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published: 2022-01-01
 
The file “Fla.fasta”, comprising 10526 positions, is the concatenated amino acid alignments of 51 orthologues of 182 bacterial strains. It was used for the maximum likelihood and maximum parsimony analyses of Flavobacteriales. Bacterial species names and strains were used as the sequence names, host names of insect endosymbionts were shown in brackets. The file “16S.fasta” is the alignment of 233 bacterial 16S rRNA sequences. It contains 1455 positions and was used for the maximum likelihood analysis of flavobacterial insect endosymbionts. The names of endosymbiont strains were replaced by the name of their hosts. In addition to the species names, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) accession numbers were also indicated in the sequence names (e.g., sequence “Cicadellidae_Deltocephalinae_Macrostelini_Macrosteles_striifrons_AB795320” is the 16S rRNA of Macrosteles striifrons (Cicadellidae: Deltocephalinae: Macrostelini) with a NCBI accession number AB795320). The file “Sulcia_pep.fasta” is the concatenated amino acid alignments of 131 orthologues of “Candidatus Sulcia muelleri” (Sulcia). It contains 41970 positions and presents 101 Sulcia strains and 3 Blattabacterium strains. This file was used for the maximum likelihood analysis of Sulcia. The file “Sulcia_nucleotide.fasta” is the concatenated nucleotide alignment corresponding to the sequences in “Sulcia_pep.fasta” but also comprises the alignment of 16S rRNA. It has 127339 positions and was used for the maximum likelihood and maximum parsimony analyses of Sulcia. Individual gene alignments (16S rRNA and 131 orthologues of Sulcia and Blattabacterium) are deposited in the compressed file “individual_gene_alignments.zip”, which were used to construct gene trees for multispecies coalescent analysis. The names of Sulcia strains were replaced by the name of their hosts in “Sulcia_pep.fasta”, “Sulcia_nucleotide.fasta” and the files in “individual_gene_alignments.zip”. In all the alignment files, gaps are indicated by “-”.
keywords: endosymbiont, “Candidatus Sulcia muelleri”, Auchenorrhyncha, coevolution
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published: 2021-12-31
 
We developed and delivered in-person training at local health department offices in six of the seven Illinois Department of Public Health “health regions” between April-May of 2019. Pre-, post-, and six-month follow-up questionnaires on knowledge, attitudes, and practices with regards to tick surveillance were administered to training participants.
keywords: ticks; survey; tick-borne disease; public health
published: 2021-12-28
 
*Updates for this V3: added a few more records and rearranged the sequence of the tables in order to support our new paper "Evaluation of Indirect and Direct Scoring Methods to Relate Biochemical Soil Quality Indicators to Ecosystem Services" accepted by the Soil Science Society of America Journal. We summarize peer reviewed literature reporting associations between for three soil quality indicators (SQIs) (β-glucosidase (BG), fluorescein diacetate (FDA) hydrolysis, and permanganate oxidizable carbon (POXC)) and crop yield and greenhouse gas emissions. Peer-reviewed articles published between January of 1990 and May 2018 were searched using the Thomas Reuters Web of Science database (Thomas Reuters, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and Google Scholar to identify studies reporting results for: “β-glucosidase”, “permanganate oxidizable carbon”, “active carbon”, “readily oxidizable carbon”, or “fluorescein diacetate hydrolysis”, together with one or more of the following: “crop yield”, “productivity”, “greenhouse gas’, “CO2”, “CH4”, or “N2O”. Meta-data for records include the following descriptor variables and covariates useful for scoring function development: 1) identifying factors for the study site (location, duration of the experiment), 2) soil textural class, pH, and SOC, 3) depth of soil sampling, 4) units used in published works (i.e.: equivalent mass, concentration), 5) SQI abundances and measured ecosystem functions, and 6) summary statistics for correlation between SQIs and functions (yield and greenhouse gas emissions). *Note: Blank values in tables are considered unreported data.
keywords: Soil health promoting practices; Soil quality indicators; β-glucosidase; fluorescein diacetate hydrolysis; Permanganate oxidizable carbon; Greenhouse gas emissions; Scoring curves; Soil Management Assessment Framework
published: 2021-12-09
 
