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Dormancy is a general microbial life-history trait that leads to the emergence of seed banks across diverse ecosystems. While the primary forces driving seed banks include macroscale factors like resource supply, the importance of microscale factors such as individual...

["Computational Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Mathematical Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2321v1
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We present a rationale and proposed approach to the modification and development of bind sites using their respective cognate ligands as template. This is in support of a plausible “instructive” role for the ligand and therefore its involvement in determination...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2161v2
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Estimation of natural selection on protein-coding sequences is a key comparative genomics approach for de novo prediction of lineage specific adaptations. Selective pressure is measured on a per-gene basis by comparing the rate of non-synonymous substitutions to...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Mathematical Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2218v1
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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 (rhabdom) with R7 on top, filtering light delivered to R8. We examine how the division of a given resource, rhabdom length,...

["Animal Behavior","Biophysics","Mathematical Biology","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2192v1
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It is shown that the mass, metabolism and length explanation (MMLE) can simultaneously compute an animal’s body mass and BMR given its characteristic length using data for humans. MMLE was advanced in 1984 to explain the relationship between metabolic rate and...

["Mathematical Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Metabolic Sciences"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2182v1
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There are three sex ratio strategies (SRS) in nature—male-biased sex ratio, female-biased sex ratio and, equal sex ratio depending on the proportion of male offspring being greater than, less than, or equal to ½. The problem was already noted in Darwin’s (1859)...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2166v1
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Huanglongbing, or citrus greening, is a global citrus disease occurring in almost all citrus growing regions and causing substantial economic burdens to individual growers, citrus industries and governments. Successful management strategies to reduce disease burden...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2059v1
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Background. In the early and late stages of cell reprogramming to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) ectopic expression of Oct4, Sox2, Klf4 and Myc (OSKM) aroused two peaks of transcriptional and epigenetic change respectively. However, it was relatively quiet...

["Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Mathematical Biology","Molecular Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1991v1
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Large uncertainties still remain when using existing biomass equations to estimate total tree and forest stand scale. In this paper, we develop individual-tree biomass models for Chinese fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata (Lamb.)Hook.) stands in Fujian Province, southeast...

["Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1767v1
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Bayesian statistics, in contrast to classical statistics, uses probability to represent uncertainty about the state of knowledge. Bayesian statistics has often been associated with the idea that knowledge is subjective and that a probability distribution represents...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1755v1
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Aggregation during dispersal from source to settlement sites can allow persistence of weak competitors, by creating conditions where stronger competitors are more likely to interact with conspecifics than with less competitive heterospecifics. However, different...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1734v1
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We explore environmentally-induced tumors in the context of the ongoing conflict between long-evolved cancer control mechanisms and the central flaw of multicellularity, using a number of convergent necessary conditions statistical models based on the Data Rate...

["Evolutionary Studies","Mathematical Biology","Oncology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1709v1
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Background: Dengue is one of the most important vector-borne diseases, nearly 400000 reported cases in South East Asia and more than 2000 fatalities annually. The first of dengue vaccine called Dengvaxia by the French company, Sanofi Pasteur, was recently approved...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1694v1
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Cluster analysis is one of the most commonly used methods in palaeoecological studies, particularly in studies investigating biogeographic patterns. Although a number of different clustering methods are widely used, the approach and underlying assumptions of many...

["Biogeography","Computational Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1693v1
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Counteracting the worldwide trend of coral reef degeneration is a major challenge for the scientific community. A crucial management approach to minimizing stress effects on healthy reefs and helping the recovery of disturbed reefs is reef protection. However,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1664v1
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