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Guinea-Conakry has one of the highest plant diversities in Sub-Saharan West Africa and is part of the Upper Guinean Forest ecoregion and the Guinean Forests of West Africa biodiversity hotspot. Guinea is a major supplier of the world’s bauxite and has significant...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3451v4

Mating systems largely affect individual reproductive strategies which further drives evolution. Monogamy, where males and females form exclusive pairs for more than one breeding season, is particularly intriguing in this context, as there are real and potential...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27866v1
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The aim of this study was the characterization of fatty acids, antioxidant activity, some physical properties, nutrient content, sugars, and minerals in the pulp and seeds of the date cultivar ‘Medjool’ (Phoenix dactylifera L.) grown in Mexico. The samples were...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6821
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Deer antler, as the only mammalian regenerative appendage, provides an optimal model to study regenerative medicine. Antler harvested from red deer or sika deer were mainly study objects used to disclose the mechanism underlying antler regeneration over past decades....

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Developmental Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7299
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Projected increases in global temperatures brought on by climate change threaten to disrupt many biological and ecological processes. Tropical ectotherms, like many fishes, can be particularly susceptible to temperature change as they occupy environments with narrow...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7320
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Niche production is intended to produce premium pork, but several husbandry factors may affect the meat fatty acid composition and aroma. Fatty acid profile (by GC-FID) of raw meat and volatile compounds (by SPME-GC–MS) of cooked meat were analysed in loin samples...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7322
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The effect of reindeer Rangifer tarandus L. grazing on the ground-dwelling spider assemblage in Northern Finland was studied. Changes in species richness, abundance and evenness of spider assemblages were analyzed in relation to changes in vegetation and environmental...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7330
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Background Soil microbial communities and their associated enzyme activities play key roles in carbon cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. Soil microbial communities are sensitive to resource availability, but the mechanisms of microbial regulation have not been...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Soil Science","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7343
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Background Adolescence is a vulnerable period of life, and many mental health and behavioral problems emerge during this particular period, including depression, internet addiction (IA), and suicidal behaviors. Poor quality of life (QOL) and IA have been found...

["Epidemiology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7357
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Feeding is a complex behaviour comprised of satiety control, foraging, ingestion and subsequent digestion. Cichlids from the East African Great Lakes are renowned for their diverse trophic specializations, largely predicated on highly variable jaw morphologies....

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27865v1
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Background. In stress research, economic instruments for introducing acute stress responses are needed. In this study, we investigated whether the socially evaluated cold-pressor group test (SECPT-G) induces salivary alpha-amylase and/or cortisol responses in the...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27658v2
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A coral disease with white plague-like signs was observed near Virginia Key, Florida, in September 2014. The disease outbreak directly followed a regional high temperature coral-bleaching event. Now called stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD), it has spread...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27860v2
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Background: Promoting and maintaining health is critical to ruminant welfare and productivity. Within human medicine, faecal lactoferrin is quantified for routine assessment of various gastrointestinal illnesses avoiding the need for blood sampling. This approach...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27864v1
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FASTA file format is a common file type for distributing proteome information, especially those obtained from Uniprot. While MATLAB could automatically read fasta files using the built-in function, fastaread, important information such as protein name and organism...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27856v2
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Tartary buckwheat (Fagopyrum tataricum), a popular and traditional health care-related cereal, has recently been the focus of research because of its metabolic regulation of flavonoids. Elicitingtissues in vitroculture is an effective way to explore flavonoid biosynthesis...

["Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27862v1

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