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Data from: Bergmann’s Rule rules body size in an ectotherm: heat conservation in a lizard along a 2200-meter elevational gradient

Francisco J. Zamora-Camacho, Senda Reguera & Gregorio Moreno-Rueda
Bergmann's Rule predicts larger body sizes in colder habitats, increasing organisms’ ability to conserve heat. Originally formulated for endotherms, it is controversial whether Bergmann's Rule may be applicable to ectotherms, given that larger ectotherms show diminished capacity for heating up. We predict that Bergmann's Rule will be applicable to ectotherms when the benefits of a higher conservation of heat due to a larger body size overcompensate for decreased capacity to heating up. We test this...

Data from: The ichnogenus Tubotomaculum: an enigmatic pellet-filled structure from Upper Cretaceous to Miocene deep-marine deposits of southern Spain

Jose Carlos García-Ramos, María Gabriela Mángano, Laura Piñuela, Luis A. Buatois & Francisco J. Rodríguez-Tovar
The trace-fossil name Tubotomaculum has been extensively used to refer to spindle-shaped pellet-filled tubes present in Upper Cretaceous to Miocene deep-marine deposits of the western Mediterranean region. However, it has never been formally diagnosed, and accordingly it was regarded as a nomen nudum. In this paper, we formally introduce the ichnogenus Tubotomaculum, including the new ichnospecies Tubotomaculum mediterranensis. Bioglyphs, represented by scratch traces that may be present on the basal and lateral surfaces of the...

Data from: Cuckoo hosts shift from accepting to rejecting parasitic eggs across their lifetime

Mercedes Molina-Morales, David Martín-Gálvez, Deborah A. Dawson, Terry A. Burke, Jesús Miguel Avilés & Juan Gabriel Martínez
One of the best known outcomes of coevolution between species is the rejection of mimetic parasite eggs by avian hosts, which has evolved to reduce costly cuckoo parasitism. How this behavioral adaptation varies along the life of individual hosts remains poorly understood. Here we identify for the first time, lifetime patterns of egg rejection in a parasitized long-lived bird, the magpie Pica pica and show that, during the years they were studied, some females accept,...

Data from: The translational landscape of the splicing factor SRSF1 and its role in mitosis

Magdalena M. Maslon, Sara R. Heras, Nicolas Bellora, Eduardo Eyras & Javier F. Cáceres
The shuttling Serine/Arginine rich (SR) protein SRSF1 (previously known as SF2/ASF) is a splicing regulator that also activates translation in the cytoplasm. In order to dissect the gene network that is translationally regulated by SRSF1, we performed a high-throughput deep sequencing analysis of polysomal fractions in cells overexpressing SRSF1. We identified approximately 1,500 mRNAs that are translational targets of SRSF1. These include mRNAs encoding proteins involved in cell cycle regulation, such as spindle, kinetochore and...

Data from: From the individual to the landscape and back: Time-varying effects of climate and herbivory on tree sapling growth at distribution limits

Asier Herrero, Pablo Almaraz, Regino Zamora, Jorge Castro & José A. Hódar
1. As herbivory can modulate climate-induced shifts in species distribution, disentangling the relative importance of herbivory and climate on plant growth can help to predict and manage future changes in vegetation, such as those occurring at treeline areas. 2. An individual-based hierarchical Bayesian time-series model (Individual-Based Model; IBM) was developed to estimate the time-varying impact of climate and herbivory on individual pine-sapling height growth in woodland and treeline ecosystems of Southern Europe during a 16-year...

Data from: Great spotted cuckoo nestlings have no antipredatory effect on magpie or carrion crow host nests in southern Spain

Manuel Soler, Liesbeth De Neve, María Roldán, Tomás Pérez-Contreras & Juan J. Soler
Host defences against cuckoo parasitism and cuckoo trickeries to overcome them are a classic example of antagonistic coevolution. Recently it has been reported that this relationship may turn to be mutualistic in the case of the carrion crow (Corvus corone) and its brood parasite, the great spotted cuckoo (Clamator glandarius), given that experimentally and naturally parasitized nests were depredated at a lower rate than non-parasitized nests. This result was interpreted as a consequence of the...

