Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Picea chihuahuana, which is endemic to Mexico, is currently listed as “Endangered” on the Red List. Chihuahua spruce is only found in the Sierra Madre Occidental (SMO), Mexico. About 42,600 individuals are distributed in forty populations. These populations...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3452
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Gastric cancer is an aggressive cancer that is often diagnosed late. Early detection and treatment require a better understanding of the molecular pathology of the disease. The present study combined data on gene expression and regulatory levels (microRNA, methylation,...

["Bioinformatics","Genetics","Genomics","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3385
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Gerbera hybrida is a cut-flower crop of global importance, and an understanding of the mechanisms underlying petal development is vital for the continued commercial development of this plant species. Brassinosteroids (BRs), a class of phytohormones, are known to...

["Bioinformatics","Developmental Biology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3382
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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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Recent rapid advances in high-throughput, next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have promoted mitochondrial genome studies in the fields of human evolution, medical genetics, and forensic casework. However, scientists unfamiliar with computer programming...

["Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3406
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Schistosomiasis remains a major parasitic disease, endemic in large parts of South America. Five neotropical species of Biomphalaria have been found to act as intermediate hosts of Schistosoma mansoni in natural populations, while others have been shown to be susceptible...

["Ecology","Genetics","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3401
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Background Adaptation to local habitat conditions may lead to the natural divergence of populations in life-history traits such as body size, time of reproduction, mate signaling or dispersal capacity. Given enough time and strong enough selection pressures, populations...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3371
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Accurate species description in the marine environment is critical for estimating biodiversity and identifying genetically distinct stocks. Analysis of molecular data can potentially improve species delimitations because they are easily generated and independent,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3356
547 downloads
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Background Sturnira is one of the most species-rich genera in the Neotropics, and it is found from Mexico and the Lesser Antilles to Argentina. This genus forms a well-supported monophyletic clade with at least twenty-one recognized species, as well as several...

["Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3367
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Identifying species groups is an important yet difficult task, with there being no single accepted definition as to what constitutes a species, nor a set of criteria by which they should be delineated. Employing the General Lineage Concept somewhat circumvents...

["Biodiversity","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3310
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Fecal samples play an important role in giant panda conservation studies. Optimal preservation conditions and choice of microsatellites for giant panda fecal samples have not been established. In this study, we evaluated the effect of four factors (namely, storage...

["Conservation Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3358
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Background Molecularly targeted therapies improved survival status of some patients with lung adenocarcinoma, which accounts for 40% of all lung cancers, and in-depth study of gene alterations is important for the personalized treatment. Methods The legacy archive...

["Genetics","Oncology","Respiratory Medicine","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3216
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Background WRKY proteins, which comprise one of the largest transcription factor (TF) families in the plant kingdom, play crucial roles in plant development and stress responses. Despite several studies on WRKYs in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), functional annotation...

["Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3232
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Burying beetles (genus Nicrophorus) are relatively rare among insects in providing sophisticated parental care. Consequently, they have become model species in research analysing social evolution, the evolution of parental care and mating systems. We used the recently...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3278
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Background Nutritional programming takes place in early development. Variation in the quality and/or quantity of nutrients in early development can influence long-term health and viability. However, little is known about the mechanisms of nutritional programming....

["Animal Behavior","Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3275

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