Data from: Genetic variation, multiple paternity and measures of reproductive success in the critically endangered hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)Blanca Idalia González-Garza, Adam Stow, Lorenzo Felipe Sánchez-Teyer & Omar Zapata-Pérez
The Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico contains some of the largest breeding groups of the globally distributed and critically endangered hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata). An improved understanding of the breeding system of this species and how its genetic variation is structured among nesting areas is required before the threats to its survival can be properly evaluated. Here, we genotype 1195 hatchlings and 41 nesting females at 12 microsatellite loci to assess levels of multiple paternity, genetic...
Data from: Atlas of Mexican Triatominae (Reduviidae: Hemiptera) and vector transmission of Chagas diseaseJanine M. Ramsey, A. Townsend Peterson, Oscar Carmona-Castro, David A. Moo-Llanes, Yoshinori Nakazawa, Butrick Morgan, Ezequiel Tun-Ku, Keynes De La Cruz-Félix, Carlos N. Ibarra-Cerdeña & Morgan Butrick
Chagas disease is one of the most important yet neglected parasitic diseases in Mexico and is transmitted by Triatominae. Nineteen of the 31 Mexican triatomine species have been consistently found to invade human houses and all have been found to be naturally infected with Trypanosoma cruzi. The present paper aims to produce a state-of-knowledge atlas of Mexican triatomines and analyse their geographic associations with T. cruzi, human demographics and landscape modification. Ecological niche models (ENMs)...
Data from: Divergence in mating signals correlates with genetic distance and behavioural responses to playbackJ. Roberto Sosa-López, Juan E. Martinez Gomez & Daniel J. Mennill
Animals use acoustic signals to defend resources against rivals and attract breeding partners. As with many biological traits, acoustic signals may reflect ancestry; closely related species often produce more similar signals than do distantly related species. Whether this similarity in acoustic signals is biologically relevant to animals is poorly understood. We conducted a playback experiment to measure the physical and vocal responses of male songbirds to the songs of both conspecific and allopatric-congeneric animals that...
Data from: Are tree species diversity and genotypic diversity effects on insect herbivores mediated by ants?María José Campos-Navarrete, Luis Abdala-Roberts, Miguel A. Munguía-Rosas & Víctor Parra-Tabla
Plant diversity can influence predators and omnivores and such effects may in turn influence herbivores and plants. However, evidence for these ecological feedbacks is rare. We evaluated if the effects of tree species (SD) and genotypic diversity (GD) on the abundance of different guilds of insect herbivores associated with big-leaf mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla) were contingent upon the protective effects of ants tending extra-floral nectaries of this species. This study was conducted within a larger experiment...
Data from: In and out of refugia: historical patterns of diversity and demography in the North American Caesar’s mushroom species complexSantiago Sánchez-Ramirez, Rodham E. Tulloss, Laura Guzmán-Davalos, Joaquín Cifuentes-Blanco, Ricardo Valenzuela, Arturo Estrada-Torres, Felipe Ruán-Soto, Raúl Díaz-Moreno, Nallely Hernández-Rico, Mariano Torres-Gómez, Hugo León & Jean-Marc Moncalvo
Some of the effects of past climate dynamics on plant and animal diversity make-up have been relatively well studied, but to less extent in fungi. Pleistocene refugia are thought to harbor high biological diversity (i.e. phylogenetic lineages and genetic diversity), mainly as a product of increased reproductive isolation and allele conservation. In addition, high extinction rates and genetic erosion is expected in previously glaciated regions. Some of the consequences of past climate dynamics might involve...
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