Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Plants and insects are constantly interacting in complex ways through forest communities since hundreds of millions of years. Those interactions are often related to variations in the climate. Climate change, due to human activities, may have disturbed these relationships...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Paleontology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5075
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Background Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades, an important type of pathway in eukaryotic signaling networks, play a key role in plant defense responses, growth and development. Methods Phylogenetic analysis and conserved motif analysis of the MKK...

["Bioinformatics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5037
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Australian native species grow competitively in nutrient limited environments, particularly in nitrogen (N) limited soils; however, the mechanism that enables this is poorly understood. Biological nitrification inhibition (BNI), which is the release of root exudates...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4960
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Background Current evidence suggests that for more robust estimates of species tree and divergence times, several unlinked genes are required. However, most phylogenetic trees for non-model organisms are based on single sequences or just a few regions, using traditional...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4916
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Cotton plant architecture, including fruit branch formation and flowering pattern, influences plant light exploitation, cotton yield and planting cost. DNA methylation has been widely observed at different developmental stages in both plants and animals and is...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4945
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The translocation of individuals or the reinforcement of populations are measures in the genetic rescue of endangered species. Although it can be controversial to decide which and how many individuals must be reintroduced, populations can benefit from reinforcements....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4985
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The limestone karst area of South China is a major biodiversity hotspot of global terrestrial biomes. During extensive field work on the Guangxi limestone formations, two unknown species of Gesneriaceae were collected. After conducting a comprehensive study of...

["Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4946
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We evaluated allometric relationships in length, diameter, and mass of branches for two variably managed orchard tree species (tart cherry, Prunus cerasus; apple, Malus spp.). The empirically estimated allometric exponents (a) of the orchard trees were described...

["Agricultural Science","Computational Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4949
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Late embryogenesis abundant (LEA) proteins accumulate in plants during adverse conditions and their main attributed function is to confer tolerance to stress. One of the deleterious effects of the adverse environment is the accumulation of metal ions to levels...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4930
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Background Peperomia belongs to the family of Piperaceae. It has different uses in folk medicine and contains rare compounds that have led to increased interest in this genus. Peperomia blanda (Jacq.) Kunth is used as an injury disinfectant by Yemeni people. In...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4839
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Background Carnivorous plants have been fascinating researchers with their unique characters and bioinspired applications. These include medicinal trait of some carnivorous plants with potentials for pharmaceutical industry. Methods This review will cover recent...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4914
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Both wild-type and teratological seed cones are described in the monoecious conifer Glyptostrobus pensilis and compared with those of other Cupressaceae sensu lato and other conifers. Some Cupressaceae apparently possess a proliferation of axillary structures in...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4948
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Passiflora suberosa L. belonging to the family Passifloraceae is an important medicinal plant used in traditional medicinal system in Sri Lanka to treat diabetes, hypertension and skin diseases. We extracted P. suberosa leaves under reflux conditions using different...

["Microbiology","Plant Science","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4804
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A seven-year long, two-factorial experiment using elevated temperatures (5 °C) and CO2 (concentration doubled compared to ambient conditions) designed to test the effects of global climate change on plant community composition was set up in a Subarctic ecosystem...

["Ecology","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4843
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Experimental protocols are key when planning, performing and publishing research in many disciplines, especially in relation to the reporting of materials and methods. However, they vary in their content, structure and associated data elements. This article presents...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4795

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