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While theory offers clear predictions for when recombination will evolve in changing environments, it is unclear what natural scenarios can generate the necessary conditions. The Red Queen hypothesis provides one such scenario in natural populations, but it requires...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3047v1
2 downloads
29 views

Population genetic analyses of the invasive pantropical earthworm P. corethrurus populations will contribute significantly to better understand the ecology and especially the reproductive system of this species. Using 34 polymorphic ISSR markers the genetic diversity...

["Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Soil Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3024v1
13 downloads
101 views

Hermaphroditic plants experience inbreeding through both self-fertilization and bi-parental inbreeding. Therefore, many plant species have evolved either heteromorphic (morphology-based) or homomorphic (molecular-based) self-incompatibility (SI) systems. These...

["Biogeography","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3042v1
7 downloads
63 views

The invasion of the western Atlantic Ocean by the Indo-Pacific red lionfish (Pterois volitans) has had devastating consequences for marine ecosystems. Estimating the number of colonizing lionfish can be useful in identifying the introduction pathway and can inform...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3033v1
4 downloads
126 views

Recent years have witnessed the discovery of protein–coding genes which appear to have evolved de novo from previously non-coding sequences. This has changed the long-standing view that coding sequences can only evolve from other coding sequences. However, there...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3031v1
64 downloads
549 views

The fishery for octopus in Northwest Mexico has increased to over 2,000 tons annually, but to date the specific composition of the catch has been ignored. With at least three main species with varying life histories targeted by artisanal fisheries in the region,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3016v2
18 downloads
120 views

The maintenance of a G+C content that is higher than the mutational input to a genome supports the view that selection serves to increase G+C contents in many bacteria. Recent experimental evidence from Escherichia coli has demonstrated that selection for increasing...

["Biotechnology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Synthetic Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3011v1
85 downloads
347 views

Background: For more than 25 years the golden mussel Limnoperna fortunei has been an aggressive invader in South America freshwaters, having travelled more than 5,000 km upstream across 5 countries. The mussel has outcompeted native species in the invaded environments...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2995v1
8 downloads
78 views

Marine microbes experience varying degrees of barometric pressure depending on the depth at which they reside. High barometric pressure can create an extreme environment which favors the survival of barophilic and barotolerant bacteria. This paper aims to quantify...

["Genetics","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2991v1
22 downloads
203 views

An overdominant mutation in the elongation factor 1-alpha (EF1A) gene in the sea star Pisaster ochraceus has shown itself to mediate tolerance to "sea star wasting disease", a pandemic that has significantly reduced sea star populations on the Pacific coast of...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2990v1
27 downloads
161 views

Background. Oil spills are major environmental disasters. Dispersants help control spills, as they emulsify oil into droplets to speed bioremediation. Although dispersant toxicity is controversial, the genetic consequences and damages of dispersed oil exposure...

["Genetics","Genomics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2977v1
70 downloads
267 views

With the goal of evaluating genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) in a species with a complex octoploid genome, GBS was used to survey genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in three biparental strawberry (Fragaria ×ananassa) populations. GBS sequence data...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Genomics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2975v1
15 downloads
117 views

Movement in proteins requires energy. To this end, natural selection has selected phosphate as the principal energy currency in cells. On the other hand, depicting the state of transcription could come in the form of epigenetic markers, which are modifications...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Computational Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2966v1
172 downloads
197 views

Generating heatmaps of genes datasets have been known to be a graphical representation of data where the individual values contained in a matrix are represented as colors. Herein, we describe AFCMHeatMap a shiny web App that integrates quantitative interaction...

["Bioinformatics","Genetics","Genomics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2961v1
63 downloads
203 views

Elevated sea surface temperatures (SSTs) are linked to an increase in the frequency and severity of bleaching events due to temperatures exceeding corals’ upper thermal limits. The temperatures at which a breakdown of the coral-Symbiodinium endosymbiosis (coral...

["Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2949v1
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