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(2022-06-15) - ThesisPlant parasitic nematodes infect many major food crops worldwide, causing damage valued at approximately 80 billion U.S. dollars per year (Nicol et al. 2011). As part of the parasitic process, some nematodes form a feeding ...
Degrading heparan sulfate : structural and functional analysis of sulfatases for drug discovery applications (2022-11-29) - ThesisHeparan sulfate proteoglycans (HSPGs) are a fundamental and evolving part of the cell surface and within the extracellular matrix (ECM). Turnover of HSPGs is aided by sulfatases, a family of enzymes which catalyzes cleavage ...
(University of St Andrews, 2022-06-15) - ThesisTo effectively manage interactions between industrial activities and wildlife populations in increasingly urbanised environments, it is essential to understand how animals may be affected by different anthropogenic activities. ...
Mechanistic enzymology of short-form ATP phosphoribosyltransferase and bifunctional phosphoribosyl-ATP pyrophosphohydrolase/phosphoribosyl-AMP cyclohydrolase (2022-11-29) - ThesisAbstract redacted
Modelling the movements of flapper skate (Dipturus intermedius) in relation to a Scottish Marine Protected Area (2022-11-29) - Thesis1. Movement shapes the lives of animals and their interactions with human activities. In recent decades, the emergence of movement ecology as a discipline and developments in electronic tagging and tracking have led to ...