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Phytogeographic origin determines Tropical Montane Cloud Forest hydraulic trait composition

Fernanda De Vasconcellos Barros, Fernanda Barros, Paulo Bittencourt, Cleiton Eller, Caroline Signori-Müller, Leonardo Meireles & Rafael Oliveira
Tropical montane cloud forests (TMCF) have unique climatic conditions, which allow the coexistence of plant lineages with different phytogeographic origins from tropical versus temperate climates. Future climate projections suggest TMCFs will be subjected to increasing drought stress due to fog uplift and higher temperatures, possibly leading to tree mortality and local extinctions, and consequently changes in forest composition and functioning. Characterising community functional composition, trade-offs among traits and the drivers of community assembly is of...

Data from: SARS-CoV-2 antibody dynamics in blood donors and COVID-19 epidemiology in eight Brazilian state capitals

, Lewis F. Buss, Charles Whittaker, Tassila Salomon, Marcio K. Oikawa, Rafael H. M. Pereira, Isabel C. G. Moura, Lucas Delerino, Manoel Barral-Netto, Natalia M. Tavares, Rafael F. O. França, Viviane S. Boaventura, Fabio Miyajima, Alfredo Mendrone-Junior, César De Almeida Neto, Nanci A. Salles, Suzete C. Ferreira, Karine A. Fladzinski, Luana M. De Souza, Luciane K. Schier, Patricia M. Inoue, Lilyane A. Xabregas, Myuki A. E. Crispim, Nelson Fraiji, Fernando L. V. Araujo … & Ester C. Sabino
The COVID-19 situation in Brazil is complex due to large differences in the shape and size of regional epidemics. Here we tested monthly blood donation samples for IgG antibodies from March 2020 to March 2021 in eight of Brazil’s most populous cities. The inferred attack rate of SARS-CoV-2 adjusted for seroreversion in December 2020, before the Gamma VOC was dominant, ranged from 19.3% (95% CrI 17.5% - 21.2%) in Curitiba to 75.0% (95% CrI 70.8%...

Data from: Balanced spatial distribution of green areas creates healthier urban landscapes

Douglas W. Cirino, Leandro Reverberi Tambosi, Thais Mauad, Simone Rodrigues Freitas & Jean Paul Metzger
The benefits of green infrastructure on human well-being in urban areas are already well established, with strong evidence of the positive effects of the amount and proximity to green areas. However, the understanding of how the spatial distribution and type of green areas affect health is still an open question. Here, we explore how different spatial configurations of green and built-up areas, through a land sharing and sparing framework, and how different types of green...

Impact of children with complex chronic conditions on costs in a tertiary referral hospital

Regina Maria Antunes Mattiello, Antonio Pazin-Filho, Davi Casale Aragon, Palmira Cupo & Ana Paula de Carvalho Panzeri Carlotti
ABSTRACT OBJECTIVES To investigate the impact of complex chronic conditions on the use of healthcare resources and hospitalization costs in a pediatric ward of a public tertiary referral university hospital in Brazil. METHODS This is a longitudinal study with retrospective data collection. Overall, three one-year periods, separated by five-year intervals (2006, 2011, and 2016), were evaluated. Hospital costs were calculated in three systematic samples of 100 patients each, consisting of patients with and without complex...

Evaluation of aversive behavior in Rattus norvegicus experimentally infected by two distinct strains of Toxoplasma gondii (ME49 and VEG): study of epigenetic markers

Sergio Vieira dos Santos, Giulio de los Santos Fortuna, Lariane Monteiro Barbosa, Luciana Regina Meireles, Érico Silva Tiago & Pedro Paulo Chieffi
ABSTRACT Background: Behavioral changes in Rattus norvegicus infected with two strains of Toxoplasma gondii (ME49 and VEG) were investigated. Methods: Rats were evaluated for motor activity and aversion or attraction to cat urine 60 days after infection. After euthanasia, arginine-vasopressin gene methylation in the central nervous system was evaluated. Results: A significant difference was observed in the methylation of the arginine-vasopressin promoter gene between rats infected with the ME49 and VEG strains. Conclusions: Although differences...

