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Data from: High opsin diversity in a non-visual infaunal brittlestar

Jérôme Delroisse, Esther Ullrich-Lüter, Olga Ortega-Martinez, Sam Dupont, Maria-Ina Arnone, Jérôme Mallefet & Patrick Flammang
Background: In metazoans, opsins are photosensitive proteins involved in both vision and non-visual photoreception. Echinoderms have no well-defined eyes but several opsin genes were found in the purple sea urchin (Strongylocentrotus purpuratus) genome. Molecular data are lacking for other echinoderm classes although many species are known to be light sensitive.Results: In this study focused on the European brittle star Amphiura filiformis, we first highlighted a blue-green light sensitivity using a behavioural approach. We then identified...

Data from: Utility of island populations in reintroduction programs—relationships between Arabian gazelles (Gazella arabica) from the Farasan Archipelago and endangered mainland populations

Hannes Lerp, Martin Plath, Torsten Wronski, Eva Verena Bärmann, Anna Malczyk, Revina-Rosa Resch, Bruno Streit & Markus Pfenninger
Understanding local adaptation and population differentiation is vital to the success of reintroduction initiatives. Like other mammals living on islands, Arabian gazelles (G. arabica) show reduced body size on the Farasan archipelago, which we corroborated in this study through morphometric analyses of skulls. In light of the steep population decline on the Arabian Peninsula—but stable population development on the archipelago—we tested the potential suitability of Farasan gazelles as a source for reintroductions on the mainland....

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