Peer-reviewed Articles

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Lagenaria siceraria is an economically important cucurbitaceous crop, but suitable reference genes (RGs) to use when the plants are infected by cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) have not been determined. Sixteen candidate RGs of both leaf and fruit and...

["Genomics","Plant Science","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5642
56 downloads
322 views

Sex-biased gene expression provides a means to achieve sexual dimorphism across a genome largely shared by both sexes. Trinidadian guppies are ideal to examine questions of sex-bias as they exhibit sexual dimorphism in ornamental coloration with male only expression....

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5782
98 downloads
1,716 views

Managing the number of grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) mortalities to a sustainable level is fundamental to bear conservation. All known grizzly bear deaths are recorded by management agencies but the number of human-caused grizzly bear deaths that are not recorded...

["Conservation Biology","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5781
71 downloads
351 views

Background Objective assessments of sedentary behavior and physical activity (PA) by using accelerometer-based wearable devices are ever expanding, given their importance in the global context of health maintenance. This study aimed to determine the reliability...

["Kinesiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5775
81 downloads
923 views

Viruses encoding a replication-associated protein (Rep) within a covalently closed, single-stranded (ss)DNA genome are among the smallest viruses known to infect eukaryotic organisms, including economically valuable agricultural crops and livestock. Although circular...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5761
42 downloads
273 views

The material-weight illusion (MWI) is one example in a class of weight perception illusions that seem to defy principled explanation. In this illusion, when an observer lifts two objects of the same size and mass, but that appear to be made of different materials,...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5760
35 downloads
210 views

Background Severe equine asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lung in horses similar to low-Th2 late-onset asthma in humans. This study aimed to determine the utility of RNA-Seq to call gene sequence variants, and to identify sequence variants of potential...

["Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5759
44 downloads
255 views

Background Osteoclast differentiation in the inflamed synovium of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affected joints leads to the formation of bone lesions. Reconstruction and analysis of protein interaction networks underlying specific disease phenotypes are essential...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Immunology","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5743
43 downloads
257 views

Past studies examining how people judge faces for trustworthiness and dominance have suggested that they use particular facial features (e.g. mouth features for trustworthiness, eyebrow and cheek features for dominance ratings) to complete the task. Here, we examine...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5702
41 downloads
186 views

Leaves from three varieties of Ficus deltoidea, colloquially termed small- (FDS), medium- (FDM), and big-type leaf (FDB), were subjected to water extraction. The crude extracts were fractionated using water (WF) and ethyl acetate (EAF). The phenolic and flavonoid...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5694
42 downloads
184 views

Residue management is an important agricultural practice for improving soil fertility. To reveal the impact of residue management on soil microbial community, we conducted a field experiment with three treatments: no straw returning (control, CK), straw returning...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5754
33 downloads
137 views

This is the first study to examine how different environmental factors may influence the distribution of swimming crab Achelous spinimanus across geographically distant and distinct habitats. We analyzed the influence of bottom water temperature and salinity, sediment...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5720
35 downloads
156 views

Background In the wild, matrinchã (Brycon amazonicus) and tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum) rely strongly on their swimming capacity to perform feeding, migration and reproductive activities. Sustained swimming speed in fishes is performed almost exclusively by aerobic...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5719
44 downloads
519 views

About nine years ago (circa 2009), Indo-Pacific lionfishes (Pterois volitans and P. miles) invaded the south Florida coral reef ecosystem. During the intervening period of time, there has been substantial research on their biology, life history, demography, and...

["Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5700
68 downloads
854 views

Deep-sea corals in Southern California are diverse and abundant but subject to multiple stressors, including bottom-contact fisheries using mobile and fixed gear. There is a need for more information on the distribution of these taxa in relation to the distribution...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5697

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