Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Most reconstruction methods for genomes of ancient origin that are used today require a closely related reference. In order to identify genomic rearrangements or the deletion of whole genes, de novo assembly has to be used. However, because of inherent problems...

["Bioinformatics","Paleontology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3126
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Despite advances in understanding the ecological functions of secondary metabolites from marine organisms, there has been little focus on the influence of chemically-defended species at the community level. Several compounds have been isolated from the gorgonian...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3186
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Sensitivity of short read DNA-sequencing for gene fusion detection is improving, but is hampered by the significant amount of noise composed of uninteresting or false positive hits in the data. In this paper we describe a tiered prioritisation approach to extract...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Oncology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3166
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The Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats associated (CRISPR-Cas) systems consist of RNA-protein complexes that provide bacteria and archaea with sequence-specific immunity against bacteriophages, plasmids, and other mobile genetic elements....

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3161
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Background Conserving biodiversity in tropical landscapes is a major challenge to scientists and conservationists. Current rates of deforestation, fragmentation, and land use intensification are producing variegated landscapes with undetermined values for the conservation...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3125
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The olfaction system of insects plays an important role in mediating various physiological behaviors, including locating hosts, avoiding predators, and recognizing mates and oviposition sites. Therefore, some key genes in the system present valuable opportunities...

["Entomology","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3157
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Background ABO blood group is a hereditary factor of plasma levels of coagulation factor VIII (FVIII) and von Willebrand factor (VWF). Age and gender have been shown to influence FVIII, VWF, fibrinogen (Fbg), and ADAMTS13 (A disintegrin and metalloprotease with...

["Biochemistry","Global Health","Hematology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3156
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The filamentous fungus Rhizopus delemar naturally accumulates relatively high amounts of fumarate. Although the culture conditions that increase fumarate yields are well established, the network underlying the accumulation of fumarate is not yet fully understood....

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3133
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Background The endocrinology of skeletal muscle is highly complex and many issues about hormone action in skeletal muscle are still unresolved. Aim of the work is to improve our knowledge on the relationship between skeletal muscle and 17β-estradiol. Methods The...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3124
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Mediterranean biomes are biodiversity hotspots, and vineyards are important components of the Mediterranean landscape. Over the last few decades, the amount of land occupied by vineyards has augmented rapidly, thereby increasing threats to Mediterranean ecosystems....

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3098
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Aims Mountain ranges in the tropics are characterised by high levels of localised endemism, often-aberrant evolutionary trajectories, and some of the world’s most diverse regional biotas. Here we investigate the evolution of montane endemism, ecology and body size...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3077
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Willow is a widely used dioecious woody plant of Salicaceae family in China. Due to their high biomass yields, willows are promising sources for bioenergy crops. In this study, we assembled the complete mitochondrial (mt) genome sequence of S. suchowensis with...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3148
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295 views

Background Meningiomas are common intracranial tumors in humans that frequently recur despite having a predominantly benign nature. Even though these tumors have been shown to commonly express EGFR/c-erbB1 (epidermal growth factor receptor), results from previous...

["Oncology","Pathology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3140
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Gene regulation modulates RNA expression via transcription factors. Post-transcriptional gene regulation in turn influences the amount of protein product through, for example, microRNAs (miRNAs). Experimental establishment of miRNAs and their effects is complicated...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3131
64 downloads
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Background Kettlebell lifting has gained increased popularity as both a form of resistance training and as a sport, despite the paucity of literature validating its use as a training tool. Kettlebell sport requires participants to complete the kettlebell snatch...

["Bioengineering","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3111

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