Theses - Veterinary Medicine
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(2019-01-06)Sickle cell disease (SCD) is one of the most common genetic diseases worldwide. HbS polymerisation causes altered red blood cell (RBC) rheology and fragility, increase in blood viscosity with blockage of small blood ...
Novel molecular markers of disease-association among strains of Streptococcus suis: a genomic approach (2019-01-26)This thesis focuses on the use of a genomic approach to identify novel molecular markers to differentiate Streptococcus suis (S. suis) isolates into two populations, i) disease-associated and ii) non-disease associated. ...
(2018-10-03)The innate immune system is the first line of defence against infection. It is comprised of physicochemical barriers and a variety of cell types including macrophages and dendritic cells. Pathogens express specific pathogen ...