Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Coral reefs are commonly associated with oligotrophic, well-illuminated waters. In 2013, a healthy coral reef was discovered in one of the least expected places within the Colombian Caribbean: at the entrance of Cartagena Bay, a highly-polluted system that receives...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4119
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Ocean warming is a major threat to coral reefs, leading to an increasing frequency and amplitude of coral bleaching events, where the coral and its algal symbiont associations breakdown. Long-term change and resilience of a symbiont community in coral juveniles...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4055
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Accurate taxonomic resolution in light microscopy analyses of microalgae is essential to achieve high quality, comparable results in both floristic analyses and biomonitoring studies. A number of closely related diatom taxa have been detected to date co-occurring...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4159
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The phylogenetic position of three taxa from two trematode genera, belonging to the subfamily Acanthostominae (Opisthorchioidea: Cryptogonimidae), were analysed using partial 28S ribosomal DNA (Domains 1–2) and internal transcribed spacers (ITS1–5.8S–ITS2). Bayesian...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4158
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Background The blue shark (Prionace glauca, Linnaeus 1758) is one of the most abundant epipelagic shark inhabiting all the oceans except the poles, including the Mediterranean Sea, but its genetic structure has not been confirmed at basin and interoceanic distances....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4112
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Sustainable fisheries management is key to restoring and maintaining ecological function and benefits to people, but it requires accurate information about patterns of resource use, particularly fishing pressure. In most coral reef fisheries and other data-poor...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4089
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Background The corallum is crucial in building coral reefs and in diagnosing systematic relationships in the order Scleractinia. However, molecular phylogenetic analyses revealed a paraphyly in a majority of traditional families and genera among Scleractinia showing...

["Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4074
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Background The deep-sea hydrothermal vent is one of the most ‘extreme’ environments in the marine realm. Few species are capable of inhabiting such ecosystems, despite extremely high productivity there supported by microbial chemosynthesis, leading to high biomass...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4121
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Information about the distribution and abundance of the habitat-forming sessile organisms in marine ecosystems is of great importance for conservation and natural resource managers. Spatial interpolation methodologies can be useful to generate this information...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4078
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The Pacific longnose parrotfish Hipposcarus longiceps (Valenciennes 1840) represents a prime fishery resource throughout much of the tropical Pacific. In this study, we sampled the species from the Guam commercial fishery market across five consecutive years to...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Zoology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4079
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Intra- and interspecific interactions can be broken down into facilitative and competitive components. The net interaction between two organisms is simply the sum of these counteracting elements. Disentangling the positive and negative components of species interactions...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4049
104 downloads
802 views

The latitudinal distributions in Devonian–Cretaceous ammonoids were analyzed at the genus level, and were compared with the hatchling sizes (i.e., ammonitella diameters) and the geological durations. The results show that (1) length of temporal ranges of ammonoids...

["Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4108
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Numerous enzymes that digest carbohydrates, such as cellulases and chitinases, are present in various organisms (e.g., termites, nematodes, and so on). Recently, the presence of cellulases and chitinases has been reported in marine organisms such as urchin and...

["Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4087
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The advent of next-generation sequencing tools has made it possible to conduct fine-scale surveys of population differentiation and genome-wide scans for signatures of selection in non-model organisms. Such surveys are of particular importance in sharply declining...

["Conservation Biology","Genomics","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4077
125 downloads
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Stony corals (Scleractinia) are marine invertebrates that form the foundation and framework upon which tropical reefs are built. The coral animal associates with a diverse microbiome comprised of dinoflagellate algae and other protists, bacteria, archaea, fungi...

["Genomics","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Virology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4054

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