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Data Jove.xlsx

Antonis Michanikou, Panayiotis Kouis & Panayiotis K. Yiallouros
The dataset is provided in the form of an excel files with 5 tabs. The first three excel tabs constitute demonstration data on the set up of consumer wearable device for exposure and health monitoring in population studies while the two last excel tabs include the full dataset with actual data collected using the consumer wearable devices in Cyprus and Greece respectively during the Spring of 2020. The data from the last two tabs were...

Data from: Blinded by the load: attention, awareness and the role of perceptual load

Nilli Lavie, Diane M. Beck & Nikos Konstantinou
What is the relationship between attention and conscious awareness? Awareness sometimes appears to be restricted to the contents of focused attention, yet at other times irrelevant distractors will dominate awareness. This contradictory relationship has also been reflected in an abundance of discrepant research findings leading to an enduring controversy in cognitive psychology. Lavie's load theory of attention suggests that the puzzle can be solved by considering the role of perceptual load. Although distractors will intrude...

Marine invasive alien species monitoring data from Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Cyprus, February 2017 to September 2018

M. Demetriou
Marine fish, algae and invertebrate invasive alien species (IAS) data from Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Cyprus. Data were collected during an 19-month monitoring period starting in February 2017 and ending in September 2018. Sampling occurred seasonally, approximately once every 3 months, and used an underwater visual census (UVC) method. The UVC involved divers swimming at a steady pace along three 25m transects, with each transect separated by a 5m gap. The transects were randomly placed, covering...

Data from: The Chlamydiales pangenome revisited: structural stability and functional coherence

Fotis E. Psomopoulos, Victoria I. Siarkou, Nikolas Papanikolaou, Ioannis Iliopoulos, Athanasios S. Tsaftaris, Christos A. Ouzounis & Vasilis J. Promponas
The entire publicly available set of 37 genome sequences from the bacterial order Chlamydiales has been subjected to comparative analysis in order to reveal the salient features of this pangenome and its evolutionary history. Over 2,000 protein families are detected across multiple species, with a distribution consistent to other studied pangenomes. Of these, there are 180 protein families with multiple members, 312 families with exactly 37 members corresponding to core genes, 428 families with peripheral...

Tape lures swell bycatch on a Mediterranean island harbouring illegal bird trapping

Matteo Sebastianelli, Georgios Savva, Michaella Moysi & Alexander Kirschel
Mediterranean islands provide shelter and sustenance for millions of migrating birds each year. Humans have historically exploited bird migration through hunting. In Cyprus, trapping birds during their migratory peak is considered a tradition, but has long been against the law. Illegal bird trapping is lucrative, however, with trappers using tape lures that broadcast birdsong to increase capture rates. It results in the slaughter of millions of birds each year. Yet, scientific studies quantifying capture rates...

Primary ciliary dyskinesia multigene NGS diagnostic testing in Cyprus

Panayiotis Yiallouros, Panayiotis Kouis, Kyriacos Kyriacou, Aigli Evriviadou, Andreas Matthaiou, Ioannis Tsiolakis, Panayiota Pirpa, Kyriaki Michailidou, Louiza Potamiti, Maria Loizidou & Andreas Hadjisavvas
The dataset describes the genetic diagnosis in the national PCD cohort of Cyprus, an island with a high disease prevalence. Targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) of 39 known PCD genes was carried out in samples from 48 patients of Greek-Cypriot and other ancestries. Molecular diagnosis was achived in 74% of the unrelated families tested (68% of Greek-Cypriot and 90% of non-Greek-Cypriot origin respectively). A total of 24 different mutations in 11 genes, 12 of which are...

Habitat ranges of central Aegean islands' Oniscidea

Spyros Sfenthourakis, Kostas Triantis, Konstantinos Proios & Francois Rigal
Aim: To investigate responses of ecological specialization on area and environmental heterogeneity using a new metric. Location: Aegean islands (Greece) as a case study. Taxon: Terrestrial isopods as a case study. Methods: The new metric, ‘ecorichness’, provides an estimate of an island’s species in the specialists-generalists spectrum. Species presences on each island are replaced with the numbers of habitats they exploit in the study system. Values are summed for each island and standardized by its...

