4 Works

Data from: Rescued wildlife in China remains at risk

Zhao-Min Zhou, Chris Newman, Christina D. Buesching, David W. Macdonald & Youbing Zhou
Improper treatment of ‘rescued’ animals substantially undermines welfare ethos of CITES guidance. We briefly report on the fate of confiscated live wild animals in China between 2010 and 2015, where illegal trade in both exotic and native wildlife continues to flourish. In particular, we draw attention to China’s lack of legislation or protocols ‘appropriate and consistent’ with the CITES code of practice pertaining to the protection of illegally traded wildlife after rescue.

Data from: Genomewide scan for adaptive differentiation along altitudinal gradient in the Andrew's toad Bufo andrewsi

Baocheng Guo, Di Lu, Wen Bo Liao & Juha Merilä
Recent studies of humans, dogs and rodents have started to discover the genetic underpinnings of high altitude adaptations, yet amphibians have received little attention in this respect. To identify possible signatures of adaptation to altitude, we performed a genome scan of 15 557 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) obtained with restriction site-associated DNA sequencing of pooled samples from 11 populations of Andrew's toad (Bufo andrewsi) from the edge of the Tibetan Plateau, spanning an altitudinal gradient...

Data from: Sexual selection impacts brain anatomy in frogs and toads

Yu Zeng, Shang Ling Lou, Wen Bo Liao, Robert Jehle & Alexander Kotrschal
Natural selection is a major force in the evolution of vertebrate brain size, but the role of sexual selection in brain size evolution remains enigmatic. At least two opposing schools of thought predict a relationship between sexual selection and brain size. Sexual selection should facilitate the evolution of larger brains because better cognitive abilities may aid the competition for mates. However, it may also restrict brain size evolution due to energetic trade-offs between brain tissue...

Data from: The transcriptome response of Heliconius melpomene larvae to a novel host plant

Quan-You Yu, Shou-Min Fang, Ze Zhang & Chris D. Jiggins
In the warfare between herbivore and host plant, insects have evolved a variety of defensive mechanisms, including allelochemical transformation and excretion. Several studies have explored the transcriptome responses of insects after host plant shifts to understand these mechanisms. We investigated the plastic responses of Heliconius melpomene larvae feeding on a native host Passiflora menispermifolia and a less strongly defended nonhost species, Passiflora biflora. In total, 326 differentially expressed genes were identified, with a greater number...

Registration Year

  • 2016

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • China West Normal University
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Salford
  • Chongqing University
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Oxford
  • Stockholm University