3 downloads
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Seasonality is an important feature of essentially all natural systems but the consequences of seasonality have been vastly underappreciated. Early work emphasized the role of seasonality in driving cyclic population dynamics, but the consequences of seasonality...

["Ecology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27235v1
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This paper describes a method that uses georeferenced landscape pictures extracted from open picture collections for the determination of the population's interest in spatial features. The automated method takes into account the coordinates of the camera position...

["Human-Computer Interaction","Computer Vision","Visual Analytics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27234v1
8 downloads
24 views

Background: Sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) is a highly nutritious, tannin-containing, and tetraploid forage legume. Due to the lack of detailed transcriptomic and genomic information on this species, genetic and breeding projects for sainfoin improvement have...

["Agricultural Science","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27232v1
5 downloads
31 views

Life is essentially an organised network of chemical reactions (metabolic pathways) that can create copies of itself given a source of energy. How was this complex reaction network formed from the simple molecules that were present on the early Earth? I will answer...

["Biochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27233v1
13 downloads
122 views

Genetic studies of the Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos) have so far focused on populations from Europe and North America, although the largest distribution area of brown bears is in Asia. In this study, we reveal population genetic parameters for the brown bear...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5660
11 downloads
105 views

The microsporidian Nosema bombycis is an obligate intracellular parasite of Bombyx mori, that lost its intact tricarboxylic acid cycle and mitochondria during evolution but retained its intact glycolysis pathway. N. bombycis hexokinase (NbHK) is not only a rate-limiting...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5658
21 downloads
678 views

We comment on Eichstaedt et al.’s (2015a) claim to have shown that language patterns among Twitter users, aggregated at the level of US counties, predicted county-level mortality rates from atherosclerotic heart disease (AHD), with “negative” language being associated...

["Epidemiology","Health Policy","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5656
14 downloads
60 views

Tetraena mongolica Maxim (Zygophyllaceae) is an endangered species endemic to western Inner Mongolia and China, and is currently threatened by habitat loss and human over-exploitation. We explored the genetic background, its genetic diversity, population structure,...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5645
8 downloads
147 views

The genus Leggadina (colloquially known as ‘short-tailed mice’) is a common component of Quaternary faunas of northeastern Australia. They represent a member of the Australian old endemic murid radiation that arrived on the continent sometime during the late Cenozoic....

["Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5639
16 downloads
50 views

Objective The benefits of IL-35 treatment have been verified in multiple animal models of diseases, while its influence on T cells immunity under normal condition still needs to be elucidated. The present study was designed to investigate the effects modulating...

["Immunology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5638
12 downloads
39 views

Background Understanding the underlying factors that determine the relative abundance of plant species is critical to predict both biodiversity and ecosystem function. Biotic and abiotic factors can shape the distribution and the relative abundance of species across...

["Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5619
12 downloads
62 views

The hysteresis of the seasonal relationships between vegetation indices (VIs) and gross ecosystem production (GEP) results in differences between these relationships during vegetative and reproductive phases of plant development cycle and may limit their applicability...

["Agricultural Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5613
10 downloads
74 views

Background Denitrification is one of the main pathways of the N-cycle, during which nitrate is converted to dinitrogen gas, in four consecutive reactions that are each catalyzed by a different metalloenzyme. One of the intermediate metabolites is nitrous oxide,...

["Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5603
8 downloads
54 views

Background Analyses of the control region sequences of European brown trout populations’ mitrochondrial DNA have revealed five main evolutionary lineages (Atlantic, Danubian, Mediterranean, Adriatic, Marble) mostly relating to the main water basins; however, the...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5152
11 downloads
28 views

The edible seaweed Caulerpa lentillifera, a powerful natural food source that is rich in protein, minerals, dietary fibers, vitamins, saturated fatty acids and unsaturated fatty acids, has been mass cultured in some Asian countries and has been the focus of researchers...

["Natural Resource Management","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27231v1

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