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Bitcoin is a crypto currency system that has been rapidly adopted due to its anonymity and decentralized properties. Blockchain is the underpinning technology that maintains the Bitcoin transaction ledger. The blockchain network operates in a state of consensus,...

["Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems","Autonomous Systems","Cryptography","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Network Science and Online Social Networks"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26911v1
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Fish are sensitive to temperature, but the intergenerational consequences of maternal exposure to high temperature on offspring adaptive behaviour and underlying mechanisms are unknown. Here we show that a thermal maternal stress induces emotional and cognitive...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Developmental Biology","Genomics","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26910v1
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Sweet potato is a major food security crop within sub-Saharan Africa where 90 % of Africa’s sweet potato production occurs. One of the major limitations of sweet potato production are viral infections. In this study, we used a combination of whole genome sequences...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26909v1
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The leachate generated by the direct disposal of solid waste into the soil of terrace number one of the Romerillos sanitary landfill site contaminates the environment. This is visible from an average distance of up to 20m with the presence of dry vegetation cover...

["Data Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26907v2
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Ecologists often analyze relative abundances, which are compositions (sets of non-negative numbers with a fixed sum). However, they have made surprisingly little use of recent advances in the field of compositional data analysis. Compositions form a vector space...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26908v1
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Didymosphenia geminata (D. geminata) in Chilean rivers is a complex problem. Its biology and effects on ecosystems is still being studied, at the moment not research has focused on its D. geminata effects at the cellular level. We developed an artificial river...

["Biotechnology","Freshwater Biology","Ecohydrology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26880v2
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Euglena gracilis is an edible photosynthetic single-cell alga that can synthesize carotenoids. It is highly demanded to establish the technology to select and grow individual cells capable of synthesizing more carotenoids because it contributes to safe and inexpensive...

["Cell Biology","Microbiology","Plant Science","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26906v1
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Corn silage is an important feed for intensive ruminant production but the growing of corn has relied heavily on the use of chemical fertilizer. Sustainable crop production requires a careful management of all nutrient sources available in a farm, particularly...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26905v1
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Background: Endornaviruses are non-pathogenic viruses infecting multiple agricultural important crops including legumes, with global distribution. However, there is an absence on the complete genome of endornaviruses from legumes in particular with the sub-Saharan...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26904v1
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We used potassium hydroxide (KOH) to induce rapid soil pH changes and then observed microbial community change over 48 hours in anaerobic conditions before measuring denitrification enzyme activity (DEA). Soil pH was elevated from 4.7 to 6.7, 8.3 or 8.8, straddling...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26903v1
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The observation that monkeys appear to make transitive inferences has been taken as evidence of their ability to form and manipulate mental representations. However, alternative explanations have been proposed arguing that transitive inference performance based...

["Animal Behavior","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26889v2
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Sexual selection favors traits that increase mating and, thus, reproductive success. Some scholars have suggested that intrasexual selection driven by contest competition has shaped human male aggression. If this is the case, one testable hypothesis is that beliefs...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3331v2
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Temperature affects growth of bacteria by influencing enzyme and growth kinetics. Specifically, evolution selects for specific temperature range in which a microbe could thrive, and thus fix the temperature range in which biomolecule structure and function are...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26901v1
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Background Antimicrobial compounds released by the entomopathogenic nematode-symbiont bacterium Xenorhabdus budapestensis (EMA) are oligopeptides and the "trump" is fabclavine. They kill antibiotic multi-resistant Escherichia coli, Salmonella; mastitis-isolate...

["Genetics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26900v1
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In rocky intertidal environments, the vertical gradient of abiotic stress generates, directly or indirectly, significant spatial variation in community structure. Along shorelines within biogeographic regions, abiotic changes also generate horizontal biological...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26899v1
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