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Cloud computing potentially ushers in a new era of computer music performance with exceptionally large computer music instruments consisting of 10s to 100s of virtual machines called a Cloud Orchestra. Cloud computing allows for the rapid provisioning of resources,...

["Computer Networks and Communications","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.991v1

Larger benthic foraminifera (LBF) are an important tool for the biostratigraphy of (sub)tropical shallow marine deposits. In Paleogene the genus Nummulites is an important genus for biostratigraphical zonation schemes. However, classification is Europe centered...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.990v1
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In exploratory (N>100) and confirmatory samples (N>600), we compared big-five personality traits between individuals who do or do not regularly wear a traditional wristwatch. Alongside lower levels of extraversion and openness, significantly higher levels of conscientiousness...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.989v1
21 downloads
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Due to alternative splicing the human ACTN1 gene codes for three different transcripts of α‑actinin; one isoform that is expressed only in the brain and two with a more general expression pattern. The sequence difference is located to the C-terminal domains and...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.988v1
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Overcoming drug-resistance is one of the major challenges to control tuberculosis (TB). The up-regulation of efflux pumps is one common mechanism that leads to drug-resistance. Therefore, immunotherapy targeting these efflux pump antigens could be promising strategy...

["Biochemistry","Microbiology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.987v1
76 downloads
59 views

Combining calibrated hydrophone measurements with vessel location data from the Automatic Identification System, we estimate underwater sound pressure levels for 1,582 unique ships that transited the core critical habitat of the endangered Southern Resident killer...

["Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.955v2
7 downloads
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Background. Phrynops present four valid species, including P. geoffroanus that might represents a complex of cryptic species. Here, we provide a preliminary analysis of the taxonomy and phylogenetic affinities within Phrynops, with special reference to the taxonomic...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.986v1
254 downloads
36 views

A unifying theme of many ongoing trends in software engineering is a blurring of the boundaries between building and operating software products. In this paper, we explore what we consider to be the logical next step in this succession: integrating runtime monitoring...

["World Wide Web and Web Science","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.985v1
12 downloads
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Monitoring of marine priority habitats has been recently undertaken in the Telašćica Nature Park (Croatia) in compliance with the management plan developed within the MedPAN South project. Assessment of the state of Posidonia oceanica meadows was made in 2011,...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.984v1
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Monitoring of Posidonia oceanica was carried out in the framework of the MedMPAnet Project in eight meadows not formerly explored in an area along the north coast of Croatia (Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, Northern Adriatic Sea). The survey was aimed to collect...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.983v1
2 downloads
9 views

In Mediterranean benthic ecosystems of shallow water local-scale predation maintains a main control on both sea urchin population and the ecological structure of macrophyte community. The use of the habitat by local predator guild in dependence on the regional...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.982v1
122 downloads
246 views

The fluid in the extracellular space around the neurons and glial cells is enclosed within the brain, kept separate from the circulation and the rest of the body-fluid. This brain interstitial fluid forms a distinct compartment; a sponge-like “inverse cell” that...

["Biochemistry","Neuroscience","Anatomy and Physiology","Neurology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.765v3
25 downloads
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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.952v2
5 downloads
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INTRODUCTION: Diabetic retinopathy affects majority (70% to 90%) of diabetic patients, causes visual impairment which leads to severe psycho-social disruption in life. Our objective was to study the patients of diabetic retinopathy, co-relate between the types...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology","Ophthalmology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.981v1
58 downloads
60 views

Rothschild (2013) suggested that many of the facial and postcranial scars in tyrannosaurid specimens are in fact caused by claws of the other tyrannosaurids. However, the evidences suggested by Rothschild (2013) are very weak. Tooth marks can have very different...

["Animal Behavior","Ecosystem Science","Paleontology","Zoology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.980v1

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