Research Centre, PO Box 338, 6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands
BMC Genomics 9:391. 2008..In this study, a detailed molecular analysis of the K locus and a DNA test to distinguish between homozygous and heterozygous late feathering males are presented...
- Interactomics in the human intestine: Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria make a differenceRolf J Boesten
Microbiology Department, TNO Quality of Life, Zeist, The Netherlands
J Clin Gastroenterol 42:S163-7. 2008..This information is expected to provide new avenues for further unravelling the set of interactions that includes the interactome of microbial and host cells...
- The role of rodents and shrews in the transmission of Toxoplasma gondii to pigsAize Kijlstra
Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen UR, P O Box 65, 8200 AB Lelystad, The Netherlands
Vet Parasitol 156:183-90. 2008..This study emphasizes the role of rodents and shrews in the transmission of T. gondii to pigs and the importance of rodent control towards production of T. gondii-free pig meat...
- Implementation of in-line infrared monitor in full-scale anaerobic digestion processH Spanjers
Lettinga Associates Foundation, PO Box 500, NL 6700 AM Wageningen, The Netherlands
Water Sci Technol 53:55-61. 2006..During a period of six months the in-line measurements had to be interrupted several times because of clogging. It appeared that the sample pre-treatment unit was not able to cope with high solids concentrations all the time...
- Chemical and biological evaluation of sediments from the Wadden Sea, The NetherlandsPaul J Van den Brink
Alterra, Wageningen University and Research Centre, P O Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
Ecotoxicology 15:451-60. 2006..On the basis of the chemical and biological evaluations, four sites (Dantziggat, Malzwin, Richel and Lauwers) can be considered to be "clean" reference sites...
- Genetic diversity and spread of Bovine leukaemia virus isolates in Argentine dairy cattleG Monti
Wageningen University and Research Centre, Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology Group, Wageningen University, P O Box 338, 6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands
Arch Virol 150:443-58. 2005..The comparison of a number of synonymous and non-synonymous nucleotide substitutions using various BLV genes revealed purifying selection, suggesting that molecular evolution occurred under some functional constraint...
- Physiology. Turning on a dimeUlrike K Müller
Department of Experimental Zoology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Science 306:1899-900. 2004
- Effectiveness of nutritional supplements on cognitive functioning in elderly persons: a systematic reviewMarleen Manders
Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:1041-9. 2004..The effectiveness of nutritional supplementation in improving cognitive functioning is evaluated in elderly people...
- An auxin-responsive 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylate synthase is responsible for differential ethylene production in gravistimulated Antirrhinum majus L. flower stemsErnst J Woltering
Agrotechnology and Food Innovations, Wageningen University and Research Center, PO Box 17, 6700 AA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Planta 220:403-13. 2005....
- Influence of dynamic interfacial tension on droplet formation during membrane emulsificationS van der Graaf
Food and Bioprocess Engineering Group, Wageningen University, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
J Colloid Interface Sci 277:456-63. 2004..This large influence of the oil rate of flow is clarified by the hypothesis that snap-off is rather slow in the studied regime of very fast droplet formation...
- Adsorption of an endoglucanase from the hyperthermophilic Pyrococcus furiosus on hydrophobic (polystyrene) and hydrophilic (silica) surfaces increases protein heat stabilitySotiris Koutsopoulos
Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science, Wageningen University, Dreijenplein 6, 6703 HB Wageningen, The Netherlands
Langmuir 20:6401-6. 2004....
- The role of population in understanding Honduran land use patternsKasper Kok
Laboratory of Soil Science and Geology, P O Box 37, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
J Environ Manage 72:73-89. 2004..More local studies are needed to test the hypothesis that rural population density is a proxy for other variables...
