Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background The mechanisms by which DNA sequences are expressed is the central preoccupation of molecular genetics. Recently, ourselves and others reported that in the diplomonad protist Giardia lamblia, the coding regions of several mRNAs are produced by ligation...

["Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2861
138 downloads
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We examined RNA-Seq data on 211 biological samples from 24 different Arabidopsis experiments carried out by different labs. We grouped the samples according to tissue types, and in each of the groups, we identified genes that are stably expressed across biological...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2791
108 downloads
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Recent improvements in next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies can facilitate the obtainment of mitochondrial genomes. However, it is not clear whether NGS could be effectively used to reconstruct the mitogenome with high gene rearrangement. These high rearrangements...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2786
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Premise of the Study The internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region is situated between 18S and 26S in a polycistronic rRNA precursor transcript. It had been proved to be the most commonly sequenced region across plant species to resolve phylogenetic relationships...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2638
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There is only one exception to strict maternal inheritance of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in the animal kingdom: a system named doubly uniparental inheritance (DUI), which is found in several bivalve species. Why and how such a radically different system of mitochondrial...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2760
63 downloads
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The selection of suitable reference genes is crucial to accurately evaluate and normalize the relative expression level of target genes for gene function analysis. However, commonly used reference genes have variable expression levels in developing skeletal muscle....

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2428
103 downloads
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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) may promote the development and progression of human cancers. Therefore, components of the miRNA biogenesis pathway may play critical roles in human cancer. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) or mutations in genes involved in the miRNA biogenesis...

["Genetics","Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2706
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Drosophila embryogenesis has proven to be an extremely powerful system for developmental gene discovery and characterization. We isolated five new EMS-induced alleles that do not complement the l(3R)5G83 lethal line isolated in the Nüsslein-Volhard and Wieschaus...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2731
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C-type cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS-C) is widely utilized for hybrid maize seed production. However, genetic mechanisms underlying the fertility restoration are very complicated. At present, there is a divergence on the number of fertility restorer genes in...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2719
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The Haloxylon genus belongs to the Amaranthaceae (formerly Chenopodiaceae) family. The small trees or shrubs in this genus are referred to as the King of psammophytic plants, and perform important functions in environmental protection, including wind control and...

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2699
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As space flight becomes more accessible in the future, humans will be exposed to gravity conditions other than our 1G environment on Earth. Our bodies and physiology, however, are adapted for life at 1G gravity. Altering gravity can have profound effects on the...

["Developmental Biology","Genetics","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2666
97 downloads
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Mountain ash (Sorbus decora and S. americana) is used by the Cree Nation of the James Bay region of Quebec (Eeyou Istchee) as traditional medicine. Its potential as an antidiabetic medicine is thought to vary across its geographical range, yet little is known about...

["Biochemistry","Genetics","Plant Science","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2645
107 downloads
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Although it has been traditionally accepted that Arenaria balearica (Caryophyllaceae) could be a relict Tertiary plant species, this has never been experimentally tested. Nor have the palaeohistorical reasons underlying the highly fragmented distribution of the...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2618
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Background Research into the protection of rare and endangered plant species involves genetic analyses to determine their genetic variation and genetic structure. Various categories of genetic markers are used for this purpose. Microsatellites, also known as simple...

["Conservation Biology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2504
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We present genetic and morphometric support for a third, distinct, and recently diverged group of Manta ray that appears resident to the Yucatán coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Individuals of the genus Manta from Isla Holbox are markedly different from the...

["Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2586

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