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Data from: Patellar tendon stiffness is not reduced during pregnancy

Marie Elena Bey, Robert Marzilger, Larry Hinkson, Adamantios Arampatzis & Kirsten Legerlotz
It is believed that hormonal changes during pregnancy lead to an increased compliance in ligaments and tendons, increasing the risk to suffer from connective tissue injuries particularly during exercise. While the laxity of the pelvic ligaments may increase to facilitate childbirth, to our knowledge no study has ever investigated the mechanical properties of human tendons in different stages of pregnancy. Thus, the purpose of our longitudinal study was to investigate the mechanical properties of the...

Data from: Testing species assemblage predictions from stacked and joint species distribution models

Damaris Zurell, Niklaus E. Zimmermann, Helge Gross, Andri Baltensweiler, Thomas Sattler & Rafael O. Wüest
Aim: Predicting the spatial distribution of species assemblages remains an important challenge in biogeography. Recently, it has been proposed to extend correlative species distribution models (SDMs) by taking into account (a) covariance between species occurrences in so-called joint species distribution models (JSDMs) and (b) ecological assembly rules within the SESAM (spatially explicit species assemblage modelling) framework. Yet, little guidance exists on how these approaches could be combined. We, thus, aim to compare the accuracy of...

Data from: Weighing homoplasy against alternative scenarios with the help of macroevolutionary modeling: a case study on limb bones of fossorial sciuromorph rodents

Jan Wölfer &
Homoplasy is a strong indicator of a phenotypic trait’s adaptive significance when it can be linked to a similar function. We assessed homoplasy in functionally relevant scapular and femoral traits of Marmotini and Xerini, two sciuromorph rodent clades that independently acquired a fossorial lifestyle from an arboreal ancestor. We studied 125 species in the scapular dataset and 123 species in the femoral dataset. Pairwise evolutionary model comparison was used to evaluate whether homoplasy of trait...

Data from: Physical linkage and mate preference generate linkage disequilibrium for behavioral isolation in two parapatric crickets

Thomas Blankers, Emma L. Berdan, Ralf Matthias Hennig & Frieder Mayer
Behavioral isolation is a potent barrier to gene flow and a source of striking diversity in the animal kingdom. However, it remains unclear if the linkage disequilibrium (LD) between sex-specific traits required for behavioral isolation results mostly from physical linkage between signal and preference loci or from directional mate preferences. Here, we test this in the field crickets Gryllus rubens and G. texensis. These closely related species diverged with gene flow and have strongly diverged...


Julie Glikman, Gabriella Parussa & Richard Waltereit
Studia linguistica romanica, 2019(2), 1-6

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  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Charité
  • University of Strasbourg
  • Swiss Ornithological Institute
  • New Sorbonne University
  • Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research
  • Museum für Naturkunde