The School promotes an interdisciplinary approach to both applied and fundamental research problems and to postgraduate training. Research in the School is organised into three major interdisciplinary centres: the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI), Biomedical Sciences Research Complex (BSRC) and Centre for Biological Diversity (CBD). Together these centres encompass the full spectrum of research in biological sciences, spanning investigations on the properties and behaviour of individual molecules to planetary environmental dynamics.

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Recent Submissions

  • Pea and rice seedling survival under anoxia 

    Mawer, Catherine Jane (University of St Andrews, 1982) - Thesis
    It is not clear whether flood-tolerant plants survive in waterlogged soils because they maintain aerobic activity in all regions of the roots, or whether biochemical adaptations to anoxia are involved. Many plants have ...
  • Carbon dioxide fixation in barley roots, with special reference to its relationship to mineral ion absorption 

    Graham, Janet Scott Douglas (University of St Andrews, 1956) - Thesis
    Carbon dioxide fixation in excised barley roots has been investigated, particularly in relation to mineral ion absorption, using carbon-14 dioxide and radiochromatography. As unsatisfactory results were obtained in the ...
  • Aspects of photosynthesis of aquatic macrophytes 

    Carr, Michael Terence Devlin (University of St Andrews, 1981) - Thesis
    The measurement of photosynthesis of submerged aquatic macrophytes was investigated with particular reference to water movement over a leaf surface. Light and dark 14C incorporation rates of two broadleaved pondweeks, ...
  • Use of inorganic carbon in the photosynthesis of aquatic macrophytes and microalgae 

    Allen, E. Dale (University of St Andrews, 1977) - Thesis
    A broad range of aquatic plants has been examined by means of three experimental techniques for the purpose of describing their abilities to use the different forms and concentrations of inorganic carbon which may be ...
  • Hormonal control of growth of freshwater aquatic plants 

    Webster, Alastair C. (University of St Andrews, 1975) - Thesis
    1. The life cycle of this rosette aquatic plant was discussed in detail. 2. Anatomical differences between terrestrial and submerged forms of the rosettes were found. Terrestrial rosettes were induced very rapidly by ...

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