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Rhodes University’s Faculties of Science & Pharmacy Research Output (16 December 2014 – 30 January 2015)

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Aliwaini, S., Peres, J., Kröger, W.L., Blanckenberg, A., de la Mare, J., Edkins, A.L., Mapolie, S., Prince, S., 2015. The palladacycle, AJ-5, exhibits anti-tumour and anti-cancer stem cell activity in breast cancer cells. Cancer Letters 357, 206–218. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Barrett, D.I., Biggs, R., Remsing, C.C., 2015. Quadratic Hamilton–Poisson systems on $\mathfrak{s}\mathfrak{e}(1, 1)^{*}_{-}$: The homogeneous case. Int. J. Geom. Methods Mod. Phys. 12, 1550011. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Bennett, R.H., Cowley, P.D., Childs, A.-R., Næsje, T.F., 2015. Movements and residency of juvenile white steenbras Lithognathus lithognathus in a range of contrasting estuaries. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 152, 100–108. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Bernardi, G., McQuinn, M., Greenhill, L.J., 2015. Foreground model and antenna calibration errors in the measurement of the sky-averaged λ21 cm signal at z 20. Astrophysical Journal 799, 1–1. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Bezabih, G., Adgaba, N., Hepburn, H. r., Pirk, C. w. w., 2014. The territorial invasion of apis florea in Africa. African Entomology 22, 888–890. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Bonnevie, B.T., 2014. Variations in moult, morphology, movement and survival rates of the Sombre Greenbul Andropadus importunus within southern Africa. Ostrich 85, 161–170. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Burke, A. m., Coetzee, J. a., Hill, M. p., 2014. Effect of nutrient quality and leaf age of water hyacinth, eichhornia crassipes, on the development of its co-evolved herbivore, eccritotarsus catarinensis (Hemiptera: Miridae). African Entomology 22, 896–899. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015]. 

Dalu, T., Froneman, P., 2014. Can δ15N and δ13C stable isotopes and fatty acid signatures indicate changes in phytobenthos composition on an artificial substrate? African Journal of Aquatic Science 39, 425–433. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Dalu, T., Froneman, P.W., Chari, L.D., Richoux, N.B., 2014. Colonisation and community structure of benthic diatoms on artificial substrates following a major flood event: A case of the Kowie River (Eastern Cape, South Africa). Water SA 40, 471–480. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Danckwerts, D.K., McQuaid, C.D., Jaeger, A., McGregor, G.K., Dwight, R., Corre, M.L., Jaquemet, S., 2014. Biomass consumption by breeding seabirds in the western Indian Ocean: indirect interactions with fisheries and implications for management. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 71, 2589–2598. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015]. 

De Almeida, L.K.S., Chigome, S., Torto, N., Frost, C.L., Pletschke, B.I., 2015. A novel colorimetric sensor strip for the detection of glyphosate in water. Sens. Actuator B-Chem. 206, 357–363. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015]. 

De Moor, W., van Marwijk, J., Wilhelmi, B.S., Whiteley, C.G., 2015. Interaction of silver nanoparticles with triosephosphate isomerase from human and malarial parasite (Plasmodium falciparum): a comparative study. Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology 11, 1071–1079. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Dowse, R., 2014. Patient-centred pharmacy: Reflections from the patient-academic pharmacist interface. SA Pharmaceutical Journal 81, 40–43.

Els, Y., Orr, B.J., Austin, D.E., Kellner, K., Kong, T.M., 2015. Enhancing participatory evaluation of land management through photo elicitation and photovoice. Society & Natural Resources 28, 212–229. [Accessed 30 January 2015]. 

Fashina, A., Amuhaya, E., Nyokong, T., 2015. A comparative photophysicochemical study of phthalocyanines encapsulated in core–shell silica nanoparticles. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 137, 294–299. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015]. 

Fauzee, A.F.B., Khamanga, S.M., Walker, R.B., 2014. The impact of manufacturing variables on in vitro release of clobetasol 17-propionate from pilot scale cream formulations. Drug Dev. Ind. Pharm. 40, 1683–1692. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015]. 

Gundhla, I.Z., Walmsley, R.S., Ugirinema, V., Mnonopi, N.O., Hosten, E., Betz, R., Frost, C.L., Tshentu, Z.R., 2015. pH-metric chemical speciation modeling and studies of in vitro antidiabetic effects of bis[(imidazolyl)carboxylato]oxidovanadium(IV) complexes. Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry 145, 11–18. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Gwedla, N., Shackleton, C.M., 2015. The development visions and attitudes towards urban forestry of officials responsible for greening in South African towns. Land Use Policy 42, 17–26. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Hatherley, R., Clitheroe, C.-L., Faya, N., Tastan Bishop, Ö., 2015. Plasmodium falciparum Hop: Detailed analysis on complex formation with Hsp70 and Hsp90. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 456, 440–445. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015]. 

