Peer-reviewed Articles

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The existence of only natural brown and green cotton fibers (BCF and GCF, respectively), as well as poor fiber quality, limits the use of naturally colored cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.). A better understanding of fiber pigment regulation is needed to surmount...

["Bioinformatics","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4537
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Dopamine receptors are integral membrane proteins whose endogenous ligand is dopamine. They play a fundamental role in the central nervous system and dysfunction of dopaminergic neurotransmission is responsible for the generation of a variety of neuropsychiatric...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4593
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The common bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, is widely distributed along the western coast of South America. In Ecuador, a resident population of bottlenose dolphins inhabits the inner estuarine area of the Gulf of Guayaquil located in the southwestern part...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4589
80 downloads
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Non-aureus staphylococci (NAS) are most commonly isolated from subclinical mastitis. Different NAS species may, however, have diverse effects on the inflammatory response in the udder. We determined the genome sequences of 20 staphylococcal isolates from clinical...

["Genetics","Genomics","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4560
64 downloads
497 views

Empirical genetic datasets used for estimating contemporary dispersal in wild populations and to correctly identify dispersers are rarely tested to determine if they are capable of providing accurate results. Here we test whether a genetic dataset provides sufficient...

["Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4573
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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
116 downloads
762 views

We used Massively Parallel High-Throughput Sequencing to obtain genetic data from a 145-year old holotype specimen of the flying lizard, Draco cristatellus. Obtaining genetic data from this holotype was necessary to resolve an otherwise intractable taxonomic problem...

["Genetics","Genomics","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4470
47 downloads
676 views

Background Past findings support a relationship between abnormalities in the amygdala and the presence of psychopathic traits. Among other genes and biomarkers relevant to the amygdala, norepinephrine and mineralocorticoid receptors might both play a role in psychopathy...

["Genetics","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4528
131 downloads
472 views

While phylogeographic structure has been examined in many North American vertebrate species, insects have received much less attention despite their central ecological roles. The moth genus Malacosoma (Hübner, 1820), is an important group of forestry pests responsible...

["Biogeography","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4479
78 downloads
538 views

Lampreys have a worldwide distribution, are functionally important to ecological communities and serve significant roles in many cultures. In Pacific coast drainages of North America, lamprey populations have suffered large declines. However, lamprey population...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Freshwater Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4496
56 downloads
459 views

Mutation rate is usually found to covary with many life history traits of animals such as body mass, which has been readily explained by the higher number of mutation opportunities per unit time. Although the precise reason for the pattern is not yet clear, to...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4495
101 downloads
656 views

The Indo-Malay Archipelago is regarded as a barrier that separates organisms of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Previous studies of marine biota from this region have found a variety of biogeographic barriers, seemingly dependent on taxon and methodology. Several...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4315
54 downloads
420 views

As a subfamily of the APETALA 2/ethylene response element binding protein (AP2/EREBP) transcription factor superfamily, the ethylene response factor (ERF) is widely involved in the regulation of growth and response to various abiotic stresses in plants, and has...

["Genetics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4434
1 citation
75 downloads
605 views

The native ranges and invasion histories of many marine species remain elusive due to a dynamic dispersal process via marine vessels. Molecular markers can aid in identification of native ranges and elucidation of the introduction and establishment process. The...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4337
201 downloads
1,127 views

Background Many fish species have been introduced in wild ecosystems around the world to provide food or leisure, deliberately or from farm escapes. Some of those introductions have had large ecological effects. The north American native rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4486

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