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New Zealand Journal of Ecology (1996) 20(2): 215-240 ©New Zealand Ecological Society C.M. KING, J.G. INNES, M. FLUX, M.O. KIMBERLEY, J.R. LEATHWICK, and D.S. WILLIAMS 1 Department of Biological Sciences, Waikato University, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton. Address from 1 July 1996 to 30 June 1997: St Cross College, Oxford, UK. Email: cmking@waikato.ac.nz 2(More)
Large scale aerial poison operations with 1080-carrot baits are used extensively to control possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) populations in New Zealand forests for ecosystem conservation purposes and to stop the spread of bovine tuberculosis. Although various procedures have been implemented to reduce the incidence of bird kills, dead birds continue to be(More)
Lentiviral vectors have the potential to play an important role in hemophilia gene therapy. The present study used human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-based lentiviral vectors containing an EF1alpha enhancer/promoter driving human factors VIII (hFVIII) or IX (hFIX) complementary DNA expression for portal vein injection into C57Bl/6 mice. Increasing doses of(More)
Gene transfer using lentiviral vectors has been recently shown to be enhanced with cis-acting elements in a cell-type-dependent manner in vivo. For this reason, the study reported here was designed to modify lentiviral vectors that express lacZ, human factor IX (FIX), or human alpha1-anti-trypsin (AAT) to study the effect of different cis DNA elements on(More)
New Zealand Journal of Ecology (1998) 22(1): 11-16 ©New Zealand Ecological Society The apparent imbalance in the sex ratio may have been a reflection of methods used to capture birds, but if it is real, it suggests that female kaka might suffer much higher mortality, possibly associated with nesting behaviours, than do males. The long-term effects on this(More)
HEPATOCYTE transplantation can be considered a viable and effective replacement therapy for enzymedeficient liver diseases as well as a supportive therapy for many forms of liver failure. However, genetic modifications of hepatocytes in an ex vivo manner may further advance the field of hepatocyte transplantation. A proofof-concept study by Grossman et al(More)
The effects of an aerial 1080 possum poison operation using carrot baits on invertebrates in Whirinaki Forest Park are described from an un-replicated study of artificial refuges attached to tree trunks. Auckland tree weta (Hemideina thoracica), cave weta (Pharmacus sp. and Isoplectron sp.), cockroaches, spiders and harvestmen, and leaf-veined slugs(More)
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