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The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is an initiative to build the next generation, ground-based gamma-ray observatories. We present a prototype workspace developed at INAF that aims at providing innovative solutions for the CTA community. The workspace leverages...

["Distributed and Parallel Computing","Scientific Computing and Simulation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2817v2
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This paper presents the latest developments on the VIALACTEA Science Gateway in the context of the FP7 VIALACTEA project. This science gateway operates as a central workbench for the VIALACTEA community in order to allow astronomers to process the new-generation...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Distributed and Parallel Computing","Scientific Computing and Simulation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2818v2
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Given the rapid population decline and recent petition for listing of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus L.) under the Endangered Species Act, an accurate estimate of the Eastern, migratory population size is needed. Because of difficulty in counting individual...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2832v1
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Nowadays, the daily work of many research communities is characterized by an increasing amount and complexity of data. This makes it increasingly difficult to manage, access and utilize to ultimately gain scientific insights based on it. At the same time, domain...

["Data Science","Distributed and Parallel Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2831v1
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The “reproducibility crisis” has been a highly visible source of scientific controversy and dispute. Here, I propose and review several avenues for identifying and prioritizing research studies for the purpose of targeted validation. Of the various proposals discussed,...

["Bioinformatics","Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Translational Medicine","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2830v1
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BACKGROUND: The knowledge of the factors that affect the geographic distribution of species permits us to infer where they can be found. Human beings, through the expansion of their own distribution area and their contribution to climate alteration have modified...

["Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2829v1
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Software energy consumption is a performance related non-functional requirement that complicates building software on mobile devices today. Energy hogging applications are a liability to both the end-user and software developer. Measuring software energy consumption...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2419v3
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While conservation management has made tremendous strides in the last few decades, the decision of knowing where and how to invest (often) small surveying budgets for biodiversity data collection remains a central hurdle for impactful conservation decision making....

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2828v1
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The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta, Linnaeus, 1758) is the most abundant sea turtle species in the Mediterranean Sea, where commercial fishing appears to be the main driver of mortality. So far, information on sea turtle bycatch in Italy is limited both...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2826v1
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MerCat (“ Mer - Cat enate”) is a parallel, highly scalable and modular property software package for robust analysis of features in next-generation sequencing data. Using assembled contigs and raw sequence reads from any platform as input, MerCat performs k-mer...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2825v1
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We studied the effect of linearization on the repeatability of the Tofts and reference region models (RRM) for Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI (DCE MRI). We compared the repeatabilities of these two linearized models, the standard non-linear version, and semi-quantitative...

["Mathematical Biology","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2824v1
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Synapsida, the clade including therapsids and thus also mammals, is one of the two major branches of amniotes. Organismal design, with modularity as a concept, offers insights into the evolution of therapsids, a group that experienced profound anatomical transformations...

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Paleontology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2313v2
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Introduction Computational reproducibility refers to the possibility of reconstructing all the steps of a workflow that connects raw data, processed data and results: it is a fundamental issue in the omic studies because of the complex and high-dimensional nature...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2823v1
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Background. Species identification is essential for controlling disease, understanding epidemiology, and to guide the implementation of phytosanitary measures against fungi from the genus Diaporthe. Accurate Diaporthe species separation requires using multi-loci...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2822v1
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Microorganism is an important part of ecosystems; it is very sensitive to environmental change. In order to study the effects of sound on organisms, it’s meaningful to study mechanism of microbial exposure to sound. In our previous experiments, the effects of different...

["Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2821v1
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