- Antennal sensilla of two parasitoid wasps: a comparative scanning electron microscopy studyMaartje A K Bleeker
Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University, Binnenhaven 7, 6909 PD Wageningen, The Netherlands
Microsc Res Tech 63:266-73. 2004..C. rubecula has more sensilla placodea than C. glomerata and males of both species have a larger number and a higher density of sensilla placodea compared to females of the same species...
- Tempo of speciation in a butterfly genus from the Southeast Asian tropics, inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence dataHendrik Jan Megens
Institute of Evolutionary and Ecological Sciences, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
Mol Phylogenet Evol 31:1181-96. 2004..Instead, we hypothesize that large-scale climatic changes taking place in the Miocene have induced the early acceleration in speciation...
- Dietary alpha-linolenic acid is associated with reduced risk of fatal coronary heart disease, but increased prostate cancer risk: a meta-analysisIngeborg A Brouwer
Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences, Wageningen, The Netherlands
J Nutr 134:919-22. 2004..70; 95% CI 1.12-2.58). This meta-analysis shows that consumption of ALA might reduce heart disease mortality. However, the association between high intake of ALA and prostate cancer is of concern and warrants further study...
- Major histocompatibility lineages and immune gene function in teleost fishes: the road not takenRene J M Stet
Cell Biology and Immunology Group, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Crit Rev Immunol 23:441-71. 2003....
- Permeation of volatile compounds through starch filmsGulden Yilmaz
Agrotechnology and Food Innovations, Bornsesteeg 59 PO Box 17, NL 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
Biomacromolecules 5:650-6. 2004..Interestingly, in films with about the same extent of crystallinity, the diffusion can be described with the free volume model, with water and glycerol determining the amount of free volume...
- Plants talk, but are they deaf?Marcel Dicke
Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University, PO Box 8031, NL 6700 EH Wageningen, The Netherlands
Trends Plant Sci 8:403-5. 2003
- Effects of boar contact and housing conditions on estrus expression in sowsB Kemp
Department of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University, P O Box 338, 6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands
Theriogenology 63:643-56. 2005..These effects likely depend on factors like aggression between pen mates, reproductive status of pen mates and social rank of sows within the group...
- Engineering a selectable marker for hyperthermophilesStan J J Brouns
Laboratory of Microbiology, Department of Agrotechnology and Food Sciences, Wageningen University, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
J Biol Chem 280:11422-31. 2005..The potential applicability of the thermostable selection marker is discussed...
- Calculations of dietary exposure to acrylamidePolly E Boon
RIKILT, Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Bornsesteeg 45, 6708 PD Wageningen, The Netherlands
Mutat Res 580:143-55. 2005..The scenarios studied reduced total AA exposure ranging from <1% up to 17%...
- Influence of the acetolactate synthase inhibitor metsulfuron-methyl on the operation, regulation and organisation of photosynthesis in Solanum nigrumIngrid Riethmuller-Haage
Crop and Weed Ecology Group, Department of Plant Science, Wageningen University and Research Centre, P O Box 430, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
Photosynth Res 88:331-41. 2006....
- Developments in selective application of herbicides on pavementsC Kempenaar
Wageningen UR Plant Research International P O Box 16, NL 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands
Commun Agric Appl Biol Sci 70:997-1002. 2005
- Self-assembling protein arrays on DNA chips by auto-labeling fusion proteins with a single DNA addressMaarten A Jongsma
Plant Research International, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Proteomics 6:2650-5. 2006..coli lysate by fusion to human O6-alkylguanine-DNA-alkyltransferase (SNAP-tag) and the Avitag. Use of the conjugates in converting a DNA chip into a protein chip by self assembly is demonstrated...
- Benzene degradation coupled with chlorate reduction in a soil column studyN C G Tan
Department Agrotechnology and Food Sciences Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University and Research Center, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, 6703 CT, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Biodegradation 17:113-9. 2006..This is the first column study where benzene biodegradation at a high rate coupled with anaerobic chlorate reduction is observed...
