Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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

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

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

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

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
87 downloads
182 views

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

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
10 downloads
34 views

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
15 downloads
55 views

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
27 downloads
70 views

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
104 downloads
46 views

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
50 downloads
207 views

Aims: 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 seed...

["Ecology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27354v2
49 downloads
144 views

Bioinformatics algorithms are now crucial for processing high throughput “-omics” data and deriving meaningful interpretations in most biomedical and life science research domains. Bioinformatics-related training and research mostly take place in nations with higher...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27415v1
33 downloads
78 views

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex psychological condition characterised by affective instability, cognitive impairment, problematic behaviours and social dysfunction. Due to the variability in symptomatic profiles, efforts have recently been directed...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27414v1
9 downloads
52 views

Introduction Social isolation induces depressive-like behavior in animals and humans by impacting RNA editing, but the detailed mechanisms are still unknown. The purpose of this study was to explore how an ADAR1 (RNA-editing enzyme) inducer and inhibitor may impact...

["Animal Behavior","Neuroscience","Zoology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27413v1
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