7 Works

Data from: A population study of killer viruses reveals different evolutionary histories of two closely related Saccharomyces sensu stricto yeasts

Shang-Lin Chang, Jun-Yi Leu & Tien-Hsien Chang
Microbes have evolved ways of interference competition to gain advantage over their ecological competitors. The use of secreted killer toxins by yeast cells through acquiring double-stranded RNA viruses is one such prominent example. Although the killer behaviour has been well studied in laboratory yeast strains, our knowledge regarding how killer viruses are spread and maintained in nature and how yeast cells co-evolve with viruses remains limited. We investigated these issues using a panel of 81...

Data from: NDH expression marks major transitions in plant evolution and reveals coordinate intracellular gene loss

Tracey A. Ruhlman, Wang-Jung Chang, Jeremy J. W. Chen, Yao-Ting Huang, Ming-Tsair Chan, Jin Zhang, De-Chih Liao, John C. Blazier, Xiaohua Jin, Ming-Che Shih, Robert K. Jansen & Choun-Sea Lin
Background: Key innovations have facilitated novel niche utilization, such as the movement of the algal predecessors of land plants into terrestrial habitats where drastic fluctuations in light intensity, ultraviolet radiation and water limitation required a number of adaptations. The NDH (NADH dehydrogenase-like) complex of Viridiplantae plastids participates in adapting the photosynthetic response to environmental stress, suggesting its involvement in the transition to terrestrial habitats. Although relatively rare, the loss or pseudogenization of plastid NDH genes...

Data from: Rapid molecular evolution across amniotes of the IIS/TOR network

Suzanne E. McGaugh, Anne M. Bronikowski, Chih-Horng Kuo, Dawn M. Reding, Elizabeth A. Addis, Lex E. Flagel, Fredric J. Janzen & Tonia S. Schwartz
Comparative analyses of central molecular networks uncover variation that can be targeted by biomedical research to develop insights and interventions into disease. The insulin/insulin-like signaling and target of rapamycin (IIS/TOR) molecular network regulates metabolism, growth, and aging. With the development of new molecular resources for reptiles, we show that genes in IIS/TOR are rapidly evolving within amniotes (mammals and reptiles, including birds). Additionally, we find evidence of natural selection that diversified the hormone-receptor binding relationships...

Data from: The genetic relatedness in groups of joint-nesting Taiwan Yuhinas: low genetic relatedness with preferences for male kin

Mark Liu, Quen-Dian Zhong, Yi-Ru Cheng, Shou-Hsien Li, Shu Fang, Chang-En Pu, Hsiao-Wei Yuan & Sheng-Feng Shen
The relative importance of direct and indirect fitness and, thus, the role of kinship in the evolution of social behavior is much debated. Studying the genetic relatedness of interacting individuals is crucial to improving our understanding of these issues. Here, we used a seven-year data set to study the genetic structure of the Taiwan yuhina (Yuhina brunneciceps), a joint-nesting passerine. Ten microsatellite loci were used to investigate the pair-wised relatedness among yuhina breeding group members....

Data from: Metabolic characteristics of dominant microbes and key rare species from an acidic hot spring in Taiwan revealed by metagenomics

Kuei-Han Lin, Ben-Yang Liao, Hao-Wei Chang, Shiao-Wei Huang, Ting-Yan Chang, Cheng-Yu Yang, Yu-Bin Wang, Yu-Teh Kirk Lin, Yu-Wei Wu, Sen-Lin Tang & Hon-Tsen Yu
Background: Microbial diversity and community structures in acidic hot springs have been characterized by 16S rRNA gene-based diversity surveys. However, our understanding regarding the interactions among microbes, or between microbes and environmental factors, remains limited. Results: In the present study, a metagenomic approach, followed by bioinformatics analyses, were used to predict interactions within the microbial ecosystem in Shi-Huang-Ping (SHP), an acidic hot spring in northern Taiwan. Characterizing environmental parameters and potential metabolic pathways highlighted the...

Data from: Long-term monitoring dataset of fish assemblages impinged at nuclear power plants in northern Taiwan

Hungyen Chen, Yun-Chih Liao, Ching-Yi Chen, Jeng-I Tsai, Lee-Sea Chen & Kwang-Tsao Shao
The long-term species diversity patterns in marine fish communities are garnering increasing attention from ecologists and conservation biologists. However, current databases on quantitative abundance information lack consistent long-term time series, which are particularly important in exploring the possible underlying mechanism of community changes and evaluating the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation measures. Here we describe an impinged fish assemblage dataset containing 1, 283, 707 individuals from 439 taxa. Once a month over 19 years (1987–1990 and...

Data from: A simple biophysical model emulates budding yeast chromosome condensation

Tammy M. K. Cheng, Sebastian Heeger, Raphaël A. G. Chaleil, Nik Matthews, Aengus Stewart, Jon Wright, Carmay Lim, Paul A. Bates & Frank Uhlmann
Mitotic chromosomes were one of the first cell biological structures to be described, yet their molecular architecture remains poorly understood. We have devised a simple biophysical model of a 300 kb-long nucleosome chain, the size of a budding yeast chromosome, constrained by interactions between binding sites of the chromosomal condensin complex, a key component of interphase and mitotic chromosomes. Comparisons of computational and experimental (4C) interaction maps, and other biophysical features, allow us to predict...

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  • 2015

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  • Academia Sinica
  • National Taiwan University
  • National Chung Cheng University
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Minnesota
  • Fisheries Research Agency
  • National Health Research Institutes
  • National Taipei University
  • Joint BioEnergy Institute
  • Iowa State University