Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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The Rickettsiales-like prokaryote and causative agent of Withering Syndrome (WS)—Candidatus Xenohaliotis californiensis (Ca. Xc)—decimated black abalone populations along the Pacific coast of North America. White abalone—Haliotis sorenseni—are also susceptible...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Microbiology","Virology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5104
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Gammaherpesviruses (GHVs) are host specific DNA viruses that infect a large range of mammalian species. These viruses preferentially target host lymphocyte cell populations and infection may lead to morbidity or mortality in immunocompromised, co-infected, or non-adapted...

["Genetics","Virology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4982
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Honey bee colonies suffer from various pathogens, including honey bee viruses. About 24 viruses have been reported so far. However, six of them are considered to cause severe infection which inflicts heavy losses on beekeeping. The aim of this study was to investigate...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Genetics","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5077
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Background The Lepidopteran ambidensovirus 1 isolated from Junonia coenia (hereafter JcDV) is an invertebrate parvovirus considered as a viral transduction vector as well as a potential tool for the biological control of insect pests. Previous works showed that...

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4860
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Barley yellow dwarf virus-PAV (BYDV-PAV) is one of the major viruses causing a widespread and serious viral disease affecting cereal crops. To gain a better understanding of plant defence mechanisms of BYDV resistance genes (Bdv2 and RYd2) against BYDV-PAV infection,...

["Agricultural Science","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4833
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503 views

Background The annual global deaths from viral hepatitis is 1.4 million. Pakistan has the second highest burden of hepatitis C in the world. There is dire need to evaluate the response of new direct acting antivirals for the treatment of hepatitis C patients in...

["Virology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4853
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459 views

Genotypic drug resistance testing has been an integral part of the clinical management of HIV patients for almost 20 years, not only assisting treatment choices but also informing drug development. Accurate estimations on the worldwide circulation of drug resistance...

["Virology","Epidemiology","Global Health","HIV","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4848
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633 views

Swine are economically important food animals, but highly contagious porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) and rotavirus can afflict pig herds and contribute significantly to piglet morbidity and mortality. While there have been studies on rotavirus group A (RVA)...

["Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4724
1 citation
521 downloads
2,857 views

Establishing a diverse gut microbiota after birth is being increasingly recognised as important for preventing illnesses later in life. It is well established that bacterial diversity rapidly increases post-partum; however, few studies have examined the infant...

["Microbiology","Virology","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4694
1 citation
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Ornithogalum mosaic virus (OrMV) has a wide host range and affects the production of a variety of ornamentals. In this study, the coat protein (CP) gene of OrMVwas used to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the evolution of this virus. The 36 OrMV...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Virology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4550
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Current research posits that all multicellular organisms live in symbioses with associated microorganisms and form so-called metaorganisms or holobionts. Cnidarian metaorganisms are of specific interest given that stony corals provide the foundation of the globally...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Virology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4449
2 citations
165 downloads
1,752 views

Chelonid alphaherpesvirus 5 (ChHV5) is a herpesvirus associated with fibropapillomatosis (FP) in sea turtles worldwide. Single-locus typing has previously shown differentiation between Atlantic and Pacific strains of this virus, with low variation within each geographic...

["Genomics","Marine Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4386
3 citations
193 downloads
1,247 views

Zika virus (ZIKV) is a vector-borne flavivirus that has caused recent outbreaks associated with serious disease in infants and newborns in the Americas. Aedes mosquitoes are the primary vectors for ZIKV, but little is known about the diversity of mosquitoes that...

["Entomology","Parasitology","Virology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4324
178 downloads
840 views

With the emergence of Next Generation Sequencing, major advances were made with regard to identifying viruses in natural environments. However, bioinformatical research on viruses is still limited because of the low amounts of viral DNA that can be obtained for...

["Biodiversity","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4351
1 citation
422 downloads
2,758 views

With the increase in the availability of metagenomic data generated by next generation sequencing, there is an urgent need for fast and accurate tools for identifying viruses in host-associated and environmental samples. In this paper, we developed a stand-alone...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4227

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