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Studies on threatened species in highly modified and unprotected landscapes are necessary to the development of appropriate conservation and management policies. This is particularly important for species with large home-ranges, such as the giant armadillo (Priodontes...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2897v1
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Pedigrees, though straightforward and versatile, lack the ability to tell us information about many individuals. Though numerical systems have been developed, there is currently no system to quantify the probability of a pedigree following certain inheritance systems....

["Bioinformatics","Genetics","Mathematical Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2871v4
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Background British mosquito population distribution, abundance, species composition and potential for mosquito disease transmission are intimately linked to the physical environment. The presence of ponds and water storage can significantly increase the density...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2895v1
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We investigated intra and inter-colony sequence variation in a population of the dominant Hawaiian coral Montipora capitata by analyzing marker gene and genomic data. Ribosomal ITS1 regions showed evidence of a reticulate history among the colonies, suggesting...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2896v1
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The final year research project aims to introduce undergraduates to scientific research as well as encourage them to think creatively and critically about problems from different angles. However, most courses in earlier parts of the curriculum focus on well defined...

["Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.359v3
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This paper presents a novel assay that allows a quick and robust assessment of the effects of biocides on the initial settling and establishment of marine photoautotrophic biofilms. The assay integrates the response of the multitude of indigenous fouling organisms,...

["Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Taxonomy","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.240v3
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Chemical pollution was monitored and assessed along the Swedish west coast. 62 of 172 analyzed organic chemicals were detected in the water phase of at least one of five monitored sites. A Concentration Addition based screening-level risk assessment indicates that...

["Environmental Sciences","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2894v1
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Outdoor transmission of malaria and other vector borne diseases remains a problem. Suitable methods for assessing vector density are required and a number of tent-traps, for the collection for outdoor biting mosquitoes, have recently been developed. Only one such...

["Ecology","Entomology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2892v1
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The morphology and affinities of newly discovered disc-shaped soft-bodied fossils from the early Cambrian (Series 2: Stage 4, Dyeran) Carrara Formation are discussed. These specimens show some similarity to the Ordovician Discophyllum Hall, 1847; traditionally...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2706v2
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The phylum Actinobacteria constitutes one of the largest and anciently divergent phyla within the Bacteria domain. Actinobacterial diversity has been thoroughly researched in various environments due to its unique biotechnological potential. Such studies have focused...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2893v1
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Atrazine is a widely used herbicide developed for use in range and pastureland. It is present in many surface waters, contaminating nontarget organisms due to its persistence. In this study, the effects of acute exposure to atrazine on retinoid signaling were investigated...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Environmental Sciences","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2880v2
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Liolaemus fabiani is a lizard that lives in the Salar de Atacama, located in the center of the Atacama Desert, northern Chile, one of the driest places on the planet. Likely due to the extreme environmental conditions of their habitat, L. fabiani has colonized...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2891v1
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The search for a universal definition of death is a relatively new objective in human history, framed by complex biological, technological, and socio-political factors. While it is widely understood that “life” and “death” describe inverse states of being, what...

["Health Policy","Neurology","Ethical Issues","Legal Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2890v1
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Previous studies have used the zebrafish to investigate the biology of lens crystallin proteins and their roles in development and disease. However, little is known about zebrafish α-crystallin promoter function, how it compares to that of mammals, or whether mammalian...

["Developmental Biology","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience","Ophthalmology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2889v1
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Background. The goals of this study were (1) to present the set of data evaluating running biomechanics (kinematics and kinetics), including data on running habits, demographics, and levels of muscle strength and flexibility made available at Figshare (DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4543435);...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Kinesiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2888v1
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