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Coral reefs surrounding the islands lying close to the coast are unique to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) in that they are frequently exposed to disturbance events including floods caused by cyclonic rainfall, strong winds and occasional periods of prolonged above-average...

["Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1092
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Conservation genomics has become an increasingly popular term, yet it remains unclear whether the non-invasive sampling that is essential for many conservation-related studies is compatible with the minimum requirements for harnessing next-generation sequencing...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1106
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Methylation has previously been associated with allele specific expression in ants. Recently, we found methylation is important in worker reproduction in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris. Here we searched for allele specific expression in twelve genes associated...

["Animal Behavior","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1079
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Research on climate change-driven coral disease outbreaks has greatly advanced our understanding of the coral innate immune system, and coral genomics has provided insight into the evolution of metazoan immune systems. However, only recently has next generation...

["Conservation Biology","Genetics","Genomics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1230v1
44 downloads
285 views

Phylogenetic comparative methods (PCMs), especially ones based on linear models, have played a central role in understanding species’ trait evolution. These methods, however, usually assume that phylogenetic trees are known without error or uncertainty, but this...

["Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Taxonomy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1216v1
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The nematode, C. elegans is a useful organism to study aging due to its relatively short lifespan and genetic tractability. The lifespan of a population of worms can be easily determined. Under normal conditions worms can live up to 2 weeks, and if they are under...

["Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1211v1
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The funnel-web spider Macrothele calpeiana is a charismatic Mygalomorph with a great interest in basic, applied and translational research. Nevertheless, current scarcity of genomic and transcriptomic data of this species clearly limits the research in this non-model...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1064
41 downloads
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Patterns of dispersal and connectivity of the Caribbean gorgonian Antillogorgia elisabethae in The Bahamas were assessed in both adults and recently settled recruits from 13 sites using microsatellite loci. Adult populations along the Little Bahama Bank (LBB) exhibited...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1019
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205 views

In species that live in one-male groups, resident males monopolize access to a group of females and are assumed to have higher reproductive success than bachelors. We tested this assumption using genetic, demographic, and behavioral data from 8 groups of wild blue...

["Animal Behavior","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1043
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140 views

While prevailing theories of crop evolution suggest that crop diversity and cultural diversity should be linked, empirical evidence for such a link remains inconclusive. In particular, few studies have investigated such patterns on a local scale. Here, we address...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1192v1
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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:10.7717/peerj.1028
27 downloads
234 views

Group II introns are closely linked to eukaryote evolution because nuclear spliceosomal introns and the small RNAs associated with the spliceosome are thought to trace their ancient origins to these mobile elements. Therefore, elucidating how group II introns move,...

["Biotechnology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1017
64 downloads
390 views

The serpin superfamily is characterized by proteins that fold into a conserved tertiary structure and exploits a sophisticated and irreversible suicide-mechanism of inhibition. Vertebrate serpins are classified into six groups (V1–V6), based on three independent...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1026
21 downloads
134 views

Telomerase core enzyme minimally consists of the telomerase reverse transcriptase domain-containing protein (Est2 in budding yeast S. cerevisiae) and telomerase RNA, which contains the template specifying the telomeric repeat sequence synthesized. Here we report...

["Biochemistry","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1177v1
43 downloads
341 views

The knowledge of a species’ population structure is essential for the development of adequate conservation actions as well as for the understanding of its evolution. The population structure is unknown in all species of the Genus Psammodromus, including the Western...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.994

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