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Data from: Common evolutionary trends underlie the four-bar linkage systems of sunfish and mantis shrimp

Yinan Hu, Nathan Nelson-Maney, Philip S.L. Anderson & Philip S. L. Anderson
Comparative biomechanics offers an opportunity to explore the evolution of disparate biological systems that share common underlying mechanics. Four-bar linkage modelling has been applied to various biological systems such as fish jaws and crustacean appendages to explore the relationship between biomechanics and evolutionary diversification. Mechanical sensitivity states that the functional output of a mechanical system will show differential sensitivity to changes in specific morphological components. We document similar patterns of mechanical sensitivity in two disparate...

Pollen and climate data from Haselhorst et al. (2017) Ecological Informatics: Table S2. Raw pollen counts and climatic data for each seasonal sampling period

Derek S. Haselhorst, David K. Tcheng, J. Enrique Moreno & Surangi W. Punyasena
Table S2. Raw pollen counts and climatic data for each seasonal sampling period. Climatic data reflects the average daily conditions observed over the duration samples were collected (˚C/day, mm/day, MJ/m2/day). Lycopodium counts and counts for each pollen taxon reflect the aggregated pollen sum from four sampling heights.

Data from: Heart rate reveals torpor at high body temperatures in lowland tropical free-tailed bats

M. Teague O'Mara, Sebastian Rikker, Martin Wikelski, Andries Ter Maat, Henry S. Pollock & Dina K. N. Dechmann
Reduction in metabolic rate and body temperature is a common strategy for small endotherms to save energy. The daily reduction in metabolic rate and heterothermy, or torpor, is particularly pronounced in regions with a large variation in daily ambient temperature. This applies most strongly in temperate bat species (order Chiroptera), but it is less clear how tropical bats save energy if ambient temperatures remain high. However, many subtropical and tropical species use some daily heterothermy...

Data from: Hemimetabolous genomes reveal molecular basis of termite eusociality

Mark C Harrison, Evelien Jongepier, Hugh M. Robertson, Nicolas Arning, Tristan Bitard-Feildel, Hsu Chao, Christopher P. Childers, Huyen Dinh, Harshavardhan Doddapaneni, Shannon Dugan, Johannes Gowin, Carolin Greiner, Yi Han, Haofu Hu, Daniel S.T. Hughes, Ann-Kathrin Huylmans, Carsten Kemena, Lukas P.M. Kremer, Sandra L. Lee, Alberto Lopez-Ezquerra, Ludovic Mallet, Jose M. Monroy-Kuhn, Annabell Moser, Shwetha C. Murali, Donna M. Muzny … & Erich Bornberg-Bauer
Around 150 million years ago, eusocial termites evolved from within the cockroaches, 50 million years before eusocial Hymenoptera, such as bees and ants, appeared. Here, we report the 2-Gb genome of the German cockroach, Blattella germanica, and the 1.3-Gb genome of the drywood termite Cryptotermes secundus. We show evolutionary signatures of termite eusociality by comparing the genomes and transcriptomes of three termites and the cockroach against the background of 16 other eusocial and non-eusocial insects....

Data from: To include or not to include: the impact of gene filtering on species tree estimation methods

Erin K. Molloy & Tandy Warnow
With the increasing availability of whole genome data, many species trees are being constructed from hundreds to thousands of loci. Although concatenation analysis using maximum likelihood is a standard approach for estimating species trees, it does not account for gene tree heterogeneity, which can occur due to many biological processes, such as incomplete lineage sorting. Coalescent species tree estimation methods, many of which are statistically consistent in the presence of incomplete lineage sorting, include Bayesian...

Next-gen sequencing and metadata analyses of Great Lakes fungal data.

Andrew N. Miller
The data set consists of Illumina sequences derived from 48 sediment samples, collected in 2015 from Lake Michigan and Lake Superior for the purpose of inventoring the fungal diversity in these two lakes. DNA was extracted from ca. 0.5g of sediment using the MoBio PowerSoil DNA isolation kits following the Earth Microbiome protocol. PCR was completed with the fungal primers ITS1F and fITS7 using the Fluidigm Access Array. The resulting amplicons were sequenced using the...

