Isabel Saro

Isabel Saro
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria | ULPGC · Department of Biology

PhD

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Publications (10)
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The Canarian date palm, Phoenix canariensis, is one of the most representative endemic plant species of the Canary Islands, although it is better known for its significant horticultural interest because it is one of the most appreciated ornamental trees of the subtropical and tropical worlds for its ability to grow on a wide range of site types. Th...
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The nomenclature of the Canary Island endemic palm with red‐bluish fruits is reviewed. Phoenix senegalensis is neotypified; P. canariensis var. porphyrococca is lectotypified. “Fulchironia senegalensis” is a nomen nudum; P. menieri is a nomen superfluum.
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Oceanic islands are dynamic settings that often promote within‐island patterns of strong population differentiation. Species with high colonization abilities, however, are less likely to be affected by genetic barriers, but island size may impact on species genetic structure regardless of dispersal abilities. The aim of the present study was to ide...
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Understanding how genetic diversity is structured on oceanic island taxa requires the integration of physical, biological and anthropomorphic factors. Founder effects coupled with limited dispersal over sea barriers typically result in low levels of genetic variation in island populations. In widespread species, restriction in gene flow across larg...
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Genotype data sets assessed at 8 nuclear SSR in 330 individuals from 15 population of Phoenix canariensis sampled across the Canary Islands. This constitutes the raw data of the study entitled "Patterns of genetic diversity in Phoenix canariensis, a widespread oceanic palm (species) endemic from the Canarian archipelago" that to be published during...
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The genetic diversity of small populations is greatly influenced by local dispersal patterns and genetic connectivity among populations, with pollen dispersal being the major component of gene flow in many plants species. Patterns of pollen dispersal, mating system parameters and spatial genetic structure were investigated in a small isolated popul...
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The biogeography of the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.), the origin, structure and dynamics of its agrobiodiversity, and the relationships to other species of Phoenix are reviewed. Phoenix dactylifera is confirmed as a distinct species and has closest affinities with P. sylvestris and P. atlantica. Multiple origins of domestication are likely, w...
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Goat grazing management is a powerful ecological force structuring plant communities which effects are highly different depending on factors such as climatic conditions, grazing intensity, type of plant community, etc. Pastures in the Canary Islands have important heritage, socioeconomic and landscape values because they are the remains of traditio...

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Projects (2)
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This is my PhD project (2009-2012). The objectives of this work were to understand the evolutionary history and biogeography of the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.), a species of importance to human populations in hot arid regions of North Africa and the Middle East, using genetic and morphometric analyses.