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    • Genetic diversity and structure in the Philippine Rafflesia lagascae complex (Rafflesiaceae) inform its taxonomic delimitation and conservation 

      Pelser PB; Nickrent DL; Gemmill CEC; Barcelona JF (2017)
      Rafflesia lagascaeis a rare endo-holoparasitic species with a disjunct distribution on Luzon Island. It is morphologically very similar to R. manillana from nearby Samar. This study aims to contribute to the taxonomy and ...
    • Genome and transcriptome adaptation accompanying emergence of the definitive Type 2 host-restricted Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium pathovar 

      Kingsley, R.A.; Kay, S.; Connor, T.; Barquist, L.; Sait, L.; Holt, K.E.; Sivaraman, K.; Wileman, T.; Goulding, D.; Clare, S.; Hale, C.; Seshasayee, A.; Harris, S.; Thomson, N.R.; Gardner, P.P.; Rabsch, W.; Wigley, P.; Humphrey, T.; Parkhill, J.; Dougan, G. (University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2013)
      Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium definitive type 2 (DT2) is host restricted to Columba livia (rock or feral pigeon) but is also closely related to S. Typhimurium isolates that circulate in livestock and cause a ...
    • Genome mining, isolation, chemical synthesis and biological evaluation of a novel lanthipeptide, tikitericin, from the extremophilic microorganism: Thermogemmatispora strain T81 

      Xu B; Aitken EJ; Baker BP; Turner CA; Harvey JE; Stott MB; Power JF; Harris PWR; Keyzers RA; Brimble MA (2018)
      © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2018. Genome mining of the New Zealand extremophilic microorganism Thermogemmatispora strain T81 indicated the presence of biosynthetic machinery to produce several different peptidic natural ...
    • Genome Sequence of Banana Streak MY Virus from the Pacific Ocean Island of Tonga 

      Stainton, D.; Halafihi, M.; Collings, D.A.; Varsani, A. (University of Canterbury. Biological SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Biomolecular Interaction Centre, 2015)
      Banana streak disease is caused by a variety of banana-infecting badnaviruses. A genome of the episomal form of a banana streak MY virus was recovered from an infected banana plant sampled on Vava’u Island, Tonga, and ...
    • Genome Sequences of Poaceae-Associated Gemycirularviruses from the Pacific Ocean Island of Tonga 

      Male, M.F.; Kami, V.; Kraberger, S.; Varsani, A. (University of Canterbury. Biological SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Biomolecular Interaction Centre, 2015)
      We sampled and analyzed 43 Poaceae plants from the Pacific Ocean island of Tonga for the presence of circular DNA viruses. From these samples, we recovered three gemycircularvirus genomes, which share >99% identity, from ...
    • Genome sequences of two single-stranded DNA viruses identified in Varroa destructor 

      Kraberger S; Visnovsky GA; van Toor RF; Male MF; Waits K; Fontenele RS; Varsani A (2018)
      © 2018 Kraberger et al. Varroa destructor is a ubiquitous and parasitic mite of honey bees, infecting them with pathogenic viruses having a major impact on apiculture. We identified two novel circular replication-associated ...
    • Genomic, Transcriptomic, and Phenotypic Analyses of Neisseria meningitidis Isolates from Disease Patients and Their Household Contacts. 

      Ren X; Eccles DA; Greig GA; Clapham J; Wheeler NE; Lindgreen S; Gardner PP; MacKichan JK (2017)
      Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus) can cause meningococcal disease, a rapidly progressing and often fatal disease that can occur in previously healthy children. Meningococci are found in healthy carriers, where they ...
    • Geochemistry of volcanic glasses from the Louisville Seamount Trail (IODP Expedition 330): Implications for eruption environments and mantle melting 

      Nichols ARL; Beier C; Brandl PA; Buchs DM; Krumm SH (2014)
      Volcanic glasses recovered from four guyots during drilling along the Louisville Seamount Trail, southwest Pacific, have been analyzed for major, trace, and volatile elements (H 2 O, CO 2 , S, and Cl), and oxygen isotopes. ...
    • Geomechanical rock properties of a basaltic volcano 

      Schaefer LN; Kendrick JE; Oommen T; Lavalée Y; Chigna G (2015)
      In volcanic regions, reliable estimates of mechanical properties for specific volcanic events such as cyclic inflation-deflation cycles by magmatic intrusions, thermal stressing, and high temperatures are crucial for ...
    • Geometagenomics illuminates the impact of agriculture on the distribution and prevalence of plant viruses at the ecosystem scale 

      Bernardo P; Charles-Dominique T; Barakat M; Ortet P; Fernandez E; Filloux D; Hartnady P; Rebelo TA; Cousins SR; Mesleard F; Cohez D; Yavercovski N; Varsani A; Harkins GW; Peterschmitt M; Malmstrom CM; Martin DP; Roumagnac P (2018)
      © 2018 International Society for Microbial Ecology All rights reserved. Disease emergence events regularly result from human activities such as agriculture, which frequently brings large populations of genetically uniform ...
    • Geophysical imaging of subsurface earthquake-induced liquefaction features at Christchurch Boys High School, Christchurch, New Zealand 

      Nobes, D.C.; Bastin, S.; Charlton, G.; Cook, R.; Gallagher, M.; Graham, H.; Grose, D.; Hedley, J.; Sharp-Heward, S.; Templeton, S. (University of Canterbury. Geological Sciences, 2013)
      On February 22, 2011, a magnitude Mw 6.2 earthquake affected the Canterbury region, New Zealand, resulting in many fatalities. Liquefaction occurred across many areas, visible on the surface as ‘‘sand volcanoes’’, blisters ...
    • Germination of Sophora seeds after prolonged storage 

