Alicia Talavera

Alicia Talavera
Smithsonian Institution · Department of Botany

PhD
Postdoctoral fellow

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Publications (6)
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Insular ecosystems are sensitive to alien invasive species. The Balearic Islands have been colonized by a large list of invasive species, in most cases due to human activity. White-toothed shrews have been historically recorded in this archipelago and to date four different species have been found. In this study we focus on the white-toothed pygmy...
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Modern crop breeding is based on the use of genetically and phenotypically diverse plant material and, consequently, a proper understanding of population structure and genetic diversity is essential for the effective development of breeding programs. An example is avocado, a woody perennial fruit crop native to Mesoamerica with an increasing popula...
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This book covers the biotechnology of all the major perennial fruit and nut species, including Actinidia spp., Anacardium occidentale , Mangifera indica , Pistacia vera , Annona spp., Cocos nucifera , Elaeis guineensis , Phoenix dactylifera , Ananas comosus , Carica papaya , Garcinia mangostana , Diospyros kaki , Vaccinium spp., Castanea spp., Cary...
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Habitat description, demography, threats and conservation measures for a urban population of Discoglossus galganoi that has survived in a park of the center of Madrid

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I am doing RNA extraction of ovary and stigma with quiagen kit, I have repeated the step number 7 (wash buffer). I need a very good quality 260/280~2  and 260/230~2 but i usually obtain 260/280 ~2 and 260/230~1,57.
Any suggestion?
Thanks. 
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Hi guys! Im doing DNA extraction of fresh leaves with DNeasy Plant Mini Kit. But the result of ratio 260/230 is always around 2,39.
Do you know any tricks to decrease the ratio?.
Until now I have resolved this problem adding more ARNase when I have finished the extraction but I would like to know another way. Thanks!
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I have looked for it but haven't found anything about it.
An article with Trachemys' length and weight measures would also be really useful to me.

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This project aims at: a) exploring, valorising and evaluating genetic variability of fig genotypes on available Spanish, Tunisian Turkish fig collections using a genotyping by sequencing approach; b) phenotyping fig genotypes to identify plants with traits wanted by stakeholders and most suitable to be cultivated in drought/salt conditions; c) identifying genomic loci linked to yield and drought/salt adaptation performing Genome Wide Association Study (GWAS) d) disseminating project’s products and results to stakeholders to maximize project impacts. It aims to evaluate performances and genetic variability of fig varieties integrating new knowledge and technologies in assessing biodiversity with knowledge coming from local farmers and stakeholders. This will allow selecting genotypes better adapted to drought/salt condition that can be introduced within traditional agricultural systems to obtain mixing cropping systems as agroforestry.
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La disminución del frío invernal afecta al comportamiento de los frutales, ya que las variedades y especies más exigentes en frío presentan problemas de floración y producción en los años o zonas con poco frío invernal. Además, la disminución del frío invernal provoca un adelanto de la floración, aumentando el riesgo de heladas primaverales. Se plantea el estudio de la fenología y de las necesidades de frío en diferentes especies y variedades de distintas necesidades de frío en dos escenarios climatológicos diferentes: la costa de Málaga, con escaso frío invernal, y el valle del Ebro en Zaragoza, zona más fría. Los resultados suministrarán información tanto para la prevención de impactos negativos en plantaciones existentes como para el estudio del desplazamiento del cultivo de especies frutales a nuevas zonas, y permitirán dar a conocer esta problemática y las herramientas para mitigarla tanto a los agricultores como a la sociedad en general.