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The “reproducibility crisis” has been a highly visible source of scientific controversy and dispute. Here, I propose and review several avenues for identifying and prioritizing research studies for the purpose of targeted validation. Of the various proposals discussed,...

["Bioinformatics","Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Translational Medicine","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2830v1
20 downloads
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MerCat (“ Mer - Cat enate”) is a parallel, highly scalable and modular property software package for robust analysis of features in next-generation sequencing data. Using assembled contigs and raw sequence reads from any platform as input, MerCat performs k-mer...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2825v1
1 download
28 views

Introduction Computational reproducibility refers to the possibility of reconstructing all the steps of a workflow that connects raw data, processed data and results: it is a fundamental issue in the omic studies because of the complex and high-dimensional nature...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2823v1
42 downloads
292 views

Targeted high-throughput sequencing using hybrid-enrichment offers a promising source of data for inferring multiple, meaningfully resolved, independent gene trees suitable to address challenging phylogenetic problems in species complexes and rapid radiations....

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2763v2
5 downloads
71 views

The importance of histidine tautomerism for an accurate drug/protein structure determination and their relevance for the interaction between biological systems is recognized. Consequently, here we used a recently introduced method to determine the pKa values of...

["Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2816v1
13 downloads
87 views

Culture collections (CCs) manage fundamental data about preserved microorganisms. To enable the exploitation of these resources requires standardized, and simplified, access to the associated information. To this end, a European Microbial Resource Research Infrastructure,...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Mycology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2815v1
12 downloads
67 views

Hydrolysis of ATP by Na+/K+-ATPase, a P-Type ATPase, catalyzing active Na+ and K+ transport through cellular membranes leads transiently to a phosphorylation of its catalytical α-subunit. Surprisingly, 3-dimensional molecular structure analysis of P-type ATPases...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2812v1
79 downloads
58 views

Prebiotics are selectively fermentable dietary compounds that result in changes in the composition and/or activity of the intestinal microbiota, thus conferring benefits upon host health. In veterinary medicine, commercially available products containing prebiotics...

["Bioinformatics","Microbiology","Veterinary Medicine","Gastroenterology and Hepatology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2814v1
31 downloads
58 views

CodonGenie, freely available from http://codon.synbiochem.co.uk, is a simple web application for designing ambiguous codons to support protein mutagenesis applications. Ambiguous codons are derived from specific heterogeneous nucleotide mixtures, which create sequence...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Computational Biology","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2797v1
35 downloads
105 views

Reproducibility has become one of biology’s most pressing issues. This impasse has been fuelled by the combined reliance on increasingly complex data analysis methods and the exponential growth of biological datasets. Nextflow is a pipeline orchestration tool that...

["Bioinformatics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2796v1
8 downloads
75 views

Basic idea of science is reproducibility of phenomena and experiments. Reproducibility of data analyses and reports is becoming more and more important. It requires structured organization of data, augmented with enought metadata for future re-use of data. Our...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Plant Science","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2791v1
687 downloads
512 views

Divergence of treatment responses to chemotherapy exists across patients (often with unknown underlying mechanisms), with some patients exhibiting worsened outcome upon treatment. Genomic approaches (such as microarray profiling and whole genome sequencing) hold...

["Bioengineering","Bioinformatics","Cell Biology","Genomics","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1049v6
28 downloads
132 views

Trypanosoma brucei brucei (TBB) belongs to the unicellular parasitic protozoa organisms, specifically to the Trypanosoma genus of the Trypanosomatidae class. A variety of different vertebrate species can be infected by TBB including humans and animals. Under particular...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Parasitology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2775v1
32 downloads
129 views

Background. The availability of large databases containing high resolution three-dimensional (3D) models of proteins in conjunction with functional annotation allows the exploitation of advanced supervised machine learning techniques for automatic protein function...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2778v1
8 downloads
121 views

Background. The phytohormone jasmonates (JAs) regulate fundamental plant processes; such as the anthocyanin accumulation during ripening of strawberry, a non-climacteric fruit model. Jasmonoyl-isoleucine (JA-Ile), one of the bioactive JA molecules, mediates binding...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2772v1
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