Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Eucalyptus is harvested for wood and fiber production in many tropical and sub-tropical habitats globally. Plantation has been controversial because of its influence on the surrounding environment, however, the influence of massive Eucalyptus planting on soil microbial...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Soil Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5648
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The hysteresis of the seasonal relationships between vegetation indices (VIs) and gross ecosystem production (GEP) results in differences between these relationships during vegetative and reproductive phases of plant development cycle and may limit their applicability...

["Agricultural Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5613
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Torreya grandis (Taxaceae) is an ancient conifer species endemic to southeast China. Because of its nutrient-rich and delicious seeds, this species has been utilized for centuries by the Chinese. However, transcriptome data and transcriptome-derived microsatellite...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5606
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The rate at which animals ingest food is a fundamental part of animal ecology although it is rarely quantified, with recently-developed animal-attached tags providing a potentially viable approach. However, to date, these methods lack clarity in differentiating...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5489
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Background Perennial ryegrass is a cool-season grass species from the family Poaceae and is widely cultivated in temperate regions because it exhibits rapid growth and establishment, and possesses high forage quality. The extension of the growing season in Ireland...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5520
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Rhizoctonia solani causes the disease peanut sheath blight, involving symptoms of maceration and necrosis of infected tissue, mainly caused by cell-wall-degrading enzymes (CWDEs). This study investigated the production of CWDEs including polygalacturonase (PG),...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5580
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Plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) and humic acids (HA) have been used as biostimulants in field conditions. The complete genomic and proteomic transcription of Herbaspirillum seropedicae and Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus is available but interpreting and...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5445
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Environmental factors greatly influence grape quality. Among them, the effect of within-vineyard variability of soil in relation to soil moisture on table grape under protected condition has rarely been studied. In this present research, we investigated the influence...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5592
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The intensification of young hillside Dimocarpus longan orchard cultivation has led to increase soil erosion and decrease soil fertility in South China. Leguminous crops are often used for improving soil properties. An approximately 2-year-long field experiment...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5536
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The whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) is a cryptic species complex, including members that are pests of global importance. This study presents a screening of B. tabaci species in China for infection by the primary endosymbiont, Portiera...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5516
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Background Jasmonic acid (JA) and its derivative, methyl JA (MeJA) are hormonal cues released by plants that signal defense response to curb damages from biotic and abiotic stresses. To study such response, a tropical herbal plant, Persicaria minor, which possesses...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5525
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293 views

Background Betula luminifera H. Winkler, which is widely distributed in southern China, is an economically important broadleaf tree species. However, little genomic information of B. luminifera is available, and little is known about the molecular mechanisms of...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5427
51 downloads
262 views

The objective of this experiment was to evaluate the effects of urea hydrolysis rate on ruminal bacterial diversity level and cellulolytic bacteria abundance in vitro. To control urea hydrolysis rate, urea and urease inhibitor (acetohydroxamic acid, AHA) were supplemented...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5475
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Background Despite numerous tests of Darwin’s naturalization hypothesis (DNH) evidence for its support or rejection is still contradictory. We tested a DNH derived prediction stating that nonnative species (NNS) without native congeneric relatives (NCR) will spread...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5444
80 downloads
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Image-based phenotyping methodologies are powerful tools to determine quality parameters for fruit breeders and processors. The fruit size and shape of American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon L.) are particularly important characteristics that determine the harvests’...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5461

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