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Species within the scleractinian genus Pocillopora Lamarck 1816 exhibit extreme phenotypic plasticity, making identification based on morphology difficult. However, the mitochondrial open reading frame (mtORF) marker provides a useful genetic tool for identification...

["Genetics","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4355
96 downloads
807 views

Biodiversity forecasts are important for conservation, management, and evaluating how well current models characterize natural systems. While the number of forecasts for biodiversity is increasing, there is little information available on how well these forecasts...

["Ecology","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4278
52 downloads
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The toxicity of engineered nanoparticles remains a concern. The knowledge of biohazards associated with particular nanoparticles is crucial to make this cutting-edge technology more beneficial and safe. Here, we evaluated the toxicity of Ga2O3 nanoparticles (NPs),...

["Biochemistry","Neuroscience","Toxicology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4365
66 downloads
368 views

With the emergence of Next Generation Sequencing, major advances were made with regard to identifying viruses in natural environments. However, bioinformatical research on viruses is still limited because of the low amounts of viral DNA that can be obtained for...

["Biodiversity","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4351
88 downloads
871 views

Phenotypic differences between closely related taxa or populations can arise through genetic variation or be environmentally induced, leading to altered transcription of genes during development. Comparative developmental studies of closely related species or variable...

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4345
72 downloads
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The Indo-West Pacific (IWP) coral-reef damselfish Neopomacentrus cyanomos is well established across the south-west Gulf of Mexico (SwGoMx). Comparisons of mtDNA sequences of the SwGoMx population with those from conspecifics from 16 sites scattered across its...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Genetics","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4328
167 downloads
951 views

Microbes in the gut microbiome form sub-communities based on shared niche specialisations and specific interactions between individual taxa. The inter-microbial relationships that define these communities can be inferred from the co-occurrence of taxa across multiple...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4303
144 downloads
665 views

Coral reefs are a valuable and vulnerable marine ecosystem. The structure of coral reefs influences their health and ability to fulfill ecosystem functions and services. However, monitoring reef corals largely relies on 1D or 2D estimates of coral cover and abundance...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4280
58 downloads
580 views

There is growing interest in applying detailed mathematical models of the heart for ion-channel related cardiac toxicity prediction. However, a debate as to whether such complex models are required exists. Here an assessment in the predictive performance between...

["Mathematical Biology","Toxicology","Cardiology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4352
58 downloads
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Background Mono-specific aquaculture effluents contain high concentrations of nutrients and organic matter, which affect negatively the water quality of the recipient ecosystems. A fundamental feature of water quality is its transparency. The fraction of dissolved...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4344
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Objectives To investigate the frequency and prognostic role of deficient mismatch repair (dMMR) and RAS mutation in Chinese patients with colorectal carcinoma. Methods Clinical and pathological information from 813 patients were reviewed and recorded. Expression...

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Oncology","Pathology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4341
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59 downloads
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We introduce LEISR (Likehood Estimation of Individual Site Rates, pronounced “laser”), a tool to infer relative evolutionary rates from protein and nucleotide data, implemented in HyPhy. LEISR is based on the popular Rate4Site (Pupko et al., 2002) approach for...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4339
58 downloads
276 views

The mitochondrial genome of moss Mielichhoferia elongata has been sequenced and assembled with Spades genome assembler. It consists of 100,342 base pairs and has practically the same gene set and order as in other known bryophyte chondriomes. The genome contains...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4350
164 downloads
1,116 views

We studied the systematics of the subfamily Limenitidinae (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) using molecular methods to reconstruct a robust phylogenetic hypothesis. The molecular data matrix comprised 205 Limenitidinae species, four outgroups, and 11,327 aligned nucleotide...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4311
164 downloads
550 views

The systematics of grasses has advanced through applications of plastome phylogenomics, although studies have been largely limited to subfamilies or other subgroups of Poaceae. Here we present a plastome phylogenomic analysis of 250 complete plastomes (179 genera)...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4299

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