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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In this study, we demonstrated the presence of the enzymatic complex able to perform aromatization (estrogen synthesis) in both, the microsomal and mitochondrial fractions of gills and gonads from Mytilus trossulus. Based on in vitro experiments, we highlighted...

["Biochemistry","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6953
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The loss of roost sites is one of the major drivers of the worldwide decline in bat populations and roost site preferences, either natural or artificially provided, are not well known for African bat species specifically. In this study we focus on the preference...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6954
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The incorporation of feedback into a person’s body schema is well established. The crossmodal congruency task (CCT) is used to objectively quantify incorporation without being susceptible to experimenter biases. This visual-tactile interference task is used to...

["Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6976
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Background In northern European and North American cities geese are one of the commonest and most visible large herbivores that inhabit the suburban environment . As such, their presence and behavior often conflicts with the desires of the human residents. Fouling,...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27672v2
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One of the largest documented takes of small cetaceans in western Africa occurs in Western regional coastal waters of Ghana. This temporally coincided with steadily decreasing catches of finfish, especially small pelagics (sardinellas, anchovies, mackerel) over...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27749v1
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Background. Risk assessment of Phosphorus (P) losses in surface runoff from agricultural land is the basic measure that should be used as a part of actions taken to counteract the water eutrophication in watercourses and water reservoirs. To assess this risk, a...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27748v1
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The main goal of this research was to determine optimum pH conditions for coupling between protein A and epoxy-activated Sepharose beads for purification of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) expressed in plants. To confirm the effect of pH conditions on purification...

["Biotechnology","Plant Science","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6828
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The present study aimed to evaluate the dietary supplementary effects of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) (BSF) meal on the bacterial communities in the distal gut, immune response and growth of freshwater crayfish, marron (Cherax cainii) fed poultry-by-product...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Bioinformatics","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6891
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Resuscitation-promoting factors (Rpf) are a class of muralytic enzymes, which participate in recovery of dormant cells and promoting bacteria growth in poor media. In the present study the expression vector of the rpf-1 gene from an oil-degrading bacterium Rhodococcus...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6951

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