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Aggression is a serious behavioral disorder in domestic dogs that endangers both dogs and humans. The underlying causes of canine aggression are poorly resolved and require illumination to ensure effective therapy. Recent research links the compositional diversity...

["Animal Behavior","Bioinformatics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26990v1
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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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Clustered regularly interspersed short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) is a natural defense system for bacteria and archaea against foreign DNA and RNA. Specifically, short snippets of foreign DNA or RNA are incorporated into protospacer adjacent motif (PAM) repeats...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26975v1
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Bacterial small non-coding RNAs (sRNAs) are involved in the control of several cellular processes. Hundreds of putative sRNAs have been identified in many bacterial species through RNA sequencing. The existence of putative sRNAs is usually validated by Northern...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26974v1
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Growth in minimal salts medium meant that a microorganism has the full repertoire of biosynthetic machinery for surviving in habitats lacking in vitamins and growth factors. This significantly expands the types of habitats suitable for colonization by the microbe....

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26970v1
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Overweight and obesity are considered as a major cause of various conditions related to metabolic syndrome. Yet, considering the complex interacting factors leading to pathogenicity and underlying mechanisms, it remains a poorly defined area. Some probiotics have...

["Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26959v1
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Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide with human papillomavirus (HPV) being the main cause of disease. Chromosomal amplifications have been identified as a source of upregulation of cervical cancer driver genes but cannot fully explain...

["Computational Biology","Microbiology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26957v1
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The most abundant and ubiquitous microbes in the surface ocean use light as an energy source, capturing it via complex chlorophyll-based photosystems or simple retinal-based rhodopsins. Studies in various ocean regimes compared the abundance of these mechanisms,...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26950v1
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LB Lennox medium is commonly used for bacterial cell culture, but the amount of biomass obtained while sufficient for molecular biology and biochemical studies, is insufficient for applied microbiology research. Thus, supplementation of LB Lennox with glucose is...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26949v1
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Coastal lagoons are highly productive ecosystems. However, coastal lagoons are experiencing the effects of human disturbances at an increasing rate. Bacteria are key ecological players within lagoons, yet little is known about the magnitude, patterns, and drivers...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26935v1
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Proteolysis is increasingly documented as a method of regulation of mitochondrial function. Our studies of rhomboidfamily proteins’ roles in organelles show that this is also the case in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum, in which four of these membrane-bound,...

["Cell Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26930v1
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Microbes are identified based on their distinguishing characteristics such as gene sequence or metabolic profile. Nucleic acid approaches such as 16S rRNA gene sequencing provide the gold standard method for microbial identification in the contemporary era. However,...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Computational Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3524v2
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Antibiotic resistance is medicine’s climate change: caused by human activity, and resulting in more extreme outcomes. Resistance emerges in microbial populations when antibiotics act on phenotypic variance within the population. This can arise from either genotypic...

["Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26925v1
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Background. Comparative genomics between closely related bacterial strains can distinguish important features determining pathogenesis, antibiotic resistance, and phylogenetic structure. The Streptococcus genus is relevant to public health and food safety and it...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26665v2
36 downloads
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Coping with nutritional stress is essential for cell survival, of which many strategies at the cellular level lend support for ensuring the survival of the population at a particular habitat. One postulated mechanism is swarming motility in bacterial cells, where,...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Cell Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26914v1
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