Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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A salivary gland salivation stimulating peptide was identified from the salivary glands of the migratory locust by its ability to stimulate cAMP production in the same tissue. The gene coding for this peptide has recently been shown to code for a precursor consisting...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Entomology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2940v1
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Neonicotinoid are the most commonly used class of insecticides. Between 2005 and 2010 neonicotinoid use in the USA and UK more than doubled. Anecdotal evidence suggests similar trends exist in New Zealand, where neonicotinoid seed coatings are now often applied...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2919v1
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Chinese fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata (Lamb.) Hook) is an excellent fast-growing timber species and has significant value in the forestry industry. In order to increase the nitrogen and phosphorus absorption and utilization in Chinese fir, shared differentially...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2916v1
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Backgroung: With the implementation of the Household Production Responsibility System in China almost 30 years ago, obvious spatial heterogeneity has developed over rangeland. Methods: We examined lifeform functional groups over 5 years on household ranches in...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2915v1
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Five chemicals, incuding Flare, Plant Protector, Mancozeb, Agrimycine, and Copper oxychloride, and five plant extracts including N. tabacum, A. indica, M. oleifera, D. alba and C. longa were evaluated against bacterial blight of cotton caused by Xanthomonas citri...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2900v1
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Registration dossiers for 11678 industrial chemicals were retrieved from the database of the European Chemicals Agency, of which 3566 provided a numerical entry for the corresponding predicted no effect concentration for the freshwater environment (PNEC). A distribution-based...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2785v2
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Background: This paper deals with a non-conventional approach called PCSM model. It was developed to aid in horizontal expansion of aquaculture through utilization of unmanaged ponds for modified extensive aquaculture. This model applies to small lentic water bodies...

["Agricultural Science","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2856v1
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This study aimed to establish a simple and efficient in vivo multiplication protocol by leaf cutting to satisfy the supply of young succulent ornamentals Pachyveria pachytoides and Sedum morganianum. The regenerability of leaves injected with 6-benzylaminopurine...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2656v2
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Background. Litchi stink-bug, Tessaratoma papillosa Drury (Hemiptera: Tessaratomidae) is a major pest on litchi and longan in Southern China. It is urgent to develop valid biological agent for control the pest and improve IPM strategy on orchard farming. Entomopathogenic...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Microbiology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2851v1
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A greenhouse study was conducted to evaluate the influence of increasing soil fungal-to-bacterial ratios (F:B) on the allocation of plant-photosynthate carbon into the carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) partitions (g) of plant components (root, shoot and fruit), New-Soil...

["Agricultural Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2841v1
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Background. Peaches are the prominent species among the fruits due to having diverse germplasm around the globe with largest number of commercial genotypes. Pakistan is also rich in various cultivars of peaches that are rarely studied for its genetic diversity....

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2833v1
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We present survey questions useful for describing agricultural seed systems. The questions are designed so that they can be used for standardized comparisons among seed systems, addressing both networks for seed movement and networks for the communication of information...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Plant Science","Statistics","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2806v1
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Plant sexual reproduction is a complicated and a key biological process with profuse interactions between pollen and pistil. This process determines whether fertilization will be successful or not and thus affect the seed setting. To explore the reason why L. chinense...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2803v1
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Background. The red gum lerp psyllid Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), an eucalypt insect pest from Australia, was reported in Brazil in 2003. This study evaluated damage patterns of this pest and the parasitism rates of Psyllaephagus bliteus...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2783v1
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The paper presents the ecotoxicological assessment and environmental risk evaluation of complex pesticide mixtures occurring in freshwater ecosystems in southern Sweden. The evaluation is based on the data collected between 2002 and 2013 by the Swedish pesticide...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2779v1
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