Peer-reviewed Articles

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The role of glial cells in pain modulation has recently gathered attention. The objective of this study was to determine healthy spinal microglia and astrocyte morphology and disposition in equine spinal cord dorsal horns using Iba-1 and GFAP/Cx-43 immunofluorescence...

["Molecular Biology","Neuroscience","Veterinary Medicine","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3965
46 downloads
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Copper plays key roles in plant physiological activities. To maintain copper cellular homeostasis, copper chaperones have important functions in binding and transporting copper to target proteins. Detailed characterization and function analysis of a copper chaperone,...

["Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3962
48 downloads
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Two new species of the caddisfly genus Cernotina Ross, 1938 (Polycentropodidae) are described from the lowland Amazon basin of Ecuador, Cernotina tiputini, new species, and Cernotina waorani, new species. These represent the first new species described from this...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3960
94 downloads
563 views

Microorganisms that reside on and in mammals, such as bats, have the potential to influence their host’s health and to provide defenses against invading pathogens. However, we have little understanding of the skin and fur bacterial microbiota on bats, or factors...

["Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3944
46 downloads
336 views

Natural history collections are an important and largely untapped source of long-term data on evolutionary changes in wild populations. Here, we utilize three large geo-referenced sets of samples of the common European land-snail Cepaea nemoralis stored in the...

["Environmental Sciences","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3938
48 downloads
221 views

Bone marrow stimulation may be applied to regenerate focal cartilage defects, but generally results in transient clinical improvement and formation of fibrocartilage rather than hyaline cartilage. Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strive to develop new...

["Bioengineering","Evidence Based Medicine","Orthopedics","Rheumatology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3927
159 downloads
228 views

Background Biomineralization, e.g., in sea urchins or mollusks, includes the assembly of mesoscopic superstructures from inorganic crystalline components and biopolymers. The resulting mesocrystals inspire biophysicists and material scientists alike, because of...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Cell Biology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3923
61 downloads
290 views

Background Studies directed at understanding the demography and population dynamics of corals are relatively scarce. This limits our understanding of both the dynamics of coral populations and our capacity to develop management and conservation initiatives directed...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3906
1 citation
43 downloads
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Conservation biological control emphasizes natural and other non-crop vegetation as a source of natural enemies to focal crops. There is an unmet need for better methods to identify the types of vegetation that are optimal to support specific natural enemies that...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3795
67 downloads
607 views

Episodic sea level changes that repeatedly exposed and inundated the Sunda Shelf characterize the Pleistocene. Available evidence points to a more xeric central Sunda Shelf during periods of low sea levels, and despite the broad land connections that persisted...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3762
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616 views

Substituting fishmeal (FM) with vegetable meal (VM) can markedly affect the mineral composition of feeds, and may require additional mineral supplementation. Their bioavailability and optimal supplementation levels depend also on the form of delivery of minerals....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3710
70 downloads
648 views

Background Like other health professionals, community pharmacists are exposed to stress factors (being efficient, avoiding mistakes and bearing emotional load), but they are also under the pressure of entrepreneurial responsibilities. The main objective was to...

["Epidemiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3973
57 downloads
254 views

A matrix population model is a convenient tool for summarizing per capita survival and reproduction rates (collectively vital rates) of a population and can be used for calculating an asymptotic finite population growth rate (λ) and generation time. These two pieces...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Statistics","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3971
74 downloads
469 views

Here we report a unique trophic interaction between the cryptogenic and sometimes highly toxic hydrozoan clinging jellyfish Gonionemus sp. and the spider crab Libinia dubia. We assessed species–specific predation on the Gonionemus medusae by crabs found in eelgrass...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3966
49 downloads
640 views

Households are an important location for the transmission of communicable diseases. Social contact between household members is typically more frequent, of greater intensity, and is more likely to involve people of different age groups than contact occurring in...

["Anthropology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3958

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