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Phenotypic plasticity is the ability of a genotype to produce different phenotypes depending on the environment. It has an influence on the adaptive potential to environmental change and the capability to adapt locally. Adaptation to environmental change happens...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27013v1
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Background. Knowledge on the globally outstanding Amazonian biodiversity and its environmental determinants stems almost exclusively from aboveground organisms, notably plants. In contrast, the environmental factors and habitat preferences that drive diversity...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27012v1
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Background. Human multitasking is typically defined as the practice of performing more than one task at the same time (dual-task) or rapidly alternating between multiple tasks (task switching). The majority of research in multitasking has been focusing on individual...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27010v1
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Background. The bushbuck, Tragelaphus scriptus, is the most widespread and ecologically diverse ungulate species complex within the spiral-horned antelopes, occurring in approximately 73% of the total land area of sub-Saharan Africa. This species was found to consist...

["Biogeography","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27011v1
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Biological control constitutes one of the world’s prime ecosystems services, and can provide long-term and broad-scale suppression of invasive pests, weeds and pathogens in both natural and agricultural environments. Following (very few) widely-documented historic...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27009v1
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The Lake Victoria drainage basin (LVD) in Kenya is home to ten nominal species of small barbs (‘Barbus’) and one of large barbs (Labeobarbus altianalis). A recent molecular study genetically characterized small barbs in this region and found evidence of introgression...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27008v1
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Background: In resource-constrained settings, challenges with unique patient identification may limit continuity of care, monitoring and evaluation, and data integrity. Biometrics offer an appealing but understudied potential solution. Methods: We conducted a mixed-methods...

["Global Health","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27007v1
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Background: Individuals’ observation of how group members ahead of them behave can profoundly shape their perceptions, judgements, and subsequent behaviors. Moreover, social influence theories from the sociology of networks suggest that individuals’ social status...

["Epidemiology","HIV","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27006v2
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Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) describes cloud computing services that make infrastructure components transparent to application developers, thus falling in the larger group of “serverless” computing models. When using FaaS offerings, such as AWS Lambda, developers...

["Distributed and Parallel Computing","World Wide Web and Web Science","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27005v1
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Macronycteris commersonii (Hipposideridae), a bat species endemic to Madagascar, is widespread across the island, utilising open woodland, degraded habitats, and forested areas from sea level to 1325 m. We investigated the fine-scale phylogeographic history and...

["Biogeography","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27004v1
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GDF11, a member of TGF-β superfamily, has recently received widespread attention as a novel anti-ageing/rejuvenation factor to reverse age-related dysfunctions in heart and skeletal muscle, and to induce angiogenesis and neurogenesis. However, these positive effects...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Neuroscience","Evidence Based Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27003v1
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This article proposes quantitative answers to meta-scientific questions including "how much knowledge is attained by a research field?","how rapidly is a field making progress?", "what is the expected reproducibility of a result?", "how much knowledge is lost from...

["Computational Biology","Ethical Issues","Science Policy","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1968v4
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In recent years, the pharmaceutical industry has been confronted with rising R&D costs paired with decreasing productivity. Attrition rates for new molecules are tremendous, with a substantial number of molecules failing in an advanced stage of development. Repositioning...

["Bioinformatics","Drugs and Devices","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27002v1
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Our study evaluates the distribution, habitat associations, and current conservation status of the pilose crayfishes Pacifastacus connectens and Pacifastacus gambelii, two little-studied and data-deficient species endemic to the western United States. We first...

["Ecology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27001v1
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Chicken egg (egg) is a conventional food that contains every nutrient required for the growth of the chicken embryo. Eggs contain high amounts of important proteins and fat with a very low amount of carbohydrates, and also contain all vitamins and minerals needed...

["Food Science and Technology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27000v1
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