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Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from broiler chickens within Durban, South Africa.
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Genetic evaluation of South African indigenous chickens for disease resistance.
An alternative standard disease control method would be selective breeding in order to increase disease resistance. To set up marker assisted selection programmes, knowledge of the genetic diversity of the chickens is ...
The use of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene to identify and discriminate spider species of eThekwini region.
DNA barcoding compliments traditional morphology-based taxonomic approaches and is a molecular-based method for rapid species identification and flagging of potential new species. A fragment of 658-bp of the mitochondrial ...
The taxonomy and systematics of the bee genus Scrapter (Colletidae: Colletinae: Scraptrini)
Scrapter is a southern African endemic pollen-collecting genus consisting of 43 described species with 13 species also occurring in neighbouring countries such as Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and Zimbabwe. Classification ...
Molecular detection and genetic characterization of antimicrobial resistance genes in foodborne pathogens isolated from slaughtered broiler chickens in Durban.
Salmonella and Staphylococcus aureus are the most troublesome micro-organisms in poultry industry, because their presence poses health hazards and risks to consumers and to the economy of the country. Since they entail ...
Testing the utility of DNA barcoding in South African Hemiptera : using eThekwini species as a case study.
The eThekwini municipal region and surrounding areas (Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa) are situated within the globally important Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany biodiversity hotspot. The biodiversity present in this region ...
Characterization of the autolytic systems in selected streptococcal species.
Autolysins are endogenous enzymes responsible for the cleavage of specific bonds in the bacterial sacculus resulting in damage to the integrity and protective properties of the cell wall. The true biological functions of ...
Investigation of the application of best linear prediction for breeding and clonal production purposes in a Eucalyptus grandis population.
The genus Eucalyptus has been planted extensively throughout the world in tropical and subtropical regions, primarily because of its economic importance and use in wood and pulp production. Due to the growing demands for ...
Characterization of streptococcal infections in KwaZulu-Natal Durban by random amplified polymorphic DNA anaylsis and DNA macrorestriction analysis.
A collection of 29 clinical streptococcal isolates obtained from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Medical School, Durban Metro area (South Africa) were studied to establish their penicillin G susceptibility patterns often ...
Modelling and analysis of peroxiredoxin kinetics for systems biology applications.
Oxidative stress, caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) such as hydrogen peroxide, can have harmful effects on important cellular components and processes which can lead to cell death. Cells have evolved extensive ...