Additional file 3 of Cultural adaptation of the guidelines for offering mental health first aid to a person after a potentially traumatic event: a delphi expert consensus study in Brazil

Kathlen Nataly Mendes, Carlos Henrique Mesquita Peres, Amanda Vidotto Cerqueira, Thais Alves Assumpção, Alexandre Andrade Loch & Nicola J Reavley
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Habitat loss shapes the structure and species roles in tropical plant-frugivore networks

Fernando César Gonçalves Bonfim, Pavel Dodonov, & Eliana Cazetta
Habitat loss is a global threat to biodiversity with pervasive effects on species and populations. These impacts may generate cascading effects on ecological processes propagating across ecological networks. Thus, understanding how habitat loss affects ecological networks is fundamental for conservation. We used a database of 25 plant-frugivore networks distributed across the whole Brazilian Atlantic Forest to understand how landscape-scale habitat loss shapes network structure, robustness, species role and traits related to seed dispersal. We compared...

Clinical outcomes and lung mechanics characteristics between COVID-19 and non-COVID-19-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome: a propensity score analysis of two major randomized trials

Bruno Martins Tomazini, Eduardo Leite Vieira Costa, Bruno Adler Maccagnan Pinheiro Besen, Fernando Godinho Zampieri, Carlos Roberto Ribeiro de Carvalho, Eliana Bernardete Caser, Vicente Cés de Souza-Dantas, Emerson Boschi, Renata Rego Lins Fumis, Meton Soares de Alencar Filho, Israel Silva Maia, Wilson de Oliveira Filho, Viviane Cordeiro Veiga, Alvaro Avezum, Renato Delascio Lopes, Flávia Ribeiro Machado, Otávio Berwanger, Regis Goulart Rosa, Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti & Luciano César Pontes de Azevedo
ABSTRACT Objective: To compare the lung mechanics and outcomes between COVID-19-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome and non-COVID-19-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome. Methods: We combined data from two randomized trials in acute respiratory distress syndrome, one including only COVID-19 patients and the other including only patients without COVID-19, to determine whether COVID-19-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome is associated with higher 28-day mortality than non-COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome and to examine the differences in lung mechanics...

Additional file 3 of Cultural adaptation of the guidelines for offering mental health first aid to a person after a potentially traumatic event: a delphi expert consensus study in Brazil

Kathlen Nataly Mendes, Carlos Henrique Mesquita Peres, Amanda Vidotto Cerqueira, Thais Alves Assumpção, Alexandre Andrade Loch & Nicola J Reavley
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Data for: Evaluating the impact of anatomical partitioning on summary topologies obtained with Bayesian phylogenetic analyses of morphological data

Daniel Casali, Felipe Freitas & Fernando Perini
Morphological data are a fundamental source of evidence to reconstruct the Tree of Life, and Bayesian phylogenetic methods are increasingly being used for this task. Bayesian phylogenetic analyses require the use of evolutionary models, which have been intensively studied in the past few years, with significant improvements to our knowledge. Notwithstanding, a systematic evaluation of the performance of partitioned models for morphological data has never been performed. Here we evaluate the influence of partitioned models,...

Medical geneticists, genetic diseases and services in Brazil in the age of personalized medicine Supplementary Tables rev2

Carolina Bonilla, Vinicius Albuquerque Sortica, Lavinia Schuler-Faccini, Alicia Matijasevich & Mario C Scheffer
Medical geneticists, genetic diseases and services in Brazil in the age of personalized medicine Supplementary Tables rev2

Additional file 6 of MarineMetagenomeDB: a public repository for curated and standardized metadata for marine metagenomes

Muhammad Kabiru Nata’ala, Anderson P. Avila Santos, Jonas Coelho Kasmanas, Alexander Bartholomäus, João Pedro Saraiva, Sandra Godinho Silva, Tina Keller-Costa, Rodrigo Costa, Newton C. M. Gomes, André Carlos Ponce de Leon Ferreira de Carvalho, Peter F. Stadler, Danilo Sipoli Sanches & Ulisses Nunes da Rocha
Additional file 6. Table S6: Equivalent and comparable attributes in SRA and MG-RAST.

Additional file 5 of MarineMetagenomeDB: a public repository for curated and standardized metadata for marine metagenomes

Muhammad Kabiru Nata’ala, Anderson P. Avila Santos, Jonas Coelho Kasmanas, Alexander Bartholomäus, João Pedro Saraiva, Sandra Godinho Silva, Tina Keller-Costa, Rodrigo Costa, Newton C. M. Gomes, André Carlos Ponce de Leon Ferreira de Carvalho, Peter F. Stadler, Danilo Sipoli Sanches & Ulisses Nunes da Rocha
Additional file 5. Table S5: Complete list of attributes in MarineMetagenomeDB. The ‘MarMDB attribute category’ column indicates the manually created category of each attribute.

