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Introduction: The endoparasitoid Tetrastichus howardi (Olliff, 1893) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) can be reared with the alternative host Tenebrio molitor (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Host storage at low temperatures can regulate parasitoid production...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26865v1
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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
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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
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Background Bioactive peptides can prevent damage associated with oxidative stress in the human body when consumed regularly. Recently year, peptides have attracted immense interest because of their beneficial functional properties, safety and little or no side...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26816v1
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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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The production of lignocellulosic ethanol is one of the most promising alternatives to fossil fuels, however, this technology still faces many challenges related to the viability of the alcohol in the market. In this paper the endocarp of buriti fruit was assessed...

["Agricultural Science","Bioengineering","Food, Water and Energy Nexus"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26777v1
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Changes to the Silkworm axon initiation segment in frequently firing neurons are known to be important predictors of silk production in the Japanese Silkworm (Bombyx Mori). Studying this phenomenon in primary neurons is critical to understanding the regulation...

["Agricultural Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26769v1
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Potential negative effects of the synthetic veterinary pharmaceutical, Ivermectin, on non-target fauna have generated a search for less-toxic alternatives. Thus, Neem plant extract (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) has been used as a natural alternative to replace Ivermectin...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Entomology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26770v1
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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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Betalains are abundant in amaranth plants. Additionally, the betalain molecular structure and metabolic pathway differ from those of betanin in beet plants. To date, only a few studies have examined the regulatory roles of miRNAs in betalain biosynthesis in plants....

["Agricultural Science","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26723v1
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Semi-selective enrichment, followed by PCR screening, resulted in the successful direct isolation of fast-growing Rhizobia from a dryland agricultural soil. Over 50% of these isolates belong to the genus Neorhizobium, as concluded from partial rpoB and near-complete...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26724v1
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Canola (Brassica napus L.) is widely cultivated around the world for the production of edible oils and biodiesel fuel. Despite many canola varieties being described as ‘salt-tolerant’, plant yield and growth decline drastically with increasing salinity. Although...

["Agricultural Science","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26716v1
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The proposed protocol is for a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effects of whole-grains (WG) on non-communicable diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and obesity. The primary objectives is to explore the mechanisms of...

["Agricultural Science","Nutrition","Public Health","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26710v1
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The classification of fresh fruits according to their ripeness is typically a subjective and tedious task; consequently, there is growing interest in the use of non-contact techniques such as those based on computer vision and machine learning. In this paper, we...

["Agricultural Science","Computational Biology","Food Science and Technology","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26691v1
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