Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Rapid and transient changes in pH frequently occur in soil, impacting dissolved organic matter (DOM) and other chemical attributes such as redox and oxygen conditions. Although we have detailed knowledge on microbial adaptation to long-term pH changes, little is...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6090
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Tyrosine phosphorylation has emerged as an important regulator of plasma membrane-localized immune receptors activity. Here, we investigate the role of tyrosine phosphorylation in the regulation of rice XANTHOMONAS RESISTANCE 21 (XA21)-mediated immunity. We demonstrate...

["Agricultural Science","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6074
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The study examines the effect of acclimation on carbon and nitrogen metabolism in cucumber leaves subjected to moderate and severe NaCl stress. The levels of glucose, sucrose, NADH/NAD+-GDH, AspAT, AlaAT, NADP+-ICDH, G6PDH and 6GPDH activity were determined after...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6043
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Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies provide unique possibilities for the comprehensive assessment of the environmental diversity of bacteriophages. Several Bacillus bacteriophages have been isolated, but very few Bacillus megaterium bacteriophages have...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5687
58 downloads
526 views

The family Miridae is the most diverse and one of the most economically important groups in Heteroptera. However, identification of mirid species on the basis of morphology is difficult and time-consuming. In the present study, we evaluated the effectiveness of...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Entomology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6070
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Root-fungal symbioses such as mycorrhizas and endophytes are key components of terrestrial ecosystems. Diverse in trophy habits (obligate, facultative or hemi-biotrophs) and symbiotic relations (from mutualism to parasitism), these associations also show great...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6030
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Background In recent years, there has been a rapidly growing demand for readily accessible substrates for mass production of Black Soldier Fly, Hermetia illucens Linnaeus. Beer production results in various by-products that typically end up in uncontrolled dumpsites...

["Agricultural Science","Developmental Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5885
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Background Elephant camps are among the most attractive destinations in Thailand for tourists from many countries. A wide range of management strategies are used by these camps, which can have varied impacts on health and welfare of elephants. Methods This study...

["Agricultural Science","Veterinary Medicine","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5996
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China consumes more than one-third of the world’s nitrogen (N) fertilizer, and an increasing amount of N fertilizer has been applied over the past decades. Although N fertilization can increase the carbon sequestration potentials of cropland in China, the quantitative...

["Agricultural Science","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5983
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Background Yak (Bos grunniens) is the most important domestic animal for people living at high altitudes. Yak ordinarily feed by grazing, and this behavior impacts the accuracy of the pedigree record because it is difficult to control mating in grazing yak. This...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5946
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Agricultural areas are often surveyed using area frame sampling. Using non-updated area sampling frame causes significant non-sampling errors when land cover and usage changes between updates. To address this problem, a novel method is proposed to estimate non-sampling...

["Agricultural Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5824
39 downloads
195 views

The objective of this study was to quantify consumption of clothianidin-treated corn seed by birds following standard planting practices. Based on post-planting seed counts on 21 fields in southwestern Ontario, Canada, between 29 and 813 seeds/ha (mean of 224 ±...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5880
61 downloads
320 views

Previous research demonstrated that soft wheat cultivars have better post-harvest storage tolerance than harder cultivars during accelerated ageing. To better understand this phenomenon, a tandem mass tag-based quantitative proteomic analysis of soft wheat seeds...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5874
178 downloads
929 views

Honey bees are important pollinators of agricultural crops and the dramatic losses of honey bee colonies have risen to a level of international concern. Potential contributors to such losses include pesticide exposure, lack of floral resources and parasites and...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5812
92 downloads
388 views

The wheat stem sawfly (WSS), Cephus cinctus Norton, is an important wheat pest in the Northern Great Plains of the USA. No single control measure effectively suppresses WSS damage. This study provides information on the effects on the WSS adult settling preference...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5892

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