- Detecting single nucleotide polymorphisms using DNA arrays for plant pathogen diagnosisBart Lievens
Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics, CMPG, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Heverlee Leuven, Belgium
FEMS Microbiol Lett 255:129-39. 2006..In addition to plant pathology, this study is relevant for any field of research where DNA arrays are used to detect mutations or polymorphisms, ranging from human diagnostics to environmental microbiology and microbial ecology...
- Occurrence of methanogenesis during start-up of a full-scale synthesis gas-fed reactor treating sulfate and metal-rich wastewaterBernd H G W van Houten
Laboratory of Microbiology, Hesselink van Suchtelenweg 4, Wageningen University, 6703 CT Wageningen, The Netherlands
Water Res 40:553-60. 2006..As the kinetic parameters for SRB and methanogens are similar, methanogenesis may persist which results in a loss of hydrogen...
- Reductive dechlorination of beta-hexachlorocyclohexane (beta-HCH) by a Dehalobacter species in coculture with a Sedimentibacter spWim van Doesburg
Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands
FEMS Microbiol Ecol 54:87-95. 2005..requires the presence of Sedimentibacter for growth and dechlorination, but the function of the latter bacterium is not clear. This is the first report on the metabolic dechlorination of beta-HCH by a defined anaerobic bacterial culture...
- Azo dye reduction by mesophilic and thermophilic anaerobic consortiaAndré B dos Santos
Sub Department of Environmental Technology, Wageningen University, Bomenweg 2, P O Box 8129, 6700 EV Wageningen, The Netherlands
Biotechnol Prog 21:1140-5. 2005....
- Application of inulin-type fructans in animal feed and pet foodJ M A J Verdonk
Animal Nutrition Group, Wageningen UR, Lelystad, The Netherlands
Br J Nutr 93:S125-38. 2005....
- A longitudinal study of Escherichia coli O157 in cattle of a Dutch dairy farm and in the farm environmentJ M Schouten
Quantitative Veterinary Epidemiology, Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University and Research Centre, P O Box 338, 6700 AH Wageningen, The Netherlands
Vet Microbiol 107:193-204. 2005..0055). There was no significant association between the results of the LPS-ELISA on serum samples from dairy cows and their O157 status...
- Site and extent of starch degradation in the dairy cow - a comparison between in vivo, in situ and in vitro measurementsV A Hindle
Animal Sciences Group, Wageningen UR, PO Box 65, NL 8200 AB Lelystad, The Netherlands
J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl) 89:158-65. 2005..The results suggest that in situ and in vitro techniques should be performed in animals that have adapted to starch source to provide a more accurate simulation of the in vivo situation...
- Trichosporon wieringae sp.nov., an anamorphic basidiomycetous yeast from soil, and assimilation of some phenolic compounds, polysaccharides and other non-conventional carbon sources by saprophytic Trichosporon speciesWouter J Middelhoven
Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, P O Box 8033, 6700 EJ Wageningen, The Netherlands
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 86:329-37. 2004..An identification key to these species, based on growth tests on these non-conventional carbon sources, is proposed. The type strain of T. wieringae is CBS 8903 (JCM 12201)...
- Quantitative structure activity relationship studies on the flavonoid mediated inhibition of multidrug resistance proteins 1 and 2Jelmer J van Zanden
Division of Toxicology, Wageningen University, P O Box 8000, 6700 EA Wageningen, The Netherlands
Biochem Pharmacol 69:699-708. 2005..Ultimately, MRP2 displays higher selectivity for flavonoid type inhibition than MRP1...
- Two W-containing formate dehydrogenases (CO2-reductases) involved in syntrophic propionate oxidation by Syntrophobacter fumaroxidansFrank A M de Bok
Laboratory of Microbiology, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Eur J Biochem 270:2476-85. 2003..FDH-2 contains at least two [4Fe-4S] clusters per molecule. As both enzymes are produced under all growth conditions tested, but with differences in levels, expression may depend on unknown parameters...