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Marta Pascual Correu Xavier Turon

Departament de Genètica, Microbiologia i Estadística

Edifici Ramon Margalef
Facultat de Biologia
Universitat de Barcelona

Avinguda Diagonal 643
08028 Barcelona

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• Català, C.; Bros, V.; Castelltort, X.; Santos, X.; Pascual, M. (2021) Deep genetic structure at a small spatial scale in the endangered land snail Xerocrassa montserratensis. Scientific Reports 11: 8851

• Torrado, H.; Mouree, B.; Raventos, N.; Carreras, C.; Tintoré, J.; Pascual, M.; Macpherson, E. (2021) Impact of individual early life traits in larval dispersal: A multispecies approach using backtracking models. Progress in Oceanography 192: 102518


• Barbanti, A.; Torrado, H.; Bargelloni, L.; Franch, R.; Macpherson,E.; Carreras, C.; Pascual. M. (2020). Helping decision making for reliable and cost-effective 2b-RAD sequencing and genotyping analyses in non-model species. Molecular Ecology Resources 20:795–806

• Carreras, C.; García-Cisneros, A.; Wangensteen, O.S.; Ordóñez, V.; Palacín, C.; Pascual, M.; Turon, X. (2020). East is East and West is West: Hierarchical analyses reveal differential adaptation footprints in the edible sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus. Diversity and Distributions. 26: 382-398

• Casso, M.; Turon, M.; Marco, N.; Pascual, M.; Turon, X. (2020). The Microbiome of the Worldwide Invasive Ascidian Didemnum vexillum. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:201. D1 

• Kapun, M.; Barrón, M.G.; Staubach, F.; Obbard, D.J.; R. Wiberg, A.W.; et al. (2020) Genomic analysis of European Drosophila melanogaster populations reveals longitudinal structure, continent-wide selection, and previously unknown DNA viruses. Molecular Biology and Evolution 37: 2661-2678

• Sillero, N.; Huey, R. B.; Gilchrist, G.; Rissler, L.; Pascual, M. (2020). Distribution modelling of an introduced species: do adaptive genetic markers affect potential range? Proceedings of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 287: 20201791

• Torrado, H.; Carreras, C.; Raventós, N.; Macpherson, E.; Pascual, M. (2020). Individual-based population genomics reveal different drivers of adaptation in sympatric fish. Scientific Reports. 10:12683

• Turon, X.; Casso, M.; Pascual, M.; Viard, F. (2020). Looks can be deceiving: Didemnum pseudovexillum sp. nov. (Ascidiacea) in European harbours. Marine Biodiversity 50:48


• Barbanti, A.; Martin, C.; Blumenthal, J.M.; Boyle, J.; Broderick, A.C.; Collyer, L.; Ebanks-Petrie G.; Godley, B.J.; Mustin, W.; Ordóñez, V.; Pascual, M.; Carreras, C. (2019). How many came home? Evaluating ex‐situ conservation of green turtles in the Cayman Islands. Molecular Ecology, 28: 1637-1651

• Casso, M.; Tagliapietra, D.; Turon, X.; & Pascual, M. (2019). High fusibility and chimera prevalence in an invasive colonial ascidian. Scientific Reports 9, 15673

• Casso, M.; Turon, X.; Pascual, M. (2019). Single zooids, multiple loci: independent colonisations revealed by population genomics of a global invader. Biol Invasions 21:3575-3592

• Schunter, C.; Pascual, M.; Raventós, N.; Garriga, J.; Garza, J.C.; Bartumeus, F.; Macpherson, E. (2019). A novel integrative approach elucidates fine-scale dispersal patchiness in marine populations. Scientific Reports 9:10786


• Carreras, C.; Pascual, M.; Tomás, J.; Marco, A.; Hochscheid, A.; Castillo, J.J., Gozalbes, P.; Parga, M.; Piovano, S.; Cardona, L. 2018. Sporadic nesting reveals long distance colonisation in the philopatric loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta). Scientific Reports 8: 1435