Hees, A., Minazzoli, O., Larena, J., 2014. Breaking of the equivalence principle in the electromagnetic sector and its cosmological signatures. Phys. Rev. D 90, 124064. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015]. 

Kaoma, H., Shackleton, C.M., 2014. Homestead greening is widespread amongst the urban poor in three medium-sized South African towns. Urban Ecosystems 17, 1191–1207. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015]. 

Kepe, T., 2014. Globalization, science, and the making of an environmental discourse on the Wild Coast, South Africa. Environ. Plan. A 46, 2143–2159. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].  

Kleyi, P., Jacobs, V., Na, C.-K., Frost, C.L., Tshentu, Z.R., Torto, N., 2015. Fabrication and Antibacterial Activity of Electrospun Nylon 6 Nanofibers Grafted With 2-Substituted Vinylimidazoles. Int. J. Polym. Mater. Polym. Biomat. 64, 287–298. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Knox, C., Moore, S.D., Luke, G.A., Hill, M.P., 2015. Baculovirus-based strategies for the management of insect pests: a focus on development and application in South Africa. Biocontrol Science and Technology 25, 1–20. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Kramer, R., McQuaid, C.D., Vink, T.J.F., Mostert, B.P., Wasserman, R.J., 2015. Utilization of mangrove crab-burrow micro-habitats by the goby Redigobius dewaali: Evidence for dominance hierarchy. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 462, 1–7. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015]. 

Le Corre, M., Danckwerts, D.K., Ringler, D., Bastien, M., Orlowski, S., Morey Rubio, C., Pinaud, D., Micol, T., n.d. Seabird recovery and vegetation dynamics after Norway rat eradication at Tromelin Island, western Indian Ocean. Biological Conservation. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Ludewig, M.H., Boshoff, A., Horn, D., Blatch, G.L., 2015. Trypanosoma brucei J protein 2 is a stress inducible and essential Hsp40. The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology 60, 93–98. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Malgas, S., van Dyk, S.J., Pletschke, B.I., 2015. β-Mannanase (Man26A) and α-galactosidase (Aga27A) synergism – A key factor for the hydrolysis of galactomannan substrates. Enzyme and Microbial Technology 70, 1–8. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Mambo, P.M., Westensee, D.K., Zuma, B.M., Cowan, A.K., 2014. The Belmont Valley integrated algae pond system in retrospect. Water SA 40, 385–393. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Maringa, A., Mashazi, P., Nyokong, T., 2015. Electrocatalytic activity of bimetallic Au–Pd nanoparticles in the presence of cobalt tetraaminophthalocyanine. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 440, 151–161. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Masefield, V., McGregor, G., Whitfield, A., 2014. Does estuarine health relate to catchment land-cover in the East Kleinemonde system, South Africa? African Journal of Aquatic Science 39, 395–402. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Melidonis, C.A., Peter, C.I., 2015. Diurnal pollination, primarily by a single species of rodent, documented in Protea foliosa using modified camera traps. South African Journal of Botany 97, 9–15. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Mendes, A., Vlok, M., Short, J.R., Matsui, T., Dorrington, R.A., 2015. An encapsidated viral protein and its role in RNA packaging by a non-enveloped animal RNA virus. Virology 476, 323–333. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015]. 

Meyer, A.H., Wooldridge, J., Dames, J.F., 2014. Effect of organic and conventional practices on carbon-substrate utilisation by the soil microbial community in a “Cripps Pink”/M7 apple orchard. South African Journal of Plant and Soil 31, 237–239. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Mishra, S.N., Pant, R., Stofile, S., 2014. Coincidence and common fixed point theorems in normed Boolean vector spaces. Journal of Nonlinear and Convex Analysis 15, 1215–1220.

Mishra, S.N., Pant, R., Stofile, S., 2014. Coincidence and common fixed point theorems in normed boolean vector spaces. J. Nonlinear Convex Anal. 15, 1215–1220.

Modisha, P., Antunes, E., Nyokong, T., 2015. Photophysical properties of zinc tetracarboxy phthalocyanines conjugated to magnetic nanoparticles. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 15, 3688–3696. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Moore, S.D., Manrakhan, A., Gilbert, M., Kirkman, W., Daneel, J.-H., de Waal, J., Ehlers, R.-U., 2014. Conservation and augmentation of entomopathogenic nematodes on citrus for control of false codling moth. J. Nematol. 46, 207–207.

