Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

Chromosomal translocations involve exchange of genetic material between non- homologous chromosomes leading to the formation of a fusion gene with altered function. The clinical consequences of non-random and recurrent chromosomal translocations have been so well...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26571v1
1 download
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Background. Accurate time-energy budgets summarise an animal’s energy expenditure in a given environment and are potentially a sensitive indicator of how an animal responds to changing resources. Deriving accurate time-energy budgets requires a precise measure...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26570v1
38 downloads
120 views

The surgical skills required to successfully maintain hemostasis, the control of operative blood, requires considerable deliberate practice. Hemostasis requires the deft orchestration of bi-dexterous tool manipulation. We present our approach to computationally...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Graphics","Scientific Computing and Simulation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3334v2
6 downloads
40 views

Soil microbial communities’ assembly is strongly tied to changes in temperature and moisture. Although microbial functional redundancy seems to overcome taxonomical composition changes, the sensitivity and resilience of soil microbial communities from subtropical...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26569v1
2 downloads
24 views

In this study we investigated the influence of rice wine (Jinbiao, Yinbiao, Wunianchen, Nv’erhong) on the activity of endogenous proteases, myofibrillar degradation and quality characteristics in topmouth culter muscle. Rice wines had pH of about 4.3, and micromolar...

["Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26568v1
5 downloads
31 views

Dot plots are widely used to quickly compare sequence sets. They provide a synthetic similarity overview, highlighting repetitions, breaks and inversions. Different tools have been developed to easily generated genomic alignment dot plots, but they are often limited...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26567v1
81 downloads
201 views

High-depth sequencing of universal marker genes such as the 16S rRNA gene are a common strategy to profile microbial communities. Traditionally, sequence reads are clustered into operational taxonomic units (OTUs) at a defined identity threshold to avoid sequencing...

["Genomics","Microbiology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26566v1
124 downloads
306 views

Direct documentation of the ecology of past life is often rare when the fossil record is comparatively poor, as in the case of the terrestrial fauna of the Maastrichtian of eastern North America. Here, I describe a femur and partial tibia shaft assignable to theropods...

["Ecology","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26565v1
434 downloads
947 views

The viability of DNA metabarcoding for assessment of freshwater macrozoobenthos has been demonstrated over the past years. It matured to a stage where it can be applied to monitoring at a large scale, keeping pace with increased high throughput sequencing (HTS)...

["Molecular Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3456v3
11 downloads
41 views

This study evaluated the potentials of Fluted pumpkin fruit rind and poultry manure for biogas generation. Mechanical and thermo-alkaline pre-treatments were applied to two samples labelled ‘O’ and ‘P’ while the third sample (Q) had no thermo-alkaline treatment....

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Mathematical Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26564v1
22 downloads
65 views

Humans have translocated thousands of species of flora, fauna and microorganisms to places they would never have reached on their own. Non-native species may have effects on biological communities, ecosystem functions and human populations. In island environments,...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Zoology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26563v1
11 downloads
60 views

The main aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of hyperspectral imagery for determining the influence of different diets on fish skin. Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) were fed either a commercial based diet (N= 80) or a 100 % plant-based diet (N...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26562v1
12 downloads
40 views

Background. The consequences of past or future climate change have been studied in many physical and biological systems, and their effects could change the ecology and spatial distribution of suitable areas for a wide variety of organisms. Methods. We analyzed...

["Biogeography","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26560v1
9 downloads
42 views

According to embodied and grounded theories concepts are grounded in sensorimotor systems. The majority of evidence supporting these views concerns concepts referring to objects or actions, while evidence on abstract concepts is more scarce. Explaining how abstract...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26559v1
8 downloads
39 views

In the farming industry, the productivity of livestock herds depends on the fertility efficiency of animals. The accurate diagnosis of a broad range of aetiological agents causing fetal death is often difficult. Our aim was to assess the prevalence rates of Toxoplasma...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Parasitology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26558v1
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