Articles

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    A global-scale synthesis reveals how nitrogen resorption and mineralization interact to influence the biogeography of nitrogen conservation and acquisition in different biomes.

    • Meifeng Deng
    • , Lingli Liu
    • , Lin Jiang
    • , Weixing Liu
    • , Xin Wang
    • , Shaopeng Li
    • , Sen Yang
    •  & Bin Wang
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    Adaptive differentiation is poorly understood in marine systems. Here, the authors combine genome sequencing with gene expression and physiology to show that genetic divergence and plasticity contribute to local adaptation of Pacific oyster populations.

    • Li Li
    • , Ao Li
    • , Kai Song
    • , Jie Meng
    • , Ximing Guo
    • , Shiming Li
    • , Chunyan Li
    • , Pierre De Wit
    • , Huayong Que
    • , Fucun Wu
    • , Wei Wang
    • , Haigang Qi
    • , Fei Xu
    • , Rihao Cong
    • , Baoyu Huang
    • , Yingxiang Li
    • , Ting Wang
    • , Xueying Tang
    • , Sheng Liu
    • , Busu Li
    • , Ruihui Shi
    • , Youli Liu
    • , Chen Bu
    • , Chi Zhang
    • , Weiming He
    • , Shancen Zhao
    • , Hongjun Li
    • , Shoudu Zhang
    • , Linlin Zhang
    •  & Guofan Zhang
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    Most models for evolutionarily stable states assume that mutations are rare enough that ecological dynamics equilibrate between mutations. Here, it is shown that a higher mutation rate allows the system to tunnel to complex ESS that would otherwise be unreachable via single mutations.

    • Seyfullah Enes Kotil
    •  & Kalin Vetsigian
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    Rank abundance distribution models reveal that Ediacaran ecological communities were highly complex, probably including species competing for different resources and/or creating niches for other species.

    • Simon A. F. Darroch
    • , Marc Laflamme
    •  & Peter J. Wagner
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    Data from 143 weather radars provide an estimate of biomass flows from nocturnal migrating birds across the continental United States, providing a picture of survival rates for species with different life-history and migratory strategies.

    • Adriaan M. Dokter
    • , Andrew Farnsworth
    • , Daniel Fink
    • , Viviana Ruiz-Gutierrez
    • , Wesley M. Hochachka
    • , Frank A. La Sorte
    • , Orin J. Robinson
    • , Kenneth V. Rosenberg
    •  & Steve Kelling
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    Gene regulatory networks evolve through changes in regulatory connections. Combining experiments and thermodynamic modelling, the authors show that intrinsic binding characteristics of repressors are important determinants for their evolutionary potential.

    • Claudia Igler
    • , Mato Lagator
    • , Gašper Tkačik
    • , Jonathan P. Bollback
    •  & Călin C. Guet
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    A stoichiometric framework predicts the contrasting results of nutrient effects on primary production, with predicted responses supported by a meta-analysis of N–P fertilization experiments.

    • Petr Čapek
    • , Stefano Manzoni
    • , Eva Kaštovská
    • , Birgit Wild
    • , Kateřina Diáková
    • , Jiří Bárta
    • , Jörg Schnecker
    • , Christina Biasi
    • , Pertti J. Martikainen
    • , Ricardo Jorge Eloy Alves
    • , Georg Guggenberger
    • , Norman Gentsch
    • , Gustaf Hugelius
    • , Juri Palmtag
    • , Robert Mikutta
    • , Olga Shibistova
    • , Tim Urich
    • , Christa Schleper
    • , Andreas Richter
    •  & Hana Šantrůčková
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    Marine aquaculture is a rapidly growing global source of food, but is likely to be affected by climate change. Here, the effect of warming oceans on the production potential of 180 cultured finfish and bivalve species is mapped over the next century.

    • Halley E. Froehlich
    • , Rebecca R. Gentry
    •  & Benjamin S. Halpern
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    Whether individual behaviours remain consistent across environments is unclear. Here the authors show that guppies translocated into different environments consistently differ in their ability to acquire food resources, which is also modified by sociality and sex.

