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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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Root hairs are unicellular elongations of certain rhizodermal cells that improve the uptake of sparingly soluble and immobile soil nutrients. Among different Arabidopsis thaliana genotypes, root hair density, length and the local acclimation to low inorganic phosphate...

["Agricultural Science","Cell Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2267v1
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Musk secretion in male musk deer is regarded as a propitious mode of sexual election to attract a greater number of females. However, the genetic mechanisms of musk secretion are still poorly understood and unresolved making it necessary to elucidate the possible...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Genomics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2252v1
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Motivation. Even after years from the first completion of genomes by sequencing, comparative genomics still remains a challenge, also enhanced by the availability of numerous draft genomes with still poor annotation quality. The detection of ortholog genes between...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2208v1
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The potential of soils to naturally suppress inherent plant pathogens is an important ecosystem function. Usually, pathogen infection assays are used for estimating the suppressive potential of soils. In natural soils, however, co-occurring pathogens might simultaneously...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Microbiology","Plant Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2156v1
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Conventional soil nutrient guidelines are higher than needed to produce high quality turfgrass. Although there have been repeated calls for more turfgrass soil calibration research, it is not practical to conduct conventional soil test calibrations for this global...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2144v1
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This experiment was conducted to determine the bioavailability of D-methionine (Met) relative to L-Met for nursery pigs using the slope-ratio assay. A total of 50 crossbred barrows with an initial BW of 13.5 kg (SD = 1.0) were used in an N balance study. A Met-deficient...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2130v1
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Recent meta-analyses of plant responses to biochar boast positive average effects of between 10 and 40 %. Plant responses, however, vary greatly across systems, and null or negative biochar effects are increasingly reported. The mechanisms responsible for such...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2123v1
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Background. The visual ecology of pest insects is poorly studied compared to the role of odour cues in determining their behaviour. Furthermore, the combined effects of both odour and vision on insect orientation are frequently ignored, but could impact behavioural...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2110v1
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Background: Phytoalexins are the secondary metabolites produced in crop plants after the attack of necrotizing pathogens. They are aimed to support homeostasis in stressed plants. Proteins are also part of this regime that is manipulated according to the type of...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2105v1
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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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