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Many Zika virus (ZIKV) pathogenesis-related studies have focused primarily on virus-driven pathology and neurotoxicity, instead of considering the possibility of pathogenesis as an (unintended) consequence of host innate immunity: specifically, as the side-effect...

["Bioinformatics","Neuroscience","Virology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27401v1
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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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Landscape composition and structure influence animal movement, which in turn can affect transmission of their diseases. Spatio-temporal variation in host diffusion, caused by landscape heterogeneity, is thus expected to generate corresponding phylogeographic patterns...

["Evolutionary Studies","Parasitology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27260v1
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Complete genome sequence of new virulent actinophages belonging to Streptomyces flavovirens We report biological and physiochemical features and use NGS to provide the complete annotated genomes for two new strains (Sf1 and Sf3) of the virulent phage Streptomyces...

["Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27186v1
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Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies provide unique possibilities for the comprehensive assessment of the environmental diversity of bacteriophages. Several Bacillus bacteriophages have been isolated, but very few Bacillus megaterium bacteriophages have...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27171v1
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In order to detect and simultaneously discriminate PCV1, PCV2 and PCV3, a multiplex PCR assay was developed and used to detect clinical samples in this study. Each of target genes of PCV1, PCV2 and PCV3 was amplified using the designed primers, while no other porcine...

["Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27145v1
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In an organism, be it plant, animal or human, almost every gene has its own promoter sequence, which is typified as a DNA stretch that controls how a gene is expressed in a cell. Hence, the activity of a promoter controls in which cell type, during which developmental...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Genetics","Plant Science","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27096v2
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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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Viruses encoding a replication-associated protein (Rep) within a covalently closed, single-stranded (ss)DNA genome are among the smallest viruses known to infect eukaryotic organisms, including economically valuable agricultural crops and livestock. Although circular...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27093v1
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The coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi forms some of the largest phytoplankton blooms in the ocean. The rapid demise of these blooms has been linked to viral infections. E. huxleyi abundance, distribution, and nutritional status make them an important food source...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology","Virology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26851v1
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Barley yellow dwarf virus-PAV (BYDV-PAV) is one of the major viruses causing a widespread and serious viral disease affecting cereal crops. To gain a better understanding of plant defence mechanisms of BYDV resistance genes ( Bdv2 and Yd2 ) against BYDV-PAV infection,...

["Agricultural Science","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26764v1
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Two recent researches described the spread of East/Central/South African (ECSA) lineage of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in the Northeastern and Southeastern Brazil (Charlys da Costa et al. 2017, Cunha et al. 2017) . Initial studies in Northern Brazil, as observed...

["Virology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26707v1
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Background. Human papillomavirus (HPV) exhibits epithelial and mucosal tropism. HPV type 17 belongs to the Betapapillomavirus genus and molecular cloning experiments have identified two subtypes (17a and 17b) isolated from epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV)....

["Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26675v1
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Honey bee colonies suffer from various pathogens, including honey bee viruses. About 24 viruses have been reported so far. However, six of them are considered to cause severe infection which inflicts heavy losses on beekeeping. The aim of this study is to detect...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Genetics","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26595v1
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Swine are economically important food animals, but highly contagious enteric viruses can affect entire swine herds and contribute significantly to piglet morbidity and mortality. The most frequent viruses associated with pig gastroenteritis have been reported as...

["Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3515v1
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