Peer-reviewed Articles

Background Gene regulatory variation has been proposed to play an important role in the adaptation of plants to environmental stress. In the central highlands of Mexico, farmer selection has generated a unique group of maize landraces adapted to the challenges...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3737

This study examined defensive behaviors of Mythimna separata (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) larvae varying in body size in response to two parasitoids varying in oviposition behavior; Microplitis mediator females sting the host with the ovipositor after climbing onto...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3690

Locating breeding sites is definitely a key to understanding the ecological requirements and maintaining the sustainability of populations/species. Here I re-examined published specimens of an extinct baleen whale, Parietobalaena yamaokai, from the lower part of...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3711
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Conserved homologues of the Hrd1 ubiquitin ligase target for degradation proteins that persistently or aberrantly engage the endoplasmic reticulum translocon, including mammalian apolipoprotein B (apoB; the major protein component of low-density lipoproteins) and...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3728
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Denticles are small, tooth-like protrusions that are commonly found on the palate of early tetrapods. Despite their widespread taxonomic occurrence and similar external morphology to marginal teeth, it has not been rigorously tested whether denticles are structurally...

["Paleontology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3727
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Background Periodization is an important component of resistance training programs. It is meant to improve adherence to the training regimen, allow for constant progression, help in avoiding plateaus, and reduce occurrence and severity of injuries. Previous findings...

["Kinesiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3695
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Despite the large number of animal complete mitochondrial genomes currently available in public databases, knowledge about mitochondrial genomics in invertebrates is uneven. This paper reports, for the first time, the complete mitochondrial genome of the grooved...

["Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3692
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The structural dynamics of host–parasitoid populations play a key role in the mechanism of natural community development with invasive species. Species invading new habitats experience coevolution with their newly acquired natural enemies, and their population...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3610
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Long-term field studies are critical for our understanding of animal life history and the processes driving changes in demography. Here, we present long-term demographic data for the northernmost population of mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) residing...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3547
29 downloads
73 views

Background Diabetes is one of the major risk factors for peripheral arterial disease. In patients in whom surgery cannot be performed, cell therapy may be an alternative treatment. Since time is crucial for these patients, we propose the use of allogenic mesenchymal...

["Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3664
24 downloads
189 views

Deep-sea hydrothermal vents in the western Pacific are increasingly being assessed for their potential mineral wealth. To anticipate the potential impacts on biodiversity and connectivity among populations at these vents, environmental baselines need to be established....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3655
14 downloads
80 views

Cortisol concentration (CC) is often used as a stress indicator in animals, as high CC is associated with elevated stress levels. During field research, non-invasive methods of measuring CC, such as collection of urine and feces, are superior to using blood samples...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3648
12 downloads
67 views

The molecular mechanisms that allow generalist parasitoids to exploit many, often very distinct hosts are practically unknown. The wasp Aphidius ervi, a generalist koinobiont parasitoid of aphids, was introduced from Europe into Chile in the late 1970s to control...

["Animal Behavior","Entomology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3640
15 downloads
144 views

Background Although evolution is the driving force behind many of today’s major public health and agriculture issues, both journalists and scientific researchers often do not use the term “evolve” in discussions of these topics. Methods In a total of 1,066 articles...

["Evolutionary Studies","Public Health","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3639
38 downloads
128 views

Identification of appropriate reference genes (RGs) is critical to accurate data interpretation in quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) experiments. In this study, we have utilised next generation RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) to analyse the transcriptome of a panel of...

["Genomics","Molecular Biology","Dermatology","Oncology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3631

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