Currently this sub-group is particularly targeted at answering questions related to speciation in allopolyploid and homoploid (also hybrid) fish complexes, with Iberian Cyprinidae as model systems. Research in progress is mainly using (i) comparative chromosomics by conventional and molecular (cytogenomic) techniques, and (ii) mate-choice and reproductive systems’ analyses, with theoretical simulations and empirical demonstrations. A new research project is now being implemented to study the patterns and processes that shape the structure of Squalius alburnoides populations in northern rivers.
Carona, S., Collares-Pereira, M.J. & Magalhães, M.F. (2017) Paternal genomotype affects female growth in a hybrid fish complex.Ecology of Freshwater Fish, Online early, . DOI:10.1111/eff.12303 (IF2015 2,052; Q1 Fisheries)
Morgado-Santos, M., Carona, S., Magalhães, M.F., Vicente, L. & Collares-Pereira, M.J. (2016) Reproductive dynamics shapes genomotype composition in an allopolyploid complex.Proceedings of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 283, 20153009. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2015.3009 (IF2015 4,823; Q1 Biology)
Pereira, C.S.A., Pazian, M.F., Ráb, P. & Collares-Pereira, M.J. (2015) Dynamics of Rex3 in the genomes of endangered Iberian Leuciscinae (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) and their natural hybrids.Molecular Cytogenetics, 8(81), 1-10. DOI:10.1186/s13039-015-0180-1 (IF2015 1,506; Q4 Genetics & Heredity)