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Olfactory receptor alignments for: Ecological constraints on highly evolvable olfactory receptor genes and morphology in neotropical bats

Laurel Yohe
While evolvability of genes and traits may promote specialization during species diversification, how ecology subsequently restricts such variation remains unclear. Chemosensation requires animals to decipher a complex chemical background to locate fitness-related resources, and thus the underlying genomic architecture and morphology must cope with constant exposure to a changing odorant landscape; detecting adaptation amidst extensive chemosensory diversity is an open challenge. In phyllostomid bats, an ecologically diverse clade that evolved plant-visiting from an insectivorous ancestor,...

Pigmentation biosynthesis influences the microbiome associated with sea urchins

Gary Wessel, Masato Kiyomoto, Adam Reitzel & Tyler Carrier
Organisms living on the seafloor are subject to encrustations by a wide variety of animal, plants, and microbes. Sea urchins, however, thwart this covering. Despite having a sophisticated immune system, there is no clear mechanism that allows sea urchins to remain clean. Here, by using CRISPR/Cas9, we test the hypothesis that pigmentation biosynthesis in sea urchin spines influences their interactions with microbes in vivo. We have three primary findings. First, the microbiome of sea urchin...

Data from: Applicability of artificial neural networks to integrate socio-technical drivers of buildings recovery following extreme wind events

Stephanie Pilkington & Hussam Mahmoud
The data provided and the associated MATLAB code were used to build an Artificial Neural Network Model to capture the reconstruction (recovery) of various buildings subjected to tornado events in the State of Missouri. The ANN model utilizes relevant tornado, societal demographic, and structural data to determine a building’s resulting damage state from an extreme wind event and the subsequent recovery time. Abstract for the publication is as follows: In a companion article, previously published...

Data from: Periodic environmental disturbance drives repeated ecomorphological diversification in an adaptive radiation of Antarctic fishes

Elyse Parker, Katerina L. Zapfe, Jagriti Yadav, Bruno Frédérich, Christopher D. Jones, Evan P. Economo, Sarah Federman, Thomas J. Near & Alex Dornburg
The ecological theory of adaptive radiation has profoundly shaped our conceptualization of the rules that govern diversification. However, while many radiations follow classic early burst patterns of diversification as they fill ecological space, the longer-term fates of these radiations depend on many factors, such as climatic stability. In systems with periodic disturbances, species-rich clades can contain nested adaptive radiations of subclades with their own distinct diversification histories, and how adaptive radiation theory applies in these...

Annotated transcriptome data from: Transcriptome annotation reveals minimal immunogenetic diversity among Wyoming toads, Anaxyrus baxteri

Jeffrey Yoder, Kara Carlson, Dustin Wcisel, Hayley Ackerman, Jessica Romanet, Emily Christiansen, Jennifer Niemuth, Christina Williams, Matthew Breen, Michael Stoskopf & Alex Dornburg
Briefly considered extinct in the wild, the future of the wild population of the Wyoming toad (Anaxyrus baxteri) continues to rely on captive breeding to supplement the wild population. Given its small natural geographic range and history of rapid population decline at least partly due to fungal disease, investigation of the diversity of key receptor families involved in the host immune response represents an important conservation need. Population decline may have reduced immunogenetic diversity sufficiently...

A chromosome-level genome assembly of the highly heterozygous sea urchin Echinometra sp. EZ reveals adaptation in the regulatory regions of stress response genes

Remi Ketchum, Phillip Davidson, Edward Smith, Gregory Wray, John Burt, Joseph Ryan & Adam Reitzel
Echinometra is the most widespread genus of sea urchin and has been the focus of a wide range of studies in ecology, speciation, and reproduction. However, available genetic data for this genus are generally limited to a few select loci. Here, we present a chromosome-level genome assembly based on 10x Genomics, PacBio, and Hi-C sequencing for Echinometra sp. EZ from the Persian/Arabian Gulf. The genome is assembled into 210 scaffolds totaling 817.8 Mb with an...

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  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of Liège
  • New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Duke University
  • Indiana University
  • Southwest Fisheries Science Center
  • GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
  • Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University
  • University of Florida
  • Ochanomizu University