Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Integrating genomic information into cattle breeding is an important approach to exploring genotype-phenotype relationships for complex traits related to diary and meat production. To assist with genomic-based selection, a reference map of interactome is needed...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4107
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Sustainable fisheries management is key to restoring and maintaining ecological function and benefits to people, but it requires accurate information about patterns of resource use, particularly fishing pressure. In most coral reef fisheries and other data-poor...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4089
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Background The corallum is crucial in building coral reefs and in diagnosing systematic relationships in the order Scleractinia. However, molecular phylogenetic analyses revealed a paraphyly in a majority of traditional families and genera among Scleractinia showing...

["Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4074
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Background The increased demand for fish protein has led to the intensification of aquaculture practices which are hampered by nutritional and health factors affecting growth performance. To solve these problems, antibiotics have been used for many years in the...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4001
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A striking and unexpected biochemical phenotype was found in an insertion mutant line in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. One of two investigated insertion mutant lines in the gene encoding the phosphate transporter PHT4;1 demonstrated a prominent loss of...

["Biochemistry","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4134
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Background The deep-sea hydrothermal vent is one of the most ‘extreme’ environments in the marine realm. Few species are capable of inhabiting such ecosystems, despite extremely high productivity there supported by microbial chemosynthesis, leading to high biomass...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4121
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Previously, we revealed that several kampo medicines used for patients with excess and/or medium patterns (kakkonto (TJ-1), shosaikoto (TJ-9), hangeshashinto (TJ-14), and orento (TJ-120)) reduced prostaglandin (PG)E2 levels using LPS-treated human gingival fibroblasts...

["Cell Biology","Dentistry","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4120
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The Wukongopteridae compose a non-pterodactyloid clade of pterosaurs that are the most abundant flying reptiles in the deposits of the Middle-Late Jurassic Yanliao Biota. Until now, five species of three genera and two additional unnamed specimens have been described....

["Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4102
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Systems for collecting image data in conjunction with computer vision techniques are a powerful tool for increasing the temporal resolution at which plant phenotypes can be measured non-destructively. Computational tools that are flexible and extendable are needed...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Plant Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4088
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During the Late Cretaceous, the continent of North America was divided into two sections: Laramidia in the west and Appalachia in the east. Although the sediments of Appalachia recorded only a sparse fossil record of dinosaurs, the dinosaur faunas of this landmass...

["Biogeography","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4123
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Background Lung cancer is considered as one of the most frequent and deadly cancers with high mortality all around the world. It is critical to find new biomarkers for early diagnosis of lung cancer, especially lung squamous cell carcinoma (LUSC). The Cancer Genome...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4101
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Information about the distribution and abundance of the habitat-forming sessile organisms in marine ecosystems is of great importance for conservation and natural resource managers. Spatial interpolation methodologies can be useful to generate this information...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4078
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Prior work in our lab has shown that an expanding image on a computer screen elicits a hiding response in the Caribbean terrestrial hermit crab (Coenobita clypeatus). We conducted two experiments to identify what properties of the expanding stimulus contribute...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4058
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The amino acid content of the proteins encoded by a genome may predict the coding potential of that genome and may reflect lifestyle restrictions of the organism. Here, we calculated the Kullback–Leibler divergence from the mean amino acid content as a metric to...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Microbiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4026
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Recently, Docker technology has received increasing attention throughout the bioinformatics community. However, its implementation has not yet been mastered by most biologists; accordingly, its application in biological research has been limited. In order to popularize...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3948

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