Laboratori d'Ictiologia Genètica (LIG)




Laboratori d'Ictiologia Genètica

Departament de Biologia

Facultat de Ciències

Campus de Montilivi s/n


Tel. +34 972418961

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HEINS D, BUDY P, SANZ N, VOLLESTAD A. 2017. 25 years of EFF-a thank you to the co-founding editor Javier Lobón-Cerviá. Ecology of Freshwater Fish (Article in Press).

ARAGUAS RM, VERA M, APARICIO E, SANZ N, FERNÁNDEZ-CEBRIÁN R, MARCHANTE C, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. 2017. Current status of the brown trout (Salmo trutta) populations within eastern Pyrenees genetic refuges. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 26 (1):120-132.

CRUZ VP, VERA M, PARDO BG, TAGGART J, MARTINEZ P, OLIVEIRA C, FORESTI F. 2017. Identification and validation of single nucleotide polymorphisms as tools to detect hybridization and population structure in freshwater stingrays. Molecular Ecology Resources 17 (3): 550-556.

PLANELLA L, HERAS S, VERA M, GARCÍA-MARÍN J-L, ROLDÁN MI. 2017. An optimized high quality male DNA extraction from spermatophores in open thelycum shrimp species. Integrative Zoology 12 (5): 421-427.

PEÑARRUBIA L, ARAGUAS RM, VIDAL O, PLA C, VIÑAS J, SANZ N. 2017. Genetic characterization of the Asian clam species complex (Corbicula) invasion in the Iberian Peninsula. Hydrobiologia 784(1):349-365.

ZENG Y, DÍEZ-DEL-MOLINO D, VIDAL O, VERA M, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. 2017. Multiple paternity and reproduction opportunities for invasive mosquitofish. Hydrobiologia 795(1): 139-151.

GORDOA A, CARRERAS G, SANZ N, VIÑAS J. 2017. Tuna species substitution in the Spanish commercial chain: A knock-on effect. PLoS ONE 12 (1), art. no. e0170809.

WETJEN M, CORTEY M, VERA M, SCHMIDT T, SCHULZ R, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. 2017. Occurrence of length polymorphism and heteroplasmy in brown trout. Gene Reports 6: 1-7.


HERAS S, PLANELLA L, CALDARAZZO I, VERA M, GARCÍA-MARÍNJL, ROLDÁN MI. 2016. Development and characterization of novel microsatellite markers by Next Generation Sequencing for the blue and red shrimp Aristeus antennatus. PeerJ 2016 (7), art. no. e2200.

HERAS S, MALTAGLIATI F, FERnÁNDEZ MV, ROLDÁN MI. 2016. Shaken not stirred: A molecular contribution to the systematics of genus Mugil (Teleostei, Mugilidae). Integrative Zoology, 11 (4): 263-281.

VERA M, CARLSSON J, CARLSSON JE, CROSS T, LYNCH S, KAMERMANS P, VILLALBA A, CULLOTY S, MARTINEZ P. 2016. Current genetic status, temporal stability and structure of the remnant wild European flat oyster populations: conservation and restoring implications. Marine Biology 163 (12), art. no. 239.

PEÑARRUBIA L, ALCARAZ C, VAATE ABD, SANZ N, PLA C, VIDAL O, VIÑAS J. 2016. Validated methodology for quantifying infestation levels of dreissenid mussels in environmental DNA (eDNA) samples. Scientific Reports 6, art. no. 39067.

MARTÍNEZ A, MANUNZA A, DELGADO JV, LANDI V, ADEBAMBO A, ISMAILA M, CAPOTE J, El OUNI M, ELBELTAGY A, ABUSHADY AM, GALAL S, FERRANDO A, GÓMEZ M, PONS A, BADAOUI B, JORDANA J, VIDAL O, AMILLS M. 2016. Detecting the existence of gene flow between Spanish and North African goats through a coalescent approach. Scientific Reports 6, art. no. 38935.

PEÑARRUBIA L, VIDAL O, VIÑAS J, PLA C, SANZ N. 2016. Genetic characterization of the invasive zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) in the Iberian Peninsula. Hydrobiologia 779 (1): 227-242.

