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Barcoding rotifer biodiversity in Mediterranean ponds using diapausing egg banks (2017)
Journal Article
Moreno, E., Conde-Porcuna, J. M., & Gómez, A. (2017). Barcoding rotifer biodiversity in Mediterranean ponds using diapausing egg banks. Ecology and Evolution, 7(13), 4855-4867. doi:10.1002/ece3.2986

The biodiversity of Mediterranean freshwater bodies is among the most threatened worldwide; therefore, its accurate estimation is an urgent issue. However, traditional methods are likely to underestimate freshwater zooplankton biodiversity due to its... Read More

A new molecular diagnostic tool for surveying and monitoring Triops cancriformis populations (2017)
Journal Article
Sellers, G. S., Griffin, L. R., Hänfling, B., & Gómez, A. (2017). A new molecular diagnostic tool for surveying and monitoring Triops cancriformis populations. PeerJ, 2017(5), https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3228

© 2017 Sellers et al. The tadpole shrimp, Triops cancriformis, is a freshwater crustacean listed as endangered in the UK and Europe living in ephemeral pools. Populations are threatened by habitat destruction due to land development for agriculture a... Read More

Isolation mediates persistent founder effects on zooplankton colonisation in new temporary ponds (2017)
Journal Article
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