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Data from: Performance of TaqMan Array Card to detect TB drug resistance on direct specimens

Sayera Banu, Suporn Pholwat, Suporn Foongladda, Rattapha Chinli, Duangjai Boonlert, Sara Sabrina Ferdous, S.M. Mazidur Rahman, Arfatur Rahman, Shahriar Ahmed & Eric R. Houpt
Culture based phenotypic drug susceptibility testing (DST) for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB) is time consuming therefore rapid genotypic methods are increasingly being utilized. We previously developed and evaluated on TB isolates a rapid genotypic TaqMan array card (TAC) that detects mutations in several resistance-associated genes using dozens of primer pairs, probes, and high resolution melt analysis, with >96% accuracy versus Sanger sequencing. In this study we examined the performance of TAC on sputum, comparing results between...

Data from: Foraging strategies of generalist and specialist Old World nectar bats in response to temporally variable floral resources

Alyssa B. Stewart & Michele R. Dudash
Foraging theory predicts that generalist foragers should switch resources more readily, while specialist foragers should remain constant to preferred food resources. Plant-pollinator interactions provide a convenient system to test such predictions because floral resources are often temporally patchy, thus requiring long-lived pollinators to switch resources seasonally. Furthermore, flowering phenologies range from ‘steady-state’ (low-rewarding but highly reliable) to ‘big-bang’ (high-rewarding but ephemeral) plant species. We assessed how nectarivorous Old World bats respond to this temporally variable...

Data from: Naturally acquired antibody responses to more than 300 Plasmodium vivax proteins in three geographic regions

Rhea J. Longley, Michael T. White, Eizo Takashima, Masayuki Morita, Bernard N. Kanoi, Connie S. N. Li Wai Suen, Inoni Betuela, Andrea Kuehn, Piyarat Sripoorote, Camila T. Franca, Peter Siba, Leanne J. Robinson, Marcus Lacerda, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Takafumi Tsuboi & Ivo Mueller
Plasmodium vivax remains an important cause of malaria in South America and the Asia-Pacific. Naturally acquired antibody responses against multiple P. vivax proteins have been described in numerous countries, however, direct comparison of these responses has been difficult with different methodologies employed. We measured antibody responses against 307 P. vivax proteins at the time of P. vivax infection, and at 2–3 later time-points in three countries. We observed that seropositivity rates at the time of...

Data from: The effect of roads on spider monkeys’ home range and mobility in a heterogeneous regenerating forest

Norberto Asensio, Elvin Murillo-Chacon, Colleen M. Schaffner & Filippo Aureli
Arboreal fauna living in tropical ecosystems may be particularly affected by roads given their dependency on forest cover and the high vulnerability of such ecosystems to changes. Over a period of four years, we followed subgroups of spider monkeys living in a regenerating dry tropical forest with 8.2 km of roads within their home range. We aimed to understand whether roads shaped the home range of spider monkeys and which road features affected their movement....

Data from: High interannual variation in the diet of a tropical forest frugivore (Hylobates lar)

Udomlux Suwanvecho, Warren Y. Brockelman, Anuttara Nathalang, Jantima Santon, Umaporn Matmoon, Rathasart Somnuk & Narong Mahannop
Frugivores must deal with seasonal changes in fruit availability and changes from year to year, as most species of tropical forest fruiting trees have considerable interannual variation in phenology and many are mast fruiters. We quantified seasonal and interannual changes in the fruit diet in a frugivore and important seed disperser, the white-handed gibbon, Hylobates lar, in Thailand. We used 40-day following data during April and May replicated in six consecutive years to study interannual...

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