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Recently, Docker technology has received increasing attention throughout the bioinformatics community. However, its implementation has not yet been mastered by most biologists, and thus its application in biological research has been limited. In order to popularize...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3040v1
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The Arabian Peninsula (AP) is the first site of human migration and habitation outside of Africa. As a major crossroad for human populations, the AP provides an opportunity to better understand early to modern changes in human demographic patterns through selections,...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3039v1
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Alkaline saline soils known also as “soda solonchaks” represent a natural soda habitat which differed from soda lake sediments by higher aeration and lower humidity. The microbiology of soda soils, in contrast to the more intensively studied soda lakes, remains...

["Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3038v1
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Many difficulties are encountered by people with disabilities, especially when a diagnosis is made up of more than one dysfunction, as is the case of visually impaired wheelchair users. In fact, this scenario generates a degree of incapacity in terms of the performing...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Neuroscience","Clinical Trials","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3036v1
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In recent years, the use of lectins for screening of potential biomarkers has gained increased importance in cancer research, given the development in glycobiology that highlights altered structural changes of glycans in cancer associated processes. Lectins, having...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3035v1
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Anthropogenic pressures on aquatic systems have placed a renewed focus on biodiversity of aquatic macroinvertebrates. By combining classical taxonomy and DNA barcoding we identified 39 species of caddisflies from the Crooked River, a unique and sensitive system...

["Biogeography","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3034v1
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The invasion of the western Atlantic Ocean by the Indo-Pacific red lionfish (Pterois volitans) has had devastating consequences for marine ecosystems. Estimating the number of colonizing lionfish can be useful in identifying the introduction pathway and can inform...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3033v1
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The polyphagous shot hole borer and Kuroshio shot hole borer, two members of the Euwallacea fornicatus species complex (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae), are invasive ambrosia beetles that harbor distinct species of Fusarium fungal symbionts. Together with...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3032v1
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Recent years have witnessed the discovery of protein–coding genes which appear to have evolved de novo from previously non-coding sequences. This has changed the long-standing view that coding sequences can only evolve from other coding sequences. However, there...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3031v1
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In de novo gene emergence, a segment of non-coding DNA undergoes a series of changes which enables transcription, potentially leading to a new protein that could eventually acquire a novel function. Due to their recent origins, young de novo genes have no homology...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3030v1
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Recent advances in tracking technologies and analytical approaches allow for deeper insights into the movement ecology of wide-ranging fishes. The whale shark Rhincodon typus is an endangered, highly migratory species with a wide, albeit patchy, distribution through...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3029v1
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The public reputation of spiders is that they are deadly poisonous, brown and nondescript, and hairy and ugly. There are tales describing how they lay eggs in human skin, frequent toilet seats in airports, and crawl into your mouth when you are sleeping. Misinformation...

["Zoology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3028v1
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Objective: Ventilation attenuation often happened in professional divers due to long-term cumulative effects in diving exercises. By case-control experiments, we observed the immediate effects of pulmonary ventilation before and after the exposure of 12m-depth...

["Respiratory Medicine","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3027v1
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Background. The current study aims to explore the effects of advanced glycation end products (AGEs) on the microRNA (miRNA) expression profile in kidney tissues in a murine diabetic nephropathy (DN) model, and to investigate the possible underlying mechanisms....

["Genomics","Molecular Biology","Diabetes and Endocrinology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3026v1
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We previously reported over 150 inconsistencies in a series of four articles (the "pizza papers") from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab that described a study of eating habits at an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet. The lab's initial response led us to investigate more...

["Ethical Issues","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3025v1
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