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Cristina Paulino

Cristina Paulino
Associação Oceano Verde - Laboratório Colaborativo Para O Desenvolvimento de Tecnologias e Produtos Verdes do Oceano · Lab manager

Master of Science

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21
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Introduction
- Ecology and conservation of marine species and novel applications of molecular ecology to help in this area - Green economy - Climate changes and genetic diversity adaptations patterns of algae species - Microalgae and algae as valuable resources for science and economy - Ecosystems conservation
Additional affiliations
April 2020 - present
GreenCoLab - Associação Oceano Verde
Position
  • Laboratory Manager
Description
  • Currently lab manager at GreenCoLab (Associação Oceano Verde) has more than 10 years of experience and a wide range of knowledge in diverse fields as laboratory techniques, molecular biology, ecology, conservation and lab managing. Scientific interest, research, knowledge and network in multiple fields related to marine algae are some of the several qualifications that Cristina acquired in her academic and professional career.
February 2008 - March 2020
Universidade do Algarve
Position
  • Technician
Description
  • More than 10 years of experience and a wide range of knowledge in diverse fields as laboratory, molecular biology, ecology, conservation and responsibilities: tasks as molecular ecology, preparation of samples for NGS, field and lab work with seaweeds and seagrasses, biodiversity surveys, development or optimization of protocols, lab managing, students guidance, team work.

Publications

Publications (21)
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Algae have been consumed for millennia in several parts of the world as food, food supplements, and additives, due to their unique organoleptic properties and nutritional and health benefits. Algae are sustainable sources of proteins, minerals, and fiber, with well-balanced essential amino acids, pigments, and fatty acids, among other relevant meta...
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Aim: Drivers of extant population genetic structure include past climate-driven range shifts and vicariant events, as well as gene flow mediated by dispersal and habitat continuity. Their integration as alternative or complementary drivers is often missing or incomplete, potentially overlooking relevant processes and time scales. Here we ask whethe...
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The widespread decline of canopy-forming macroalgal assemblages has been documented in many regions during the last decades. This pattern is often followed by the replacement of structurally complex algal canopies by more simplified habitats (e.g., turfs or sea urchin barren grounds). Against all odds, the fucoid Treptacantha elegans, a large Medit...
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In the North-east (NE) Atlantic, most intertidal fucoids and warm-temperate kelps show unique low-latitude gene pools matching long-term climatic refugia. For cold-temperate kelps data are scarcer despite their unique cultural, ecological and economic significance. Here we test whether the amphi-Atlantic range of Laminaria digitata is derived from...
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Whole genome duplication is now accepted as an important evolutionary force, but the genetic factors and the life history implications affecting the existence and abundance of polyploid lineages within species are still poorly known. Polyploidy has been mainly studied in plant model species in which the sporophyte is the dominant phase in their lif...
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Climate-driven range-shifts have shaped extant patterns of diversity, including intra-specific population genetic structure. Studies of ancient marine distributions, inferred using phylogeographic and modeling approaches, have focused strongly on marine forests of brown macroalgae (kelps and fucoids), which occur on temperate rocky reefs and suppor...
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Glacial vicariance is regarded as one of the most prevalent drivers of phylogeographic structure and speciation among high-latitude organisms, but direct links between ice advances and range fragmentation have been more difficult to establish in marine than in terrestrial systems. Here we investigate the evolution of largely disjunct (and potential...
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The red algal genus Porphyra is sister to the genus Pyropia , the single most valuable marine crop in the Orient. We developed microsatellite loci for the red alga Porphyra umbilicalis , a widespread species in the Northern Atlantic. Enriched DNA libraries were constructed and 68 loci were screened for amplification and polymorphism. Seven polymorp...
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Background: Molecular markers are revealing a much more diverse and evolutionarily complex picture of marine biodiversity than previously anticipated. Cryptic and/or endemic marine species are continually being found throughout the world oceans, predominantly in inconspicuous tropical groups but also in larger, canopy-forming taxa from well studied...
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The genus Porphyra (and its sister genus Pyropia) contains important red algal species that are cultivated and/or harvested for human consumption, sustaining a billion-dollar aquaculture industry. A vast amount of research has been focused on species of this genus, including studies on genetics and genomics among other areas. Twelve novel microsate...
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Saccharina latissima is an ecologically and economically important kelp species native to the coastal regions of the Northern Hemisphere. This species has considerable phylogeographic structure and morphological plasticity, but lack of resolution of available genetic markers prevents a finer characterization of its genetic diversity and structure....
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Prezygotic isolating mechanisms act to limit hybridization and maintain the genetic identity of closely-related species. While synchronous intraspecific spawning is a common phenomenon amongst marine organisms and plays an important role in reproductive success, asynchronous spawning between potentially hybridizing lineages may also be important in...
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The North Sea-Baltic Sea transition zone constitutes a boundary area for the kelp species Saccharina latissima due to a strong salinity gradient operating in the area. Furthermore, the existence of S. latissima there, along Danish waters, is fairly patchy as hard bottom is scarce. In this study, patterns of genetic diversity of S. latissima populat...
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The relationship between species diversity and components of ecosystem stability has been extensively studied, whilst the influence of the genetic component of biodiversity remains poorly understood. Here we manipulated both genotypic and allelic richness of the seagrass Zostera noltii, in order to explore their respective influences on the resista...

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