Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Molecular studies have uncovered significant diversity in the Mexican Highlands, leading to the description of many new endemic species. DNA approaches to this kind of species discovery have included both mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequencing and multilocus genomic...

["Biodiversity","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6045
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Blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus Rathbun, 1896, are ubiquitous along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the USA. These organisms play an integral role in the ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM), where not only are they a keystone species, but are also socioeconomically...

["Developmental Biology","Marine Biology","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5985
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Background Stress at work has been broadly acknowledged as a worldwide problem and has been the focus of concern for many researchers. Firefighting, in particular, is frequently reported as a highly stressful occupation. In order to investigate firefighters’ occupational...

["Bioengineering","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5967
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The parasite Toxoplasma gondii causes an opportunistic infection, that is, particularly severe in immunocompromised patients, infants, and neonates. Current antiparasitic drugs are teratogenic and cause hypersensitivity-based toxic side effects especially during...

["Biotechnology","Molecular Biology","Parasitology","Plant Science","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5780
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Gelsemine is an important toxic substance extracted from Gelsemium elegans, which has a lot of biological functions in cells and organisms, but its toxicity has been rarely reported in Tetrahymena thermophila. In this study, we used the protozoan T. thermophila...

["Microbiology","Toxicology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6093
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The breeding range of the Eastern Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca iliaca) is generally recognized as comprising the boreal forest of Canada. However, recent observations suggest that the species is present during the summer months throughout much of the northeastern...

["Biogeography","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6087
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Background The human hand can perform a range of manipulation tasks, from holding a pen to holding a hammer. The central nervous system (CNS) uses different strategies in different manipulation tasks based on task requirements. Attempts to compare postures of the...

["Bioengineering","Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6078
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Although microbes mediate much of the biogeochemical cycling in freshwater, the categories of carbon and nutrients currently used in models of freshwater biogeochemical cycling are too broad to be relevant on a microbial scale. One way to improve these models is...

["Ecosystem Science","Genomics","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6075
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Background Several technology-assisted aids are available to help blind and visually impaired people perform their daily activities. The current research uses the state-of-the-art technology to enhance the utility of traditional navigational aids to produce solutions...

["Drugs and Devices","Ophthalmology","Human\u2013Computer Interaction","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6058
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The study examines the effect of acclimation on carbon and nitrogen metabolism in cucumber leaves subjected to moderate and severe NaCl stress. The levels of glucose, sucrose, NADH/NAD+-GDH, AspAT, AlaAT, NADP+-ICDH, G6PDH and 6GPDH activity were determined after...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6043
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Modern scientific studies from many diverse areas of research abound with multiple hypothesis testing concerns. The false discovery rate (FDR) is one of the most commonly used approaches for measuring and controlling error rates when performing multiple tests....

["Bioinformatics","Statistics","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6035
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Phytosauria is a clade of large, carnivorous, semi-aquatic archosauromorphs which reached its peak diversity and an almost global distribution in the Late Triassic (c. 230–201 Mya). Previous phylogenetic analyses of Phytosauria have either focused primarily on...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5901
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Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies provide unique possibilities for the comprehensive assessment of the environmental diversity of bacteriophages. Several Bacillus bacteriophages have been isolated, but very few Bacillus megaterium bacteriophages have...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5687
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Green microalgae of the Micrasterias lineage are unicellular microorganisms with modular morphology consisting of successively differentiated lobes. Due to their morphological diversity and peculiar morphogenesis, these species are important model systems for studies...

["Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6098
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Background Understanding hub genes involved in gastric cancer (GC) metastasis could lead to effective approaches to diagnose and treat cancer. In this study, we aim to identify the hub genes and investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms of GC. Methods To...

["Bioinformatics","Gastroenterology and Hepatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6092

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