Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background For students entering a science PhD program, a tenure-track faculty research position is often perceived as the ideal long-term goal. A relatively small percentage of individuals ultimately achieve this goal, however, with the vast majority of PhD recipients...

["Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5707
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The genus Odorrana is widely distributed in the mountains of East and Southeastern Asia. An increasing number of new species in the genus have been recognized especially in the last decade. Phylogenetic studies of the O. schmackeri species complex with wide distributional...

["Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5695
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Mangrove degradation is a well-documented trend, but the spread of mangroves within the Siangshan Wetland in Hsinchu, Taiwan, runs contrary to that trend. The spread of mangroves changes the structure and functions of habitats for benthic organisms, causes infilling...

["Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5670
555 downloads
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The unparalleled biodiversity found in the American tropics (the Neotropics) has attracted the attention of naturalists for centuries. Despite major advances in recent years in our understanding of the origin and diversification of many Neotropical taxa and biotic...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5644
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Background Oxidative stress (OS) is a key characteristic feature in cancer initiation and progression. Among multiple cancers, NADPH oxidase (NOX) dependent free radical production is implicated in oxidative stress. P22phox, a subunit of NADPH oxidase encoded by...

["Genetics","Oncology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5509
174 downloads
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A new miniaturized frog of the genus Brachycephalus (Anura: Brachycephalidae) is described from Morro Santo Anjo in the municipality of Massaranduba, Santa Catarina, southern Brazil. Specimens were collected from the leaf litter between 470 and 540 above sea level....

["Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5683
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Objective Burn wounds are a global public health problem, and a large number of casualties are caused by burns each year. In this study, we explored the epidemiological characteristics associated with burns and the factors affecting the length of hospital stay...

["Epidemiology","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5740
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Background The use of visible-near infrared (vis-NIR) spectroscopy for rapid soil characterisation has gained a lot of interest in recent times. Soil spectra absorbance from the visible-infrared range can be calibrated using regression models to predict a set of...

["Soil Science","Statistics","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5722
31 downloads
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Background Saprolegnia parasitica is a fish pathogen that causes severe economic losses worldwide. Virkon-S is a well-known disinfectant known to exhibit antimicrobial activities against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. In this study, we tested the anti-fungal activity...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5706
43 downloads
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Model-free methods are widely used for the processing of brain fMRI data collected under natural stimulations, sleep, or rest. Among them is the popular fuzzy c-mean algorithm, commonly combined with cluster validity (CV) indices to identify the ‘true’ number of...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5416
262 downloads
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Polymorphic phenotypes of mammalian coat coloration have been important to the study of genetics and evolution, but less is known about the inheritance and fitness consequences of individual variation in complex coat pattern traits such as spots and stripes. Giraffe...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5690
49 downloads
388 views

Background One of the mechanisms responsible for enhancing muscular hypertrophy is the high metabolic stress associated with a reduced muscular oxygenation occurring during exercise, which can be achieved by reducing the speed of movement. Studies have tested that...

["Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5704
32 downloads
140 views

The sea cucumber (Apostichopus japonicus) has become a good model organism for studying environmentally-induced aestivation by a marine invertebrate more recently. In the present study, we hypothesized that miRNA-200-3p may contribute to establish rapid biological...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5703
71 downloads
959 views

Amphibian invasions have considerable detrimental impacts on recipient ecosystems. However, reliable risk analysis of invasive amphibians still requires research on more non-native amphibian species. An invasive population of the Indian bullfrog, Hoplobatrachus...

["Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5698
291 downloads
1,254 views

Aetosaurs are armored basal archosaurs that played a significant role in land ecosystems during the Late Triassic (237–201 Ma). The polish species Stagonolepis olenkae Sulej, 2010 described from the Krasiejów locality (southern Poland) is one of the oldest known...

["Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5595

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