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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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Understanding how and why individual movement translates into dispersal between populations is a long-term goal in ecology. Movement is broadly defined as “any change in the spatial location of an individual”, whereas dispersal is more narrowly defined as a movement...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Microbiology","Freshwater Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26540v1
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The anthropogenic modification of basal trophic pathways is seemingly prompting the increase of jellyfish populations at the expense of planktivorous fishes. However, gross generalizations are often made because the most basic aspects of trophic ecology and the...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26497v1
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Species interactions are often context-dependent and complex, such as the grasshopper community and phytoecommunity. The adoption of grasshopper abundance and vegetation community was determined by topographical heterogeneity. However, it remains vague about how...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Science","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3485v1
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Ornithogalum mosaic virus (OrMV) has a wide host range and affects the production of a variety of ornamentals. In this study, the coat protein (CP) gene of OrMVwas used to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the evolution of this virus. The 36 OrMV...

["Agricultural Science","Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology","Virology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3463v1
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One of the great challenges in ecology and evolutionary biology is to explain disease, whether caused by infectious agents such as parasites and pathogens, or by the deterioration or transformation of cellular behavior and function, a prime example of the latter...

["Evolutionary Studies","Global Health","Public Health","Translational Medicine","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3378v1
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