Additional file 3 of MarineMetagenomeDB: a public repository for curated and standardized metadata for marine metagenomes

Muhammad Kabiru Nata’ala, Anderson P. Avila Santos, Jonas Coelho Kasmanas, Alexander Bartholomäus, João Pedro Saraiva, Sandra Godinho Silva, Tina Keller-Costa, Rodrigo Costa, Newton C. M. Gomes, André Carlos Ponce de Leon Ferreira de Carvalho, Peter F. Stadler, Danilo Sipoli Sanches & Ulisses Nunes da Rocha
Additional file 3. Table S3: Attributes chosen to represent different synonyms from SRAdb’s ‘sample_attribute’.

Additional file 5 of MarineMetagenomeDB: a public repository for curated and standardized metadata for marine metagenomes

Muhammad Kabiru Nata’ala, Anderson P. Avila Santos, Jonas Coelho Kasmanas, Alexander Bartholomäus, João Pedro Saraiva, Sandra Godinho Silva, Tina Keller-Costa, Rodrigo Costa, Newton C. M. Gomes, André Carlos Ponce de Leon Ferreira de Carvalho, Peter F. Stadler, Danilo Sipoli Sanches & Ulisses Nunes da Rocha
Additional file 5. Table S5: Complete list of attributes in MarineMetagenomeDB. The ‘MarMDB attribute category’ column indicates the manually created category of each attribute.

Social determinants of health and unfavourable outcome of tuberculosis treatment in the prison system

Melisane Regina Lima Ferreira, Rubia Laine de Paula Andrade, Pedro Augusto Bossonario, Regina Célia Fiorati, Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio, Carlos Eduardo Menezes de Rezende, Nathalia Halax Orfão & Aline Aparecida Monroe
Abstract This article aims to analyze the unfavorable outcome of tuberculosis treatment among the population deprived of liberty by social determinants of health. This retrospective cohort was conducted in the states of Rondônia and São Paulo, Brazil, with inmates with tuberculosis notified between 2008 and 2017. Data were collected from SINAN and TB-WEB and analyzed by relative risk (RR) and confidence intervals (95%CI), which tested the association between the dependent variable (unfavorable outcome (deaths from...

Additional file 2 of Detection of potential functional variants based on systems-biology: the case of feed efficiency in beef cattle

Gabriela Ribeiro, Fernando Baldi, Aline S. M. Cesar, Pâmela A. Alexandre, Elisa Peripolli, José B. S. Ferraz & Heidge Fukumasu
Additional file 2: Table. Biological pathways enriched from potential functional variants associated with feed efficiency by tissue.

Additional file 2 of Detection of potential functional variants based on systems-biology: the case of feed efficiency in beef cattle

Gabriela Ribeiro, Fernando Baldi, Aline S. M. Cesar, Pâmela A. Alexandre, Elisa Peripolli, José B. S. Ferraz & Heidge Fukumasu
Additional file 2: Table. Biological pathways enriched from potential functional variants associated with feed efficiency by tissue.

Are recaptures of banded birds efficient at detecting altitudinal migrations in the Atlantic Forest?

Fabio Schunck, Marco Antonio Rego, Luís Fábio Silveira & Carlos Candia-Gallardo
ABSTRACT Altitudinal migration in birds comprises seasonal movements between breeding and non-breeding areas in mountainous regions, attributed to biotic and abiotic factors. Different authors have suggested the existence of altitudinal migration between high and low areas of the mountains of the Atlantic Forest, with movement from high to low during the winter when birds would be fleeing the cold and in search of food, but there is no documented evidence. Through recaptures of understory birds,...

