Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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The selection and validation of proper distinguishing characters are of crucial importance in taxonomic revisions. The modern classifications of orchids utilize the molecular tools, but still the selection and identification of the material used in these studies...

["Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3609
71 downloads
475 views

Understanding how individual photoreceptor cells factor in the spectral sensitivity of a visual system is essential to explain how they contribute to the visual ecology of the animal in question. Existing methods that model the absorption of visual pigments use...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Neuroscience","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3595
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486 views

Background This paper is a comment on the idea of matrix-free Cladistics. Demonstration of this idea’s efficiency is a major goal of the study. Within the proposed framework, the ordinary (phenetic) matrix is necessary only as “source” of Hennigian trees, not as...

["Bioinformatics","Taxonomy","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3578
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252 views

Background Theory predicts strong bottom-up control in detritus-based food webs, yet field experiments with detritus-based terrestrial systems have uncovered contradictory evidence regarding the strength and pervasiveness of bottom-up control processes. Two factors...

["Ecology","Soil Science","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3572
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Natural medicinal products possess diverse chemical structures and have been an essential source for drug discovery. Therefore, in this study, α-mangostin (AM) is a plant-derived compound was investigated for the apoptotic effect on human cervical cancer cells...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3460
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317 views

Reef building corals precipitate calcium carbonate as an exo-skeleton and provide substratum for prosperous marine life. Biomineralization of the coral’s skeleton is a developmental process that occurs concurrently with other proliferation processes that control...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3590
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Cleavage of mRNA molecules causes their rapid degradation, thereby playing an important role in regulation of gene expression and host genome defense from viruses and transposons in bacterial and eukaryotic cells. Current negative-readout, and repressor-based positive-readout...

["Bioengineering","Molecular Biology","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3602
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Background The microbial populations that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) are known to influence the health and growth performance of the host. Clean hatcheries and machine-based incubation practices in the commercial poultry industry can lead to the acquisition...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3587
148 downloads
829 views

Background Type II diabetes is a chronic health condition which is associated with skin conditions including chronic foot ulcers and an increased incidence of skin infections. The skin microbiome is thought to play important roles in skin defence and immune functioning....

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Diabetes and Endocrinology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3543
77 downloads
366 views

In the swine industry, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is a highly contagious disease which causes heavy economic losses worldwide. Effective prevention and disease control is an important issue. In this study, we described the construction...

["Veterinary Medicine","Virology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3514
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390 views

The emergence of herbicide-resistant weeds is a major threat facing modern agriculture. Over 470 weedy-plant populations have developed resistance to herbicides. Traditional evolutionary mechanisms are not always sufficient to explain the rapidity with which certain...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3560
43 downloads
199 views

Yunnanopilia longistaminea is an endangered monotypic species belonging to Opiliaceae. This edible plant is an important germplasm source with a high economic value in China if propagation were less difficult. Seed dormancy and germination of this species were...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3435
80 downloads
228 views

This paper is the first public report that Streptomyces flavogriseus can produce both actinomycin D and holomycin. The actinomycete strain NJ-4 isolated from the soil of Nanjing Agricultural University was identified as S. flavogriseus. This S. flavogriseus strain...

["Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3601
48 downloads
340 views

The death-associated protein kinase 1 (DAPK1) can act as an oncogene or a tumor suppressor gene depending on the cellular context as well as external stimuli. Our study aims to investigate the prognostic significance of DAPK1 in liver cancer in both mRNA and protein...

["Biochemistry","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Oncology","Translational Medicine","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3568
1,042 downloads
20,579 views

The running ability of Tyrannosaurus rex has been intensively studied due to its relevance to interpretations of feeding behaviour and the biomechanics of scaling in giant predatory dinosaurs. Different studies using differing methodologies have produced a very...

["Mathematical Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3420

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