12 Works

Data from: Reticulate evolution within a spruce (Picea) species complex revealed by population genomic analysis

Yongshuai Sun, Richard J. Abbott, Zhiqiang Lu, Kangshan Mao, Lei Zhang, Xiaojuan Wang, Dafu Ru & Jianquan Liu
The role of reticulation in the rapid diversification of organisms is attracting greater attention in evolutionary biology. Here, we report a population genomics approach to test the role of hybridization and introgression in the evolution of the Picea likiangensis species complex. Based on 84,793 SNPs detected in transcriptomes of 82 trees collected from 35 localities, we identified 18 hybrids (including backcrosses) distributed within the range boundaries of the four taxa. Coalescent simulations, for each pair...

Data from: Abundance of small mammals correlates with their elevational range sizes and elevational distributions in the subtropics

Zhixin Wen, Yongjie Wu, Jilong Cheng, Tianlong Cai, Yuanbao Du, Deyan Ge, Lin Xia & Qisen Yang
The idea that a positive abundance-range size relationship (ARR) is pervasive in nature has been challenged by recent studies focused on montane and island vertebrate assemblages. However, because some of these studies used species’ local abundance and regional or global range size in examining the ARRs, the negative and neutral trends reported are questionable. Here, by relating species’ mean abundance along elevational gradients to elevational range size, we examined the ARRs of non-flying small mammals...

Data from: Demographic expansion and genetic load of the halophyte model plant Eutrema salsugineum

Xiao-Juan Wang, Quan-Jun Hu, Xin-Yi Guo, Kun Wang, Da-Fu Ru, Dmitry A. German, Elizabeth A. Weretilnyk, Richard J. Abbott, Martin Lascoux & Jian-Quan Liu
Eutrema salsugineum is a widely distributed species, which provide a good model to study long-distance dispersal and accumulation of deleterious mutations. Based on population genomic data, we clarified demographic history of E. salsugineum and showed how deleterious alleles accumulated.

Data from: Fe3O4 nanoparticle coated mushroom source biomaterail for Cr(VI) polluted liquid treatment and mechanism research

Can Wang, Huakang Liu, Zizhao Liu, Yufeng Gao, Bin Wu & Heng Xu
Agrocybe cylindracea substrate-Fe3O4 (ACS-Fe3O4), a Fe3O4 nanoparticle coated biomaterial derived from agriculture waste from mushroom cultivating, was investigated to remove the hexavalent chromium ions (Cr(VI)) from aqueous solution. After modification, the material surface become uneven with polyporous and crinkly structure, improving the Cr-accommodation ability in a sound manner. Optimized by Taguchi method, Cr(VI) removal efficiency was up to 73.88% with 240min, 40°C, pH 3, Cr(VI) at 200 mg L-1, dosage at 12 g L-1, rpm...

Data from: Population genetics reveals high connectivity of giant panda populations across human disturbance features in key nature reserve

Maiju Qiao, Thomas Connor, Xiaogang Shi, Jie Huang, Yan Huang, Hemin Zhang & Jianghong Ran
The giant panda is an example of a species that has faced extensive historical habitat fragmentation and anthropogenic disturbance, and is assumed to be isolated in numerous subpopulations with limited gene flow between them. To investigate the population size, health and connectivity of pandas in a key habitat area, we noninvasively collected a total of 539 fresh wild giant panda fecal samples for DNA extraction within Wolong Nature Reserve, Sichuan, China. Seven validated tetra-microsatellite markers...

Data from: Isaacs syndrome associated with GABAB and AChR antibodies in sarcomatoid carcinoma

Bi Zhao, Jingfang Lin, Xu Liu, Yan Zeng, Chunlan Jia, Weihua Guo, Xue Gong, Dong Zhou, Zhen Hong & Huifang Shang
Isaacs syndrome is an acquired peripheral nerve hyperexcitability syndrome characterized by twitching, painful cramps, stiffness, delayed muscle relaxation, and sweating.1 Needle EMG findings include continuous single motor unit discharges occurring as doublets, triplets, and multiplet single unit discharges firing at higher rates (150–300 Hz; neuromyotonic discharges) and at lower rates (less than 60 Hz; myokymic discharges).2 Isaacs syndrome has been reported in patients with thymoma, small-cell lung carcinoma (SCLC), or lymphoma.2 Antibodies specific for voltage-gated...

