Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background The use of visible-near infrared (vis-NIR) spectroscopy for rapid soil characterisation has gained a lot of interest in recent times. Soil spectra absorbance from the visible-infrared range can be calibrated using regression models to predict a set of...

["Soil Science","Statistics","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5722
34 downloads
154 views

Background Saprolegnia parasitica is a fish pathogen that causes severe economic losses worldwide. Virkon-S is a well-known disinfectant known to exhibit antimicrobial activities against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. In this study, we tested the anti-fungal activity...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5706
45 downloads
239 views

Model-free methods are widely used for the processing of brain fMRI data collected under natural stimulations, sleep, or rest. Among them is the popular fuzzy c-mean algorithm, commonly combined with cluster validity (CV) indices to identify the ‘true’ number of...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5416
279 downloads
2,295 views

Polymorphic phenotypes of mammalian coat coloration have been important to the study of genetics and evolution, but less is known about the inheritance and fitness consequences of individual variation in complex coat pattern traits such as spots and stripes. Giraffe...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5690
50 downloads
395 views

Background One of the mechanisms responsible for enhancing muscular hypertrophy is the high metabolic stress associated with a reduced muscular oxygenation occurring during exercise, which can be achieved by reducing the speed of movement. Studies have tested that...

["Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5704
32 downloads
141 views

The sea cucumber (Apostichopus japonicus) has become a good model organism for studying environmentally-induced aestivation by a marine invertebrate more recently. In the present study, we hypothesized that miRNA-200-3p may contribute to establish rapid biological...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5703
72 downloads
964 views

Amphibian invasions have considerable detrimental impacts on recipient ecosystems. However, reliable risk analysis of invasive amphibians still requires research on more non-native amphibian species. An invasive population of the Indian bullfrog, Hoplobatrachus...

["Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5698
293 downloads
1,265 views

Aetosaurs are armored basal archosaurs that played a significant role in land ecosystems during the Late Triassic (237–201 Ma). The polish species Stagonolepis olenkae Sulej, 2010 described from the Krasiejów locality (southern Poland) is one of the oldest known...

["Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5595
222 downloads
784 views

Background Maintaining and restoring connectivity between source populations is essential for the long term viability of wide-ranging species, many of which occur in landscapes that are under pressure to meet increasing infrastructure needs. Identifying barriers...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Science Policy","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5587
76 downloads
528 views

Background Insects are the most diverse group of animals which have established intricate evolutionary interactions with bacteria. However, the importance of these interactions is still poorly understood. Few studies have focused on a closely related group of insect...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5502
45 downloads
242 views

Animal societies vary widely in the diversity of social behaviour and the distribution of reproductive shares among their group members. It has been shown that individual condition can lead to divergent social roles and that social specialisation can cause an exacerbation...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Mathematical Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5488
39 downloads
266 views

The salt marsh periwinkle, Littorina irrorata, exhibits a spatial refuge from predation by climbing the stems of Spartina alterniflora in order to avoid benthic predators. Salt marsh periwinkles have a broad geographic distribution, and for many species, responses...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5744
54 downloads
241 views

Both age and intensive exercise are generally considered critical risk factors for osteoarthritis. In this work, we intend to establish zebrafish models to assess the role of these two factors on cartilage homeostasis. We designed a swimming device for zebrafish...

["Cell Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5739
113 downloads
581 views

Secondary contact is the reestablishment of gene flow between sister populations that have diverged. For instance, at the end of the Quaternary glaciations in Europe, secondary contact occurred during the northward expansion of the populations which had found refugia...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5325
58 downloads
313 views

Background This study aimed to investigate whether performance in a multiple object tracking (MOT) task could be improved incrementally with sports expertise, and whether differences between experienced and less experienced athletes, or non-athletes, were modulated...

["Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5732

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