Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background The vertical jump is used to estimate sports performance capabilities and physical fitness in children, elderly, non-athletic and injured individuals. Different jump techniques and measurement tools are available to assess vertical jump height and peak...

["Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4669
21 downloads
172 views

A new genus Kindia (Pavetteae, Rubiaceae) is described with a single species, Kindia gangan, based on collections made in 2016 during botanical exploration of Mt Gangan, Kindia, Republic of Guinea in West Africa. The Mt Gangan area is known for its many endemic...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4666
19 downloads
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Background The carabid beetle species Pterostichus oblongopunctatus is common in different types of forests in Poland and Europe. With respect to this species, some unclarities exist concerning the morphological feature of punctures on the elytra. P. oblongopunctatus...

["Entomology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4657
12 downloads
91 views

Plant pathogen detection systems have been useful tools to monitor inoculum presence and initiate management schedules. More recently, a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay was successfully designed for field use in the grape powdery mildew pathosystem;...

["Agricultural Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4639
15 downloads
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The development of an underwater near-infrared spectroscopy (uNIRS) device has enabled previously unattainable measurements of peripheral muscle hemodynamics and oxygenation to be taken within the natural aquatic environment. The purposes of this study were (i)...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4393
16 downloads
133 views

High-throughput phenotype assays are a cornerstone of systems biology as they allow direct measurements of mutations, genes, strains, or even different genera. High-throughput methods also require data analytic methods that reduce complex time-series data to a...

["Computational Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4681
23 downloads
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Objective The benefits of exercise on brain health is well known in aging and psychiatric populations. However, the relationship between habitual exercise in young and healthy adults remains unclear. This study explored the effects an eight-week exercise prescription...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Kinesiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4675
30 downloads
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Recent phylogeographic studies along the coastline of southern Africa have uncovered cryptic diversity in several coastal invertebrates, including direct developing crustaceans in the superorder Peracarida. These findings indicating the possible existence of additional...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4658
24 downloads
110 views

The fitness effects associated with Wolbachia infection have wide-ranging ecological and evolutionary consequences for host species. How these effects are modulated by the relative influence of host and Wolbachia genomes has been described as a balancing act of...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4655
26 downloads
152 views

Background Organic waste is one of the most important anthropogenic food subsidies used by different species. However, there is little information about the health impact that rubbish dumps produce on species foraging in these sites. Methods We studied the effect...

["Biochemistry","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4645
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The family Toxoderidae (Mantodea) contains an ecologically diverse group of praying mantis species that have in common greatly elongated bodies. In this study, we sequenced and compared the complete mitochondrial genomes of two Toxoderidae species, Paratoxodera...

["Genomics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4595
31 downloads
205 views

Background A study on the Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida was carried out between 2002 and 2009 in wetlands of eastern Spain to evaluate how water level fluctuation affects its reproductive success (hatching, fledgling and breeding success). This species is catalogued...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4548
29 downloads
167 views

Background China currently faces severe environmental pollution caused by burning agricultural straw; thus, resource utilization of these straws has become an urgent policy and practical objective for the Chinese government. Methods This study develops a bio-economic...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4624
70 downloads
448 views

Prediction of taxonomy for marker gene sequences such as 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) is a fundamental task in microbiology. Most experimentally observed sequences are diverged from reference sequences of authoritatively named organisms, creating a challenge for prediction...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4652
114 downloads
2,175 views

The wolverine (Gulo gulo) is the largest living terrestrial member of the Mustelidae; a versatile predator formerly distributed throughout boreal regions of North America and Eurasia. Though commonly recovered from Pleistocene sites across their range, pre-Pleistocene...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4648

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