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Title: Genetic control of development in the parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus by microRNAs
Author: Marks, Neil Derek
ISNI:       0000 0004 5917 0602
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2016
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The parasitic nematode Haemonchus contortus has a major impact on the welfare and economic sustainability of small ruminant farming throughout the world. Increasing drug resistance requires the development of novel therapeutic agents. To further this process, we examined the fundamental biology of development in H. contortus, specifically, the potential role of microRNAs (miRNAs). miRNAs are short, non-coding RNA molecules that negatively regulate gene expression. In the free-living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, miRNAs regulate a variety of genes including those involved in development. This thesis describes the expression patterns, potential targets and possible functions of miRNAs in H. contortus throughout development.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QR Microbiology ; SF600 Veterinary Medicine