Data from: Alternative intrapopulation life history strategies and their trade-offs in an African annual fishMatej Polačik, Radim Blažek, Radomil Řežucha, Milan Vrtílek, Eva Terzibasi-Tozzini & Martin Reichard
In ephemeral habitats, the same genotypes cope with unpredictable environmental conditions, favouring the evolution of developmental plasticity and alternative life-history strategies (ALHS). We tested the existence of intrapopulation ALHS in an annual killifish, Nothobranchius furzeri, inhabiting temporary pools. The pools are either primary (persisting throughout the whole rainy season) or secondary (refilled after desiccation of the initial pool), representing alternative niches. The unpredictable conditions led to the evolution of reproductive bet-hedging with asynchronous embryonic development....
1. The role of generalist predators in pest control has been neglected because generalists are not able to track pest populations. Generalist predators are suggested to be important in spring before specialist predators become active. 2. Here, we show that some generalist predators are important even during winter, when the majority of arthropod pests and their enemies are dormant. We quantified the role of winter-active generalist predators on the suppression of pear psylla during winter...
Inbreeding depression, or the reduction in fitness due to mating between close relatives, is a key issue in biology today. Inbreeding negatively affects many fitness-related traits, including survival and reproductive success. Despite this, very few studies have quantified the effects of inbreeding on vertebrate gamete traits under controlled breeding conditions using a full-sib mating approach. Here, we provide comprehensive evidence for the negative effect of inbreeding on sperm traits in a bird, the zebra finch...
The Brassicaceae include several major crop plants and numerous important model species in comparative evolutionary research such as Arabidopsis, Brassica, Boechera, Thellungiella, and Arabis species. As any evolutionary hypothesis needs to be placed in a temporal context, reliably dated major splits within the evolution of Brassicaceae are essential. We present a comprehensive time-calibrated framework with important divergence time estimates based on whole-chloroplast sequence data for 29 Brassicaceae species. Diversification of the Brassicaceae crown group started...
Data from: A skull might lie: modelling ancestral ranges and diet from genes and shape of tree squirrelsPatrícia Pečnerová, Jiří C. Moravec & Natália Martínková
Tropical forests of Central and South America represent hotspots of biological diversity. Tree squirrels of the tribe Sciurini are an excellent model system for the study of tropical biodiversity as these squirrels disperse exceptional distances, and after colonizing the tropics of the Central and South America, they have diversified rapidly. Here, we compare signals from DNA sequences with morphological signals using pictures of skulls and computational simulations. Phylogenetic analyses reveal step-wise geographic divergence across the...
Data from: Philip Grime's fourth corner: are there plant species adapted to high disturbance and low productivity?Tomas Herben, Jitka Klimešová & Milan Chytrý
Grime's CSR species life-strategy theory (competition-stress-ruderality) provides a conceptual framework to classify species into competitive (high productivity, low disturbance), stress-tolerant (low productivity, low disturbance) and ruderal (high productivity, high disturbance). Importantly, this classification is based on the assumption that the niche space of disturbance and productivity is filled unevenly: while in productive habitats species can adapt to different disturbance regimes, species of low-productivity and disturbed habitats do not exist, resulting in a triangular distribution of...
Species which are Batesian mimics during post-embryonic development shift between mimetic models as they grow in size. However, it has not yet been tested whether these successive mimetic phenotypes are similarly protected from predators. Early instar phenotypes could represent an inaccurate phenotype or an accurate phenotype because of selection from different predators. Here, we tested the hypotheses of transformational Batesian mimicry in the ant-mimicking jumping spider Leptochestes berolinensis . We quantified the mimetic accuracy of...
Cattle dominate archaeozoological assemblages from the north-central Europe between the sixth and fifth millennium BC and are frequently considered as exclusively used for their meat. Dairy products may have played a greater role than previously believed. Selective pressure on the lactase persistence mutation has been modelled to have begun between 6000 and 4000 years ago in central Europe. The discovery of milk lipids in late sixth millennium ceramic sieves in Poland may reflect an isolated...
