Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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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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Background Bacteria, archaea, viruses and fungi live in various plant compartments including leaves and roots. These plant-associated microbial communities have many effects on host fitness and function. Global climate change is impacting plant species distributions,...

["Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5293
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Selection of the right reference gene(s) is crucial in the analysis and interpretation of gene expression data. The aim of the present study was to discover and validate a minimal set of internal control genes in head and neck tumor studies. We analyzed data from...

["Genomics","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5207
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The shrimp or prawn is the most valuable traded marine product in the world market today and its microbiota plays an essential role in its development, physiology, and health. The technological advances and dropping costs of high-throughput sequencing have increased...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Genomics","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5382
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Plant non-specific lipid transfer proteins (nsLTPs) are a group of small, secreted proteins that can reversibly bind and transport hydrophobic molecules. NsLTPs play an important role in plant development and resistance to stress. To date, little is known about...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5379
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High-depth sequencing of universal marker genes such as the 16S rRNA gene is a common strategy to profile microbial communities. Traditionally, sequence reads are clustered into operational taxonomic units (OTUs) at a defined identity threshold to avoid sequencing...

["Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Mycology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5364
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Characterizing transcriptomes in non-model organisms has resulted in a massive increase in our understanding of biological phenomena. This boon, largely made possible via high-throughput sequencing, means that studies of functional, evolutionary, and population...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5428
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To detect functional somatic mutations in tumor samples, whole-exome sequencing (WES) is often used for its reliability and relative low cost. RNA-seq, while generally used to measure gene expression, can potentially also be used for identification of somatic mutations....

["Bioinformatics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5362
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Background Arachis hypogaea L. is an economically important oilseed crop worldwide comprising six botanical varieties. In this work, we characterized the chloroplast (cp) genome sequences of the four widely distributed peanut varieties. Methods The cp genome data...

["Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5349
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Cadmium (Cd) toxicity seriously affects the growth and development of plants, so studies on uptake, translocation, and accumulation of Cd in plants are crucial for phytoremediation. However, the molecular mechanism of the plant response to Cd stress remains poorly...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5191
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Background Acipenser dabryanus, an endemic Chinese species, has been listed as a first-class protected animal in China. Sturgeons are among the oldest and most primitive group of existing fish in the world and occupy a special place in the evolutionary history...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5389
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Background Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) is a common phenotype in higher plants, that is often associated with rearrangements in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), and is widely used to produce hybrid seeds in a variety of valuable crop species. Investigation of the...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5266
53 downloads
327 views

Sweet potato is a major food security crop within sub-Saharan Africa where 90% of Africa production occurs. One of the major limitations of sweet potato production are viral infections. In this study, we used a combination of whole genome sequences from a field...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5254
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Animal models provide useful tools for exploring the genetic basis of morphological, physiological and behavioral phenotypes. Cave-adapted species are particularly powerful models for a broad array of phenotypic changes with evolutionary, developmental and clinical...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5189
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Whole-genome amplification by multiple displacement amplification (MDA) is a promising technique to enable the use of samples with only limited amount of DNA for the construction of RAD-seq libraries. Previous work has shown that, when the amount of DNA used in...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5089

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