Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

10 downloads
74 views

Introduction The zoonotic malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi has currently become the most dominant form of infection in humans in Malaysia and is an emerging infectious disease in most Southeast Asian countries. The P41 is a merozoite surface protein belonging...

["Genetics","Parasitology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6141
11 downloads
72 views

Bacterial endosymbionts of aquatic invertebrates remain poorly studied. This is at least partly due to a lack of suitable techniques and primers for their identification. We designed a pair of non-degenerate primers which enabled us to amplify a fragment of ca....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6039
27 downloads
128 views

Mitochondrial genomes (mitogenomes) of five Cyrtodactylus were determined. Their compositions and structures were similar to most of the available gecko lizard mitogenomes as 13 protein-coding, two rRNA and 22 tRNA genes. The non-coding control region (CR) of almost...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6121
34 downloads
208 views

Populations of passively dispersed organisms in continental aquatic habitats typically show high levels of neutral genetic differentiation despite their high dispersal capabilities. Several evolutionary factors, including founder events, local adaptation, and life...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6094
24 downloads
149 views

Introduction Oligochaetes are recognized as valuable bioindicators of sediment quality in streams and lakes. The development of an oligochaete index based on the identification of specimens using DNA barcodes requires a method for simultaneously preserving the...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genetics","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6050
43 downloads
166 views

Background DNA repair is essential to counteract damage to DNA induced by endo- and exogenous factors, to maintain genome stability. However, challenges to the faithful discrimination between damaged and non-damaged DNA strands do exist, such as mismatched pairs...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6029
39 downloads
182 views

Background Host factors, including host genetic variation, have been shown to influence the outcome of Plasmodium falciparum infection. Genome-wide linkage studies have mapped mild malaria resistance genes on chromosome 6p21, whereas NCR3-412 polymorphism (rs2736191)...

["Genetics","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6048
38 downloads
379 views

Background The isolated population of desert bighorn sheep in the Silver Bell Mountains of southern Arizona underwent an unprecedented expansion in merely four years. We hypothesized that immigration from neighboring bighorn sheep populations could have caused...

["Conservation Biology","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5978
134 downloads
680 views

Demand for lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) has increased exponentially over the last decade, both for their roe, which is used as a caviar substitute, and increasingly also as cleaner fish to control sea lice in salmon farming. The species is classified as Near Threatened...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genetics","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5974
111 downloads
610 views

We have sequenced a partial transcriptome of the Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe), a species with one of the longest migrations on Earth. The transcriptome was constructed de novo using RNA-Seq sequence data from the pooled mRNA of six different tissues: brain,...

["Animal Behavior","Bioinformatics","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5860
63 downloads
327 views

Most genetic transformation protocols for the model diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum rely on one of two available antibiotics as selection markers: Zeocin (a formulation of phleomycin D1) or nourseothricin. This limits the number of possible consecutive genetic...

["Genetics","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5884
57 downloads
307 views

The Curimatidae family plays an ecological role in the recycling and distribution of nutrients and constitutes a major food source for several commercially important fishes. Curimata mivartii, a member of this family, is considered a short-distance migratory species...

["Aquaculture","Fisheries and Fish Science","Genetics","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5959
44 downloads
223 views

Background Marfan syndrome (MFS) is an inherited connective tissue disorder affecting the ocular, skeletal and cardiovascular systems. Previous studies of MFS have demonstrated the association between genetic defects and clinical manifestations. Our purpose was...

["Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Cardiology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5927
56 downloads
276 views

Background Yak (Bos grunniens) is the most important domestic animal for people living at high altitudes. Yak ordinarily feed by grazing, and this behavior impacts the accuracy of the pedigree record because it is difficult to control mating in grazing yak. This...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5946
51 downloads
279 views

Okinawa Island is located near the center of the Nansei Islands (∼24–31°N), at a relatively high latitude for coral reefs. Nevertheless, more than 80 coral genera (over 400 species) are abundant in the Nansei Islands. Since March, 2017, scleractinian corals have...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5915

Refine by manuscript type

Top subject areas - Articles

Top subject areas - People

View all subject areas