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The public reputation of spiders is that they are deadly poisonous, brown and nondescript, and hairy and ugly. There are tales describing how they lay eggs in human skin, frequent toilet seats in airports, and crawl into your mouth when you are sleeping. Misinformation...

["Zoology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3028v1
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Background. Background matching, as a camouflage strategy, is one of the most outstanding examples of adaptation, where little error or mismatch means high vulnerability to predation. It is assumed that the interplay of natural selection and adaptation are the...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2023v1
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Students embarking on a bioscience degree course, such as Animal Science, often do not have sufficient experience in mathematics. However, mathematics form an essential and integral part of any bioscience degree and are essential to enhance employability. This...

["Agricultural Science","Zoology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.355v1
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In the Central Red Sea, relatively pristine coral reefs meet intense coastal development, but data on the effects of related stressors for reef functioning are lacking. This in situ study therefore investigated the independent and combined effects of simulated...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.227v1
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