Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Avocado (Persea americana Mill) seeds, a rich source of starch and micronutrients, are a major waste product from the agroindustrial processing of avocados. Here we designed and developed an experimental culture medium (ECM) from hydrolysed avocado seeds, supplemented...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2104v1
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Background . Laccases, mostly laccase-like multicopper oxidases (LMCO), are probably the most common ligninolytic enzymes in soil. Although, in recent studies, laccase-encoding genes have been successfully used as molecular markers in order to elucidate the role...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2097v1
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Background: A large proportion of natural grasslands around the world is exposed to overgrazing resulting in land degradation and biodiversity loss. Although there is an increasing effort in the promotion of sustainable livestock management, rangeland degradation...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2085v1
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The shift from marine to plant based ingredients in fish feeds affects the dietary concentrations and bioavailability of micronutrients, amino acids and lipids and consequently warrants a re-evaluation of dietary nutrient recommendations. In the present study,...

["Agricultural Science","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2066v1
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Huanglongbing, or citrus greening, is a global citrus disease occurring in almost all citrus growing regions and causing substantial economic burdens to individual growers, citrus industries and governments. Successful management strategies to reduce disease burden...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2059v1
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Background . Miguel Hernandez University ( Spain ) created a germplasm bank of the varieties of pomegranate from different Southeastern Spain localities in order to preserve the crop’s wide genetic diversity. Once this collection was established, the next step...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2048v1
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CRISPR has transformed the genome editing process. CRISPR could be used to modify and regulate phenomenon of our interest in organisms from all three domains of life. Applications of CRISPR mediated precision genome engineering are immense and we are optimistic...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2034v1
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Understanding the population structure and genetic diversity of plant pathogens, as well as the effect of agricultural practices on pathogen evolution, are important for disease management. Developments in molecular methods have contributed to increasing the resolution...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1998v3
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Development of tools to identify species, genotypes, or novel strains of invasive organisms is critical for monitoring emergence and implementing rapid response measures. Molecular markers, although critical to identifying species or genotypes, require bioinformatic...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Mycology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2005v1
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Vineyards worldwide occupy over 7 million hectares and are typically virtual monocultures, with high and costly inputs of water and agro-chemicals. Understanding and enhancing ecosystem services can reduce inputs and their costs and help satisfy market demands...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1995v1
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Salinity has some adverse effects on the morphology and physiology in many crops. To alleviate the damages of salinity, the applications of calcium nitrate on quinoa-treated NaCl (Chenopodium quinoa Willd) were investigated under the supported-hydroponic environment....

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1956v1
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Background: Grain amaranths (Amaranthus sp) have been cultivated for thousands of years in Central and South America. Their grains are of high nutritional value, but the low yield needs to be increased by selection of superior genotypes from genetically diverse...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1951v1
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In publication of a controlled trial article from health science research, the abstract is an important part that readers usually read first and then decide whether to read the whole article; therefore, information provided in the abstract should be adequate. The...

["Agricultural Science","Veterinary Medicine","Clinical Trials","Evidence Based Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1945v1
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Background The wide use of pesticides raises concerns on the health risks associated with pesticide exposure. For developing countries, pesticide residues in vegetables and fruits have not been totally monitored. This study aims at providing comparison data on...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Food Science and Technology","Toxicology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1928v1
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Contact with and handling of burs (the flowering heads or infructescences) from the greater burdock (Arctium lappa L., Asteraceae) and other members of the same genus, is a potential hazard for humans, horses, and dogs. The minute, sharply-pointed, bristly pappus...

["Agricultural Science","Veterinary Medicine","Ophthalmology","Public Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1871v1
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