4 results for The University of Auckland Library, Book item, Use commercially

  • The Fountain of Fish: Ontological Collisions at Sea

    Salmond, Mary (2015)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Fluorescence: a novel method for determining manuka honey floral purity

    Loomes, Kerry; Loomes, KM; Braggins, TJ; Bong, Nee; Lin, B; Prijic, G (2017)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Manuka honey, harvested from Leptospermum scoparium, is New Zealand's most recognised honey type and commands a premium due to health‐related benefits. However, the plant's distribution, relative to other species flowering simultaneously, allows honeybees to incorporate alternative nectars into the honey. Melissopalynological analysis in New Zealand is often unrepresentative due to the presence of many pollen‐bearing sources; consequently, alternative means of categorising manuka honey were examined. RP‐HPLC revealed that manuka honey contains distinct compounds, of which were relatively enriched and not present in the other New Zealand monofloral honeys. These main candidate compounds were isolated and have been described by mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance, synthesised to confirm structure, and as standards. These compounds, Leptosperin and Lepteridine, are a methyl syringate glycoside and pteridine derivative, respectively. Examination of these compounds revealed unique fluorescence signatures, this fluorescence could be detected in manuka honey samples the signal used to confirm that a honey was solely or predominantly consisted of L. scoparium nectar. Commercial manuka honeys were assessed by traditional analytical techniques, and comparisons were made with fluorescence signature; the fluorescence technique determined the authenticity of the honeys accurately.

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  • Use of polyurethane foam in orthopaedic biomechanical experimentation and simulation

    Shim, Bo; Böhme, J; Josten, C; Anderson, Iain (2012)

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  • Step-parenting

    Cartwright, Patricia (2014)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Many Australian children spend part of their childhood living in a step-family and many will grow up to be the step-parents of tomorrow. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS] (2007), approximately one in ten couple families contain resident stepchildren. In Wave 3 of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey, 13% of households had either residential or non-residential step-children, or both (Qu & Weston, 2005). Early research, both in Australia and overseas, has found that children often experience difficulty adjusting to the changes associated with their parents??? repartnering, especially in regard to developing a relationship with a parent???s new partner, the step-parent. This chapter focuses on the role of the step-parent and presents an overview of research and clinical literature that informs our understanding of the role and experiences of being or having a step-parent.

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