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APPLICATION OF BIOINFORMATICS IN PLANT BREEDING

D. Vassilev1, J. Leunissen2, A. Atanassov1, A. Nenov1, G. Dimov1 AgroBioInstitute, Sofia, Bulgaria1 Wageningen University, The Netherlands2 ABSTRACT The goal of plant genomics is to understand the genetic and molecular basis of all biological processes in plants that are relevant to the specie. This understanding is fundamental to allow efficient exploitation of plants as biological …

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COMPOSITION AND TOXIC POTENTIAL OF CYANOPROKARYOTA IN VACHA DAM (BULGARIA)

I. Teneva, D. Belkinova, I. Dimitrova-Dyulgerova, M. Vlaknova, R. Mladenov Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski”, Faculty of Biology, Department of Botany, Plovdiv, Bulgaria Correspondence to: Rumen Mladenov E-mail: rummlad@uni-plovdiv.bg ABSTRACT Some species of Cyanoprokaryota produce toxins that affect animals and humans. Most of the freshwater basins in Bulgaria, including dams, are relatively well studied in terms …

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INTERSPECIFIC AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR OF EUROPEAN GROUND SQUIRREL (SPERMOPHILUS CITELLUS L.)

Y.S. Koshev Institute of Zoology, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria E-mail: bgsouslik@gmail.com web address: http://www.groundsquirrel.org ABSTRACT Interspecific behaviour of European ground squirrel (Spermophilus citellus) is still poorly studied. During behavioural studies of free-ranging European ground squirrels tree kinds of aggression to other vertebrate species: reptile, bird and mammal (Lacerta trilineata, Corvus frugilegus, Mustela nivalis) …

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DISTRIBUTION AND CURRENT STATUS OF THE EUROPEAN SOUSLIK (SPERMOPHILUS CITELLUS L.) IN SOFIA VALLEY AND THE ADJACENT AREAS

V. Stefanov, E. Markova Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University Correspondence to: Vladimir Stefanov E-mail: vladstef@abv.bg ABSTRACT In the last decades the situation of the European souslik in Bulgaria is undergoing substantial changes towards reduction of inhabited territories and extinction in a number of formerly inhabited areas, which respectively changed …

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KARYOLOGICAL DATA ABOUT THE BULGARIAN NATIVE DOG BREED “KARAKACHAN DOG”

M. Topashka-Ancheva1, Ts. Gerasimova1, V. Dinchev2, K. Dimitrov1 1 Institute of Zoology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria 2 “International association “Karakachan dog”- Plovdiv, Agricultural University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria Correspondence to: Margarita Topashka-Ancheva E-mail: topashka.mn@lycos.com ABSTRACT The Karakachan is a mountain sheep dog belonging to a rare livestock protection breed. The Karakachan dog is a breed …

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AN INSIGHT ON DIFFERENCES IN AVAILABILITY AND REIMBURSEMENT OF ORPHAN MEDICINES AMONG SERBIA, BULGARIA AND SWEDEN

Nebojša Pavlović1, Bojan Stanimirov1, Maja Stojančević1, Milica Paut-Kusturica1, Assena Stoimenova2, Svetlana Goločorbin-Kon1 and Momir Mikov1 (1) University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Medicine, Novi Sad, Serbia (2) Medical University – Sofia, Faculty of Pharmacy, Sofia, Bulgaria Abstract In the European Union (EU), rare diseases are defined as life-threatening or chronically debilitating diseases with prevalence lower than five in 10,000 inhabitants. Although individually rare, …

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BEHAVIOR OF MOUND-BUILDING MOUSE, MUS SPICILEGUS DURING AUTUMN-WINTER PERIOD IN CAPTIVITY

D. Simeonovska-Nikolova and Sh. Mehmed Department of Ecology and Protection of Nature, Faculty of Biology, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, 8 Dragan Tsankov blvd., 1164 Sofia, Bulgaria Abstract Mus spicilegus is an outdoor species from southern-eastern Europe, adapted to agroecosystems. In the beginning of autumn, to spend the winter, mound-building mice build complex mounds. These mounds are …

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HARD PROBLEMS IN GENE SEQUENCE ANALYSIS: CLASSICAL APPROACHES AND SUITABILITY OF GENETIC ALGORITHMS

L. Jantschi1, S.D. Bolboaca3,2 and R.E. Sestras3 (1) Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania (2) “Iuliu Haţieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania (3) University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, Romania Abstract Genetic algorithms are based on observations of natural phenomena as well as on the simulation of the artificial selection of organisms with …

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Evidence for proteolytic activity of Lactobacilli isolated from kefir grains

Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment Subject: Biotechnology Publisher: Diagnosis Press ISSN 1310-2818 Volume 20, Number 2 Date: June 2006   Evidence for proteolytic activity of Lactobacilli isolated from kefir grains P. Kabadjova-Hristova, S. Bakalova, B. Gocheva and P. Moncheva Sofia University, Biological Faculty, Department of Microbiology, Sofia, Bulgaria Abstract The proteolytic activity of 276 natural isolates from kefir grains was …

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