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Background Our team discovered that Prochlorococcus can take up glucose, in a process that changes the transcriptional pattern of several genes involved in glucose metabolization. We have also shown that glcH encodes a very high affinity glucose transporter, and...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27423v1
104 downloads
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Objectives. Grb2-associated binder 1 (Gab1), a scaffolding adaptor protein, plays an important role in transmitting key signals that control cell growth, migration, and function from multiple tyrosine kinase receptors. This study was designed to investigate the...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27417v1
200 downloads
155 views

Dispersal is a central process in ecology and evolution. It strongly influences the dynamics of spatially structured populations, by affecting population growth rate and local colonization-extinction processes. Dispersal can also influence evolutionary processes...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27394v1
25 downloads
81 views

The exploring of biological processes in vitro under conditions of macromolecular crowding is a way to achieve an understanding of how these processes occur in vivo. In this work, we study the unfolding of the fluorescent probe iRFP713 in crowded environment in...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27368v1
103 downloads
146 views

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in plant resistance to pathogen infections. However, little is known about the role of miRNAs in banana Fusarium wilt, which is the most economically devastating disease in banana production. In the present study, we identified...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27369v1
50 downloads
199 views

Photoperiodic flowering aligns plant reproduction to favourable seasons of the year to maximise successful production of seeds and grains. However understanding of this process in the temperate legumes of the Fabaceae family, which are important both agriculturally...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27366v1
39 downloads
119 views

Understanding the population dynamics of invasive processes has become a pressing concern in a highly connected world faced with ongoing climate change and increased exotic species introduction. In Chile, the invasive freshwater benthic diatom Didymosphenia geminata...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Freshwater Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27330v1
31 downloads
95 views

Background: HOXC6 is a member of the HOX gene family. The elevated expression of this gene occurs in prostate and breast cancers. However, the role of HOXC6 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) remains largely uninvestigated.Methods: The expression of HOXC6...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27324v1
110 downloads
251 views

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
85 downloads
101 views

Lycium chinense Mill, an important Chinese herbal medicine, is emphasized as a healthy food and is widely used as a dietary supplement. Here we sequenced and analyzed the complete chloroplast (CP) genome of the L. chinense, which is 155,756 bp in length and with...

["Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27305v1
48 downloads
400 views

Hyblaea puera (Lepidoptera: Hyblaeidae), is considered as a serious pest of teak in India and other tropical regions. It causes entire defoliation of teak trees and results in huge timber loss thereby decreasing forest productivity. Hyblaea puera Nucleopolyhedrovirus...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27290v1
38 downloads
102 views

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
42 downloads
124 views

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
208 downloads
316 views

Early detection is paramount for attempts to remove invasive non-native species (INNS). Traditional methods rely on physical sampling and morphological identification, which can be problematic when species are in low densities and/or are cryptic. The use of environmental...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Molecular Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27284v1
66 downloads
218 views

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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