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Variability in the health status and reproductive traits of European sardine stocks in the Mediterranean. Implications for fishery management 

Caballero-Huertas, Marta (Date of defense: 2023-05-26)

Small pelagic fish play an important ecological role mainly due to their contribution in transferring energy from low to higher trophic levels. Likewise, the capture of these species is in many cases an important nutritional ...

Molecular insights into mammalian sperm physiology: a comparative study of glutathione S-transferases in male reproduction 

Llavanera Bruguera, Marc (Date of defense: 2023-05-12)

Male infertility is a global health problem affecting one in four infertile couples. This also has a negative repercussion on the animal breeding industry, where infertility has a detrimental impact on their balance sheets. ...

Uncovering novel vulnerabilities of melanoma cells based on RNA regulation 

Mestre Farràs, Neus (Date of defense: 2021-09-16)

La tesi doctoral aquí presentada busca entendre quin és el paper de les proteïnes d’unió a l’ARN en la progressió tumoral, ja que s’ha demostrat que aquestes proteïnes poden regular aspectes que permeten o inhibeixen la ...

Polycomb repressive complex 2 deregulation in tissue homeostasis and cancer 

Espejo Díaz, María Isabel (Date of defense: 2021-09-20)

Polycomb group (PcG) proteins are transcriptional repressors that control development and cell fate. Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2) misfunction has been recurrently associated with embryonic lethality and disease, ...

Environmental impact accounting of organic agricultural production systems: advancing inventory and biodiversity modelling approaches in life cycle assessment 

Montemayor, Erica Yvonne (Date of defense: 2022-11-24)

(English) griculture is a majar contribular to global greenhouse gas emissions, anthropogenic nitrogen emissions anda direct danger to threatened terrestrial species. Organic agriculture has been proposed as a possible ...