Peer-reviewed Articles

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The aim of this study was to select the most suitable reference genes for quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) of spotted sea bass (Lateolabrax maculatus), an important commercial marine fish in Pacific Asia, under normal physiological and...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5631
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Background Steppe-birds face drastic population declines throughout Europe. The Dupont’s lark Chersophilus duponti is an endangered steppe-bird species whose European distribution is restricted to Spain. This scarce passerine bird could be considered an ‘umbrella...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5627
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Over the last decades several studies have identified that the directional changes in climate induced by anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are affecting the ecology of desert ecosystems. In the Southwest United States, the impacts of climate change to...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5623
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6,271 views

In clicker training, animal trainers pair a small device (a “clicker”) with a reward when teaching or maintaining responding. Animal trainers often assume clicker training is a “science-based” way to train animals. But, the few studies that have compared clicker...

["Animal Behavior"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5621
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Living in social hierarchies requires individuals to adapt their behavior and physiology. We have previously shown that male mice living in groups of 12 form linear and stable hierarchies with alpha males producing the highest daily level of major urinary proteins...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5617
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Torreya grandis (Taxaceae) is an ancient conifer species endemic to southeast China. Because of its nutrient-rich and delicious seeds, this species has been utilized for centuries by the Chinese. However, transcriptome data and transcriptome-derived microsatellite...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5606
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Poikilotherms and homeotherms have different, well-defined metabolic responses to ambient temperature (Ta), but both groups have high power costs at high temperatures. Sloths (Bradypus) are critically limited by rates of energy acquisition and it has previously...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5600
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Plant flavonoid metabolism has served as a platform for understanding a range of fundamental biological phenomena, including providing some of the early insights into the subcellular organization of metabolism. Evidence assembled over the past three decades points...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5598
37 downloads
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Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide with human papillomavirus (HPV) being the main cause the disease. Chromosomal amplifications have been identified as a source of upregulation for cervical cancer driver genes but cannot fully explain...

["Computational Biology","Microbiology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5590
141 downloads
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A phylogenetic taxonomy of species in the Cyrtodactylus peguensis group from the Ayeyarwady Basin of Myanmar is constructed based on color pattern, morphology, and molecular systematic analyses using the mitochondrial gene NADH dehydrogenase subunit 2. Newly collected...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5575
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Background Several anatomical studies provide evidence that green turtles (Chelonia mydas) possess the necessary anatomy for colour vision. Behavioural experiments have previously been conducted with newly emerged hatchlings, concluding that they are attracted...

["Animal Behavior","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5572
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Amphibian populations fluctuate naturally in size and range and large datasets are required to establish trends in species dynamics. To determine population trends for the endangered Suweon Treefrog (Dryophytes suweonensis), we conducted aural surveys in 2015,...

["Biodiversity","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Biosphere Interactions","Environmental Impacts","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5568
25 downloads
142 views

Dysfunction of the N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) is thought to play a role in the pathophysiology of neurodevelopmental diseases like schizophrenia. To study the effects of NMDAR dysfunction on synaptic transmission and network oscillations, we used hippocampal...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5543
20 downloads
67 views

Camera loggers are increasingly used to examine behavioural aspects of free-ranging animals. However, often video loggers are deployed with a focus on specific behavioural traits utilizing small cameras with a limited field of view, poor light performance and video...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5459
25 downloads
384 views

Individuals with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are often characterized by deficits in working memory (WM), which manifest in academic, professional, and mental health difficulties. To better understand the underlying mechanisms of these presumed...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5601

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