Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.) is an economically important aquatic plant with multiple applications, but water salinity and cold stress seriously affect lotus yield and distribution. The basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors (TFs) play a vital...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7153
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Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) and other computational biology techniques are gradually discovering the causal gene variants that contribute to late-onset human diseases. After more than a decade of genome-wide association study efforts, these can account...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7168
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Gomphodont cynodonts were close relatives of mammals and one of the Mesozoic lineages of cynodont therapsids that became extinct at the end of the Triassic. Gomphodonts were omnivorous to herbivorous animals characterized by labiolingually expanded postcanines,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6752
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Background There have been few studies on the partial defoliation response of grass. It has been unclear how partial defoliation may affect roots at the levels of nutrient accumulation and transcriptional regulation. Hereby we report a comprehensive investigation...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7102
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Background and objectives Hyperpolarization-activation cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels contribute to the effects of lidocaine. Capsazepine (CPZ), a competitive inhibitor of capsaicin of transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 channel, has also been found...

["Neuroscience","Anesthesiology and Pain Management","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7111
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Background As one of the important management practices of grassland ecosystems, grazing has fundamental effects on soil properties, vegetation, and soil microbes. Grazing can thus alter soil respiration (Rs) and the soil carbon cycle, yet its impacts and mechanisms...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7112
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Background and Aims The link between gut microbiota and type 2 diabetes (T2D) has been addressed by numerous studies. Streptococcus thermophilus from fermented milk products, has been used as a probiotic in previous research. However, whether heat-killed S. thermophilus...

["Microbiology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7117
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To compensate for the seasonal imbalance between livestock and forage yield in the cold region of Northeast China, alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) continuous cropping has been widely employed in animal husbandry. However, the effects of continuous cropping of alfalfa...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7127
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Although spatiotemporal analysis of the cephalopod larvae provides the useful information for the effective management of their resources, it has been difficult mainly due to their low numbers in the mixed zooplankton net samples and difficulty in morphological...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7140
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Background Amaranthus hybridus L. is an annual herb that belongs to the Amaranthceae family, a type of multi-purpose grain, vegetable and feed crop that has received considerable attention due to its great economic value. However, the composition of polysaccharides...

["Biochemistry","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7149
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Background Silkworm pupae is the main by-product of the sericulture industry with an interesting nutritional profile, especially in terms of proteins. In consideration of its possible use as a food or food ingredient in Western countries, a comparative proteomic...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6723
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Background and Aims Recent evidence suggest that microbiota is associated with almost all major types of diseases, including cardiovascular diseases. However, its role in Acute Cerebral Infarction remains unexplored. It is important to understand the diversity...

["Microbiology","Cardiology","Clinical Trials"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6928
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287 views

Kelp forests are declining in many parts of the globe, which can lead to the spreading of barren grounds. Increased abundances of grazers, mainly due to reduction of their predators, are among the causes of this development. Here, we compared the species richness...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6964
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Background Allelopathic rice releases allelochemicals through its root systems, thereby exerting a negative effect on paddy weeds. This research aimed to evaluate the relationship between fine-root traits and the rice allelopathic potential at the seedling stage....

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7006
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An experiment was carried out to evaluate the effect of increased temperature on roots and leaf water and osmotic potential, osmotic adjustment (OA) and transpiration on Triticum durum L. (CIRNO C2008 variety) during growth (seedling growth), tillering and heading...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7029

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