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(University of St Andrews, 2019-06-26) - ThesisDespite its importance as a predictor of fitness, no consensus has been reached about how to assess the nutritive body condition of free-ranging cetaceans. Standard indices of condition used in terrestrial ecology were ...
Homeobox genes in the development and regeneration of the cephalochordate Branchiostoma lanceolatum and the polychaete annelid Spirobranchus lamarcki (University of St Andrews, 2019) - ThesisThe development of complex animal morphology requires the extremely sophisticated spatiotemporal coordination of cell behaviour and communication. Homeobox genes encode transcription factors that are deployed in developmental ...
Building a molecular machine : heterologous expression and biochemical characterisation of transcription factor IIH (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-26) - ThesisOrganisms across Archaea, Bacteria and Eukarya possess a series of mechanisms to protect the integrity of the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from the constant attack of internal and external factors that modify the structure ...
The biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and value of restored salt marshes in the Eden Estuary, Scotland (University of St Andrews, 2018) - ThesisThe ecosystem service (ES) framework is increasingly being incorporated into management decisions, providing a basis by which ES can be quantified to understand the impact of decisions to society and the environment. Our ...
(University of St Andrews, 2019-06-26) - Thesis