49 downloads
151 views

Rational, mechanistic design can substantially improve the performance of bioremediators for applications including waste treatment and food safety. We highlight how such improvement can be informed at the cellular level by theoretical observations especially in...

["Biophysics","Food Science and Technology","Microbiology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27838v1
208 downloads
464 views

The study aims to demonstrate the link between bacterial cell metabolism and virulence through integrating the environmental, genetic, and cell to cell signaling molecular processes. Dietary fiber metabolized into glucose, increases the proliferation of intestinal...

["Genetics","Microbiology","Immunology","Infectious Diseases","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27459v2
41 downloads
105 views

Background. OLA1 is a member of the GTPase protein family, unlike other members, it can bind and hydrolyze ATP more efficiently than GTP. OLA1 participates in cell proliferation, oxidative response and tumorigenesis. However, whether OLA1 is also required for oocyte...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27837v1
54 downloads
366 views

Monitoring of species and populations is essential for biodiversity observation and reporting at local, national and global scales, but can be an exceedingly difficult task for many, if not most, species. We tested the viability of using Google Earth™ imagery to...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7005
105 downloads
356 views

The number of studies of reproductive biology for Atlantic bluefin tuna carried out in the Gulf of Mexico is significantly lower than those undertaken in the Mediterranean Sea. Four spawning areas have been found for the eastern Atlantic bluefin tuna stock in the...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7187
72 downloads
189 views

Background Hair follicles in cashmere goats are divided into primary and secondary hair follicles (HFs). HF development, which determines the morphological structure, is regulated by a large number of vital genes; however, the key functional genes and their interaction...

["Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7230
144 downloads
248 views

Exploring factors shaping genetic structure of marine fish is challenging due to fewer barriers to gene flow in the ocean. However, genome-wide sequence data can greatly enhance our ability to delineate previously unidentified population structure as well as potential...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7242
112 downloads
145 views

Yeast Two-Hybrid (Y2H) and reverse Two-Hybrid (RY2H) are powerful protein–protein interaction screening methods that rely on the interaction of bait and prey proteins fused to DNA binding (DB) and activation domains (AD), respectively. Y2H allows identification...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7245
74 downloads
118 views

Automated calculation of molecular weight of chemical compounds would provide savings in time and effort, especially in handling large number of compounds common in chemical or biotechnology workflow. In this work, a molecular weight calculator was developed using...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27836v1
72 downloads
156 views

The oomycete genus Lagenidium, which includes the mosquito biocontrol agent L. giganteum, is composed of animal pathogens, yet is phylogenetically closely related to the well characterized plant pathogens Phytophthora and Pythium spp. These phylogenetic affinities...

["Biodiversity","Genomics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27835v1
796 downloads
1,328 views

Host-microbe interactions play crucial roles in marine ecosystems, but we still have very little understanding of the mechanisms that govern these relationships, the evolutionary processes that shape them, and their ecological consequences. The holobiont concept...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27519v2
119 downloads
296 views

Background Ultrasound has become a commonly used imaging modality for making dynamic measurements of muscle structure during functional movements in biomechanical studies. Manual measurements of fascicle length and pennation angle are time intensive which limits...

["Kinesiology","Orthopedics","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7120
171 downloads
216 views

Urmia Lake, the largest natural habitat of the brine shrimp Artemia urmiana, has progressively desiccated over the last two decades, resulting in a loss of 80% of its surface area and producing thousands of hectares of arid salty land. This ecological crisis has...

["Biodiversity","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7190
101 downloads
193 views

Background Freshwater turtle populations are vulnerable to a range of human activities because of particular life history attributes, and anthropogenic impacts can cause shifts in demographic traits, including survival, density and population structure. Asian freshwater...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7196
157 downloads
317 views

Aim To evaluate the potential of the Support Vector Machine Regression model (SVM-RM) and Multilayer Neural Network Ensemble model (MLNN-EM) to improve the intraocular lens (IOL) power calculation for clinical workflow. Background Current IOL power calculation...

["Bioengineering","Ophthalmology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7202

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