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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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Agriculture is one of the main drivers of land conversion and agriculture practices can impact on microbial diversity. Here we characterized the phyllosphere fungal diversity associated with Carmenere grapevines under conventional and organic agricultural management....

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26928v1
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RNA interference (RNAi) technology may be useful for developing new crop protection strategies against the soybean pod borer (SPB; Leguminivora glycinivorella), which is a critical soybean pest in northeastern Asia. Immune-related genes have been recently identified...

["Agricultural Science","Developmental Biology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26923v2
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Sweet potato is a major food security crop within sub-Saharan Africa where 90 % of Africa’s sweet potato production occurs. One of the major limitations of sweet potato production are viral infections. In this study, we used a combination of whole genome sequences...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26909v1
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Corn silage is an important feed for intensive ruminant production but the growing of corn has relied heavily on the use of chemical fertilizer. Sustainable crop production requires a careful management of all nutrient sources available in a farm, particularly...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26905v1
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Background: Endornaviruses are non-pathogenic viruses infecting multiple agricultural important crops including legumes, with global distribution. However, there is an absence on the complete genome of endornaviruses from legumes in particular with the sub-Saharan...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26904v1
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We used potassium hydroxide (KOH) to induce rapid soil pH changes and then observed microbial community change over 48 hours in anaerobic conditions before measuring denitrification enzyme activity (DEA). Soil pH was elevated from 4.7 to 6.7, 8.3 or 8.8, straddling...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26903v1
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There is a growing concern about the status and trends of animal pollinators worldwide. Pollinators provide a key service to both wild plants and crops by mediating their reproduction, so pollinator conservation is of fundamental importance to conservation and...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26898v1
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Introduction: The endoparasitoid Tetrastichus howardi (Olliff, 1893) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) can be reared with the alternative host Tenebrio molitor (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Host storage at low temperatures can regulate parasitoid production...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26865v1
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Recent work suggests that resource economic traits might help predict the strength and direction of plant-soil feedback interactions, both in natural systems and in agriculture. However, there are many competing hypotheses to explain the effects of plant resource...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26839v1
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