54 downloads
175 views

Fish often undergo predation stress and food shortages in nature, and living in groups may provide the ecological benefits of decreased predator risk but the costs of increased food competition. The main aim of the present study was to test whether the behavioral...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7236
115 downloads
161 views

Background Mean platelet volume (MPV) to platelet count (PC) ratio (MPV/PC) is a useful indicator in several cancers. However, the role for MPV/PC ratio in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is still controversial. Methods A retrospective study was conducted...

["Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Hematology","Oncology","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7246
84 downloads
180 views

Bacterial lipolytic enzymes represent an important class of proteins: they provide their host species with access to additional resources and have multiple applications within the biotechnology sector. Since the formalisation of lipolytic enzymes into families...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Computational Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7249
197 downloads
274 views

Background The overall anatomy of the genus Syllis (Annelida: Syllidae) has been largely studied; however, an integrative approach considering different anatomical techniques has never been considered. Here, we use micro-computed X-ray tomography (micro-CT) to...

["Taxonomy","Zoology","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7251
40 downloads
136 views

Background The existence of a particular threshold of hypoxia severity, beyond which neuropsychological functioning is compromised, is unclear. We investigated the neurocognitive profile related to conflict control in healthy young Tibetans born and living at three...

["Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7269
72 downloads
224 views

With the development of technology, tissue engineering (TE) has been widely applied in the medical field. In recent years, due to its accuracy and the demands of solid freeform fabrication in TE, three-dimensional printing, also known as additive manufacturing...

["Biophysics","Dentistry","Drugs and Devices","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7271
36 downloads
158 views

Background Mobile instant messaging services are being increasingly used for educational purposes, but their effectiveness in medical education is not well known. We assessed whether students’ use of Kakao Talk (a mobile instant messaging service) during the early...

["Health Policy","Science and Medical Education","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7275
126 downloads
458 views

Management of low-mobility or benthic fisheries is a difficult task because variation in the spatial distribution and population dynamics of the resources make the monitoring and assessment of these fisheries challenging. We assumed that environmental, spatial,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7278
79 downloads
140 views

Patterns of amino acid covariation in large protein sequence alignments can inform the prediction of de novo protein structures, binding interfaces, and mutational effects. While algorithms that detect these so-called evolutionary couplings between residues have...

["Biophysics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7280
38 downloads
107 views

Introduction An increase in the temperature of the pulp chamber occurs during polymerisation of all types of light-curing resin-containing restorative materials, due to both the exothermic reaction of the material and the energy absorbed during the curing process....

["Biochemistry","Dentistry","Pediatrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7284
81 downloads
200 views

OPA1 is a dynamin-related GTPase that controls mitochondrial fusion, cristae remodeling, energetics and mtDNA maintenance. However, the molecular architecture of OPA1 is poorly understood. Here we modeled the structure of human OPA1 by the threading approach. We...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Ophthalmology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7285
145 downloads
796 views

Background Hip extension weakness is correlated with low back, hip, and knee pathology. Isometric gluteal squeezes have been shown to elicit high electromyographic gluteal activity. However, there is little research regarding the specific effects of isometric gluteal...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology","Orthopedics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7287
166 downloads
537 views

Conceptors are a recent development in the field of reservoir computing; they can be used to influence the dynamics of recurrent neural networks (RNNs), enabling generation of arbitrary patterns based on training data. Conceptors allow interpolation and extrapolation...

["Artificial Intelligence","Multimedia"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.205
174 downloads
257 views

The freshwater mussels from Chile are characterized by a high percentage of endemism and a fragmented latitudinal diversity, which has been attributed to the features and geomorphological history sculpted by the hydrographic basins. In this work, a set of hypothesis...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7097
80 downloads
239 views

Outbreaks of the processionary moth Thaumetopoea pityocampa (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775), a forest pest from the Palearctic, are thought to induce a behavioral response of bats, but up to now the moth has been seldom identified as bats’ prey. Studies on bat diets...

["Animal Behavior","Ecosystem Science","Molecular Biology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7169

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