Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background The provincial wildlife management agency, British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, performed a translocation to control the urban mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus; uMD) overpopulation and supplement...

["Conservation Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4968
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Gene expression profiling data provide useful information for the investigation of biological function and process. However, identifying a specific expression pattern from extensive time series gene expression data is not an easy task. Clustering, a popular method,...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4927
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The relationship between feeding ecology and sexual dimorphism is examined in a speciose South African monkey beetle clade. We test whether feeding and mating at a fixed site (embedding guild) is associated with greater levels of sexual dimorphism and possibly...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4632
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The phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway shows frequent aberrant alterations and pathological activation in breast cancer cells. While PI3K inhibitors have not achieved expectant therapeutic efficacy in clinical trials, and several studies provide promising...

["Biochemistry","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5092
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Background The anthropogenic modification of trophic pathways is seemingly prompting the increase of jellyfish populations at the expense of planktivorous fishes. However, gross generalizations are often made because the most basic aspects of trophic ecology and...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5057
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We present two cases of study of ontogenetic allometry in outlines of bivalves using longitudinal data, a rarity among fossils, based on the preserved post-larval record of shells. The examples are two infaunal burrowing bivalves of the southern South America,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5051
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Background Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades, an important type of pathway in eukaryotic signaling networks, play a key role in plant defense responses, growth and development. Methods Phylogenetic analysis and conserved motif analysis of the MKK...

["Bioinformatics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5037
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The gastric armature of decapod foregut is a feeding structure that sparks controversial debates about the role dietary and historical components have in shaping its morphological traits. Having previous information about the natural diet is an interesting way...

["Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5028
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Dispersal is a fundamental trait of a species’ biology. High dispersal results in weakly structured or even panmictic populations over large areas, whereas weak dispersal enables population differentiation and strong spatial structuring. We report on the genetic...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5024
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Background Details of how, why and in what conditions large felids make scrapes is unknown. Here, we examined the general hypothesis about the use of scrapes for marking proposals, as well as to communicate with other individuals to signalize particular points...

["Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4983
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Australian native species grow competitively in nutrient limited environments, particularly in nitrogen (N) limited soils; however, the mechanism that enables this is poorly understood. Biological nitrification inhibition (BNI), which is the release of root exudates...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4960
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Rhizoctonia solani AG1 IA is a soil-borne fungal phytopathogen that can significantly harm crops resulting in economic loss. This species overwinters in grass roots and diseased plants, and produces sclerotia that infect future crops. R. solani AG1 IA does not...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5103
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The age-based life history of two commercially-important species of snapper (Lutjanidae) and one emperor (Lethrinidae) were characterized from the nearshore fishery of Tutuila, American Samoa. Examination of sagittal otoliths across multiple months and years confirmed...

["Aquaculture","Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5069
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Background Entolimod is a Salmonella enterica flagellin derivate. Previous work has demonstrated that entolimod effectively protects mice and non-human primates from ionizing radiation. However, it caused a “flu-like” syndrome after radioprotective and anticancer...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5043
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The complexity and scales of the processes that shape communities of marine benthic macroinvertebrates has limited our understanding of their assembly mechanisms and the potential to make projections of their spatial and temporal dynamics. Individual-based models...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5038

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