Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is one of the most popular web-based applications to support data capture for research studies and registries. i2b2 (Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside) is a widely adopted data warehouse to re-use clinical...

["Data Science","Databases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3294v1
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Australian mekosuchines (Crocodylia; Crocodyloidea) with their wide diversity of cranial shape and inferred hunting strategies present a fascinating window into the diversification processes of crocodilians. This includes lingering questions as to the extent of...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3293v1
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Atmospheric deposition represents a major vector of both macro- and micro-nutrients to the oligotrophic open oceans, potentially imposing a profound impact on the functioning of the microbial community. Whereas responses of the prokaryotes to atmospheric deposition...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3292v1
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In industry, the yeast Rhodotorula mucilaginosa is commonly used for the production of carotenoids. The production of carotenoids is important because they are used as natural colorants in food and some carotenoids are precursors of retinol (vitamin A). However,...

["Biotechnology","Genomics","Microbiology","Mycology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3219v2
1,556 downloads
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Forecasting is a common data science task that helps organizations with capacity planning, goal setting, and anomaly detection. Despite its importance, there are serious challenges associated with producing reliable and high quality forecasts — especially when...

["Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3190v2
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Background.The importance of assessing body fat variables and physical fitness tests play an important role in monitoring the level of activity and physical fitness of the general population. The objective of this study was to develop reference norms to evaluate...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Kinesiology","Pediatrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3291v1
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MTopGo is a novel algorithm of module identification for PPI Network analysis, it is designed to consider two key aspects of these models, the topological properties of the network and the apriori knowledge about the proteins involved, represented by GO annotations....

["Bioinformatics","Algorithms and Analysis of Algorithms","Network Science and Online Social Networks"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3289v1
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Personalized medicine, i.e. a medicine focused on the individual and proactive in nature, promises an improved health care by customizing the treatment according to patient needs. The methods to analyze data, model knowledge and store interpretable results vary...

["Bioinformatics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3290v1
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Propensities for different amino acids within a protein site change in the course of evolution, so that an amino acid deleterious in a particular species may be acceptable at the same site in a different species. Here, we study the amino acid-changing variants...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3211v2
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Two complementary GIS-based functions are designed and implemented to assess the expected degree of loss due to the occurrence of flood events. Each function processes institutional thematic layers and allows decision makers first to quantify the physical and the...

["Spatial and Geographic Information Systems","Programming Languages"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2228v2
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In arable cropping systems, reduced or conservation tillage practices are linked with improved soil quality, C retention and higher microbial biomass, but most long-term studies rarely focus on depths greater than 15 cm nor allow comparison of microbial community...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3288v1
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Background. Pesticidal RNAs silencing critical gene function have great potential in pest management, but the benefits of this technology must be weighed against non-target organism risks. Methods. Published studies that developed pesticidal dsRNAs were collated...

["Biotechnology","Ecology","Entomology","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3287v1
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Advances in genomic sequencing technologies resulted in massive microbial diversity data (16S ribosomal gene sequences, rDNA) being generated in every possible environment. However, the majority of microorganisms have never been cultured, and therefore, nor cataloged....

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3286v1
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US defence sponsored the DES program in 1974 and released it in 1977. It remained as a well-known and well accepted block cipher until 1998. Thirty-two 4-bit DES S-Boxes are grouped in eight each with four and are put in public domain without any mention of their...

["Algorithms and Analysis of Algorithms","Cryptography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3285v1
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It is now becoming feasible to determine the composition of an individual gut microbiota (gut microflora), as well as the individual genome. In addition, whole genome scale metabolic models (GEMs) exist for a range of bacteria, and also for human. In principle...

["Computational Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3267v2
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