4 Works

Data from: Divergent selection and local adaptation in disjunct populations of an endangered conifer, Keteleeria davidiana var. formosana (Pinaceae)

Jing-Yu Fang, Jeng-Der Chung, Yu-Chung Chiang, Chung-Te Chang, Chia-Ying Chen & Shih-Ying Hwang
The present study investigated the genetic diversity, population structure, FST outliers, and extent and pattern of linkage disequilibrium in five populations of Keteleeria davidiana var. formosana, which is listed as a critically endangered species by the Council of Agriculture, Taiwan. Twelve amplified fragment length polymorphism primer pairs generated a total of 465 markers, of which 83.74% on average were polymorphic across populations, with a mean Nei’s genetic diversity of 0.233 and a low level of...

Data from: Population genetic structure, local adaptation, and conservation genetics of Kandelia obovata

Yu Ruan, Bing-Hong Huang, Shih-Jie Lai, Yu-Ting Wan, Jun-Qing Li, Shong Huang & Pei-Chun Liao
Topographic changes during the Pleistocene glacial/interglacial cycles affected the distribution of coastline mangroves and influenced their population genetic structure. The submergence of the continental shelf off southeast China during the postglacial age caused coastline expansions and resulted in the colonization of mangroves. Here, we performed multilocus genome scans using amplified fragment-length polymorphisms to explore the effects of topography and natural selection in structuring Kandelia obovata populations. Long-term isolation by the Taiwan Strait since the end...

Data from: Trophic niche width increases with bill size variation in a generalist passerine: a test of the niche variation hypothesis

Yu-Cheng Hsu, Pei-Jen Shaner, Chun-I Chang, Linhua Ke & Shuh-Ji Kao
1. The niche variation hypothesis (NVH) predicts that populations with wider niches are phenotypically more variable than populations with narrower niches, which is frequently used to explain diversifying processes such as ecological release. However, not all empirical evidence supports the NVH. Furthermore, a relationship between population phenotypic variation and niche width can be caused by sexual selection or environmental gradients, which should be carefully considered along with competition in explaining niche variation. 2. In this...

Data from: Demography of the upward-shifting temperate woody species of the Rhododendron pseudochrysanthum complex and ecologically relevant adaptive divergence in its trailing edge populations

Chia-Ying Chen, Bo-Kai Liang, Jeng-Der Chung, Chung-Te Chang, Yi-Chiang Hsieh, Teng-Chiu Lin & Shih-Ying Hwang
Trailing edge populations of upward migrating species induced by postglacial climatic warming can be evolutionarily significant in the face of global warming. We tested for population size changes between lower- and higher-elevation populations located in the same mountainous regions of the upward-shifting temperate woody species of the Rhododendron pseudochrysanthum complex in Taiwan. We also tested whether natural selection evoked adaptive divergence in trailing edge populations of this species complex. We genotyped 26 expressed sequence tag-simple...

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  • 2013

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  • National Taiwan Normal University
  • Taiwan Forestry Research Institute
  • National Dong Hwa University
  • National Pingtung University of Science and Technology
  • Beijing Forestry University
  • Academia Sinica