6 Works

Data from: TAF4, a subunit of transcription factor II D, directs promoter occupancy of nuclear receptor HNF4A during post-natal hepatocyte differentiation

Daniil Alpern, Diana Langer, Benoit Ballester, Stephanie Le Gras, Christophe Romier, Gabrielle Mengus & Irwin Davidson
The functions of the TAF subunits of mammalian TFIID in physiological processes remain poorly characterised. Here we describe a novel function of TAFs in directing genomic occupancy of a transcriptional activator. Using liver-specific inactivation in mice, we show that the TAF4 subunit of TFIID is required for post-natal hepatocyte maturation. TAF4 promotes pre-initiation complex (PIC) formation at post-natal expressed liver function genes and down-regulates a subset of embryonic expressed genes by increased RNA polymerase II...

Data from: How can ten fingers shape a pot? Evidence for equivalent function in culturally distinct motor skills

Enora Gandon, Reinoud J. Bootsma, John A. Endler, Leore Grosman & Alex Mesoudi
Behavioural variability is likely to emerge when a particular task is performed in different cultural settings, assuming that part of human motor behaviour is influenced by culture. In analysing motor behaviour it is useful to distinguish how the action is performed from the result achieved. Does cultural environment lead to specific cultural motor skills? Are there differences between cultures both in the skills themselves and in the corresponding outcomes? Here we analyse the skill of...

Data from: Age and sex-selective predation as moderators of the overall impact of predation

Sarah R. Hoy, Steve J. Petty, Alexandre Millon, D. P. Whitfield, Michael Marquiss, Martin Davison & Xavier Lambin
Currently, there is no general agreement about the extent to which predators’ impact prey population dynamics, as it is often poorly predicted by predation rates and species abundances. This could in part be caused by variation in the type of selective predation occurring. Notably, if predation is selective on categories of individuals that contribute little to future generations, it may moderate the impact of predation on prey population dynamics. However, despite its prevalence, selective predation...

Data from: Cryptic habitats and cryptic diversity: unexpected patterns of connectivity and phylogeographic breaks in a Mediterranean endemic marine cave mysid

Pierre-Alexandre Rastorgueff, Pierre Chevaldonné, Defne Arslan, Caroline Verna & Christophe Lejeusne
The marine cave-dwelling mysid Hemimysis margalefi is distributed over the whole Mediterranean Sea which contrasts with the poor dispersal capabilities of this brooding species. In addition, underwater marine caves are a highly fragmented habitat which further promotes strong genetic structuring, therefore providing highly informative data on the levels of marine population connectivity across biogeographic regions. This study investigates how habitat and geography have shaped the connectivity network of this poor disperser over the entire Mediterranean...

Data from: Microsatellite markers from the Ion Torrent: a multi-species contrast to 454 shotgun sequencing

Carole P. Elliott, Neal J. Enright, Richard J. N. Allcock, Michael G. Gardner, Emese Meglécz, Janet Anthony & Siegfried L. Krauss
The development and screening of microsatellite markers have been accelerated by next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology and in particular GS-FLX pyro-sequencing (454). More recent platforms such as the PGM semiconductor sequencer (Ion Torrent) offer potential benefits such as dramatic reductions in cost, but to date have not been well utilized. Here, we critically compare the advantages and disadvantages of microsatellite development using PGM semiconductor sequencing and GS-FLX pyro-sequencing for two gymnosperm (a conifer and a cycad)...

Data from: Evolution of the rudist bivalve Agriopleura Kühn (Radiolitidae, Hippuritida) from the Mediterranean region

Jean-Pierre Masse & Mukerrem Fenerci-Masse
The genus Agriopleura (Radiolitidae) is restricted to the Lower Cretaceous of the Mediterranean region, including the Middle East, and this rudist is apparently absent from the New World. Agriopleura underwent a size increase from late Hauterivian to mid-late Barremian, matching Cope's rule, followed by a Lilliput phase in the early Aptian. The relative development of radial bands increased through time and represents a key evolutionary index. During its evolution, Agriopleura increased in species diversity and...

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  • 2014

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  • Aix-Marseille University
  • Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Murdoch University
  • University of Aberdeen
  • Flinders University
  • Deakin University
  • French National Centre for Scientific Research
  • Spanish National Research Council
  • South Australian Museum
  • University of Western Australia