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Data for A chromosome-level genome assembly for the Eastern Fence Lizard (Sceloporus undulatus), a reptile model for physiological and evolutionary ecology

Tonia Schwartz
Background: High-quality genomic resources facilitate investigations into behavioral ecology, morphological and physiological adaptations, and the evolution of genomic architecture. Lizards in the genus Sceloporus have a long history as important ecological, evolutionary, and physiological models, making them a valuable target for the development of genomic resources. Findings: We present a high-quality chromosome-level reference genome assembly, SceUnd1.0, (utilizing 10X Genomics Chromium, HiC, and PacBio data) and tissue/developmental stage transcriptomes for the Eastern Fence Lizard, Sceloporus undulatus....

Data for: Ecologically relevant thermal fluctuations enhance offspring fitness: biological and methodological implications for studies of thermal developmental plasticity

Joshua M Hall & Daniel A Warner
Natural thermal environments are notably complex and challenging to mimic in controlled studies. Consequently, our understanding of the ecological relevance and underlying mechanisms of organismal responses to thermal environments is often limited. For example, studies of thermal developmental plasticity have provided key insights into the ecological consequences of temperature variation, but most laboratory studies use treatments that do not reflect natural thermal regimes. While controlling other important factors, we compared the effects of naturally fluctuating...

Data from: Dumpsters and other human structures as habitat for invasive African rock agama lizards in Florida

Timothy S Mitchell, Brian Folt & Joshua M Hall
Invasive species often use habitat differently than native species and can benefit by using underutilized habitats during the invasion process. The Peter’s Rock Agama (Agama picticauda) — native to savannahs of sub-Saharan Africa — is successfully invading urban habitats in Florida, USA. During a collection trip in urban southern Florida, we observed high A. picticauda abundance around dumpsters used for human refuse, potentially because dumpsters provide refuge, thermoregulatory opportunities, abundant arthropod prey, and have few...

Neo-Pagan Religious Symbolism in the Home

Lindsay Tan, Lindsay Clark Tan & Lindsay Clark
This dataset was collected in association with an IRB-approved study of neo-pagan religious symbolism in the home. Specifically, this study examined shrines and altars within the home as an expression of religious symbolism. An online survey instrument solicited quantitative and qualitative responses from those who self-identify as “pagan” or “neo-pagan”. Snowball sampling was used; prospective participants from the population were contacted via known online fora and asked to propagate the study among their peers. Due...

Data for: Harmful algal blooms and cyanotoxins in Lake Amatitlán, Guatemala, coincided with ancient Maya occupation in the watershed

Matthew Waters, Mark Brenner, Jason Hilleary Curtis, Claudia Suseth Romero-Oliva, Margaret Dix & Manuel Cano
Human-induced deforestation and soil erosion were environmental stressors for the ancient Maya of Mesoamerica. Furthermore, intense, periodic droughts during the Terminal Classic Period, ca. CE (Common Era) 830-950, have been documented from lake sediment cores and speleothems. Today, lakes worldwide that are surrounded by dense human settlement and intense riparian land use, often develop algae/cyanobacteria blooms that can compromise water quality by depleting oxygen and producing toxins. Such environmental impacts have rarely been explored in...

Replication data and code for: Cross-sectional association of Toxoplasma gondii exposure with BMI and diet in US adults

Joel Cuffey, Christopher Lepczyk, Shuoli Zhao & Nicholas Fountain-Jones
Toxoplasmosis gondii exposure has been linked to increased impulsivity and risky behaviors, which has implications for eating behavior. Impulsivity and risk tolerance is known to be related with worse diets and a higher chance of obesity. There is little known, however, about the independent link between Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) exposure and diet-related outcomes. Using linear and quantile regression, we estimated the relationship between T. gondii exposure and BMI, total energy intake (kcal), and diet...

Alterations to sediment nutrient deposition and transport along a six reservoir sequence

Benjamin Webster, Matthew Waters & Stephen Golladay
Reservoir presence and construction has become commonplace along rivers due to the multitude of ecosystem services they provide. Many services are well recognized, including the effectiveness of sequestering both sediments and sediment-bound nutrients such as silts and phosphorus (P). Reservoirs are also capable of transforming or sequestering significant quantities of nutrients with more complex biogeochemical pathways, like nitrogen (N). Reservoir assessments, independent of inflow-outflow models, have primarily focused on a small number of systems creating...

Data for: Evaluation of dissolved carbon dioxide to stimulate emergence of red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii (Decapoda: Cambaridae) from invaded ponds

Hisham Abdelrahman, Rebecca Gibson, Kaelyn Fogelman, Aaron Cupp, Ann Allert & James Stoeckel
Invasive crayfish have adverse effects on habitats and native species. Control of invasive crayfish populations is a major challenge facing natural resource managers. This study evaluated the effectiveness and optimal conditions for the control agent carbon dioxide (CO2) which can be diffused into water to facilitate capture of red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii; RSC). The efficacy of CO2 shows promise in its use for a variety of invasive aquatic species. Here, we evaluate CO2’s ability...

Images of natural comb

Michael L Smith & Patricia Hartman

Heat-induced maternal effects shapes avian eggshell traits and embryo response to high temperatures

Alexander Hoffman, Leslie Dees & Haruka Wada
Populations without a sufficient rate of genetic adaptation may risk extinction in the face of rapid environmental change, however, phenotypic plasticity can facilitate their persistence. For example, mothers can prepare offspring for the thermal environment young will experience through transgenerational plasticity. In oviparous species, whether mothers can prepare offspring to cope with thermal stress experienced as embryos is largely unknown. We demonstrate that when zebra finch mothers are exposed to a heat stress, their offspring...

VCF files associated with Macaca arctoides hybridization analysis

Laurie Stevison, Zachary Szpiech, Nick Bailey, Taylor Novak, Don Melnick, Ben Evans & Jeffrey Wall

HCAR breast cancer mutations

Nancy Merner, Cierla McGuire Sams, Kasey Shepp, Jada Pugh & Madison Bishop
Sanger sequences of inherited HCAR mutations detected in breast cancer affected individuals.

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