Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Equine Herpesviruses (EHV) are common and often latent pathogens of equids which can cause fatalities when transmitted to non-equids. Stress and elevated glucocorticoids have been associated with EHV reactivation in domestic horses, but little is known about the...

["Ecology","Virology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5422
230 downloads
1,690 views

Background Avian influenza virus (AIV) infections occur naturally in wild bird populations and can cross the wildlife-domestic animal interface, often with devastating impacts on commercial poultry. Migratory waterfowl and shorebirds are natural AIV reservoirs...

["Ecology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4060
160 downloads
1,028 views

Circular rep-encoding ssDNA (CRESS-DNA) viruses are common constituents of invertebrate viral consortia. Despite their ubiquity and sequence diversity, the effects of CRESS-DNA viruses on invertebrate biology and ecology remain largely unknown. This study assessed...

["Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3810
32 citations
753 downloads
3,531 views

Background Viruses strongly influence microbial population dynamics and ecosystem functions. However, our ability to quantitatively evaluate those viral impacts is limited to the few cultivated viruses and double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) viral genomes captured in quantitative...

["Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2777
7 citations
304 downloads
1,428 views

The blacklegged tick Ixodes scapularis is widely distributed in the United States and transmits multiple pathogens to humans, wildlife and domestic animals. Recently, several novel viruses in the family Bunyaviridae (South Bay virus (SBV) and Blacklegged tick phlebovirus...

["Ecology","Entomology","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2324
135 downloads
1,107 views

In July 2014, we observed premature feather loss (PFL) among non-sibling, common tern Sterna hirundo chicks between two and four weeks of age at Gull Island in northern Lake Ontario, Canada. Rarely observed in wild birds, to our knowledge PFL has not been recorded...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Toxicology","Virology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1959
4 citations
477 downloads
1,931 views

Permafrost stores approximately 50% of global soil carbon (C) in a frozen form; it is thawing rapidly under climate change, and little is known about viral communities in these soils or their roles in C cycling. In permafrost soils, microorganisms contribute significantly...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Soil Science","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1999
8 citations
434 downloads
1,999 views

Virus transmission and the prevalence of infection depend on multiple factors, including the interaction with other viral pathogens infecting the same host. In this study, active replication of an iflavirus, Spodoptera exigua iflavirus 1 (order Picornavirales)...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1687
7 citations
455 downloads
3,076 views

Cryophilic algae thrive in liquid water within snow and ice in alpine and polar regions worldwide. Blooms of these algae lower albedo (reflection of sunlight), thereby altering melting patterns (Kohshima, Seko & Yoshimura, 1993; Lutz et al., 2014; Thomas & Duval,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1491
9 citations
1,245 downloads
2,567 views

A sample of caecal effluent was obtained from a female patient who had undergone a routine colonoscopic examination. Bacteria were isolated anaerobically from the sample, and screened against the remaining filtered caecal effluent in an attempt to isolate bacteriophages...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1061
13 citations
1,441 downloads
9,303 views

The tumor-forming disease fibropapillomatosis (FP) has afflicted sea turtle populations for decades with no clear cause. A lineage of α-herpesviruses associated with these tumors has existed for millennia, suggesting environmental factors are responsible for its...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.602

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