Data and scripts from: Phylogenomic analysis points to a South American origin of Manihot and illuminates the primary gene pool of cassavaMarcelo F. Simon, J. Moises Mendoza F., Márcio Lacerda Lopes Martins, Sergei V. Drovetski, Natalia A. S. Przelomska, Hope Loiselle, Taciana B. Cavalcanti, Peter W. Inglis, Natalie G. Mueller, Robin G. Allaby, Fábio De Oliveira Freitas & Logan Kistler
The genus Manihot, with around 120 known species, is native to a wide range of habitats and regions in the tropical and subtropical Americas. Its high species richness and recent diversification only ~6Mya have significantly complicated previous phylogenetic analyses. Several basic elements of Manihot evolutionary history therefore remain unresolved. Here, we conduct a comprehensive phylogenomic analysis of Manihot, focusing on exhaustive sampling of South American taxa. We find that two recently described species from northeast...
Public policy making for the prevention of diet-related disease is impeded by a lack of evidence on whether poor diets are a matter of personal responsibility or a choice set narrowed by environmental conditions. An important element of the environment are market imperfections in food retail that distort prices. We use a rich dataset on quantities and prices of food purchases in the US and a structural model of dietary choices to examine variation in...
This dataset contains data from experiments described in 'Palani S, Ghosh S, Ivorra-Molla E, Clarke S, Suchenko A, Balasubramanian MK, Köster DV. 2021. Calponin-homology domain mediated bending of membrane associated actin filaments. Elife 10. doi:10.7554/eLife.61078'. This dataset consists of fluorescence microscopy images obtained by total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy. Using an in vitro approach, we studied the effect of the IQGAP protein fragment Rng2(1-189) on the geometry of actin filaments when tethered to supported...
This dataset contains all data supporting this thesis except the ones measured in the context of awarded beam-time (https://doi.org/10.5291/ill-data.1-04-162, DLS experiment si20593-1) or already published (https://doi.org/10.5258/SOTON/D1312). The data consists of cyclic voltammetry, chronoamperometry, chronopotentiometry, small angle x-ray scattering, scanning electron microscopy. The folders correspond to the data related to specific figures as indicated by their names.
This dataset contains R code and Stan files to perform analyses in Chapters 2, 3 and 4 of the PhD thesis entitled 'Stochastic modelling and projection of age-specific fertility rates' awarded by the University of Southampton in 2021. See the readme file for further information.
Statistical analysis code for output from a model used to simulate foot-and-mouth disease dynamics in the United KingdomRachel Seibel, Amanda Meadows, Jean Contina, Christopher Mundt & Michael Tildesley
Epidemics can sometimes be managed through reductions of host density, such as social distancing for human diseases, reducing plant density through cultural and genetic means, and host culling for epizootics. These approaches allow for a certain density of hosts to remain within a targeted area. By contrast, total ring depopulation is often used as a management strategy for emerging infectious diseases in livestock. In this study, we explore the trade-offs of a density-based culling strategy...
Livestock diseases have devastating consequences economically, socially, and politically across the globe. In certain systems, pathogens remain viable after host death, which enables residual transmissions from infected carcasses. Rapid culling and carcass disposal are well-established strategies for stamping out an outbreak and limiting its impact, however, wait-times for these procedures, i.e., response delays, are typically farm-specific and time-varying due to logistical constraints. Failing to incorporate variable response delays in epidemiological models may understate outbreak projections...
The collective motion of animal groups often exhibits velocity-velocity correlations between nearest neighbours, with the strongest velocity correlations observed at the shortest inter-animal spacings. This may have been a motivational factor in the development of models based primarily on short-ranged interactions. Here we ask whether such observations necessarily mean that the interactions are short-ranged. We develop a minimal model of collective motion capable of supporting interactions of arbitrary range and show that it represents a...
University of Warwick8
University of Southampton2
Oregon State University1
Washington University in St. Louis1
University of California, Santa Barbara1
University of Brasília1
United States Geological Survey1
Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation1
Indian Institute of Science Bangalore1