Natural history museums are unique spaces for interdisciplinary research and for educational innovation. Through extensive exhibits and public programming and by hosting rich communities of amateurs, students, and researchers at all stages of their careers, they...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Science Policy","Biosphere Interactions"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27666v1

Background: Nontyphoidal Salmonella spp. transmitted through various routes are a major concern of food poisoning due to the consumption of contaminated food. Objective: To establish a molecular-based protocol for simple and rapid subtyping of Salmonella isolates...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Epidemiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27664v1

Background. In recent years, the scientific community encouraged the use of raw data graphs to improve the reliability and transparency of the results presented in papers. However, methods to visualize raw data are limited to one variable per graph and/or only...

["Bioinformatics","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27665v1

Background The aim of the study was to explore the viewpoints of healthcare professionals (HCPs) on the adoption and use of eHealth in clinical practice in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Information and communication technologies (ICTs) including eHealth provide HCPs...

["Nursing","Human\u2013Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6326

Background The bushbuck, Tragelaphus scriptus, is a widespread and ecologically diverse ungulate species complex within the spiral-horned antelopes. This species was recently found to consist of two genetically divergent but monophyletic lineages, which are paraphyletic...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6476

Background There is little research on differences in Emotional Intelligence (EI) ability at different stages of adult development. The few published studies tend not to use older adult samples. Previous studies on EI ability and age have shown contradictory results....

["Geriatrics","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6595

The recent discovery of the Araguaian river dolphin (Inia araguaiaensis) highlights how little we know about the diversity and biology of river dolphins. In this study, we described the acoustic repertoire of this newly discovered species in concert with their...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6670

The coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi forms some of the largest phytoplankton blooms in the ocean. The rapid demise of these blooms has been linked to viral infections. E. huxleyi abundance, distribution, and nutritional status make them an important food source...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology","Virology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6722

Background Phthalates are man-made chemical compounds with numerous applications especially known for their use as plasticizers. They have weak bonding to the polymeric matrix or products in which they are used. Owing to this reason, they are readily released into...

["Agricultural Science","Plant Science","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6742

Marine algae have been reported as important sources of biogenic volatile halocarbons that are emitted into the atmosphere. These compounds are linked to destruction of the ozone layer, thus contributing to climate change. There may be mutual interactions between...

["Marine Biology","Biosphere Interactions","Climate Change Biology","Biogeochemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6758

Individual trait variation is essential for populations to cope with multiple stressors and continuously changing environments. The immense number of possible stressor combinations and the influence of phenotypic variation makes experimental testing for effects...

["Marine Biology","Toxicology","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6776
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Elodea nuttallii is widely used in Chinese mitten crab (CMC) rearing practice, but it is not a native aquatic plant and cannot endure high temperature. Thus, large E. nuttallii mortality and water deterioration events could occur during high-temperature seasons....

["Agricultural Science","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6785
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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
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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
421 downloads
770 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

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