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Birds found outside their typical range, or vagrants, have fascinated naturalists for decades. Despite broad interest in vagrancy, few attempts have been made to statistically examine the explanatory variables potentially responsible for the phenomenon. In this...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27104v1
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Infectious diseases can alter the demography of their host populations, reducing their viability even in the absence of mass mortality. Amphibians are the most threatened group of vertebrates globally, and emerging infectious diseases play a large role in their...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27056v1
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There is a gradual shift from representing a species’ genome by a single reference genome sequence to a pan-genome representation. Pan-genomes are the abstract representations of the genomes of all the strains that are present in the population or species. In this...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27017v1
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Understanding the genetic variability and dispersal capabilities of plant pathogens is important to better predict pathogen spread and virulence, especially under global change conditions. The outcome of host-pathogen interactions directly depends on the dispersal...

["Biogeography","Ecology","Mycology","Plant Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26985v1
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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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New-born sea turtles face a number of predators between the time the mothers lay eggs on the beach to when the hatchlings grow into larger juveniles. Nest depredation impacts reproductive success of nesting sea turtles, reducing the number of new turtles that make...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26915v1
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Although a non-indigenous species, Dreissena polymorpha (zebra mussel) has constituted a constant and abundant component of the Szczecin Lagoon biota. A congeneric dreissenid, D. rostriformis bugensis (quagga), was first recorded in the north of the Lagoon in 2014,...

["Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26797v1
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Background. Copepods are the major secondary producers in the World Ocean. They represent an important link between phytoplankton, microzooplankton and higher trophic levels such as fish. They are an important source of food for many fish species, but also a significant...

["Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26689v1
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Bluefin Tuna has become one of the most critically endangered marine species, but it is still legal to trade and consume in several countries. In order to protect this species from the enormous Chinese seafood market, China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26678v1
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Mycelial compatibility, the ability for fungal isolates to grow together and form one single colony, was defined for Sclerotinia sclerotiorum nearly 30 years ago and has since been used as a marker to describe clonal variation in population genetic studies. While...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Mycology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26670v1
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Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) is a standard tool in population genetics and bacterial epidemiology that assesses the genetic variation present in a reduced number of housekeeping genes (typically seven) along the genome. This methodology assigns arbitrary integer...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Genomics","Microbiology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26630v2
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The dog has been the first domesticated animal to have a central role in human society from ancient times to present day. Although there have been numerous investigations of dog phylogeny and origin, genetic data of dogs in the region of the Balkan Peninsula (South-Eastern...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26636v1
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Sugarbirds are a family of two socially-monogamous passerine species endemic to southern Africa. Cape and Gurney’s Sugarbird (Promerops cafer and P. gurneyi) differ in abundance, dispersion across their range and in the degree of sexual dimorphism in tail length,...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Zoology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26619v1
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Background. The determination of parous rates in mosquitoes, despite numerous shortcomings, remains a tool to evaluate the effectiveness of control programs and to determine vectorial capacity in malaria vectors. Two dissection techniques are used for this. For...

["Ecology","Entomology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26606v1
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The clonal, necrotrophic plant pathogen, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is the causal agent of white mold on soybean, causing significant losses for Brazilian farmers each year. While assessments of population structure and clonal dynamics can be beneficial for determining...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Mycology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26600v1
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