Isabel Rey

Isabel Rey
The National Museum of Natural Sciences · Collections and Documentation

PhD

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The morphology of all postembryonic stages (larva, pupa, male, and female) of Rhyacophila macedonica Karaouzas, Valladolid, & Ibrahimi n. sp. from Greece, Republic of North Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia was examined. Morphological data were supplemented by a molecular analysis of the mitochondrial cytochrome C oxidase subunit I (COI) and compared wi...
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The “ Iberobathynella group”, or Iberobathynellini tribe, is a complex of six genera consisting of 33 nominal species and several cryptic species with an amphiatlantic distribution (in Europe, North Africa and North America). A modern systematic revision of this group of subterranean crustaceans is presented here. A phylogenetic and biogeographic s...
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Las colecciones científicas son una infraestructura de investigación única e irremplazable para numerosas áreas de la ciencia. En la actualidad, se estima que en el Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales se conservan 10 millones de especímenes, lo que suponen casi la mitad de todos los conservados en España. Esta infraestructura científica o este tes...
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La Real Sociedad Española de Historia Natural (RSEHN) ha alcanzado en el 2021 su primer siglo y medio de existencia, sin duda un periodo muy dilatado en el que ha tenido que adaptarse a diferentes escenarios políticos.Y es, precisamente, la historia de los 150 años primeros de existencia de la RSEHN lo que repasa la exposición a la que corresponde...
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The presence and distribution of Rhyacophila fasciata Hagen 1859 in Europe were revised, based on bibliographic study, collection specimens, and new material collected in different countries. The status of formerly synonymized species, Rhyacophila ferruginea (Scopoli 1763) and Rhyacophila septentrionis McLachlan 1865 was also assessed. The type of...
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The systematic status of the controversial crustacean family Leptobathynellidae is investigated using molecular and morphological methods in this study. Partial sequences of the nuclear 18S gene are studied from 28 genera of Bathynellacea from several continents. The analysis includes some of the most plesiomorphic genera of the family Parabathynel...
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Natural history collections constitute an enormous wealth of information of Life on Earth. It is estimated that over 2 billion specimens are preserved at institutions worldwide, of which less than 10% are accessible via biodiversity data aggregators such as GBIF. Moreover, they are a very important resource for eco‐evolutionary research, which grea...
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We present the description of two new subspecies of the Rhyacophila fasciata Group: Rhyacophila fasciata delici Kučinić & Valladolid (ssp. nov.), broadly distributed in Croatia and present also in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and R. fasciata viteceki Valladolid & Kučinić (ssp. nov.), found in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our study of the morphology of adults...
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This report reviews the current state-of-the-art applied approaches on automated tools, services and workflows for extracting information from images of natural history specimens and their labels. We consider the potential for repurposing existing tools, including workflow management systems; and areas where more development is required. This paper...
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Bathynellidae is the neglected family of Bathynellacea, a groundwater group of crustaceans with 33 genera and 107 species described and almost half of them included in the ‘catch‐all’ genus Bathynella. Due to the morphological homogeneity of the species, the taxonomic uncertainties have accumulated over time. Therefore, to explore the phylogenetic...
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The morphology of the different stages (larva, pupa, male, and female) of Rhyacophila fasciata kykladica Malicky & Sipahiler 1993 was examined as a basis for the description of the taxon. Morphological data were supplemented by molecular analysis of mitochondrial cytochrome C oxidase subunit I (mtCOI), which were compared with samples of the nomina...
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Chimú site at Manchán (900-1479 AD) of Perú was excavated in 2016 by Qetzal SAC company. Sediments of eight jar samples from it were analyzed. Microscopic inspections revealed a large amount of corn starch-grains from maize (Zea mays). Interestingly, some had signs of alcoholic fermentation. On the other hand, isotopic analyses of six samples of se...
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A preliminary molecular phylogenetic framework for 12 genera (23 species) of the family Parabathynellidae from Europe, Australia, North Africa and India is presented based on mitochondrial and nuclear markers (Cox1 and 18S). The generated hypothesis places the Southeast Asia genus Paraeobathynella closer to European genera (Iberobathynella, Paraibe...
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In order to check the presence and distribution of Rhyacophila fasciata fasciata Hagen 1859 (species described from Austria) and R. fasciata denticulata McLachlan 1879 in the Iberian Peninsula, we studied the morphology of Spanish, French, and Austrian specimens, together with their mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase (mtCOI). We observed that the i...
