Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Mediterranean biomes are biodiversity hotspots, and vineyards are important components of the Mediterranean landscape. Over the last few decades, the amount of land occupied by vineyards has augmented rapidly, thereby increasing threats to Mediterranean ecosystems....

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3098
136 downloads
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Aims Mountain ranges in the tropics are characterised by high levels of localised endemism, often-aberrant evolutionary trajectories, and some of the world’s most diverse regional biotas. Here we investigate the evolution of montane endemism, ecology and body size...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3077
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Willow is a widely used dioecious woody plant of Salicaceae family in China. Due to their high biomass yields, willows are promising sources for bioenergy crops. In this study, we assembled the complete mitochondrial (mt) genome sequence of S. suchowensis with...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3148
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299 views

Background Meningiomas are common intracranial tumors in humans that frequently recur despite having a predominantly benign nature. Even though these tumors have been shown to commonly express EGFR/c-erbB1 (epidermal growth factor receptor), results from previous...

["Oncology","Pathology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3140
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Gene regulation modulates RNA expression via transcription factors. Post-transcriptional gene regulation in turn influences the amount of protein product through, for example, microRNAs (miRNAs). Experimental establishment of miRNAs and their effects is complicated...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3131
67 downloads
832 views

Background Kettlebell lifting has gained increased popularity as both a form of resistance training and as a sport, despite the paucity of literature validating its use as a training tool. Kettlebell sport requires participants to complete the kettlebell snatch...

["Bioengineering","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3111
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The number of protein structures in the PDB database has been increasing more than 15-fold since 1999. The creation of computational models predicting enzymatic function is of major importance since such models provide the means to better understand the behavior...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3095
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Background Daily rhythmicity has been observed for a number of hormonal and behavioral variables in mammals. It can be entrained by several external factors, such as light-dark cycle and scheduled feeding. In dromedary camels, daily rhythmicity has been documented...

["Animal Behavior","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3074
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Background Habitat selection and its adaptive outcomes are crucial features for animal life-history strategies. Nevertheless, congruence between habitat preferences and breeding success has been rarely demonstrated, which may result from the single-scale evaluation...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3164
56 downloads
688 views

Background The experience of ‘sensed presence’—a feeling or sense that another entity, individual or being is present despite no clear sensory or perceptual evidence—is known to occur in the general population, appears more frequently in religious or spiritual...

["Anthropology","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3149
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Identification and quantification of microorganisms is a significant step in studying the alpha and beta diversities within and between microbial communities respectively. Both identification and quantification of a given microbial community can be carried out...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3138
63 downloads
373 views

Rehabilitation of marine turtles in Queensland has multifaceted objectives. It treats individual animals, serves to educate the public, and contributes to conservation. We examined the outcome from rehabilitation, time in rehabilitation, and subsequent recapture...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3132
43 downloads
340 views

Predators use olfactory cues moved within water and air to locate prey. Because prey aggregations may produce more cue and be easier to detect, predation could limit aggregation size. However, disturbance in the flow may diminish the reliability of odour as a prey...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3121
51 downloads
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Background Species identification is essential for controlling disease, understanding epidemiology, and to guide the implementation of phytosanitary measures against fungi from the genus Diaporthe. Accurate Diaporthe species separation requires using multi-loci...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3120
79 downloads
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In the Western honey bee, Apis mellifera, queens and workers have different longevity although they share the same genome. Queens consume royal jelly (RJ) as the main food throughout their life, including as adults, but workers only eat worker jelly when they are...

["Animal Behavior","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3118

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