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DNA analysis of predator feces using high-throughput amplicon sequencing (HTS) enhances our understanding of predator-prey interactions. However, conclusions drawn from this technique are constrained by biases that occur in multiple steps of the HTS workflow. To...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Entomology","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3184v1
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Hormones play an important role in the regulation of physiological, developmental and behavioural processes. Many of these mechanisms in insects, however, are still not well understood. One way to investigate hormonal regulation is to analyse gene expression patterns...

["Entomology","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3104v1
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Recently, a novel phenomenon of horizontal gene transfer of helicase-encoding sequence from positive-stranded RNA viruses to LINE transposons in insect genomes was described. TRAS family transposons encoding an ORF2 protein, which comprised all typical functional...

["Entomology","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3101v1
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Correct identification of forensically important insects, such as flies in the family Calliphoridae, is a crucial step for them to be used as evidence in legal investigations. Traditional identification based on morphology has been effective, but has some limitations...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3014v1
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Background: The 148 species of kissing bug include important vectors of the debilitating, chronic, and often fatal Chagas disease, which affects several million people in Central and South America. An understanding of the natural hosts of this speciose group of...

["Entomology","Molecular Biology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3006v1
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The use of multiple sampling areas in landscape genetic analysis has been recognized as a useful way to generalize the patterns of environmental effects on gene flow. It allows reducing the variability of inference, accounting for multiple scales and locations...

["Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2968v1
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Symbiotic bacteria are common in insects and can affect various aspects of their hosts’ biology. Although the effects of insect symbionts have been clarified for various insect symbiosis models, due to the difficulty of cultivating them in vitro, there is still...

["Cell Biology","Entomology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2799v1
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Winter mortality is a major factor regulating population size of the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Glycerol is the major cryoprotectant in this freeze intolerant insect. We report findings from a gene expression...

["Ecology","Entomology","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2311v1
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Background. Diurnal rhythms of protein synthesis controlled by the biological clock underlie rhythmic physiology in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Self-sustained autonomous circadian oscillations were documented all over the organs of the fly. In this...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1677v1
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Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) is a powerful technique for measuring and evaluating gene expressions during different biological processes. To facilitate gene expression studies, normalization with respect to stable housekeeping genes (HKGs) is mandatory....

["Entomology","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.662v1
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In the field of invasion ecology, the determination of a species environmental tolerance, is a key parameter in the prediction of its potential distribution, particularly in the context of global warming. In poikilothermic species such as insects, temperature is...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.460v1
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