Microbiology - Doctoral Theses

Microbiology - Doctoral Theses

 

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  • Deane, Jennifer (University College Cork, 2017)
    The role of the gut microbiota in host health has been established in recent years and has been shown to be altered in numerous disease states, including Cystic Fibrosis (CF) cohorts. This thesis investigates the gut ...
  • Watkins, Claire (University College Cork, 2018)
    The infant gut microbiota play an important role in the development of human health. This thesis outlines different areas where the infant gut can contribute as a source of microorganisms with the potential to benefit ...
  • Hurley, Eimear (University College Cork, 2017)
    The oral cavity harbours a very rich and diverse microbial community. In the last decade, the oral microbiota of children and adults has been studied in detail using continuously developing DNA sequencing methods. In ...
  • James, Kieran (University College Cork, 2018)
    Bifidobacteria are Gram-positive, anaerobic bacteria belonging to the Actinobacteria phylum, and are commensals of the mammalian, avian and occasionally insect gastrointestinal tracts. In humans, bifidobacteria are typically ...
  • Lynch, Alli (University College Cork, 2017)
    In this study, a functional metagenomic screen was first carried out to identify genes encoding novel bacterial effectors that could solubilise cholesterol, and thus potentially have a role in cholesterol turnover in the ...

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