Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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The recent description of the Tremadocian halkieriid-like stem aculiferan, Calvapilosa kroegeri, could shed new light on some enigmatic Ordovician fossils known only by their disarticulated plates. Specifically, Conchopeltis alternata could be interpreted as a...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2854v1
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This study aimed to establish a simple and efficient in vivo multiplication protocol by leaf cutting to satisfy the supply of young succulent ornamentals Pachyveria pachytoides and Sedum morganianum. The regenerability of leaves injected with 6-benzylaminopurine...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2656v2
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Background: Bilingualism is a universal phenomenon. Study of bilingual brain has provided evidence to probable advantageous outcomes of early second language learning and brain structural correlates to these outcomes. Preservation of cognitive function with aging...

["Neuroscience","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2853v1
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1. Camera loggers are increasingly used to examine behavioural aspects of free-ranging animals. However, often video loggers are deployed with a focus on specific behavioural traits utilizing small cameras with a limited field of view, poor light performance and...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2765v2
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The identification of Parrot bornaviruses in psittacine birds with proventricular dilatation disease (PDD) has not been sufficient to explain the pathogenesis of this fatal disease since not all infected birds develop clinical signs. One hypothesis suggests that...

["Veterinary Medicine","Virology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2852v1
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Geographic variation in external morphology is thought to reflect an interplay between genotype and the environment. Morphological variation has been well-described for a number of cetacean species, including the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). In this...

["Animal Behavior","Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2827v2
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Background. Litchi stink-bug, Tessaratoma papillosa Drury (Hemiptera: Tessaratomidae) is a major pest on litchi and longan in Southern China. It is urgent to develop valid biological agent for control the pest and improve IPM strategy on orchard farming. Entomopathogenic...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Microbiology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2851v1
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Many species of birds react to climate change, for example, by wintering in areas closer to their breeding areas. We investigated the responses of two different functional groups of waterbirds to factors associated with climate change. The Odra River Estuary (SW...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2652v2
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Excessive sea turtle nest predation is a problem for conservation management of sea turtle populations. This study assessed the predation of the endangered loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta ) nests at the Wreck Rock beach adjacent to Deepwater National Park...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2850v1
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Computational analyses for research usually consist of a complicated orchestration of data flows, software libraries, visualization, selection of adequate parameters, etc. Structuring these complex activities into a collaboration of simple, reproducible and well...

["Bioinformatics","Distributed and Parallel Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2849v1
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Denitrification is an important part of the nitrogen cycle and the key step to removal of nitrogen in surface-flow wetlands. Denitrifying bacteria also function in denitrification. In this study, we explored space-time analysis with high-throughput sequencing to...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2848v1
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Pontoscolex corethrurus (Müller, 1857) plays an important role in soil terrestrial ecosystems and has been widely used as an animal model for a large variety of ecological studies, in particular due to its common presence and generally high abundance in human-disturbed...

["Environmental Sciences","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2847v1
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Metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics make it possible to measure gene expression in microbial communities. So far these approaches were mostly used to get a general overview of the dominant metabolism and physiologies of community members. Recently, environmental...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2846v1
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Over the past 18 months, we have been working on a dashboard concept that enables researchers a means of interacting with existing research. This work was motivated by the National Data Service (NDS), which is an emerging vision of how scientists and researchers...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Computer Architecture","Data Science","World Wide Web and Web Science","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2845v1
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Objects of more than three dimensions can be used to model geographic phenomena that occur in space, time and scale. For instance, a single 4D object can be used to represent the changes in a 3D object's shape across time or all its optimal representations at various...

["Graphics","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2844v1
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