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1. The elevational gradient in plant defense (EGPD) hypothesis posits that natural enemy pressures increase positively alongside temperature across elevational climatic gradients, thereby selecting for enhanced defenses at lower elevations while leaving plants...

["Ecology","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2733v1

Plant materials have long been utilized for human use because of their wide range of physical properties and incredible mechanical efficiency as eco-friendly structures. One example of their use today is the practice of using the sturdy leaves of Pandanus tectorius...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2732v1
1 download
2 views

Phytochemicals produced by plants, including at flowers, function in protection against plant diseases, and have a long history of use against trypanosome infection. Floral nectar and pollen, the sole food sources for many species of insect pollinators, contain...

["Ecology","Entomology","Parasitology","Plant Science","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2730v1
2 downloads
47 views

The appropriate timing of flowering is crucial for the reproductive success of plants. Hence, intricate genetic networks integrate various environmental and endogenous cues such as temperature or hormonal statues. These signals integrate into a network of floral...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Developmental Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2724v1
400 downloads
1,040 views

The "Angiosperm Phylogeny Poster – Flowering Plant Systematics" is an educational tool presenting an overview of the evolutionary relationships among flowering plants according to APG IV and APweb as of 2016. The phylogenetic tree depicts the 64 orders and the...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2320v3
85 downloads
250 views

The "Tracheophyte Phylogeny Poster – Vascular Plants: Systematics and Characteristics" is an educational tool presenting an overview of the evolutionary relationships among vascular plants as of 2016. The phylogenetic tree depicts orders and families (incl. genera...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2614v2
5 downloads
77 views

Huachuca water umbel, Lilaeopsis schaffneriana var. recurva, is a federally endangered desert wetland plant restricted to southeastern Arizona, USA, and adjacent portions of Mexico. Very little is known about the factors that influence the species presence, absence,...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2699v1
14 downloads
76 views

Background. Morphological identification of Pedicularis depends on floral characters because interspecific variations these characters is very large. However, some important characters may be lost during the process of pressing the specimen. Pedicularis delavayi...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2645v2
14 downloads
58 views

Background. Picea chihuahuana, which is endemic to Mexico, is currently listed as “Endangered” on the Red List. Chihuahua spruce is only found in the Sierra Madre Occidental (SMO), Mexico. About 42,600 individuals are distributed in forty populations. The populations...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2677v1
15 downloads
33 views

Background. The specific relationships between hosts and epiphytes are fairly unknown. Biotic factors contributing to epiphytic distribution have generally been considered secondary predictors to epiphyte growth and range. Invasive species pose risk to the biodiversity...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2679v1
11 downloads
52 views

Background: Gerbera delavayi Franch., a perennial herb native to southwest China, is of important and special value in textile and culture. Its abaxial leaves have a layer of soft fibers, which can be manually peeled, twisted into a yarn, and applied in textiles...

["Conservation Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2656v1
39 downloads
602 views

Background Transposable element (TE) polymorphisms are important components of population genetic variation. The functional impacts of TEs in gene regulation and generating genetic diversity have been observed in multiple species, but the frequency and magnitude...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2447v2
30 downloads
146 views

Background. Biological facilitation is a type of relationship between two taxa that benefits at least one of the participants and harms neither. Although native species are widely known to compete with native taxa, recent studies suggest that invasive and native...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2643v1
27 downloads
111 views

The use of functional traits has increased exponentially in ecology, particularly in attempting to explain ecosystem functioning. This popularity has led to many proposed definitions of functional traits, which in turn has informed recommendations about how to...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2631v1
20 downloads
147 views

Introduction: The rhizospheres, the most active interfaces between plants and soils, play a central role in a long-term maintenance of the biosphere. The anti-erodibility of soils (AES) regulated by the root exudates is crucial to the stability of the rhizospheres....

["Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2624v1
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