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Research that uses stable isotope analysis often involves a delay between sample collection in the field and laboratory processing, therefore requiring preservation to prevent or reduce tissue degradation and associated isotopic compositions. Although there is...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.874
20 downloads
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Recently, a number of protocols extending RNA-sequencing to the single-cell regime have been published. However, we were concerned that the additional steps to deal with such minute quantities of input sample would introduce serious biases that would make analysis...

["Bioinformatics","Biotechnology","Computational Biology","Genomics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.869
23 downloads
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We describe a Mesozoic fish Paralycoptera sp. (Teleostei: Osteoglossoidei), on the basis of a postcranial skeleton collected from the volcaniclastic mudstones of the Lai Chi Chong Formation of Hong Kong, China. The new finding—representing the city’s first Mesozoic...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.865
12 downloads
52 views

Extreme climatic events, including heat waves (HWs) and severe storms, influence the structure of marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Despite growing consensus that anthropogenic climate change will increase the frequency, duration and magnitude of extreme events,...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.863
15 downloads
49 views

Achnanthidium minutissimum is a benthic freshwater diatom that forms biofilms on submerged surfaces in aquatic environments. Within these biofilms, A. minutissimum cells produce extracellular structures which facilitate substrate adhesion, such as stalks and capsules....

["Ecology","Microbiology","Plant Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.858
50 downloads
410 views

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) is a previously unstudied sensory phenomenon, in which individuals experience a tingling, static-like sensation across the scalp, back of the neck and at times further areas in response to specific triggering audio and...

["Neuroscience","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.851
63 downloads
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Dilated cardiomyopathy is a prevalent and often fatal disease in humans and dogs. Indeed dilated cardiomyopathy is the third most common form of cardiac disease in humans, reported to affect approximately 36 individuals per 100,000 individuals. In dogs, dilated...

["Bioinformatics","Genetics","Veterinary Medicine","Cardiology","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.842
9 downloads
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Several competing aetiologies of developmental dyslexia suggest that the problems with acquiring literacy skills are causally entailed by low-level auditory and/or speech perception processes. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the diverging claims about...

["Biophysics","Developmental Biology","Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.837
21 downloads
67 views

The study of animal movement commonly requires the segmentation of continuous data streams into individual strides. The use of forceplates and foot-mounted accelerometers readily allows the detection of the foot-on and foot-off events that define a stride. However,...

["Animal Behavior","Bioengineering","Veterinary Medicine","Zoology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.783
24 downloads
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Protein chemical shifts are routinely used to augment molecular mechanics force fields in protein structure simulations, with weights of the chemical shift restraints determined empirically. These weights, however, might not be an optimal descriptor of a given...

["Biochemistry","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.861
25 downloads
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The current study highlights some knowledge on the diversity and structure of insect communities and trophic groups living in Sabkha Djendli (semi-arid area of Northeastern Algeria). The entomofauna was monthly sampled from March to November 2006 using pitfall...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Entomology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.860
19 downloads
41 views

Obesity is a major public health concern. This condition results from a constant and complex interplay between predisposing genes and environmental stimuli. Current attempts to manage obesity have been moderately effective and a better understanding of the etiology...

["Genetics","Diabetes and Endocrinology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.856
17 downloads
39 views

In biological research the analysis of gene expression levels in cells and tissues can be a powerful tool to gain insights into biological processes. For this, quantitative RT-PCR (RT-qPCR) is a popular method that often involve the use of constitutively expressed...

["Developmental Biology","Environmental Sciences","Molecular Biology","Toxicology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.855
488 downloads
934 views

The causes of bee declines remain hotly debated, particularly the contribution of neonicotinoid insecticides. In 2013 the UK’s Food & Environment Research Agency made public a study of the impacts of exposure of bumblebee colonies to neonicotinoids. The study concluded...

["Agricultural Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Entomology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.854
18 downloads
126 views

Identification of personally familiar faces is highly efficient across various viewing conditions. While the presence of robust facial representations stored in memory is considered to aid this process, the mechanisms underlying invariant identification remain...

["Neuroscience","Cognitive Disorders","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.850

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