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Introduction 2nd generation sequencing or better known as next-generation sequencing (NGS) represents a cutting-edge technology in life sciences and current foundation for unravelling nucleotide sequences. Since advent of first platforms in 2005 the number of different...

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2771v1
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Vertebrate trace fossils are common in Upper Triassic deposits across the American southwest. These ichnofauna are dominated by Grallator, Brachychirotherium, and Pseudotetrasauropus, and lack ichnotaxa traditionally considered to be Early Jurassic in age, such...

["Biogeography","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2662v2
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Mitochondrial response to oxidative stress is intricately related to cellular homeostasis due to the high susceptibility of the mitochondrial genome to oxidative damage. Octocoral mitogenomes possess a unique DNA repair gene, mtMutS, potentially capable of counteracting...

["Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2770v1
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Urbanization is an increasingly pervasive form of land transformation that reduces biodiversity of many taxonomic groups. Beetles exhibit a broad range of responses to urbanization, likely due to the high functional diversity in this order. Carrion beetles (Order:...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2481v2
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The boundary zone between two different hydrological regimes is often a biologically enriched environment with distinct planktonic communities. In the center of the Amazon River basin, muddy white water of the Amazon River meets with black water of the Negro River,...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2769v1
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Knowledge about the three dimensional structure of proteins is crucial in order to learn about their behavior, stability, or role as a target in drug design. Unfortunately, traditional experimental methods used in structure determination such as X-ray crystallography...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2768v1
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Due to the fragmentation of microbial information and the several branch of human activities encompassed by microorganism applications, a comprehensive approach for merging information on microbes is needed. Although on line service providers collect several data...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2766v1
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Cellular heterogeneity is important to biological processes, including cancer and development. However, proteome heterogeneity is largely unexplored because of the limitations of existing methods for quantifying protein levels in single cells. To alleviate these...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Computational Biology","Developmental Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2767v1
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Camera loggers are increasingly used to examine behavioural aspects of free-ranging animals. However, often video loggers are deployed with a focus on specific behavioural traits for which it suffices to use cameras that are small but often have a limited field...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2765v1
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The nutritional and antinutritional compositions (phytochemical, proximate, mineral, digestibility, functional properties, phytate, tannins and oxalate.) of Delonix regia seed were determined. The results showed that the sample, has high protein content, Ca, Na,...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2764v1
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Background RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) is a powerful technique for transcriptome profiling of the organisms that uses the capabilities of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies. Recent advances in NGS let to measure the expression levels of tens to thousands...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2761v1
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The Internet of Robotic Things (IoRT) is a concept first introduced by Dan Kara at ABI Research, which talks about augmenting the existing IoT with active sensorization; thereby, opening the doors to novel business ideas, at the intersection of both IoT and Robotics....

["Emerging Technologies","Robotics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2760v1
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The goal of educating the public about environmental and conservation issues is found in the mission statements of almost every zoo in the world. In order to effectively teach their visitors, zoos must understand how they are communicating with their public. In...

["Conservation Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2754v2
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A novel reconstruction of the nodosaurid dinosaur Struthiosaurus austriacus Bunzel 1871 is presented. Because bones and dermal armor are preserved as disarticulated elements only and because of the lack of field notes from the original excavation(s), any attempt...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2758v1
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We estimated the genetic diversity of 50 Jatropha curcas Costa Rican samples using 18 EST-SSR, one G-SSR and nrDNA-ITS markers. We also evaluated the phylogenetic relationships among samples using nuclear ribosomal ITS markers. Non-toxicity was also evaluated using...

["Biodiversity","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2469v2
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