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Motion detection and position tracking of animal behavior over a period of time produce massive amount of information, but analysis and interpretation of such huge datasets are challenging. Here we describe statistical methods to extract major movement structures...

["Animal Behavior","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2908v1
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Large-scale molecular evolutionary analyses of protein coding sequences requires a number of preparatory inter-related steps from finding gene families, to generating alignments and phylogenetic trees and assessing selective pressure variation. Each phase of these...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1895v2
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Background. The diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum is a model photosynthetic organism. Functional genomic work in this organism has established a variety of genetic tools including RNA interference (RNAi). RNAi is a post-transcriptional regulatory process that can...

["Biotechnology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2907v1
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12R-LOX over-expression has been reported in various pathologies such as psoriasis, proliferative dermatitis as well as pulmonary obstructive diseases indicating that this enzyme plays significant role in pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases. 12R-LOX, therefore,...

["Biochemistry","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2906v1
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Docker allows packaging an application with its dependencies into a standardized, self-contained unit (a so-called container), which can be used for software development and to run the application on any system. Dockerfiles are declarative definitions of an environment...

["Data Science","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2905v1
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Background: The gamma analysis index (γ) is the most commonly used method to compare a calculated and measured dose distribution. A caveat to the clinical use of γ is that the formalism does have a sensitivity to noise present in either distribution. Monte Carlo...

["Oncology","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2904v1
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Phylogenetic inference based on evidence from DNA sequences has led to significant strides in the development of a stable and robustly supported framework for the vertebrate tree of life. To date, the bulk of those advances have relied on sequence data from a small...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2903v1
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Crop domestication is an adaptive process that transforms a wild plant into a domesticated species that can reared and maintained for human use. Though there are hundreds of thousands of flowering plant species, only a small fraction has ever been domesticated....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2902v1
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Microplastics are widespread throughout oceans and seas and beaches are no exceptions. On beach sediments, microplastics (<5mm) are commonly prevalent over macroplastics (>5mm), where fragments of larger items are sampled in greater amounts. The occurrence and...

["Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2901v1
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Five chemicals, incuding Flare, Plant Protector, Mancozeb, Agrimycine, and Copper oxychloride, and five plant extracts including N. tabacum, A. indica, M. oleifera, D. alba and C. longa were evaluated against bacterial blight of cotton caused by Xanthomonas citri...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2900v1
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Background. Members of the genus Bifidobacterium are abundant in the feces of babies during the exclusively-milk-diet period of life. Bifidobacterium longum is reported to be a common member of the infant fecal microbiota. However, B. longum is composed of three...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2899v1
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This work analyzes the mortality, recovery, and shifts in the composition of scleractinian corals in Puerto Rico one decade after the 2005 regional coral bleaching event. Temporal and spatial patterns of coral community structure were examined using a stratified,...

["Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2898v1
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Studies on threatened species in highly modified and unprotected landscapes are necessary to the development of appropriate conservation and management policies. This is particularly important for species with large home-ranges, such as the giant armadillo (Priodontes...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2897v1
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Background British mosquito population distribution, abundance, species composition and potential for mosquito disease transmission are intimately linked to the physical environment. The presence of ponds and water storage can significantly increase the density...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2895v1
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We investigated intra and inter-colony sequence variation in a population of the dominant Hawaiian coral Montipora capitata by analyzing marker gene and genomic data. Ribosomal ITS1 regions showed evidence of a reticulate history among the colonies, suggesting...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2896v1
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