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Data from: Extreme genetic structure in a social bird species despite high dispersal capacity

Francisco Morinha, José A. Dávila, Bastos Estela, João A. Cabral, Óscar Frías, José L. González, Paulo Travassos, Diogo Carvalho, Borja Milá & Guillermo Blanco
Social barriers have been shown to reduce gene flow and contribute to genetic structure among populations in species with high cognitive capacity and complex societies, such as cetaceans, apes and humans. In birds, high dispersal capacity is thought to prevent population divergence unless major geographic or habitat barriers induce isolation patterns by dispersal, colonization or adaptation limitation. We report that Iberian populations of the red-billed chough, a social, gregarious corvid with high dispersal capacity, show...

Data from: Comparative landscape genetics of pond-breeding amphibians in Mediterranean temporal wetlands: the positive role of structural heterogeneity in promoting gene flow

Jorge Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Joao Gonçalves, Emilio Civantos & Iñigo Martínez-Solano
Comparative landscape genetics studies can provide key information to implement cost-effective conservation measures favoring a broad set of taxa. These studies are scarce, particularly in Mediterranean areas, which include diverse but threatened biological communities. Here we focus on Mediterranean wetlands in central Iberia and perform a multi-level, comparative study of two endemic pond-breeding amphibians, a salamander (Pleurodeles waltl) and a toad (Pelobates cultripes). We genotyped 411 salamanders from 20 populations and 306 toads from 16...

Data from: Chromosome inversions and ecological plasticity in the main African malaria mosquitoes

Diego Ayala, Pelayo Acevedo, Marco Pombi, Ibrahima Dia, Daniela Boccolini, Carlo Costantini, Frederic Simard & Didier Fontenille
Chromosome inversions have fascinated the scientific community, mainly because of their role in the rapid adaption of different taxa to changing environments. However, the ecological traits linked to chromosome inversions have been poorly studied. Here, we investigated the roles played by 23 chromosome inversions in the adaptation of the four major African malaria mosquitoes to local environments in Africa. We studied their distribution patterns by using spatially explicit modeling and characterized the ecogeographical determinants of...

Data from: Reliable effective number of breeders/adult census size ratios in seasonal-breeding species: opportunity for integrative demographic inferences based on capture-mark-recapture data and multilocus genotypes

Gregorio Sánchez-Montes, Jinliang Wang, Arturo H. Ariño, José Luis Vizmanos & Íñigo Martínez-Solano
The ratio of the effective number of breeders (Nb) to the adult census size (Na), Nb/ Na, approximates the departure from the standard capacity of a population to maintain genetic diversity in one reproductive season. This information is relevant for assessing population status, understanding evolutionary processes operating at local scales and unraveling how life-history traits affect these processes. However, our knowledge on Nb/Na ratios in nature is limited because estimation of both parameters is challenging....

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  • Institute for Game and Wildlife Research
  • Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales
  • Maladies Infectieuses et Vecteurs : Ecologie, Génétique, Evolution et Contrôle
  • Spanish National Research Council
  • Istituto Superiore di Sanità
  • University of Navarra
  • Institut Pasteur de Dakar
  • Institut Pasteur du Cambodge
  • Zoological Society of London
  • University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro