Peer-reviewed Articles

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Schizothorax wangchiachii is a key fish species in the stock enhancement program of the Yalong River hydropower project, China. Alizarin red S (ARS) was used to mark large numbers of juvenile S. wangchiachii in the Jinping Hatchery and later used to evaluate stock...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4142
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APOBEC3A and APOBEC3G cytidine deaminases inhibit viruses and endogenous retrotransposons. We recently demonstrated the novel cellular C-to-U RNA editing function of APOBEC3A and APOBEC3G. Both enzymes deaminate single-stranded DNAs at multiple TC or CC nucleotide...

["Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4136
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Background Bedside non-invasive techniques, such as radial artery tonometry, to estimate hemodynamic parameters have gained increased relevance as an attractive alternative and efficient method to measure hemodynamics in outpatient departments. For our pilot study,...

["Cardiology","Drugs and Devices"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4132
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Abscisic acid (ABA) receptor pyrabactin resistance1/PYR1-like/regulatory components of ABA receptor (PYR1/PYL/RCAR) (named PYLs for simplicity) are core regulators of ABA signaling, and have been well studied in Arabidopsis and rice. However, knowledge is limited...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4126
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Introduction Aquatic oligochaetes represent valuable indicators of the quality of sediments of watercourses and lakes, but their difficult identification based on morphological criteria compromises their more common use for eco-diagnostic analyses. This issue could...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genetics","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4122
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1,484 views

Background The blue shark (Prionace glauca, Linnaeus 1758) is one of the most abundant epipelagic shark inhabiting all the oceans except the poles, including the Mediterranean Sea, but its genetic structure has not been confirmed at basin and interoceanic distances....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4112
201 downloads
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Our knowledge about the body morphology of many extinct early vertebrates is very limited, especially in regard to their post-thoracic region. The prompt disarticulation of the dermo-skeletal elements due to taphonomic processes and the lack of a well-ossified...

["Ecology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4081
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The microtubule depolymerising kinesin-13, MCAK, is phosphorylated at residue T537 by Cdk1. This is the only known phosphorylation site within MCAK’s motor domain. To understand the impact of phosphorylation by Cdk1 on microtubule depolymerisation activity, we...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4034
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Background Modern advances in sequencing technology have enabled the census of microbial members of many natural ecosystems. Recently, attention is increasingly being paid to the microbial residents of human-made, built ecosystems, both private (homes) and public...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4029
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Sugarcane bagasse is an abundant source of lignocellulosic material for bioethanol production. Utilisation of bagasse for biofuel production would be environmentally and economically beneficial, but the recalcitrance of lignin continues to provide a challenge....

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4141
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Background Although many new species to science have been discovered from thousands of specimens resulting from botanical inventories to support conservation management in Cameroon in recent years, additional species remain to be formally evaluated taxonomically...

["Biodiversity","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4137
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This study examined arthropod community patterns over an altitudinal ecoregional zonation that extended through three ecoregions (Yungas, Monte de Sierras y Bolsones, and Puna) and two ecotones (Yungas-Monte and Prepuna) of Northwestern Argentina (altitudinal range...

["Biodiversity","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4117
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Infrared thermal imaging has emerged as a valuable tool in veterinary medicine, in particular for evaluating reproductive processes. Here, we explored differences in skin temperature of twenty female chimpanzees in Budongo Forest, Uganda, four of which were pregnant...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4116
92 downloads
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The dodo (Raphus cucullatus) might be the most enigmatic bird of all times. It is, therefore, highly remarkable that no consensus has yet been reached on its body mass; previous scientific estimates of its mass vary by more than 100%. Until now, the vast amount...

["Mathematical Biology","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4110
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Availability of snake genome sequences has opened up exciting areas of research on comparative genomics and gene diversity. One of the challenges in studying snake genomes is the acquisition of biological material from live animals, especially from the venomous...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4104

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