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We argue that classic economic games and their more recent extensions should continue to play a role in fieldworkers’ methodological toolkits. Economic games are not replacements for observational and self-report studies of behavior, but rather complements to them:...

["Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27355v1

Crowding research has become a hotbed of vision research and some fundamentals are now widely agreed upon. It is highly likely that you would agree with the following statements. 1) Bouma’s Law can be sensibly stated as saying that ‘critical distance for crowding...

["Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology","Ophthalmology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27353v1

Aims - Biological soil crusts (BSCs) are known to affect plants’ germination and seedling establishment, but the ecological role of BSCs in more mesic climates are not so well-known. We tested the effects of moss-crusted versus uncrusted soils on seed germination...

["Ecology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27354v1
4 downloads
39 views

Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that develops software methods and tools to understand biological data. Actually, in branches such as genomics, there are a large number of software tools that serve to support different processes such as genetic data...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27352v1
6 downloads
19 views

Tuberculosis (TB) has a long history as a major disease in humans and animals. New resistant strains are jeopardizing the advances in the battle against TB. 40% of HIV deaths occur due to concurrent TB illness. A causative agent of TB, Mycobacterium tuberculosis,...

["Biophysics","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27351v1
10 downloads
14 views

In this paper we look at the Eclipse IDE and its support for CDT (C/C++ Development Tools). Eclipse is an open source IDE and supports a variety of programming languages including plugin functionality. Eclipse supports the standard GNU environment for compiling,...

["Algorithms and Analysis of Algorithms","Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27350v1
8 downloads
23 views

Publications in reputed peer reviewed journals are often looked upon as tenets on which future scientific thought is built. Sometimes published information can be flawed and errors in published research should be expediently reported, preferably by a peer review...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ethical Issues","Natural Resource Management","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27349v1
24 downloads
39 views

Developments on traditional Aboriginal territory in Canada often require environmental assessments (EAs) to predict potential environmental and social impacts. Impacts considered during the Canadian government’s (Crown) consultation process (between the Crown,...

["Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27348v1
15 downloads
22 views

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies are greatly facilitating the sequencing of whole genomes leading to the production of different gene annotations, released often from both reference resources (such as NCBI or Ensembl) and specific consortia. All these...

["Computational Biology","Data Science","Databases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27347v1
43 downloads
85 views

Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management (IPPM) advocates a pollinator-friendly approach to Integrated Pest Management (IPM), with emphasis on the need to protect pollinators from the harmful effects of chemical pesticides. However, in order to link the goals...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27346v1
18 downloads
45 views

Explaining the variability in drug sensitivity across a panel of cell lines using genomic information is a key aspect of cancer drug discovery. The results of such analyses may ultimately determine which patients are likely to benefit from a new treatment. There...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Drugs and Devices","Oncology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27345v1
8 downloads
16 views

Long-term observatories are widely used in marine sciences to monitor marine ecosystems and investigate their evolution. Recently, data from innovative technologies as well as ‘omics-based' approaches is being collected alongside physical, biogeochemical and taxonomic...

["Bioinformatics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27344v1
42 downloads
55 views

Multiple associative learning events can take place within sub-second time and the "completed" mechanism can then be used for specific memory retrieval without any lapse of time. This indicates that a biological process is completed within the matching time-scales...

["Animal Behavior","Biophysics","Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27343v1
32 downloads
91 views

The advent of Next Generation Sequencing has reduced sequencing costs and increased genomic projects from a huge amount of organismal taxa, generating an unprecedented amount of genomic datasets publicly available. Often, only a tiny fraction of outstanding relevance...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27342v1
150 downloads
341 views

Much genomic-scale, especially transcriptomic, data on spider phylogeny has accumulated in the last few years. These data have recently been used to investigate the diverse architectures and the origin of spider webs, concluding that the ancestral spider spun no...

["Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27341v1
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