161 Works

Life-history traits modulate the influence of environmental stressors on biodiversity: the case of fireflies, climate, and artificial light at night

Gabriel Khattar, Stephanie Vaz, Pedro Henrique Pereira Braga, Margarete Macedo & Luiz Silveira
Aim Artificial light at night (ALAN) is an unprecedented stressor recently introduced in the abiotic milieu of natural landscapes. As such, understanding how ALAN and other natural stressors act in concert to shape the spatial distribution of biodiversity is a core goal in conservation ecology. Here, we aim at understanding how ALAN and climate interact with life-history traits and courtship signalling systems to dictate the composition of firefly communities in a global biodiversity hotspot. Location...

Additional file 2 of Feasibility of dried blood spot for hepatitis C diagnosis in vulnerable subjects and people living in remote areas from Brazil

Livia Melo Villar, Marjorie Parra de Lima, Helena Medina Cruz, Vanessa Salete de Paula, Leticia de Paula Scalioni, Geane Lopes Flores, Filipe Anibal Carvalho-Costa, Cynara Carvalho Parente, Maria Rosangela Cunha Duarte Coelho, Ana Cecilia Cavalcanti de Albuquerque, Flavio Augusto Pádua Milagres, Marcelo Santos Cruz, Tarcisio Matos Andrade, Ana Rita Coimbra Motta-Castro, Jurema Corrêa da Mota, Lia Laura Lewis-Ximenez & Francisco Inácio Bastos
Additional file 2. Table S2. Socio-demographic according to group the indigenous people from Amazon State and individuals from Northeast region. FIOCRUZ Biological Samples Panel, 2020.

Additional file 1 of Mortality from diseases of the circulatory system in Brazil and its relationship with social determinants focusing on vulnerability: an ecological study

Luiz A. V. M. Bastos, Jose L. P. Bichara, Gabriela S. Nascimento, Paolo B. Villela & Glaucia M. M. de Oliveira
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Data table 2 - Overview of the sequencing metrics

Cristina dos Santos Ferreira, Ronaldo da Silva Francisco Junior, Alexandra Lehmkuhl Gerber, Ana Paula de Campos Guimarães, Flávia Anisio Amendola, Fernanda Pinto-Mariz, Monica Soares de Souza, Patrícia Carvalho Batista Miranda, Zilton Farias Meira de Vasconcelos, Ekaterini Simões Goudouris & Ana Tereza Ribeiro de Vasconcelos
Objectives: Inborn error of immunity (IEI) comprises a broad group of inherited immunological disorders that usually display an overlap in many clinical manifestations challenging their diagnosis. The identification of disease-causing variants comprises the gold-standard approach to ascertain IEI diagnosis. The efforts to increase the availability of clinically relevant genomic data for these disorders constitute an important improvement in the study of rare genetic disorders. This work aims to make available whole-exome sequencing (WES) data of...

Current chemotherapeutic options for the treatment of gestational trophoblastic disease

Antonio Braga, Gabriela Paiva, Cassia Juliana Cattai, Kevin M. Elias, Neil S. Horowitz & Ross S. Berkowitz
Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia (GTN) is a rare tumor that arises from trophoblastic tissues with high remission rates after chemotherapy treatment. GTN can develop from any gestational events, such as miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, and preterm/term pregnancy, but is more frequent after hydatidiform mole. The sensitivity of this tumor to chemotherapy and the presence of an exceptional tumor marker allow high remission rates, especially when patients are treated in referral centers. Observational, retrospective, prospective, systematic reviews, and...

Pharmacogenetics of HIV therapy: State of the art in Latin American countries

Camila de Almeida Velozo, Flávia Rachel Moreira Lamarão, Lucia Elena Alvarado-Arnez & Cynthia Chester Cardoso
Abstract The use of combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) has resulted in a remarkable reduction in morbidity and mortality of people living with HIV worldwide. Nevertheless, interindividual variations in drug response often impose a challenge to cART effectiveness. Although personalized therapeutic regimens may help overcome incidence of adverse reactions and therapeutic failure attributed to host factors, pharmacogenetic studies are often restricted to a few populations. Latin American countries accounted for 2.1 million people living with HIV...

