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Dataset for: Relative contribution of high and low elevation soil microbes and nematodes to ecosystem functioning

Sergio Rasmann, Sarah Semeraro, Alan Kergunteuil, Sara Sánchez-Moreno, Jérémy Puissant, Tim Goodall & Robert Griffiths
Ecosystem productivity is largely dependent on soil nutrient cycling which, in turn, is driven by decomposition rates governed by locally-adapted belowground microbial and invertebrate communities. How climate change will impact soil biota and the correlated ecosystem functioning, however, remains largely an open question. To address this challenge, we first characterized the functional identity of soil microbial and nematode communities originated from the foothills or in the sub-alpine soils of the Alps, and then, using a...

Structuring of plant communities across agricultural landscape mosaics: The importance of connectivity and the scale of effect

Michael McLeish, Adrián Peláez, Israel Pagán, Rosario Gavilán, Aurora Fraile & Fernando García-Arenal
Background: Plant communities of fragmented agricultural landscapes, are subject to patch isolation and scale-dependent effects. Variation in configuration, composition, and distance from one another affect biological processes of disturbance, productivity, and the movement ecology of species. However, connectivity and spatial structuring among these diverse communities are rarely considered together in the investigation of biological processes. Spatially optimised predictor variables that are based on informed measures of connectivity among communities, offer a solution to untangling multiple...

RNA-sequencing of endometrial explants

Sandra Recuero, José María Sánchez, Sandra Bagés-Arnal, Michael McDonald, Susanta K. Behura, Thomas E. Spencer, Marc Yeste, Pat Lonergan & Beatriz Fernandez-Fuertes
Seminal plasma (SP) has been shown to modulate the female reproductive environment in mammalian species in which the ejaculate comes into direct contact with the endometrium, such as mice, pigs and horses. In contrast, cattle ejaculate in the vagina, and it is questionable whether the fluid portion reaches the uterus. A recent study from our group reported that mating to intact, but not vasectomised, bulls modifies the endometrium transcriptome. However, it is not clear whether...

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  • Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria
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  • UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
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  • University of Neuchâtel
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  • Instituto de Botânica
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  • University of Girona
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  • University of Missouri
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  • University of Lorraine
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  • University College Dublin
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