Loci considered to be under selection are generally avoided in attempts to infer past demographic processes as they do not fit neutral model assumptions. However, opportunities to better reconstruct some aspects of past demography might thus be missed. Here we examined genetic differentiation between two sympatric European oak species with contrasting ecological dynamics (Quercus robur and Q. petraea) with both outlier (i.e. loci possibly affected by divergent selection between species or by hitchhiking effects with...
The cyprinid tribe Labeonini (sensu Rainboth, 1991) is a large group of freshwater fishes containing around 40 genera and 400 species. They are characterized by an amazing diversity of modifications to their lips and associated structures. In this study, a total of 34 genera and 142 species of putative members of this tribe, which represent most of the generic diversity and more than one third of the species diversity of the group, were sampled and...
Data from: Independent FLC mutations as causes of flowering time variation in Arabidopsis thaliana and Capsella rubellaYa-Long Guo, Marco Todesco, Jörg Hagmann, Sandip Das & Detlef Weigel
Capsella rubella is an inbreeding annual forb closely related to Arabidopsis thaliana, a model species widely used for studying natural variation in adaptive traits such as flowering time. Although mutations in dozens of genes can affect flowering of A. thaliana in the laboratory, only a handful of such genes vary in natural populations. Chief among these are FRIGIDA (FRI) and FLOWERING LOCUS C (FLC). Common and rare FRI mutations along with rare FLC mutations explain...
Data from: De novo assembly of the transcriptome of an invasive snail and its multiple ecological applicationsJin Sun, Mingling Wang, Hao Wang, Huoming Zhang, Xianglong Zhang, Vengatesen Thiyagarajan, Pei-Yuan Qian, Jian-Wen Qiu, J. W. Qiu & P. Y. Qian
Studying how invasive species respond to environmental stress at the molecular level can help us assess their impact and predict their range expansion. Development of markers of genetic polymorphism can help us reconstruct their invasive route. However, to conduct such studies requires the presence of substantial amount of genomic resources. This study aimed to generate and characterize genomic resources using high throughput transcriptome sequencing for Pomacea canaliculata, a non-model gastropod indigenous to Argentina that has...
Data from: Impact of climate changes from Middle Miocene onwards on evolutionary diversification in Eurasia: insights from the mesobuthid scorpionsCheng-Min Shi, Ya-Jie Ji, Lin Liu, Lei Wang & De-Xing Zhang
The aridification from Middle Miocene onwards has transformed the Asian interior into an arid environment, and the Pleistocene glacial–interglacial oscillations exerted further ecological impact. Therefore, both aridification and glaciation would have considerably influenced the evolution of many mid-latitude species in temperate Asia. Here, we tested this perspective by a phylogeographic study of the mesobuthid scorpions across temperate Asia using one mitochondrial and three nuclear genes. Concordant mitochondrial and nuclear gene trees were obtained, which are...
Chinese Academy of Sciences5
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology1
Hong Kong Baptist University1
University of Minnesota1
Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries1
Saint Louis University1
French National Institute for Agricultural Research1
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology1
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University1
University of Hong Kong1