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Mark-recapture studies and demography
These include the effect of marking on survival and recapture rates, differences in survival between sexes and female colour morphs, the relative importance of processes in the larval and adult stages in driving population dynamics, and the contribution of local and regional processes in shaping metapopulation dynamics.
Next generation sequencing yields the complete mitochondrial genome of the scarce blue-tailed damselfly, Ischnura pumilio
- M. O. LORENZO-CARBALLA, D. J. Thompson, A. Cordero-Rivera, P. C. Watts
- BiologyMitochondrial DNA
- 15 July 2014
This is the first mitogenome sequence obtained for a member of the Coenagrionidae and demonstrates how next-generation sequencing technology can obtain mtDNA genome sequences without prior sample processing or primer design.
The evolution of sex-limited colour polymorphism
The phenomenon of sex-limited polymorphisms provides an important opportunity to test contemporary ideas relating to sexual selection and sexual con" ict, and the diversity of polymorphisms that have arisen in odonates clearly offers one of the best natural systems for among-species comparative research.
First reported outbreak of severe spirorchiidiasis in Emys orbicularis, probably resulting from a parasite spillover event.
- R. Iglesias, J. García-Estévez, C. Ayres, A. Acuna, A. Cordero-Rivera
- Medicine, BiologyDiseases of aquatic organisms
- 10 February 2015
The North American origin of S. elegans, the absence of prior recorded epizootics in the outbreak area, and the habitual presence of its type host, the highly invasive red-eared slider, in this area suggest a new case of parasite spillover resulting in a severe emerging disease.
Evolution and ecology of Calopterygidae (Zygoptera: Odonata): status of knowledge and research perspectives
There is an enormous variation in male sperm displacement mechanisms and ability, and in genitalic morphology in both sexes, and this variation possibly results from a coevolutionary game between the sexes to control stored sperm.
Turtle Carapace Anomalies: The Roles of Genetic Diversity and Environment
The results suggest that developmental instability in turtle carapace formation might be caused, at least in part, by genetic factors, although the influence of environmental factors affecting the developmental stability of turtleCarapace cannot be ruled out.
Genetic divergence predicts reproductive isolation in damselflies
- R. A. Sánchez-Guillén, A. Córdoba‐Aguilar, A. Cordero-Rivera, M. Wellenreuther
- BiologyJournal of evolutionary biology
- 1 January 2014
The study suggests that threshold values are suitable to identify species prone to hybridization and that positive isolation–divergence relationships are taxonomically widespread.
Genetic drift and rapid evolution of viviparity in insular fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra)
This study provides evidence of rapid genetic differentiation between island and coastal populations, and rapid evolution of viviparity driven by climatic selective pressures on island populations, geographic isolation with genetic drift, or a combination of these factors.
The influence of stochastic and selective forces in the population divergence of female colour polymorphism in damselflies of the genus Ischnura
- R. A. Sánchez-Guillén, B. Hansson, M. Wellenreuther, E. Svensson, A. Cordero-Rivera
- 1 December 2011
Overall, the results indicate that both selective and stochastic processes operate on these colour polymorphisms, and suggest that the relative importance of factors varies between geographical regions.
Intraspecific variation in clutch size and maternal investment in pueriparous and larviparous Salamandra salamandra females
- G. Velo‐Antón, X. Santos, I. Sanmartín‐Villar, A. Cordero-Rivera, D. Buckley
- Environmental ScienceEvolutionary Ecology
A comparative analysis sheds light on the maternal factors that might have driven, or are related to, the evolution of pueriparity in this unique biological system and sets up the basis for testing different hypotheses that include climatic, ecological, physiological, and genetic factors as drivers of this evolutionary transition.