Peer-reviewed Articles

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Knowledge of community structure within an ecosystem is essential when trying to understand the function and importance of the system and when making related management decisions. Within the larger ecosystem, microhabitats play an important role by providing inhabitants...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5014
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Academic burnout is prevalent among university students, although understanding of what predicts burnout is limited. This study aimed to test the direct and indirect relationship between two dimensions of perfectionism (Perfectionistic Concerns and Perfectionistic...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5004
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Background Benzalkonium chloride (BAC) is one of the most common ingredients of the disinfectants. It is commonly detected in surface and wastewaters where it can interact with the residues of pharmaceuticals that are also common wastewater pollutants. Among the...

["Ecotoxicology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4986
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The archaellum, the rotating motility structure of archaea, is best studied in the crenarchaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius. To better understand how assembly and rotation of this structure is driven, two ATP-binding proteins, FlaI and FlaH of the motor complex of...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4984
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Primates occur in 90 countries, but four—Brazil, Madagascar, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)—harbor 65% of the world’s primate species (439) and 60% of these primates are Threatened, Endangered, or Critically Endangered (IUCN Red List...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4869
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Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) is a standard tool in population genetics and bacterial epidemiology that assesses the genetic variation present in a reduced number of housekeeping genes (typically seven) along the genome. This methodology assigns arbitrary integer...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5098
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Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) has had major impacts on the biology of a wide range of organisms from antibiotic resistance in bacteria to adaptations to herbivory in arthropods. A growing body of literature shows that HGT between non-animals and animals is more...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5067
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Every cell in an individual has largely the same genomic sequence and yet cells in different tissues can present widely different phenotypes. This variation arises because each cell expresses a specific subset of genomic instructions. Control over which instructions,...

["Biochemistry","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5062
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Thymidylate synthase (TS, E.C. 2.1.1.45) is a crucial enzyme for de novo deoxythymidine monophosphate (dTMP) biosynthesis. The gene for this enzyme is thyA, which encodes the folate-dependent TS that converts deoxyuridine monophosphate group (dUMP) into (dTMP)...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Drugs and Devices"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5023
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Coral-dinoflagellate symbiosis is the key biological interaction enabling existence of modern-type coral reefs, but the mechanisms regulating initial host–symbiont attraction, recognition and symbiont proliferation thus far remain largely unclear. A common reef-building...

["Ecology","Genomics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5022
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Background Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women worldwide. Malignant tumors develop resistance mechanisms and are less sensitive to or do not respond to irradiation. With the development of high-throughput sequencing technologies, circular...

["Bioinformatics","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5011
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A new approach, based on dielectrophoresis (DEP), was developed in this work to enhance traditional adsorption for the removal of ammonia nitrogen (NH3-N) from wastewater. The factors that affected the removal efficiency were systematically investigated, which...

["Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5001
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Background Although water and sanitation are considered human rights, worldwide approximately three of 10 people (2.1 billion) do not have access to safe drinking water. In 2016, 5.6 million students were enrolled in the 34% of Brazilian schools located in rural...

["Epidemiology","Public Health","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4993
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Background Current evidence suggests that for more robust estimates of species tree and divergence times, several unlinked genes are required. However, most phylogenetic trees for non-model organisms are based on single sequences or just a few regions, using traditional...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4916
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Introduction Chronic total occlusion (CTO) is common in the presence of other significantly narrowed coronary arteries. The impact of total occlusion and its association with completeness of revascularization on patients with multivessel disease undergoing coronary...

["Cardiology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4909

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