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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

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
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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
26 downloads
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Natural selection, the most important force in evolution, comes in three forms. Negative purifying selection removes deleterious variation and maintains adaptations. Positive directional selection fixes beneficial variants, producing new adaptations. Balancing...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.976
22 downloads
78 views

Objective. Bringing together genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and other -omics technologies is an important step towards developing highly personalized medicine. However, instrumentation has advances far beyond expectations and now we are able to generate...

["Computational Biology","Genetics","Genomics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.970
33 downloads
111 views

The seed oil of meadowfoam, a new crop in the Limnanthaceae family, is highly enriched in very long chain fatty acids that are desaturated at the Δ5 position. The unusual oil is desirable for cosmetics and innovative industrial applications and the seed meal remaining...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.915
15 downloads
39 views

Wild crop relatives are an important source of genetic diversity for crop improvement. However, gene flow from cultivated species into wild species may prove detrimental. Introgression may lead to changes in wild species by incorporating alleles from domesticated...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1095v1
8 downloads
30 views

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:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1094v1
12 downloads
101 views

Dopamine is a major neurotransmitter in the human brain and is associated with various diseases. Schizophrenia, for example, is treated by blocking the dopamine receptors type 2. In 2009, Shaner, Miller and Mintz stated that schizophrenia was the low fitness variant...

["Anthropology","Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1083v1
119 downloads
113 views

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.861v2
11 downloads
18 views

The occurrence of sexual reproduction and flowering synchronization of angiosperms has been widely studied and may be induced by external or internal cues. Although factors such as predator satiation and pollination efficiency may explain why synchronization can...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1061v1
45 downloads
51 views

Transporter-facilitated arsenite extrusion is the major pathway of arsenic resistance within bacteria. So far only two types of membrane-bound transporter proteins, ArsB and ArsY (ACR3), have been well studied, although the arsenic transporters in bacteria display...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.943
52 downloads
266 views

Falling costs in genomic laboratory experiments have led to a steady increase of genomic feature and variation data. Multiple genomic data formats exist for sharing these data, and whilst they are similar, they are addressing slightly different data viewpoints...

["Bioinformatics","Genetics","Genomics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.933
43 downloads
49 views

Background: The somatic mutation theory as the origin of cancer (carcinogenesis) was born some 100 years ago, when Theodor Boveri 1914 suggested that a combination of chromosomal defects may result in cancer. This was followed by Karl-Heinrich Bauer in 1928 suggesting...

["Cell Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1024v1
172 downloads
294 views

Metabarcoding is an emerging genetic tool to rapidly assess biodiversity in ecosystems. It involves high-throughput sequencing of a standard gene from an environmental sample and comparison to a reference database. However, no consensus has emerged regarding laboratory...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1023v1

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