Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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We used Massively Parallel High-Throughput Sequencing to obtain genetic data from a 145-year old holotype specimen of the flying lizard, Draco cristatellus. Obtaining genetic data from this holotype was necessary to resolve an otherwise intractable taxonomic problem...

["Genetics","Genomics","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26466v1
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A vibrant American biomedical research enterprise requires a constant infusion of young scientists proposing and conducting important, innovative research. Demographic analyses indicate that the biomedical research workforce has been aging, with scientists launching...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26465v1
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Active transportation and physical activity is a major remedy to health-related problems in our society. According to the World Health Organization the lack of physical activity is one of the leading risk factors for global mortality as well as health problems...

["Global Health","Health Policy","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26464v1
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Background Metacommunity theory is a conceptual framework addressing the interdependence of local interactions and regional processes, especially when communities have no clear boundaries and it is difficult to relate community structure and the environment at...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3380v2
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In a social foraging context where individuals can search either for food (i.e. produce) or for opportunities to join (i.e. scrounge), bold individuals, generally, tend to produce more than shy individuals. Yet, the underlying cause of this link remains poorly...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26463v1
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Scholarly research faces severe threats to its sustainability on multiple domains (access, incentives, reproducibility, inclusivity). We argue that “after-the-fact” research papers do not help and actually cause some of these threats because the chronology of the...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26462v1
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We repeatedly sampled eight sites on the Crooked River in British Columbia’s Arctic watershed for adult and nymph mayflies (Ephemeroptera) over the course of two years. Using taxonomic keys and DNA-barcoding we report eight new species records for the province....

["Biogeography","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26461v1
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Ichniotherium tracks with a relatively short pedal digit V (digit length ratio V/IV < 0.6) form the majority of yet described Late Carboniferous to Early Permian diadectomorph tracks and can be related to a certain diadectid clade with corresponding phalangeal...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26460v1
82 downloads
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Background. The sustainable methods of propagation for Typha domingensis through somatic embryogenesis can help to mitigate its current condition of ecological marginalisation and overexploitation. Then, the hypothesis established that the variation of the concentration...

["Biotechnology","Developmental Biology","Plant Science","Histology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26459v1
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Background. Bamboos are typical plants in tropical forests acting as resource for different animals and influencing forest structure and dynamics, but our knowledge about their influence on ecosystem functioning remains in its infancy. Nitrogen (N) is an important...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Biogeochemistry","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26458v1
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Private property makes up a large proportion of urban green space, which differs from public greenspace in ecologically important ways. While including private property in urban landscape research is necessary, ecologists are frequently unprepared to work on private...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26457v1
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Some marine microparasitic pathogens can survive several months outside the host in the water column to make contact with hosts or to be absorbed or filtered by hosts. Once inside, pathogens invade the host if they find suitable conditions for reproduction within...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26454v2
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Background. Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) is a major causative agent of liver infection leading to critical liver damage. In response to HCV, the improper regulation of host immune system leads to chronic infection. The host immune system employs multiple cell types,...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26456v1
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The Lyonet’s gland is a widespread accessory labial gland in Lepidoptera. Albeit its function is ambiguous, the Lyonet’s gland arguably plays an important role in silk production. Our knowledge on the Lyonet’s gland in heliothine species is limited; it is apparently...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26455v1
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For more than 100 years, psychologists have struggled to determine what is learned during serial learning. The method of derived lists is a powerful tool for studying this question. In two experiments, we trained human participants to learn implicit lists by the...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26453v1
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