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Limited evidence for a positive relationship between hybridization and diversification across seed plant families

Nora Mitchell & Kenneth Whitney
Hybridization has experimental and observational ties to evolutionary processes and outcomes such as adaptation, speciation, and radiation. Although it has been hypothesized that hybridization and diversification are positively correlated, this idea remains largely untested empirically, and hybridization can also potentially reduce diversity. Here, we use a hybridization database on 170 seed plant families, life history information, and a time-calibrated phylogeny to test for phylogenetically-corrected associations between hybridization and diversification rates, while also taking into account...

Optical maps refine the bread wheat Triticum aestivum cv Chinese Spring genome assembly

Tingting Zhu, Le Wang, Hélène Rimbert, Juan Rodriguez, Karin Deal, Romain De Oliveira, Frédéric Choulet, Gabriel Keeble-Gagnère, Josquin Tibbits, Jane Rogers, Kellye Eversole, Rudi Appels, Yong Gu, Martin Mascher, Jan Dvorak, Ming-Cheng Luo, Juan C. Rodriguez, Karin R. Deal, Gabriel Keeble‐Gagnère, Yong Q. Gu & Ming‐Cheng Luo
This dataset contains a single whole-genome optical map file (.CMAP) for bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) cv Chinese Spring (CS). The methods for constructing this optical map and the properties of this map are described below. The definition of the CMAP format is documented in https://bionanogenomics.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/30039-CMAP-File-Format-Specification-Sheet.pdf. The extracted ultra-high-molecular weight DNA molecules of CS were labeled with the DLE-1 enzyme (Bionano Genomics, San Diego, CA, USA) and were then stained with the Bionano PrepTM DLS Kit...

Proximity to crop relatives determines patterns of natural selection in a wild sunflower

Nora Mitchell, Scott Chamberlain & Kenneth Whitney
Abiotic and biotic heterogeneity result in divergent patterns of natural selection in nature, with important consequences for fundamental evolutionary processes including local adaptation, speciation and diversification. However, increasing amounts of the global terrestrial surface are homogenized by agriculture (which covers nearly 50% of terrestrial vegetated land surface) and other anthropogenic activities. Agricultural intensification leads to highly simplified biotic communities for many taxa, which may alter natural selection through biotic selective agents. In particular, the presence...

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  • 2021

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  • University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Clermont Auvergne
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Agricultural Research Service
  • Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research
  • AgriBio
  • Agriculture Victoria Services (Australia)
  • University of California, Davis