Data from: Influence of interspecific competitors on behavioral thermoregulation: developmental or acute plasticity?Barbora Winterová & Lumír Gvoždík
Many ectotherms reduce their exposure to changing thermal conditions using behavioral thermoregulation. The effectiveness of behavioral thermoregulation in maintaining ectotherm body temperatures within the target range is influenced not only by environmental (operative) temperatures but also by the presence of other con- and heterospecific individuals. How species’ interactions affect behavioral thermoregulation is largely unknown. Theory predicts that species’ interactions could affect the plasticity of behavioral thermoregulation in two ways, i.e. by developmental plasticity of a...
Data from: Cross-sectional study of patients with axial spondyloarthritis fulfilling imaging arm of ASAS classification criteria: baseline clinical characteristics and subset differences in a single centre cohortKristyna Bubova, Šárka Forejtová, Kateřina Zegzulková, Monika Gregová, Markéta Hušáková, Mária Filková, Jana Hořínková, Jindřiška Gatterová, Michal Tomčík, Lenka Szczuková, Karel Pavelka & Ladislav Senolt
Objective: This study compared demographic, clinical and laboratory characteristics between patients with radiographic and non-radiographic axSpA. Methods: In this single centre cross-sectional study a total of 246 patients with axSpA fulfilling the imaging arm of ASAS classification criteria were recruited. A total of 140 patients were diagnosed as nr-axSpA, and 106 patients had AS. Sociodemographic characteristics, disease manifestations, clinical and laboratory disease activity and their differences between subsets were analysed. P values below 0.05 with...
Data from: Resource availability, mating opportunity, and sexual selection intensity influence the expression of male alternative reproductive tacticsPaolo Giovanni Ghislandi, Stano Pekar, Magdalena Matzke, Sarah Schulte-Döinghaus, Trine Bilde, Cristina Tuni &
The expression of alternative reproductive tactics can be plastic and occur simultaneously depending on cues that vary spatially or temporally. For example, variation in resources and sexual selection intensity is expected to influence the pay-off of each tactic and shape the decision of which tactic to employ. Males of the nuptial gift-giving spider Pisaura mirabilis can adopt three tactics: offering a genuine prey gift, a ‘worthless’ non-nutritious gift, or no gift. We hypothesized that resources...
Aim: Alpine habitats support unique biodiversity confined to high-elevation areas in the current interglacial. Plant diversity in these habitats responds to area, environment, connectivity and isolation, yet these factors have been rarely evaluated in concert. Here we investigate major determinants of regional species pools in alpine grasslands, and the responses of their constituent species groups. Location: European mountains below 50ºN. Time Period: Between 1928 and 2019. Major Taxa Studied: Vascular plants. Methods: We compiled species...
Objective: The objectives of this study were to measure the global impact of the pandemic on the volumes for intravenous thrombolysis (IVT), IVT transfers, and stroke hospitalizations over 4 months at the height of the pandemic (March 1 to June 30, 2020) compared with two control 4-month periods. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional, observational, retrospective study across 6 continents, 70 countries, and 457 stroke centers. Diagnoses were identified by their ICD-10 codes and/or classifications in...
The Theory of Island Biogeography postulates that size and isolation are key drivers of biodiversity on islands. This theory has been applied not only to true (e.g. oceanic) islands but also to terrestrial island-like systems (e.g. edaphic islands). Recently, a debate has opened as to whether terrestrial island-like systems function like true islands. However, identifying the effect of insularity in terrestrial systems is conceptually and methodologically challenging because recognizing species source(s) and measuring isolation is...
Faults of the Bohemian Massif – Source of Analytical Data on Main Faults and Faulted Areas with Seismogenic PotentialPetr Špaček, Petra Štěpančíková & Ivan Prachař
A web interface linking GIS databases, an interactive map and an encyclopedic overview of information on the most important faults with young activity in the Bohemian Massif.
