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A masculinizing supergene underlies an exaggerated male reproductive morph in a spider

Frederik Hendrickx, Zoë De Corte, Gontran Sonet, Steven M Van Belleghem, Stephan Köstlbacher & Carl Vangestel
In many species, individuals can develop into strikingly different morphs, which are determined by a simple Mendelian locus. How selection shapes loci that control complex p henotypic differences remains poorly understood. In the spider gibbosus, males either develop into a ‘hunched’morph with conspicuous head structures or as a fast developing ‘flat’morph with a female- like appearance. We show that the hunched differs from the f lat-determinin g allele by a hunch-specific genomic fragment of approximately...

Impacts of beekeeping on wild bee diversity and pollination networks in the Aegean Archipelago

Amparo Lázaro, Andreas Mueller, Andreas Ebmer, Holger Dathe, Erwin Scheuchl, Maximilian Schwarz, Stephan Risch, Alain Pauly, Jelle Devalez, Thomas Tscheulin, Carmelo Gómez-Martínez, Evangelos Papas, John Pickering, Nickolas Waser & Theodora Petanidou
Maintaining the diversity of wild bees is a priority for preserving ecosystem function and promoting stability and productivity of agroecosystems. However, wild bee communities face many threats and beekeeping could be one of them, because honey bees may have a strong potential to outcompete wild pollinators when placed at high densities. Yet, we still know little about how beekeeping intensity affects wild bee diversity and their pollinator interactions. Here, we explore how honey bee density...

Discovery-defense strategy as a mechanism of social foraging of ants in tropical rainforest canopies

Wesley Dáttilo, Reuber Antoniazzi, Flavio Camarota & Maurice Leponce
Many hypotheses have been proposed to explain the coexistence of ants sharing similar food resources, including ecological trade-offs, however, these hypotheses have mostly been tested in ground-dwelling ant communities. For instance, the discovery-dominance trade-off hypothesis states that species with overlapping food resources differ in their ability to find and dominate resources. However, ant species may use different strategies to share food resources, including discovery-defense, in which the first species to arrive at a food resource...

D1.1 Report on life sciences use cases and user stories

Heli Fitzgerald, Aino Juslén, Sabine von Mering, Mareike Petersen, Niels Raes, Sharif Islam, Frederik Berger, Tea Katharina von Bonsdorff-Salminen, Rui Figueira, Elspeth Haston, Eva Häffner, Laurence Livermore, Veljo Runnel, Sofie De Smedt, Sarah Vincent & Claus Weiland

D1.2 Report on Earth sciences use cases and user stories

Sabine von Mering, Mareike Petersen, Heli Fitzgerald, Aino Juslén, Niels Raes, Sharif Islam, Frederik Berger, Tea Katharina von Bonsdorff-Salminen, Rui Figueira, Elspeth Haston, Eva Häffner, Laurence Livermore, Veljo Runnel, Sofie De Smedt, Sarah Vincent & Claus Weiland

Species distribution, hybridization and connectivity in the genus Chionodraco: unveiling unknown icefish diversity in Antarctica

Luca Schiavon, Valérie Dulière, Mario La Mesa, Ilaria Marino, Giuditta Codogno, Elisa Boscari, Emilio Riginella, Alessandra Battistotti, Magnus Lucassen, Lorenzo Zane & Chiara Papetti
Aim The species of the genus Chionodraco (Notothenioidei) are the most abundant icefish on the continental shelf of the Weddell Sea. While previous studies indicated that only Chionodraco hamatus and Chionodraco myersi inhabit the Weddell Sea, the third Chionodraco species, Chionodraco rastrospinosus, was recently sampled in the area. Since C. rastrospinosus is supposed to be found only at the Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Arc, this study aimed at confirming the species classification of C. rastrospinosus...

Otolith microstructures analysis of juveniles sole (Solea solea L.) in the Southern North Sea

Silvia Paoletti, Karen Bekaert, Kris Hostens & Filip Volckaert
The dataset contains the individual fish and otolith measurements necessary to analyse the early-life history stages of juvenile common sole in the Southern North Sea. Samples were collected at three major nursery grounds, the Belgian coast, the Dutch coast and the UK coast between 2013 and 2016. The analysis of the otolith microstructures (daily growth rings) allows the back calculation of hatching and settlement periods as well as the investigation of growth conditions. The dataset...

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  • Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
  • Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin
  • Senckenberg Nature Research Society
  • University of Lisbon
  • Meise Botanic Garden
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
  • Natural History Museum
  • Finnish Museum of Natural History
  • University of Tartu
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