MANUZA A, CARDOSO TF, NOCE A, MARTÍNEZ A, PONS A, BERMEJO LA, LANDI V, SÀNCHEZ A, JORDANA J, DELGADO JV, ADÁN S, CAPOTE J, VIDAL O, UGARTE E, ARRANZ JJ, CALVO JH, CASELLAS J, AMILLS M. 2016. Population structure of eleven Spanish ovine breeds and detection of selective sweeps with BayeScan and hapFLK. Scientific Reports 6 art. no. 27296.

VERA M, DÍEZ-DEL-MOLINO D, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. 2016. Genomic survey provides insights into the evolutionary changes that occurred during European expansion of the invasive mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki). Molecular Ecology, 25:1089-1105.

DÍEZ-DEL-MOLINO D, ARAGUAS RM, VERA M, VIDAL O, SANZ N, GARCÍA MARIN JL. 2016. Temporal genetic dynamics among mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) populations in invaded watersheds. Biological Invasions, 18:841-855.



SANZ N, ARAGUAS RM, VIDAL O, VIÑAS J. 2015. Glacial refuges for three-spined stickleback in the Iberian Peninsula: Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography. Freshwater Biology, 60: 1794-1809.

PEÑARRUBIA L, SANZ N, PLA C, VIDAL O, VIÑAS J. 2015. Using massive parallel sequencing for the development, validation, and application of population genetics markers in the invasive bivalve zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha). PLoS ONE, 10: e0120732, .

CROUS M, ROLDÁN MI. 2015. Characterization of mitochondrial control region in Merlucciidae: Sequence variation and molecular phylogeny. Zootaxa, 3972: 393-406.

VERA M, GARCÍA-MARÍNJL, MARTÍNEZ P, BOUZA C. 2015. Phylogenetic diversity within the endemic brown trout Duero lineage: Implications for conservation and management. Marine and Freshwater Research, 66: 1066-1071.

PEÑARRUBIA L, ARAGUAS RM, PLA C, SANZ N, VIÑAS J, VIDAL O. 2015. Identification of 246 microsatellites in the Asiatic clam (Corbicula fluminea). Conservation Genetics Resources, 7: 393-395.

GORDOA A, SANZ N, VIÑAS J, WANG H. 2015. Individual spawning duration of captive atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) revealed by mitochondrial DNA analysis of eggs. PLoS ONE, 10: e0136733, .

ALLAYA H, FALEH AB, HATTOUR A, TRABELSI M, VIÑAS J. 2015. Disparate past demographic histories of three small Scombridae (Actinopterygii) species in Tunisian waters. Hydrobiologia, 758: 19-30.

SMITH BL, LU C.-P., GARCÍA-CORTÉS B, VIÑAS J, YEH S.-Y, BREMER JRA. 2015. Multilocus bayesian estimates of intra-oceanic genetic differentiation, connectivity, and admixture in Atlantic Swordfish (Xiphias gladius L.). PLoS ONE, 10: e0127979, .

FERRANDO A, MANUZA A, JORDANA J, CAPOTE J, PONS A, PAIS J, DELGADO T, ATOCHE P, CABRERA B, MARTÍNEZ A, LANDI V, DELGADO JV, ARGÜELLO A, VIDAL 0, LALUEZA-FOX C, RAMÍREZ 0, AMILLS MA. 2015. Mitochondrial analysis reveals distinct founder effect signatures in Canarian and Balearic goats. Animal Genetics, 46: 452-456.

VERA M, BELLO X, ÁLVAREZ-DIOS J.-A., PARDO BG, SÁNCHEZ L, CARLSSON J, CARLSSON JEL, BARTOLOMÉ C, MASIDE X, MARTÍNEZ P. 2015. Screening of repetitive motifs inside the genome of the flat oyster (Ostrea edulis): Transposable elements and short tandem repeats. Marine Genomics, 24: 335-341.

PINO-QUERIDO A, ÁLVAREZ-CASTRO J.M., GUERRA-VALERA J, TORO MA, VERA M, PARDO BG, FUENTES J, BLANCO J, MARTÍNEZ P. 2015. Heritability estimation for okadaic acid algal toxin accumulation, mantle color and growth traits in Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis). Aquaculture, 440: 32-39.

LÓPEZ A, VERA M, PLANAS M, BOUZA C. 2015.Conservation genetics of threatened hippocampus guttulatus in vulnerable habitats in NW Spain: Temporal and spatial stability of wild populations with flexible polygamous mating system in captivity. PLoS ONE, 10:e0117538.

