Peer-reviewed Articles

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Plants react to biotic and abiotic stresses with a variety of responses including the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which may result in programmed cell death (PCD). The mechanisms underlying ROS production and PCD have not been well studied in microalgae....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2748
89 downloads
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The deep sea comprises vast unexplored areas and is expected to conceal significant undescribed invertebrate species diversity. Deep waters may act as a refuge for many relictual groups, including elusive and enigmatic higher taxa, but the evolutionary pathways...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2738
664 downloads
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Harmine is the β-carboline alkaloid with the highest concentration in the psychotropic plant decoction Ayahuasca. In rodents, classical antidepressants reverse the symptoms of depression by stimulating neuronal proliferation. It has been shown that Ayahuasca presents...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2727
36 downloads
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The glycogen branching enzyme (EC 2.4.1.18), which catalyses the formation of α-1,6-glycosidic branch points in glycogen structure, is often used to enhance the nutritional value and quality of food and beverages. In order to be applicable in industries, enzymes...

["Biotechnology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2714
145 downloads
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Despite multiple attempts to infer the higher-level phylogenetic relationships of skipper butterflies (Family Hesperiidae), uncertainties in the deep clade relationships persist. The most recent phylogenetic analysis included fewer than 30% of known genera and...

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2653
62 downloads
352 views

We propose here a working unit for teaching basic concepts of structural bioinformatics and evolution through the example of a wooden snake puzzle, strikingly similar to toy models widely used in the literature of protein folding. In our experience, developed at...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Computer Education","Scientific Computing and Simulation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.100
64 downloads
784 views

Corvids (birds in the crow family) are hypothesised to have a general cognitive tool-kit because they show a wide range of transferrable skills across social, physical and temporal tasks, despite differences in socioecology. However, it is unknown whether relatively...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2746
194 downloads
376 views

Vegetation response to nutrient addition can vary across space, yet studies that explicitly incorporate spatial pattern into experimental approaches are rare. To explore whether there are unique spatial scales (grains) at which grass response to nutrients and herbivory...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2745
30 downloads
235 views

Tissue microarrays are commonly used in modern pathology for cancer tissue evaluation, as it is a very potent technique. Tissue microarray slides are often scanned to perform computer-aided histopathological analysis of the tissue cores. For processing the image,...

["Computational Biology","Pathology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2741
42 downloads
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Drosophila embryogenesis has proven to be an extremely powerful system for developmental gene discovery and characterization. We isolated five new EMS-induced alleles that do not complement the l(3R)5G83 lethal line isolated in the Nüsslein-Volhard and Wieschaus...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2731
67 downloads
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The effective management of invasive species requires detailed understanding of the invader’s life history. This information is essential for modeling population growth and predicting rates of expansion, quantifying ecological impacts and assessing the efficacy...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2730
50 downloads
287 views

The design of experiments and the validation of the results achieved with them are vital in any research study. This paper focuses on the use of different Machine Learning approaches for regression tasks in the field of Computational Intelligence and especially...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Molecular Biology","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2721
38 downloads
209 views

Background Age remains a significant and unmodifiable risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, and an increasing number of patients older than 80 years of age undergo Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG). Old age is also an independent risk factor for postoperative...

["Cardiology","Epidemiology","Geriatrics","Nursing","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2667
70 downloads
691 views

3D printers that build objects using extruded thermoplastic are quickly becoming commonplace tools in laboratories. We demonstrate that with appropriate handling, these devices are capable of producing sterile components from a non-sterile feedstock of thermoplastic...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2661
37 downloads
239 views

The ontogenesis of the nasal cavity has been described in many mammalian species. The situation is different with reptiles, despite the fact that they have become relatively common as pets. In this study we focused on the ontogenesis of the olfactory epithelium,...

["Biodiversity","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2561

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