Peer-reviewed Articles

1 download
1 view

Following the two rounds of whole-genome duplication (WGD) during deuterosome evolution, a third genome duplication occurred in the ray-fined fish lineage and is considered to be responsible for the teleost-specific lineage diversification and regulation mechanisms....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2500
1 download
1 view

Gelatin hydrogel crosslinked by microbial transglutaminase (mTG) exhibits excellent performance in cell adhesion, proliferation, and differentiation. We examined the gelation time and gel strength of gelatin/mTG hydrogels in various proportions to investigate their...

["Biotechnology","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2497
3 downloads
4 views

Background Relationships between floral biology and pollinator behavior are important to understanding species diversity of hemiparasitic Psittacanthus mistletoes (c. 120 species). We aimed to investigate trait divergence linked to pollinator attraction and reproductive...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2491
1 download
2 views

Background Poa pratensis is one of the most common species of meadow grass in Europe. Most cultivars of the species found in Poland were originally derived from its ecotypes. We compared the effectiveness of the RAPD and ISSR methods in assessing the genetic diversity...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2489
1 download
1 view

Background Individuals with mental illness often experience stigmatization and encounter stereotypes such as being dangerous or unpredictable. To further improve measures against psychiatric stigma, it is of importance to understand its components. In this study,...

["Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2360
2 downloads
1 view

The alteration of glucose metabolism, through increased uptake of glucose and glutamine addiction, is essential to cancer cell growth and invasion. Increased flux of glucose through the Hexosamine Biosynthetic Pathway (HBP) drives increased cellular O-GlcNAcylation...

["Computational Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2348
24 downloads
281 views

The present study investigated the effects of grip on changes in the median nerve cross-sectional area (MNCSA) and median nerve diameter in the radial-ulnar direction (D1) and dorsal-palmar direction (D2) at three wrist angles. Twenty-nine healthy participants...

["Kinesiology","Neurology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2510
30 downloads
226 views

This paper evaluates racial/ethnic differences in self-rated mental health for adults in the United States, while controlling for demographic and socioeconomic characteristics as well as length of stay in the country. Using data from the 2010 National Health Interview...

["Epidemiology","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2508
66 downloads
403 views

High-throughput sequencing libraries are typically limited by the requirement for nanograms to micrograms of input DNA. This bottleneck impedes the microscale analysis of ecosystems and the exploration of low biomass samples. Current methods for amplifying environmental...

["Genomics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2486
31 downloads
212 views

As a foundation for understanding the diet of African savanna elephants (Loxodonta africana), adult bulls and cows were observed over an annual cycle to determine whether harvesting (Pt), chewing (Ct) and handling times (Ht) differed across food types and harvesting...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2469
63 downloads
826 views

The skull of leporids (rabbits and hares) is highly transformed, typified by pronounced arching of the dorsal skull and ventral flexion of the facial region (i.e., facial tilt). Previous studies show that locomotor behavior influences aspects of cranial shape in...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2453
28 downloads
133 views

Background As a standard method for pneumococcal carriage studies, the World Health Organization recommends nasopharyngeal swabs be transported and stored at cool temperatures in a medium containing skim-milk, tryptone, glucose and glycerol (STGG). An enrichment...

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2449
20 downloads
163 views

The parrot family represents one of the bird group with the largest number of endangered species, as a result of habitat destruction and illegal trade. This illicit traffic involves the smuggling of eggs and animals, and the laundering through captive breeding...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2416
54 downloads
223 views

Background Meningitis is a major cause of mortality in tuberculosis (TB). It is not clear what factors promote central nervous system invasion and pathology but it has been reported that certain strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) might have genetic traits...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2484
32 downloads
275 views

Background The potential of genetic programming (GP) on various fields has been attained in recent years. In bio-medical field, many researches in GP are focused on the recognition of cancerous cells and also on gene expression profiling data. In this research,...

["Computational Biology","Oncology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2482

Top subject areas - Articles

Top subject areas - People

View all subject areas