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The 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing is a widely used high-throughput method for the taxonomic inference in microbial communities. Many data analysis pipelines have been developed to enhance the accuracy in reflecting the real taxonomy, in order to better guide...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26872v1
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Drought stress is one of the most important abiotic factors limiting crop productivity. A better understanding of the effects of drought on millet (Setaria italica L.) production, a model crop for studying drought tolerance, and the underlying molecular mechanisms...

["Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26860v1
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The cone snails are hyper diverse group of marine gastropods and the shell morphology is the base of primary species identification. Among the Conidae, homoplasy and plasticity of morphological characters are common. Since speciation is positively correlated with...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26844v1
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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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Sabah, northern Borneo is one of the world’s most well-recognized biodiversity hotspots famous for the incredible diversity of its flora and fauna. Plenty of studies of leaf beetle fauna from this region have been conducted over the past 30 years. Yet, our knowledge...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26801v1
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Arctic biodiversity has been for a long time underestimated, situated in a region considered as an austere environment combined to the lack of knowledge. The analysis of environmental DNA (eDNA), a new method tracing DNA from macro-organisms, is changing the way...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26798v1
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The impacts of continued degradation of watersheds on coastal coral reefs world-wide is alarming. Action addressing anthropogenic stressors and subsequent rehabilitation of watersheds and adjacent reefs is an urgent priority. The aim of this study is to develop...

["Biochemistry","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26765v1
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Metabarcoding studies often employ degenerate primers to reduce amplification bias and increase the number of detected taxa. However, degeneracy has the disadvantage of lowering binding specificity although the exact mechanisms and potential biases introduced by...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26763v1
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Background. DNA metabarcoding is used to generate species composition data for entire communities. However, sequencing errors in high throughput sequencing instruments are fairly common, usually requiring reads to be clustered into operational taxonomic units (OTU),...

["Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3269v4
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Betalains are abundant in amaranth plants. Additionally, the betalain molecular structure and metabolic pathway differ from those of betanin in beet plants. To date, only a few studies have examined the regulatory roles of miRNAs in betalain biosynthesis in plants....

["Agricultural Science","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26723v1
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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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Currently, a variety of display technologies have been developed in the life science field, such as phage display, ribosome display, and yeast display. Many studies have found that display technologies are powerful and universal methods when they are combined with...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26702v1
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Background. Human papillomavirus (HPV) exhibits epithelial and mucosal tropism. HPV type 17 belongs to the Betapapillomavirus genus and molecular cloning experiments have identified two subtypes (17a and 17b) isolated from epidermodysplasia verruciformis (EV)....

["Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26675v1
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Ocean warming is known to alter the performance of marine organisms albeit the proteome underpinnings of thermal tolerance are still largely unknown. Following a 1-month exposure to elevated temperatures we assessed the vulnerability of the proteome in the sea...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26669v1
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Deep sea lobsters are highly valued for seafood and provide the basis of important commercial fisheries in many parts of the world. Despite their economic significance, relatively little is known about their natural diets. Microscopic analyses of foregut content...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26667v1
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