Data from: Invasive earthworms erode soil biodiversity: a meta-analysis

Olga Ferlian, Nico Eisenhauer, Martin Aguirrebengoa, Mariama Camara, Irene Ramirez-Rojas, Fabio Santos, Krizler Tanalgo & Madhav P. Thakur
1. Biological invasions pose a serious threat to biodiversity and ecosystem functioning across ecosystems. Invasions by ecosystem engineers, in particular, have been shown to have dramatic effects in recipient ecosystems. For instance, invasion by earthworms, a belowground invertebrate ecosystem engineer, in previously earthworm-free ecosystems dramatically alters the physico-chemical characteristics of the soil. Studies have shown that such alterations in the soil can have far-reaching impacts on soil organisms, which form a major portion of terrestrial...

Data from: Factors associated with leucism in the common blackbird (Turdus merula)

Lucía Izquierdo, Robert L. Thomson, José I. Aguirre, Alazne Díez-Fernández, Bruno Faivre, Jordi Figuerola & Juan Diego Ibáñez-Álamo
Leucism is the total or partial lack of melanins in the skin and associate structures (i.e. hair or feathers). Little is known about the factors influencing this chromatic aberration although some local studies suggest that there is an effect of habitat, age and sex. To test these hypotheses and expand our knowledge on leucism, we carried out a large‐scale study using common blackbirds (Turdus merula) as our model species. Given the poor information available on...

Global gradients in intraspecific variation in vegetative and floral traits are partially associated with climate and species richness

Jonas Kuppler, Cécile H. Albert, Gregory M. Ames, W. Scott Armbruster, Gerhard Boenisch, Florian C. Boucher, Diane R. Campbell, Liedson T. Carneiro, Eduardo Chacón-Madrigal, Brian J. Enquist, Carlos R. Fonseca, José M. Gómez, Antoine Guisan, Pedro Higuchi, Dirk N. Karger, Jens Kattge, Michael Kleyer, Nathan J. B. Kraft, Anne-Amélie C. Larue-Kontić, Amparo Lázaro, Martin Lechleitner, Deirdre Loughnan, Vanessa Minden, Ülo Niinemets, Gerhard E. Overbeck … & Robert R. Junker
Aim Intraspecific trait variation (ITV) within natural plant communities can be large, influencing local ecological processes and dynamics. Here, we shed light on how ITV in vegetative and floral traits responds to large-scale abiotic and biotic gradients (i.e. climate and species richness). Specifically, we tested if associations of ITV with temperature, precipitation and species richness were consistent with any of from four hypotheses relating to stress-tolerance and competition. Furthermore, we estimated the degree of correlation...

Immunological changes in nestlings growing under predation risk

Gianluca Roncalli, Manuel Soler, B. Irene Tieleman, Maaike A. Versteegh, Francisco Ruiz–Raya, Elisa Colombo, Mercedes Gómez Sambla & Juan Diego Ibáñez–Álamo
Predation is one of the most relevant selective forces in nature. However, the physiological mechanisms behind anti‐predator strategies have been overlooked, despite their importance to understand predator‐prey interactions. In this context, the immune system could be especially revealing due to its relationship with other critical functions and its ability to enhance prey's probabilities of survival to a predator's attack. Developing organisms (e.g. nestlings) are excellent models to study this topic because they suffer a high...

Data from: Great spotted cuckoo eggshell microstructure characteristics can make eggs stronger

Manuel Soler, Alejandro Rodriguez-Navarro, Tomás Pérez-Contreras, Juan García-Ruiz & Juan Soler
Obligate avian brood parasites lay stronger eggs than their hosts or non-parasitic relatives because they are rounder and have a thicker eggshell. Additionally, some other characteristics of the brood parasitic eggshells related to their microstructure such as size and orientation of calcite crystal units could also contribute to generating even stronger shells. An eggshell microstructure formed by small randomly oriented calcite crystal units can increase the robustness of the eggshells of birds. Here, the eggshell...

Data from: Hoopoe (Upupa epops) male feeding effort is related to female cosmetic egg colouration

Silvia Díaz Lora, Tomás Pérez-Contreras, Manuel Azcárate-García, Manuel Martínez Bueno, Juan José Soler & Manuel Martín-Vivaldi
Avian eggshell colouration might function as a post-mating sexually selected signal of female quality, influencing male parental investment and, hence, reproductive success. This hypothesis has been tested for intrinsic eggshell pigments as biliverdin (blue-green colouration) and/or protoporphyrin (brown coloured spots), but never for colourations applied post-laying. Post-laying staining colouration due to, for instance, uropygial secretion of the female could reflect its phenotypic properties and, thus, might be a cue for male investment in reproduction. In...

