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Data from: Heat shock protein expression enhances heat tolerance of reptile and bird embryos

Jing Gao, Wen Zhang, Wei Dang, Yi Mou, Yuan Gao, Bao-Jun Sun, Wei-Guo Du, W.-G. Du & B.-J. Sun
The role of heat shock proteins (HSPs) in heat tolerance has been demonstrated in cultured cells and animal tissues, but rarely in whole organisms because of methodological difficulties associated with gene manipulation. By comparing HSP70 expression patterns among representative species of reptiles and birds, and by determining the effect of HSP70 overexpression on embryonic development and hatchling traits, we have identified the role of HSP70 in the heat tolerance of amniote embryos. Consistent with their...

Data from: Maternal effects and population regulation: maternal density-induced reproduction suppression impairs offspring capacity in response to immediate environment in root voles Microtus oeconomus

Jiang-Hui Bian, Shou-Yang Du, Yan Wu, Yi-Fan Cao, Xu-Heng Nie, Hui He & Zhi-Bing You
1. The hypothesis that maternal effects act as an adaptive bridge in translating maternal environments into offspring phenotypes and thereby affecting population dynamics has not been studied in the well-controlled fields. 2. In this study, the effects of maternal population-density on offspring stress axis, reproduction and population dynamics were studied in root voles (Microtus oeconomus). Parental enclosures for breeding offspring were established by introducing 6 adults per sex into each of 4 (low density) and...

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