Search for dissertations about: "Species differences"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 740 swedish dissertations containing the words Species differences.

  1. 1. Adrenocorticolysis Induced by 3-MeSO2-DDE : Mechanisms of Action, Kinetics and Species Differences

    Author : Veronica Lindström; Ingvar Brandt; Ulrika Bergström; Eva Brittebo; Hans Tjälve; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Toxicology; 3-methylsulphonyl-DDE; o; p -DDD; CYP11B1; adrenal cortex; tissue-specific toxicity; bioactivation; kinetics; Y-1 cells; Toxikologi; Biology; Biologi;

    Abstract : The DDT metabolite 3-methylsulphonyl-DDE (3-MeSO2-DDE) induces cell death specifically in the adrenal cortex of mice after a cytochrome P45011B1 (CYP11B1)-catalysed bioactivation. This substance is not only an environmental pollutant, but also a suggested lead compound for an improved chemotherapy of adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC). READ MORE

  2. 2. Microclimate at range margins : Consequences for boreal forest understory species

    Author : Caroline Greiser; Kristoffer Hylander; Johan Ehrlén; Eric Meineri; Miska Luoto; Alistair Jump; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; microclimate; species distribution; range dynamics; boreal forest; canopy cover; topography; soil moisture; air humidity; bryophytes; lichens; vascular plants; biotic interactions; forest management; biodiversity conservation; ekologi och evolution; Ecology and Evolution;

    Abstract : A warmer climate will shift species distributional range margins poleward, but near-ground microclimates may modify these shifts. Cold-adapted northern species at their rear edge may survive locally in microrefugia with a colder microclimate, and warm-adapted southern species at their leading edge may colonize stepping stone habitats with a warmer microclimate. READ MORE

  3. 3. Effects of climate change on boreal wetland and riparian vegetation

    Author : Lotta Ström; Roland Jansson; Christer Nilsson; Sarah Gergel; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; biomass; flooding; hydrologic niche; invasibility; riparian zone; riparian plant species; river margin; climate scenario; seed sowing experiment; species composition; species richness; transplant experiment; Terrestrial ecology; Terrestrisk ekologi;

    Abstract : Models of climate change predict that temperature will increase during the 21th century and the largest warming will take place at high northern latitudes. In addition to warming, predictions for northern Europe include increased annual precipitation and a higher proportion of the precipitation during winter falling as rain instead of snow. READ MORE

  4. 4. Speciation genetics of recently diverged species

    Author : Venkat Talla; Niclas Backström; Nicola Nadeau; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Speciation; Leptidea; Lepidoptera; chiffchaff; Cryptic species; genome-scan; Diapause; Biology with specialization in Evolutionary Genetics; Biologi med inriktning mot evolutionär genetik;

    Abstract : Species differentiation can be a consequence of evolutionary forces including natural selection and random genetic drift. Patterns of genomic differentiation vary across the tree of life. This variation seems to be dependent on, for example, differences in genomic architecture and molecular mechanisms. READ MORE

  5. 5. Possibilities to Utilize Species from the Mozambican Forest Biomass for the Production of Essential Oils : Study of Eucalyptus and Pinus Species and Application of Citronellal as Raw Material for Flavour Chemistry

    Author : Felisberto P. Pagula; KTH; []
    Keywords : Eucalyptus species; essential oil composition; citronellal; hydroxycitronellal;

    Abstract : This thesis deals partly with the isolation and chemicalanalysis of essential oils from selected Eucalyptus and Pinusspecies grown in Mozambique, and partly with the synthesis ofmore valuable compounds from citronellal isolated fromEucalyptus citriodora Hook oil.More than 60 constituents in the volatile oils wereidentified by gas chromatography and gas chromatography-massspectrometry by comparison with authentic substances andliterature data. READ MORE