Many roads to success: Different combinations of life-history traits provide accurate germination timing in seasonally dry environments

Diego Fernando Escobar, Rafael Rubio De Casas & Leonor P. Cerdeira Morellato
Germination timing is determined by several plant life-history traits. Seed dormancy regulates the time and place of early plant development and spreads recruitment risks over time. Dispersal phenology and syndrome can influence germination timing and buffer spatial heterogeneity. The ecological requirements for germination (the germination niche) can also influence when and where germination takes place. To date, the relative importance of each of these four traits to ensure the phenological adaptation of individual species in...

\"Mirando\" Bread and Roses (Ken Loach 2000). Representaciones sociales de la inmigración en los discursos de espectadores

Javier García Castaño, Damián Esteban Bretones & Tamar Abuladze
pp. 86-108. This article analyzes the social representations on the migration phenomenon and labor issues present in Ken Loach’s Bread and Roses (2000). It explores and compares the director’s discourse (creative instance), the producer’s synopsis, and the synopses made by the viewers (receiving instance) after watching the film within the framework of a university course, "Cinema and migrations". The analysis is made from the perspective of reception theory and critical discourse analysis.

Exposure to the Covid-19 pandemic and generosity in Spain

Diego Andrés Jorrat, Pablo Brañas-Garza, Antonio Alfonso, Teresa García Muñoz, Jaromir Kovarik & Antonio Espín
We report data from an online experiment, which allow us to study how generosity has changed during the initial explosive growth of the Covid-19 pandemic in Spain. We have gathered data from over a six-day period in which Covid-19-associated deaths in Spain, one of the most affected countries in the corresponding period, increased fourfold. In our experiment, participants could donate a fraction of a €100 prize to a charity. Our data are particularly rich in...

Linking animal behaviour and tree recruitment: Caching decisions by a scatter hoarder corvid determine seed fate in a Mediterranean agroforestry system

Mercedes Molina-Morales, Alexandro B. Leverkus, Gonzalo Albaladejo-Robles, Loreto Martínez-Baroja, Lorenzo Pérez-Camacho, Pedro Villar-Salvador, Salvador Rebollo, Jose M. Rey Benayas & Jorge Castro
1. Seed dispersal by scatter-hoarder corvids is key for the establishment of important tree species from the Holarctic region such as the walnut (Juglans regia). However, the factors that drive animal decisions to cache seeds in specific locations and the consequences of these decisions on seed fate are poorly understood. 2. We experimentally created four distinct, replicated habitat types in a Mediterranean agricultural landscape where the Eurasian magpie (Pica pica) is a common scatter-hoarder: soft...

Additional file 3 of H3K18 lactylation marks tissue-specific active enhancers

Eva Galle, Chee-Wai Wong, Adhideb Ghosh, Thibaut Desgeorges, Kate Melrose, Laura C. Hinte, Daniel Castellano-Castillo, Magdalena Engl, Joao Agostinho de Sousa, Francisco Javier Ruiz-Ojeda, Katrien De Bock, Jonatan R. Ruiz & Ferdinand von Meyenn
Additional file 3: Table S1: Quality Control metrics. For each sample included in this study, the following data is provided: tissue of origin, hPTM profiled, biological replicate, reads (million), GC content (%), aligned fraction of reads (%), number of called peaks.

Additional file 5 of H3K18 lactylation marks tissue-specific active enhancers

Eva Galle, Chee-Wai Wong, Adhideb Ghosh, Thibaut Desgeorges, Kate Melrose, Laura C. Hinte, Daniel Castellano-Castillo, Magdalena Engl, Joao Agostinho de Sousa, Francisco Javier Ruiz-Ojeda, Katrien De Bock, Jonatan R. Ruiz & Ferdinand von Meyenn
Additional file 5: Table S3: GO categories of genes whose promoters lie in state 8 from the mouse H3K18la ChromHMM. Data used in Fig. 2E. The following data is provided: GO ontology category, GO identifier number, GO term description, GO gene ratio, GO background ratio, p-value, adjusted p-value, q-value, gene entrez ids, gene count.

