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As the generation and use of genomic datasets is becoming increasingly common in all areas of biology, the need for resources to collate, analyse and present data from one or more genome projects is becoming more pressing. The Ensembl platform is a powerful tool...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2401v1
551 downloads
341 views

Background: The dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease and a regular epidemic in Thailand. The peak of the dengue epidemic period is around June to August during the rainy season. It is believed that the climate is an important factor for dengue transmission.Method:...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.756v4
99 downloads
417 views

In 2007 the Independent Scientific Group (ISG) reported to the UK government the impact on bovine tuberculosis (TB) in cattle of the Randomised Badger Culling Trial (RBCT). Badgers were culled between 1998 and 2005 across 100 km2 (nominal) zones in the West of...

["Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2336v4

GRIMMER (Granularity-Related Inconsistency of Means Mapped to Error Repeats) builds upon the GRIM test and allows for testing whether reported measures of variability are mathematically possible. GRIMMER relies upon the statistical phenomenon that variances display...

["Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2400v1
6 downloads
198 views

Despite high success rate in treating human Strongyloides infection with ivermectin, there is no consensus about the treatment of hyperinfection by helminths of the genus Strongyloides in immunocompromised people. Chances of survival of patients suffering from...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Parasitology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2399v1
133 downloads
358 views

"Publication forms the core structure supporting the development and transmission of scientific knowledge" (Galbraith2015). Yet, with the WorldWideWeb a dominant part of current scientific publication and information-dissemination, internet "publication" is still...

["Bioinformatics","Computer Education","Digital Libraries","Social Computing","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1568v10
1 download
24 views

Background. Preanalytic factors such as time and temperature can have significant effects on laboratory test results. For example, ammonium concentration will increase 31% in blood samples stored at room temperature for 30 minutes before centrifugation. To reduce...

["Biochemistry","Veterinary Medicine","Emergency and Critical Care","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Hematology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2398v1
47 views

Background. Opsin proteins are seven transmembrane receptor proteins which detect light. Opsins can be classified into two types and share little sequence identity: type 1, typically found in bacteria, and type 2, primarily characterized in metazoa. The type 2...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2397v1
1 download
31 views

There are various methods of pollination, such as wind and insects, in apricot. However, wind is not considered as an effective pollinating agent for apricot because of sticky pollens, and apricot needs insects to carry pollens from stamens to the stigma of another...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2396v1
62 views

Development of new techniques and appropriate equipment for treatment of long bone fractures in bovines has been an objective of recent veterinary research. Accurate estimates of body segment inertial parameters (BSIP) are essential for determination of forces...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2395v1
2 downloads
49 views

Sweetpotato (Ipomea batatans) is a food crop of global significance. The storage roots and foliage of crop are attacked by a wide range of pests and diseases. Whilst these are generally well controlled in developed countries using approaches such as clean planting...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2394v1
2 downloads
36 views

The late detection of non-genotoxic carcinogens in the drug development process can delay drug candidates for unmet medical needs from reaching the market despite considerable investments in their development. To enable faster, safer, and less expensive development...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Molecular Biology","Oncology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2393v1
37 downloads
125 views

Forest trees cover just over 30% of the earth's surface and are studied by researchers around the world for both their conservation and economic value. With the onset of high throughput technologies, tremendous phenotypic and genomic data sets have been generated...

["Bioinformatics","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Databases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2345v3
52 views

Background: Amoebiasis is the third most common parasitic cause of morbidity and mortality particularly in countries with poor hygienic settings. There exists an ambiguity in the diagnosis of amoebiasis, and hence arises a necessity for a better diagnostic approach....

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2392v1
112 downloads
87 views

Articles published in high Impact factor (IF) journals receive higher visibility and attached prestige, regardless of their actual scientific merit. This results in unfair gain in subsequent number of citations to these articles, which also further increases the...

["Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2391v1
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