Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Phenotypic plasticity is the ability of a genotype to produce different phenotypes depending on the environment. It has an influence on the adaptive potential to environmental change and the capability to adapt locally. Adaptation to environmental change happens...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5746
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Knowledge on the immune system of Pomacea canaliculata is becoming increasingly important, because of this gastropod’s role as intermediate host and vector of Angiostrongylus cantonensis, the etiologic agent of eosinophilic meningitis in humans and domestic animals....

["Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology","Histology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5789
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Dispersal is a critical determinant of animal distribution and population dynamics, and is essential information for management planning. We studied the movement patterns and the influence of habitat and biotic factors on Mediterranean brown trout (Salmo trutta)...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5730
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Background In the wild, matrinchã (Brycon amazonicus) and tambaqui (Colossoma macropomum) rely strongly on their swimming capacity to perform feeding, migration and reproductive activities. Sustained swimming speed in fishes is performed almost exclusively by aerobic...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5719
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Background Lake depth and the consequent mixing regime and thermal structure have profound effects on ecosystem functioning, because depth strongly affects the availability of nutrients, light, and oxygen. All these conditions influence patterns of zooplankton...

["Biodiversity","Ecosystem Science","Zoology","Freshwater Biology","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5731
72 downloads
963 views

Amphibian invasions have considerable detrimental impacts on recipient ecosystems. However, reliable risk analysis of invasive amphibians still requires research on more non-native amphibian species. An invasive population of the Indian bullfrog, Hoplobatrachus...

["Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5698
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Our study evaluates the distribution, habitat associations, and current conservation status of the Snake River pilose crayfish Pacifastacus connectens (Faxon, 1914) and pilose crayfish Pacifastacus gambelii (Girard, 1852), two little-studied and data-deficient...

["Ecology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5668
61 downloads
592 views

Natural aquatic environments such as oceans, lakes, and rivers are home to a tremendous diversity of microorganisms. Some may cross the air-water interface within droplets and become airborne, with the potential to impact the Earth’s radiation budget, precipitation...

["Biophysics","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology","Ecohydrology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5663
32 downloads
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Dystrophic lakes undergo natural disharmonic succession, in the course of which an increasingly complex and diverse, mosaic-like pattern of habitats evolves. In the final seral stage, the most important role is played by a spreading Sphagnum mat, which gradually...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5662
60 downloads
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The previously undescribed dynamics of the heat shock protein HSP70 and subsequent lipid peroxidation products have been assessed alongside lactate dehydrogenase activity for Gammarus lacustris Sars, an amphipod species from the saltwater Lake Shira (Republic of...

["Ecology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5571
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Freshwater bivalves from the family Unionidae usually have two very divergent mitogenomes, inherited according to the doubly uniparental model. The early divergence of these two mitogenomic lineages gives a unique opportunity to use two mitogenomic data sets in...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5573
88 downloads
356 views

Due to its wide distribution across the world, the snail Radix auricularia plays a central role in the transferal of energy and biomass by consuming plant biomass in freshwater systems. The gut microbiota are involved in the nutrition, digestion, immunity, and...

["Biodiversity","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5537
69 downloads
351 views

The recreational bait trade is a potential pathway for pathogen introduction and spread when anglers dump bait shop sourced water into aquatic systems. Despite this possibility, and previous recognition of the importance of the bait trade in the spread of aquatic...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genomics","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5468
84 downloads
368 views

Maternal effects can substantially affect ecological and evolutionary processes in natural populations. However, as they often are environmentally induced, establishing their genetic basis is challenging. One important, but largely neglected, source of maternal...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5452
98 downloads
846 views

Habitat degradation associated with resource development is a major ecological concern, particularly in Canada’s boreal zone where limited information on biodiversity is available. Habitat degradation can lead to reductions in biodiversity and ecosystem function,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5447

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