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Christos D Arvanitidis, Richard M Warwick, Paul J Somerfield, Christina Pavloudi, Evangelos Pafilis, Anastassis Oulas, Giorgos Chatzigeorgiou, Vasilis Gerovasileiou, Theodoros Patkos, Nicolas Bailly, Francisco Hernandez, Bart Vanhoorne, Leen Vandepitte, Ward Appeltans, Robert Adlard, Peter Adriaens, Ahn Kee-Jeong, Ahyong Shane, Akkari Nesrine, Gary Anderson, Angel Martin, Claudia Arango, Tom Artois, Stephen Atkinson, Ruud Bank, Anthony D Barber, Joao P Barbosa, Ilse Bartsch, Denise Bellan-Santini, Jimmy Bernot, Annalisa Berta, Rüdiger Bieler, Magda Błażewicz, Phil Bock, Ruth Böttger-Schnack, Philippe Bouchet, Nicole Boury-Esnault, Geoff Boxshall, Christopher B Boyko, Simone Nunes Brandão, Rod Bray, Niel L Bruce, Stephen Cairns, Tania N Campinas Bezerra, Paco Cárdenas, Benny KK Chan, Tin-Yam Chan, Lanna Cheng, Morgan Churchill, Laure Corbari, Ralf Cordeiro, Astrid Cornils, Keith A Crandall, Thomas Cribb, Jean-Loup D'hondt, Meg Daly, Mikhail Daneliya, Jean-Claude Dauvin, Peter Davie, Claude De Broyer, Valentin De Mazancourt, Nicole De Voogd, Peter Decker, Danielle Defaye, Henk Dijkstra, Martin Dohrmann, Daryl Domning, Rachel Downey, Inna Drapun, Ursula Eisendle-Flöckner, Christine Ewers-Saucedo, Marien Faber, Diego Figueroa, Julian Finn, Gustavo Fonseca, Ewan Fordyce, William Foster, Hidetaka Furuya, Horia Galea, Oscar Garcia-Alvarez, Rade Garic, Rebeca Gasca, Santiago Gaviria-Melo, Sarah Gerken, David Gibson, João Gil, Arjan Gittenberger, Chris Glasby, Serge Gofas, Samuel E Gómez-Noguera, David González-Solís, Dennis Gordon, Michal Grabowski, Cinzia Gravili, José M Guerra-García, Roberto Guidetti, Katja Guilini, Kerry A Hadfield, Ed Hendrycks, Bachiller Herrera, Ju-Shey Ho, Jens Høeg, Oleksandr Holovachov, Matthew D Hooge, John Hooper, Tammy Horton, Lauren Hughes, Matús Hyžný, Luiz IF Moretti, Tohru Iseto, Viatcheslav N Ivanenko, Gerhard Jarms, Damià Jaume, Krzysztof Jazdzewski, Ivana Karanovic, Young-Hyo Kim, Rachael King, Michelle Klautau, Jürgen Kolb, Alexey Kotov, Traudl Krapp-Schickel, Antonina Kremenetskaia, Reinhardt Kristensen, Andreas Kroh, Sven Kullander, Rafael La Perna, Sara LeCroy, Daniel Leduc, Rafael Lemaitre, Anne-Nina Lörz, Jim Lowry, Enrique Macpherson, Larry Madin, Tomasz Mamos, Renata Manconi, Bruce Marshall, David J Marshall, Patrick Martin, Sandra McInnes, Jan Mees, Tõnu Meidla, Kelly Merrin, Dmitry Miljutin, Claudia Mills, Vadim Mokievsky, Tina Molodtsova, Rich Mooi, André C Morandini, Rosana Moreira Da Rocha, Fabio Moretzsohn, Jonas Mortelmans, Jeanne Mortimer, Luigi Musco, Thomas A Neubauer, Eike Neubert, Peter NG Neuhaus, Anh D Nguyen, Claus Nielsen, Jon Norenburg, Tim O'Hara, Hisayo Okahashi, Dennis Opresko, Masayuki Osawa, Yuzo Ota, Gustav Paulay, Vincent Perrier, William Perrin, Iorgu Petrescu, Bernard Picton, John F Pilger, Andrzej Pisera, Dan Polhemus, Gary Poore, James D Reimer, Hans Reip, Michael Reuscher, Pilar Rios Lopez, Marc Rius, Klaus Rützler, Alexander Rzhavsky, José Saiz-Salinas, André F Sartori, Heinrich Schatz, Bernd Schierwater, Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa, Simon Schneider, Christine Schönberg, André R Senna, Cristiana Serejo, Shabuddin Shaik, Shokoofeh Shamsi, Jyotsna Sharma, Noa Shenkar, Andrew Shinn, Jacek Sicinski, Volker Siegel, Petra Sierwald, Elizabeth Simmons, Frederic Sinniger, Duncan Sivell, Boris Sket, Harry Smit, Nicole Smol, Jesser F Souza-Filho, Jörg Spelda, Sérgio N Stampar, Eric Stienen, Pavel Stoev, Sabine Stöhr, Malin Strand, Eduardo Suárez-Morales, Mindi Summers, Billie J Swalla, Stefano Taiti, Masaatsu Tanaka, Anne H Tandberg, Danny Tang, Mark Tasker, Harry ten Hove, Jan J ter Poorten, Jim Thomas, Erik V Thuesen, Ben Thuy, Juan T Timi, Antonio Todaro, Xavier Turon, Peter Uetz, Sergiy Utevsky, Jean Vacelet, Risto Väinölä, Sancia ET van der Meij, Ton van Haaren, Virág Venekey, Chris Vos, Genefor Walker-Smith, Chad T Walter, Les Watling, Matthew Wayland, Christopher Whipps, Gary Williams, Robin Wilson, Moriaki Yasuhara, Joana Zanol, Wolfgang Zeidler

