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Faculty of Science and Technology

Department of Biological & Chemical Sciences


We produce numerous publications throught the work of our faculty, collaboration with international organisations and various research projects.


Departmental Publications 2018-2019
Allen, C.D. 2019. Jordan’s Forgotten Eastern Desert Qasuur. FOCUS on Geography 62(2): DOI: 10.21690/foge/2019.62.2p.

Alleyne, A. T. “Cassava Super Elongation Disease”. Cassava. V. Waisundara, ed. InTechOpen: London. 2018. 441. doi: 10.5772/intechopen.71509.
Alleyne, A. T. and Bideau V. S. “Haplotypes of CYP1B1 and CCDC57 Genes in an Afro-Caribbean Female Population with Uterine Leiomyoma”. Molecular Biology Reports. Vol. 46, no. 3. 2019. 3299-3306. doi: 10.1007/s11033-019-04790-y.
Alleyne, A. T., Cummins, C., James, M., Guitierrez, D. and Fuentes, S. “Sequencing and assembly of small RNAs reveal the presence of several begomoviruses, potyviruses, badnaviruses and mastreviruses in the sweet potato leaf virome in Barbados”. Journal of Plant Pathology. Vol. 101, no. 2. 2019. 339-347. doi: 10.1007/s42161-018-00214-1.
Alleyne, J.G. and Gilkes, A.T. “Molecular Diagnosis of Super-Elongation Disease in Field and Laboratory Grown Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) Plants”. Tropical Agriculture. Vol. 95, Special Issue 2) 2018. 57-64.
Austin, S. “LETM1: Essential for Mitochondrial Biology and Cation Homeostasis?” Trends in Biochemical Sciences. Vol. 44, No. 8. 2019. 648-658.
Baleg, A. A., Masikini, M., John, S. V., Williams, A. R., Jahed, N., Baker, P. and Iwuoha, E. “Conducting Polymers and Composites”. Functional Polymers. A. A. J. Mazumder, H. Sheardown, A. Al-Ahmed (Eds.), Polymers and Polymeric Composites: A Reference series; Springer: Switzerland. 2019. 551-604. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319- 95987-0.
Bideau V. S. and Alleyne, A. T. “A Preliminary Study of Fatty Acid Synthase Gene and the Risk of Uterine Leiomyoma in an Afro-Caribbean Female Population”. Meta Gene. Vol. 19. 2018. 74-77.
Edwards, Q. A., Sultana, T., Kulikov, S. M., Garner-O’Neale, L. D., Yargeau, V. and Metcalfe, C. D. “Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Wastewaters in Barbados, West Indies”. Bulletin Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. Vol. 101, no. 1. 2018. 1-6.
Edwards, Q. A., Sultana, T., Kulikov, S. M., GarnerO’Neale, L. D. and Metcalfe. C. D. “Micropollutants Related to Human Activity in Groundwater Resources in Barbados, West Indies”. Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN). Vol. 671. 2019. 76-82.
Edwards, Q. A., Sultana, T., Kulikov, S. M., GarnerO’Neale, L. D. and Metcalfe. C. D. “Micropollutants Related to Human Activity in Groundwater Resources in Barbados, West Indies”. Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN). Vol. 671. 2019. 76-82.

Groom, K.M., N.V. Cerveny, C.D. Allen, R.I. Dorn, and J. Theurer. 2019. Protecting Stone Heritage in the Painted Desert: Employing the Rock Art Stability index in the Petrified Forest National Park. Heritage 2(3): 2111-2123.
McDowell, S. A. C. “Proton Acceptor Response in Hydrogen-Bonded XH…WZ (X=F, Cl, Br, FAr, FKr, NC, FCC; WZ = CO, FH, N2) Complexes”. Chemical Physics Letters. Vol. 724. 2019. 110-114.
Popuri, S. R., Harewood, A. J. T., Holder, S. and Lee, C.-H., “Development of Alternative Proton Exchange Membranes based on Biopolymers for Microbial Fuel Cell Applications”. Waste to Sustainable Energy: MFCs – Prospects through Prognosis. L. Singh and D. M. Mahapatra, eds. CRC Press: Boca Raton, Florida. 2019. 27 pages. doi:10.1201/9780429448799-14.
Santos, A. J. B., Bellini, C., Bortolon, L. F. W., Outerbridge, B., Browne, D. C., Santos, A., Meylan, A., Meylan, P., Silva, B. M. G., Wanderlinde, J., Lima, E. H. S., Baptistotte, C. and Marcovaldi, M. A. “Long-Range Movements and Growth Rates of Brazilian Hawksbill Turtles: Insights from a Flipper-Tagging Program”. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. Vol. 18, no. 1. 2019. 75-81.
Wolyniak, M. J., Austin, S., Bloodworth, L. F., Carter, D., Harrison, S. H. et al.“Integrating CRISPR-Cas9 Technology into Undergraduate Courses: Perspectives from a National Science Foundation (NSF) Workshop for Undergraduate Faculty, June 2018”. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education. Vol. 20, no. 1. 2019. 1-7.

