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Investigation of leptin genotypes and economically important dairy traits in jersey cows.
Dairy farming is one of the most important agricultural industries in South Africa, and thus improving the performance of dairy cows, with respect to economically important dairy traits, would be beneficial. Selection ...
Individual identification and parentage analysis of Struthio camelus (ostrich) using microsatellite markers.
Ostrich (Struthio camelus) breeding is a well-developed industry in South Africa. However, successful genetic management has yet to be implemented. Parentage in colony breeding ostriches is unknown, where for a given ...
Fingerprinting of full and half-sib black wattle (Acacia mearnsii) progenies using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD).
Black wattle (Acacia mearnsii), which belongs to the genus Acacia, is one of the many species of trees or hardwoods grown commercially in South Africa. Black wattle is a species indigenous to Australia and was introduced ...
Characterisation of antibiotic resistance in Streptococcus, Enterococcus and Staphylococcus using a bioinformatics approach.
The rate at which bacterial pathogens are becoming resistant to antibiotics is quite alarming, and therefore much attention has been focussed on this area. The mechanism whereby the bacterial cells acquire resistance is ...
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 ...
The elucidation of the possible mechanism of vancomycin-resistance in selected streptococcal and enterococcal species.
Three Streptococcal strains: S. milleri P213, S. milleri P35 and S. milleri B200 and three enterococcal strains: E. faecalis 123, E. faecalis 126 and E. faecium were used to test for vancomycin resistance. Two strains were ...