VILLANOVA GV, VERA M, DÍAZ J, MARTÍNEZ P, CALCATERRA NB, ARRANZ SE. 2015. Isolation and characterization of 20 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the migratory freshwater fish Leporinus obtusidens (Characiformes: Anostomidae) using 454 shotgun pyrosequencing. Journal of Fish Biology, 86:1209-1217.

VILAS R, VANDAMME SG, VERA M, BOUZA C, MAES GE, VOLCKAERT FAM, MARTÍNEZ P. 2015. A genome scan for candidate genes involved in the adaptation of turbot (Scophthalmus maximus). Marine Genomics, 23: 77-86.

PINO-QUERIDO A, ÁLVAREZ-CASTRO JM, VERA M, PARDO BG, FUENTES J, MARTÍNEZ P. 2015. A molecular tool for parentage analysis in the Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis). Aquaculture Research, 46: 1721-1735.


VIÑAS J, SANZ N, PEÑARRUBIA L, ARAGUAS RM, GARCIA-MARIN JL, ROLDÁN MI, PLA C. 2014. Genetic population structure of European anchovy in the Mediterranean Sea and the Northeast Atlantic Ocean using sequence analysis of the mitochondrial DNA control region. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 71: 391-397

FERNÁNDEZ-CEBRIÁN R, ARAGUAS RM, SANZ N, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. 2014. Genetic risks of supplementing trout populations with native stocks: A simulation case study from current pyrenean populations. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 71:1243-1255.  

BADAOUI B, MANUZA A, CASTELLÓ A, D'ANDREA M, PILLA F, CAPOTE J, JORDANA J, FERRANDO A, MARTÍNEZ A, CABRERA B, DELGADO JV, LANDI V, GÓMEZ M, PONS A, EL OUNI M, VIDAL O, AMILLS M. 2014. Technical note: Advantages and limitations of authenticating Palmera goat dairy products by pyrosequencing the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) gene. Journal of Dairy Science, 97:7293-7297.  

BERNAL A, VIÑAS J, OLIVAR MP. 2014. Genetic support for the morphological identification of larvae of Myctophidae, Gonostomatidae, Sternoptychidae and Phosichthyidae (Pisces) from the western Mediterranean. Scientia Marina, 78: 461-471.

BARBIERI M, MALTAGLIATI F, ROLDÁN MI, CASTELLI A. 2014. Molecular contribution to stock identification in the small-spotted catshark, Scyliorhinus canicula (Chondrichthyes, Scyliorhinidae). Fisheries Research, 154:11-16.

CRUZ VP, VERA M, MENDOÇA FF, PARDO BG, MARTÍNEZ P, OLIVEIRA C, FORESTI F. 2014. First identification of interspecies hybridization in the freshwater stingrays Potamotrygon motoro and P. falkneri (Myliobatiformes, Potamotrygonidae). Conservation Genetics, 16: 241-245.

TABOADA X, HERMIDA M, PARDO BG, VERA M, PIFERRER F, VIÑAS A, BOUZA C, MARTÍNEZ P. 2014. Fine mapping and evolution of the major sex determining region in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus). G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 4: 1871-1880.  

ROLDÁN MI, PLANELLA L, HERAS S, FERNÁNDEZ MV. 2014. Genetic analyses of two spawning stocks of the short-finned squid (Illex argentinus) using nuclear and mitochondrial data. Comptes Rendus - Biologies, 337:503-512.  


DÍEZ-DEL-MOLINO D, CARMONA-CATOT G. ARAGUAS RM, VIDAL O, SANZ N, GARCÍA-BERTHOU E, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. 2013. Gene flow and maintenance of genetic diversity in invasive mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki). Plos ONE, 8, e82501.

CASELLAS J, VIDAL O, PENA RN, GALLARDO D, MANUZA A, QUINTANILLA R, AMILLS M. 2013. Genetics of serum and muscle lipids in pigs. Animal Genetics 44:609-619.

FERNÁNDEZ MV, HERAS S, VIÑAS J, MALTAGLIATI F, ROLDÁN MI. 2013. Multilocus Comparative Phylogeography of Two Aristeid Shrimps of High Commercial Interest (Aristeus antennatus and Aristaeomorpha foliacea) Reveals Different Responses to Past Environmental Changes. PLoS ONE 8 (3) e59033.

