Annie Machordom

Annie Machordom
Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid · Biodiversity and Evolutionay Biology

PhD

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June 2002 - present
The National Museum of Natural Sciences
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Population connectivity studies are a useful tool for species management and conservation planning, particular of highly threatened or endangered species. Here, we evaluated the genetic structure and connectivity pattern of the endangered coral Cladocora caespitosa across its entire distribution range in the Mediterranean Sea. Additionally, we exam...
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The present review investigates our current knowledge of the richness and distribution of coral species inhabiting diverse habitats in Chilean coastal and marine waters, including the oceanic islands. Information, such as the spatial-temporal coverage, taxonomic resolution, and bathymetry of species, was extracted from published articles, geodataba...
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The exceptional hidden diversity included in the squat lobster genus Phylladiorhynchus and its wide bathymetric and geographic range make it an interesting group to thoroughly study its evolutionary history. Here we have analyzed the entire currently known species diversity of Phylladiorhynchus using an integrative approach that includes morphologi...
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During two deep-sea expeditions off the island of Guadeloupe, French West Indies, several specimens belonging to Munida Leach, 1820 and Munidopsis Whiteaves, 1874 (Galatheoidea) were collected. Further study, integrating morphological and molecular data, indicated that some of the specimens belonged to three undescribed species, one to Munida and t...
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MHC genes play a fundamental role in immune recognition of pathogens and parasites. Therefore, females may increase offspring heterozygosity and genetic diversity by selecting MHC genetically compatible or heterozygous males. In birds, several studies suggest that MHC genes play a role in mate choice, and recent evidence suggest that olfaction may...
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Microorganisms (sensu lato, i.e., including micrometazoans) are thought to have cosmopolitan geographic distributions due to their theoretically unlimited dispersal capabilities, a consequence of their tiny size, population dynamics, and resistant forms. However, several molecular studies of microorganisms have identified biogeographic patterns ind...
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The polyplacophores of Carbon beach in Las Baulas National Marine Park (Pacific of Costa Rica) have been studied. Through morphological characterisation and the use of molecular markers (COI, 16S, 18S, 28S and H3), 11 species have been specifically identified, 3 of which are new records for Costa Rica: Callistochiton elenensis, Acanthochitona arrag...
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Código de conduta para aquariofilia. Documento técnico preparado por LIFE INVASAQUA (LIFE17 GIE/ES/000515).
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Aim How historical and contemporary eco-evolutionary processes shape the patterns of genetic diversity and differentiation across species’ distribution range remains an open question with strong conservation implications. Focusing on the orange stony coral, Astroides calycularis, we (a) characterized the pattern of neutral genetic diversity across...
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Munida vassilyi sp.n. and M. hastata sp.n. are described from Kei Islands, Indonesia. Munida vassilyi sp.n. is morphologically related to M. runcinata, from New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Fiji and Tonga, whereas M. hastata sp.n. is more similar to M. aurantiaca from Papua – New Guinea. Pairwise genetic distances estimated using the COI...
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Several European freshwater crayfish species are currently included in one of the IUCN Red list categories. In the Iberian Peninsula, the native Austropotamobius pallipes species complex (the white clawed crayfish, WCC) has experienced a drastic decline since 1973. Implementing conservation management strategies for this species requires a better u...
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The genus Phylladiorhynchus Baba, 1969 currently contains 11 species, all occurring in the shallow waters and on the continental shelf of the Indian and Pacific oceans. Recent expeditions in these oceans have resulted in the collection of numerous new specimens in need of analysis. We have studied this material using an integrative approach analysi...
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Oceanographic features such as currents, waves, temperature, and salinity, together with life history traits, control patterns and rates of gene flow and contribute to shaping the population genetic structure of marine organisms. Seascape genetics is an emerging discipline that adopts a spatially‐explicit approach to examine biotic and abiotic fact...
