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  1. Morphological and molecular analyses for the characterization of Aspalanthus linearis (Fabaceae: rooibos)
    Potts, Alistair, 2017-12-15T07:06:49Z, University of Cape Town
    I investigated the infraspecific diversity among individuals of Aspalathus linearis from five localities in the Cederberg Fynbos region using morphological traits and two DNA- based methods: inter-simple sequence repeats (ISSR) and a plastid marker. A principle component analysis (PCA) based on seve ...
  2. A comparison of the seed dispersal service offered by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and gorillas (Gorilla gorilla)
    Bunney, Katherine, 2017-12-15T07:05:30Z, University of Cape Town
    The handful of studies that have investigated chimpanzee and gorilla seed-dispersal identify these primates as important dispersal agents. These studies do not, however, make any measure of the "quality" of the dispersal service offered by chimpanzees and gorillas. Determining "quality" requires a m ...
  3. Phenotypic plasticity in Mercurialis annua : the role of signal detection and response in sex determination
    Harris, Sue-Re, 2017-12-14T12:17:39Z, University of Cape Town
    Mercurialis annua has been found to show phenotypic plasticity in terms of their sexual strategies. In androdioecious populations (males coexisting with cosexes), genetically labile males function as cosexes at low densities. At high densities, the frequency of males increases, while cosexes respond ...
  4. A review of construction work sampling methods and an investigation into their use in South Africa
    Hund, Peter J, 2017-12-14T09:30:52Z, University of Cape Town
    Work sampling had its origin in industrial engineering; however, its use in construction has increased greatly during the 1970"s and 1980"s. Research would suggest that most of the innovation in this field is taking place in the United States. The basic methods of Work Sampling have been developed t ...
  5. Stimulating angiogenesis into biomaterials through the delivery of growth factors
    Schmidt, Christian Alexander Peter, 2017-12-14T09:31:21Z, University of Cape Town
    lschemic disease in form of ischemic heart disease (IHD), ischemic stroke and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) due to atherosclerosis represents a massive clinical and economic burden to healthcare and is currently the number one cause of death in the world. Treatment modalities for peripheral arte ...
  6. In vivo effects of South African traditional medicines against Mycobacterium tuberculosis in experimental mice
    Bapela, Nchinya Benedict, 2017-12-14T09:32:07Z, University of Cape Town
    Although it is more than 100 years since Robert Koch discovered the tubercle bacillus, and more than 40 years since effective chemotherapy became available, the incidence of tuberculosis is increasing in much of the developing world and has recently re-emerged as a public health problem in industria ...
  7. Carinus Nursing College : an historical study of nursing education and management using the general systems approach, 1947-1987
    Goodchild-Brown, Beatrix, 2017-12-14T09:32:34Z, University of Cape Town
    The purpose of this dissertation is to research aspects of the historical development of Nursing Education and Nursing Management at the Carinus Nursing College from 1949 to 1987; to determine and explain how the College has adapted and coped with historical change and to determine whether proposals ...
  8. Perceptions of cataracts and cataract services of elderly persons in Mathangwane, Botswana
    Ndlovu, Keeleditse, 2017-12-14T09:32:40Z, University of Cape Town
    Background: Cataract is the leading cause of blindness globally. In Botswana about 60% of blindness is due to cataract. Health services in Botswana are free, as are cataract services. Despite the free health services offered, the Batswana do not fully utilize the available eye care services especial ...
  9. Experiences of informal women caregivers in caring for people living with HIV and AIDS in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Pallangyo, Eunice, 2017-12-14T09:32:42Z, University of Cape Town
    Aim of the study: The aim of this study was to explore and describe the experiences of informal women caregivers of people living with HIV and AIDS at home in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The study took place in Temeke district in the Dar es Salaam region through the auspices of Pastoral Activities and ...
  10. The effectiveness of a splint programme in preventing the deterioration of already evident swan neck and boutonniere deformities in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    Du Toit, Alida Christina, 2017-12-14T09:33:00Z, University of Cape Town
    The aim of this study was to establish whether a splint programme is effective in preventing the deterioration of already evident swan neck and boutonniere deformities in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A randomised clinical trial was done on 34 RA patients with swan neck and 34 RA patients with boutonni ...