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Background The co-localization analysis of fluorescence microscopy images is a widely used tech- nique in biological research. It is often used to determine the co-distribution of two proteins inside the cell, suggesting that these two proteins could be functionally...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27613v1

As a rule, the limitations of specialized modeling languages for acausal modeling of the complex dynamical systems are: limited applicability, poor interoperability with the third party software packages, the high cost of learning, the complexity of the implementation...

["Algorithms and Analysis of Algorithms","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27612v1

Rhizoctonia solani, a soilborne necrotroph, causes sheath blight in rice which poses a major threat to global rice production. Besides rice sheath blight, it has a wide host range of other economically important crops like soybean, sugarcane, maize etc. Despite...

["Agricultural Science","Cell Biology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27611v1

Context: One of the goals of Evidence-Based Software Engineering is to leverage evidence from research to practice. However, some studies suggest this goal has not being fully accomplished. Objective: This paper proposes a strategy to assess how systematic reviews...

["Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27610v1
108 downloads
157 views

The United States Endangered Species Act is one of the strongest laws of any nation for preventing species extinction, but quantifying the Act’s effectiveness has proven difficult. To provide one measure of effectiveness, we identified listed species that have...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27471v2

There is extensive support and choice in R to support meta-analyses. Two common packages in the natural sciences include meta and metafor. Here, a brief contrast of the strengths of each is described for the synthesis scientist. Meta is a direct, intuitive choice...

["Computational Biology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27608v1

In search engine optimization individual website pages are optimized through precise keywords, while the websites are optimized using back link watch. The existing literature has no proper guideline for keywords selection and back link generation. In this research,...

["Network Science and Online Social Networks","World Wide Web and Web Science","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27609v1

Factors controlling the spread of invasive earthworms in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness are poorly known. Believed to have been introduced by anglers who use them as bait, invasive earthworms can alter the physical and chemical properties of...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27607v1
186 downloads
147 views

Response regulators function as the output components of two-component systems, which couple the sensing of environmental stimuli to adaptive responses. Response regulators typically contain conserved receiver (REC) domains that function as phosphorylation-regulated...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27554v2
8 downloads
35 views

Background. VQ proteins, the plant-specific transcription factors, are involved in the regulation of plant growth, development, and stress responses; however, few articles systematic reported VQ genes in the soybean. Methods. In total, we identified 75 GmVQ genes,...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27606v1
91 downloads
113 views

Background. In the United States, an estimated 14,748 wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) provide wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal service to more than 230 million people. The quality of treated wastewater is often assessed by the presence or absence...

["Microbiology","Freshwater Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27605v1
36 downloads
41 views

Death Valley and its stream form a unique landscape in the Tashan district of southern Iran. The water from the headstream of Death Spring to 100 meters downstream and the air around it are lethally dangerous and cause death. The color of the stream beds changes...

["Ecosystem Science","Natural Resource Management","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27604v1
274 downloads
390 views

Cities around the world have converged on structural and environmental characteristics that exert similar eco-evolutionary pressures on local communities. However, evaluating how urban biodiversity responds to urban intensification remains poorly understood because...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27472v2
104 downloads
316 views

Recent advances in omics technologies have led to the broad applicability of computational techniques across various domains of life science and medical research. These technologies provide an unprecedented opportunity to collect omics data from hundreds of thousands...

["Computational Biology","Genomics","Science and Medical Education","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27603v1
112 downloads
66 views

Abstract Background: The number of times that an article was cited reflected its impact. In this study, we aimed to recognize and analyze the characteristics of the most frequently cited articles in the field of colorectal diseases. Methods: We identified the 100...

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27602v1
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