Septoria nodorum blotch occurs in wheat-growing areas worldwide, but the disease is more prevalent in areas with warm and moist weather, such as the southeastern United States, parts of Europe, southern Brazil, and Australia. The disease affects both the quantity...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27039v2

Background. Understanding genetic diversity and population structure is critically important for the conservation and management of endangered species. These factors are particularly relevant for species with small populations and/or restricted ranges, such as...

["Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27038v1
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Background. Perennial ryegrass is a cool-season grass species from the family Poaceae and is widely cultivated in temperate regions because it exhibits rapid growth and establishment, and possesses high forage quality. The extension of the growing season in Ireland...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26620v2
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The microbial diversity and function of terrestrial lichens have been well studied, but knowledge about the non-photosynthetic bacteria associated with marine lichens is still scarce. 16S rRNA gene Illumina sequencing was used to assess the culture-independent...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5208
3 downloads
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Background Experimental and clinical evidence support a link between body representations and pain. This proof-of-concept study in people with painful knee osteoarthritis (OA) aimed to determine if: (i) visuotactile illusions that manipulate perceived knee size...

["Neuroscience","Anesthesiology and Pain Management","Orthopedics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5206
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Long-term and seasonal changes in production and respiration were surveyed in the Valle de Bravo reservoir, Mexico, in a period during which high water-level fluctuations occurred (2006–2015). We assessed the community metabolism through oxygen dynamics in this...

["Ecosystem Science","Freshwater Biology","Biogeochemistry","Ecohydrology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5205
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Background Dengue is a major and rapidly increasing public health problem. In Argentina, the southern extreme of its distribution in the Americas, epidemic transmission takes place during the warm season. Since its re-emergence in 1998 two major outbreaks have...

["Ecology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5196
2 downloads
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The aerial and ground methods of counting birds in a coastal area during different ice conditions were compared. Ice coverage of water was an important factor affecting the results of the two methods. When the water was ice-free, more birds were counted from the...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5195
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Background Depression is one of the most prevalent, yet unrecognized but treatable mental disorders in low and middle income countries (LMICs). In such locations, screening tools that are easy-to-administer, valid, and reliable are needed to assist in detecting...

["Global Health","Psychiatry and Psychology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5185
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Background Antibiotic-associated gastrointestinal signs (AAGS) occur commonly in cats. Co-administration of synbiotics is associated with decreased AAGS in people, potentially due to stabilization of the fecal microbiome and metabolome. The purpose of this double-blinded...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Internal Medicine","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5130
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Background Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play crucial roles in the initiation and progression of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) by competing in binding to miRNAs, and related competitive endogenous RNA (ceRNA) networks have been constructed in several cancers. However,...

["Bioinformatics","Oncology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5124
2 downloads
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Whole-genome amplification by multiple displacement amplification (MDA) is a promising technique to enable the use of samples with only limited amount of DNA for the construction of RAD-seq libraries. Previous work has shown that, when the amount of DNA used in...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5089
2 downloads
2 views

A wide range of biotic stresses (BS) and abiotic stresses (AS) adversely affect plant growth and productivity worldwide. The study of individual genes cannot be considered as an effective approach for the understanding of tolerance mechanisms, since these stresses...

["Bioinformatics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4631
8 downloads
31 views

The success of intervention projects in ecological systems depends not only on the quality of a management strategy, but also how that strategy plays out among decision makers. Impact network analysis (INA) is a framework for evaluating the likely regional success...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Epidemiology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27037v1
13 downloads
122 views

Army ants are keystone species in many tropical ecosystems. Yet, little is known about the chemical compounds involved in army ant communication. In the present study, we analyzed the volatile mandibular gland secretions—triggers of ant alarm responses—of six Neotropical...

["Biochemistry","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5319

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