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Structural equation modeling (SEM) is an important research tool, both for path-based model specification, common in the social sciences, and also matrix-based models in heavy use in behavior genetics. We developed umx to give more immediate access, concise syntax...

["Genetics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3354v1
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Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae are the two main microsporidian parasites causing nosematosis in honey bee Apis mellifera. The object of the present study is to investigate the presence of Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae in the Bulgarian honey bee. The 16S (SSU)...

["Entomology","Genetics","Parasitology","Veterinary Medicine"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3342v1
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Many plant species exhibit heterophylly, displaying different leaves upon a single plant. The molecular mechanisms regulating this phenomenon, however, have remained elusive. In this study, the transcriptomes of submerged and floating leaves of an aquatic heterophyllous...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3336v1
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The ascomycete pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum is a necrotrophic pathogen on over 400 known host plants, and is the causal agent of white mold on dry bean. Currently, there are no known cultivars of dry bean with complete resistance to white mold. For more than...

["Agricultural Science","Genetics","Mycology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3311v1
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Freshwater fishes often exhibit high genetic population structure due to the prevalence of dispersal barriers (e.g., waterfalls) whereas population structure in diadromous fishes tends to be weaker and driven by natal homing behaviour and/or isolation by distance....

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3284v1
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Corals rely on a symbiosis with dinoflagellate algae (Symbiodinium spp.) to thrive in nutrient poor tropical oceans. However, the coral-algal symbiosis can break down during bleaching events, potentially leading to coral death. While genome-wide expression studies...

["Genetics","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3283v1
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Platanthera bifolia and P. chlorantha are terrestrial and rewarding orchids with a wide Eurasian distribution. Although genetically closely related, they exhibit significant morphological, phenological and ecological differences that maintain reproductive isolation...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3279v1
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Statistical and biochemical studies of the standard genetic code (SGC) have found evidence that the impact of mistranslations is minimized in a way that erroneous codes are either synonymous or code for an amino acid with similar polarity as the originally coded...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3270v1
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Plant defensins are known for different biological functions such as insect resistance, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activities. The role of plant defensins against weevils is based on inhibitor of alpha-amylase activity in weevil gut, therefore, weevils...

["Agricultural Science","Biotechnology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3264v2
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Populations of passively dispersed organisms in continental aquatic habitats typically show high levels of neutral genetic differentiation, despite their high dispersal capabilities. Several evolutionary factors, including founder events and local adaptation, and...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3254v1
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Background: India is one of the mega biodiverse countries with a large number of endemic freshwater fishes. Recently, species of genus Horaglanis (family: Clariidae) have been reported from the southern part of India. Due to their unique morphological adaptations,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3251v1
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Olympia oysters are the only oyster native to the west coast of North America. The population within Puget Sound, WA has been decreasing significantly since the early 1900’s. Current restoration efforts are focused on supplementing local populations with hatchery...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1595v3
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Computational biology is rapidly advancing thanks to the many new tools developed and published each month. A systematic benchmarking practice would help biomedical researchers leverage this technological expansion to optimize their projects. Several aspects of...

["Computational Biology","Genetics","Genomics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3236v1
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Epigenetic research focuses on understanding non-inheritable factors influencing gene regulation and covers various cellular mechanisms such as DNA methylation, histone modification, miRNA function and transcription factor binding sites. Recent advances in high-throughput...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Data Mining and Machine Learning"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3224v1
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Models and the process of modeling are fundamental to the discipline of biology, and therefore should be incorporated into undergraduate biology courses. In this essay, we draw upon the literature and our own teaching experiences to provide practical suggestions...

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Mathematical Biology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3215v1
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