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Specialist herbivores are often thought to benefit the larger plant community, because they prevent their host species from becoming competitively dominant. In contrast, specialist enemies are not generally expected to have negative impacts on non-hosts. However,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.340v1

Vegetation trampling resulting from recreation can adversely impact natural habitats, leading to the loss of vegetation and the degradation of plant communities. A considerable primary literature exists on this topic, therefore it is important to assess whether...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.315v1

The relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem function has received a great deal of attention in ecological research and recent results, from re-analyses, suggest that ecosystem function improves with increases in phylogenetic diversity. However, many of...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.288

State of the art high-throughput technologies allow comprehensive experimental studies of organism metabolism and induce the need for a convenient presentation of large heterogeneous datasets. Especially, the combined analysis and visualization of data from different...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.239

Red spruce (Picea rubens) populations experienced a synchronous rangewide decline in growth and vigor starting in the 1960s, likely caused by climate change and a combination of environmental disturbances. However, it is not yet known if populations continue to...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.293

Nurse plant facilitation is a commonly reported plant–plant interaction and is an important factor influencing community structure in stressful environments. Cushion plants are an example of alpine nurse plants that modify microclimatic conditions within their...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.265

Allopolyploidy combines two progenitor genomes in the same nucleus, and is a common mechanism for producing new species, especially in plants. Deciphering the origins of polyploid species is a complex problem, due to, among other things, extinct progenitors, multiple...

["Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.243v1

The mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae, is a significant pest of lodgepole pine in British Columbia (BC), where it has recently reached an unprecedented outbreak level. Although it is native to western North America, the beetle can now be viewed as a...

["Ecology","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.240

This study documents tree mortality in Big Bend National Park in Texas in response to the most acute one-year drought on record, which occurred in conjunction with a five-day winter freeze. I estimated changes in forest stand structure and species composition due...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.237v1

Background: The purpose of this study was to determine what floral differences exist in North Mountain Park and Casa Grande Mountain Park which are both located on opposite sides of the Casa Grande Valley, Pinal County, Arizona and to attempt to explain any measured...

["Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.207v3

Traditional Chinese medicine has become increasingly popular in Europe and North America.There is evidence that quality control in terms of species authentication is sometimes inappropriate. Repeated incidents of adulterations and wrong identification, some even...

["Genetics","Plant Science","Taxonomy","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.196v1

Pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) play an important role in detecting invading pathogens and mounting a robust defense response to restrict infection. In rice, one of the best characterized PRRs is XA21, a leucine rich repeat receptor-like kinase that confers...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.242

Background and Aims. The Macaronesian islands represent an excellent crucible for exploring speciation. This dominantly phenotypic study complements a separate genotypic study, together designed to identify and circumscribe Platanthera species (butterfly-orchids)...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.218

Plant weeds, pests and diseases comprise significant threats to pastoral agriculture in New Zealand. The extent of damage incurred by New Zealand’s agricultural industry from these weed and pest threats varies significantly depending on the response implemented,...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.140v1

Secretion of pathogen proteins is crucial for the establishment of disease in animals and plants. Typically, early interactions between host and pathogen trigger regulated secretion of pathogenicity factors that function in pathogen adhesion and host penetration....

["Cell Biology","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.221

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