Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Natural and Agricultural Sciences

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  • Simpson, M.C. (Melissa Claire); Coetzee, Martin Petrus Albertus; Van der Nest, Magrieta Aletta; Wingfield, Michael J.; Wingfield, Brenda D. (Elsevier, 2018-12)
    Mating is central to many fungal life cycles and is controlled by genes at the mating-type (MAT) locus. These genes determine whether the fungus will be self-sterile (heterothallic) or self-fertile (homothallic). Species ...
  • Botha, Ebrahiem; Landman, Marile; Van Rooyen, Petrus H.; Erasmus, Elizabeth (Elsevier, 2018-10)
    Please read abstract in the article.
  • Nevondo, T.T. (Takalani); Chaminuka, Petronella; Nhundu, Kenneth; Liebenberg, Frikkie (Routledge, 2019)
    The national beef cattle improvement scheme was introduced by the South African government with the objective of improving the biological and ecological efficiency of beef production through genetic improvement and enhanced ...
  • Collinson, W.J.; Marneweck, C.; Davies-Mostert, Harriet T. (Wiley, 2019)
    Social media discussions highlight public concern for wildlife‐vehicle collisions (WVCs) inside protected areas. Using a quasi‐experimental field trial, we investigated factors affecting the likelihood of WVCs within ...
  • Kleynhans, D.J. (Dewald); Sarlia, Joshua; Hatyoka, L.M. (Luiza); Alagaili, Abdulaziz N.; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Mohammed, Osama B.; Bastos, Armanda D.S. (Elsevier, 2018-11)
    Bartonellae bacteria are associated with several re-emerging human diseases. These vector-borne pathogens have a global distribution, yet data on Bartonella prevalence and diversity in the Arabian Peninsula are limited. ...
  • Sayed, Nazeeia; Schonfeldt, H.C. (Hettie Carina) (MedPharm Publications, 2018-08-28)
    INTRODUCTION : Infant health and nutrition in South Africa are a priority, as evidenced by the political commitment and policy development history of the last 25 years. Current efforts focus on improving breastfeeding ...
  • Muchenje, Voster; Mukumbo, Felicitas E.; Descalzo, Adriana M.; Schonfeldt, H.C. (Hettie Carina) (Elsevier, 2018-02)
    Diets are constantly changing, creating new challenges to existing food systems to deliver the food to meet these requirements. With a new focus on the outcomes of food systems in terms of human health and well-being, the ...
  • Strydom, Elrea; Pietersen, Gerhard (Springer, 2018-05)
    Soybean blotchy mosaic virus (SbBMV) is an important virus of soybean in the warmer regions of South Africa. The presence of the virus is associated with blotchy mosaic symptoms on soybean leaves and significant annual ...
  • Crossey, Bruce; Ganswindt, Andre; Chimimba, Christian Timothy (Nordic Council for Wildlife Research, 2018)
    Non-invasive techniques for the monitoring of animal well-being, such as faecal hormone analysis, are increasingly becoming some of the most desirable methods for addressing practical conservation questions. Despite the ...
  • Wolf, T.E. (Tanja); Valades, Gabriela Benavides; Simelane, Phumlile; Bennett, Nigel C., 1961-; Ganswindt, Andre (Nordic Council for Wildlife Research, 2018)
    A physiological stress response can be triggered by a variety of intrinsic and extrinsic stimuli, but minimal information is available about the physiological stress response related to pain in wildlife. Recently established ...
  • Reisinger, Ryan R.; Raymond, Ben; Hindell, Mark A.; Bester, Marthan Nieuwoudt; Crawford, Robert J.M.; Davies, Delia; De Bruyn, P.J. Nico; Dilley, Ben J.; Kirkman, Stephen P.; Makhado, Azwianewi B.; Ryan, Peter G.; Schoombie, Stefan; Stevens, Kim; Sumner, Michael D.; Tosh, Cheryl A.; Wege, Mia; Whitehead, Thomas Otto; Wotherspoon, Simon; Pistorius, Pierre A. (Wiley, 2018-04)
    AIM : The distribution of marine predators is driven by the distribution and abundance of their prey; areas preferred by multiple marine predator species should therefore indicate areas of ecological significance. The ...
  • Garnas, Jeffrey R. (Elsevier, 2018-10)
    Understanding how insects will respond both ecologically and evolutionarily to complex and interacting factors linked to global change is an important challenge that underpins our ability to produce better predictive models ...
  • Ndarana, Thando; Bopape, Mary-Jane; Waugh, Darryn; Dyson, Liesl L. (American Meteorological Society, 2018-08-01)
    The link between Rossby wave breaking and ridging Atlantic Ocean anticyclones in the South African domain is examined using NCEP–DOE AMIP-II reanalysis data. A simple composite analysis, which used the duration of ridging ...
  • Mtsetfwa, Fezile; McCleery, Robert A.; Monadjem, Ara (NISC (Pty) Ltd and Informa UK Limited (trading as Taylor & Francis Group), 2018)
    Agricultural landscapes are typically associated with a decreased biodiversity, particularly when they extend across large spatial scales. Despite the fact that some African bat species seem to provide essential ecosystem ...
  • McCleery, Robert A.; Monadjem, Ara; Baiser, Benjamin; Fletcher Jr, Robert; Vickers, Karen; Kruger, Laurence (Elsevier, 2018-10)
    Savannas are increasingly threatened by anthropogenic forces that are causing broad-scale directional shifts in woody vegetation that homogenizes their structure. Yet, whether animal communities respond consistently to ...
