Sandra Reis

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We present new insights into the phylogeography of the Robin, Erithacus rubecula, from the seven Azores Islands where it breeds, based on sequences of mitochondrial and nuclear genes from 35 individuals (five from each of the seven islands) as well as outgroup/comparison samples from Madeira, Canary Islands and Continental Western Palearctic (Europe and(More)
With advancing age, there is an increase in the complaints of a lack of a libido in women and erectile dysfunction in men. The efficacy of phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors, together with their minimal side effects and ease of administration, revolutionized the treatment of erectile dysfunction. For women, testosterone administration is the principal(More)
Resolving the migratory connectivity (identifying non-breeding grounds) of migrating bird populations that are morphologically similar is crucial for an understanding of their population dynamics and ultimately their conservation. Such is the case in Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa, where the Iceland-breeding subspecies islandica shows overlap during the(More)
Oceanic islands share several environmental characteristics that have been shown to drive convergent evolutionary changes in island organisms. One change that is often assumed but has seldom been examined is the evolution of weaker immune systems in island species. The reduction in species richness on islands is expected to lead to a reduced parasite(More)
Biological invasions have critical impacts on native biodiversity and human societies and especially on oceanic islands that are fragile and threatened ecosystems. The invasive tiger mosquito Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse, 1894) native to Southeast Asia has been introduced during the past 30 years almost everywhere in the world, including the(More)
With increasing life expectancy and a higher demand for quality of life it becomes more important to implement control tests for evaluate the mobility in the elderly people. The main objective of this work lies in the elderly mobility assessment through the acquisition of electromyography, and accelerometer signals while they perform the Timed Up and Go(More)
Intramuscular fat (IMF) content has been identified as an important factor in determining the quality of pork. Previous studies have suggested that IMF deposition may be associated with the presence of the halothane (HAL) gene. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of the HAL gene on IMF deposition in crossbred pigs of commercial lines, which were killed(More)
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