Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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The study of how the observable features of organisms, i.e., their phenotypes, result from the complex interplay between genetics, development, and the environment, is central to much research in biology. The varied language used in the description of phenotypes,...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26988v1
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Domestication is a tractable system for following evolutionary change. Under domestication, wild populations respond to shifting selective pressures, resulting in adaptation to the new ecological niche of cultivation. Due to the important role of domesticated crops...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26502v2
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Horizontal gene transfer has had major impacts on the biology of a wide range of organisms from antibiotic resistance in bacteria to adaptations to herbivory in arthropods. A growing body of literature shows that horizontal gene transfer (HGT) between non-animals...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3462v3
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Women in denial of pregnancy remain unaware of their gravid state. Typically women in labor present to emergency units while attributing their pain to unrelated causes. In higher risk cases, women experience unassisted delivery in a non-hospital setting. In concealment...

["Evolutionary Studies","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26979v1
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Bacteria and other microbes play a crucial role in human health and disease. Medicine and clinical microbiology have traditionally attempted to identify the etiological agents that causes disease, and how to eliminate them. Yet this traditional paradigm is becoming...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Infectious Diseases","Translational Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26969v2
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If the environmental conditions can or not influence in the phenotype evolution, is a topic that has been discussed during the last ten years. The epigenome regulates the gene expression of all cells and indicates which specific genes must be transcribed. It is...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26862v7
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Tussock is a unique structure in wetland vegetation. Many tussock species reproduce mainly by clonal growth, resulting in genetically identical offsprings distributed in various spatial patterns. These fine scale patterns could affect the mating patterns and thus...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Freshwater Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26946v2
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Bacground. The issue with most studies concerned with mate selection preferences in humans is that they rely on declarations and rational actions of experimental subjects, which are affected by their pre-conceived opinions and prejudices. Moreover, current research...

["Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26958v1
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Primate individuals use a variety of strategies in intergroup encounters, from aggression to tolerance; however, recent focus on the evolution of either warfare or peace has come at the cost of characterizing this variability. Drawing on insights from across the...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3400v2
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Research products that lack transparency and are influenced by confirmation bias lead to barriers that, when left unchecked, propagate throughout the scientific record and lead to wasted research effort. Phylogenetics is particularly vulnerable given its ever-evolving...

["Evolutionary Studies","Ethical Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26585v2
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Antibiotic resistance is medicine’s climate change: caused by human activity, and resulting in more extreme outcomes. Resistance emerges in microbial populations when antibiotics act on phenotypic variance within the population. This can arise from either genotypic...

["Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Environmental Contamination and Remediation","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26925v1
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It is widely accepted that birds evolved from theropod dinosaurs, and few paleontologists disagree preferring a more ancient split of the avian and dinosaur lineages. The difference in digestive physiology between members of the theropod and crocodile lineages,...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Zoology","Anatomy and Physiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26902v2
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Sweet potato is a major food security crop within sub-Saharan Africa where 90 % of Africa’s sweet potato production occurs. One of the major limitations of sweet potato production are viral infections. In this study, we used a combination of whole genome sequences...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26909v1
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Background: Endornaviruses are non-pathogenic viruses infecting multiple agricultural important crops including legumes, with global distribution. However, there is an absence on the complete genome of endornaviruses from legumes in particular with the sub-Saharan...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26904v1
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Sexual selection favors traits that increase mating and, thus, reproductive success. Some scholars have suggested that intrasexual selection driven by contest competition has shaped human male aggression. If this is the case, one testable hypothesis is that beliefs...

["Animal Behavior","Anthropology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3331v2
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