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Data from: Population genomics of wild and laboratory zebrafish (Danio rerio)

Andrew R Whiteley, Anuradha Bhat, Emilia P Martins, Richard L Mayden, M Arunachalam, Silva Uusi-Heikkilä, A.T.A. Ahmed, Jiwan Shrestha, Matthew Clark, Derek Stemple & Louis Bernatchez
Understanding a wider range of genotype-phenotype associations can be achieved through ecological and evolutionary studies of traditional laboratory models. Here, we conducted the first large-scale geographic analysis of genetic variation within and among wild zebrafish (Danio rerio) populations occurring in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh and we genetically compared wild populations to several commonly used lab strains. We examined genetic variation at 1,832 polymorphic EST-based SNPs and the cytb mitochondrial gene in 13 wild populations and...

Data from: Climate and local abundance in freshwater fishes

Jason H. Knouft & Melissa M. Anthony
Identifying factors regulating variation in numbers of individuals among populations across a species' distribution is a fundamental goal in ecology. A common prediction, often referred to as the abundant-centre hypothesis, suggests that abundance is highest near the centre of a species' range. However, because of the primary focus on the geographical position of a population, this framework provides little insight into the environmental factors regulating local abundance. While range-wide variation in population abundance associated with...

Data from: Health insurance coverage with or without a nurse-led task shifting strategy for hypertension control: a pragmatic cluster randomized trial in Ghana

Gbenga Ogedegbe, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Joyce Gyamfi, William Chaplin, Michael Ntim, Kingsley Apusiga, Juliet Iwelunmor, Kwasi Yeboah Awudzi, Kofi Nana Quakyi, Jazmin N. Mogavero, Kiran Khurshid, Bamidele Tayo & Richard Cooper
Rationale: Poor access to care and physician shortage are major barriers to hypertension control in sub-Saharan Africa. Implementation of evidence-based systems-level strategies targeted at these barriers are lacking. Objective: To evaluate the comparative effectiveness of provision of health insurance coverage (HIC) alone versus a nurse-led task-shifting strategy for hypertension control (TASSH) plus HIC on systolic BP reduction among patients with uncontrolled hypertension in Ghana. Methods and Findings: Using a pragmatic cluster-randomized trial, 32 community health...

Analysis of mRNA‑lncRNA and mRNA‑lncRNA-pathway co‑expression networks based on WGCNA in developing pediatric sepsis

Xiaojuan Zhang, Yuqing Cui, Xianfei Ding, Shaohua Liu, Bing Han, Xiaoguang Duan, Haibo Zhang & Tongwen Sun
Pediatric sepsis is a great threat to death worldwide. However, the pathogenesis has not been clearly understood until now in sepsis. This study identified differentially expressed mRNAs and lncRNAs based on Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. And the weighted gene co-expression network analysis (WGCNA) was performed to explore co-expression modules associated with pediatric sepsis. Then, Gene Ontology (GO), KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes) pathway, mRNA‑lncRNA and mRNA‑lncRNA-pathway co-expression network analysis was conducted in...

Forecasting NDVI in the Galapagos

Noah Charney, Guillaume Bastille-Rousseau, Charles Yackulic, Stephen Blake & James Gibbs
Forecasting ecosystem response to climate change is critical for guiding policy-making but challenging due to: complicated relationships between microclimates and regional climates; species’ responses that are driven by extremes rather than averages; the multifaceted nature of species’ interactions; and the lack of historical analogs to future climates. Given these challenges, even model systems such as the Galapagos Islands, a world-famous biodiversity hotspot and World Heritage Site, lack clear forecasts for future environmental change. Here, we...

Temperature and mating in harvestmen

Kasey Fowler-Finn & Todd Johnson
Temperature impacts a wide range of mating behaviours, particularly in ectothermic organisms that tend to havebody temperatures similar to ambient thermal conditions. Here, we test the effects of thermal variation on precopulatory and copulatory behaviour in the harvester Leiobunum politum Weed 1889, which belongs to the group commonly known as daddy longlegs. We ran single choice mating trials across temperatures commonly experienced in the field during the mating season (18 - 34 °C) across two...

