Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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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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The Class Bivalvia is a highly successful and ancient group including 20,000+ known species. They represent a good model for studying adaptation (anoxia/hypoxia, salinity, temperature, ...), and they are useful bioindicators for monitoring the concentration of...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3096v1
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Whole genome sequencing is opening the door to novel insights into the population structure and evolutionary history of poorly known species. In organisms with large genomes, which includes most amphibians, whole-genome sequencing is excessively challenging and...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2980v1
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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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Advances in biodiversity genomic sequencing will increasingly depend on the availability of DNA samples—and their quantifiable metadata—preserved in large institutional biorepositories that are discoverable to the scientific community. Improvements in sequencing...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2202v1
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Background. Neuropeptides are important regulators of physiological processes and behavior. Although they tend to be generally well conserved, recent results using trancriptome sequencing on decapod crustaceans give the impression of significant differences between...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Neuroscience","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1882v1
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Microsatellite markers remain an important tool for ecological and evolutionary research, but are unavailable for many non-model organisms. One such organism with rare ecological and evolutionary features is the epizoic barnacle Chelonibia testudinaria (Linnaeus,...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Molecular Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1715v3
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Klotho (KL), originally discovered as an aging suppressor, was a membrane protein that shared sequence similarity with the β-glucosidase enzymes. Recent reports showed Klotho might have a role in adipocyte maturation and systemic glucose metabolism. However, little...

["Genetics","Genomics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1800v1
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Background: The phylogeny of birds which are adapted to aquatic environments is controversial because of convergent evolution. Methods: To understand water bird evolution in more detail, we sequenced the majority of mitochondrial protein coding genes (6699 nucleotides...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Genomics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.272v1
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Helminths include both parasitic nematodes (roundworms) and platyhelminths (trematode and cestode flatworms) that are abundant, and are of clinical importance. The genetic characterization of parasitic flatworms using advanced molecular tools is central to the...

["Bioinformatics","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Parasitology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.58v2
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Urbanization is a major cause of ecological degradation around the world, and human settlement in large cities is accelerating. New York City (NYC) is one of the oldest and most urbanized cities in North America, but still maintains 20% vegetation cover and substantial...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Genomics","Zoology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.13v2
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