Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Stellera chamaejasme Linn, an important poisonous plant of the China grassland, is toxic to humans and livestock. The rapid expansion of S. chamaejasme has greatly damaged the grassland ecology and, consequently, seriously endangered the development...

["Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4535
54 downloads
277 views

Background The potent neurotoxins produced by the harmful algal bloom species Karenia brevis are activators of sodium voltage-gated channels (VGC) in animals, resulting in altered channel kinetics and membrane hyperexcitability. Recent biophysical and genomic evidence...

["Cell Biology","Marine Biology","Neuroscience","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4533
159 downloads
1,213 views

Normalization is the first critical step in microbiome sequencing data analysis used to account for variable library sizes. Current RNA-Seq based normalization methods that have been adapted for microbiome data fail to consider the unique characteristics of microbiome...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4600
113 downloads
442 views

Background Symptoms of depression, anxiety, and distress are more common in undergraduates compared to age-matched peers. Mental ill health among students is associated with impaired academic achievement, worse occupational preparedness, and lower future occupational...

["Health Policy","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4598
148 downloads
815 views

Background Plasmids play an important role in the dissemination of antibiotic resistance, making their detection an important task. Using whole genome sequencing (WGS), it is possible to capture both bacterial and plasmid sequence data, but short read lengths make...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4588
88 downloads
445 views

Selective attention and working memory are inter-dependent core cognitive functions. It is critical to allocate attention on selected targets during the capacity-limited working memory processes to fulfill the goal-directed behavior. The trends of research on both...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4585
72 downloads
446 views

Background A Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh experienced a large-scale diphtheria epidemic in 2017. The background information of previously immune fraction among refugees cannot be explicitly estimated, and thus we conducted an uncertainty analysis...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Global Health","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4583
185 downloads
1,565 views

Background Minute to medium-sized (footprint length (FL) less than 30 cm) tridactyl dinosaur tracks are the most abundant in the Late Jurassic tracksites of Highway A16 (Reuchenette Formation, Kimmeridgian) in the Jura Mountains (NW Switzerland). During excavations,...

["Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4579
45 downloads
246 views

Phyllosphere microbiota play a crucial role in plant-environment interactions and their microbial community and function are influenced by biotic and abiotic factors. However, there is little research on how pathogens affect the microbial community of phyllosphere...

["Agricultural Science","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4559
79 downloads
333 views

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a highly heterogeneous syndrome that can exhibit significant differences in the underlying causes, leading to different responses to treatment. It is required to identify subtypes of ARDS to guideline clinical treatment...

["Clinical Trials","Emergency and Critical Care","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4592
80 downloads
346 views

Non-aureus staphylococci (NAS) are most commonly isolated from subclinical mastitis. Different NAS species may, however, have diverse effects on the inflammatory response in the udder. We determined the genome sequences of 20 staphylococcal isolates from clinical...

["Genetics","Genomics","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4560
43 downloads
270 views

Background Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is characterised by long-term kidney damage and renal function decline. Diabetic CKD is the principal subtype of kidney disease in Malaysia and is associated with oxidative stress which plays an important role in development...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Nephrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4421
64 downloads
363 views

Ocean acidification significantly affects marine organisms in several ways, with complex interactions. Seaweeds might benefit from rising CO2 through increased photosynthesis and carbon acquisition, with subsequent higher growth rates. However, changes in seaweed...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Climate Change Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4377
218 downloads
1,902 views

Background As a landscape architect and a major seed disperser, the lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris) is an important indicator of the ecological health of certain habitats. Therefore, reliable data regarding tapir populations are fundamental in understanding...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4591
82 downloads
376 views

The species of poorly known but charismatic genera Haematodes Laporte, 1835 and Weiserianum Bernhauer, 1927 are revised. Weiserianum syn. nov. is considered a junior synonym of Haematodes, with Haematodes kuntzeni (Scheerpeltz, 1936) comb. nov. Weiserianum woltersi...

["Entomology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4582

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