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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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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.3219v1
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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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Background. Aspergillus niger along with many other lignocellulolytic fungi, has been widely used as a commercial workhorse for cellulase production. A fungal cellulase system generally includes three major classes of enzymes i.e. β-glucosidases, endoglucanases...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3044v1
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In recent years, the use of lectins for screening of potential biomarkers has gained increased importance in cancer research, given the development in glycobiology that highlights altered structural changes of glycans in cancer associated processes. Lectins, having...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3035v1
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Bacteria surface charge mediates important cell-environment and microbe-host interactions, and its accurate and precise measurement by microelectrophoresis requires removing metabolites adhered to the cell surface, where repeated centrifugation and washing by buffers...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.91v5
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The characteristics of the culture vessel determine, to a large extent, the type of growth medium suitable for use. For example, most growth media for high cell density cultivation are designed for expensive bioreactors operating either in continuous or fed-batch...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.117v5
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The maintenance of a G+C content that is higher than the mutational input to a genome supports the view that selection serves to increase G+C contents in many bacteria. Recent experimental evidence from Escherichia coli has demonstrated that selection for increasing...

["Biotechnology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3011v1
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