Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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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
77 downloads
280 views

In the manufacture of sake, Japanese traditional rice wine, sake yeast is fermented with koji, which is steamed rice fermented with the non-pathogenic fungus Aspergillus oryzae. During fermentation, sake yeast requires lipids, such as unsaturated fatty acids and...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4768
76 downloads
342 views

The halophilic bacterial strain WB1 isolated from a hydrothermal vent was taxonomically characterized using multiple proxies, as Halomonas nitroreducens strain WB1. When grown on malt extract/yeast extract (MY) medium, it produced large quantities of exopolysaccharide...

["Biodiversity","Food Science and Technology","Freshwater Biology","Biogeochemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4684
179 downloads
786 views

Quinoa cultivation has been expanded around the world in the last decade and is considered an exceptional crop with the potential of contributing to food security worldwide. The exceptional nutritional value of quinoa seeds relies on their high protein content,...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4442
164 downloads
714 views

Using a novel and fast genotyping method called Kompetitive Allele Specific PCR (KASP™), we carried out a pilot study on 48 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) belonging to 40 genes in French Alpine (n = 24) and Saanen (n = 25) goats reared in Romania. Furthermore,...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Food Science and Technology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4416
123 downloads
462 views

Mackerel (Pneumatophorus japonicus) viscera contain large amount of protein. We used five proteases to hydrolyze the viscera, and the hydrolysate treated by neutrase exhibited the highest nitrogen recovery (NR). Then we optimized the preparation conditions for...

["Food Science and Technology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4373
234 downloads
1,024 views

Driven by the growing recognition of the influence of the gut microbiota (GM) on human health and disease, there is a rapidly increasing interest in understanding how dietary components, pharmaceuticals and pre- and probiotics influence GM. In vitro colon models...

["Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology","Genetics","Microbiology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4268
134 downloads
608 views

Coastal protection, nutrient cycling, erosion control, water purification, and carbon sequestration are ecosystem services provided by salt marshes. Additionally, salt ponds offer coastal breeding and a nursery habitat for fishes and they provide abundant invertebrates,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecosystem Science","Food Science and Technology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4194
2 citations
218 downloads
809 views

Background The increased demand for fish protein has led to the intensification of aquaculture practices which are hampered by nutritional and health factors affecting growth performance. To solve these problems, antibiotics have been used for many years in the...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4001
5 citations
236 downloads
1,023 views

The consumption of raw fish has increased considerably in the West, since it is said to be potentially healthier than processed fish (for containing omega 3 and 6, essential amino acids and vitamins). However this potential benefit, as well as the taste, value...

["Food Science and Technology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4006
3 citations
324 downloads
2,193 views

Background As next generation sequence technology has advanced, there have been parallel advances in genome-scale analysis programs for determining evolutionary relationships as proxies for epidemiological relationship in public health. Most new programs skip traditional...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Food Science and Technology","Genomics","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3893
1 citation
409 downloads
1,262 views

Background Because of increasing antibiotic resistance, herbal teas are the most popular natural alternatives for the treatment of infectious diseases, and are currently gaining more importance. We examined the antimicrobial activities of 31 herbal teas both alone...

["Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3467
459 downloads
1,038 views

Obtaining human population level estimates of the prevalence of foodborne pathogens is critical for understanding outbreaks and ameliorating such threats to public health. Estimates are difficult to obtain due to logistic and financial constraints, but citizen...

["Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3480
258 downloads
877 views

Background Pharyngitis is an inflammatory condition of the pharynx and associated structures commonly caused by the Group A streptococci (GAS). There is a growing interest in discovering plant-based anti-inflammatory compounds as potential alternatives to conventional...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3469
1 citation
184 downloads
691 views

Microbial transformation can strengthen the antioxidant and antitumor activities of polyphenols. Polyphenols contents, antioxidant and antitumor activities of pine polyphenols and its biotransformation extracts by Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus oryzae, Aspergillus...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3264

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