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Bathynella natans Vejdovsky, 1882, the first described Bathynellidae species, was found in a well in Prague. Its original description was short and incomplete, and the holotype was already damaged in 1899. The lack of type material resulted in the poor description of the type genus of the morphologically very homogeneous family. This troubled begin...
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A new genus and species of Bathynellidae is described from Texas (USA). Hobbsinella gen. nov. displays a unique combination of morphological characters including seven-segmented antenna lacking medial seta on exopod, antennule much longer than antenna, three-segmented mandibular palp with sexual dimorphism, four segments on endopod of thoracopods I...
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Bathynella natans Vejdovsky, 1882, the first described Bathynellidae species, was found in a well in Prague. Its original description was short and incomplete, and the holotype was already damaged in 1899. The lack of type material resulted in the poor description of the type genus of the morphologically very homogeneous family. This troubled begin...
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This is the first published database of a Bathynellacea Chappuis, 1915 collection of slices and DNA extracts. It includes all data of bathynellaceans (Crustacea: Syncarida) collected in the last 48 years (1968 to 2016) on the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands, studied since 1984. It also includes specimens studied across many countries of Euro...
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Simple pebble tools, ephemeral cultural features, and the remains of maritime and terrestrial foods are present in undisturbed Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene deposits underneath a large human-made mound at Huaca Prieta and nearby sites on the Pacific coast of northern Peru. Radiocarbon ages indicate an intermittent human presence dated between...
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Two new species of the genera Haplophallonella Serban and Coineau, 1975a and Racovitzaibathynella Serban and Coineau, 1994 are described from Africa. This is the first record of the members of the order Bathynellacea Chappuis, 1915 from Chad. Representatives of the genus Haplophallonella have hitherto been known only from the Ivory Coast type local...
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A new species of the genus Pacificabathynella Schminke and Noodt, 1988 is described from groundwaters of Alaska (USA). This is the first record of Bathynellacea Chappuis, 1915 from the far north of America. Pacificabathynella has hitherto been known only from the states of California (one species) and Montana (three species). Pacificabathynella and...
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A new species of Bathynellidae Grobben, 1905 is described from Spain. Vejdovskybathy-nella vasconica sp. nov. displays an exclusive feature within the genus: eightsegmented antenna. Besides, the new species has a unique combination of morphological characters, including medial seta on exopod of antenna, antennule length similar to antenna, three-se...
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The National Museum of Natural Sciences of the Spanish National Research Council (MNCN-CSIC) is the largest research institution on natural resources from Spain. Their scientific collections house all extant and extinct animals, and extinct flora, whose function is to support research in the area of natural resources and communicate this knowledge...
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Guía del Parque Regional de la Cuenca Alta del Manzanares que comprende ocho itinerarios detallados para realizar a pie y conocer los rasgos históricos y culturales; la interpretación del paisaje y los distintos ecosistemas: el encinar, la dehesa, el pinar, la alta montaña, los canchales graníticos, los ríos, los embalses y los núcleos urbanos, p....
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This is the first published database of Bathynellacea. It includes all data of bathynellids (Crustacea, Bathynellacea) collected in the last 64 years (1949 to 2013) on the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Island. The samples come from groundwater (caves, springs, wells and hyporrheic habitat associated rivers) from both sampling campaigns and occasio...
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According to their respective charters, both the European, Middle Eastern, and African Society for Biopreservation & Biobanking (ESBB) and the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) focus a sizeable share of their activities on repositories involving nonhuman material. Those specific collections may unfortunatel...
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One new genus and two new species of the Bathynellidae Grobben, 1905 family are described from Spain. Paradoxiclamousella gen. nov. has a unique combination of morphological characters, which includes eight-segmented antenna, medial seta on exopod of antenna, antennule slightly longer than antenna, three-segmented mandibular palp, three segments on...
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The elements of the periodic table are made of populations of isotopes (atoms with the same number of protons, but different number of neutrons). Interestingly, such isotopes may be differentially distributed in the nature. On some instances, such selective fractionation is carried out inside the living organisms, due to their peculiar physiologies...
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The biodiversity of Bathynellacea, a globally important group of groundwater crustacean, remains poorly known and understood. The objectives of this work were to increase the molecular information of bathynellaceans in order to test: 1) its usefulness solving taxonomic problems; and 2) evaluate the extent of cryptic speciation in a morphologically...
