Zoology - Research Publications
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Microclimate modelling at macro scales: a test of a general microclimate model integrated with gridded continental-scale soil and weather data
The microclimate experienced by organisms is determined by local weather conditions. Yet the environmental data available for predicting the effect of climate on the distribution and abundance of organisms are typically ...
Development of rapid strain typing of aedes mosquito by random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD)
In this study, we were able to identify individual mosquito larva of Aedes aegypti in terms of their discrete ability to function as vector for Dengue virus using RAPD fingerprinting of genomic DNA. Four different methodologies ...
A pipeline for analysis of published abstracts for information on protein-protein interactions
There have been large volumes of literature published on mouse intracellular protein-protein interactions. However, there have been little attempts to aggregate these information into a usable model or concept map of ...
Design of low-cost autonomous water quality monitoring system
Good water quality is essential for the health of our aquatic ecosystems. Continuous water quality monitoring is an important tool for catchment management authorities, providing real-time data for environmental protection ...
A Vasoactive Role for Endogenous Relaxin in Mesenteric Arteries of Male Mice
(PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2014-09-22)
The peptide hormone relaxin has striking effects on the vascular system. Specifically, endogenous relaxin treatment reduces myogenic reactivity through nitric oxide (NO)-mediated vasorelaxation and increases arterial ...
Females Choose Mates Based on Genetic Relatedness in a Small Dasyurid Marsupial, the Agile Antechinus (Antechinus agilis)
(PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2015-04-29)
Females in a variety of taxa mate with more than one male during a single oestrus and exhibit mate preferences for genetically compatible males, but the influence of female mate choice on siring success is not clearly ...
Placental expression of pituitary hormones is an ancestral feature of therian mammals
(BIOMED CENTRAL LTD, 2011-01-01)
BACKGROUND: The placenta is essential for supplying nutrients and gases to the developing mammalian young before birth. While all mammals have a functional placenta, only in therian mammals (marsupials and eutherians) does ...
Rsx is a metatherian RNA with Xist-like properties in X-chromosome inactivation
(NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2012-07-12)
In female (XX) mammals, one of the two X chromosomes is inactivated to ensure an equal dose of X-linked genes with males (XY). X-chromosome inactivation in eutherian mammals is mediated by the non-coding RNA Xist. Xist is ...