17 downloads
102 views

Sex structure is very labile between populations and specific for each population because it is a result of genetic, ontogenetic and biocenotic influences on the mollusks. In this study, the age frequency distribution, age-sex structure, and sex ratio were assessed...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5240
11 downloads
104 views

The antimicrobial additive triclosan has been used in personal care products widely across the globe for decades. Triclosan resistance has been noted among Vibrio spp., but reports have been anecdotal and the extent of phenotypic triclosan resistance across the...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology","Public Health","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5170
32 downloads
347 views

Black Band Disease (BBD) is a widely distributed and destructive coral disease that has been studied on a global scale, but baseline data on coral diseases is missing from many areas of the Arabian Seas. Here we report on the broad distribution and prevalence of...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5169
52 downloads
376 views

In Japan, the subtropical Ryukyu Archipelago (RYS; also known as the Nansei Islands) with its coral reefs has been shown to harbor very high levels of marine biodiversity. This study provides an overview of the state of marine biodiversity research in the RYS....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27029v1
43 downloads
505 views

Next-generation sequencing has provided powerful tools to conduct microbial ecology studies. Analysis of community composition relies on annotated databases of curated sequences to provide taxonomic assignments; however, these databases occasionally have errors...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5248
43 downloads
348 views

Litopenaeus vannamei is one of the most important shrimp species for worldwide aquaculture. Despite this, little genomic information is available for this penaeid and other closely related taxonomic crustaceans. Consequently, genes, proteins and their respective...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Genomics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5154
52 downloads
476 views

Zoantharians are sessile marine invertebrates and colonial organisms possessing sexual and asexual reproductive ability. The zooxanthellate zoantharian genus Palythoa is widely distributed in coral reef ecosystems. In the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan, sympatric Palythoa...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5132
280 downloads
2,228 views

Because the shapes and forms of many coral reefs resemble karst (erosion landforms created by dissolution of limestone), it is widely believed that those reefs have grown on karst foundations, and that Holocene growth perpetuates the underlying topography. However,...

["Computational Biology","Marine Biology","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.963v2
140 downloads
551 views

Deep sea lobsters are highly valued for seafood and provide the basis of important commercial fisheries in many parts of the world. Despite their economic significance, relatively little is known about their natural diets. Microscopic analyses of foregut content...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26667v2
18 downloads
60 views

Background. Pelagic pteropods Limacina helicina are widespread and can play an important role in the food webs and in biosedimentation in Arctic and Subarctic ecosystems. Previous publications have shown differences in the genetic structure of populations of L....

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27016v1
41 downloads
434 views

Background Changes in climate are predicted to influence parasite and pathogen infection patterns in terrestrial and marine environments. Increases in temperature in particular may greatly alter biological processes, such as host-parasite interactions. For example,...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5046
33 downloads
183 views

Evaluation of relative (allometric) growth provides useful information to understand the development of organisms, as well as to aid in the management of fishery-exploited species. Usually, relative growth analyses use classical models such as the linear equation...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5070
68 downloads
297 views

Natural products from the unique environments of sea water and oceans represent a largely unfamiliar source for isolation of new microbes, which are potent producers of secondary bioactive metabolites. These unique life-forms from the marine ecosphere have served...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Ecotoxicology","Green Chemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5049
36 downloads
264 views

The planktonic metabolic balance that is the balance between gross primary production (GPP) and community respiration (CR) was determined in Matilda Bay (estuarine) and Woodman Point (coastal) in Perth, Western Australia. The rates of net community production (NCP...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Biogeochemistry","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5081
40 downloads
204 views

Rongcheng Bay is a coastal bay of the Northern Yellow Sea, China. To investigate and monitor the fish resources in Rongcheng Bay, 187 specimens from 41 different species belonging to 28 families in nine orders were DNA-barcoded using the mitochondrial cytochrome...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5013

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