Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Previous studies on the genetic basis of creativity have mainly focused on the biological mechanisms of divergent thinking, possibly limiting the exploration of possible candidate genes. Taking a cognition-based perspective, the present study investigated the genetic...

["Genetics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5403
46 downloads
427 views

Bias in underwater visual census has always been elusive. In fact, the choice of sampling method and the behavioural traits of fish are two of the most important factors affecting bias, but they are still treated separately, which leads to arbitrarily chosen sampling...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5378
150 downloads
1,696 views

Background Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) are a widespread, vocal baleen whale best known for producing song, a complex, repetitive, geographically distinct acoustic signal sung by males, predominantly in a breeding context. Humpback whales worldwide...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5365
59 downloads
696 views

Recent advances in Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) make comparative analyses of the composition and diversity of whole microbial communities possible at a far greater depth than ever before. This brings new challenges, such as an increased dependence on computation...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5299
89 downloads
1,253 views

Autonomic nervous systems in the human body are named for their operation outside of conscious control. One rare exception is voluntarily generated piloerection (VGP)—the conscious ability to induce goosebumps—whose physiological study, to our knowledge, is confined...

["Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies","Anatomy and Physiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5292
60 downloads
278 views

Genome-scale diversity data are increasingly available in a variety of biological systems, and can be used to reconstruct the past evolutionary history of species divergence. However, extracting the full demographic information from these data is not trivial, and...

["Biogeography","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5198
45 downloads
230 views

Cadmium (Cd) toxicity seriously affects the growth and development of plants, so studies on uptake, translocation, and accumulation of Cd in plants are crucial for phytoremediation. However, the molecular mechanism of the plant response to Cd stress remains poorly...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5191
41 downloads
364 views

Previous works have shown that neurons from the ventral premotor cortex (PMv) represent several elements of perceptual decisions. One of the most striking findings was that, after the outcome of the choice is known, neurons from PMv encode all the information necessary...

["Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5395
61 downloads
247 views

Background Acipenser dabryanus, an endemic Chinese species, has been listed as a first-class protected animal in China. Sturgeons are among the oldest and most primitive group of existing fish in the world and occupy a special place in the evolutionary history...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5389
119 downloads
658 views

Hyperphalangy is a rare condition in extant aquatic turtles, and mainly limited to soft-shelled turtles. Here we report a new freshwater turtle, Jeholochelys lingyuanensis gen. et sp. nov. from the Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota of western Liaoning, China. This new...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5371
138 downloads
7,135 views

Background We sought to examine how 12 weeks of resistance exercise training (RET) affected skeletal muscle myofibrillar and sarcoplasmic protein levels along with markers of mitochondrial physiology in high versus low anabolic responders. Methods Untrained college-aged...

["Cell Biology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5338
38 downloads
186 views

Background Bioactive peptides can prevent damage associated with oxidative stress in humans when consumed regularly. Recently, peptides have attracted immense interest because of their beneficial functional properties, safety and little or no side effects when...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5337
116 downloads
1,174 views

Background The water rat Nectomys squamipes (Cricetidae: Sigmodontinae) is a semiaquatic rodent from eastern South America that shows shallow genetic structure across space, according to some studies. We tested the influence of hydrography and climatic changes...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5333
49 downloads
452 views

Background The globally distributed epidermal ectoparasite, Sarcoptes scabiei, is a serious health and welfare burden to at-risk human and animal populations. Rapid and sensitive detection of S. scabiei infestation is critical for intervention strategies. While...

["Parasitology","Veterinary Medicine","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5291
55 downloads
278 views

Synechocystis gathered momentum in modelling studies and biotechnological applications owing to multiple factors like fast growth, ability to fix carbon dioxide into valuable products, and the relative ease of genetic manipulation. Synechocystis physiology and...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Mathematical Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5256

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