16 Works

Data from: Morphological and digestive adjustments buffer performance: how staging shorebirds cope with severe food declines

Shoudong Zhang, Zhijun Ma, Chi-Yeung Choi, He-Bo Peng, David S. Melville, Tian-Tian Zhao, Qing-Quan Bai, Wen-Liang Liu, Ying-Chi Chan, Jan A. Van Gils & Theunis Piersma
Organisms cope with environmental stressors by behavioral, morphological, and physiological adjustments. Documentation of such adjustments in the wild provides information on the response space in nature and the extent to which behavioral and bodily adjustments lead to appropriate performance effects. Here we studied the morphological and digestive adjustments in a staging population of migrating Great Knots Calidris tenuirostris in response to stark declines in food abundance and quality at the Yalu Jiang estuarine wetland (northern...

Data from: Resource addition drives taxonomic divergence and phylogenetic convergence of plant communities

Xian Yang, Guoyong Li, Shao-Peng Li, Qianna Xu, Huanhuan Song, Danyu Sun, Mingxing Zhong, Zhenxing Zhou, Jian Song, Jingyi Ru, Shiqiang Wan & Lin Jiang
1. Anthropogenic environmental changes are known to affect the Earth’s ecosystems. However, how these changes influence assembly trajectories of the impacted communities remains a largely open question. 2. In this study, we investigated the effect of elevated nitrogen (N) deposition and increased precipitation on plant taxonomic and phylogenetic β-diversity in a 9-year field experiment in the temperate semi-arid steppe of Inner Mongolia, China. 3. We found that both N and water addition significantly increased taxonomic...

Data from: Loss of top-down biotic interactions changes the relative benefits for obligate mutualists

Rong Wang, Xiao-Yong Chen, Yan Chen, Gang Wang, Derek Dunn, Rupert Quinnell & Steve Compton
The collapse of mutualisms due to anthropogenic changes is contributing to losses of biodiversity. Top predators can regulate biotic interactions between species at lower trophic levels and may contribute to the stability of such mutualisms, but they are particularly likely to be lost after disturbance of communities. We focused on the mutualism between the fig tree Ficus microcarpa and its host-specific pollinator fig wasp and compared the benefits accrued by the mutualists in natural and...

The amount of RNA editing sites in liverwort organellar genes is correlated with GC content and nuclear PPR protein diversity

Shanshan Dong, Chaoxian Zhao, Shouzhou Zhang, Hong Wu, Weixue Mu, Tong Wei, Na Li, Tao Wan, Huan Liu, Jie Cui, Ruiliang Zhu, Bernard Goffinet & Yang Liu
RNA editing occurs in the organellar mRNAs of all land plants but the marchantioid liverworts, making liverworts a perfect group for studying the evolution of RNA editing. Here we profiled the RNA editing of 42 exemplars spanning the ordinal phylogenetic diversity of liverworts, and screened for the nuclear-encoded PPR proteins in the transcriptome assemblies of these taxa. We identified 7,428 RNA editing sites in 128 organellar genes from 31 non-marchantioid liverwort species, and characterized 25,059...

Grazing intensity significantly changes the C:N:P stoichiometry in grassland ecosystems

Guiyao Zhou, Miao He, Tengfei Yuan, Kees Jan Van Groenigen, Junjiong Shao & Xuhui Zhou
Aim: Livestock grazing can alter carbon (C), nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) cycles, thereby affecting the C:N:P stoichiometry in grasslands. In this study, we aimed to examine the underlying mechanisms for the impacts of grazing intensity on grassland C:N:P stoichiometry, especially for the belowground processes and their linkages with aboveground vegetation properties. Location: Global. Time period: 1900-2018. Major taxa studied: Grassland ecosystems. Methods: Here, we conducted a meta-analysis based on 129 published studies to synthesize...