Genetic diversity of Trypanosoma cruzi strains isolated from chronic chagasic patients and non-human hosts in the state of São Paulo, Brazil

Thiago Kury Moreno de Souza, Elizabeth Visone Nunes Westphalen, Sansão da Rocha Westphalen, Helena Hilomi Taniguchi, Carlos Roberto Elias, Gabriela Motoie, Ricardo Gava, Vera Lucia Pereira-Chioccola, Christina Terra Gallafrio Novaes, Noêmia Barbosa Carvalho, Edimar Alcides Bocchi, Fátima das Dores da Cruz, Mussya Cisotto Rocha, Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo, Maria Aparecida Shikanai-Yasuda, Paola Andrea Ortiz, Marta Maria Geraldes Teixeira & José Eduardo Tolezano
BACKGROUND Trypanosoma cruzi shows an exuberant genetic diversity. Currently, seven phylogenetic lineages, called discrete typing units (DTUs), are recognised: TcI-TcVI and Tcbat. Despite advances in studies on T. cruzi and its populations, there is no consensus regarding its heterogeneity. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to perform molecular characterisation of T. cruzi strains, isolated in the state of São Paulo, to identify the DTUs involved and evaluate their genetic diversity. METHODS T. cruzi strains were isolated from...

Data for: A hierarchical framework for unpacking the nitrogen challenge

Weifeng Zhang, Tingyu Li, Xin Zhang, Yuxiu Zhong, Eric Davidson, Zhengxia Dou, Paulo Pavinato, Luiz Martinelli, David Kanter, Jianguo Liu & Fusuo Zhang
To feed the world population while mitigating pressing nitrogen (N) pollution problems, tremendous efforts have been devoted to developing and implementing N-efficient technologies in food production, but limited progress has been made. The N management improvement on a farm does not necessarily translate to N pollution reduction on a broader scale due to complex responses of natural and human systems and lack of coordination among stakeholders. Consequently, it is imperative to develop an N management...

Prevalence of cognitive impairment in Brazilian indigenous community from Amazonas

Anna Paula de Carvalho, Sonia Maria Dozzi Brucki, Ricardo Nitrini, Camila Carlos Bezerra, Fernanda Carini da Silva & Juliana Nery de Souza-Talarico
ABSTRACT. Studies on the prevalence of dementia in the indigenous population are still scarce worldwide. In the few available studies, prevalence evidence varies from low to very high, with early onset of the disease and high mortality rate after the initial diagnosis. Still, little is known about the rate of dementia in indigenous populations from low- and middle-income countries, where the dementia prevalence in the general population is estimated to increase significantly in the next...

Ultrasound reference values for peripheral nerve cross-sectional areas and indices in a sample of healthy individuals in Brazil

Glauber Voltan, Fred Bernardes-Filho, Helena Barbosa Lugão, Marcello Henrique Nogueira-Barbosa & Marco Andrey Cipriani Frade
Abstract Objective: To establish peripheral nerve cross-sectional area (CSA) reference values (absolute values, measures of asymmetry, and measures of focality) for healthy individuals in Brazil. Materials and Methods: Sixty-six healthy volunteers underwent high-resolution ultrasound of the peripheral nerves. We obtained CSA measurements for three peripheral nerves, at specific locations: the median nerve, in the carpal tunnel (MT); the ulnar nerve, at the cubital tunnel site (UT) and at the pre-tunnel site (UPT); and the common...

Defibrillation Threshold Testing and Long-term Follow-up in Chagas Disease

Marco Paulo Cunha Campos, Luiz Fernando Gouveia Bernardes, João Paulo Chaves de Melo, Lucas Corsino dos Santos, Cristiano Honório Ribeiro Teixeira, Maria Licia Ribeiro Cury Pavão, Elerson Arfelli, Adilson Scorzoni Filho, Anis Rassi Jr, José A. Marin-Neto & André Schmidt
Abstract Background Sudden cardiac death is the most common cause of death in chronic Chagas cardiomyopathy (CCC). Because most CCC patients who are candidates for implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) meet criteria for high defibrillation threshold values, a defibrillator threshold test (DTT) is suggested. Objectives We investigated the use of DTT in CCC patients, focusing on deaths related to ICD and arrhythmic events, as well as treatment during long-term follow-up. Methods We retrospectively evaluated 133 CCC patients...

Individual and species variation in mixed-species aggregations of harvestmen

Ignacio Escalante, Marisol Domínguez, Daisy Gómez-Ruíz & Glauco Machado
This dataset is associated with the published paper Escalante, I, M Domínguez, D Gómez-Ruiz, and G Machado. Benefits and costs of multi-specific aggregations in harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (DOI 10.3389/fevo.2021.766323). Please refer to the paper for the extensive explanations on the collection, analysis, presentation, and analyses of the data. We provide the first description of mixed-species roosting aggregations of seven species of the genus Prionostemma from Costa Rica. We surveyed several...

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