Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Synthetic biology is often misunderstood as creation of artificial life or new biology using principles different from those of extant organisms around us. But, fundamentally, the field is about engineering biology in a more efficient and effective way, and endowing...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Computational Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2634v1
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Background: Cryoelectrolysis is a new minimally invasive tissue ablation surgical technique that combines the ablation techniques of electrolytic ablation with cryosurgery. The goal of this study is to examine the hypothesis that electrolysis can take place in...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Oncology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2474v2
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We report the development and characterization of 13 novel microsatellite loci for the Caribbean queen conch, Lobatus gigas, an ecologically and commercially important marine gastropod. Paired-end sequencing was carried out on genomic DNA from a single queen conch...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2559v1
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For this initial work, we shall focus on introducing a biological model for utilization [mainly] as a descriptive framework on which future analyses will be based. The model includes a definition of a biological system as a composite of properties that occupy defined...

["Bioengineering","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1148v4
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Background: Electrolytic ablation and electroporation based ablation are minimally invasive, non-thermal surgical technologies that employ electrical currents and electric fields to ablate undesirable cells in a volume of tissue. In this study we explore the attributes...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Oncology","Pathology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2549v1
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3D printers that build objects using extruded thermoplastic are quickly becoming common place tools in laboratories. We demonstrate that with appropriate handling, these devices are capable of producing sterile components from a non-sterile feedstock of thermoplastic...

["Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.542v2
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Increasingly complex data sets are needed to fully understand the complexity in behavior. Credit card sized single-board computers with multi-core CPUs are an attractive platform for designing devices capable of collecting multi-dimensional behavioral data. To...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Neuroscience"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2435v1
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Nitrite-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation (n-damo) is a recently discovered biological process, which has been arousing global attention because of its potential in minimizing greenhouse gases emissions. In this study, molecular biological techniques and potential...

["Agricultural Science","Bioengineering","Environmental Sciences","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2421v1
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Development of new techniques and appropriate equipment for treatment of long bone fractures in bovines has been an objective of recent veterinary research. Accurate estimates of body segment inertial parameters (BSIP) are essential for determination of forces...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2395v1
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Zeta potential, defined as the electric charge at the shear plane, is widely used as a proxy parameter for bacteria cell surface charge. Nonspecific adsorption of ions or polyelectrolytes onto the cell surface, however, alters the value and polarity of the measured...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.110v5
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Microbes for environmental research should be cultured in growth media with characteristics (e.g., pH, ionic strength, and organic and ionic composition) as close to their original habitat as possible. In addition, the medium should also enable high cell density...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1406v4
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The characteristics of the culture vessel determine, to a large extent, the type of growth medium suitable for use. For example, most growth media for high cell density cultivation are designed for expensive bioreactors operating either in continuous or fed-batch...

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biotechnology","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.117v4
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The past influences the present and future; for example, in computation chemistry, simplifying assumptions and approximations important in the pre-computing era remains relevant today in allowing simulation of larger systems with reasonable amount of computer time....

["Biochemistry","Bioengineering","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.365v3
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Solid medium enables spatially resolved simultaneous cultivation of different microbes in a simple and relatively low cost format useful for preliminary screening of microorganism diversity. Lack of color contrast between colonies and agar, however, hampers colony...

["Bioengineering","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.89v4
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The ostrich is a highly cursorial bipedal land animal with a permanently elevated metatarsophalangeal joint supported by only two toes. Although locomotor kinematics in walking and running ostriches have been examined, these studies have been largely limited to...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2324v1
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