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Widely recognized as the largest terrestrial mammal in the Neotropics, the globally endangered, IUCN Red-listed, Baird’s tapir Tapirus bairdii has been in a continual decline due to habitat loss, localized hunting, and their low reproductive rates. Because of its...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27128v1
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Background. To gain a greater insight into normal and laminitic hoof growth and to be able to make comparisons between the two groups. Methods. Ten normal and three laminitic equines completed the survey, each hoof was marked with a horizontal file mark in three...

["Biophysics","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26992v2

Using the term "Open data" has become a bit of a fashion, but using it without clear specifications is misleading i.e. it can be considered just an empty phrase. Probably even worse is the term "Open Science" — can science be NOT open at all? Are we reinventing...

["Ethical Issues","Legal Issues","Science Policy","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27127v1
19 downloads
54 views

The article concerns the thermal state of permafrost active layer in unglaciated areas of high latitudes (Brattegg valley, SW Spitsbergen). The basic material are data from a network of thermistors located in adrainage basin, including its highest elevations. Measured...

["Soil Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27119v2
1 download
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Background. Researchers frequently discuss spatial distribution patterns of species diversity and biomass together with their correlations along geographical gradients. Typical subalpine meadows occur widely on the east of the Loess Plateau, China. In recent years,...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27126v1
11 downloads
47 views

Cassava is one of the most important annual crops in Southeast Asia, and faces increasing seed borne pest and disease pressures. Despite this, cassava seed systems have received scant research attention. In a first analysis of Vietnamese and Cambodian cassava seed...

["Agricultural Science","Biogeography","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27124v1
12 downloads
42 views

The antibacterial agent Triclosan (TCS) is an ubiquitous environmental contaminant due to its widespread use. Sensitivity to TCS varies substantially among eu- and pro-karyotic species and its risk for the marine environment remains to be better elucidated. In...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27125v1
466 downloads
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Christos D Arvanitidis, Richard M Warwick, Paul J Somerfield, Christina Pavloudi, Evangelos Pafilis, Anastassis Oulas, Giorgos Chatzigeorgiou, Vasilis Gerovasileiou, Theodoros Patkos, Nicolas Bailly, Francisco Hernandez, Bart Vanhoorne, Leen Vandepitte, Ward Appeltans, Robert Adlard, Peter Adriaens, Ahn Kee-Jeong, Ahyong Shane, Akkari Nesrine, Gary Anderson, Angel Martin, Claudia Arango, Tom Artois, Stephen Atkinson, Ruud Bank, Anthony D Barber, Joao P Barbosa, Ilse Bartsch, Denise Bellan-Santini, Jimmy Bernot, Annalisa Berta, Rüdiger Bieler, Magda Błażewicz, Phil Bock, Ruth Böttger-Schnack, Philippe Bouchet, Nicole Boury-Esnault, Geoff Boxshall, Christopher B Boyko, Simone Nunes Brandão, Rod Bray, Niel L Bruce, Stephen Cairns, Tania N Campinas Bezerra, Paco Cárdenas, Benny KK Chan, Tin-Yam Chan, Lanna Cheng, Morgan Churchill, Laure Corbari, Ralf Cordeiro, Astrid Cornils, Keith A Crandall, Thomas Cribb, Jean-Loup D'hondt, Meg Daly, Mikhail Daneliya, Jean-Claude Dauvin, Peter Davie, Claude De Broyer, Valentin De Mazancourt, Nicole De Voogd, Peter Decker, Danielle Defaye, Henk Dijkstra, Martin Dohrmann, Daryl Domning, Rachel Downey, Inna Drapun, Ursula Eisendle-Flöckner, Christine Ewers-Saucedo, Marien Faber, Diego Figueroa, Julian Finn, Gustavo Fonseca, Ewan Fordyce, William Foster, Hidetaka Furuya, Horia Galea, Oscar Garcia-Alvarez, Rade Garic, Rebeca Gasca, Santiago Gaviria-Melo, Sarah Gerken, David Gibson, João Gil, Arjan Gittenberger, Chris Glasby, Serge Gofas, Samuel E Gómez-Noguera, David González-Solís, Dennis Gordon, Michal Grabowski, Cinzia Gravili, José M Guerra-García, Roberto Guidetti, Katja Guilini, Kerry A Hadfield, Ed Hendrycks, Bachiller Herrera, Ju-Shey Ho, Jens Høeg, Oleksandr Holovachov, Matthew D Hooge, John Hooper, Tammy Horton, Lauren Hughes, Matús Hyžný, Luiz IF Moretti, Tohru Iseto, Viatcheslav N Ivanenko, Gerhard Jarms, Damià Jaume, Krzysztof Jazdzewski, Ivana Karanovic, Young-Hyo Kim, Rachael King, Michelle Klautau, Jürgen Kolb, Alexey Kotov, Traudl Krapp-Schickel, Antonina Kremenetskaia, Reinhardt Kristensen, Andreas Kroh, Sven Kullander, Rafael La Perna, Sara LeCroy, Daniel Leduc, Rafael Lemaitre, Anne-Nina Lörz, Jim Lowry, Enrique Macpherson, Larry Madin, Tomasz Mamos, Renata Manconi, Bruce Marshall, David J Marshall, Patrick Martin, Sandra McInnes, Jan Mees, Tõnu Meidla, Kelly Merrin, Dmitry Miljutin, Claudia Mills, Vadim Mokievsky, Tina Molodtsova, Rich Mooi, André C Morandini, Rosana Moreira Da Rocha, Fabio Moretzsohn, Jonas Mortelmans, Jeanne Mortimer, Luigi Musco, Thomas A Neubauer, Eike Neubert, Peter NG Neuhaus, Anh D Nguyen, Claus Nielsen, Jon Norenburg, Tim O'Hara, Hisayo Okahashi, Dennis Opresko, Masayuki Osawa, Yuzo Ota, Gustav Paulay, Vincent Perrier, William Perrin, Iorgu Petrescu, Bernard Picton, John F Pilger, Andrzej Pisera, Dan Polhemus, Gary Poore, James D Reimer, Hans Reip, Michael Reuscher, Pilar Rios Lopez, Marc Rius, Klaus Rützler, Alexander Rzhavsky, José Saiz-Salinas, André F Sartori, Heinrich Schatz, Bernd Schierwater, Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa, Simon Schneider, Christine Schönberg, André R Senna, Cristiana Serejo, Shabuddin Shaik, Shokoofeh Shamsi, Jyotsna Sharma, Noa Shenkar, Andrew Shinn, Jacek Sicinski, Volker Siegel, Petra Sierwald, Elizabeth Simmons, Frederic Sinniger, Duncan Sivell, Boris Sket, Harry Smit, Nicole Smol, Jesser F Souza-Filho, Jörg Spelda, Sérgio N Stampar, Eric Stienen, Pavel Stoev, Sabine Stöhr, Malin Strand, Eduardo Suárez-Morales, Mindi Summers, Billie J Swalla, Stefano Taiti, Masaatsu Tanaka, Anne H Tandberg, Danny Tang, Mark Tasker, Harry ten Hove, Jan J ter Poorten, Jim Thomas, Erik V Thuesen, Ben Thuy, Juan T Timi, Antonio Todaro, Xavier Turon, Peter Uetz, Sergiy Utevsky, Jean Vacelet, Risto Väinölä, Sancia ET van der Meij, Ton van Haaren, Virág Venekey, Chris Vos, Genefor Walker-Smith, Chad T Walter, Les Watling, Matthew Wayland, Christopher Whipps, Gary Williams, Robin Wilson, Moriaki Yasuhara, Joana Zanol, Wolfgang Zeidler

