Peer-reviewed Articles

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A new genus Kindia (Pavetteae, Rubiaceae) is described with a single species, Kindia gangan, based on collections made in 2016 during botanical exploration of Mt Gangan, Kindia, Republic of Guinea in West Africa. The Mt Gangan area is known for its many endemic...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4666
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Background Understanding diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) is important for optimizing their role for phosphorus (P) nutrition of soybeans (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) in P-limited soils. However, it is not clear how soybean growth and P nutrition is...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4606
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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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Differentiating sieve elements in the phloem of angiosperms produce abundant phloem-specific proteins before their protein synthesis machinery is degraded. These P-proteins initially form dense bodies, which disperse into individual filaments when the sieve element...

["Cell Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4665
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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
25 downloads
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In certain multicellular photoautotrophs, such as plants and green macroalgae, it has been demonstrated that calcium signaling importantly mediates tolerance to copper excess. However, there is no information in brown macroalgae, which are phylogenetically distant...

["Cell Biology","Plant Science","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4556
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Background The Chinese Natural Forest Protection program has been conducted nationwide and has achieved resounding success. However, timber importation has increased; therefore, producing more domestic timber is critical to meet the demand for raw materials. Fertilization...

["Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4628
54 downloads
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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
115 downloads
1,032 views

Angiosperm-dominated floras of the Late Cretaceous are essential for understanding the evolutionary, ecological, and geographic radiation of flowering plants. The Late Cretaceous–early Paleogene Deccan Intertrappean Beds of India contain angiosperm-dominated plant...

["Paleontology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4580
110 downloads
407 views

The Californian single-leaf pinyon (Pinus monophylla var. californiarum), a subspecies of the single-leaf pinyon (the world’s only one-needled pine), inhabits semi-arid zones of the Mojave Desert (southern Nevada and southeastern California, US) and also of northern...

["Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4603
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506 views

Studies in plant phenology have provided some of the best evidence for large-scale responses to recent climate change. Over the last decade, more than thirty studies have used herbarium specimens to analyze changes in flowering phenology over time, although studies...

["Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4576
37 downloads
237 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
110 downloads
283 views

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
50 downloads
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Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) is an attractive tool for determining gene function in plants. The present study constitutes the first application of VIGS in S. pseudocapsicum, which has great ornamental and pharmaceutical value, using tobacco rattle virus...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4424
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588 views

Circular RNAs (circRNAs), a class of recently discovered non-coding RNAs, play a role in biological and developmental processes. A recent study showed that circRNAs exist in plants and play a role in their environmental stress responses. However, cotton circRNAs...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4500

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