5 Works

Pieces in a global puzzle: Population genetics at two whale shark aggregations in the western Indian Ocean

Royale Hardenstine, Song He, Jesse Cochran, Camrin Braun, E. Fernando Cagua, Simon Pierce, Clare Prebble, Christoph Rohner, Pablo Saenz-Agudelo, Tane Sinclair-Taylor, Gregory Skomal, Simon Thorrold, Alexandra Watts, Casey Zakroff & Michael Berumen
The whale shark Rhincodon typus is found throughout the world’s tropical and warm-temperate ocean basins. Despite their broad physical distribution, research on the species has been concentrated at a few aggregation sites. Comparing DNA sequences from sharks at different sites can provide a demographically neutral understanding of the whale shark’s global ecology. Here, we created genetic profiles for 84 whale sharks from the Saudi Arabian Red Sea and 72 individuals from the coast of Tanzania...

Moderate pH deviations trigger transcriptome-wide responses in human cells cultured in physioxia and physiological buffers

Silvia Arossa, Samhan M Alsolami, Shannon Grace Klein, Alexandra Steckbauer, Anieka Janice Parry, Yingzi Zhang, Gerardo Ramos Mandujano, Juan Carlos Izpisua-Belmonte, Carlos Manauel Duarte & Mo Li
Although pH instability is emerging as a potential driver of changes in cell physiology, pH is still poorly controlled during cell culture and in vitro experiments. Standard procedures include the use of chemicals usually not present in the primary physiological buffering system (CO2/HCO3-), such as acids and bases, to manipulate pH levels. This, however, leads to artifacts that potentially affect scientists’ findings. Here, we propose a novel method for controlling pH levels by relying only...

Data from: Applied phenomics and genomics for improving barley yellow dwarf resistance in winter wheat

Paula Silva, Byron Evers, Alexandria Kieffaber, Xu Wang, Allan Fritz, Jared Crain, Jesse Poland & Liangliang Gao
Barley yellow dwarf is one of the major viral diseases of cereals. Phenotyping barley yellow dwarf in wheat is extremely challenging due to similarities to other biotic and abiotic stresses. Breeding for resistance is additionally challenging as the wheat primary germplasm pool lacks genetic resistance, with most of the few resistance genes named to date originating from a wild relative species. The objectives of this study were to (1) evaluate the use of high-throughput phenotyping...

Amino acid d13C dataset for nearshore marine primary producers

Emma Elliott Smith, Michael Fox, Marilyn Fogel & Seth Newsome
Carbon isotope fingerprinting, or multivariate analysis using δ13C values of individual compounds, is a powerful tool in ecological studies, particularly measurements of essential amino acids (EAA δ13C). Despite the widespread application of this technique, there has been little methodological validation to determine (1) whether multivariate EAA δ13C signatures (fingerprints) of primary producer groups vary across space and time, and (2) what biochemical mechanisms drive these patterns. Here, we evaluate the spatiotemporal consistency in EAA δ13C...

Magellanic penguin's onland trajectory data

Flavio Quintana, Agustina Gomez-Laich, Richard Gunner, Fabian Gabelli, Giacomo Dell'Omo, Carlos Duarte, Martin Brogger & Rory Wilson
Understanding how animals move in dense environments where vision is compromised is a major challenge. We used GPS and dead-reckoning to examine the movement of Magellanic penguins commuting through vegetation that precluded long-distance vision. Birds leaving the nest followed the shortest, quickest route to the sea (the ‘ideal path’ [I-path]) but return tracks depended where the birds left the water. Penguins arriving at the beach departure spot mirrored the departure. Most of those landing at...

Registration Year

  • 2022

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
  • University of Buenos Aires
  • Marine Megafauna Foundation
  • Austral University of Chile
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria
  • University of Florida
  • National Marine Fisheries Service
  • University of California, Riverside
  • Australian Institute of Marine Science
  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies