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SNP genotypes for healthy and CIM-affected GSDs

Leigh Anne Clark, Sarah Bell, Jacquelyn Evans, Katy Evans, Kate Tsai, Rooksana Noorai, Thomas Famula & Dolores Holle
German shepherd dogs (GSDs) are predisposed to an inherited motility disorder of the esophagus, termed congenital idiopathic megaesophagus (CIM), in which swallowing is ineffective and the esophagus is enlarged. Affected puppies are unable to properly pass food into their stomachs and consequently regurgitate their meals and show a failure to thrive, often leading to euthanasia. Here, we generated genome-wide SNP profiles for healthy and CIM-affected GSDs using the Illumina CanineHD BeadChip, containing 220,853 SNPs.

Personality and predictability in farmed calves using movement and space-use behaviours quantified by Ultra-wideband sensors

Francesca Occhiuto
Individuals within a population often show consistent between individual differences in their average behavioral expression (personality), and consistent differences in their within-individual variability of behavior around the mean (predictability). Where correlations between different personality traits and/or the predictability of traits exist, these represent behavioral or predictability syndromes. In wild populations, behavioral syndromes have consequences for individual’s survival and reproduction and affect the structure and functioning of groups and populations. The consequences of behavioral syndromes for...

Data on immunological expression and phenotypes in a natural population of field voles in Kielder Forest, UK 2015-2017

S. Paterson, J. Jackson, I. Jackson, J. Bradley, M. Begon, K. Wanelik & C. Taylor
Data comprise morphometric measurements, sex determination, maturity and immunological analysis of blood pathogens from wild field voles (Microtus agrestis) in Kielder Forest, Northumberland, UK in 2015-17.

Dataframe from: Diversity of European habitat types is correlated with geography more than climate and human pressure

Marco Cervellini, Michele Di Musciano, Piero Zannini, Simone Fattorini, Borja Jiménez-Alfaro, Emiliano Agrillo, Fabio Attorre, Pierangela Angelini, Carl Beierkuhnlein, Laura Casella, Richard Field, Jan-Christopher Fischer, Piero Genovesi, Samuel Hoffmann, Severin D.H. Irl, Juri Nascimbene, Duccio Rocchini, Manuel Steinbauer, Ole R. Vetaas & Alessandro Chiarucci
We generated this dataframe to model EU habitat richness at continental scale as a function of geographical, climate and anthropogenic variables (please, see Material and Method section in the published paper version for all the details). We found geographical variables were by far the most strongly correlated with habitat richness, followed by climate. However, anthropogenic variables gained importance when consindering their interactions, with important implications for conservation planning.

Predictors of genomic differentiation within a hybrid taxon

Angelica Cuevas, Fabrice Eroukhmanoff, Mark Ravinet, Glenn-Peter Sætre & Anna Runemark
Hybridization is increasingly recognized as an important evolutionary force. Novel genetic methods now enable us to address how the genomes of parental species are combined in hybrid lineages. However, we still do not know the relative importance of admixed proportions, genome architecture and local selection in shaping hybrid genomes. Here, we take advantage of the genetically divergent island populations of Italian sparrow on Crete, Corsica and Sicily to investigate the predictors of genomic variation within...

Data from: Epigenetic potential and DNA methylation in an ongoing House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) range expansion

Haley E Hanson, Chengqi Wang, Aaron W Schrey, Andrea L Liebl, Mark Ravinet, Rays H Y Jiang & Lynn B Martin
During range expansions, organisms can use epigenetic mechanisms to adjust to conditions in novel areas by altering gene expression and enabling phenotypic plasticity. Here, we predicted that the number of CpG sites within the genome, one form of epigenetic potential, would be important for successful range expansions because DNA methylation can modulate gene expression, and consequently plasticity. We asked how the number of CpG sites and DNA methylation varied across five locations in the ~70...

Deep structure, long-distance migration and admixture in the colour polymorphic land snail Cepaea nemoralis

Angus Davison, Daniel Ramos Gonzalez & Suzanne Saenko
While snails of the genus Cepaea have historically been important in studying colour polymorphism an ongoing issue is that there is a lack of knowledge of the underlying genetics of the polymorphism, as well as an absence of genomic data to put findings in context. We therefore used phylogenomic methods to begin to investigate the post-glacial history of Cepaea nemoralis, with a long-term aim to understand the roles that selection and drift have in determining...

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