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Anchors are important attachment appendages that prevent the physical dislodging of a monogenean parasite from fish host gills. Common descent and evolutionary processes have left their mark on anchor morphometry, in the form of patterns of shape and size variation...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1283v1

Bacteria grow and transform elements at different rates, yet quantifying this variation in the environment is difficult. Determining isotope enrichment with fine taxonomic resolution after exposure to isotope tracers could help, but there are few suitable techniques....

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1282v1
815 downloads
451 views

Transcranial electrical stimulation (tES) is one of the most widely implemented forms of non-invasive neuromodulation in basic and clinical neuroscience. Further, the use of tES by healthy populations for various purposes is growing widespread daily. The effects...

["Bioengineering","Neuroscience","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1097v2

The tunicate Ciona intestinalis is an opportunistic invader with high potential for causing economic losses in aquaculture centers. Recent phylogenetic and population genetic analysis support the existence of a genetic complex described as C. intestinalis with...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1281v1
41 downloads
82 views

The development of predictive mathematical models can contribute to a deeper understanding of the specific stages of bone mechanobiology and the process by which bone adapts to mechanical forces. The objective of this work was to predict, with spatial accuracy,...

["Bioengineering","Computational Biology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1140v3

Recent technological advancements have enabled mobile devices to provide mobile users with substantial capability and accessibility. Energy is evidently one of the most critical resources for such devices; in spite of the substantial gain in popularity of mobile...

["Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing","World Wide Web and Web Science","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1280v1
16 downloads
55 views

Emerging concerns over energy security and accelerating climate change have led to a global interest in developing a sustainable biofuel. Recently, it was determined that algal biofuels can be possibly cultured in a wastewater medium due to high levels of nutrients...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1276v1
4 downloads
45 views

Industrial agriculture (IA) is detrimental to the environment, contaminates water and fosters climate change. Moreover, IA cannot guarantee food security for the 21st century. Single-Cell-protein (SCP) represents a safe alternative with minimal carbon and water...

["Agricultural Science","Bioengineering","Environmental Sciences","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1279v1
5 downloads
46 views

Agent-based modeling (ABM) is a bottom-up modeling approach, where each entity of the system being modeled is uniquely represented as an independent decision-making agent. ABMs are very sensitive to implementation details. Thus, it is very easy to inadvertently...

["Agents and Multi-Agent Systems","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Theory and Formal Methods"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1278v1
433 downloads
674 views

While reusing research data has evident benefits for the scientific community as a whole, decisions to archive and share these data are primarily made by individual researchers. In this paper we analyse, within a game theoretical framework, how sharing and reuse...

["Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.599v3
4 downloads
27 views

Despite being a relatively new discipline, Chinese Interpreting Studies (CIS) has witnessed tremendous growth in the number of publications and diversity of topics investigated over the past two decades. The number of doctoral dissertations produced has also increased...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Databases","Digital Libraries","Natural Language and Speech"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1277v1
65 downloads
369 views

Comprehensive analysis of shotgun metagenomic assemblies have revolutionized molecular microbial ecology, but few microbiologists command the full suite of bioinformatics skills necessary to process, interact, organize and visualize overlapping DNA sequence contigs....

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Computational Biology","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1275v1
2 downloads
9 views

The brown-headed cowbird (Molothrus ater) is an obligate brood parasite known to use over 200 host species. The red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) is a commonly used accepter host that incubates cowbird eggs and cares for cowbird nestlings and fledglings....

["Animal Behavior","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1274v1
2 downloads
12 views

Objective: Analyze the mortality by all causes in México during the Winter season. Methods: We extracted and tabulated data on monthly all-cause mortality in the general population from 1991 to 2008 from database INEGI. Coefficients of seasonal variation in mortality...

["Epidemiology","Global Health","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1273v1
36 downloads
52 views

Over the five decades since its beginnings, Chinese Interpreting Studies (CIS) has evolved into a dynamic field of academic enquiry with more than 3,500 scholars and 4,200 publications. Using quantitative and qualitative analysis, this scientometric study delves...

["Science Policy","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.952v3

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