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The Chelonid herpesvirus 5 (ChHV5) has been consistently associated with fibropapillomatosis (FP), a transmissible neoplastic disease of marine turtles. Whether ChHV5 plays a causal role remains debated, partly because while FP tumours have been clearly documented...

["Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences","Genetics","Marine Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2274
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In studying genomic architecture, highly repetitive regions have historically posed a challenge when investigating sequence variation and content. High-throughput sequencing has enabled researchers to use whole-genome shotgun sequencing to estimate the abundance...

["Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2314v1
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The subfamily Lamioideae (Lamiaceae) comprises ten tribes, of which only Stachydeae and Synandreae include New World members. Previous studies have investigated the phylogenetic relationships among the members of Synandreae based on plastid and nuclear ribosomal...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2220
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The use of unique DNA sequences as a method for taxonomic identification is no longer fundamentally controversial, even though debate continues on the best markers, methods, and technology to use. Although both existing databanks such as GenBank and BOLD, as well...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Genetics","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2201
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Campylobacter jejuni is a major cause of bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide, primarily associated with the consumption of contaminated poultry. C. jejuni lineages vary in host range and prevalence in human infection, suggesting differences in survival throughout...

["Genetics","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2300v1
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Parallelism is important because it reveals how inherently stochastic adaptation is. Even as we come to better understand evolutionary forces, stochasticity limits how well we can predict evolutionary outcomes. Here we sought to quantify parallelism and some of...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2227
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Knockout Sudoku is a method for the construction of whole-genome knockout collections for a wide range of microorganisms with as little as 3 weeks of dedicated labor and at a cost of approximately $10,000. The method uses manual 4-dimensional combinatorial pooling,...

["Computational Biology","Genetics","Genomics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2294v1
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Background. Adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) is widely known as an antagonist of the Wnt signaling pathway via the inactivation of β-catenin. An increasing number of studies have reported that APC methylation contributes to the predisposition to breast cancer (BC)....

["Genetics","Epidemiology","Oncology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2203
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Root hairs are unicellular elongations of certain rhizodermal cells that improve the uptake of sparingly soluble and immobile soil nutrients. Among different Arabidopsis thaliana genotypes, root hair density, length and the local acclimation to low inorganic phosphate...

["Agricultural Science","Cell Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2267v1
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River buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) milk plays an important role in economy and nutritious diet in several developing countries. However, reliable milk-yield genomic markers and their functional insights remain unexposed. Here, we have used a target capture sequencing...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2147
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Recent surveys conducted on Reunion Island coral reefs revealed an atypical manifestation of black band disease on the main framework building coral, Porites lutea. This BBD manifestation (PorBBD) presented a thick lighter-colored band, which preceded the typical...

["Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2073
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Musk secretion in male musk deer is regarded as a propitious mode of sexual election to attract a greater number of females. However, the genetic mechanisms of musk secretion are still poorly understood and unresolved making it necessary to elucidate the possible...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Genomics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2252v1
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Mutation processes differ between types of point mutation, genomic locations, cells, and biological species. For some point mutations, specific neighbouring bases are known to be mechanistically influential. Beyond these cases, numerous questions remain unresolved...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2236v1
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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 (PIF) proteins and subsequent induction of YUCCA auxin biosynthetic genes. To investigate...

["Developmental Biology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2211v1
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Motivations. Building the Burrows-Wheeler transform (BWT) and computing the Lempel-Ziv parsing (LZ77) of huge collections of genomes is becoming an important task in bioinformatic analyses as these datasets often need to be compressed and indexed prior to analysis....

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genetics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2176v1

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