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Manuel Serra
University of Valencia
103Publications
30H-index
2,607Citations
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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 Carmona21
Estimated H-index: 21
(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 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 Dec 5, 2018
Roberto García-Roa7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Valencia),
Manuel Serra30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Valencia),
Pau Carazo16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Valencia)
Understanding what factors modulate sexual selection intensity is crucial to a wide variety of evolutionary processes. Recent studies show that perception of sex pheromones can severely impact male mortality when it is not followed by mating (perception costs of reproduction). Here, we examine the idea that this may magnify sexual selection by further decreasing the fitness of males with inherently low mating success, hence increasing the opportunity for sexual selection. We use mathematical mod...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Scientific Reports 4.12
Lluis Franch-Gras1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Valencia),
Christoph Hahn9
Estimated H-index: 9
(University of Hull)
+ 3 AuthorsAfrica Gómez30
Estimated H-index: 30
(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 Nov 15, 2018
Roberto García-Roa7
Estimated H-index: 7
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Manuel Serra30
Estimated H-index: 30
,
Pau Carazo16
Estimated H-index: 16
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Published on Nov 7, 2018
Roberto García-Roa7
Estimated H-index: 7
,
Manuel Serra30
Estimated H-index: 30
,
Pau Carazo16
Estimated H-index: 16
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Published on Dec 6, 2017
Lluis Franch-Gras3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Valencia),
Eduardo M. García-Roger16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Valencia)
+ 1 AuthorsMaría José Carmona21
Estimated H-index: 21
(University of Valencia)
Understanding how organisms adaptively respond to environmental fluctuations is a fundamental question in evolutionary biology. The Mediterranean region typically exhibits levels of environmental unpredictability that vary greatly in habitats over small geographical scales. In cyclically parthenogenetic rotifers, clonal proliferation occurs along with occasional bouts of sex. These bouts contribute to the production of diapausing eggs, which allows survival between growing seasons. Here, we stud...
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Published on Nov 9, 2017in PLOS ONE 2.77
Lluis Franch-Gras3
Estimated H-index: 3
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Eduardo M. García-Roger16
Estimated H-index: 16
+ 2 AuthorsManuel Serra30
Estimated H-index: 30
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Published on Oct 1, 2017in Nature Ecology and Evolution
Pau Carazo16
Estimated H-index: 16
(University of Valencia),
Roberto García-Roa7
Estimated H-index: 7
(University of Valencia)
+ 1 AuthorsManuel Serra30
Estimated H-index: 30
(University of Valencia)
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