Peer-reviewed Articles

The interplay between the pectoral module (the pectoral girdle and limbs) and the pelvic module (the pelvic girdle and limbs) plays a key role in shaping avian evolution, but prior empirical studies on trait covariation between the two modules are limited. Here...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3622

The salivary gland salivation stimulating peptide was identified from the salivary glands of the migratory locust by its ability to stimulate cAMP production in the same tissue. The gene coding for this peptide has recently been identified and been shown to code...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Entomology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3619

Common scientific wisdom assumes that spider sexual dimorphism (SD) mostly results from sexual selection operating on males. However, testing predictions from this hypothesis, particularly male size hyperallometry, has been restricted by methodological constraints....

["Animal Behavior","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3617
2 downloads
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Invertebrates from various marine habitats form nutritional symbioses with chemosynthetic bacteria. In chemosynthetic symbioses, both the mode of symbiont transmission and the site of bacterial housing can affect the composition of the symbiont population. Vertically...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3597
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Quantitative reverse transcription PCR (qRT-PCR) has been an integral part of characterizing the immunity of Anopheles mosquitoes towards Plasmodium invasion. Two anti-Plasmodium factors of Anopheles, thioester-containing protein 1 (TEP1) and nitric oxide synthase...

["Molecular Biology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3577

Background Because of increasing antibiotic resistance, herbal teas are the most popular natural alternatives for the treatment of infectious diseases, and are currently gaining more importance. We examined the antimicrobial activities of 31 herbal teas both alone...

["Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3467
11 downloads
247 views

Background Cannabis use and cannabis regulatory policies recently re-surfaced as noteworthy global research and social media topics, including claims that Mexicans have been sending cannabis and other drug supplies through a porous border into the United States....

["Epidemiology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3616
28 downloads
158 views

A new fossil species of salticid spider (Araneae: Salticidae) is described based on an amber-embedded specimen. The specimen was collected from lignite-sandstone early-mid Miocene sediments near the town of Totolapa in Chiapas, southwestern Mexico. The diagnosis...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3614
19 downloads
234 views

Background The ostrich is a cursorial bird with extraordinary speed and endurance, especially in the desert, and thus is an ideal large-scale animal model for mechanic study of locomotion on granular substrate. Methods The plantar pressure distributions of ostriches...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Biophysics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3613
29 downloads
229 views

This work analyzes the mortality, recovery, and shifts in the composition of scleractinian corals from Puerto Rico one decade after the 2005 regional coral bleaching event. Temporal and spatial patterns of coral community structure were examined using a stratified,...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3611
25 downloads
132 views

Mutualisms between ants and sap-sucking insects generally involve clear benefits for both partners: the ants provide protection in exchange for honeydew. However, a single ant genus associates with armoured scale insects (Diaspididae) that do not excrete honeydew....

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3599
30 downloads
188 views

Here, we report three attempts to replicate a finding from an influential psychological study (Griskevicius et al., 2011b). The original study found interactions between childhood SES and experimental mortality-priming condition in predicting risk acceptance and...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3580
21 downloads
121 views

Targeted high-throughput sequencing using hybrid-enrichment offers a promising source of data for inferring multiple, meaningfully resolved, independent gene trees suitable to address challenging phylogenetic problems in species complexes and rapid radiations....

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3569
13 downloads
79 views

Introduction Different types of headaches and TMJ click influence the masseter muscle activity. The aim of this study was to assess the trend of energy level of the electromyography (EMG) activity of the masseter muscle during open-close clench cycles in migraine...

["Bioengineering","Computational Biology","Evidence Based Medicine","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3556
14 downloads
63 views

Background Obesity, a common metabolic disease, is a known cause of male infertility due to its associated health risk. Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) have also been reported to be associated with male reproductive diseases; however, their role in the association...

["Developmental Biology","Molecular Biology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3518

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