25 downloads
128 views

Background Schizophrenia (SCZ) is a complex and severe mental illness. There is a lack of effective biomarkers for SCZ diagnosis. The aim of this study was to explore the possibility of using serum peptides for the diagnosis of SCZ as well as analyze the association...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7327
613 downloads
1,428 views

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
34 downloads
56 views

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
49 downloads
316 views

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
25 downloads
144 views

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
26 downloads
105 views

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
31 downloads
164 views

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
42 downloads
145 views

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
34 downloads
87 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
26 downloads
100 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
39 downloads
106 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
157 downloads
250 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
114 downloads
190 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
36 downloads
80 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
76 downloads
161 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

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