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Scientific terms should be as accurate and meaningful as possible for both researchers and the general science readership. Currently, some scientific terms do not properly describe the activity or function to which they are associated to, being frequently characterized...

["Biochemistry","Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3102v1
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Survival of microbes on various surfaces and environment is a question of importance to basic science, as well as health care, water treatment and distribution, ecology, and search for life in other planetary bodies. To this end, various model organisms, known...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3103v1
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The classical way of defining enzyme inhibition has obscured the distinction between inhibitory effect and the inhibitor binding constant. This article examines the relationship between the simple binding curve used to define biomolecular interactions and the standard...

["Biochemistry","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Drugs and Devices","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3094v1
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The osmotic pressure of chondroitin sulfate glycosaminoglycans (CS-GAGs) in a simulated physiological environment of articular cartilage is thoroughly examined in silico using full atomistic models. The effects of chemical and physical properties were investigated...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3063v1
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Chlamydia trachomatis is usally isolated only from humans and is often infected together with other sexually transmitted diseases(STD). C. trachomatis is a serious disease which infects 500 million people per year globally and causes blindness in 7 to 9 million...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Immunology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3056v1
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Background. Aspergillus niger along with many other lignocellulolytic fungi, has been widely used as a commercial workhorse for cellulase production. A fungal cellulase system generally includes three major classes of enzymes i.e. β-glucosidases, endoglucanases...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3044v1
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In recent years, the use of lectins for screening of potential biomarkers has gained increased importance in cancer research, given the development in glycobiology that highlights altered structural changes of glycans in cancer associated processes. Lectins, having...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3035v1
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Microbes for environmental research should be cultured in growth media with characteristics (e.g., pH, ionic strength, and ionic composition) as close to their original habitat as possible. Additionally, the medium should also enable high cell density to be obtained,...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1406v5
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Microbes, with their vast metabolic capabilities and great adaptability, occupy almost every conceivable ecological niche on Earth. Thus, could they survive in the oligotrophic (i.e., nutrient poor) deionized (DI) water that we use for experiments? Observations...

["Biochemistry","Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.181v5
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Solid medium enables spatially resolved simultaneous cultivation of different microbes in a simple and relatively low cost format useful for preliminary screening of microbial diversity. Lack of color contrast between colonies and agar, however, hampers colony...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.89v5
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Bacteria surface charge mediates important cell-environment and microbe-host interactions, and its accurate and precise measurement by microelectrophoresis requires removing metabolites adhered to the cell surface, where repeated centrifugation and washing by buffers...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.91v5
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The characteristics of the culture vessel determine, to a large extent, the type of growth medium suitable for use. For example, most growth media for high cell density cultivation are designed for expensive bioreactors operating either in continuous or fed-batch...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.117v5
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Sufficient quantities of cells of consistent characteristics are needed for studying biologicalprocesses (at the population level ) in many areas of applied microbiology. However, generating the requisite biomass by cell culture is usually the rate-limiting step...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.115v6
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Primary production due to photosynthesis results in daytime oxygen production across marine and freshwater ecosystems. However, a prevalent, globally-occurring nighttime spike in dissolved oxygen (DO) challenges our traditional assumption that oxygen production...

["Biochemistry","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2935v2
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In this review, we present a summary of how computer modeling has been used in the development of covalent modifier drugs. Covalent modifier drugs bind by forming a chemical bond with their target. This covalent binding can improve the selectivity of the drug for...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Pharmacology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2857v2
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