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Brucellosis is a commonly diagnosed zoonosis that causes infertility and abortion in cattle, it is acquired from handling of infected animals or consuming contaminated milk or milk products. In Colombia, it is classified as prevention and control disease, despite...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3416v1
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The ascomycete pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is a necrotrophic pathogen on over 400 known host plants, and is the causal agent of white mold on dry bean. Currently, there are no known cultivars of dry bean with complete resistance to white mold. For more than...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3311v2
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Post-harvest biotechnology is a growing industry. Many farmers are looking for economic and organic methods to preserve crops while effectively decreasing post-harvest losses. Previous studies suggested Rhodococcus rhodochrous DAP 96253 specifically cultured on...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3398v1
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To further understand the impact of grafting on fruit characteristics and to comprehend the mechanisms involved in graft-induced changes we studied homo- and hetero- grafted Cucurbita pepo cultivars (cv.) that vary in fruit size and shape. C. pepo cv. ‘Munchkin’...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3389v1
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Petriella setifera is poorly-known species with only fragmentary information in literature and with published partial genome about the fungal species. Therefore, the aim of the study was an analysis of the intraspecific genetic and functional diversity of new isolated...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3353v1
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The classification of Cannabis varieties has been increasingly discussed in the past years, particularly in the wake of emerging legal markets, with implications for intellectual property development, marketing and improvement of the scientific understanding of...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Biodiversity","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3307v1
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Bertalanffy proposed the differential equation m´(t) = p × m (t) a –q × m (t) for the description of the mass growth of animals as a function m(t) of time t. He suggested that the solution using the metabolic scaling exponent a = 2/3 (von Bertalanffy growth function...

["Agricultural Science","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3303v1
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In arable cropping systems, reduced or conservation tillage practices are linked with improved soil quality, C retention and higher microbial biomass, but most long-term studies rarely focus on depths greater than 15 cm nor allow comparison of microbial community...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3288v1
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Phyllosphere microbiota play a crucial role in plant-environment interactions and are influenced by biotic and abiotic factors. However, there is little research on how pathogen s affect the microbial community. In this study, we collected 16 pumpkin (Cucurbita...

["Agricultural Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3278v1
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Plant defensins are known for different biological functions such as insect resistance, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activities. The role of plant defensins against weevils is based on inhibitor of alpha-amylase activity in weevil gut, therefore, weevils...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3264v2
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Systems for collecting image data in conjunction with computer vision techniques are a powerful tool for increasing the temporal resolution at which plant phenotypes can be measured non-destructively. Computational tools that are flexible and extendable are needed...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Plant Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3225v1
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A comparative analysis of the kinematic parameters of a goat on different slopes was conducted to study the kinematic parameters of goats on different slopes with walking mechanics. The uphill walking processes on different slopes (0°, 5°, 10°, 15°, 20°, 25° and...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3213v1
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The effects of artificial aging and cryopreservation methods on the germination of seeds and embryonic axes of Phaseolus vulgaris and Arachis hypogaea , were studied. Aging and cryopreservation treatments in bean seeds not affect the germination percentage, reaching...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3203v1
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Background. Carrot is a multi-nutritional food source. It is an important root vegetable, rich in natural bioactive compounds with health-promoting properties, such as antioxidants that have anti-carcinogenic properties. Aim. This review summarises the occurrences...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3187v1
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Integrating genomic information into cattle breeding is an important approach to exploring the molecular mechanism for complex traits related to diary and meat production. To assist with genomic-based selection, a reference map of interactome is needed to fully...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3178v1
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