Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background The availability of large databases containing high resolution three-dimensional (3D) models of proteins in conjunction with functional annotation allows the exploitation of advanced supervised machine learning techniques for automatic protein function...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.124
45 downloads
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CodonGenie, freely available from http://codon.synbiochem.co.uk, is a simple web application for designing ambiguous codons to support protein mutagenesis applications. Ambiguous codons are derived from specific heterogeneous nucleotide mixtures, which create sequence...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Computational Biology","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.120
1 citation
97 downloads
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Whole genome alignments and comparative analysis are key methods in the quest of unraveling the dynamics of genome evolution. Interactive visualization and exploration of the generated alignments, annotations, and phylogenetic data are important steps in the interpretation...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.116
123 downloads
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Background Large-scale molecular evolutionary analyses of protein coding sequences requires a number of preparatory inter-related steps from finding gene families, to generating alignments and phylogenetic trees and assessing selective pressure variation. Each...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.118
105 downloads
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Shotgun metagenomics of microbial communities reveal information about strains of relevance for applications in medicine, biotechnology and ecology. Recovering their genomes is a crucial but very challenging step due to the complexity of the underlying biological...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.117
130 downloads
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We developed a web-based cloud-hosted system that allow users to archive, listen, visualize, and annotate recordings. The system also provides tools to convert these annotations into datasets that can be used to train a computer to detect the presence or absence...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.113
1 citation
233 downloads
1,295 views

Metastatic cutaneous melanoma is an aggressive skin cancer with some progression-slowing treatments but no known cure. The omics data explosion has created many possible drug candidates; however, filtering criteria remain challenging, and systems biology approaches...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Science","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.106
3 citations
588 downloads
2,859 views

Metagenomic experiments attempt to characterize microbial communities using high-throughput DNA sequencing. Identification of the microorganisms in a sample provides information about the genetic profile, population structure, and role of microorganisms within...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.104
279 downloads
1,224 views

We propose here a working unit for teaching basic concepts of structural bioinformatics and evolution through the example of a wooden snake puzzle, strikingly similar to toy models widely used in the literature of protein folding. In our experience, developed at...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Computer Education","Scientific Computing and Simulation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.100
2 citations
285 downloads
1,757 views

Background Large scale metagenomic projects aim to extract biodiversity knowledge between different environmental conditions. Current methods for comparing microbial communities face important limitations. Those based on taxonomical or functional assignation rely...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.94
3 citations
295 downloads
1,357 views

Ascribing function to sequence in the absence of biological data is an ongoing challenge in bioinformatics. Differentiating the toxins of venomous animals from homologues having other physiological functions is particularly problematic as there are no universally...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.90
188 downloads
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Summary. Differential Evolution Entirely Parallel (DEEP) package is a software for finding unknown real and integer parameters in dynamical models of biological processes by minimizing one or even several objective functions that measure the deviation of model...

["Computational Biology","Distributed and Parallel Computing","Optimization Theory and Computation"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.74
133 downloads
567 views

While traditional methods for calling variants across whole genome sequence data rely on alignment to an appropriate reference sequence, alternative techniques are needed when a suitable reference does not exist. We present a novel alignment and assembly free variant...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.71
155 downloads
819 views

The acoustic space in a given environment is filled with footprints arising from three processes: biophony, geophony and anthrophony. Bioacoustic research using passive acoustic sensors can result in thousands of recordings. An important component of processing...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.70
11 citations
1,001 downloads
5,392 views

OncoLnc is a tool for interactively exploring survival correlations, and for downloading clinical data coupled to expression data for mRNAs, miRNAs, or long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs). OncoLnc contains survival data for 8,647 patients from 21 cancer studies performed...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Databases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.67

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