Research Infrastructures (RIs) are facilities, resources and services used by the scientific community to conduct research and foster innovation. LifeWatch ERIC has developed various virtual research environments, which include many virtual laboratories (vLabs)...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26819v2
26 downloads
81 views

Predicting disease status for a complex human disease using genomic data is an important, yet challenging, step in personalized medicine. Among many challenges, the so-called curse of dimensionality problem results in unsatisfied performances of many state-of-art...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27123v1
7 downloads
18 views

Tags are evolvable labels that provide genetic programs a flexible mechanism for specification. Tags are used to label and refer to programmatic elements, such as functions or jump targets. However, tags differ from traditional, more rigid methods for handling...

["Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems","Artificial Intelligence"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27122v1
28 downloads
43 views

This study was based on the daily sea ice concentration data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, USA) from 1998 to 2017. The Antarctic sea ice was analysed from the total sea ice...

["Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27121v1
41 downloads
75 views

The gut microbiota is crucial for metabolic homeostasis, immunity, growth and overall health, and it recognized that early-life microbiota acquisition is a pivotal event for later life health. Recent studies show that gut microbiota diversity and functional activity...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27120v1
18 downloads
65 views

In genetic studies, quantitative traits are found possibly associated with genetic data. Due to advanced sequencing technology, many methods have been proposed in genome wide association study (GWAS) to search the single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) associated...

["Bioinformatics","Mathematical Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27118v1
9 downloads
48 views

Microbes live in communities known as biofilm on many surfaces. Thus, understanding the spatially-resolved intercellular communication and signalling link would be important to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms that govern the division of labour within biofilm...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27117v1
10 downloads
29 views

The increasing availability of open data and the demand to understand better the nature of anomalies and the causes underlying them in modern systems is encouraging researchers to analyse open datasets in various ways. These include both quantitative and qualitative...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Security and Privacy","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27116v1
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