Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

142 downloads
236 views

A comparative analysis of two risk assessment (RA) frameworks developed to support the implementation of the international Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC) and European Regulation on Invasive Alien Species (IAS) was performed. This analysis revealed both...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Environmental Impacts","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6965
75 downloads
535 views

One of the best ex situ conservation strategies for wild germplasm is in vitro conservation of genetic banks. The success of in vitro conservation relies heavily on the micropropagation or performance of the species of interest. In the context of global change,...

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Conservation Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7017
146 downloads
206 views

Background Microbes have been recognized as important symbionts to regulate host life. The animal gut harbors abundance and diverse bacteria. Numerous internal and external factors influence intestinal bacterial communities, including diet, seasonal fluctuations...

["Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7045
79 downloads
207 views

Background Vegetation succession is one of the major driving processes of grassland degradation. Stoichiometry significantly contributes to vegetation dynamics. However, a knowledge gap exists in how soil nutrients and root enzymes influence the stoichiometric...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7047
83 downloads
188 views

WRKY proteins belong to one of the largest families of transcription factors. They have important functions in plant growth and development, signal transduction and stress responses. However, little information is available regarding the WRKY family in drumstick...

["Genetics","Plant Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7063
88 downloads
210 views

Background The plasminogen activation system plays a pivotal role in regulating tumorigenesis. In this work, we aim to identify key regulators of plasminogen activation associated with tumorigenesis and explore potential mechanisms in gastric cancer (GC). Methods...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Gastroenterology and Hepatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7091
234 downloads
474 views

Background Diversification patterns in the Himalayas have been important to our understanding of global biodiversity. Despite recent broad-scale studies, the most diverse angiosperm genus of the temperate zone—Carex L. (Cyperaceae), with ca. 2100 species worldwide—has...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6792
139 downloads
369 views

Octopus oliveri is a widespread and common rocky intertidal cephalopod that mates readily in the laboratory, but for which mating behavior has not been reported previously. Four sets of behavioral experiments were recorded wherein three males, small, medium & large...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6927
116 downloads
807 views

The mole snake (Pseudaspis cana) is capable of inflicting unusual bites in defence and during male combat that present as two parallel lacerations. We investigated the dental morphology of the mole snake by making SEM images, and by CT-scanning and digitally reconstructing...

["Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6943
121 downloads
301 views

Changes in behavior are often the proximate response of animals to human disturbance, with variability in tolerance levels leading some species to exhibit striking shifts in life history, fitness, and/or survival. Thus, elucidating the effects of disturbance on...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Zoology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6956
89 downloads
221 views

Excessive alcohol consumption is a risk factor for liver diseases. Enhancement of alcohol metabolism could be an effective strategy to prevent these adverse effects since it promotes the clearance of ethanol and acetaldehyde from the serum. Polyphenol-rich products...

["Food Science and Technology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6989
183 downloads
467 views

Background The current study applies both traditional and Diffusible Iodine Contrast Enhanced computed microtomography (DICE µCT) techniques to reveal the musculoskeletal anatomy of Phlyctimantis maculatus. DICE µCT has emerged as a powerful tool to visualise intricate...

["Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7003
166 downloads
242 views

The genome-scale metabolic model of a lipid-overproducing strain of Mucor circinelloides WJ11 was developed. The model (iNI1159) contained 1,159 genes, 648 EC numbers, 1,537 metabolites, and 1,355 metabolic reactions, which were localized in different compartments...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7015
63 downloads
216 views

The impacts of continued degradation of watersheds on coastal coral reefs world-wide is alarming, and action addressing anthropogenic stressors and subsequent rehabilitation of watersheds and adjacent reefs is an urgent priority. The aim of this study is to develop...

["Biochemistry","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7020
120 downloads
211 views

This study reports the whole chloroplast genome of Fagus crenata (subgenus Fagus), a foundation tree species of Japanese temperate forests. The genome has a total of 158,227 bp containing 111 genes, including 76 protein-coding genes, 31 tRNA genes and 4 ribosomal...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7026

Refine by manuscript type

Top subject areas - Articles

Top subject areas - People

View all subject areas