Data table 1 - Demographic characteristics of the cohort

Cristina dos Santos Ferreira, Ronaldo da Silva Francisco Junior, Alexandra Lehmkuhl Gerber, Ana Paula de Campos Guimarães, Flávia Anisio Amendola, Fernanda Pinto-Mariz, Monica Soares de Souza, Patrícia Carvalho Batista Miranda, Zilton Farias Meira de Vasconcelos, Ekaterini Simões Goudouris & Ana Tereza Ribeiro de Vasconcelos
Objectives: Inborn error of immunity (IEI) comprises a broad group of inherited immunological disorders that usually display an overlap in many clinical manifestations challenging their diagnosis. The identification of disease-causing variants comprises the gold-standard approach to ascertain IEI diagnosis. The efforts to increase the availability of clinically relevant genomic data for these disorders constitute an important improvement in the study of rare genetic disorders. This work aims to make available whole-exome sequencing (WES) data of...

Data from: Molecular phylogeny of Triatomini (Hemiptera: Reduviidae: Triatominae)

Silvia Andrade Justi, Claudia A. M. Russo, Jacenir Reis Dos Santos Mallet, Marcos Takashi Obara & Cleber Galvão
Background: The Triatomini and Rhodniini (Hemiptera: Reduviidae) tribes include the most diverse Chagas disease vectors; however, the phylogenetic relationships within the tribes remain obscure. This study provides the most comprehensive phylogeny of Triatomini reported to date. Methods: The relationships between all of the Triatomini genera and representatives of the three Rhodniini species groups were examined in a novel molecular phylogenetic analysis based on the following six molecular markers: the mitochondrial 16S; Cytochrome Oxidase I and...

Data from: A new species of Allophryne (Anura: Allophrynidae) from the Atlantic Rain Forest biome of eastern Brazil

Ulisses Caramaschi, Victor G. D. Orrico, Julián Faivovich, Iuri R. Dias & Mirco Solé
A new species of the genus Allophryne is described and, in contrast to its congeners that occur in the Amazon Basin, is based on specimens obtained in Uruçuca, State of Bahia, in the Atlantic Rain Forest of eastern Brazil. Allophryne relicta sp. nov. is characterized by a medium body size for the genus (snout–vent length range 19.9–21.9 mm in males); large head (head width about 35% of SVL); large, red-orange eyes, with a large black...

Data from: The curious case of Hermodice carunculata (Annelida: Amphinomidae): evidence for genetic homogeneity throughout the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent basins

Joseph B. Ahrens, Elizabeth Borda, Rômulo Barroso, Paulo C. Paiva, Alexandra M. Campbell, Alexander Wolf, Maggy M. Nugues, Greg W. Rouse & Anja Schulze
Over the last few decades, advances in molecular techniques have led to the detection of strong geographic population structure and cryptic speciation in many benthic marine taxa, even those with long-lived pelagic larval stages. Polychaete annelids, in particular, generally show a high degree of population divergence, especially in mitochondrial genes. Rarely have molecular studies confirmed the presence of ‘cosmopolitan’ species. The amphinomid polychaete Hermodice carunculata was long considered the sole species within its genus, with...

Data from: Dynamics of coral reef benthic assemblages of the Abrolhos Bank, eastern Brazil: inferences on natural and anthropogenic drivers

Ronaldo B. Francini-Filho, Ericka O. C. Coni, Pedro M. Meirelles, Gilberto M. Amado-Filho, Fabiano L. Thompson, Guilherme H. Pereira-Filho, Alex C. Bastos, Douglas P. Abrantes, Camilo M. Ferreira, Fernando Z. Gibran, Arthur Z. Güth, Paulo Y. G. Sumida, Nara L. Oliveira, Les Kaufman, Carolina V. Minte-Vera & Rodrigo L. Moura
The Abrolhos Bank (eastern Brazil) encompasses the largest and richest coral reefs of the South Atlantic. Coral reef benthic assemblages of the region were monitored from 2003 to 2008. Two habitats (pinnacles’ tops and walls) were sampled per site with 3-10 sites sampled within different reef areas. Different methodologies were applied in two distinct sampling periods: 2003-2005 and 2006-2008. Spatial coverage and taxonomic resolution were lower in the former than in the latter period. Benthic...

Data from: Influence of salinity on bacterioplankton communities from the Brazilian rain forest to the coastal Atlantic Ocean

Cynthia B. Silveira, Ricardo P. Vieira, Alexander M. Cardoso, Rodolfo Paranhos, Rodolfo M Albano, Orlando B. Martins & Rodolpho M. Albano
BACKGROUND: Planktonic bacteria are recognized as important drivers of biogeochemical processes in all aquatic ecosystems, however, the taxa that make up these communities are poorly known. The aim of this study was to investigate bacterial communities in aquatic ecosystems at Ilha Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a preserved insular environment of the Atlantic rain forest and how they correlate with a salinity gradient going from terrestrial aquatic habitats to the coastal Atlantic Ocean. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS:...

