Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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As coral reef habitats decline worldwide, some reefs are transitioning from coral- to algal-dominated benthos with the exact cause for this shift remaining elusive. Increases in the abundance of microbes in the water column has been correlated with an increase...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genomics","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3666
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Background An exceptionally thick biofilm covers walls of ancient gold and arsenic Złoty Stok mine (Poland) in the apparent absence of organic sources of energy. Methods and Results We have characterized this microbial community using culture-dependent and independent...

["Biodiversity","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Biosphere Interactions","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3635
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Coral reefs are among the most biodiverse habitats on Earth, but knowledge of their associated marinemicrobiome remains limited. To increase the understanding of the coral reef ecosystem in the lower Gulf of Thailand, this study utilized 16S and 18S rRNA gene-based...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3625
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Phylogeographic analyses of the gall fly Urophora cardui have in earlier studies based on allozymes and mtDNA identified small-scale, parapatrically diverged populations within an expanding Western Palearctic population. However, the low polymorphism of these markers...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3582
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The genus Clea from SE Asia is from one of only two unrelated families among the megadiverse predatory marine Neogastropoda to have successfully conquered continental waters. While little is known about their anatomy, life history and ecology, interest has grown...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3638
117 downloads
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Background In many plant species, pollination syndromes predict the most effective pollinator. However, other floral visitors may also offer effective pollination services and promote mixed pollination systems. Several species of the species-rich Penstemon (Plantaginaceae)...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3636
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Scutellaria wuana, a new species discovered from a xeric valley in Muli County of Sichuan Province in southwest China, is described and illustrated. Morphologically, the new species shares similarities with S. mairei, but can be readily distinguished by a suite...

["Biodiversity","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3624
181 downloads
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Homonota is a Neotropical genus of nocturnal lizards characterized by the following combination of characters: absence of femoral pores, infradigital lamellae not dilated, claws without sheath, inferior lamellae laterally not denticulate, and presence of a ceratobranchial...

["Biodiversity","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3523
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A distance-based multivariate control chart is a useful tool for ecological monitoring to detect changes in biological community resulting from natural or anthropogenic disturbances at permanent monitoring sites. It is based on a matrix of any distances or dissimilarities...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3651
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Previous works resolved diverse phylogenetic positions for genera of the Fabaceae tribe Thermopsideae, without a thoroughly biogeography study. Based on sequence data from nuclear ITS and four cpDNA regions (matK, rbcL, trnH-psbA, trnL-trnF) mainly sourced from...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3607
276 downloads
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Many amphibian species are at risk of extinction in their natural habitats due to the presence of the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd). For the most highly endangered species, captive assurance colonies have been established as an emergency measure...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3594
106 downloads
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Drought, one of the most important abiotic stress factors limiting biomass, significantly reduces crop productivity. Salinization also affects the productivity of both irrigated and rain-fed wheat crops. Species of genus Aegilops can be considered crop wild relatives...

["Agricultural Science","Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3494
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Invertebrates from various marine habitats form nutritional symbioses with chemosynthetic bacteria. In chemosynthetic symbioses, both the mode of symbiont transmission and the site of bacterial housing can affect the composition of the symbiont population. Vertically...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3597
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A new fossil species of salticid spider (Araneae: Salticidae) is described based on an amber-embedded specimen. The specimen was collected from lignite-sandstone early-mid Miocene sediments near the town of Totolapa in Chiapas, southwestern Mexico. The diagnosis...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3614
394 downloads
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Correct identification of forensically important insects, such as flies in the family Calliphoridae, is a crucial step for them to be used as evidence in legal investigations. Traditional identification based on morphology has been effective, but has some limitations...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3516

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