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Background. The red gum lerp psyllid Glycaspis brimblecombei Moore (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), an eucalypt insect pest from Australia, was reported in Brazil in 2003. This study evaluated damage patterns of this pest and the parasitism rates of Psyllaephagus bliteus...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2783v1
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American trypanosomiasis is a chronic and endemic disease, which affects millions of people. Trypanosoma cruzi, its causative agent, has a life cycle that involves complex morphological and functional transitions, as well as a variety of environmental conditions....

["Biochemistry","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2782v1
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As part of a recent workshop entitled "Imagining Tomorrow's University”, we were asked to visualize the future of universities as research becomes increasingly data- and computation-driven and identify a set of principles characterizing pertinent opportunities...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2781v1
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BACKGROUNDː This article describes the characterization of a new cell line (IRB-1), which was established from an Iranian child with retinoblastoma. METHODSː Using cell culture techniques, we isolated a clonal population from primary Cultures of retinoblastoma...

["Cell Biology","Oncology","Ophthalmology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2780v1
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Trypanosoma brucei brucei (TBB) belongs to the unicellular parasitic protozoa organisms, specifically to the Trypanosoma genus of the Trypanosomatidae class. A variety of different vertebrate species can be infected by TBB including humans and animals. Under particular...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2775v1
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Purpose: To compare the intraoperative angle stability and the postoperative outflow of two ab interno trabeculectomy devices that excise the trabecular meshwork. The newer device has an active aspiration and irrigation port while the older requires viscoelastic...

["Drugs and Devices","Ophthalmology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2762v2
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Background. Different studies have assessed hummingbirds’ preferences for feeding resources, mainly according to floral characteristics such as shape, color, and morphology, in addition to the nectar concentration, quantity, and sugar composition of flowers visited....

["Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2776v1
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The human microbiome has demonstrated importance for health and functioning in living individuals. However the fate of the microbiome after death is poorly understood. In addition to a better understanding of microbe-mediated decomposition processes, postmortem...

["Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2777v1
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Background. The availability of large databases containing high resolution three-dimensional (3D) models of proteins in conjunction with functional annotation allows the exploitation of advanced supervised machine learning techniques for automatic protein function...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2778v1
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The paper presents the ecotoxicological assessment and environmental risk evaluation of complex pesticide mixtures occurring in freshwater ecosystems in southern Sweden. The evaluation is based on the data collected between 2002 and 2013 by the Swedish pesticide...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2779v1
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Objective: Trabecular meshwork (TM) is the primary substrate of outflow resistance in glaucomatous eyes. Repopulating diseased TM with fresh, functional TM cells might represent a novel therapeutic breakthrough. Various decellularized TM scaffolds were developed...

["Bioengineering","Ophthalmology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2736v3
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This document describes a novel way to extract structure information from plain text using Markov Decision Process. In the age of big data, unstructured information such as text, photos and videos be- comes abundant. However, data warehouse requires structured...

["Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2774v1
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1) DNA metabarcoding holds great promise for the assessment of macroinvertebrates in stream ecosystems. However, few large-scale studies have compared the performance of DNA metabarcoding with that of routine morphological identification. 2) We performed metabarcoding...

["Biodiversity","Environmental Sciences","Molecular Biology","Zoology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2759v2
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Introduction: Rhizospheres, the most active interfaces between plants and soils, play a central role in a long-term maintenance of the biosphere. The anti-erodibility of soils (AES) regulated by the root exudates is crucial to the stability of the rhizospheres....

["Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2624v2
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Background. The phytohormone jasmonates (JAs) regulate fundamental plant processes; such as the anthocyanin accumulation during ripening of strawberry, a non-climacteric fruit model. Jasmonoyl-isoleucine (JA-Ile), one of the bioactive JA molecules, mediates binding...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2772v1
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