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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
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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
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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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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
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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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Optogenetics is revolutionizing neuroscience but an often neglected effect of light stimulation of the brain is the generation of heat. In extreme cases, light-generated heat kills neurons but mild temperature changes alter neuronal function. In this work, we investigated...

["Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27248v1
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The owlflies (Family Ascalaphidae) belong to the Neuroptera but are often mistaken as dragonflies because of morphological characters. To date, only three mitochondrial genomes of Ascalaphidae, namely Libelloides macaronius; Ascaloptynx appendiculatus; Ascalohybris...

["Entomology","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27183v2
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Background: Sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) is a highly nutritious, tannin-containing, and tetraploid forage legume. Due to the lack of detailed transcriptomic and genomic information on this species, genetic and breeding projects for sainfoin improvement have...

["Agricultural Science","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27232v1
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The recent development of the CRISPR-Cas9-based gene drive has created the conditions to seriously consider this technology to solve one of the major environmental challenges in biodiversity conservation i.e. the control of invasive species. There is no efficient...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Molecular Biology","Synthetic Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27164v3
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Genomic instability can manifest due to both chromosomal rearrangements and gain and loss of entire chromosomes. One mechanism by which a carcinogen acts is by increasing the rate of mitotic spindle defects during proliferation. These defects can lead to chromosomal...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27177v1
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The viability of DNA metabarcoding for assessment of freshwater macrozoobenthos has been demonstrated over the past years. It matured to a stage where it can be applied to monitoring at a large scale, keeping pace with increased high throughput sequencing (HTS)...

["Molecular Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3456v5
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Tropomodulins (Tmods) are proteins that cap the slow growing (pointed) ends of actin filaments (F-actin). The basis for our current understanding of Tmod function comes from studies in cells with relatively stable and highly organized F-actin networks, leading...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Diabetes and Endocrinology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27172v1
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Cu pollution in coastal areas is a worldwide threat for aquatic communities. This study assesses the effects of Cu exposure on microbial diversity, community structure and functions of microbial communities in marine periphyton biofilms at environmental relevant...

["Bioinformatics","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27129v1
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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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In addition to encoding RNA primary structures, genomes also encode RNA secondary and tertiary structures that play roles in gene regulation and, in the case of RNA viruses, genome replication. Methods for the identification of functional RNA structures in genomes...

["Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27101v1
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