Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background A number of biotic and abiotic factors have been proposed as drivers of geographic variation in species richness. As biotic elements, inter-specific interactions are the most widely recognized. Among abiotic factors, in particular for plants, climate...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3932
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Plant resistance against insect herbivory has greatly focused on antibiosis, whereby the plant has a deleterious effect on the herbivore, and antixenosis, whereby the plant is able to direct the herbivore away from it. Although these two types of resistance may...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3934
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Compared with other members of the family Rosaceae, the chloroplast genomes of Fragaria species exhibit low variation, and this situation has limited phylogenetic analyses; thus, complete chloroplast genome sequencing of Fragaria species is needed. In this study,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3919
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Background Hybrids possess phenotypic traits that are often intermediate between their parental taxa, which commonly serves as evidence of hybridization in morphological analyses. Natural hybridization has been shown to occur frequently in Ligularia (Asteraceae)....

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3884
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Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) is an important cool-season, annual forage crop for the grassland rotation system in Southern China. The primary aim of breeding programs is always to seek to improve forage quality in the animal productivity system; however,...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Plant Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3867
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Cadmium (Cd) is one of the most toxic heavy metals and is difficult to be removed from contaminated soil and water. Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum), as an energy crop, exhibits a valuable potential to develop Cd polluted sites due to its use as a biofuel...

["Plant Science","Toxicology","Biosphere Interactions","Ecotoxicology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3621
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Background and aims This work evaluates the regulation of iron uptake responses in Citrus leaves and their involvement in the Fe paradox effect. Methods Experiments were performed in field-grown ‘Navelina’ trees grafted onto two Cleopatra mandarin × Poncirus trifoliata...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3553
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The Pooideae are a highly diverse C3 grass subfamily that includes some of the most economically important crops, nested within the highly speciose core-pooid clade. Here, we build and explore the phylogeny of the Pooideae within a temporal framework, assessing...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3815
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Aquaporins (AQPs) are essential channel proteins that execute multi-functions throughout plant growth and development, including water transport, uncharged solutes uptake, stress response, and so on. Here, we report the first genome-wide identification and characterization...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3747
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Cinnamomum camphora, a member of the Lauraceae family, is a valuable aromatic and timber tree that is indigenous to the south of China and Japan. All parts of Cinnamomum camphora have secretory cells containing different volatile chemical compounds that are utilized...

["Bioinformatics","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3820
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The increase in temperature as consequence of the recent global warming has been reported to generate new ice-free areas in the Antarctic continent, facilitating the colonization and spread of plant populations. Consequently, Antarctic vascular plants have been...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3718
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Background The changing climate, particularly in regard to temperature and precipitation, is already affecting tree species’ distributions. Pinus armandii, which dominates on the Yungui Plateau and in the Qinba Mountains in China, is of economic, cultural and ecological...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3807
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Plants play a crucial role in foodstuff, medicine, industry, and environmental protection. The skill of recognising plants is very important in some applications, including conservation of endangered species and rehabilitation of lands after mining activities....

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3792
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Background Lonicera japonica is an important medicinal plant that has been widely used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. The pharmacological activities of L. japonica are mainly due to its rich natural active ingredients, most of which are...

["Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3781
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A growing number of T2/S-RNases are being discovered in plant genomes. Members of this protein family have a variety of known functions, but the vast majority are still uncharacterized. We present data and analyses of phylogenetic relationships among T2/S-RNases,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3790

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