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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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Emerging genomic technologies are reshaping the field of molecular ecology. However, many modern genomic approaches (e.g., RAD-seq) require large amounts of high quality template DNA. This poses a problem for an active branch of conservation biology: genetic monitoring...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Genetics","Genomics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3209v1
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We report here the successful assembly of the complete mitochondrial genomes of the northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) and the barred owl (S. varia). We utilized sequence data from two sequencing methodologies, Illumina paired-end sequence data with...

["Genetics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3120v1
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Background. Hungarian draft is a horse breed with a recent mixed ancestry. The interest in their conservation and characterization has increased over the last few years. It was developed in the 1920s by crossing local mares with draught horses imported from France...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3087v1
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An overdominant mutation in the elongation factor 1-alpha (EF1A) gene in the sea star Pisaster ochraceus has shown itself to mediate tolerance to "sea star wasting disease", a pandemic that has significantly reduced sea star populations on the Pacific coast of...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2990v1
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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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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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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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The main function of brains is to generate adaptive behavior. Far from being the stereotypical, robot-like insect, the fruit fly Drosophila exhibits astounding flexibility and chooses different courses of actions even under identical external circumstances. Due...

["Animal Behavior","Genetics","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2491v1
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1) DNA metabarcoding is a powerful tool to assess biodiversity by amplifying and sequencing a standardized gene marker region. Its success is often limited due to variable binding sites that introduce amplification biases. Thus the development of optimized primers...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2352v1
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Musk secretion in male musk deer is regarded as a propitious mode of sexual election to attract a greater number of females. However, the genetic mechanisms of musk secretion are still poorly understood and unresolved making it necessary to elucidate the possible...

["Agricultural Science","Bioinformatics","Genetics","Genomics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2252v1
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The tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) has a global distribution in tropical and warm temperate seas, and is caught in numerous fisheries worldwide, mainly as bycatch. It is currently assessed as near threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2042v1
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Genetic studies of subspecies endemic to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), British Columbia and the Alexander Archipelago of southeast Alaska have frequently found genetic corroboration for these phenotypically based taxa. Divergence and speciation are common...

["Genetics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1985v1
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Cytochrome c oxidase I (COI) is a powerful marker for DNA barcoding of animals, with good taxonomic resolution and a large reference database. However, when used for DNA metabarcoding, estimation of taxa abundances and species detection are limited due to primer...

["Biodiversity","Conservation Biology","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1855v1
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