Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background Insect-proof nets are commonly used in crop production and scientific research because of their environmental, economic, and agronomic benefits. However, insect-proof nets can unintentionally alter the microclimate inside the screenhouse and therefore...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Plant Science","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6135
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In Iberian pig outdoor production, pigs are fed equilibrated diets until the final fattening period when grazing pigs consume mainly acorns from oak trees. Acorns are rich in energy but poor in crude protein where lysine is the first limiting amino acid (AA). Net...

["Agricultural Science","Nutrition","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6137
1 citation
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Most valuable cured products from Iberian pigs come from pure bred animals raised for a final grazing-fattening period where pigs eat mainly acorns, a low protein energy rich fruit. This is a nutritional challenge for animals fed equilibrated diets from weaning....

["Agricultural Science","Anthropology","Nutrition","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5861
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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
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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
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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
1 citation
557 downloads
830 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
1 citation
230 downloads
982 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
165 downloads
701 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
2 citations
335 downloads
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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
213 downloads
1,098 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
159 downloads
1,415 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
322 downloads
1,049 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
2 citations
618 downloads
1,380 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
345 downloads
1,306 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

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