Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background The Akhal-Teke horse (AKH) is native of the modern Turkmenistan area. It was introduced in Italy from 1991 to 2000 mainly as an endurance horse. This paper characterizes the genetic variability of the whole Italian AKH horse population and evaluates...

["Biodiversity","Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4889
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Background Copepods are major secondary producers in the World Ocean. They represent an important link between phytoplankton, microzooplankton and higher trophic levels such as fish. They are an important source of food for many fish species but also a significant...

["Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5562
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Introduction Assessment of episodic memory is traditionally used to evaluate potential cognitive impairments in senior adults. The present article discusses the capabilities of Episodix, a game to assess the aforementioned cognitive area, as a valid tool to discriminate...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Cognitive Disorders","Geriatrics","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5478
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Field work conducted by the staff of the Centro de Pesquisas Paleontológicas Llewellyn Ivor Price of the Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro since 2009 at Campina Verde municipality (MG) have resulted in the discovery of a diverse vertebrate fauna from the...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5594
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Rhizoctonia solani causes the disease peanut sheath blight, involving symptoms of maceration and necrosis of infected tissue, mainly caused by cell-wall-degrading enzymes (CWDEs). This study investigated the production of CWDEs including polygalacturonase (PG),...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5580
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617 views

Background The Windover mortuary pond dates to the Early Archaic period (6,800–5,200 years ago) and constitutes one of the earliest archaeological sites with intact and well-preserved human remains in North America. Unlike many prehistoric egalitarian hunter-gatherers,...

["Anthropology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5564
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Lysmata arvoredensis sp. nov. inhabits temperate waters in the south coast of Brazil and is named in tribute to the Marine Protected Area REBIO Arvoredo. This is the fourth species belonging to the genus Lysmata recorded for the region and the ninth for Brazil....

["Biodiversity","Genetics","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5561
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The ε subunit from ATP synthases acts as an ATP sensor in the bacterial cell to prevent ATP hydrolysis and thus the waste of ATP under conditions of low ATP concentration. However, the ATP binding affinities from various bacterial organisms differ markedly, over...

["Biophysics","Computational Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5505
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411 views

Shifts in the abundance of grasses and woody plants in drylands have occurred several times during the Holocene. However, our understanding of the rates and dynamics of this state-change in recent decades is limited to scattered studies conducted at disparate spatial...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Natural Resource Management","Biogeochemistry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5474
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Background Avian influenza viruses (AIVs) have been endemic in Egypt since 2006, and the co-circulation of high-pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 and low-pathogenic avian influenza H9N2 subtypes in poultry has been reported; therefore, Egypt is considered a hotspot...

["Veterinary Medicine","Virology","Epidemiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5473
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Plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) and humic acids (HA) have been used as biostimulants in field conditions. The complete genomic and proteomic transcription of Herbaspirillum seropedicae and Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus is available but interpreting and...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5445
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Sarcopenia is an age-related disease characterized by the loss of muscle mass and muscle function. A proper understanding of its pathogenesis and mechanisms may lead to new strategies for diagnosis and treatment of the disease. This study aims to discover the underlying...

["Bioinformatics","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Geriatrics","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5239
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The genus Pseudostegana (Okada, 1978) currently contains thirty-nine described species. A number of Pseudostegana were collected from the fieldwork in southwestern China from 2010 to 2017. Eleven new species were discovered and are described from southwestern China:...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5160
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Environmental factors greatly influence grape quality. Among them, the effect of within-vineyard variability of soil in relation to soil moisture on table grape under protected condition has rarely been studied. In this present research, we investigated the influence...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5592
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The responses of photosynthetic organisms to light stress are of interest for both fundamental and applied research. Functional traits related to the photoinhibition, the light-induced loss of photosynthetic efficiency, are particularly interesting as this process...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5589

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