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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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Length of hospital stay (LOS) is of primary importance in health services research because it is directly related to health care management and cost of health care. In some epidemiological settings the actual length of stay is not directly observed but it is known...

["Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1663v1
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The conservation and management of wild populations and ecosystems almost always involves making decisions in the face of uncertainty and risk. The application of science to the ecological decision-making process was something that the late Professor Daniel Goodman...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1583v1
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An informal review of the history of new quantitative methods in environmental science, including environmental risk assessment, shows about a 10- to 20-year lag in wide acceptance of such methods by management agencies. To reduce that lag time as innovative methods...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1569v1
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Under models of isolation-by-distance, population structure is determined by the probability of identity-by-descent between pairs of genes according to the geographic distance between them. Well established analytical results indicate that the relationship between...

["Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1545v1
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Background. Usain Bolt holds the current world record for a 100-m run, 9.58 s, and has been described as the best human sprinter in history. However, this raises questions concerning the maximum human running speed. Can the world’s fastest men become faster still?...

["Bioengineering","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1484v1
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Mathematical models are frequently used to assess the impact of control interventions for Chlamydia trachomatis and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Modeling approaches that stratify the population by the number of sex partners often assume the transmission...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.940v2
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