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Hormones play an important role in the regulation of physiological, developmental and behavioural processes. Many of these mechanisms in insects, however, are still not well understood. One way to investigate hormonal regulation is to analyse gene expression patterns...

["Entomology","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3104v1
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Scientific terms should be as accurate and meaningful as possible for both researchers and the general science readership. Currently, some scientific terms do not properly describe the activity or function to which they are associated to, being frequently characterized...

["Biochemistry","Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3102v1
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Patagonia, a cul-de-sac for the continental dispersal of Homo sapiens into the Americas, has been extensively analyzed by archaeologists and bioanthropologists. Despite its deep and rich archaeological record, the genetic make up of its pre-contact inhabitants...

["Anthropology","Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3098v1
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Background. Hungarian draft is a horse breed with a recent mixed ancestry. The interest in their conservation and characterization has increased over the last few years. It was developed in the 1920s by crossing local mares with draught horses imported from France...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3087v1
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Structure and diversity of microbial communities are an important research topic in biology, since microbes play essential roles in the ecology of various environments. Different DNA isolation protocols can lead to data bias and can affect results of next-generation...

["Genetics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3073v1
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Introduction: Increasingly, the emergence and evolution of our species is being tied to genetic exchange between divergent lineages within ~1Ma (e.g., Neanderthals, Denisovans). However, little is known about genetic exchange during earlier (pre-1Ma) human evolution...

["Anthropology","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3071v1
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Olympia oysters are the only oyster native to the west coast of North America. The population within Puget Sound, WA has been decreasing significantly since the early 1900’s. Current restoration efforts are focused on supplementing local populations with hatchery...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1595v2
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Highly conserved DNA (where selection has most consistently punished variation) is comprised of elements of life’s code where mutations pose an especially highly risk. Thus, any difference between homologous chromosomes in these regions can warn of a potentially...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3054v2
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Recent years have witnessed the discovery of protein–coding genes which appear to have evolved de novo from previously non-coding sequences. This has changed the long-standing view that coding sequences can only evolve from other coding sequences. However, there...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3031v2
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Cancer development as an ecological and evolutionary process is poorly understood, which includes early cancer evolution, malignancy and metastasis. It was hypothesised that the tumour microenvironment (TME) plays a critical role in this process. Unfortunately,...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Oncology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3052v1
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While theory offers clear predictions for when recombination will evolve in changing environments, it is unclear what natural scenarios can generate the necessary conditions. The Red Queen hypothesis provides one such scenario in natural populations, but it requires...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3047v1
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Population genetic analyses of the invasive pantropical earthworm P. corethrurus populations will contribute significantly to better understand the ecology and especially the reproductive system of this species. Using 34 polymorphic ISSR markers the genetic diversity...

["Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Soil Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3024v1
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Hermaphroditic plants experience inbreeding through both self-fertilization and bi-parental inbreeding. Therefore, many plant species have evolved either heteromorphic (morphology-based) or homomorphic (molecular-based) self-incompatibility (SI) systems. These...

["Biogeography","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3042v1
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The invasion of the western Atlantic Ocean by the Indo-Pacific red lionfish (Pterois volitans) has had devastating consequences for marine ecosystems. Estimating the number of colonizing lionfish can be useful in identifying the introduction pathway and can inform...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3033v1
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The fishery for octopus in Northwest Mexico has increased to over 2,000 tons annually, but to date the specific composition of the catch has been ignored. With at least three main species with varying life histories targeted by artisanal fisheries in the region,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3016v2
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