Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

Natural aquatic environments such as oceans, lakes, and rivers are home to a tremendous diversity of microorganisms. Some may cross the air-water interface within droplets and become airborne, with the potential to impact the Earth’s radiation budget, precipitation...

["Biophysics","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology","Ecohydrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5663
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Background Knowledge on the globally outstanding Amazonian biodiversity and its environmental determinants stems almost exclusively from aboveground organisms, notably plants. In contrast, the environmental factors and habitat preferences that drive diversity patterns...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5661
18 downloads
62 views

Eucalyptus is harvested for wood and fiber production in many tropical and sub-tropical habitats globally. Plantation has been controversial because of its influence on the surrounding environment, however, the influence of massive Eucalyptus planting on soil microbial...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Soil Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5648
9 downloads
80 views

Microbiota-driven variations in the inflammatory response are predicted to regulate host responses to infection. Increasing evidence indicates that the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts have an intimate relationship with each other. Gut microbiota can influence...

["Biodiversity","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5637
21 downloads
269 views

The microsporidian Nosema bombycis is an obligate intracellular parasite of Bombyx mori, that lost its intact tricarboxylic acid cycle and mitochondria during evolution but retained its intact glycolysis pathway. N. bombycis hexokinase (NbHK) is not only a rate-limiting...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5658
20 downloads
132 views

Background Denitrification is one of the main pathways of the N-cycle, during which nitrate is converted to dinitrogen gas, in four consecutive reactions that are each catalyzed by a different metalloenzyme. One of the intermediate metabolites is nitrous oxide,...

["Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5603
39 downloads
190 views

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide with human papillomavirus (HPV) being the main cause the disease. Chromosomal amplifications have been identified as a source of upregulation for cervical cancer driver genes but cannot fully explain...

["Computational Biology","Microbiology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5590
54 downloads
520 views

Over the past years, metagenomics has revolutionized our view of microbial diversity. Moreover, extracting near-complete genomes from metagenomes has led to the discovery of known metabolic traits in unsuspected lineages. Genome-resolved metagenomics relies on...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5614
45 downloads
211 views

Background The leading cause of surface water impairment in United States’ rivers and streams is pathogen contamination. Although use of fecal indicators has reduced human health risk, current approaches to identify and reduce exposure can be improved. One important...

["Microbiology","Public Health","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5610
53 downloads
402 views

The Mexican region of the Perdido Fold Belt (PFB), in northwestern Gulf of Mexico (GoM), is a geological province with important oil reservoirs that will be subjected to forthcoming oil exploration and extraction activities. To date, little is known about the native...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5583
33 downloads
173 views

Objectives Several Elizabethkingia species often exhibit extensive antibiotic resistance, causing infections associated with severe morbidity and high mortality rates worldwide. In this study, we determined fluoroquinolone susceptibility profiles of clinical Elizabethkingia...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5608
59 downloads
214 views

Rhizoctonia solani causes the disease peanut sheath blight, involving symptoms of maceration and necrosis of infected tissue, mainly caused by cell-wall-degrading enzymes (CWDEs). This study investigated the production of CWDEs including polygalacturonase (PG),...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5580
71 downloads
299 views

Plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) and humic acids (HA) have been used as biostimulants in field conditions. The complete genomic and proteomic transcription of Herbaspirillum seropedicae and Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus is available but interpreting and...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5445
133 downloads
886 views

Wolbachia is the most widespread endosymbiont, infecting >20% of arthropod species, and capable of drastically manipulating the host’s reproductive mechanisms. Conventionally, diagnosis has relied on PCR amplification; however, PCR is not always a reliable diagnostic...

["Bioinformatics","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5486
47 downloads
251 views

Background Recently, researches have begun to investigate the microbial communities associated with halophytes. Both rhizobacterial community composition and the environmental drivers of community assembly have been addressed. However, few studies have explored...

["Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5508

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