Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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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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Human food security requires the production of sufficient quantities of both high-quality protein and dietary energy. In a series of case-studies from New Zealand, we show that while production of food ingredients from crops on arable land can meet human dietary...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1841v1
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In this work, we studied the main characteristics of flowering, reproductive system and diversity of pollinators for the biofuel plant Jatropha curcas (L.) in a site of tropical southeastern Mexico, within its center of origin. The plants were monoecious with inflorescences...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1587v2
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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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