Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Mayaro virus (MAYV) is an emergent sylvatic alphavirus in South America, related to sporadic outbreaks of a chikungunya-like human febrile illness accompanied by severe arthralgia. Despite its high potential for urban emergence, MAYV is still an obscure virus with...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Virology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3245
47 downloads
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Background Geminiviruses (family Geminiviridae) are prevalent plant viruses that imperil agriculture globally, causing serious damage to the livelihood of farmers, particularly in developing countries. The virus evolves rapidly, attributing to its single-stranded...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3165
37 downloads
197 views

The identification of Parrot bornaviruses (PaBV) in psittacine birds with proventricular dilatation disease (PDD) has not been sufficient to explain the pathogenesis of this fatal disease, since not all infected birds develop clinical signs. Although the most accepted...

["Veterinary Medicine","Virology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3144
126 downloads
425 views

Background Zika virus (ZIKV) transmission has been reported in 67 countries/territories in the Oceania region and the Americas since 2015, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare ZIKV as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in February...

["Mathematical Biology","Virology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3015
146 downloads
716 views

Zika virus is a newly emergent mosquito-borne flavivirus that has caused recent large outbreaks in the new world, leading to dramatic increases in serious disease pathology including Guillain-Barre syndrome, newborn microcephaly, and infant brain damage. Although...

["Entomology","Virology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3096
56 downloads
270 views

Background Dengue is a global human public health threat, causing severe morbidity and mortality. The occurrence of sequential infection by more than one serotype of dengue virus (DENV) is a major contributing factor for the induction of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever...

["Molecular Biology","Virology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2970
86 downloads
440 views

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
87 downloads
210 views

Viroids are the smallest infectious agents, and their genomes consist of a short single strand of RNA that does not encode any protein. Chrysanthemum stunt viroid (CSVd), a member of the family Pospiviroidae, causes chrysanthemum stunt disease. Here, we report...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Genomics","Plant Science","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2933
188 downloads
770 views

G1P[8] rotaviruses are responsible for the majority of human rotavirus infections worldwide. The effect of universal mass vaccination with rotavirus vaccines on circulating G1P[8] rotaviruses is still poorly understood. Therefore we analyzed the complete genomes...

["Virology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2733
82 downloads
648 views

Diseases of marine mammals can be difficult to diagnose because of their life history and protected status. Stranded marine mammals have been a particularly useful resource to discover and comprehend the diseases that plague these top predators. Additionally, advancements...

["Bioinformatics","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2819
1 citation
399 downloads
1,568 views

Background Viruses strongly influence microbial population dynamics and ecosystem functions. However, our ability to quantitatively evaluate those viral impacts is limited to the few cultivated viruses and double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) viral genomes captured in quantitative...

["Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2777
156 downloads
1,202 views

Background Corns are hard protuberances that occur on the digital footpads of Greyhound dogs. The cause of these lesions is unknown and there is little information about them in the veterinary literature. We received anecdotal examples of dog to dog spread of corns...

["Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2744
151 downloads
586 views

Anopheles gambiae densovirus (AgDNV) is a potential microbial agent for paratransgenesis and gene transduction in An. gambiae, the major vector of human malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. Understanding the interaction between AgDNV and An. gambiae is critical for using...

["Entomology","Molecular Biology","Virology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2691
138 downloads
613 views

Background Hepatitis C virus (HCV) core protein, in addition to its structural role to form the nucleocapsid assembly, plays a critical role in HCV pathogenesis by interfering in several cellular processes, including microRNA and mRNA homeostasis. The C-terminal...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2670
1 citation
103 downloads
366 views

Outbreaks of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) were first recorded in England in the 1970s and continued to be confirmed until 2002. Retrospective analysis of archived material from one of the last confirmed cases in England in the year 2000 demonstrates the previous...

["Veterinary Medicine","Virology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2564

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