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Se presenta una lista actualizada de las especies exóticas que se encuentran en etapa de establecimiento o de propagación de la invasión en aguas continentales de la península ibérica. La lista está basada en la evaluación sistemática de los datos en colaboración con un amplio equipo de expertos de España y Portugal. Esta lista de actualización es...
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An updated list is presented of the alien species in the establishment or spread invasion stage in in-land waters at the Iberian Peninsula. The list is based on a systematic assessment of information in collaboration with a wide expert team from Spain and Portugal. This updated list is an important tool supporting the implementation of the IAS Regu...
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An updated list is presented of the alien species in the transport or introduction invasion stage in inland waters of the Iberian Peninsula. The list is based on a systematic assessment of information in collaboration with a wide expert team from Spain and Portugal. This list is an important tool to support the implementation of the IAS Regulation,...
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We analysed the patterns of genetic variability of eastern Mediterranean populations of the scleractinian coral Cladocora caespitosa, from the Aegean and Levantine seas, using 19 polymorphic microsatellite loci, 11 of which were newly characterized. The observed genetic pattern reflects a scenario of isolation by environment: FST comparisons showed...
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Despite the high species richness of freshwater gastropods in the western Mediterranean, the evolutionary patterns of the North African taxa are poorly understood. In a recent survey of spring habitats in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco (western Maghreb), we discovered ten snail populations anatomically resembling the genus Corrosella (family Hydrob...
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The Chilean fjord region includes many remote and poorly known areas where management plans for the marine living resources and conservation strategies are urgently needed. Few data are available about the spatial distribution of its marine invertebrate fauna, prevalently influenced by complex interactions between biotic and abiotic factors, animal...
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El comercio electrónico, la actividad de comprar o vender productos en servicios on-line o por internet, es una parte vital y creciente de la economía global. Esta actividad incluye la comercialización y venta de animales y plantas, incluidas especies exóticas, y en ocasiones, también especies invasoras a pesar de su prohibición. Adquirir estas esp...
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• 1. When considering widely distributed marine organisms with low dispersal capabilities, there is often an implication that the distribution of cosmopolitan species is an artefact of taxonomy, constrained by the absence of characters for delimiting either sibling or cryptic species. Few studies have assessed the relationship among populations acr...
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Introducción: El conocimiento de la Clase Ophiuroidea es muy escaso y deficiente, a pesar de ser la que presenta el mayor número de especies del Filo Echinodermata con hasta 2 100. Además, apenas existen publicaciones dedicadas específicamente al grupo de las ofiuras en la vertiente pacífica de Costa Rica. Objetivo: La caracterización morfológica y...
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More than 5000 specimens of squat lobsters belonging to the families Munididae and Munidopsidae were collected during four cruises along the coasts of Papua New Guinea. The study of these specimens revealed the presence of 13 new species (one Babamunida, one Crosnierita, eight Munida, one Paramunida and two Munidopsis). Overall, 109 species of Muni...
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Until recently, the evolutionary origin of aquatic organisms in the Balearic archipelago (western Mediterranean) had been scarcely addressed. The freshwater gastropod genus Pseudamnicola Paulucci, 1878 (Hydrobiidae), consisting of $60 species in the Mediterranean area, is widely distributed across the major islands of Majorca and Minorca. From phyl...
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Until recently, the evolutionary origin of aquatic organisms in the Balearic archipelago (western Mediterranean) had been scarcely addressed. The freshwater gastropod genus Pseudamnicola Paulucci, 1878 (Hydrobiidae), consisting of ∼60 species in the Mediterranean area, is widely distributed across the major islands of Majorca and Minorca. From phyl...
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Examination of numerous specimens of squat lobsters of the genus Eumunida Smith, 1883 collected by French cruises along the coasts of New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands and Papua-New Guinea revealed the presence of six species, including a new species. The collection data of all of these species are recorded. The new species, E. turbulenta n. sp.,...
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Symbiosis and coloniality are ecologically important traits for corals of the order Scleractinia. Symbiotic (zooxanthellate) species are highly successful in shallow waters of tropical and subtropical seas and most of them are colonial. On the other hand, azooxanthellate species present wide distribution ranges and expand to the deep-sea at more th...
