Is it possible obtain the sequence of a chloroplast genome from a RNA-Seq? Yes, it is. In this paper, we use a software pipeline to produce quality chloroplast genomes from RNA and compare it with genomic DNA-derived cp genomes. Read more
General info (papers, projects, thesis…)
Our paper on anther rubbing is now in press in The American Naturalist. It is expected to appear in the January 2019 issue. In this paper we describe a novel mechanism promoting self-fertilization in the Brassicaceae species Erysimum incanum. Read more
The International PhD School on Modeling Nature has brought together scientists from a wide range of backgrounds and areas of specialisation for two weeks in Granada. The main idea of this school has been to increase awareness of the need for interaction between different areas of knowledge. Read more
The first paper of Pedro Lanzas’ doctoral thesis has been published in Evolution. In it we analyze the transmission of a B chromosome in the bulbaceous plant Prospero autumnale, also known as Scilla autumnalis, the autumn squill.
On February 14th I took part in the 1st Nature Modeling Workshop, an event organized by the UGR Unit of Excellence “Modeling Nature: from nano to macro“. Read more
We present in this paper a molecular phylogeny of the genus Moricandia (Brassicaceae). We have found that a Spanish population previously ascribed to Rytidocarpus moricandioides is indeed a Moricandia species, and we propose to name it as M. rytidocarpoides sp. nov. In addition, M. foleyi appeared outside the Moricandia lineage but within the genus Eruca. Therefore, M. foleyi should be excluded from the genus Moricandia and be ascribed to the genus Eruca. Read more
We have published a new paper that identifies the environmental differences between niches occupied by diploids and tetraploids populations of Erysimum mediohispanicum.
Javier Valverde is now a rookie Doctor in Biology. He obtained his PhD in the University of Granada the past 9th of June, 2017. His PhD dissertation was entitled “Structured generalization: Evolutionary dynamics at a fine spatial scale in a generalist system” (“Generalización Estructurada: Dinámica Evolutiva a Escala Espacial Fina en un Sistema Generalista”). Read more
Our paper about the dated phylogeny of the red algae Corallinaceae (Corallinales, Rodophita) is now on-line at Journal of Phycology.
In this paper, now in Early view in Molecular Ecology, Muñoz-Pajares et al. explore factors affecting the genetic differentiation among population of Erysimum mediohispanicum. Read more