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Javier Montero-Pau
Polytechnic University of Valencia
26Publications
11H-index
452Citations
Publications 26
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Published on Mar 19, 2019in bioRxiv
Maria Clara Castellanos11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Sussex),
Javier Montero-Pau11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Polytechnic University of Valencia)
+ 3 AuthorsJ. García-Pausas57
Estimated H-index: 57
(Spanish National Research Council)
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-Pau11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Valencia),
Africa Gómez30
Estimated H-index: 30
(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-Pau11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Polytechnic University of Valencia),
José Blanca29
Estimated H-index: 29
(Polytechnic University of Valencia)
+ 9 AuthorsLukas A. Mueller38
Estimated H-index: 38
(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 Jan 1, 2018in Revista Espanola De Salud Publica 0.64
Javier Montero-Pau11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Valencia),
Paula Tuzón5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Valencia),
Valentín Gavidia Catalán6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Valencia)
Published on Dec 1, 2017in BMC Genomics 3.73
Javier Montero-Pau11
Estimated H-index: 11
(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 Jul 1, 2017in Hydrobiologia 2.17
Carmen Gabaldón5
Estimated H-index: 5
,
Diego Fontaneto29
Estimated H-index: 29
(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-Pau11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Valencia),
Manuel Serra30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Valencia),
Africa Gómez30
Estimated H-index: 30
(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 Jun 21, 2017
Javier Montero-Pau11
Estimated H-index: 11
,
Sandra P. Tierno , Paula Tuzón5
Estimated H-index: 5
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Published on Jan 1, 2017
Javier Montero-Pau11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Valencia),
Paula Tuzón5
Estimated H-index: 5
Teaching science by inquiry allows students to develop scientific skills, which is key during primary school, and enhances learning. In this study we present the results of a survey to 63 primary school teachers in Spain about their practices in science class and their knowledge about inquiry-based science education (IBSE). Our results show that concept-based paradigm of science is predominant. Scientific skills, besides observation, are not developed, and the concept of research is restricted t...
Published on Jan 1, 2017
Javier Montero-Pau11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Valencia),
Paula Tuzón5
Estimated H-index: 5
Teaching science by inquiry allows students to develop scientific skills, which is key during primary school, and enhances learning. In this study we present the results of a survey to 63 primary school teachers in Spain about their practices in science class and their knowledge about inquiry-based science education (IBSE). Our results show that concept-based paradigm of science is predominant. Scientific skills, besides observation, are not developed, and the concept of research is restricted t...
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