Université de Neuchâtel

A molecular approach to microeukaryotic diversity, ecology and biogeography associated with Sphagnum mosses

Singer, David ; Lara, Enrique (Dir.) ; Mitchell, Edward AD (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2017.

Despite the fact that free-living microeukaryotes compose the major part of Earth’s biodiversity and play numerous essential roles in ecosystems, knowledge on their true diversity, ecology and their global patterns of distribution remain limited. In this sense, the objectives of this thesis are 1) to increase the knowledge on the diversity of microeukaryotes 2) characterize the ecological...

Université de Neuchâtel

Identification et caractérisation de protéines antigéniques de 'Borrelia burgdorferi' sensu lato

Wyss, Jean-Christophe ; Peter, Oliver (Dir.) ; Betschart, Bruno (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2012.

Borrelia afzelii, B. garinii, and B. burgdorferi are three of the five Borrelia species definitely recognized as responsible for Lyme borreliosis in Europe. This infectious disease is transmitted by ticks and is characterized by multistage skin, joint, neurological and cardiac manifestations. The aim of the present study is to reveal new species specific proteins of B....