Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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The alpine grasslands on the Tibetan Plateau are sensitive and vulnerable to climate change. However, it is still unknown how precipitation use efficiency (PUE), the ratio of ANPP to precipitation, is related to community assembly of plant species, functional groups...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2472v1
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This is a study to assess the near perfect conditions in order to raise the greatest amount of Black Soldier Flies into adulthood. This is so that the amount of uses as Black Soldier flies as model organism increases. All genres of Black Soldier Flies were looked...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Developmental Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2466v1
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Dispersal events between habitat patches in a landscape mosaic can structure ecological communities and influence the functioning of agrosystems. Here we investigated whether short-distance dispersal events between vineyard and forest patches shape foliar fungal...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2458v1
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The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, is one of the most serious citrus pests worldwide due to its role as vector of huanglongbing or citrus greening disease. While some optimal plant species for ACP oviposition and development have been identified,...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2450v1
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Nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation (n-damo) is a recently discovered biological process, which has been arousing global attention because of its potential in minimizing greenhouse gases emissions. In this study, molecular biological techniques and potential...

["Agricultural Science","Bioengineering","Environmental Sciences","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2421v1
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Bemisia tabaci has become a major economic importance pest, affecting several crops worldwide. Among their natural enemies, species of Chrysopidae family, with larvae predators of different pests, are a very effective biological control agent. The developmental...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2417v1
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RNA interference (RNAi), a gene-silencing mechanism that involves providing double-stranded RNA molecules that match a specific target gene sequence, is now widely used in functional genetic studies. The potential application of RNAi-mediated control of agricultural...

["Agricultural Science","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2406v1
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There are various methods of pollination, such as wind and insects, in apricot. However, wind is not considered as an effective pollinating agent for apricot because of sticky pollens, and apricot needs insects to carry pollens from stamens to the stigma of another...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2396v1
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Sweetpotato (Ipomea batatans) is a food crop of global significance. The storage roots and foliage of crop are attacked by a wide range of pests and diseases. Whilst these are generally well controlled in developed countries using approaches such as clean planting...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2394v1
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Background. Maize (Zea mays) is C 4 tropical cereal and its adaptation to temperate climates can be problematic due to low soil temperatures at early stages of establishment. Methods. We report on a physiological and transcriptomic experiment on twelve maize varieties...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2372v1
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We study the glycosylation processes that convert initially toxic substrates to nutritionally valuable metabolites in the flavonoid biosynthesis pathway of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) seedlings. To estimate the reaction rates we use ordinary differential equations...

["Agricultural Science","Computational Biology","Food Science and Technology","Mathematical Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2077v2
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To assess the possible impact of transgenic poplar plantations on the ecosystem, we analyzed the frequency and distance of gene flow from a mature male transgenic Populus nigra carried Bacillus thuringiensis toxin gene (Bt-OE poplar) plantation, and the survival...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2335v1
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An 1H NMR-based metabolomic study was used to characterize 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Ningxia that were vinified in the same fermentation technique. The pattern recognition methods of principal component analysis (PCA)...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2332v1
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The rice XA21 receptor kinase confers robust resistance to the bacterial pathogen Xanthomonas oryzae pv. oryzae (Xoo). We developed a detached leaf infection assay to quickly and reliably measure activation of the XA21-mediated immune response using genetic markers....

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2289v1
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Urban agriculture (UA) is increasingly proposed as an environmentally friendly answer to global challenges including urbanization, public health, food security and climate change. We provide an overview of present evidence of ecosystem services delivered by UA...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Public Health","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2286v1
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