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Causality testing methods are being widely used in various disciplines of science. Model-free methods for causality estimation are very useful as the underlying model generating the data is often unknown. However, existing model-free measures assume separability...

["Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems","Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27416v1
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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
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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
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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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Treatment of head louse infestation has evolved from widespread use of neurotoxic insecticides that have been extensively affected by resistance since the mid-1990s into the use of so-called physically acting treatments. It is widely believed that physically acting...

["Health Policy","Infectious Diseases","Pharmacology","Public Health","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27412v1
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Third generation sequencing methods generate significantly longer reads than those produced using alternative sequencing methods. This provides increased possibilities to better study biodiversity, phylogeography and population genetics. We developed a protocol...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27411v1
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The problem of aircraft conflict avoidance for Air Traffic Management systems is studied. In the scenario, aircraft are considered to fly within a shared three-dimensional airspace and not allowed to approach close less than a minimum safe separation during their...

["Optimization Theory and Computation","Scientific Computing and Simulation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27410v1
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Governments around the world rely on environmental impact assessment (EIA) to provide rigorous analyses and an accurate appraisal of the risks and benefits of development. But how rigorous are the analyses conducted in EIAs, and how do they compare across nations?...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27409v1
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Increasingly, big data, coding, and quantitative methods contribute to contemporary ecological and evolutionary endeavours. This is not in opposition to effective ideation nor does it play to the false dichotomy of theory versus data. Computational expeditions...

["Computational Biology","Computer Education","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27408v1
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The aim of this research was to study seagrass classification by using aerial photography with Visible Atmospherically Resistant Index (VARI) in the Kung Krabaen Bay, Chanthaburi, Thailand, which covers an area of 5.59 km2 and has an average depth of 2.5 m in the...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27407v1
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When we look at an oak, we see one organism, despite the fact that each of the estimated 25,808 genes in the oak genome has a unique history. Here I review why the evolutionary history of oaks comprises a variety of phylogenetic histories that trace disparate histories...

["Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27405v1
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Vertebrate bone is composed of three main cell types, the most prominent of which are the osteocytes. These cells are thought to play a fundamental role in bone physiology, however they are entirely absent in most extant species of teleosts, a group that comprises...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27406v1
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Prolonged diapause occurs in a number of insects and is interpreted as a way to evade adverse conditions. The winter pine processionary moths (Thaumetopoea pityocampa and Th. wilkinsoni) are important pest of pines and cedars in the Mediterranean region. They are...

["Biogeography","Entomology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27403v1
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Ecological metrics and assemblages of three orders of aquatic insects (Odonata, Coleoptera and Trichoptera – OCT) in an industrial canal system affected by dredging were studied. Five sites (a river as a control site and canals) along the Vistula River in Central...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Freshwater Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27404v1
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Some marine microparasitic pathogens can survive several months outside the host in the water column to make contact with hosts or to be absorbed or filtered by hosts. Once inside, pathogens invade the host if they find suitable conditions for reproduction within...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26454v3
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