Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background Glycine air polishing has been proved to be safe, comfortable and time-saving. Whether it could substitute ultrasonic scaling to remove dental plaque biofilm during periodontal maintenance remains unclear. The purposes of this study were to evaluate...

["Microbiology","Clinical Trials","Dentistry","Drugs and Devices","Evidence Based Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4371
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Elucidating the genetic basis of fitness-related traits is a major goal of molecular ecology. Traits subject to sexual selection are particularly interesting, as non-random mate choice should deplete genetic variation and thereby their evolutionary benefits. We...

["Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4364
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Objectives We aimed to evaluate the global scientific output of gene research of myocardial infarction and explore their hotspots and frontiers from 2001 to 2015, using bibliometric methods. Methods Articles about the gene research of myocardial infarction between...

["Genetics","Cardiology","Statistics","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4354
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Liver fibrosis is a disease that causes high morbidity and has become a major health problem. Liver fibrosis can lead to the end stage of liver diseases (livercirrhosisand hepatocellularcarcinoma). Currently, liver transplantation is the only effective treatment...

["Cell Biology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4336
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Comprising more than 800 extant species, the class Cephalopoda (octopuses, squid, cuttlefish, and nautiluses) is a fascinating group of marine conchiferan mollusks. Recently, the first cephalopod genome (of Octopus bimaculoides) was published, providing a genomic...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4331
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Background The insect cuticle covers the whole body and all appendages and has bi-directionnal selective permeability: it protects against environmental stress and pathogen infection and also helps to reduce water loss. The adult cuticle is often associated with...

["Ecology","Entomology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4318
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Small-scale artisanal fisheries can have a significant negative impact in cetacean populations. Cetacean bycatch has been documented in the pole-and-line tuna fishery in the Azores with common dolphins being the species more frequently taken. Based on data collected...

["Aquaculture","Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4285
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There is currently unprecedented interest in quantifying variation in thermal physiology among organisms, especially in order to understand and predict the biological impacts of climate change. A key parameter in this quantification of thermal physiology is the...

["Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4363
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Cancer cases result in 13% of all deaths worldwide. Unwanted side effects in patients under conventional treatments have led to the search for beneficial alternative therapies. Microalgae synthesize compounds with known in vitro and in vivo biological activity...

["Biotechnology","Ecosystem Science","Oncology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4358
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Complex networks have been successfully applied to the characterization and modeling of complex systems in several distinct areas of Biological Sciences. Nevertheless, their utilization in phylogenetic analysis still needs to be widely tested, using different molecular...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4349
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Corals host diverse microbial communities that are involved in acclimatization, pathogen defense, and nutrient cycling. Surveys of coral-associated microbes have been particularly directed toward Symbiodinium and bacteria. However, a holistic understanding of the...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4323
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910 views

The genus Scinax is one of the most specious genera of treefrogs of the family Hylidae. Despite the high number of potential new species of Scinax revealed in recent studies, the rate of species descriptions for Amazonia has been low in the last decade. A potential...

["Ecology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4321
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Background Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) disease has been shown to be associated with the generation of multiple auto-antibodies. Among these, anti-dsDNA antibodies (anti-DNAs) are specific and play a pathogenic role in SLE. Indeed, anti-DNA+ SLE patients...

["Cell Biology","Immunology","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4294
109 downloads
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Species within the scleractinian genus Pocillopora Lamarck 1816 exhibit extreme phenotypic plasticity, making identification based on morphology difficult. However, the mitochondrial open reading frame (mtORF) marker provides a useful genetic tool for identification...

["Genetics","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4355
96 downloads
801 views

Biodiversity forecasts are important for conservation, management, and evaluating how well current models characterize natural systems. While the number of forecasts for biodiversity is increasing, there is little information available on how well these forecasts...

["Ecology","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4278

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