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The halophilic bacterial strain WB1 isolated from a hydrothermal vent was taxonomically characterized using multiple proxies, as Halomonas nitroreducens strain WB1. When grown on malt extract/yeast extract (MY) medium, it produced large quantities of exopolysaccharide...

["Biodiversity","Food Science and Technology","Freshwater Biology","Biogeochemistry","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4684
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Mesophotic coral ecosystems (MCEs) continue to be understudied, especially in island locations spread across the Indo-Pacific Ocean. Pohnpei is the largest island in the Federated States of Micronesia, with a well-developed barrier reef, and steep slopes that descend...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4650
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A new genus Kindia (Pavetteae, Rubiaceae) is described with a single species, Kindia gangan, based on collections made in 2016 during botanical exploration of Mt Gangan, Kindia, Republic of Guinea in West Africa. The Mt Gangan area is known for its many endemic...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4666
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Recent phylogeographic studies along the coastline of southern Africa have uncovered cryptic diversity in several coastal invertebrates, including direct developing crustaceans in the superorder Peracarida. These findings indicating the possible existence of additional...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4658
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Reliable abundance estimates for species are fundamental in ecology, fisheries, and conservation. Consequently, predictive models able to provide reliable estimates for un- or poorly-surveyed locations would prove a valuable tool for management. Based on commonly...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4566
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411 views

Background Reduced representation genomic datasets are increasingly becoming available from a variety of organisms. These datasets do not target specific genes, and so may contain sequences from parasites and other organisms present in the target tissue sample....

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4662
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The Asian leaf litter toads of the genus Leptolalax represent a highly diverse species group and currently contain 53 recognized species. During herpetological surveys in Yingjiang County, western Yunnan of China, we collected series of Leptolalax specimens from...

["Biodiversity","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4586
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1,100 views

The common bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, is widely distributed along the western coast of South America. In Ecuador, a resident population of bottlenose dolphins inhabits the inner estuarine area of the Gulf of Guayaquil located in the southwestern part...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4589
300 downloads
1,910 views

It is a common belief that feral honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera L.) were eradicated in Europe through the loss of habitats, domestication by man and spread of pathogens and parasites. Interestingly, no scientific data are available, neither about the past nor...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology","Forestry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4602
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1,204 views

Parasitoid wasps are a mega-diverse, ecologically dominant, but poorly studied component of global biodiversity. In order to maximise the efficiency and reduce the cost of their collection, the application of optimal sampling techniques is necessary. Two sites...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4642
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1,307 views

Collisions with glass are a serious threat to avian life and are estimated to kill hundreds of millions of birds per year in the United States. We monitored 22 buildings at the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (VTCRC) in Blacksburg, Virginia, for collision...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4562
108 downloads
887 views

Pacific martens (Martes caurina humboldtensis) in coastal forests of Oregon and northern California in the United States are rare and geographically isolated, prompting a petition for listing under the Endangered Species Act. If listed, regulations have the potential...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Natural Resource Management","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4530
134 downloads
913 views

Background Intense landscaping often alters the plant composition in urban areas. Knowing which plant species that pollinators are visiting in urban areas is necessary for understanding how landscaping impacts biodiversity and associated ecosystem services. The...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4572
121 downloads
1,026 views

The degradation of subterranean habitats is believed to represent a serious threat for the conservation of obligate subterranean dwellers (troglobites), many of which are short-range endemics. However, while the factors influencing cave biodiversity remain largely...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4531
170 downloads
1,340 views

We hypothesize the phylogenetic relationships of the agamid genus Phrynocephalus to assess how past environmental changes shaped the evolutionary and biogeographic history of these lizards and especially the impact of paleogeography and climatic factors. Phrynocephalus...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4543

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