Departmental Publications 2017-2018
Ahmadia, G.E.D., Andradi-Brown, D., Barnes, M., Estradivari, Gill, D., Glew, L., Gress, E., Gurney. G., Horigue, V., Jakub, R., Mangubhai, S., Vallès, H. and Wenger, A. 2018. “Recruit fresh talent for coral reefs.” Nature (Correspondence). Vol. 557, no. 492. doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-05221-x.
Austin, S., Tavakoli, M., Pfeiffer, C., Seifert, J., Mattarei, A., De Stefani, D., Zoratti, M. and Nowikovsky, K. “LETM1-Mediated K+ and Na+ Homeostasis Regulates Mitochondrial Ca2+ Efflux.” Frontier in Physiology. Vol. 8, no. 839. 2017.
Badenock, J.C. “Three-Membered Ring Systems.” Progress in Heterocyclic Chemistry. G.W. Gribble and J.A. Joule, eds. Elsevier: New York. Vol. 29. 2018. 65-113.
Badenock, Jeanese C., Fraser, H. L. and Gribble, G. W. “A new approach to the pyrrolo[3,4-b]indole ring system.” Arkivoc. Vol. v. 2018. 140-149.
Carrington, C.M.S., Edwards, R. D. and Krupnick, G. A. “Assessment of the distribution of seed plants endemic to the Lesser Antilles in terms of habitat, elevation, and conservation status.” Caribbean Naturalist Special Issue. 2018. Vol. 2. 30-47.
Delmas, L.C., Payne, N. A., F. Julien, F. and Williams, A. R. 2017. “Modular construction of pyrido[24]crown-8-based templates in the self-assembly of cross-Linked [n]catenanes.” Tetrahedron Letters. Vol. 58, no. 33. 2017. 3226-3229. doi: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2017.07.006.
Green, Ilene L., Jordan, J. J. and Badenock, J. C. “A formal approach to the cyanobacterial sunscreen indole, prenostodione.” Arkivoc. Vol. iv. 2018. 184-195.
Holder, N., Mota-Meira, M., Born, J. and Sutrina, S. L. “New Small Scale Bioreactor System for the Determination of the Biochemical Methane Potential.” Waste and Biomass Valorization. 2017. 1-8. doi: 10.1007/s12649-017-0119-3.
McDowell, S. A. C. “Significant cooperative effects in model FLi…CH3X…F− (X = Cl, Br, H) and FLi…Kr… F− complexes.” Chemical Physics Letters. Vol. 708. 2018. 17-20. doi: 10.1016/j.cplett.2018.07.059.
McDowell, S. A. C. “The effect of anions on noncovalent interactions in model clusters of chalcogen-containing (CH3)2X (X = O, S, Se) molecules.” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. Vol. 20. 2018. 18420-18428. doi:10.1039/C8CP03641A.
McDowell, S. A. C. and Buckingham, A. D. “A computational study of chalcogen-containing H2X… YF and (CH3)2X…YF (X = O, S, Se; Y = F, Cl, H) and pnicogen-containing H3X′…YF and (CH3)3X′…YF (X′ = N, P, As) complexes.” ChemPhysChem. Vol. 19, no. 14. 2018. 1756-1765. doi: 10.1002/cphc.201800179.
Mohapatra, B. R. “Biocatalytic efficacy of immobilized cells of Chryseobacterium sp. Alg-SU10 for concomitant hydrolysis of urethane and urea.” Biocatalysis and Biotransformation. Vol. 36, no. 4. 2018. 307-315.
Mohapatra, B.R. “An insight into the prevalence and enzymatic abatement of urethane in fermented beverages.” Microbial Biotechnology: Application in Food and Pharmacology, Volume 2. J. K. Patra, ed. Springer-Verlag: New York, USA. 153-170. ISBN 978-981-10-7140-9
Ndangili, P. M., Masikini, M., Feleni, U., Douman, S., Tovide, O., Williams, A., Baker, P. and Iwuoha, E. I. 2017. “Gallium-induced perturbation of zinc selenide quantum dots electronics.” ChemistrySelect. Vol. 2, no. 24. 2017. 7054 -7062.
Reed, E.T., Kardynal, K. J., Horrocks, J. A. and Hobson, K. A. “Shorebird hunting in Barbados: Using stable isotopes to link the harvest at a migratory stopover site with sources of production.” The Condor: Ornithological Applications. Vol. 120, no. 2. 2018. 357-370. doi: 10.1650/CONDOR-17-127.1
Roachford, O.E., Nelson K. E. and Mohapatra, B. R. “Comparative genomics of four Mycoplasma species of the human urogenital tract: analysis of their core genomes and virulence genes.” International Journal of Medical Microbiology. Vol. 307, no. 8. 2017. 508-520.
Vallès H. and Oxenford, H. A. 2018. “Simple family level parrotfish indicators are robust to survey method.” Ecological Indicators. Vol. 85. 244-252. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.10.013.
Vallès, H. “Parrotfish recruitment revisited: a key role for sea surface currents.” Environmental Biology of Fishes. Vol. 100, no. 12. 2017. 1649 - 1657. doi: 10.1007/s10641-017-0673-3.
Wei, Y., Li, Q., Yang, X. and McDowell, S. A. C. “Intramolecular Si···O tetrel bonding: tuning of substituents and cooperativity.” ChemistrySelect. Vol. 2, no. 34. 2017. 11104-11112. doi: 10.1002/slct.201702280.
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