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Twenty-five samples of Bulimulus species are studied, partly from localities within their known distribution range, partly based on interceptions where the material originates from localities where the species seem to be recently introduced and non-native. Molecular...

["Biogeography","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1716v1
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Recent studies have shown that International medical graduates (IMG) comprise a substantial and increasingly larger share of the medical workforce, internationally. IMGs wishing to work in English-speaking countries face many challenges. And overcoming such challenges...

["Translational Medicine","Science and Medical Education","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1711v2

Microsatellite markers remain an important tool for ecological and evolutionary research, but are unavailable for many non-model organisms. One such organism with rare ecological and evolutionary features is the epizoic barnacle Chelonibia testudinaria (Linnaeus,...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1715v1

Formal argument suggests that command, communication and control systems can remain stable in the sense of the Data Rate Theorem that mandates the minimum rate of control information required to stabilize inherently unstable 'plants', but may nonetheless, under...

["Autonomous Systems","Real-Time and Embedded Systems","Robotics","Theory and Formal Methods"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1714v1
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Identifying patterns and associations in data is fundamental to discovery in science. This work investigates a very simple instance of the problem, where each data point consists of a vector of binary attributes, and attributes are treated equally. For example,...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Theory and Formal Methods"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1713v1
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Tethering a fly for stationary flight allows for exquisite control of its sensory input, such as visual or olfactory stimuli or a punishing infrared laser beam. A torque meter measures the the turning attempts of the tethered fly around its vertical body axis....

["Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1712v1
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We explore environmentally-induced tumors in the context of the ongoing conflict between long-evolved cancer control mechanisms and the central flaw of multicellularity, using a number of convergent necessary conditions statistical models based on the Data Rate...

["Evolutionary Studies","Mathematical Biology","Oncology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1709v1
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Background. The shells of molluscs survive well in most sedimentary contexts and yield information about the diet of prehistoric humans. They also yield evidence of symbolic behaviours, through their use as beads for body adornments. Researchers often analyse the...

["Anthropology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1710v1
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Philodendron is the second most diverse genus of the Araceae, a tropical monocot family with significant morphological diversity along its wide geographic distribution in the Neotropics. Although evolutionary studies of Philodendron were conducted in recent years,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1708v1
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Phalaenopsis orchid is an important potted flower with high economic value around the world. We report the 3.1 Gb draft genome assembly of an important winter flowering Phalaenopsis ‘KHM190’ cultivar. We generated 89.5 Gb RNA-seq and 113 million sRNA-seq reads...

["Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1707v1
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Biodiversity analysis of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic data acquired from next-generation sequencing (NGS) requires following multiple analytic steps, often independent from each other with exception of passing output files of previous step as input for the...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1706v1
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Organizations like Mozilla, Microsoft, and Apple are flooded with thousands of automated crash reports per day. Although crash reports contain valuable information for debugging, there are often too many for developers to examine individually. Therefore, in industry,...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1705v1
7 downloads
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Sex-role reversal, in which males care for offspring, can occur when mate competition is stronger between females than males. Secondary sex traits and mate attracting displays in sex-role-reversed species are usually more pronounced in females than in males. The...

["Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1704v1
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Abattoir surveillance for bovine tuberculosis, which consists of identifying and submitting granulomas for histopathology and mycobacterial culture was the primary means for detecting new cases in the United States. Mycobacterial culture is expensive, labor intensive...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1703v1
10 downloads
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A variety of reasons have been advanced to explain the loss of fur in humans and why they differ in this way from all other primates. None of these reasons has become generally accepted as the explanation for the absence of functionally effective thermally insulating...

["Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1702v1
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