Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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NAC (NAM, no apical meristem; ATAF, Arabidopsis transcription activation factor and CUC, cup-shaped cotyledon) proteins are among the largest transcription factor (TF) families playing fundamental biological processes, including cell expansion and differentiation,...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4172
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The use of multiple sampling areas in landscape genetic analysis has been recognized as a useful way of generalizing the patterns of environmental effects on organism gene flow. It reduces the variability in inference which can be substantially affected by the...

["Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Environmental Sciences","Molecular Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4135
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Background Since 1996, when Vivo questioned how many species of mammals occur in Brazil, there has been a huge effort to assess this biodiversity. In this contribution, we present new records for rare species of the sigmodontine rodent genera Rhagomys and Neusticomys...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4071
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Background Helopanoplia distincta is an extinct soft-shelled turtle (Pan-Trionychidae) for which the type specimen is a fragmentary costal and the inguinal notch portion of the left hypoplastron from the Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Lance Formation of Wyoming,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4169
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The UAS/GAL4 system is the most used method in Drosophila melanogaster for directing the expression of a gene of interest to a specific tissue. However, the ability to control the temporal activity of GAL4 with this system is very limited. This study constructed...

["Entomology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4167
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Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCIPP) is a high-production volume organophosphate flame retardant widely used within the United States. Within zebrafish, initiation of TDCIPP exposure at 0.75 h post-fertilization (hpf) results in genome-wide alterations...

["Developmental Biology","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4156
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Coral reefs are commonly associated with oligotrophic, well-illuminated waters. In 2013, a healthy coral reef was discovered in one of the least expected places within the Colombian Caribbean: at the entrance of Cartagena Bay, a highly-polluted system that receives...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4119
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Species distribution models (SDMs) have become important and essential tools in conservation and management. However, SDMs built with count data, referred to as species abundance models (SAMs), are still less commonly used to date, but increasingly receiving attention....

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4160
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Background Pesticidal RNAs that silence critical gene function have great potential in pest management, but the benefits of this technology must be weighed against non-target organism risks. Methods Published studies that developed pesticidal double stranded RNAs...

["Biotechnology","Ecology","Entomology","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4131
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Background Avian influenza virus (AIV) infections occur naturally in wild bird populations and can cross the wildlife-domestic animal interface, often with devastating impacts on commercial poultry. Migratory waterfowl and shorebirds are natural AIV reservoirs...

["Ecology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4060
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Ocean warming is a major threat to coral reefs, leading to an increasing frequency and amplitude of coral bleaching events, where the coral and its algal symbiont associations breakdown. Long-term change and resilience of a symbiont community in coral juveniles...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4055
29 downloads
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Background In recent years, next generation high throughput sequencing technologies have proven to be useful tools for investigations concerning the genomics or transcriptomics also of non-model species. Consequently, ornithologists have adopted these technologies...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4045
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We investigate hybridization and introgression between ecologically distinct sister species of silverside fish in the Gulf of California through combined analysis of morphological, sequence, and genotypic data. Water diversions in the past century turned the Colorado...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Ecohydrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4056
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Background and Purpose Oxidative stress is involved in normal and pathological functioning of skeletal muscle. Protection of myoblasts from oxidative stress may improve muscle contraction and delay aging. Here we studied the effect of R. coriaria sumac fruit extract...

["Cell Biology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4144
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Propensities for different amino acids within a protein site change in the course of evolution, so that an amino acid deleterious in a particular species may be acceptable at the same site in a different species. Here, we study the amino acid-changing variants...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4143

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