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Mauremys reevesii (Geoemydidae) is one of the most common and widespread semi-aquatic turtles in East Asia. The unusually long lifespan of some individuals makes this turtle species a potentially useful model organism for studying the molecular basis of longevity....

["Genetics","Genomics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2062
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Background. How host-symbiont interactions coevolve between mutualism and parasitism depends on the ecology of the system and on the genetic and physiological constraints of the organisms involved. Theory often predicts that greater reliance on horizontal transmission...

["Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2060
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Background. Imaging biomarkers hold tremendous promise for precision medicine clinical applications. Development of such biomarkers relies heavily on image post-processing tools for automated image quantitation. Their deployment in the context of clinical research...

["Bioinformatics","Clinical Trials","Oncology","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2057
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The majority of bacterial genome annotations are currently automated and based on a ‘gene by gene’ approach. Regulatory signals and operon structures are rarely taken into account which often results in incomplete and even incorrect gene function assignments. Here...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2056
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Background. Climate change concurrent with anthropogenic disturbances can initiate serial changes that reverberate up the food chain with repercussions for fisheries. To date, there is no information available concerning the combined effects of global warming and...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2052
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Variation in fitness between individuals in populations may be attributed to differing environmental conditions experienced among birth (or hatch) years (i.e., between cohorts). In this study, we tested whether cohort fitness could also be explained by environmental...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2044
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We report the first record of a snake from the Cretaceous of northern South America. The remains come from the La Luna Formation (La Aguada Member, Cenomanian of Venezuela) and consist of several vertebrae, which belong to the precloacal region of the vertebral...

["Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2027
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Background. Xylella fastidiosa, the causative agent of various plant diseases including Pierce’s disease in the US, and Citrus Variegated Chlorosis in Brazil, remains a continual source of concern and economic losses, especially since almost all commercial varieties...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2007
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Software process improvement (SPI) has been around for decades: frameworks are proposed, success factors are studied, and experiences have been reported. However, the sheer mass of concepts, approaches, and standards published over the years overwhelms practitioners...

["Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.62
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Ebooks of the future may respond to the emotional experience of the reader. (Neuro-) physiological measures could capture a reader’s emotional state and use this to enhance the reading experience by adding matching sounds or to change the storyline therewith creating...

["Human\u2013Computer Interaction","Brain\u2013Computer Interface","Multimedia"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.60
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One of the major challenges of bone tissue engineering applications is to construct a fully vascularized implant that can adapt to hypoxic environments in vivo. The incorporation of proangiogenic factors into scaffolds is a widely accepted method of achieving this...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2040
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Cinnamoyl-CoA reductase (CCR) is the first enzyme in the monolignol-specific branch of the lignin biosynthetic pathway. In this research, three sorghum CCR genes including SbCCR1, SbCCR2-1 and SbCCR2-2 were cloned and characterized. Analyses of the structure and...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2005
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Larval production and recruitment underpin the maintenance of coral populations, but these early life history stages are vulnerable to extreme variation in physical conditions. Environmental managers aim to minimise human impacts during significant periods of larval...

["Marine Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2010
55 downloads
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Background. Foraging efficiency is critical in determining the success of organisms and may be affected by a range of factors, including resource distance and quality. For social insects such as ants, outcomes must be considered at the level of both the individual...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2049
34 downloads
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Insect gut microbes have been shown to provide nutrients such as essential amino acids (EAAs) to their hosts. How this symbiotic nutrient provisioning tracks with the host’s demand is not well understood. In this study, we investigated microbial essential amino...

["Biochemistry","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2046

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