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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
77 downloads
279 views

Sharing and reusing data in research is a welcome and encouraged practice since it maximises the scientific outcomes given limited financial, material and human resources. Interdisciplinary research is considered to benefit from this practice, uniting researchers...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Science","Spatial and Geographic Information Systems"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2248v4
74 downloads
183 views

Digital repositories bring direct impact and influence on the research community and society but measuring their value using formal metrics remains challenging. their value. It is challenging to define a single perfect metric that covers all quality aspects. Here,...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Digital Libraries","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2688v2
10 downloads
100 views

Most biological processes within a cell are carried out by protein-protein interaction (PPI) networks, or so called interactomics. Therefore, identification of PPIs is crucial to elucidating protein functions and further understanding of various cellular biological...

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2964v1
37 downloads
243 views

Assay for Transposase Accessible Chromatin (ATAC-seq) is an open chromatin profiling assay that is adapted to interrogate chromatin accessibility from small cell numbers. ATAC-seq surmounted a major technical barrier and enabled epigenome profiling of clinical...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2942v1
379 downloads
187 views

Amplicon based taxonomic analysis, which determines the presence of microbial taxa in different environments on the basis of marker gene annotations, often uses percentage identity as the main metric to determine sequence similarity against databases. These data...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2941v1
138 downloads
566 views

Whole genome alignments and comparative analysis are key methods in the quest of unraveling the dynamics of genome evolution. Interactive visualization and exploration of the generated alignments, annotations, and phylogenetic data are important steps in the interpretation...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2348v2
98 downloads
365 views

The use of online data repositories and the establishment of new data standards that require data to be computer-parsable so that algorithms can reason over them have become increasingly important with the emergence of high-throughput technologies, Big Data and...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Zoology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2429v2
201 downloads
1,027 views

Large-scale molecular evolutionary analyses of protein coding sequences requires a number of preparatory inter-related steps from finding gene families, to generating alignments and phylogenetic trees and assessing selective pressure variation. Each phase of these...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1895v2
39 downloads
148 views

Membrane proteins are the most medicinally important yet to be fully exploited pharmaceutical targets. Here druggability analyses are conducted on three different membrane proteins, namely, the human P2Y12 receptor, glycoprotein-41 that mediates the HIV-1 virus...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2868v1
118 downloads
228 views

Incorrect snake identification from the observable visual traits is a major reason of death resulting from snake bites. So far no automatic classification method has been proposed to distinguish snakes by deciphering the taxonomy features of snake for the two major...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2867v1
50 downloads
153 views

Emerging viruses cause a lot of fatalities as they jump to humans from other species. Here we develop a novel technique to computationally estimate an important parameter of within-host viral infection: the lifespan of infected cells. Our approach is general and...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2621v2
695 downloads
678 views

ATLAS (Automatic Tool for Local Assembly Structures) is a comprehensive multi-omics data analysis pipeline that is massively parallel and scalable. ATLAS contains a modular analysis pipeline for assembly, annotation, quantification and genome binning of metagenomics...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2843v1
6 downloads
79 views

Modern biomedical research aims at drawing biological conclusions from large, highly complex biological datasets. Nowadays, it is common practice to make extensive use of high-throughput technologies that produce big amounts of heterogeneous data. In addition to...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Science","Databases","Distributed and Parallel Computing"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2839v1
88 downloads
313 views

MerCat (“ Mer - Cat enate”) is a parallel, highly scalable and modular property software package for robust analysis of features in next-generation sequencing data. Using assembled contigs and raw sequence reads from any platform as input, MerCat performs k-mer...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Data Science","Scientific Computing and Simulation","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2825v1
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