Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Background Zika virus (ZIKV) transmission has been reported in 67 countries/territories in the Oceania region and the Americas since 2015, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare ZIKV as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in February...

["Mathematical Biology","Virology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3015
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Background Biological invasions have become a major threat to biodiversity, and identifying determinants underlying success at different stages of the invasion process is essential for both prevention management and testing ecological theories. To investigate variables...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3092
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Most of the previous studies on Weis-Fogh clap-fling mechanism have focused on the vortex structures and velocity fields. Detailed pressure distribution results are provided for the first time in this study to reveal the differences between the full and the partial...

["Biophysics","Computational Biology","Entomology","Mathematical Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3002
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Amphibian populations are highly vulnerable to road mortality and habitat fragmentation caused by road networks. Wildlife road tunnels are considered the most promising road mitigation measure for amphibians yet generally remain inadequately monitored, resulting...

["Animal Behavior","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2922
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Wildlife collision data are ubiquitous, though challenging for making ecological inference due to typically irreducible uncertainty relating to the sampling process. We illustrate a new approach that is useful for generating inference from predator data arising...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3014
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Knowledge on how functional responses (a measurement of feeding interaction strength) are affected by patch size and habitat complexity (represented by refuge availability) is crucial for understanding food-web stability and subsequently biodiversity. Due to their...

["Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2993
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Background Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the leading cancers worldwide. Several studies have performed microarray data analyses for cancer classification and prognostic analyses. Microarray assays also enable the identification of gene signatures for molecular...

["Bioinformatics","Mathematical Biology","Molecular Biology","Oncology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3003
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Marker gene sequencing of microbial communities has generated big datasets of microbial relative abundances varying across environmental conditions, sample sites and treatments. These data often come with putative phylogenies, providing unique opportunities to...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Microbiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2969
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Flies use specialized photoreceptors R7 and R8 in the dorsal rim area (DRA) to detect skylight polarization. R7 and R8 form a tiered waveguide (central rhabdomere pair, CRP) with R7 on top, filtering light delivered to R8. We examine how the division of a given...

["Animal Behavior","Biophysics","Mathematical Biology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2772
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The emergence and spread of drug-resistance during treatment of many infectious diseases continue to degrade our ability to control and mitigate infection outcomes using therapeutic measures. While the coverage and efficacy of treatment remain key factors in the...

["Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2817
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A freshwater “mussel mortality threshold” was explored as a function of porewater ammonium (NH4+) concentration, mussel biomass, and total nitrogen (N) utilizing a numerical model calibrated with data from mesocosms with and without mussels. A mortality threshold...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2838
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The science of ecosystem service (ES) mapping has become increasingly sophisticated over the past 20 years, and examples of successfully integrating ES into management decisions at national and sub-national scales have begun to emerge. However, increasing model...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2814
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Microbes growing in animal host environments face fluctuations that have elements of both randomness and predictability. In the mammalian gut, fluctuations in nutrient levels and other physiological parameters are structured by the host’s behavior, diet, health...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Microbiology","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2716
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The spread of infectious diseases can be impacted by human behavior, and behavioral decisions often depend implicitly on a planning horizon—the time in the future over which options are weighed. We investigate the effects of planning horizons on epidemic dynamics....

["Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2678
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Cellular aging in Saccharomyces cerevisiae can lead to genomic instability and impaired mitotic asymmetry. To investigate the role of oxidative stress in cellular aging, we examined the effect of exogenous hydrogen peroxide on genomic instability and mitotic asymmetry...

["Cell Biology","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2671

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