• Clusa, M.; Carreras, C.; Cardona, L.; Demetropoulos, A.; Margaritoulis, D.; Rees, A.F.; Hamza, A.A.; Khalil, M.; Levy, Y.; Turkozan, O.; Aguilar, A.; Pascual, M. 2008. Philopatry in loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta): beyond the gender paradigma. Marine Ecology Progress Series 588: 201-213

• Simões, P.; Pascual, M. 2018. Patterns of geographic variation of thermal adapted candidate genes in Drosophila subobscura sex chromosome arrangements. BMC Evolutionary Biology 18: 60

• Casso, M.; Navarro, M.; Ordóñez, V.; Fernández-Tejedor, M.; Pascual, M.; Turon, X. 2018. Seasonal patterns of settlement and growth of introduced and native ascidians in bivalve cultures in the Ebro Delta (NE Iberian Peninsula). Regional Studies in Marine Science 23: 12-22


• Carreras, C; Ordóñez, V.; Zane, L.; Kruschel, C.; Nasto, I.; Macpherson, E.; Pascual, M. 2017. Population genomics of an endemic Mediterranean fish: differentiation by fine scale dispersal and adaptation. Scientific Reports 7: 43417

• Pascual, M.; Rives, B.; Schunter, C.; Macpherson, E. 2017. Impact of life history traits on gene flow: A multispecies systematic review across oceanographic barriers in the Mediterranean Sea. PLoS One 12: e0176419

• Fraimout, A.; Debat, V.; Fellous, S.; Hufbauer, R. A.; Foucaud, J.; Pudlo, P.; Marin, J.-M.; Price, D. K.; Cattel, J.; Chen, X.; Deprá, M.; Duyck, P. F.; Guedot, G.; Kenis, M.; Kimura, M. T.; Loeb, G.; Loiseau, A.; Martinez-Sañudo, I.; Pascual, M.; Richmond, M. P.; Shearer, P.; Singh, N.; Tamura, K.; Xuéreb, A.; Zhang, J.; Estoup, A. 2017. Deciphering the routes of invasion of Drosophila suzukii by means of ABC random forest. Molecular Biology and Evolution 34: 980-996

• Lavrinienko, A.; Kesäniemi, J.; Watts, P.C.; Serga, S.; Pascual, M.; Mestres, F.; Kozeretska, I. 2017. First record of the invasive pest Drosophila suzukii in Ukraine indicates multiple sources of invasion. Journal Of Pest Science 90: 421-429


• Pascual, M.; Palero, F.; García-Merchán, V.H.; Macpherson, E.; Robainas-Barcia, A.; Mestres, F., Roda, T.; Abelló, P. 2016. Temporal and spatial genetic differentiation in the crab Liocarcinus depurator across the Atlantic-Mediterranean transition. Scientific Reports 6: 29892

• Ordóñez, V.; Pascual, M.; Fernández-Tejedor, M.; Turon, X. 2016. When invasion biology meets taxonomy: Clavelina oblonga (Ascidiacea) is an old invader in the Mediterranean Sea. Biological Invasions 18: 1203-1215

• Gibert, P.; Hill, M.; Pascual, M.; Plantamp, C.; Terblanche, J.S.; Yassin, A.; Sgro, C.M. 2016. Drosophila as models to understand the adaptive process during invasion. Biological Invasions 18: 1089-1103

• Foucaud, J.; Moreno, C.; Pascual, M.; Rezende, E.L.; Castañeda, L.E.; Gibert P.; Mery, F. 2016. Introduced Drosophila subobscura populations perform better than native populations during an oviposition choice task due to increased fecundity but similar learning ability. Ecology and Evolution 6: 1725-1736

• Santos, J.; Pascual, M.; Fragat, I.; Simões, P.; Santos, M.A.; Lima, M.; Marques, A.; Lopes-Cunha, M.; Kellen, B.; Balanyà, J.; Rose, M.R.; Matos, M. 2016. Tracking changes in chromosomal arrangements and their genetic content during adaptation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 29: 1151-1167

