Manuel Serra
University of Valencia
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30H-index
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Published on Feb 18, 2019in Hydrobiologia 2.17
Nohemi Dimas-Flores1
Estimated H-index: 1
(National Autonomous University of Mexico),
Manuel Serra30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Valencia)
+ 1 AuthorsMaría José Carmona20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of Valencia)
Sex poses an immediate cost for monogonont rotifers, which combine exclusively asexual reproduction with periods of co-occurrence between asexual and sexual reproduction in their life cycle. Because sex is linked to dormancy, sexual daughters do not contribute to the current growth of a clonal genotype, as they only produce males or diapausing eggs. Therefore, the expectation under the all-else equal assumption (i.e., sexual and asexual females having equivalent life-history traits) is that fema...
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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
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(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 Nov 9, 2017in PLOS ONE 2.77
Lluis Franch-Gras3
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Eduardo M. García-Roger15
Estimated H-index: 15
+ 2 AuthorsManuel Serra30
Estimated H-index: 30
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Published on Jul 1, 2017in Hydrobiologia 2.17
Scott Mills3
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(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
Eduardo M. García-Roger15
Estimated H-index: 15
(University of Valencia),
María José Carmona20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of Valencia),
Manuel Serra30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Valencia)
In this contribution, we review our knowledge on bet-hedging strategies associated with rotifer diapause. First, we describe the ecological scenario under which bet hedging is likely to have evolved in three diapause-related traits in monogonont rotifer populations: (1) the timing of sex (because diapausing eggs are produced via sexual reproduction), (2) the sexual reproduction ratio (i.e. the fraction of sexually reproducing females) and (3) the timing of diapausing egg hatching. Then, we descr...
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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 Hydrobiologia 2.17
Carmen Gabaldón5
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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
Aleksandra Walczyńska5
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(Jagiellonian University),
Lluis Franch-Gras3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Valencia),
Manuel Serra30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Valencia)
Organisms tend to decrease in size with increasing temperature by phenotypic plasticity (the temperature-size rule; ectotherms) and/or genetically (Bergmann’s rule; all organisms). In this study, the evolutionary response of body size to temperature was examined in the cyclically parthenogenetic rotifer Brachionus plicatilis. Our aim was to investigate whether this species, already known to decrease in size with increasing temperature by phenotypic plasticity, presents a similar pattern at the g...
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