Africa Gómez
University of Hull
60Publications
27H-index
3,314Citations
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Published on Jan 18, 2019in Hydrobiologia 2.17
Lluis Franch-Gras3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Valencia),
Eva Tarazona4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Valencia)
+ 3 AuthorsManuel Serra30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Valencia)
Sexual reproduction in cyclically parthenogenetic rotifers results in the production of diapausing eggs that tolerate harsh conditions. Theory predicts that the adaptation to environmental unpredictability can occur by the evolution of bet-hedging strategies. When facing unpredictability in the length of rotifer growing season, patterns of diapausing egg production and hatching can disperse risks and act as bet-hedging strategies. Here, we identified the methodologies to test bet-hedging theory ...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Scientific Reports 4.12
Lluis Franch-Gras1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Valencia),
Christoph Hahn8
Estimated H-index: 8
(University of Hull)
+ 3 AuthorsAfrica Gómez27
Estimated H-index: 27
(University of Hull)
Environmental fluctuations are ubiquitous and thus essential for the study of adaptation. Despite this, genome evolution in response to environmental fluctuations —and more specifically to the degree of environmental predictability– is still unknown. Saline lakes in the Mediterranean region are remarkably diverse in their ecological conditions, which can lead to divergent local adaptation patterns in the inhabiting aquatic organisms. The facultatively sexual rotifer Brachionus plicatilis shows d...
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Published on Dec 11, 2018in PeerJ 2.12
Javier Montero-Pau10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Valencia),
Africa Gómez27
Estimated H-index: 27
(University of Hull),
Manuel Serra30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Valencia)
Populations of passively dispersed organisms in continental aquatic habitats typically show high levels of neutral genetic differentiation, despite their high dispersal capabilities. Several evolutionary factors, including founder events and local adaptation, and life cycle features such as high population growth rates and the presence of propagule banks, have been proposed to be responsible for this paradox. Here, we have modeled the colonization process in these organisms to assess the impact ...
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Published on Dec 1, 2017in Scientific Reports 4.12
Anna Badosa16
Estimated H-index: 16
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Dagmar Frisch13
Estimated H-index: 13
+ 2 AuthorsAfrica Gómez27
Estimated H-index: 27
Isolation mediates persistent founder effects on zooplankton colonisation in new temporary ponds
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Published on May 11, 2017in PeerJ 2.12
Graham S. Sellers (University of Hull), Larry Griffin7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust)
+ 1 AuthorsAfrica Gómez27
Estimated H-index: 27
(University of Hull)
© 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 and increased urbanisation. Despite this, there is a lack of efficient methods for discovering and monitoring populations. Established macroinvertebrate monitoring methods, such as net sampling, are unsuitable given the organism's life history, that i...
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Published on Jul 1, 2017in Hydrobiologia 2.17
Scott Mills3
Estimated H-index: 3
(James Cook University),
J. Arturo. Alcántara-Rodríguez1
Estimated H-index: 1
(National Autonomous University of Mexico)
+ 20 AuthorsJehee Lee46
Estimated H-index: 46
(Sungkyunkwan University)
Understanding patterns and processes in biological diversity is a critical task given current and rapid environmental change. Such knowledge is even more essential when the taxa under consideration are important ecological and evolutionary models. One of these cases is the monogonont rotifer cryptic species complex Brachionus plicatilis, which is by far the most extensively studied group of rotifers, is widely used in aquaculture, and is known to host a large amount of unresolved diversity. Here...
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Published on Jul 1, 2017in Hydrobiologia 2.17
Javier Montero-Pau10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Valencia),
Manuel Serra30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Valencia),
Africa Gómez27
Estimated H-index: 27
(University of Hull)
Diapausing egg banks are reservoirs of ecological and genetic diversity in continental zooplankton. However, although habitat size has often been used as a proxy for population size, the relationship between diapausing egg bank size and genetic diversity has not been explicitly tested in zooplankton. We estimated the density and size of diapausing egg banks, habitat size and genetic diversity (for mitochondrial and nuclear markers) of 14 populations of the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis in an end...
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Published on Jul 1, 2017in Ecology and Evolution 2.34
Emilio Moreno1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Granada),
José M. Conde-Porcuna12
Estimated H-index: 12
(University of Granada),
Africa Gómez27
Estimated H-index: 27
(University of Hull)
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 high species seasonality and cryptic diversity. We test the value of applying DNA barcoding to diapausing egg banks, in combination with the creation of a reference collection of DNA barcodes using adult individual samples, to characterize rotifer c...
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Published on Jul 1, 2015in Heredity 3.87
Thomas C. Mathers4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Robert L. Hammond15
Estimated H-index: 15
+ 3 AuthorsAfrica Gómez27
Estimated H-index: 27
Transition in sexual system and sex chromosome evolution in the tadpole shrimp Triops cancriformis
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Published on Mar 1, 2014in Hydrobiologia 2.17
Joaquín Muñoz17
Estimated H-index: 17
(Spanish National Research Council),
Africa Gómez27
Estimated H-index: 27
(University of Hull)
+ 3 AuthorsAndy J. Green46
Estimated H-index: 46
(Spanish National Research Council)
Cysts of the brine shrimp Artemia franciscana are harvested from the Great Salt Lake (GSL) and San Francisco Bay (SFB) saltworks in the USA, and marketed worldwide to provide live food for aquaculture. This species has become invasive across several countries. We investigated (1) if the introduced populations in the Mediterranean region could have originated from these USA populations, (2) how the genetic diversity of Mediterranean compares to that at GSL and SFB, and (3) if genetic patterns in ...
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