Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background Melatonin (MEL) is a signaling molecule in plants that affects developmental processes during vegetative and reproductive growth. Investigations have proved that exogenously applied MEL also has the potential to improve seed germination and plant development....

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5009
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This work evaluates the experimental warming effects on phenology and grain yield components of wheat in the Yaqui Valley, Sonora, México, using CIRNO C2008 variety from Triticum durum L., as a model during the cropping cycle of 2016–2017 (December to April). Infrared...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5064
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Background Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), deoxynivalenol (DON), HT-2, ochratoxin A (OTA), zearalenone (ZEA) are the most common mycotoxins that are found in corn-based animal feed which have multiple toxic effects on animals and humans. Previous studies reported that these...

["Agricultural Science","Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Food Science and Technology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5111
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Rhizoctonia solani AG1 IA is a soil-borne fungal phytopathogen that can significantly harm crops resulting in economic loss. This species overwinters in grass roots and diseased plants, and produces sclerotia that infect future crops. R. solani AG1 IA does not...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5103
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Cotton plant architecture, including fruit branch formation and flowering pattern, influences plant light exploitation, cotton yield and planting cost. DNA methylation has been widely observed at different developmental stages in both plants and animals and is...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4945
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Soil microbial communities’ assembly is strongly tied to changes in temperature and moisture. Although microbial functional redundancy seems to overcome taxonomical composition changes, the sensitivity and resilience of soil microbial communities from subtropical...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4991
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Background Ganoderma lucidum, a valuable medicinal fungus, is widely distributed in China. It grows alongside with a complex microbial ecosystem in the substrate. As sequencing technology advances, it is possible to reveal the composition and functions of substrate-associated...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4975
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The Yanqi Basin and the Konqi River Basin of the Kaidu-Konqi River Basin were chosen as the study sites in this paper in order to investigate suitable scales of natural and artificial oases with a specified water resource and water quantity planned by the local...

["Agricultural Science","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4943
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RNA interference (RNAi) technology may be useful for developing new crop protection strategies against the soybean pod borer (SPB; Leguminivora glycinivorella), which is a critical soybean pest in northeastern Asia. Immune-related genes have been recently identified...

["Agricultural Science","Developmental Biology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4931
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Apis cerana cerana relies on its sensitive olfactory system to perform foraging activities in the surrounding environment. Olfactory receptors (ORs) are a primary requirement for odorant recognition and coding. However, the molecular recognition of volatile compounds...

["Agricultural Science","Cell Biology","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5005
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We evaluated allometric relationships in length, diameter, and mass of branches for two variably managed orchard tree species (tart cherry, Prunus cerasus; apple, Malus spp.). The empirically estimated allometric exponents (a) of the orchard trees were described...

["Agricultural Science","Computational Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4949
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Tenderness and intramuscular fat content are key attributes for beef sensory qualities. Recently some proteomic analysis revealed several proteins which are considered as good biomarkers of these quality traits. This study focuses on the analysis of 20 of these...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4891
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Background Peperomia belongs to the family of Piperaceae. It has different uses in folk medicine and contains rare compounds that have led to increased interest in this genus. Peperomia blanda (Jacq.) Kunth is used as an injury disinfectant by Yemeni people. In...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4839
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Background Among agricultural workers, especially in the seasonal migratory ones, housing and hygiene related issues, occupational accidents, low levels of education, poverty and absence of social security problems emerge as significant public health problems....

["Agricultural Science","Epidemiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4952
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Objectives There are large populations of indigenous horse (Equus caballus) in China and some other parts of East Asia. However, their matrilineal genetic diversity and origin remained poorly understood. Using a combination of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and hypervariable...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4896

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