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Data from: Profiling the immunome of little brown myotis provides a yardstick for measuring the genetic response to white-nose syndrome

Michael E. Donaldson, Christina M. Davy, Craig K.R. Willis, Scott McBurney, Allysia Park, Christopher J. Kyle & Craig K. R. Willis
White-nose syndrome (WNS) has devastated populations of hibernating bats in eastern North America, leading to emergency conservation listings for several species including the previously ubiquitous little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus). However, some bat populations near the epicenter of the white-nose syndrome panzootic appear to be stabilizing after initial precipitous declines, which could reflect a selective immunogenetic sweep. To investigate the hypothesis that WNS exerts significant selection on the immunome of affected bat populations, we developed...

Data from: Sex matters in massive parallel sequencing: Evidence for biases in genetic parameter estimation and investigation of sex determination systems

Laura Benestan, Jean-Sébastien Moore, Ben J. G. Sutherland, Jérémy Le Luyer, Halim Maaroufi, Clément Rougeux, Eric Normandeau, Nathan Rycroft, Jelle Atema, Les N. Harris, Ross F. Tallman, Spencer J. Greenwood, K. Fraser Clark & Louis Bernatchez
Using massively parallel sequencing data from two species with different life history traits, American lobster (Homarus americanus) and Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus), we highlight how an unbalanced sex ratio in the samples and a few sex-linked markers may lead to false interpretations of population structure and thus to potentially erroneous management recommendations. Here, multivariate analyses revealed two genetic clusters separating samples by sex instead of by expected spatial variation; inshore and offshore locations in lobster,...

Data from: Prelude to a panzootic: gene flow and immunogenetic variation in northern little brown myotis vulnerable to bat white-nose syndrome

Christina M. Davy, Michael E. Donaldson, Yessica Rico, Cori L. Lausen, Kathleen Dogantzis, Kyle Ritchie, Craig K. R. Willis, Douglas W. Burles, Thomas S. Jung, Scott McBurney, Allysia Park, Donald J. McAlpine, Karen F. Vanderwolf, Christopher J. Kyle & Craig K.R. Willis
The fungus that causes bat white-nose syndrome (WNS) recently leaped from eastern North America to the Pacific Coast. The pathogen’s spread is associated with the genetic population structure of a host (Myotis lucifugus). To understand the fine-scale neutral and immunogenetic variation among northern populations of M. lucifugus, we sampled 1142 individuals across the species’ northern range. We used genotypes at 11 microsatellite loci to reveal the genetic structure of, and directional gene flow among, populations...

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