Peer-reviewed Articles

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The family Toxoderidae (Mantodea) contains an ecologically diverse group of praying mantis species that have in common greatly elongated bodies. In this study, we sequenced and compared the complete mitochondrial genomes of two Toxoderidae species, Paratoxodera...

["Genomics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4595
48 downloads
486 views

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
46 downloads
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Background Reduced representation genomic datasets are increasingly becoming available from a variety of organisms. These datasets do not target specific genes, and so may contain sequences from parasites and other organisms present in the target tissue sample....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4662
39 downloads
265 views

Trans-acting small interfering RNAs (ta-siRNAs) are transcribed from protein non-coding genomic TAS loci and belong to a plant-specific class of endogenous small RNAs. These siRNAs have been found to regulate gene expression in most taxa including seed plants,...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4636
57 downloads
221 views

Red leaf lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) is popular due to its high anthocyanin content, but poor leaf coloring often occurs under low light intensity. In order to reveal the mechanisms of anthocyanins affected by light intensity, we compared the transcriptome of L....

["Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4607
53 downloads
451 views

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
48 downloads
292 views

As widely distributed domestic animals, sheep are an important species and the source of mutton. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the regulatory lncRNAs associated with muscle growth and development between high production mutton sheep (Dorper sheep and Qianhua...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4619
36 downloads
348 views

Background Data artifacts due to variations in experimental handling are ubiquitous in microarray studies, and they can lead to biased and irreproducible findings. A popular approach to correct for such artifacts is through post hoc data adjustment such as data...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4584
125 downloads
510 views

The budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) is one of the most widely studied parrot species, serving as an excellent animal model for behavior and neuroscience research. Until recently, it was unknown how sexual differences in the behavior, physiology, and development...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4615
38 downloads
249 views

Background Stellera chamaejasme Linn, an important poisonous plant of the China grassland, is toxic to humans and livestock. The rapid expansion of S. chamaejasme has greatly damaged the grassland ecology and, consequently, seriously endangered the development...

["Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4535
154 downloads
1,141 views

Normalization is the first critical step in microbiome sequencing data analysis used to account for variable library sizes. Current RNA-Seq based normalization methods that have been adapted for microbiome data fail to consider the unique characteristics of microbiome...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4600
79 downloads
328 views

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
61 downloads
386 views

Genome rearrangements have played an important role in the evolution of Yersinia pestis from its progenitor Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. Traditional phylogenetic trees for Y. pestis based on sequence comparison have short internal branches and low bootstrap supports...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4545
104 downloads
433 views

Even with the great advances in immunotherapy in recent years, the response rate to immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy for non-small cell lung cancer is only about 20%. We aimed to identify new features that would better predict which patients can benefit from...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4546
116 downloads
757 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

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