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Exploitation of underused Streptomyces through a combined metabolomics-genomics workflow to enhance natural product diversity. (2020)
Thesis
BURNS, J. 2020. Exploitation of underused streptomyces through a combined metabolomics-genomics workflow to enhance natural product diversity. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

The genus Streptomyces is the source of approximately two-thirds of all clinically-used antibiotics. Despite being the source of so many specialised metabolites, genomic analysis indicates that most Streptomyces strains have the potential to produce... Read More about Exploitation of underused Streptomyces through a combined metabolomics-genomics workflow to enhance natural product diversity..

Exploring the potential resource recovery from pot ale utilising microalgae and novel LED photobioreactors. (2019)
Thesis
MCNERNEY, C.C. 2019. Exploring the potential resource recovery from pot ale utilising microalgae and novel LED photobioreactors. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Pot ale is a protein-rich, high-carbon and acidic (pH 3.5) by-product of the whisky industry. With 4.9 million tonnes of pot ale being produced per annum in Scotland alone, it presents a difficult disposal challenge for the industry. Pot ale has high... Read More about Exploring the potential resource recovery from pot ale utilising microalgae and novel LED photobioreactors..

A European multi lake survey dataset of environmental variables, phytoplankton pigments and cyanotoxins. (2018)
Journal Article
MANTZOUKI, E., CAMPBELL, J., VAN LOON, E.E., VISSER, P. and IBELINGS, B. 2018. A European multi lake survey dataset of environmental variables, phytoplankton pigments and cyanotoxins. Scientific data [online], 5, article ID 180226. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2018.226

Under ongoing climate change and increasing anthropogenic activity, which continuously challenge ecosystem resilience, an in-depth understanding of ecological processes is urgently needed. Lakes, as providers of numerous ecosystem services, face mult... Read More about A European multi lake survey dataset of environmental variables, phytoplankton pigments and cyanotoxins..

Temperature effects explain continental scale distribution of cyanobacterial toxins. (2018)
Journal Article
MANTZOUKI, E., IBELINGS, B.W., FASTNER, J., LÜRLING, M., DE SENERPONT DOMIS, L., TEURLINCX, S. and CHMURA, D. 2018. Temperature effects explain continental scale distribution of cyanobacterial toxins. Toxins [online], 10(4), article number 156. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins10040156

Insight into how environmental change determines the production and distribution of cyanobacterial toxins is necessary for risk assessment. Management guidelines currently focus on hepatotoxins (microcystins). Increasing attention is given to other c... Read More about Temperature effects explain continental scale distribution of cyanobacterial toxins..

Uptake and depuration of cyanotoxins in the common blue mussel Mytilus edulis. (2017)
Thesis
WAACK, J. 2017. Uptake and depuration of cyanotoxins in the common blue mussel Mytilus edulis. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Cyanobacteria produce a variety of secondary metabolites that possess - amongst other things - antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. Being primary producers, they are also a vital component within the food web. However, certain strains... Read More about Uptake and depuration of cyanotoxins in the common blue mussel Mytilus edulis..

Evidence for functional drift of bacterial isolates in response to cyanobacterial microcystin-lr and multiple peptide degradation in paucibacter toxinivorans. (2016)
Thesis
KREITZ, J. 2016. Evidence for functional drift of bacterial isolates in response to cyanobacterial microcystin-lr and multiple peptide degradation in paucibacter toxinivorans. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.

Bacterial bioremediation has been proposed as an efficient, low cost and ecologically safe method to clean vital water reservoirs from cyanobacterial peptide toxins microcystins (MCs). In previous work carried out in 2008 several bacteria were isolat... Read More about Evidence for functional drift of bacterial isolates in response to cyanobacterial microcystin-lr and multiple peptide degradation in paucibacter toxinivorans..

An investigation on the effects of cyanopeptides on the growth and secondary metabolite production of Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7806. (2016)
Thesis
ARIF ABDUL RAHMAN, T. 2016. An investigation on the effects of cyanopeptides on the growth and secondary metabolite production of Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7806. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Cyanobacteria are one of the oldest forms of photosynthetic life and may have contributed significantly to the evolution of oxygen into the then anoxic environment. Cyanobacteria are also one of the best sources of natural secondary metabolites (cyan... Read More about An investigation on the effects of cyanopeptides on the growth and secondary metabolite production of Microcystis aeruginosa PCC7806..

