Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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As one of the non-selective cation channel gene families, the cyclic nucleotide-gated channel (CNGC) gene family plays a vital role in plant physiological processes that are related to signal pathways, plant development, and environmental stresses. However, genome-wide...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5816
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A major obstacle to high-throughput genotyping of microhymenoptera is their small size. As species are difficult to discriminate, and because complexes may exist, the sequencing of a pool of specimens is hazardous. Thus, one should be able to sequence pangenomic...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5640
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Lagenaria siceraria is an economically important cucurbitaceous crop, but suitable reference genes (RGs) to use when the plants are infected by cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) have not been determined. Sixteen candidate RGs of both leaf and fruit and...

["Genomics","Plant Science","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5642
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Sex-biased gene expression provides a means to achieve sexual dimorphism across a genome largely shared by both sexes. Trinidadian guppies are ideal to examine questions of sex-bias as they exhibit sexual dimorphism in ornamental coloration with male only expression....

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5782
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Viruses encoding a replication-associated protein (Rep) within a covalently closed, single-stranded (ss)DNA genome are among the smallest viruses known to infect eukaryotic organisms, including economically valuable agricultural crops and livestock. Although circular...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5761
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Background Osteoclast differentiation in the inflamed synovium of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affected joints leads to the formation of bone lesions. Reconstruction and analysis of protein interaction networks underlying specific disease phenotypes are essential...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Immunology","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5743
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Using a large, consistent set of loci shared by descent (orthologous) to study relationships among taxa would revolutionize among-lineage comparisons of divergence and speciation processes. Ultraconserved elements (UCEs), highly conserved regions of the genome,...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5735
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The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)/Cas9 system, co-opted from a bacterial defense natural mechanism, is the cutting edge technology to carry out genome editing in a revolutionary fashion. It has been shown to work in many different...

["Biotechnology","Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5507
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The unparalleled biodiversity found in the American tropics (the Neotropics) has attracted the attention of naturalists for centuries. Despite major advances in recent years in our understanding of the origin and diversification of many Neotropical taxa and biotic...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5644
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Xeno-miRNAs are microRNAs originating from exogenous species detected in host biofluids. A growing number of studies have suggested that many of these xeno-miRNAs may be involved in cross-species interactions and manipulations. To date, hundreds of xeno-miRNAs...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genetics","Genomics","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5650
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The Gila robusta species complex in the Lower Colorado River Basin has a complicated taxonomic history. Recent authors have separated this group into three nominal taxa, G. robusta, G. intermedia, and G. nigra, however aside from location, no reliable method of...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Genomics","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5605
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Soil salinity is one of the major environmental stresses affecting plant growth, development, and reproduction. Salt stress also affects the accumulation of some secondary metabolites in plants. Glehnia littoralis is an endangered medicinal halophyte that grows...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5681
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Background Dengue fever has rapidly manifested into a serious global health concern. The emergence of various viral serotypes has prompted the urgent need for innovative drug design techniques. Of the viral non-structural enzymes, the NS5 RNA-dependent RNA polymerase...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5068
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Torreya grandis (Taxaceae) is an ancient conifer species endemic to southeast China. Because of its nutrient-rich and delicious seeds, this species has been utilized for centuries by the Chinese. However, transcriptome data and transcriptome-derived microsatellite...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5606
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Background High myopia is a common ocular disease worldwide. To expand our current understanding of the genetic basis of high myopia, we carried out a whole exome sequencing (WES) study to identify potential causal gene mutations. Methods A total of 20 individuals...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genetics","Genomics","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5552

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