    • Lysanne Snijders
    • , Ralf H. J. M. Kurvers
    • , Stefan Krause
    • , Indar W. Ramnarine
    •  & Jens Krause
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    Daily location data on the individuals of 14 migratory marine species from 2000 to 2009 allow annual migratory cycles to be mapped to the time spent in the high seas and the exclusive economic zones of specific countries, providing a basis for international management strategies for these species.

    • Autumn-Lynn Harrison
    • , Daniel P. Costa
    • , Arliss J. Winship
    • , Scott R. Benson
    • , Steven J. Bograd
    • , Michelle Antolos
    • , Aaron B. Carlisle
    • , Heidi Dewar
    • , Peter H. Dutton
    • , Salvador J. Jorgensen
    • , Suzanne Kohin
    • , Bruce R. Mate
    • , Patrick W. Robinson
    • , Kurt M. Schaefer
    • , Scott A. Shaffer
    • , George L. Shillinger
    • , Samantha E. Simmons
    • , Kevin C. Weng
    • , Kristina M. Gjerde
    •  & Barbara A. Block
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    The teeth of Mesozoic marine reptiles are used to establish a dietary guild system for the species of the Jurassic Sub-Boreal Seaway over about 18 million years, revealing that niche partition and spatial distribution that varied following sea depth enabled species coexistence, as with marine faunas today.

    • Davide Foffa
    • , Mark T. Young
    • , Thomas L. Stubbs
    • , Kyle G. Dexter
    •  & Stephen L. Brusatte
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    Sexually selected traits primarily drive reproductive success, but their secondary functions are less well studied. Here, the authors show that antler retention among male elk involves a trade-off between predator deterrence and reproductive success in the next breeding season.

    • Matthew C. Metz
    • , Douglas J. Emlen
    • , Daniel R. Stahler
    • , Daniel R. MacNulty
    • , Douglas W. Smith
    •  & Mark Hebblewhite
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    Genome sequence data from colorectal tumours show how adenomas progress to carcinomas on the fitness landscape.

    • William Cross
    • , Michal Kovac
    • , Ville Mustonen
    • , Daniel Temko
    • , Hayley Davis
    • , Ann-Marie Baker
    • , Sujata Biswas
    • , Roland Arnold
    • , Laura Chegwidden
    • , Chandler Gatenbee
    • , Alexander R. Anderson
    • , Viktor H. Koelzer
    • , Pierre Martinez
    • , Xiaowei Jiang
    • , Enric Domingo
    • , Dan J. Woodcock
    • , Yun Feng
    • , Monika Kovacova
    • , Tim Maughan
    • , Richard Adams
    • , Simon Bach
    • , Andrew Beggs
    • , Louise Brown
    • , Francesca Buffa
    • , Jean-Baptiste Cazier
    • , Enric Domingo
    • , Andrew Blake
    • , Che-Hsi Wu
    • , Ekaterina Chatzpili
    • , Susan Richman
    • , Philip Dunne
    • , Paul Harkin
    • , Geoff Higgins
    • , Jim Hill
    • , Chris Holmes
    • , Denis Horgan
    • , Rick Kaplan
    • , Richard Kennedy
    • , Mark Lawler
    • , Simon Leedham
    • , Tim Maughan
    • , Ultan McDermott
    • , Gillies McKenna
    • , Gary Middleton
    • , Dion Morton
    • , Graeme Murray
    • , Phil Quirke
    • , Manuel Salto-Tellez
    • , Les Samuel
    • , Anna Schuh
    • , David Sebag-Montefiore
    • , Matt Seymour
    • , Ricky Sharma
    • , Richard Sullivan
    • , Ian Tomlinson
    • , Nicholas West
    • , Richard Wilson
    • , Marnix Jansen
    • , Manuel Rodriguez-Justo
    • , Shazad Ashraf
    • , Richard Guy
    • , Christopher Cunningham
    • , James E. East
    • , David C. Wedge
    • , Lai Mun Wang
    • , Claire Palles
    • , Karl Heinimann
    • , Andrea Sottoriva
    • , Simon J. Leedham
    • , Trevor A. Graham
    •  & Ian P. M. Tomlinson
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    Using a model derived from metabolic theory, the authors identify the contributions of soil biota metabolism, community composition and heterotrophic activity to soil respiration. The approach accurately predicts variation in respiration with mean annual temperature (MAT) across five biomes.

