4 Works

Data from: Invasive mutualisms between a plant pathogen and insect vectors in the Middle East and Brazil

Renan Batista Queiroz, Philip Donkersley, Fabio Nascimento Silva, Issa Hashil Al-Mahmmoli, Abdullah Mohammed Al-Sadi, Claudine Márcia Carvalho & Simon L. Elliot
Complex multi-trophic interactions in vectorborne diseases limit our understanding and ability to predict outbreaks. Arthropod-vectored pathogens are especially problematic, with the potential for novel interspecific interactions during invasions. Variations and novelties in plant–arthropod–pathogen triumvirates present significant threats to global food security. We examined aspects of a phytoplasma pathogen of citrus across two continents. ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia’ causes Witches' Broom Disease of Lime (WBDL) and has devastated citrus production in the Middle East. A variant of...

Data from: The contribution of dominance to phenotype prediction in a pine breeding and simulated population

Janeo Eustáquio De Almeida Filho, J. F. R. Guimarães, F. F. E Silva, M. D. V. De Resende, P. Muñoz, M. Kirst &
Pedigrees and dense marker panels have been used to predict the genetic merit of individuals in plant and animal breeding, accounting primarily for the contribution of additive effects. However, nonadditive effects may also affect trait variation in many breeding systems, particularly when specific combining ability is explored. Here we used models with different priors, and including additive-only and additive plus dominance effects, to predict polygenic (height) and oligogenic (fusiform rust resistance) traits in a structured...

Data from: Effects of landscape configuration and composition on phylogenetic diversity of trees in a highly fragmented tropical forest

Fabio Antonio R. Matos, Luiz Fernando S. Magnago, Markus Gastauer, João M. B. Carreiras, Marcelo Simonelli, João Augusto A. Meira-Neto & David P. Edwards
Fragmentation of tropical forests is a major driver of the global extinction crisis. A key question is understanding how fragmentation impacts phylogenetic diversity, which summarizes the total evolutionary history shared across species within a community. Conserving phylogenetic diversity decreases the potential of losing unique ecological and phenotypic traits and plays important roles in maintaining ecosystem function and stability. Our study was conducted in landscapes within the highly fragmented Brazilian Atlantic forest. We sampled living trees...

Data from: Mating system and genetic composition of the macaw palm (Acrocomia aculeata): implications for breeding and genetic conservation programs

Éder C. M. Lanes, Sérgio Y. Motoike, Kacilda N. Kuki, Marcos D. V. Resende & Eveline T. Caixeta
Acrocomia aculeata (Arecaceae), a palm endemic to South and Central America, is a potential oil crop. Knowledge of the mating system of this species is limited to its reproductive biology and to studies using molecular markers. The present study analyzed genetic diversity between its developmental stages and determined its prevailing mating system in order to support genetic conservation and breeding programs. We tested nine microsatellite markers in 27 mother trees (adult plants) and 157 offspring...

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  • 2016

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  • Universidade Federal de Viçosa
  • Federal University of Lavras
  • University of Florida
  • Sultan Qaboos University
  • University of Sheffield
  • Instituto Federal do Espírito Santo