Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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The Tara Oceans Expedition has provided large, publicly-accessible microbial metagenomic datasets from a circumnavigation of the globe. Utilizing several size fractions from the samples originating in the Mediterranean Sea, we have used current assembly and binning...

["Bioinformatics","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3558
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Background 2′–4′ Dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB) induced contact hypersensitivity is an established model of contact sensitivity and leukocyte migration. Platelet Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecule-1 (PECAM-1) deficient mice were used to examine the role of PECAM-1...

["Cell Biology","Dermatology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3555
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Background In humans, non-stereotactic frameless neuronavigation systems are used as a topographical tool for non-invasive brain stimulation methods such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). TMS studies in dogs may provide treatment modalities for several...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience","Veterinary Medicine","Psychiatry and Psychology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3425
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The fibronectin leucine rich transmembrane (FLRT) protein family consists in humans of 3 proteins, FLRT1, -2, and -3. The FLRT proteins contain two extracellular domains separated by an unstructured linker. The most membrane distal part is a leucine rich repeat...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3550
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Mammalian tears are produced by lacrimal glands to protect eyes and may function in chemical communication and immunity. Recent studies on the house mouse chemical signalling revealed that major urinary proteins (MUPs) are not individually unique in Mus musculus...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3541
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Eastern spruce budworm (Choristoneura fumiferiana Clemens) (ESBW) is a major forest pest which feeds on young shoots of white spruce (Picea glauca) and can cause landscape level economic and ecological losses. Release of acetophenone metabolites, piceol and pungenol,...

["Biochemistry","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3535
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Coral diseases are a leading factor contributing to the global decline of coral reefs, and yet mechanisms of disease transmission remain poorly understood. This study tested whether zooplankton can act as a vector for white band disease (WBD) in Acropora cervicornis....

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3502
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Melatonin is a unique multifunctional molecule that mediates reproductive functions in animals. In this study, we investigated the effects of melatonin on bovine parthenogenetic and androgenetic embryonic development, oocyte maturation, the reactive oxygen species...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3485
50 downloads
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Background Impulsivity is one crucial personality trait associated with various maladaptive behavior and many mental disorders. In the study reported here, we investigated the relationship between impulsivity and morphological connectivity (MC) between human brain...

["Neuroscience","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3533
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Novel microbial phospholipases A (PLAs) can be found in actinomycetes which have been poorly explored as producers of this activity. To investigate microbial PLA production, efficient methods are necessary such as high-throughput screening (HTS) assays for direct...

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3524
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A new species of Scutalus Albers, 1850 (Gastropoda: Bulimulidae), Scutalus chango sp. n., is described from a coastal area of northern Chile. Empty shells of this new species were found buried in sand and under boulders and rocks in the foothills of the Chilean...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3538
84 downloads
578 views

There are many steps in analyzing transcriptome data, from the acquisition of raw data to the selection of a subset of representative genes that explain a scientific hypothesis. The data produced can be represented as networks of interactions among genes and these...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3509
42 downloads
267 views

Understanding the distribution and the extent of suitable habitats is crucial for wildlife conservation and management. Knowledge is limited regarding the natural habitats of the Chinese monal (Lophophorus lhuysii), which is a vulnerable Galliform species endemic...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3477
49 downloads
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Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris MG1363 is an important starter culture for dairy fermentation. During industrial fermentations, L. lactis is constantly exposed to stresses that affect the growth and performance of the bacterium. Although the response of L. lactis...

["Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3451
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Razanandrongobe sakalavae Maganuco, Dal Sasso & Pasini, 2006 is a large predatory archosaur from the Middle Jurassic (Bathonian) of the Mahajanga Basin, NW Madagascar. It was diagnosed on the basis of teeth and a fragmentary maxilla, but its affinities were uncertain....

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3481

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