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Optimisation of the randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) technique for the characterisation of selected South African maize (Zea mays L.) breeding material.
Maize (Zea mays L.) is an important agronomic crop with the maize industry forming an important component of the South African economy. Considerable effort has been directed towards the genetic improvement of maize through ...
Near infrared analysis of sugarcane (Saccharum spp hybrid) bud scales to predict resistance to Eldana stalk borer (Eldana saccharina Walker).
The eldana stalk borer (Eldana saccharina Walker) is the most serious pest of the Southern African sugarcane industry, and it is imperative that effective control measures are available to minimize economic damage. Because ...
An investigation into the heritability of commercially important traits in a sugarcane population under dryland conditions.
Inheritance studies have previously been undertaken at the South African Sugar Association Experiment Station (SASEX) under irrigated conditions. Since most sugarcane is grown in South Africa under dryland (raingrown) ...
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 ...
Breeding of advanced generation of Eucalyptus macarthurii-growth parameters and development of a near infrared (NIR) calibration model to predict whole tree pulp yield using non destructive cores.
Eucalyptus macarthurii is one of the cold tolerant eucalypt species grown in South Africa for pulp and paper. However, little research has been done on this species’ growth performance. A study was therefore initiated ...
The development of a white clover for use in the eastern high potential areas of South Africa.
The problems associated with the use of white clover in pastures in the eastern high potential areas of South Africa i.e. high P requirements, low tolerance to high Al levels and low pH in the soil as well as a limited ...
Dynamics of the glutathione/glutaredoxin system.
The glutathione/glutaredoxin system is made up of glutaredoxins, glutathione (GSH) and glutathione reductase (GLR). Glutaredoxins, which are involved in essential cellular functions such as DNA synthesis, iron metabolism ...
Systematics and phylogeography of the Cape Parrot (Poicephalus robustus)
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The role of interleukin-10 promoter polymorphisms in HIV-1 susceptibility and primary HIV-1 pathogenesis.
Host genetic factors may partially account for the uneven distribution of HIV infection worldwide. In addition to influencing relative susceptibility to HIV, host genetic factors may also affect the rate of disease progression ...