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Mu-DNA: a modular universal DNA extraction method adaptable for a wide range of sample types (2018)
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Sellers, G. S., Di Muri, C., Gómez, A., & Hänfling, B. (2018). Mu-DNA: a modular universal DNA extraction method adaptable for a wide range of sample types. Metabarcoding and Metagenomics, 2, e24556. https://doi.org/10.3897/mbmg.2.24556

Efficient DNA extraction is fundamental to molecular studies. However, commercial kits are expensive when a large number of samples need to be processed. Here we present a simple, modular and adaptable DNA extraction ‘toolkit’ for the isolation of hi... Read More

Isolation mediates persistent founder effects on zooplankton colonisation in new temporary ponds (2017)
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Badosa, A., Frisch, D., Green, A. J., Rico, C., & Gómez, A. (2017). Isolation mediates persistent founder effects on zooplankton colonisation in new temporary ponds. Scientific reports, 7, doi:10.1038/srep43983. ISSN 2045-2322

Understanding the colonisation process in zooplankton is crucial for successful restoration of aquatic ecosystems. Here, we analyzed the clonal and genetic structure of the cyclical parthenogenetic rotifer Brachionus plicatilis by following populatio... Read More

Diapausing egg banks, lake size, and genetic diversity in the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis Müller (Rotifera, Monogononta) (2016)
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Montero-Pau, J., Serra, M., & Gómez, A. (2017). Diapausing egg banks, lake size, and genetic diversity in the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis Müller (Rotifera, Monogononta). Hydrobiologia, 796(1), (77-91). doi:10.1007/s10750-016-2833-4. ISSN 0018-8158

Diapausing egg banks are reservoirs of ecological and genetic diversity in continental zooplankton. However, although habitat size has often been used as a proxy for population size, the relationship between the size of diapausing egg banks and genet... Read More

Transition in sexual system and sex chromosome evolution in the tadpole shrimp Triops cancriformis (2015)
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Mathers, T. C., Hammond, R. L., Jenner, R., Hänfling, B., Atkins, J., & Gómez, A. (2015). Transition in sexual system and sex chromosome evolution in the tadpole shrimp Triops cancriformis. Heredity, 115(1), 37-46. https://doi.org/10.1038/hdy.2015.10

© 2015 Macmillan Publishers Limited All rights reserved. Transitions in sexual system and reproductive mode may affect the course of sex chromosome evolution, for instance by altering the strength of sexually antagonistic selection. However, there ha... Read More

Functional rare males in diploid parthenogenetic Artemia (2013)
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Maccari, M., Gómez, A., Hontoria, F., & Amat, F. (2013). Functional rare males in diploid parthenogenetic Artemia. Journal of evolutionary biology, 26(9), 1934-1948. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeb.12191

Functional males that are produced occasionally in some asexual taxa - called 'rare males' - raise considerable evolutionary interest, as they might be involved in the origin of new parthenogenetic lineages. Diploid parthenogenetic Artemia produce ra... Read More

Multiple global radiations in tadpole shrimps challenge the concept of 'living fossils' (2013)
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Mathers, T. C., Hammond, R. L., Jenner, R. A., Hänfling, B., & Gomez, A. (2013). Multiple global radiations in tadpole shrimps challenge the concept of 'living fossils'. PeerJ, 1, e62. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.62

‘Living fossils’, a phrase first coined by Darwin, are defined as species with limited recent diversification and high morphological stasis over long periods of evolutionary time. Morphological stasis, however, can potentially lead to div... 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

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