Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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A lot of literature show that social isolation stress could be a key reason that leads to cognitive deficits for both humans and rodent models; however, the detailed mechanisms are still not clear completely. ADAR1 (Adenosine deaminase acting on RNA) is an enzyme...

["Animal Behavior","Biochemistry","Neuroscience","Toxicology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1997v1
705 downloads
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The Zika virus is the primary suspect in the large increase in microcephaly cases in 2015-6 in Brazil, however its role is unconfirmed despite individual cases of viral infections found in neural tissue. Here we consider the alternative that the insecticide pyriproxyfen,...

["Toxicology","Pharmacology","Public Health","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1959v1
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Background The wide use of pesticides raises concerns on the health risks associated with pesticide exposure. For developing countries, pesticide residues in vegetables and fruits have not been totally monitored. This study aims at providing comparison data on...

["Agricultural Science","Environmental Sciences","Food Science and Technology","Toxicology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1928v1
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Habitat structure influences the diversity and distribution of organisms, potentially affecting their response to disturbances by either affecting their ‘susceptibility’ or through the provision of resources that can mitigate impacts of disturbances. Chemical disturbances...

["Ecology","Ecotoxicology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1783v1
337 downloads
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Eradicating introduced rodents from islands restores these communities, but operations must mitigate bait uptake by non-target species to ensure adequate bait coverage, and minimize mortality of non-target species. Ingestion of toxic bait is a recognised risk for...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Toxicology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1744v2
175 downloads
725 views

In July 2014, we observed premature feather loss (PFL) among non-sibling, common tern Sterna hirundo chicks between 2 and 4 weeks of age at Gull Island in northern Lake Ontario, Canada. Rarely observed in wild birds, to our knowledge PFL has not been recorded in...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Toxicology","Virology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1196v2
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Background: Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) represent a major threat for human consumers of shellfish. The biotoxin Okadaic Acid (OA), a well-known phosphatase inhibitor and tumor promoter, is the main responsible of acute DSP intoxications....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1371v1
175 downloads
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Insect pests in stored wheat cause significant losses and play an important role in the dispersal of viable fungal spores of various species including aflatoxin producing Aspergillus spp. The problems of insecticide resistance in stored insects and environmental...

["Agricultural Science","Entomology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1117v1
346 downloads
765 views

Background: An estimated of 800,000 people worldwide are occupationally exposed to welding-fumes. Previous studies show that the exposure to such fumes is associated with damage to genetic material and increased cancer risk. In this study, we evaluate the genotoxic...

["Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.834v2
319 downloads
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Triclosan (TCS) is a widely used antibacterial agent that has become a ubiquitous contaminant in freshwater, estuary and marine environments. Concerns for potential adverse effects of TCS have been described in several recent risk assessments. Effects on freshwater...

["Ecotoxicology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.489v1
533 downloads
568 views

A variety of different fungicides is found simultaneously in surface waters, among which demethylase inhibitors (DMIs) are a major group. The joint toxicity of four DMIs from different chemical classes (Fenarimol, Prochloraz, Triadimefon and Pyrifenox) was investigated...

["Environmental Sciences","Toxicology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.172v2
673 downloads
387 views

Effects of the antimicrobial agent triclosan to natural periphyton communities (biofilms, comprising primarily microalgae and bacteria) were assessed in two independent experiments during spring and summer. For that purpose a semi-static test system was used in...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.371v1
1,366 downloads
830 views

Ciprofloxacin and sulfamethoxazole are two antibiotics commonly detected in the aquatic environment, but information on their toxicity towards natural microbial communities is largely absent. In particular no data are available for marine microorganisms. Aim of...

["Ecotoxicology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.330v1
353 downloads
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Motivation: In environmental risk assessment, information about potential health risks of chemicals released into the environment is compiled and distilled for use in informing public policy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) produces Integrated Science...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Toxicology","Computational Science","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.300v1
186 downloads
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Organoselenium compounds have been pointed out as therapeutic agents. In contrast, the potential therapeutic aspects of tellurides have not yet been demonstrated. The present study evaluated the comparative toxicological effects of diphenyl diselenide (PhSe)2 and...

["Toxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.245v1
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