Data from: Relationships among taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic ant diversity across the biogeographic regions of EuropeXavier Arnan, Xim Cerdá & Javier Retana
Understanding how different biodiversity components are related across different environmental conditions is a major goal in macroecology and conservation biogeography. We investigated correlations among alpha and beta taxonomic (TD), phylogenetic (PD), and functional diversity (FD) in ant communities in the five biogeographic regions most representative of western Europe; we also examined the degree of niche conservatism. We combined data from 349 ant communities composed of 154 total species, which were characterized by 10 functional traits...
Data from: Analysis of the porcine APOA2 gene expression in liver, polymorphisms identification and association with fatty acid composition traitsM. Ballester, M. Revilla, A. Puig-Oliveras, J. A. P. Marchesi, A. Castello, J. Corominas, A. I. Fernandez & J. M. Folch
APOA2 is a protein implicated in triglyceride, fatty acid and glucose metabolism. In pigs, the APOA2 gene is located on pig chromosome 4 (SSC4) in a QTL region affecting fatty acid composition, fatness and growth traits. In this study, we evaluated APOA2 as a candidate gene for meat quality traits in an Iberian × Landrace backcross population. The APOA2:c.131T>A polymorphism, located in exon 3 of APOA2 and determining a missense mutation, was associated with the...
Data from: No signs of inbreeding despite long-term isolation and habitat fragmentation in the critically endangered Montseny brook newt (Calotriton arnoldi)Emilio Valbuena-Ureña, Anna Soler-Membrives, Sebastian Steinfartz, Pablo Orozco-TerWengel & Salvador Carranza
Endemic species with restricted geographic ranges potentially suffer the highest risk of extinction. If these species are further fragmented into genetically isolated subpopulations, the risk of extinction is elevated. Habitat fragmentation is generally considered to have negative effects on species survival, despite some evidence for neutral or even positive effects. Typically, non-negative effects are ignored by conservation biology. The Montseny brook newt (Calotriton arnoldi) has one of the smallest distribution ranges of any European amphibian...
Historical species records offer an excellent opportunity to test the predictive ability of range forecasts under climate change, but researchers often consider that historical records are scarce and unreliable, besides the datasets collected by renowned naturalists. Here, we demonstrate the relevance of biodiversity records developed through citizen-science initiatives generated outside the natural sciences academia. We used a Spanish geographical dictionary from the mid-nineteenth century to compile over 10 000 freshwater fish records, including almost 4...
Data from: The role of morbidly obesity in the promotion of metabolic disruptions and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis by Helicobacter PyloriAlbert Lecube, Silvia Valladares, Carolina Lopez-Cano, Liliana Gutiérrez, Andreea Ciudin, José Manuel Fort, Josep Maria Reñé, Xavier Matias-Guiu, Ines De Torres, Marta Bueno, Judit Pallarés & Juan Antonio Baena
Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection has been associated to an increased rate of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and liver disease through its effect on insulin resistance and systemic inflammation. However, results are inconstant and no studies exist in morbidly obese patients, in which both insulin resistance and inflammation coexist. Material and Methods: Cross-sectional study to evaluate the relationship between HP infection and alterations in carbohydrate metabolism, lipid profile, inflammation markers, and liver disease in patients awaiting...
Autonomous University of Barcelona5
Estación Biológica de Doñana2
University of Barcelona2
Instituto de Salud Carlos III1
Technische Universität Braunschweig1
Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria1
Spanish National Research Council1
Centre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications1
Institute of Evolutionary Biology1