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Energetic constraints on the diet of terrestrial carnivores
- C. Carbone, G. Mace, Susan C. Roberts, D. Macdonald
- Environmental Science, GeographyNature
- 18 November 1999
It is shown, by reviewing the most common live prey in carnivore diets, that there is a striking transition from feeding on small prey to large prey (near predator mass), occurring at predator masses of 21.5–25 kg, and the predicted maximum mass that an invertebrate diet can sustain is predicted.
Scent-marking by male mammals: Cheat-proof signals to competitors and mates
Facial appearance affects voting decisions.
MHC-correlated odour preferences in humans and the use of oral contraceptives
- Susan C. Roberts, L. M. Gosling, Vaughan Carter, M. Petrie
- Biology, PsychologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 12 August 2008
The results suggest that contraceptive pill use could disrupt disassortative mate preferences, because a significant preference shift towards MHC similarity associated with pill use was found, which was not evident in the control group.
Production and engineering of terpenoids in plant cell culture.
- Susan C. Roberts
- BiologyNature chemical biology
- 1 July 2007
This paper reviews the current state of knowledge of terpenoid metabolism, with a special focus on production of important pharmaceutically active secondary metabolic terpenoids in plant cell cultures.
Recent advances towards development and commercialization of plant cell culture processes for the synthesis of biomolecules.
Recent advancements in plant cell culture processing technology are discussed, focusing on progress towards overcoming the problems associated with commercialization of these production systems and highlighting recent commercial successes.
Expression profiling of genes involved in paclitaxel biosynthesis for targeted metabolic engineering.
Female facial attractiveness increases during the fertile phase of the menstrual cycle
- Susan C. Roberts, J. Havlíček, M. Petrie
- BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society of London…
- 7 August 2004
It is shown here that both men and women judge photographs of women's faces that were taken in the fertile window of the menstrual cycle as more attractive than photographs taken during the luteal phase, indicating the existence of visible cues to ovulation in the human face.
MHC-correlated mate choice in humans: A review
Genetic similarity and quality interact in mate choice decisions by female mice
It is shown that although MHC dissimilarity and a 'good genes' indicator (investment in scent-marking) both have a role in determining female preference, their relative influence can vary depending on the degree of variability in each trait among available males.