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Late Pleistocene groundwater discharge deposits (paleowetlands) in the upper Las Vegas Wash north of Las Vegas, Nevada, have yielded an abundant and diverse vertebrate fossil assemblage, the Tule Springs local fauna (TSLF). The TSLF is the largest open-site vertebrate...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2151
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Background. Quantitative ultrasound measures are influenced by multiple external factors including examiner scanning force. Force feedback may foster the acquisition of reliable morphometry measures under a variety of scanning conditions. The purpose of this study...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Kinesiology","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Science and Medical Education","Human\u2013Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2146
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Background. Epidemiological studies have reported various results relating preoperative hydronephrosis to upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC). However, the clinical significance and prognostic value of preoperative hydronephrosis in UTUC remains controversial....

["Evidence Based Medicine","Oncology","Public Health","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2144
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Pre-harvest contamination of forage maize by mycotoxin producing Fusarium species was investigated in the UK in 2011 and 2012. A total of 15 Fusarium species were identified from a collection of 1,761 Fusarium isolates recovered from maize stalks and kernels. This...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2143
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The Tijuana River Valley is the first natural habitat in California to be substantially invaded by the Kuroshio Shot Hole Borer (KSHB, Euwallacea sp.), an ambrosia beetle native to Southeast Asia. This paper documents the distribution of the KSHB in the riparian...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2141
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Background. Normative feedback (NF), or receiving information about one’s drinking compared to peer drinking norms, is one of the most widely used brief interventions for prevention and intervention for hazardous alcohol use. NF has demonstrated predominantly small...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2114
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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are short nucleotide sequences that form a typical hairpin structure which is recognized by a complex enzyme machinery. It ultimately leads to the incorporation of 18–24 nt long mature miRNAs into RISC where they act as recognition keys to aid...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2135
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Three-dimensional (3D) data of many kinds is produced at an increasing rate throughout all scientific disciplines. The Portable Document Format (PDF) is the de-facto standard for the exchange of electronic documents and allows for embedding three-dimensional models....

["Computer Vision","Data Science","Digital Libraries","Emerging Technologies","Scientific Computing and Simulation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.64
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Background. Genome-wide association studies have succeeded in detecting novel common variants which associate with complex diseases. As a result of the fast changes in next generation sequencing technology, a large number of sequencing data are generated, which...

["Bioinformatics","Genetics","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2139
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When we lift two differently-sized but equally-weighted objects, we expect the larger to be heavier, but the smaller feels heavier. However, traditional Bayesian approaches with “larger is heavier” priors predict the smaller object should feel lighter; this Size-Weight...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2124
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Determining the key factors affecting the reproductive success of nesting birds is crucial in order to better understand the population dynamics of endangered species and to introduce effective conservation programmes for them. Inhabiting a variety of wetland habitats,...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2047
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The Mongolepidida is an Order of putative early chondrichthyan fish, originally erected to unite taxa from the Lower Silurian of Mongolia. The present study reassesses mongolepid systematics through the examination of the developmental, histological and morphological...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1850
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Background: The Atlantic Forest is globally one of the priority ecoregions for biodiversity conservation. In Argentina, it is represented by the Paranense Forest, which covers a vast area of Misiones Province between the Paraná and Uruguay rivers. The Uruguay River...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2138
50 downloads
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Drought tolerance was evaluated in twelve cultivars of three ornamental Tagetes species (T. patula, T. tenuifolia and T. erecta). A stress treatment was performed by completely stopping watering of plants maintained in controlled greenhouse conditions. After three...

["Biochemistry","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2133
45 downloads
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Background. The GNPDA2 (glucosamine-6-phosphate deaminase 2) gene is a member of Glucosamine-6-phosphate (GlcN6P) deaminase subfamily, which encoded an allosteric enzyme of GlcN6P. Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have shown that variations of human GNPDA2...

["Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2129

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