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Selection on life-history traits and genetic population divergence in rotifers (2009)
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Campillo, S., GarcÍa-Roger, E. M., Carmona, M. J., Gomez, A., & Serra, M. (2009). Selection on life-history traits and genetic population divergence in rotifers. Journal of evolutionary biology, 22(12), 2542-2553. doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2009.01871.x

A combination of founder effects and local adaptation - the Monopolization hypothesis - has been proposed to reconcile the strong population differentiation of zooplankton dwelling in ponds and lakes and their high dispersal abilities. The role genet... Read More

Sex ratio, reproductive mode and genetic diversity in Triops cancriformis (2009)
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Zierold, T., Montero-Pau, J., Hänfling, B., & Gómez, A. (2009). Sex ratio, reproductive mode and genetic diversity in Triops cancriformis. Freshwater biology, 54(7), 1392-1405. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2427.2009.02191.x

1. Aquatic invertebrates display a wide array of alternative reproductive modes from apomixis to hermaphroditism and cyclical parthenogenesis. These have important effects on genetic diversity and population structure. Populations of the 'living foss... Read More

Phylogeography and local endemism of the native Mediterranean brine shrimp Artemia salina (Branchiopoda : Anostraca) (2008)
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Muñoz, J., Gómez, A., Green, A. J., Figuerola, J., Amat, F., & Rico, C. (2008). Phylogeography and local endemism of the native Mediterranean brine shrimp Artemia salina (Branchiopoda : Anostraca). Molecular ecology, 17(13), 3160-3177. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2008.03818.x

There has been a recent appreciation of the ecological impacts of zooplanktonic species invasions. The North American brine shrimp Artemia franciscana is one such alien invader in hyper-saline water ecosystems at a global scale. It has been shown to... Read More

Application of an inexpensive and high-throughput genomic DNA extraction method for the molecular ecology of zooplanktonic diapausing eggs (2008)
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Montero-Pau, J., Gómez, A., & Muñoz, J. (2008). Application of an inexpensive and high-throughput genomic DNA extraction method for the molecular ecology of zooplanktonic diapausing eggs. Limnology and oceanography, methods ASLO, 6(6), 218-222. doi:10.4319/lom.2008.6.218

We describe the application of a simple, low-cost, and effective method of DNA extraction ( hot sodium hydroxide and Tris, HotSHOT) to the diapausing propagules of continental aquatic invertebrates for its use in PCR amplification. We illustrate the... Read More

Global isolation by distance despite strong regional phylogeography in a small metazoan (2007)
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Mills, S., Lunt, D. H., & Gómez, A. (2007). Global isolation by distance despite strong regional phylogeography in a small metazoan. BMC evolutionary biology, 7, doi:10.1186/1471-2148-7-225. ISSN 1471-2148

Background: Small vagile eukaryotic organisms, which comprise a large proportion of the Earth's biodiversity, have traditionally been thought to lack the extent of population structuring and geographic speciation observed in larger taxa. Here we inve... Read More

Recent evolution of alternative reproductive modes in the 'living fossil' Triops cancriformis (2007)
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Zierold, T., Haenfling, B., & Gomez, A. (2007). Recent evolution of alternative reproductive modes in the 'living fossil' Triops cancriformis. BMC evolutionary biology, 7(161), 1-12. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-7-161

Background: The Notostraca is a small but ancient crustacean order with a contrasting combination of a conservative morphology and a wide range of reproductive modes. The tadpole shrimp Triops cancriformis, includes bisexual - the putatively ancestra... Read More

Persistent genetic signatures of colonization in Brachionus manjavacas rotifers in the Iberian Peninsula (2007)
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Gomez, A., Montero-Pau, J., Lunt, D. H., Serra, M., & Campillo, S. (2007). Persistent genetic signatures of colonization in Brachionus manjavacas rotifers in the Iberian Peninsula. Molecular ecology, 16(15), 3228-3240. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03372.x

Recent phylogeographical assessments have consistently shown that continental zooplankton display high levels of population subdivision, despite the high dispersal capacity of their diapausing propagules. As such, there is an apparent paradox between... Read More

Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography and mating compatibility reveal marked genetic structuring and speciation in the NE Atlantic bryozoan Celleporella hyalina (2007)
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Gomez, A., Hughes, R. N., Wright, P. J., Carvalho, G. R., & Lunt, D. H. (2007). Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography and mating compatibility reveal marked genetic structuring and speciation in the NE Atlantic bryozoan Celleporella hyalina. Molecular ecology, 16(10), (2173-2188). doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2007.03308.x. ISSN 0962-1083

The marine bryozoan Celleporella hyalina is a species complex composed of many highly divergent and mostly allopatric genetic lineages that are reproductively isolated but share a remarkably similar morphology. One such lineage commonly encrusts macr... Read More

Mating trials validate the use of DNA barcoding to reveal cryptic speciation of a marine bryozoan taxon (2007)
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Gómez, A., Wright, P. J., Lunt, D. H., Cancino, J. M., Carvalho, G. R., & Hughes, R. N. (2007). Mating trials validate the use of DNA barcoding to reveal cryptic speciation of a marine bryozoan taxon. Proceedings. the Royal Society. Biological sciences /, 274(1607), 199-207. doi:10.1098/rspb.2006.3718

Despite increasing threats to the marine environment, only a fraction of the biodiversity of the oceans has been described, owing in part to the widespread occurrence of cryptic species. DNA-based barcoding through screening of an orthologous referen... Read More

Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography of the Mesoamerican spiny-tailed lizards (Ctenosaura quinquecarinata complex): Historical biogeography, species status and conservation (2005)
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Hasbún, C. R., Gomez, A., Köhler, G., & Lunt, D. H. (2005). Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography of the Mesoamerican spiny-tailed lizards (Ctenosaura quinquecarinata complex): Historical biogeography, species status and conservation. Molecular ecology, 14(10), 3095-3107. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294x.2005.02665.x

Through the examination of past and present distributions of plants and animals, historical biogeographers have provided many insights on the dynamics of the massive organismal exchange between North and South America. However, relatively few phyloge... Read More

Behavioral reproductive isolation among sympatric strains of Brachionus plicatilis Müller 1786: insights into the status of this taxonomic species (1995)
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Gomez, A., & Serra, M. (1995). Behavioral reproductive isolation among sympatric strains of Brachionus plicatilis Müller 1786: insights into the status of this taxonomic species. Hydrobiologia, 313-314(1), 111-119. doi:10.1007/bf00025938

We present results on cross-mating experiments using Brachionus plicatilis strains collected in three ponds of a coastal marsh (Torreblanca Marsh, Castellón, Spain). These strains were known to differ widely both in morphology and allozyme patterns f... Read More