Peer-reviewed Articles

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Flies use specialized photoreceptors R7 and R8 in the dorsal rim area (DRA) to detect skylight polarization. R7 and R8 form a tiered waveguide (central rhabdomere pair, CRP) with R7 on top, filtering light delivered to R8. We examine how the division of a given...

["Animal Behavior","Biophysics","Mathematical Biology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2772
31 downloads
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The emergence and spread of drug-resistance during treatment of many infectious diseases continue to degrade our ability to control and mitigate infection outcomes using therapeutic measures. While the coverage and efficacy of treatment remain key factors in the...

["Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2817
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267 views

A freshwater “mussel mortality threshold” was explored as a function of porewater ammonium (NH4+) concentration, mussel biomass, and total nitrogen (N) utilizing a numerical model calibrated with data from mesocosms with and without mussels. A mortality threshold...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2838
189 downloads
752 views

The science of ecosystem service (ES) mapping has become increasingly sophisticated over the past 20 years, and examples of successfully integrating ES into management decisions at national and sub-national scales have begun to emerge. However, increasing model...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2814
107 downloads
606 views

Microbes growing in animal host environments face fluctuations that have elements of both randomness and predictability. In the mammalian gut, fluctuations in nutrient levels and other physiological parameters are structured by the host’s behavior, diet, health...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Microbiology","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2716
57 downloads
315 views

The spread of infectious diseases can be impacted by human behavior, and behavioral decisions often depend implicitly on a planning horizon—the time in the future over which options are weighed. We investigate the effects of planning horizons on epidemic dynamics....

["Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2678
81 downloads
364 views

Cellular aging in Saccharomyces cerevisiae can lead to genomic instability and impaired mitotic asymmetry. To investigate the role of oxidative stress in cellular aging, we examined the effect of exogenous hydrogen peroxide on genomic instability and mitotic asymmetry...

["Cell Biology","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2671
104 downloads
272 views

Huanglongbing (HLB), or citrus greening, is a global citrus disease occurring in almost all citrus growing regions. It causes substantial economic burdens to individual growers, citrus industries and governments. Successful management strategies to reduce disease...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2642
96 downloads
395 views

Complex physiological dynamics have been argued to be a signature of healthy physiological function. Here we test whether the complexity of metabolic rate fluctuations in small endotherms decreases with lower environmental temperatures. To do so, we examine the...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2607
72 downloads
637 views

Background Previously, we proposed a model for ordinal scale scoring in which individual thresholds for each item constitute a distribution by each item. This lead us to hypothesize that the boundary curves of each depressive symptom score in the distribution of...

["Mathematical Biology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2566
70 downloads
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Inferring growth for aquatic species is dependent upon accurate descriptions of age-length relationships, which may be degraded by measurement error in observed ages. Ageing error arises from biased and/or imprecise age determinations as a consequence of misinterpretation...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2431
64 downloads
240 views

We study the glycosylation processes that convert initially toxic substrates to nutritionally valuable metabolites in the flavonoid biosynthesis pathway of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) seedlings. To estimate the reaction rates we use ordinary differential equations...

["Agricultural Science","Computational Biology","Food Science and Technology","Mathematical Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2417
206 downloads
915 views

Using a mathematical model with realistic demography, we analyze a large outbreak of measles in Muyinga sector in rural Burundi in 1988–1989. We generate simulated epidemic curves and age × time epidemic surfaces, which we qualitatively and quantitatively compare...

["Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Health Policy","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2476
114 downloads
705 views

Background Pertussis control remains a challenge due to recently observed effects of waning immunity to acellular vaccine and suboptimal vaccine coverage. Multiple outbreaks have been reported in different ages worldwide. For certain outbreaks, public health authorities...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2337
128 downloads
976 views

This study describes the segmentation and setation at different developmental stages of the homonomous trunk limbs of the remipede Speleonectes tulumensis Yager, 1987 collected in anchialine caves of the Yucatan Peninsula. Most homonomous trunk limbs originate...

["Biodiversity","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2305

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