Pollen types from Haselhorst et al. (2017) Ecological Informatics: Table S1. Pollen types identified in the BCI and PNSL pollen rain data sets

Derek S Haselhorst, David K. Tcheng, J. Enrique Moreno & Surangi W. Punyasena
Table S1. Pollen types identified in the BCI and PNSL pollen rain data sets. Pollen types were identified to species when possible and assigned a life form based on descriptions provided in Croat, T.B. (1978). Taxa from BCI and PNSL were assigned a 1 if present in forest census data or a 0 if absent. The relative representation of each taxon has been provided for each extended record and by dry and wet season representation...

Targeted ballet program mitigates ataxia and improves agility in moderate-to-advanced multiple sclerosis

Andrew Scheidler, Dominique Kinnett-Hopkins, Yvonne Learmonth, Robert Motl & Citlali Lopez-Ortiz
TBP assessment raw data files of pre- and post- motion capture velocity and center of pressure force plate data. Labels are self-explanatory. The .mat files refer to data exported from the force plate for the time-to-stabilization assessments while the .txt files are the data collected for smoothness of gait assessments. These files do not relate to one another and are from separate assessments. Note: there are some .txt files contain wide white space between data...

Data from: Winter storms drive rapid phenotypic, regulatory and genomic shifts in the green anole lizard

Shane C. Campbell-Staton, Zachary A. Cheviron, Nicholas Rochette, Julian Catchen, Jonathan B. Losos & Scott V. Edwards
Extreme environmental perturbations offer opportunities to observe the effects of natural selection in wild populations. During the winter of 2013–2014, the southeastern United States endured an extreme cold event. We used thermal performance, transcriptomics, and genome scans to measure responses of lizard populations to storm-induced selection. We found significant increases in cold tolerance at the species’ southern limit. Gene expression in southern survivors shifted toward patterns characteristic of northern populations. Comparing samples before and after...

Data from: Heterospecific eavesdropping in ant-following birds of the Neotropics is a learned behaviour

Henry S. Pollock, Ari E. Martinez, J.P. Kelley, Janeene M. Touchton, Corey E. Tarwater & J. Patrick Kelley
Animals eavesdrop on other species to obtain information about their environments. Heterospecific eavesdropping can yield tangible fitness benefits by providing valuable information about food resources and predator presence. The ability to eavesdrop may therefore be under strong selection, although extensive research on alarm-calling in avian mixed-species flocks has found only limited evidence that close association with another species could select for innate signal recognition. Nevertheless, very little is known about the evolution of eavesdropping behaviour...

Data from: Cytochrome P450 diversification and hostplant utilization patterns in specialist and generalist moths: birth, death, and adaptation

Bernarda Calla, Katherine Noble, Reed M. Johnson, Kimberly K. O. Walden, Mary A. Schuler, Hugh M. Robertson & May R. Berenbaum
Across insect genomes, the size of the cytochrome P450 monooxygenase (CYP) gene superfamily varies widely. CYPome size variation has been attributed to reciprocal adaptive radiations in insect detoxification genes in response to plant biosynthetic gene radiations driven by coevolution between herbivores and their chemically defended hostplants. Alternatively, variation in CYPome size may be due to random “birth and death” processes, whereby exponential increase via gene duplications is limited by random decay via gene death or...

Data from: Magnetic response of brickwork artificial spin ice

Jungsik Park, Brian Le, Joseph Sklenar, Gia-wei Chern, Justin Watts & Peter Schiffer
Transport and MFM data of brickwork artificial spin ice composed of permalloy are included, which are reproductions of the data in an article named "Magnetic response of brickwork artificial spin ice". Transport data represent magnetic response of connected brickwork artificial spin ice, and MFM data represent how both connected and disconnected brickwork artificial spin ice react to external magnetic fields. SEM images of typical samples are included, where individual nanowire leg (island) is approximately 660...

Sorghum bicolor GBS: diversity study II

Patrick Brown
GBS data from diverse sorghum lines. Project funded by DOE, ARPA-E, and startup funds to PJ Brown.

