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The dynamics of ecological communities have been described by neutral and niche theories that are now increasingly integrated into unified models. It is known that a critical transition exists between these two states, but the spatial aspect of this transition...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1589v4
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In this article, firstly the open source framework NASA World Wind is introduced. NASA World Wind comes mainly with two versions. The Java version is well established in the market and has many customers. On the other hand the new version, which is the Web version,...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Systems","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2139v5
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As the generation and use of genomic datasets is becoming increasingly common in all areas of biology, the need for resources to collate, analyse and present data from one or more genome projects is becoming more pressing. The Ensembl platform is a powerful tool...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2401v2
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Registration dossiers for 11678 industrial chemicals were retrieved from the database of the European Chemicals Agency, of which 3566 provided a numerical entry for the corresponding predicted no effect concentration for the freshwater environment (PNEC). A distribution-based...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2785v2
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The study of the past, present, and future state and dynamics of the tropical natural forest cover (NFC) might help to better understand the pattern of deforestation and fragmentation as well as the influence of social and natural processes. The obtained information...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2884v1
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Cadmium (Cd) is one of the most toxic heavy metals and is difficult to remove from contaminated soil and water. Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum), as an energy crop, exhibits a valuable potential to develop Cd polluted sites due to its use as a biofuel rather...

["Plant Science","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2883v1
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Recovery planning is an essential part of implementing the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), but conservationists and government agencies recognize many problems with the planning process. Common criticisms are that too many species lack recovery plans, plans...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2882v1
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Pedigrees, though straightforward and versatile, lack the ability to tell us information about many individuals. Though numerical systems have been developed, there has yet to be a system that tells us the probabilities of a pedigree following certain inheritance...

["Bioinformatics","Genetics","Mathematical Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2871v3
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Background. High talker variability (i.e. multiple voices in the input) has been found effective in training non-native phonetic contrasts in adults. A small number of studies suggest that children also benefit from high-variability phonetic training with some...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2870v2
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Algae with potential biotechnological applications in different industries are commonly isolate 5 from the environment in order to obtain pure (axenic) stocks that can be safely stored for long 6 periods of time. To obtain axenic cultures, antibiotics are frequently...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2881v1
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Taxonomic markers such as the 16S ribosomal RNA gene are widely used in microbial community analysis. A common first step in marker-gene analysis is grouping genes into clusters to reduce data sets to a more manageable size and potentially mitigate the effects...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2879v1
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Insecticidal crystal (Cry) proteins produced by the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) target cells in the midgut epithelium of susceptible larvae. While the mode of action of Cry toxins has been extensively investigated, the midgut response to Cry intoxication...

["Entomology","Microbiology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2878v1
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Locusts are famous for its excellent jumping performance. Jumping helps locusts avoid predators and initiate flight. In this paper, high-speed videos are recorded to analyze the jumping performance of Locusta migratoria Linnaeus from ground with different roughness....

["Animal Behavior","Mathematical Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2877v1
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This paper focus a rare case of natural disappearance of feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in an extensive area without using traditional methods of eradication programs. The study was conducted both in the Private Reserve of Natural Heritage (PRNH) Sesc Pantanal and in...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2876v1
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Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygense (RuBisCO) is present in plants and autotrophic organisms like microalgae. The aim of this study was to perform an in silico evaluation of RuBisCo protein in microalgae and cyanobacteria as potential precursors of bioactive...

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2875v1
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