Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

Concentrated ambient PM2.5 exposure affects mice sperm quality and testosterone biosynthesis
Najat Saliba –– PM2.5 is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality and more evidence on the effect of PM2.5 on health can strengthen the calls for an urgent need to control air pollution worldwide.
Transcriptome profiling analysis reveals key genes of different coat color in sheep skin
Cong-Jun Li –– The wool of sheep is a crucial product financially for farmers. Understanding the genetic regulation of wool color is very important as it can be the necessary information for the genetic selection of sheep breed
Magnetically directed antioxidant and antimicrobial agent: synthesis and surface functionalization of magnetite with quercetin
Eder Lenardao –– The combined properties of the new nanocomposite with quercetin makes it a promising candidate for application in biomedicine. It's the first report on the combination of the natural bioactive flavonoid quercetin with magnetite nanoparticles.
New sources of Sym2A allele in the pea (Pisum sativum L.) carry the unique variant of candidate LysM-RLK gene LykX
Yuriy Orlov –– The work presents additional pea lines with a Sym2A allele. It highlights ligand receptor compatibility determining rhizobial nodulation of legumes.
A systematic review on literature-based discovery workflow
Tzung-Pei Hong –– It is a good review paper in this field and may provide some reference value to readers.
A Sparse-Modeling Based Approach for Class Specific Feature Selection
Tzung-Pei Hong –– It is a good paper and may provide some reference values to the scholars in this field.
Prediction of clusters of miRNA binding sites in mRNA candidate genes of breast cancer subtypes
Tatiana Tatarinova –– Important methodology and interesting applications
Characterization of aminopeptidase encoding gene anp-1 and its association with development in Caenorhabditis elegans
Juan Riesgo-Escovar –– I think this article will be important for people working on C. elegans development, at least.
Presence of Papillomavirus DNA sequences in the canine transmissible venereal tumor (CTVT)
Vladimir Uversky –– An important study showing that transmissible venereal tumor in dogs can be caused by Canine papillomavirus
Validation of COI metabarcoding primers for terrestrial arthropods
Xavier Pochon –– A very impressive work offering the most comprehensive validation of COI metabarcoding primers for terrestrial arthropods to date.
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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A new chapter in our jellyfish benthic stages search published in @PeerJ! This paper by @ju_vbtv, @VanderveerHenkW and me documents first in situ find of polyps and podocysts of 2 common North Sea jellyfish species. Found hiding inside bivalve shells. 1/11

Кто проживает в горах океана? Astrolirus patricki – семирукие морские звезды, обнаруженные на подводных горах Тихого океана в компании губок, на которые иногда даже по трое забираются. Новый вид назван, конечно же, в честь Патрика, дружочка Спанч Боба.

Exact integer linear programming solvers outperform simulated annealing for solving conservation planning problems @thePeerJ

7 immune-related risk signatures of HCC via @thePeerJ