Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Today there are no grammar systems, which allow the creation of a fundamentally new word and concept. All existing grammar systems only work by referring to previously chosen terms, on the bases of which all definitions are created. Implementation of operation...

["Artificial Intelligence","Computational Linguistics","Natural Language and Speech"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1576v3
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Normalization is the first critical step in microbiome sequencing data analysis used to account for variable library sizes. Current RNA-Seq based normalization methods that have been adapted for microbiome data fail to consider the unique characteristics of microbiome...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3417v2
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Estuaries are highly productive and support diverse benthic assemblages, but few estimates of benthic production are available for most ecosystems. In tropical estuaries mangroves and tidal flats are typical habitats with high spatial heterogeneity of benthic macrofaunal...

["Ecosystem Science","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3419v1
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Configuration files are widely used by scientists and researchers to configure the parameters and initial settings for their computer programs. We present here a Python package that adds physical quantities to these parameters and validate them against user defined...

["Scientific Computing and Simulation","Programming Languages","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3418v1
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Brucellosis is a commonly diagnosed zoonosis that causes infertility and abortion in cattle, it is acquired from handling of infected animals or consuming contaminated milk or milk products. In Colombia, it is classified as prevention and control disease, despite...

["Agricultural Science","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3416v1
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The ascomycete pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is a necrotrophic pathogen on over 400 known host plants, and is the causal agent of white mold on dry bean. Currently, there are no known cultivars of dry bean with complete resistance to white mold. For more than...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3311v2
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Xenoposeidon proneneukos is a sauropod dinosaur represented by a single partial dorsal vertebra, NHMUK R2095, which consists of the centrum and the base of a tall neural arch. Despite its fragmentary nature, it is recognisably distinct from all other sauropods,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3415v1
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Background. Multiple studies have demonstrated that partitioning of molecular datasets is important in model-based phylogenetic analyses. Commonly, partitioning is done a priori based on some known properties of sequence evolution, e.g. differences in rate of evolution...

["Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3414v1
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Improper reporting of diagnostic studies leads to an incorrect assessment of their clinical performance. STARD (Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies) checklist was launched in 2003 with the intention of improving reporting quality in diagnostic...

["Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3413v1
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Background. Despite great progress in studies on Wolbachia infection in insects, the knowledge about its relations with beetle species, populations and individuals, and the effects of bacteria on these hosts is still unsatisfactory. In this review we summarize...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3412v1
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In recent years, with the improvement in imaging technology, the quality of small cameras have significantly improved. Coupled with the introduction of credit-card sized single-board computers such as Raspberry Pi, it is now possible to integrate a small camera...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Artificial Intelligence","Autonomous Systems","Computer Vision"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3410v1
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We propose a new hypothesis about the physical-chemical mechanisms of nerve conduction in myelinated nerves, tending to bridge the theoretical gap existing to date between the basic neuronal activity and its adaptation to myelination. All the considerations imply...

["Biochemistry","Neuroscience","Neurology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3409v1
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Although recent advances in molecular methods have facilitated understanding the evolution of fungal symbiosis, little is known about genomic and microbiome features of most uncultured symbiotic fungal clades. Here, we analysed the genome and microbiome of Inocybaceae...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3408v1
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Empirical evidence is crucial to develop effective conservation policies. Documenting and assessing the status and threats towards a species and its habitat are essential steps towards developing appropriate policies to protect its population and mitigate existing...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3191v2
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