Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Protection of honey bees is of great economic importance because of their role in pollination. Crucial steps towards this goal are epidemiological surveys of pathogens connected with honey bee losses. In this study deformed wing virus (DWV), chronic bee paralysis...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Veterinary Medicine","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5887
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Most genetic transformation protocols for the model diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum rely on one of two available antibiotics as selection markers: Zeocin (a formulation of phleomycin D1) or nourseothricin. This limits the number of possible consecutive genetic...

["Genetics","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5884
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The most complete known North American enantiornithine was collected in 1992 but never formally described. The so-called “Kaiparowits avisaurid” remains one of the most exceptional Late Cretaceous enantiornithine fossils. We recognize this specimen as a new taxon,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5910
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The Curimatidae family plays an ecological role in the recycling and distribution of nutrients and constitutes a major food source for several commercially important fishes. Curimata mivartii, a member of this family, is considered a short-distance migratory species...

["Aquaculture","Fisheries and Fish Science","Genetics","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5959
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Many ecosystems are influenced simultaneously by multiple stressors. One important environmental stressor is aquatic pollution via wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents. WWTP effluents may contribute to eutrophication or contain anthropogenic contaminants...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Parasitology","Ecotoxicology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5956
67 downloads
371 views

Since the 1970s, species abundance distributions (SADs) have been one of the most fundamental issues in ecology and have frequently been investigated and reviewed. However, there was surprisingly little consensus. This study focuses on three essential questions....

["Biodiversity"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5928
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Background Marfan syndrome (MFS) is an inherited connective tissue disorder affecting the ocular, skeletal and cardiovascular systems. Previous studies of MFS have demonstrated the association between genetic defects and clinical manifestations. Our purpose was...

["Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Cardiology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5927
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Analyzing whole-genome sequencing data of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) isolates in a standardized workflow enables both comprehensive antibiotic resistance profiling and outbreak surveillance with highest resolution up to the identification of recent...

["Molecular Biology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5895
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316 views

Individual differences in performances on cognitive tasks have been found to differ according to social rank across multiple species. However, it is not clear whether an individual’s cognitive performance is flexible and the result of their current social rank,...

["Animal Behavior","Developmental Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5738
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Background In our previous study, Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil (EO) was considered to have an insecticidal effect by acting on the mitochondrial respiratory chain in insects. However, the mode of action is not fully understood. Methods In this study, we...

["Bioinformatics","Entomology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5693
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Transcription factors (TFs) and microRNAs (miRNAs) are well-characterized trans-acting essential players in gene expression regulation. Growing evidence indicates that TFs and miRNAs can work cooperatively, and their dysregulation has been associated with many...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5951
29 downloads
175 views

Background Yak (Bos grunniens) is the most important domestic animal for people living at high altitudes. Yak ordinarily feed by grazing, and this behavior impacts the accuracy of the pedigree record because it is difficult to control mating in grazing yak. This...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5946
312 downloads
973 views

The Cretaceous Kem Kem beds of Morocco and equivalent beds in Algeria have produced a rich fossil assemblage, yielding, amongst others, isolated sauropod teeth, which can be used in species diversity studies. These Albian-Cenomanian (∼113–93.9 Ma) strata rarely...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5925
37 downloads
201 views

Okinawa Island is located near the center of the Nansei Islands (∼24–31°N), at a relatively high latitude for coral reefs. Nevertheless, more than 80 coral genera (over 400 species) are abundant in the Nansei Islands. Since March, 2017, scleractinian corals have...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5915
140 downloads
1,095 views

Four species of true crocodile (genus Crocodylus) have been described from the Americas. Three of these crocodile species exhibit non-overlapping distributions—Crocodylus intermedius in South America, C. moreletii along the Caribbean coast of Mesoamerica, and C....

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5836

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