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Background: Geminivirus (family Geminiviridae) is a prevalent plant virus that imperils agriculture globally, causing serious damage to the livelihood of farmers, particularly in developing countries. The virus evolves rapidly, attributing to its single-stranded...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2705v1
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Musk secretion in male musk deer is regarded as a propitious mode of sexual election to attract a greater number of females. However, the genetic mechanisms of musk secretion are still poorly understood and unresolved making it necessary to elucidate the possible...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Genomics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2252v1
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Motivation. Even after years from the first completion of genomes by sequencing, comparative genomics still remains a challenge, also enhanced by the availability of numerous draft genomes with still poor annotation quality. The detection of ortholog genes between...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2208v1
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Understanding the population structure and genetic diversity of plant pathogens, as well as the effect of agricultural practices on pathogen evolution, are important for disease management. Developments in molecular methods have contributed to increasing the resolution...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1998v3
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Development of tools to identify species, genotypes, or novel strains of invasive organisms is critical for monitoring emergence and implementing rapid response measures. Molecular markers, although critical to identifying species or genotypes, require bioinformatic...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Mycology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2005v1
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Background. Ruminants are successful herbivorous mammals, in part due to their specialized forestomachs, the rumen complex, which facilitates the conversion of feed to soluble nutrients by micro-organisms. Is the rumen complex a modified stomach expressing new...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1766v1
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Background. Ruminants are successful herbivorous mammals, in part due to their specialized forestomachs, the rumen complex, which facilitates the conversion of feed to soluble nutrients by micro-organisms. Is the rumen complex a modified stomach expressing new...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1742v1
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Soil salinity is one of the most serious impediments to global agricultural productivity. Although most terrestrial plants are glycophytes which cannot tolerate high salt concentrations, a small fraction of species are halophytes. Exactly what allows these extremophile...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1668v1
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Alternative splicing enables a single gene to produce multiple mRNA isoforms by varying splice site selection. In animals, alternative splicing of mRNA isoforms between cell types is widespread and supports cellular differentiation. In plants, at least 20% of multi-exon...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.594v2
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The origin of recent parallel outbreaks of the high pathogenicity H5N8 avian flu virus in Europe and in Japan can be traced to a single source population, which has most likely been spread by migratory birds. By using Bayesian coalescence methods to analyze the...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genetics","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.822v1
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Background Studies of ancestry are difficult in tomato because it crosses with many wild relatives and species in the tomato clade have diverged very recently. As a result, the phylogeny in relation to its closest relatives remains uncertain. By using coding sequence...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.377v1
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