Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background Studying animal cognition in a social setting is associated with practical and statistical challenges. However, conducting cognitive research without disturbing species-typical social groups can increase ecological validity, minimize distress, and improve...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3649
51 downloads
305 views

Background Leukocyte concentrations follow a circadian pattern in mammals, with elevated values at times of potential contact with pathogens and parasites. We hypothesized that this pattern is disturbed after an immune challenge. Methods In Thailand, we captured...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology","Hematology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3570
71 downloads
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Lipids are involved in a host of biochemical and physiological processes in corals. Therefore, changes in lipid composition reflect changes in the ecology, nutrition, and health of corals. As such, accurate lipid extraction, quantification, and identification is...

["Biochemistry","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3645
282 downloads
1,082 views

The use of insects as indicators of post-mortem displacement is discussed in many texts, courses and TV shows, and several studies addressing this issue have been published. Although the concept is widely cited, it is poorly understood, and only a few forensic...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3506
45 downloads
311 views

Communication is essential during social interactions including animal conflicts and it is often a complex process involving multiple sensory channels or modalities. To better understand how different modalities interact during communication, it is fundamental...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3643
43 downloads
696 views

Background Previous studies in human patients suggest depth of sedation may be affected by environmental noise or music; however, related data in domestic animals is limited. The objective of the current study was to investigate the effect of noise and music on...

["Animal Behavior","Veterinary Medicine","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3659
81 downloads
935 views

It has recently become possible to experimentally measure the effects of all amino-acid point mutations to proteins using deep mutational scanning. These experimental measurements can inform site-specific phylogenetic substitution models of gene evolution in nature....

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3657
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272 views

A distance-based multivariate control chart is a useful tool for ecological monitoring to detect changes in biological community resulting from natural or anthropogenic disturbances at permanent monitoring sites. It is based on a matrix of any distances or dissimilarities...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3651
37 downloads
233 views

Oxidative damage is a major cause of lung diseases, including pulmonary fibrosis. Laminarin is a kind of polysaccharide extracted from brown algae and plays vital roles in various biological processes. However, the functions and mechanisms of laminarin in pulmonary...

["Molecular Biology","Clinical Trials","Internal Medicine","Otorhinolaryngology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3642
63 downloads
596 views

The squid Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis, formerly Symplectoteuthis oualaniensis, generates light using the luciferin coelenterazine and a unique enzyme, symplectin. Genetic information is limited for bioluminescent cephalopod species, so many proteins, including symplectin,...

["Biochemistry","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3633
70 downloads
338 views

Background Rare or narrowly endemic organisms are difficult to monitor and conserve when their total distribution and habitat preferences are incompletely known. One method employed in determining distributions of these organisms is species distribution modeling...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3632
41 downloads
194 views

Background This study was performed to compare changes in urinary incontinence (UI) symptoms and pelvic floor structure during pregnancy between nulliparous and multiparous women. Methods A cross-sectional survey was performed among pregnant women from July 2016...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Nursing","Urology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3615
35 downloads
209 views

Previous works resolved diverse phylogenetic positions for genera of the Fabaceae tribe Thermopsideae, without a thoroughly biogeography study. Based on sequence data from nuclear ITS and four cpDNA regions (matK, rbcL, trnH-psbA, trnL-trnF) mainly sourced from...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3607
42 downloads
472 views

Some species of birds react to climate change by reducing the distance they travel during migration. The Odra River Estuary in the Baltic Sea is important for wintering waterfowl and is where we investigated how waterbirds respond to freezing surface waters. The...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3604
38 downloads
241 views

The decisions animals make to adjust their antipredator behavior to rapidly changing conditions have been well studied. Inducible defenses in plants are an antipredator behavior that acts on a longer time scale, but sensitive plants, Mimosa pudica, have a much...

["Animal Behavior","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3598

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