Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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In the farming industry, the productivity of livestock herds depends on the fertility efficiency of animals. The accurate diagnosis of a broad range of aetiological agents causing fetal death is often difficult. Our aim was to assess the prevalence rates of Toxoplasma...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Parasitology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5920
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Background Leishmaniasis is a parasitic disease caused by more than 20 species of the Leishmania genus. The disease is globally distributed and is endemic in 97 countries and three territories in the tropical and subtropical regions. The efficacy of the current...

["Parasitology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6228
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The study of the burden that parasites can exert upon the bacterial gut microbiota was restricted by the available technologies and their costs. Currently, next-generation sequencing coupled with traditional methodologies allows the study of eukaryotic parasites...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6200
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Introduction The zoonotic malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi has currently become the most dominant form of infection in humans in Malaysia and is an emerging infectious disease in most Southeast Asian countries. The P41 is a merozoite surface protein belonging...

["Genetics","Parasitology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6141
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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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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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Many ecosystems are influenced simultaneously by multiple stressors. One important environmental stressor is aquatic pollution via wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents. WWTP effluents may contribute to eutrophication or contain anthropogenic contaminants...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Parasitology","Ecotoxicology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5956
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Eukaryotic parasites in the genus Leishmania place approximately 350 million people per year at risk of disease. In addition to their global health significance, Leishmania spp. have served as an important model for delineating basic concepts in immunology such...

["Parasitology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5905
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Honey bees are important pollinators of agricultural crops and the dramatic losses of honey bee colonies have risen to a level of international concern. Potential contributors to such losses include pesticide exposure, lack of floral resources and parasites and...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5812
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Seven new species of Cichlidogyrus Paperna, 1960 (Monogenea: Dactylogyridae) isolated from the gills of six cichlid host species belonging to four tribes and sampled from the Congolese coastline of Lake Tanganyika (LT) are described: Cichlidogyrus adkoningsi sp....

["Biodiversity","Parasitology","Taxonomy","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5604
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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
1 citation
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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
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Background Parasites can play various roles in the invasion of non-native species, but these are still understudied in marine ecosystems. This also applies to invasions from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal, the so-called Lessepsian migration....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5558
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Eastern boundary upwelling provides the conditions for high marine productivity in the Canary Current System off NW-Africa. Despite its considerable importance to fisheries, knowledge on this marine ecosystem is only limited. Here, parasites were used as indicators...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5339
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Endemic amphipods (Amphipoda, Crustacea) of the most ancient and large freshwater Lake Baikal (Siberia, Russia) are a highly diverse group comprising >15% of all known species of continental amphipods. The extensive endemic biodiversity of Baikal amphipods provides...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Parasitology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5329

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