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Pilar Bazaga


Estación Biológica de Doñana,

CSIC,

Isla de La Cartuja

Avda. Américo Vespucio s/n,

E-41092 Sevilla, Spain

 

Research Technician

 

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

 

pbazaga@ebd.csic.es

Currently involved in the following projects:

Population genomics and epigenetics in Lavandula latifolia and Helleborus foetidus (with C. M. Herrera, M. Medrano and C. Alonso)

Molecular identification, population genetics and epigenetics of nectar yeasts (with C. de Vega and C. M. Herrera)

Publications

Alonso, C., F. Balao, P. Bazaga, and R. Pérez (2016) Epigenetic contribution to successful polyploidizations: variation in global cytosine methylation along an extensive ploidy series in Dianthus broteri (Caryophyllaceae). New Phytologist 212, 571-576.

Herrera, C. M., and P. Bazaga (2016) Genetic and epigenetic divergence between disturbed and undisturbed subpopulations of a Mediterranean shrub: a 20-year field experiment. Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1002/ece3.2161.

Herrera, C. M., M. Medrano, and P. Bazaga (2016) Comparative spatial genetics and epigenetics of plant populations: heuristic value and a proof of concept. Molecular Ecology 25, 1653–1664.

Alonso, C., R. Pérez, P. Bazaga, M. Medrano, and C. M. Herrera (2016) MSAP markers and global cytosine methylation in plants: a literature survey and comparative analysis for a wild growing species. Molecular Ecology Resources 16, 80-90.

Canto, A., C. M. Herrera, I. M. García, M. García, and P. Bazaga (2015) Comparative effects of two species of floricolous Metschnikowia yeasts on nectar. Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 72, e019.

Doña, J., J. Diaz-Real, S. Mironov, P. Bazaga, D. Serrano, and R. Jovani (2015) DNA barcoding and mini-barcoding as a powerful tool for feather mite studies. Molecular Ecology Resources. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12384

Herrera, C. M., M. Medrano, and P. Bazaga (2015) Continuous within-plant variation as a source of intraspecific functional diversity: patterns, magnitude, and genetic correlates of leaf variability in Helleborus foetidus (Ranunculaceae). American Journal of Botany 102, 225-232.

Alonso, C., R. Pérez, P. Bazaga, and C. M. Herrera (2015) Global DNA cytosine methylation as an evolving trait: phylogenetic signal and correlated evolution with genome size in Angiosperms. Frontiers in Genetics. doi:10.3389/fgene.2015.00004

Medrano, M., C. M. Herrera, and P. Bazaga (2014) Epigenetic variation predicts regional and local intraspecific functional diversity in a perennial herb. Molecular Ecology 23, 4926-4938.

Alonso, C., R. Pérez, P. Bazaga, M. Medrano, and C. M. Herrera (2014). Individual variation in size and fecundity is correlated with differences in global DNA cytosine methylation in the perennial herb Helleborus foetidus (Ranunculaceae). American Journal of Botany 101, 1309-1313.

Seino, M. M., C. de Vega, P. Bazaga, H. Jacquemyn, and C. M. Herrera (2014) Development and characterization of microsatellite loci for the primrose Primula vulgaris and successful cross-amplification in the congeneric P. elatior and P. veris. Conservation Genetics Resources 6, 653-655.

Herrera, C. M., M. Medrano, and P. Bazaga (2014) Variation in DNA methylation transmissibility, genetic heterogeneity and fecundity-related traits in natural populations of the perennial herb Helleborus foetidus. Molecular Ecology 23, 1085-1095.

Herrera, C. M., M. I. Pozo, and P. Bazaga (2014) Nonrandom genotype distribution among floral hosts contributes to local and regional genetic diversity in the nectar living yeast Metschnikowia reukaufii. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 87, 568-575.

 

Herrera, C. M., M. Medrano, and P. Bazaga (2013) Epigenetic differentiation persists after male gametogenesis in natural populations of the perennial herb Helleborus foetidus (Ranunculaceae). PLOS ONE 8, e70730.

 

Seino, M. M., C. de Vega, P. Bazaga, M. I. Pozo, and C. M. Herrera, in Molecular Ecology Resources Primer Development Consortium et al. (2013) Development and characterization of microsatellite loci for the nectar-living yeast Metschnikowia reukaufii. Molecular Ecology Resources 13: 760-762.

 

Seino, M. M., C. de Vega, P. Bazaga, M. Medrano, and C. M. Herrera, in Molecular Ecology Resources Primer Development Consortium et al. (2013) Development and characterization of microsatellite loci for the perennial herb Helleborus foetidus (Ranunculaceae). Molecular Ecology Resources 13: 341-343. Manuscript with details here or here

Herrera, C. M., and P. Bazaga (2013) Epigenetic correlates of plant phenotypic plasticity: DNA methylation differs between prickly and nonprickly leaves in heterophyllous Ilex aquifolium (Aquifoliaceae) trees. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 171: 441-452.

Highlighted by The Linnean Society of London: Why is holly prickly?
Featured in National Geographic Daily News: Hollies get prickly for a reason

Herrera, C. M., M. I. Pozo, and P. Bazaga (2012) Jack of all nectars, master of most: DNA methylation and the epigenetic basis of niche width in a flower-living yeast. Molecular Ecology 21, 2602-2616.

Commentary: Schrey, A., and C. L. Richards (2012) Within-genotype epigenetic variation enables broad niche width in a nectar living yeast. Molecular Ecology 21, 2559-2561.

Herrera, C. M., M. I. Pozo, and P. Bazaga (2011) Clonality, genetic diversity and support for the diversifying selection hypothesis in natural populations of a flower-living yeast. Molecular Ecology 20, 4395-4407.

Commentary: Gerstein, A., and J. S. Moore (2011) Small is the new big: assessing the population structure of microorganisms. Molecular Ecology 20, 4385-4387.

Herrera, C. M., and P. Bazaga (2011) Untangling individual variation in natural populations: ecological, genetic and epigenetic correlates of long-term inequality in herbivory. Molecular Ecology 20, 1675-1688.   Electronic supplementary material: Figure S1 Figure S2

Commentary: Bossdorf, O., and Y. Zhang (2011) A truly ecological epigenetics study. Molecular Ecology 20, 1572-1574.  

Pozo, M. I., C. M. Herrera, and P. Bazaga (2011) Species richness of yeast communities in floral nectar of southern Spanish plants. Microbial Ecology 61, 82-91.

 

Herrera, C. M., and P. Bazaga (2010) Epigenetic differentiation and relationship to adaptive genetic divergence in discrete populations of the violet Viola cazorlensis. New Phytologist 187, 867–876.

Commentary: Richards, C. L., O. Bossdorf, K. J. F. Verhoeven (2010) Understanding natural epigenetic variation. New Phytologist 187, 562-564.  

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Herrera, C. M., A. Canto, M. I. Pozo, and P. Bazaga (2010) Inhospitable sweetness: nectar filtering of pollinator-borne inocula leads to impoverished, phylogenetically clustered yeast communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277, 747-754.

Herrera, C. M., and P. Bazaga (2009) Quantifying the genetic component of phenotypic variation in unpedigreed wild plants: tailoring genomic scan for within-population use. Molecular Ecology 18, 2602-2614.

Herrera, C. M., and P. Bazaga (2008) Population-genomic approach reveals adaptive floral divergence in discrete populations of a hawk moth-pollinated violet. Molecular Ecology 17, 5378-5390.

Herrera, C. M., and P. Bazaga (2008) Adding a third dimension to the edge of a species' range: altitude and genetic structuring in mountainous landscapes. Heredity 100, 275-285.

 


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