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Background. Despite a fifty-year failure of paleontologists to find a viable connection between geomagnetic polarity reversals and evolutionary patterns, recent paleobiology databases show that the early appearance, radiation, and diversification of Paleozoic vertebrates...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.28002v3
648 downloads
1,105 views

Understanding animal behaviour through psychophysical experimentation is often limited by insufficiently realistic stimulus representation. Important physical dimensions of signals and cues, especially those that are outside the spectrum of human perception, can...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.28004v3
715 downloads
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The temperate climatic regions face the problem of waste accumulation due to lower environmental temperatures. However, these regions harbor cold active microbes viz. psychrotrophic proteolytic bacteria that play an important role in the degradation of protenaceous...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27391v2
515 downloads
903 views

The grammatical structures scholars use to express their assertions are intended to convey various degrees of certainty or speculation. Prior studies have suggested a variety of categorization systems for scholarly certainty; however, these have not been objectively...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27829v2
2,509 downloads
3,374 views

To adapt to the challenges of climate change and the growing world population, it is vital to increase global crop production. Understanding the function of genes within staple crops will accelerate crop improvement by allowing targeted breeding approaches. Despite...

["Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26877v2
939 downloads
1,516 views

Phylosymbiosis was recently formulated to support a hypothesis-driven framework for the characterization of a new, cross-system trend in host-associated microbiomes. Defining phylosymbiosis as “microbial community relationships that recapitulate the phylogeny of...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27879v2
962 downloads
1,032 views

Crowding has become a hot topic in vision research and some fundamentals are now widely agreed upon. For the classical crowding task, one would likely agree with the following statements. (1) Bouma’s law can, succinctly and unequivocally, be stated as saying that...

["Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology","Ophthalmology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27353v4
840 downloads
837 views

The lack of adequate analytical methods for the quantification of plastic debris in soil challenges a better understanding of their occurrence and fate in the terrestrial environment. With this proof-of-principle study, we developed a simple and fast method for...

["Soil Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27989v2
506 downloads
846 views

As economic games have spread from experimental economics to other social sciences, so too have critiques of their usefulness for drawing inferences about the “real world.” What these criticisms often miss is that games can be used to reveal individuals’ private...

["Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27355v2
598 downloads
910 views

Background. Epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays an important regulatory role in obstructive nephropathy and renal fibrosis. As an intracellular energy sensor, AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is essential in the process of EMT. The aim of this study...

["Cell Biology","Urology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27992v2
444 downloads
610 views

Some marine microparasitic pathogens can survive several months in the water column to make contact with or to be absorbed or filtered by hosts. Once inside, pathogens invade the host if they find suitable conditions for reproduction. This transmission from the...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26454v4
545 downloads
861 views

The scientific community encourages the use of raw data graphs to improve the reliability and transparency of the results presented in articles. However, the current methods used to visualize raw data are limited to one or two numerical variables per graph and/or...

["Bioinformatics","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27665v3
720 downloads
775 views

Invasions by the spionid polychaete Polydora websteri have resulted in the collapse of oyster aquaculture industries in Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii. These worms burrow into the shells of bivalves, creating unsightly mud blisters that are unappealing to consumers...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27621v2
366 downloads
701 views

In this study, we conducted Density Functional Theory calculations comparing the binding energy of the copper- Amyloid-beta complex to the binding energies of potential chelation materials. We used the first-coordination sphere of the truncated high-pH Amyloid-beta...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27942v3
494 downloads
774 views

Online learning is an essential tool for predictive analysis based on continuous, endless data streams. Adopting Bayesian inference for online settings allows hierarchical modeling while representing the uncertainty of model parameters. Existing online inference...

["Artificial Intelligence","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27790v2
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