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High-fecundity organisms, such as Atlantic cod, can withstand substantial natural selection and the entailing genetic load of replacing alleles at a number of loci due to their excess reproductive capacity. High-fecundity organisms may reproduce by sweepstakes...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.786
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To assess the viability of high latitude environments as coral refugia, we report measurements of seasonal changes in seawater parameters (temperature, light, and carbonate chemistry) together with calcification rates for two coral species, Acropora yongei and...

["Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.781
7 downloads
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Despite their important role in security, little is known about the energy requirements of working dogs such as odor, explosive and human detection dogs. Previous researchers have evaluated the energy requirements of individual canine breeds as well as dogs in...

["Veterinary Medicine","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.767
73 downloads
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A common goal in biological sciences is to model a complex web of connections using a small number of interacting units. We present a general approach for dividing up elements in a spatial map based on their connectivity properties, allowing for the discovery of...

["Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.784
81 downloads
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We investigated the spatial patterning and floral synchrony within and among populations of a non-clonal, forest understory herb, Trillium catesbaei. Two populations of T. catesbaei within Great Smoky Mountains National Park were monitored for five years: Cades...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.782
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Conservation and restoration priorities often focus on separate ecosystem problems. Inspired by the November 11th (2011) landslide event near Manizales, and the current poor results of Colombia’s Article 111 of Law 99 of 1993 as a conservation measure in this country,...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.779
46 downloads
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LRRK2 was identified in 2004 as the causative protein product of the Parkinson’s disease locus designated PARK8. In the decade since then, genetic studies have revealed at least 6 dominant mutations in LRRK2 linked to Parkinson’s disease, alongside one associated...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Neurology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.778
81 downloads
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The Permo-Triassic archosauromorph record is crucial to understand the impact of the Permo-Triassic mass extinction on the early evolution of the group and its subsequent dominance in Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystems. However, the Permo-Triassic archosauromorph...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.776
45 downloads
119 views

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is one of most common vaginal infections. However, its diagnosis by classical methods reveals low specificity. Our goal was to evaluate the accuracy diagnosis of 150 vaginal samples with research gold standard methods and our Peptide Nucleic...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.780
49 downloads
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Knowledge about the timing and synchrony of coral spawning has important implications for both the ecology and management of coral reef ecosystems. Data on the timing of spawning and extent of synchrony, however, are still lacking for many coral reefs, particularly...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.777
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Body dissatisfaction (BD) is a highly prevalent feature amongst females in society, with the majority of individuals regarding themselves to be overweight compared to their personal ideal, and very few self-describing as underweight. To date, explanations of this...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.775
21 downloads
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The ability of children to delay gratification is correlated with a range of positive outcomes in adulthood, showing the potential impact of helping young children increase their competence in this area. This study investigated the influence of symbolic models...

["Health Policy","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.774
30 downloads
131 views

Biogenic amine receptors play critical roles in regulating behavior and physiology in both vertebrates and invertebrates, particularly within the central nervous system. Members of the G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) family, these receptors interact with endogenous...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.773
33 downloads
104 views

Chronic pain due to osteoarthritis (OA) can lead to significant disruption of sleep and increased restlessness. Our objective was to assess whether naturally occurring canine OA is associated with nighttime restlessness and so has potential as a model of OA-associated...

["Veterinary Medicine","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Orthopedics","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.772
49 downloads
70 views

In Drosophila melanogaster, the male-specific lethal (MSL) complex has been studied extensively for its role in upregulating male X-linked genes. Recent advances in high-throughput technologies have improved our understanding of how the MSL complex mediates dosage...

["Computational Biology","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.771

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