43 downloads
131 views

Background Common prenatal ailments negatively impact performance of activities of daily living and it has been proposed that the use of dynamic elastomeric fabric orthoses, more commonly referred to as compression garments, during pregnancy might aid in the reduction...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Kinesiology","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7080
116 downloads
150 views

Robustly delimited species are of paramount importance, the identification of which relies on our ability to discern boundaries between one species and the next. This is not difficult to do when species are very distinct from one another. However, in recently evolved...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7090
68 downloads
118 views

Background Compared to chemical control, the use of naturally occurring biological agents to control invasive pests is less threatening to the environment and human health. Objectives Here, we assessed the ability of immature stages of the lacewing Ceraeochrysa...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7123
32 downloads
111 views

Hypericum perforatum L. is a widely known medicinal herb used mostly as a remedy for depression because it contains high levels of naphthodianthrones, phloroglucinols, alkaloids, and some other secondary metabolites. Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) is an optimized...

["Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7133
54 downloads
111 views

Background Overweight (OW) is considered a risk for various metabolic diseases. However, its effects as a mechanism that alters the metabolite profiles remain unclear. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects that OW has on the lipid and metabolite...

["Biochemistry","Biophysics","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7137
1,783 downloads
3,358 views

Background The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports fundamental and use-inspired research in all disciplines. Peer reviewers assess the proposals submitted to the SNSF. We examined whether the gender of applicants and reviewers and other factors influenced...

["Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27587v3
60 downloads
149 views

Background Cholera, an acute enteric infection, is a serious health challenge in both the underdeveloped and the developing world. It is caused by Vibrio cholerae after ingestion of fecal contaminated food or water. Cholera outbreaks have recently been observed...

["Bioinformatics","Drugs and Devices","Immunology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6223
152 downloads
200 views

The observed dynamics of infectious diseases are driven by processes across multiple scales. Here we focus on two: within-host, that is, how an infection progresses inside a single individual (for instance viral and immune dynamics), and between-host, that is,...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7057
131 downloads
164 views

Background Glyphosate is among the most extensively used pesticides worldwide. Following the ongoing highly controversial debate on this compound, its potential impact on non-target organisms is a fundamental scientific issue. In its pure compound form, glyphosate...

["Developmental Biology","Ecology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7094
56 downloads
237 views

Loss of crop protection products when agricultural spray applications drift has economic and ecological consequences. Modification of the spray solution through tank additives and product formulation is an important drift reduction strategy that could mitigate...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7136
46 downloads
321 views

Next-generation sequencing technologies create large, multiplexed DNA sequences that require preprocessing before any further analysis. Part of this preprocessing includes demultiplexing and trimming sequences. Although there are many existing tools that can handle...

["Bioinformatics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7170
63 downloads
150 views

Background: The WRKY transcription factor family plays critical roles in many aspects of physiological processes and adaption to environment. Although the WRKY genes have been widely studied in various plants, the structure and function of the WRKY family in sugar...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27810v1
1,251 downloads
2,540 views

For many decades, the hyperinflation of subscription prices for scholarly journals have concerned scholarly institutions. After years of fruitless efforts to solve this “serials crisis”, open access has been proposed as the latest potential solution. However, also...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27809v1
76 downloads
163 views

The two-dimensional (2D) Lewis’s law and Aboav-Weaire’s law are two simple formulas derived from empirical observations. Numerous attempts have been made to improve the empirical formulas. In this study, we simulated a series of Voronoi diagrams by randomly disordered...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27797v2
141 downloads
268 views

Background A great number of studies have shown that the distribution of microorganisms in the soil is not random, but that their abundance changes along environmental gradients (spatial patterns). The present study examined the spatial variability of the physicochemical...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Soil Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6127

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