56 downloads
160 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
79 downloads
226 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
21 downloads
90 views

Background The Star Excursion Balance Test (SEBT) is commonly used to assess dynamic postural balance both in clinical practice and research. The aim of our study was to assess the within-session relative and absolute reliability of participants’ performance of...

["Kinesiology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6999
39 downloads
147 views

Background Allelopathic rice releases allelochemicals through its root systems, thereby exerting a negative effect on paddy weeds. This research aimed to evaluate the relationship between fine-root traits and the rice allelopathic potential at the seedling stage....

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7006
37 downloads
110 views

An experiment was carried out to evaluate the effect of increased temperature on roots and leaf water and osmotic potential, osmotic adjustment (OA) and transpiration on Triticum durum L. (CIRNO C2008 variety) during growth (seedling growth), tillering and heading...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7029
48 downloads
164 views

Dehydration-responsive element-binding factor 2 (DREB2) belongs to the C-repeat-binding factor (CBF)/DREB subfamily of proteins. In this study, a 2,245 bp PsDREB2 promoter fragment was isolated from the genome of Paeonia suffruticosa. The fragment was rich in A/T...

["Agricultural Science","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7052
49 downloads
218 views

In this study, we addressed the sex- and tissue-specific expression patterns of odorant-binding proteins (OBPs) and chemosensory proteins (CSPs) in Hylamorpha elegans (Burmeister), an important native scarab beetle pest species from Chile. Similar to other members...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7054
40 downloads
169 views

Background Extensive genome rearrangements, known as chromothripsis, have been recently identified in several cancer types. Chromothripsis leads to complex structural variants (cSVs) causing aberrant gene expression and the formation of de novo fusion genes, which...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Hematology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7071
39 downloads
150 views

Objective To estimate whether the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” (DSM) is biologically accurate for the diagnosis of Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) using a biological-based classifier built by a special method of multivariate...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7074
47 downloads
118 views

Background Spring bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) represents the main cereal crop in Northern Kazakhstan. The quality of wheat grain and flour strongly depends on the structure of gluten, comprised of gliadin and glutenin proteins. Electrophoresis spectra of...

["Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7082
43 downloads
86 views

Background Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the main cause of respiratory tract infection, which seriously threatens the health and life of children. This study is conducted to reveal the rehabilitation mechanisms of RSV infection. Methods E-MTAB-5195 dataset...

["Bioinformatics","Infectious Diseases","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7089
53 downloads
113 views

Root endophytic nitrogen-fixing bacteria (reNFB) have been proposed as important contributors to the invasiveness of exotic legumes; however, the reNFB of invasive nonlegumes has received less attention. In particular, the growth-promoting effect of reNFB on invasive...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7099
66 downloads
137 views

Background Suicide causes rising economic costs and public health risks for communities in the worldwide. Physical activity (PA) is considered a potentially feasible approach to reduce risk of suicide with low cost and high accessibility, and therefore attracting...

["Epidemiology","Geriatrics","Global Health","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7108
29 downloads
79 views

Predictive modeling uses statistics to predict unknown outcomes. In general, there are two categories of predictive modeling, parametric and non-parametric. There are many applications of predictive modeling, for example, it can be used to predict the risk score...

["Ecosystem Science","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27795v1
47 downloads
58 views

Mutation testing has been well-known for its efficacy to assess test quality, and recently it has started to be applied in the industry as well. However, what should a developer do when confronted with a low mutation score? Should the test suite be reinforced to...

["Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27794v1

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