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Citation: Rodríguez-Flores PC, Macpherson E, Machordom A (2020) A new species of squat lobster of the genus Hendersonida (Crustacea, Decapoda, Munididae) from Papua New Guinea. ZooKeys 935: 25-35. https://doi. Abstract Hendersonida parvirostris sp. nov. is described from Papua New Guinea. The new species can be distinguished from the only other spe...
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The ecology, abundance and diversity of galatheoid squat lobsters make them an ideal group to study deep‐sea diversification processes. Here, we reconstructed the evolutionary and biogeographic history of Leiogalathea, a genus of circum‐tropical deep‐sea squat lobsters, in order to compare patterns and processes that have affected shallow‐water and...
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Declines in Panulirus echinatus Smith, 1869 populations along their wide distribution in the Atlantic Ocean have spurred efforts to improve their fisheries management and conservation. In this study, the genetic structure of these populations is reported for the first time. In a survey of 18 species‐specific polymorphic microsatellite markers, 152...
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The freshwater blenny Salaria fluviatilis has a circum-Mediterranean distribution, but it is restricted to highly specific habitats and is particularly susceptible to human disturbances, leading to the decline of Iberian populations of the species, resulting in their classification as Vulnerable. The aim of this study is to evaluate the genetic div...
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Context Spatially heterogeneous oceanographic properties such as currents, waves, and biogeochemical gradients control the movement of gametes and larvae of marine species. However, it is poorly understood how such spatial dynamics may shape the genetic connectivity, diversity, and structure of marine populations. Objectives We applied a seascape...
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Heterozygosity affects mate selection and can modulate interactions among family members and their fitness-related decisions. We studied whether nestling heterozygosity affected parent–offspring interactions and sib–sib competition in the Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) while controlling for the degree of relatedness among nestlings. Demanding envir...
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Squat lobsters constitute an exceptional group to address evolutionary studies in marine species because of their high diversity at multiple taxonomic levels. The families included within Galatheoidea are characterized by morphological, molecular, and ecological differences. Previous phylogenetic reconstructions have considered either Galatheidae,...
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Brazil, home to one of the planet’s last great forests, is currently in trade negotiations with its second largest trading partner, the European Union (EU). We urge the EU to seize this critical opportunity to ensure that Brazil protects human rights and the environment. Brazil’s forests, wetlands, and savannas are crucial to a great diversity of I...
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It is known that heterozygosity affects mate selection in various taxa. But also beyond mating, in species with parental care, heterozygosity can modulate interactions among family members and their fitness-related decisions. However, to date, this question remains little explored. Here, we studied whether nestling heterozygosity was related to par...
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The taxonomy of Munida Leach, 1820 from the north-eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea was studied using a comparative analysis of morphological characters and molecular markers (mitochondrial and nuclear). Generalized Mixed Yule Coalescence and the Poisson tree process models were used to delimit two groups of closely related species associated...
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Genetic connectivity studies are essential to understand species diversity and genetic structure and to assess the role of potential factors affecting connectivity, thus enabling sound management and conservation strategies. Here, we analyzed the patterns of genetic variability in the marine snail Gibbula divaricata from five coastal locations in t...
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The genus Leiogalathea Baba, 1969 currently contains only two benthic species both occurring on the continental shelves and slope: L. laevirostris (Balss, 1913), widely reported in the Indo-Pacific region, and L. agassizii (A. Milne Edwards, 1880), from both sides of the Central Atlantic. A certain degree of morphological variability linked to thei...
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The genus Coralliogalathea of the family Galatheidae is easily differentiated from other genera in the family by its small size, the presence of three to four small lateral teeth on the rostrum and the lack of the first pair of gonopods in males. The genus currently consists of only a single species, Coralliogalathea humilis, which lives in close a...
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Dendropoma petraeum, considered the primary vermetid reef-building species in the Mediterranean, has recently been shown to be a species complex of at least four cryptic species. These species have highly restricted, non-overlapping distributions, causing concern for their conservation status. To better study the genetic diversity of these populati...
