Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

Background Burkholderia pseudomallei causes melioidosis, a serious illness that can be fatal if untreated or misdiagnosed. Culture from clinical specimens remains the gold standard but has low diagnostic sensitivity. Method In this study, we developed a rapid,...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9238

The surface area (SA) of organs and cells may vary with temperature, which changes the SA exchange limitation on metabolic flows as well as the influence of temperature on metabolic scaling. The effect of SA change can intensify (when the effect is the same as...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9242

The resources available for conserving biodiversity are limited, and so protected areas need to be established in places that will achieve objectives for minimal cost. Two of the main algorithms for solving systematic conservation planning problems are Simulated...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9258

Background Density of tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) and expressions of certain immune-related genes have prognostic and predictive values in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); however, factors determining the immunophenotype of HCC patients are still unclear....

["Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.8301

The genus Chiropterotriton is endemic to Mexico with a geographical distribution along the Sierra Madre Oriental, the Trans Mexican Volcanic Belt and the Sierra de Juárez. The recent use of molecular tools has shown that Mexico’s amphibian diversity is highly underestimated,...

["Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.8800

Background A better understanding of the neural changes associated with paresis in stroke patients could have important implications for therapeutic approaches. Dynamic Causal Modeling (DCM) for functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is commonly used for...

["Neuroscience","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.8942

Endemic sponges (Demosponges, Lubomirskiidae) dominate the fauna of the littoral zone of Lake Baikal. These freshwater sponges live in symbiosis with diverse eukaryotes and prokaryotes, including chlorophyll-containing microalgae. Within the last 5 years, the incidence...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9080

MicroRNAs play crucial roles during the process of plant development under stress conditions. Copper is an essential micronutrient for most organisms and serves as an important redox-active cofactor for various functional proteins. In the present study, we investigated...

["Agricultural Science","Molecular Biology","Plant Science","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9105

Hypocotyl elongation is a critical sign of seed germination and seedling growth, and it is regulated by multi-environmental factors. Light, temperature, and water potential are the major environmental stimuli, and their regulatory mechanism on hypocotyl growth...

["Agricultural Science","Developmental Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9106

Background Research focused on extreme environments is often associated with difficulties in obtaining fresh plant material. Herbaria may provide great support as they house large collections of specimens from different parts of the world. Accordingly, there is...

["Biodiversity","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9109

Commensal microorganisms are essential to the normal development and function of many aspects of animal biology, including digestion, nutrient absorption, immunological development, behaviors, and evolution. The specific microbial composition and evolution of the...

["Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9124

Background Wheat is a staple crop that suffers from massive yield losses caused by cereal aphids. Many factors can determine the abundance of cereal aphids and the damage they cause to plants; among them are the plant’s genetic background, as well as environmental...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9142
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The development of ω-3 fatty acid-rich vegetable oils is essential to enrich the production of functional foods. Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia volubilis L.) is a unique oilseed crop with much potential. Its seeds contain rich polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), especially...

["Agricultural Science","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9169
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Background There is a critical need to examine whether mining of molybdenum (Mo) ore will affect Mo absorption and translocation by plants at a community level. Methods Indigenous plants and their rhizospheric soil (0–20 cm) growing in two different areas including...

["Plant Science","Soil Science","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9183
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Background MTH1 and NUDT5 effectively degrade nucleotides containing 8-oxoguanine. MTH1 and NUDT5 have been linked to the malignancy of multiple cancers. However, their functions in tumor growth and metastasis in esophageal squamous carcinoma (ESCC) remain obscure....

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9195

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