21 downloads
55 views

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
14 downloads
60 views

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
34 downloads
93 views

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
154 downloads
239 views

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
77 downloads
136 views

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
35 downloads
67 views

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
60 downloads
144 views

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
19 downloads
65 views

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
43 downloads
79 views

Background: NACs are one of the major transcription factor families in plants which play an important role in plant growth and development, as well as in adverse stress responses. Methods: In this study, we cloned a salt-inducible NAC transcription factor gene...

["Genetics","Environmental Impacts","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27861v1
62 downloads
215 views

Wind energy generation affects landscapes as new roads, pads, and transmission lines are constructed. Limiting the landscape change from these facilities likely minimizes impacts to biodiversity and sensitive wildlife species. We examined the effects of wind energy...

["Ecology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7129
31 downloads
208 views

The aquaculture of salmonid fishes is a multi-billion dollar industry with production over 3 million tons annually. However, infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV), which infects and kills salmon and trout, significantly reduces the revenue of the salmon...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Microbiology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7151
28 downloads
105 views

The imminent threat of climate change lies in its potential to disrupt the balance of ecosystems, particularly vulnerable areas such as mountain-top remnant forests. An example of such a fragile ecosystem is the Sierra San Pedro Mártir (SSPM) National Park of Mexico’s...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7220
33 downloads
162 views

Despite being classified as critically endangered, little work has been done on leopard protection in Pakistan. Once widely present throughout this region, leopards are now sparsely distributed, and possibly extinct from much of their previously recorded habitat....

["Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7243
33 downloads
116 views

Background Bovine erythrocytes undergo important changes in their morphology and chemical composition during the first weeks of age, which must be understood to accurately interpret hematology results in calves. The objectives of this prospective cohort study were...

["Veterinary Medicine","Anatomy and Physiology","Hematology","Internal Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7248
37 downloads
141 views

Autogenic engineers (i.e., biogenic structure) add to habitat complexity by altering the environment by their own physical structures. The presence of autogenic engineers is correlated with increases in species abundance and biodiversity. Biogenic structural communities...

["Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7277

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