Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background The Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) population of the South–western Atlantic Ocean is recovering. In the breeding ground of Peninsula Valdés, as a consequence of the population growth, expansion to new areas by some types of groups and a change...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5957
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Bacteria are tiny organisms which are ubiquitously found in the environment. These microscopic living bodies are responsible for the flow of nutrients in biogeochemical cycles and fertility imparted to the soil. Release of excessive chromium in agricultural soils...

["Microbiology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6076
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Climatic variables have been the main predictors employed in ecological niche modeling and species distribution modeling, although biotic interactions are known to affect species’ spatial distributions via mechanisms such as predation, competition, and mutualism....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6052
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Introduction Oligochaetes are recognized as valuable bioindicators of sediment quality in streams and lakes. The development of an oligochaete index based on the identification of specimens using DNA barcodes requires a method for simultaneously preserving the...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genetics","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6050
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Qula is a cheese-like product usually prepared with unpasteurized yak milk under open conditions, with both endogenous and exogenous microorganisms involved in the fermentation process. In the present study, 15 Qula samples were collected from five different regions...

["Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6044
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Background DNA repair is essential to counteract damage to DNA induced by endo- and exogenous factors, to maintain genome stability. However, challenges to the faithful discrimination between damaged and non-damaged DNA strands do exist, such as mismatched pairs...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6029
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Use of environmental DNA (eDNA) to assess distributions of aquatic and semi-aquatic macroorganisms is promising, but sampling schemes may need to be tailored to specific objectives. Given the potentially high variance in aquatic eDNA among replicate grab samples,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Bioinformatics","Ecosystem Science","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5871
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During the Early Cretaceous, dinosaur communities of the Australian-Antarctic rift system (Eumeralla and Wonthaggi formations) cropping out in Victoria were apparently dominated by a diverse small-bodied ‘basal ornithopod’ fauna. Further north, in Queensland (Winton...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6008
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The family Miridae is the most diverse and one of the most economically important groups in Heteroptera. However, identification of mirid species on the basis of morphology is difficult and time-consuming. In the present study, we evaluated the effectiveness of...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Entomology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6070
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The pallid bat (Antrozous pallidus) is a species of western North America, inhabiting ecoregions ranging from desert to oak and pine forest. They are primarily insectivorous predators on large arthropods that occasionally take small vertebrate prey, and are at...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6065
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The inland waters of Washington State and southern British Columbia, collectively known as the Salish Sea, comprise key habitat for two regional populations of killer whales (Orcinus orca): the mammal-eating West Coast Transients and the endangered fish-eating...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6062
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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a federally protected area found in central southern Utah. Designated in 1996 by President William J. Clinton, it was recently reduced in size by President Donald J. Trump in a proclamation that turned the one large...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6057
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Background The nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation (N-DAMO) pathway, which plays an important role in carbon and nitrogen cycling in aquatic ecosystems, is mediated by “Candidatus Methylomirabilis oxyfera” (M. oxyfera) of the NC10 phylum. M. oxyfera-like...

["Biodiversity","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6041
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Background Bladder cancer is a malignant tumor in the urinary system with high mortality and recurrence rates. However, the causes and recurrence mechanism of bladder cancer are not fully understood. In this study, we used integrated bioinformatics to screen for...

["Bioinformatics","Oncology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6036
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Dioscorea L., the largest genus of the family Dioscoreaceae with over 600 species, is not only an important food but also a medicinal plant. The identification and classification of Dioscorea L. is a rather difficult task. In this study, we sequenced five Dioscorea...

["Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6032

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