SANZ N, ARAGUAS RM, VIDAL O, DIEZ-DEL-MOLINO D, FERNÁNDEZ-CEBRIÁN R, GARCÍA-MARIN JL. 2013. Genetic characterization of the invasive mosquitofish (Gambusia spp.) introduced to Europe: population structure and colonization routes. Biological Invasions 15:2333-2346.

VERA M, ALVAREZ-DIOS JA, FERNANDEZ C, BOUZA C, VILAS R, MARTINEZ P. 2013. Development and validation of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) markers from two transcriptome 454-runs of turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) using high-throughput genotyping. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 14: 5694-5711.

FERNÁNDEZ MV, HERAS S, MALTAGLIATI F, ROLDÁN MI. 2013. Deep genetic divergence in giant red shrimp Aristaeomorpha foliacea (Risso, 1827) across a wide distributional range. Journal of Sea Research 76:146-153.

MECHALY AS, VIÑAS J, PIFERRER F. 2013. The kisspeptin system genes in teleost fish, their structure and regulation, with particular attention to the situation in Pleuronectiformes. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 188: 258-268.

MARÍN-JUEZ R, VIÑAS J, MECHALY AS, PLANAS JV, PIFERRER F. 2013. Stage-specific gene expression during spermatogenesis in the Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis), a fish with semi-cystic type of spermatogenesis, as assessed by laser capture microdissection and absolute quantitative PCR. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 188: 242-250.

VIÑAS J, ASENSIO E, CAÑAVETE JP, PIFERRER F. 2013.Gonadal sex differentiation in the Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) and first data on the experimental manipulation of its sex ratios. Aquaculture, 384-387: 74-81.

VERA M, ALVAREZ-DIOS J.-A., FERNÁNDEZ C, BOUZA C, VILAS R, MARTÍNEZ P. 2013. Development and validation of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) markers from two transcriptome 454-runs of turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) using high-throughput genotyping. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 14: 5694-5711.

VERA M, GARCIA-MARIN JL, MARTINEZ P, ARAGUAS RM, BOUZA C. 2013. Identification and conservation of remnant genetic resources of brown trout in relict populations from Western Mediterranean streams. Hydrobiologia 707:29-45.



ARAGUAS RM, VIDAL O, PLA C, SANZ N. 2012. High genetic diversity of the endangered Iberian three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) at the Mediterranean edge of its range. Freshwater Biology 57:143-154.

VIDAL O, SANZ N, ARAGUAS RM, FERNANDEZ-CEBRIAN R, DIEZ-DEL-MOLINO D, GARCIA-MARIN JL. 2012. SNP diversity in introduced populations of the invasive Gambusia holbrooki. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 21:100-108.

CLOP A, VIDAL O, AMILLS M. 2012.Copy number variation in the genomes of domestic animals. Animal Genetics 43:503-517.

MARTÍNEZ A, FERRANDO A, MANUZA A, GOMEZ M, LANDI V, JORDANA J, CAPOTE J, BADAOUI B, VIDAL O, DELGADO JV, AMILLS M. 2012. Inferring the demographic history of a highly endangered goat breed through the analysis of nuclear and mitochondrial genetic signatures. Small Ruminant Research 104:78-84.

MECHALY AS, VIÑAS J, PIFERRER F. 2012. Sex-specific changes in the expression of kisspeptin, kisspeptin receptor, gonadotropins and gonadotropin receptors in the Senegalese sole (Solea senegalensis) during a full reproductive cycle. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - A Molecular and Integrative Physiology 162:364-371.

BADAOUI B, MANUZA A, D’ANDREA M, PILLA F, CAPOTE J, JORDANA J, FERRANDO A, MARTÍNEZ A, DELGADO JV, LANDI V, GOMEZ M, PONS-BARRO A, EL-OUNI M, VIDAL O, AMILLS M. 2012. Identification of c.483C>T polymorphism in the caprine Tyrosinase-related protein 1(TYRP1) gene. Italian Journal of Animal Science 11:63-67.

SÁNCHEZ P, VIÑAS J, BREMER JRA, AMBROSIO PP, FLOS R. 2012. Loss of genetic variability in a hatchery strain of senegalese sole (solea senegalensis) revealed by sequence data of the mitochondrial DNA control region and microsatellite markers. Scientia Marina 76:225-235.


