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28 June
A novel baculovirus-derived promoter

A better understanding of viral expression systems is important to both basic and applied research. A new study in PeerJ advances our knowledge of the baculovirus promoter system with cross-disciplinary consequences.

Biotechnology Molecular Biology Virology
María Martínez-Solís, Silvia Gómez-Sebastián, José M. Escribano, Agata K. Jakubowska, Salvador Herrero
30 June
Protogyny in a tropical damselfish: females queue for future benefit
Animal Behavior Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science Ecology Marine Biology Zoology
1 views · 1 downloads
Mark I. McCormick
30 June
An exploration of the influence of diagonal dissociation and moderate changes in speed on locomotor parameters in trotting horses
Zoology Anatomy and Physiology Kinesiology
1 views · 1 downloads
Sarah Jane Hobbs, John E.A. Bertram, Hilary M. Clayton
30 June
Cost-benefit trade-offs of bird activity in apple orchards
Agricultural Science Conservation Biology Ecology Ecosystem Science Environmental Sciences
1 views · 2 downloads
Rebecca K. Peisley, Manu E. Saunders, Gary W. Luck
30 June
Pteridine levels and head weights are correlated with age and colony task in the honey bee, Apis mellifera
Agricultural Science Animal Behavior Biochemistry Entomology
1 views · 1 downloads
Frank D. Rinkevich, Joseph W. Margotta, Jean M. Pittman, James A. Ottea, Kristen B. Healy
30 June
Sub-chronic testosterone treatment increases the levels of epithelial sodium channel (ENaC)-α, β and γ in the kidney of orchidectomized adult male Sprague–Dawley rats
Molecular Biology Nephrology Pharmacology
1 views · 1 downloads
Su Yi Loh, Nelli Giribabu, Naguib Salleh
30 June
A new method for ecoacoustics? Toward the extraction and evaluation of ecologically-meaningful soundscape components using sparse coding methods
Biodiversity Conservation Biology Ecology Computational Science
2 views · 1 downloads
Alice Eldridge, Michael Casey, Paola Moscoso, Mika Peck
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