Data from: Dryopithecine palaeobiodiversity in the Iberian Miocene revisited on the basis of molar endostructural morphologyJosep Fortuny, Clément Zanolli, Federico Bernardini, Claudio Tuniz & David M. Alba
Extensive fieldwork at Abocador de Can Mata (NE Iberian Peninsula) has uncovered a previously unsuspected diversity of catarrhine primates in the middle Miocene (12.5–11.6 Ma) of Europe. However, the distinction of the great ape genera Pierolapithecus and Anoiapithecus from Dryopithecus—supported by craniodental differences—has been disputed by some authors. Here we revisit the diversity of great apes (dryopithecines) from the Iberian Miocene based on molar 3D endostructural morphology (relative enamel thickness, enamel distribution, and enamel-dentine junction...
Semi-artificial datasets as a resource for validation of bioinformatics pipelines for plant virus detectionLucie Tamisier, Annelies Haegeman, Yoika Foucart, Nicolas Fouillien, Maher Al Rwahnih, Nihal Buzkan, Thierry Candresse, Michela Chiumenti, Kris De Jonghe, Marie Lefebvre, Paolo Margaria, Jean Sébastien Reynard, Kristian Stevens, Denis Kutnjak & Sébastien Massart
In the last decade, High-Throughput Sequencing (HTS) has revolutionized biology and medicine. This technology allows the sequencing of huge amount of DNA and RNA fragments at a very low price. In medicine, HTS tests for disease diagnostics are already brought into routine practice. However, the adoption in plant health diagnostics is still limited. One of the main bottlenecks is the lack of expertise and consensus on the standardization of the data analysis. The Plant Health...
Data from: Variations in regional white matter volumetry and microstructure during the post-adolescence period: a cross-sectional study of a cohort of 1,713 university studentsFabrice Crivello, Ami Tsuchida, Bernard Mazoyer & Christophe Tzourio
Human brain white matter undergoes a protracted maturation that continues well into adulthood. Recent advances in diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) methods allow detailed characterisations of the microstructural architecture of white matter, and they are increasingly utilised to study white matter changes during development and ageing. However, relatively little is known about the late maturational changes in the microstructural architecture of white matter during post-adolescence. Here we report on regional changes in white matter volume and microstructure...
Calcareous and siliceous species on calcareous and siliceous soils over four years of reciprocal transplant experimentsDavid Nemer & Richard Michalet
This dataset is a collection of data from 4-year experiments conducted in the Gironde department in southwestern France. It contains “Block, Year, Soil type, neighboring, Species and Origin” as explanatory categorical variables and “Target survival” as binomial response variable. These data were analyzed in order to characterize and assess how the effect of species stress tolerance and community competitive effects lead to differences in species composition between calcareous and siliceous plant communities. The year, rock...
Programme Laboratoires d’Excellence : vers une restructuration radicale du réseau de collaborations (LIEPP Policy Brief, n°47)Nicolas Carayol & Emeric Henry
Les financements de groupements de chercheurs travaillant sur une thématique commune viennent dans beaucoup de pays compléter les financements individuels. Nous évaluons dans ce papier les effets d’un programme de ce type, le financement des Laboratoires d’Excellence (LabEx), en comparant les projets financés à ceux non financés et en se restreignant à ceux ayant reçu une note similaire des évaluateurs. Nous montrons que (i) l’effet principal du financement est de transformer radicalement la structure des...
The genomes of eukaryotes are full of parasitic sequences known as transposable elements (TEs). Most TEs studied to date are relatively small (50 – 12000 bp), but can contribute to very large proportions of genomes. Here we report the discovery of a putative giant tyrosine-recombinase-mobilized DNA transposon, Enterprise, from the model fungus Podospora anserina. Previously, we described a large genomic feature called the Spok block which is notable due to the presence of meiotic drive...
Organelle calcium-derived voltage oscillations in pacemaker neurons drive the motor program for food-seeking behavior in AplysiaAlexis Bédécarrats, Laura Puygrenier, John Castro O'Byrne, Quentin Lade, John Simmers & Romuald Nargeot
An atypical neuronal pacemaker mechanism, based on rhythmic intracellular calcium store release in an identified pair of interneurons (B63) and resulting oscillation of the neurons’ membrane potential, acts as an autonomous releaser for the irregular occurrences of the motor program for food-seeking behavior in Aplysia. The rhythmic variations of the membrane potential in B63 neurons were analyzed by Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) analysis in a cycle period bandwidth of 512 s to 8 s. The...
Background and Objective: Fish intake may prevent cerebrovascular disease (CVD), yet the mechanisms are unclear, especially regarding its impact on subclinical damage. Assuming that fish may have pleiotropic effect on cerebrovascular health, we investigated the association of fish intake with global CVD burden based on brain MRI markers. Methods: This cross-sectional analysis included participants from the Three-City Dijon population-based cohort study (aged ≥65 years) without dementia, stroke, or history of hospitalized cardiovascular disease, who underwent...
Reproduction and parasites have significant impacts on marine animal populations globally. This study aimed to investigate the associative effects of host reproduction and a host-parasite interplay on a marine bivalve, along a geographic gradient of latitude. Cockles Cerastoderma edule were sampled from five European sites (54°N to 40°N), between April 2018 and October 2019. A histological survey provided data on trematode (metacercaria and sporocyst life stages), prevalence and cockle stage of gametogenesis to assess the...
Data from: The late Oligocene Xenarthran fauna of Quebrada Fiera (Mendoza, Argentina) and its implications for sloth origins and the diversity of Paleogene CingulatesFrançois Pujos, Martin R. Ciancio, Analía M. Forasiepi, Michel Pujos, Adriana M. Candela, Barbara Vera, Ana-María Combina & Esperanza Cerdeño
The late Oligocene mammalian fauna of Quebrada Fiera is one of the most diverse of the Deseadan SALMA. We describe its endemic xenarthran assemblage, represented by 13 species, including two stem sloths and 11 armored cingulates. The rare folivoran remains complete the knowledge of Octodontotherium, one of the early known mylodontids, and suggest the existence of a new small non-megalonychid megatherioid Similhapalops nivis gen. et sp. nov. The lumbar vertebrae of Octodontotherium sp. provide the...
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University of Aveiro5
Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection1
International Centre for Theoretical Physics1
University of Liège1
University of East Anglia1
Leibniz Institute DSMZ – German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures1
University College Cork1
Centro Científico Tecnológico - La Plata1
National University of La Rioja1