Javier Montero-Pau
Polytechnic University of Valencia
24Publications
10H-index
434Citations
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Published on Mar 19, 2019in bioRxiv
Maria Clara Castellanos10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Sussex),
Javier Montero-Pau10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Polytechnic University of Valencia)
+ 3 AuthorsJoaquín Cañizares20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Polytechnic University of Valencia)
Plants9 vast variation in floral traits at a macroevolutionary level is often interpreted as the result of adaptations to pollinators. However, field studies measuring pollinator-mediated evolution of flowers often find no evidence for directional selection. A possible explanation is the prevalence of periods of stasis, when selection on flowers is relaxed under stable pollination conditions, followed by unstable periods where pollinator changes provide innovative selection. Here we asked if per...
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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 Jun 1, 2018in Plant Biotechnology Journal 6.30
Javier Montero-Pau10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Polytechnic University of Valencia),
José Blanca29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Polytechnic University of Valencia)
+ 9 AuthorsLukas A. Mueller37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research)
Summary The Cucurbita genus (squashes, pumpkins and gourds) includes important domesticated species such as C. pepo, C. maxima and C. moschata. In this study, we present a high-quality draft of the zucchini (C. pepo) genome. The assembly has a size of 263 Mb, a scaffold N50 of 1.8 Mb and 34 240 gene models. It includes 92% of the conserved BUSCO core gene set, and it is estimated to cover 93.0% of the genome. The genome is organized in 20 pseudomolecules that represent 81.4% of the assembly, and...
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Published on Jul 1, 2017in Hydrobiologia 2.17
Carmen Gabaldón5
Estimated H-index: 5
,
Diego Fontaneto28
Estimated H-index: 28
(National Research Council)
+ 2 AuthorsManuel Serra30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Valencia)
In recent decades, the use of molecular techniques in rotifers has revealed the existence of many cryptic species. Although strong competition is expected among cryptic species, these species are often sympatric. Here, we present a review of sympatric cryptic rotifer species, focusing on those cases in which niche differentiation has been investigated. There are at least 42 cryptic rotifer species complexes, and species coexistence is commonly reported. Ecological differentiation among cryptic s...
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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 Dec 1, 2017in BMC Genomics 3.73
Javier Montero-Pau10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Polytechnic University of Valencia),
José Blanca29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Polytechnic University of Valencia)
+ 5 AuthorsBelén Picó21
Estimated H-index: 21
(Polytechnic University of Valencia)
Background Cucurbita pepo is a cucurbit with growing economic importance worldwide. Zucchini morphotype is the most important within this highly variable species. Recently, transcriptome and Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR)- and Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP)-based medium density maps have been reported, however further genomic tools are needed for efficient molecular breeding in the species. Our objective is to combine currently available complete transcriptomes and the Zucchini genome sequen...
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Published on Sep 1, 2015in Journal of Plankton Research 1.90
Carmen Gabaldón5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Valencia),
Javier Montero-Pau10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Valencia)
+ 1 AuthorsManuel Serra30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Valencia)
Competition for resources can lead to species exclusion. However, this exclusion may be avoided if species show differential adaptation to physical environment. Empirical studies on competition are difficult when species are phylogenetically close and have complex life cycles. This is the case of B. plicatilis and B. manjavacas, two cryptic rotifer species differing in their salinity niches and in life-history traits related to sex and diapause. These differences have been suggested to promote t...
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Carmen Gabaldón20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of Valencia),
Manuel Serra30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Valencia)
+ 1 AuthorsJavier Montero-Pau10
Estimated H-index: 10
(University of Valencia)
Abstract Trade-offs are important in life-history evolution and coexistence of competitors. However, how alternative life-history optima might promote competitor coexistence has received little attention. The rotifers Brachionus plicatilis and Brachionus manjavacas are two cryptic species with a considerable ecological overlap in relation to biotic factors. These species often co-occur in temporal brackish ponds characterised by environmental fluctuations. In these rotifers, sexual reproduction ...
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Published on Dec 1, 2015in BMC Genomics 3.73
José Blanca29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Polytechnic University of Valencia),
Javier Montero-Pau10
Estimated H-index: 10
(Polytechnic University of Valencia)
+ 7 AuthorsJoaquín Cañizares20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Polytechnic University of Valencia)
Background Domestication modifies the genomic variation of species. Quantifying this variation provides insights into the domestication process, facilitates the management of resources used by breeders and germplasm centers, and enables the design of experiments to associate traits with genes. We described and analyzed the genetic diversity of 1,008 tomato accessions including Solanum lycopersicum var. lycopersicum (SLL), S. lycopersicum var. cerasiforme (SLC), and S. pimpinellifolium (SP) that ...
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Published on Apr 16, 2015in PLOS ONE 2.77
Carmen Gabaldón5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Valencia),
María José Carmona5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Valencia)
+ 1 AuthorsManuel Serra30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Valencia)
Life-history traits may have an important role in promoting species coexistence. However, the complexity of certain life cycles makes it difficult to draw conclusions about the conditions for coexistence or exclusion based on the study of short-term competitive dynamics. Brachionus plicatilis and B. manjavacasare two cryptic rotifer species co-occurring in many lakes on the Iberian Peninsula. They have a complex life cycle in which cyclical parthenogenesis occurs with diapausing stages being the...
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