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Biochemistry and molecular biology

Biochemistry, sometimes called biological chemistry, is the study of chemical processes within and relating to living organisms. Molecular biology concerns the molecular basis of biological activity between the various systems of a cell, including the interactions between DNA, RNA and proteins and their biosynthesis, as well as the regulation of these interactions.

There are 182 pages tagged with Biochemistry and molecular biology:

Closantel treatment failure against Fasciola hepatica

Control of Fasciola hepatica infection in livestock is based on annual treatment using flukicides such as triclabendazole, albendazole and closantel. However, triclabendazole resistant F. hepatica

Microbiome monitoring for risk assessment in recirculating aquaculture systems

Harmful bacteria have a negative impact in aquaculture operations, resulting in increased fish mortality and reduced yield. This project aims to understand the factors leading to their proliferation

Dispersal barriers and functional convergence in aquatic microorganisms

For almost a century, microorganisms have been thought to have a worldwide distribution, leading to the famous hypothesis that "everything is everywhere, but the environment selects". But recent

Plant cell wall research opens up new opportunities for bioengineering

Secondary cell walls provide the plant with stability and protection against damage and pathogens. PhD student Félix Barbut from Ewa Mellerowicz’s group at UPSC and SLU has been studying the role of


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Publications about Biogas

Here are selected publictions from our biogas research. Scientific publications Westerholm, M., Müller, B., Isaksson,I., Schnürer A. (2015). Trace element and temperature effects on microbial

Microbial Biotechnology

Microbial processes represent an important key for the development of a more sustainable and climate-smart society. Through knowledge of these, we can produce renewable value products, such as green


We can expect toxic algal blooms to become more frequent as the climate changes. A better understanding of which toxins algae produce and under what circumstances this occurs will therefore become

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