• Pegueroles, C.; Ferrés-Coy, A.; Martí-Solano, M.; Aquadro, C.F.; Pascual, M.; Mestres, F. 2016. Inversions and adaptation to the plant toxic ouabain shape DNA sequence variation within and between chromosomal inversions of Drosophila subobscura. Scientific Reports 6: 23754

• Clusa, M; Carreras, C.; Pascual, M.; Gaughram, S.; Piovano, S.; Avolio, D.; Ollano, G.; Fernández, G.; Tomás, J.; Raga, J.A.; Aguilar, A.; Cardona, L. 2016. Potential bycatch impact on distinct sea turtle populations is dependent on fishing ground rather than gear type in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biology 163: 122

• Porcelli, D.; Westram, A.M.; Pascual, M.; Gaston, K.J.; Butlin, R.K.; Snook, R.R. 2016. Gene expression clines reveal local adaptation and associated tradeoffs at a continental scale. Scientific Reports 6: 32975


• Ordóñez, V.: Pascual, M.; Fernández-Tejedor, M; Pineda, M.C.; Tagliapietra, D.; Turon, X. 2015. Ongoing expansion of the worldwide invader Didemnum vexillum (Ascidiacea) in the Mediterranean Sea: high plasticity of its biological cycle promotes establishment in warm waters. Biological Invasions 17:2075-2085

• Asplen, M.K.; Anfora, G.; Biondi, A.; Choi, D-S.; Chu, D.; Daane, K.M.; Gibert, P.; Gutierrez, A.P.; Hoelmer, K.A.; Hutchison, W.D.; Isaacs, R.; Jiang, Z-L.; Kárpáti, Z.; Kimura, M.T.; Pascual, M.; Philips, C.R.; Plantamp, C.; Ponti, L.; Vétek, G.; Vogt, H.; Walton, W.M.; Yu, Y.; Zappalà, L.; Desneux, N. 2015. Invasion biology of spotted wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii): a global perspective and future priorities. Journal Of Pest Science 88:469-494


• Schunter C, Garza CE, Macpherson E,  Pascual M. 2014. SNP development from RNA-seq data in a nonmodel fish: how many individuals are needed for accurate allele frequency prediction? Molecular Ecology Resources 14,157–165

• Schunter C, Pascual M, Garza JC, Raventos N, Macpherson E. 2014. Kinship analyses identify fish dispersal events on a temperate coastline. Proc. R. Soc. B 281: 20140556

• Schunter C, Vollmer S., Macpherson E, Pascual M. 2014. Transcriptome analyses and differential gene expression in a non-model fish species with alternative mating tactics. BMC Genomics 2014 15:167

• Clusa M,·C Carreras, M Pascual, SJ Gaughran, S Piovano, C Giacoma, G Fernández, Y Levy, J Tomás, JA Raga, F Maffucci, S Hochscheid, A Aguilar, L Cardona. 2014. Fine‑scale distribution of juvenile Atlantic and Mediterranean loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biology 161:509–519

• Adrion, J.R.; Kousathanas, A.; Pascual, M.; Burrack, H.J.; Haddad, N.M.; Bergland, A.O.; Machado, H.; Sackton, T.B.; Schlenke, T.O.; Watada, M.; Wegmann, D.; Singh, N.D. 2014.  Drosophila suzukii: The Genetic Footprint of a Recent, Worldwide Invasion. Molecular Bioogy and Evolution 31:3148-3163


• Ordóñez V, Pascual M, Rius M, Turon X. 2013. Mixed but not admixed: a spatial analysis of genetic variation of an invasive ascidian on natural and artificial substrates. Marine Biology 160: 1645-1660

• Ordóñez V, Rius M, McQuaid CD, Pineda MC, Pascual M, Turon X. 2013. Early biotic interactions among introduced and native species reveal cryptic predation and shifts in larval behaviour. Marine Ecology Progress Series 488: 65-79

• Clusa M, Carreras C, Pascual M, Demetropoulos A, Margaritoulis D, Rees AF, Hamza AA, Khalil M, Aureggi M, Levy Y, Türkozan O, Marco A, Aguilar A, Cardona L. 2013. Mitochondrial DNA reveals Pleistocenic colonisation of the Mediterranean by loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 439: 15–24