VCF data file and code for: CYP2J19 mediates carotenoid colour introgression across a natural avian hybrid zone

Alexander Kirschel, Emmanuel Nwankwo, Daniel Pierce, Sifiso Lukhele, Alan Brelsford, Michaella Moysi, Bridget Ogolowa, Sophia Hayes & Ara Monadjem
It has long been of interest to identify the phenotypic traits that mediate reproductive isolation between related species, and more recently, the genes that underpin them. Much work has focused on identifying genes associated with animal colour, with the candidate gene CYP2J19 identified in laboratory studies as the ketolase converting yellow dietary carotenoids to red ketocarotenoids in birds with red pigments. But evidence that CYP2J19 explains variation between red and yellow feather coloration in wild...

Supplementary data for: Abducens nerve palsy with ipsilateral excessive eye tearing attributed to internal carotid artery sympathetic plexus schwannoma

Lina Palaiodimou, Stefanos Lachanis, Eleni Bakola, Panagiotis Zis, Evangelia Kararizou, Marianna Papadopoulou & Georgios Tsivgoulis
A 65-year-old man developed subacute horizontal diplopia due to left-abducens nerve (AN) palsy and excessive left-eye tearing. Brain-MRI revealed a hyperintense T2-lesion with an elongated course within the left-carotid canal, presenting homogenous contrast-enhancement (Figure-1). The imaging findings were characteristic for an internal-carotid-artery sympathetic plexus (ICSP) schwannoma compressing the left-AN. Subsequent irritation of the deep petrosal nerve originating directly from ICSP and continuing as the vidian nerve may have led to the lacrimal gland edema and...

Image-based taxonomic classification of bulk biodiversity samples using deep learning and domain adaptation

Tomochika Fujisawa, Víctor Noguerales, Emmanouil Meramveliotakis, Anna Papadopoulou & Alfried Vogler
Complex bulk samples of insects from biodiversity surveys present a challenge for taxonomic identification, which could be overcome by high-throughput imaging combined with machine learning for rapid classification of specimens. These procedures require that taxonomic labels from an existing source data set are used for model training and prediction of an unknown target sample. However, such transfer learning may be problematic for the study of new samples not previously encountered in an image set, e.g....

Demonstration data on the set up of consumer wearable device for exposure and health monitoring in population studies

Antonis Michanikou, Panayiotis Kouis & Panayiotis K. Yiallouros
The dataset is provided in the form of an excel files with 5 tabs. The first three excel tabs constitute demonstration data on the set up of consumer wearable device for exposure and health monitoring in population studies while the two last excel tabs include the full dataset with actual data collected using the consumer wearable devices in Cyprus and Greece respectively during the Spring of 2020. The data from the last two tabs were...

Demonstration data on the set up of consumer wearable device for exposure and health monitoring in population studies

Antonis Michanikou, Panayiotis Kouis & Panayiotis K. Yiallouros
The dataset is provided in the form of an excel files with 5 tabs. The first three excel tabs constitute demonstration data on the set up of consumer wearable device for exposure and health monitoring in population studies while the two last excel tabs include the full dataset with actual data collected using the consumer wearable devices in Cyprus and Greece respectively during the Spring of 2020. The data from the last two tabs were...

Data from: Testing alternative hypotheses for evolutionary diversification in an African songbird: rainforest refugia versus ecological gradients

Alexander N. G. Kirschel, Hans Slabbekoorn, Daniel T. Blumstein, Rachel E. Cohen, Selvino R. De Kort, Wolfgang Buermann & Thomas B. Smith
Geographic isolation in rainforest refugia and local adaptation to ecological gradients may both be important drivers of evolutionary diversification. However, their relative importance and the underlying mechanisms of these processes remain poorly understood because few empirical studies address both putative processes in a single system. A key question is to what extent is divergence in signals that are important in mate and species recognition driven by isolation in rainforest refugia or by divergent selection across...

