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Objective. In the foveola of the eye, photoreceptors and Müller cells with a unique morphology have been described, but little is known about their 3D structure and orientation. Considering that there is an angle-dependent change in the foveolar photoreceptor response...

["Biophysics","Cell Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Ophthalmology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26518v1
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Accurate detection of target microbial species in metagenomic datasets from environmental samples remains limited because the limit of detection of current methods is typically inaccessible and the frequency of false-positives, resulting from inadequate identification...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26515v1
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Hoverflies (Diptera: Syrphidae) are among the most important pollinators, although they attract less attention than bees. They are usually thought to be rather opportunistic flower visitors, although previous studied demonstrated that they show colour preferences...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26516v1
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Symbiotic single-celled dinoflagellates play critical roles in providing corals with both energy and tolerances to survive over a range of environmental conditions. Stressors can cause the breakdown of this symbiosis, resulting in mass bleaching events, and are...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26514v1
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Evolutionary biology has entered an era of unprecedented amounts of DNA sequence data, as new sequencing platforms such as Massive Parallel Sequencing (MPS) can generate billions of nucleotides within less than a day. The current bottleneck is how to efficiently...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26477v3
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Ecologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) are regions of high productivity and species richness, and their identification and characterisation can be an important tool for marine conservation. We compiled information for the South Brazilian Shelf to evaluate if the...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26513v1
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Widely distributed across the world, the freshwater snail Radix auricularia plays an important role in freshwater systems. In this study, gut bacterial communities of R. auricularia were characterized using 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing, then intestinal bacteria...

["Biodiversity","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26512v1
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Ribosomes are highly conserved given the importance of protein synthesis to cell survival. Although small differences in structure and functions exists in ribosomes from different species of bacteria, archaea and eukaryotes, the general structure and function remains...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26511v1
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Background and Objective: Clinical and experimental observations emphasize the role of inflammation as a direct risk factor for stroke. To better characterize the inflammation, we have conducted a detailed histological analysis of the inflammatory cell population...

["Neuroscience","Pathology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26510v1
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The limiting effects of stressors like desiccation, light and salinity on seagrass growth and distribution are well-studied. However, little is known about their interactive effects, and such interactive effects might differ among populations that are adapted to...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26509v1
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Antarctica is one of the most stressful ecosystems worldwide with few vascular plants, which are limited by abiotic conditions. Here, plants such as Deschampsia antarctica (Da) could generate more suitable micro-environmental conditions for the establishment of...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26508v1
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This manuscript documents a debate between the two authors on the issue of microplastics in the environment. It was sparked by a recent viewpoint article published by G. A. Burton in Environmental Science and Technology ( http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b05463...

["Ecosystem Science","Science Policy","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26507v1
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Background: Identifying and characterizing genetic variation can clarify the molecular basis of biological phenomena in plants. In particular, related or morphologically similar species can be distinguished by molecular markers. Pinus densiflora Siebold & Zucc....

["Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26506v1
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The Code of Practice for Research Data Usage Metrics standardizes the generation and distribution of usage metrics for research data, enabling for the first time the consistent and credible reporting of research data usage. This is the first release of the Code...

["Data Science","Digital Libraries"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26505v1
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The advancement of technology that have been produced for Internet of Things (IoT) security has grown significantly and exponentially over the years. This has caused a major impact in the world of IoT security as technological companies have to keep up with the...

["Embedded Computing","Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing","Security and Privacy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26504v1
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