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Venom has been associated with the ecological success of many groups of organisms, most notably reptiles, gastropods, and arachnids. In some cases, diversification has been directly linked to tailoring of venoms for dietary specialization. Spiders in particular...

["Biodiversity","Entomology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3358v1
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Pattern recognition is commonly used for identifying an unknown entity from a set of known objects curated in a database, and find use in various applications such as fingerprint matching and microbial identification. Mass spectrometry is increasingly used in identifying...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.580v3
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The extensive coastlines of South Africa and Namibia extends from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean and encompass several major biogeographic provinces, each characterized by unique faunal and floral assemblages. Recent biogeographic studies have led to competing...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3332v1
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Pacific martens (Martes caurina) in coastal forests of Oregon and northern California in the United States are rare and geographically isolated, prompting a petition for listing under the Endangered Species Act. If listed, regulations have the potential to substantially...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3319v1
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The classification of Cannabis varieties has been increasingly discussed in the past years, particularly in the wake of emerging legal markets, with implications for intellectual property development, marketing and improvement of the scientific understanding of...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Biodiversity","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3307v1
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Advances in genomic sequencing technologies resulted in massive microbial diversity data (16S ribosomal gene sequences, rDNA) being generated in every possible environment. However, the majority of microorganisms have never been cultured, and therefore, nor cataloged....

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3286v1
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Shrimp fishery is one of the most important fisheries of the world. However, the low selectivity from trawl nets leads the capture of a large number of non-target species. Shrimp bycatch include a large number of fish and invertebrate species; of which fish species...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3274v1
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Connectivity between populations plays a key role in the long-term persistence of species in fragmented habitats. It is an issue of concern for the preservation of biodiversity in drylands since landscapes in water limited environments are characterized by low...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3273v1
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Background. The Procrustean residual vector (or PAM, an acronym for the alternative equivalent term Procrustean association metric) derived from Procrustes analysis can be seen as the univariate form of relationship between two or more data tables, which provides...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Plant Science","Soil Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3272v1
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Species distribution models (SDMs) have become important and essential tools in conservation and management. However, SDMs built with count data, commonly referred to as species abundance models (SAMs), are still less used so far. SDMs are increasingly used now...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3240v1
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Co-existence of microbes in a community is the de facto state of microbial lifestyle in almost all niches on Earth. Thus, microbes live with other microbial species in close proximity, and evolution has selected for specific methods of communication between microbes...

["Biochemistry","Biodiversity","Cell Biology","Ecology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3239v1
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Algal blooms have been the subject of considerable research as they occur over various spatial and temporal scales and can produce toxins that disrupt their ecosystem. Algal blooms are often governed by nutrient availability however other limitations exist. Algae...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3218v1
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Background. Biological facilitation is a type of relationship between two taxa that benefits at least one of the participants and harms neither. Although invasive species are widely known to compete with native taxa, recent studies suggest that invasive and native...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2643v2
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Empirical evidence is important to develop effective conservation policies. The documentation and assessment of the status and threats towards a species and its habitat are essential steps toward developing appropriate policies to protect its population and mitigate...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3191v1
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Studies investigating changes in community composition in response to recent global warming are mostly restricted to one-dimensional (e.g. elevational or latitudinal) gradients, whereas species movements are in reality three dimensional (i.e. elevational, latitudinal...

["Biodiversity","Climate Change Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1034v2
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