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Environmental stresses select for suitably adapted genes. These stresses will promote the propagation of certain mutations, and the loss of others, throughout the evolution of a species. For organisms living two thousand meters below the ocean’s surface, one of...

["Genetics","Genomics","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2071v1
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Mauremys reevesii (Geoemydidae) is one of the most common and widespread semi-aquatic turtles in East Asia. The unusually long lifespan of some individuals makes this turtle species a potentially useful model organism for studying the molecular basis of longevity....

["Genetics","Genomics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2062
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Cinnamoyl-CoA reductase (CCR) is the first enzyme in the monolignol-specific branch of the lignin biosynthetic pathway. In this research, three sorghum CCR genes including SbCCR1, SbCCR2-1 and SbCCR2-2 were cloned and characterized. Analyses of the structure and...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2005
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The tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier (Carcharhinidae) is a large elasmobranch suspected to have, as other apex predators, a keystone function in marine ecosystems and is currently considered Near Threatened (Red list IUCN). Knowledge on its ecology, which is crucial...

["Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2041
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Physcion and chrysophanol induce defense responses against powdery mildew in cucumbers. The combination of these two compounds has synergistic interaction against the disease. We performed RNA-seq on cucumber leaf samples treated with physcion and chrysophanol...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1991
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1) DNA metabarcoding is a powerful tool to assess biodiversity by amplifying and sequencing a standardized gene marker region. However, typically used barcoding genes, such as the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) region for animals, are highly variable. Thus,...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2044v1
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The tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) has a global distribution in tropical and warm temperate seas, and is caught in numerous fisheries worldwide, mainly as bycatch. It is currently assessed as near threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2042v1
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Biological control agents (BCA) are beneficial organisms that are applied to protect plants from pests. Many fungi of the genus Trichoderma are successful BCAs but the underlying mechanisms are not yet fully understood. Trichoderma cf. atroviride strain LU132 is...

["Genetics","Genomics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2023
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amrZ, a master regulator protein conserved across Pseudomonads, can be either a positive or negative regulator of swimming motility depending on the species examined. To better understand plasticity in the regulatory function of AmrZ, we characterized the mode...

["Genetics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2041v1
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Background: Many amphibian species are negatively affected by habitat change due to anthropogenic activities. Populations distributed over modified landscapes may be subject to local extinction or may be relegated to the remaining—likely isolated and possibly degraded—patches...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2014
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Background Parkinson disease (PD) is a debilitating movement disorder that afflicts 1 to 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"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2025v1
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Preserving species interactions should be a key desired outcome in restoration ecology. With progress in environmental DNA techniques and the dramatic reduction in the cost of high-throughput DNA sequencing, large amounts of information can be gathered on how species...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2020v1
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The Gidran is a native Hungarian horse breed that has approached extinction several times. Phylogenetic analysis of two mitochondrial markers (D-loop and cytochrome-b) was performed to determine the genetic characterization of the Gidran for the first time as well...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1894
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The brown bear Ursus arctos L., 1758 population of the Cantabrian Mountains (northwestern Spain) became isolated from other bear populations in Europe about 500 years ago and has declined due to hunting and habitat degradation. At the beginning of the 20th century,...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1928
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Background. Fetal malformations and other structural abnormalities are relatively frequent findings in the course of routine prenatal ultrasonographic examination. Due to their considerable genetic and clinical heterogeneity, the underlying genetic cause is often...

["Genetics","Genomics","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1955

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