Gravity maps of the contact region of the Bohemian Massif, Eastern Alps, Vienna Basin and Western CarpathiansJan Švancara, Bruno Meurers, Miroslav Bielik & Petr Špaček
A collection of gravity maps of the broader contact region of the Bohemian Massif, the Eastern Alps, the Vienna Basin and the Western Carpathians. Includes maps with basic topography and georeferenced raster images without topography, from which layers can be created in GIS. It includes a map of complete Bouguer anomalies, a map of horizontal gravity gradients and 3 types of maps of residual gravity anomalies.
Additional file 5 of The NORMAN Suspect List Exchange (NORMAN-SLE): facilitating European and worldwide collaboration on suspect screening in high resolution mass spectrometryHiba Mohammed Taha, Reza Aalizadeh, Nikiforos Alygizakis, Jean-Philippe Antignac, Hans Peter H. Arp, Richard Bade, Nancy Baker, Lidia Belova, Lubertus Bijlsma, Evan E. Bolton, Werner Brack, Alberto Celma, Wen-Ling Chen, Tiejun Cheng, Parviel Chirsir, Ľuboš Čirka, Lisa A. D’Agostino, Yannick Djoumbou Feunang, Valeria Dulio, Stellan Fischer, Pablo Gago-Ferrero, Aikaterini Galani, Birgit Geueke, Natalia Głowacka, Juliane Glüge … & Emma L. Schymanski
Additional file 5: Authorship contributions and acknowledgements mapped to NORMAN-SLE lists (XLSX format).
Additional file 3 of The NORMAN Suspect List Exchange (NORMAN-SLE): facilitating European and worldwide collaboration on suspect screening in high resolution mass spectrometryHiba Mohammed Taha, Reza Aalizadeh, Nikiforos Alygizakis, Jean-Philippe Antignac, Hans Peter H. Arp, Richard Bade, Nancy Baker, Lidia Belova, Lubertus Bijlsma, Evan E. Bolton, Werner Brack, Alberto Celma, Wen-Ling Chen, Tiejun Cheng, Parviel Chirsir, Ľuboš Čirka, Lisa A. D’Agostino, Yannick Djoumbou Feunang, Valeria Dulio, Stellan Fischer, Pablo Gago-Ferrero, Aikaterini Galani, Birgit Geueke, Natalia Głowacka, Juliane Glüge … & Emma L. Schymanski
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Reliability and predictive validity of two scales of self-rated health in China: results from China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS)Yuwei Pan, Jitka Pikhartova, Martin Bobak & Hynek Pikhart
Abstract Background Despite the widespread use of the single item self-rated health (SRH) question, its reliability has never been evaluated in Chinese population. Methods We used data from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study, waves 1–4 (2011–2019). In wave 1, the same SRH question was asked twice, separated by other questions, on a subset of 4533 subjects, allowing us to examine the test–retest reliability of SRH. In addition, two versions of SRH questions (the...
The evolutionary history of Cardamine bulbifera shows a successful rapid postglacial Eurasian range expansion in the absence of sexual reproductionMarcus A. Koch, Yalu Ru, Terezie M. Mandáková & Martin A. Lysak
Background and Aims Sexual reproduction is known to drive plant diversification and adaptation. Here we investigate the evolutionary history and spatiotemporal origin of a dodecaploid (2n = 12x = 96) Eurasian deciduous woodland species, Cardamine bulbifera, which reproduces and spreads via vegetative bulb-like structures only. The species has been among the most successful range-expanding understorey woodland plants in Europe, which raises the question of the genetic architecture of its gene pool, since its hexaploid (2n...
The dicationic guest 2,7-dimethyldiazapyrenium is bound inside the host cucurbituril, forming a very stable inclusion complex in which the host undergoes structural distortions to accommodate the guest.
Rovira i Virgili University13
University of California, Berkeley13
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research12
United States National Library of Medicine12
Water Research Institute12
University of Antwerp12
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam12
Laboratoire d'Étude des Résidus et Contaminants dans les Aliments11