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The increase in temperature as consequence of the recent global warming has been reported to generate new ice-free areas in the Antarctic continent, propitiating the colonization and spread of plant populations. Consequently, antarctic vascular plants have been...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3069v1
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There is currently unprecedented interest in quantifying variation in thermal physiology among organisms in order to understand and predict the biological impacts of climate change. A key parameter in this quantification of thermal physiology is the performance...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3068v1
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Role of glial cells in pain modulation has recently gathered attention. The objective of this study was to determine healthy spinal microglia and astrocyte morphology and disposition in equine spinal cord dorsal horns using Iba-1 and GFAP/Cx-43 immunofluorescence...

["Molecular Biology","Neuroscience","Veterinary Medicine","Anaesthesiology and Pain Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3066v1
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Discarded vehicle tire casings are an important artificial habitat for the developmental stages of numerous vector mosquitoes. Discarded vehicle tires degrade under ultraviolet light and leach numerous soluble metals (e.g., barium, cadmium, zinc) and organic substances...

["Ecology","Entomology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3065v1
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Background. Cryptotympana atrata and Hyalessa fuscata are the most abundant cicada species in the Korean Peninsula, where their population densities are higher in urban areas than in rural ones. The urban heat island (UHI) effect, wherein human activities cause...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3064v1
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The osmotic pressure of chondroitin sulfate glycosaminoglycans (CS-GAGs) in a simulated physiological environment of articular cartilage is thoroughly examined in silico using full atomistic models. The effects of chemical and physical properties were investigated...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3063v1
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Fish communities associated with coral reefs worldwide are threatened by overexploitation and other human impacts such as bleaching events that cause habitat degradation. We assessed the fish community on coral reefs on the Caribbean coast of Panama, as well as...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3062v1
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The intertidal brown seaweed Fucus guiryi is distributed in the cold-temperate and warm-temperate coasts of Europe and North Africa. Curiously, an isolated population develops at Punta Calaburras (Alboran Sea, Western Mediterranean) but its presence is not permanent...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3061v1
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Garnett and Christidis (2017) slammed taxonomy for hampering conservation. They painted a picture of capricious taxonomists arbitrarily creating or dismissing species and claimed “the scientific community's failure to govern taxonomy threatens the effectiveness...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3060v1
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Background Publication bias is a form of scientific misconduct. It threatens the validity of research results and the credibility of science. Although several tests on publication bias exist, no in-depth evaluations are available that suggest which test to use...

["Ethical Issues","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3059v1
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Objective: This study aims to compare the sensitivity of dual phase (non-contrast and arterial) versus single phase (arterial) CT for detection of hyper-functioning parathyroid glands in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism. Methods: The CT scans of thirty-two...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3058v1
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Symbiotic interactions between insects and bacteria are ubiquitous and form a continuum from loose facultative symbiosis to greatly intimate and stable obligate symbiosis. In blood-sucking insects living exclusively on vertebrate blood, obligate endosymbionts are...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3057v1
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Texas is the second largest state in the United States of America, and the largest state in the contiguous USA at nearly 700,000 sq. km. Several Texas bumble bee species have shown evidence of declines in portions of their continental ranges, and conservation initiatives...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2932v2
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Highly conserved DNA (where selection has most consistently punished variation) is comprised of elements of life’s code where mutations pose an especially highly risk. Thus, any difference between homologous chromosomes in these regions can warn of a potentially...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3054v2
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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.3031v2
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