Belén Carro

Belén Carro
AllGenetics

PhD

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Despite the recent discoveries on how DNA methylation could help plants to adapt to changing environments, the relationship between epigenetics and climate change or invasion in new areas is still poorly known. Here, we investigated, through a field experiment, how the new expected climate scenarios for Southern Europe, i.e., increased temperature...
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This work combines state-of-the-art methods (DNA metabarcoding) with classic approaches (visual stomach content characterization and stable isotope analyses of nitrogen (δ15N) and carbon (δ13C)) to investigate the trophic ecology of anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) and sardine (Sardina pilchardus) at high taxonomic and spatial resolution in the Wes...
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Diet tracing in small pelagic fish: a multi-proxy approach to depict new trophic links in the NW Mediterranean
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Nineteen polymorphic microsatellite loci were identified and developed for Natrix maura. Polymorphism was assessed for 120 individuals sampled across four sampling sites from the French Pyrenees Mountains. The number of alleles per locus ranged from 3 to 15, and expected heterozygosity per locus ranged from 0.227 to 0.863. We tested for deviation f...
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The way adaptive and neutral genetic variation is shaped by environmental factors is crucial for evolutionary biology. To investigate whether wave exposure can enhance local adaptation on littoral snails, AFLP markers were scanned across ten populations of Nucella lapillus from contrasting habitats (protected vs. exposed). As some 6% of the analyse...
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We have monitored tributyltin (TBT) pollution in Galicia (NW Spain) for more than a decade by means of assessing gastropod imposex in populations of Nucella lapillus (N ≥ 34) and Tritia reticulata (N ≥ 18) at regular intervals. Several thousand specimens were processed to obtain their shell height (SH), penis length (PL) and vas deferens sequence (...
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Legislation in the European Union (EU) aimed at reaching by 2015 a Good Ecological Status in regard to tributyltin (TBT, the biocide used in traditional antifouling paints). With a view to check such an achievement in N Atlantic Spain, baseline monitoring of gastropod imposex (the recommended assessment tool) was extended up to that date. In Galici...
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Phymatolithon lusitanicum is a new maerl species described based on an integrative systematic approach including molecular (COI-5P, psbA) and morphological data obtained from recent collections, as well as comparison of type material from the morphologically and ecologically alike NE Atlantic species P. lamii and P. laevigatum. Molecular analyses i...
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Two non-geniculate coralline red algae (Lithothamnion corallioides and Phymatolithon calcareum) are partially protected under the assumption that they are the main components of maerl beds in Atlantic Europe. However, what we know about the composition of maerl relies mainly on morphology-based identifications that are notoriously difficult due to...
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Dispersal has received growing attention in marine ecology, particularly since evidence obtained with up-to-date techniques challenged the traditional view. The dogwhelk Nucella lapillus L., a sedentary gastropod with direct development, is a good example: dispersal was traditionally assumed to be limited until studies with microsatellites disputed...
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Nucella lapillus. UPGMA analysis based on Nei’s genetic distances between sites. (TIF)
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Primer sequences used for the AFLP selective amplification and number of loci generated. (DOCX)

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To employ next-generation sequencing (NGS) to identify candidate genes involved in invasiveness