Peer-reviewed Articles

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Bone microstructure has long been known as a powerful tool to investigate lifestyle-related biomechanical constraints, and many studies have focused on identifying such constraints in the limb bones of aquatic or arboreal mammals in recent years. The limb bone...

["Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5216
34 downloads
525 views

Mite-fungal interactions play a key role in structuring core ecosystem processes such as nutrient dynamics. Despite their ecological relevance, these cross-kingdom interactions remain poorly understood particularly in extreme environments. Herein, we investigated...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Mycology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5200
50 downloads
346 views

At present, amphipod crustaceans comprise 9,980 species, 1,664 genera, 444 subfamilies, and 221 families. Of these, 1,940 species (almost 20%) have been discovered within the last decade, including 18 fossil records for amphipods, which mostly occurred in Miocene...

["Biodiversity","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5187
68 downloads
1,769 views

Background Insomnia is common. However, no systematic reviews have examined the effect of exercise on patients with primary and secondary insomnia, defined as both sleep disruption and daytime impairment. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to examine...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5172
31 downloads
511 views

Background Ventilatory parameters have been investigated in several species of Testudines, but few species have had their ventilatory pattern fully characterized by presenting all variables necessary to understand changes in breathing pattern seen under varying...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5137
23 downloads
165 views

Background Tuberculosis (TB) resulted in an estimated 1.7 million deaths in the year 2016. The disease is caused by the members of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, which includes Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Mycobacterium bovis and other closely related TB causing...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5090
35 downloads
430 views

Background Skeletal muscle wound healing is dependent on complex interactions between fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, myogenic cells, and cytokines, such as TGF-β1. This study sought to clarify the impact of TGF-β1 signaling on skeletal muscle cells and discern between...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4939
43 downloads
498 views

Next-generation sequencing has provided powerful tools to conduct microbial ecology studies. Analysis of community composition relies on annotated databases of curated sequences to provide taxonomic assignments; however, these databases occasionally have errors...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5248
23 downloads
171 views

ENHANCED DISEASE RESISTANCE1 (EDR1) encodes a Raf-like mitogen-activated protein kinase, and it acts as a negative regulator of disease resistance and ethylene-induced senescence. Mutations in the EDR1 gene can enhance resistance to powdery mildew both in monocotyledonous...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5244
26 downloads
105 views

Background Over the last decades sub-Saharan Africa has experienced severe land degradation and food security challenges linked to loss of soil fertility and soil organic matter (SOM), recurrent drought and increasing population. Although primary production in...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Biogeochemistry","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5232
48 downloads
287 views

Expansion of secondary forests following the abandonment of agriculture may have important implications for bird conservation, but few studies have examined the dynamics of this process. We studied bird use of a chronosequence of differently-aged abandoned pastures...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5217
24 downloads
83 views

Sinorhizobium meliloti CCNWSX0020, isolated from root nodules of Medicago lupulina growing in gold mine tailings in the northwest of China, displayed multiple heavy metal resistance and growth promotion of M. lupulina. In our previous work, the expression level...

["Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5202
31 downloads
154 views

In the field of comparative neuroanatomy, a meaningful interspecific comparison demands quantitative data referring to method-specific artifacts. For evaluating the potential of state-of-the-art imaging techniques in arthropod neuroanatomy, micro-computed X-ray...

["Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5181
18 downloads
100 views

Background The determination of parous rates in mosquitoes, despite numerous shortcomings, remains a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of control programs and to determine vectorial capacity in malaria vectors. Two dissection techniques are used for this. For...

["Ecology","Entomology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5155
29 downloads
123 views

Here, we describe the production of a probiotic biofilm through three intermediate steps: (1) measurement of the adhesion capacity of 15 probiotic strains to evaluate their tendency to form biofilm on different surfaces (stainless steel, glass, and polycarbonate);...

["Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4826

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