Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Thymidylate synthase (TS, E.C. 2.1.1.45) is a crucial enzyme for de novo deoxythymidine monophosphate (dTMP) biosynthesis. The gene for this enzyme is thyA, which encodes the folate-dependent TS that converts deoxyuridine monophosphate group (dUMP) into (dTMP)...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Drugs and Devices"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5023
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Background The marine sponge Crambe crambe was chosen as an experimental model of sustainable shallow-water mariculture in the Sardinian Sea (Western Mediterranean) to provide biomass with high potential in applied research. Methods Explants were cultured in four...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4964
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Background The whale shark (Rhincodon typus) is known to aggregate in a number of coastal locations globally, however what causes these aggregations to form where they do is largely unknown. This study examines whether bathymetry is an important driver of coastal...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4904
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Numerous studies over the last decades have focused on marine protected areas (MPAs) and their effects on fish communities. However, there is a knowledge gap regarding how species that live associated with soft-substrates (e.g., sand, mud) respond to spatial protection....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4653
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Conventional aquaculture feed materials available in Australia are expensive, which has prompted the search for alternatives that would be cost-effective and locally available. The present study was undertaken in order to maximize the use of a tuna hydrolysate...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4870
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Incrementally grown, metabolically inert tissues such as fish otoliths provide biochemical records that can used to infer behavior and physiology throughout the lifetime of the individual. Organic tissues are particularly useful as the stable isotope composition...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4883
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Resources of Japanese anchovy (Engraulis japonicus Temminck & Schlegel, 1846) are undergoing dramatic recessions in China as the consequence of intensifying anthropogenic activities. Elucidating the influences of local-scale environmental factors on early life...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4789
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Biomonitoring is a common method to monitor environmental change in river ecosystems, a key advantage of biomonitoring over snap-shot physicochemical monitoring is that it provides a more stable, long-term insight into change that is also effects-based. In New...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecosystem Science","Freshwater Biology","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4890
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Due to the socioeconomic importance of salmon farming in the North Atlantic and the economic impact of sea lice in this industry, there is high demand for novel pest control methods. One such method is the use of cleaner fish to remove the lice from the salmon....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4837
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There is great concern about the future of sharks in Ecuador because of the lack of biological knowledge of most species that inhabit the region. This paper analyzes the feeding behavior of the pelagic thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus), the blue shark (Prionace...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4818
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The selective properties of fishing that influence behavioural traits have recently gained interest. Recent acoustic tracking experiments have revealed between-individual differences in the circadian behavioural traits of marine free-living fish; these differences...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4814
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Homeoviscous adaptation (HVA) is a key cellular response by which fish protect their membranes against thermal stress. We investigated evolutionary HVA (long time scale) in Antarctic and non-Antarctic fish. Membrane lipid composition was determined for four Perciformes...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Marine Biology","Aquatic and Marine Chemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4765
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In the Balearic Islands, different trammel net designs have been adopted to promote fisheries sustainability and reduce discards. Here, we compare the catch performance of three trammel net designs targeting the spiny lobster Palinurus elephas in terms of biomass,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4707
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The relationships between pelagic larval duration (PLD) and geographic distribution patterns or population genetic structures of fishes remain obscure and highly variable among species. To further understand the early life history of the tidepool snake moray Uropterygius...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4741
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An estimated two billion people worldwide currently suffer from micronutrient malnutrition, and almost one billion are calorie deficient. Providing adequate nutrition is a growing global challenge. Seafood is one of the most important sources of both protein and...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Global Health","Nutrition","Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4733

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