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The Lyonet’s gland is a widespread accessory labial gland in Lepidoptera. Albeit its function is ambiguous, the Lyonet’s gland arguably plays an important role in silk production. Our knowledge on the Lyonet’s gland in heliothine species is limited; it is apparently...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26455v1
34 downloads
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Quinoa cultivation has been expanded around the world in the last decade and is considered an exceptional crop with the potential of contributing to food security worldwide. The exceptional nutritional value of quinoa seeds relies on their high protein content,...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26439v1
15 downloads
52 views

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.26438v1
13 downloads
77 views

Plant-specific GRAS transcription factors diversely participate in the regulation of multiple biological processes including growth and development, signal cross-talking and biotic/abiotic responses. However, this gene family was not characterized detailed in pepper...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3522v1
14 downloads
62 views

Silk production by the Japanese silkworm is an important source of revenue for Japan but factors affecting its quality and production have has not been studied in detail. In the current study, we performed a quantitative study on 332 mountain Silkworm (Bombyx mori...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Biochemistry","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3516v1
12 downloads
56 views

Sapium sebiferum, a highly ornamental and bioenergy plant, is propagated by seed. Its seed coat contains germination inhibitors and needs long time stratification for germination. In this experiment, we discovered that S. Sebiferum seed coat (especially tegmen)...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3514v1
7 downloads
57 views

Background. Astragalus was a well-known traditional herbal medicine, widely used in human s , livestock and poultry in China and E ast Asia. Fermentation could improve health-promoting biological substance by probiotics. Methods. We investigated Astragalus that...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3512v1
137 downloads
332 views

Information on the genetic control of the quality traits of soft wheat (Triticum aestivum L. em. Thell) is essential for breeding. Gluten strength is a measure of quality and has particular relevance to soft wheat as identity-preserved programs for strong-gluten...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3466v1
35 downloads
98 views

Most cropland in the U.S. is characterized by large monocultures, whose productivity is maintained through a strong reliance on costly tillage, external fertilizers, and pesticides ( Schipanski et al., 2016 ) . Despite this, farmers have developed a regenerative...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3464v1
32 downloads
110 views

Ornithogalum mosaic virus (OrMV) has a wide host range and affects the production of a variety of ornamentals. In this study, the coat protein (CP) gene of OrMVwas used to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the evolution of this virus. The 36 OrMV...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Virology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3463v1
79 downloads
126 views

Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is a traditional fiber crop, which is becoming one of the most important industrial fibers, with a promising future in many fields. To accelerate the breeding of hemp cultivars with increased fiber content, it is important to establish...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3458v1
28 downloads
131 views

Myogenesis is a complicated process, which is regulated by numerous regulators. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are conserved non-coding RNAs of ~22 nucleotides, which regulate post-transcriptional gene expression in many physiological and pathophysiological processes. Recent...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3454v1
39 downloads
94 views

This paper selected clonal cutting seedlings from the F1 hybrid varieties of Physocarpus amurensis Maxim (♀) × Physocarpus opulifolius “Diabolo” (♂) as research material to study the response of the photosynthetic gas exchange parameters and chlorophyll fluorescence...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3440v1
35 downloads
118 views

Background. Type 2 diabetes, a chronic disease to which susceptibility is hereditary, is characterized by insulin resistance accompanied by defective insulin secretion. Mouse models, especially transgenic mice, play an important role in medical research. However,...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Histology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3437v1
34 downloads
114 views

The Kaidu-Konqi River Basin was chosen as the study site in this paper in order to investigate suitable scales of natural and artificial oases with a specified water resource and water quantity planned by the local government. Combined with remote-sensing images...

["Agricultural Science","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3430v1
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