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Among copepods, which are the most abundant animals on Earth, the genus Oithona is described as one of the most important and plays a major role in the marine food chain and biogeochemical cycles, particularly through the excretion of chitin-coated fecal pellets....

["Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3447v1
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Two experimental feeding trials were conducted during 4 weeks to evaluate the use of Ulva lactuca in shrimp culture: 1) for wastewater bioremediation in a water integrated system with U. lactuca, and 2) using different inclusion levels of U. lactuca meal in shrimp...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3446v1
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This article is devoted to an analysis of the possible bivoltine development of several bumblebee species in Europe. This study is based on materials collected by the authors in European countries and in the European North of Russia. Our records reveal that several...

["Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3445v1
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Closely related species with overlapping geographic ranges encounter a significant challenge: they share many ecological traits and preferences but must partition resources to coexist. In Ontario, potentially eleven species of carrion beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae)...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3444v1
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Bears Ears National Monument (BENM) is a new, landscape-scale national monument jointly administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in southeastern Utah as part of the National Conservation Lands system. As initially designated, BENM encompasses...

["Paleontology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3442v1
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Background. The Californian single-leaf pinyon (Pinus monophylla var. californiarum), a subspecies of the single-leaf pinyon (the world's only 1-needled pine), inhabits semi-arid zones of the Mojave Desert in southern Nevada and southeastern California (US) and...

["Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3439v2
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4-bit Linear Relations play an important role in Cryptanalysis of 4-bit Bijective Crypto S-boxes. 4-bit finite differences also a major part of cryptanalysis of 4-bit substitution boxes. Count of existence of all 4-bit linear relations, for all of 16 input and...

["Computer Networks and Communications","Cryptography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3441v1
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Digital repositories bring direct impact and influence on the research community and society but measuring their value using formal metrics remains challenging. their value. It is challenging to define a single perfect metric that covers all quality aspects. Here,...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Digital Libraries","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2688v3
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This paper selected clonal cutting seedlings from the F1 hybrid varieties of Physocarpus amurensis Maxim (♀) × Physocarpus opulifolius “Diabolo” (♂) as research material to study the response of the photosynthetic gas exchange parameters and chlorophyll fluorescence...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3440v1
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The larynx is an important morphological structure for sound production in frogs. Recently, high levels of variation in calls and their relation to the morphology of frogs in the family Hylidae, in addition to molecular data, have resulted in significant changes...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3438v1
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Background. Type 2 diabetes, a chronic disease to which susceptibility is hereditary, is characterized by insulin resistance accompanied by defective insulin secretion. Mouse models, especially transgenic mice, play an important role in medical research. However,...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Histology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3437v1
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Organisms of all kinds leave genetic traces in their environments, and in recent years, sequencing this environmental DNA (eDNA) has become a tractable means of surveying many species using water, air, or soil samples. The technique is beginning to become a core...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3436v1
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Background: Simulation-based medical education is more prevalent in undergraduate preclinical medical education and acts as a foundation for clinical learning in years three and four. Currently, there is a call to teach clinical application of basic science material...

["Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3427v2
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Background. Considerable amounts of calcareous soils exist in China and various management practices are used for improving their productivity; however, no holistic view is currently available of their effects on soil organic carbon (SOC) and soil inorganic carbon...

["Soil Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3435v1
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This work aims for modeling and simulating the metastasis of cancer, via the analogy between the cancer process and the board game Go. In the game of Go, black stones play first, could correspond to metastasis of cancer. Moreover, playing white stones on the second...

["Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3434v1
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