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Zika virus (ZIKV), a mosquito borne disease, has been linked to congenital anomalies in humans. Recent outbreaks of ZIKV have caused the scientific community to focus on this previously neglected pathogen. Information regarding phosphorylation potential of ZIKV...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2047v2

Barbiturases have scarce structural information available and do not fit in the conventional group of proteins. It is contemplated that they play a role in catabolism of s-triazine herbicide compounds. Structure as well as interaction data information of barbiturase...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2070v1
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Mementos encapsulate memories and serve as triggers for their recollections. By using a purple pigment producing bacterium as “ink” for writing on agar, a picture memento depicting the initials of students’ names was created to help them remember the strong friendships...

["Microbiology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.349v2
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The past influence the present and future; for example, in computational chemistry, simplifying assumptions and approximations important to problem solving in the pre-computing era remains relevant today in allowing simulation of larger systems with reasonable...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.365v2
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We evaluate the population genetic structure of the intertidal barnacle Jehlius cirratus across a broad portion of its geographic distribution using data from the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I (COI) gene region. Despite sampling diversity from over 3000km...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.596v3

Steroids play multiple roles in the regulation of development, physiology, reproduction, and behavior. Measuring circulating steroids is especially challenging since concentrations are extremely labile, responding to stressors within minutes. Matrices that integrate...

["Andrology","Diabetes and Endocrinology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2069v1

GRNsight is a web application and service for visualizing models of gene regulatory networks (GRNs). A gene regulatory network consists of genes, transcription factors, and the regulatory connections between them which govern the level of expression of mRNA and...

["Bioinformatics","Graphics","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2068v1

Aeromonas salmonicida subsp. salmonicida, the causative agent of furunculosis in salmonids, is an issue especially because many isolates of this bacterium display antibiotic resistances, which limit treatments against the disease. Recent results suggested the possible...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genomics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2067v1

The shift from marine to plant based ingredients in fish feeds affects the dietary concentrations and bioavailability of micronutrients, amino acids and lipids and consequently warrants a re-evaluation of dietary nutrient recommendations. In the present study,...

["Agricultural Science","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2066v1
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Challenging disposal problems are associated with plastics use: mainly due to its poor biodegrability and emissions of hazardous chemicals during incineration. Poly-β-hydroxybutyric acids (PHB), a lipid based storage polymer in bacteria, is biodegradable, biorenewable...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.534v4

Mock communities are an important tool for validating, optimizing, and comparing bioinformatics methods for microbial community analysis. We present mockrobiota, a public resource for sharing, validating, and documenting mock community data resources, available...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2065v1
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As nearshore ecosystems are increasingly degraded by human activities, active restoration is a critical strategy in ensuring the continued provision of goods and services by coastal habitats. After being absent for nearly six decades, over 1800 ha of the foundational...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1346v4
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In recent years the increasingly frequent use of the Web service, the advent of the cloud computing, the exponential growing of mobile devices with the introduction of pervasive and ubiquitous computing and the emergence of extreme distributed systems have brought...

["Computer Networks and Communications","Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1749v2

We present a simple mathematical technique that we call GRIM (Granularity-Related Inconsistency of Means) for verifying the summary statistics of published research reports in psychology. This technique evaluates whether the reported means of integer data such...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2064v1
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N-Acetyl-p-Aminophenol (APAP), aka acetaminophen, is the most commonly used over-the counter analgesic and antipyretic medication. However, its overdose leads to both liver and kidney damage. APAP-induced toxicity is considered as one of the primary causes of acute...

["Food Science and Technology","Neuroscience","Toxicology","Pathology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2063v1
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