Research Infrastructures (RIs) are facilities, resources and services used by the scientific community to conduct research and foster innovation. LifeWatch ERIC has developed various virtual research environments, which include many virtual laboratories (vLabs)...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Marine Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26819v2
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As the global road network expands, roads pose an emerging threat to wildlife populations. One way in which roads can affect wildlife is wildlife-vehicle collisions, which can be a significant cause of mortality through roadkill. In order to successfully mitigate...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27114v1
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In birds, observed adult sex ratios often are biased towards males. This bias could arise due to differences between sexes in dispersal or in catchability, but a preferred explanation has been sex differences in survival. However, most studies investigated apparent...

["Evolutionary Studies","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27090v1
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The responsiveness of the avian stress system declines with age. A recently published study of European starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) found that a marker of biological age predicted stress responsiveness even in individuals of the same chronological age. Specifically,...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27057v1
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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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Background. The bushbuck, Tragelaphus scriptus, is the most widespread and ecologically diverse ungulate species complex within the spiral-horned antelopes. This species was recently found to consist of two genetically divergent but monophyletic Scriptus and Sylvaticus...

["Biogeography","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27011v2
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Sequences and structural attributes of mitochondrial genomes have played a key role in the clarification of relationships among Cnidaria, a key phylum of early-diverging animals. Among the major lineages of Cnidaria, Ceriantharia ("tube anemones") remains one of...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27042v1
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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.27038v1
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Hatching timing is under strong selection and environmentally cued in many species. Embryos use multiple sensory modalities to inform hatching timing and many have spontaneous hatching patterns adaptively synchronized to natural cycles. Embryos can also adaptively...

["Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27026v1
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Synopsis: Tyrannosaurid dinosaurs had larger than predicted preserved leg muscle attachments and low rotational inertia relative to their body mass, indicating that they could turn more quickly than other large theropods. Methods: To compare turning capability...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27021v1
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The Lake Victoria drainage basin (LVD) in Kenya is home to ten nominal species of small barbs (‘Barbus’) and one of large barbs (Labeobarbus altianalis). A recent molecular study genetically characterized small barbs in this region and found evidence of introgression...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27008v1
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Macronycteris commersonii (Hipposideridae), a bat species endemic to Madagascar, is widespread across the island, utilising open woodland, degraded habitats, and forested areas from sea level to 1325 m. We investigated the fine-scale phylogeographic history and...

["Biogeography","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27004v1
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Spurs are a testosterone-dependent secondary sexual characteristic of male chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus) and are used as ‘weapons’ in intra-sexual fighting. While predominantly a male feature, they are also found in a small number of females. Here we show...

["Agricultural Science","Animal Behavior","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26994v1
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The recent discovery of the Araguaian river dolphin (Inia araguaiaensis) highlights how little we know about the diversity and biology of river dolphins. In this study, we described the acoustic repertoire of this newly discovered species in concert with their...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26962v2
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Biodiversity in coastal ecosystems of the Mediterranean Sea have a long history of intense studies but investigations in deep-sea habitats are scarce. In collaboration with the (E/V) Nautilus, we examined the Anaximander Seamounts, located in the south of Turkey,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26955v1
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