5 Works

Data from: Accelerating plant DNA barcode reference library construction using herbarium specimens: improved experimental techniques

Chao Xu, Wenpan Dong, Shi Shuo, Cheng Tao, Changhao Li, Yanlei Liu, Ping Wu, Honghun Wu, Peng Gao & Shiliang Zhou
A well-covered reference library is crucial for successful identification of species by DNA barcoding. The biggest difficulty in building such a reference library is the lack of materials of organisms. Herbarium collections are potentially an enormous resource of materials. In this study, we demonstrate that it is likely to build such reference libraries using the reconstructed (self-primed PCR amplified) DNA from the herbarium specimens. We used 179 rosaceous specimens to test the effects of DNA...

Data from: Latitudinal embryonic thermal tolerance and plasticity shape the vulnerability of oviparous species to climate change

Bao-Jun Sun, Liang Ma, Yang Wang, Chun-Rong Mi, Lauren Buckley, Ofir Levy, Hong-Liang Lu & Wei-Guo Du
Heat tolerance at the immobile embryonic stage is expected to be critical in determining species vulnerability to climate change. However, how the mean and developmental plasticity of embryonic heat tolerance vary geographically, and how these geographic variations affect species’ vulnerability under climate change remain unknown. We experimentally determined the mean and developmental plasticity of embryonic acute heat tolerance (EAHT, i.e., heat shock temperature at which embryonic heartbeats ceased) for three latitudinally-distributed populations of an oviparous...

Data from: Molecular phylogeny and dating reveal a terrestrial origin in the early Carboniferous for ascaridoid nematodes

Liang Li, Liang Lü, Steven A. Nadler, David I. Gibson, Lu-Ping Zhang, Hui-Xia Chen, Wen-Ting Zhao & Yan-Ning Guo
Ascaridoids are among the commonest groups of zooparasitic nematodes (roundworms) and occur in the alimentary canal of all major vertebrate groups, including man. They have an extremely high diversity and are of major socio-economic importance. However, their evolutionary history remains poorly known. Here we performed a comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the Ascaridoidea. Our results divided the Ascaridoidea into six monophyletic major clades, i.e. the Heterocheilidae, Acanthocheilidae, Anisakidae, Ascarididae, Toxocaridae and Raphidascarididae, among which the Heterocheilidae,...

Data from: Late Neolithic phytolith and charcoal records of human activities and vegetation change in Shijiahe culture, Tanjialing site, China

Xiao Hong Zhu, Bing Li, Chun Mei Ma, Cheng Zhu, Li Wu & Hui Liu
There is significant archaeological evidence marking the collapse of the Shijiahe culture in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River in China during the late Neolithic Period. However, the causes for this cultural collapse remain unclear. Our sedimentary records from a 3.3 m long profile and 76 phytolith and charcoal samples from the Tanjialing archaeological sites provide records of interactions between an ancient culture and vegetation change. During the early Shijiahe culture (c, 4850-4400 cal...

Data for: Temperate and tropical lizards are vulnerable to climate warming due to increased water loss and heat stress

Chunrong Mi, Liang Ma, Yang Wang, Danyang Wu, Weiguo Du & Baojun Sun
Climate warming has imposed profound impacts on species globally. Understanding the vulnerabilities of species from different latitudinal regions to warming climates is critical for biological conservation. Using five species of Takydromus lizards as a study system, we quantified physiological and life-history responses and geography range change across latitudes under climate warming. Using integrated biophysical models and hybrid species distribution models, we found: (1) thermal safety margin is larger at high latitudes, and is predicted to...

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  • Hebei Normal University
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • University of Washington
  • Princeton University
  • Hangzhou Normal University
  • Nanjing University
  • Zoological Society of London
  • Tel Aviv University
  • Institute of Earth Environment
  • Anhui Normal University