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Background. Adopting expansive versus constrictive postures related to high versus low levels of social power has been suggested to induce changes in testosterone and cortisol levels, and thereby to mimic hormonal correlates of dominance behavior. However, these...

["Anthropology","Anatomy and Physiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27389v1
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Background. Metagenomics studies have reported on the complexity of microbiomes associated with seagrass and can provide critical insights into the sustainable use and conservation of seagrasses. Recent conservation activities in Kenya focused mainly on coral reefs...

["Bioinformatics","Ecosystem Science","Genomics","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27387v1
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The mid-domain effect (MDE) is a vital hypothesis to explain altitudinal patterns of species diversity of mountainous plants with different gradients, but it is bounded in terms of its application at the plant level. To verify the MDE hypothesis, we chose a typical...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27386v1
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Global investment in hydropower is rapidly increasing, fueled by a need to manage water availability and by incentives promoting renewable energy sources. This expansion poses unrecognized risks to the world’s vulnerable freshwaters. While many hydropower impacts...

["Ecosystem Science","Freshwater Biology","Biogeochemistry","Ecohydrology","Food, Water and Energy Nexus"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27147v2
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Clinical studies/trials are experiments or observations on human subjects considered by the scientific community the most appropriate instrument to answer specific research questions on interventions on health outcomes. The time-line of the observations might be...

["Bioinformatics","Clinical Trials","Epidemiology","Statistics","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27385v1
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Playlist recommendation involves producing a set of songs that a user might enjoy. We investigate this problem in three cold-start scenarios: (i) cold playlists, where we recommend songs to form new personalised playlists for an existing user; (ii) cold users,...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27383v2
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Neisseria meningitidis (Nm) and N. gonorrhoeae (Ng) are closely related pathogenic bacteria. Using those genes found across 20 Nm and 15 Ng genomes we find that Nm is 7x more diverse than Ng in their combined core genome. Both species have acquired the majority...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27382v1
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We proposed a theoretical framework predicting mutualistic outcomes for the arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) symbiosis based on host identity (crop versus wild). To test the framework, we grew two isolates of Rhizoglomus irregulare (commercial versus an isolate locally...

["Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27384v1
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Climate change is asymmetrically altering environmental conditions in space, from local to global scales, creating novel heterogeneity. Here, we argue that this novel heterogeneity will drive mobile generalist consumer species to rapidly respond through their behavior...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27187v2
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The Northern Andean Block harbors high biodiversity, being one of the most important areas in the Neotropics, but the settlement of several human populations has triggered rapid transformations of the ecosystems, leading to the extinction or endangerment of many...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27381v1
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Gene expression is the fundamental level at which the result of various genetic and regulatory programs are observable. The measurement of transcriptome-wide gene expression has convincingly switched from microarrays to sequencing in a matter of years. RNA sequencing...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27283v2
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Across modified landscapes anthropic factors can affect habitat selection by animals and consequently their abundance and distribution patterns. The study of the spatial structure of wild populations is crucial to gain knowledge on species’ response to habitat...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27380v1
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The rapid decrease in DNA sequencing cost is revolutionizing medicine and science. In medicine, genome sequencing has revealed millions of missense variants that change protein sequences, yet we only understand the molecular and phenotypic consequences of a small...

["Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27379v1
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The Lung Imaging Data Consortium and Image Database Resource Initiative (LIDC) conducted a multi-site reader study that produced a comprehensive database of Computed Tomography (CT) scans for over 1000 subjects annotated by multiple expert readers. The result is...

["Bioinformatics","Oncology","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27378v1
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Cognitive neuroscience is the study of how the human brain functions on tasks like decision making, language, perception and reasoning. Deep learning is a class of machine learning algorithms that use neural networks. They are designed to model the responses of...

["Algorithms and Analysis of Algorithms","Artificial Intelligence","Computational Linguistics","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Natural Language and Speech"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27377v1
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