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Methylation profiling and validation of candidate tDMRs for identification of human blood, saliva, semen and vaginal fluid and its application in forensics.
Identification of body fluids and tissues is an essential step in forensic investigation because it can be used as strong evidence in identifying suspects and victims. Currently in forensic investigations, catalytic, ...
Quantification of time-dependent redox signalling in the Tpx1/Pap1 pathway in Schizosaccharomyces pombe.
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) can damage cellular components leading to cell death, but paradoxically, ROS also play essential roles in metabolism and signalling in eukaryotic cells. Dysregulation of this balance is ...
Genetic identification of kikuyu grass (Pennisetum clandestinum) cultivars by RAPD and ISSR techniques.
Kikuyu grass (Pennisetum clandestinum), originally from tropical and subtropical African countries, is one of the most important pasture grasses in the higher rainfall regions of South Africa (of utmost importance in ...
Cloning, expression and purification of the subunits of the Mannose PTS Permease of Listeria monocytogenes EGD.
The disease listeriosis is caused by Listeria monocytogenes. This common food-borne disease has been responsible for about 0.1 to 10 cases per million inhabitants per year. However, this disease is serious with its high ...
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 ...
Population genetic diversity of Fasciola spp. from Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal provinces of South Africa.
Fasciola hepatica and Fasciola gigantica have been identified as the species causing fascioliasis in ruminants and humans with intermediate species being reported as well. Studies have shown an economic loss in excess of ...
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 ...
Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from broiler chickens within Durban, South Africa.
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Novel cationic lipoplexes : characterization in cell culture in vitro and in vivo.
Amongst the more promising non-viral DNA vehicles are liposomes, with those derived from cationic lipids showing significant potential, despite moderate transfection levels in vivo. This study has investigated the effect ...
Elucidation of gene function using RNA interference in a cancer cell culture model.
RNA interference (RNAi), mediated by small interfering RNA (siRNA), has emerged as a powerful tool for elucidating gene function and also holds great potential for the treatment of acquired and inherited diseases. The ...