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Data from: Genetic variation at aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) loci in populations of Atlantic killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) inhabiting polluted and reference habitats

Adam M. Reitzel, Sibel I. Karchner, Diana G. Franks, Brad R. Evans, Diane Nacci, Denise Champlin, Verónica M. Vieira & Mark E. Hahn
Background: The non-migratory killifish Fundulus heteroclitus inhabits clean and polluted environments interspersed throughout its range along the Atlantic coast of North America. Several populations of this species have successfully adapted to environments contaminated with toxic aromatic hydrocarbon pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Previous studies suggest that the mechanism of resistance to these and other “dioxin-like compounds” (DLCs) may involve reduced signaling through the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) pathway. Here we investigated gene diversity and...

Data from: Self-recruitment in a Caribbean reef fish: a method for approximating dispersal kernels accounting for seascape

Cassidy C. D'Aloia, Steven M. Bogdanowicz, John E. Majoris, Richard G. Harrison & Peter M. Buston
Characterizing patterns of larval dispersal is essential to understanding the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of marine metapopulations. Recent research has measured local dispersal within populations, but the development of marine dispersal kernels from empirical data remains a challenge. We propose a framework to move beyond point estimates of dispersal towards the approximation of a simple dispersal kernel, based on the hypothesis that the structure of the seascape is a primary predictor of realized dispersal patterns....

Data from: Sound amplification by means of a horn-like roosting structure in Spix's disc-winged bat

Gloriana Chaverri & Erin H. Gillam
While sound is a signal modality widely used by many animals, it is very susceptible to attenuation, hampering effective long-distance communication. A strategy to minimize sound attenuation that has been historically used by humans is to use acoustic horns; to date, no other animal is known to use a similar structure to increase sound intensity. Here, we describe how the use of a roosting structure that resembles an acoustic horn (the tapered tubes that form...

Data from: Divergence in coloration and the evolution of reproductive isolation in the Anolis marmoratus species complex

Martha M. Muñoz, Nicholas G. Crawford, , Nicholas J. Messana, Rebecca D. Tarvin, Liam J. Revell, Rosanne M. Zandvliet, Juanita M. Hopwood, Elbert Mock, André L. Schneider, Chris J. Schneider, Thomas J. McGreevy & Christopher J. Schneider
Adaptive divergence in coloration is expected to produce reproductive isolation in species that use colorful signals in mate choice and species recognition. Indeed, many adaptive radiations are characterized by differentiation in colorful signals, suggesting that divergent selection acting on coloration may be an important component of speciation. Populations in the Anolis marmoratus species complex from the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe display striking divergence in adult male color and pattern that occurs over small geographic distances,...

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