Mthethwa, T., Nyokong, T., 2015. Fluorescence behavior and singlet oxygen generating abilities of aluminum phthalocyanine in the presence of anisotropic gold nanoparticles. Journal of Luminescence 157, 207–214. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Ndwe, T.J., Dlodlo, N., 2015. Relationship between affordance and cultural conventions in the design of IVR systems for oral users, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering.

Neil McIntyre, Caroline Ballard, Michael Bruen, Nataliya Bulygina, Wouter Buytaert, Ian Cluckie, Sarah Dunn, Uwe Ehret, John Ewen, Alexander Gelfan, Tim Hess, Denis Hughes, Bethanna Jackson, Thomas R. Kjeldsen, Ralf Merz, Jong-Sook Park, Enda O’Connell, Greg O’Donnell, Ludovic Oudin, Ezio Todini, Thorsten Wagener and Howard Wheater, 2014. Modelling the hydrological impacts of rural land use change. Hydrology Research 45, 737–754. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Nyalungu, N., Hodgson, A., Froneman, P., Dopolo, M., Masubelele, M., 2014. Temporal and spatial variability in the abundance, biomass and distribution of Palaemon peringueyi (Decapoda: Crustacea) are influenced by biological but not physico-chemical factors in the permanently open Kariega Estuary, South Africa. African Journal of Aquatic Science 39, 435–442. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Odume, O., Palmer, C., Arimoro, F., Mensah, P., 2014. Patterns of chironomid body-size distribution in an effluent-impacted river in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. African Journal of Aquatic Science 39, 377–386. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Ogbodu, R.O., Ndhundhuma, I., Karsten, A., Nyokong, T., 2015. Photodynamic therapy effect of zinc monoamino phthalocyanine–folic acid conjugate adsorbed on single walled carbon nanotubes on melanoma cells. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 137, 1120–1125. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Raja, S., Suleman, N., Compton, S.G., 2014. Foundress fig wasps are more likely to re-emerge from older figs. Journal of Insect Behavior 27, 786–790. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Sanusi, K., Khene, S., Nyokong, T., 2014. Enhanced optical limiting performance in phthalocyanine-quantum dot nanocomposites by free-carrier absorption mechanism. Optical Materials 37, 572–582. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015]. 

Schlesinger, J., Drescher, A., Shackleton, C.M., 2015. Socio-spatial dynamics in the use of wild natural resources: Evidence from six rapidly growing medium-sized cities in Africa. Applied Geography 56, 107–115. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Sekhosana, K.E., Nyokong, T., 2014. Synthesis of ytterbium bisphthalocyanines: Photophysicochemical properties and nonlinear absorption behavior. Optical Materials 37, 139–146. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Shackleton, S., Chinyimba, A., Hebinck, P., Shackleton, C., Kaoma, H., 2015. Multiple benefits and values of trees in urban landscapes in two towns in northern South Africa. Landscape and Urban Planning 136, 76–86. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015]. 

Siebrits, R.M., Winter, K., Barnes, J., Dent, M.C., Ekama, G., Ginster, M., Harrison, J., Jackson, B., Jacobs, I., Jordaan, A., Kasan, H.C., Kloppers, W., le Roux, R., Maree, J., Momba, M.N.B., Munnik, A.V., O’Keeffe, J., Schulze, R., Silberbauer, M., Still, D., van Zyl, J.E., 2014. Priority water research questions for South Africa developed through participatory processes. Water SA 40, 199–209. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015]. 

Steele, M.Z., Shackleton, C.M., Uma Shaanker, R., Ganeshaiah, K.N., Radloff, S., 2015. The influence of livelihood dependency, local ecological knowledge and market proximity on the ecological impacts of harvesting non-timber forest products. Forest Policy and Economics 50, 285–291. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Wang, R., Aylwin, R., Cobb, J., Craine, L., Ghana, S., Reyes-Betancort, J.A., Quinnell, R.J., Compton, S.G., 2015. The impact of fig wasps (Chalcidoidea), new to the Mediterranean, on reproduction of an invasive fig tree Ficus microcarpa (Moraceae) and their potential for its biological control. Biological Control 81, 21–30. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

Weidberg, N., Porri, F., Von der Meden, C.E.O., Jackson, J.M., Goschen, W., McQuaid, C.D., 2015. Mechanisms of nearshore retention and offshore export of mussel larvae over the Agulhas Bank. Journal of Marine Systems 144, 70–80. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015]. 

Zhao, T.-T., Compton, S.G., Yang, Y.-J., Wang, R., Chen, Y., 2014. Phenological adaptations in ficus tikoua exhibit convergence with unrelated extra-tropical fig trees. PLoS ONE 9, e114344. Available: [Accessed 30 January 2015].

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