Supporting data for "Positive and relaxed selection associated with flight evolution and loss in insect transcriptomes"

Dataset type: Transcriptomic
Data released on July 31, 2017

Adamowicz SJ; Fu J; Liu S; Meusemann K; Mitterboeck TF; Song W; Zhang R; Zhou X (2017): Supporting data for "Positive and relaxed selection associated with flight evolution and loss in insect transcriptomes" GigaScience Database. http://dx.doi.org/10.5524/100334

DOI10.5524/100334

The evolution of powered flight is a major innovation that has facilitated the success of insects. Previously, studies of birds, bats, and insects have detected molecular signatures of differing selection regimes in energy-related genes associated with flight evolution and/or loss. Here, using DNA sequences from over 1,000 nuclear and mitochondrial protein-coding genes obtained from insect transcriptomes, we conduct a broader test of which gene categories display positive and relaxed selection at the origin of flight as well as with multiple independent losses of flight.
We detected a number of categories of nuclear genes more often under positive selection in the lineage leading to the winged insects (Pterygota), related to catabolic processes such as protease, as well as splicing-related genes. Flight loss was associated with relaxed selection signatures in splicing genes, mirroring the results for flight evolution. Similar to previous studies of flight loss in various animal taxa, we observed consistently higher non-synonymous-to-synonymous substitution ratios in mitochondrial genes of flightless lineages, indicative of relaxed selection in energy-related genes. While oxidative phosphorylation genes were not detected as being under selection with the origin of flight specifically, they were most often detected as being under positive selection in holometabolous insects as compared with other insect lineages.

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Mitterboeck, T. F., Liu, S., Adamowicz, S. J., Fu, J., Zhang, R., Song, W., … Zhou, X. (2017). Positive and relaxed selection associated with flight evolution and loss in insect transcriptomes. GigaScience, 6(10), 1–14. doi:10.1093/gigascience/gix073

Accessions (data not in GigaDB):

BioProject: PRJNA183205

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Sample IDTaxonomic IDCommon NameGenbank NameScientific NameSample Attributes
SRS462922614134Peruphasma schultei Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):Germany: Aquazoo Duesseldorf, Duesseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
Collection date:Thu Sep 15 00:00:00 HKT 2011
Life stage:Adult
SRS462923170843 citrus mealybugPlanococcus citri Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):Germany: Labstock, KATZ Biotech AG, Baruth, Brandenburg
Collection date:Thu Nov 10 00:00:00 HKT 2011
SRS462924763388Platycentropus radiatus Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):US...
Authority:R. Holzenthal
Collection date:Wed Jun 29 00:00:00 HKT 2011
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SRS4629251323567Pogonognathellus sp. AD-2013 Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):Ge...
Authority:N. Szucsich
Collection date:Sun Aug 28 00:00:00 HKT 2011
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SRS462926265386Polyommatus icarus Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):Ge...
Authority:K. Meusemann, R. Peters
Collection date:Fri Aug 12 00:00:00 HKT 2011
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SRS4629271312446Prorhinotermes simplex Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):Germany: Labstock University of Osnabrueck, Osnabrueck, Lower Saxony
Authority:J. Korb
Collection date:Fri Apr 08 00:00:00 HKT 2011
SRS46292858589  Prosarthria teretrirostris Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):Ge...
Authority:K. Schatte
Collection date:Mon Jul 04 00:00:00 HKT 2005
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SRS462929280158Ranatra linearis Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):Germany: Lower Saxony, Hoehbeck, Pevestorf, Pevestorfer Wiese
Authority:R. Peters
Collection date:Thu Aug 11 00:00:00 HKT 2011
SRS4629301223722Rhyacophila fasciata Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):Ge...
Authority:M. Kubiak
Collection date:Sat May 28 00:00:00 HKT 2011
...
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SRS462931109609  Sminthurus viridis Geographic location (country and/or sea,region):Ge...
Authority:E. Christian
Collection date:Wed May 25 00:00:00 HKT 2011
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Funding body Awardee Award ID Comments
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada SJ Adamowicz 386591-2010
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada J Fu 400479
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada TF Mitterboeck Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship
University of Guelph TF Mitterboeck Integrative Biology PhD Award
University of Guelph TF Mitterboeck Dean’s Tri-council Scholarship
University of Guelph TF Mitterboeck Ontario Graduate Fellowship
University of Guelph TF Mitterboeck Ontario Graduate Fellowship
China Agricultural University Xin Zhou 2017QC114
Date Action
July 31, 2017 Dataset publish
October 2, 2017 Manuscript Link added : 10.1093/gigascience/gix073
January 16, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample SRS462853
January 16, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample SRS462853
January 16, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample SRS462853
January 16, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample SRS462853
January 16, 2018 Sample Attribute added : of Sample SRS462853