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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a kind of cancer with high incidence and often accompanied by intestinal flora imbalance. Many studies have shown that probiotics such as anthocyanins can regulate gut microbiome and improve disease. This study was designed to...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27429v1
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Abstract Biological soil crusts (BSCs) are known to affect plants’ germination and seedling establishment in arid ecosystems, but their ecological role in more mesic climates is not so well-known. We tested the effects of moss-crusted versus uncrusted soils on...

["Ecology","Soil Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27354v3
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An empirical understanding of how DNA read features affect read mapping and alignment quality could be useful in designing better read mapping and alignment software, read trimmers, and sequence masks. Many programs appear to use arbitrarily chosen features that...

["Bioinformatics","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27428v1
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Background. A number of recent high-profile cases have focused attention on scientific misconduct and other problematic issues with the peer review process. The retraction of journal publications is an important part of the scientific publishing process that serves...

["Bioinformatics","Oncology","Ethical Issues","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27427v1
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In response to the editorial “Open access and academic imperialism” by Burgman (2018) and signed by a large group of editors, we wish to express our disappointment with such a narrow and misleading interpretations of the recent attempts to make academic publishing...

["Conservation Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27426v1
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The phenology of major seasonal events is an important indicator of climate. We analyzed multiple datasets of in situ chlorophyll measurements from the Gulf of Maine dating back to the early 20th century in order to detect climate-scale changes in phenology. The...

["Climate Change Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27425v1
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Species distribution models (SDMs) have proven to be an integral tool in the conservation and management of cetaceans. Many applications have adopted a two-step approach where a detection function is estimated using conventional distance sampling in the first step...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27424v1
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Background Our team discovered that Prochlorococcus can take up glucose, in a process that changes the transcriptional pattern of several genes involved in glucose metabolization. We have also shown that glcH encodes a very high affinity glucose transporter, and...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27423v1
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This article reports on a conference workshop conducted at CYTO 2018. During the workshop a new Open Science forum "CYTO Lab Hacks" has been launched within the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC). Its goal is to serve as an open, transparent,...

["Cell Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27300v3
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For reefs in SE Asia the synergistic effects of rapid land-development, insufficient environmental policies and a lack of enforcement has led to poor water quality and compromised coral health from increased sediment and pollution. Those inshore turbid coral reefs,...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27422v1
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Background: To date, the theoretical bases of Lewis’s law and Aboav-Weaire’s law are still unclear. Methods: Software R with package Conicfit was used to fit ellipses based on geometric parameters of polygonal cells of red alga Pyropia haitanensis. Results: The...

["Cell Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27421v1
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An appropriate seating plan is an important prerequisite for any good party be it a formal wedding or an informal dinner. Yet anyone who has designed a seating plan knows that it can prove frustratingly difficult to find a solution that solves the large number...

["Algorithms and Analysis of Algorithms","Social Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27420v1
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Background. Leaching of nutrients from agricultural areas is the main cause of water pollution and eutrophication of the Baltic Sea. A variety of remedial actions to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus losses from agricultural holdings and cultivated fields have been...

["Agricultural Science","Computational Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27419v1
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We used molecular data to assess the degree of genetic divergence across the breeding range of the orange-crowned warbler (Oreothlypis celata) in western North America with particular focus on characterizing the divergence between O. celata populations on the mainland...

["Biodiversity","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27418v1
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Objectives. Grb2-associated binder 1 (Gab1), a scaffolding adaptor protein, plays an important role in transmitting key signals that control cell growth, migration, and function from multiple tyrosine kinase receptors. This study was designed to investigate the...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27417v1
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