26 downloads
55 views

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus L.) is widely cultivated in Northwest China which has become an emerging economic crop with rapid development. Because of its elevated inulin content and high resistance, it is widely used in functional food, inulin processing,...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27796v1
22 downloads
67 views

The two-dimensional (2D) Lewis’s law and Aboav-Weaire’s law are two simple formulas derived from empirical observations. Numerous attempts have been made to improve the empirical formulas. In this study, we simulated a series of Voronoi diagrams and analyzed the...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27797v1
150 downloads
339 views

Gomphodont cynodonts were close relatives of mammals and one of the Mesozoic lineages of cynodont therapsids that became extinct at the end of the Triassic. Gomphodonts were omnivorous to herbivorous animals characterized by labiolingually expanded postcanines,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6752
148 downloads
130 views

Background There have been few studies on the partial defoliation response of grass. It has been unclear how partial defoliation may affect roots at the levels of nutrient accumulation and transcriptional regulation. Hereby we report a comprehensive investigation...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7102
31 downloads
107 views

Background Certain personal attributes, such as perfectionism and tolerance of ambiguity, have been identified as influential in high achieving students. Medical students have been identified as high achievers and perfectionistic, and as such may be challenged...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Psychiatry and Psychology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7109
47 downloads
92 views

Background and objectives Hyperpolarization-activation cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels contribute to the effects of lidocaine. Capsazepine (CPZ), a competitive inhibitor of capsaicin of transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 channel, has also been found...

["Neuroscience","Anesthesiology and Pain Management","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7111
31 downloads
82 views

Background As one of the important management practices of grassland ecosystems, grazing has fundamental effects on soil properties, vegetation, and soil microbes. Grazing can thus alter soil respiration (Rs) and the soil carbon cycle, yet its impacts and mechanisms...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7112
62 downloads
114 views

Background and Aims The link between gut microbiota and type 2 diabetes (T2D) has been addressed by numerous studies. Streptococcus thermophilus from fermented milk products, has been used as a probiotic in previous research. However, whether heat-killed S. thermophilus...

["Microbiology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7117
39 downloads
118 views

To compensate for the seasonal imbalance between livestock and forage yield in the cold region of Northeast China, alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) continuous cropping has been widely employed in animal husbandry. However, the effects of continuous cropping of alfalfa...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7127
38 downloads
105 views

Although spatiotemporal analysis of the cephalopod larvae provides the useful information for the effective management of their resources, it has been difficult mainly due to their low numbers in the mixed zooplankton net samples and difficulty in morphological...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7140
51 downloads
93 views

Background Amaranthus hybridus L. is an annual herb that belongs to the Amaranthceae family, a type of multi-purpose grain, vegetable and feed crop that has received considerable attention due to its great economic value. However, the composition of polysaccharides...

["Biochemistry","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7149
32 downloads
79 views

Objective The association between early age at menarche and depression among adolescent girls and adult women has been examined in many studies. However, inconsistent results and limitations such as small sample size, low generalizability, and measurement error...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7150
49 downloads
136 views

Background Silkworm pupae is the main by-product of the sericulture industry with an interesting nutritional profile, especially in terms of proteins. In consideration of its possible use as a food or food ingredient in Western countries, a comparative proteomic...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6723
55 downloads
158 views

Background and Aims Recent evidence suggest that microbiota is associated with almost all major types of diseases, including cardiovascular diseases. However, its role in Acute Cerebral Infarction remains unexplored. It is important to understand the diversity...

["Microbiology","Cardiology","Clinical Trials"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6928
78 downloads
223 views

Kelp forests are declining in many parts of the globe, which can lead to the spreading of barren grounds. Increased abundances of grazers, mainly due to reduction of their predators, are among the causes of this development. Here, we compared the species richness...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6964

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