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Data from: A splice mutation in the PHKG1 gene causes high glycogen content and low meat quality in pig skeletal muscle

Junwu Ma, Jie Yang, Zhou Lisheng, Jun Ren, Xianxian Liu, Hui Zhang, Bin Yang, Zhiyan Zhang, Huanban Ma, Xianhua Xie, Yuyun Xing, Yuanmei Guo, Lusheng Huang & Lisheng Zhou
Glycolytic potential (GP) in skeletal muscle is economically important in the pig industry because of its effect on pork processing yield. We have previously mapped a major quantitative trait loci (QTL) for GP on chromosome 3 in a White Duroc × Erhualian F2 intercross. We herein performed a systems genetic analysis to identify the causal variant underlying the phenotype QTL (pQTL). We first conducted genome-wide association analyses in the F2 intercross and an F19 Sutai...

The evolution of insect Metallothioneins

Mei Luo, Cedric Finet, Haosu Cong, Hong-Yi Wei & Henry Chung
Metallothioneins (MTs) are a family of cysteine-rich metal-binding proteins that are important in the chelating and detoxification of toxic heavy metals. Until now, the short length and the low sequence complexity of MTs has hindered the inference of robust phylogenies, hampering the study of their evolution. To address this longstanding question, we applied an iterative BLAST search pipeline that allowed us to build a unique dataset of more than 300 MT sequences in insects. By...

Data from: An alternative approach to reduce algorithm-derived biases in monitoring soil organic carbon changes

Weixin Zhang, Yuanqi Chen, Leilei Shi, Xiaoli Wang, Yongwen Liu, Rong Mao, Xingquan Rao, Yongbiao Lin, Yuanhu Shao, Xiaobo Li, Cancan Zhao, Shengjie Liu, Shilong Piao, Weixing Zhu, Xiaoming Zou & Shenglei Fu
Quantifying soil organic carbon (SOC) changes is a fundamental issue in ecology and sustainable agriculture. However, the algorithm-derived biases in comparing SOC status have not been fully addressed. Although the methods based on equivalent soil mass (ESM) and mineral-matter mass (EMMM) reduced biases of the conventional methods based on equivalent soil volume (ESV), they face challenges in ensuring both data comparability and accuracy of SOC estimation due to unequal basis for comparison and using un-conserved...

Data from: Transcriptome analyses reveal genes and pathways associated with fatty acid composition traits in pigs

Junjie Zhang, L. Cui, J. Ma, C. Chen, B. Yang & L. Huang
Fatty acid composition is associated with meat quality in pigs as well as with obesity- and diabetes-related traits in humans. Liver and muscle are important tissues for fatty acid metabolism. In this study, we evaluated correlations between liver and muscle transcriptomes and fatty acid composition traits in muscle and abdominal fat tissues in 335 F2 pigs from a White Duroc × Erhualian F2 pig resource population. Transcripts significantly correlated with fatty acid composition traits were...

Data from: Varroa destructor changes cuticular hydrocarbons to mimic its new host.

Zachary Y. Huang, Yves Le Conte, Jean-Philippe Christidès, Zhi Jiang Zeng, Maurice Roux & Anne-Genevieve Bagnères
Varroa destructor (Vd) is a honeybee ectoparasite. Its original host is the Asian honeybee, Apis cerana, but it has also become a severe, global threat to the European honeybee, Apis mellifera. Previous studies have shown that Varroa can mimic a host's cuticular hydrocarbons (HC), enabling the parasite to escape the hygienic behaviour of the host honeybees. By transferring mites between the two honeybee species, we further demonstrate that Vd is able to mimic the cuticular...

Data from: Genome-wide association study of meat quality traits in a White Duroc × Erhualian F2 intercross and Chinese Sutai pigs

Junwu Ma, Jie Yang, Lisheng Zhou, Huanban Ma, Xianhua Xie, Feng Zhang, Xinwei Xiong, Leilei Cui, Yanyu Duan, Shijun Xiao, Huashui Ai, Jun Ren, Lusheng Huang, Zhiyan Zhang, Hui Yang & Xianxian Liu
Thousands of QTLs for meat quality traits have been identified by linkage mapping studies, but most of them lack precise position or replication between populations, which hinder their application in pig breeding programs. To localize QTLs for meat quality traits to precise genomic regions, we performed a genome-wide association (GWA) study using the Illumina PorcineSNP60K Beadchip in two swine populations: 434 Sutai pigs and 933 F2 pigs from a White Duroc×Erhualian intercross. Meat quality traits,...

Data from: Female developmental environment delays development of male honeybee (Apis mellifera)

Xujiang He, Yi Bo Liu, Yao Yi, Amal Abdelmawla, Yun Lin Zheng & Zhi Jiang Zeng
Background Nutrition and cell size play an important role in the determination of caste differentiation in queen and worker of honeybees (Apis mellifera), whereas the haploid genome dominates the differentiation of drones. However, the effects of female developmental environment on the development of males remain unclear. In this study, young drone larvae were transferred into worker cells (WCs) or remained in drone cells (DCs) to rear drones. The drone larvae were also grafted into queen...

Data from: Heterogeneous and efficient transesterification of Jatropha curcas L. seed oil to produce biodiesel catalyzed by nano-sized SO42-/TiO2

Chao Chen, Lei Cai, Xinchen Shangguan, Liang Li, Yanping Hong & Guoqiang Wu
Developing high-efficiency hetero-catalysts for transesterification reaction is of great importance in the production of biodiesel from Jatropha curcas L. seed oil (JO). Here, we synthesized a series of sulfated TiO2 by treating with varying H2SO4 concentration (xSO42-/TiO2) and TiO2 catalysts and applied to the transesterification of JO. Furthermore, these heterostructures were characterized by many characterization methods including XRD, FT–IR, N2–adsorption, SEM, TEM, TG, py-IR and NH3-TPD, and their catalytic performance were investigated under various operating...