• Pegueroles C, CF Aquadro, F Mestres, M Pascual. 2013. Gene flow and gene flux shape evolutionary patterns of variation in Drosophila subobscura. Heredity 110:520-529

• Santos, J.; Pascual, M.; Simões, P.; Fragata, I.; Rose, M.R.; Matos, M. 2013.  Fast evolutionary genetic differentiation during experimental colonizations. Journal of Genetics 92:183-194


• Agell, G., Frotscher, Pascual, M, Guardiola, M. Uriz M.J. 2012. Characterization of nine polymorphic microsatellite loci for the calcareous sponge Paraleucilla magna Klautau introduced to the Mediterranean Sea. Conservation Genetics Resources 4(2): 403-405

• Garcia-Merchan VH, A Robainas-Barcia, P Abello, E  Macpherson, F Palero, M Garcia-Rodriguez et al. 2012.  Phylogeographic patterns of decapod crustaceans at the  Atlantic-Mediterranean transition. Mol. Phylogenet. Evol.  62:  664-672

• Rius M, Turon X, Ordóñez V, Pascual M. 2012. Tracking invasion histories in the sea: facing complex scenarios using multilocus data. PLoS One 7(4): e35815

• Calabria G., J. Máca, G. Bächli, L. Serra and M. Pascual. 2012. First records of the potential pest species Drosophila suzukii (Diptera: Drosophilidae) in Europe. J. Appl. Entomol. 136 (2012) 139–147

• Calabria G., O. Dolgova, C. Rego, L.E. Castañeda, E.L. Rezende, J. Balanyà, M. Pascual, J.G. Sørensen, V. Loeschcke and M. Santos. 2012. Hsp70 protein levels and thermotolerance in Drosophila subobscura: a reassessment of the thermal co-adaptation hypothesis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 691–700

• Santos, J.; Pascual, M.; Simões, P.; Fragata, I.; Lima, M.; Kellen, B.; Santos, M.; Marques, A.; Rose, M.R.; Matos, M. 2012. From nature to the laboratory: the impact of founder effects on adaptation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 2607-2622

• Simões P, Calabria G, Picão-Osório J, Balanyà J, Pascual M. 2012. The genetic content of chromosomal inversions across a wide latitudinal gradient. PLoS ONE 7(12): e51625


• Schunter, C, Carreras-Carbonell G, Macpherson E, Tintoré J, Vidal-Vijande E, Pascual A, P. Guidetti and M. Pascual. 2011. Matching genetics with oceanography: directional gene flow in a Mediterranean fish species. Molecular Ecology 20:5167-5181.

• Schunter C., J. Carreras-Carbonell, S. Planes, E. Sala, E. Ballesteros, M. Zavala, J. Harmelin, M. Harmelin-Vivien, E. Macpherson and M. Pascual. 2011. Genetic connectivity patterns in an endangered species: the dusky grouper (Epinephelus marginatus). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 401: 126-133.

• Palero, F., P. Abelló, E. Macpherson, M. Beaumont and M. Pascual. 2011. Effect of oceanographic barriers and overfishing on the population genetic structure of the European spiny lobster (Palinurus elephas). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 104: 407-418

• Mokhtar-Jamaï K., M. Pascual, J.-B. Ledoux, R. Coma, J.-P. Féral, J. Garrabou and D. Aurelle.2011. From global to local genetic structuring in the red gorgonian Paramuricea clavata: the interplay between oceanographic conditions and limited larval dispersal. Molecular Ecology 20: 3291–3305

• Piovano S., M. Clusa, C. Carreras, C. Giacoma, M. Pascual and L. Cardona. 2011. Different growth rates between loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) of Mediterranean and Atlantic origin in the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biology 158:2577–2587

• Carreras C., M. Pascual, L. Cardona, A. Marco, J.J. Bellido, J.J. Castillo, J. Tomás, J.A. Raga, M. Sanfélix, G. Fernández and A. Aguilar. 2011. Living Together but Remaining Apart: Atlantic and Mediterranean Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta) in Shared Feeding Grounds. Journal of Heredity 102: 666–677


