Glässer’s disease (GD) is an important infectious disease of swine caused by Haemophilus (Glaesserella) parasuis. Vaccination with inactivated whole cell vaccines is the major approach for prevention of H. parasuis infection worldwide, but the immunity induced...

["Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6817

Background Exfoliative glaucoma (XFG) is typically classified as a high-pressure type of secondary open-angle glaucoma that develops as a consequence of exfoliation syndrome (XFS). Exfoliation syndrome is an age-related, generalized disorder of the extracellular...

["Clinical Trials","Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Ophthalmology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6920

Background Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) regulate endometrial secretion and uterine volume. However, there is little research on the role of lncRNAs in the uterus of Small Tail Han sheep (FecB++). Herein, RNA-seq was used to comparatively analyze gene expression...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6938

The red flour beetle, Tribolium castaneum, is a major agricultural pest of post-harvest products and stored grain. Control of T. castaneum in stored products and grain is primarily by fumigants and sprays, but insecticide resistance is a major problem, and new...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6946

Background Normal epithelial cells rapidly undergo apoptosis as soon as they lose contact with the extracellular matrix (ECM), which is termed as anoikis. However, cancer cells tend to develop a resistance mechanism to anoikis. This acquired ability is termed as...

["Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6978

Simulated data are invaluable for assessing a computational method’s ability to distinguish signal from noise. Although many biological systems show rhythmicity, there is no general-purpose tool to simulate large-scale, rhythmic data. Here we present Simphony,...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6985

Worn teeth pose a major limitation to researchers in the fields of extinct and extant hominoid systematics because they lack clearly identifiable anatomical landmarks needed to take measurements on the crown enamel surface and are typically discarded from a study....

["Anthropology","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6990

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which have multipotential differentiation and self-renewal potential, are possible cells for tissue engineering. Transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1) can be produced by MSCs in an inactive form, and the activation of TGFβ1 functions...

["Dentistry","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6993

Community decline is often linked to anthropogenic activities. Coral reef declines, for example, have been linked to overfishing and climate change, but impacts of coastal development, pollution, and tourism have received increasing attention. Here, we isolated...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.7010

The heavy metal pollution in ecosystems is of increasing global concern. The main sources of the metal toxicity are the industrial waste, mining and the use of pesticides containing heavy metals. Out of all heavy metals, mercury (Hg) is considered to be the one,...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27750v1
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Rhynchosauria is a group of archosauromorph reptiles abundant in terrestrial ecosystems of the Middle Triassic. Mesosuchus is one of the earliest and basalmost rhynchosaurs, playing an important role not only for the understanding of the evolution of the group...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6798
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Proteins are the most versatile macromolecules in living systems and perform crucial biological functions. In the advent of the post-genomic era, the next generation sequencing is done routinely at the population scale for a variety of species. The challenging...

["Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6830
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Background Different parts of the tree Calophyllum inophyllum L. (nuts, leaves, roots, bark, fruits, nut oil and resin) are used as traditional medicines and cosmetics in most of the Pacific Islands. The oil efficiency as a natural cure and in traditional cosmetics...

["Biogeography","Plant Science","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6896
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Biocontrol microorganisms are emerging as an effective alternative to pesticides. Ideally, biocontrol agents (BCAs) for the control of fungal plant pathogens should be selected by an in vitro method that is high-throughput and is predictive of in planta efficacy,...

["Agricultural Science","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6905
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Background In the sport context, imagery has been described as the condition in which persons imagine themselves while executing skills to deal with the upcoming task or enhance performance. Systematic reviews have shown that mental imagery improves performance...

["Kinesiology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6940

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