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Hackerott et al. (2017) report that Indo-Pacific lionfish “had no apparent effect on native prey communities” (p. 9) on continuous reef-sites of the Belizean Barrier Reef (BBR). Based on a lack of observational evidence, they challenge existing evidence for the...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3455v1
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Myogenesis is a complicated process, which is regulated by numerous regulators. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are conserved non-coding RNAs of ~22 nucleotides, which regulate post-transcriptional gene expression in many physiological and pathophysiological processes. Recent...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3454v1
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The compound eye is the primary visual system in crustaceans. Although the histological structure and histochemical characteristics of compound eyes of some insect and crab species are now well understood, no such studies have been undertaken in the whiteleg shrimp...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Anatomy and Physiology","Ophthalmology","Pathology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3453v1
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Floating dust weather is an annual natural phenomenon in early spring in south of Xinjiang UygurAutonomous Region, northwestern China. Floating dust in air can influence human health and plant growth. Populus euphratica is a rare tree species which can grow in...

["Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3452v1
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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"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3451v1
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Housekeeping genes are ubiquitously expressed and maintain basic cellular function across tissue/cell types conditions. The present study aimed to develop a set of pig housekeeping genes and compare characteristics of structure, evolution and function of housekeeping...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3450v1
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This comprehensive review focuses on comparative data in nonhuman primates and humans in relation to signaling secondary sex characteristics (SSC), sexual behavior, and neurophysiology of sexuality during the female cycle. Obviously, sexual activities of primates...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3449v1
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Background. Passerine birds exploit different kinds of feeding habits and they have to face seasonal changes in food availability. Therefore, the composition of the principal nutrient in their food differs from the usual. In consequence the digestive function –...

["Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3443v2
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Finding useful patterns in datasets has attracted considerable interest in the field of visual analytics. One of the most common tasks is the identification and representation of clusters. However, this is non-trivial in heterogeneous datasets since the data needs...

["Data Science","Visual Analytics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3448v1
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Among copepods, which are the most abundant animals on Earth, the genus Oithona is described as one of the most important and plays a major role in the marine food chain and biogeochemical cycles, particularly through the excretion of chitin-coated fecal pellets....

["Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3447v1
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Two experimental feeding trials were conducted during 4 weeks to evaluate the use of Ulva lactuca in shrimp culture: 1) for wastewater bioremediation in a water integrated system with U. lactuca, and 2) using different inclusion levels of U. lactuca meal in shrimp...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3446v1
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This article is devoted to an analysis of the possible bivoltine development of several bumblebee species in Europe. This study is based on materials collected by the authors in European countries and in the European North of Russia. Our records reveal that several...

["Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3445v1
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Closely related species with overlapping geographic ranges encounter a significant challenge: they share many ecological traits and preferences but must partition resources to coexist. In Ontario, potentially eleven species of carrion beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae)...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3444v1
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Bears Ears National Monument (BENM) is a new, landscape-scale national monument jointly administered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest Service in southeastern Utah as part of the National Conservation Lands system. As initially designated, BENM encompasses...

["Paleontology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3442v1
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Background. The Californian single-leaf pinyon (Pinus monophylla var. californiarum), a subspecies of the single-leaf pinyon (the world's only 1-needled pine), inhabits semi-arid zones of the Mojave Desert in southern Nevada and southeastern California (US) and...

["Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3439v2
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