School of Botany - Theses
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Defining the roles of essential genes in the malaria parasite life cycle
The combination of drug resistance, lack of an effective vaccine and ongoing conflict and poverty mean that malaria remains a major global health crisis. Understanding metabolic pathways at all parasite life stages is ...
Pathogenicity genes of Leptosphaeria maculans, the fungus that causes blackleg disease of canola (Brassica napus)
Blackleg disease caused by the fungus Leptosphaeria maculans is the most serious disease of canola (Brassica napus) worldwide. Current approaches to control blackleg are through the use of agronomic techniques such as crop ...
Functional analysis of the apical polar ring its role in secretion and motility of Toxoplasma parasites
Human parasites Toxoplasma and Plasmodium species belong to the phylum Apicomplexa and are some of the most successful groups of human parasites on the planet. Part of this success can be attributed to the cytoskeletal ...
Classification and phylogeny of the plant genus Dianella Lam. ex Juss.
The global distribution of Dianella Lam. ex Juss. (flax lilies, Asphodelaceae, Asparagales) extends from south-eastern Africa, Madagascar and India, to south-east Asia (north to Japan), Australia, Pacific Islands from ...
Characterisation of wall-associated kinases (WAKs) in grasses
Wall-associated kinases (WAKs) are members of the receptor-like kinase family, an important class of plant-specific plasma membrane proteins considered as potential signalling molecules. WAKs in the model eudicot Arabidopsis ...
Analysis of cell division patterns in the shoot apical meristem of gymnosperms
The structure and organisation of the gymnosperm meristem was investigated by examining 75 species in 35 genera using confocal microscopy of whole mount SAMs. This thesis presents detailed surface, internal and shape ...
The Role of DEFECTIVE KERNEL1 (DEK1) in control of mechano-sensitive growth in Arabidopsis thaliana
During growth, plants experience mechanical stress from external and internal stimuli (Jaffe et al., 2002). These mechanical stimuli have been shown to play a crucial role in plant morphogenesis (Monshausen and Gilroy, ...
Quantifying search and control performance during marine invasive surveys: a case study from Asterias amurensis
Marine invasive species are a global threat to marine biodiversity. Effective management of invasive species depends on accurate population information. To best inform management, surveys of abundance, occupancy and ...
Novel methods to account for individual heterogeneity in capture-recapture studies
A major challenge in ecological analyses is estimating population-level parameters such as survival, births and population size when most individuals are not observed by sampling. Capture-mark-recapture (CMR) models provide ...