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Statistical inference often fails to replicate. One reason is that many results may be selected for drawing inference because some threshold of a statistic like the P-value was crossed, leading to biased effect sizes. Nonetheless, considerable non-replication is...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Statistics","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26857v3
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Hundo is a software package that performs quality control and annotation of ribosomal RNA and internal transcribed spacer sequence reads. It provides a comprehensive suite of tools and options that aim to reduce the effort of performing robust sequence annotation...

["Bioinformatics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27272v1
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Background. Following recent advances in bioimaging, high-resolution 3D models of biological structures are now generated rapidly and at low-cost. To utilise this data to address evolutionary and ecological questions, an array of tools has been developed to conduct...

["Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27270v1
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A productive biosphere and oxygenated atmosphere are defining features of Earth and are fundamentally linked. Here I argue that cellular metabolism imposes central constraints on the historical trajectories of biopsheric productivity and atmospheric oxygenation....

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Biosphere Interactions","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27269v1
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Late adolescence to early adulthood is the period of life when prevalence of overweight and obesity rises the fastest, and an important time to understand changes in dietary risk factors. In this study we assess variation in diet quality through analysis of cross-sectional...

["Epidemiology","Nutrition","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27268v1
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Dorsoventral asymmetry of photosynthesis is important for light use patterns, but the asymmetry changes with environments. Photosynthetic asymmetry was have been intensively studied for their role in light use efficiency, but less is know about the impact of light...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27267v1
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A new proposal submission policy announced by the U.S. National Science Foundation Biology Directorate mandates that researchers can serve as principal investigator or co-PI on only one proposal per fiscal year to each of the core tracks of the Divisions of Environmental...

["Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27266v1
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Background Cycas panzhihuaensis L. Zhou & S. Y. Yang (Cycadaceae) is an endangered gymnosperm species endemic in the dry-hot valley of Jinsha River basin from southwest China. Although the wild C. panzhihuaensis population from Panzhihua Cycad Natural Reserve is...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Plant Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27265v1
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In this article we consider a certain sub class of Integer Equal Flow problem, which are known NP hard. Currently there exist no direct solutions for the same. It is a common problem in various inventory management systems. Here we discuss a local minima solution...

["Data Science","Optimization Theory and Computation","Theory and Formal Methods"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27264v1
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The analysis of literary works has experienced a surge in computer-assisted processing. To obtain insights into the community structures and social interactions portrayed in novels the creation of social networks from novels has gained popularity. Many methods...

["Computational Linguistics","Digital Libraries","Network Science and Online Social Networks"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27263v1
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The Araripe Basin (Northeastern Brazil) has yielded a rich Cretaceous fossil fauna of both vertebrates and invertebrates found mainly in the Crato and Romualdo Formations, of Aptian and Albian ages respectively. Among the vertebrates, the turtles were proved quite...

["Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27262v1
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Narrow-winged damselflies (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) can be observed in a variety of habitats, by both professional collectors and amateur odonatologists. Their abundance and ease of recognition has resulted in a large amount of occurrence data, which can be used...

["Biogeography","Entomology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27261v1
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Background: Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is an emerging therapy against Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Although the therapy has gained prominence, there has been no bibliometric analysis of FMT. Methods: Studies...

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Global Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27259v1
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The fractal formalism in combination with linear image analysis enables statistically significant description and classification of “irregular” (in terms of Euclidean geometry) shapes, such as, outlines of in vitro flattened cells. We developed an optimal model...

["Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Computational Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27258v1
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Species distribution models (SDMs) have become an increasingly important tool in ecology, biogeography, evolution and, more recently, in conservation management, landscape planning and climate change research. The assessment of their predictive accuracy is one...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27257v1
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