Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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The purpose of this study was to characterize fungal and oomycete species associated with root diseases of Phaseolus vulgaris, Vigna unguiculata, V. radiata and Vicia faba in Oman. Root samples were collected from plants suffering from weakened growth and yellowing...

["Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6064
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Rapid and transient changes in pH frequently occur in soil, impacting dissolved organic matter (DOM) and other chemical attributes such as redox and oxygen conditions. Although we have detailed knowledge on microbial adaptation to long-term pH changes, little is...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6090
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Gelsemine is an important toxic substance extracted from Gelsemium elegans, which has a lot of biological functions in cells and organisms, but its toxicity has been rarely reported in Tetrahymena thermophila. In this study, we used the protozoan T. thermophila...

["Microbiology","Toxicology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6093
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Although microbes mediate much of the biogeochemical cycling in freshwater, the categories of carbon and nutrients currently used in models of freshwater biogeochemical cycling are too broad to be relevant on a microbial scale. One way to improve these models is...

["Ecosystem Science","Genomics","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6075
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Lack of access to clean water and sanitation is a major factor impacting public health in communities worldwide. To address this, the S-Lab at Providence College and the Global Sustainable Aid Project developed a microflush composting toilet system to isolate and...

["Microbiology","Public Health","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6077
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Bacteria are tiny organisms which are ubiquitously found in the environment. These microscopic living bodies are responsible for the flow of nutrients in biogeochemical cycles and fertility imparted to the soil. Release of excessive chromium in agricultural soils...

["Microbiology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6076
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Qula is a cheese-like product usually prepared with unpasteurized yak milk under open conditions, with both endogenous and exogenous microorganisms involved in the fermentation process. In the present study, 15 Qula samples were collected from five different regions...

["Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6044
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Bighead carps (Aristichthys nobilis) were divided into four groups with different feeding strategies: group A, nature live food only (fertiliser only, 200 g urea + 160 g ethylamine phosphate + 250 g Huangjintai bio-fertiliser); group B, nature live food + 1/2 formulated...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6000
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Bacteria play a crucial role in the marine carbon cycle, contributing to the production and degradation of organic carbon. Here, we investigated organic carbon pools, aggregate formation, and bacterioplankton communities in three contrasting oceanographic settings...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5984
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Background Clostridium perfringens (C. perfringens) type C is the most common bacteria causing piglet diarrheal disease and it greatly affects the economy of the global pig industry. The spleen is an important immune organ in mammals; it plays an irreplaceable...

["Genomics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5997
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Background Haemophilus parasuis is the etiological agent of Glässer’s disease, and causes severe economic losses in the swine industry. Serovar classification is intended as an indicator of virulence and pathotype and is also crucial for vaccination programs and...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6017
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Background Fruit consumption is currently considered beyond the nutritional aspects because of the important roles in disease prevention and benefits to health. The objective of this study was to characterize the chemical profile and evaluate the antioxidant and...

["Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5991
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226 views

Background Sclerotinia ginseng is a major devastating soil-borne pathogen of ginseng that can cause irreparable damage and large economic losses. This pathogen produces sclerotia, which are among the most persistent resting structures produced by filamentous fungi....

["Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6009
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Background The vaginal microbiota (VMB) plays a key role in women’s reproductive health. VMB composition varies with ethnicity, making it necessary to characterize the VMB of the target population before interventions to maintain and/or improve the vaginal health...

["Microbiology","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5977
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Snowfall is a global phenomenon highly integrated with hydrology and ecology. Forays into studying bioaerosols and their dependence on aeolian movement are largely constrained to either precipitation-independent analyses or in silico models. Though snowpack and...

["Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Biosphere Interactions","Atmospheric Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5961

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