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An inducer is crucial for cellulase production. In this study, duckweed was used as an inducer of cellulase production by Trichoderma reesei RUT C30. In a reaction induced by 50 g l-1 duckweed in shake flasks, the filter-paper activity (FPA) reached 6.5 FPU ml-1,...

["Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26529v1
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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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We describe the scientific community of an India effort, the Bioinfomatics Club for Experimenting Scientists (Bioclues) whose aim works on four avenues, viz. Mentoring, Outreach, Research and Entrepreneurship (MORE). Incepted in the year 2005, the organization...

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26503v1
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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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Proteins that modify the activity of transcription factor (TF), often called modulators, play a vital role in gene transcriptional regulation. Alternative splicing is a critical step of gene processing and it can modulate gene function by adding or removing certain...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Genetics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26482v1
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Background. The sustainable methods of propagation for Typha domingensis through somatic embryogenesis can help to mitigate its current condition of ecological marginalisation and overexploitation. Then, the hypothesis established that the variation of the concentration...

["Biotechnology","Developmental Biology","Plant Science","Histology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26459v1
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Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a highly contagious disease of cloven-hoofed animals that has caused tremendous economic losses worldwide. In this study, we designed a chimeric nanoparticles vaccine with the predominant epitope of FMDV (VP1 131–160) displayed on...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26448v1
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Background. Tissue engineering has been shown to exhibit great potential for the creation of biomaterials capable of developing into functional tissues. Cellular expansion and integration depends on the quality and surface-determinant factors of the scaffold, which...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3329v3
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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
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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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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
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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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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
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