The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 1, No. 2 - 2008
Table of contents
Expression and Localisation of Wave Isoforms in Human Schwann and Schwannoma Cells. Marei Schmid, p. 19-29
Is there a visitor effect on Abyssinian Ground Hornbills (Bucorvus abyssinicus), Papuan Wreathed Hornbills (Aceros plicatus), Wrinkled Hornbills (Aceros corrugatus) and Toco Toucans (Ramphastos toco) in a captive zoo environment? Susanna Thicks, p. 30-55
Organisational Commitment: Buffer of Work Stress? Laura Jones, p. 142-185
Seeing the bigger picture: an amblyopic advantage in the global integration of moving visual information? Hannah Jeffery, p. 186-220
An investigation into the cardiac implications of bradycardia in marine sports practitioners. Antony Cole, p. 221-242
American Mink (Mustela vison) and its impact on native species in the UK. Alex Rey, p. 302-314
The Role of Zooxanthellae in Marine Invertebrates. Jonathan Wallen, p. 315-324
Approach Latency in Domestic Animals. Rachel Farquhar, p. 325-334
Special interest article
Taking Stock of the World's Species [POSTER]. Samantha Russell, p. 354
The haemolytic effect of verapamil on erythrocytes exposed to varying osmolarity [ABSTRACT AND LINK TO FULL PUBLISHED ARTICLE]. Tim Watts, Richard Handy, p. 355
Seeing the bigger picture: an amblyopic advantage in the global integration of moving visual information? (University of Plymouth, 2008)Devices used to incorporate global information by normal and amblyopic eyes were investigated using the Classification Image (CI) technique. An orientation task with randomly orientated tilting Gabor patches and a ...
A critical evaluation of the symbiotic association between tropical tube-dwelling Polychaetes and their Hermatypic coral hosts, with a focus on Spirobranchus giganteus (Pallas, 1766) (University of Plymouth, 2008)Coral reefs are high in species diversity with a low effective population size for most species and a high incidence of specific co-evolved relationships. Hermatypic corals are associated with, and attract a variety of, ...
Variation in both male and female secondary sexual characters in the diving beetle, Agabus bipustulatus (L.) (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae) (University of Plymouth, 2008)Sexual conflict and intersexual arms races occur due to the differing evolutionary interests between the sexes. Under the model of sexual conflict it is predicted that this will lead to sexual dimorphism, common in diving ...
(University of Plymouth, 2008)Scientists are to establish a giant catalogue of life - to, in effect, “barcode” every species on Earth. "is poster aims to provide an overview of DNA barcoding: what is it? and why is it controversial?
(University of Plymouth, 2008)Introduced alien species are recognised to be a major threat to native biodiversity. The American mink (Mustela vison) is a highly adaptable, naturalised predator in the UK, introduced as part of the fur trade in the ...
(University of Plymouth, 2008)Schwannoma, the main tumours associated with Neurofibromatosis Type II, are caused by loss of function mutations in the NF2 gene, encoding for the tumour suppressor Merlin. Schwannoma cells display protrusive structures, ...
“Does he know I’m his brother?” A Multi-Method Inquiry into Sibling Relationships Involving Children with Disabilities (University of Plymouth, 2008)A mixed method approach was used to investigate the impact of disability and family-size on sibling relationships. The quantitative component used a questionnaire to analyse 191 sibling dyads in terms of companionship, ...
(University of Plymouth, 2008)The importance of zooxanthellae in marine environments cannot be understated. Their role as a source of nutritive energy to corals underpins the success of reef-building systems worldwide, forming some of the most productive ...