Peer-reviewed Articles

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Desmostylia is a clade of marine mammals belonging to either Tethytheria or Perissodactyla. Rich fossil records of Desmostylia were found in the Oligocene to Miocene strata of the Northern Pacific Rim, especially in the northwestern region, which includes the Japanese...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4011
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Peripheral nerves are extremely complex biological structures. The knowledge of their response to stretch is crucial to better understand physiological and pathological states (e.g., due to overstretch). Since their mechanical response is deterministically related...

["Bioengineering","Computational Biology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4005
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Anthropogenic water sources (AWS) are developed water sources used as a management tool for desert wildlife species. Studies documenting the effects of AWS are often focused on game species; whereas, the effects on non-target wildlife are less understood. We used...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4003
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Background Cervical sagittal alignment plays an important role in the pathogenesis of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM), but there are limited studies on the cervical sagittal parameters in CSM patients and their correlations with myelopathy. The aim of this...

["Orthopedics","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4027
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The wood frog (Rana sylvatica) can endure freezing of up to 65% of total body water during winter. When frozen, wood frogs enter a dormant state characterized by a cessation of vital functions (i.e., no heartbeat, blood circulation, breathing, brain activity, or...

["Biochemistry","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4014
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Background Soil microbial communities (SMC) play a central role in the structure and function of desert ecosystems. However, the high variability of annual precipitation could results in the alteration of SMC and related biological processes depending on soil water...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4007
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Due to increasing threats facing bats, long-term monitoring protocols are needed to inform conservation strategies. Effective monitoring should be easily repeatable while capturing spatio-temporal variation. Mobile acoustic driving transect surveys (‘mobile transects’)...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3940
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The development and application of metagenomic approaches have provided an opportunity to study and define horizontal gene transfer (HGT) on the level of microbial communities. However, no current metagenomic data simulation tools offers the option to introduce...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4015
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Robotic labs, in which experiments are carried out entirely by robots, have the potential to provide a reproducible and transparent foundation for performing basic biomedical laboratory experiments. In this article, we investigate whether these labs could be applicable...

["Biochemistry","Science Policy","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3997
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In its most basic form, empathy refers to the ability to understand another person’s feelings and emotions, representing an essential component of human social interaction. Owing to an increase in the use of mass media, which is used to distribute high levels of...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3988
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The distinctive and divergent courtship phenotypes of the birds-of-paradise make them an important group for gaining insights into the evolution of sexually selected phenotypic evolution. The genus Astrapia includes five long-tailed species that inhabit New Guinea’s...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3987
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Hands motor imagery (MI) has been reported to alter synchronization patterns amongst neurons, yielding variations in the mu and beta bands’ power spectral density (PSD) of the electroencephalography (EEG) signal. These alterations have been used in the field of...

["Neuroscience","Neurology","Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3983
65 downloads
506 views

The Pantanal is one of the world’s largest tropical wetland areas and harbors high mammal biomass. There is no formal list of dung beetle species, and studies on their functional roles have never being carried out in Pantanal. In this study, we identified dung...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3978
42 downloads
245 views

Solanum lycopersicum, belonging to Solanaceae, is one of the commonly used model plants. The GRAS genes are transcriptional regulators, which play a significant role in plant growth and development, and the functions of several GRAS genes have been recognized,...

["Agricultural Science","Biophysics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3955
50 downloads
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The herbal medicinal genus Aconitum L., belonging to the Ranunculaceae family, represents the earliest diverging lineage within the eudicots. It currently comprises of two subgenera, A. subgenus Lycoctonum and A. subg. Aconitum. The complete chloroplast (cp) genome...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4018

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