45 downloads
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The expansion of research in forensic neuropsychiatric practice has led to several developments with an interdisciplinary focus in legal systems and psychiatry around the globe. Given the dearth of scientometric analyses in this area, this article will help increase...

["Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27799v1
153 downloads
307 views

Metabarcoding can rapidly determine the species composition of bulk samples and thus aids ecosystem assessment. However , it is essential to use primer sets that minimize amplification bias among taxa to maximize species recovery. Despite this fact, the performance...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Molecular Biology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27801v1
51 downloads
184 views

Background Processed seafood products are not readily identifiable based on physical characteristics, which leaves the industry vulnerable to high levels of product mislabelling (globally estimated at 5–30% mislabelled). This is both a food safety issue and a consumer...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Taxonomy","Science and Medical Education","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7138
98 downloads
166 views

The increase in greenhouse gases with high global warming potential such as methane is a matter of concern and requires multifaceted efforts to reduce its emission and increase its mitigation from the environment. Microbes such as methanotrophs can assist in methane...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Synthetic Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6685
76 downloads
103 views

Background The soil fungal community plays an important role in global carbon cycling and shows obvious seasonal variations, however, drivers, particularly stochastic drivers, of the seasonal variation in the fungal community have never been addressed in sufficient...

["Ecosystem Science","Microbiology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6962
79 downloads
260 views

Emerging infectious diseases are an increasingly important threat to wildlife conservation, with amphibian chytridiomycosis, caused by Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, the disease most commonly associated with species declines and extinctions. However, some amphibians...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7021
146 downloads
120 views

Clade A type 2C protein phosphatases (PP2CAs), as central regulators of abscisic acid (ABA) signaling, negative control growth, development and responses to multiple stresses in plants. PP2CA gene families have been characterized at genome-wide levels in several...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7105
54 downloads
111 views

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of complex microbial genomic DNA templates with degenerate primers can lead to distortion of the underlying community structure due to inefficient primer-template interactions leading to bias. We previously described...

["Bioengineering","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7121
79 downloads
105 views

Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn.) is an economically important aquatic plant with multiple applications, but water salinity and cold stress seriously affect lotus yield and distribution. The basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factors (TFs) play a vital...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7153
76 downloads
129 views

Objectives The purpose of this study is to investigate the patterns of complementary and alternative medicine use and its association with time to conventional treatment. Design A cross-sectional study design was designed. Setting and participants The study was...

["Epidemiology","Health Policy","Oncology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7159
77 downloads
103 views

Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) and other computational biology techniques are gradually discovering the causal gene variants that contribute to late-onset human diseases. After more than a decade of genome-wide association study efforts, these can account...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7168
56 downloads
103 views

The commercial asset value of sequestered forest carbon is based on protocols employed globally, however, their scientific basis has not been validated. We review and analyze commercial forest carbon protocols and offsets, claimed to have reduced net greenhouse...

["Ecosystem Science","Biosphere Interactions","Climate Change Biology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27798v1
29 downloads
67 views

Jerusalem artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus L.) is widely cultivated in Northwest China which has become an emerging economic crop with rapid development. Because of its elevated inulin content and high resistance, it is widely used in functional food, inulin processing,...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27796v1
33 downloads
86 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 and analyzed the...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27797v1
200 downloads
468 views

Gomphodont cynodonts were close relatives of mammals and one of the Mesozoic lineages of cynodont therapsids that became extinct at the end of the Triassic. Gomphodonts were omnivorous to herbivorous animals characterized by labiolingually expanded postcanines,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6752

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