Mussels aquaculture is a relevant activity for the fishery sector of the North
Adriatic. Around 15 km of coastal water of the Gulf of Trieste, Italy, are
used for the mussel long line farming, for a production of about 5000
tonn/year. The aim of this work is to assess sustainability...
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus (Togaviridae, Alphavirus) is a highly pathogenic mosquito-borne zoonosis that is responsible for occasional outbreaks of severe disease in humans and equines, resulting in high mortality and neurological impairment in most survivors. In the past, human disease outbreaks in the northeastern U.S. have occurred intermittently...
William James came of age at a time of great social and intellectual change
in the United States. During this period, new professional identities proliferated,
and a new culture of professionalization developed with important ramifications for
conceptions of individual and social identity. Professionalization was also closely
related to key intellectual...
As the volume of genetic sequence data increases due to improved sequencing
techniques and increased interest, the computational tools available to analyze
the data are becoming inadequate. This thesis seeks to improve a few of the computational
methods available to access and analyze data in the genetic sequence