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Ocean temperatures have been accelerating at an alarming rate mainly due to anthropogenic fossil fuel emissions. This has led to an increase in the severity and duration of coral bleaching events. Predicted projections for the state of reefs do not take into account...

["Ecology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Environmental Impacts","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5347
56 downloads
271 views

Individuals within the same population generally differ among each other not only in their behavioral traits but also in their level of behavioral plasticity (i.e., in their propensity to modify their behavior in response to changing conditions). If the proximate...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5454
52 downloads
360 views

Background Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a perceptual phenomenon in which specific audiovisual stimuli frequently elicit tingling sensations on the scalp and neck. These stimuli (“ASMR triggers”) are typically social in nature (e.g., watching someone...

["Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5414
40 downloads
398 views

Bioenergy crops, such as sugarcane, have the potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions through fossil fuel substitution. However, increased sugarcane propagation and recent management changes have raised concerns that these practices may deplete soil carbon...

["Soil Science","Natural Resource Management","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5398
46 downloads
458 views

It has been estimated that 44,000 Caretta caretta turtles die every year due to anthropomorphic activity in the Mediterranean Sea, and that longline fishing is one of the most significant causes of mortality. A total of 482 specimens of C. caretta were rescued...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5392
54 downloads
358 views

Many species of fish produce larvae that undergo a prolonged dispersal phase. However, evidence from a number of recent studies on demersal fishes suggests that the dispersal of propagules may not be strongly correlated with gene flow. Instead, other factors like...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5380
44 downloads
228 views

Background Differently expressed circular RNAs (circRNAs) have been reported to play a considerable role in tumor behavior; however, the expression profile and biological function of circRNAs in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) remains unknown. Thus, the study...

["Genetics","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5363
40 downloads
226 views

Background Sexual selection theory predicts that male investment in a current female should be a function of female density and male competition. While many studies have focused on male competition, the impact of female density on male mating investment has been...

["Animal Behavior","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5360
198 downloads
1,133 views

The Los Menucos locality in Patagonia, Argentina, bears a well-known ichnofauna mostly documented by small therapsid footprints. Within this ichnofauna, large pentadactyl footprints are also represented but to date were relatively underinvestigated. These footprints...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5358
55 downloads
209 views

Background Invasive species are a growing threat to food biosecurity and cause significant economic losses in agricultural systems. Despite their damaging effect, they are attractive models for the study of evolution and adaptation in newly colonised environments....

["Biogeography","Ecology","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5340
82 downloads
1,211 views

The Gondolin palaeokarstic system, located in the UNESCO Fossil Hominids of South Africa World Heritage Site, has been sporadically excavated since the 1970s. Sampling of ex situ dumpsites in 1997 recovered the only two fossil hominin specimens recovered thus far...

["Anthropology","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5393
46 downloads
494 views

Background Use of traditional methods for determining meat spoilage is quite laborious and time consuming. Therefore, alternative approaches are needed that can predict the spoilage of meat in a rapid, non-invasive and more elaborative way. In this regard, the...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5376
56 downloads
280 views

Background Enterococcus faecalis and Enterococcus faecium are ubiquitous opportunistic pathogens found in the guts of humans and farmed animals. This study aimed to determine the occurrence, antimicrobial resistance, virulence, biofilm-forming ability and genotypes...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5353
38 downloads
524 views

Background Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a sensory experience elicited by auditory and visual triggers, which so far received little attention from the scientific community. This self-reported phenomenon is described as a relaxing tingling sensation,...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5351
80 downloads
969 views

Background Utilization of visual referential cues by non-human primates is a subject of constant scientific interest. However, only few primate species, mostly great apes, have been studied thoroughly in that regard, rendering the understanding of phylogenetic...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5348

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