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A central challenge in the present era of biodiversity loss is to assess and manage human impacts on freshwater ecosystems. Macroinvertebrates are an important group for bioassessment as many taxa show specific responses to environmental conditions. However, generating...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2044v5
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Background. Sturnira is one of the most species-richness in the Neotropic, and it is found from Mexico, Lesser Antilles to Argentina. Genus forms a well-supported monophyletic clade with at least twenty-one recognized species, and several under taxonomic review....

["Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2886v1
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Pedigrees, though straightforward and versatile, lack the ability to tell us information about many individuals. Though numerical systems have been developed, there has yet to be a system that tells us the probabilities of a pedigree following certain inheritance...

["Bioinformatics","Genetics","Mathematical Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2871v3
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Pontoscolex corethrurus (Müller, 1857) plays an important role in soil terrestrial ecosystems and has been widely used as an animal model for a large variety of ecological studies, in particular due to its common presence and generally high abundance in human-disturbed...

["Environmental Sciences","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Soil Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2847v1
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WRKY proteins, comprising one of the largest transcription factor families in plant kingdom, play crucial roles in the plant development and stress responses. Despite several studies on WRKYs in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) were investigated, functional annotation...

["Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2809v1
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Based on sequence data from the nuclear ITS and four cpDNA regions (matK, trnH-psbA, trnL-trnF, rbcL), phylogeny of the tribe Thermopsideae was inferred. Our analyses supported this tribe being merged into a monophyletic Sophoreae in a broad sense, with exclusion...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2757v1
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The human male specific Y-chromosome passes from father to son essentially unchanged, but occasionally a random change, known as a mutation, occurs. These mutations, also called markers, serve as beacons and can be mapped. When geneticists identify a mutation in...

["Anthropology","Genetics","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2755v1
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Mammalian tears are produced by lacrimal glands to protect eyes and to function in chemical communication and immunity. However, excess tears flow through nasolacrimal ductsto nasal tissues, and via the nasopharyngeal duct to the oral cavity where digestion starts....

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2702v1
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Background. Morphological identification of Pedicularis depends on floral characters because interspecific variations these characters is very large. However, some important characters may be lost during the process of pressing the specimen. Pedicularis delavayi...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Plant Science","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2645v2
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Background. Picea chihuahuana, which is endemic to Mexico, is currently listed as “Endangered” on the Red List. Chihuahua spruce is only found in the Sierra Madre Occidental (SMO), Mexico. About 42,600 individuals are distributed in forty populations. The populations...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2677v1
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Nowadays, with the development of people's life, obesity become one of the largest health problems today. Solute carrier family 35, member D3 (SLC35D3) protein has been reported to be involved in adipose deposition and metabolic control in mice. Because organ size...

["Bioinformatics","Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2661v1
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Quality disciplines have been widely used for decades in industrial and business fields. It is only in recent times, however, that Quality management and approaches have received proper attention in life science. In particular, the need for Quality standards in...

["Cell Biology","Food Science and Technology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2637v1
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Mutation processes differ between types of point mutation, genomic locations, cells, and biological species. For some point mutations, specific neighbouring bases are known to be mechanistically influential. Beyond these cases, numerous questions remain unresolved...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2236v3
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Background: Organ size is determined by the number and size of cells, which are controlled by cell proliferation and cell expansion. Organ size in rice plays a crucial role in determination of rice yield. Cadmium (Cd), one of the major environmental pollutants,...

["Genetics","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2593v1
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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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