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Survival of microbes on various surfaces and habitats 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 to be...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3103v2
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Background. White adipose tissue (WAT) is essential for energy storage as well as being an active endocrine organ. The secretion of adipokines by adipocytes can affect whole body metabolism, appetite, and contribute to overall health. WAT is comprised of lipid-laden...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26853v1
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Many pressing medical challenges -- such as diagnosing disease, enhancing directed stem cell differentiation, and classifying cancers -- have long been hindered by limitations in our ability to quantify proteins in single cells. Mass-spectrometry (MS) is poised...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Computational Biology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26821v1
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Polyethylene glycol is commonly used in fermentations as an anti-foam for preventing the rise of foam to the top plate of the bioreactor, which increases contamination risk. However, its potential toxicity to growth of various microorganisms is not well understood...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26817v1
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The results in this paper demonstrate that Ishikawa endometrial monolayer cells become multinucleated by a process of nuclear “donation” from neighboring cells. As the resulting polyploid cell detaches from the colony in which it was formed, it is possible to detect...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26793v1
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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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Swimming activity of the sea urchin larva depends on ciliary beating primarily in the circumoral ciliary band (CB) and is regulated by several neurotransmitters, such as 5HT, dopamine and -aminobutyric acid (GABA). Accordingly, the larval swimming activity is severely...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26625v1
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Calcium signaling and body temperature are two important factors governing activation of immune cells. However, molecular identities of major players involved in such critical regulations are still unknown, especially in avian systems. In this work we explored...

["Cell Biology","Immunology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26614v1
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High cell density cultivation necessitates cell division and biomass formation, the mechanisms of which remain poorly understood, especially from the cellular energetics perspective. Specifically, the sensing of energy abundance and the channelling of nutritional...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26598v1
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Objective. In the foveola of the eye, photoreceptors and Müller cells with a unique morphology have been described, but little is known about their 3D structure and orientation. Considering that there is an angle-dependent change in the foveolar photoreceptor response...

["Biophysics","Cell Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Ophthalmology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26518v1
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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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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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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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Apis cerana cerana relies on the sensitive olfactory system to perform the foraging activities in the surrounding environment. Olfactory receptors (ORs) are a primary requirement for odorant recognition and coding. However, the molecular recognition of volatile...

["Cell Biology","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3513v1
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Background. Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) offer immense potential as a source for regenerative therapies. The teratoma assay is widely used in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine, but the cell composition of teratoma is still elusive. Methods. We...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3479v1
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