Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background Understanding of the physiological effects of chytridiomycosis is crucial to worldwide amphibian conservation. Therefore, we analyzed the cardiac function of two anuran species (Xenopus laevis and Physalaemus albonotatus) with different susceptibilities...

["Biodiversity","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5891
32 downloads
141 views

The objective of this study was to quantify consumption of clothianidin-treated corn seed by birds following standard planting practices. Based on post-planting seed counts on 21 fields in southwestern Ontario, Canada, between 29 and 813 seeds/ha (mean of 224 ±...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5880
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We present PromoterPredict, a dynamic multiple regression approach to predict the strength of Escherichia coli promoters binding the σ70 factor of RNA polymerase. σ70 promoters are ubiquitously used in recombinant DNA technology, but characterizing their strength...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Synthetic Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5862
47 downloads
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Background The accurate and rapid preliminarily identification of the types of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is crucial for infection control. Currently, however, expensive, time-consuming, and labor-intensive methods are used for MRSA typing....

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5784
27 downloads
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Release rates of particulate organic carbon and nitrogen (POC and PON) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) from the scleractinian coral Acropora tenuis were measured during the day and night in summer and winter seasons. Physiological parameters including calcification,...

["Marine Biology","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5728
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Hemiparasitic plants increase plant biodiversity by reducing the abundance of dominant plant species, allowing for the establishment of subordinate species. Hemiparasites reduce host resources by directly removing nutrients from hosts, competing for light and space,...

["Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5682
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287 views

In this paper, we map the distribution of scale-rayed wrasse Acantholabrus palloni in eastern Skagerrak based on a combination of verified and personally communicated angling records. Long thought to be occasional vagrants outside its known range in the eastern...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5900
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Increasing environmental pressures and human impacts are reshaping community structures and species interactions throughout all trophic levels. The morphological and behavioural characteristics of species communities contain key ecological information on why prey...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5899
33 downloads
176 views

Food limitation may interact with nest predation and influence nesting patterns, such as breeding season length and renesting intervals. If so, reproductive effort should change with food availability. Thus, when food is limited, birds should have fewer attempts...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5898
127 downloads
1,438 views

Background Dogs have human-directed social skills that allow them to communicate and cooperate with humans. We have previously identified two loci on chromosome 26 associated with human contact-seeking behaviors during an unsolvable problem task in laboratory beagles...

["Animal Behavior","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5889
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Background A strict gluten-free (GF) diet is required for the management of celiac disease (CD). The nutritional adequacy of this diet has been questioned due to the elimination of wheat, an important vehicle for micronutrient fortification and source of fibre....

["Food Science and Technology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5875
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The hepatitis C virus RNA genome possesses a variety of conserved structural elements, in both coding and non-coding regions, that are important for viral replication. These elements are known or predicted to modulate key life cycle events, such as translation...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5870
45 downloads
295 views

Background We evaluated the effects of a mixed reality (MR) head-mounted deviceon some cognitiveand physiological functions during 90 min tasks in an attempt to determine their safety for workers. Methods A total of 12 volunteers performed 90-min intellectual and...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Global Health","Public Health","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5847
44 downloads
273 views

The size and structure of social groups of animals can be governed by a range of ecological factors and behavioral interactions. In small, highly site-attached coral reef fishes, group size is often constrained by the size of the habitat patch they are restricted...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5841
66 downloads
192 views

Since the early 20th century, European eels (Anguilla anguilla L.) have been dichotomously classified into ‘narrow’ and ‘broad’ heads. These morphs are mainly considered the result of a differential food choice, with narrow heads feeding primarily on small/soft...

["Animal Behavior","Developmental Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5773

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