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Resolving human–wildlife conflicts requires the assessment and implementation of appropriate technical measures that minimize negative impacts on socio-economic uses, including agriculture, and ensure the adequate protection of biological diversity. Rice paddies...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Biosphere Interactions","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4518
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Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) causes streak mosaic disease in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and has been an important constraint limiting wheat production in many regions around the world. Wsm2 is the only resistance gene discovered in wheat genome and has been...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4678
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Plant pathogen detection systems have been useful tools to monitor inoculum presence and initiate management schedules. More recently, a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay was successfully designed for field use in the grape powdery mildew pathosystem;...

["Agricultural Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4639
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Background Understanding diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) is important for optimizing their role for phosphorus (P) nutrition of soybeans (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) in P-limited soils. However, it is not clear how soybean growth and P nutrition is...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4606
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Background Type 2 diabetes is characterized by insulin resistance accompanied by defective insulin secretion. Transgenic mouse models play an important role in medical research. However, single transgenic mouse models may not mimic the complex phenotypes of most...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Histology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4542
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Soil colour is often used as a general purpose indicator of internal soil drainage. In this study we developed a necessarily simple model of soil drainage which combines the tacit knowledge of the soil surveyor with observed matrix soil colour descriptions. From...

["Agricultural Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4659
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Background Fertilization as one of the measures in restoring degraded soil qualities has been introduced on arid steppes in recent decades. However, the fertilization use efficiency on arid steppes varies greatly between steppe types and years, enhancing uncertainties...

["Agricultural Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4623
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316 views

As widely distributed domestic animals, sheep are an important species and the source of mutton. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the regulatory lncRNAs associated with muscle growth and development between high production mutton sheep (Dorper sheep and Qianhua...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4619
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209 views

Background The hatch window that varies from 24 to 48 h is known to influence post-hatch performance of chicks. A narrow hatch window is needed for commercial poultry industry to acquire a high level of uniformity of chick quality. Hatching synchronization observed...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Developmental Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4634
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Phyllosphere microbiota play a crucial role in plant-environment interactions and their microbial community and function are influenced by biotic and abiotic factors. However, there is little research on how pathogens affect the microbial community of phyllosphere...

["Agricultural Science","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4559
67 downloads
364 views

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
110 downloads
294 views

Information on the genetic control of the quality traits of soft wheat (Triticum aestivum) is essential for breeding. Our objective was to identify QTL associated with end-use quality. We developed 150 F4-derived lines from a cross of Pioneer 26R46 × SS550 and...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4498
51 downloads
492 views

Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) is an attractive tool for determining gene function in plants. The present study constitutes the first application of VIGS in S. pseudocapsicum, which has great ornamental and pharmaceutical value, using tobacco rattle virus...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4424
56 downloads
473 views

Background Tea is one of the most economically important crops in China. However, the tea geometrid (Ectropis obliqua), a serious leaf-feeding pest, causes significant damage to tea crops and reduces tea yield and quality. Spiders are the most dominant predatory...

["Agricultural Science","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4534
59 downloads
448 views

The escaping behavior of termites has been documented under laboratory conditions; however, no study has been conducted in a field setting due to the difficulty of observing natural behaviors inside wood or structures (e.g., nests, tunnels, etc.). The black-winged...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4513

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