Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Astelia pumila (G.Forst.) Gaudich. (Asteliaceae, Asparagales) is a major element of West Patagonian cushion peat bog vegetation. With the aim to identify appropriate chloroplast markers for the use in a phylogeographic study, the complete chloroplast genomes of...

["Biogeography","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6244
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Background Leonotis nepetifolia (Family Lamiaceae) is a medicinal plant from which the flavonoid cirsiliol with sedative, hypnotic, anti-inflammatory and cytotoxic activity has been extracted. Methods Seedlings were cultivated under different levels of shade in...

["Agricultural Science","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6187
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Background Anthocyanin compounds playing multiple biological functions can be synthesized in different parts of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) plant. The diversity of anthocyanin molecules is related with branching the pathway to alternative ways in which dihydroflavonols...

["Genetics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6266
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Background Seed germination is one of the earliest key events in the plant life cycle. The timing of transition from seed to seedling is an important developmental stage determining the survival of individuals that influences the status of populations and species....

["Plant Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6263
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Miniature inverted-repeat transposable elements (MITEs) have been associated with genic regions in plant genomes and may play important roles in the regulation of nearby genes via recruitment of small RNAs (sRNA) to the MITEs loci. We identified eight families...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6080
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Wild plant populations may harbour a myriad of unknown viruses. As the majority of research efforts have targeted economically important plant species, the diversity and prevalence of viruses in the wild has remained largely unknown. However, the recent shift towards...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Plant Science","Virology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6140
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Precipitation change and nitrogen deposition are not only hot topics of current global change but also the main environmental factors affecting plant growth in desert ecosystems. Thus, we performed an experiment of increased precipitation, nitrogen, and precipitation...

["Ecology","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6158
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Vitex rotundifolia is an important coastal and medicinal plant, and is recorded in the List of the Important Wild Plants for Conservation in China and Japan. However, an effective conservation strategy is lacking. In the present study, the genetic diversity and...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6194
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The MYB family, one of the largest transcription factor (TF) families in the plant kingdom, plays vital roles in cell formation, morphogenesis and signal transduction, as well as responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. However, the underlying function of bamboo...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6242
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Background Sweet sorghum bagasse (SSB), comprising both a dermal layer and pith, is a solid waste generated by agricultural activities. Open burning was previously used to treat agricultural solid waste but is harmful to the environment and human health. Recent...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science","Food, Water and Energy Nexus","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6186
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Elatostema (Urticaceae) comprises several hundred herbaceous species distributed in tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania. The greatest species richness occurs on limestone karst in Southeast Asia. Taxonomic revisions of Elatostema are largely...

["Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6188
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Drylands account for more than 30% of China’s terrestrial area, while the ecological drivers of taxonomic (TD), functional (FD) and phylogenetic (PD) diversity in dryland regions have not been explored simultaneously. Therefore, we selected 36 plots of desert and...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Plant Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6220
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Biofertilizer is a good substitute for chemical fertilizer in sustainable agriculture, but its effects are often hindered by drought stress. Super absorbent polymer (SAP), showing good capacity of water absorption and retention, can increase soil moisture. However,...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Microbiology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6073
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Blue mold is a postharvest rot of pomaceous fruits caused by Penicillium expansum and a number of other Penicillium species. The genome of the highly aggressive P. expansum strain R19 was re-sequenced and analyzed together with the genome of the less aggressive...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6170
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Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are the main components of the plant innate immune system. Defensins represent the most important AMP family involved in defense and non-defense functions. In this work, global RNA sequencing and de novo transcriptome assembly were...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6125

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