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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Investigating molecular approaches for detection of pathogens in horses

    Grout, Emily Katherine (The University of Waikato, 2018)
    Infectious disease of equines has significant impacts on the New Zealand equine industry, causing avoidable morbidity and mortality. The correct identification of the aetiological agents involved in such infections allows ...
  • 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. ...
  • Sleeping to Perform: Examining Sleep and Exercise in Elite Female Athletes

    O'Donnell, Shannon Lea (The University of Waikato, 2018)
    Sleep plays an essential role in biological functions, and is fundamental for human health and wellbeing. Sleep is also widely recognised as playing an important role in the sporting environment, with an increasing awareness ...