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Introduction: All the plants of a maize population or hybrid PP (plant population) do not dehisce anthers and do not emerge silk simultaneously. Generally, male flowering or anther dehiscence (anthesis) is leading and female flowering (silk emergence or silking)...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.897v3
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To comprehensively evaluate the association between rs7517847 and rs2201841 polymorphisms in the Interleukin-23 (IL-23) receptor gene and ankylosing spondylitis (AS), a meta-analysis was performed. The Pubmed, Embase, MEDLINE, Cochrane, China National Knowledge...

["Genetics","Orthopedics","Rheumatology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.910
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Results from large multicentre epidemiological studies suggest an association between the consumption of raw milk and a reduced incidence of allergy and asthma in children. Although the underlying mechanisms for this association are yet to be confirmed, researchers...

["Biotechnology","Genetics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.888
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Comparing inferences among datasets generated using short read sequencing may provide insight into the concerted impacts of divergence, gene flow and selection across organisms, but comparisons are complicated by biases introduced during dataset assembly. Sequence...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.895
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The teosinte branched1(tb1) gene is a major QTL controlling branching differences between maize and its wild progenitor, teosinte. The insertion of a transposable element (Hopscotch) upstream of tb1 is known to enhance the gene’s expression, causing reduced tillering...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.900
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Despite the long debate of whether or not multiple mating benefits the offspring, studies still show contradictory results. Multiple mating takes time and energy. Thus, if females fertilize their eggs with a single mating, why to mate more than once? We investigated...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.880
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The Pan I locus in Atlantic cod lies in a genomic island of divergence extending over a large genomic region. The locus has two divergent alleles, defined by a single DraI restriction site, that have been related to behavioral differences of habitat selection by...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.956v1
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Background. Testudines is a reptilian order with unique morphological features among vertebrates. This order is currently divided into two suborders: Pleurodira and Cryptodira; which comprises approimately 14 extant families with 95 genera, about 320 species. Phylogenetic...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.948v1
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Dilated cardiomyopathy is a prevalent and often fatal disease in humans and dogs. Indeed dilated cardiomyopathy is the third most common form of cardiac disease in humans, reported to affect approximately 36 individuals per 100,000 individuals. In dogs, dilated...

["Bioinformatics","Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Cardiology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.842
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Background. The clade Chelidae (Testudines, Pleurodira) is a group of fresh water turtles with representatives in Australasia and South America. Its diversity of extant and fossil species is characterized by two recognized morphotypes: the long-necked and the short-necked...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.930v1
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Natural selection, the most important force in evolution, comes in three forms. Negative purifying selection removes deleterious variation and maintains adaptations. Positive directional selection fixes beneficial variants, producing new adaptations. Balancing...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.924v1
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Obesity is a major public health concern. This condition results from a constant and complex interplay between predisposing genes and environmental stimuli. Current attempts to manage obesity have been moderately effective and a better understanding of the etiology...

["Genetics","Diabetes and Endocrinology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.856
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Introduction: Plant breeders are in search of marker trait for high grain yielding genotypes or hybrids or populations in cross pollinating crop species like maize. Leaves that stay green long have been found grain yield attributing. But, recent studies have depicted...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.920v1
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A distinguishing characteristic of genes that code for the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is that alleles often share more similarity between, rather than within species. There are two likely mechanisms that can explain this pattern: convergent evolution...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Zoology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.853
22 downloads
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Despite the long debate of whether or not multiple mating benefits the offspring, studies still show contradicting results. Multiple mating takes time and energy. Thus, if females fertilize their eggs with a single mating, why to mate more than once? We investigated...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.901v1

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