• Palero, F.; Abelló, P.; Macpherson, E.; Matthee, CA and Pascual, M. 2010. Genetic diversity levels in fishery-exploited Palinurus spiny lobsters (Decapoda: Achelata). Journal of Crustacean Biology 30: 658-663

• Santos, J.; Serra, L.; Solé, E.; Pascual, M. 2010. FISH mapping of microsatellite loci from Drosophila subobscuraand its comparison to related species Chromosome Research 18: 213-226
Pegueroles, C.; Araúz, P. A.; Pascual, M.; Mestres, F. 2010. A recombination survey using microsatellites: the O chromosome of Drosophila subobscura. Genetica 138: 795-804

• Simões, P.; Pascual, M.; Coelho, M.M.; Matos M. 2010. Divergent evolution of molecular markers during laboratory adaptation in Drosophila subobscura. Genetica 138: 999-1009

• Pegueroles, C.; Ordóñez, V.; Mestres, F.; Pascual, M. 2010. Recombination and selection in the maintenance of the adaptive value of inversions. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 23: 2709-2717

• Dolgova, O.; Rego, C.; Calabria, G.; Balanyà, J.; Pascual, M.; Rezende, E.; Santos, M. 2010. Genetic constraints for thermal coadaptation in Drosophila subobscura.  BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 363


• Mestres, F.; Balanyà, J.; Pascual, M.; Arenas, C.; Gilchrist, G.W.; Huey, R.B.; Serra, L. 2009. Evolution of Chilean colonizing populations of Drosophila subobscura: lethal genes and chromosomal arrangements. Genetica 136 : 37-48

• Palero, F.; Crandall, K.A.; Abelló, P.; Macpherson, E.; Pascual, M. 2009.Phylogenetic relationships between spiny, slipper and coral lobsters (Crustacea, Decapoda, Achelata). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 50 : 152-162

• Fernandez-Iriarte P.; Balanyà, J.; Pascual, M.; Mestres, F.; Hasson, E.; Fontdevila, A.; Serra, L. 2009. Tracking the origin of an invasive species: Drosophila subobscura in Argentina. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22 : 650-658

• Galarza, J.A.; Carreras-Carbonell, J.; Macpherson, E.; Pascual, M.; Roques, S.; Turner, G.F.; Rico, C. 2009. The influence of oceanographic fronts and early-life history traits on connectivity among fish populations: a multi-species approach. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America - PNAS 106: 1473-1478

• Calderon, I.; Turon, X.; Pascual, M. 2009. Isolation of 9 nuclear microsatellites in the common Mediterranean sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus (Lamarck). Molecular Ecology Notes 9: 1145-1147

• Huey, R.B; Pascual, M. 2009. Partial thermoregulatory compensation along a latitudinal cline in a rapidly evolving invasive species: Drosophila subobscura in North America. Ecology 90: 1715-1720

• Noyer C, Agell G, Pascual M, Becerro MA. 2009. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci from the endangered Mediterranean sponge Spongia agaricina (Demospongiae: Dictyoceratida). Conservation Genetics 10 : 1895-1898

• Agell, G.; Rius, M.; Pascual, M 2009. Isolation and characterization of eight polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Mediterranean gorgonian Paramuricea clavata. Conservation Genetics 10 : 2025-2027

• Palero, F.; Lopes, J.; Abelló, P.; Macpherson, E.; Pascual, M.; Beaumont, M. 2009. Rapid radiation in spiny lobsters (Palinurus spp) as revealed by classic and ABC methods using mtDNA and microsatellite data. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9 : 263


• Carreras-Carbonell, J.; Macpherson, E.; Pascual, M. 2008. Utility of pairwise mtDNA genetic distances for predicting cross-species amplification and polymorphism success in fishes. Conservation Genetics 9 : 181-190

• Simões, P.; Pascual, M.; Santos, J.; Rose, M.R.; Matos, M. 2008. Evolutionary dynamics of molecular markers during local adaptation: a case study in Drosophila subobscura. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8: 66

