Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a severe disease characterized by multiple pathological changes. However, there are no reliable diagnostic biomarkers for MDD. The aim of the current study was to investigate the gene network and biomarkers underlying...

["Cell Biology","Immunology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7171
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Background Mallotus oblongifolius, an evergreen shrub endemic to Hainan Island, China, is important both medicinally and economically. Due to its special medicinal significance and the continuing rise of market demand, its populations in the wild have been subject...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7173
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Attached epilithic foraminifera constitute an important but overlooked component of the benthic foraminiferal assemblage in the Pleistocene sediment of the central Arctic Ocean. We report 12 types of epilithic foraminifera that have colonised lithic and biogenic...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7207
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Background Diabetes mellitus type II (DMT-2) is a widely spread metabolic disorder both in developed and developing countries. The role of oxidative stress is well established in DMT-2 pathogenesis. The synthetic drugs for DMT-2 are associated with serious side...

["Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science","Evidence Based Medicine","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7022
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We present the complete mitochondrial genome of Paragonimus ohirai Miyazaki, 1939 and compare its features with those of previously reported mitochondrial genomes of the pathogenic lung-fluke, Paragonimus westermani, and other members of the genus. The circular...

["Genomics","Molecular Biology","Parasitology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7031
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Robustly delimited species are of paramount importance, the identification of which relies on our ability to discern boundaries between one species and the next. This is not difficult to do when species are very distinct from one another. However, in recently evolved...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7090
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Background Compared to chemical control, the use of naturally occurring biological agents to control invasive pests is less threatening to the environment and human health. Objectives Here, we assessed the ability of immature stages of the lacewing Ceraeochrysa...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7123
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Hypericum perforatum L. is a widely known medicinal herb used mostly as a remedy for depression because it contains high levels of naphthodianthrones, phloroglucinols, alkaloids, and some other secondary metabolites. Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) is an optimized...

["Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7133
34 downloads
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Background Overweight (OW) is considered a risk for various metabolic diseases. However, its effects as a mechanism that alters the metabolite profiles remain unclear. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects that OW has on the lipid and metabolite...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7137
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Background Cholera, an acute enteric infection, is a serious health challenge in both the underdeveloped and the developing world. It is caused by Vibrio cholerae after ingestion of fecal contaminated food or water. Cholera outbreaks have recently been observed...

["Bioinformatics","Drugs and Devices","Immunology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6223
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The observed dynamics of infectious diseases are driven by processes across multiple scales. Here we focus on two: within-host, that is, how an infection progresses inside a single individual (for instance viral and immune dynamics), and between-host, that is,...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7057
114 downloads
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Background Glyphosate is among the most extensively used pesticides worldwide. Following the ongoing highly controversial debate on this compound, its potential impact on non-target organisms is a fundamental scientific issue. In its pure compound form, glyphosate...

["Developmental Biology","Ecology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7094
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Loss of crop protection products when agricultural spray applications drift has economic and ecological consequences. Modification of the spray solution through tank additives and product formulation is an important drift reduction strategy that could mitigate...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7136
41 downloads
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Next-generation sequencing technologies create large, multiplexed DNA sequences that require preprocessing before any further analysis. Part of this preprocessing includes demultiplexing and trimming sequences. Although there are many existing tools that can handle...

["Bioinformatics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7170
125 downloads
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Background A great number of studies have shown that the distribution of microorganisms in the soil is not random, but that their abundance changes along environmental gradients (spatial patterns). The present study examined the spatial variability of the physicochemical...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Soil Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6127

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