Increases in vein length compensate for leaf area lost to lobing in grapevine

Zoë Migicovsky, Joel F. Swift, Zachary Helget, Laura L. Klein, Anh Ly, Matthew Maimaitiyiming, Karoline Woodhouse, Anne Fennell, Misha Kwasniewski, Allison J. Miller, Peter Cousins & Daniel H. Chitwood
There is considerable variation in leaf lobing and leaf size, including among grapevines, some of the most well-studied leaves. We examined the relationship between leaf lobing and leaf size across grapevine populations which varied in extent of leaf lobing. We used homologous landmarking techniques to measure 2,632 leaves across two years in 476 unique, genetically distinct grapevines from 5 biparental crosses which vary primarily in the extent of lobing. We determined to what extent leaf...

Light environment interacts with visual displays in a species-specific manner in multimodal signaling wolf spiders

Rowan McGinley, James Starrett, Jason Bond & Eileen Hebets
Light availability is highly variable, yet predictable, over various timescales and the light environment is expected to play an important role in the evolution of visual signals. Courtship displays within the wolf spider genus Schizocosa always involve the use of substrate borne vibrations, however, there is substantial variation between species in the use of visual displays. We assessed the impact of light intensity on the courtship of four species of Schizocosa that vary in their...

ACPY2 gene polymorphisms on cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Xueliang Chang, Zhan Yang, Hu Wang, Yaxuan Wang, Jingdong Li, Yanping Zhang, Zhihai Teng & Zhenwei Han
To provide a comprehensive account of the association of ACYP2 gene polymorphisms with susceptibility to cancer. A literature search for eligible candidate gene studies published before April 20, 2022 was conducted in the PubMed, Medline and Web of Science. The following combinations of main keywords were used: (ACYP2 OR acylphosphatase 2) AND (polymorphism OR mutation OR variation OR SNP OR genotype) AND (cancer OR tumor OR neoplasm OR malignancy OR carcinoma OR adenocarcinoma). Potential sources...

ACPY2 gene polymorphisms on cancer risk: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Xueliang Chang, Zhan Yang, Hu Wang, Yaxuan Wang, Jingdong Li, Yanping Zhang, Zhihai Teng & Zhenwei Han
To provide a comprehensive account of the association of ACYP2 gene polymorphisms with susceptibility to cancer. A literature search for eligible candidate gene studies published before April 20, 2022 was conducted in the PubMed, Medline and Web of Science. The following combinations of main keywords were used: (ACYP2 OR acylphosphatase 2) AND (polymorphism OR mutation OR variation OR SNP OR genotype) AND (cancer OR tumor OR neoplasm OR malignancy OR carcinoma OR adenocarcinoma). Potential sources...

Data from: Genetic structure of Pacific trout at the extreme southern end of their native range

Alicia Abadía-Cardoso, John Carlos Garza, Richard L. Mayden & Francisco Javier García De León
Salmonid fishes are cold water piscivores with a native distribution spanning nearly the entire temperate and subarctic northern hemisphere. Trout in the genus Oncorhynchus are the most widespread salmonid fishes and are among the most important fish species in the world, due to their extensive use in aquaculture and valuable fisheries. Trout that inhabit northwestern Mexico are the southernmost native salmonid populations in the world, and the least studied in North America. They are unfortunately...

Data from: Mechanical factors direct mouse aortic remodeling during early maturation

Victoria P. Le, Jeffrey K. Cheng, Jungsil Kim, Marius C. Staiculescu, Shawn W. Ficker, Saahil C. Sheth, Siddharth A. Bhayani, Robert P. Mecham, Hiromi Yanagisawa & Jessica E. Wagenseil
Numerous diseases have been linked to genetic mutations that lead to reduced amounts or disorganization of arterial elastic fibres. Previous work has shown that mice with reduced amounts of elastin (Eln+/−) are able to live a normal lifespan through cardiovascular adaptations, including changes in haemodynamic stresses, arterial geometry and arterial wall mechanics. It is not known if the timeline and presence of these adaptations are consistent in other mouse models of elastic fibre disease, such...

Data from: Molecular phylogeny of the cyprinid tribe Labeonini (Teleostei: Cypriniformes)

Lei Yang, M. Arunachalam, Tetsuya Sado, Boris A. Levin, Alexander S. Golubtsov, Jörg Freyhof, John P. Friel, Wei-Jen Chen, M. Vincent Hirt, Raja Manickam, Mary K. Agnew, Andrew M. Simons, Kenji Saitoh, Masaki Miya, Richard L. Mayden & Shunping He
The cyprinid tribe Labeonini (sensu Rainboth, 1991) is a large group of freshwater fishes containing around 40 genera and 400 species. They are characterized by an amazing diversity of modifications to their lips and associated structures. In this study, a total of 34 genera and 142 species of putative members of this tribe, which represent most of the generic diversity and more than one third of the species diversity of the group, were sampled and...