2011 i anteriors

FERNANDEZ MV, MALTAGLIATI F, PANNACCIULLI F, ROLDAN MI. 2011. Analysis of genetic variability in Aristaeomorpha foliacea (Crustacea, Aristeidae) using DNA-ISSR (Inter Simple Sequence Repeats) markers. Comptes Rendus Biologie 334: 705-712.

HERAS S, ROLDÁN MI. 2011. Phylogenetic inference in Odontesthes and Atherina (Teleostei: Atheriniformes) with insights into ecological adaptation. Comptes Rendus Biologie 334(4): 273-281.

SANZ N, FERNÁNDEZ-CEBRIAN R, CASALS F, ARAGUAS RM, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. 2011. Dispersal and demography of brown trout, Salmo trutta, inferred from population and family structure in unstable Mediterranean streams. Hydrobiologia 671(1):105-119.

FERNÁNDEZ MV, HERAS S, MALTAGLIATI F, TURCO A, ROLDAN MI. 2011. Genetic structure in the blue and red shrimp Aristeus antennatus and the role played by hydrographical and oceanographical barriers. Marine Ecology Progress Series 421:163-171.

SILVA-SEGUNDO CA, BRITO-CHAVARRIA M, BALART EF, BARRIGA-SOSA IA, ROJAS-ESQUIVEL R, ROLDAN MI, MURUGAN G & GARCIA-DE-LEON FJ. 2011.  Clarifying the taxonomic status of Merluccius spp. in the northeastern Pacific: a combined morphological and molecular approach. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 21:259-282. 

VIÑAS J, GORDOA A, FERNANDEZ-CEBRIAN R, PLA C, VAHDET U, ARAGUAS RM. 2011. Facts and uncertainties about the genetic population structure of Atlantic blue fin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in the Mediterranean. Implications for fishery management. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 21(3):527-541.

VIDAL O, ARAGUAS RM, FERNÁNDEZ R, HERAS S, SANZ N, PLA C. 2010. Melanism in guinea fowl (Numida meleagris) is associated with a deletion of Phenylalanine-256 in the MC1R gene. Animal Genetics 41(6): 656-658.

VIDAL O, VIÑAS J, PLA C. 2010. Variability of the melanocortin 1 receptor (MC1R) gene explains the segregation of the bronze locus in turkey (Meleagris gallopavo ). Poultry Science 89(8): 1599-1602.

VIÑAS J, PEREZ-SERRA A, VIDAL O, ALVARADO-BREMMER JR, PLA C. 2010. Genetic differentiation between eastern and western Mediterranean swordfish revealed by phylogeographic analysis of the mitochondrial DNA control region. ICES journal of Marine Science 67(6): 1222-1229.

SARDÀ F, ROLDÁN MI, HERAS S & MALTAGLIATI F. 2010. Influence of the genetic structure of the red and blue shrimp, Aristeus antennatus (Risso, 1816), on the substainability of the deep-sea population along a depth gradient in the western Mediterranean. Scientia Marina 74(3): 569-575.

VERA M, SANZ N, HANSEN MM, ALMODÓVAR A & GARCIA-MARIN JL. 2010. Population and family structure of brown trout, Salmo trutta, in a Mediterranean stream. Marine and Freshwater Research 61(6): 676-685.

VIDAL O, PÈREZ-SERRA A & PLA C. 2010. A sex determination protocol for the Iberian desman (Galemys pyrenaicus) based on a three primer amplification of DBX and DBY fragments with non-invasive samples. Conservation Genetics, 11:1185-1187.

ZIDI A, AMILLS M, TOMÁS A, VIDAL O, RAMÍREZ O, CARRIZOSA J, URRUTIA B, SERRADILLA JM & CLOP A. 2010. Short communication: Genetic variability in the predicted microRNA target sites of caprine casein genes. Journal of Dairy Science, 93: 1749-1753.

VERA M, CORTEY M, SANZ N & GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. 2010. Maintenance of an endemic lineage of brown trout (Salmo trutta) within the Duero river basin. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 48:181-187.

VIDAL O, GARCÍA-BERTHOU E, TEDESCO P A & GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. 2010. Origin and genetic diversity of mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) introduced to Europe. Biological invasions, 12: 841-851.

