Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Long-term use of organophosphorus (OP) compounds has become an increasing global problem and a major threat to sustainability and human health. Prolidase is a proline-specific metallopeptidase that can offer an efficient option for the degradation of OP compounds....

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5863
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Most valuable cured products from Iberian pigs come from pure bred animals raised for a final grazing-fattening period where pigs eat mainly acorns, a low protein energy rich fruit. This is a nutritional challenge for animals fed equilibrated diets from weaning....

["Agricultural Science","Anthropology","Nutrition","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5861
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Many important cellular processes involve protein–protein interactions (PPIs) mediated by a Short Linear Motif (SLiM) in one protein interacting with a globular domain in another. Despite their significance, these domain-motif interactions (DMIs) are typically...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5858
137 downloads
886 views

The glassfrog Centrolene buckleyi has been recognized as a species complex. Herein, using coalescence-based species delimitation methods, we evaluate the specific diversity within this taxon. Four coalescence approaches (generalized mixed Yule coalescents, Bayesian...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5856
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591 views

The increase in bioinformatics resources such as tools/scripts and databases poses a great challenge for users seeking to construct interactive and reproducible biological data analysis applications. Here, we propose an open-source, comprehensive, flexible R package...

["Bioinformatics","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5853
89 downloads
353 views

Subterranean rodents are able to dig long straight tunnels. Keeping the course of such “runways” is important in the context of optimal foraging strategies and natal or mating dispersal. These tunnels are built in the course of a long time, and in social species,...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5819
388 downloads
1,321 views

This paper is the first of a three-part series that investigates the architecture of cancellous (‘spongy’) bone in the main hindlimb bones of theropod dinosaurs, and uses cancellous bone architectural patterns to infer locomotor biomechanics in extinct non-avian...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5778
1 citation
229 downloads
861 views

This paper is the second of a three-part series that investigates the architecture of cancellous bone in the main hindlimb bones of theropod dinosaurs, and uses cancellous bone architectural patterns to infer locomotor biomechanics in extinct non-avian species....

["Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5779
2 citations
262 downloads
902 views

This paper is the last of a three-part series that investigates the architecture of cancellous bone in the main hindlimb bones of theropod dinosaurs, and uses cancellous bone architectural patterns to infer locomotor biomechanics in extinct non-avian species. Cancellous...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5777
26 downloads
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Moso bamboo has large potential to alleviate global warming through carbon sequestration. Since soil respiration (Rs) is a major source of CO2 emissions, we analyzed the dynamics of soil respiration (Rs) and its relation to environmental factors in a Moso bamboo...

["Ecology","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5747
40 downloads
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Metabolic critical temperatures define the range of ambient temperatures where endotherms are able to minimize energy allocation to thermogenesis. Examining the relationship between metabolic critical temperatures and basal metabolic rates (BMR) provides a unique...

["Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5725
49 downloads
296 views

Background There is a growing interest in the green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using plant extract because the technique is cost effective, eco-friendly and environmentally benign. This is phasing out the use of toxic and hazardous chemical earlier...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Environmental Impacts","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5865
42 downloads
255 views

Background The need for read-based phasing arises with advances in sequencing technologies. The minimum error correction (MEC) approach is the primary trend to resolve haplotypes by reducing conflicts in a single nucleotide polymorphism-fragment matrix. However,...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5852
99 downloads
466 views

Background A review of the literature has indicated that lower body stiffness, defined as the extent to which the lower extremity joints resists deformation upon contact with the ground, may be a useful measure for assessing Achilles injury risk in triathletes....

["Biophysics","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5845
68 downloads
491 views

Aquaculture production of the Pacific white shrimp is the largest in the world for crustacean species. Crucial to the sustainable global production of this important seafood species is a fundamental understanding of the shrimp gut microbiota and its relationship...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5826

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