Data from: Unravelling the history of hepatitis B virus genotypes A and D infection using a full-genome phylogenetic and phylogeographic approach

Evangelia-Georgia Kostaki, Timokratis Karamitros, Garyfallia Stefanou, Ioannis Mamais, Konstantinos Angelis, Angelos Hatzakis, Anna Kramvis & Dimitrios Paraskevis
Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection constitutes a global public health problem. In order to establish how HBV was disseminated across different geographic regions, we estimated the levels of regional clustering for genotypes D and A. We used 916 HBV-D and 493 HBV-A full-length sequences to reconstruct their global phylogeny. Phylogeographic analysis was conducted by reconstruction of ancestral states using the criterion of parsimony. The putative origin of genotype D was in North Africa/Middle East. HBV-D...

Data from: Range-wide spatial mapping reveals convergent character displacement of bird song

Alexander Kirschel, Nathalie Seddon & Joseph Tobias
A long-held view in evolutionary biology is that character displacement generates divergent phenotypes in closely related coexisting species to avoid the costs of hybridisation or ecological competition, whereas an alternative possibility is that signals of dominance or aggression may instead converge to facilitate coexistence among ecological competitors. Although this counter-intuitive process⎯termed convergent agonistic character displacement⎯is supported by recent theoretical and empirical studies, the extent to which it drives spatial patterns of trait evolution at continental...

Breeding success of Eleonora’s falcon in Cyprus revisited using survey techniques for cliff-nesting species

Alexander Kirschel, Thomas Hadjikyriakou, Dimitrios Skarlatos, Nikolaos Kassinis & Pantelis Charilaou
The global breeding population of Eleonora’s Falcon (Falco eleonorae) is distributed from the Canary Islands in the west, across the Mediterranean Sea, to Cyprus in the east. The remoteness of nesting colonies, which are predominantly located on sea cliffs and islets, renders breeding success estimation a challenging task, requiring a composite approach to assess each of the breeding stages. Early estimates of the breeding success of Eleonora’s Falcon suggested that the Akrotiri colony in Cyprus...

Genomic insights into the origin of trans-Mediterranean disjunct distributions: The case of the saltmarsh band-winged grasshopper (Mioscirtus wagneri)

Víctor Noguerales, Pedro J. Cordero, L. Lacey Knowles & Joaquín Ortego
Aim: Two main biogeographic hypotheses have been proposed to explain the Mediterranean-Turanian disjunct distributions exhibited by numerous steppe-dwelling organisms, namely (i) dispersal during the Messinian salinity crisis (∼5.96-5.33 Ma) followed by range fragmentation and vicariance, and (ii) Pleistocene colonization and recent processes of population subdivision (<2 Ma). Despite the two hypotheses postulate the role of climatic alterations and changes in landmass configuration on determining such disjunct distributions, estimates of the timing of lineage diversification have...

Community metabarcoding reveals the relative role of environmental filtering and spatial processes in metacommunity dynamics of soil microarthropods across a mosaic of montane forests

Víctor Noguerales, Emmanouil Meramveliotakis, Adrián Castro-Insua, Carmelo Andújar, Paula Arribas, Thomas Creedy, Isaac Overcast, Hélène Morlon, Brent C. Emerson, Alfried P. Vogler & Anna Papadopoulou
Disentangling the relative role of environmental filtering and spatial processes in driving metacommunity structure across mountainous regions remains challenging, as the way we quantify spatial connectivity in topographically and environmentally heterogeneous landscapes can influence our perception of which process predominates. More empirical datasets are required to account for taxon- and context-dependency but relevant research in understudied areas is often compromised by the taxonomic impediment. We here employed haplotype-level community DNA metabarcoding, enabled by stringent filtering...

Data Jove.xlsx

Antonis Michanikou, Panayiotis Kouis & Panayiotis K. Yiallouros
The dataset is provided in the form of an excel files with 5 tabs. The first three excel tabs constitute demonstration data on the set up of consumer wearable device for exposure and health monitoring in population studies while the two last excel tabs include the full dataset with actual data collected using the consumer wearable devices in Cyprus and Greece respectively during the Spring of 2020. The data from the last two tabs were...

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