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Government agencies faced with politically controversial decisions often discount or ignore scientific information, whether from agency staff or non-governmental scientists. Recent developments in scientific integrity (the ability to perform, use, communicate and...

["Conservation Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2946v1
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Trichoplax adhaerens, the only known species of Placozoa is likely to be closely related to an early metazoan that preceded branching of Cnidaria and Bilateria. This animal species is surprisingly well adapted to free life in the World Ocean inhabiting tidal costal...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Diabetes and Endocrinology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2945v1
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Background. Adaptation to local habitat conditions may lead to the natural divergence of populations in life-history traits such as body size, time of reproduction, mate signaling or dispersal capacity. Given enough time and strong enough selection pressures, populations...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2944v1
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Trichogramma wasps are tiny parasitoids of lepidopteran eggs, used extensively for biological control. They are often infected with the bacterial symbiont Wolbachia, which converts Trichogramma to an asexual mode of reproduction, whereby females develop from unfertilized...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2943v1
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Assay for Transposase Accessible Chromatin (ATAC-seq) is an open chromatin profiling assay that is adapted to interrogate chromatin accessibility from small cell numbers. ATAC-seq surmounted a major technical barrier and enabled epigenome profiling of clinical...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2942v1
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Amplicon based taxonomic analysis, which determines the presence of microbial taxa in different environments on the basis of marker gene annotations, often uses percentage identity as the main metric to determine sequence similarity against databases. These data...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2941v1
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Background: Respondent fatigue, also known as survey fatigue, is a common problem in the collection of survey data. Factors that are known to influence respondent fatigue include survey length, survey topic, question complexity, and open-ended question type. There...

["Anaesthesiology and Pain Management","Global Health","Statistics","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2939v1
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A salivary gland salivation stimulating peptide was identified from the salivary glands of the migratory locust by its ability to stimulate cAMP production in the same tissue. The gene coding for this peptide has recently been shown to code for a precursor consisting...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Entomology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2940v1
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Whole genome alignments and comparative analysis are key methods in the quest of unraveling the dynamics of genome evolution. Interactive visualization and exploration of the generated alignments, annotations, and phylogenetic data are important steps in the interpretation...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2348v2
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Background: Traditionally, EBRT prostate treatments have been administered using three different techniques: three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). These...

["Oncology","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2938v1
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Predation is the main driver of mortality during early life stages. The ability to avoid and evade potential threats is, therefore, favoured to evolve during the early stages of life. It is also during these early stages that the process of familiarization occurs....

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Developmental Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2937v1
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Three approaches to implement genetic programming on GPU hardware are compilation, interpretation and direct generation of machine code. The compiled approach is known to have a prohibitive overhead compared to other two. This paper investigates methods to accelerate...

["Artificial Intelligence","Distributed and Parallel Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2936v1
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Texas is the second largest state in the United States of America, and the largest state in the contiguous USA at nearly 700,000 sq. km. Several Texas bumble bee species have shown evidence of declines in portions of their continental ranges, and conservation initiatives...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2932v1
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Schistosomiasis remains a major parasitic disease, endemic in large parts of South America. Five neotropical species of Biomphalaria have been found to act as intermediate hosts of Schistosoma mansoni in natural populations, while others have been shown to be susceptible...

["Ecology","Genetics","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2933v1
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An immune system inspired Artificial Immune System (AIS) algorithm is presented, and is used for the purposes of automated program verification. Relevant immunological concepts are discussed and the field of AIS is briefly reviewed. It is proposed to use this AIS...

["Computational Biology","Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems","Theory and Formal Methods"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2690v2
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