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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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This study focused on the alterations that occur in larval molluscan cells during the induction or inhibition of apoptosis both in standard culture conditions and in response to cold injury during the induction of different death pathways. This is the first report...

["Cell Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27100v1
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Programmed cell death signaling networks are frequently activated to coordinate the process of cell differentiation, and a variety of apoptotic events can mediate the process. This can include the ligation of death receptors, the activation of downstream caspases,...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27080v1
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Background: Increasingly interests in the potential use of insect symbionts Wolbachia to control populations of pest species were focused on many vector pest species and agricultural insects. However, few pieces of researches were reported in stored product insects....

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27059v1
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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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Sequences and structural attributes of mitochondrial genomes have played a key role in the clarification of relationships among Cnidaria, a key phylum of early-diverging animals. Among the major lineages of Cnidaria, Ceriantharia ("tube anemones") remains one of...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27042v1
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Duma florulenta and Acacia stenophylla are two ecologically important but understudied species that naturally occur on the floodplains and riverbanks of Australia’s arid and semi-arid river systems. This paper describes the discovery and characterization of 12...

["Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27027v1
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Deep sea lobsters are highly valued for seafood and provide the basis of important commercial fisheries in many parts of the world. Despite their economic significance, relatively little is known about their natural diets. Microscopic analyses of foregut content...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26667v2
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Background. Pelagic pteropods Limacina helicina are widespread and can play an important role in the food webs and in biosedimentation in Arctic and Subarctic ecosystems. Previous publications have shown differences in the genetic structure of populations of L....

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27016v1
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Macronycteris commersonii (Hipposideridae), a bat species endemic to Madagascar, is widespread across the island, utilising open woodland, degraded habitats, and forested areas from sea level to 1325 m. We investigated the fine-scale phylogeographic history and...

["Biogeography","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27004v1
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This detailed analysis provides an insight into aging processes in the human organism. The developmental program that controls the regulation of gene expression through epigenetic modifications leads to cellular senescence in the latter life. This epigenetic development...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26998v1
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The processes of association and dissociation of ribosomal subunits are of great importance for the protein biosynthesis. The mechanistic details of these processes, however, are not well known. In bacteria, upon translation termination, ribosome dissociates into...

["Biochemistry","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26997v1
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Human primary T cells are invaluable and feasible model systems to study the characteristics of the immune cells in various contexts, including but not limited to cancer immunotherapy. Following isolation of T cells from fresh human blood samples, it is possible...

["Cell Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26993v1
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