    • Alice S. A. Johnston
    •  & Richard M. Sibly
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    Analysing data from 39 grassland biodiversity experiments, the authors uncover the direct and indirect contributions to ecosystem stability of taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional trait diversity.

    • Dylan Craven
    • , Nico Eisenhauer
    • , William D. Pearse
    • , Yann Hautier
    • , Forest Isbell
    • , Christiane Roscher
    • , Michael Bahn
    • , Carl Beierkuhnlein
    • , Gerhard Bönisch
    • , Nina Buchmann
    • , Chaeho Byun
    • , Jane A. Catford
    • , Bruno E. L. Cerabolini
    • , J. Hans C. Cornelissen
    • , Joseph M. Craine
    • , Enrica De Luca
    • , Anne Ebeling
    • , John N. Griffin
    • , Andy Hector
    • , Jes Hines
    • , Anke Jentsch
    • , Jens Kattge
    • , Jürgen Kreyling
    • , Vojtech Lanta
    • , Nathan Lemoine
    • , Sebastian T. Meyer
    • , Vanessa Minden
    • , Vladimir Onipchenko
    • , H. Wayne Polley
    • , Peter B. Reich
    • , Jasper van Ruijven
    • , Brandon Schamp
    • , Melinda D. Smith
    • , Nadejda A. Soudzilovskaia
    • , David Tilman
    • , Alexandra Weigelt
    • , Brian Wilsey
    •  & Peter Manning
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    Palaeogenomic data from four Late Pleistocene cave bears reveals that cave bears admixed with brown bears in the Pleistocene epoch, and despite cave bears going extinct during the Last Glacial Maximum, extant brown bears maintain a genomic contribution from cave bears.

    • Axel Barlow
    • , James A. Cahill
    • , Stefanie Hartmann
    • , Christoph Theunert
    • , Georgios Xenikoudakis
    • , Gloria G. Fortes
    • , Johanna L. A. Paijmans
    • , Gernot Rabeder
    • , Christine Frischauf
    • , Aurora Grandal-d’Anglade
    • , Ana García-Vázquez
    • , Marine Murtskhvaladze
    • , Urmas Saarma
    • , Peeter Anijalg
    • , Tomaž Skrbinšek
    • , Giorgio Bertorelle
    • , Boris Gasparian
    • , Guy Bar-Oz
    • , Ron Pinhasi
    • , Montgomery Slatkin
    • , Love Dalén
    • , Beth Shapiro
    •  & Michael Hofreiter
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    Low-frequency vegetation optical depth (L-VOD) sensing reveals global patterns of seasonal variations in ecosystem-scale plant water storage and relationships with leaf phenology; results vary between tropical and temperate–boreal zones.

    • Feng Tian
    • , Jean-Pierre Wigneron
    • , Philippe Ciais
    • , Jérôme Chave
    • , Jérôme Ogée
    • , Josep Peñuelas
    • , Anders Ræbild
    • , Jean-Christophe Domec
    • , Xiaoye Tong
    • , Martin Brandt
    • , Arnaud Mialon
    • , Nemesio Rodriguez-Fernandez
    • , Torbern Tagesson
    • , Amen Al-Yaari
    • , Yann Kerr
    • , Chi Chen
    • , Ranga B. Myneni
    • , Wenmin Zhang
    • , Jonas Ardö
    •  & Rasmus Fensholt
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    Data from 2 million individual trees spanning 1,781 species reveal that tropical forests can be grouped into four size-dependent life-history survival modes, the application of which in demographic simulations predicts biomass change.

