The object of study of the research group are the mechanisms that regulate the metamorphosis of insects , and how these mechanisms have evolved from ancestral species, with a gradual metamorphosis (like in cockroaches or locusts), to the most modified species, with a discontinuous metamorphosis (like in butterflies or flies). Therefore, the questions that the research group on the Evolution of insect metamorphosis seek to answer are: How did metamorphosis develop in insects? What endocrine and molecular mechanisms led to the evolutionary transition from gradual to discontinuous metamorphosis?

 

 

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Villastrigo, A.; Fery, H.; Manuel, M.; Millán, A.; Ribera, I. 2018. Evolution of salinity tolerance in the diving beetle tribe Hygrotini (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae). Zoologica Scripta. 47(1):63-71 doi: 10.1111/zsc.12255


Villastrigo A.; Jäch M.A.; Cardoso A.; Valladares L.F.; Ribera I. 2018. A molecular phylogeny of the tribe Ochthebiini (Coleoptera, Hydraenidae, Ochthebiinae). Systematic Entomology. (): doi: 10.1111/syen.12318


Villastrigo A., Fery H., Manuel M., Millán A., Ribera I. 2018. Evolution of salinity tolerance in the diving beetle tribe Hygrotini (Coleoptera, Dytiscidae). Zoologica Scripta. 47(1): 63-71 doi: 10.1111/zsc.12255


Thomson SA.; Pyle RL.; Ahyong ST.; Alonso-Zarazaga M.; ... [45 authors] ...; Faille A. ...[131 authors]... ; Zhang G.; Zhang ZQ.; Zhou HZ. 2018. Taxonomy based on science is necessary for global conservation. Plos Biology. 16(3):e2005075 doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2005075


Sánchez-Fernández D., Rizzo V., Bourdeau C., Cieslak A., Comas J., Faille A., Fresneda J., Lleopart E., Millán A., Montes A., Pallarés S., Ribera I. 2018. The deep subterranean environment as a potential model system in ecological, biogeographical and evolutionary research. Subterranean Biology. 25():1-7 doi: 10.3897/subtbiol.25.23530