9 Works

Plant pathogen-mediated rapid acclimation of a host-specialized aphid to a non-host plant

Yongmo Wang, Farhan Ali, Duoqi Wang, Fengyin Yang, Hao Guo & Xiaoyue Hu
​​​​Polyphagous aphids often consist of host-specialized lineages which have greater fitness on their native hosts than on others. The underlying causes are important for understanding of the evolution of diet breadth and host shift of aphids. The cotton-melon aphid Aphis gossypii Glover is extremely polyphagous with many strict host-specialized lineages. Whether and how the lineage specialized on the primary host hibiscus shifts to the secondary host cucumber remains elusive. We found that the hibiscus-specialized lineage...

Magnitude and timing of resource pulses interact to affect plant invasion

Zhibin Tao, Changchao Shen, Wenchao Qin, Yinfeng Gui, Evan Siemann, Yi Wang & Wei Huang
Human activities can cause resource fluctuations through reducing uptake by the resident vegetation (e.g., disturbance) or through changing external resource supply (e.g., fertilization). Resource fluctuations often occur as pulses which are low frequency, large magnitude and short duration, and now are recognized as an important driver of plant invasions. However, resource pulses often vary dramatically in a number of attributes, yet how these attributes mediate the impacts of resource pulses on plant invasions remains unclear....

Is zooplankton body size an indicator of water quality in (sub)tropical reservoirs in China?

Wang Li
Large zooplankton can efficiently graze on algae and thereby improve water quality. However, zooplankton body size is considered to decrease with decreasing latitude because of the high fish predation and warm temperatures at lower latitudes. To explore how fish stocking has destabilized the trophic cascade and influenced water quality along a latitudinal gradient of reservoirs, we compared zooplankton body size and trophic cascades to water quality indicators in the subtropical Lake Qiandaohu and in tropical...

The assembly of caprine Y chromosome sequence reveals a unique paternal phylogenetic pattern and improves our understanding the origin of domestic goat

Xiaoyong Du
The mammalian Y chromosome offers a unique perspective on the male reproduction and paternal evolutionary histories. However, further understanding of the Y chromosome biology for most mammals is hindered by the lack of a Y chromosome assembly. This study presents an integrated in silico strategy for identifying and assembling the goat Y-linked scaffolds using existing data. A total of 11.5 Mb Y-linked sequences were clustered into 33 scaffolds, and 187 protein-coding genes were annotated. We...

Data from: Warming alters juvenile carp effects on macrophytes resulting in a shift to turbid conditions in freshwater mesocosms

Peiyu Zhang, Huan Zhang, Huan Wang, Sabine Hilt, Chao Li, Chen Yu, Min Zhang & Jun Xu
1. Multiple stressors such as climate change and eutrophication are responsible for the global decline of macrophytes in lakes. The loss of this key component can result in turbid conditions and a loss of important ecosystem functions and services, particularly in shallow lakes. Benthivorous fish, which can increase in abundance during eutrophication, can adversely affect macrophytes through physical disturbance, cascading effects on turbidity, suspended and attached algae (phytoplankton and periphyton) and direct consumption. However, whether...

Larger males facilitate population expansion in Ophraella communa

Yan Zhang, Zhongshi Zhou, Chenchen Zhao, Weihua Ma, Shaowei Cui, Hongsong Chen, Chao Ma & Jianying Guo
One of the most intriguing concepts in animal ecology is the reproductive advantages offered by larger body size, and the females prefer to mate with larger males in order to gain reproductive advantage. Currently, it is not clear how females recognize signs of male “quality” and what mechanisms are involved in producing offspring with direct or indirect benefits. Our study aims to assess the preferences of females for males in Ophraella communa, determine the reproductive...

Genome and transcriptome assemblies of TIL11

Lin Li, Zhao Li & Linqian Han
Here, we employed single-molecule long-read sequencing of cDNA libraries from five tissues of the teosinte inbred line TIL11 and identified 70,044 non-redundant transcript isoforms. 23,527 predicted genes were identified using our state-of-the-art, machine learning-based bioinformatics pipeline DenovoAS_Finder without a complete reference genome. Additionally, we constructed a draft TIL11 genome based on a Nanopore sequencing dataset with 16,633 high-quality contigs and a N50 of 112 kb.

Capturing single-copy nuclear genes, organellar genomes, and nuclear ribosomal DNA from deep genome skimming data for plant phylogenetics: A case study in Vitaceae

Bin-Bin Liu, Zhi-Yao Ma, Chen Ren, Richard Hodel, Miao Sun, Xiu-Qun Liu, Guang-Ning Liu, De-Yuan Hong, Elizabeth Zimmer & Jun Wen
With the decreasing cost and availability of many newly developed bioinformatics pipelines, next-generation sequencing (NGS) has revolutionized plant systematics in recent years. Genome skimming has been widely used to obtain high-copy fractions of the genomes, including plastomes, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), and nuclear ribosomal DNA (nrDNA). In this study, through simulations, we evaluated the optimal (minimum) sequencing depth and performance for recovering single-copy nuclear genes (SCNs) from genome skimming data, by subsampling genome resequencing data and...

Cell wall thickness and composition are involved in photosynthetic limitation

Jaume Flexas, María José Clemente-Moreno, Josefina Bota, Tim J. Brodribb, Jorge Gago, Yusuke Mizokami, Miquel Nadal, Alicia V. Perera-Castro, Margalida Roig-Oliver, Daisuke Sugiura, Dongliang Xiong & Marc Carriquí
The key role of cell walls in setting mesophyll conductance to CO2 (gm) and, consequently, photosynthesis, is reviewed. First, the theoretical properties of cell walls that can affect gm are presented. Then, we focus on cell wall thickness (Tcw) reviewing empirical evidence showing that Tcw varies strongly among species and phylogenetic groups in a way that correlates with gm and photosynthesis i.e. the thicker the mesophyll cell walls, the lower gm and photosynthesis. Potential interplays...

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  • 2021

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  • Huazhong Agricultural University
  • Yunnan University
  • Rice University
  • Institute of Hydrobiology
  • Aarhus University
  • University of Tasmania
  • Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • South China Institute of Botany
  • Wuhan Botanical Garden