    • Daniel J. Johnson
    • , Jessica Needham
    • , Chonggang Xu
    • , Elias C. Massoud
    • , Stuart J. Davies
    • , Kristina J. Anderson-Teixeira
    • , Sarayudh Bunyavejchewin
    • , Jeffery Q. Chambers
    • , Chia-Hao Chang-Yang
    • , Jyh-Min Chiang
    • , George B. Chuyong
    • , Richard Condit
    • , Susan Cordell
    • , Christine Fletcher
    • , Christian P. Giardina
    • , Thomas W. Giambelluca
    • , Nimal Gunatilleke
    • , Savitri Gunatilleke
    • , Chang-Fu Hsieh
    • , Stephen Hubbell
    • , Faith Inman-Narahari
    • , Abdul Rahman Kassim
    • , Masatoshi Katabuchi
    • , David Kenfack
    • , Creighton M. Litton
    • , Shawn Lum
    • , Mohizah Mohamad
    • , Musalmah Nasardin
    • , Perry S. Ong
    • , Rebecca Ostertag
    • , Lawren Sack
    • , Nathan G. Swenson
    • , I Fang Sun
    • , Sylvester Tan
    • , Duncan W. Thomas
    • , Jill Thompson
    • , Maria Natalia Umaña
    • , Maria Uriarte
    • , Renato Valencia
    • , Sandra Yap
    • , Jess Zimmerman
    • , Nate G. McDowell
    •  & Sean M. McMahon
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    A new species of Late Triassic pterosaur, Caelestiventus hanseni, predates all other known desert pterosaurs by 65 million years, showing that from an early point in their evolution, pterosaurs were widely geographically distributed and capable of dwelling in harsh environments.

    • Brooks B. Britt
    • , Fabio M. Dalla Vecchia
    • , Daniel J. Chure
    • , George F. Engelmann
    • , Michael F. Whiting
    •  & Rodney D. Scheetz
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    Analysing >20,000 specimens from >4,500 species, the authors reveal an exceptional pattern of brain–body allometry among birds and mammals, consistent with the hypothesis that they have relaxed allometric constraints compared to other jawed vertebrates.

    • Masahito Tsuboi
    • , Wouter van der Bijl
    • , Bjørn Tore Kopperud
    • , Johannes Erritzøe
    • , Kjetil L. Voje
    • , Alexander Kotrschal
    • , Kara E. Yopak
    • , Shaun P. Collin
    • , Andrew N. Iwaniuk
    •  & Niclas Kolm
  • Article | | open

    Long-term selective breeding has produced strains of the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) with different behaviours. Here, the authors sequence the genomes of tame and aggressive strains to uncover the genetic regions that have responded to selection for behaviour.

    • Anna V. Kukekova
    • , Jennifer L. Johnson
    • , Xueyan Xiang
    • , Shaohong Feng
    • , Shiping Liu
    • , Halie M. Rando
    • , Anastasiya V. Kharlamova
    • , Yury Herbeck
    • , Natalya A. Serdyukova
    • , Zijun Xiong
    • , Violetta Beklemischeva
    • , Klaus-Peter Koepfli
    • , Rimma G. Gulevich
    • , Anastasiya V. Vladimirova
    • , Jessica P. Hekman
    • , Polina L. Perelman
    • , Aleksander S. Graphodatsky
    • , Stephen J. O’Brien
    • , Xu Wang
    • , Andrew G. Clark
    • , Gregory M. Acland
    • , Lyudmila N. Trut
    •  & Guojie Zhang
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    A study of foot-and-mouth disease in Tanzanian livestock and buffalo populations identifies waves spreading through cattle herds across the region, and economic impacts to rural communities that could be alleviated by targeted vaccination.

    • Miriam Casey-Bryars
    • , Richard Reeve
    • , Umesh Bastola
    • , Nick J. Knowles
    • , Harriet Auty
    • , Katarzyna Bachanek-Bankowska
    • , Veronica L. Fowler
    • , Robert Fyumagwa
    • , Rudovick Kazwala
    • , Tito Kibona
    • , Alasdair King
    • , Donald P. King
    • , Felix Lankester
    • , Anna B. Ludi
    • , Ahmed Lugelo
    • , Francois F. Maree
    • , Deogratius Mshanga
    • , Gloria Ndhlovu
    • , Krupali Parekh
    • , David J. Paton
    • , Brian Perry
    • , Jemma Wadsworth
    • , Satya Parida
    • , Daniel T. Haydon
    • , Thomas L. Marsh
    • , Sarah Cleaveland
    •  & Tiziana Lembo
  • Article | | open

    Combining parallel genome-wide association studies from both host plant (Arabidopsis thaliana) and insect herbivore (Pieris rapae) perspectives, plus a comparative analysis across diverse butterfly/plant systems, the authors identify core genes involved in herbivory.