These data were collected in 2018 and 2019 at the University of Illinois Energy Farm (N 40.063607, W 88.206926). During each growing season, bulk and rhizosphere soil were collected from replicate Sorghum bicolor nitrogen use efficiency trial plots at three separate time points (approximately July 1, August 1, and September 1). We measured soil moisture, pH, soil nitrate and ammonium, potential nitrification, potential denitrification, and extracted and sequenced the V4 region of the 16S rRNA gene for microbial community analysis. All microbial sequence data is archived in the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s (NCBI) Sequence Read Archive (accession number SRP326979, project number PRJNA741261).
keywords: soil nitrogen; nitrification; nitrogen cycle; sorghum; bioenergy; Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation
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published: 2021-12-01
 
An online knowledge, attitudes, and practices survey on ticks and tick-borne diseases was distributed to veterinary professionals in Southern and Central Illinois during summer and fall 2020. These are the raw data associated with that survey and the survey questions used. * NOTE: "age" and "gender" variables were removed from the data to protect participants.
keywords: ticks; veterinary medicine; tick-borne disease; survey
published: 2021-08-27
 
The dataset shows all poison frogs (superfamily Dendrobatoidea) in private U.S. collections during 1990–2020. For each species and color morph, there is a date of arrival, the way it arrived in U.S. collections, and detailed notes related to its presence in the pet trade.
keywords: pet trade; amphibians; Dendrobatidae
published: 2021-11-16
 
Data from an a field experiment at El Velo, Chiriqui, Republic of Panama. Data contain information about functional traits of seedlings growing in different treatments including type of forest, nitrogen addition and organic matter.
keywords: Mycorrhiza; nitrogen; oak forest; Panama; plant-soil feedbacks, seedling growth
published: 2021-10-27
 
Shared dataset consists of 16S sequencing data of microbial communities. Each community is composed of heterotrophic bacteria derived from one of two soil samples and the model algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Each comunity was placed in a materially closed environment with an initial supply of carbon in the media and subjected to light-dark cycles. The closed microbial ecosystems (CES) survived via carbon cycling. Each CES was subjected to rounds of dilution, after which the community was sequenced (data provided here). The shared dataset allowed us to conclude that CES consistently self-assembled to cycle carbon (data not provided) via conserved metabolic capabilites (data not provided) dispite differences in taxonomic composition (data provided). --------------------------- Naming convention: [soil sample = A or B][CES replicate = 1,2,3, or 4]_[round number = 1,2,3,or 4]_[reverse read = R or forward read = F]_filt.fastq Example -- A1_r1_F_filt.fastq means soil sample A, CES replicate 1, end of round1, forward read
keywords: 16S seq; .fastq; closed microbial ecosystems; carbon cycling
planned publication date: 2022-09-29
 
Dataset associated with Merrill et al. ECE-2021-05-00793.R1 submission: Early life patterns of growth are linked to levels of phenotypic trait covariance and post-fledging mortality across avian species. Excel CSV files with all of the data used in analyses and file with descriptions of each column.
keywords: canalization; developmental flexibility; early-life stress; nest predation; phenotypic correlation; trait covariance
planned publication date: 2022-06-30
 
The following files were used to reconstruct the phylogeny of the leafhopper subfamily Deltocephalinae, using IQ-TREE v1.6.12 and ASTRAL v 4.10.5. Taxon_sampling.csv: contains the sequencing ids (1st column) and the taxonomic information (2nd column) of each sample. Sequencing ids were used in the alignment files and partition files. concatenated_nt.phy: concatenated nucleotide alignment used for the maximum likelihood analysis of Deltocephalinae by IQ-TREE v1.6.12. The file lists the sequences of 163,365 nucleotide positions from 429 genes in 730 samples. Hyphens are used to represent gaps. concatenated_nt_partition.nex: the partitions for the concatenated nucleotide alignment. The file partitions the 163,365 nucleotide characters into 429 character sets, and defines the best substitution model for each character set. concatenated_aa.phy: concatenated amino acid alignment used for the maximum likelihood analysis of Deltocephalinae by IQ-TREE v1.6.12. The file gives the sequences of 53,969 amino acids from 429 genes in 730 samples. Hyphens are used to represent gaps. concatenated_aa_partition.nex: the partitions for the concatenated amino acid alignment. The file partitions the 53,969 characters into 429 character sets, and defines the best substitution model for each character set. Individual_gene_alignment.zip: contains 429 FAS files, one for each of the partitioned nucleotide character sets in the concatenated_nt_partition.nex file. Hyphens are used to represent gaps. These files were used to construct gene trees using IQ-TREE v1.6.12, followed by multispecies coalescent analysis using ASTRAL v 4.10.5.
published: 2021-11-03
 
