Peer-reviewed Articles

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Bioinformatics is currently faced with very large-scale data sets that lead to computational jobs, especially sequence similarity searches, that can take absurdly long times to run. For example, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Basic Local...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3486
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Background Shrubs play a key role in biogeochemical cycles, prevent soil and water erosion, provide forage for livestock, and are a source of food, wood and non-wood products. However, despite their ecological and societal importance, the influence of different...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3446
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Loss of biodiversity caused by impact of elephants (Loxodonta africana) on African woodlands may require a management response, but any action should be based on an understanding of why elephants choose to utilise trees destructively. Comprehension of elephant...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3453
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Background Desiccation-tolerant (DT) plants can recover full metabolic competence upon rehydration after losing most of their cellular water (>95%) for extended periods of time. Functional genomic approaches such as transcriptome sequencing can help us understand...

["Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3422
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Background Glutamate decarboxylase (GAD), as a key enzyme in the γ -aminobutyric acid (GABA) shunt, catalyzes the decarboxylation of L-glutamate to form GABA. This pathway has attracted much interest because of its roles in carbon and nitrogen metabolism, stress...

["Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3439
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Background The Saururaceae, a very small family of Piperales comprising only six species in four genera, have a relatively scanty fossil record outside of Europe. The phylogenetic relationships of the four genera to each other are resolved, with the type genus...

["Paleontology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3434
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Background Picea chihuahuana, which is endemic to Mexico, is currently listed as “Endangered” on the Red List. Chihuahua spruce is only found in the Sierra Madre Occidental (SMO), Mexico. About 42,600 individuals are distributed in forty populations. These populations...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3452
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Background Within the root endosphere, fungi are known to be important for plant nutrition and resistance to stresses. However, description and understanding of the rules governing community assembly in the fungal fraction of the plant microbiome remains scarce....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Molecular Biology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3454
67 downloads
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Background We revisit the palaeopalynological record of Loranthaceae, using pollen ornamentation to discriminate lineages and to test molecular dating estimates for the diversification of major lineages. Methods Fossil Loranthaceae pollen from the Eocene and Oligocene...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Palaeontology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3373
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Mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) are an important family of genes which play roles in vital plant processes, and they also help in coping against various kinds of environmental stresses including abiotic as well as biotic factors. The advancement of genomics...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3255
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The ethylene-insensitive3/ethylene-insensitive3-like (EIN3/EIL) proteins are a type of nuclear-localized protein with DNA-binding activity in plants. Although the EIN3/EIL gene family has been studied in several plant species, little is known about comprehensive...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3400
1 citation
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Elatine L. contains ca. 25 small, herbaceous, annual species distributed in ephemeral waters in both hemispheres. All species are amphibious and characterized by a high degree of morphological variability. The importance of seed morphology in Elatine taxonomy has...

["Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3399
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Gerbera hybrida is a cut-flower crop of global importance, and an understanding of the mechanisms underlying petal development is vital for the continued commercial development of this plant species. Brassinosteroids (BRs), a class of phytohormones, are known to...

["Bioinformatics","Developmental Biology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3382
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Although C-type cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS-C) is one of the most attractive tools for maize hybrid seed production, the detailed regulation network of the male sterility remains unclear. In order to identify the CMS-C sterility associated genes and/or pathways,...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3408
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Background Herb-drug interactions (HDIs) resulting from concomitant use of herbal products with clinical drugs may cause adverse reactions. Organic anion transporter 1 (OAT1) and 3 (OAT3) are highly expressed in the kidney and play a key role in the renal elimination...

["Plant Science","Toxicology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3333

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