VIÑAS J, BREMER JRA & PLA C. 2010. Phylogeography and phylogeny of the epineritic cosmopolitan bonitos of the genus Sarda (Cuvier): inferred patterns of intra- and inter-oceanic connectivity derived from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA data. Journal of Biogeography, 37: 557-570.

del HOYO A, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL & PEDROLA-MONFORT J. 2009. Temporal and spatial diversification of the African disjunct genus Androcymbium (Colchicaceae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53:848-861.

GORDOA A, OLIVAR MP, AREVALO R, VIÑAS J, MOLI B & ILLAS X. 2009. Determination of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) spawning time within a transport cage in the western Mediterranean. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 66:2205-2210.

VILLALBA D, TOR M, VIDAL O, BOSCH L, REIXACH J, AMILLS M, SÀNCHEZ A & ESTANY S. 2009. An age-dependent association between a leptin C3469T single nucleotide polymorphism and intramuscular fat content in pigs. Livestock Science 121: 335-338.

VIÑAS J & TUDELA S. 2009. A Validated Methodology for Genetic Identification of Tuna Species (Genus Thunnus). PLoS ONE 4(10): e7606. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007606

CORTEY M, VERA M, PLA C & GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. 2009. Northern and Southern expansions of Atlantic brown trout (Salmo trutta) populations during the Pleistocene. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 97:904-917.

HERAS S, ROLDÁN MI & GONZALEZ CASTRO M. 2009. Molecular phylogeny of Mugilidae fishes revised. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 19: 217-231

ARAGUAS RM, SANZ N, FERNÁNDEZ R, UTTER FM, PLA C & GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. 2009. Role of Genetic Refuges in the Restoration of Native Gene Pools of Brown Trout. Conservation Biology 23:871-878.

ROLDAN MI, HERAS S, PATELLANI R & MALTAGLIATI F. 2009. Analysis of genetic structure of the red shrimp Aristeus antennatus from the Western Mediterranean employing two mitochondrial regions. Genetica 136: 1-4

SANZ N, ARAGUAS RM, FERNÁNDEZ R, VERA M & GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. 2009. Efficiency of markers and methods for detecting hybrids and introgression in stocked populations. Conservation Genetics 10:225-246

GROSS JB, PROTAS M, CONRAD M, SCHEID PE, VIDAL O, JEFFREY WR, BOROWSKY R & TABIN C.J. 2008. Synteny and candidate gene prediction using anchored linkage map of Astyanax mexicanus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 105:20106-20111

SANZ N, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL, VIÑAS J, ROLDÁN M & PLA C. 2008. Spawning groups of European anchovy: population structure and management implications. ICES journal of Marine Science 65:1635-1644.

GONZÁLEZ CASTRO M, HERAS S, COUSSEAU B & ROLDAN MI. 2008. Assesing species validity of Mugil platanus in relation to Mugil cephalus (Actinoterygii). Italian Journal of Zoology 75: 319-325.

AMILLS M, RAMIREZ O, TOMAS A, OBEXER-RUFF G & VIDAL O. 2008. Positive selection on mammalian MHC-DQ genes revisited from a multispecies perspective. Genes and Immunity 9: 651-658.

PROTAS M, TABANSKY I, CONRAD M, GROSS JB, VIDAL O, TABAIN CJ & BOROWSKY R. 2008. Multi-trait evolution in a cave fish, Astyanax mexicanus. Evolution and Development 10:196-209.

ARAGUAS RM, SANZ N, FERNÁNDEZ R, UTTER FM, PLA C & GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. 2008. Genetic refuges for a self-sustained fishery: experience in wild brown trout populations in the eastern Pyrenees.  Ecology of Freshwater Fish 17: 610-617.

VIDAL FÀBREGA O, SÀNCHEZ A, AMILLS M & NOGUERA JL. 2007. Nucleotide sequence and polymorphism of the pig acyl coenzyme A synthetase long-chain 1 (ACSL1) gene.  Animal Biotechnology 18(2): 117 – 122.

ARAGUAS RM, ROLDAN MI, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL, PLA C. 2007. Management of gene diversity in the endemic killifish Aphanius iberus: revising Operational Conservation Units. Ecology of Freshwater Fish  16(2): 257-266.

VIDAL FÀBREGA O, VARONA L, OLIVER MA, NOGUERA JL, SÀNCHEZ A & AMILLS M. 2006. Malic enzyme 1 genotype is associated with backfat thickness and meat quality traits in pigs.  Animal Genetics 37 (1): 28-32.