This dataset contains re-estimated gene trees from the ASTRAL-II [1] simulated datasets. The re-estimated variants of the datasets are called MC6H and MC11H -- they are derived from the MC6 and MC11 conditions from the original data (the MC6 and MC11 names are given by ASTRID [2]). The uploaded files contain the sequence alignments (half-length their original alignments), and the re-estimated species trees using FastTree2. Note: - "mc6h.tar.gz" and "mc11h.tar.gz" contain the sequence alignments and the re-estimated gene trees for the two conditions - the sequence alignments are in the format "all-genes.phylip.splitted.[i].half" where i means that this alignment is for the i-th alignment of the original dataset, but truncating the alignment halving its length - "g1000.trees" under each replicate contains the newline-separated re-estimated gene trees. The gene trees were estimated from the above described alignments using FastTree2 (version 2.1.11) command "FastTree -nt -gtr" [1]: Mirarab, S., & Warnow, T. (2015). ASTRAL-II: coalescent-based species tree estimation with many hundreds of taxa and thousands of genes. Bioinformatics, 31(12), i44-i52. [2]: Vachaspati, P., & Warnow, T. (2015). ASTRID: accurate species trees from internode distances. BMC genomics, 16(10), 1-13.
keywords: simulated data; ASTRAL; alignments; gene trees
published: 2021-10-22
 
This dataset includes the source data for Figures 1-4 and supplementary figures 1-10 for the manuscript "Kinetic and structural mechanism for DNA unwinding by a non-hexameric helicase".
published: 2021-10-28
 
Bigheaded carp were collected from the Illinois and Des Plaines Rivers, parts of the Illinois Waterway, from May to November 2018. A total of 93 fish were collected during sampling for a study comprised of 40 females, 41 males, and 12 unsexed fish. GC/MS metabolite profiling analysis detected 180 compounds. Livers from carp at the leading edge had differences in energy use and metabolism, and suppression of protective mechanisms relative to downstream fish; differences were consistent across time. This body of work provides evidence that water quality is linked to carp movement in the Illinois River. As water quality in this region continues to improve, consideration of this impact on carp spread is essential to protect the Great Lakes.
keywords: water quality; metabolites; range expansion; energy; contaminants
published: 2021-10-24
 
This dataset contains daily and hourly temperature measurements in twenty different bat box designs deployed in central Indiana, USA from May to September 2018. Daily and hourly environmental data (temperature, solar radiation, wind speed and direction) are also included for days and hours sampled. Bat box temperature data were reclassified to cool (</= 30°C), permissive (30.1–39.9°C), and stressful (>/= 40°C) categories according to known temperature tolerances of temperate-zone bats.
keywords: bat box; design; environmental variables; microclimate; temperature
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published: 2021-10-15
 
Information on the location, dimensions, time of treefall or death, decay state, wood nutrient, wood pH and wood density data, and soil moisture, slope, distance from forest edge and soil nutrient data associated with the publication "Interspecific wood trait variation predicts decreased carbon residence time in changing forests" authored by Sierra Perez, Jennifer Fraterrigo, and James Dalling. ** <b>Note:</b> Blank cells indicate that no data were collected.
keywords: wood decay; carbon residence time; coarse woody debris; decomposition, temperate forests
published: 2021-10-15
 
This is the 5 states 5000 cells synthetic expression file we used for validation of SimiC, a single cell gene regulatory network inference method with similarity constraints. Ground truth GRNs are stored in Numpy array format, and expression profiles of all states combined are stored in Pandas DataFrame in format of Pickle files.
keywords: Numpy array; GRNs; Pandas DataFrame;
published: 2021-10-10
 
This data set describes temperature, dissolved oxygen, and secchi depth in 1-m interval profiles in the deepest point in 10 Illinois reservoirs between the years 1995 and 2016.
keywords: Water temperature; dissolved oxygen; secchi depth; climate change
published: 2021-09-17
 
