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AMNH FARB 291 is a unique sauropod dinosaur specimen, excavated in 1898 from the Bone Cabin Quarry of Wyoming (Upper Jurassic; Morrison Formation). It consists of a sequence of five contiguous dorsal vertebrae, all with biconvex centra: a morphology not previously...

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3144v2
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One of the great mysteries of the brain, which has puzzled all-time students of brain form and function is the contralateral organization of the forebrain, and the crossings of its major afferent and efferent connections. As a novel explanation, two recent studies...

["Developmental Biology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.432v3
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The study of ontogeny in the fossil record is complicated by two main factors: growth series are not available for many taxa, and correctly assigning juveniles and adults to the same taxon is often difficult, especially where several related taxa coexisted. Ontogenetic...

["Developmental Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3162v1
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It is well documented that coordination of feeding behavior in anuran amphibians requires precise coordination of the jaw levators and depressors with the timing of the protraction of the tongue. (for review, see Nishikawa, 2000). However, the neuronal mechanism...

["Developmental Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3131v1
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Mitochondria cannot be produced de novo by the cell, but are inherited across generations. Their peculiar genetics (multiple genomes per cell, no meiosis, replication independent from cell cycle, high mutation rate) and the possible exposition to Reactive Oxygen...

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3122v1
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Predation is the main driver of mortality during early life stages. The ability to avoid and evade potential threats is, therefore, favoured to evolve during the early stages of life. It is also during these early stages that the process of familiarization occurs....

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Developmental Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2937v1
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Previous studies have used the zebrafish to investigate the biology of lens crystallin proteins and their roles in development and disease. However, little is known about zebrafish α-crystallin promoter function, how it compares to that of mammals, or whether mammalian...

["Developmental Biology","Molecular Biology","Neuroscience","Ophthalmology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2889v1
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Synapsida, the clade including therapsids and thus also mammals, is one of the two major branches of amniotes. Organismal design, with modularity as a concept, offers insights into the evolution of therapsids, a group that experienced profound anatomical transformations...

["Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Neuroscience","Paleontology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2313v2
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Cellular heterogeneity is important to biological processes, including cancer and development. However, proteome heterogeneity is largely unexplored because of the limitations of existing methods for quantifying protein levels in single cells. To alleviate these...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Computational Biology","Developmental Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2767v1
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Background. Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) and their receptors (FGFRs) are involved in the development and function of multiple organs and organ systems, including the central nervous system (CNS). FGF signaling via FGFR1, one of the three FGFRs expressed in...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2729v1
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The appropriate timing of flowering is crucial for the reproductive success of plants. Hence, intricate genetic networks integrate various environmental and endogenous cues such as temperature or hormonal statues. These signals integrate into a network of floral...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Developmental Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2724v1
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How anthropogenic noise pollution affects marine organisms is drawing increasing international concern. There is evidence for anthropogenic noise having negative and harmful effects on the health, development and behavior of many terrestrial species; however, there...

["Conservation Biology","Developmental Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2651v1
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Intracellular calcium ion (Ca2+) signaling is deeply involved in development, as demonstrated by the use of various Ca2+ sensors. Ca2+ patterns in wildtype and mutant zebrafish have been reported to date, however, not many zebrafish embryos with congenital anomaly...

["Developmental Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2644v1
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The evolutionarily conserved Mediator complex is a critical player in regulating transcription. Comprised of approximately two dozen proteins, Mediator integrates diverse regulatory signals through direct protein-protein interactions that, in turn, modulate the...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2530v2
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This study was aimed to investigate the effects of room temperature (RT, 20-25 oC) and absence of medium during cauda epididymis transport on spermatozoa quality, fertility and embryo development. In the first experiment, fresh sperm from one side of cauda epididymis...

["Biotechnology","Developmental Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2542v1
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