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  • Quantification of the slug parasitic nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita from soil samples using real time qPCR 

    MacMillan, Keith; Blok, Vivian; Young, Iain M.; Crawford, John W.; Wilson, Michael J. (Elsevier, 2006-12)
    Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita is a nematode parasite that infects and kills several species of slugs. The nematode is produced commercially as a biological control agent for slug pests of agriculture and horticulture. Given ...
  • The role of modelling in identifying drug targets for diseases of the cell cycle 

    Clyde, Robert G.; Bown, James L.; Hupp, Ted R.; Zhelev, Nikolai Z.; Crawford, John W. (The Royal Society, 2006-10)
    The cell cycle is implicated in diseases that are the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the developed world. Until recently, the search for drug targets has focused on relatively small parts of the regulatory ...
  • Simultaneous preservation of soil structural properties and phospholipid profiles: A comparison of three drying techniques 

    Deacon, L. J.; Grinev, Dmitri V.; Crawford, John W.; Harris, J.; Ritz, K.; Young, Iain M. (Elsevier, 2008-06)
    There is a need to simultaneously preserve evidence of interactions between the biological community and soil structural properties of a soil in as near an intact (natural) state as possible. Three dehydration techniques ...
  • Spatial distribution of bacterial communities and their relationships with the micro-architecture of soil 

    Nunan, Naoise; Wu, Kejian; Young, Iain M.; Crawford, John W.; Ritz, Karl (Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2003-05-15)
    Biological soil thin-sections and a combination of image analysis and geostatistical tools were used to conduct a detailed investigation into the distribution of bacteria in soil and their relationship with pores. The ...
  • Spatial variation of effective porosity and its implications for discharge in an upland headwater catchment in Scotland 

    Deeks, L. K.; Bengough, A. G.; Low, D.; Billett, M. F.; Zhang, Xiaoxian; Crawford, John W.; Chessell, J. M.; Young, Iain M. (Elsevier, 2004-05)
    Spatial and temporal measurements of shallow sub-surface soil physical properties were made within a 1 km2 upland catchment. The surface soil layer of the catchment was organic rich (>70% organic matter) with a corresponding ...
  • Systems pathology—taking molecular pathology into a new dimension 

    Faratian, Dana; Clyde, Robert G.; Crawford, John W.; Harrison, David J. (Nature Publishing Group, 2009-08)
    The wealth of morphological, histological, and molecular data from human cancers available to pathologists means that pathology is poised to become a truly quantitative systems science. By measuring morphological parameters ...
  • Three-dimensional microorganization of the soil–root–microbe system 

    Feeney, Debbie S.; Crawford, John W.; Daniell, Tim; Hallett, Paul D.; Nunan, Naoise; Ritz, Karl; Rivers, Mak; Young, Iain M. (Springer New York, 2006-07)
    Soils contain the greatest reservoir of biodiversity on Earth, and the functionality of the soil ecosystem sustains the rest of the terrestrial biosphere. This functionality results from complex interactions between ...
  • Towards a general theory of biodiversity 

    Pachepsky, Elizaveta; Crawford, John W.; Bown, James L.; Squire, Geoff (Nature Publishing Group, 2001-04-19)
    The study of patterns in living diversity is driven by the desire to find the universal rules that underlie the organization of ecosystems. The relative abundance distribution, which characterizes the total number and ...
  • Towards an evolutionary ecology of life in soil 

    Crawford, John W.; Harris, J. A.; Ritz, K.; Young, Iain M. (Elsevier, 2005-02)
    The soil-microbe system is one of the most diverse components of the terrestrial ecosystem. The origin of this diversity, and its relation to the life-sustaining processes that are mediated by the resident microbial ...
  • Visualization, modelling and prediction in soil microbiology 

    O'Donnell, Anthony G.; Young, Iain M.; Rushton, Steven P.; Shirley, Mark D.; Crawford, John W. (Nature Publishing Group, 2007-09)
    The introduction of new approaches for characterizing microbial communities and imaging soil environments has benefited soil microbiology by providing new ways of detecting and locating microorganisms. Consequently, soil ...