Wheat cultivar Een1, 34 near isogenic lines (NILs), and two cultivars were used as plant materials to evaluate the resistance of Een1 to leaf rust disease. Infection type identification and gene postulation were carried out by inoculation of 12 Chinese Puccinia...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.8993

Pseudopimelodus is a Neotropical genus of bumblebee catfish, composed of four valid species occurring in both trans- and cis-Andean rivers of South America. The orogeny of the Andes has led to diversification in the genus Pseudopimelodus in Colombia. This study...

["Biogeography","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9028

Hydrothermal venting is rather prevalent in many marine areas around the world, and marine shallow vents are relatively abundant in the Mediterranean Sea, especially around Italy. However, investigations focusing on the characterization of meiofaunal organisms...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9058

We investigated survival and cause-specific mortality for a mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus) population during a period when the puma (Puma concolor) population was growing in the Black Hills, South Dakota, 2006–2018. We obtained survival data from 47 adult...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9143

Bryozoans are small benthic colonial animals; their colonies consist of zooids which are composed of a cystid and polypide. According to morphological and molecular data, three classes of bryozoans are recognized: Phylactolaemata, Gymnolaemata and Stenolaemata....

["Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9179
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The impacts of sea-level rise (SLR) are likely to be the greatest for ecosystems that exist at the land-sea interface, where small changes in sea-level could result in drastic changes in habitat availability. Rocky intertidal ecosystems possess a number of characteristics...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9186
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Glucose oxidating enzymes have a tremendous potential for various energy, healthcare and environmental sensing applications. In this work, we studied the effect of reducing the size of pyranose 2-oxidase (POx) on stability and enzymatic activity of proteolyzed...

["Biomaterials","Catalysts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-matsci.7
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Cervical cancer (CC) remains a major disease burden on the female population worldwide. Chemotherapy with cisplatin (cis-diamminedichloroplatinum (II); CDDP) and related drugs are the main treatment option for CC; however, their efficacy is limited by the development...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Oncology","Pharmacology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9234
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Background Poor executive functions are associated with dysregulated eating and greater caloric intake in healthy samples. In parallel, findings suggested that sleep deprivation impairs executive functions. Methods We investigated whether partial sleep deprivation...

["Nutrition","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9252
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Ctenomys Blainville 1826 is one of the most diverse genera of South American caviomorph rodents. Currently, six species of this genus are reported from Patagonia, south of 42°S. In this contribution, we assessed the taxonomic status of several populations from...

["Biodiversity","Genetics","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9259
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Atmospheric pollution has become a serious threat for human health and the environment. However, the deployment, operation and maintenance of monitoring networks can represent a high cost for local governments. In certain locations, the use of naturally occurring...

["Ecology","Plant Science","Atmospheric Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9283
27 downloads
85 views

Background Despite of the importance of soils in agronomy, to date no comprehensive assessment of cropping in Europe has been performed from the viewpoint of the soil variability and its relationship to cropping patterns. In order to fill this knowledge gap, we...

["Agricultural Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.8984
25 downloads
121 views

Acinetobacter baumannii, an important emerging pathogen of nosocomial infections, is known for its ability to form biofilms. Biofilm formation increases the survival rate of A. baumannii on dry surfaces and may contribute to its persistence in the hospital environment,...

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9020
101 downloads
499 views

The upper Permian Naobaogou Formation has been the goal of recent contributions that notably increased the knowledge of its terrestrial vertebrate fauna and unravelled a hidden late Permian therocephalian diversity in China. Two very different species of therocephalians...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9160
45 downloads
105 views

Persistent negligence in the field of environmental protection in Poland as well as strong dependance of the energy sector on the fossil fuels have led to serious pollution of the air with particulate matter, which at high concentrations is capable of penetrating...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.9191

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