Miguel Talavera

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A common drawback in evolutionary science is the fact that the evolution of organisms occurs in geological timing, completely out of the time scale of laboratory experimental work. For this reason, some relevant hypotheses on evolution of Metazoans are based on correlations more than on experimental data obtained for testing the robustness of those(More)
Olive growing is a centenarian activity in Andalusia, Southern Spain. Andalusia holds the largest olive tree growing area in the world. In spite of the relevance of olive growing for the Mediterranean economy, the influence of soil biodiversity on olive crops has been seldom studied. We hypothesized that soil diversity must be well preserved because the(More)
The present research was undertaken to evaluate the effects of soil temperature on the life cycle of root-knot nematodes (RKN) on zucchini-squash in growth chambers and to assess the relationship between Meloidogyne incognita soil population densities at planting (Pi), its multiplication rate, and crop losses of zucchini in field conditions. Thermal(More)
The host suitability of five zucchini and three cucumber genotypes to Meloidogyne incognita (MiPM26) and M. javanica (Mj05) was determined in pot experiments in a greenhouse. The number of egg masses (EM) did not differ among the genotypes of zucchini or cucumber, but the eggs/plant and reproduction factor (Rf) did slightly. M. incognita MiPM26 showed lower(More)
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