Peer-reviewed Articles

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A serious concern is arising on the coexistence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) and plasmid mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) producing bacteria in animal husbandry, which could be transferred to humans, especially in strains that may not be routinely...

["Genetics","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5053
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Water-related ecosystem services (WESs) arise from the interaction between water ecosystems and their surrounding terrestrial ecosystems. They are critical for human well-being as well as for the whole ecological circle. An urgent service-oriented reform for the...

["Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5041
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Background Advances in 3D shape capture technology have made powerful shape analyses, such as geometric morphometrics, more feasible. While the highly accurate micro-computed tomography (µCT) scanners have been the “gold standard,” recent improvements in 3D surface...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5032
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Neobalaenines are an enigmatic group of baleen whales represented today by a single living species: the pygmy right whale, Caperea marginata, found only in the Southern Hemisphere. Molecular divergence estimates date the origin of pygmy right whales to 22–26 Ma,...

["Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5025
68 downloads
5,951 views

Background The objective of the present study was to compare the effects of equal-volume resistance training (RT) performed with different training frequencies on muscle size and strength in trained young men. Methods Sixteen men with at least one year of RT experience...

["Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5020
20 downloads
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Background Melatonin (MEL) is a signaling molecule in plants that affects developmental processes during vegetative and reproductive growth. Investigations have proved that exogenously applied MEL also has the potential to improve seed germination and plant development....

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5009
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Visitation of plants by different pollinators depends on individual plant traits, spatial context, and other factors. A neglected aspect of small-scale variation of plant–pollinator interactions is the role of vertical position of flowers. We conducted a series...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4998
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Background Publication bias is the tendency of investigators, reviewers, and editors to submit or accept manuscripts for publication based on their direction or strength of findings. In this study, we investigated if publication bias was present in gastroenterological...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Gastroenterology and Hepatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4995
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We conducted a spatially explicit, stochastic, individually based population viability analysis for the Hawaiian common gallinule (Gallinula galeata sandvicensis), an endangered subspecies of waterbird endemic to fragmented coastal wetlands in Hawai‘i. This subspecies...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4990
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Gammaherpesviruses (GHVs) are host specific DNA viruses that infect a large range of mammalian species. These viruses preferentially target host lymphocyte cell populations and infection may lead to morbidity or mortality in immunocompromised, co-infected, or non-adapted...

["Genetics","Virology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4982
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Background Urbanization is one of the main causes of biodiversity loss worldwide. Wildlife responses to urbanization, however, are greatly variable and, paradoxically, some threatened species may achieve much larger populations in urban than in natural habitats....

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4908
9 downloads
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Background Ampelisca eschrichtii Krøyer, 1842 of the Sakhalin Shelf of the Okhotsk Sea, Far Eastern Russia, comprise the highest known biomass concentration of any amphipod population in the world and are a critically important prey source for western gray whales....

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4841
28 downloads
141 views

Objective To systematically review the efficacy of psychological, pharmacological, and combined treatments for binge eating disorder (BED). Method Systematic search and meta-analysis. Results We found 45 unique studies with low/medium risk of bias, and moderate...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5113
166 downloads
1,293 views

The ongoing evolution of tracer mixing models has resulted in a confusing array of software tools that differ in terms of data inputs, model assumptions, and associated analytic products. Here we introduce MixSIAR, an inclusive, rich, and flexible Bayesian tracer...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5096
22 downloads
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Wildlife perceive humans as predators, and therefore normally flushes. Flight initiation distance (FID) is the distance a human can approach an animal at a steady pace until it flushes. Recently, several studies showed differences in within-species FID according...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5093

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