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β-Galactosidases and Fasciclin-like Arabinogalactan Proteins in Flax (Linum usitatissimum) Phloem Fibre DevelopmentDownload
The phloem fibres of flax (Linum usitatissimum) have specialized, cellulose-rich secondary walls of the gelatinous type (G-type), which give the fibres remarkable strength. G-type walls are also found in tension wood of many trees. β-galactosidases (BGAL) and fasciclin-like arabinogalactan (FLA)...
Acting as a co-factor for hundreds of enzymes, zinc (Zn) is an essential trace metal required for organismal success across all phyla. When aquatic organisms such as fish are Zn deficient, growth, metabolism, and health are all negatively impacted. However, Zn in excess may also impair overall...
Retinoic acid (RA) has a crucial role in embryonic nervous system development - controlling anterior-posterior patterning, neural differentiation, and cell proliferation. During zebrafish embryogenesis, levels of RA are tightly regulated by the combinatorial action of synthesis and degradation...
Zebrafish embryos exposed to alcohol undergo abnormal development of motor neurons and muscle fibersDownload
Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder have significantly delayed motor skills, and deficiencies in reflex development. The reasons underlying these motor deficits are not fully understood. The purpose of this thesis was to investigate the effect of embryonic exposure to ethanol (EtOH) on...
Zebrafish Targeted Mutagenesis to Unveil Normal Physiological Functions of, and Interactions between, Prion Protein (PrP) and Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP): Relevance to Alzheimer’s diseaseDownload
Much of the work on Prion Protein (PrPC) and Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP) biology has focused on the contributions of their misfolded forms or aggregated metabolites to prion diseases and Alzheimer’s disease, respectively. As subversion/partial loss of some normal functions are also likely...
In Southwestern Yukon, alpine ice patches are rapidly retreating with climate warming. Ice patch forelands form unique alpine wetlands, creating critical habitats for diverse flora and fauna over millennia. A major component of the ice patch flora are bryophytes, which are critical to alpine...
Montane grasslands play a key role in supporting wintering elk in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta. To document change in grassland extent and patch sizes, I analyzed repeat aerial photography at 4 sites in the upper Red Deer River drainage between 1952 and 2003. Excluding the Ya Ha Tinda,...
Woodland caribou population declines in west-central Alberta precipitated a wolfcontrol. This program to protect caribou could be compromised if (1) there are strong public pressures against helicopter gunning and strychnine poisoning of wolves and/or (2) other predators compensate to kill...