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Populations of passively dispersed organisms in continental aquatic habitats typically show high levels of neutral genetic differentiation, despite their high dispersal capabilities. Several evolutionary factors, including founder events and local adaptation, and...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3254v2
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Saproxylic insects, those that feed on wood or bark, compose a large proportion of forest organisms. Flies (Diptera) are often the most abundant and species-rich groups in forest microhabitats, yet most work to date on saproxylic insect diversity and ecology has...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27034v1
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This manuscript documents a debate between the two authors on the issue of microplastics in the environment. It was sparked by a recent viewpoint article published by G. A. Burton in Environmental Science and Technology (http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.7b05463)...

["Ecosystem Science","Science Policy","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26507v6
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Mating strategies in fishes are known to include polygyny, polyandry and monogamy and provide valuable insights regarding powerful evolutionary forces such as sexual selection. Monogamy is a complex of mating systems that has been relatively neglected. Previous...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Genomics","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27032v1
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The study of crop evolution has focused primarily on the process of initial domestication. Post-domestication adaptation during the expansion of crops from their centers of origin has received considerably less attention. Recent research has revealed that, in at...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27031v1
38 downloads
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The microbiota in the human gut is not only a complicated microecological system but also plays important roles in both health and disease. In order to understand the roles of these gut bacteria, we determined the distribution of microbiota in different regions...

["Biodiversity","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27030v1
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In Japan, the subtropical Ryukyu Archipelago (RYS; also known as the Nansei Islands) with its coral reefs has been shown to harbor very high levels of marine biodiversity. This study provides an overview of the state of marine biodiversity research in the RYS....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27029v1
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Manual curation of scientific literature for ontology-based knowledge representation has proven infeasible and unscalable to the large and growing volume of scientific literature. Automated annotation solutions that leverage text mining and Natural Language Processing...

["Bioinformatics","Natural Language and Speech"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27028v1
35 downloads
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Duma florulenta and Acacia stenophylla are two ecologically important but understudied species that naturally occur on the floodplains and riverbanks of Australia’s arid and semi-arid river systems. This paper describes the discovery and characterization of 12...

["Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27027v1
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Fallopia japonica (Japanese knotweed) is a well-known invasive alien species in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe and North America. The plant is known to have a negative impact on local biodiversity, flood risk, and ecosystem services; but in the UK it...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27023v1
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The Atlantic gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) presents an interesting case study of climate related dispersal and local extinction. While (limited) fossil records confirm its presence in the Atlantic until the 18th century, its abundance and distribution with...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27025v2
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Hatching timing is under strong selection and environmentally cued in many species. Embryos use multiple sensory modalities to inform hatching timing and many have spontaneous hatching patterns adaptively synchronized to natural cycles. Embryos can also adaptively...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27026v1
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Characterized by high blood glucose concentration, resistance of cells to glucose uptake and reduced insulin sensitivity, Type II diabetes is a major health problem afflicting both developing and developed countries in increasing extent as populations around the...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Internal Medicine","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27024v1
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The ability of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) populations to adapt to the ongoing climate change is crucial for the maintenance of economic and social benefits and for the conservation of biodiversity in Europe and especially in the southeastern part of the continent,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27022v1
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Guinea-Conakry has one of the highest plant diversities in Sub-Saharan West Africa and is part of the Upper Guinean Forest ecoregion and the Guinean Forests of West Africa biodiversity hotspot. Guinea is a major supplier of the world’s bauxite and has significant...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3451v2
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