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Aerobic anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria (AAPB) containing bacteriochlorophyll a (BChl a) are photoheterotrophic prokaryotes that are a widely distributed functional bacterial group due to their obligately aerobic and facultative photoheterotrophic abilities. Here,...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Genomics","Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2820v1
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Cancer spread away from the primary tumour towards other parts of the body is what is most feared in cancer treatment, and is the leading cause of relapse for patients who are in remission after initial rounds of treatment with surgery, radiation or chemotherapy....

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Histology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2800v1
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We recently found Cribrinopsis japonica Tsutsui & Tsuruwaka, 2014 (Shinkai-hakutou-ginchaku in Japanese name) at the depth between 384 and 800 m in Toyama Bay, Sea of Japan. Since then, C. japonica has been reared under atmospheric pressure in the laboratory for...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2788v1
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Mitochondrial response to oxidative stress is intricately related to cellular homeostasis due to the high susceptibility of the mitochondrial genome to oxidative damage. Octocoral mitogenomes possess a unique DNA repair gene, mtMutS, potentially capable of counteracting...

["Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2770v1
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Camera loggers are increasingly used to examine behavioural aspects of free-ranging animals. However, often video loggers are deployed with a focus on specific behavioural traits for which it suffices to use cameras that are small but often have a limited field...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2765v1
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Tourism today is moving towards sustainable approaches because the industry poses significant threats to the environment. This includes a shift in construction type: to building structures that aim to coexist with their surroundings. One example of this is the...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2750v1
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Macro-algae flora of the mussel culture zones in Gouqi island, Zhejiang Province, was surveyed from 2014 to 2015. Seventy species of macro-algae were identified, belonging to 31 genera, 21 families, 14 orders, and three phyla. Thirty-eight species from 16 genera...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2738v1
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We used a bio-physical model to estimate for the first time the effect of larval drift on potential connectivity among American lobster (Homarus americanus) fisheries management areas over the geographic range of the species. The model predicted drift of larvae...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2464v3
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Cytokines are fundamental for a functioning immune system, and thus, potentially serve as important indicators of animal health. Quantitation of mRNA using quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) is an established immunological technique....

["Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Veterinary Medicine","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2735v1
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Cobia, Rachycentron canadum, is an important recreational marine fish of growing popularity in the aquaculture industry. Knowledge of the impact of environment on their fatty acids (FAs) utilization may contribute to the understanding their feeding in culture condition...

["Agricultural Science","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2726v1
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Interactions among global change stressors and their effects at large scales are often proposed, but seldom evaluated. This situation is primarily due to lack of comprehensive, sufficiently long-term, and spatially-extensive datasets. Seagrasses, which provide...

["Ecology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2544v2
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The role of Diadema savignyi in controlling the brown microalga, Sargassum pacificum, was studied on the barrier reef of Mo’orea, French Polynesia. A survey of the area was conducted to determine if there was a trend between the number of D. savignyi and the amount...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2708v1
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While large mass mortality events (MMEs) are well known for toothed whales, they have been rare in baleen whales due to their less gregarious behaviour. Although in most cases the cause of mortality has not been conclusively identified, some baleen whale mortality...

["Conservation Biology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Paleontology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2707v1
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Allelopathic macroalgae have been shown to have significant negative effects on corals via the transfer of toxic compounds. The interaction that takes place between allelopathic macroalgae and other algae, however, has not been studied in detail. Here, the effects...

["Biochemistry","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2700v1
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Plastic pollution has been recognized as a major pollutant of the open ocean, but the extent and impact of plastic pollution on the coral reef environment has yet to be fully understood. In this study, the distribution of both macro- (>5mm) and micro- plastic (<5mm)...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2697v1
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