3 Works

Data from: Structural diversity of naturally regenerating Chinese yew (Taxus wallichiana var. mairei) populations in an ex situ conservation

Guangfu Zhang, Qian Li, Xueren Hou, Guang-Fu Zhang & Xue-Ren Hou
The Chinese yew (Taxus wallichiana var. mairei) is ranked among the first class of important wild endangered plants in China. However, due to its overexploitation, it now occurs scattered in the forest undergrowth along the Yangtze River Valley. To improve this tree’s conservation management, we used structural indices to investigate the structural diversity of naturally regenerating yew populations that have established via ex situ conservation. The results show that most yews had larger non-yew tree...

Data from: Ecological correlates of extinction risk in Chinese birds

Yanping Wang, Xingfeng Si, Peter M. Bennett, Chuanwu Chen, Di Zeng, Yuhao Zhao, Yiru Wu & Ping Ding
China is one of the countries with the richest bird biodiversity in the world. Among the 1372 Chinese birds, 146 species are considered threatened and three species are regionally extinct according to the officially released China Biodiversity Red List in 2015. Here, we conducted the first extensive analysis to systematically investigate the patterns and processes of extinction and threat in Chinese birds. We addressed the following four questions. First, is extinction risk randomly distributed among...

Data from: Stronger selective constraint on downstream genes in the oxidative phosphorylation pathway of cetaceans

Ran Tian, Shixia Xu, Simin Chai, Daiqing Yin, Harold Zakon & Guang Yang
The oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) pathway is an efficient way to produce energy via adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is critical for sustaining an energy supply for cetaceans in a hypoxic environment. Several studies have shown that natural selection may shape the evolution of the genes involved in OXPHOS. However, how network architecture drives OXPHOS protein sequence evolution remains poorly explored. Here, we investigated the evolutionary patterns of genes in the OXPHOS pathway across six cetacean genomes...

Registration Year

  • 2017

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  • Nanjing Normal University
  • Zhejiang University
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Kent