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Valuation of agricultural impacts on rivers and streams using choice modelling: a New Zealand case study
(The Royal Society of New Zealand, 2011-09)
Increasing substitution of dry land pastoral and arable farming for water-intensive practices is placing pressure on water resources in Canterbury. Although there is a large body of scientific data documenting environmental ...
Identification of the ovine KAP11-1 gene (KRTAP11-1) and genetic variation in its coding sequence
Keratin-associated proteins (KAPs) are a structural component of the wool fibre and form the matrix between the keratin intermediate filaments (KIFs). The gene encoding high sulphur-protein KAP11-1 has been identified in ...
Diseases of Dairy Animals| Infectious diseases: Brucellosis
(Academic Press, 2011)
Brucella spp. are responsilbe for important bacterial diseases of many farmed livestock, and dairy cattle in particular. Brucellosis is also a significant zoonosis responsible for serious human helath issues in most nations.
Development and applications of whole cell biosensors for ecotoxicity testing
Whole cell biosensors are the focus of considerable and increasing interest worldwide as methods for detecting and quantifying environmental toxicity, including biochemical oxygen demand (BOD), heavy metals, antibiotics, ...
Identification of the ovine keratin-associated protein KAP1-2 gene (KRTAP1-2)
(John Wiley and Sons, 2011)
Abstract: Keratin-associated proteins (KAPs) are a major component of wool and other keratin-containing tissues. While four KAP1-n proteins have been identified in sheep, only three genes have been described encoding KAP1-1, ...
Isolation of two novel Fusobacterium necrophorum variants from sheep in Australia
The detection of three novel Fusobacterium necrophorum leukotoxin (lktA) sequences (B, C and D) in sheep, goats, cattle (Zhou et al., 2009) and pigs (Zhou et al., 2010), suggests the existence of un-identified strains or ...
General phenological model to characterise the timing of flowering and veraison of Vitis vinifera L.
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011-06)
Background and Aims: Phenological models, which are based on responses of the plant to temperature, are useful tools to predict grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) phenology in various climate conditions. This study aimed to ...
Household size economies: Malaysian evidence
(Elsevier on behalf of the Economic Society of Australia (Queensland) Inc., 2011-09)
People live in households with different size and composition and they consume a variety of goods; categorised as private and public goods. With the existence of public goods in the household, doubling the household size ...
Changes in possum spatial behaviour following a control operation: implications for conservation and bovine tuberculosis management
The Australian brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) was first introduced into New Zealand in the 1800s to establish a fur trade. As time has progressed, it has become apparent that the possum has a number of adverse ...
Functional stability of a hybrid anaerobic digester/microbial fuel cell system treating municipal wastewater
A thermophilic anaerobic digester (AD) was combined with a microbial fuel cell (MFC) to evaluate whether either component had increased stability when operated in combination as a hybrid system, perturbed by the addition ...