Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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As climate changes, sea surface temperature anomalies that negatively impact coral reef organisms continue to increase in frequency and intensity. Yet, despite widespread coral mortality, genetic diversity remains high even in those coral species listed as threatened....

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3158v1
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Fundamentally, beta diversity is a measure of species turnover across time or space. In practice, it is sometimes unclear exactly what aspect of beta diversity that is implied in studies. For instance, a trend in ’spatial beta diversity’ can be used to refer to...

["Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3157v1
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Background. Lonicera japonica is an important medicinal plant that has been widely used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. The pharmacological activities of L. japonica are mainly due to its rich natural active ingredients, most of which are...

["Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3155v1
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Ligia isopods are conspicuous inhabitants of rocky intertidal habitats exhibiting several biological traits that severely limit their dispersal potential. Their presence in patchy habitats and low vagility may lead to long term isolation, allopatric isolation and...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3156v1
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Preprints emerged as a medium for exchanging ideas and new research data in the physics and mathematics community through the arXiv preprint server, and the phenomenon has since spread to biology and chemistry, with the promulgation of a variety of preprint servers...

["Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3154v1
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Background. Enteroviruses are small non-enveloped viruses with (+) ssRNA genome with one open reading frame. Enterovirus protein 3C (or 3CD for some species) binds replicative element oriL to initiate replication. The replication of enteroviruses features low fidelity...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3153v1
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Landscapes of Fear (LOF), the spatially explicit distribution of perceived predation risk as seen by a population, is increasingly cited in ecological literature and has become a frequently used “buzz-word”. With the increase in popularity, it became necessary...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2840v4
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In this paper I present a Simple Encryption Algorithm (SEAL), by which 128-bit long blocks can be quickly encrypted/decrypted. The algorithm is designed to run efficiently in software without any specialized hardware while still guaranteeing a strong degree of...

["Cryptography","Security and Privacy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3128v3
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Southern Africa provides critical information on Late Triassic–Early Jurassic terrestrial tetrapod faunas. Most of the localities in this region are in South Africa and Lesotho, but preliminary work in Zimbabwe has revealed significant potential. Early Jurassic...

["Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3142v2
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Background. Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a disorder characterized by dopaminergic neuron programmed cell death. The etiology of PD remains uncertain—some cases are due to selected genes associated with familial heredity, others are due to environmental exposure...

["Microbiology","Neuroscience","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3152v1
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Premise of the Study. The internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region is situated between 18S and 26S in a polycistronic rRNA precursor transcript. It had been proved to be the most commonly sequenced region across plant species to resolve phylogenetic relationships...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2434v2
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We describe the \textsc{Coefficient-Flow} algorithm for calculating the bounding chain of an $(n-1)$--boundary on an $n$--manifold-like simplicial complex $S$. We prove its correctness and show that it has a computational time complexity of $O(|S^{(n-1)}|)$ (where...

["Algorithms and Analysis of Algorithms","Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3151v1
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The immune system is a distributed decentralized system that functions without any centralized control. The immune system has millions of cells that function somewhat independently and can detect and respond to pathogens with considerable speed and efficiency....

["Computational Biology","Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems","Agents and Multi-Agent Systems","Autonomous Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3150v1
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While the benefits of undergraduate research experiences (UREs) are recognized for undergraduates, the advantages of UREs for graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and faculty are not clearly outlined. The analysis of genomic data is particularly well-suited...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3149v1
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Coral reefs supply millions of people with ecosystem goods and services, especially those living along tropical coastlines. Unfortunately, these ecosystems are disappearing at an alarming pace. In the Caribbean, the rate of coral loss is high (5.5 – 9.2% per year)...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3148v1
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