• Rius, M.; Pascual, M.; Turon, X. 2008. Phylogeography of the widespread marine invader Microcosmus squamiger(Ascidiacea) reveals high genetic diversity of introduced populations and non-independent colonizations. Diversity and Distributions 14 : 818-828

• Palero, F.; Pascual, M. 2008. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in Palinurus elephas. Molecular Ecology Notes 8 : 1477-1479

• Rius, M.; Turon, X.; Pascual, M. 2008. Isolation of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the marine invader Microcosmus squamiger (Ascidiacea). Molecular Ecology Notes 8 : 1405-1407

• Palero, F.; Abelló, P.; Macpherson, E.; Gristina, M.; Pascual, M. 2008. Phylogeography of the European spiny lobster (Palinurus elephas): Influence of current oceanographical features and historical processes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48 : 708-717


• Carreras, C.; Pascual, M.; Cardona, L.; Aguilar, A.; Margaritoulis, D.; Rees, A.; Turkozan, O.; Levy, Y.; Gasith, A.; Aureggi, M.; Khalil, M. 2007. The genetic structure of the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean Sea revealed by nuclear and mitochondrial DNA and its conservation implications. Conservation Genetics 8: 761-775

• Carreras-Carbonell J.; Pascual, M.; Macpherson, E. 2007. A review of the Tripterygion tripteronotus (Risso, 1810) complex, with a description of a new species from the Mediterranean Sea (Teleostei: Tripterygiidae). Scientia Marina 71: 75-86

• Carreras-Carbonell J.; Macpherson, E.; Pascual, M. 2007. High self-recruitment levels in a Mediterranean littoral fish population revealed by microsatellite markers. Marine Biology 151 : 719-727

• Calderón, I.; Ortega, N.; Duran, S.; Becerro, M.; Pascual, M.; Turon, X. 2007. Finding the relevant scale: clonality and genetic structure in a marine invertebrate (Crambe crambe, Porifera). Molecular Ecology 16 : 1799-1810

• Pascual, M.; Chapuis, MP.; Mestres, F.; Balanyà, J.; Huey, RB.; Gilchrist, GW.; Serra, L.; Estoup, A. 2007. Introduction history of Drosophila subobscura in the New World: a microsatellite based survey using ABC methods. Molecular Ecology 16 : 3069-3083

• Revelles, M.; Carreras, C.; Cardona, L.; Marco, A.; Bentivegna, F.; Castillo, J.J.; de Martino, G.; Mons, J.L.; Smith, M.B.; Rico C.; Pascual, M.; Aguilar, A. 2007. Evidence for an asymmetrical size exchange of loggerhead sea turtles between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic through the Straits of Gibraltar. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 349 : 261-271


• Carreras-Carbonell, J.; Macpherson, E.; Pascual, M.Characterization of 12 microsatellite markers in Serranus cabrilla (Pisces: Serranidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 6 : 204-206

• Carreras-Carbonell, J.; Macpherson, E.; Pascual, M. 2006. Population structure within and between subspecies of the Mediterranean triplefin fish Tripterygion delaisi revealed by highly polymorphic microsatellite loci. Molecular Ecology 15 : 3527-3539

• Carreras, C.; Pont, S.; Maffucci, F.; Pascual, M.; Barceló, A.; Bentivegna, F.; Cardona, L.; Alegre, F.; San Félix, M.; Fernández, G. & Aguilar, A. 2006. Genetic structuring of immature loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean Sea reflects water circulation patterns. Marine Biology 149 : 1269-1279


• Blanquer A.; Uriz M.J.; Pascual M. 2005. Polymorphic microsatellite loci isolated from the marine sponge Scopalina lophyropoda (Demospongiae: Halichondrida). Molecular Ecology Notes 5 : 466-468

• Carreras-Carbonell, J.; Macpherson, E.; Pascual, M. 2005. Rapid radiation and cryptic speciation in mediterranean triplefin blennies (Pisces: Tripterygiidae) combining multiple genes.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37 : 751-761


