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The parrot family represents one of the bird group with the largest number of endangered species, as a result of habitat destruction and illegal trade. This illicit traffic involves the smuggling of eggs and animals, and the laundering through captive breeding...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2416
15 downloads
179 views

Unique Molecular Identifiers (UMIs) have been incorporated into RNA-Seq experiments to overcome issues with abundance estimation from samples that may have many PCR amplification cycles. However, the use of UMIs in many different types of sequencing experiments...

["Bioinformatics","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2465v1
30 downloads
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Across independent cancer genomes it has been observed that some sites have been recurrently hit by single nucleotide variants (SNVs). Such recurrently hit sites might be either (i) drivers of cancer that are postively selected during oncogenesis, (ii) due to mutation...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genetics","Genomics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2391
26 downloads
226 views

Background Parkinson disease (PD) is a debilitating movement disorder that afflicts 1–2% of the population over 50 years of age. The common hallmark for both sporadic and familial forms of PD is mitochondrial dysfunction. Mammals have at least twenty proapoptotic...

["Cell Biology","Genetics","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2461
28 downloads
108 views

The majority of bacterial foliar plant pathogens must invade the apoplast of host plants through points of ingress, such as stomata or wounds, to replicate to high population density and cause disease. How pathogens navigate plant surfaces to locate invasion sites...

["Genetics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2438v1
62 downloads
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Plants respond to neighbor shade by increasing stem and petiole elongation. Shade, sensed by phytochrome photoreceptors, causes stabilization of PHYTOCHROME INTERACTING FACTOR proteins and subsequent induction of YUCCA auxin biosynthetic genes. To investigate the...

["Developmental Biology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2211v2
11 downloads
88 views

Premise of the Study. The internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region is situated between 18S and 26S in a polycistronic rRNA precursor transcript. It had been proved to be the most commonly sequenced region across plant species to resolve phylogenetic relationships...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2434v1
50 downloads
350 views

Annual Mediterranean species of the genus Brachypodium are promising model plants for energy crops since their selfing nature and short-life cycles are an advantage in breeding programs. The false brome, B. distachyon, has already been sequenced and new genomic...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2407
39 downloads
304 views

WRKY proteins are the zinc finger transcription factors that were first identified in plants. They can specifically interact with the W-box, which can be found in the promoter region of a large number of plant target genes, to regulate the expressions of downstream...

["Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2437
45 downloads
205 views

Many methylotrophs, microorganisms that consume carbon compounds lacking carbon–carbon bonds, use two different systems to oxidize methanol for energy production and biomass accumulation. The MxaFI methanol dehydrogenase (MDH) contains calcium in its active site,...

["Genetics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2435
71 downloads
481 views

Rhodopsins are the major photopigments in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Drosophila express six well-characterized Rhodopsins (Rh1–Rh6) with distinct absorption maxima and expression pattern. In 2000, when the Drosophila genome was published, a novel Rhodopsin...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2427
13 downloads
196 views

Nuclear transfer techniques (a.k.a. mitochondrial replacement therapies) are currently under development to provide a route to eliminating particular instances of mitochondrial disease from the germline. Before these kinds of techniques are implemented clinically...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Evidence Based Medicine","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2412v1
46 downloads
265 views

The Neotropical freshwater fish Ichthyoelephas longirostris (Characiformes: prochilodontidae) is a short-distance migratory species endemic to Colombia. This study developed for the first time a set of 24 polymorphic microsatellite loci by using next-generation...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2419
59 downloads
408 views

Exploiting microalgae as feedstock for biofuel production is a growing field of research and application, but there remain challenges related to industrial viability and economic sustainability. A solution to the water requirements of industrial-scale production...

["Biotechnology","Genetics","Microbiology","Taxonomy","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2396
48 downloads
346 views

Current research on female colour polymorphism in Ischnura damselflies suggests that a balanced fitness trade-off between morphotypes contributes to the maintenance of polymorphism inside populations. The genetic inheritance system constitutes a key factor to understand...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2380

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