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Data from: The genetic structure of the plant pathogenic fungus Melampsora larici-populina on its wild host is extensively impacted by host domestication

Constance Xhaard, Bénédicte Fabre, Axelle Andrieux, Pierre Gladieux, Benoit Barrès, Pascal Frey & Fabien Halkett
Wild and cultivated plants represent very different habitats for pathogens, especially when cultivated plants bear qualitative resistance genes. Here, we investigated to what extent the population genetic structure of a plant pathogenic fungus collected on its wild host can be impacted by the deployment of resistant cultivars. We studied one of the main poplar diseases, poplar rust, caused by the fungus Melampsora larici-populina. A thousand fifty individuals sampled from several locations in France were phenotyped...

Data from: Quantitative genetics of migration syndromes: a study of two barn swallow populations

Celine Teplitsky, Nissrine G Mouawad, Javier Balbontín, Florentino De Lope & Anders P Møller
Migration is a complex trait although little is known about genetic correlations between traits involved in such migration syndromes. To assess migratory responses to climate change, we need information on genetic constraints on evolutionary potential of arrival dates in migratory birds. Using two long term data sets on barn swallows Hirundo rustica (from Spain and Denmark), we show for the first time in wild populations that spring arrival dates are phenotypically and genetically correlated with...

Data from: Testing the impact of calibration on molecular divergence times using a fossil-rich group: the case of Nothofagus (Fagales)

Hervé Sauquet, Simon Y. W. Ho, Maria A. Gandolfo, Gregory J. Jordan, Peter Wilf, David J. Cantrill, Michael J. Bayly, Lindell Bromham, Gillian K. Brown, Raymond J. Carpenter, Daphne M. Lee, Daniel J. Murphy, J. M. Kale Sniderman & Frank Udovicic
Although temporal calibration is widely recognized as critical for obtaining accurate divergence-time estimates using molecular dating methods, few studies have evaluated the variation resulting from different calibration strategies. Depending on the information available, researchers have often used primary calibrations from the fossil record or secondary calibrations from previous molecular dating studies. In analyses of flowering plants, primary calibration data can be obtained from macro- and mesofossils (e.g., leaves, flowers, and fruits) or microfossils (e.g., pollen)....

Data from: Sibling competition arena: selfing and a competition arena can combine to constitute a barrier to gene flow in sympatry

Amanda Kyle Gibson, Michael E. Hood & Tatiana Giraud
Closely-related species coexisting in sympatry provide critical insight into the mechanisms underlying speciation and the maintenance of genetic divergence. Selfing may promote reproductive isolation by facilitating local adaptation, causing reduced hybrid fitness in parental environments. Here, we propose a novel mechanism by which selfing can further impair interspecific gene flow: selfing may act to ensure that non-hybrid progeny systematically co-occur whenever hybrid genotypes are produced. Under a competition arena, the fitness differentials between non-hybrid and...

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  • 2011

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  • University of Paris-Sud
  • University of Adelaide
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Australian National University
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Otago
  • University of Tasmania
  • Amherst College
  • Monash University
  • French National Centre for Scientific Research