Targeted ballet program mitigates ataxia and improves agility in moderate-to-advanced multiple sclerosis

Andrew Scheidler, Dominique Kinnett-Hopkins, Yvonne Learmonth, Robert Motl & Citlali Lopez-Ortiz
TBP assessment raw data files of pre- and post- motion capture velocity and center of pressure force plate data. Labels are self-explanatory. The .mat files refer to data exported from the force plate for the time-to-stabilization assessments while the .txt files are the data collected for smoothness of gait assessments. These files do not relate to one another and are from separate assessments. Version2's files are the result from using Python code Data_Bank_Cleaner.py on version1's....

Python code for cost estimation of harvesting uranium from seawater and geospatial comparison of adsorbent performance

Katherine C. Hepler

Data from: Development of a genotype-by-sequencing immunogenetic assay as exemplified by screening for variation in red fox with and without endemic rabies exposure

Michael E. Donaldson, Yessica Rico, Karsten Hueffer, Halie M. Rando, Anna V. Kukekova & Christopher J. Kyle
Pathogens are recognized as major drivers of local adaptation in wildlife systems. By determining which gene variants are favored in local interactions among populations with and without disease, spatially explicit adaptive responses to pathogens can be elucidated. Much of our current understanding of host responses to disease comes from a small number of genes associated with an immune response. High-throughput sequencing (HTS) technologies, such as genotype-by-sequencing (GBS), facilitate expanded explorations of genomic variation among populations....

Biotic homogenization of regional wetland plant communities within short timescales in the presence of an aggressive invader

Edward P. F. Price, Greg Spyreas & Jeffrey W. Matthews
This is the dataset used in the Journal of Ecology publication of the same name. It is a site by species matrix of species relative abundances. More information about this dataset: Interested parties can request data from the Critical Trends Assessment Program, which was the source for the data on the wetlands in this study. More information on the program and data requests can be obtained by visiting the program webpage. Critical Trends Assessment Program,...

\"Farmer Preferences for Agricultural Soil Carbon Sequestration Schemes.\" Online Supplementary Appendix, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

Benjamin M. Gramig & Nicole Widmar
This file contains the supplemental appendix for the article "Farmer Preferences for Agricultural Soil Carbon Sequestration Schemes" published in Applied Economic Policy and Perspectives (accepted 2017).

Data from: Day/night upper thermal limits differ within Ectatomma ruidum ant colonies

Annika S. Nelson, Trey Scott, Maciej Barczyk, Terrence P. McGlynn, Arian Avalos, Elizabeth Clifton, Amlan Das, Andreia Figueiredo, Laura L. Figueroa, Mark Janowiecki, Sarah Pahlke, Jignasha D. Rana & Sean O'Donnell
In the tropics, daily temperature fluctuations can pose physiological challenges for ectothermic organisms, and upper thermal limits may affect foraging activity over the course of the day. Variation in upper thermal limits can occur among and within species, and for social insects such as ants, within colonies. Within colonies, upper thermal limits may differ among individuals or change for an individual throughout the day. Daytime foragers of the Neotropical ant Ectatomma ruidum have higher critical...

Smartphone recorded driving sensor data: Leesburg, VA to Indianapolis, IN

Ryan Freedman
Leesburg, VA to Indianapolis, Indiana: Sampling Rate: 0.1 Hz Total Travel Time: 31100007 ms or 518 minutes or 8.6 hours Distance Traveled: 570 miles via I-70 Number of Data Points: 3112 Device used: Samsung Galaxy S4 Date Recorded: 2017-01-15 Parameters Recorded: * ACCELEROMETER X (m/s²) * ACCELEROMETER Y (m/s²) * ACCELEROMETER Z (m/s²) * GRAVITY X (m/s²) * GRAVITY Y (m/s²) * GRAVITY Z (m/s²) * LINEAR ACCELERATION X (m/s²) * LINEAR ACCELERATION Y (m/s²)...

