Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Blockchain technology can be utilized to improve gun control without changing existing laws. Firearm related mortality is at epidemic levels in the United States and not only has a significant impact upon public health, it also creates a large financial burden....

["Health Policy","Public Health","Legal Issues","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3407v1
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Anthropogenic pressures on aquatic systems have placed a renewed focus on biodiversity of aquatic macroinvertebrates. By combining classical taxonomy and DNA barcoding we identified 39 species of caddisflies from the Crooked River, a unique and sensitive system...

["Biogeography","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3034v2
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Testing cognitive performance in controlled laboratory experiments is a powerful tool for understanding the extent and evolution of cognitive abilities in non-human animals. However, cognitive testing is prone to a number of potential biases, which, if unnoticed...

["Animal Behavior","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3406v1
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Arbutin (p-hydroxyphenyl-β-D-glucopyranoside), a well-known tyrosinase inhibitor, has been widely used as a cosmetic whitening agent. Although its natural role is to scavenge free radicals within cells, it has also exhibited useful activities for the treatment...

["Animal Behavior","Biochemistry","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3405v1
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The Indo-west Pacific (IWP) coral-reef damselfish Neopomacentrus cyanomos is well established across the southwest Gulf of Mexico (SwGoMx). Comparisons of mtDNA sequences of the SwGoMx population with those from conspecifics from 16 sites scattered across its native...

["Biogeography","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3404v1
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Animal borne rabies is a source of infection in humans, and raccoons (Procyon lotor) are the primary terrestrial reservoir in West Virginia (WV). To assess the behavior and status of raccoon variant rabies virus (RRV) in WV, a longitudinal analysis for the period...

["Veterinary Medicine","Epidemiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3403v1
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Several ball tracking algorithms have been reported in literature. However, most of them use high-quality video and multiple cameras, and the emphasis has been on coordinating the cameras or visualizing the tracking results. This paper aims to develop a system...

["Artificial Intelligence","Computer Vision"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3402v1
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The sharing and re-use of data has become a cornerstone of modern science. Multiple platforms now allow quick and easy data sharing. So far, however, data publishing models have not accommodated on-going scientific improvements in data: for many problems, datasets...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3401v1
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Primate individuals use a variety of strategies in intergroup encounters, from aggression to tolerance; however, despite the prevalence of tolerance in humans, recent focus on the evolution of intergroup contest has come at the cost of characterizing the role of...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3400v1
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Auditory steady-state responses (ASSRs) are sustained potentials used to assess the physiological integrity of the auditory pathway and objectively estimate hearing thresholds. ASSRs are typically analyzed using statistical procedures in order to remove the subjective...

["Neuroscience","Otorhinolaryngology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3399v1
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Post-harvest biotechnology is a growing industry. Many farmers are looking for economic and organic methods to preserve crops while effectively decreasing post-harvest losses. Previous studies suggested Rhodococcus rhodochrous DAP 96253 specifically cultured on...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3398v1
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Background: Bioacoustic monitoring and classification of animal communication signals has developed into a powerful tool for measuring and monitoring species diversity within complex communities and habitats. The high number of stridulating species among Orthoptera...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Taxonomy","Zoology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3397v1
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The hemagglutinin subtypes from Influenza A can be divided into distinct lineages. This is important for tracing the evolutionary history of the gene. It allows regional lineages to be identified and studied. The process of lineage identification depends on phylogenetic...

["Bioinformatics","Virology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3396v1
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Background. The process of apophytism or spreading native species to human-made habitats is one of the main elements in the creation of plant cover in anthropogenic areas. Lately, an increase of anthropogenic localities with valuable flora (rare and law protected...

["Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3395v1
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Statistical significance provides evidence for or against an explanation of a population of interest, not a description of data sampled from the population. This simple distinction gets ignored in hundreds of thousands of research publications yearly, which confuse...

["Ecology","Evidence Based Medicine","Oncology","Statistics","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3394v1
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