Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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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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The patterns of bone modeling and mineral mobilization (skeletal homeostasis) among mammals other than humans and laboratory rodents are still poorly known. In this study we assessed the pattern of bone formation and bone resorption in the femur of a wild population...

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4944
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Although comparative studies of anuran ontogeny have provided new data on heterochrony in the life cycles of frogs, most of them have not included ossification sequences. Using differential staining techniques, we observe and describe differences and similarities...

["Biodiversity","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4525
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Lesion of the dopaminergic neurons of the nigrostriatal system is a key feature of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Alpha-synuclein is a protein that is a major component of Lewy bodies, histopathological hallmarks of PD, and is involved in regulation of dopamine (DA)...

["Developmental Biology","Neuroscience","Neurology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4779
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The discovery of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) by Shinya Yamanaka in 2006 was heralded as a major breakthrough of the decade in stem cell research. The ability to reprogram human somatic cells to a pluripotent embryonic stem cell-like state through the...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4370
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Asymmetries in the maternal behaviour and anatomy might play an important role in the development of primate manual lateralization. In particular, early life asymmetries in mother’s and infant’s behaviour have been suggested to be associated with the development...

["Animal Behavior","Developmental Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4736
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Background Freemartinism generally occurs in female offspring of dizygotic twins in a mixed-sex pregnancy. Most bovine heterosexual twin females are freemartins. However, about 10% of bovine heterosexual twin females are fertile. Farmers mostly cull bovine fertile...

["Agricultural Science","Developmental Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4616
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Background The hatch window that varies from 24 to 48 h is known to influence post-hatch performance of chicks. A narrow hatch window is needed for commercial poultry industry to acquire a high level of uniformity of chick quality. Hatching synchronization observed...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Developmental Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4634
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Purpose This study was performed to investigate the expression pattern of Wnt inhibitory factor 1 (Wif1) and β-catenin during anorectal development in normal and anorectal malformation (ARM) embryos and the possible role of Wif1 and β-catenin in the pathogenesis...

["Developmental Biology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4445
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Many plant species exhibit different leaf morphologies within a single plant, or heterophylly. The molecular mechanisms regulating this phenomenon, however, have remained elusive. In this study, the transcriptomes of submerged and floating leaves of an aquatic...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4448
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1,419 views

Background Epidendreae is one of the most diverse tribes among the orchids with remarkable variation in life form, floral morphology and pollination syndromes. Its circumscription was recently revised and subtribes Agrostophyllinae and Calypsoinae were transferred...

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4383
218 downloads
1,449 views

Phenotypic differences between closely related taxa or populations can arise through genetic variation or be environmentally induced, leading to altered transcription of genes during development. Comparative developmental studies of closely related species or variable...

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4345
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The genome of the chlorarchiniophyte Bigelowiella natans codes for a protein annotated as an α-actinin-like protein. Analysis of the primary sequence indicate that this protein has the same domain structure as other α-actinins, a N-terminal actin-binding domain...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Developmental Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4288
279 downloads
2,480 views

Owing to their great diversity and abundance, ammonites and belemnites represented key elements in Mesozoic food webs. Because of their extreme ontogenetic size increase by up to three orders of magnitude, their position in the food webs likely changed during ontogeny....

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4219
211 downloads
855 views

Ontogeny reversal, as seen in some cnidarians, is an unprecedented phenomenon in the animal kingdom involving reversal of the ordinary life cycle. Three species of Turritopsis have been shown to be capable of inverted metamorphosis, a process in which the pelagic...

["Developmental Biology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4225

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