Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Zebrafish is emerging as a species of choice for the study of a number of biomechanics problems, including balance development, schooling, and neuromuscular transmission. The precise quantification of the flow physics around swimming zebrafish is critical toward...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4041
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Dispersal forms are an important component of the ecology of many animals, and reach particular importance for predicting ranges of invasive species. African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis) move overland between water bodies, but all empirical studies are from invasive...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4039
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Vallisneria spinulosa is a freshwater aquatic plant of ecological and economic importance. However, there is limited cytogenetic and genomics information on Vallisneria. In this study, we measured the nuclear DNA content of Vallisneria spinulosa by flow cytometry,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genomics","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3982
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Lakes are dynamic and complex ecosystems that can be influenced by physical, chemical, and biological processes. Additionally, individual lakes are often chemically and physically distinct, even within the same geographic region. Here we show that differences in...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3937
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To understand how communities function and generate abundance, I develop a framework integrating elements from the stress gradient and resource partitioning concepts. The framework suggests that guild abundance depends on environmental and spatial factors but also...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3885
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Circular rep-encoding ssDNA (CRESS-DNA) viruses are common constituents of invertebrate viral consortia. Despite their ubiquity and sequence diversity, the effects of CRESS-DNA viruses on invertebrate biology and ecology remain largely unknown. This study assessed...

["Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Virology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3810
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Modular evolution promotes evolutionary change, allowing independent variation across morphological units. Recent studies have shown that under contrasting ecological pressures, patterns of modularity could be related to divergent evolution. The main goal of the...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3851
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The responses of two species of microalgae, Chlorella sorokiniana and Chlorella zofingiensis, were compared regarding their morphological and biochemical properties under photoautotrophic and mixotrophic conditions. These microalgae were cultured under both conditions,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Freshwater Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3473
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Systemic acid-base balance and osmotic/ionic regulation in decapod crustaceans are in part maintained by a set of transport-related enzymes such as carbonic anhydrase (CA), Na+/K+-ATPase (NKA), H+-ATPase (HAT), Na+/K+/2Cl− cotransporter (NKCC), Na+/Cl−/HCO ${}_{3}^{-}$...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genetics","Genomics","Marine Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3623
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The variability in zooplankton fatty acid composition may be an indicator of larval fish habitat quality as fatty acids are linked to fish larval growth and survival. We sampled an anadromous fish nursery, the Chowan River, during spring of 2013 in order to determine...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3667
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Simultaneous measurements of changes in phytoplankton biomass and the metal and phosphorus (P) content of cells have been captured to attest to metal to P stoichiometries for freshwater phytoplankton. Three Scottish lakes that had received high, medium or low metal...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2749

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