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Data from: Model and test in a fungus of the probability that beneficial mutations survive drift

Danna R. Gifford, J. Arjan G. M. De Visser & Lindi M. Wahl
Determining the probability of fixation of beneficial mutations is critically important for building predictive models of adaptive evolution. Despite considerable theoretical work, models of fixation probability have stood untested for nearly a century. However, recent advances in experimental and theoretical techniques permit the development of models with testable predictions. We developed a new model for the probability of surviving genetic drift, a major component of fixation probability, for novel beneficial mutations in the fungus Aspergillus...

Data from: The predictive adaptive response: modeling the life history evolution of the butterfly, Bicyclus anynana, in seasonal environments.

Joost Van Den Heuvel, Marjo Saastamoinen, Paul M. Brakefield, Thomas B. L. Kirkwood, Bas J. Zwaan & Daryl P. Shanley
A predictive adaptive response (PAR) is a type of developmental plasticity where the response to an environmental cue is not immediately advantageous but instead is later in life. The PAR is a way for organisms to maximize fitness in varying environments. Insects living in seasonal environments are valuable model systems for testing the existence and form of PAR. Previous manipulations of the larval and the adult environments of the butterfly Bicyclus anynana have shown that...

Data from: Correlated evolution of senescence and ephemeral substrate use in the Sordariomycetes

Thomas D. Geydan, Alfons J. M. Debets, Gerard J. M. Verkleij & Anne D. Van Diepeningen
Evolutionary theory predicts that senescence – a decline in reproduction and survival with increasing age - can evolve as a trade-off between the investment in reproduction on one side and in somatic maintenance and repair on the other side. The ecology of a species is crucial here, since it provides the external causes of death that determine the statistical limit to a species’ lifespan. Filamentous fungi are generally believed to be non-senescent, and there are...

Data from: Global lack of flyway structure in a cosmopolitan bird revealed by a genome wide survey of single nucleotide polymorphisms

Robert H. S. Kraus, Pim Van Hooft, Hendrik-Jan Megens, Arseny Tsvey, Sergei Y. Fokin, Ronald C. Ydenberg & Herbert H. T. Prins
Knowledge about population structure and connectivity of waterfowl species, especially mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), is a priority due to recent outbreaks of Avian Influenza. Ringing studies that trace large-scale movement patterns have to date been unable to detect clearly delineated mallard populations. We employed 363 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers in combination with population genetics and phylogeographic approaches to conduct a population genomic test of panmixia in 801 mallards from 45 locations world-wide. Basic population genetic...

Data from: Porcine colonization of the Americas: a 60k SNP story

M. Pérez-Enciso, William Burgos-Paz, Carla A. Souza, Hendrik Jan Megens, Yuliaxis Ramayo-Caldas, Maximo Melo, C. Lemús-Flores, Eduardo Caal, Henry W. Soto, Rodrigo Martínez, Luz A. Álvarez, Lenin Aguirre, Volga Iñiguez, M. A. Revidatti, O. R. Martínez-López, Silvia Llambi, Anna Esteve-Codina, M. C. Rodríguez, Richard P. M. A. Crooijmans, Samuel R. Paiva, Larry B. Schook & Martien A. M. Groenen
The pig, Sus scrofa, is a foreign species to the American continent. Although pigs originally introduced in the Americas should be related to those from the Iberian Peninsula and Canary islands, the phylogeny of current creole pigs that now populate the continent is likely to be very complex. Because of the extreme climates that America harbours, these populations also provide a unique example of a fast evolutionary phenomenon of adaptation. Here, we provide a genome...

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