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Taxonomic markers such as the 16S ribosomal RNA gene are widely used in microbial community analysis. A common first step in marker-gene analysis is grouping genes into clusters to reduce data sets to a more manageable size and potentially mitigate the effects...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2879v1
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Insecticidal crystal (Cry) proteins produced by the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) target cells in the midgut epithelium of susceptible larvae. While the mode of action of Cry toxins has been extensively investigated, the midgut response to Cry intoxication...

["Entomology","Microbiology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2878v1
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Locusts are famous for its excellent jumping performance. Jumping helps locusts avoid predators and initiate flight. In this paper, high-speed videos are recorded to analyze the jumping performance of Locusta migratoria Linnaeus from ground with different roughness....

["Animal Behavior","Mathematical Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2877v1
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This paper focus a rare case of natural disappearance of feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in an extensive area without using traditional methods of eradication programs. The study was conducted both in the Private Reserve of Natural Heritage (PRNH) Sesc Pantanal and in...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2876v1
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Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygense (RuBisCO) is present in plants and autotrophic organisms like microalgae. The aim of this study was to perform an in silico evaluation of RuBisCo protein in microalgae and cyanobacteria as potential precursors of bioactive...

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2875v1
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1. Stable isotope analysis is a widely used tool for the reconstruction and interpretation of animal diets and trophic relationships. Analytical tools have improved the robustness of inferring the relative contribution of different prey sources to an animal’s diet...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Zoology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1950v2
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The timely publication of scientific results is essential for dynamic advances in science. The ubiquitous availability of computers which are connected to a global network made the rapid and low-cost distribution of information through electronic channels possible....

["Human-Computer Interaction","Computer Education","Computer Networks and Communications","Digital Libraries","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2648v2
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Historically, handling insects has usually involved their being killed, but non-lethal approaches are necessary when evaluating the biology of such organisms. Anesthesia has been used as one of these non-lethal approaches. Two common anesthetics used in this way...

["Entomology","Toxicology","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2874v1
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A detailed review of a recent data science book by Hadley Wickham and Garrett Grolemund is developed herein. Technical book reviews should provide a guide to the readers, a sense of the appropriate audience, the specifics of the software/language, and identify...

["Computational Biology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2873v1
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Despite recent algorithmic improvements, learning the optimal structure of a Bayesian network from data is typically infeasible past a few dozen variables. Fortunately, domain knowledge can frequently be exploited to achieve dramatic computational savings, and...

["Artificial Intelligence","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Distributed and Parallel Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2872v1
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"Publication forms the core structure supporting the development and transmission of scientific knowledge" (Galbraith2015). Yet, with the WorldWideWeb a dominant part of current scientific publication and information-dissemination, internet "publication" is still...

["Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems","Computer Education","Computer Networks and Communications","Digital Libraries","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1568v13
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A measure of statistical evidence should permit the sample size determination so that the probability M of obtaining (strong) misleading evidence can be held as low as desired. On this desideratum the p-value fails completely, as it leads either to an arbitrary...

["Bioinformatics","Epidemiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2869v1
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Membrane proteins are the most medicinally important yet to be fully exploited pharmaceutical targets. Here druggability analyses are conducted on three different membrane proteins, namely, the human P2Y12 receptor, glycoprotein-41 that mediates the HIV-1 virus...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2868v1
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Incorrect snake identification from the observable visual traits is a major reason of death resulting from snake bites. So far no automatic classification method has been proposed to distinguish snakes by deciphering the taxonomy features of snake for the two major...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2867v1
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Platycladus orientalis in China has a lifespan of one to several thousands of years. The long lifespans of trees have attracted interest in aging at the molecular level. There is little information on how the global process is controlled. In this study, the MDA...

["Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2866v1
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