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Adaptation to pollinators is a key factor of diversification in angiosperms. The Caribbean sister genera Rhytidophyllum and Gesneria present an important diversification of floral characters. Most of their species can be divided in two major pollination syndromes....

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.861v1
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Severe gaps and biases in digital accessible information (DAI) of species distributions hamper prospects of safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystem services and reliably addressing central questions in ecology and evolution. Accordingly, governments have agreed...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.856v1
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Marsupials or metatherians are a group of mammals that are distinct in giving birth to young at early stages of development and in having a prolonged investment in lactation. The group consists of nearly 350 extant species, including kangaroos, koala, possums,...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.805
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Conservation and restoration priorities often focus on separate ecosystem problems. Inspired by the November 11th (2011) landslide event near Manizales, and the current poor results of Colombia’s Article 111 of Law 99 of 1993 as a conservation measure in this country,...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.779
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The post-genomic era is characterized by the direct acquisition and analysis of genomic data with many applications, including the enhancement of the understanding of microbial epidemiology and pathology. However, there are a number of molecular approaches to survey...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.761
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Accelerated loss of sea ice in the Arctic is opening routes connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans for longer periods each year. These changes will increase the ease and frequency with which marine birds and mammals are able to move between the Pacific and...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.835v1
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Fisheries bycatch is one of the most significant marine conservation issues as valuable fish are wasted and protected species harmed with potential negative ecological and socio-economic consequences. Even though there are indications that the small-scale handline...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.829v1
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Empirical studies in salt marshes, arid, and alpine systems support the hypothesis that facilitation between plants is an important ecological process in severe or ‘stressful’ environments. Coastal dunes are both abiotically stressful and frequently disturbed systems....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.768
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Environmental homogenization in coastal ecosystems impacted by human activities may be an important factor explaining the observed decline in fish species richness. We used fish community data (>200 species) from extensive surveys conducted in two biogeographic...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.760
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We analyzed the diversity and population structure of the 775 Vibrio isolates from different locations of the southwestern Atlantic Ocean (SAO), including St. Peter and St. Paul Archipelago (SPSPA), Abrolhos Bank (AB) and the St. Sebastian region (SS), between...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.741
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Morphological variation in the geographically widespread coral Porites lobata can make it difficult to distinguish from other massive congeneric species. This morphological variation could be attributed to geographic variability, phenotypic plasticity, or a combination...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.751
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Coral reefs are in decline across the globe as a result of overexploitation, pollution, disease and, more recently, climate change. The impacts of changes in coral cover on associated fish communities can be difficult to predict because of the uneven dependence...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.745
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Filamentous cells belonging to the candidate bacterial phylum KSB3 were previously identified as the causative agent of fatal filament overgrowth (bulking) in a high-rate industrial anaerobic wastewater treatment bioreactor. Here, we obtained near complete genomes...

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Genomics","Microbiology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.740
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The reality of larger and larger molecular databases and the need to integrate data scalably have presented a major challenge for the use of phenotypic data. Morphology is currently primarily described in discrete publications, entrenched in non-computer readable...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.807v1
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We present the first photographic evidence of the presence of the giant manta ray Manta birostris in east Australian waters. Two individuals were photographed off Montague Island in New South Wales and off the north east coast of Tasmania, during summer 2012 and...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.742

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