Research in Arabidopsis and other model species has uncovered mechanisms regulating important biological processes in plants. With the advent of high quality functional genomic resources in wheat it is now possible to use this knowledge for crop improvement directly...

["Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26877v1

Background. Early adulthood is a period associated with poor diet and rapid weight gain. This is also an age of transition, including environmental, social and lifestyle changes which may be associated with changes in diet. We assess longitudinal associations between...

["Epidemiology","Nutrition","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26876v1
64 downloads
298 views

Ampelisca eschrichtii Krøyer, 1842 of the Sakhalin Shelf of the Okhotsk Sea, Far Eastern Russia, comprise the highest known biomass concentration of any amphipod population in the world and are a critically important prey source for western gray whales. The high...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3496v2

Web traffic is highly jittery and unpredictable. Load balancer plays a significant role in mitigating the uncertainty in web environments. With the growing adoption of cloud computing infrastructure, software load balancer becomes more common in recent years. Current...

["Computer Networks and Communications","Distributed and Parallel Computing","Network Science and Online Social Networks","World Wide Web and Web Science","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26875v1
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Background The vertical jump is used to estimate sports performance capabilities and physical fitness in children, elderly, non-athletic and injured individuals. Different jump techniques and measurement tools are available to assess vertical jump height and peak...

["Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4669
2 downloads
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A new genus Kindia (Pavetteae, Rubiaceae) is described with a single species, Kindia gangan, based on collections made in 2016 during botanical exploration of Mt Gangan, Kindia, Republic of Guinea in West Africa. The Mt Gangan area is known for its many endemic...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4666
2 downloads
2 views

Background The carabid beetle species Pterostichus oblongopunctatus is common in different types of forests in Poland and Europe. With respect to this species, some unclarities exist concerning the morphological feature of punctures on the elytra. P. oblongopunctatus...

["Entomology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4657
1 download
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Plant pathogen detection systems have been useful tools to monitor inoculum presence and initiate management schedules. More recently, a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay was successfully designed for field use in the grape powdery mildew pathosystem;...

["Agricultural Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4639
2 downloads
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The development of an underwater near-infrared spectroscopy (uNIRS) device has enabled previously unattainable measurements of peripheral muscle hemodynamics and oxygenation to be taken within the natural aquatic environment. The purposes of this study were (i)...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4393
3 downloads
30 views

The 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing is a widely used high-throughput method for the taxonomic inference in microbial communities. Many data analysis pipelines have been developed to enhance the accuracy in reflecting the real taxonomy, in order to better guide...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26872v1
4 downloads
28 views

Background. Mexico is one of the most megadiverse countries in the world, with considerable reaches and endemicity in the diversity of fishes compared to other countries and regions. Recent phylogenetic studies in co-distributed species of widespread fishes, besides...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26873v1
9 downloads
33 views

Despite its theoretical relationship, the effect of body size on the performance of species distribution models (SDM) has only been assessed in a few studies of terrestrial taxa. We aim to assess the effect of body size on the performance of SDM in river fish....

["Ecosystem Science","Freshwater Biology","Natural Resource Management","Ecohydrology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26874v1
44 downloads
96 views

Vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) are one of the most widely distributed non-human primate species found in South Africa. They occur across all the South African provinces, inhabiting a large variety of habitats. These habitats vary sufficiently that it...

["Anthropology","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26577v2
19 downloads
56 views

Strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) is an ideal plant for fruit development and ripening research due to the rapid substantial changes in fruit color, aroma, taste and softening. To gain deeper insights into the genes that play a central regulatory role in strawberry...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26870v1
10 downloads
65 views

High-throughput phenotype assays are a cornerstone of systems biology as they allow direct measurements of mutations, genes, strains, or even different genera. High-throughput methods also require data analytic methods that reduce complex time-series data to a...

["Computational Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4681

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