    • Sumitha Nallu
    • , Jason A. Hill
    • , Kristine Don
    • , Carlos Sahagun
    • , Wei Zhang
    • , Camille Meslin
    • , Emilie Snell-Rood
    • , Nathan L. Clark
    • , Nathan I. Morehouse
    • , Joy Bergelson
    • , Christopher W. Wheat
    •  & Marcus R. Kronforst
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    The nature of aspidin, the most primitive bone-like tissue, is controversial. Here, the authors show that aspidin is acellular dermal bone, suggesting that early vertebrates possessed a full repertoire of skeletal tissue types.

    • Joseph N. Keating
    • , Chloe L. Marquart
    • , Federica Marone
    •  & Philip C. J. Donoghue
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    Outlining a framework based on a generalized plant–soil feedback model, the authors show that negative frequency-dependent feedback is necessary for the persistence of whole plant communities, and establish a quantitative metric for the strength of feedback needed for coexistence.

    • Maarten B. Eppinga
    • , Mara Baudena
    • , Daniel J. Johnson
    • , Jiang Jiang
    • , Keenan M. L. Mack
    • , Allan E. Strand
    •  & James D. Bever
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    Reconstructing bacterial diversity dynamics from phylogenies, the authors estimate that there are about 1.4–1.9 million extant bacterial lineages and that diversity has been continuously increasing over the past 1 billion years, although most lineages to have inhabited Earth are now extinct.

    • Stilianos Louca
    • , Patrick M. Shih
    • , Matthew W. Pennell
    • , Woodward W. Fischer
    • , Laura Wegener Parfrey
    •  & Michael Doebeli
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    Sex-discordant selection causes intralocus sexual conflict as different alleles are favoured in each sex. Here, the authors show that the evolution of body size dimorphism—a trait with strong correlation between males and females—is arrested in Drosophila for many generations due to intralocus sexual conflict.

    • Andrew D. Stewart
    •  & William R. Rice
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    A population-genomic analysis of more than 800 isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, representing the breadth of host-species diversity, reveals details of the pathogen’s evolutionary trajectory, including how this has been influenced by animal domestication and antibiotic use.

    • Emily J. Richardson
    • , Rodrigo Bacigalupe
    • , Ewan M. Harrison
    • , Lucy A. Weinert
    • , Samantha Lycett
    • , Manouk Vrieling
    • , Kirsty Robb
    • , Paul A. Hoskisson
    • , Matthew T. G. Holden
    • , Edward J. Feil
    • , Gavin K. Paterson
    • , Steven Y. C. Tong
    • , Adebayo Shittu
    • , Willem van Wamel
    • , David M. Aanensen
    • , Julian Parkhill
    • , Sharon J. Peacock
    • , Jukka Corander
    • , Mark Holmes
    •  & J. Ross Fitzgerald
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    Analysing a database of >1,800 field studies in the terrestrial Arctic, the authors identify large spatial biases in sampling, with nearly one-third of all citations derived from sites located within 50 km of two research stations.

    • Daniel B. Metcalfe
    • , Thirze D. G. Hermans
    • , Jenny Ahlstrand
    • , Michael Becker
    • , Martin Berggren
    • , Robert G. Björk
    • , Mats P. Björkman
    • , Daan Blok
    • , Nitin Chaudhary
    • , Chelsea Chisholm
    • , Aimée T. Classen
    • , Niles J. Hasselquist
    • , Micael Jonsson
    • , Jeppe A. Kristensen
    • , Bright B. Kumordzi
    • , Hanna Lee
    • , Jordan R. Mayor
    • , Janet Prevéy
    • , Karolina Pantazatou
    • , Johannes Rousk
    • , Ryan A. Sponseller
    • , Maja K. Sundqvist
    • , Jing Tang
    • , Johan Uddling
    • , Göran Wallin
    • , Wenxin Zhang
    • , Anders Ahlström
    • , David E. Tenenbaum
    •  & Abdulhakim M. Abdi
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    Logarithmic scales are frequently used in ecological data display, but the degree to which they are understood is not clear. Here, the authors survey members of the Ecological Society of America and find that only 56% of respondents correctly interpreted data presented on log–log axes.

    • Duncan N. L. Menge
    • , Anna C. MacPherson
    • , Thomas A. Bytnerowicz
    • , Andrew W. Quebbeman
    • , Naomi B. Schwartz
    • , Benton N. Taylor
    •  & Amelia A. Wolf
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    A new sauropodomorph dinosaur taxon, Ingentia prima, and new lessemsaurid fossils from the Late Triassic of Argentina, reveal a distinctive and early pathway towards gigantism, 30 million years before the first eusauropods appeared.

