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In an organism, be it plant, animal or human, almost every gene has its own promoter sequence, which is typified as a DNA stretch that controls how a gene is expressed in a cell. Hence, the activity of a promoter controls in which cell type, during which developmental...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Genetics","Plant Science","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27096v2
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Background. Saccharum officinarum is the most significant resource for sugar and high-yield genes in sugarcane breeding programs. However, the unknown information of evolution and genome organization remain largely in the sugarcane, which has limited progress in...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27092v1
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Rapid and transient changes in pH frequently occur in soil, impacting dissolved organic matter (DOM) and other chemical attributes such as redox and oxygen conditions. Although we have detailed knowledge on microbial adaptation to long-term pH changes, little is...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26903v2
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Starch branching enzyme (SBE), which is one of the key enzymes associated with amylopectin biosynthesis, plays important roles in variable biological processes. Despite its importance, SBE is rarely studied in the banana (Musa acuminata L.) which is a typical starchy...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27045v1
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Septoria nodorum blotch occurs in wheat-growing areas worldwide, but the disease is more prevalent in areas with warm and moist weather, such as the southeastern United States, parts of Europe, southern Brazil, and Australia. The disease affects both the quantity...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27039v2
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Background. Perennial ryegrass is a cool-season grass species from the family Poaceae and is widely cultivated in temperate regions because it exhibits rapid growth and establishment, and possesses high forage quality. The extension of the growing season in Ireland...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26620v2
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The success of intervention projects in ecological systems depends not only on the quality of a management strategy, but also how that strategy plays out among decision makers. Impact network analysis (INA) is a framework for evaluating the likely regional success...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Epidemiology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27037v1
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Biological control constitutes one of the world’s prime ecosystems services, and can provide long-term and broad-scale suppression of invasive pests, weeds and pathogens in both natural and agricultural environments. Following (very few) widely-documented historic...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27009v1
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Spurs are a testosterone-dependent secondary sexual characteristic of male chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) and are used as ‘weapons’ in intra-sexual fighting. While predominantly a male feature, they are also found in a small number of females. Here we show...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26994v1
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Background. Phyllotreta striolata is a worldwide pest that harms cruciferous vegetables. The use of pathogenic microorganisms to control pests is an important means of biological control. Using pathogenic microorganisms to prevent and control P. striolata has rarely...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26989v1
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This objective of this study was to quantify consumption of clothianidin-treated corn seed by birds following standard planting practices. Post-planting seed counts on 21 fields in southwestern Ontario, Canada, demonstrated that a small proportion of total sown...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26986v1
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Background: Laccases, copper-based polyphenol oxidases, played vital roles in lignin and humus degradation as well as fruiting body formation and stress response. Sixteen putative laccase genes (Lacc1-Lacc16) were reported in the genome of white-rot fungus Ganoderma...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26982v1
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Background. Intramuscular fat (IMF) is an important economic trait for pork quality and a complex quantitative trait regulated by multiple genes. The objective of this work was to investigate the novel transcriptional effects of a multigene pathways on IMF deposition...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26976v1
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We introduce Julia package ospats+ for optimal sampling design in the context of farm-scale soil carbon auditing. The main difference with package ospats is that ospats+ maximises the expected profit for the farmer, rather than the statistical criterion of estimation...

["Agricultural Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26964v2
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Climate change has profoundly impacted tropical ecosystems, critical for sustaining economies and community livelihoods at local to global scales. Rapid population growth has further negatively impacted natural resource management and upsetting the socio-ecological...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Climate Change Biology","Natural Resource Management","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26963v2
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