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Introduction. Whole-metagenome sequencing can be a rich source of information about the structure and function of entire metagenomic communities, but getting accurate and reliable results from these datasets can be challenging. Analysis of these datasets is founded...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27376v1
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Since their introduction in 2004, Parsing Expression Grammars (PEGs for short) have been gaining widespread adoption both in industry and academia. More than 400 subsequent works cite B. Ford's original paper, while a total of 29 implementations in 14 different...

["Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27358v2
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Sustainability goals are seeking to jointly improve environmental conditions and the well-being of society. Yet achieving both environmental and human well-being goals remains challenging because improving the material well-being of people can often mean increasing...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27375v1
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Cell walls play an important role in the structure and morphology of plants as well as stress response, including various biotic and abiotic stresses. Although the comprehensive analysis of genes involved in cellulose synthase have been performed in model plants,...

["Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27374v1
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The scarcity of free-standing water sources is a key determinant of animal and plant community structure in arid environments, and an understanding of the extent to which particular species use surface water is vital for modelling the effects of climate change...

["Ecology","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3167v3
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In recent years, several computational methods have been developed to predict protein-protein interactions (PPIs) at a genome-wide level. Between them phylogenetic profiling is routinely used to infer PPIs occurring within an organism. Recent improvements of the...

["Bioinformatics","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27373v1
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To curb greenhouse gas emissions and reduce concentrations of toxic substances in Canada’s atmosphere, many pieces of environment legislation are targeted at reducing industrial emissions. Traditional regulation prescribes penalties through fines to discourage...

["Science Policy","Atmospheric Chemistry","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27372v1
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The exploring of biological processes in vitro under conditions of macromolecular crowding is a way to achieve an understanding of how these processes occur in vivo. In this work, we study the unfolding of the fluorescent probe iRFP713 in crowded environment in...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27368v1
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MicroRNAs (miRNAs) play an important role in plant resistance to pathogen infections. However, little is known about the role of miRNAs in banana Fusarium wilt, which is the most economically devastating disease in banana production. In the present study, we identified...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27369v1
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Both animal hibernation (heterothermy) and human renal osteodystrophy are characterized by high levels of serum parathyroid hormone. To test the hypothesis of hibernation in an extinct human species, we examined the hominin skeletal collection from Sima de los...

["Anthropology","Paleontology","Anatomy and Physiology","Nephrology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27370v1
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Plastics have become increasingly dominant in the consumer marketplace since their commercial development in the 1930s and 1940s. Global plastic production reached 335 million tons in 2016, a 640% increase since 1975. In 1960, plastics made up less than 1% of municipal...

["Ecosystem Science","Science Policy","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27371v1
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With an increasing demand for stringent security systems, automated identification of individuals based on biometric methods has been a major focus of research and development over the last decade. Biometric recognition analyses unique physiological traits or behavioral...

["Computer Vision"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27363v1
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This study highlighted the occurrence of a pelagic long line fishery targeting albacore tuna, yellowfin tuna and bigeye tuna in the high seas of eastern Pacific Ocean. Species selectivity of the fishing method was assessed. Hook depth, statistics of at-vessel survival...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Zoology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27364v1
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White rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum) are odd-toed ungulates that belong to the group Perissodactyla and are second only to elephants in terms of large body mass amongst extant tetrapods, making them fascinating studies for how large land animals support and...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27365v1
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Photoperiodic flowering aligns plant reproduction to favourable seasons of the year to maximise successful production of seeds and grains. However understanding of this process in the temperate legumes of the Fabaceae family, which are important both agriculturally...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27366v1
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