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Post-harvest biotechnology is a growing industry. Many farmers are looking for economic and organic methods to preserve crops while effectively decreasing post-harvest losses. Previous studies suggested Rhodococcus rhodochrous DAP 96253 specifically cultured on...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3398v1
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Introduction: Tissue engineering is being redesigned through promising studies that present great potential to create biomaterials capable of forming functional tissues. The cellular expansion and integration depends very much on the quality and adequacy of the...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3329v1
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Celiac disease is a chronic condition, which can be described as inflammatory and autoimmune. The well-known treatment is a lifelong gluten-free diet, but it can be not totally effective for a high percentage of the patients. The aim of this work is to approach...

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Computational Biology","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3315v1
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In industry, the yeast Rhodotorula mucilaginosa is commonly used for the production of carotenoids. The production of carotenoids is important because they are used as natural colorants in food and some carotenoids are precursors of retinol (vitamin A). However,...

["Biotechnology","Genomics","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3219v2
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Background. Pesticidal RNAs silencing critical gene function have great potential in pest management, but the benefits of this technology must be weighed against non-target organism risks. Methods. Published studies that developed pesticidal dsRNAs were collated...

["Biotechnology","Ecology","Entomology","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3287v1
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Sargassum sp., a marine brown macroalgae, is an efficient sorbent for various heavy metals at high concentrations. However, the efficiency at which seaweed removes heavy metals from dilute solutions and the effect of ammonium on metal removal is not well understood;...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1228v2
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Plant defensins are known for different biological functions such as insect resistance, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activities. The role of plant defensins against weevils is based on inhibitor of alpha-amylase activity in weevil gut, therefore, weevils...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3264v2
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Scale transcends multiple levels of biological and physical organization, and is the critical factor that determines success of any scientific investigation. Specifically, the scale at which a question is posed plays a crucial role in influencing the type of experiments...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3261v1
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Microfluidic cell culture chambers have enabled the isolation, culture and growth of various species of microorganisms and human cells. However, based on elastomers such as poly(dimethyl siloxane) (PDMS), these culture devices are not readily amenable to imaging...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3245v1
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Single cell studies increasing reveal myriad cellular subtypes beyond those postulated or observed through optical and fluorescence microscopy as well as DNA sequencing studies. While gene sequencing at the single cell level offer a path towards illuminating, in...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3193v1
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Zeta potential, defined as the electric charge at the shear plane, is widely used as a proxy parameter for bacterial cell surface charge. Nonspecific adsorption of ions or polyelectrolytes onto the cell surface, however, alters the value and polarity of the measured...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.110v7
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Microbes for environmental research should be cultured in growth media with characteristics (e.g., pH, ionic strength, and ionic composition) as close to their original habitat as possible. Additionally, the medium should also enable high cell density to be obtained,...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1406v6
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Extensive investigations over the recent decades have established the anatomical, biomechanical and functional importance of the meniscus in the knee joint. As a functioning part of the joint, it serves to prevent the deterioration of articular cartilage and subsequent...

["Biotechnology","Kinesiology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3111v1
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Survival of microbes on various surfaces and environment is a question of importance to basic science, as well as health care, water treatment and distribution, ecology, and search for life in other planetary bodies. To this end, various model organisms, known...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3103v1
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Understanding how structural and functional alterations of individual tissues impact on whole-joint function is challenging, particularly in humans where direct invasive experimentation is difficult. Finite element computational models produce quantitative predictions...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3050v1
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