European University of Britanny

Plouzané, France

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Plouzané, France
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Fronville A.,European University of Britanny | Sarr A.,CNRS Communication and Information Sciences Laboratories | Rodin V.,CNRS Communication and Information Sciences Laboratories
Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series B | Year: 2017

The goal of this work is to introduce a mathematical model of multicellular developmental design based on morphological analysis in order to study the robustness of multi-cellular organism development. In this model each cell is a controlled system and has the same information, an ordered list of cell type. Cells perceive their neighbours during the growth process and decide to divide in a direction given by the reading advancement of the virtual genetic material and depending on the complex interplay between genetic, epigenetic and environment. Cells can perform distinct functions but in our simulator, two cell types just differ by there color and by permuting the segmentation direction according to the virtual genetic material and the epigenetic control. The switching on and switching off of genes depends on the environment of the cell.The multi-cellular organism has to reach a shape in a given environment to which it has to adapt. We present in this paper an algorithm based model which is implemented in a virtual 3D-environment. Moreover, the algorithm follows the principle of inertia in that the cells progress through the reading of its virtual genetic material after a punctuated equilibrium or when its viability is at stake.


Borzym E.,National Veterinary Research Institute | Matras M.,National Veterinary Research Institute | Maj-Paluch J.,National Veterinary Research Institute | Baud M.,European University of Britanny | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Fish Diseases | Year: 2014

A rhabdovirus was isolated in cell culture inoculated with tissue material from diseased grayling, Thymallus thymallus (L.), originating from a fish farm affected by a mortality episode in Poland. Diagnostics tests showed that the virus was not related to novirhabdoviruses known in Europe, nor to vesiculovirus-like species, except perch rhabdovirus (PRhV) with which it shared moderate serological relations. However, RT-PCR with PRhV probes gave negative results. To identify the virus, a random-priming sequence-independent single primer amplification was adopted. Surprisingly, two of the obtained sequences exhibited a high identity (>99%) with hirame rhabdovirus (HIRRV), a novirhabdovirus usually found in fish in marine Asiatic countries, for instance Japan, China and Korea. The full-length sequence of the phosphoprotein gene (P) demonstrated a higher identity of the present isolate with HIRRV from China compared with the Korean isolate. An identical viral sequence was also found in brown trout, Salmo trutta trutta L., affected by mortalities in a second farm in the same region, after a likely contamination from the grayling farm. To our knowledge, this is the first report of HIRRV in Europe, and in two hosts from fresh water that have not been described before as susceptible species. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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