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Nowadays, the daily work of many research communities is characterized by an increasing amount and complexity of data. This makes it increasingly difficult to manage, access and utilize to ultimately gain scientific insights based on it. At the same time, domain...

["Data Science","Distributed and Parallel Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2831v1

The “reproducibility crisis” has been a highly visible source of scientific controversy and dispute. Here, I propose and review several avenues for identifying and prioritizing research studies for the purpose of targeted validation. Of the various proposals discussed,...

["Bioinformatics","Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Translational Medicine","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2830v1

BACKGROUND: The knowledge of the factors that affect the geographic distribution of species permits us to infer where they can be found. Human beings, through the expansion of their own distribution area and their contribution to climate alteration have modified...

["Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2829v1
185 downloads
319 views

Software energy consumption is a performance related non-functional requirement that complicates building software on mobile devices today. Energy hogging applications are a liability to both the end-user and software developer. Measuring software energy consumption...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2419v3

While conservation management has made tremendous strides in the last few decades, the decision of knowing where and how to invest (often) small surveying budgets for biodiversity data collection remains a central hurdle for impactful conservation decision making....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2828v1

Geographic variation in external morphology is thought to reflect an interplay between genotype and the environment. Morphological variation has been well-described for a number of cetacean species, including the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). In this...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2827v1
7 downloads
24 views

The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta, Linnaeus, 1758) is the most abundant sea turtle species in the Mediterranean Sea, where commercial fishing appears to be the main driver of mortality. So far, information on sea turtle bycatch in Italy is limited both...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2826v1
20 downloads
109 views

MerCat (“ Mer - Cat enate”) is a parallel, highly scalable and modular property software package for robust analysis of features in next-generation sequencing data. Using assembled contigs and raw sequence reads from any platform as input, MerCat performs k-mer...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2825v1
4 downloads
69 views

We studied the effect of linearization on the repeatability of the Tofts and reference region models (RRM) for Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI (DCE MRI). We compared the repeatabilities of these two linearized models, the standard non-linear version, and semi-quantitative...

["Mathematical Biology","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2824v1
143 downloads
565 views

Synapsida, the clade including therapsids and thus also mammals, is one of the two major branches of amniotes. Organismal design, with modularity as a concept, offers insights into the evolution of therapsids, a group that experienced profound anatomical transformations...

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Paleontology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2313v2
1 download
28 views

Introduction Computational reproducibility refers to the possibility of reconstructing all the steps of a workflow that connects raw data, processed data and results: it is a fundamental issue in the omic studies because of the complex and high-dimensional nature...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2823v1
6 downloads
69 views

Background. Species identification is essential for controlling disease, understanding epidemiology, and to guide the implementation of phytosanitary measures against fungi from the genus Diaporthe. Accurate Diaporthe species separation requires using multi-loci...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2822v1
3 downloads
46 views

Microorganism is an important part of ecosystems; it is very sensitive to environmental change. In order to study the effects of sound on organisms, it’s meaningful to study mechanism of microbial exposure to sound. In our previous experiments, the effects of different...

["Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2821v1
17 downloads
75 views

Aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria (AAPB) containing bacteriochlorophyll a (BChl a) are photoheterotrophic prokaryotes that are a widely distributed functional bacterial group due to their obligately aerobic and facultative photoheterotrophic abilities. Here,...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2820v1
1 download
10 views

The HUBzero platform is an infrastructure enabling online scientific communities to collaborate and share information and computational resources as they explore scientific phenomena. HUBzero has been adopted by the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering...

["Data Science","Visual Analytics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2819v1
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