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Analysing the relationships between biomolecules and the genetic diseases is a highly active area of research, where the aim is to identify the genes and their products that cause a particular disease due to functional changes originated from mutations. Biological...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26663v2
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Long-term time series are necessary to better understand population dynamics, assess species' conservation status, and make management decisions. However, population data are often expensive, requiring a lot of time and resources. What is the minimum population...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3168v4
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We present the first results from a study of the 2017 catastrophic subsidence in the Dålk Glacier, East Antarctica using an unmanned aerial system (UAS) and UAS-derived DEMs. The subsided portion of the Dålk Glacier and adjacent territory was surveyed in two flights,...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27064v1
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High variability training has been found more effective than low variability training in learning various non-native phonetic contrasts. However, little research has considered whether this applies to the learning of tone contrasts. The only two relevant studies...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27063v1
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Background. Malagasy rosewood (Dalbergia spp.) has attracted international attention for centuries due to the high quality and intense coloration of the wood. Rosewood was sourced from the time of the colonial era during the early 20th century. Extraction continued...

["Natural Resource Management","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27062v1
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The most frequent foreign country of birth was mapped using data from tables B05006 and B05002 (for Puerto Rico) of the American Community Survey, using the 2012-2016 5-year estimates. Census tracts were only shaded when the share of the most frequent country of...

["Epidemiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27061v1
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This work presents the development of a three-dimensional model of an outcrop of the Corumbataí Formation using Structure from Motion and Multi-View Stereo (SfM-MVS) techniques in order to provide a structural analysis of clastic dikes cutting through siltstone...

["Computational Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27060v1
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Potential Natural Vegetation (PNV) is the vegetation cover in equilibrium with climate, that would exist at a given location non-impacted by human activities. PNV is useful for raising public awareness about land degradation and for estimating land potential. This...

["Biogeography","Computational Biology","Plant Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26811v2
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Background: Increasingly interests in the potential use of insect symbionts Wolbachia to control populations of pest species were focused on many vector pest species and agricultural insects. However, few pieces of researches were reported in stored product insects....

["Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27059v1
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The responsiveness of the avian stress system declines with age. A recently published study of European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) found that a marker of biological age predicted stress responsiveness even in individuals of the same chronological age. Specifically,...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27057v1
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Background. DNA methylation, an important epigenetic mark, is well known for its regulatory role in gene expression, especially the negative regulation in the promoter region. However, its correlation with gene expression at population level has not been well studied....

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Epidemiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27055v1
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Symbiotic relationships between host and microbiome can play a major role in local adaptation. Previous studies with freshwater organisms have shown that microbiome performs numerous important biochemical functions for the host, playing a key role in metabolism,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27058v1
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Infectious diseases can alter the demography of their host populations, reducing their viability even in the absence of mass mortality. Amphibians are the most threatened group of vertebrates globally, and emerging infectious diseases play a large role in their...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27056v1
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Biodiversity theories are not very often explicitly consulted in conservation practice, but implicitly many conservation decisions rely on theory. Biodiversity theories can inform important conservation actions such as assessments of species richness and extinction...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27054v1
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National mapping agencies in North American and western Europe have released free lidar point clouds with densities of 2-23 points/m², and derived terrain grids. Geomorphometric processing uses a bare earth digital terrain model (DTM), which can be acquired from...

["Computational Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27053v1
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