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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
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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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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Scaffolding errors and incorrect repeat disambiguation during de novo assembly can result in large scale misassemblies in draft genomes. Nextera mate pair sequencing data provide additional information to resolve assembly ambiguities during scaffolding. Here, we...

["Bioinformatics","Genetics","Genomics","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.996
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Recent advances in CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing tool have made great promises to basic and biomedical research as well as gene therapy. Efforts to make the CRISPR-Cas9 system applicable in gene therapy are largely focused on two aspects: 1) increasing the specificity...

["Cell Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.818v4
100 downloads
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Documented fatalities of bats at wind turbines have raised serious concerns about the future impacts of increased wind power development on populations of migratory bat species. However, for most bat species we have no knowledge of the size of populations and their...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.983
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Maintaining high levels of physical function is an important aspect of successful ageing. While muscle mass and strength contribute to functional performance in older adults, little is known about the possible genetic basis for the heterogeneity of physical function...

["Genetics","Genomics","Geriatrics","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.980
51 downloads
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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 can be conveniently classified into six groups (V1-V6), based on...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1126v1

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