Data from: Evolutionary origin and early biogeography of otophysan fishes (Ostariophysi: Teleostei)

Wei-Jen Chen, Sébastien Lavoué & Richard L. Mayden
Biogeography of the mega-diverse, freshwater and globally-distributed Otophysi has received considerable attention. The attraction largely stems from assumptions as its ancient origin, and by being almost exclusively freshwater, their suitability as to explanations of trans-oceanic distributions. Despite multiple hypotheses explaining present-day distributions, problems remain, precluding more parsimonious explanations. Underlying previous hypotheses involve alternative phylogenies for Otophysi, uncertainties as to temporal diversification and assumptions integral to various explanations. We reexamine the origin and early diversification of...

Data from: Bee communities along a prairie restoration chronosequence: similar abundance and diversity, distinct composition

Rebecca K. Tonietto, John S. Ascher & Daniel J. Larkin
Recognition of the importance of bee conservation has grown in response to declines of managed honey bees and some wild bee species. Habitat loss has been implicated as a leading cause of declines, suggesting that ecological restoration is likely to play an increasing role in bee conservation efforts. In the Midwestern USA, restoration of tallgrass prairie has traditionally targeted plant community objectives without explicit consideration for bees. However, restoration of prairie vegetation is likely to...

Data From: TERRA-REF, An open reference data set from high resolution genomics, phenomics, and imaging sensors

David LeBauer, Burnette Maxwell, Jeffrey Demieville, Noah Fahlgren, Andrew French, Roman Garnett, Zhenbin Hu, Kimberly Huynh, Rob Kooper, Zongyang Li, Maitiniyazi Maimaitijiang, Jerome Mao, Todd Mockler, Geoffrey Morris, Maria Newcomb, Michael Ottman, Philip Ozersky, Sidike Paheding, Duke Pauli, Robert Pless, Wei Qin, Kristina Riemer, Gareth Rohde, William Rooney, Vasit Sagan … & Charles Zender
The ARPA-E funded TERRA-REF project is generating open-access reference datasets for the study of plant sensing, genomics, and phenomics. Sensor data were generated by a field scanner sensing platform that captures color, thermal, hyperspectral, and active flourescence imagery as well as three dimensional structure and associated environmental measurements. This dataset is provided alongside data collected using traditional field methods in order to support calibration and validation of algorithms used to extract plot level phenotypes from...

Swimming and schooling data of golden shiners in variable water temperatures

Maria Kuruvilla, Anthony Dell, Ashley R. Olson, Jason Knouft, John Grady, Jacob Forbes & Andrew Berdahl
Temperature is highly influential on the physiology and behaviour of ectotherms. In fish, temperature affects social interactions such as schooling behaviour, a common defence against predation. However, the effect of temperature on the ability of schooling fish to collectively respond to a predator is unknown. Here we used a loom stimulus to simulate an approaching predator that elicited a fleeing response in schooling fish over a range of water temperatures (9-29°C) and group sizes (1-16...

Genome and annotation of triploid cultivated banana

Xiuxiu Li, Sheng Yu, Zhihao Cheng, Yingzi Yun, Xuequn Chen, Xing Liu, Hua Li, Wenjun Zhu, Shiyao Xu, Yanbing Xu, Chen Zhang, Xianjun Wang, Xingtan Zhang, Zhenguo Lin, Jean-Marc Aury, Yves Van de Peer, Zonghua Wang, Xiaofan Zhou, Peitao Lü & Liangsheng Zhang
Genome assemblies and annotations of Cavendish and Gros Michel bananas

Multimolecular characteristics of cell-death related hub genes in human cancers: a comprehensive pan-cancer analysis

Dingtao Hu, Tingyu Zhang, Ziye Yan, Linlin Wang, Yuhua Wang, Nana Meng, Bizhi Tu, Ying Teng, Zhen Li, Xiaoqi Lou, Yu Lei, Xiaoshuang Ren, Yanfeng Zou & Fang Wang
Failure of the normal process of cell death pathways contributes to the defection of immune systems and the occurrence of cancers. The key genes, the multimolecular mechanisms, and the immune functions of these genes in pan-cancers remain unclear. Using online databases of The Cancer Genome Atlas, GEPIA2, TISIDB, HPA, Kaplan-Meier Plotter, PrognoScan, cBioPortal, GSCALite, TIMER, and Sangerbox, we identified the key genes from the six primary cell death-related pathways and performed a comprehensive analysis to...

