Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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A great variety of parasites and parasitoids exploit ant societies. Among them are the Mesostigmata mites, a particularly common and diverse group of ant-associated arthropods. While parasitism is ubiquitous in Mesostigmata, parasitoidism has only been described...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3870
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Understanding how the environment selects a given taxon and the diversity patterns that emerge as a result of environmental filtering can dramatically improve our ability to analyse any environment in depth as well as advancing our knowledge on how the response...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3827
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Background Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a disorder characterized by dopaminergic neuron programmed cell death. The etiology of PD remains uncertain—some cases are due to selected genes associated with familial heredity, others are due to environmental exposure to...

["Microbiology","Neuroscience","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3823
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Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer. Urine-based HPV testing offers a simple and non-invasive method because of its increasing acceptance. A total of 164 pairs of cervical swab and urine samples from Thai women who underwent cervical...

["Virology","Infectious Diseases","Oncology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3910
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Background Cardiac stem cells (CSCs) play a vital role in cardiac homeostasis. A decrease in the efficiency of cardiac stem cells is speculated in various cardiac abnormalities. The maintenance of a healthy stem cell population is essential for the prevention of...

["Cell Biology","Cardiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3882
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Background Enteroviruses are small non-enveloped viruses with a (+) ssRNA genome with one open reading frame. Enterovirus protein 3C (or 3CD for some species) binds the replicative element oriL to initiate replication. The replication of enteroviruses features...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3896
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Ligia isopods are conspicuous inhabitants of rocky intertidal habitats exhibiting several biological traits that severely limit their dispersal potential. Their presence in patchy habitats and low vagility may lead to long term isolation, allopatric isolation and...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3894
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Background As next generation sequence technology has advanced, there have been parallel advances in genome-scale analysis programs for determining evolutionary relationships as proxies for epidemiological relationship in public health. Most new programs skip traditional...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Food Science and Technology","Genomics","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3893
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Tibetan chickens have unique adaptations to the extreme high-altitude environment that they inhabit. Epigenetic DNA methylation affects many biological processes, including hypoxic adaptation; however, the regulatory genes for DNA methylation in hypoxic adaptation...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3891
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RNA-Seq is a recent and efficient technique that uses the capabilities of next-generation sequencing technology for characterizing and quantifying transcriptomes. One important task using gene-expression data is to identify a small subset of genes that can be used...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Statistics","Medical Genetics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3890
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Background Litchi stink-bug, Tessaratoma papillosa Drury (Hemiptera: Tessaratomidae), is one of the most widespread and destructive pest species on Litchi chinensis Sonn and Dimocarpus longan Lour in Southern China. Inappropriate use of chemical pesticides has...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Microbiology","Mycology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3888
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If fertilization of matured oocyte does not occur, unfertilized oocyte undergoes aging, resulting in a time-dependent reduction of the oocyte’s quality. The aging of porcine oocytes can lead to apoptosis. Carbon monoxide (CO), a signal molecule produced by the...

["Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3876
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Background Astragalus polysaccharide (APS) has immunomodulatory activities on porcine peripheral blood mononuclear cells. The immunomodulatory effects of APS on porcine endothelial cells (ECs) expose to classical swine fever virus (CSFV) remain unknown. Methods...

["Cell Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Infectious Diseases","Internal Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3862
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Objectives Practitioners of mindfulness are reported to have greater cognitive control especially in conflict monitoring, response inhibition and sustained attention. However, due to the various existing methods in each mindfulness practices and also, the high...

["Neuroscience","Respiratory Medicine","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3857
34 downloads
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The cane toad (Rhinella marina) has undergone rapid evolution during its invasion of tropical Australia. Toads from invasion front populations (in Western Australia) have been reported to exhibit a stronger baseline phagocytic immune response than do conspecifics...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3856

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