Data from: Model choice, missing data and taxon sampling impact phylogenomic inference of deep Basidiomycota relationshipsArun N. Prasanna, Daniel Gerber, Teeratas Kijpornyongpan, M. Catherine Aime, Vinson P. Doyle & Laszlo G. Nagy
Resolving deep divergences in the tree of life is challenging even for analyses of genome-scale phylogenetic datasets. Relationships between Basidiomycota subphyla, the rusts and allies (Pucciniomycotina), smuts and allies (Ustilaginomycotina) and mushroom-forming fungi and allies (Agaricomycotina) were found particularly recalcitrant both to traditional multigene and genome-scale phylogenetics. Here, we address basal Basidiomycota relationships using concatenated and gene-tree based analyses of various phylogenomic datasets to examine the contribution of several potential sources of bias. We evaluate...
Data from: Spatiotemporal patterns of duck nest density and predation risk: a multi-scale analysis of 18 years and more than 10 000 nestsKevin Ringelman, John M. Eadie, Joshua T. Ackerman, Andy Sih, Daniel L. Loughman, Gregory S. Yarris, Shaun L. Oldenburger, M. Robert McLandress, Kevin M. Ringelman & Andrew Sih
Many avian species are behaviorally-plastic in selecting nest sites, and may shift to new locations or habitats following an unsuccessful breeding attempt. If there is predictable spatial variation in predation risk, the process of many individuals using prior experience to adaptively change nest sites may scale up to create shifting patterns of nest density at a population level. We used 18 years of waterfowl nesting data to assess whether there were areas of consistently high...
Data from: Co-feeding intra- and interspecific transmission of an emerging insect-borne rickettsial pathogenLisa D. Brown, Rebecca C. Christofferson, Kaikhushroo H. Banajee, Fabio Del Piero, Lane D. Foil & Kevin R. Macaluso
Cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) are known as the primary vector and reservoir of Rickettsia felis, the causative agent of flea-borne spotted fever; however, field surveys regularly report molecular detection of this infectious agent from other blood-feeding arthropods. The presence of R. felis in additional arthropods may be the result of chance consumption of an infectious bloodmeal, but isolation of viable rickettsiae circulating in the blood of suspected vertebrate reservoirs has not been demonstrated. Successful transmission...
Data from: Neutral genetic processes influence MHC evolution in threatened gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus)Jean P. Elbers, Rachel W. Clostio & Sabrina S. Taylor
Levels of adaptive genetic variation influence how species deal with environmental and ecological change, but these levels are frequently inferred using neutral genetic markers. Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes play a key role in the adaptive branch of the immune system and have been used extensively to estimate levels of adaptive genetic variation. Parts of the peptide binding region, sites where MHC molecules directly interact with pathogen and self-proteins, were sequenced from a MHC class...
This data set presents Louisiana rice yields in pounds per acre and kilograms per hectare from 1895 to 2019. This rice yield data is based on Louisiana rice statistics provided by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (USDA-NASS, 2019) and Louisiana State University Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter, 2019).
Data from: A generalized residual technique for analyzing complex movement models using earth mover's distanceJonathan R. Potts, Marie Auger-Méthé, Karl Mokross & Mark A. Lewis
1. Complex systems of moving and interacting objects are ubiquitous in the natural and social sciences. Predicting their behavior often requires models that mimic these systems with sufficient accuracy, while accounting for their inherent stochasticity. Though tools exist to determine which of a set of candidate models is best relative to the others, there is currently no generic goodness-of-fit framework for testing how close the best model is to the real complex stochastic system. 2....
Data from: Light stabilizers added to the shell of coextruded wood-high density polyethylene composites to improve mechanical and anti-UV aging propertiesChaozheng Liu, Changtong Mei, Bing Xu, Weimin Chen, Cheng Yong, Ke Wang & Qinglin Wu
Weathering of wood-plastic composite (WPC) leads to discoloration and cracks, which greatly limits its outdoor application. In this study, light stabilizers (including UV-327, HS-944, and Nano-SiO2) were added to the shell of coextruded high-density polyethylene (HDPE) based WPC to improve its anti-ultraviolet (UV) aging property and simultaneously to maintain its good mechanical property. The obtained results showed that the UV-327 was the most effective light stabilizer on improving the mechanical and anti-UV aging properties of...
Data from: Whole genome sequencing of elite rice cultivars as a comprehensive information resource for marker assisted selectionJorge Duitama, Alexander Silva, Yamid Sanabria, Daniel Felipe Cruz, Constanza Quintero, Carolina Ballen, Mathias Lorieux, Brian Scheffler, Andrew Farmer, Edgar Torres, James Oard & Joe Tohme
Current advances in sequencing technologies and bioinformatics revealed the genomic background of rice, a staple food for the poor people, and provided the basis to develop large genomic variation databases for thousands of cultivars. Proper analysis of this massive resource is expected to give novel insights into the structure, function, and evolution of the rice genome, and to aid the development of rice varieties through marker assisted selection or genomic selection. In this work we...
Data from: Meta-analysis of yield response of foliar fungicide-treated hybrid corn in the United States and Ontario, CanadaKiersten A. Wise, Damon L. Smith, Anna Freije, Daren S. Mueller, Yuba Kandel, Tom Allen, Carl A. Bradley, Emmanuel Byamukama, Martin Chilvers, Travis Faske, Andrew Friskop, Clayton Hollier, Tamra A. Jackson-Ziems, Heather Kelly, Bob Kemerait, Paul Price, Alison Robertson & Albert Tenuta
Background: Foliar fungicide applications to corn (Zea mays) occur at one or more application timings ranging from early vegetative growth stages to mid-reproductive stages. Previous studies indicated that fungicide applications are profitable under high disease pressure when applied during the tasseling to silking growth stages. Few comprehensive studies in corn have examined the impact of fungicide applications at an early vegetative growth stage (V6) compared to late application timings (VT) for yield response and return...
Louisiana mottled duck telemetry summer survival data 2018-2020 and water level data from Hurricane Laura surgeKevin Ringelman, Elizabeth Bonczek, Joseph Marty, Ashley Booth & Alexandre Dopkin
Tropical cyclones are the most powerful storms on earth, causing catastrophic damage to human lives and infrastructure. Hurricanes also cause wildlife mortality when they make landfall, but the severity of these effects is difficult to quantify because data collection is either logistically impossible or deprioritized in the wake of human tragedy. On 27 August 2020, Hurricane Laura made landfall in southwestern Louisiana with maximum sustained winds of 241 kph (150 mph), making it one of...
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center10
Louisiana State University5
University of California System1
University of Georgia1
University of Alberta1
Dakota State University1
Institut de Recherche pour le Développement1
National Center for Genome Resources1
University of Guelph1