2 Works

Single nucleotide polymorphisms

Baocheng Guo, Yingnan Wang, Yu Wang, Yahui Zhao, Alexandra Kravchenko & Juha Merilä
Aim: Understanding the phylogeography of a species complex can provide important insights into its evolutionary history. However, phylogeographic inference often faces the dilemma of regionally inadequate sampling. Pungitius sticklebacks are a case in point: although the highest species diversity is found in Northeast Asia, their phylogeography in this region is still poorly understood. Location: Northeast Asia Methods: With the aid of whole genome resequencing data, we investigated the phylogeography of Northeast Asian Pungitius sticklebacks, with...

Challenging a host-pathogen paradigm: Susceptibility to chytridiomycosis is decoupled from genetic erosion

Donal Smith, David O'Brien, Jeanette Hall, Chris Sergeant, Lola Brookes, Xavier Harrison, Trenton Garner & Robert Jehle
The putatively positive association between host genetic diversity and the ability to defend against pathogens has long attracted the attention of evolutionary biologists. Chytridiomycosis, a disease caused by the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), has emerged in recent decades as a cause of dramatic declines and extinctions across the amphibian clade. Bd susceptibility can vary widely across populations of the same species, but the relationship between standing genetic diversity and susceptibility has remained notably underexplored...

Registration Year

  • 2022

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Institute of Zoology
  • University of Salford
  • Institute of Marine Biology. AV Zhirmunsky Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  • University of Helsinki