Data from: Niche opportunities and invasion dynamics in a desert annual community

Ginger R. H. Allington, Thomas J. Valone, David N. Koons, S. K. Morgan Ernest & Michele R. Schutzenhofer
Although many factors influence the ability of exotics to invade successfully, most studies focus on only a few variables to explain invasion; attempts at theoretical synthesis are largely untested. The niche opportunities framework proposes that the demographic success of an invader is largely affected by the availability of resources and the abundance of its enemies. Here, we use a 31-year study from a desert ecosystem to examine the niche opportunities framework via the invasion of...

Data from: DNA barcodes of the native ray-finned fishes in Taiwan

Chia-Hao Chang, Kwang-Tsao Shao, Han-Yang Lin, Yung-Chieh Chui, Mao-Ying Lee, Shih-Hui Liu, Pai-Lei Lin & Yung-Chieh Chiu
Species identification based on the DNA sequence of a fragment of the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene in the mitochondrial genome, DNA barcoding, is widely applied to assist in sustainable exploitation of fish resources and the protection of fish biodiversity. The aim of this study was to establish a reliable barcoding reference database of the native ray-finned fishes in Taiwan. A total of 2,993 individuals, belonging to 1,245 species within 637 genera, 184...

Patterns of thermal sensitivity and sex-specificity of courtship behavior differs between two sympatric species of Enchenopa treehopper

Anthony Macchiano, Daniel A. Sasson, Noah T. Leith & Kasey D. Fowler-Finn
Predicting how insects will react to future thermal conditions requires understanding how temperature currently affects insect behavior, from performance traits to those involved in mating and reproduction. Many reproductive behaviors are thermally-sensitive, but little is known how temperature affects the behaviors used to find mates and coordinate mating. Here, we investigate how temperature influences courtship activity in two sympatric species of Enchenopa treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae). Enchenopa use substrate-borne vibrational signals exchanged in male-female duets to...

Analysis of mRNA‑lncRNA and mRNA‑lncRNA-pathway co‑expression networks based on WGCNA in developing pediatric sepsis

Xiaojuan Zhang, Yuqing Cui, Xianfei Ding, Shaohua Liu, Bing Han, Xiaoguang Duan, Haibo Zhang & Tongwen Sun
Pediatric sepsis is a great threat to death worldwide. However, the pathogenesis has not been clearly understood until now in sepsis. This study identified differentially expressed mRNAs and lncRNAs based on Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database. And the weighted gene co-expression network analysis (WGCNA) was performed to explore co-expression modules associated with pediatric sepsis. Then, Gene Ontology (GO), KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes) pathway, mRNA‑lncRNA and mRNA‑lncRNA-pathway co-expression network analysis was conducted in...

Data from: Increased signal complexity is associated with increased mating success

Noori Choi, Matt Adams, Kasey Fowler-Finn, Elise Knowlton, Malcolm Rosenthal, Aaron Rundus, Roger Santer, Dustin Wilgers & Eileen Hebets
The evolution of complex signaling has often been explored by testing multiple functional hypotheses that vary in their underlying assumptions about how independent signal components provide selective benefits to offset the costs of their production. In the present study, we take a different approach to exploring the function of complexity per se. We test the hypothesis that increased vibratory signal complexity – based on both proportional and temporal patterning - provides selective benefits to courting...

Data from: Single nucleotide polymorphism discovery via genotyping by sequencing to assess population genetic structure and recurrent polyploidization in Andropogon gerardii

Christine McAllister, Allison J. Miller & Christine A. McAllister
Premise of the study. Autopolyploidy, genome duplication within a single lineage, can result in multiple cytotypes within a species. Geographic distributions of cytotypes may reflect the evolutionary history of autopolyploid formation and subsequent population dynamics including stochastic (drift) and deterministic (differential selection among cytotypes) processes. Here, we used a population genomic approach to investigate whether autopolyploidy occurred once or multiple times in Andropogon gerardii, a widespread, North American grass with two predominant cytotypes. Methods. Genotyping-by-sequencing...

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