Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Tyrosine phosphorylation has emerged as an important regulator of plasma membrane-localized immune receptors activity. Here, we investigate the role of tyrosine phosphorylation in the regulation of rice XANTHOMONAS RESISTANCE 21 (XA21)-mediated immunity. We demonstrate...

["Agricultural Science","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6074
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The AP2/ERF superfamily of transcription factors is one of the largest transcription factor families in plants and plays an important role in plant development processes and stress responses. In this study, BjABR1, an AP2/ERF superfamily gene, from tuber mustard...

["Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6071
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The parasite Toxoplasma gondii causes an opportunistic infection, that is, particularly severe in immunocompromised patients, infants, and neonates. Current antiparasitic drugs are teratogenic and cause hypersensitivity-based toxic side effects especially during...

["Biotechnology","Molecular Biology","Parasitology","Plant Science","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5780
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Background Colorectal cancer remains a serious public health problem due to the poor prognosis. In the present study, we attempted to develop and validate a prognostic signature to predict the individual mortality risk in colorectal cancer patients. Materials and...

["Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6061
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Background DNA repair is essential to counteract damage to DNA induced by endo- and exogenous factors, to maintain genome stability. However, challenges to the faithful discrimination between damaged and non-damaged DNA strands do exist, such as mismatched pairs...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6029
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The family Miridae is the most diverse and one of the most economically important groups in Heteroptera. However, identification of mirid species on the basis of morphology is difficult and time-consuming. In the present study, we evaluated the effectiveness of...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Entomology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6070
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Dioscorea L., the largest genus of the family Dioscoreaceae with over 600 species, is not only an important food but also a medicinal plant. The identification and classification of Dioscorea L. is a rather difficult task. In this study, we sequenced five Dioscorea...

["Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6032
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Methionine (Met) is an essential sulfur-containing amino acid in animals. Cereal and legume crops with limiting levels of Met represent the major food and feed sources for animals. In plants, cystathionine gamma-synthase (CGS), methionine methyltransferase (MMT)...

["Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6023
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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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Aedes albopictus is a primary vector of hundreds of pathogens. Strong environmental adaptability and extensive global distribution of Aedes albopictus make it a severe threat to human health. Autophagy is a cellular process involved in maintenance of cellular homeostasis...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Entomology","Molecular Biology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5988
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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
46 downloads
321 views

Background Prostate cancer (PC) diagnostics and treatment often present a challenging task due to cancer subtype heterogeneity and differential disease progression in patient subgroups. Hence, the critical issue is finding a reliable and sensitive diagnostic and...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5970
73 downloads
359 views

Animal skin acts as a barrier between the organism and its environment and provides the first line of defense against invading pathogens. Thus, skin surfaces harbor communities of microbes that are interacting with both the host and its environment. Amphibian skin...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5960
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The owlflies (Family Ascalaphidae) belong to the Neuroptera but are often mistaken as dragonflies because of morphological characters. To date, only three mitochondrial genomes of Ascalaphidae, namely Libelloides macaronius; Ascaloptynx appendiculatus; Ascalohybris...

["Entomology","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5914
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Most genetic transformation protocols for the model diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum rely on one of two available antibiotics as selection markers: Zeocin (a formulation of phleomycin D1) or nourseothricin. This limits the number of possible consecutive genetic...

["Genetics","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5884

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