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Mass spectrometry-enabled microbial identification has successfully demonstrated the feasibility of using profiled biomolecules for identifying microorganisms based on a chemometric or proteome database search approach. However, mechanisms driving the preferential...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27759v1

SNARE (Soluble N - ethylmaleimide - sensitive - factor attachment protein receptor) proteins are mainly mediated eukaryotic cell membrane fusion of vesicles transportation, also play an important role in plant resistance to fungal infection. In this study, 1342...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27758v1
10 downloads
38 views

The continental shelf of the Palaeo-Agulhas Plain (PAP) is scattered with Pleistocene deposits with subdued topography. Their exaggerated lateral extension is the expression of a flat underlying substrate and availability of accommodation space, depositional processes...

["Natural Resource Management","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27757v1
104 downloads
219 views

Background. Common phylogenomic approaches for recovering phylogenies are often time-consuming and require annotations for orthologous gene relationships that are not always available. In contrast, alignment-free phylogenomic approaches typically use structure...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27756v1
182 downloads
424 views

Background: Cancer is regarded as an undoubtable major concern for both researchers and the general public because of its high mortality rates. While breast cancer has the highest incidence of malignancy globally, colon cancer also has high morbidity and mortality...

["Toxicology","Drugs and Devices","Global Health","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Oncology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27755v1
2,487 downloads
3,973 views

Bryophyte Phylogeny Poster This educational poster presents an overview of the evolutionary relationships among nonvascular land plants based on data published up to spring 2019. The phylogenetic tree depicts the divisions, subclasses, orders, and families of "bryophytes",...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27571v3
69 downloads
74 views

Microplastics represent an emerging global threat to freshwater ecosystems and studies in floodplains are still incipient. Microplastics in the Pantanal’s affluent and floodplains were sampled close to their potential urban sources and in the Pantanal lowlands....

["Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27754v1
35 downloads
59 views

Computational analysis of chromosomal capture data is currently gaining popularity with the rapid advance in experimental techniques providing access to growing body of data. An important problem in this area is the identification of long-range contacts be- tween...

["Bioinformatics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27753v1
35 downloads
54 views

Endosymbiosis occur when a prokaryotic cell was engulfed by a eukaryotic cell and the two organisms progressively evolved to become dependent on each other. Specifically, the fully functional prokaryotic cell may progressively lose genes encoding metabolic enzymes...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Genetics","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27752v1
42 downloads
59 views

Wheat loose smut caused by Ustilago tritici a seed-borne disease, is difficult to control due to the expansion of wheat planting area and difficulty of pathogen detection. In this study, real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR (qPCR) and loop-mediated isothermal...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27751v1
19 downloads
83 views

The heavy metal pollution in ecosystems is of increasing global concern. The main sources of the metal toxicity are the industrial waste, mining and the use of pesticides containing heavy metals. Out of all heavy metals, mercury (Hg) is considered to be the one,...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27750v1
187 downloads
255 views

Background In northern European and North American cities geese are one of the commonest and most visible large herbivores that inhabit the suburban environment . As such, their presence and behavior often conflicts with the desires of the human residents. Fouling,...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27672v2
25 downloads
64 views

One of the largest documented takes of small cetaceans in western Africa occurs in Western regional coastal waters of Ghana. This temporally coincided with steadily decreasing catches of finfish, especially small pelagics (sardinellas, anchovies, mackerel) over...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27749v1
44 downloads
57 views

Background. Risk assessment of Phosphorus (P) losses in surface runoff from agricultural land is the basic measure that should be used as a part of actions taken to counteract the water eutrophication in watercourses and water reservoirs. To assess this risk, a...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27748v1
15 downloads
46 views

Although various immune cells could infiltrate the cellular and tissue environment surrounding a tumor, the tumor microenvironment nevertheless presents immunosuppressive conditions unfavorable for immune cells to conduct large scale attack on cancer cells. For...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Cell Biology","Genomics","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27747v1
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