Conferences with contributed talks grouped into multiple concurrent sessions pose an interesting scheduling problem. From an attendee's perspective, choosing which talks to visit when there are many concurrent sessions is challenging since an individual may be...

["Artificial Intelligence","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27496v1
46 downloads
134 views

We describe a biologically-inspired research agenda with parallel tracks aimed at AI and AI safety. The bottom-up component consists of building a sequence of biophysically realistic simulations of simple organisms such as the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, the...

["Animal Behavior","Computational Biology","Entomology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27321v2
38 downloads
83 views

Anatomically and physiologically, the reproductive process of gestation or egg-laying, and dietary habits in vertebrates appear to be distinct processes. An in-depth analysis of the dietary habits of vertebrates reveals that the gestation or egg-laying characteristic...

["Biophysics","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27460v2

This study provides information on biological (gonadosomatic index), commercial quality (condition index and meat yield) and biochemical aspects (proximate composition, fatty acids) of the soft tissues of Flexopecten glaber reared in suspended cages in the Ionian...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology","Marine Biology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5810

The apple (Malus domestica Borkh) originally evolved to require temperatures below 7.2 °C for the induction of budding and flowering. In Brazil, breeders have overcome the climate barrier and developed the cultivars Anabela, Julieta, Carícia, and Eva, with low...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6265

We address the problem of inferring the causal direction between two variables by comparing the least-squares errors of the predictions in both possible directions. Under the assumption of an independence between the function relating cause and effect, the conditional...

["Artificial Intelligence","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.169

Background Monopolar spindle 1 (Mps1/TTK) is an apical dual-specificity protein kinase in the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) that guarantees accurate segregation of chromosomes during mitosis. High levels of Mps1 are found in various types of human malignancies,...

["Computational Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6299
1 download
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We present a study on co-authorship network representation based on network embedding together with additional information on topic modeling of research papers and new edge embedding operator. We use the link prediction (LP) model for constructing a recommender...

["Artificial Intelligence","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Digital Libraries","Network Science and Online Social Networks","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.172
280 downloads
369 views

Possible combinations of inputs in the order of 10100 can fire (axonal spike or action potential) a neuron that has nearly 104 inputs (dendritic spines). This extreme degeneracy of inputs that can fire a neuron is associated with significant loss of information...

["Biophysics","Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27228v5
28 downloads
77 views

Corals provide structure and food sources vital for the maintenance of coral reef fish diversity. However, coral reefs are currently under threat from climate change, which has led to the largest recorded loss of live coral. The loss of live coral, and corresponding...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27491v2
20 downloads
59 views

Background The long-term success of ex-situ conservation programmes depends on husbandry and enrichment practices complemented by a robust welfare assessment protocol. Most zoos and conservation programmes continue to employ a bottom-up approach to measure animal...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27495v1
16 downloads
53 views

The proliferation and differentiation of preadipocytes are regulated by microRNAs (miRNAs), hormones and other factors. This study aimed to investigate the effects of miR-331-3p on the proliferationand differentiation of preadipocytes in addition to fatty acid...

["Cell Biology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27494v1
23 downloads
51 views

The reef crests of the Jardines de la Reina National Park are largely formed by Acropora palmata, but colonies of Acropora cervicornis and the hybrid Acropora prolifera are also present. This study shows spatial distribution of colonies, thickets and live fragments...

["Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27493v1
15 downloads
113 views

Understanding sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) response to multiple pest injury, sugarcane borer (Diatraea saccharalis) and spittlebug (Mahanarva fimbriolata), is essential to make better management decisions. Moreover, the consequences of both pests on the sugarcane...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6166
20 downloads
122 views

Background Current regulatory pesticide risk assessments for bees are based primarily on the honey bee (Apis mellifera) and may not always be protective of solitary bees. To incorporate solitary bees into the risk assessment process, standardized methods to assess...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6278

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