Peer-reviewed Articles

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The continuous increase of unbound streaming data poses several challenges to established data stream processing engines. One of the most important challenges is the cost-efficient enactment of stream processing topologies under changing data volume. These data...

["Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems","Distributed and Parallel Computing"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.141
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Open-source lab equipment is becoming more widespread with the popularization of fabrication tools such as 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines, open source microcontrollers and open source software. Although many pieces of common laboratory equipment have...

["Network Science and Online Social Networks","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.139
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Symbiotic interactions between insects and bacteria are ubiquitous and form a continuum from loose facultative symbiosis to greatly intimate and stable obligate symbiosis. In blood-sucking insects living exclusively on vertebrate blood, obligate endosymbionts are...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4099
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The present study entails descriptions of several well-preserved skulls from the pampathere species Holmesina floridanus, recovered from Pliocene localities in central Florida and housed in the collections of the Florida Museum of Natural History. Bone by bone...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4022
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Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) play an essential role in complex ecosystems. However, the species diversity and composition of AMF communities remain unclear in semi-arid mountains. Further, it is not well understood if the characteristics of AMF community...

["Biodiversity","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4155
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654 views

Background Left-sided and right-sided colon cancers (LCCs and RCCs, respectively) differ in their epidemiology, pathogenesis, genetic and epigenetic alterations, molecular pathways and prognosis. Notably, immune response gene expression profiles have been shown...

["Immunology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4153
48 downloads
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Background In spite of the emergence of RNA sequencing (RNA-seq), microarrays remain in widespread use for gene expression analysis in the clinic. There are over 767,000 RNA microarrays from human samples in public repositories, which are an invaluable resource...

["Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4133
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Vibrio harveyi is a Gram-negative, halophilic bacterium that is an opportunistic pathogen of commercially farmed marine vertebrate species. To understand the pathogenicity of this species, the genome of V. harveyi QT520 was analyzed and compared to that of other...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4127
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542 views

The ascomycete pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is a necrotrophic pathogen on over 400 known host plants, and is the causal agent of white mold on dry bean. Currently, there are no known cultivars of dry bean with complete resistance to white mold. For more than...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4152
195 downloads
627 views

Epigenetics has attracted considerable attention with respect to its potential value in many areas of agricultural production, particularly under conditions where the environment can be manipulated or natural variation exists. Here we introduce key concepts and...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4147
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Background Carbonic anhydrases (CAs) are ubiquitous, essential enzymes which catalyze the conversion of carbon dioxide and water to bicarbonate and H+ ions. Vertebrate genomes generally contain gene loci for 15–21 different CA isoforms, three of which are enzymatically...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4128
109 downloads
453 views

Background An increasingly large share of diet comes from ultra-processed foods (UPFs), which are assemblages of food substances designed to create durable, convenient and palatable ready-to-eat products. There is increasing evidence that high UPF consumption is...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Health Policy","Nutrition","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4091
978 downloads
1,923 views

Background Low back pain clinical practice guidelines consistently recommend against the routine ordering of spinal imaging; however, imaging is frequently requested in primary care, without evidence of benefit. Imaging reports frequently identify degenerative...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Orthopedics","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4151
135 downloads
729 views

The Permian from China has a well-known terrestrial record where approximately 30 tetrapod taxa, including several therapsids, have been described. However, the record of therocephalians in China has remained elusive. Shiguaignathus wangi gen. et sp. nov., discovered...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4150
25 downloads
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Pantoea stewartii subsp. stewartii is a Gram-negative proteobacterium that causes leaf blight and Stewart’s wilt disease in corn. Quorum sensing (QS) controls bacterial exopolysaccharide production that blocks water transport in the plant xylem at high bacterial...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4145

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