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There is a growing concern about the status and trends of animal pollinators worldwide. Pollinators provide a key service to both wild plants and crops by mediating their reproduction, so pollinator conservation is of fundamental importance to conservation and...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26898v1
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The rapid increase in volume and complexity of biomedical data requires changes in research, communication, training, and clinical practices. This includes learning how to effectively integrate automated analysis with high-data-density visualizations that clearly...

["Computational Biology","Science and Medical Education","Human-Computer Interaction","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26896v1
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Whole genome sequence comparisons have become essential for establishing a robust scheme in bacterial taxonomy. To generalize this genome-based taxonomy, fast, reliable and cost-effective genomesequencing methodologies are required. MinION, the palm-sized sequencer...

["Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26894v1
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This paper examines the impact of disturbance factors – flooding and desiccation – on the distribution of water mites in the riparian springs situated in the valley of a small lowland river, the Krąpiel. The landscape factors and physicochemical parameters of the...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26895v1
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Background. The intestinal microbiota plays essential functions that affect piglet health at the weaning stage. However, our understanding of the succession of bacterial intestinal communities during weaning and Nursery Periods of pig is limited. Methods. To better...

["Biodiversity","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26893v1
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We present two cases of study of ontogenetic allometry in outlines of bivalves using longitudinal data, a rarity among fossils, based on the preserved post-larval record of shells. The examples are two infaunal burrowing bivalves of the southern South America,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26892v1
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Background. The captive cetacean industry is very profitable and popular worldwide, focusing mainly on leisure activities such as “Swim-with-dolphins” (SWD) programs. However, there is a concern for how captivity could affect the bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus,...

["Conservation Biology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26891v1
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Low-cost Illumina sequencing of clinically-important bacterial pathogens has generated thousands of publicly available genomic datasets. Analyzing these genomes and extracting relevant information for each pathogen and the associated clinical phenotypes requires...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26890v2
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Rocky-intertidal species are often distributed as metacommunities along marine shores, as rocky habitats are patchy. Nearshore pelagic conditions often explain variation among the local communities, but most studies have been done on eastern ocean boundary coasts....

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26888v1
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Xeno-miRNAs are microRNAs originating from exogenous species detected in host biofluids. A growing number of studies have suggested that many of these xeno-miRNAs may be involved in cross-species interactions by targeting host mRNAs. To date, hundreds of xeno-miRNAs...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genetics","Genomics","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26887v1
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Since 2014 divers from Ocean Wise have been SCUBA diving in the Cambridge Bay, Nunavut area collecting data on fishes, invertebrates and marine plants at numerous sites. For each dive a file is created that catalogues the species found and a rough abundance of...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26850v2
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During the last centuries, humans have transformed global ecosystems. With their temporal dimension, herbaria provide the otherwise scarce long-term data crucial to track ecological and evolutionary changes over these centuries of global change. The sheer size...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26886v1
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The ongoing evolution of tracer mixing models has resulted in a confusing array of software tools that differ in terms of data inputs, model assumptions, and associated analytic products. Here we introduce MixSIAR, an inclusive, rich, and flexible Bayesian tracer...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26884v1
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“Open access” has become a central theme of journal reform in academic publishing. In this article, I examine the relationship between open access publishing and an important infrastructural element of a modern research enterprise, scientific literature text mining,...

["Bioinformatics","Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Translational Medicine","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2566v2
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Fine-scale evolutionary dynamics can be challenging to tease out when focused on broad brush strokes of whole populations over long time spans. We propose a suite of diagnostic metrics that operate on lineages and phylogenies in digital evolution experiments with...

["Computational Biology","Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems","Scientific Computing and Simulation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26883v1
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