Data from: Revised classification and evolution of leucotrichiine microcaddisflies (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) based on morphological and molecular data

Allan P. M. Santos, Jorge L. Nessimian & Daniela M. Takiya
Hydroptilidae constitute the most diverse caddisfly family, with over 2000 species known from every habitable continent. Leucotrichiinae are exclusively New World microcaddisflies, currently including over 200 species and 17 genera. Phylogenetic analyses of Leucotrichiinae relationships based on 114 morphological characters and 2451 molecular characters from DNA sequences were conducted. DNA sequences analysed were from one mitochondrial gene, cytochrome oxidase I (653 bp), and four nuclear genes, carbamoylphosphate synthase (802 bp), elongation factor 1α (352 bp),...

Data from: Metaproteomics reveals metabolic transitions between healthy and diseased stony coral Mussismilia braziliensis

Gizele D. Garcia, Eidy De O. Santos, Gabriele V. Sousa, Russolina B. Zingali, Cristiane C. Thompson & Fabiano L. Thompson
Infectious diseases such as white plague syndrome (WPS) and black band disease (BBD) have caused massive coral loss worldwide. We performed a metaproteomic study on the Abrolhos coral Mussismilia braziliensis to define the types of proteins expressed in healthy corals compared to WPS- and BBD-affected corals. A total of 6363 MS/MS spectra were identified as 361 different proteins. Healthy corals had a set of proteins that may be considered markers of holobiont homoeostasis, including tubulin,...

Species niches, not traits, determine abundance and occupancy patterns: a multi-site synthesis

Nicholas Marino, Régis Céréghino, Benjamin Glbert, Jana Petermann, Diane Srivastava, Paula De Omena, Fabiola Bautista, Laura Guzman, Gustavo Romero, Mark Trzcinski, Ignacio Barberis, Bruno Corbara, Vanderlei Debastiani, Olivier Dézerald, Pavel Kratina, Céline Leroy, Arthur Andrew MacDonald, Guillermo Montero, Valério Pillar, Barbara Richardson, Michael Riachardson, Stanislas Talaga, Ana Gonçalves, Gustavo Piccoli, Merlijn Jocque … & Vinicius Farjalla
Aim: Locally abundant species are usually widespread, and such pattern has been related to properties of the niches and traits of species. However, such explanations fail to account for the potential of traits to determine species niches, and often overlook statistical artifacts. Here we examine how trait distinctiveness determines species abilities to exploit either common habitats (niche position) or a range of habitats (niche breadth), and how niche position and breadth in turn affect abundance...

Data from: Ecological restoration success is higher for natural regeneration than for active restoration in tropical forests

Renato Crouzeilles, Mariana S. Ferreira, Robin L. Chazdon, David B. Lindenmayer, Jerônimo B. B. Sansevero, Lara Monteiro, Alvaro Iribarrem, Agnieszka E. Latawiec & Bernardo B. N. Strassburg
Is active restoration the best approach to achieve ecological restoration success (the return to a reference condition, that is, old-growth forest) when compared to natural regeneration in tropical forests? Our meta-analysis of 133 studies demonstrated that natural regeneration surpasses active restoration in achieving tropical forest restoration success for all three biodiversity groups (plants, birds, and invertebrates) and five measures of vegetation structure (cover, density, litter, biomass, and height) tested. Restoration success for biodiversity and vegetation...

Data from: Intraspecific genetic structure, divergence and high rates of clonality in an amphi-Atlantic starfish

Alex Garcia-Cisneros, Crue Palacín, Carlos Renato R. Ventura, Barbara Feital, Paulo C. Paiva & Rocio Perez Portela
Intraspecific genetic diversity and divergence have a large influence on the adaption and evolutionary potential of species. The widely distributed starfish, Coscinasterias tenuispina, combines sexual reproduction with asexual reproduction via fission. Here we analyse the phylogeography of this starfish to reveal historical and contemporary processes driving its intraspecific genetic divergence. We further consider whether asexual reproduction is the most important method of propagation throughout the distribution range of this species. Our study included 326 individuals...