Data from: Genetic diversity, linkage disequilibrium and selection signatures in Chinese and Western pigs revealed by genome-wide SNP markers

Huashui Ai, Lusheng Huang & Jun Ren
To investigate population structure, linkage disequilibrium (LD) pattern and selection signature at the genome level in Chinese and Western pigs, we genotyped 304 unrelated animals from 18 diverse populations using porcine 60 K SNP chips. We confirmed the divergent evolution between Chinese and Western pigs and showed distinct topological structures of the tested populations. We acquired the evidence for the introgression of Western pigs into two Chinese pig breeds. Analysis of runs of homozygosity revealed...

Data from: Genome-wide association analysis for blood lipid traits measured in three pig populations revealed a substantial level of genetic heterogeneity

Hui Yang, Xiaochang Huang, Zhijun Zeng, Wanchang Zhang, Chenlong Liu, Shaoming Fang, Lusheng Huang & Congying Chen
Serum lipids are associated with myocardial infarction and cardiovascular disease in humans. Here we dissected the genetic architecture of blood lipid traits by applying genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in 1,256 pigs from Laiwu, Erhualian and Duroc × (Landrace × Yorkshire) populations, and a meta-analysis of GWAS in more than 2,400 pigs from five diverse populations. A total of 22 genomic loci surpassing the suggestive significance level were detected on 11 pig chromosomes (SSC) for six...

Phylogeny and biogeography of Fagus (Fagaceae) based on 28 nuclear single/low‐copy loci

Zhi-Yong Zhang, Lu Jiang, Qin Bao, Wei He, Deng‐Mei Fan, Shan‐Mei Cheng, Jordi López-Pujol, Myong Gi Chung, Shota Sakaguchi, Arturo Sánchez-González, Aysun Gedik, De‐Zhu Li & Yi‐Xuan Kou
Fagus L. is a key component in temperate deciduous broadleaf forests of the Northern Hemisphere. However, its biogeographic history has not been examined under the framework of a fully resolved and reasonably time-calibrated phylogeny. In this study, we sequenced 28 nuclear single/low-copy loci (18,555 bp in total) of 11 Fagus species/segregates and seven outgroups. Phylogenetic trees were reconstructed using both concatenation-based (ML, MP, BI) and coalescent-based methods (StarBEAST2, ASTRAL). The monophyly of two subgenera (Fagus...

Data from: Applying plant DNA barcodes to identify species of Parnassia (Parnassiaceae)

Jun-Bo Yang, Yi-Ping Wang, Michael Möller, Lian-Ming Gao & Ding Wu
DNA barcoding is a technique to identity species by using standardized DNA sequences. In the present study, a total of 105 samples, representing 30 Parnassia species were collected to test the effectiveness of four proposed DNA barcodes (rbcL, matK, trnH-psbA and ITS) for species identification. Our results demonstrated that all four candidate DNA markers have a maximum level of primer universality and sequencing success. As single DNA marker, ITS region provided the highest species resolution...

Data from: Making a queen: an epigenetic analysis of the robustness of the honey bee (Apis mellifera) queen developmental pathway

Xu Jiang He, Lin Bin Zhou, Qi Zhong Pan, Andrew B. Barron, Wei Yu Yan & Zhi Jiang Zeng
Specialized castes are considered a key reason for the evolutionary and ecological success of the social insect lifestyle. The most essential caste distinction is between the fertile queen and the sterile workers. Honeybee (Apis mellifera) workers and queens are not genetically distinct, rather these different phenotypes are the result of epigenetically regulated divergent developmental pathways. This is an important phenomenon in understanding the evolution of social insect societies. Here, we studied the genomic regulation of...

Data from: Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition

Daniel S. Karp, Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer, Timothy D. Meehan, Emily A. Martin, Fabrice DeClerck, Heather Grab, Claudio Gratton, Lauren Hunt, Ashley E. Larsen, Alejandra Martínez-Salinas, Megan E. O’Rourke, Adrien Rusch, Katja Poveda, Mattias Jonsson, Jay A. Rosenheim, Nancy A. Schellhorn, Teja Tscharntke, Stephen D. Wratten, Wei Zhang, Aaron L. Iverson, Lynn S. Adler, Matthias Albrecht, Audrey Alignier, Gina M. Angelella, Muhammad Zubair Anjum … & Yi Zou
The idea that noncrop habitat enhances pest control and represents a win–win opportunity to conserve biodiversity and bolster yields has emerged as an agroecological paradigm. However, while noncrop habitat in landscapes surrounding farms sometimes benefits pest predators, natural enemy responses remain heterogeneous across studies and effects on pests are inconclusive. The observed heterogeneity in species responses to noncrop habitat may be biological in origin or could result from variation in how habitat and biocontrol are...

Data from: Applying plant DNA barcodes to identify species of Parnassia (Parnassiaceae)

Jun-Bo Yang, Yi-Ping Wang, Michael Möller, Lian-Ming Gao & Ding Wu
DNA barcoding is a technique to identity species by using standardized DNA sequences. In the present study, a total of 105 samples, representing 30 Parnassia species were collected to test the effectiveness of four proposed DNA barcodes (rbcL, matK, trnH-psbA and ITS) for species identification. Our results demonstrated that all four candidate DNA markers have a maximum level of primer universality and sequencing success. As single DNA marker, ITS region provided the highest species resolution...

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