Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background The aim of the study was to explore the viewpoints of healthcare professionals (HCPs) on the adoption and use of eHealth in clinical practice in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Information and communication technologies (ICTs) including eHealth provide HCPs...

["Nursing","Human\u2013Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6326
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Background The bushbuck, Tragelaphus scriptus, is a widespread and ecologically diverse ungulate species complex within the spiral-horned antelopes. This species was recently found to consist of two genetically divergent but monophyletic lineages, which are paraphyletic...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6476
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Background There is little research on differences in Emotional Intelligence (EI) ability at different stages of adult development. The few published studies tend not to use older adult samples. Previous studies on EI ability and age have shown contradictory results....

["Geriatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6595
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The recent discovery of the Araguaian river dolphin (Inia araguaiaensis) highlights how little we know about the diversity and biology of river dolphins. In this study, we described the acoustic repertoire of this newly discovered species in concert with their...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6670
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The coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi forms some of the largest phytoplankton blooms in the ocean. The rapid demise of these blooms has been linked to viral infections. E. huxleyi abundance, distribution, and nutritional status make them an important food source...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology","Virology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6722
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Background Phthalates are man-made chemical compounds with numerous applications especially known for their use as plasticizers. They have weak bonding to the polymeric matrix or products in which they are used. Owing to this reason, they are readily released into...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6742
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Marine algae have been reported as important sources of biogenic volatile halocarbons that are emitted into the atmosphere. These compounds are linked to destruction of the ozone layer, thus contributing to climate change. There may be mutual interactions between...

["Marine Biology","Biosphere Interactions","Climate Change Biology","Biogeochemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6758
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Individual trait variation is essential for populations to cope with multiple stressors and continuously changing environments. The immense number of possible stressor combinations and the influence of phenotypic variation makes experimental testing for effects...

["Marine Biology","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6776
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Elodea nuttallii is widely used in Chinese mitten crab (CMC) rearing practice, but it is not a native aquatic plant and cannot endure high temperature. Thus, large E. nuttallii mortality and water deterioration events could occur during high-temperature seasons....

["Agricultural Science","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6785
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Enlarging protected area networks (PANs) is critical to ensure the long-term population viability of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus), which are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation. Strict policies of PAN enlargement that focus on wildlife conservation...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6791
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Neonicotinoids are a leading class of insecticides on the global market, accounting for nearly 25%. They are widely used in both agricultural and residential settings. Causing neuron failure by irreversibly binding to the insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptor,...

["Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6805
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Press-through package (PTP) is the most common accidentally ingested foreign body in Japan. Accidental ingestion of PTP can result in esophageal damage. An approach for evaluating the risk of esophageal injury has not been established. Therefore, we used porcine...

["Biophysics","Drugs and Devices","Emergency and Critical Care","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Internal Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6763
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The use of residue of sugarcane ethanol industry named vinasse in fertirrigation is an established and widespread practice in Brazil. Both non-concentrated vinasse (NCV) and concentrated vinasse (CV) are used in fertirrigation, particularly to replace the potassium...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Microbiology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6768
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The aim of this work was to test and analyse the bioeffects of Prunus spinosa L. (Rosacaee) fruit ethanol extract on Trichoplax adhaerens Schulze, 1883 (Placozoa) laboratory cultures which—for the first time—were employed as in vivo biological model to assess the...

["Animal Behavior","Food Science and Technology","Toxicology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6789
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Background Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) is a commonly used high-throughput technique to measure mRNA transcript levels. The accuracy of this evaluation of gene expression depends on the use of optimal reference genes. Cucumber–pumpkin grafted plants, made...

["Agricultural Science","Developmental Biology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6536

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