Peer-reviewed Articles

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Elevated sea surface temperatures (SSTs) are linked to an increase in the frequency and severity of bleaching events due to temperatures exceeding corals’ upper thermal limits. The temperatures at which a breakdown of the coral-Symbiodinium endosymbiosis (coral...

["Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3719
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As nontraditional model organisms with extreme physiological and morphological phenotypes, snakes are believed to possess an inferior taste system. However, the bitter taste sensation is essential to distinguish the nutritious and poisonous food resources and the...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3708
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The prevalence of Type II Diabetes (T2D) has been increasing and has become a disease of significant public health burden in Jordan. None of the previous genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have specifically investigated the Middle East populations. The Circassian...

["Genetics","Genomics","Diabetes and Endocrinology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3618
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An overdominant mutation in an intron of the elongation factor 1-α (EF1A) gene in the sea star Pisaster ochraceus has shown itself to mediate tolerance to “sea star wasting disease”, a pandemic that has significantly reduced sea star populations on the Pacific...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3696
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Previous works resolved diverse phylogenetic positions for genera of the Fabaceae tribe Thermopsideae, without a thoroughly biogeography study. Based on sequence data from nuclear ITS and four cpDNA regions (matK, rbcL, trnH-psbA, trnL-trnF) mainly sourced from...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3607
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Invertebrates from various marine habitats form nutritional symbioses with chemosynthetic bacteria. In chemosynthetic symbioses, both the mode of symbiont transmission and the site of bacterial housing can affect the composition of the symbiont population. Vertically...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3597
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Reef building corals precipitate calcium carbonate as an exo-skeleton and provide substratum for prosperous marine life. Biomineralization of the coral’s skeleton is a developmental process that occurs concurrently with other proliferation processes that control...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3590
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The skyline plot is a graphical representation of historical effective population sizes as a function of time. Past population sizes for these plots are estimated from genetic data, without a priori assumptions on the mathematical function defining the shape of...

["Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3530
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Wildlife conservation and management approaches typically focus on demographic measurements to assess population viability over both short and long periods. However, genetic diversity is an important predictor of long term population vitality. We investigated the...

["Conservation Biology","Genetics","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3584
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Background The ferric uptake regulator (Fur) is a transcription factor and the main regulator of iron acquisition in prokaryotes. When bound to ferric iron, Fur recognizes its DNA binding site and generally executes its function by repressing transcription of its...

["Bioinformatics","Genetics","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3461
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Background The association of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) with the KCNJ11, CDKAL1, SLC30A8, CDKN2B, and FTO genes in the Russian population has not been well studied. In this study, we analysed the population frequencies of polymorphic markers of these genes....

["Genetics","Diabetes and Endocrinology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3414
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628 views

Background Admixture can facilitate adaptation. For example, black wolves have obtained the variant causing black coat color through past hybridization with domestic dogs and have higher fitness than gray colored wolves. Another recent example of the transfer of...

["Biosphere Interactions","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3522
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Amphibian populations have been declining globally over the past decades. The intensification of agriculture, habitat loss, fragmentation of populations and toxic substances in the environment are considered as driving factors for this decline. Today, about 50%...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3520
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Mammalian tears are produced by lacrimal glands to protect eyes and may function in chemical communication and immunity. Recent studies on the house mouse chemical signalling revealed that major urinary proteins (MUPs) are not individually unique in Mus musculus...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3541
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Background Body Mass Index (BMI) is widely regarded as an important clinical trait for obesity and other diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and osteoarthritis. Methods This study uses 6,011 samples of genotype data from ethnic Korean subjects....

["Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3510

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