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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a kind of cancer with high incidence and often accompanied by intestinal flora imbalance. Many studies have shown that probiotics such as anthocyanins can regulate gut microbiome and improve disease. This study was designed to...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27429v1
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Background. Leaching of nutrients from agricultural areas is the main cause of water pollution and eutrophication of the Baltic Sea. A variety of remedial actions to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus losses from agricultural holdings and cultivated fields have been...

["Agricultural Science","Computational Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27419v1
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Superoxide dismutases (SODs) are a key antioxidant enzyme family, which plays a critical function in plant growth and development. Previously, this gene family has been investigated in Arabidopsis and rice. In the present study, it was the first time for us to...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27402v1
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The temperate climatic regions face the problem of waste accumulation due to lower environmental temperatures. However, these regions harbor cold active microbes viz. psychrotrophic proteolytic bacteria that play an important role in the degradation of protenaceous...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27391v1
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Background. Necrotic enteritis (NE) is caused by type A strains of the bacterium Clostridium perfringens. Total global economic losses to the poultry industry due to NE is estimated to be over 2 billion dollars annually. Traditionally, NE has been effectively controlled...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27390v1
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Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management (IPPM) advocates a pollinator-friendly approach to Integrated Pest Management (IPM), with emphasis on the need to protect pollinators from the harmful effects of chemical pesticides. However, in order to link the goals...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27346v1
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The citrus fruit fly Bactrocera (Tetradacus) minax is a major and devastating agricultural pest in Asian subtropical countries. Previous studies have shown that B. minax interacts with hosts via an efficient chemosensory system. However, knowledge regarding the...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Entomology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27297v1
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There is growing concern that some bee populations are in decline potentially threatening pollination security in agricultural and non-agricultural landscapes. Among the numerous causes associated with this trend nutritional stress, resulting from a mismatch between...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27291v1
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We obtained a white-peel eggplant (L6-5) by EMS mutation in our previous study, whose total anthocyanin content was significantly decreased as compared with that of wild-type (WT). To analyse the anthocyanin biosynthesis mechanism in eggplants, we analysed the...

["Agricultural Science","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27289v1
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Tea is one of three major non-alcoholic beverages that are popular all around the world. The economic value of the final tea product largely depends on the post-harvest physiology of tea leaves. The utilization of quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27287v1
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The 21st century will undeniably represent a major turn in the development of human societies, as Earth’s limiting resources can no longer support the current pace of material consumption (supplemental file S1). In this context, Ripple et al. (2017) identified...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ethical Issues","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27276v1
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Dorsoventral asymmetry of photosynthesis is important for light use patterns, but the asymmetry changes with environments. Photosynthetic asymmetry was have been intensively studied for their role in light use efficiency, but less is know about the impact of light...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27267v1
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Invertebrates make up 97-99% of biodiversity on Earth and contribute to multiple ecosystem services (ES) in both natural and human-dominated systems. One such service, biological control (BC) of herbivorous pests, is a core component of sustainable intensification...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Computational Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27238v1
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Background: Sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) is a highly nutritious, tannin-containing, and tetraploid forage legume. Due to the lack of detailed transcriptomic and genomic information on this species, genetic and breeding projects for sainfoin improvement have...

["Agricultural Science","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27232v1
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Habitat fragmentation is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity conservation and productivity, that are mediated by direct human impact. Its consequences include genetic depauperation, including phenomena such as inbreeding depression or reduction in genetic...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27222v1
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