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The Gulf of Gabès on the southern coasts of Tunisia in the central part of the Mediterranean is a very shallow basin, characterized by semidiurnal tides, attaining a range of 2.3 m during spring tides. The intertidal zone was covered by extended Zostera (Zosterella)...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26537v1
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The European seas are known to be the recipient of several hundreds of Non-Native Species (NNS) due two main origins: shipping and aquaculture. More than 160 NNS had been recorded along the Normandy coast, which remains low in comparison with the number of marine...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26536v1
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Background. The pathogenic role of S. aureus as causative agent of serious infections and food poisoning is on the increase. However, there are few reports on comprehensive analyses of toxins and staphylococcal enterotoxin (SE) genes in S. aureus in Africa. This...

["Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26535v1
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Despite the large amount of accessible spatial information, the issue of estimating aboveground biomass through remote sensing, especially radar, remains a challenge in complex ecosystems such as tropical forests. One of the advantages of radar sensors is that...

["Ecology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26534v1
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Clustering is a scientific method which finds the clusters of data and many related methods are traditionally researched for long terms. Bayesian nonparametrics is statistics which can treat models having infinite parameters. Chinese restaurant process is used...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26533v1
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The evolution and occurrence of fossil sea turtles at the Pacific margin of South America is poorly known and restricted to Neogene (Miocene) findings from Perú. Here we report and describe the first record of Paleogene (Late Oligocene, ~24 Ma) sea turtle remains....

["Biogeography","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26532v1
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Background. Office of Academic Affairs (OAA), Office of Student Life (OSL) and Information Technology Helpdesk (ITD) are support functions within a university which receives hundreds of email messages on the daily basis. A large percentage of emails received by...

["Artificial Intelligence","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Natural Language and Speech"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26531v1
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Background. Current evidence suggests that for more robust estimates of species tree and divergence times, several unlinked genes are required. However, most phylogenetic trees for non-model organisms are based on single sequences or just a few regions, using traditional...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26530v1
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An inducer is crucial for cellulase production. In this study, duckweed was used as an inducer of cellulase production by Trichoderma reesei RUT C30. In a reaction induced by 50 g l-1 duckweed in shake flasks, the filter-paper activity (FPA) reached 6.5 FPU ml-1,...

["Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26529v1
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In this Perspective talk, I will explore how distributed ledger technology (DLT), often referred to as the Blockchain, can revolutionize the way we interact with data, can establish a network of trust amongst untrusting parties, and align incentives with sustainable...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26496v2
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In recent decades, the body of evidence on climate change including that for marine impacts has grown rapidly leading to a number of challenges, including the need to collate and summarise a large volume of information and to be able to analyse and interpret complex...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Science Policy","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26528v1
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Migratory species often roam vast distances bringing them into contact with diverse conditions and threats that could play significant roles in their population dynamics. This is especially true if long-range travels occur within crucial stages of a species’ annual...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology","Zoology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26527v1
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Background. Candida albicans is a commensal fungus that inhabits the oral mucosal surface and causes oral and systemic candidiasis. Oral candidiasis most commonly occurs in patients with AIDS, denture wearers and newborn children. Systemic candidiasis occurs mainly...

["Microbiology","Dentistry","Infectious Diseases","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26526v1
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Underwater noise pollution from ships is a chronic, global stressor impacting a wide range of marine species. Ambient ocean noise levels nearly doubled each decade from 1963-2007 in low-frequency bands attributed to shipping, inspiring a pledge from the International...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26525v1
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Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) are under extensive investigation, especially in developing countries, as supplements of chemical fertilizers due to cost-effective and eco-friendly nature. The competence and consistency of PGPR in heterogeneous soil...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26524v1
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