Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Sharing and reusing data in research is a welcome and encouraged practice since it maximises the scientific outcomes given limited financial, material and human resources. Interdisciplinary research is considered to benefit from this practice, uniting researchers...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2248v4
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Background. There is huge amount of full-text biomedical literatures available in public repositories like PubMed Central (PMC). However, a substantial number of the papers are in Portable Document Format (PDF) and do not provide plain text format ready for text...

["Bioinformatics","Data Science","Databases","Digital Libraries","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2993v1
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DNA extracted from feces (human and bovine) and water samples was used for the massive pyrosequencing of the hypervariable V3 region of the 16S rRNA gene, revealing 4296 operational taxonomic units (OTUs). The greatest diversity was observed in samples of cattle...

["Biodiversity","Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2992v1
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Marine microbes experience varying degrees of barometric pressure depending on the depth at which they reside. High barometric pressure can create an extreme environment which favors the survival of barophilic and barotolerant bacteria. This paper aims to quantify...

["Genetics","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2991v1
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An overdominant mutation in the elongation factor 1-alpha (EF1A) gene in the sea star Pisaster ochraceus has shown itself to mediate tolerance to "sea star wasting disease", a pandemic that has significantly reduced sea star populations on the Pacific coast of...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2990v1
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Distributed open source software development has largely turned to GitHub, a pull-based software development collaboration platform. Recent studies have deployed data science techniques on the large datasets available about millions of projects on GitHub. Some...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Social Computing","Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2989v1
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For many years the precise taxonomy of Titanosauria has been a puzzle, and even today only certain segments of this vast clade are well-understood. The phylogenetic positions of many titanosaurs are murky, though specimens often still await rigorous analysis. One...

["Biogeography","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2988v1
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Primary production due to photosynthesis results in daytime oxygen production across marine and freshwater ecosystems. However, a prevalent, globally-occurring nighttime spike in dissolved oxygen (DO) challenges our traditional assumption that oxygen production...

["Biochemistry","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2935v2
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Landscape genetics combines population genetics, landscape ecology, and spatial analysis to identify landscape and genetic factors that influence genetic and genomic variation. Progress in the field depends on a strong conceptual foundation and the means of identifying...

["Computational Biology","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2225v4
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Non-native lionfish have been widely recorded throughout the western Atlantic on both shallow and mesophotic reefs, where they have been linked to declines in reef health. In this study we report the first lionfish observations from the deep sea (>200 m) in Bermuda...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2987v1
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Background. Species that transform habitats in ways that influence other species are known as Ecosystem Engineers. While the impacts of many engineers have been well described, how the impacts of engineers vary along or even alter environmental gradients remains...

["Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1692v4
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A complete understanding of the feeding structures is fundamental in order to study how animals survive. Some birds use long and protrusible tongues as the main tool to collect their central caloric source (e.g. woodpeckers and nectarivores). Hummingbirds are the...

["Biophysics","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2986v1
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Background: Chronic diseases have become a global public health issue, and mass media campaigns are often used to encourage and sustain positive behavior change. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of public service advertising on the awareness of Chongqing citizens....

["Anaesthesiology and Pain Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2985v1
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Background: Standard two-dimensional (2D) cell migration assays do not provide information about vertical invasion processes, which are critical for melanoma progression. We provide information about three-dimensional (3D) melanoma cell migration, proliferation...

["Cell Biology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2984v1
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Background. The tomato is the most important horticultural crop in the world, regarding area of cultivation and yield. The main production areas have arid and semi-arid climates, with scarce rainfall, which forces the use of saline water for irrigation - leading...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2983v1
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