We studied vegetation metric robustness to environmental (season, interannual, and regional) and methodological (observer) variables, as well as adequate sample size for vegetation metrics across four regions of the United States.
keywords: coefficients of conservatism; floristic quality assessment; restoration; vegetation metric;
published: 2021-09-03
 
All of the files in this dataset pertain to the evaluation of a novel statistic, Hind/He, for distinguishing Mendelian loci from paralogs. They are derived from a RAD-seq genotyping dataset of diploid and tetraploid Miscanthus sacchariflorus.
published: 2021-08-24
 
This repository includes datasets for the paper "Re-evaluating Deep Neural Networks for Phylogeny Estimation: The issue of taxon sampling" accepted for RECOMB2021 and submitted to Journal of Computational Biology. Each zipped file contains a README.
keywords: deep neural networks; heterotachy; GHOST; quartet estimation; phylogeny estimation
planned publication date: 2022-08-20
 
Dataset associated with Jones and Ward BEAS-D-21-00106R2 submission: Parasitic cowbird development up to fledging and subsequent post-fledging survival reflect life history variation found across host species. Excel CSV files and .inp file with data used in nest survival and Brown-headed Cowbird post-fledging analyses and file with descriptions of each column. The CSV file is setup for logistic exposure models in SAS or R and the .inp file is setup to be uploaded into program MARK for multi-state recaptures only analysis. Species included in the analyses: American Robin, Blue Grosbeak, Brown Thrasher, Blue-winged Warbler, Carolina Chickadee, Chipping Sparrow, Common Yellowthroat, Dickcissel, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Towhee, Field Sparrow, Gray Catbird, House Wren, Indigo Bunting, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Tree Swallow, Yellow-breasted Chat, and Yellow Warbler.
keywords: brood parasitism; cowbird; carryover effects; phenotypic plasticity; post-fledging; songbirds
published: 2021-08-20
 
In 2020, early-season extreme precipitation events occurred following the planting of Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench and Zea mays L. in central Illinois that caused ponding. Following the first rainfall event 50m transects were established to assess the waterlogging effects on seedling emergence and crop yields. Soil moisture, emergence, stem and tiller count, LAI, and yield were measured at various points in the season along these transects.
keywords: Sorghum; Maize; Emergence; Yield; LAI
published: 2021-08-14
 
1. Rice H2 - Destructive Harvest - These data are for the destructive harvest (above-ground biomass) of 30 diverse indica rice genotypes that were grown to evaluate natural variation as well as the heritability of photosynthesis-related traits. Traits measured include: plant height, leaf area, plant fresh and dry weights, and tiller number. 2. Rice H2 - ACi Response Summary - These data characterize the response of CO2 uptake to change in intercellular CO2 concentration in 30 diverse indica rice genotypes. These measurements were taken to evaluate natural variation and the heritability of photosynthesis-related traits in rice. 3. Rice H2 - Survey Style Gas Exchange Measurements - These data document steady-state survey style gas exchange measurements in 30 diverse indica rice genotypes. These measurements were taken to evaluate natural variation and the heritability of photosynthesis-related traits in rice.
keywords: photosynthesis, photosynthetic capacity, natural variation, heritability, food security, rice
published: 2021-08-12
 
This dataset contains the images of a photoperiod sensitive sorghum accession population used for a GWAS/TWAS study of leaf traits related to water use efficiency in 2016 and 2017. *<b>Note:</b> new in this second version is that JPG images outputted from the nms files were added <b>Accessions_2016.zip</b> and <b>Accessions_2017.zip</b>: contain raw images produced by Optical Topometer (nms files) for all sorghum accessions. Images can be opened with Nanofocus μsurf analysis extended software (Oberhausen,Germany). <b>Accessions_2016_jpg.zip</b> and <b>Accessions_2017_jpg.zip</b>: contain jpg images outputted from the nms files and used in the machine learning phenotyping.
keywords: stomata; segmentation; water use efficiency
published: 2021-05-14
 
Please cite as: Jim Miller, Sergiusz Czesny, Qihong Dai, James Ellis, Louis Iverson, Jeff Matthews, Charles Roswell, Cory Suski, John Taft, and Mike Ward. 2021. “Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystems: Scientific and Common Species Names”.
keywords: Scientific names; Common names; Illinois species