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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.3264v1
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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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Three cryptic species in the Euwallacea fornicatus species complex were reared in laboratory colonies and investigated for the presence of pheromones. Collections of volatiles from combinations of diet, fungus, beetles, and galleries from polyphagous shot hole...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3175v1
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Examination of the effects of high temperature (42 °C) on the photoinhibition of photosystem II (PSII) in grape leaves revealed that the extent of photoinhibition of PSII was lower in the light (200 μmol m-2 s-1) than in the dark. Heat stress in the dark induced...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3147v1
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Plant resistance against insect herbivory has greatly focused on antibiosis, whereby the plant has a deleterious effect on the herbivore, and antixenosis, whereby the plant is able to direct the herbivore away from it. Although these two types of resistance may...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3099v1
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The polyphagous shot hole borer and Kuroshio shot hole borer, two members of the Euwallacea fornicatus species complex (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), are invasive ambrosia beetles that harbor distinct species of Fusarium fungal symbionts. Together with...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3032v1
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This 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 exposure data collected between 2002 and 2013 by the Swedish pesticide...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2779v2
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Conservation biological control emphasizes the importance of vegetation other than the focal crop for providing natural enemies with refuge and shelter against disturbance. There is an unmet need for better methods to identify types of vegetation that are optimal...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3003v1
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Background. The tomato is the most important horticultural crop in the world, regarding area of cultivation and yield. The main production areas have arid and semi-arid climates, with scarce rainfall, which forces the use of saline water for irrigation - leading...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2983v1
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With the goal of evaluating genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) in a species with a complex octoploid genome, GBS was used to survey genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in three biparental strawberry (Fragaria ×ananassa) populations. GBS sequence data...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2975v1
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We determined the environmental requirements leading to germination by three common species found during the summer rainy season in a peri-urban site where construction of a university campus was underway. In particular, we evaluated laboratory responses to low-temperature...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2950v1
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