ALMODÓVAR A, NICOLA GG, ELVIRA B & GARCÍA-MARIN JL. 2006. Introgression variability among Iberian brown trout Evolutionary Significant Units: the influence of local management and environmental features.  Freshwater Biology  51 (6): 1175-1187.

SANZ N, CORTEY M, PLA C & GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. 2006. Hatchery introgression blurs ancient hybridization between brown trout (Salmo trutta) lineages as indicated by complementary Allozymes and mtDNA markers. Biological Conservation 130 (2): 278-289.

HERAS S, GONZÁLEZ CASTRO M & ROLDAN MI. 2006. Mugil curema in Argentinean waters: combined morphological and molecular approach. Aquaculture 261 (2): 473-478.

AMILLS M, VIDAL FÀBREGA, VARONA L, TOMÀS A, SÁNCHEZ A & NOGUERA JL. 2005. Polymorphism of the pig 2,4-dienoyl CoA reductase 1 gene (DECR1) and its association with carcass and meat quality traits1. Journal of Animal Science 83: 493-498.

VARONA L, VIDAL FÀBREGA O, QUINTANILLA R, GIL M, SÁNCHEZ A. FOLCH JM, HORTOS M, RIUS MA, AMILLS M & NOGUERA JL. 2005. Bayesian analysis of quantitative trait loci for boar taint in a Landrace outbred population. Journal of Animal Science 83: 301-307.

VIDAL FÀBREGA O, NOGUETA JL, AMILLS M, VARONA L, GIL M,JIMÉNEZ N, DÁVALOS G, FOLCH JM & SÁNCHEZ A. 2005. Identification of carcass and meat quality QTL in a Landrace pig population selected for growth and leanness . Journal of Animal Science 83: 293-300 

CALVO L, CORTEY M, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL & GARCÍA-GIL LJ.  2005. Polygenic analysis of ammonia oxidizing bacteria strains using 16S rDNA, amoA, and amoB genes. International Microbiology 8 (2): 103-110. 

APARICIO E, GARCÍA-BERTHOU E, ARAGUAS RM, MARTÍNEZ P & GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. 2005. Body pigmentation to assess introgression by hatchery stocks in native brown trout (Salmo trutta) from Mediterranean streams. Journal of Fish Biology 67: 931 - 949.

ALVARADO-BREMER JR, VIÑAS J, MEJUTO J, ELY B & PLA C. 2005. Comparative phylogeography of Atlantic bluefin tuna and swordfish: the combined effects of vicariance, secondary contact, introgression, and population expansion on the regional phylogenies of two highly migratory pelagic fishes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 36 (1): 169-187

PÉREZ-HARO M, VIÑAS J, MAÑAS S, BATET A, RUÍZ-OLMO J &PLA C. 2005. Genetic variability in the complete mitochondrial control region of the Eurasian otter (Lutra Lutra) in the Iberian Peninsula. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 86 (4): 397-403.

CORTEY M, PLA C & GARCíA-MARÍN JL. 2004. Historical biogeography of Mediterranean trout. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 33: 831-844.

ARAGUAS RM, SANZ N, PLA C & GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. 2004. breakdown of the brown trout evolutionary history due to hybridization between native and cultivated fish. Journal of Fish Biology 65 (suppl. A): 28-37.

VIÑAS J, ALVARADO-BREMER J & PLA C. 2004 Inter-oceanic genetic differentiation among albacore (Thunnus alalunga) populations. Marine Biology 145:225-232.

VIÑAS J, ALVARADO-BREMER J & PLA C. 2004. Phylogeography of the Atlantic bonito (Sarda sarda) in the Mediterranean: The combined effects of historical vicariance, population expansion, secondary invasion and isolation by distance. Molecular Phlylogenetics and Evolution 33: 32-42

PUJOLAR JM, ROLDAN MI & PLA C. 2003. Genetic analisis of tuna populations, Thunnus thynnus and T.alalunga”. Marine Biology 143: 613-621.

SANZ N, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL & PLA C. 2002. Managing fish populations under mosaic relationships. The case of brown trout (Salmo trutta) in peripheral Mediterranean populations. Conservation Genetics 3:385-400.

