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Data from: Biotic and abiotic factors shape the microbiota of wild-caught populations of the arbovirus vector Culicoides imicola

Sandra Díaz-Sánchez, Angélica Hernández-Jarguín, Alessandra Torina, Isabel G Fernández De Mera, Agustín Estrada-Peña, Margarita Villar, Francesco La Russa, Valeria Blanda, Joaquín Vicente, Santo Caracappa, Christian Gortazar & José De La Fuente
Biting midges of the genus Culicoides are known vectors of arboviruses affecting human and animal health. However, little is known about Culicoides imicola microbiota and its influence on this insect’s biology. In this study, the impact of biotic and abiotic factors on C. imicola microbiota was characterized using shotgun-metagenomic sequencing of whole body DNA samples. Wild-caught C. imicola adult nulliparous females were sampled in two locations from Sicily, Italy. The climatic variables of temperature and...

Data from: Long-term avian influenza virus epidemiology in a small Spanish wetland ecosystem is driven by the breeding Anseriformes community

Olalla Torrontegui, Vega Alvarez, Pelayo Acevedo, Xeider Gerrikagoitia, Ursula Höfle & Marta Barral
During 2007–2009 and 2012–2014, avian influenza virus (AIV) was studied in a wild avian community of a northern Spanish wetland using non-invasive sampling methods and host identification by COI barcoding. The aim of this longitudinal study was to evaluate AIV dynamics in a natural wetland ecosystem, taking into account both virological aspects and ecological traits of hosts. Global AIV prevalence decreased significantly during the second sampling period (0.3%) compared to the first (6.6%). Circulating subtype...

Data from: Integrating genomic and phenotypic data to evaluate alternative phylogenetic and species delimitation hypotheses in a recent evolutionary radiation of grasshoppers

Víctor Noguerales, Pedro Javier Cordero & Joaquín Ortego
Although resolving phylogenetic relationships and establishing species limits is a primary goal of systematics, these tasks remain challenging at both conceptual and analytical levels. Here, we integrated genomic and phenotypic data and employed a comprehensive suite of coalescent-based analyses to develop and evaluate competing phylogenetic and species delimitation hypotheses in a recent evolutionary radiation of grasshoppers (Chorthippus binotatus group) composed of two species and eight putative subspecies. To resolve the evolutionary relationships within this complex,...

Registration Year

  • 2018

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  • Institute for Game and Wildlife Research
  • Estación Biológica de Doñana
  • University of Zaragoza
  • Oklahoma State University
  • University of Castile-La Mancha