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Tree species classification using hyperspectral imagery is a challenging task due to the high spectral similarity between species and large intra-species variability. This paper proposes a solution using the Multiple Instance Adaptive Cosine Estimator (MI-ACE)...

["Plant Science","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27052v1
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Background Parocneria orienta is the primary defoliator of Cupressaceae plants in China, and its geographic range is expanding. Research is needed to identify the geographic distribution of P. orienta and its major areas of occurrence and to formulate measures...

["Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27051v1
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Security is always at the forefront of developing technologies. One can seldom go a week without hearing of a new data breach or hacking attempt from various groups around the world, often taking advantage of a simple flaw in a system’s architecture. The Internet...

["Computer Networks and Communications","Embedded Computing","Emerging Technologies","Security and Privacy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26473v2
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Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) is a recent technological development, which has emerged from two popular technology trends; mobile computing and cloud. In essence it revolutionises the capabilities of mobile devices by integrating both storage and processing of the...

["Computer Networks and Communications","Distributed and Parallel Computing","Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27050v1
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Background. The bushbuck, Tragelaphus scriptus, is the most widespread and ecologically diverse ungulate species complex within the spiral-horned antelopes. This species was recently found to consist of two genetically divergent but monophyletic Scriptus and Sylvaticus...

["Biogeography","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27011v2
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Background Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been widely used in many commercial products due to their excellent antibacterial ability. The AgNPs are released into the environment, gradually accumulate in the ocean, and may affect animals at high trophic level,...

["Toxicology","Veterinary Medicine","Immunology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27049v1
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Music has been shown to reduce rating of perceived exertion, increase exercise enjoyment and enhance exercise performance, mainly in low-moderate intensity exercises. However, the effects of music are less conclusive with high-intensity activities. The purpose...

["Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27048v1
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This survey focuses on authentication methods for the Internet of Things (IoT). There are many different authentication methods that are used in the IT industry but not all of these can be adapted for the IoT. Lightweight and mutual authentication methods will...

["Computer Networks and Communications","Cryptography","Embedded Computing","Security and Privacy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26474v2
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Rapid and transient changes in pH frequently occur in soil, impacting dissolved organic matter (DOM) and other chemical attributes such as redox and oxygen conditions. Although we have detailed knowledge on microbial adaptation to long-term pH changes, little is...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Soil Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26903v2
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Trichomes, specialized cells that form on the above ground parts of plants, are useful model systems for studying cell differentiation. In this study, the plant hormone ethylene was found to strongly inhibit formation of trichomes on stems of Arabidopsis thaliana....

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27047v1
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The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is a protected ecosystem, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981. It runs for approximately 3000km along the coastline in north-eastern Australia. A total of thirty-five major river basins discharge to the GBR and many transport...

["Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27046v1
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Background. Ecosystem Engineers are species that transform habitats in ways that influence other species. While the impacts of many engineers have been well described, our understanding of how their impact varies along environmental gradients remains limited. Although...

["Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1692v5
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Starch branching enzyme (SBE), which is one of the key enzymes associated with amylopectin biosynthesis, plays important roles in variable biological processes. Despite its importance, SBE is rarely studied in the banana (Musa acuminata L.) which is a typical starchy...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27045v1
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Sustainable use as a mechanism for the conservation and recovery of exploited wildlife populations remains intensely debated, including for freshwater turtles, a diverse and imperilled group of aquatic reptiles that are an important food source for many residents...

["Conservation Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27044v1
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