Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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Upregulation of SPOCK2 inhibits the invasion and migration of prostate cancer cells by regulating the MT1-MMP/MMP2 pathway
Cheng-Chia Yu –– SPOCK2 is associated with the progression of prostate cancer and upregulation of SPOCK2 can inhibit invasion and metastasis.
Evaluation of buriti endocarp as lignocellulosic substrate for second generation ethanol production
Kalliat Valsaraj –– The use of lignocellulosic ethanol is a promising alternative to fossil fuels and this paper describes a unique method using a renewable material, viz., the fruit pericarp of buriti fruit, widely grown in sub-tropical areas.
Introgression between ecologically distinct species following increased salinity in the Colorado Delta- Worldwide implications for impacted estuary diversity
Therese Markow –– It's a first and the data are very strong/
Genome-wide identification of ABA receptor PYL family and expression analysis of PYLs in response to ABA and osmotic stress in Gossypium
Pankaj Jaiswal –– It contributes to PYL gene family annotation in cotton.
Cell wall composition and lignin biosynthetic gene expression along a developmental gradient in an Australian sugarcane cultivar
Pankaj Jaiswal –– It is an important piece of work describing the cell wall composition from an agronomic food crop that is also a potential bioenergy feedstock.
VSEARCH: a versatile open source tool for metagenomics
Tomas Hrbek –– Potential applications span many disparate fields of science.
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology

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Describen tres nuevas especies de tuco-tuco para la Patagonia. Una de ellas está exclusivamente en Península Valdés vía @thePeerJ

Otra importante contribución al conocimiento de la ictiofauna neotropical publicado hoy en @thePeerJ: Evolución tectónica de la Cordillera de los Andes y su efecto en la diversificación del género Pseudopimelodus: @ #Biogeography #FreshwaterBiology

My article has been published today in @thePeerJ #Biodiversity #ConservationBiology #Ecology #Forestry

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