Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background Sustainable methods of propagation of Typha domingensis through somatic embryogenesis can help mitigate its current condition of ecological marginalization and overexploitation. This study examined whether differentiation up to coleoptilar embryos could...

["Biotechnology","Developmental Biology","Histology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5952
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Teeth have been a focus of research in both extinct and extant taxa alike; a significant portion of dental literature is concerned with dental patterning and replacement. Most non-mammalian vertebrates continuously replace their dentition but an anomalous group...

["Developmental Biology","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5923
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Background Species beloging to the genus Pomacea (Ampullariidae), often referred as apple snails, are freshwater, amphibious snails native to South, Central and North America. Some species such as P. canaliculata have become a driver of ecosystem changes in wetlands...

["Zoology","Histology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5314
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Knowledge on the immune system of Pomacea canaliculata is becoming increasingly important, because of this gastropod’s role as intermediate host and vector of Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the etiologic agent of eosinophilic meningitis in humans and domestic animals....

["Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology","Histology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5789
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Studies on the adverse health effects caused by azo dyes are insufficient and quite contradictory. This work aims to investigate the possible toxic effect of two types of widely used food additives, Sunset Yellow and Allura Red, by assessing the physiological,...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Toxicology","Public Health","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5689
105 downloads
431 views

Movement plays a main role in the correct development of joint tissues. In tetrapods, changes in normal movements produce alterations of such tissues during the ontogeny and in adult stages. The knee-joint is ideal for observing the influence of movement disorders,...

["Developmental Biology","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5546
470 downloads
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We describe a new iguanodontian ornithopod, Choyrodon barsboldi gen. et sp. nov. from the Albian-aged Khuren Dukh Formation of Mongolia based on several partial skeletons interpreted to represent a subadult growth stage based on osteohistological features. This...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5300
216 downloads
526 views

Background Stargardt disease (SD) is characterized by the accumulation of the age-pigment lipofuscin in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and subsequent neuroretinal degeneration. The disease leads to vision loss early in life. Here, we investigate age-dependent...

["Cell Biology","Neuroscience","Ophthalmology","Pathology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5215
208 downloads
1,236 views

Bone microstructure has long been known as a powerful tool to investigate lifestyle-related biomechanical constraints, and many studies have focused on identifying such constraints in the limb bones of aquatic or arboreal mammals in recent years. The limb bone...

["Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5216
229 downloads
1,798 views

Background Skeletal muscle wound healing is dependent on complex interactions between fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, myogenic cells, and cytokines, such as TGF-β1. This study sought to clarify the impact of TGF-β1 signaling on skeletal muscle cells and discern between...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4939
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407 views

Since it is known that environmental contaminants have the potential to cause endocrine disorders in humans and animals, there is an urgent need for in vivo tests to assess possible effects of these endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). Although there is no standardized...

["Histology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5094
135 downloads
693 views

Ovine footrot is a degenerative disease of sheep feet leading to the separation of hoof-horn from the underlying skin and lameness. This study quantitatively examined histological features of the ovine interdigital skin as well as their relationship with pro-inflammatory...

["Agricultural Science","Veterinary Medicine","Immunology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5097
296 downloads
873 views

The Prozostrodontia includes a group of Late Triassic-Early Cretaceous eucynodonts plus the clade Mammaliaformes, in which Mammalia is nested. Analysing their growth patterns is thus important for understanding the evolution of mammalian life histories. Obtaining...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5029
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Background Ampelisca eschrichtii Krøyer, 1842 of the Sakhalin Shelf of the Okhotsk Sea, Far Eastern Russia, comprise the highest known biomass concentration of any amphipod population in the world and are a critically important prey source for western gray whales....

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4841
188 downloads
1,058 views

The patterns of bone modeling and mineral mobilization (skeletal homeostasis) among mammals other than humans and laboratory rodents are still poorly known. In this study we assessed the pattern of bone formation and bone resorption in the femur of a wild population...

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4944

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