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Background. Worldwide, cataract is a major cause of blindness. The paper aims to evaluate factors associated with borderline and poor outcomes of cataract surgery at an Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA) hospital in Trinidad and Tobago.Materials and Methods....

["Epidemiology","Ophthalmology","Public Health","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1222
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Background. Nepal is set to achieve MDG-5 goals by end of 2015. However, maternal health parameters will remain way below those of developed countries. This study was conducted to assess the factors contributing to utilization of ANC and safe delivery services...

["Global Health","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1215
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Bacillus sp. CDB3 possesses a novel eight-gene ars cluster (ars1, arsRYCDATorf7orf8) with some unusual features in regard to expression regulation. This study demonstrated that the cluster is a single operon but can also produce a short three-gene arsRYC transcript....

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1230
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The Mass, Metabolism and Length Explanation (MMLE) was advanced in 1984 to explain the relationship between metabolic rate and body mass for birds and mammals. This paper reports on a modernized version of MMLE. MMLE deterministically computes the absolute value...

["Biophysics","Mathematical Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1228
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Pawns is a programming language under development that supports algebraic data types, polymorphism, higher order functions and “pure” declarative programming. It also supports impure imperative features including destructive update of shared data structures via...

["Programming Languages"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.22
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Usability is a core construct of website evaluation and inherently defined as interactive. Yet, when analysing first impressions of websites, expected usability, i.e., before use, is of interest. Here we investigate to what extend ratings of expected usability...

["Human\u2013Computer Interaction","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.19
185 downloads
1,132 views

In contrast to dominant mode of ecological transition in the evolution of marine mammals, different lineages of toothed whales (Odontoceti) have repeatedly invaded freshwater ecosystems during the Cenozoic era. The so-called ‘river dolphins’ are now recognized...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1227
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As species become rare and approach extinction, purported sightings can be controversial, especially when scarce management resources are at stake. We consider the probability that each individual sighting of a series is valid. Obtaining these probabilities requires...

["Ecology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1224
12 downloads
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Cedecea neteri is a very rare human pathogen. We have isolated a strain of C. neteri SSMD04 from pickled mackerel sashimi identified using molecular and phenotypics approaches. Using the biosensor Chromobacterium violaceum CV026, we have demonstrated the presence...

["Genomics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1216
13 downloads
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In the Evolve and Resequence method (E&R), experimental evolution and genomics are combined to investigate evolutionary dynamics and the genotype-phenotype link. As other genomic approaches, this methods requires many replicates with large population sizes, which...

["Animal Behavior","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1214
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Perilipins are lipid droplet surface proteins that contribute to fat metabolism by controlling the access of lipids to lipolytic enzymes. Perilipins have been identified in organisms as diverse as metazoa, fungi, and amoebas but strikingly not in nematodes. Here...

["Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1213
22 downloads
103 views

In this study, we sequenced the genome of Pandoraea pnomenusa RB38 using Pacific Biosciences RSII (PacBio) Single Molecule Real Time (SMRT) sequencing technology. A pair of cognate luxI/R homologs was identified where the luxI homolog, ppnI, was found adjacent...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1225
55 downloads
362 views

Background. Neochelys franzeni Schleich, 1993 is the only pleurodire or side-necked turtle from the middle Eocene, Messel Pit (the first UNESCO, World Natural Heritage Site in Germany, since 1995). The original description of the species is based on two specimens...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1221
27 downloads
193 views

Gut-associated microbes of insects are postulated to provide a variety of nutritional functions including provisioning essential amino acids (EAAs). Demonstrations of EAA provisioning in insect-gut microbial systems, nonetheless, are scant. In this study, we investigated...

["Ecology","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1218
22 downloads
398 views

Several aspects of an individual’s appearance have been shown to predict personality and related behaviour. While some of these cues are grounded in biology (e.g., the human face), other aspects of a person’s appearance can be actively controlled (e.g., clothing)....

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1210

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