Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Whole genome sequence comparisons have become essential for establishing a robust scheme in bacterial taxonomy. To generalize this genome-based taxonomy, fast, reliable, and cost-effective genome sequencing methodologies are required. MinION, the palm-sized sequencer...

["Genomics","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5018
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Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) is a standard tool in population genetics and bacterial epidemiology that assesses the genetic variation present in a reduced number of housekeeping genes (typically seven) along the genome. This methodology assigns arbitrary integer...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5098
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Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) has had major impacts on the biology of a wide range of organisms from antibiotic resistance in bacteria to adaptations to herbivory in arthropods. A growing body of literature shows that HGT between non-animals and animals is more...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5067
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Coral-dinoflagellate symbiosis is the key biological interaction enabling existence of modern-type coral reefs, but the mechanisms regulating initial host–symbiont attraction, recognition and symbiont proliferation thus far remain largely unclear. A common reef-building...

["Ecology","Genomics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5022
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Background Current evidence suggests that for more robust estimates of species tree and divergence times, several unlinked genes are required. However, most phylogenetic trees for non-model organisms are based on single sequences or just a few regions, using traditional...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4916
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Cotton plant architecture, including fruit branch formation and flowering pattern, influences plant light exploitation, cotton yield and planting cost. DNA methylation has been widely observed at different developmental stages in both plants and animals and is...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4945
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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
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In this study, the mitochondrial genomes (mitogenomes) of two walnut leaf insect pests, Gastrolina depressa depressa and G. depressa thoracica, were sequenced by Sanger sequencing technology. The mitogenome of G. depressa thoracica was complete at 16,109 bp in...

["Entomology","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4919
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Background Carnivorous plants have been fascinating researchers with their unique characters and bioinspired applications. These include medicinal trait of some carnivorous plants with potentials for pharmaceutical industry. Methods This review will cover recent...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4914
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Dot plots are widely used to quickly compare sequence sets. They provide a synthetic similarity overview, highlighting repetitions, breaks and inversions. Different tools have been developed to easily generated genomic alignment dot plots, but they are often limited...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4958
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Venom has been associated with the ecological success of many groups of organisms, most notably reptiles, gastropods, and arachnids. In some cases, diversification has been directly linked to tailoring of venoms for dietary specialization. Spiders in particular...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4691
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Microbial community structures of harmful algal bloom (HAB) caused by Heterosigma akashiwo in Geoje were analyzed using the MiSeq platform. To analyze phytoplankton communities without cross-reactivity with predominant bacteria, a new phytoplankton-specific 23S...

["Ecology","Genomics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4854
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When performing bioforensic casework, it is important to be able to reliably detect the presence of a particular organism in a metagenomic sample, even if the organism is only present in a trace amount. For this task, it is common to use a sequence classification...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4892
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Studies involving gut microbiome analysis play an increasing role in the evaluation of health and disease in humans and animals alike. Fecal sampling methods for DNA preservation in laboratory, clinical, and field settings can greatly influence inferences of microbial...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4827
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Colobanthus apetalus is a member of the genus Colobanthus, one of the 86 genera of the large family Caryophyllaceae which groups annual and perennial herbs (rarely shrubs) that are widely distributed around the globe, mainly in the Holarctic. The genus Colobanthus...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4723

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