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Renewed in-depth multi-disciplinary investi- gation of a large coastal mound settlement in Peru has extended the occupation back more than 7000 years to a first human exploitation ∼13720 BP. Research by the authors has chronicled the prehistoric sequence from the activities of the first maritime foragers to the construction of the black mound and t...
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The biodiversity of groundwater fauna remains poorly known and understood. Groundwater biodiversity studies are strongly affected by habitat inaccessibility and taxonomic crisis. The objective of this work was to investigate levels of genetic divergence across populations of Bathynellacea, a small crustacean group that lives exclusively in groundwa...
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El maíz (Zea mays) es un cereal herbáceo americano extensamente cultivado, que fue domesticado a partir del teocinte suroeste de Méjico hace unos 9.000 años. El maíz fue una piedra angular para el desarrollo y preponderancia de la civilización Maya y Azteca, así como otras culturas antiguas americanas. Inicialmente, los restos del maíz fueron anali...
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During the last decades DNA-based methods have revolutionized almost all areas of biological research. While DNA isolation techniques are continuously being improved, the impact and importance of adequate pre-DNA-isolation treatment are still largely underestimated. In the present review, we present some guidelines on how to organize specimen and t...
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During the last decades DNA-based methods have revolutionized almost all areas of biological research. While DNA isolation techniques are continuously being improved, the impact and importance of adequate pre-DNA-isolation treatment are still largely underestimated. In the present review, we present some guidelines on how to organize specimen and t...
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A voluntary collaborative exercise aiming at the mitochondrial analysis of canine biological samples was carried out in 2006-2008 by the Non-Human Forensic Genetics Commission of the Spanish and Portuguese Working Group (GEP) of the International Society for Forensic Genetics (ISFG). The participating laboratories were asked to sequence two dog sam...
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Entender la relación entre variabilidad genética, eficacia biológica individual y viabilidad de las poblaciones es vital para la conservación de éstas. La aproximación más frecuente al estudio de esta cuestión en poblaciones naturales es analizar la correlación existente entre la heterocigosis medida con marcadores moleculares y rasgos relacionados...
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This work presents the catalogue of preserved samples of animal species (vertebrate and invertebrate) from Comunidad de Madrid kept in the Tissues and DNA Collection of the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales. Percentages are shown, calculated against the total number of samples and animal class kept in the collection. This information shows the e...
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Rana iberica is an Iberian endemic with populations mainly distributed in northwestern Iberia, but with scattered populations along the Sistema Central in central Spain. These latter populations inhabit mostly mountain areas and are endangered due to habitat loss and fragmentation. At present, no information about genetic variability and gene flow...
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The aims of the present work are to propose a technique for extracting DNA from beaks and to offer preliminary phylogenetic relationships of T. danae based on DNA partial sequences of the mitochondrial genes cytochrome oxidase I and 16S rRNA.
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This work compares frozen water, 70% alcohol, Koenike's and Angelier's fluid as preservation media for water mites in terms of their eventual facilitation of DNA extraction and amplification. The time the mites spent in the fixatives ranged between 1 week and 25 years. Two molecular markers were amplified: 16S ribosomal DNA and CoI mitochondrial DN...
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This paper provides a criterion to determine the age of live Pyrenean desmansGalemys pyrenaicus (E. Geoffroy, 1811) by observing dental wear. The criterion is based on the comparison of the estimated age by examining the growth rings on dental sections and the wear observed on the upper canine tooth. Bone matter from different areas in the north of...
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Molecular data for the mt 16S rDNA gene fragment of a bathynellacean is here presented for the first time and used to analyze the relationship of the group within the crustacean class Malacostraca (Arthropoda, Bathynellacea). Two contrasting views have classified the bathynelids as being either within the order Syncarida or in a separate super-orde...

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European Natural Science Collections host approximately 1.5 billion biological and geological collection objects, which represent about 80% of the known current and past biological and geological diversity on earth. The MOBILISE COST Action will foster a cooperative network in Europe to support excellent research activities, and facilitate knowledge and technology transfer around natural science collections. It will prepare the ground for a future pan-European Distributed System of Scientific Collections (DiSSCo). Learn more: https://www.mobilise-action.eu/
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SYNTHESYS aims to produce an accessible, integrated European resource for research users in the natural sciences. SYNTHESYS will create a shared, high quality approach to the management, preservation, and access to leading European natural history collections.