Sonia Molino

Sonia Molino
Complutense University of Madrid | UCM · Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution

PhD

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November 2019 - present
Complutense University of Madrid
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Predoctoral Contract UCM for research workers in training
October 2018 - present
Complutense University of Madrid
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
September 2017 - July 2018
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Field of study
  • Biodiversity
September 2013 - July 2017

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Publications (25)
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Premise: Historical biogeography of ferns is typically expected to be dominated by long-distance dispersal, due to their minuscule spores. However, few studies have inferred the historical biogeography of a large and widely distributed group of ferns to test this hypothesis. Our aims are to determine the extent to which long-distance dispersal vs....
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Con objeto de fomentar el interés por la botánica, surgió la idea de organizar el I Biomaratón de Flora Española: un evento de ciencia ciudadana en el que personas de todo el país salieron a fotografiar el mayor número posible de plantas. Se realizó utilizando la plataforma de ciencia ciudadana iNaturalist, y se vertebró por medio de coordinadores...
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Sporangiasters are an uncommon type of paraphyses, occurring in a handful of leptosporangiate fern genera. We report sporangiasters in Parablechnum nesophilum, which is their first recorded occurrence in the Blechnaceae. We provide evidence of their homology to sporangia and discuss their functional significance. The presence of orangiasters in P....
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The gametophytic generation of Amblovenatum immersum and Christella subpubescens (Thelypteridaceae), including spore germination, morphological development of the gametophytes, major vegetative features and reproduction strategies, was studied. For both species, the spore germination was of the Vittaria type and the developmental pattern was of the...
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The gametophytes of the Athyriaceae are not very well known, such as Diplazium caudatum. The aim of this work is to analyze the gametophytic phase of this species, which includes germination study, morphological development and reproductive phase. Spores belonging to two different sporophytes from La Gomera, Spain, were mixed and sown in multispori...
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Las plantas vasculares que no forman semillas son conocidas con el nombre vulgar de helechos, presentando unas 120 especies en la península ibérica, más abundantes en ambientes forestales húmedos y saxícolas. En entornos urbanos y semiurbanos no suelen ser muy numerosos, un hecho que parece estar unido a la escasa presencia de sus esporas en la atm...
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Parablechnum is the most diverse genus of Blechnaceae (ca. 65 species), with a pantropical distribution and two centers of diversity, in America and in the Austro-Pacific region. The species are dimorphic, with often erect rhizomes and rhizomatic scales, 1-pinnate fronds, with truncate blade at base, conform apex and stalked pinnae. This group pres...
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Phenotypic variation may be due to genetic and/or environmental causes. Many ecologists consider that phenotypic plasticity, which is the change in the phenotype expressed by a single genotype subjected to different environments, is an evolutionary strategy for adapting to variable environments. Also, it has been hypothesized that plasticity is hig...
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In the fern family Blechnaceae, Cranfillia Gasper & V.A.O.Dittrich and Austroblechnum Gasper & V.A.O.Dittrich are two genera recently described from the splitting of Blechnum L. The assignation of species to Cranfillia or Austroblechnum could be difficult due to their morphological similarities. Focusing on Austroblechnum bakeri (C.Chr.) Gasper & V...
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Estamos rodeados de modas pasajeras: ropa, juguetes, adornos, cortes de pelo... También en la Inglaterra victoriana tenían sus modas, y una de ellas fueron los helechos; fue la denominada pteridomanía o fern craze, que tuvo lugar durante la segunda mitad del siglo XIX. Pero ¿qué tienen de especial este tipo de plantas?
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In memoriam del pteridólogo español José María Gabriel y Galán.
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Struthiopteris (Blechnaceae) has recently been classified on the basis of molecular and morphological evidence, and some of its species are now included in the sister genus Spicantopsis. However, the lack of studies on several important morphological features impedes a sound assessment of their congruence with this new systematic arrangement, as we...
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Hybridization is a ubiquitous force in plant evolution. In ferns, hybrids are often easily recognized by their intermediate morphology and abortive spores and thus provide a good model for studying reproductive isolating barriers between species. Asplenium ×aran-tohanum is a rare fern hybrid, despite wide coexistence of its parental species (A. bil...
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The family Blechnaceae is a moderately sized leptosporangiate fern lineage, with 24 genera and around 250 species. Struthiopteris accommodates small to medium‐sized, dimorphic, pinnate species. It is composed of six northern species: S. spicant is distributed in western parts of Europe and North America; S. fallax is endemic to Iceland; S. niponica...
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Due to an unfortunate error, the citation of the holotype specimen for the new taxon Struthiopteris spicant var. pradae is incorrectly stated as MACB 10654, when it should be MACB 110654.
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Struthiopteris spicant is a medium-sized, dimorphic fern that occurs mainly in Western Europe and Western North America. The species is quite variable, with several forms differing in frond sizes and degree of dimorphism. In addition to the typical plant, in Europe two other varieties are recognized: the Iberian S. s. var. homophyllum includes plan...
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ES: En este trabajo se incluyen novedades de interés corológico sobre tres helechos que son desconocidos o escasos en la Península Ibérica. En primer lugar, se testimonia por primera vez la presencia de Polystichum braunii en la Península Ibérica. Por otro lado, se aporta la tercera localidad conocida del híbrido Asplenium × aran-tohanum. Por últim...
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Resumen. Recientemente ha sido publicada una nueva propuesta de clasificación de las plantas vasculares sin semilla (PPG1) hasta el rango de género, basada en caracteres morfológicos y filogenias moleculares, siendo consensuada por un gran número de especialistas en pteridología. Tras un año desde su aparición ha sido ampliamente aceptada por la co...
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Blechnaceae Newman (1844: 8) is a subcosmopolitan family of leptosporangiate ferns (Polypodiopsida), which comprises around 250 species (Pteridophyte Phylogeny Group 2016). Until recently, most of this diversity fell under one, large genus Blechnum Linnaeus (1753: 1077), but after the accumulation of strong evidence of its non-monophyletic status (...
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Stomata are very conservative structures in plants, which allows and control the gas exchange. This ecophysiological fact appear to be critical in the ecology and adaptation of plants to environment. Plant individuals can, among other issues, adjust size and density of the stomata to adapt themselves to hydric, thermic and light regimes. In turn, t...
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Nowadays, functional traits are widely used to study autoecological aspects in plant species. The analysis of these traits among climatic gradients allows us to know the strategy that plants follow depending on resource availability. Referring to plants, the traits measured in the leaves have a special importance; among these traits we can find SLA...
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Stomata are very conserved structures in plants, which allows and control the gas exchange. This ecophysiological fact appears to be critical in the ecology and adaptation of plants to environment. Plant individuals can, among other issues, adjust size and density of the stomata to adapt themselves to hydric, thermic and light regimes. In turn, thi...

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We aim to resolve the phylogeny and biogeographic history of the genus Parablechnum combining a phylogenetic reconstruction of the genus using Hyb-Seq, a thorough study on the gametophyte phase, and our own approach to resolve allopollyploid ancestry.
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Our goal is to clarify the systematics of Parablechnum, the most diverse genus in Blechnaceae, using morphoanatomical and molecular characters, and to build a phylogenetic inference as well as a reconstruction of its historical biogeography.
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Study the evolution of sori in Aspleniaceae and the appearance of atypical sori (diplazioid and athyrioid) and its frequency.