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Symbiotic bacteria are common in insects and can affect various aspects of their hosts’ biology. Although the effects of insect symbionts have been clarified for various insect symbiosis models, due to the difficulty of cultivating them in vitro, there is still...

["Cell Biology","Entomology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2799v1
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Colony counting to estimate colony forming units (CFUs) is a standard microbiology procedure used for determining the number of viable microbes in a system. Typically this process is done manually, which is time consuming, tedious, and sometimes error prone. Alternate...

["Microbiology","Medical Genetics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2792v1
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Pseudomonas syringae pv. actinidiae (PSA) strain is a major problem for the kiwifruit industry worldwide. So far, 5 biovars of PSA have been identified, of which the most virulent form is biovar 3. This is the only biovar that has been detected in Chile, which...

["Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2787v1
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The human microbiome has demonstrated importance for health and functioning in living individuals. However the fate of the microbiome after death is poorly understood. In addition to a better understanding of microbe-mediated decomposition processes, postmortem...

["Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2777v1
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Due to the fragmentation of microbial information and the several branch of human activities encompassed by microorganism applications, a comprehensive approach for merging information on microbes is needed. Although on line service providers collect several data...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2766v1
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The filamentous fungus Rhizopus delemar naturally accumulates relatively high amounts of fumarate. Although the culture conditions that increase fumarate yields are well established, the network underlying the accumulation of fumarate is not yet fully understood....

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2742v1
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Ecosystem functions of rivers have been greatly impaired due to the negative effects of human actions on river structures in different regions of the Earth during the last decades. It is an urgent task to understand the complete structures and ecosystem functions...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2712v2
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Natural product libraries are important tools for drug discovery. However, until now, there has not been a system to allow projections of the potential number of hits from creating these libraries. The objective of this study was to develop a stochastic model system...

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Drugs and Devices","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2734v1
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Residence time (τ) is the average amount of time that particles spend in an ecosystem. Often estimated from the ratio of volume to flow rate, τ equates the physical environment with dynamics of growth. Here, we propose that τ is key to understanding relationships...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2727v1
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The biological activities of quinoxalone, a novel small molecular substance isolated from the broth of the myxobacterium Stigmatella eracta WXNXJ-B, was investigated. This study was designed to determine the anti-proliferative, apoptotic property of quinoxalone,...

["Biotechnology","Microbiology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2703v1
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Background: Lysyl oxidases (LOX) were studied mostly in mammals, whereas properties of recently found homologs in prokaryotic genomes remain enigmatic. Methods: LOX gene from Haloterrigena turkmenica has been cloned by PCR in a E. coli expression vector. Protein...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2691v1
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Marker gene sequencing of microbial communities has generated big datasets of microbial relative abundances varying across environmental conditions, sample sites and treatments. These data often come with putative phylogenies, providing unique opportunities to...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Microbiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2685v1
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Considering the difficulty of breeding endangered species in captivity relative to those in the wild, specific environmental factors such as availability of roaming space and nutrition may be important reasons contributing to the relative lack of procreation capability...

["Animal Behavior","Biochemistry","Conservation Biology","Microbiology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2686v1
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It has been reported that the intracellular pH of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is asymmetric between mother and daughter cells, and this asymmetry in pH underlies replicative aging and rejuvenation. S. cerevisiae growth morphology changes between...

["Cell Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2684v1
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Background: The gastrointestinal tract (GIT) microbiota is essential to metabolic health, and the prevalence of the Western diet (WD) high in fat and sugar is increasing, with evidence highlighting a negative interaction between the GIT and WD resulting in liver...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2681v1
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