Peer-reviewed Articles - Biology

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Genetic studies of the Eurasian brown bear (Ursus arctos) have so far focused on populations from Europe and North America, although the largest distribution area of brown bears is in Asia. In this study, we reveal population genetic parameters for the brown bear...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5660
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Background Analyses of the control region sequences of European brown trout populations’ mitrochondrial DNA have revealed five main evolutionary lineages (Atlantic, Danubian, Mediterranean, Adriatic, Marble) mostly relating to the main water basins; however, the...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5152
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Deep sea lobsters are highly valued for seafood and provide the basis of important commercial fisheries in many parts of the world. Despite their economic significance, relatively little is known about their natural diets. Microscopic analyses of foregut content...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5641
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Drosophila melanogaster larvae detect noxious thermal and mechanical stimuli in their environment using polymodal nociceptor neurons whose dendrites tile the larval body wall. Activation of these nociceptors by potentially tissue-damaging stimuli elicits a stereotyped...

["Cell Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5632
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Animal mitochondria are usually inherited through the maternal lineage. The exceptional system allowing fathers to transmit their mitochondria to the offspring exists in some bivalves. Its taxonomic spread is poorly understood and new mitogenomic data are needed...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5593
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Background The unique and complex paleoclimatic and paleogeographic events which affected the Mediterranean Sea since late Miocene deeply influenced the distribution and evolution of marine organisms and shaped their genetic structure. Following the Messinian salinity...

["Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5560
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Background High myopia is a common ocular disease worldwide. To expand our current understanding of the genetic basis of high myopia, we carried out a whole exome sequencing (WES) study to identify potential causal gene mutations. Methods A total of 20 individuals...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genetics","Genomics","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5552
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Background Abnormal methylation of TNFRSF10C was found to be associated with different types of cancers, excluding colorectal cancer (CRC). In this paper, the performance of TNFRSF10C methylation in CRC was studied in two stages. Method The discovery stage was...

["Biochemistry","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5336
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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
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Background The Akhal-Teke horse (AKH) is native of the modern Turkmenistan area. It was introduced in Italy from 1991 to 2000 mainly as an endurance horse. This paper characterizes the genetic variability of the whole Italian AKH horse population and evaluates...

["Biodiversity","Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4889
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Lysmata arvoredensis sp. nov. inhabits temperate waters in the south coast of Brazil and is named in tribute to the Marine Protected Area REBIO Arvoredo. This is the fourth species belonging to the genus Lysmata recorded for the region and the ninth for Brazil....

["Biodiversity","Genetics","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5561
119 downloads
464 views

Sensory systems play an important role in animal survival. Changes to these systems may be critical in evolution of species in new environments. Previous studies exploring the correlation between feeding ecology and Tas1r evolution mainly focused on mammals and...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5570
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The family of forkhead box (Fox) transcription factors regulates gonadogenesis and embryogenesis, but the role of foxr1 in reproduction is unknown. Evolutionary history of foxr1 in vertebrates was examined and the gene was found to exist in most vertebrates, including...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5534
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Understanding how genetic diversity is maintained within populations is central to evolutionary biology. Research on colour polymorphism (CP), which typically has a genetic basis, can shed light on this issue. However, because gene flow can homogenise genetic variation,...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5462
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Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a genetic disorder that is usually caused by disturbed production of collagen type I. Depending on its severity in the patient, this disorder may create difficulties and challenges for the dental practitioner. The goal of this article...

["Genetics","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5464

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