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  • Antimicrobial Peptides in Jawed and Jawless Vertebrates

    Gibbons, Olivia Robyn (University of Waikato, 2016)
    Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are a major part of the innate immune defence system which shows a broad spectrum of activity, defending the host against invading microbes. The aim of this work was to identify the AMPs present ...
  • Molecular Characterisation of Immune Genes in Yellowtail Kingfish (Seriola lalandi)

    Broomfield, Grant Robert (University of Waikato, 2015)
    The effective and efficient introduction of a new candidate species for aquaculture depends greatly on the understanding of the physiology of the organism and the ability to monitor a candidates’ response to changes in ...
  • Oxytocin as an appetite suppressant that reduces feeding reward

    Herisson, Florence (University of Waikato, 2016)
    In the environment in which palatable and highly caloric foods are readily available, eating behavior is oftentimes not dictated by the necessity to replenish lacking energy, but rather by the pleasure of consumption. ...
  • Eating behaviour regulation in Zebrafish (Danio rerio): a comparative analysis

    Ahmadi, Ramtin (University of Waikato, 2014)
    The structure, function, and tissue specific expression profiles of neuropeptides involved in regulating eating behaviour are well researched in mammals, the corresponding literature on fish homologs however is scarce. The ...