Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Crop landraces are fundamental resources to increase the eroded genepool of modern crops in order to adapt agriculture to future challenges; plus, they are of immeasurable heritage and cultural value. Between the 1940s and the 1960s open-pollinated varieties (OPVs)...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Food Science and Technology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5123
45 downloads
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The objectives of this research were to identify alternatives to glyphosate for intra-row (under-trellis) vineyard floor management and to evaluate the potential for intra-row and inter-row (alleyway) groundcovers to reduce vegetative vigor of ‘Marquette’ grapevines...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5082
40 downloads
268 views

The Yanqi Basin and the Konqi River Basin of the Kaidu-Konqi River Basin were chosen as the study sites in this paper in order to investigate suitable scales of natural and artificial oases with a specified water resource and water quantity planned by the local...

["Agricultural Science","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4943
166 downloads
537 views

Society is increasingly demanding a more sustainable management of agro-ecosystems in a context of climate change and an ever growing global population. The fate of crop residues is one of the important management aspects under debate, since it represents an unneglectable...

["Agricultural Science","Soil Science","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4836
126 downloads
662 views

Organic agriculture is becoming increasingly important, and many natural products are now available for organic farmers to manage and improve their crops. Several ethnobotanical studies have indicated that the use of nettle slurry as fertilizer in organic farming...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Natural Resource Management","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4729
112 downloads
539 views

Resolving human–wildlife conflicts requires the assessment and implementation of appropriate technical measures that minimize negative impacts on socio-economic uses, including agriculture, and ensure the adequate protection of biological diversity. Rice paddies...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Biosphere Interactions","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4518
1 citation
192 downloads
1,049 views

Background Soil moisture deficiency causes yield reduction and instability in faba bean (Vicia faba L.) production. The extent of sensitivity to drought stress varies across accessions originating from diverse moisture regimes of the world. Hence, we conducted...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Plant Science","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4401
175 downloads
868 views

Tibetan chickens have unique adaptations to the extreme high-altitude environment that they inhabit. Epigenetic DNA methylation affects many biological processes, including hypoxic adaptation; however, the regulatory genes for DNA methylation in hypoxic adaptation...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3891
1 citation
126 downloads
1,277 views

Ecologists have long recognized the influence that environmental conditions have on abundance and range extent of animal species. We used the northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus; hereafter bobwhite) as a model species for studying how microclimates serve as...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3709
4 citations
275 downloads
882 views

The aim of this study was to compare the effects of four fertilizer applications—control (C), chemical fertilizer (F), compost (O), and in situ earthworm breeding (E)—on the growth, quality and yield of papaya (Carica papaya L.). In this study, 5 g plant−1 urea...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Natural Resource Management","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2752
1 citation
521 downloads
1,223 views

Bacillus thuringiensis (B. t.) based formulations have been widely used to control lepidopteran pests in agriculture and forestry. One of their weaknesses is their short residual activity when sprayed in the field. Using Pickering emulsions, mixtures of spores...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2524
1 citation
298 downloads
1,154 views

Background: In this work, we aimed to gain insights into the contribution of soil bacteria to carbon sequestration in Mediterranean habitats. In particular, we aimed to use bacterial laccase-encoding genes as molecular markers for soil organic C cycling. Using...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Natural Resource Management","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2257
4 citations
510 downloads
1,932 views

Ecosystem services (ES) such as pollination are vital for the continuous supply of food to a growing human population, but the decline in populations of insect pollinators worldwide poses a threat to food and nutritional security. Using a pollinator (honeybee)...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2099
9 citations
796 downloads
2,612 views

Aphids are a major concern in agricultural crops worldwide, and control by natural enemies is an essential component of the ecological intensification of agriculture. Although the complexity of agricultural landscapes is known to influence natural enemies of pests,...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1095
10 citations
1,257 downloads
2,443 views

Conservation biological control (CBC) is an environmentally sound potential alternative to the use of chemical insecticides. It involves modifications of the environment to promote natural enemy activity on pests. Despite many CBC studies increasing abundance of...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.116

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