RETRACTED ARTICLE: Hsa_circ_0101432 promotes the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by adsorbing miR-1258 and miR-622

Haibo Zou, Xiangang Xu, Lanyun Luo, Yu Zhang, Le Luo, Yutong Yao, Guangming Xiang, Xiaolun Huang & Guan Wang
Hsa_circ_0101432 promotes the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by adsorbing miR-1258 and miR-622 We, the Editors and Publisher of the journal Cell Cycle, have retracted the following article: Haibo Zou, Xiangang Xu, Lanyun Luo, Yu Zhang, Le Luo, Yutong Yao, Guangming Xiang, Xiaolun Huang, and Guan Wang. Hsa_circ_0101432 promotes the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by adsorbing miR-1258 and miR-622. Cell Cycle. 2019;18(19):2398-2413. doi: 10.1080/15384101.2019.1618120. Since publication, significant concerns have been raised about the integrity...

Data from: Tree species diversity promotes litterfall productivity through crown complementarity in subtropical forests

Liting Zheng, Han Y.H. Chen & Enrong Yan
1. The role of niche complementarity for driving the positive biodiversity-ecosystem productivity relationship has been widely recognized, but there is scant evidence regarding the role of tree canopy structure on this relationship. Litterfall productivity is proportional to forest net primary productivity in natural forests, and we hypothesized that litterfall productivity would increase with tree species diversity via increased tree crown complementarity. 2. We investigated annual litterfall productivity, species diversity, tree crown architecture, soil moisture content,...

Data from: Incorporating the disease triangle framework for testing the effect of soil-borne pathogens on tree species diversity

Yu Liu & Fangliang He
1. The enemies-induced Janzen-Connell (JC) effect, a classic model invoking conspecific negative density dependence (CNDD) and distance dependence, is a primary biodiversity maintenance hypothesis. Yet, conflicting evidence for the JC effect leads to disagreement about its role in maintaining forest diversity. 2. We focus this review on soil-borne pathogens, which are the primary agent inducing the JC effect in many forest ecosystems. Although the test of the pathogen-induced JC effect in ecology critically rests on...

Data from: Clone configuration and spatial genetic structure of two Halophila ovalis populations with contrasting internode lengths

Na-Na Xu, Kai Jiang, Shekhar R. Biswas, Xin Tong, Rong Wang & Xiao-Yong Chen
Fine-scale spatial genetic structure (SGS) is predominantly determined by gene flow. While sexually reproducing plants can disperse their genes through pollen and seed grains, clonal plants can additionally disperse genes through clonal growth. Plants’ clonal reproduction strategy, however, often varies within and between species. Still, the effect of differential clonal reproduction strategy on fine-scale SGS remains somewhat unclear. Halophila ovalis is a fast-growing clonal seagrass, whose internode length (which defines a species’ clonal reproduction strategy)...

Data from: Patterns of nitrogen-fixing tree abundance in forests across Asia and America

Duncan N. L. Menge, Ryan A. Chisholm, Stuart J. Davies, Kamariah Abu Salim, David Allen, Mauricio Alvarez, Norm Bourg, Warren Y. Brockelman, Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin, Nathalie Butt, Min Cao, Wirong Chanthorn, Wei-Chun Chao, Keith Clay, Richard Condit, Susan Cordell, João Batista Da Silva, H. S. Dattaraja, Ana Cristina Segalin De Andrade, Alexandre A. Oliveira, Jan Den Ouden, Michael Drescher, Christine Fletcher, Christian P. Giardina, C. V. Savitri Gunatilleke … & Tak Fung
Symbiotic nitrogen (N)‐fixing trees can provide large quantities of new N to ecosystems, but only if they are sufficiently abundant. The overall abundance and latitudinal abundance distributions of N‐fixing trees are well characterised in the Americas, but less well outside the Americas. Here, we characterised the abundance of N‐fixing trees in a network of forest plots spanning five continents, ~5,000 tree species and ~4 million trees. The majority of the plots (86%) were in America...

