Varying Percentages of Steam-Flaked Corn Replacement Crushed Corn Impact on the Production Performance in Dairy Cows Silkworm conditioning systems are widely popular due to enhancements observed in productivity and in resource efficiencies. However, limited knowledge...

["Agricultural Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26897v1

The rapid increase in volume and complexity of biomedical data requires changes in research, communication, training, and clinical practices. This includes learning how to effectively integrate automated analysis with high-data-density visualizations that clearly...

["Computational Biology","Science and Medical Education","Human-Computer Interaction","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26896v1

Whole genome sequence comparisons have become essential for establishing a robust scheme in bacterial taxonomy. To generalize this genome-based taxonomy, fast, reliable and cost-effective genomesequencing methodologies are required. MinION, the palm-sized sequencer...

["Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26894v1

This paper examines the impact of disturbance factors – flooding and desiccation – on the distribution of water mites in the riparian springs situated in the valley of a small lowland river, the Krąpiel. The landscape factors and physicochemical parameters of the...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26895v1

Background. The intestinal microbiota plays essential functions that affect piglet health at the weaning stage. However, our understanding of the succession of bacterial intestinal communities during weaning and Nursery Periods of pig is limited. Methods. To better...

["Biodiversity","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26893v1

We present two cases of study of ontogenetic allometry in outlines of bivalves using longitudinal data, a rarity among fossils, based on the preserved post-larval record of shells. The examples are two infaunal burrowing bivalves of the southern South America,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26892v1

Background. The captive cetacean industry is very profitable and popular worldwide, focusing mainly on leisure activities such as “Swim-with-dolphins” (SWD) programs. However, there is a concern for how captivity could affect the bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus,...

["Conservation Biology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26891v1
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We establish a new pseudozeuxid genus Haimormus gen. nov. based on a new species Haimormus shimojiensis sp. nov. which was collected from a submarine limestone cave with the entrance at 35 m depth, in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. H. shimojiensis differs from...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4720
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Background Obesity-related central nervous system (CNS) pathologies like neuroinflammation and reactive gliosis are associated with high-fat diet (HFD) related elevation of saturated fatty acids like palmitic acid (PA) in neurons and astrocytes of the brain. Methods...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4696
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Sapium sebiferum, an ornamental and bio-energetic plant, is propagated by seed. Its seed coat contains germination inhibitors and takes a long time to stratify for germination. In this study, we discovered that the S. sebiferum seed coat (especially the tegmen)...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4690
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Background In China, there is insufficient evidence to support that screening programs can detect breast cancer earlier and improve outcomes compared with patient self-reporting. Therefore, we compared the pathological characteristics at diagnosis between self-detected...

["Epidemiology","Pathology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4567
43 downloads
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Low-cost Illumina sequencing of clinically-important bacterial pathogens has generated thousands of publicly available genomic datasets. Analyzing these genomes and extracting relevant information for each pathogen and the associated clinical phenotypes requires...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26890v2
66 downloads
260 views

The epigenome regulates the gene expression of all differentiated cells and indicates which specific genes must be transcribed. It is argued that the expression factors that act in specific genes of the somatic cells involved in a behavior also act in the partial...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26862v3
24 downloads
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The observation that monkeys appear to make transitive inferences has been taken as evidence of their ability to form and manipulate mental representations. However, alternative explanations have been proposed arguing that transitive inference performance based...

["Animal Behavior","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26889v1
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Rocky-intertidal species are often distributed as metacommunities along marine shores, as rocky habitats are patchy. Nearshore pelagic conditions often explain variation among the local communities, but most studies have been done on eastern ocean boundary coasts....

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26888v1

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