Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Bioluminescent copepods are often the most abundant marine zooplankton and play critical roles in oceanic food webs. Metridia copepods exhibit particularly bright bioluminescence, and the molecular basis of their light production has just recently begun to be explored....

["Biochemistry","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5506
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Collision rates between aircraft and birds have been rising worldwide. The increases in both air traffic and population sizes of large-bodied birds in cities lacking urban planning result in human-wildlife conflicts, economic loss and even lethal casualties. Black...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5491
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The estates of stately homes or manor houses are an untapped resource for assessing the ecosystem services provided by trees. Many of these estates have large collections of trees with clear value in terms of carbon storage, runoff prevention, and pollution removal...

["Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5411
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Background The leading cause of surface water impairment in United States’ rivers and streams is pathogen contamination. Although use of fecal indicators has reduced human health risk, current approaches to identify and reduce exposure can be improved. One important...

["Microbiology","Public Health","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5610
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Much evidence suggests that birds actively regulate their body mass reserves relative to their energy needs. Energy requirements during reproduction may differ in relation to sex-specific behavioural roles or, in the case of cooperative breeders, breeders relative...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5607
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The Mexican region of the Perdido Fold Belt (PFB), in northwestern Gulf of Mexico (GoM), is a geological province with important oil reservoirs that will be subjected to forthcoming oil exploration and extraction activities. To date, little is known about the native...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5583
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The pill millipede species Glomeris aurita Koch, 1847 remained of relative unknown origin and appearance until its recent rediscovery in samples from the Bergamasque Alps, northern Italy. In order to provide an integrative redescription and accurate identification...

["Biogeography","Entomology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5569
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Background Sleep has a fundamental role in the regulation of homeostasis. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of different periods of paradoxical sleep deprivation (PSD) and recovery on serum levels of cytokines and miRNAs related to inflammatory responses....

["Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5567
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Background Urothelial carcinoma (UC) is the fifth most common malignancy that accounts for 5% of all cancers. Diagnostic markers that predict UC progressions are inadequate. NF-κB contributes towards disease progression upon constitutive activation in many solid...

["Bioinformatics","Pathology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5563
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The rate at which animals ingest food is a fundamental part of animal ecology although it is rarely quantified, with recently-developed animal-attached tags providing a potentially viable approach. However, to date, these methods lack clarity in differentiating...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5489
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Background Abnormal methylation of TNFRSF10C was found to be associated with different types of cancers, excluding colorectal cancer (CRC). In this paper, the performance of TNFRSF10C methylation in CRC was studied in two stages. Method The discovery stage was...

["Biochemistry","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5336
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Objectives Several Elizabethkingia species often exhibit extensive antibiotic resistance, causing infections associated with severe morbidity and high mortality rates worldwide. In this study, we determined fluoroquinolone susceptibility profiles of clinical Elizabethkingia...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5608
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Background A few odontocetes (echolocating toothed cetaceans) have been able to independently colonize freshwater ecosystems. Although some extant species of delphinids (true dolphins) and phocoenids (porpoises) at least occasionally migrate upstream of large river...

["Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5556
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A major portion of humans’ activity-based energy expenditure is taken up by locomotion, particularly walking. Walking behaviors have energetic outcomes and as such can be important windows into how populations and groups adjust to different environmental and task...

["Anthropology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5547
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Antarctica is seriously affected by climate change, particularly at the Western Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) where a rapid regional warming is observed. Potter Cove is a WAP fjord at Shetland Islands that constitutes a biodiversity hotspot where over the last years,...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5531

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