      Norton, D.A.; Godley, E.J.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, J.J. (University of Canterbury. School of Biological Sciences.University of Canterbury. School of Forestry., 2002)
      Germination of Sophora seeds 24–40 years old from New Zealand (8 species), Chile (2 species), Lord Howe Island (1 species), and Hawai’i (1 species), and of fresh seed from trees established using seeds from the same ...
    • GIS-based emergency and evacuation planning for volcanic hazards in New Zealand 

      Cole, J.W.; Sabel, C.E.; Blumenthal, E.; Finnis, K.; Dantas, A.; Barnard, S.; Johnston, D.M. (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering.University of Canterbury. Geography.University of Canterbury. Geological Sciences., 2005)
      Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provide a range of techniques which allow ready access to data, and the opportunity to overlay graphical location-based information for ease of interpretation. They can be used to solve ...
    • The global distribution of Banana bunchy top virus reveals little evidence for frequent recent, human-mediated long distance dispersal events 

      Stainton, D.; Martin, D.P.; Muhire, B.M.; Lolohea, S.; Halafihi, M.; Lepoint, P.; Blomme, G.; Crew, K.S.; Sharman, M.; Kraberger, S.; Dayaram, A.; Walters, M.; Collings, D.A.; Mabvakure, B.; Lemey, P.; Harkins, G.W.; Thomas, J.E.; Varsani, A. (University of Canterbury. Biological Sciences, 2015)
      Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV; family Nanoviridae, genus Babuvirus) is a multi-component single-stranded DNA virus, which infects banana plants in many regions of the world, often resulting in large-scale crop losses. We ...
    • Gold Nanoparticles Decorated with Sialic Acid Terminated Bi-antennary N-Glycans for the Detection of Influenza Virus at Nanomolar Concentrations 

      Poonthiyil, V.; Nagesh, P.T.; Husain, M.; Golovko, V.B.; Fairbanks, A.J. (University of Canterbury. ChemistryUniversity of Canterbury. Biomolecular Interaction Centre, 2015)
      Gold nanoparticles decorated with full-length sialic acid terminated complex bi-antennary N-glycans, synthesized with glycans isolated from egg yolk, were used as a sensor for the detection of both recombinant hemagglutinin ...
    • Graphical Representation Standards For Chemical Structure Diagrams 

      Brecher, J.; Degtyarenko, K.N.; Gottlieb, H.; Hartshorn, R.M.; Hellwich, K.H.; Kahovec, J.; Moss, G.P.; McNaught, A.; Nyitrai, J.; Powell, W.; Smith, A.; Taylor, K.; Town, W.; Williams, A.; Yerin, A. (University of Canterbury. Chemistry., 2008)
      The purpose of a chemical structure diagram is to convey information— typically the identity of a molecule—to another human reader or as input to a computer program. Any form of communication, however, requires that all ...
    • Gravitational energy and cosmic acceleration 

      Wiltshire, D.L. (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2008)
      Cosmic acceleration is explained quantitatively, as an apparent effect due to gravitational energy differences that arise in the decoupling of bound systems from the global expansion of the universe. "Dark energy" is a ...
    • Gravitational energy as dark energy: Concordance of cosmological tests 

      Leith, B.M.; Ng, S.C.C.; Wiltshire, D.L. (University of Canterbury. Physics and Astronomy, 2008)
      We provide preliminary quantitative evidence that a new solution to averaging the observed inhomogeneous structure of matter in the universe may lead to an observationally viable cosmology without exotic dark energy. We ...
    • Gravitational lensing by wave dark matter halos 

      Herrera-Martín A; Hendry M; Gonzalez-Morales AX; Ureña-López LA (2017)
      Wave Dark Matter (WaveDM) has recently gained attention as a viable candidate to account for the dark matter content of the Universe. In this paper we explore the extent to which dark matter halos in this model, and under ...
    • Ground-based Parallax Confirmed by Spitzer: Binary Microlensing Event MOA-2015-BLG-020 

      Wang T; Zhu W; Mao S; Bond IA; Gould A; Udalski A; Sumi T; Bozza V; Ranc C; Cassan A; Yee JC; Han C; Abe F; Asakura Y; Barry R; Bennett DP; Bhattacharya A; Donachie M; Evans P; Fukui A; Hirao Y; Itow Y; Kawasaki K; Koshimoto N; Li MCA; Ling CH; Masuda K; Matsubara Y; Miyazaki S; Muraki Y; Nagakane M; Ohnishi K; Rattenbury N; Saito T; Sharan A; Shibai H; Sullivan DJ; Suzuki D; Tristram PJ; Yamada T; Yonehara A; KozŁowski S; Mróz P; Pawlak M; Pietrukowicz P; Poleski R; Skowron J; Soszyński I; Szymański MK; Ulaczyk K; Beichman C; Bryden G; Calchi Novati S; Carey S; Fausnaugh M; Gaudi BS; Henderson CB; Shvartzvald Y; Wibking B; Albrow MD; Chung SJ; Hwang KH; Jung YK; Ryu YH; Shin IG; Cha SM; Kim DJ; Kim HW; Kim SL; Lee CU; Lee Y; Park BG; Pogge RW; Street RA; Tsapras Y; Hundertmark M; Bachelet E; Dominik M; Horne K; Jaimes RF; Wambsganss J; Bramich DM; Schmidt R (2017)
      © 2017. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.. We present the analysis of the binary gravitational microlensing event MOA-2015-BLG-020. The event has a fairly long timescale (∼63 days) and thus the light ...