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Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is a traditional fiber crop, which is becoming one of the most important industrial fibers, with a promising future in many fields. To accelerate the breeding of hemp cultivars with increased fiber content, it is important to establish...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3458v1
58 downloads
121 views

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 in southern Nevada and southeastern California (US) and...

["Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3439v2
34 downloads
74 views

This paper selected clonal cutting seedlings from the F1 hybrid varieties of Physocarpus amurensis Maxim (♀) × Physocarpus opulifolius “Diabolo” (♂) as research material to study the response of the photosynthetic gas exchange parameters and chlorophyll fluorescence...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3440v1
1,576 downloads
3,560 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.2320v4
42 downloads
70 views

Studies in plant phenology have provided some of the best evidence for large-scale responses to recent climate change. Over the last decade, more than thirty studies have used herbarium specimens to analyze changes in flowering phenology over time. In this review,...

["Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3425v1
78 downloads
164 views

Background. A wealth of data on the networks of ecological interactions present in the modern biota can be readily obtained, due to the ease of unlimited access to the living organisms that form these networks. In contrast, understanding of such interactions in...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3422v1
30 downloads
143 views

Background. The process of apophytism or spreading native species to human-made habitats is one of the main elements in the creation of plant cover in anthropogenic areas. Lately, an increase of anthropogenic localities with valuable flora (rare and law protected...

["Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3395v1
28 downloads
204 views

To further understand the impact of grafting on fruit characteristics and to comprehend the mechanisms involved in graft-induced changes we studied homo- and hetero- grafted Cucurbita pepo cultivars (cv.) that vary in fruit size and shape. C. pepo cv. ‘Munchkin’...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3389v1
53 downloads
108 views

The herbal medicinal genus Aconitum L., belonging to the Ranunculaceae family, represents the earliest diverging lineage within the eudicots. It currently comprises of two subgenera, A. subgenus Lycoctonum and A. subg. Aconitum. The complete chloroplast (cp) genome...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3360v1
57 downloads
166 views

Many plant species exhibit heterophylly, displaying different leaves upon a single plant. The molecular mechanisms regulating this phenomenon, however, have remained elusive. In this study, the transcriptomes of submerged and floating leaves of an aquatic heterophyllous...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3336v1
54 downloads
456 views

Several studies have demonstrated the contribution of northern immigrants to the flora of the tropical Andes – the world’s “hottest” biodiversity hotspot. However, much less is known about the biogeographic history and diversification of Andean groups with southern...

["Biogeography","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3330v1
33 downloads
220 views

Detection of disease over broad spatial scales is important to managing the spread of many diseases. One way to do this is to work with citizen scientists to collect data over broad spatial and temporal scales. Citizen science observations are becoming more widely...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3326v1
279 downloads
2,823 views

The classification of Cannabis varieties has been increasingly discussed in the past years, particularly in the wake of emerging legal markets, with implications for intellectual property development, marketing and improvement of the scientific understanding of...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Biodiversity","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3307v1
86 downloads
354 views

In industry, the yeast Rhodotorula mucilaginosa is commonly used for the production of carotenoids. The production of carotenoids is important because they are used as natural colorants in food and some carotenoids are precursors of retinol (vitamin A). However,...

["Biotechnology","Genomics","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3219v2
64 downloads
163 views

Platanthera bifolia and P. chlorantha are terrestrial and rewarding orchids with a wide Eurasian distribution. Although genetically closely related, they exhibit significant morphological, phenological and ecological differences that maintain reproductive isolation...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3279v1
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