Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Understanding the genetic variability and dispersal capabilities of plant pathogens is important to better predict pathogen spread and virulence, especially under global change conditions. The outcome of host-pathogen interactions directly depends on the dispersal...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Mycology","Plant Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26985v1
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75 Years ago Arabidopsis thaliana was first suggested as a Model Plant – But how did Arabidopsis Col-0 become the standard natural accession? This is a short history of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. Columbia-0.

["Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26931v2
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Background. Carnivorous plants have been fascinating researchers with their unique characters and bioinspired applications. These include medicinal trait of some carnivorous plants with potentials for pharmaceutical industry. Methods. This review will cover recent...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26940v1
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Glacial–interglacial climate oscillations during the Pleistocene played a significant role in shifting species distributions. During this period (26 500 - 19 000 years ago) the sea level was 120 m lower than it is currently with large areas of the Southern African...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26927v1
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Euglena gracilis is an edible photosynthetic single-cell alga that can synthesize carotenoids. It is highly demanded to establish the technology to select and grow individual cells capable of synthesizing more carotenoids because it contributes to safe and inexpensive...

["Cell Biology","Microbiology","Plant Science","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26906v1
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Corn silage is an important feed for intensive ruminant production but the growing of corn has relied heavily on the use of chemical fertilizer. Sustainable crop production requires a careful management of all nutrient sources available in a farm, particularly...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26905v1
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During the last centuries, humans have transformed global ecosystems. With their temporal dimension, herbaria provide the otherwise scarce long-term data crucial to track ecological and evolutionary changes over these centuries of global change. The sheer size...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26886v1
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Research in Arabidopsis and other model species has uncovered mechanisms regulating important biological processes in plants. With the advent of high quality functional genomic resources in wheat it is now possible to use this knowledge for crop improvement directly...

["Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26877v1
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Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) is an ideal plant for fruit development and ripening research due to the rapid substantial changes in fruit color, aroma, taste and softening. To gain deeper insights into the genes that play a central regulatory role in strawberry...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26870v1
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Drought stress is one of the most important abiotic factors limiting crop productivity. A better understanding of the effects of drought on millet (Setaria italica L.) production, a model crop for studying drought tolerance, and the underlying molecular mechanisms...

["Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26860v1
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Recent work suggests that resource economic traits might help predict the strength and direction of plant-soil feedback interactions, both in natural systems and in agriculture. However, there are many competing hypotheses to explain the effects of plant resource...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26839v1
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Exogenous calcium is able to maintain photosynthesis level under low night temperature (LNT) stress. Nevertheless, the mechanism for supplementary calcium to mitigate photosynthesis barriers under LNT has not been as clear as expected so far. This study mainly...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Soil Science","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26834v1
200 downloads
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Background. Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) is a common phenotype in higher plants, which often is associated with rearrangements in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), and is widely used to produce hybrid seeds in a variety of valuable crop species. The CMS phenomenon...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26438v2
378 downloads
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Potential Natural Vegetation (PNV) is the vegetation cover in equilibrium with climate, that would exist at a given location non-impacted by human activities. PNV is useful for raising public awareness about land degradation and for estimating land potential. This...

["Biogeography","Computational Biology","Plant Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26811v1
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Wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) causes streak mosaic disease in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and has been an important constraint limiting wheat production in many regions around the world. Wsm2 is the only resistance gene discovered in wheat genome and has been...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26802v1
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