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Gene expression is the fundamental level at which the result of various genetic and regulatory programs are observable. The measurement of transcriptome-wide gene expression has convincingly switched from microarrays to sequencing in a matter of years. RNA sequencing...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27283v1
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Possible combinations of inputs in the order of 10100 can fire (axonal spike or action potential) a neuron that has nearly 104 inputs (dendritic spines). This extreme degeneracy of inputs that can fire a neuron is associated with significant loss of information...

["Biophysics","Computational Biology","Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27228v3
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Open-ended evolution researchers seek to create systems that continually produce new evolutionary outcomes, attempting to reflect the power and diversity of evolution in nature. The specific metrics used (novelty, complexity, diversity, etc) vary by researcher,...

["Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27246v2
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Building more open-ended evolutionary systems can simultaneously advance our understanding of biology, artificial life, and evolutionary computation. In order to do so, however, we need a way to determine when we are moving closer to this goal. We propose a set...

["Computational Biology","Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems","Agents and Multi-Agent Systems","Scientific Computing and Simulation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27249v3
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Describing cell morphology is a tricky task, prone to misinterpretation due to subjective nature of the human observer and his vocabulary limitations. Consequently, these limitations actuate prevalence of non-formalized, statistically unverifiable language use....

["Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Computational Biology","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27271v2
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Background. Following recent advances in bioimaging, high-resolution 3D models of biological structures are now generated rapidly and at low-cost. To utilise this data to address evolutionary and ecological questions, an array of tools has been developed to conduct...

["Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27270v1
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The fractal formalism in combination with linear image analysis enables statistically significant description and classification of “irregular” (in terms of Euclidean geometry) shapes, such as, outlines of in vitro flattened cells. We developed an optimal model...

["Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Computational Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27258v1
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Translational models that utilize omics data generated in in vitro studies to predict the drug efficacy of anti-cancer compounds in patients are highly distinct, which complicates the benchmarking process for new computational approaches. In reaction to this, we...

["Computational Biology","Genomics","Statistics","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27256v1
335 downloads
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Pathway and cell-type signatures are patterns present in transcriptome data that are associated with biological processes or phenotypic consequences. These signatures result from specific cell-type and pathway expression, but can require large transcriptomic compendia...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27229v1
175 downloads
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One overarching principle of eukaroytic development is the generative spatial emergence and self-organization of cell populations. As cells divide and differentiate, they and their descendants form a spatiotemporally explicit and increasingly compartmentalized...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Developmental Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26587v2
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Spreadsheets are widely used software tools for data entry, storage, analysis, and visualization. Focusing on the data entry and storage aspects, this paper offers practical recommendations for organizing spreadsheet data to reduce errors and ease later analyses....

["Computational Biology","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3183v2
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The general purpose of this paper is to build up on our understanding of the basic mathematical principles that underlie the emergence of synchronous biological rhythms, in particular, the circadian clock. To do so, we study the role that the coupling strength,...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26447v2
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Ecological communities are composed of a combination of core species that maintain local viable populations and transient species that occur infrequently due to dispersal from surrounding regions. Preliminary work indicates that while core and transient species...

["Computational Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27158v1
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The Bertalanffy-Pütter growth model describes mass m at age t by means of the differential equation dm/dt = p⋅ma−q⋅mb. The special case using the Bertalanffy exponent-pair a=2/3 and b=1 is most common (it corresponds to the von Bertalanffy growth function VBGF...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Computational Biology","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27152v1
277 downloads
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Containers are gaining popularity in life science research as they encompass all dependencies of provisioned tools and simplifies software installations for end users, as well as offering a form of isolation between processes. Scientific workflows are ideal to...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27141v1
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