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We used molecular data to assess the degree of genetic divergence across the breeding range of the orange-crowned warbler (Oreothlypis celata) in western North America with particular focus on characterizing the divergence between O. celata populations on the mainland...

["Biodiversity","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27418v1
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Psychiatric disorders present distinct clinical challenges which are partly attributable to their multifactorial aetiology and the absence of laboratory tests that can be used to confirm diagnosis or predict risk. Psychiatric disorders are highly heritable, but...

["Genetics","Genomics","Ethical Issues","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27392v1
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Neisseria meningitidis (Nm) and N. gonorrhoeae (Ng) are closely related pathogenic bacteria. Using those genes found across 20 Nm and 15 Ng genomes we find that Nm is 7x more diverse than Ng in their combined core genome. Both species have acquired the majority...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27382v1
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Neurological diseases (NDs) are progressive disorder often advances with age and comorbidities of Type 2 diabetes (T2D). Epidemiological, clinical and neuropathological evidence advocate that patients with T2D are at an increased risk of getting NDs. However, it...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genetics","Genomics","Diabetes and Endocrinology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27323v1
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Octopus oliveri is a widespread and common rocky intertidal cephalopod that mates readily in the laboratory, but for which mating behavior has not been reported previously. Four sets of behavioral experiments were recorded wherein three males, in varying order,...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27309v1
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Background. Understanding genetic diversity and population structure is critically important for the conservation and management of endangered species. These factors are particularly relevant for species with small populations and/or restricted ranges, such as...

["Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27038v2
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Speciation processes have long been inferred from phylogenetic, phylogeographic, and biogeographic pattern-driven perspectives. Now much current speciation research is attempting to more directly describe the underlying processes and mechanisms of divergence leading...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27279v1
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Background Cycas panzhihuaensis L. Zhou & S. Y. Yang (Cycadaceae) is an endangered gymnosperm species endemic in the dry-hot valley of Jinsha River basin from southwest China. Although the wild C. panzhihuaensis population from Panzhihua Cycad Natural Reserve is...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Plant Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27265v1
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Helicobacter pylori is a human pathogenic bacterium with a high genomic plasticity. Although the functional CRISPR-Cas system has not been found in its genome, CRISPR like loci have been recently identified. In this work, 53 genomes from different geographical...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27196v1
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Maize is an excellent model for the study of plant adaptation. Indeed, post domestication maize quickly adapted to a host of new environments across the globe. And work over the last decade has begun to highlight the role of the wild relatives of maize – the teosintes...

["Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27190v1
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Background. Mutations in C. elegans can produce visible and quantifiable defects in morphology, lifespan, and development. BRAP2/IMP (BRCA1-associated binding protein 2) has been characterized as an E3 ubiquitin ligase, a general cytoplasmic retention factor, a...

["Developmental Biology","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27176v1
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Human activities such as trade and transport have increased considerably in the last decades, greatly facilitating the introduction and spread of non-native species at a global level. In the Iberian Peninsula, Fundulus heteroclitus, a small euryhaline coastal fish...

["Biogeography","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27174v1
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Background. Severe equine asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lung in horses similar to low-Th2 late-onset asthma in humans. This study aimed to determine the utility of RNA-Seq to call gene sequence variants, and to identify sequence variants or potential...

["Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Respiratory Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3491v2
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Populus tremuloides is the widest-ranging tree species in North America, and an ecologically important component of mesic forest ecosystems displaced by the Pleistocene glaciations. Using phylogeographic analyses of genome-wide SNPs (34,796 SNPs, 183 individuals)...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27162v1
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The antibacterial agent Triclosan (TCS) is an ubiquitous environmental contaminant due to its widespread use. Sensitivity to TCS varies substantially among eu- and pro-karyotic species and its risk for the marine environment remains to be better elucidated. In...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27125v1
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