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What Peer-review Experiences Can Offer To Early Career Scientists And To The Scientific Community

Gwenaëlle Gremion, Mathieu Casado, Kelsey Aho, Jilda Alicia Caccavo, Nicolas Champollion, Emily Choy, Sarah L. Connors, Rahul Dey, Alfonso Fernandez, Gerlis Fugmann, Juan Höfer, Shridhar Jawak, Martine Lizotte, Sarah Maes, Kyle Mayers, Katja Mintenbeck, Jhon Fredy Mojica Moncada, Prashant H. Pandit, Elvira Poloczanska, Paul Rosenbaum, Elisa Seyboth, Sarah Shakil & Maud van Soest

Supplementary datasets for: Large-scale genome sequencing reveals the driving forces of viruses in microalgal evolution

David Nelson
Microalgae are integral primary producers for global ecosystems whose genomes can be mined for ecological insights, but representative genome sequences are lacking for many phyla. We cultured and sequenced 107 microalgae species from 11 different phyla indigenous to varied geographies and climates. This genome collection was used to resolve genomic differences between saltwater and freshwater microalgae. Freshwater species showed domain-centric ontology enrichment for nuclear and nuclear membrane functions, while saltwater species were enriched in organellar...

A high-quality genome assembly and annotation of the gray mangrove, Avicennia marina

Guillermo Friis, Joel Vizueta, David R. Nelson, Basel Khraiwesh, Enas Qudeimat, Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani, Alejandra Ortega, Alyssa Marshell, Carlos M. Duarte & Edward Smith
The gray mangrove [Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh.] is the most widely distributed mangrove species, ranging throughout the Indo-West Pacific. It presents remarkable levels of geographic variation both in phenotypic traits and habitat, often occupying extreme environments at the edges of its distribution. However, subspecific evolutionary relationships and adaptive mechanisms remain understudied, especially across populations of the West Indian Ocean. High-quality genomic resources accounting for such variability are also sparse. Here we report the first chromosome-level...

Disentangling the determinants of transposable elements dynamics in vertebrate genomes using empirical evidences and simulations

Yann Bourgeois, Robert Ruggiero, Imtiyaz Hariyani & Stephane Boissinot
The interactions between transposable elements (TEs) and their hosts constitute one of the most profound co-evolutionary processes found in nature. The population dynamics of TEs depends on factors specific to each TE families, such as the rate of transposition and insertional preference, the demographic history of the host and the genomic landscape. How these factors interact has yet to be investigated holistically. Here we are addressing this question in the green anole ( Anolis carolinensis...

Allometric escape from acoustic constraints in frog calls is rare

Joao Filipe Tonini, Diogo Provete, Natan Maciel, Alessandro Morais, Sandra Goutte, Felipe Toledo & R. Alexander Pyron
Allometric constraint is a product of natural selection, particularly with respect to body size and traits constrained by physical properties thereof, such as metabolism, longevity, and vocal frequency. Parameters describing allometric relationships are conserved across most lineages, indicating that physical constraints dictate scaling patterns in deep time, despite substantial genetic and ecological divergence among organisms. Acoustic allometry (sound frequency ~ body size) is conserved across frogs, in defiance of massive variation in both body size...

Data from: GPCR genes as activators of surface colonization pathways in a model marine diatom

Ashish Kumar Jaiswal, Weiqi Fu, Amphun Chaiboonchoe, Bushra Dohai, Mehar Sultana, Kristos Baffour, Amnah Alzahmi, James Weston, Dina Al-Khairy, Sarah Daakour, Ashish Jaiswal, David Nelson, Alexandra Mystikou, Sigurdur Brynjolfsson & Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani
Surface colonization allows diatoms, a dominant group of phytoplankton in oceans, to adapt to harsh marine environments while mediating biofoulings to human-made underwater facilities. The regulatory pathways underlying diatom surface colonization, which involves morphotype switching in some species, remain mostly unknown. Here, we describe the identifications of 61 signaling genes, including G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and protein kinases, that are differentially regulated during surface colonization in the model diatom species, Phaeodactylum tricornutum. We show that the...

Environmental and morphological constraints interact to drive the evolution of communication signals in frogs

Matías Muñoz, Sandra Goutte, Jacintha Ellers & Wouter Halfwerk
Animals show a rich diversity of signals and displays. Among the many selective forces driving the evolution of communication between individuals, one widely recognized factor is the structure of the environment in which signals are produced, transmitted and received. In particular, animals communicating by sounds often emit acoustic signals from specific locations, such as high up in the air, from the ground or in the water. The properties of these different display sites will impose...

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