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  • Burton, Stephanie; Cowan, Donald A.; Woodley, John M. (Nature Publishing Group, 2002)
    While the use of enzymes as biocatalysts to assist in the industrial manufacture of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals has enormous potential, application is frequently limited by evolution-led catalyst traits. The advent ...
  • Bustard, Mark T.; Whiting, Samantha; Cowan, Donald A.; Wright, Phillip C. (Springer Verlag, 2002)
    The aerobic biodegradation of high-concentration, to 24 g l –1 , 2-propanol (IPA) by a thermophilic isolate ST3, identified as Bacillus pallidus , was successfully carried out for the first time. This solvent-tolerant B. ...
  • Wilkinson, Dianne E.; Jaenicke, Thomas; Cowan, Donald A. (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002)
    An efficient and simple method for constructing an environmental library using mechanically sheared DNA obtained directly from geothermal sediments is presented. The method is based on blunt-end modification of DNA fragments ...
  • Cowan, Donald A.; Mamais, A.; Russell, Nick A.; Sheppard, Devon M. (Springer Verlag, 2002)
    We have applied bioluminescent ATP detection methods to microbial enumeration in Antarctic Dry Valley mineral soils, and validated our ATP data by two independent methods. We have demonstrated that ATP measurement is ...
  • Puoane, Thandi; Steyn, Kristela; Bradshaw, Debbie; Laubscher, Ria; Fourie, Jean; Lambert, Vicki; Mbanangwa, Nolwazi (Nature Publishing Group, 2002-01-10)
    To ascertain the anthropometric profile and determinants of obesity in South Africans who participated in the Demographic and Health Survey in 1998. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES: A sample of 13,089 men and women (age, ...
  • Chromista 
    Maneveldt, Gavin; Keats, Derek (Wiley Online, 2003)
    As a group, the chromists show a diverse range of forms from tiny unicellular, flagellates to the large brown algae known as kelp. Molecular studies have confirmed the inclusion of certain organisms once considered Fungi, ...
  • Ward, Kim; Butler, Nadine; Mugabo, Pierre; Klausner, Jeffrey; Mcfarland, Willi; Chen, Sanny; Schwarcz, Sandra (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2003)
    Background: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are known risk factors for HIV infection. Goal: The goal of this study was to assess the current and potential future role that community pharmacists in Western Cape, South ...
  • Sloth-Nielsen, Julia; van Heerden, Berlinda (Oxford University Press, 2003)
    The article reviews the process of liberalization of child and family law that has occurred since the adoption of South Africa's 1996 Constitution. Although the Constitution does not expressly protect the right to family ...
  • Hendricks, Natheem; Volbrecht, Terry (Taylor & Francis, 2003)
    This article argues that one can use the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to conceptualise the project of bridging the articulation gap between further and higher education in South Africa by framing the cognitive praxis ...
  • Sloth-Nielsen, Julia (University of the Western Cape, 2003)
    The article begins with an overview of the socio-economic context surrounding child-headed households and then discusses the constitutional obligations that rest on the state vis-a-vis children growing up in these settings. ...
  • Lewis, John; Tucker, William D.; Blake, Edwin H. (Telkom, 2003)
    Instant Messaging is traditionally a text only a air. However, there are instances when it would be useful to bridge to other types of media, like speech. The SoftBridge is an application framework that enables this kind ...
  • Sparks, Conrad A.J.; Gibbons, Mark J. (Taylor & Francis and NISC, 2003)
    A total of 242 zooplankton samples from the upper 100 m of the water column was collected discontinuously from March 1997 to January 1999 off the Orange River mouth on the west coast of southern Africa. Six species of ...
  • Chetty, Marshini; Tucker, William D.; Blake, Edwin H. (Telkom, 2003)
    There is a great disparity between those who have access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and those that do not. This phenomenon forms part of the Digital Divide. Many ICTs may be used to help overcome ...
  • Tucker, William D.; Glaser, Meryl; Lewis, John (Telkom, 2003)
    Following on several partial prototypes, we built an automated Deaf Telephony bridging application with the SoftBridge platform. The SoftBridge performs multi-modal bridging in real-time using Text-to-Speech (TTS) and ...
  • Buecher, Emmanuelle; Gibbons, Mark J. (NISC (Pty) Ltd and Taylor& Francis, 2003)
    Diel vertical migration (DVM) of six common species of hydromedusae was investigated during two drogue studies conducted in St Helena Bay on the west coast of South Africa in February 1995. Clytia spp., Obelia spp. and ...
  • Gough, David H.; Bock, Zannie (Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand, 2003)
    This paper examines the effectiveness of linguistic analysis in developing scientific thinking skills and scientific attitudes. It reports on a project established at a South Africa university in South Africa which engaged ...
  • Gibbons, Mark J.; Buecher, Emmanuelle; Thibault-Botha, Delphine (NISC (Pty) Ltd and Taylor& Francis, 2003)
    The vertical distribution, abundance and size composition of a population of Pleurobrachia pileus was studied during a six-day drogue study conducted off the west coast of South Africa in February 1995. The population was ...
  • Benjamin, Anita; Tucker, William D. (Telkom, 2003)
    We have built a hybrid voice/text web–board that utilizes floor control for handling resources such as microphone and interface events. The aim of this research is to determine the most appropriate floor control mechanism ...
  • Adesemowo, A. Kayode; Tucker, William D. (Telkom, 2003)
    As mobile devices and networks become more data-centric, text messaging requires an extension of co-presence capabilities for better interactive discussion between input/output handicapped handheld users and their free ...
  • Ah Tow, Lemese; Cowan, Donald A. (Society for General Microbiology, 2003)
    Our results allow us to conclude that there appears to be significant conservation between the tuf genes of Planococcus, Planomicrobium and Staphylococcus spp., and that although the primer set TstaG422/TStag765 has ...