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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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Background. Methylmalonic acidemia is a rare inborn error of metabolism caused by mutations in methylmalonyl−CoA mutase (MUT) gene. As intermediate of propionate metabolism, MUT converts methylmalonyl−CoA into succinyl−CoA, which enters the Krebs cycle. Downstream...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27335v1
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High-throughput sequencing is revolutionizing our ability to comprehensively characterize free-living and symbiotic Symbiodiniaceae, a diverse dinoflagellate group that plays a critical role in coral reef ecosystems. Most studies however, focus on a single marker...

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27313v1
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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 gut microbiota has been shown to have an important influence on host health. Microbial composition of the gut microbiota is modulated by diet and human habits. The composition of human gut microbiota changes with age; and alterations in this composition may...

["Biotechnology","Genomics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27252v1
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Growing microorganisms for laboratory experiments or industrial biotechnological process is an activity which involves the use of bioreactors. Although there are many commercially available equipment, most of them lack the flexibility of an open-source solution....

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27150v1
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Microbes live in communities known as biofilm on many surfaces. Thus, understanding the spatially-resolved intercellular communication and signalling link would be important to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms that govern the division of labour within biofilm...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27117v1
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The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) issued a Decision that makes the use of externally applied double-stranded (ds)RNA molecules on eukaryotic cells or organisms technically out of scope of legislation on new organisms, because in its view...

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology","Legal Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27108v1
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The WD40 gene family in Prunusmume was identified by bioinformatics analysis., The evolution and function of WD40 gene family were predicted by phylogenetic analysis, chromosome localization analysis, protein sequence analysis, exon-intron structure analysis. The...

["Biotechnology","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27106v1
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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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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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Large culture volume in bioreactor necessitates aeration for providing sufficient oxygen for cell growth. Thus, extend of aeration and amount of anti-foam needed for suppressing foam formation are key parameters determining the success of bioreactor fermentation....

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27014v1
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Many pressing medical challenges - such as diagnosing disease, enhancing directed stem cell differentiation, and classifying cancers - have long been hindered by limitations in our ability to quantify proteins in single cells. Mass-spectrometry (MS) is poised to...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Computational Biology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26821v2
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Intact biomolecules carry its identity through its atomic constituents and mass, while fragmented biomolecules require reconstruction for their identity to be retrieved. Hence, for profiling biomolecules in mixtures, the goal would be the gentle ionization of biomolecules...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26983v1
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