Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Image-based phenotyping methodologies are powerful tools to determine quality parameters for fruit breeders and processors. The fruit size and shape of American cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon L.) are particularly important characteristics that determine the harvests’...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5461
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Background Bacteria, archaea, viruses and fungi live in various plant compartments including leaves and roots. These plant-associated microbial communities have many effects on host fitness and function. Global climate change is impacting plant species distributions,...

["Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5293
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Background Establishment success of non-native species is not only influenced by environmental conditions, but also by interactions with local competitors and enemies. The magnitude of these biotic interactions is mediated by species traits that reflect competitive...

["Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5342
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Background A classical dichotomous perspective proposes that either pollination or plant resources limit seed production. However, ovule number could also be limiting when pollination results in complete ovule fertilization and there are more plant resources available...

["Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5384
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Background Arachis hypogaea L. is an economically important oilseed crop worldwide comprising six botanical varieties. In this work, we characterized the chloroplast (cp) genome sequences of the four widely distributed peanut varieties. Methods The cp genome data...

["Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5349
68 downloads
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Edible plant-derived exosome-like nanoparticles (EPDELNs) are novel naturally occurring plant ultrastructures that are structurally similar to exosomes. Many EPDELNs have anti-inflammatory properties. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play a critical role in mediating physiological...

["Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5186
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Cadmium (Cd) toxicity seriously affects the growth and development of plants, so studies on uptake, translocation, and accumulation of Cd in plants are crucial for phytoremediation. However, the molecular mechanism of the plant response to Cd stress remains poorly...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5191
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The blue gum chalcid, Leptocybe invasa Fisher & LaSalle (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), causes galls on Eucalyptus spp. leaf midribs, petioles and stems. Biological aspects need to be studied to assist in developing management strategies and to maintain this insect...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5265
112 downloads
448 views

Fallopia japonica (Japanese knotweed) is a well-known invasive alien species in the UK and elsewhere in Europe and North America. The plant is known to have a negative impact on local biodiversity, flood risk and ecosystem services; but in the UK it is also considered...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5246
51 downloads
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Sorghum is a multipurpose crop that is cultivated worldwide. Plant growth-promoting bacteria (PGPB) have important roles in enhancing sorghum biomass and nutrient uptake and suppressing plant pathogens. The aim of this research was to test the effects of the endophytic...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5346
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Variation in plant reproductive success is affected by ecological conditions including the proximity of potential mates. We address the hypothesis that spatial distribution of sexes affects female reproductive success (RS) in the dioecious cycad, Zamia portoricensis....

["Ecology","Plant Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5252
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Background Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) is a common phenotype in higher plants, that is often associated with rearrangements in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), and is widely used to produce hybrid seeds in a variety of valuable crop species. Investigation of the...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5266
483 downloads
1,159 views

Background Pollinators are well known for the ecosystem services they provide, and while urban areas are generally perceived as low-quality habitat for most wildlife, these cities often support a surprising degree of pollinator diversity. The current rapid growth...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5335
60 downloads
248 views

Background Anoectochilus roxburghii is a widespread herbaceous plant with high medicinal value. Wild A. roxburghii resources face extinction due to their slow growth rate and over exploitation. The growing market demand has led to advances in the field of artificial...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5274
95 downloads
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A wide range of biotic stresses (BS) and abiotic stresses (AS) adversely affect plant growth and productivity worldwide. The study of individual genes cannot be considered as an effective approach for the understanding of tolerance mechanisms, since these stresses...

["Bioinformatics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4631

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