8 Works

Data from: Re-assessing the diversity of negative strand RNA viruses in insects

Simon Käfer, Sofia Paraskevopoulou, Florian Zirkel, Nicolas Wieseke, Alexander Donath, Malte Petersen, Terry C. Jones, Shanlin Liu, Xin Zhou, Martin Middendorf, Sandra Junglen, Bernhard Misof & Christian Drosten
The spectrum of viruses in insects is important for subjects as diverse as public health, veterinary medicine, food production, and biodiversity conservation. The traditional interest in vector-borne diseases of humans and livestock has drawn the attention of virus studies to hematophagous insect species. However, these represent only a tiny fraction of the broad diversity of Hexapoda, the most speciose group of animals. Here, we systematically probed the diversity of negative strand RNA viruses in the...

Data from: Growth of maize on mixed nitrate and ammonium promotes auxin synthesis and biomass accumulation

Peng Wang, Zhangkui Wang, Qingchun Pan, Xichao Sun, Huan Chen, Fanjun Chen, Lixing Yuan & Guohua Mi
Mixed nitrate (NO3-) and ammonium (NH4+) as nitrogen source can improve plant growth. The underlying mechanism was explored by using metabolomics and transcriptome. Maize plants were grown hydroponically with three nitrogen forms (nitrate, 75/25 nitrate/ammonium and ammonium). Mixed N increased photosynthetic rate compared to nitrate supply, and had the highest leaf area, shoot and root biomass among the three nitrogen treatments. In shoot and root, the concentration of nitrogenous compounds (NH4+, Gln, Asn) and carbohydrates...

Data from: Old World and New World Phasmatodea: phylogenomics resolve the evolutionary history of stick and leaf insects

Sabrina Simon, Harald Letsch, Sarah Bank, Thomas R. Buckley, Alexander Donath, Shanlin Liu, Ryuichiro Machida, Karen Meusemann, Bernhard Misof, Lars Podsiadlowski, Xin Zhou, Benjamin Wipfler & Sven Bradler
Phasmatodea comprises over 3,000 extant species and stands out as one of the last remaining insect orders for which a robust, higher-level phylogenetic hypothesis is lacking. New research suggests that the extant diversity is the result of a surprisingly recent and rapid radiation that has been difficult to resolve with standard Sanger sequence data. In order to resolve the early branching events of stick and leaf insects, we analyzed transcriptomes from 61 species, including 38...

Role of an ABA receptor SlPYL9 in tomato fruit ripening

Wenbin Kai, Juan Wang, Bin Liang, Ying Fu, Yu Zheng, Wenbo Zhang, Qian Li & Ping Leng
Abstract Abscisic acid (ABA) regulates fruit ripening, yet little is known about the exact roles of ABA receptors in fruit. In this study, we revealed the role of SlPYL9, a tomato PYR (pyrabactin resistance) / PYL (pyrobactin resistance-like) / RCAR (regulatory component of ABA receptors) ABA receptor, as a positive regulator of ABA signaling and fruit ripening. SlPYL9 inhibited protein phosphatase-type 2C (PP2C2/6) in ABA dose-dependent way, and it interacts physically with SlPP2C 2 /...

Data from: Life table invasion models: spatial progression and species-specific partitioning

Zihua Zhao, Cang Hui, Richard E. Plant, Min Su, Tim Carpenter, Nikos Papadopoulos, Zhihong Li & James R. Carey
Biological invasions are increasingly being considered important spatial processes that drive global changes, threatening biodiversity, regional economies, and ecosystem functions. A unifying conceptual model of the invasion dynamics could serve as a useful tool for comparison and classification of invasion processes involving different species across large geographic ranges. By dividing these geographic ranges that are subject to invasions into discrete spatial units we here conceptualize the invasion process as the transition from pristine to invaded...

Data from: Phylogenomics reveals the evolutionary timing and pattern of butterflies and moths

Akito Y. Kawahara, David Plotkin, Marianne Espeland, Karen Meusemann, Emmanuel F. A. Toussaint, Alexander Donath, France Gimnich, Paul B. Frandsen, Andreas Zwick, Mario Dos Reis, Jesse R. Barber, Ralph S. Peters, Shanlin Liu, Xin Zhou, Christoph Mayer, Lars Podsiadlowski, Caroline Storer, Jayne E. Yack, Bernhard Misof & Jesse W. Breinholt
Butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) are one of the major super-radiations of insects, comprising nearly 160,000 described extant species. As herbivores, pollinators, and prey, Lepidoptera play a fundamental role in almost every terrestrial ecosystem. Lepidoptera are also indicators of environmental change and serve as model organisms for research on mimicry and genetics. They have been central to the development of co-evolutionary hypotheses, such as butterflies with flowering plants, and moths' evolutionary arms race with echolocating bats....

Data from: Plant-microbial interactions facilitate grassland species coexistence at the community level

Kun Wang
Interspecific competition and plant-soil feedbacks are powerful drivers of plant community structure. However, across a range of edaphic conditions the interactive effects of these drivers on complex plant communities remain unclear. For example, plant-soil feedback studies focus on soil trained by a single plant species. We developed a method to assess effects of plant-microbial interactions (PMI) on a complex plant community. We established mesocosms with 13 grassland species, grown individually or together, in overgrazed or...

Data from: An integrative phylogenomic approach illuminates the evolutionary history of cockroaches and termites (Blattodea)

Dominic A. Evangelista, Benjamin Wipfler, Olivier Béthoux, Alexander Donath, Mari Fujita, Manpreet K. Kohli, Frédéric Legendre, Shanlin Liu, Ryuichiro Machida, Berhard Misof, Ralph Peters, Lars Podsiadlowski, Jes Rust, Kai Schuette, Ward Tollenaar, Jessica L. Ware, Torsten Wappler, Xin Zhou, Karen Meusemann & Sabrina Simon
READMEREADME of Supplementary Archives and included files of Evangelista et al. 2019Evangelista_et_al_README_DRYAD.pdfSupplementary Archive 1Files included in Supplementary Archive 1, see Evangelista_et_al_README_DRYAD.pdfSupplementary_Archive_1.zipSupplementary Archive 2Files included in Supplementary Archive 2, see Evangelista_et_al_README_DRYAD.pdfSupplementary_Archive_2.zip

Registration Year

  • 2019

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • China Agricultural University
  • Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig
  • Beijing Genomics Institute
  • University of Tsukuba
  • Wageningen University & Research
  • Charité
  • University of Hamburg
  • Senckenberg Nature Research Society
  • Biotest (Germany)
  • University of Göttingen