Peer-reviewed Articles

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Shape is a natural phenomenon inherent to many different lifeforms. A modern technique to analyse shape is geometric morphometrics (GM), which offers a whole range of methods concerning the pure shape of an object. The results from these methods have provided new...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Palaeontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4242
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Previous studies of population genetic structure in Dissostichus eleginoides have shown that oceanographic and geographic discontinuities drive in this species population differentiation. Studies have focused on the genetics of D. eleginoides in the Southern Ocean;...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4173
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Olympia oysters are the only oyster native to the west coast of North America. The population within Puget Sound, WA has been decreasing significantly since the early 1900’s. Current restoration efforts are focused on supplementing local populations with hatchery...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4261
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Spiders are well known for their silk and its varying use across taxa. Very few studies have examined the silk spigot ontogeny of the entire spinning field of a spider. Historically the spider phylogeny was based on morphological data and behavioral data associated...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4233
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Although many studies adopted Smith’s (1986) cognitive–affective model of athletic burnout in examining stress–burnout relationship, very few studies examined the mediating/moderating role of perceived stress on the stress–burnout relationship. We sampled 195 college...

["Kinesiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4213
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Introduction Dental practitioners are exposed to different occupational hazards during the course of their professional activity, such as physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic factors. The ergonomic hazards, caused by strained posture and prolonged repetitive...

["Dentistry","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4154
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Background Congeneric species of reptiles frequently exhibit partitioning in terms of their use of habitats or trophic resources in order to reduce competition. In this study, we investigated habitat use by two species of European skinks: Chalcides bedriagai and...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4274
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Carboxylated multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs-COOH) have become a growing concern in terms of their fate and toxicity in aqueous environments. Methane (CH4) is a major product of organic matter degradation in waterlogged environments. In this study, we determined...

["Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Soil Science","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4267
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Background With the continuous discovery of microRNA’s (miRNA) association with a wide range of biological and cellular processes, expression profile-based functional characterization of such post-transcriptional regulation is crucial for revealing its significance...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Molecular Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4262
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Background Although people generally feel more positive and more energetic in the aftermath of exercise than before, longitudinal research on how exercise relates to within-person fluctuations in affect over the course of everyday life is still relatively limited....

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4257
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The etiology of cancer includes aberrant cellular homeostasis where a compromised RNA regulatory network is a prominent contributing factor. In particular, noncoding RNAs including microRNAs (miRNAs) and long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) were recently shown to play...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4254
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Background Passive acoustic telemetry using coded transmitter tags and stationary receivers is a popular method for tracking movements of aquatic animals. Understanding the performance of these systems is important in array design and in analysis. Close proximity...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4249
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543 views

Aim To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the weekend effect on the mortality of patients with upper gastrointestinal bleeding(UGIB). Methods The review protocol has been registered in the PROSPERO International Prospective Register of Systematic...

["Emergency and Critical Care","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Internal Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4248
41 downloads
183 views

Background Beaches are recreational spots for people. However, beach sand contains harmful microbes that affect human health, and there are no established methods for either sampling and identifying beach-borne pathogens or managing the quality of beach sand. Method...

["Biotechnology","Marine Biology","Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Pathology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4245
24 downloads
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Background Force platform training with functional electric stimulation aimed at improving balance may be effective in fall prevention for older adults. Aim of the study is to evaluate the effects of the visual-feedback-based force platform balance training with...

["Clinical Trials","Geriatrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4244

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