Enlarging protected area networks (PANs) is critical to ensure the long-term population viability of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus), which are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation. Strict policies of PAN enlargement that focus on wildlife conservation...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6791

Neonicotinoids are a leading class of insecticides on the global market, accounting for nearly 25%. They are widely used in both agricultural and residential settings. Causing neuron failure by irreversibly binding to the insect nicotinic acetylcholine receptor,...

["Ecotoxicology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6805
414 downloads
755 views

The metabolic processes of cells and chemical processes in the environment are fundamentally intertwined and have evolved in concert over billions of years. Here I argue that intrinsic properties of cellular metabolism imposed central constraints on the historical...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Biosphere Interactions","Biogeochemistry"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27269v2
50 downloads
168 views

Different species of echinoids and bivalves are suffering infectious diseases as the effect of ocean warming. In Sardinia (Western Mediterranean Sea) the keystone sea urchin species Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck 1816) is widely appreciated as edible resource....

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27644v2

Using remote sensing data of sea surface temperature (SST), chlorophyll-a (Chl-a) together with catch data, the pelagic hotspots of Skipjack tuna (SKPJ) were identified. MODIS/Aqua satellite data and the fish catch data were obtained during 2002-2016 period. Empirical...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Statistics","Food, Water and Energy Nexus","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27663v1

North Indian Ocean region around India and Sri Lanka is a complex and rich coastal ecosystem undergoing various seasonal and inter-annual changes and various pressures. Hence the objective of this study was to assess the scales of coupling between chlorophyll-a...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Statistics","Climate Change Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27662v1

The analysis of literary works has experienced a surge in computer-assisted processing. To obtain insights into the community structures and social interactions portrayed in novels, the creation of social networks from novels has gained popularity. Many methods...

["Computational Linguistics","Digital Libraries","Network Science and Online Social Networks"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.189

Press-through package (PTP) is the most common accidentally ingested foreign body in Japan. Accidental ingestion of PTP can result in esophageal damage. An approach for evaluating the risk of esophageal injury has not been established. Therefore, we used porcine...

["Biophysics","Drugs and Devices","Emergency and Critical Care","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Internal Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6763

The use of residue of sugarcane ethanol industry named vinasse in fertirrigation is an established and widespread practice in Brazil. Both non-concentrated vinasse (NCV) and concentrated vinasse (CV) are used in fertirrigation, particularly to replace the potassium...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Microbiology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6768
1 download
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The aim of this work was to test and analyse the bioeffects of Prunus spinosa L. (Rosacaee) fruit ethanol extract on Trichoplax adhaerens Schulze, 1883 (Placozoa) laboratory cultures which—for the first time—were employed as in vivo biological model to assess the...

["Animal Behavior","Food Science and Technology","Toxicology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6789
793 downloads
946 views

Milkweeds (Asclepias) are used in wide-ranging studies including floral development, pollination biology, plant-insect interactions and co-evolution, secondary metabolite chemistry, and rapid diversification. We present a transcriptome and draft nuclear genome...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26488v2
24 downloads
32 views

In urban ecosystems, woody vegetation communities and the ecosystem functions and habitat they provide are largely controlled by humans. These communities are assembled during development, landscaping, and maintenance processes according to decisions made by human...

["Conservation Biology","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27661v1
12 downloads
29 views

Cancer cells exhibit myriad characteristics that differentiate them from normal cells; for example, cell surface markers, morphology, cellular metabolism, gene expression, and migratory tendency. Amongst the characteristics, cancer cell metabolism is the least...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27660v1
19 downloads
26 views

Although much remains unknown about this once-obscure structure, the lateral habenula is receiving increasing attention as a component of the circuitry of many conditions including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, pain disorders, substance use disorders, psychosis...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27659v1
108 downloads
94 views

Background Quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR) is a commonly used high-throughput technique to measure mRNA transcript levels. The accuracy of this evaluation of gene expression depends on the use of optimal reference genes. Cucumber–pumpkin grafted plants, made...

["Agricultural Science","Developmental Biology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6536

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