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We present survey questions useful for describing agricultural seed systems. The questions are designed so that they can be used for standardized comparisons among seed systems, addressing both networks for seed movement and networks for the communication of information...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Plant Science","Statistics","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2806v1
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Plant sexual reproduction is a complicated and a key biological process with profuse interactions between pollen and pistil. This process determines whether fertilization will be successful or not and thus affect the seed setting. To explore the reason why L. chinense...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2803v1
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Registration dossiers for 11678 industrial chemicals were retrieved from the database of the European Chemicals Agency, of which 3566 provided a numerical entry for the corresponding predicted no effect concentration for the freshwater environment (PNEC). A distribution-based...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2785v1
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Background. The red gum lerp psyllid Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), an eucalypt insect pest from Australia, was reported in Brazil in 2003. This study evaluated damage patterns of this pest and the parasitism rates of Psyllaephagus bliteus...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2783v1
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The paper presents the ecotoxicological assessment and environmental risk evaluation of complex pesticide mixtures occurring in freshwater ecosystems in southern Sweden. The evaluation is based on the data collected between 2002 and 2013 by the Swedish pesticide...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2779v1
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The nutritional and antinutritional compositions (phytochemical, proximate, mineral, digestibility, functional properties, phytate, tannins and oxalate.) of Delonix regia seed were determined. The results showed that the sample, has high protein content, Ca, Na,...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2764v1
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Harding grass (Phalaris aquatica), an invasive non-native species of bunchgrass, has been introduced to grasslands in many regions of California, particularly those with a history of disturbance, such as tilling and grazing. Due do the invasive nature of Harding...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2756v1
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Late-ripening characteristics of a fruit is a good agronomic trait for extending both the harvest period and marketing time. However, underlying molecular basis of the late-ripening mechanism in fruit is largely unknown. In this study, RNA sequencing (RNA-seq)...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2744v1
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Background: Food preservation is essential to the growing world population, food economy. Freezing is a commonly used method for food preservation. While extending the life of the product, freezing has detrimental effects. It is causing loss of food weight and...

["Agricultural Science","Biophysics","Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2740v1
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Plant materials have long been utilized for human use because of their wide range of physical properties and incredible mechanical efficiency as eco-friendly structures. One example of their use today is the practice of using the sturdy leaves of Pandanus tectorius...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2732v1
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Cobia, Rachycentron canadum, is an important recreational marine fish of growing popularity in the aquaculture industry. Knowledge of the impact of environment on their fatty acids (FAs) utilization may contribute to the understanding their feeding in culture condition...

["Agricultural Science","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2726v1
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In order to understand the distribution and prevalence of Ommatissus lybicus (Homoptera: Tropiduchidae) as well as analyse their current biographical patterns and predict their future spread, comprehensive and highly sophisticated information on the environmental,...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2716v1
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Background: Geminivirus (family Geminiviridae) is a prevalent plant virus that imperils agriculture globally, causing serious damage to the livelihood of farmers, particularly in developing countries. The virus evolves rapidly, attributing to its single-stranded...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2705v1
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Plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB) can modify plant growth and increase nutrient uptake. This study focuses on additional applications for PGPB in pre-harvest and post-harvest biotechnology.In this study a Bacillus sp. were exposed to urea, cobalt, and iron...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2611v1
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Water quality benchmarks are developed by many jurisdictions worldwide with the general goal of identifying concentrations that protect aquatic communities. Imidacloprid is a widely-used neonicotinoid insecticide for which benchmark values vary widely between North...

["Agricultural Science","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2584v1
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