Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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The apple (Malus domestica Borkh) originally evolved to require temperatures below 7.2 °C for the induction of budding and flowering. In Brazil, breeders have overcome the climate barrier and developed the cultivars Anabela, Julieta, Carícia, and Eva, with low...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6265
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The fight against cancer has been a never-ending battle. Limitations of conventional therapies include lack of selectivity, poor penetration and highly toxic to the host. Using genetically modified bacteria as a tumour therapy agent has gained the interest of scientist...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5989
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Several studies have shown that epitope vaccines exhibit substantial advantages over conventional vaccines. However, epitope vaccines are associated with limited immunity, which can be overcome by conjugating antigenic epitopes with built-in adjuvants (e.g., some...

["Biotechnology","Veterinary Medicine","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6185
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Pacific chub mackerel (Scomber japonicus) is an important fish throughout the world, especially in East Asian countries, including Korea, China, and Japan. Protein hydrolysates from marine sources are commonly used as nutritional supplements, functional ingredients,...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology","Evidence Based Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6181
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Background A virus-like particle (VLP) is an excellent tool for a compound delivery system due to its simple composition, symmetrical structure and self-assembly. Its surface modification both chemically and genetically is established, leading to the target-specific...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6079
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Oil palm parthenocarpic fruits, which are produced without fertilization, can be targeted to increase oil content because the majority of the fruit is occupied by mesocarp, the part in which palm oil is stored. Consequently, gaining an understanding of the parthenocarpic...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5975
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The parasite Toxoplasma gondii causes an opportunistic infection, that is, particularly severe in immunocompromised patients, infants, and neonates. Current antiparasitic drugs are teratogenic and cause hypersensitivity-based toxic side effects especially during...

["Biotechnology","Molecular Biology","Parasitology","Plant Science","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5780
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Reverse engineering metabolome data to infer metabolic interactions is a challenging research topic. Here we introduce JacLy, a Jacobian-based method to infer metabolic interactions of small networks (<20 metabolites) from the covariance of steady-state metabolome...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Computational Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6034
90 downloads
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Background Fruit consumption is currently considered beyond the nutritional aspects because of the important roles in disease prevention and benefits to health. The objective of this study was to characterize the chemical profile and evaluate the antioxidant and...

["Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5991
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Background Sustainable methods of propagation of Typha domingensis through somatic embryogenesis can help mitigate its current condition of ecological marginalization and overexploitation. This study examined whether differentiation up to coleoptilar embryos could...

["Biotechnology","Developmental Biology","Histology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5952
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Articular cartilage is an avascular tissue with limited regenerative property. Therefore, a defect or trauma in articular cartilage due to disease or accident can lead to progressive tissue deterioration. Cartilage tissue engineering, by replacing defective cartilage...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5809
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Glyoxalase I belongs to the glyoxalase system that detoxifies methylglyoxal (MG), a cytotoxic by-product produced mainly from triose phosphates. The concentration of MG increases rapidly under stress conditions. In this study, a novel glyoxalase I gene, designated...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5873
61 downloads
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Long-term use of organophosphorus (OP) compounds has become an increasing global problem and a major threat to sustainability and human health. Prolidase is a proline-specific metallopeptidase that can offer an efficient option for the degradation of OP compounds....

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5863
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Background There is a growing interest in the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using plant extract because the technique is cost effective, eco-friendly and environmentally benign. This is phasing out the use of toxic and hazardous chemical earlier...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Environmental Impacts","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5865
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Aeromonas spp. strains isolated from activated sludge in a municipal wastewater treatment plant were found to be able to synthesize polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) utilizing pure and crude glycerol. The 16S rRNA gene sequence of the isolates exhibited similarity to...

["Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5838

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