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Convergent evolution can provide insights into the predictability of, and constraints on, the evolution of biodiversity. One striking example of convergence is seen in the ‘river dolphins’. The four dolphin genera that make up the ‘river dolphins’ (Inia geoffrensis,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3222v1
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The immune system protects a host from foreign pathogens. In rare cases, the immune system can attack the cells of the host organism causing autoimmune diseases. We outline a computational framework that combines bioinformatics and network analysis with an emerging...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3217v2
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Background. Microorganisms govern important ecosystems processes, in particular the degradation of organic matter (OM). However, microorganisms are rarely considered in efforts to monitor ecosystem health and functioning. Evidence suggests that environmental perturbations...

["Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3221v1
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Coastal protection, nutrient cycling, erosion control, water purification, and carbon sequestration are ecosystem services provided by salt marshes. Additionally, the salt ponds offers coastal breeding and nursery habitat to fishes and invertebrates providing abundant...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Food Science and Technology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3220v1
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In industry, the yeast Rhodotorula mucilaginosa is commonly used for the production of carotenoids. The production of carotenoids is important because they are used as natural colorants in food and some carotenoids are precursors of retinol (vitamin A). However,...

["Biotechnology","Genomics","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3219v1
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Algal blooms have been the subject of considerable research as they occur over various spatial and temporal scales and can produce toxins that disrupt their ecosystem. Algal blooms are often governed by nutrient availability however other limitations exist. Algae...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3218v1
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Pterosaur embryos and ‘hatchling’ specimens show a surprising level of skeletal development including well-ossified skeletons and large wings. This has prompted interpretations of pterosaurs as being flight-capable from the earliest ontogenetic stages, contrasting...

["Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3216v1
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Within the statistics community, a number of guiding principles for sharing data have emerged; however, these principles are not always made clear to collaborators generating the data. To bridge this divide, we have established a set of guidelines for sharing data....

["Statistics","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3139v5
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Dredger-fill silt has been used in the port of Tianjin, China to reclaim land; however, the dredger-fill silt has no soil ecological function. Translating the silt into soil rapidly and accelerating the soil-forming process are key to solving the ecological problems...

["Ecosystem Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3214v2
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Models and the process of modeling are fundamental to the discipline of biology, and therefore should be incorporated into undergraduate biology courses. In this essay, we draw upon the literature and our own teaching experiences to provide practical suggestions...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Mathematical Biology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3215v1
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Social learning provides an effective route to gaining up-to-date information, particularly when information is costly to obtain asocially. Theoretical work predicts that the willingness to switch between using asocial and social sources of information will vary...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3212v1
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A comparative analysis of the kinematic parameters of a goat on different slopes was conducted to study the kinematic parameters of goats on different slopes with walking mechanics. The uphill walking processes on different slopes (0°, 5°, 10°, 15°, 20°, 25° and...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3213v1
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Propensities for different amino acids within a protein site change in the course of evolution, so that an amino acid deleterious in a particular species may be acceptable at the same site in a different species. Here, we study the amino acid-changing variants...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3211v1
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RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) is a powerful technique for thegene-expression profiling of organisms that uses the capabilities of next-generation sequencing technologies.Developing gene-expression-based classification algorithms is an emerging powerful method for diagnosis,...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2761v2
550 downloads
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Traditionally, statistical training has focused primarily on mathematical derivations and proofs of statistical tests. The process of developing the technical artifact—that is, the paper, dashboard, or other deliverable—is much less frequently taught, presumably...

["Statistics","Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3210v1
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