Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Alzheimer’s disease is a multifactorial disorder caused by the interaction of genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors. The formation of cytotoxic oligomers consisting of Aβ peptide is widely accepted as being one of the main key events triggering the development...

["Biophysics","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3086
169 downloads
665 views

The human population is growing and, globally, we must meet the challenge of increased protein needs required to feed this population. Single cell proteins (SCP), when coupled to aquaculture production, offer a means to ensure future protein needs can be met without...

["Agricultural Science","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3170
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The filamentous fungus Rhizopus delemar naturally accumulates relatively high amounts of fumarate. Although the culture conditions that increase fumarate yields are well established, the network underlying the accumulation of fumarate is not yet fully understood....

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3133
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Fungal pathogenic attacks are one of the major threats to the growth and productivity of crop plants. Currently, instead of synthetic fungicides, the use of plant growth-promoting bacterial endophytes has been considered intriguingly eco-friendly in nature. Here,...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3107
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Background Sesquiterpenes are 15-carbon terpenes synthesized by sesquiterpene synthases using farnesyl diphosphate (FPP) as a substrate. Recently, a sesquiterpene synthase gene that encodes a 65 kDa protein was isolated from the aromatic plant Persicaria minor....

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2961
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Background Polygonum minus is an herbal plant in the Polygonaceae family which is rich in ethnomedicinal plants. The chemical composition and characteristic pungent fragrance of Polygonum minus have been extensively studied due to its culinary and medicinal properties....

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2938
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Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus (MrNv) poses a major threat to the prawn industry. Currently, no effective vaccine and treatment are available to prevent the spread of MrNv. Its infection mechanism and localisation in a host cell are also not well characterised....

["Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2947
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Snakebite envenomings represent a neglected public health issue in many parts of the rural tropical world. Animal-derived antivenoms have existed for more than a hundred years and are effective in neutralizing snake venom toxins when timely administered. However,...

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Toxicology","Immunology","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2924
109 downloads
335 views

The biological potential of Vip and Cry proteins from Bacillus is well known and widely established. Thus, it is important to look for new genes showing different modes of action, selecting those with differentiated entomotoxic activity against Diatraea flavipennella...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Entomology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2866
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The glycogen branching enzyme (EC 2.4.1.18), which catalyses the formation of α-1,6-glycosidic branch points in glycogen structure, is often used to enhance the nutritional value and quality of food and beverages. In order to be applicable in industries, enzymes...

["Biotechnology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2714
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3D printers that build objects using extruded thermoplastic are quickly becoming commonplace tools in laboratories. We demonstrate that, with appropriate handling, these devices are capable of producing sterile components from a non-sterile feedstock of thermoplastic...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2661
2 citations
255 downloads
697 views

The Haloxylon genus belongs to the Amaranthaceae (formerly Chenopodiaceae) family. The small trees or shrubs in this genus are referred to as the King of psammophytic plants, and perform important functions in environmental protection, including wind control and...

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2699
1 citation
240 downloads
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Cell immobilization is an alternative to microencapsulation for the maintenance of cells in a liquid medium. However, artificial immobilization carriers are expensive and pose a high safety risk. Okara, a food-grade byproduct from soymilk production, is rich in...

["Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2701
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Background Many biotechnological and industrial applications can benefit from cold-adapted EglCs through increased efficiency of catalytic processes at low temperature. In our previous study, Citrobacter farmeri A1 which was isolated from a wood-inhabiting termite...

["Biotechnology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2679
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This study addresses the in vitro culture as an alternative to obtain compounds with cytotoxic activity from the medicinal plant Jatropha curcas (Euphorbiaceae). We determined the presence of cytotoxic compounds in both whole plants and dedifferentiated cells....

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Plant Science","Drugs and Devices"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2616

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