Data from: Genome-wide SNP data unveils the globalization of domesticated pigs

Bin Yang, Leilei Cui, Miguel Perez-Enciso, Aleksei Traspov, Richard P. M. A. Crooijmans, Natalia Zinovieva, Lawrence B. Schook, Alan Archibald, Kesinee Gatphayak, Christophe Knorr, Alex Triantafyllidis, Panoraia Alexandri, Gono Semiadi, Olivier Hanotte, Deodália Dias, Peter Dovč, Pekka Uimari, Laura Iacolina, Massimo Scandura, Martien A. M. Groenen, Lusheng Huang & Hendrik-Jan Megens
Background: Pigs were domesticated independently in Eastern and Western Eurasia early during the agricultural revolution, and have since been transported and traded across the globe. Here, we present a worldwide survey on 60K genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data for 2093 pigs, including 1839 domestic pigs representing 122 local and commercial breeds, 215 wild boars, and 39 out-group suids, from Asia, Europe, America, Oceania and Africa. The aim of this study was to infer global...

Data from: Cyclic bouts of extreme bradycardia counteract the highmetabolism of frugivorous bats

M. Teague O'Mara, Martin Wikelski, Christian C. Voigt, Andries Ter Maat, Henry S. Pollock, Gary Burness, Lanna M. Desantis, Dina K. N. Dechmann & Dina KN Dechmann
Active flight requires the ability to efficiently fuel bursts of costly locomotion while maximizing energy conservation during non-flying times. We took a multi-faceted approach to estimate how fruit-eating bats (Uroderma bilobatum) manage a high-energy lifestyle fueled primarily by fig juice. Miniaturized heart rate telemetry shows that they use a novel, cyclic, bradycardic state that reduces daily energetic expenditure by 10% and counteracts heart rates as high as 900 bpm during flight. Uroderma bilobatum support flight...

Data from: Alteration of plant-species assemblages can decrease the transmission potential of malaria mosquitoes

Babak Ebrahimi, Bryan T. Jackson, Julie L. Guseman, Colin M. Przybylowicz, Christopher M. Stone & Woodbridge A. Foster
1. Knowledge of the link between a vector population’s pathogen-transmission potential and its biotic environment can generate more realistic forecasts of disease risk due to environmental change. It also can promote more effective vector control by both conventional and novel means 2. The present study assessed the effect of particular plant-species assemblages differing in nectar production on components of the vectorial capacity of the mosquito Anopheles gambiae s.s., an important vector of African malaria. 3....

Data from: Human movement, cooperation, and the effectiveness of coordinated vector control strategies

Chris M. Stone, Samantha R. Schwab, Dina M. Fonseca & Nina H. Fefferman
Vector-borne disease transmission is often typified by highly focal transmission and influenced by movement of hosts and vectors across different scales. The ecological and environmental conditions (including those created by humans through vector control programmes) that result in metapopulation dynamics remain poorly understood. The development of control strategies that would most effectively limit outbreaks given such dynamics is particularly urgent given the recent epidemics of dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses. We developed a stochastic, spatial...

Data from: Genome-wide association and genomic prediction for biomass yield in Miscanthus sinensis phenotyped in Asia and North America

Lindsay V. Clark, Maria S. Dwiyanti, Kossonou G. Anzoua, Joe E. Brummer, Katarzyna Głowacka, Megan Hall, Kweon Heo, Xiaoli Jin, Alexander E. Lipka, Junhua Peng, Toshihiko Yamada, Ji Hye Yoo, Chang Yeon Yu, Hua Zhao, Stephen P. Long & Erik J. Sacks
This dataset contains genotypic and phenotypic data, R scripts, and the results of analysis pertaining to a multi-location field trial of Miscanthus sinensis. Genome-wide association and genomic prediction were performed for biomass yield and 14 yield-component traits across six field trial locations in Asia and North America, using 46,177 single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers mined from restriction site-associated DNA sequencing (RAD-seq) and 568 M. sinensis accessions. Genomic regions and candidate genes were identified that can be...

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  • University of Illinois
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Florida
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
  • University of Utah
  • Trent University
  • Federal Scientific Center for Animal Husbandry named after Academician L.K. Ernst
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst