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Ribosomes are highly conserved given the importance of protein synthesis to cell survival. Although small differences in structure and functions exists in ribosomes from different species of bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes, the general structure and function remains...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26511v1
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Bacterial surface charge derives its meaning from the cell’s environment such as the solution in contact with the cell. Determining the surface charge of bacteria in its native environment requires measuring the proxy variable, zeta potential, using cells obtained...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2086v4
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Oligo-carrageenan (OC) kappa increases net photosynthesis, and basal and secondary metabolism enzyme activities in Eucalyptus globulus trees. Here, trees were sprayed on leaves with water (control) or with OC kappa 1 mg ml-1, once a week, four times in total, and...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26500v1
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In pursuit of developing fast and accurate species level molecular identification methods, we tested six DNA barcodes viz. ITS2, matK, rbcLa, ITS2+matK, ITS2+rbcLa, matK+rbcLa, ITS2+matK+rbcLa for their capacity to identify frequently consumed but geographically...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26494v1
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Homeoviscous adaptation (HVA) is a key cellular response by which fish protect their membranes against thermal stress. We investigated evolutionary HVA (long time scale) in Antarctic and non-Antarctic fish. Membrane lipid composition was determined for four Perciformes...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26472v1
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Low intensity repetitive magnetic stimulation of neural tissue modulates neuronal excitability and has promising therapeutic potential in the treatment of neurological disorders. However, the underpinning cellular and biochemical mechanisms remain poorly understood....

["Biochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26446v1
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Among copepods, which are the most abundant animals on Earth, the genus Oithona is described as one of the most important and plays a major role in the marine food chain and biogeochemical cycles, particularly through the excretion of chitin-coated fecal pellets....

["Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3447v2
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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
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Background. The phytohormone jasmonates (JAs) regulate fundamental plant processes; such as the anthocyanin accumulation during ripening of strawberry, a non-climacteric fruit model. Jasmonoyl-isoleucine (JA-Ile), one of the bioactive JA molecules, mediates binding...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2772v2
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Microbes are identified based on their distinguishing characteristics such as gene sequence or metabolic profile. Nucleic acid approaches such as 16S rRNA gene sequencing provide the gold standard method for microbial identification in the contemporary era. However,...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Computational Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3524v1
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We present Skan (Skeleton analysis), a Python library for the analysis of the skeleton structures of objects. It was inspired by the “analyse skeletons” plugin for the Fiji image analysis software, but its extensive Application Programming Interface (API) allows...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Parasitology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3521v1
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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
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Ribosomes are the protein synthesis factories of a cell and thus are evolutionary conserved in structure and function. Comprising a large and small subunit, the ribosome is further made up of ribosomal proteins that give structure and function to different parts...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3500v1
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Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) are new green solvents that have attracted the attention of the scientific community mainly due to their unique properties and special characteristics, which are different from those of traditional solvents.A method based on ultrasonically...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3495v1
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Haemonchus contortus is the most pathogenic nematode of small ruminants. Infection in sheep and goats results in anaemia that decreases animal productivity and can ultimately cause death. The involvement of ruminant-specific galectin-11 (LGALS-11) and galectin-14...

["Biochemistry","Parasitology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3473v1
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