Isabel Calderón

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Temporal variability was studied in the common sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus through the analysis of the genetic composition of three yearly cohorts sampled over two consecutive springs in a locality in northwestern Mediterranean. Individuals were aged using growth ring patterns observed in tests and samples were genotyped for five microsatellite loci.(More)
Bindin is a sea urchin gamete-recognition protein that plays an essential role in the specificity of egg–sperm interactions and thus may be evolving under sexual selection and be related to speciation. Bindin has been found to evolve under strong selection in some sea urchin genera and neutrally in others. In this study, we characterized bindin in the two(More)
Some species of sea urchins feature large variation in pigmentation. This variability may be the result of phenotypic plasticity or it may be associated with genetic divergence between morphs. Paracentrotus gaimardi exhibits five colour morphs (pink, brown, green, grey and black), which often occur side by side on the same rock. We studied genetic(More)
Nine polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized for the edible common sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus. Loci were obtained from two genomic libraries enriched with different di-, tri- and tetranucleotides. Most microsatellites obtained were imperfect dinucleotides. Allelic variation was screened for a total of 56 individuals from two(More)
Important changes in genetic relatedness may occur at extremely small scales in benthic invertebrates, providing key information about structuring processes in populations of these organisms. We performed a small-scale study of the population structure of the sponge Crambe crambe, in which 177 individuals from the same rocky wall (interindividual distances(More)
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