Rotundus: um documentário sobre o corpo gordo como matéria política na arte contemporânea

José Cirillo & Júlia Mello

In situ resistance, not immigration, supports invertebrate community resilience to drought intensification in a Neotropical ecosystem

Camille Bonhomme, Régis Céréghino, Jean-François Carrias, Arthur Compin, Bruno Corbara, Vincent E.J. Jassey, Joséphine Leflaive, Vinicius F. Farjalla, Nicholas A. C. Marino, Thibaut Rota, Diane S. Srivastava & Céline Leroy
While future climate scenarios predict declines in precipitations in many regions of the world, little is known of the mechanisms underlying community resilience to prolonged dry seasons, especially in “naïve” Neotropical rainforests. Predictions of community resilience to intensifying drought are complicated by the fact that the underlying mechanisms are mediated by species’ tolerance and resistance traits, as well as rescue through dispersal from source patches. We examined the contribution of in situ tolerance-resistance and immigration...

Data from: Soil dynamics in forest restoration: a data set for temperate and tropical regions

Renato Crouzeilles & Adriana Allek
Restoring forest ecosystems has become a global priority. Yet, soil dynamics is still poorly assessed among restoration studies and lacks knowledge on how soil is affected by forest restoration process. Here, we compile information on soil dynamics in forest restoration based on soil physical, chemical and biological attributes in temperate and tropical forest regions. It encompasses 50 scientific papers across 17 different countries and contains 1,469 quantitative information of soil attributes between reference (e.g., old-growth...

Molecular dating for phylogenies containing a mix of populations and species by using Bayesian and RelTime approaches

Beatriz Mello, Qiqing Tao, Jose Barba-Montoya & Sudhir Kumar
Simultaneous molecular dating of population and species divergences is essential in many biological investigations, including phylogeography, phylodynamics, and species delimitation studies. In these investigations, multiple sequence alignments consist of both intra- and inter-species samples (mixed samples). As a result, the phylogenetic trees contain inter-species, inter-population, and within-population divergences. Bayesian relaxed clock methods are often employed in these analyses, but they assume the same tree prior for both inter- and intra-species branching processes and require specification...

Results of high-performance computing parameter sweeps associated with the Zimbabwe agro-pastoral management model

M.V. Eitzel, Jon Solera, K.B. Wilson, Kleber Neves, Aaron Fisher, André Veski, Oluwasola Omoju, Abraham Mawere Ndlovu & Emmanuel Mhike Hove
This dataset includes all the results of the model runs used to explore the parameters in the Zimbabwe Agro-Pastoral Management Model, archived at ComSES.net (https://doi.org/10.25937/ta23-sn46). This model has been created with and for the researcher-farmers of the Muonde Trust (http://www.muonde.org/), a registered Zimbabwean non-governmental organization dedicated to fostering Indigenous innovation. The results in this dataset were generated using the BehaviorSpace functionality in NetLogo, running headless on a high-performance computing cluster (499,200 runs). The dataset includes...

Influence of past and current factors on the beta diversity of coastal lagoon fish communities in South America

Taís De Fátima Ramos Guimarães, Ana Cristina Petry, Sandra Maria Hartz & Fernando Gertum Becker
Aim: We aimed to assess the relative influence of past (Quaternary paleodrainage characteristics) and current factors on the beta diversity of freshwater fishes in coastal lagoons and explore the main processes involved. Location: Atlantic coast of South America. Taxon: Fishes (173 species) Methods: We built a dataset of species occurrence in 129 lagoons across eight freshwater ecoregions of the world (FEOWs) located between latitudes 0° and 36° and calculated beta diversity (βjac) and its turnover...

A velhice nos romances de José Saramago

Maria Irene da Fonseca e Sá
Olhares sobre o envelhecimento. Estudos interdisciplinares, 103-115. Volume II

Data accessibility for conservation implications of genetic structure in the narrowest endemic quillwort from the Eastern Amazon

Jeronymo Dalapicolla, Ronnie Alves, Rodolfo Jaffé, Santelmo Vasconcelos, Eder S. Pires, Gisele L. Nunes, Jovani B. S. Pereira, José T. F. Guimarães, Mariana C. Dias, Taís N. Fernandes, Daniela Scherer, Fernando M. G. Santos, Alexandre Castilho, Mirella P. Santos, Emiliano N. Calderón, Rodrigo L. Martins, Rodrigo N. Fonseca, Francisco A. Esteves, Cecílio F. Caldeira & Guilherme Oliveira
The quillwort Isoetes cangae is a critically endangered species occurring in a single lake in Serra dos Carajás, Eastern Amazon. Low genetic diversity and small effective population sizes (Ne) is expected for narrow endemic species (NES). Here, we evaluated genetic diversity, population structure, and Ne of I. cangae to provide information for conservation programs. Conservation biology studies centered in a single‐species show some limitations but they are still useful considering the limited time and resources...

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