Rubén González

Rubén González
French National Centre for Scientific Research | CNRS · Institut de Biologie de l'Ecole Normale Superieure

Postdoctoral researcher

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It is assumed that host genetic variability for susceptibility to infection conditions virus evolution. Differences in host susceptibility can drive a virus to diversify into strains that track different defense alleles (e.g., antigenic diversity) or to infect only the most susceptible genotypes. Here, we have studied how variability in host defens...
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Viruses lie in a continuum between generalism and specialism depending on their ability to infect more or less hosts. While generalists are able to successfully infect a wide variety of hosts, specialists are limited to one or a few. Even though generalists seem to gain an advantage due to their wide host range, they usually pay a pleiotropic fitne...
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The family Tospoviridae of the order Bunyavirales is constituted of tri-segmented negative-sense single-stranded RNA viruses that infect plants and are also able to replicate in their insect vectors in a persistent manner. The family is composed of a single genus, Orthotospovirus, whose type species is Tomato spotted wilt orthotospovirus. Previous...
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Pathogens can be classified as generalists or specialists depending on their host breadth. While generalists are able to successfully infect a wide variety of host species, the host range of specialists is limited to a few related species. Even though generalists seem to gain an advantage due to their wide host range, they usually pay a cost in ter...
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Growth is a complex trait influenced by multiple genes that act at different moments during the development of an organism. This makes it difficult to spot its underlying genetic mechanisms. Since plant growth is intimately related to the effective leaf surface area (ELSA), identifying genes controlling this trait will shed light on our understandi...
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Robustness is the preservation of the phenotype in the face of genetic and environmental perturbations. It has been argued that robustness must be an essential fitness component of RNA viruses owed to their small and compacted genomes, high mutation rates and living in ever-changing environmental conditions. Given that genetic robustness might hamp...
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The family Tospoviridae , a member of the Bunyavirales order, is constituted of tri-segmented negative-sense single-stranded RNA viruses that infect plants and are also able of replicating in their insect vectors in a persistent manner. The family is composed of a single genus, the Orthotospovirus , whose type species is Tomato spotted wilt virus (...
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Predicting viral emergence is difficult due to the stochastic nature of the underlying processes and the many factors that govern pathogen evolution. Environmental factors affecting the host, the pathogen and the interaction between both are key in emergence. In particular, infectious disease dynamics are affected by spatiotemporal heterogeneity in...
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So far, Caenorhabditis elegans has been used as model organism in many different fields of study, but has been seldomly used as experimental host in virology studies. The present work seeks to evaluate the potential of the nematode to support the replication of the thrip-transmitted plant ambisense ssRNA virus Tomato spotted wilt virus (TWSV; genus...
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El río Fragoso nace en la zona de A Franqueira a 942 m de altura y desembova en el río Limia, en Ourense, España. Durante los trabajos de muestreo realizados entre 2001 y 2002, ejercía de río control, comparado con otros cercanos regulados por minicentrales hidroeléctricas, ya que su cauce no estaba alterado ni regulado. En la actualidad y desde el...
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The mode in which sexual organisms choose mates is a key evolutionary process, as it can have a profound impact on fitness and speciation. One way to study mate choice in the wild is by measuring trait correlation between mates. Positive assortative mating is inferred when individuals of a mating pair display traits that are more similar than those...
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Dende a aparición da agricultura no Neolítico o cultivo da terra transformou associedades humanas. Gracias a mellora e a innovación das técnicas agrícolasconseguiuse ó longo da historia dar alimento á crecente poboación humana.Agora encontrámonos ante un novo desafío: a partir da mesma superficiecultivable que no século anterior débese obter alimen...

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