82 downloads
264 views

Octopus oliveri is a widespread and common rocky intertidal cephalopod that mates readily in the laboratory, but for which mating behavior has not been reported previously. Four sets of behavioral experiments were recorded wherein three males, small, medium & large...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6927
89 downloads
696 views

The mole snake (Pseudaspis cana) is capable of inflicting unusual bites in defence and during male combat that present as two parallel lacerations. We investigated the dental morphology of the mole snake by making SEM images, and by CT-scanning and digitally reconstructing...

["Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6943
84 downloads
237 views

Changes in behavior are often the proximate response of animals to human disturbance, with variability in tolerance levels leading some species to exhibit striking shifts in life history, fitness, and/or survival. Thus, elucidating the effects of disturbance on...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Zoology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6956
59 downloads
169 views

Excessive alcohol consumption is a risk factor for liver diseases. Enhancement of alcohol metabolism could be an effective strategy to prevent these adverse effects since it promotes the clearance of ethanol and acetaldehyde from the serum. Polyphenol-rich products...

["Food Science and Technology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6989
112 downloads
401 views

Background The current study applies both traditional and Diffusible Iodine Contrast Enhanced computed microtomography (DICE µCT) techniques to reveal the musculoskeletal anatomy of Phlyctimantis maculatus. DICE µCT has emerged as a powerful tool to visualise intricate...

["Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7003
116 downloads
177 views

The genome-scale metabolic model of a lipid-overproducing strain of Mucor circinelloides WJ11 was developed. The model (iNI1159) contained 1,159 genes, 648 EC numbers, 1,537 metabolites, and 1,355 metabolic reactions, which were localized in different compartments...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Mycology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7015
54 downloads
145 views

The impacts of continued degradation of watersheds on coastal coral reefs world-wide is alarming, and action addressing anthropogenic stressors and subsequent rehabilitation of watersheds and adjacent reefs is an urgent priority. The aim of this study is to develop...

["Biochemistry","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7020
88 downloads
142 views

This study reports the whole chloroplast genome of Fagus crenata (subgenus Fagus), a foundation tree species of Japanese temperate forests. The genome has a total of 158,227 bp containing 111 genes, including 76 protein-coding genes, 31 tRNA genes and 4 ribosomal...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7026
59 downloads
174 views

When an individual attends to certain types of information more than others, the behavior is termed an attention bias. The occurrence of attention biases in humans and animals can depend on their affective states. Based on evidence from the human literature and...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7033
54 downloads
169 views

Background Although pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria lack their own ubiquitination machinery, they have evolved or acquired virulence effectors that can manipulate the host ubiquitination process through structural and/or functional mimicry of host machinery....

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7055
43 downloads
129 views

Urbanization is one of the most significant land cover transformations, and while climate alteration is one of its most cited ecological consequences we have very limited knowledge on its effect on species’ thermal responses. We investigated whether changes in...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7060
80 downloads
103 views

Background Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is known as determining part of human obesity. The impact of body weight (BW) gain on liver metabolism has not been extensively investigated yet. Objectives To investigate hepatic alterations caused by increasing BW...

["Biochemistry","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology","Internal Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7069
59 downloads
149 views

Background Sprint interval training (SIT) can be as effective, or more effective, than continuous moderate intensity exercise (CMIE) for improving a primary risk factor for cardiometabolic disease, low cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF). However, there has been no...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7077
68 downloads
240 views

Background Laminitis is a common equine disease characterized by foot pain, and is commonly diagnosed using a five-grade Obel system developed in 1948 using sepsis-related cases. However, endocrinopathic laminitis is now the most common form of the disease and...

["Veterinary Medicine","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7084
70 downloads
372 views

Growing nectar- and pollen-rich flowering plant varieties in domestic gardens and other greenspace is an important pro-environmental behaviour that supports pollinating insects. Wildlife gardening is popular in the UK; however, public attitudes and behaviour relating...

["Biodiversity","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7088

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