Peer-reviewed Articles

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The grass Ammophila breviligulata (American beachgrass) is known to host an endophyte of the genus Epichloë. Based on morphological characteristics it was originally identified as Acremonium typhinum var. ammophilae and is currently designated as Epichloë typhina...

["Agricultural Science","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4300
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Haemophilus parasuis is a member of the family Pasteurellaceae and a major causative agent of Glässer’s disease. This bacterium is normally a benign swine commensal but may become a deadly pathogen upon penetration into multiple tissues, contributing to severe...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4253
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Von Bertalanffy proposed the differential equation m′(t) = p × m(t)a − q × m(t) for the description of the mass growth of animals as a function m(t) of time t. He suggested that the solution using the metabolic scaling exponent a = 2/3 (Von Bertalanffy growth function...

["Agricultural Science","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4205
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Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious disease of cloven-hoofed animals. An outbreak of FMD can produce devastating economic losses for a considerable length of time. In order to investigate the distribution characteristics of FMD in China, data from...

["Agricultural Science","Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4193
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Wheat stem rust, caused by Puccinia granimis f. sp. tritici, severely affects wheat production, but it has been effectively controlled in China since the 1970s. However, the appearance and spread of wheat stem rust races Ug99 (TTKSK, virulence to Sr31), TKTTF (virulence...

["Agricultural Science","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4146
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Understanding the factors that alter competitive interactions and coexistence between plants is a key issue in ecological research. A pot experiment was conducted to test the effects of root interaction and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) inoculation on the...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4183
1 citation
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Background Pesticide application is the dominant control method for arthropod pests in broad-acre arable systems. In Australia, organophosphate pesticides are often applied either prophylactically, or reactively, including at higher concentrations, to control crop...

["Agricultural Science","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4179
120 downloads
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The ascomycete pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is a necrotrophic pathogen on over 400 known host plants, and is the causal agent of white mold on dry bean. Currently, there are no known cultivars of dry bean with complete resistance to white mold. For more than...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4152
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Pantoea stewartii subsp. stewartii is a Gram-negative proteobacterium that causes leaf blight and Stewart’s wilt disease in corn. Quorum sensing (QS) controls bacterial exopolysaccharide production that blocks water transport in the plant xylem at high bacterial...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4145
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Sugarcane bagasse is an abundant source of lignocellulosic material for bioethanol production. Utilisation of bagasse for biofuel production would be environmentally and economically beneficial, but the recalcitrance of lignin continues to provide a challenge....

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4141
98 downloads
321 views

Integrating genomic information into cattle breeding is an important approach to exploring genotype-phenotype relationships for complex traits related to diary and meat production. To assist with genomic-based selection, a reference map of interactome is needed...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4107
1 citation
303 downloads
1,841 views

Systems for collecting image data in conjunction with computer vision techniques are a powerful tool for increasing the temporal resolution at which plant phenotypes can be measured non-destructively. Computational tools that are flexible and extendable are needed...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Plant Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4088
98 downloads
338 views

Diarrhea is a syndrome of digestive disorders in young rabbits and may lead to secondary infections resulting in reduced immunity and higher mortality in baby rabbits, with serious impacts on rabbit farming. In this study, we investigated the effects of diarrhea...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4100
578 downloads
724 views

Background Antimicrobial use in livestock production is an important contemporary issue, which is of public interest worldwide. Antimicrobials are not freely available to Austrian farmers and can only be administered to livestock by veterinarians, or by farmers...

["Agricultural Science","Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4072
51 downloads
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In tropics, ants can represent an important part of animal biomass and are known to be involved in ecosystem services, such as pest regulation. Understanding the mechanisms underlying the structuring of local ant communities is therefore important in agroecology....

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3917

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