Microplastics represent an emerging global threat to freshwater ecosystems and studies in floodplains are still incipient. Microplastics in the Pantanal’s affluent and floodplains were sampled close to their potential urban sources and in the Pantanal lowlands....

["Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]

Computational analysis of chromosomal capture data is currently gaining popularity with the rapid advance in experimental techniques providing access to growing body of data. An important problem in this area is the identification of long-range contacts be- tween...


Endosymbiosis occur when a prokaryotic cell was engulfed by a eukaryotic cell and the two organisms progressively evolved to become dependent on each other. Specifically, the fully functional prokaryotic cell may progressively lose genes encoding metabolic enzymes...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Genetics","Genomics","Microbiology"]

Wheat loose smut caused by Ustilago tritici a seed-borne disease, is difficult to control due to the expansion of wheat planting area and difficulty of pathogen detection. In this study, real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR (qPCR) and loop-mediated isothermal...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]

Leguminosae is an economically important family that contains a large number of medicinal plants, many of which are widely used in African traditional medicine. Angola holds a great socio-cultural diversity and is one of the richest floristic regions of the world,...

["Plant Science"]
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Glässer’s disease (GD) is an important infectious disease of swine caused by Haemophilus (Glaesserella) parasuis. Vaccination with inactivated whole cell vaccines is the major approach for prevention of H. parasuis infection worldwide, but the immunity induced...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
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Background Exfoliative glaucoma (XFG) is typically classified as a high-pressure type of secondary open-angle glaucoma that develops as a consequence of exfoliation syndrome (XFS). Exfoliation syndrome is an age-related, generalized disorder of the extracellular...

["Clinical Trials","Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Ophthalmology"]
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Background Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulate endometrial secretion and uterine volume. However, there is little research on the role of lncRNAs in the uterus of Small Tail Han sheep (FecB++). Herein, RNA-seq was used to comparatively analyze gene expression...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Genetics"]
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The red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, is a major agricultural pest of post-harvest products and stored grain. Control of T. castaneum in stored products and grain is primarily by fumigants and sprays, but insecticide resistance is a major problem, and new...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Genomics"]
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Background Normal epithelial cells rapidly undergo apoptosis as soon as they lose contact with the extracellular matrix (ECM), which is termed as anoikis. However, cancer cells tend to develop a resistance mechanism to anoikis. This acquired ability is termed as...

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Simulated data are invaluable for assessing a computational method’s ability to distinguish signal from noise. Although many biological systems show rhythmicity, there is no general-purpose tool to simulate large-scale, rhythmic data. Here we present Simphony,...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Science"]
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Worn teeth pose a major limitation to researchers in the fields of extinct and extant hominoid systematics because they lack clearly identifiable anatomical landmarks needed to take measurements on the crown enamel surface and are typically discarded from a study....

["Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
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Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which have multipotential differentiation and self-renewal potential, are possible cells for tissue engineering. Transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1) can be produced by MSCs in an inactive form, and the activation of TGFβ1 functions...

["Dentistry","Translational Medicine"]
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Community decline is often linked to anthropogenic activities. Coral reef declines, for example, have been linked to overfishing and climate change, but impacts of coastal development, pollution, and tourism have received increasing attention. Here, we isolated...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]

The heavy metal pollution in ecosystems is of increasing global concern. The main sources of the metal toxicity are the industrial waste, mining and the use of pesticides containing heavy metals. Out of all heavy metals, mercury (Hg) is considered to be the one,...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]

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