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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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Historically, handling insects usually involved their being killed as early studies used these organisms for work on genetics, physiology and/or pesticide bioassays. With the advancement of these research topics, the development of behavioral studies and the sensitivity...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Entomology","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2571v1
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Herbicide use is among the most criticized aspects of modern farming operations, especially in response to widespread adoption of genetically-engineered (GE) herbicide-resistant crops. Many previous analyses of herbicide use have relied on flawed metrics in an...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2540v1
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Including food production in non-food systems, such as rubber plantations and biofuel or bioenergy crops, may contribute to household food security. We evaluated the potential for use of rice, mungbean, rice cultivar mixtures, and rice intercropped with mungbean...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2505v1
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To explore the plant active oxygen scavenging and photosynthesis function of 2-Cys Prx, a newly discovered member of the antioxidant protease family, the tobacco 2-Cys Prx gene was cloned into the plant expression vector prok Ⅱ. This vector, which is controlled...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2500v1
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The alpine grasslands on the Tibetan Plateau are sensitive and vulnerable to climate change. However, it is still unknown how precipitation use efficiency (PUE), the ratio of ANPP to precipitation, is related to community assembly of plant species, functional groups...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2472v1
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This is a study to assess the near perfect conditions in order to raise the greatest amount of Black Soldier Flies into adulthood. This is so that the amount of uses as Black Soldier flies as model organism increases. All genres of Black Soldier Flies were looked...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Developmental Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2466v1
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Dispersal events between habitat patches in a landscape mosaic can structure ecological communities and influence the functioning of agrosystems. Here we investigated whether short-distance dispersal events between vineyard and forest patches shape foliar fungal...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2458v1
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The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, is one of the most serious citrus pests worldwide due to its role as vector of huanglongbing or citrus greening disease. While some optimal plant species for ACP oviposition and development have been identified,...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2450v1
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Nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation (n-damo) is a recently discovered biological process, which has been arousing global attention because of its potential in minimizing greenhouse gases emissions. In this study, molecular biological techniques and potential...

["Agricultural Science","Bioengineering","Environmental Sciences","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2421v1
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Bemisia tabaci has become a major economic importance pest, affecting several crops worldwide. Among their natural enemies, species of Chrysopidae family, with larvae predators of different pests, are a very effective biological control agent. The developmental...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2417v1
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RNA interference (RNAi), a gene-silencing mechanism that involves providing double-stranded RNA molecules that match a specific target gene sequence, is now widely used in functional genetic studies. The potential application of RNAi-mediated control of agricultural...

["Agricultural Science","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2406v1
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There are various methods of pollination, such as wind and insects, in apricot. However, wind is not considered as an effective pollinating agent for apricot because of sticky pollens, and apricot needs insects to carry pollens from stamens to the stigma of another...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2396v1
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Sweetpotato (Ipomea batatans) is a food crop of global significance. The storage roots and foliage of crop are attacked by a wide range of pests and diseases. Whilst these are generally well controlled in developed countries using approaches such as clean planting...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2394v1
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