    • Cecilia Apaldetti
    • , Ricardo N. Martínez
    • , Ignacio A. Cerda
    • , Diego Pol
    •  & Oscar Alcober
  • Article |

    Single-species antibiotic dose response is a poor predictor of multi-species community dynamics because it cannot foresee the tipping points that cause irreversible changes in resistance that persist even when treatment stops.

    • Robert E. Beardmore
    • , Emily Cook
    • , Susanna Nilsson
    • , Adam R. Smith
    • , Anna Tillmann
    • , Brooke D. Esquivel
    • , Ken Haynes
    • , Neil A. R. Gow
    • , Alistair J. P. Brown
    • , Theodore C. White
    •  & Ivana Gudelj
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    Comparative genomics of eight populations of the copepod Tigriopus californicus reveals extreme mtDNA divergence and rapid protein evolution as well as positive selection in genes predicted to interact with mtDNA, which suggests mitonuclear coevolution.

    • Felipe S. Barreto
    • , Eric T. Watson
    • , Thiago G. Lima
    • , Christopher S. Willett
    • , Suzanne Edmands
    • , Weizhong Li
    •  & Ronald S. Burton
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    Analysing a model of randomly interacting species, the authors show that stable, biodiverse communities can be achieved in which network structure has little influence.

    • Carlos A. Serván
    • , José A. Capitán
    • , Jacopo Grilli
    • , Kent E. Morrison
    •  & Stefano Allesina
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    Mitonuclear interactions can promote population divergence. Here, the authors find a genomic cluster of differentiation and signatures of selection in a region with an over-representation of nuclear genes that interact with mitochondrial genes in a songbird.

    • Hernán E. Morales
    • , Alexandra Pavlova
    • , Nevil Amos
    • , Richard Major
    • , Andrzej Kilian
    • , Chris Greening
    •  & Paul Sunnucks
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    Phenotypic plasticity may play a role in initiating novelty. This study provides evidence for selection on phenotypic plasticity leading to the evolution of a carnivore morph tadpole, which allowed spadefoot toads to invade a new niche.

    • Nicholas A. Levis
    • , Andrew J. Isdaner
    •  & David W. Pfennig
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    Genetic sequencing of 137 silkworm strains enables reconstruction of silkworm domestication history and identifies key genes involved in silk production, circadian rhythms, as well as candidate genes associated with breeding traits.

    • Hui Xiang
    • , Xiaojing Liu
    • , Muwang Li
    • , Ya’nan Zhu
    • , Lizhi Wang
    • , Yong Cui
    • , Liyuan Liu
    • , Gangqi Fang
    • , Heying Qian
    • , Anying Xu
    • , Wen Wang
    •  & Shuai Zhan
  • Article |

    Experimental archaeological ballistic modelling suggests that lesions on 120,000-year-old deer skeletons from Neumark-Nord, Germany, were caused by close-range use of thrusting spears on the part of Neanderthals.

    • Sabine Gaudzinski-Windheuser
    • , Elisabeth S. Noack
    • , Eduard Pop
    • , Constantin Herbst
    • , Johannes Pfleging
    • , Jonas Buchli
    • , Arne Jacob
    • , Frieder Enzmann
    • , Lutz Kindler
    • , Radu Iovita
    • , Martin Street
    •  & Wil Roebroeks
  • Article |

    Analysis of cell-type-specific transcription in non-bilaterian animals provides insight into the evolution of the gene regulatory networks that underlie metazoan cell types.

    • Arnau Sebé-Pedrós
    • , Elad Chomsky
    • , Kevin Pang
    • , David Lara-Astiaso
    • , Federico Gaiti
    • , Zohar Mukamel
    • , Ido Amit
    • , Andreas Hejnol
    • , Bernard M. Degnan
    •  & Amos Tanay
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    A model of how behaviour in animal societies can shift states is tested in social spiders. Colony size and personality composition determine the timing and ability of a group to recover from such state shifts.

    • Grant Navid Doering
    • , Inon Scharf
    • , Holly V. Moeller
    •  & Jonathan N. Pruitt