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Background. Understanding genetic diversity and population structure is critically important for the conservation and management of endangered species. These factors are particularly relevant for species with small populations and/or restricted ranges, such as...

["Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27038v2
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Speciation processes have long been inferred from phylogenetic, phylogeographic, and biogeographic pattern-driven perspectives. Now much current speciation research is attempting to more directly describe the underlying processes and mechanisms of divergence leading...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27279v1
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Background Cycas panzhihuaensis L. Zhou & S. Y. Yang (Cycadaceae) is an endangered gymnosperm species endemic in the dry-hot valley of Jinsha River basin from southwest China. Although the wild C. panzhihuaensis population from Panzhihua Cycad Natural Reserve is...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Plant Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27265v1
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Helicobacter pylori is a human pathogenic bacterium with a high genomic plasticity. Although the functional CRISPR-Cas system has not been found in its genome, CRISPR like loci have been recently identified. In this work, 53 genomes from different geographical...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27196v1
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Maize is an excellent model for the study of plant adaptation. Indeed, post domestication maize quickly adapted to a host of new environments across the globe. And work over the last decade has begun to highlight the role of the wild relatives of maize – the teosintes...

["Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27190v1
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Background. Mutations in C. elegans can produce visible and quantifiable defects in morphology, lifespan, and development. BRAP2/IMP (BRCA1-associated binding protein 2) has been characterized as an E3 ubiquitin ligase, a general cytoplasmic retention factor, a...

["Developmental Biology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27176v1
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Human activities such as trade and transport have increased considerably in the last decades, greatly facilitating the introduction and spread of non-native species at a global level. In the Iberian Peninsula, Fundulus heteroclitus, a small euryhaline coastal fish...

["Biogeography","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27174v1
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Background. Severe equine asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lung in horses similar to low-Th2 late-onset asthma in humans. This study aimed to determine the utility of RNA-Seq to call gene sequence variants, and to identify sequence variants or potential...

["Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3491v2
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Populus tremuloides is the widest-ranging tree species in North America, and an ecologically important component of mesic forest ecosystems displaced by the Pleistocene glaciations. Using phylogeographic analyses of genome-wide SNPs (34,796 SNPs, 183 individuals)...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27162v1
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The antibacterial agent Triclosan (TCS) is an ubiquitous environmental contaminant due to its widespread use. Sensitivity to TCS varies substantially among eu- and pro-karyotic species and its risk for the marine environment remains to be better elucidated. In...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27125v1
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Phylogenetic comparative methods (PCMs), especially ones based on linear models, have played a central role in understanding species’ trait evolution. These methods, however, usually assume that phylogenetic trees are known without error or uncertainty, but this...

["Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Taxonomy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1216v2
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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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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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The Chinese jujube (Ziziphus jujuba Mill.) originates from sour jujube (Ziziphus acidojujuba Mill.) and is an economically important genus in the Rhamnaceae family. However, little is known about the genetic relationship between jujube cultivars and wild species....

["Biodiversity","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27088v1
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