  • Chetverikov, Phillip E.; Craemer, Charnie; Neser, S. (Stefanus), 1942- (Systematic and Applied Acarology Society, 2018)
    A new genus, Tumescoptella n. g., with two new sympatric species Tumescoptella aculeata n. sp.and T. rotundiscuta n. sp., was found on the indigenous South African palm Hyphaene coriacea, Lala palm. Both species are described ...
  • Kendall, Corinne J.; Rubenstein, Daniel I.; Slater, Pamela L.; Monadjem, Ara (Wiley, 2018-01)
    Lack of suitable nesting trees is an increasingly common issue for avian conservation given rampant habitat and tree destruction around the world. In the African savannah, habitat loss and particularly tree damage caused ...
  • Austin, James D.; Moore, Shannon; McCleery, Robert A.; Colton, Jaclyn; Finberg, Tal; Monadjem, Ara (Wiley, 2018-03)
    No abstract available.
  • Jarosch-Perlow, Antje; Yusuf, Abdullahi Ahmed; Pirk, Christian Walter Werner; Crewe, Robin M.; Moritz, Robin F.A. (Springer, 2018-08)
    The honeybee queen’s mandibular gland pheromones (QMP) are essential for the suppression of worker reproduction. Worker ovary activation is regulated by alternative splicing of a CP2-transcription factor named gemini. Since ...
  • Lu, Yingchang; Beeghly-Fadiel, Alicia; Wu, Lang; Guo, Xingyi; Li, Bingshan; Schildkraut, Joellen M.; Im, HaeKyung; Chen, Yian A.; Permuth, Jennifer B.; Reid, Brett M.; Teer, Jamie K.; Moysich, Kirsten B.; Andrulis, Irene L.; Anton-Culver, Hoda; Arun, Banu K.; Bandera, Elisa V.; Barkardottir, Rosa B.; Barnes, Daniel R.; Benitez, Javier; Bjorge, Line; Brenton, James; Butzow, Ralf; Caldes, Trinidad; Caligo, Maria A.; Campbell, Ian; Chang-Claude, Jenny; Claes, Kathleen B.M.; Couch, Fergus J.; Cramer, Daniel W.; Daly, Mary B.; DeFazio, Anna; Dennis, Joe; Diez, Orland; Domchek, Susan M.; Dörk, Thilo; Easton, Douglas F.; Eccles, Diana M.; Fasching, Peter A.; Fortner, Renée T.; Fountzilas, George; Friedman, Eitan; Ganz, Patricia A.; Garber Judy; Giles, Graham G.; Godwin, Andrew K.; Goldgar, David E.; Goodman, Marc T.; Greene, Mark H.; Gronwald, Jacek; Hamann, Ute; Heitz, Florian; Hildebrandt, Michelle A.T.; Høgdall, Claus K.; Hollestelle, Antoinette; Hulick, Peter J.; Huntsman, David G.; Imyanitov, Evgeny N.; Isaacs, Claudine; Jakubowska, Anna; James, Paul; Karlan, Beth Y.; Kelemen, Linda E.; Kiemeney, Lambertus A.; Kjaer, Susanne K.; Kwong, Ava; Le, Nhu D.; Leslie, Goska; Lesueur, Fabienne; Levine, Douglas A.; Mattiello, Amalia; May, Taymaa; McGuffog, Lesley; McNeish, Iain A.; Merritt, Melissa A.; Modugno, Francesmary; Montagna, Marco; Neuhausen, Susan L.; Nevanlinna, Heli; Nielsen, Finn C.; Nikitina-Zake, Liene; Nussbaum, Robert L.; Offit, Kenneth; Olah, Edith; Olopade, Olufunmilayo I.; Olson, Sara H.; Olsson, Håkan K.; Osorio, Ana; Park, Sue K.; Parsons, Michael T.; Peeters, Petra H.M.; Pejovic, Tanja; Peterlongo, Paolo; Phelan, Catherine M.; Pujana, Miquel Angel; Ramus, Susan J.; Rennert, Gad; Risch, Harvey; Rodriguez, Gustavo C.; Rodríguez-Antona, Cristina; Romieu, Isabelle; Rookus, Matti A.; Rossing, Mary Anne; Rzepecka, Iwona K.; Sandler, Dale P.; Schmutzler, Rita K.; Setiawan, Veronica W.; Sharma, Priyanka; Sieh, Weiva; Simard, Jacques; Singer, Christian F.; Song, Honglin; Southey, Melissa C.; Spurdle, Amanada B.; Sutphen, Rebecca; Swerdlow, Anthony J.; Teixeira, Manuel R.; Teo, Soo H.; Thomassen, Mads; Tischkowitz, Marc; Toland, Amanda E.; Trichopoulou, Antonia; Tung, Nadine; Tworoger, Shelley S.; Jansen van Rensburg, Elizabeth; Vanderstichele, Adriaan; Vega, Ana; Edwards, Digna Velez; Webb, Penelope M.; Weitzel, Jeffrey N.; Wentzensen, Nicolas; White, Emily; Wolk, Alicja; Wu, Anna H.; Yannoukakos, Drakoulis; Zorn, Kristin K.; Gayther, Simon A.; Antoniou, Antonis C.; Berchuck, Andrew; Goode, Ellen L.; Chenevix-Trench, Georgia; Sellers, Thomas A.; Pharoah, Paul D.P.; Zheng, Wei; Long, Jirong (American Association for Cancer Research, 2018-09)
    Large-scale genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified approximately 35 loci associated with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) risk. The majority of GWAS-identified disease susceptibility variants are located in ...

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