Essays about: "Biology and Life Sciences"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 142 essays containing the words Biology and Life Sciences.

  1. 1. A Search for Neonicotinoid Binding Sites in the Optic Lobes of Honeybees and Blowflies

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Examensarbeten i molekylärbiologi

    Author : Ashley Hulcoop; [2019]
    Keywords : Biology and Life Sciences;

    Abstract : Neonicotinoid insecticides are agonists to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) in the brains of insects. At sub-lethal doses these chemicals cause behavioral abnormalities in several bee species, reducing overall fitness. nAChRs expressed in the optic lobes of insects bind neonicotinoids, thus may be involved in these behavioral changes. READ MORE

  2. 2. The impact of CRISPR/Cas9 generated mutations in pioneer transcription factors FOXA1 and GATA3 on oestrogen receptor function

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Examensarbeten i molekylärbiologi

    Author : Miroslav Bobrik; [2018]
    Keywords : Biology and Life Sciences;

    Abstract : Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and two thirds of all breast cancers are classified as oestrogen receptor positive. ER is a transcription factor that regulates gene expression and promote cell proliferation that is critical in mammary gland development, and its aberrant activity is commonly present in breast cancer. READ MORE

  3. 3. The crucial combination of DNA polymerase, qPCR assay and background matrix

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Examensarbeten i molekylärbiologi

    Author : Felicia Johansson; [2018]
    Keywords : Biology and Life Sciences;

    Abstract : Quantitative PCR (qPCR) is a commonly used method today in the fields of molecular diagnostics, forensic and food analysis. The real-time measurements of amplification and quantification of specific DNA molecules is one of many reasons why qPCR is the method of choice. READ MORE

  4. 4. Mapping of Bacteria with Flow Cytometry – before, during and after treatment of drinking water

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Examensarbeten i molekylärbiologi

    Author : Mikael Danielsson; [2018]
    Keywords : Biology and Life Sciences;

    Abstract : In order to produce drinking water of high quality, surface water works apply extensive treatment processes. In this study, flow cytometry and heterotrophic plate counting was utilized to study water quality before, during and after treatment in Görvälnverket in Stockholm, Sweden. READ MORE

  5. 5. Can the native shore crabs (Carcinus maenas) become a barrier to the invasion of the round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) in Öresund, southern Baltic Sea?

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Examensarbeten i biologi

    Author : Nikolaos Papagiannopoulos; [2018]
    Keywords : Biology and Life Sciences;

    Abstract : The round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) is a non-indigenous species to the Baltic Sea that has drawn the attention of many researchers in the last decade due to its rapid spreading and its impact on the local fauna. With recent concerns about the dispersal of the round goby towards the North Sea, the aim of this study was to determine if the native shore crab could compete with the invaders and prevent their advance. READ MORE