PUJOLAR JM, ROLDAN MI & PLA C. 2002. A genetic assessment of the population structure of swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 276:19-29

PUJOLAR J.M. & C.PLA. 2002. Occurrence of dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) and pompano dolphinfish (Coryphaena equiselis) in the Canary Islands revealed by genetic analises. N.Z. Journal  of Marine and Freshwater Research 36: 339-343.

CORTEY M. & J.L. GARCÍA-MARÍN. 2002. Evidence for phylogeographically informative sequence variation in the mitochondrial control region of Atlantic brown trout. Journal of Fish Biology 60:1058-1063.

PUJOLAR J.M., M.I. ROLDÁN & C.PLA. 2001. Allozyme differentiation of bonito (Sarda sarda) in the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Fish Biology, 59:169-174.

ROLDÁN M.I. & C. PLA. 2001. Species identification of two sympatric hakes by allozymic markers. Scientia Marina, 65: 81-84

SANZ N., GARCÍA-MARÍN J.L. & C. PLA. 2000. Divergence of brown trout (Salmo trutta) within glacial refugia. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 57: 2201-2210

ROLDÁN M.I., PERROTTA R.G., CORTEY M. & C. PLA. 2000. Molecular and morphological approaches to discrimination of variability patterns in chub mackerel, Scomber japonicus. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 253:63-74

Laikre L (ed). 1999. Conservation Genetic Management of brown trout (Salmo trutta) in Europe. Report by the Concerted Action on Identification, Management and Exploitation of Genetic Resources in the Brown trout (Salmo trutta) (“TROUTCONCERT”; EU FAIR CT97-3882). ISBN 87-987732-0-8

GARCIA-MARÍN J.L., UTTER F.M. & PLA C. 1999. Postglacial colonization of brown trout in Europe based on distribution of allozyme variants. Heredity, 82:46-56

TUDELA S, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL & PLA C. 1999. Genetic structure of the European anchovy, Engraulis encrasicolus l. in the North-western Mediterranean. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 234: 95-109.

ROLDÁN MI, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL, UTTER FM & PLA C. 1999. Genetic relationships among Merluccius species. Heredity 83:79-86.

MACHORDOM A, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL, SANZ N, ALMODOVAR A & PLA C. 1999. Allozyme diversity in brown trout (Salmo trutta) from Central Spain. Genetic consequences of restocking. Freshwater Biology 41:707-718.

GARCÍA-MARÍN JL, SANZ N & PLA C. 1999. Erosion of the native genetic resources of brown trout in Spain. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 8:151-158.

GARCÍA-MARÍN JL, SANZ N & PLA C. 1998. Proportions of native and introduced brown trout in adjacent fished and unfished Spanish rivers. Conservation Biology 12:313-319.

SARDÀ F, BAS C, ROLDÁN MI, PLA C & LLEONART J. 1998. Enzymatic and morphometric analyses in Mediterranean populations of the rose shrimp, Aristeus antennatus (Risso, 1816). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 221: 131-144.

ROLDÁN MI, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL, UTTER FM & PLA C. 1998. Population genetic structure of European hake, Merluccius merluccius. Heredity 81:327-334.

JEREZ B, ROLDAN MI & PLA C. 1998. Biochemical genetics in the Argentinean squid, Illex argentinus. Scientia Marina 62: 141-149.

GARCÍA-MARÍN JL & PLA C. 1996. Origins and relationships of native populations of Salmo trutta (brown trout) in Spain. Heredity 77:313-323.

PLA C, TUDELA S & GARCÍA-MARÍN JL. 1996. Structure of the European anchovy in the Mediterranean Sea. Scientia Marina 60: 285-286.

GARCÍA-MARÍN J.L., JORDE P.E., RYMAN N., UTTER F. & PLA C. 1991. Management implications of genetic differentiation between native and hatchery populations of brown trout (Salmo trutta) in Spain. Aquaculture, 95:235-249.

GARCÍA-MARÍN JL, VILA A & PLA C. 1990. Genetic variation in the Iberian toothcarp Aphanius iberus (Cuvier & Valenciennes). Journal of Fish Biology 37:233-234.

PLA C, GARCÍA-MARÍN JL & VILA A. 1989. Utilisation des méthodes génétiques comme instrumnt de gestion piscicole. Bulletin de la Societe Zoologique de France 11:31-45