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Sapodilla has many uses from medicinal to dietary utilization. In recent years emphasis is focused on product diversification by development of value added sapodilla products to enhance its economic value. This study was carried out to investigate the effect of...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1777v1
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Background. The age of an insect strongly influences many aspects of behavior and reproduction. This interaction is epitomized in the temporal polyethism of honey bees in which young adult bees perform nurse and maintenance duties within the colony, while older...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1773v1
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Background. Ruminants are successful herbivorous mammals, in part due to their specialized forestomachs, the rumen complex, which facilitates the conversion of feed to soluble nutrients by micro-organisms. Is the rumen complex a modified stomach expressing new...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1766v1
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The climate of Majuro Atoll is stable, and the soil is coral sand which has low levels of organic matter and nutrients and high percolation rates. This relatively stress-free climate and simple soil environment provides ideal conditions for the study of organic...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1764v1
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The replication of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is dependent on the virus-encoded 3C protease (3Cpro). As in other picornaviruses, 3Cpro performs most of the proteolytic processing of the polyprotein expressed from the single open reading frame in the RNA...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1750v1
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Background. Ruminants are successful herbivorous mammals, in part due to their specialized forestomachs, the rumen complex, which facilitates the conversion of feed to soluble nutrients by micro-organisms. Is the rumen complex a modified stomach expressing new...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1742v1
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Heavy losses incited yearly by Alternaria brassicicola on the vegetable Brassicaceae – have prompted our search for sources of genetic resistance against the pathogen and the resultant disease, dark leaf spot. We optimized several parameters to test the performance...

["Agricultural Science","Cell Biology","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1360v2
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In this research, some physical (leaf area, leaf width, stalk width, plant mass, moisture) and mechanical properties (tear resistance, puncture resistance), color parameters (L*, a*, b*, YI) of Mibuna (Brassica rapavar. Nipposinica) and Mizuna (Brassica rapa var....

["Agricultural Science","Bioengineering","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1698v1
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Background: Pollination has a great effect on the yield of fruit trees. Blowflies are considered as an effective pollinator compared to hand pollination in fruit orchards. Therefore, this study was designed to evaluate the effect of different pollination methods...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1683v1
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Soil salinity is one of the most serious impediments to global agricultural productivity. Although most terrestrial plants are glycophytes which cannot tolerate high salt concentrations, a small fraction of species are halophytes. Exactly what allows these extremophile...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1668v1
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In the present study, we isolated and characterized the complete mitochondrial genome sequence of Brama japonica by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and primer-walking sequencing. The complete DNA was 17,009 bp in length and contained a typical set...

["Agricultural Science","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1667v1
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Mediterranean biomes are biodiversity hotspots and also have been historically related to wine production. During the last decades, land occupied by vineyards has increased considerably threatening these Mediterranean ecosystems. Land use change and agricultural...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1661v1
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Recently, selenium (Se) enriched mushrooms have been exploited as diary Se supplements, but our knowledge of the metabolism process during the Se enrichment process is far from complete. In this study, the uptake, toxicity and reduction of selenite in a widely...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1660v1
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Cucurbita pepo belongs to the Cucurbitaceae, the second-most large horticultural family of economic importance after Solanaceae. One major issue related to zucchini cultivation is the damage caused by aphids such as Aphis gossypii (Homoptera: Aphididae). The aim...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1635v1
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A wide variety of soil amendments like manures, compost, humic acid and bio-sorbents have been used to make nutrients available to crops as well as to protect them from toxic elements. Among soil amendments, biochar has been known to improve soil crumping, soil...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1631v1
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