Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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The ectosymbiotic copepods, Vostoklaophonte eupenta gen. & sp. nov. associated with the sea cucumber Eupentacta fraudatrix, was found in the subtidal zone of Peter the Great Bay, East/Japan Sea. The new genus, Vostoklaophonte, is similar to Microchelonia in the...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4979
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The Beal’s-eyed turtle (Sacalia bealei) is endemic to southeastern China and endangered due to poaching and habitat loss. Knowledge of S. bealei ecology is lacking and this study provides baseline information of its reproduction in a natural environment. We studied...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4997
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Npas4 is an activity dependent transcription factor which is responsible for gearing the expression of target genes involved in neuro-transmission. Despite the importance of Npas4 in many neuronal diseases, the tertiary structure of Npas4 protein along with its...

["Computational Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4978
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Background Elephants are the largest and heaviest living terrestrial animals, but information on their histology is still lacking. This study provides a unique insight into the elephant’s organs and also provides a comparison between juvenile Asian elephants and...

["Veterinary Medicine","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4947
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Cotton plant architecture, including fruit branch formation and flowering pattern, influences plant light exploitation, cotton yield and planting cost. DNA methylation has been widely observed at different developmental stages in both plants and animals and is...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4945
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A robust and accurate gene expression signature is essential to assist oncologists to determine which subset of patients at similar Tumor-Lymph Node-Metastasis (TNM) stage has high recurrence risk and could benefit from adjuvant therapies. Here we applied a two-step...

["Bioinformatics","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Oncology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4942
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Chemokine (C-C motif) ligand 7 (CCL7), a CC chemokine, is a chemotactic factor and attractant for various kinds of leukocytes, including monocytes and neutrophils. CCL7 is widely expressed in multiple cell types and can participate in anti-inflammatory responses...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4928
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Sugarbirds are a family of two socially-monogamous passerine species endemic to southern Africa. Cape and Gurney’s Sugarbird (Promerops cafer and P. gurneyi) differ in abundance, dispersion across their range and in the degree of sexual dimorphism in tail length,...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5000
24 downloads
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Background Haemophilus parasuis is a commensal organism of the upper respiratory tract of healthy pigs and causes high morbidity and mortality in piglets. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of H. parasuis in China from 2014 to 2017. Methods...

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5040
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Background The vermiform appendix serves as a “safe house” for maintaining normal gut bacteria and appendectomy may impair the intestinal microbiota. Appendectomy is expected to profoundly alter the immune system and modulate the pathogenic inflammatory immune...

["Microbiology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Internal Medicine","Nephrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5019
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Freshwater mussels (order: Unionida) represent one of the most critically imperilled groups of animals; consequently, there exists a need to establish a variety of molecular markers for population genetics and systematic studies in this group. Recently, two novel...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5007
25 downloads
179 views

Over the past three decades the colonial ascidian Didemnum vexillum has been expanding its global range, significantly impacting marine habitats and aquaculture facilities. What biological features make D. vexillum so highly invasive? Here, we show that juxtaposed...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5006
27 downloads
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Candidemia and other forms of invasive fungal infections caused by Candida glabrata and to a lesser extent Saccharomyces cerevisiae are a serious health problem, especially if their steadily rising resistance to the limited range of antifungal drugs is taken into...

["Microbiology","Drugs and Devices","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4999
44 downloads
335 views

Soil microbial communities’ assembly is strongly tied to changes in temperature and moisture. Although microbial functional redundancy seems to overcome taxonomical composition changes, the sensitivity and resilience of soil microbial communities from subtropical...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4991
63 downloads
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Background High throughput DNA sequencing of bulk invertebrate samples or metabarcoding is becoming increasingly used to provide profiles of biological communities for environmental monitoring. As metabarcoding becomes more widely applied, new reference DNA barcodes...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Genetics","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4980

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