Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Dehydration-responsive element-binding factor 2 (DREB2) belongs to the C-repeat-binding factor (CBF)/DREB subfamily of proteins. In this study, a 2,245 bp PsDREB2 promoter fragment was isolated from the genome of Paeonia suffruticosa. The fragment was rich in A/T...

["Agricultural Science","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7052
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In this study, we addressed the sex- and tissue-specific expression patterns of odorant-binding proteins (OBPs) and chemosensory proteins (CSPs) in Hylamorpha elegans (Burmeister), an important native scarab beetle pest species from Chile. Similar to other members...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7054
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Background Extensive genome rearrangements, known as chromothripsis, have been recently identified in several cancer types. Chromothripsis leads to complex structural variants (cSVs) causing aberrant gene expression and the formation of de novo fusion genes, which...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Hematology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7071
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Objective To estimate whether the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (DSM) is biologically accurate for the diagnosis of Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) using a biological-based classifier built by a special method of multivariate...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7074
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Background Spring bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) represents the main cereal crop in Northern Kazakhstan. The quality of wheat grain and flour strongly depends on the structure of gluten, comprised of gliadin and glutenin proteins. Electrophoresis spectra of...

["Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7082
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Background Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the main cause of respiratory tract infection, which seriously threatens the health and life of children. This study is conducted to reveal the rehabilitation mechanisms of RSV infection. Methods E-MTAB-5195 dataset...

["Bioinformatics","Infectious Diseases","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7089
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Root endophytic nitrogen-fixing bacteria (reNFB) have been proposed as important contributors to the invasiveness of exotic legumes; however, the reNFB of invasive nonlegumes has received less attention. In particular, the growth-promoting effect of reNFB on invasive...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7099
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Background The smalleye stingray (Megatrygon microps) is a large and rare dasyatid ray, patchily distributed across the Indo-West Pacific. Free-swimming individuals have regularly been recorded in Southern Mozambican coastal waters utilizing different inshore environments....

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7110
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We describe a new species of frog in the microhylid genus Micryletta Dubois, 1987 from Northeast India based on molecular and morphological evidence. The new species, formally described as Micryletta aishani sp. nov., is phenotypically distinct from other congeners...

["Biodiversity","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7012
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Fishes exhibit remarkably diverse, and plastic, patterns of sexual development, most striking of which is sequential hermaphroditism, where individuals readily reverse sex in adulthood. How this stunning example of phenotypic plasticity is controlled at a genetic...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7032
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Background Acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) plays an important role in the metabolism of various cancer cells, but its role in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is uncertain. Therefore, in the present study, we explored the role of ACC2 in HNSCC. Methods...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Otorhinolaryngology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7037
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Secondary pollen presentation (SPP) is a reproductive strategy that enhances the efficiency of pollen transfer, which has been explored for more than 200 years, resulting in 10 identified types of SPP. The ephemeral plant Hypecoum erectum L. (Papaveraceae) has...

["Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7066
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Background Liver cancer is a common malignancy and a significant public health problem worldwide, but diagnosis and prognostic evaluation remain challenging for clinicians. Metabolic reprogramming is a hallmark of cancer, and we therefore examined the diagnostic...

["Bioinformatics","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7070
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Background Forest ecosystems are considered among the largest terrestrial carbon sinks. The dynamics of forest carbon depend on where the carbon is stored and its responses to environmental factors, as well as the physiology of the trees. Thus, threatened forest...

["Ecology","Climate Change Biology","Natural Resource Management","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7085
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Soil temperature and moisture have a close relationship, the accurate controlling of which is important for crop growth. Mechanistic models built by previous studies need exhaustive parameters and seldom consider time stochasticity and lagging effect. To circumvent...

["Agricultural Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7101

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