• Duran, S.; Pascual, M.; Turon, X. 2004. Low levels of genetic variation in mtDNA sequences over the western Mediterranean and Atlantic range of the sponge Crambe crambe (Poecilosclerida). Marine Biology 144 : 31-35

• Duran, S.; Pascual, M.; Estoup, A.; Turon, X. 2004. Strong population structure in the marine sponge Crambe crambe (Poecilosclerida) as revealed by microsatellite markers. Molecular Ecology 13 : 511-522

• Gilchrist, G. W.; Huey, R. B.; Balanyà, J.; Pascual, M.; Serra, L. 2004. A time series of evolution in action: A latitudinal cline in wing size in South American Drosophila subobscura. Evolution 58: 768-780

• Tarjuelo, I; Posada, D.; Crandall, K; Pascual, M.; Turon, X. 2004. Phylogeography and speciation of colour morphs in the colonial ascidian Pseudodistoma crudigaster. Molecular Ecology 13 : 3125-3136

• Carreras-Carbonell, J.; Macpherson, E.; Pascual, M. 2004. Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in Tripterygion delaisi. Molecular Ecology Notes 4 : 438-439

• Pascual, M.; Mestres, F.; Serra, L. 2004. Sex-ratio in natural and experimental populations of Drosophila subobscura from North America. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 42 : 33-37


• Balanyà, J.; Serra, L.; Gilchrist, G.W.; Huey, R.B.; Pascual, M.; Mestres, F.; Solé, E. 2003. Evolutionary pace of chromosomal polymorphism in colonizing populations of Drosophila subobscura: An evolutionary time series. Evolution 57: 1837-1845

• Turon, X.; Tarjuelo, I.; Duran, S. ; Pascual, M. 2003. Characterising invasion processes with genetic data: an Atlantic clade of Clavelina lepadiformis (Ascidiacea) introduced into Mediterranean harbours. Hydrobiologia 503 : 29-35


• Duran, S.; Pascual, M.; Estoup, A.; Turón, X. 2002. Polymorphic microsatellite loci in the sponge Crambe crambe (Porifera: Poecilosclerida) and their variation in two distant populations. Molecular Ecology Notes 2 : 478-480


• Pascual, M.; Aquadro, Ch. F.; Soto, V.; Serra, L. 2001. Microsatellite variation in colonizing and Palearctic populations of Drosophila subobscura. Molecular Biology and Evolution 18 : 731-740

• Tarjuelo, I.; Posada, D.; Crandall, K.A.; Pascual, M.; Turón, X. 2001. Cryptic species of Clavelina (Ascidiacea) in two different habitats: harbours and rocky litoral zones in the northwestern Mediterranean. Marine Biology 139 : 455-462


• Pascual, M.; Sagarra, E.; Serra, L.Interspecific competition in the laboratory between Drosophila subobscura and Drosophila azteca. American Midland Naturalist 144 : 19-27

• Noor, M.A.F.; Pascual, M.; Smith, K.R. 2000. Genetic variation in the spread of Drosophila subobscura from nonequilibrium population. Evolution 54: 696-703

• Pascual, M.; Schug, M.D.; Aquadro, C.F. 2000. High density of long dinucleotide microsatellites in Drosophila subobscura. Molecular Biology and Evolution 17: 1259-1267


• Pascual M. and Serra L. 1999. RAPD diagnosis of the obscura group species sympatric with D.subobscura in North America. Journal of Heredity 90: 580-582


• Pascual M., Serra L. and Ayala F.J. 1998. Interspecific laboratory competition of the recently sympatric species D. subobscura and D. pseudoobscura. Evolution 52: 269-274


• Pascual, M.; Balanyà, J.; Latorre, A.; Serra, L. 1997. Diagnosis of sibling species of Drosophila involved in the colonization of North America by Drosophila subobscura. Molecular Ecology 6: 293-296

• Pascual, M.; Balanyà, J.; Latorre, A.; Serra, L. 1997. Analysis of the variability of Drosophila azteca and D. athabasca populations revealed by randomly amplified polymorphic DNA. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 35: 159-164


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