Data from: Effects of capsaicin-induced sensory denervation on early implant osseointegration in adult rats

Bo Huang, Jun Ye, Xiaohua Zeng & Ping Gong
The presence of nerve endings around the implant, but the interaction between the peripheral nervous system and the implant osseointegration is still unclear. The purpose of this study was to test the effects of selective sensory denervation on early implant osseointegration. Forty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into group A and group B, and they were treated with capsaicin and normal saline, respectively. One week later, titanium implants were placed in the bilateral femur...

Data from: Males increase call frequency, not intensity, in response to noise, revealing no Lombard effect in the little torrent frog

Longhui Zhao, Xiaoqian Sun, Qinghua Chen, Yue Yang, Jichao Wang, Jianghong Ran, Steven E. Brauth, Yezhong Tang & Jianguo Cui
Noise is one of the main factors that can influence the processes of sound communication across a wide range of animal groups. Although the effects of ambient noise on animal communication, including anthropogenic noise, have received increasing attention, few studies have examined changes in the fine structure of acoustic signals produced by vocalizing species in constantly noisy environments. Here, we used natural recordings to determine the associations between stream noise and call parameters in the...

Data from: Allocation of nitrogen and phosphorus within and between the needles, stems, and roots of Picea seedlings

Zhi-Qiang Wang, Heng Huang, Xiaowei Li, Kangshan Mao, Jinzhi Ran, Jianming Deng, Xiao-Wei Li, Jin-Zhi Ran, Jian-Ming Deng & Kang-Shan Mao
The allocation of nutrients links ecosystem supply services to the functional traits and development of plants. This is particularly true for nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), which are important limiting resources in natural systems and are related to many aspects of plant biology. We investigated the scaling relationships associated with the N and P contents within specific organ types (needles, stems, and roots) and the same nutrients in the different organs of Picea seedlings from...

Data from: Invasive plants differentially affect soil biota through litter and rhizosphere pathways: a meta-analysis

Pei Zhang, Bo LI, Jihua Wu & Shuijin Hu
Invasive plants affect soil biota through litter and rhizosphere inputs, but the direction and magnitude of these effects are variable. We conducted a meta-analysis to examine the different effects of litter and rhizosphere of invasive plants on soil communities and nutrient cycling. Our results showed that invasive plants increased bacterial biomass by 16%, detritivore abundance by 119% and microbivore abundance by 89% through litter pathway. In the rhizosphere, invasive plants reduced bacterial biomass by 12%,...

Data from: Risk of cache pilferage determines hoarding behavior of rodents and seed fate

Lin Cao, Bo Wang, Chuan Yan, Zhenyu Wang, Hongmao Zhang, Yuanzhao Geng, Jin Chen & Zhibin Zhang
Cache pilferage by competitors is thought to drive the evolution of hoarding behavior in animals, which plays significant roles in tree regeneration and formation of mutualisms between trees and animals. However, little is known how cache pilferage risk among seeds of different tree species or years affects hoarding behavior and seed dispersal by animals. We hypothesized that scatter-hoarding rodents could adjust hoarding behavior according to variation in cache pilferage risk among seeds and years to...

Data from: Tailoring morphology of cobalt-nickel layered double hydroxide via different surfactants for high-performance supercapacitor

Bangqing Xiao, Wenliang Zhu, Zhong Li, Jiliang Zhu, Xiaohong Zhu & Giuseppe Pezzotti
Tailoring the surface morphology of cobalt-nickel layered double hydroxide (LDH) electrode materials was successfully achieved via the process of cathodical electrodeposition by adding different surfactants (hexamethyltetrammine (HMT), dodecyltrimethylammonium bromide (DTAB) or cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB)). The as-prepared Co0.75Ni0.25(OH)2 with surfactants exhibited wrinkle-like, cauliflower-like, or net-like structures that corresponded to distinct and better electrochemical performances than the untreated one. In particular, a specific capacitance of 1209.1 F g-1 was found for the cauliflower-like Co0.75Ni0.25(OH)2 electrode material using...

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  • 2018

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  • Sichuan University
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Lanzhou University
  • University of St Andrews
  • Zoological Society of London
  • Kyoto Institute of Technology
  • Xiamen University
  • Fudan University
  • McMaster University
  • Hainan Normal University