The Plymouth Student Scientist - Volume 3, No. 1 - 2010
Table of contents
The Plymouth Student Scientist: Two Years On, Karen Gresty, p. 1.
Characteristics of wool fibres from Mule Sheep, Nicola Bishop, p. 2-15.
Abundance and diversity of anuran species in Danum Valley, Sabah, Borneo, Abigail Porter, p. 34-50.
Common house spiders could be vectors of Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Richard Roberts, p. 51-59.
Predicting future happiness: an attempt to determine factors underlying the impact bias, Olga Bachmann, p. 60-85.
The effects of consonantal specificity, articulatory phonetics and prosody in young infants’ lexical acquisition, Victoria Farley, p. 86-106.
Environmental factors and patterns of behaviour in zoo-housed Sumatran tigers, Panthera tigris sumatrae, Kimberley Jayne, p. 107-141.
The effect of handedness on interhemispheric interaction in a simple reaction time task, Claire Nunan, p.142-162.
The effect marina design and recreational boating has on the spread of Non Indigenous Species, Amy Brock-Morgan, p. 163-206.
The application of canting keel concept in racing windsurfing fins: does it lead to superior performance? Leszek Rutkowski, p. 207-233.
The microbial role in carbon cycling within seagrass sediments, Heather Guy, p. 234-244.
The mitochondrial permeability transition pore components, Zoltan Molnar, p. 245-254.
The mechanisms of marine bacterial interactions, Grace Phillips, p. 255-268.
Environmental factors and patterns of behaviour in zoo-housed Sumatran tigers, Panthera tigris sumatrae (University of Plymouth, 2010)This study investigated how increased environmental predictability in captivity can impact upon animal behaviour. ‘Busyness’ was piloted as a method of measuring activity in relation to environmental factors and observations ...
(University of Plymouth, 2010)Seagrasses are an important feature of coastal systems worldwide, capable of fixing significant amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into cellular material, potentially helping to alleviate rising carbon dioxide ...
The effects of consonantal specificity, articulatory phonetics and prosody in young infants’ lexical acquisition (University of Plymouth, 2010)The present study was designed to investigate the role of consonants within word-initial consonantal contrasts, articulatory phonetics (involving place of articulation and voicing features) and prosody in young infants’ ...
The cytotoxic effect of Glycerophospholipid: Cholesterol Acyltransferase (GCAT) on mammalian and fish cell lines in vitro (University of Plymouth, 2010)Glycerophospholipid: cholesterol acyltransferase (GCAT) is an enzyme produced by the bacteria Aeromonas salmonicida. A. salmonicida is the causative agents of the fish disease furunculosis and GCAT is an important enzyme ...
(University of Plymouth, 2010)1. Anurans are important components of tropical ecosystems; however, the biodiversity of these species is under threat due to the rapid deforestation of Southeast Asian forests. 2. Abundances and numbers of individuals ...
(University of Plymouth, 2010)Bacteria are found in numerous habitats within the vast marine realm. Many marine bacteria live together as a biofilm which allows them to closely interact and intimately influence each other‟s lives, mainly by the ...
Common house spiders could be vectors of Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (University of Plymouth, 2010)Aim: To identify whether common household spiders such as Tegenaria saeva and Amaurobius ferox are likely vectors and reservoirs for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Methods and Results: Spiders were tested ...
(University of Plymouth, 2010)A study was conducted to find out if there were any differences in the characteristics of wool fibres from mule sheep in sheep of different ages. Wool samples were taken from 91 North of England Mule Sheep from Seale Hayne ...
(University of Plymouth, 2010)The mitochondrial permeability transition pore (MPTP) is a non-specific channel in the inner mitochondrial membrane (IMM) that opens following ischaemia and reperfusion due to the presence of various stimuli, such as ...
(University of Plymouth, 2010)An individual’s handedness was hypothesised to affect their reaction times when using them to measure interhemispheric interaction. 40 male and female participants filled out an Edinburgh Handedness Inventory and took ...