Can species naming drive scientific attention? A perspective from plant-feeding arthropodsStephen Heard, Julia Mlynarek, Chloe Cull, Amy L. Parachnowitsch & Jess L. Vickruck
How do researchers choose their study species? Some choices are based on ecological or economic importance, some on ease of study, some on tradition – but could the name of a species influence researcher decisions? We asked whether phytophagous arthropod species named after their host plants were more likely to be assayed for host-associated genetic differentiation (or ‘HAD’; the evolution of cryptic, genetically isolated host specialists within an apparently more generalist lineage). We chose 30...
Annotated VCF of 192 Verticillium dahliae isolatesBenjamin Mimee, Joel Lafond-Lapalme & Mario Tenuta
Verticillium dahliae is an important soil-borne pathogen causing Verticillium wilt. It is also the primary causal agent of the Potato Early Dying, a disease complex involving the root-lesion nematode. Here, we report the whole-genome sequencing of 192 isolates of V. dahliae originating from the major potato production areas across Canada. Our results yielded a resource of 277,010 genetic variations that will be useful for genetic analyses and revealed the presence of two major lineages, both...
Booster vaccination is required to elicit and maintain COVID-19 vaccine-induced immunity in SIV-infected macaquesPingchao Li, Qian Wang, Yizi He, Chenchen Yang, Zhengyuan Zhang, Zijian Liu, Bo Liu, Li Yin, Yilan Cui, Peiyu Hu, Yichu Liu, Pingqian Zheng, Wei Wang, Linbing Qu, Caijun Sun, Suhua Guan, Liqiang Feng & Ling Chen
Prolonged infection and possible evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in patients living with uncontrolled HIV-1 infection highlight the importance of an effective vaccination regimen, yet the immunogenicity of COVID-19 vaccines and predictive immune biomarkers have not been well investigated. Herein, we report that the magnitude and persistence of antibody and cell-mediated immunity (CMI) elicited by an Ad5-vectored COVID-19 vaccine are impaired in SIV-infected macaques with high viral loads (> 105 genome copies per ml plasma, SIVhi) but...
Data from: Retrogressive moulting in khapra beetle, Trogoderma granarium (Coleoptera: Dermestidae)Sunil Shivananjappa, Kevin Floate, Paul Fields & Robert Laird
Insect larvae typically moult to grow, but here we investigate insect larvae that moult to shrink; that is, retrogressive moulting or retrogressive development. We demonstrate this phenomenon in the khapra beetle, Trogoderma granarium Everts (Dermestidae), among the world's most invasive pests of stored grains and cereal products, and a quarantine pest of interest for many countries. Larvae survived a 3‐month period of starvation, moulting up to six times and reducing their body mass by about...
Kinetics of SARS-CoV-2 specific IgM and IgG responses in COVID-19 patientsBaoqing Sun, Ying Feng, Xiaoneng Mo, Peiyan Zheng, Qian Wang, Pingchao Li, Ping Peng, Xiaoqing Liu, Zhilong Chen, Huimin Huang, Fan Zhang, Wenting Luo, Xuefeng Niu, Peiyu Hu, Longyu Wang, Hui Peng, Zhifeng Huang, Liqiang Feng, Feng Li, Fuchun Zhang, Fang Li, Nanshan Zhong & Ling Chen
The emerging COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection poses severe challenges to global public health. Serum antibody testing is becoming one of the critical methods for the diagnosis of COVID-19 patients. We investigated IgM and IgG responses against SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid (N) and spike (S) protein after symptom onset in the intensive care unit (ICU) and non-ICU patients. 130 blood samples from 38 COVID-19 patients were collected. The levels of IgM and IgG specific to N and...
SNP markers used for QTL mapping in the inbred linesHabibur Rahman, Swati Megha, Miles Buchwaldt, Isobel Parkin, Berisso Kebede & Azam Nikzad
Young leaves of the 175 inbred lines and their seven parents were collected from seedlings grown in a greenhouse. About 200 mg bulk leaf sample from three plants of a line was placed in 2 ml safe-lock Eppendorf tube and stored at ‒80 ˚C for one night prior to crushing using a Mixer Mill (TissueLyser II, Qiagen, Germany). Genomic DNA was extracted using SIGMA DNA extraction kit (Sigma-Aldrich, St. Louis, MO, USA) following the manufacturer’s...
Agriculture and Agriculture-Food Canada6
Sun Yat-sen University2
West China Hospital of Sichuan University2
Institute of Hydrobiology2
Central South University2
Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University2