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Microorganisms are tightly bounded to the animals on Earth. Bacteria, among other types of microbes, interact with their hosts in several ways regarding metabolic pathways, development, complex behavioral processes such as mate recognition, among others. The adult...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2627v1
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In the face of increasing threats to biodiversity, the advancement of methods for surveying biological communities is a major priority for ecologists. Recent advances in molecular biological technologies have made it possible to detect and sequence DNA from environmental...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2608v1
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The adaptative bleaching hypothesis (ABH) states that depending on the symbiotic flexibility of coral hosts (i.e., the ability of corals to “switch” or “shuffle” their algal symbionts), coral bleaching can lead to a change in the composition of their associated...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2607v1
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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In 2008 alone, 17.3 million deaths (representing 30% of all deaths) were attributable to the complications of cardiovascular disease. Of these deaths, 7.3 million were due to coronary...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Cardiology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2586v1
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Community assembly processes generate shifts in species abundances that influence ecosystem cycling of carbon and nutrients, yet our understanding of assembly remains largely separate from ecosystem-level functioning. Here, we investigate relationships between...

["Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Environmental Sciences","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2102v3
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1) Environmental bulk samples often contain many taxa with biomass differences of several orders of magnitude. This can be problematic in DNA metabarcoding and metagenomic high throughput sequencing approaches, as large specimens contribute over proportionally...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2561v1
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The evolutionarily conserved Mediator complex is a critical player in regulating transcription. Comprised of approximately two dozen proteins, Mediator integrates diverse regulatory signals through direct protein-protein interactions that, in turn, modulate the...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2530v2
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To assess and manage human impacts on freshwater ecosystems is a central challenge in the present era of biodiversity loss. Macroinvertebrates are an ideal group for Environmental Impacts Assessment (EIA). However, generating accurate macroinvertebrate inventories...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2044v3
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Here we shall apply the approach presented in the paper Dynamics of resource allocation in biological systems in considering resource allocation in cancer cell metabolism, specifically, aerobic glycolysis (Warburg effect). Aerobic glycolysis, the metabolic phenomenon...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology","Mathematical Biology","Molecular Biology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2533v1
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The Simulation Experiment Description Markup Language (SED-ML) is a standardized format for exchanging simulation studies independently of software tools. We present the SED-ML Web Tools, a software that supports SED-ML Level 1 Version 2, including complex modifications...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Molecular Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2515v1
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Background. This study investigates orbitally-forced range dynamics at a regional scale by exploring the evolutionary history of Nymania capensis (Meliaceae) across the deeply incised landscapes of the subescarpment coastal lowlands of South Africa; a region home...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2506v1
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To explore the plant active oxygen scavenging and photosynthesis function of 2-Cys Prx, a newly discovered member of the antioxidant protease family, the tobacco 2-Cys Prx gene was cloned into the plant expression vector prok Ⅱ. This vector, which is controlled...

["Agricultural Science","Biochemistry","Molecular Biology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2500v1
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The Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) breeds along wooded streams throughout much of eastern North America, and winters in the Caribbean and Central America. Because of its dependence on stream macroinvertebrates—which are themselves dependent on high...

["Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2498v1
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Chlamydia suis is a swine pathogen that also causes zoonotic infections. Many strains contain a tet(C) cassette conferring tetracycline resistance originally acquired by horizontal gene transfer from a Gram-negative donor. As we and others have described the capacity...

["Cell Biology","Genomics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2489v1
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The high cost of library preparation remains a major obstacle to sequencing large numbers of individual genomes. Illumina’s proprietary tagmentation technology allows for rapid and easy preparation of sequencing libraries, but remains prohibitively expensive for...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2475v1
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