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Predictive modeling uses statistics to predict unknown outcomes. In general, there are two categories of predictive modeling, parametric and non-parametric. There are many applications of predictive modeling, for example, it can be used to predict the risk score...

["Ecosystem Science","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27795v1
71 downloads
68 views

Mutation testing has been well-known for its efficacy to assess test quality, and recently it has started to be applied in the industry as well. However, what should a developer do when confronted with a low mutation score? Should the test suite be reinforced to...

["Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27794v1
43 downloads
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A strongly modified habitat can be treated as “research field”, where microevolutionary processes in plants take place and can be traced. One of such areas are railway tracks. Difficult conditions for plant growth prevail there, including: insolation, water shortage...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27793v1
130 downloads
595 views

Background The smalleye stingray (Megatrygon microps) is a large and rare dasyatid ray, patchily distributed across the Indo-West Pacific. Free-swimming individuals have regularly been recorded in Southern Mozambican coastal waters utilizing different inshore environments....

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7110
271 downloads
881 views

We describe a new species of frog in the microhylid genus Micryletta Dubois, 1987 from Northeast India based on molecular and morphological evidence. The new species, formally described as Micryletta aishani sp. nov., is phenotypically distinct from other congeners...

["Biodiversity","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7012
92 downloads
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Fishes exhibit remarkably diverse, and plastic, patterns of sexual development, most striking of which is sequential hermaphroditism, where individuals readily reverse sex in adulthood. How this stunning example of phenotypic plasticity is controlled at a genetic...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7032
103 downloads
205 views

Background Acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) plays an important role in the metabolism of various cancer cells, but its role in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is uncertain. Therefore, in the present study, we explored the role of ACC2 in HNSCC. Methods...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Otorhinolaryngology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7037
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196 views

Secondary pollen presentation (SPP) is a reproductive strategy that enhances the efficiency of pollen transfer, which has been explored for more than 200 years, resulting in 10 identified types of SPP. The ephemeral plant Hypecoum erectum L. (Papaveraceae) has...

["Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7066
75 downloads
177 views

Background Liver cancer is a common malignancy and a significant public health problem worldwide, but diagnosis and prognostic evaluation remain challenging for clinicians. Metabolic reprogramming is a hallmark of cancer, and we therefore examined the diagnostic...

["Bioinformatics","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7070
55 downloads
143 views

Background Previous studies have shown that a variety of biomarkers are closely related to the occurrence and development of early-stage diabetic nephropathy (DN) in patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of multiple sera and urinary biomarkers...

["Diabetes and Endocrinology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7079
49 downloads
279 views

Background Forest ecosystems are considered among the largest terrestrial carbon sinks. The dynamics of forest carbon depend on where the carbon is stored and its responses to environmental factors, as well as the physiology of the trees. Thus, threatened forest...

["Ecology","Climate Change Biology","Natural Resource Management","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7085
71 downloads
193 views

Soil temperature and moisture have a close relationship, the accurate controlling of which is important for crop growth. Mechanistic models built by previous studies need exhaustive parameters and seldom consider time stochasticity and lagging effect. To circumvent...

["Agricultural Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7101
72 downloads
159 views

Background. Sympatric plant species that share pollinators may have similar mating systems because their floral traits are subject to comparable canalization imposed by pollinators. However, if each sympatric species bears specialized floral morphology, each species...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27792v1
111 downloads
205 views

Tailskin fibroblasts from multiple genotypes of slow aging mice have been shown to be resistant to a broad spectrum of toxicants. The molecular determinants for this in vitro effect, as well as for the delayed/ decelerated senescence of these mice, are uncertain....

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Neuroscience","Geriatrics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27791v1
67 downloads
111 views

Online learning is an essential tool for predictive analysis based on continuous, endless data streams. Adopting Bayesian inference for online settings allows hierarchical modeling while representing the uncertainty of model parameters. Existing online inference...

["Artificial Intelligence","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27790v1

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