length, weight, family assignment
Experimental data in Excel format
data from behavioural experiment reported in the ms
All 322 sequences from the dataset.
Data from: Life-history QTLs and natural selection on flowering time in Boechera stricta, a perennial relative of ArabidopsisJill Theresa Anderson, Cheng-Ruei Lee & Thomas Mitchell-Olds
Plants must precisely time flowering to capitalize on favorable conditions. Although we know a great deal about the genetic basis of flowering phenology in model species under controlled conditions, the genetic architecture of this ecologically-important trait is poorly understood in non-model organisms. Here, we evaluated the transition from vegetative growth to flowering in Boechera stricta, a perennial relative of Arabidopsis thaliana. We examined flowering time QTLs using 7,920 recombinant inbred individuals, across seven lab and...
Brown trout microsatellite data (61 loci). The data set consists of samples from three wild brown trout populations in Western Jutland, Denmark, along with samples from two hatchery strains used for stocking. The samples of wild trout populations consist of contemporary samples (2000-2006). Moreover, two of the populations are also represented by historical samples from 1943-1956. See Hansen et al. (2010) for further details. The data file is in MSA format [Dieringer D, Schlotterer C...
Data collected in the laboratory, organized for survival analysis. Columns specify population, larval instar, year of the trial, trial code, days since beginning of the trial (days 1-3 refer to heat treatment period; following days refer to post-treatment), state of each individual (1=dead, 0=censored), temperature and treatment/control groups.
Number sired eggs per male and breeding season is listed. Age of the male is coded as 1 (one year old) or 2 (two or more years old).
RIL line means for 12 genetic factors and 9 cuticular hydrocarbons for the line-mean analysis presented in Table 2.
Multi-locus alignment of DNA sequences from 79 crocodylians in nexus format. Gene regions are specified as character sets.
Calculations of the Ghost Lineage Percentages for every branch of the supertree of Ruminantia. Age of Nodes and their numeration were taken from Hernández Fernández and Vrba (2005a). Number of branches according to figures in Appendix 2.
Includes raw data of toxicity and induction experiments mentioned in the manuscript. For more information refer to the ReadMe file.
Data from: Highly asymmetric fine-scale genetic structure between sexes of African striped mice and indication for condition dependent alternative male dispersal tacticsNils Solmsen, Jes Johannesen & Carsten Schradin
Sex-biased dispersal is observed in many taxa, but few studies have compared sex-biased dispersal among and within populations. We addressed the magnitude and habitat dependency of sex-biased dispersal in social African striped mice by separating group-related from population-related genetic variance to understand the contribution of each sex to deme structure. As dispersal over unoccupied habitat is likely to be more costly than dispersal within a population, we predicted that individuals leaving the natal population have...
The question of whether speciation can occur in the presence of gene flow has long been a contentious one. However, measuring the amount and timing of gene flow remains challenging. The computer program IMA2 allows researchers to estimate the timing of migration events for each locus during analyses, and these estimates have been used to infer the timing of introgression and mode of speciation. We use simulated datasets to examine the degree to which gene...
Recent experimental and theoretical studies have shown that small asexual populations evolving on complex fitness landscapes may achieve a higher fitness than large ones due to the increased heterogeneity of adaptive trajectories. Here we introduce a class of haploid three-locus fitness landscapes that allow the investigation of this scenario in a precise and quantitative way. Our main result derived analytically shows how the probability of choosing the path of the largest initial fitness increase grows...
This study represents the first molecular survey of the ichthyofauna of Taal Lake and the first DNA barcoding attempt in Philippine fishes. Taal Lake, the third largest lake in the Philippines, is considered a very important fisheries resource and is home to the world’s only freshwater sardine, Sardinella tawilis. However, over-exploitation and introduction of exotic fishes have caused a massive decline in the diversity of native species as well as overall productivity of the lake....
Consensus sequences of the COI barcodes of the fishes collected in Taal Lake, Philippines
Bee visitation to blossoms of Dalechampia bidentata in relation to area of resin gland and size of upper bracts.
Data from: Testing for differences in rates of speciation, extinction, and morphological evolution in four tribes of cichlids endemic to Lake Tanganyika, East AfricaMarie E. Hoerner
Patterns of morphological disparity yield important insight into the causes of diversification and adaptive radiation in East African cichlids. However, comparisons of cichlid disparity have often failed to consider the effects that differing clade ages or stochasticity may have on disparity before making interpretations. Here, a model of branching morphological evolution allows assessment of the relative contributions of differing turnover and morphological change rates, clade ages, and stochastic variation to the observed patterns of disparity...
Data from: Fecundity selection on ornamental plumage colour differs between ages and sexes and varies over small spatial scalesTimothy H. Parker, Teddy A. Wilkin, Iain R. Barr, Ben C. Sheldon, Louise Rowe & Simon C. Griffith
Avian plumage colours are some of the most conspicuous sexual ornaments, and yet standardized selection gradients for plumage colour have rarely been quantified. We examined patterns of fecundity selection on plumage colour in blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus L.). When not accounting for environmental heterogeneity, we detected relatively few cases of selection. We found significant disruptive selection on adult male crown colour and yearling female chest colour and marginally nonsignificant positive linear selection on adult female...
Maternally transmitted symbionts can spread in host populations if they provide a fitness benefit to their hosts. Hamiltonella defensa, a bacterial endosymbiont of aphids, protects hosts against parasitoids but only occurs at moderate frequencies in most aphid populations. This suggests that harbouring this symbiont is also associated with costs, yet the nature of these costs has remained elusive. Here we demonstrate an important and clearly defined cost: reduced longevity. Experimental infections with six different isolates...
Data from: Epistasis, phenotypic disequilibrium and contrasting associations with climate in the land snail Theba pisanaMichael S. Johnson
Hotter conditions favour effectively unbanded (EUB) shells in the snail Theba pisana. T. pisana is also polymorphic for colour of the shell's apex, determined by a pair of alleles at a locus linked to the banding locus. Apex colour is epistatic to shell banding, such that banded snails with a dark apex have darker bands. Annual censuses over 22 years across an ecotone between a sheltered Acacia thicket and open dune vegetation showed a persistent...
Standard lengths, BOLD process ID of the fishes collected in Taal Lake, Philippines
The 55473 tip phylogeny in newick format presented in the paper.
French National Centre for Scientific Research778
University of Oxford610
University of British Columbia542
University of Florida481
University of Zurich442
University of Exeter436
University of California, Davis432
Chinese Academy of Sciences428