Data from: Invertebrate phenology modulates the effect of the leaf economics spectrum on litter decomposition rate across 41 subtropical woody plant species

Chao Guo, Johannes Hans C. Cornelissen, Bin Tuo, Hang Ci & En-Rong Yan
Litter quality and decomposers are critical to carbon and nutrient cycling through litter decomposition. However, how relationships between litter quality and invertebrate detritivores change litter mass loss through time is poorly known. Species’ initial leaf litter quality, as a legacy of their position on the “leaf economics spectrum” (LES), may determine the invertebrate contribution to litter mass loss. This contribution may change through time, as both population peaks of invertebrate detritivores and litter quality of...

Data from: The shaping role of self-organization: linking vegetation patterning, plant traits and ecosystem functioning

Li-Xia Zhao, Chi Xu, Zhen-Ming Ge, Johan Van De Koppel & Quan-Xing Liu
Self-organized spatial patterns are increasingly recognized for their contribution to ecosystem functioning, in terms of enhanced productivity, ecosystem stability, and species diversity in terrestrial as well as marine ecosystems. Most studies on the impact of spatial self-organization have focused on systems that exhibit regular patterns. However, there is an abundance of patterns in many ecosystems which are not strictly regular. Understanding of how these patterns are formed and how they affect ecosystem function is crucial...

Data from: Interactive effects of grazing and global change factors on soil and ecosystem respiration in grassland ecosystems: a global synthesis

Guiyao Zhou, Qin Luo, Yajie Chen, Jiaqi Hu, Miao He, Jing Gao, Lingyan Zhou, Huiying Liu & Xuhui Zhou
1.As the key carbon (C) fluxes between biosphere and atmosphere, soil respiration (Rs) and ecosystem respiration (Re) play vital roles in regulating global C balance and climate-biosphere feedback in the Earth system. Despite the fact that numerous manipulative studies and a few meta-analyses have been conducted to examine the responses of Rs and its components [i.e., autotrophic (Ra) and heterotrophic respiration (Rh)] as well as Re to grazing (G) or global change factors, the interactive...

Optimal foraging explains novel movement behavior of benthic diatoms

Wen-Si Hu, Ming-Ji Huang, H.P. Zhang, Feng Zhang, Wim Vyverman & Quan-Xing Liu
Adaptive locomotion of living organisms contributes to their competitive abilities and helps maintain their fitness in diverse environments. To date, however, our understanding of searching behavior and its ultimate cause remains poorly understood in ecology and biology. Here, we investigate motion patterns of biofilm-inhabiting marine raphid diatom Navicula arenaria var. rostellata in two-dimensional space. We report that individual Navicula cells display a “circular-run-and-reversal” movement behavior at different concentrations of dissolved silicic acid (dSi). We show...

MicroRNA-10b controls the metastasis and proliferation of colorectal cancer cells by regulating Krüppel-like factor 4

Yue Xie, Jing Zhao, Yanling Liang, Min Chen, Yihong Luo, Xiaobing Cui, Bo Jiang, Liang Peng & Xinying Wang
Mir-10b has been reported as a key regulator of metastasis in many human tumours. Moreover, it has also been regarded as a prognostic marker and therapeutic target of colorectal cancer (CRC). Whether miR-10b could affect the metastasis and proliferation of CRC is unclear. MiR-10b expression was detected by qPCR in human CRC tissues and cell line, Luciferase activity was employed for miR-10b binding to the 3`UTR of KLF4, Genes expression were examined by western blot,...

MicroRNA-10b controls the metastasis and proliferation of colorectal cancer cells by regulating Krüppel-like factor 4

Yue Xie, Jing Zhao, Yanling Liang, Min Chen, Yihong Luo, Xiaobing Cui, Bo Jiang, Liang Peng & Xinying Wang
Mir-10b has been reported as a key regulator of metastasis in many human tumours. Moreover, it has also been regarded as a prognostic marker and therapeutic target of colorectal cancer (CRC). Whether miR-10b could affect the metastasis and proliferation of CRC is unclear. MiR-10b expression was detected by qPCR in human CRC tissues and cell line, Luciferase activity was employed for miR-10b binding to the 3`UTR of KLF4, Genes expression were examined by western blot,...

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