60 downloads
167 views

For the 2018 YPIC Challenge contestants were invited to try to decipher two unknown English questions encoded by a synthetic protein expressed in Escherichia coli. In addition to deciphering the sentence, contestants were asked to determine the 3D structure and...

["Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27802v1
24 downloads
39 views

It is important to get data with Signal-Noise-Ratios (SNR) as high as possible. Compared to other techniques, filtering methods are fast. But they do not make full use of the characteristics of sample structure which reflected by relevant high SNR images. In this...

["Computer Vision","Visual Analytics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27800v1
53 downloads
120 views

The expansion of research in forensic neuropsychiatric practice has led to several developments with an interdisciplinary focus in legal systems and psychiatry around the globe. Given the dearth of scientometric analyses in this area, this article will help increase...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27799v1
227 downloads
409 views

Metabarcoding can rapidly determine the species composition of bulk samples and thus aids ecosystem assessment. However , it is essential to use primer sets that minimize amplification bias among taxa to maximize species recovery. Despite this fact, the performance...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Molecular Biology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27801v1
66 downloads
315 views

Background Processed seafood products are not readily identifiable based on physical characteristics, which leaves the industry vulnerable to high levels of product mislabelling (globally estimated at 5–30% mislabelled). This is both a food safety issue and a consumer...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Taxonomy","Science and Medical Education","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7138
99 downloads
194 views

The increase in greenhouse gases with high global warming potential such as methane is a matter of concern and requires multifaceted efforts to reduce its emission and increase its mitigation from the environment. Microbes such as methanotrophs can assist in methane...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Synthetic Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6685
80 downloads
119 views

Background The soil fungal community plays an important role in global carbon cycling and shows obvious seasonal variations, however, drivers, particularly stochastic drivers, of the seasonal variation in the fungal community have never been addressed in sufficient...

["Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6962
81 downloads
334 views

Emerging infectious diseases are an increasingly important threat to wildlife conservation, with amphibian chytridiomycosis, caused by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, the disease most commonly associated with species declines and extinctions. However, some amphibians...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7021
148 downloads
126 views

Clade A type 2C protein phosphatases (PP2CAs), as central regulators of abscisic acid (ABA) signaling, negative control growth, development and responses to multiple stresses in plants. PP2CA gene families have been characterized at genome-wide levels in several...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7105
60 downloads
150 views

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of complex microbial genomic DNA templates with degenerate primers can lead to distortion of the underlying community structure due to inefficient primer-template interactions leading to bias. We previously described...

["Bioengineering","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7121
86 downloads
134 views

Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.) is an economically important aquatic plant with multiple applications, but water salinity and cold stress seriously affect lotus yield and distribution. The basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors (TFs) play a vital...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7153
78 downloads
141 views

Objectives The purpose of this study is to investigate the patterns of complementary and alternative medicine use and its association with time to conventional treatment. Design A cross-sectional study design was designed. Setting and participants The study was...

["Epidemiology","Health Policy","Oncology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7159
81 downloads
132 views

Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) and other computational biology techniques are gradually discovering the causal gene variants that contribute to late-onset human diseases. After more than a decade of genome-wide association study efforts, these can account...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7168
69 downloads
123 views

The commercial asset value of sequestered forest carbon is based on protocols employed globally, however, their scientific basis has not been validated. We review and analyze commercial forest carbon protocols and offsets, claimed to have reduced net greenhouse...

["Ecosystem Science","Biosphere Interactions","Climate Change Biology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27798v1
42 downloads
95 views

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus L.) is widely cultivated in Northwest China which has become an emerging economic crop with rapid development. Because of its elevated inulin content and high resistance, it is widely used in functional food, inulin processing,...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27796v1

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