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Background. Current evidence suggests that for more robust estimates of species tree and divergence times, several unlinked genes are required. However, most phylogenetic trees for non-model organisms are based on single sequences or just a few regions, using traditional...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26530v1
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Background. The Californian single-leaf pinyon (Pinus monophylla var. californiarum), a subspecies of the single-leaf pinyon (the world's only 1-needled pine), inhabits semi-arid zones of the Mojave Desert (southern Nevada and southeastern California, US) and also...

["Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3439v3
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Antarctica is one of the most stressful ecosystems worldwide with few vascular plants, which are limited by abiotic conditions. Here, plants such as Deschampsia antarctica (Da) could generate more suitable micro-environmental conditions for the establishment of...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26508v1
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Background: Identifying and characterizing genetic variation can clarify the molecular basis of biological phenomena in plants. In particular, related or morphologically similar species can be distinguished by molecular markers. Pinus densiflora Siebold & Zucc....

["Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26506v1
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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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Milkweeds (Asclepias) are used in wide-ranging studies including floral development, pollination biology, plant-insect interactions and co-evolution, secondary metabolite chemistry, and rapid diversification. We present the first nuclear genome and transcriptome...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26488v1
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We present survey questions useful for describing agricultural seed systems. The questions are designed so that they can be used for standardized comparisons among seed systems, addressing both networks for seed movement and networks for the communication of information...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Plant Science","Statistics","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2806v2
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The mitochondrial genome of moss Mielichhoferia elongata has been sequenced and assembled with Spades genome assembler. It consists of 100,342 base pairs and has practically the same gene set and its order as in other known bryophyte chondriomes. The genome contains...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3465v2
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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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Quinoa cultivation has been expanded around the world in the last decade and is considered an exceptional crop with the potential of contributing to food security worldwide. The exceptional nutritional value of quinoa seeds relies on their high protein content,...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26439v1
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Background. Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) is a common phenotype in higher plants, which often is associated with rearrangements in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), and is widely used to produce hybrid seeds in a variety of valuable crop species. The CMS phenomenon...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26438v1
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Carnivorous plants are striking examples of evolutionary convergence, displaying complex and often highly similar adaptations despite lack of shared ancestry. Using available carnivorous plant genomes along with non-carnivorous reference taxa, this study examines...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3525v1
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Sapium sebiferum, a highly ornamental and bioenergy plant, is propagated by seed. Its seed coat contains germination inhibitors and needs long time stratification for germination. In this experiment, we discovered that S. Sebiferum seed coat (especially tegmen)...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3514v1
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Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) are new green solvents that have attracted the attention of the scientific community mainly due to their unique properties and special characteristics, which are different from those of traditional solvents.A method based on ultrasonically...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3495v1
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