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The diversity of key anabolic genes in antarctic hypolithons
Antarctica is known for its pristine environments. A variety of unsuitable environmental conditions were once thought to render the continent unsuitable for sustaining life. However, metagenomic data have revealed a wealth ...
Transcription regulation and candidate diagnostic markers of esophageal cancer
(University of the Western Cape, 2009)
Esophageal cancer (EC) ranks among the ten most frequent cancers worldwide. Mortality rates associated with EC are very similar to the incidence rates due to the relatively late stage of diagnosis and the poor efficacy of ...
Characterization of two Arabidopsis thaliana genes with roles in plant homeostasis
(University of the Western Cape, 2004)
Plants are continuously exposed to varying conditions in their environment, to which they have to adapt by manipulating various cellular processes. Environmental (abiotic) and pathogen (biotic) stress are challenges against ...
Characterization and engineering of Bacillus megaterium AS-35, for use in biodegradation of processed olive wastewater
(University of Western Cape, 2005)
The popularization and health benefits associated with the "Mediterranean diet" saw a world wide increase in the production and consumption of processed olives and olive oil. During the brining of table olives large ...