Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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The genus Liolaemus comprises more than 260 species and can be divided in two subgenera: Eulaemus and Liolaemus sensu stricto. In this paper, we present a phylogenetic analysis, divergence times, and ancestral distribution ranges of the Liolaemus alticolor-bibronii...

["Biogeography","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4404
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Brunei Bay, which receives freshwater discharge from four major rivers, namely Limbang, Sundar, Weston and Menumbok, hosts a luxuriant mangrove cover in East Malaysia. However, this relatively undisturbed mangrove forest has been less scientifically explored, especially...

["Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4397
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Chelonid alphaherpesvirus 5 (ChHV5) is a herpesvirus associated with fibropapillomatosis (FP) in sea turtles worldwide. Single-locus typing has previously shown differentiation between Atlantic and Pacific strains of this virus, with low variation within each geographic...

["Genomics","Marine Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4386
37 downloads
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Background Urbanization leads to substantial changes in natural habitats with profound effects on wildlife. Understanding behavioural responses to such environmental change is essential for identifying which organisms may adapt, as behaviour is often the first...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4360
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The degree of inhospitable terrain encountered by migrating birds can dramatically affect migration strategies and their evolution as well as influence the way we develop our contemporary flyway conservation responses to protect them. We used telemetry data from...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4353
457 downloads
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Assessments of dinosaur macroevolution at any given time can be biased by the historical publication record. Recent studies have analysed patterns in dinosaur diversity that are based on secular variations in the numbers of published taxa. Many of these have employed...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4417
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The Psychrobacter genus is a cosmopolitan and diverse group of aerobic, cold-adapted, Gram-negative bacteria exhibiting biotechnological potential for low-temperature applications including bioremediation. Here, we present the draft genome sequence of a bacterium...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4402
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C9orf72 is associated with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), both of which are devastating neurodegenerative diseases. Findings suggest that an expanded hexanucleotide repeat in the non-coding region of the C9orf72 gene is the...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4391
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273 views

The number of plants pollinated by ants is surprisingly low given the abundance of ants and the fact that they are common visitors of angiosperms. Generally ants are considered as nectar robbers that do not provide pollination service. We studied the pollination...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4369
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782 views

Behavioural flexibility, the ability to alter behaviour in response to environmental feedback, and to relinquish previously successful solutions to problems, is a crucial ability in allowing organisms to adapt to novel environments and environmental change; it...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4366
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Coral reefs are one of the world’s most threatened ecosystems, with global and local stressors contributing to their decline. Excessive sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) can cause coral bleaching, resulting in coral death and decreases in coral cover. A SST threshold...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4382
42 downloads
225 views

Triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a belligerent carcinoma that is unresponsive to targeted receptor therapies. Development of new treatment strategies would benefit from an expanded repertoire of in vitro cell culture systems, such as those that support tridimensional...

["Cell Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Oncology","Pathology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4340
76 downloads
626 views

Postnatal depression (PND) is known to be associated with a range of detrimental child and adolescent outcomes, resulting from its disruptive impact on mother-child relationship quality. However, until now little has been known about the impact of PND on the longer-term...

["Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4305
67 downloads
378 views

Microbial diversity on earth is extraordinary, and soils alone harbor thousands of species per gram of soil. Understanding how this diversity is sorted and selected into habitat niches is a major focus of ecology and biotechnology, but remains only vaguely understood....

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4395
26 downloads
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Sucrose phosphate synthase (SPS, EC 2.4.1.14) is a key enzyme that regulates sucrose biosynthesis in plants. SPS is encoded by different gene families which display differential expression patterns and functional divergence. Genome-wide identification and expression...

["Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4379

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