10 downloads
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Background Vestimentiferan tubeworms are some of the most recognizable fauna found at deep-sea cold seeps, isolated environments where hydrocarbon rich fluids fuel biological communities. Several studies have investigated tubeworm population structure; however,...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Genomics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2366
35 downloads
119 views

Mutation processes differ between types of point mutation, genomic locations, cells, and biological species. For some point mutations, specific neighbouring bases are known to be mechanistically influential. Beyond these cases, numerous questions remain unresolved...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2236v2
54 downloads
552 views

Information on connectivity is becoming increasingly in demand as marine protected areas are being designed as an integral part of a network to protect marine resources at the ecosystem level. Larval dispersal and population structure, however, remain very difficult...

["Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2330
17 downloads
248 views

A homologue to a widely used genetic marker, pla, for Yersinia pestis has been identified in tissue samples of two species of rat (Rattus rattus and Rattus norvegicus) and of mice (Mus musculus and Apodemus sylvaticus) using a microarray based platform to screen...

["Genetics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2216
7 downloads
55 views

As space flight becomes more accessible in the future, humans will be exposed to gravity conditions other than our 1G environment on Earth. Changes in physiology and anatomy in altered gravity conditions have long been observed, especially the loss of muscle mass...

["Developmental Biology","Genetics","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2363v1
260 downloads
2,998 views

The “scaly-tailed squirrels” of the rodent family Anomaluridae have a long evolutionary history in Africa, and are now represented by two gliding genera (Anomalurus and Idiurus) and a rare and obscure genus (Zenkerella) that has never been observed alive by mammalogists....

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2320
41 downloads
142 views

1) DNA metabarcoding is a powerful tool to assess biodiversity by amplifying and sequencing a standardized gene marker region. Its success is often limited due to variable binding sites that introduce amplification biases. Thus the development of optimized primers...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2352v1
116 downloads
327 views

The ability to control the activity of specific neurons in freely behaving animals provides an effective way to probe the contributions of neural circuits to behavior. Wide interest in studying principles of neural circuit function using the fruit fly Drosophila...

["Animal Behavior","Genetics","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2354v1
32 downloads
242 views

The brain’s biological clock, the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), exhibits endogenous 24-hour rhythms in gene expression and spontaneous firing rate; however, the functional relationship between these neuronal rhythms is not fully understood. Here, we used a Per1::GFP...

["Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2297
46 downloads
355 views

Background. Multiplexed sequencing is commonly performed on massively parallel short-read sequencing platforms such as Illumina, and the efficiency of library normalisation can affect the quality of the output dataset. Although several library normalisation approaches...

["Biotechnology","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2281
72 downloads
488 views

One of the simplest models of adaptation to a new environment is Fisher’s Geometric Model (FGM), in which populations move on a multidimensional landscape defined by the traits under selection. The predictions of this model have been found to be consistent with...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2256
64 downloads
391 views

The Chelonid herpesvirus 5 (ChHV5) has been consistently associated with fibropapillomatosis (FP), a transmissible neoplastic disease of marine turtles. Whether ChHV5 plays a causal role remains debated, partly because while FP tumours have been clearly documented...

["Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences","Genetics","Marine Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2274
43 downloads
251 views

In studying genomic architecture, highly repetitive regions have historically posed a challenge when investigating sequence variation and content. High-throughput sequencing has enabled researchers to use whole-genome shotgun sequencing to estimate the abundance...

["Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2314v1
52 downloads
304 views

The subfamily Lamioideae (Lamiaceae) comprises ten tribes, of which only Stachydeae and Synandreae include New World members. Previous studies have investigated the phylogenetic relationships among the members of Synandreae based on plastid and nuclear ribosomal...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2220
73 downloads
484 views

The use of unique DNA sequences as a method for taxonomic identification is no longer fundamentally controversial, even though debate continues on the best markers, methods, and technology to use. Although both existing databanks such as GenBank and BOLD, as well...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Genetics","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2201

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