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Hormones play an important role in the regulation of physiological, developmental and behavioural processes. Many of these mechanisms in insects, however, are still not well understood. One way to investigate hormonal regulation is to analyse gene expression patterns...

["Entomology","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3104v1
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Scientific terms should be as accurate and meaningful as possible for both researchers and the general science readership. Currently, some scientific terms do not properly describe the activity or function to which they are associated to, being frequently characterized...

["Biochemistry","Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3102v1
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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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Recently, a novel phenomenon of horizontal gene transfer of helicase-encoding sequence from positive-stranded RNA viruses to LINE transposons in insect genomes was described. TRAS family transposons encoding an ORF2 protein, which comprised all typical functional...

["Entomology","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3101v1
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Structure and diversity of microbial communities are an important research topic in biology, since microbes play essential roles in the ecology of various environments. Different DNA isolation protocols can lead to data bias and can affect results of next-generation...

["Genetics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3073v1
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Role of glial cells in pain modulation has recently gathered attention. The objective of this study was to determine healthy spinal microglia and astrocyte morphology and disposition in equine spinal cord dorsal horns using Iba-1 and GFAP/Cx-43 immunofluorescence...

["Molecular Biology","Neuroscience","Veterinary Medicine","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3066v1
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Highly conserved DNA (where selection has most consistently punished variation) is comprised of elements of life’s code where mutations pose an especially highly risk. Thus, any difference between homologous chromosomes in these regions can warn of a potentially...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3054v2
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Chlamydia trachomatis is usally isolated only from humans and is often infected together with other sexually transmitted diseases(STD). C. trachomatis is a serious disease which infects 500 million people per year globally and causes blindness in 7 to 9 million...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Immunology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3056v1
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Population genetic analyses of the invasive pantropical earthworm P. corethrurus populations will contribute significantly to better understand the ecology and especially the reproductive system of this species. Using 34 polymorphic ISSR markers the genetic diversity...

["Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Soil Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3024v1
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Species diversity of metazoan bulk samples can be rapidly assessed using Cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) metabarcoding. However, in cases where only degraded DNA is available, e.g. from poorly conserved museum specimens, eDNA filtered from water or gut content analyses,...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3037v1
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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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The invasion of the western Atlantic Ocean by the Indo-Pacific red lionfish (Pterois volitans) has had devastating consequences for marine ecosystems. Estimating the number of colonizing lionfish can be useful in identifying the introduction pathway and can inform...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3033v1
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Background. The current study aims to explore the effects of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) on the microRNA (miRNA) expression profile in kidney tissues in a murine diabetic nephropathy (DN) model, and to investigate the possible underlying mechanisms....

["Genomics","Molecular Biology","Diabetes and Endocrinology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3026v1
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Correct identification of forensically important insects, such as flies in the family Calliphoridae, is a crucial step for them to be used as evidence in legal investigations. Traditional identification based on morphology has been effective, but has some limitations...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3014v1
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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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