Data from: Where do monomorphic sexual systems fit in the evolution of dioecy? Insights from the largest family of angiosperms

Rubén Torices, Marcos Méndez & José María Gómez
A range of hypothesized evolutionary pathways has been proposed for describing the evolution of dioecy. However, the evolutionary links between other sexual systems not directly involved in dioecy evolution remain largely unexplored, and hence, a comprehensive picture of evolutionary transitions between sexual systems is still lacking. We explored the diversity and evolution of sexual systems in Asteraceae, the largest family of flowering plants, where almost all sexual systems are present. We used a phylogenetic approach...

Data from: Recent speciation and secondary contact in endemic ants

Michael J. Jowers, Fernando Amor, Patrocinio Ortega, Alain Lenoir, Raphaël R. Boulay, Xim Cerdá & Juan A. Galarza
Gene flow is the main force opposing divergent selection, and its effects are greater in populations in close proximity. Thus, complete reproductive isolation between parapatric populations is not expected, particularly in the absence of ecological adaptation and sharp environmental differences. Here, we explore the biogeographical patterns of an endemic ant species, Cataglyphis floricola, for which two colour morphs (black and bicolour) coexist in parapatry throughout continuous sandy habitat in southern Spain. Discriminant analyses of six...

Data from: Bees explain floral variation in a recent radiation of Linaria

José Luis Blanco-Pastor, Concepción Ornosa, Daniel Romero, Isabel Liberal, José M. Gómez & Pablo Vargas
The role of pollinators in floral divergence has long attracted the attention of evolutionary biologists. Although abundant studies have reported the effect of pollinators on flower shape variation and plant speciation, the influence of pollinators on plant species differentiation during rapid radiations and the specific consequences of shifts among similar pollinators are not well understood. Here, we evaluate the association between pollinators and floral morphology in a closely related and recently diversifying clade of Linaria...

Data from: Association between inbreeding depression and floral traits in a generalist-pollinated plant

Mohamed Abdelaziz, Antonio Jesús Muñoz-Pajares, Modesto Berbel, Francisco Perfectti & José María Gómez
Individual variation in the magnitude of inbreeding depression (ID) in plants and its association with phenotypic traits may have important consequences for mating system evolution. This association has been investigated only scarcely, and always considering traits functionally related to autogamy. Here, we explore the association between individual variation in ID and plant traits associated with pollinator attractiveness (related to plant size, corolla size and corolla shape) in two populations of Erysimum mediohispanicum (Brassicaceae). ID was...

Data from: Parasites structuring ecological communities: the mistletoe footprint in Mediterranean pine forests

Ana Mellado & Regino Zamora
1. The capacity of parasitic plants in structuring natural communities is increasingly recognized. These plants can affect the structure, composition and productivity of plant communities by modifying the competitive balance between hosts and non-host species and by altering the quantity and quality of resources entering the soil. Despite the progress made in this field, there is still a lack of integrative studies showing the structuring capacity of parasitic plants in forest ecosystems, where their effect...

Data from: De novo active sites for resurrected Precambrian enzymes

Valeria A. Risso, Sergio Martinez Rodriguez, Adela M. Candel, Dennis M. Krüger, David Pantoja-Uceda, Mariano Ortega-Munoz, Francisco Santoyo-Gonzalez, Eric A. Gaucher, Shina Caroline Lynn Kamerlin, Marta Bruix, Jose A. Gavira & Jose M. Sanchez-Ruiz
Protein engineering studies often suggest the emergence of completely new enzyme functionalities to be highly improbable. However, enzymes likely catalysed many different reactions already in the last universal common ancestor. Mechanisms for the emergence of completely new active sites must therefore either plausibly exist or at least have existed at the primordial protein stage. Here, we use resurrected Precambrian proteins as scaffolds for protein engineering and demonstrate that a new active site can be generated...

Data from: Host nest site choice depends on risk of cuckoo parasitism in magpie hosts

Mónica Expósito-Granados, Deseada Parejo, Juan Gabriel Martínez, Marta Precioso, Mercedes Molina-Morales & Jesús M. Avilés
Avian brood parasites impose large fitness costs on their hosts and, thus, brood parasitism has selected for an array of host defensive mechanisms to avoid them. So far most studies have focused on antiparasite defenses operating at the egg and chick stages and neglected defenses that may work prior to parasite egg deposition. Here, we experimentally explore the possibility that hosts, as part of a front-line defense, might minimize parasitism costs through informed nest site...

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