Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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As one of the non-selective cation channel gene families, the cyclic nucleotide-gated channel (CNGC) gene family plays a vital role in plant physiological processes that are related to signal pathways, plant development, and environmental stresses. However, genome-wide...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5816
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Oaks (Quercus) comprise more than 400 species worldwide and centres of diversity for most sections lie in the Americas and East/Southeast Asia. The only exception is the Eurasian sect. Cerris that comprises about 15 species, most of which are confined to western...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5793
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We studied the relationship between plant functional foliar traits and the endophytic bacterial communities associated in trees, taking the example of sessile oak (Quercus petraea (Matt.) Liebl). Forty-five samples with replicates of eight leaves per sample were...

["Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5769
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Lagenaria siceraria is an economically important cucurbitaceous crop, but suitable reference genes (RGs) to use when the plants are infected by cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) have not been determined. Sixteen candidate RGs of both leaf and fruit and...

["Genomics","Plant Science","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5642
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Leaves from three varieties of Ficus deltoidea, colloquially termed small- (FDS), medium- (FDM), and big-type leaf (FDB), were subjected to water extraction. The crude extracts were fractionated using water (WF) and ethyl acetate (EAF). The phenolic and flavonoid...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5694
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High-throughput phenotyping has emerged as a powerful method for studying plant biology. Large image-based datasets are generated and analyzed with automated image analysis pipelines. A major challenge associated with these analyses is variation in image quality...

["Bioinformatics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5727
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Improving photosynthetic capacity significantly affects the yield of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) in rainfed regions. In this study, the physiological characteristics of eight large-spike wheat lines were compared with a multiple-spike cultivar as a control (CK)...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5532
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Soil salinity is one of the major environmental stresses affecting plant growth, development, and reproduction. Salt stress also affects the accumulation of some secondary metabolites in plants. Glehnia littoralis is an endangered medicinal halophyte that grows...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5681
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Background Polyploid specimens are usually characterized by greater exuberance: they reach larger sizes and/or have a larger number of some organs. Festuca amethystina L. belongs to the section Aulaxyper. Based on morphological features, four subspecies of F. amethystina...

["Conservation Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5576
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Torreya grandis (Taxaceae) is an ancient conifer species endemic to southeast China. Because of its nutrient-rich and delicious seeds, this species has been utilized for centuries by the Chinese. However, transcriptome data and transcriptome-derived microsatellite...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5606
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Plant flavonoid metabolism has served as a platform for understanding a range of fundamental biological phenomena, including providing some of the early insights into the subcellular organization of metabolism. Evidence assembled over the past three decades points...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5598
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Background Swertia perennis(Gentianaceae) is a perennial diploid and clonal plant species that is discontinuously distributed in peat bogs in the mountains of Europe, Asia and North America as well as in the lowlands of Europe. The current geographical dispersion...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5512
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The estates of stately homes or manor houses are an untapped resource for assessing the ecosystem services provided by trees. Many of these estates have large collections of trees with clear value in terms of carbon storage, runoff prevention, and pollution removal...

["Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5411
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Some plants popularly employed for the treatment of peptic ulcers have proved to be attractive sources of new drugs. Despite extensive research, the pharmacological and toxicological potentials of these plants are not fully understood. In this context, the aim...

["Plant Science","Drugs and Devices","Gastroenterology and Hepatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5375
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Background Perennial ryegrass is a cool-season grass species from the family Poaceae and is widely cultivated in temperate regions because it exhibits rapid growth and establishment, and possesses high forage quality. The extension of the growing season in Ireland...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5520

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