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  • Fielding, Burtram C.; Tan, Yee-Joo; Shen, Shuo; Tan, Timothy H.P.; Ooi, Eng-Eong; Lim, Seng Gee; Hong, Wanjin; Goh, Phuay-Yee (American Society for Microbiology, 2004)
    A novel coronavirus (CoV) has been identified as the etiological agent of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). The SARS-CoV genome encodes the characteristic essential CoV replication and structural proteins. Additionally, ...
  • Appunni, Sathiya Susuman (Tehran University of Medical Sciences, 2012)
    Ethiopia’s childhood mortality has continued to decline although at a swift pace. The drop in urban childhood mortality decline, duration of breastfeeding is the principle reason for the overall decline in mortality trends ...
  • Chromista 
    Sym, Stuart D.; Maneveldt, Gavin (Wiley Online, 2011)
    The concept of chromists, at its most expansive, includes the heterokonts (stramenopiles), alveolates, rhizarians, heliozoans, telonemians, haptophytes and cryptophytes. There is mounting evidence that this grouping is not ...
  • 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, ...
  • Chamberlain, Yvonne; Norris, R.E.; Keats, Derek; Maneveldt, Gavin (Walter de Gruyter, 1995)
    A nongeniculate, crustose coralline alga (Rhodophyta, Corallinaceae) from South Africa, is found growing epiphytically on fronds of species of the geniculate genus Ampiroa. Analysis of the vegetative and reproductive ...
  • Reitmaier, Thomas; Bidwell, Nicola J.; Siya, Masbulele Jay; Marsden, Gary; Tucker, William D. (IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2012)
    We describe designing an asynchronous, oral repository and sharing system that we intend to suit the needs and practices of rural residents in South Africa. We aim to enable users without access to personal computers to ...
  • Rey-Moreno, Carlos; Roro, Zukile; Tucker, William D.; Siya, Masbulele Jay (ACM, 2013)
    Given the needs for a clean and easy way to maintain and secure powering wireless networks in rural areas and to gen- erate revenue to guarantee the sustainability of its intended goals, an innovative approach to leverage ...
  • Stiegler, Nancy; Appunni, Sathiya Susuman (SAGE Publications, 2013)
    The aim of this article is to show a comparative analysis of contraceptive use in areas of traditionally high fertility that have gone through profound changes. Data have been taken from the latest Demographic and Health ...
  • Fielding, Burtram C.; Suliman, Tasnim (Academic Journals, 2009)
    It has been reported in some studies that the newly discovered human coronavirus NL-63 (HCoVNL63) is one of the most common coronaviruses associated with acute respiratory infections. HCoVNL63 was first isolated in 2004 ...
  • Blignaut, Renette; Venter, Isabella M. (Stellenbosch University, 2011)
    Summary: The new school-leaving certificate, the National Senior Certificate (NSC), was awarded for the first time in 2008. This necessitated a relook at the entrance requirements for university, as the school subjects ...
  • Zeeman, Zannè; Branch, George M.; Farrell, Daniel; Maneveldt, Gavin; Robertson-Andersson, Deborah; Pillay, Deena (Springer Verlag, 2013)
    This paper concerns the effects on biodiversity of depletion 24 of the South African abalone Haliotis midae, which is a long-lived species with a large corrugated shell that provides a habitat for diverse benthic organisms. ...
  • Zeeman, Zannè; Branch, George M.; Farrell, Daniel; Maneveldt, Gavin; Robertson-Andersson, Deborah; Pillay, Deena (Springer Verlag, 2013)
    This paper concerns the effects on biodiversity of depletion 24 of the South African abalone Haliotis midae, which is a long-lived species with a large corrugated shell that provides a habitat for diverse benthic organisms. ...
  • Abrantes, Pedro M.D.S.; McArthur, Carole P.; Africa, Charlene W.J. (The International Association for Dental Research (IADR), 2012)
    METHOD: In this study, Candida isolates were collected from the oral mucosa of 128 South African and 126 Cameroonian HIV-positive patients, by scraping the mouths of consenting patients using sterile cotton swabs. Ethics ...
  • Naidoo, Krishni; Maneveldt, Gavin; Ruck, Kevin; Bolton, John J. (Springer, 2007)
    The effects of different diets on growth in the cultured South African abalone, Haliotis midae (Linnaeus), was investigated. Growth of juvenile Haliotis midae was monitored on a commercial abalone farm over a period of ...
  • Sivakumar, Pasupathi; Maiyalagan, Thandavarayan (Trans Tech Publications, 2010)
    Fuel cells, as devices for direct conversion of the chemical energy of a fuel into electricity by electrochemical reactions, are among the key enabling technologies for the transition to a hydrogen-based economy. Among ...
  • Koen, Chris (Oxford University Press, 2009)
    A strong correlation between the gamma-ray burster peak energy and the peak luminosity of the associated supernova was discovered by Li for four GRBs. Despite the fact that the formal significance level of the correlation ...
  • Tucker, William D. (ACM, 2004)
    Connecting people across the Digital Divide is as much a social effort as a technological one. We are developing a community-centered approach to learn how interaction techniques can compensate for poor communication across ...
  • De Roeck, Els R.; VanSchoenwinkel, Bram J.; Day, Jenny A.; Xu, Yongxin; Raitt, Lincoln; Brendonck, Luc (Springer Verlag, 2007)
    Temporary wetlands are an ecologically and economically important habitat in South Africa. They harbor large branchiopods, known to be flagship species of nonpermanent aquatic habitats, and sensitive to land use changes. ...
  • Agbele, Kehinde K.; Adesina, Ademola Olusola; Azeez, Nureni A.; Abidoye, Ademola P. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Inc., 2012)
    There is a growing interest in the use of context-awareness as a technique for developing pervasive computing applications that are flexible and adaptable for users. In this context, however, information retrieval (IR) ...
  • Raji, Ismaila A.; Mugabo, Pierre; Obikeze, Kenechukwu (BioMed Central Ltd, 2013)
    Background: Tulbaghia violacea Harv. (Alliaceae) is used to treat various ailments, including hypertension (HTN) in South Africa. This study aims to evaluate the contributions of muscarinic receptors and changes in plasma ...

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