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#1Bernhard Hausdorf (UHH: University of Hamburg)H-Index: 31
#2Christian Hennig (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 24
Despite the importance of the geographical arrangement of populations for the inference of species boundaries, only few approaches that integrate spatial information into species delimitation have been developed so far. Persistent differentiation of sympatrical groups of individuals is the best criterion for species status. Species delimitation becomes more prone to error if allopatric metapopulations are considered because it is often difficult to assess whether observed differences between all...
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#1Emily Humble (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 1
#2Pavel Dobrynin (SPbU: Saint Petersburg State University)H-Index: 9
Last. Erez Lieberman AidenH-Index: 1
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Captive populations provide a valuable insurance against extinctions in the wild. However, they are also vulnerable to the negative impacts of inbreeding, selection and drift. Genetic information is therefore considered a critical aspect of conservation management. Recent developments in sequencing technologies have the potential to improve the outcomes of management programmes; however, the transfer of these approaches to applied conservation has been slow. The scimitar-horned oryx (Oryx dammah...
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#1Huamei Xiao (Yichun University)
#2Xinhai Ye (Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University)
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The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a lepidopteran insect pest that causes huge economic losses. This notorious insect pest has rapidly spread over the world in the past few years. However, the mechanisms of rapid dispersal are not well understood. Here, we report a chromosome-level assembled genome of the fall armyworm, named the ZJ-version, using PacBio and Hi-C technology. The sequenced individual was a female collected from the Zhejiang province of China and had high heterozygosity....
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#1Christopher L. Owen (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 5
#2David B. Stern (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 4
Last. Keith A. Crandall (GW: George Washington University)H-Index: 68
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High-throughput sequencing of transcriptomes and targeted genomic regions are advancing our knowledge of The Tree of Life. Building phylogenies with regions of the genome requires 1-to-1 ortholog resources of genes and non-coding loci. One organismal group that has received little attention in this area is the Hemiptera, the fifth largest insect order represented by approximately 103,590 named species. Here, we present a set of 3,872 Hemiptera 1-to-1 orthogroups based on tree-based orthology inf...
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#1Cathleen Schlundt (MBL: Marine Biological Laboratory)H-Index: 3
#2Jessica L. Mark Welch (MBL: Marine Biological Laboratory)H-Index: 12
Last. Linda Amaral-Zettler (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 1
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Plastic marine debris (PMD) affects spatial scales of life from microbes to whales. However, understanding interactions between plastic and microbes in the “Plastisphere”—the thin layer of life on the surface of PMD—has been technology‐limited. Research into microbe–microbe and microbe–substrate interactions requires knowledge of community phylogenetic composition but also tools to visualize spatial distributions of intact microbial biofilm communities. We developed a CLASI‐FISH (combinatorial l...
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#1Satoshi Aoki (UTokyo: University of Tokyo)
#2Motomi Ito (UTokyo: University of Tokyo)H-Index: 27
Random sampling is an important statistical assumption, but virtually impossible when sampling a wild species as we cannot know where all the individuals exist. While inter-population or intra-taxa sampling methods have been developed, there are currently few intra-taxon sampling methods to objectively decide where to sample wild taxa. We suggest a new sampling method which computes appropriate sampling locations from coordinates, assuming geographical autocorrelation of phylogeny within a taxon...
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#1Marie Cariou (UCBL: Claude Bernard University Lyon 1)
#2Hélène Henri (UCBL: Claude Bernard University Lyon 1)H-Index: 1
Last. Sylvain Charlat (UCBL: Claude Bernard University Lyon 1)H-Index: 26
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Promoted by the barcoding approach, mitochondrial DNA is more than ever used as a molecular marker to identify species boundaries. Yet, it has been repeatedly argued that it may be poorly suited for this purpose, especially in insects where mitochondria are often associated with invasive intracellular bacteria that may promote their introgression. Here we inform this debate by assessing how divergent nuclear genomes can be when mitochondrial barcodes indicate very high proximity. To this end, we...
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To fully understand how plastic is affecting the ocean, we need to understand how marine life interacts directly with it. Besides their ecological relevance, microbes can affect the distribution, degradation and transfer of plastics to the rest of the marine food web. From amplicon sequencing and scanning electron microscopy, we know that a diverse array of microorganisms rapidly associate with plastic marine debris in the form of biofouling and biofilms, also known as the "Plastisphere." Howeve...
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#1Molly Schumer (Stanford University)
#2Daniel L. Powell (A&M: Texas A&M University)
Last. Russell B. Corbett-Detig (UCSC: University of California, Santa Cruz)H-Index: 16
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It has become clear that hybridization between species is much more common than previously recognized. As a result, we now know that the genomes of many modern species, including our own, are a patchwork of regions derived from past hybridization events. Increasingly researchers are interested in disentangling which regions of the genome originated from each parental species using local ancestry inference methods. Due to the diverse effects of admixture, this interest is shared across disparate ...
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#1Coline C. Jaworski (AMU: Aix-Marseille University)H-Index: 4
#2Carson W. Allan (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 1
Last. Luciano M. Matzkin (UA: University of Arizona)H-Index: 25
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The emergence of third generation sequencing (3GS; long-reads) is making closer the goal of chromosome-size fragments in de novo genome assemblies. This allows the exploration of new and broader questions on genome evolution for a number of non-model organisms. However, long-read technologies result in higher sequencing error rates and therefore impose an elevated cost of sufficient coverage to achieve high enough quality. In this context, hybrid assemblies, combining short-reads and long-reads ...
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