Peer-reviewed Articles

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Ecologists have long recognized the influence that environmental conditions have on abundance and range extent of animal species. We used the northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus; hereafter bobwhite) as a model species for studying how microclimates serve as...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3709
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The polyphagous shot hole borer and Kuroshio shot hole borer, two members of the Euwallacea fornicatus species complex (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), are invasive ambrosia beetles that harbor distinct species of Fusarium fungal symbionts. Together with...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3656
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Biological invasion is regarded as one of the greatest environmental problems facilitated by globalization. Some hypotheses about the invasive mechanisms of alien invasive plants consider the plant–herbivore interaction and the role of plant defense in this interaction....

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3686
121 downloads
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Worldwide occurrences of honey bee colony losses have raised concerns about bee health and the sustainability of pollination-dependent crops. While multiple causal factors have been identified, seed coating with insecticides of the neonicotinoid family has been...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3670
65 downloads
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Drought, one of the most important abiotic stress factors limiting biomass, significantly reduces crop productivity. Salinization also affects the productivity of both irrigated and rain-fed wheat crops. Species of genus Aegilops can be considered crop wild relatives...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3494
29 downloads
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The salivary gland salivation stimulating peptide was identified from the salivary glands of the migratory locust by its ability to stimulate cAMP production in the same tissue. The gene coding for this peptide has recently been identified and been shown to code...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Entomology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3619
78 downloads
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Background The microbial populations that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) are known to influence the health and growth performance of the host. Clean hatcheries and machine-based incubation practices in the commercial poultry industry can lead to the acquisition...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3587
82 downloads
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The emergence of herbicide-resistant weeds is a major threat facing modern agriculture. Over 470 weedy-plant populations have developed resistance to herbicides. Traditional evolutionary mechanisms are not always sufficient to explain the rapidity with which certain...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3560
51 downloads
279 views

The flower is a plant reproductive organ that forms part of the fruit produced as the flowering season ends. While the number and identity of proteins expressed in a jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) flower is currently unknown, integrative proteomic and transcriptomic...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3588
67 downloads
385 views

Background The growth and development of plants is deleteriously affected by various biotic and abiotic stress factors. Wounding in plants is caused by exposure to environmental stress, mechanical stress, and via herbivory. Typically, oxidative burst in response...

["Agricultural Science","Biophysics","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3050
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361 views

Background Parasitoids are frequently used in biological control due to the fact that they are considered host specific and highly efficient at attacking their hosts. As they spend a significant part of their life cycle within their hosts, feeding habits and life...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3559
88 downloads
390 views

Amphibian populations have been declining globally over the past decades. The intensification of agriculture, habitat loss, fragmentation of populations and toxic substances in the environment are considered as driving factors for this decline. Today, about 50%...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3520
105 downloads
591 views

Bioinformatics is currently faced with very large-scale data sets that lead to computational jobs, especially sequence similarity searches, that can take absurdly long times to run. For example, the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Basic Local...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3486
79 downloads
310 views

Background Pharyngitis is an inflammatory condition of the pharynx and associated structures commonly caused by the Group A streptococci (GAS). There is a growing interest in discovering plant-based anti-inflammatory compounds as potential alternatives to conventional...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3469
89 downloads
306 views

Although C-type cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS-C) is one of the most attractive tools for maize hybrid seed production, the detailed regulation network of the male sterility remains unclear. In order to identify the CMS-C sterility associated genes and/or pathways,...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3408

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