38 downloads
219 views

Loss of crop protection products when agricultural spray applications drift has economic and ecological consequences. Modification of the spray solution through tank additives and product formulation is an important drift reduction strategy that could mitigate...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7136
41 downloads
312 views

Next-generation sequencing technologies create large, multiplexed DNA sequences that require preprocessing before any further analysis. Part of this preprocessing includes demultiplexing and trimming sequences. Although there are many existing tools that can handle...

["Bioinformatics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7170
62 downloads
144 views

Background: The WRKY transcription factor family plays critical roles in many aspects of physiological processes and adaption to environment. Although the WRKY genes have been widely studied in various plants, the structure and function of the WRKY family in sugar...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27810v1
1,224 downloads
2,481 views

For many decades, the hyperinflation of subscription prices for scholarly journals have concerned scholarly institutions. After years of fruitless efforts to solve this “serials crisis”, open access has been proposed as the latest potential solution. However, also...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27809v1
69 downloads
155 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 by randomly disordered...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27797v2
140 downloads
256 views

Background A great number of studies have shown that the distribution of microorganisms in the soil is not random, but that their abundance changes along environmental gradients (spatial patterns). The present study examined the spatial variability of the physicochemical...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Soil Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6127
71 downloads
151 views

Background In vitro maturation (IVM) of oocytes has been widely used in the field of assisted reproductive technology. However, oocytes can be injured by oxidative stress during the process of IVM. Methods The present study was designed to evaluate the influences...

["Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Developmental Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6930
145 downloads
161 views

Background Gastric cancer (GC) is the third leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide, partially due to the lack of effective screening strategies. Thus, there is a stringent need for non-invasive biomarkers to improve patient diagnostic efficiency in GC....

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Oncology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7025
111 downloads
162 views

Background Outdoor sports are a risk activity for skin cancer, especially if adequate sun protection measures are not used. The aim of this study is to examine the photoprotection habits of outdoor (beach) handball players, and to determine the relation between...

["Dermatology","Health Policy","Kinesiology","Nursing","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7030
268 downloads
571 views

People with physical disabilities (PD) suffer from consequences due to lack of physical activity and consequently, are at increased risk of chronic diseases. We aimed to evaluate the ability of a motorised assistive device for dynamic standing with weight-bearing...

["Clinical Trials","Evidence Based Medicine","Kinesiology","Neurology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7098
30 downloads
50 views

This work sought to develop an inelastic scattering imaging system based on Raman spectroscopy for the detection of the fungal phytopathogen, Pseudocercospora fijiensis, which causes Black Sigatoka disease in banana crops, very important in Colombian agro-industrial...

["Spectroscopy","Biophysical Chemistry","Physical Chemistry (other)"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27808v1
87 downloads
150 views

This study aimed to reaearch the effects of different dietary concentrate to forage (C:F) ratio on growth performance, rumen fermentation and bacteria diversity of barn feeding Tibetan sheep. The experiment contains fiver treatments (HS1, HS2 HS3, HS4 and HS5;...

["Biodiversity","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27807v1
212 downloads
1,040 views

As a consequence of recent human activities. populations of approximately 75% of the world’s primates are in decline, and more than 60% of species (n = 512) are threatened with extinction. Major anthropogenic pressures on primate persistence include the widespread...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7068
165 downloads
411 views

Background Adopting expansive vs. constrictive postures related to high vs. low levels of social power has been suggested to induce changes in testosterone and cortisol levels, and thereby to mimic hormonal correlates of dominance behavior. However, these findings...

["Anthropology","Anatomy and Physiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6726
103 downloads
170 views

Objective MicroRNA (miR)-421 plays a key role in cancer progression. It has been reported that circulating miR-421may be a potential tumor marker for the diagnosis of several cancers. However, the role of miR-421 in plasma as a potential biomarker in the diagnosis...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Internal Medicine","Pathology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7002

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