Overcoming the seasonal variations in fitness of the amphipod Corophium Volutator as an environmental toxicology test species using laboratory cultured specimens. (2014)
Thesis
MCGEE, D. 2014. Overcoming the seasonal variations in fitness of the amphipod Corophium Volutator as an environmental toxicology test species using laboratory cultured specimens. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.

The marine amphipod Corophium volutator is an important source of food for many fish and wading birds, making it an important species in an estuarine environment and a relevant toxicological test species. Historical data has indicated that seasonal v... Read More about Overcoming the seasonal variations in fitness of the amphipod Corophium Volutator as an environmental toxicology test species using laboratory cultured specimens..

Optimisation of high value metabolite production from benthic marine dinoflagellate Prorocentrum lima. (2014)
Thesis
PRAPTIWI, R.A. 2014. Optimisation of high value metabolite production from benthic marine dinoflagellate Prorocentrum lima. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Toxins produced by harmful algal blooms (HABs) are known to pose contamination risks to seafood products (e.g. fish and shellfish) consumed by human. In order to control contamination risks, monitoring regimes have to be performed rigorously. The eff... Read More about Optimisation of high value metabolite production from benthic marine dinoflagellate Prorocentrum lima..

Freshwater bacterial diversity, functions and stability. (2013)
Thesis
GIARAMIDA, L. 2013. Freshwater bacterial diversity, functions and stability. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Biodiversity is declining worldwide with detrimental effects on ecosystems functions and services that it sustains. The relationship between biodiversity and freshwater purification remains unclear. Freshwater purification is of paramount importance... Read More about Freshwater bacterial diversity, functions and stability..

Investigation of the production and isolation of bioactive compounds from cyanobacteria. (2013)
Thesis
HAMEED, S. 2013. Investigation of the production and isolation of bioactive compounds from cyanobacteria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Due to heavy nutrient load and adverse climate change the occurrence of toxic cyanobacterial blooms have significantly increased during the last decades. Nodularia spumigena is one of the dominant toxic cyanobacteria which produces massive and inhere... Read More about Investigation of the production and isolation of bioactive compounds from cyanobacteria..

Investigation of novel methods to remove the cyanotoxin, Cylindrospermopsin, from drinking water. (2013)
Thesis
CHANDU, V.C.P 2013. Investigation of novel methods to remove the cyanotoxin, Cylindrospermopsin, from drinking water. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The widespread distribution of cyanobacteria and their toxic effects on humans has become a major concern for researchers. Cyanobacteria are a group of oxygenic phototrophic bacteria that exhibit an enormous diversity in shapes and arrangements and o... Read More about Investigation of novel methods to remove the cyanotoxin, Cylindrospermopsin, from drinking water..

Monitoring and regulating cyanobacterial metabolites (microcystins and geosmin) in aquatic systems. (2012)
Thesis
PESTANA, C.J. 2012. Monitoring and regulating cyanobacterial metabolites (microcystins and geosmin) in aquatic systems. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Cyanobacterial secondary metabolites can cause serious harm to animals and humans (cyanotoxins) and can have a major financial impact on the potable water and aquaculture industries (taste and odour compounds). Understanding the factors that affect c... Read More about Monitoring and regulating cyanobacterial metabolites (microcystins and geosmin) in aquatic systems..

An investigation into the biodegradation of peptide cyanotoxins (microcystins and nodularin) by novel gram-positive bacteria. (2012)
Thesis
WELGAMAGE DON, A.C.D. 2012. An investigation into the biodegradation of peptide cyanotoxins (microcystins and nodularin) by novel gram-positive bacteria. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Cyanobacterial secondary metabolites, microcystins (MC) and nodularin (NOD) have become common contaminants in most aquatic ecosystems over recent years presenting a hazard to animal and human health. Unfortunately, these chemically diverse peptide h... Read More about An investigation into the biodegradation of peptide cyanotoxins (microcystins and nodularin) by novel gram-positive bacteria..

Purification, detection and biological effects of cyanobacterial toxins. (1999)
Thesis
MCELHINEY, J. 1999. Purification, detection and biological effects of cyanobacterial toxins. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The aesthetic beauty of a landscape is a very subjective issue: every person has their own opinions and their own idea of what beauty is. However, all people have a common evolutionary history, and, according to the Biophilia hypothesis, a genetic pr... Read More about Purification, detection and biological effects of cyanobacterial toxins..