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One hundred and one samples of muscle tissue were obtained from roe deer in the centre of the Iberian peninsula. We compared the sequences of the control region (D–loop) of the mitochondrial DNA of these samples with those obtained in previous studies. Adding the information from microsatellite markers and derived genetic parameters to study the po...
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Several molecular studies have been conducted on northeastern Atlantic and Mediterra-nean patellid limpets, but Algerian specimens have never been included in these studies. This work intends to fill this gap and characterize populations of different Patella species inhabiting the Algerian coasts of Oran, clarifying the presence of Patella ferrugin...
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The genus Munidopsis is one of the most diverse genera within squat lobsters. Here, three new species of Munidopsis, M. cornuata n. sp., M. senticosa n. sp., and M. turgida n. sp., from <500 m off Guadeloupe Island (Caribbean Sea), are fully described and illustrated. Among the Atlantic species of the genus, M. cornuata n. sp. belongs to the group...
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Using high-throughput sequencing technology 17 polymorphic microsatellites with perfect tetranucleotide repeats were identified for the brown spiny lobster Panulirus echinatus Smith, 1869. Two to ten alleles were detected per locus across 30 samples analysed from the Canary Archipelago. Observed and expected heterozygosities per locus ranged betwee...
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Cephalopods are primarily active predators throughout life. Flying squids (family Ommastrephidae) represents the most widely distributed and ecologically important family of cephalopods. While the diets of adult flying squids have been extensively studied, the first feeding diet of early paralarvae remains a mystery. The morphology of this ontogene...
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Table S1. Raw data of eukaryotic 18S v9 gut contents. Self-contamination reads were discarded. The OTU ID number includes the GenBank Accession number of the closest match (100% similarity) in the SILVA database. The paralarvae E626 and E510 produced 100% self-contamination and late paralarvae E5-E7 and the adult E3 did not provide any gut content...
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Table S2. Raw data of prokaryotic 16S gut contents. The OTU ID number is the Greengenes identifier. New.ReferenceOTU dessignates a MOTU not included in Greengenes when the analysis was performed. Those sequences not identified with Greengenes were subsequently identified by a BLAST search in GenBank following the criteria explained in the text. The...
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Cephalopods are primarily active predators throughout life, with a few exceptions. Flying squids (family Ommastrephidae) represents the most abundant, widely distributed and ecologically important family of cephalopods. While the diets of adult flying squids have been extensively studied, the first-feeding diet of early paralarvae remains a mystery...
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Three species of the genus Asterina are known to inhabit the Mediterranean Sea and the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean: Asterina gibbosa (Pennant, 1777), A. pancerii (Gasco, 1870) and A. phylactica Emson & Crump, 1979. Differentiation of these species has primarily been based only on subtle characters (some highly debatable), such as colour or size. T...
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Several molecular studies have been conducted on northeastern Atlantic and Mediterranean patellid limpets, but Algerian specimens have never been included in these studies. This work intends to fill this gap and characterize populations of different Patella species inhabiting the Algerian coasts of Oran, clarifying the presence of Patella ferrugine...
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In order to better understand the complex geologic history of the Mediterranean area, we have analysed evolutionary history, phylogeographic structure and molecular diversity of freshwater fishes belonging to the genus Telestes. As primary freshwater fishes distributed largely in the Mediterranean basin, this genus represents a suitable model syste...
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Delimiting species boundaries is a fundamental yet challenging task that has been especially problematic in morphologically conserved lineages. The use of genetic markers and phylogenetic approaches has proven of paramount importance to resolve these cases. Using the genus Unio as a case study, we have analysed two mitochondrial markers, cytochrome...
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Recent explorations of rocky habitats from 40 to about 6,000 m depth disclosed the role of gorgonian and scleractinian corals as habitat formers in tropical, temperate, and polar deep waters. Deep biogenic habitats host high species richness and complexity and their conservation requires a profound understanding of biological and ecological feature...