Diego Fontaneto

Summary

Affiliation: Imperial College
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi Differences in fatty acid composition between aquatic and terrestrial insects used as food in human nutrition
    Diego Fontaneto
    Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
    Ecol Food Nutr 50:351-67. 2011
  2. pmc Evidence of weak habitat specialisation in microscopic animals
    Diego Fontaneto
    Silwood Park Campus, Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Ascot Berkshire, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e23969. 2011
  3. doi Molecular evidence for broad-scale distributions in bdelloid rotifers: everything is not everywhere but most things are very widespread
    Diego Fontaneto
    Division of Biology, Silwood Park Campus, Imperial College London, Ascot, Berkshire SL57PY, UK
    Mol Ecol 17:3136-46. 2008
  4. doi Extreme levels of hidden diversity in microscopic animals (Rotifera) revealed by DNA taxonomy
    Diego Fontaneto
    Imperial College London, Division of Biology and NERC Centre for Population Biology, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot Berkshire, SL57PY, United Kingdom
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 53:182-9. 2009
  5. ncbi Evidence for inefficient selection against deleterious mutations in cytochrome oxidase I of asexual bdelloid rotifers
    Timothy G Barraclough
    Division of Biology and the NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Berkshire, United Kingdom
    Mol Biol Evol 24:1952-62. 2007
  6. pmc Multiple functionally divergent and conserved copies of alpha tubulin in bdelloid rotifers
    Isobel Eyres
    Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7PY, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 12:148. 2012
  7. pmc The widely used small subunit 18S rDNA molecule greatly underestimates true diversity in biodiversity surveys of the meiofauna
    Cuong Q Tang
    Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:16208-12. 2012
  8. ncbi A test of the species-people correlation for stream macro-invertebrates in European countries
    Marco Pautasso
    Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Wye Campus, High Street, Wye, Kent TN25 5AH, United Kingdom
    Ecol Appl 18:1842-9. 2008
  9. ncbi Volume and morphology changes of a bdelloid rotifer species (Macrotrachela quadricornifera) during anhydrobiosis
    Claudia Ricci
    Department of Biology, State University of Milan, 20133 Milan, Italy
    J Morphol 269:233-9. 2008
  10. pmc Stress and fitness in parthenogens: is dormancy a key feature for bdelloid rotifers?
    Claudia Ricci
    Dipartimento di Biologia, Universita degli Studi di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
    BMC Evol Biol 7:S9. 2007

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Publications12

  1. doi Differences in fatty acid composition between aquatic and terrestrial insects used as food in human nutrition
    Diego Fontaneto
    Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
    Ecol Food Nutr 50:351-67. 2011
    ..In conclusion, any kind of insect may provide valuable sources of LC-PUFA. Because terrestrial insects are more abundant and easier to collect, they can be considered a better source of LC-PUFA than aquatic ones...
  2. pmc Evidence of weak habitat specialisation in microscopic animals
    Diego Fontaneto
    Silwood Park Campus, Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Ascot Berkshire, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 6:e23969. 2011
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  3. doi Molecular evidence for broad-scale distributions in bdelloid rotifers: everything is not everywhere but most things are very widespread
    Diego Fontaneto
    Division of Biology, Silwood Park Campus, Imperial College London, Ascot, Berkshire SL57PY, UK
    Mol Ecol 17:3136-46. 2008
    ..Broad dispersal and large population sizes might be factors lessening the evolutionary cost of long-term abstinence from sexual reproduction in this famous group of obligate parthenogens...
  4. doi Extreme levels of hidden diversity in microscopic animals (Rotifera) revealed by DNA taxonomy
    Diego Fontaneto
    Imperial College London, Division of Biology and NERC Centre for Population Biology, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot Berkshire, SL57PY, United Kingdom
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 53:182-9. 2009
    ....
  5. ncbi Evidence for inefficient selection against deleterious mutations in cytochrome oxidase I of asexual bdelloid rotifers
    Timothy G Barraclough
    Division of Biology and the NERC Centre for Population Biology, Imperial College London, Berkshire, United Kingdom
    Mol Biol Evol 24:1952-62. 2007
    ..We therefore conclude that bdelloid mitochondrial DNA variation does display the signature of inefficient selection expected of obligate asexuals...
  6. pmc Multiple functionally divergent and conserved copies of alpha tubulin in bdelloid rotifers
    Isobel Eyres
    Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7PY, UK
    BMC Evol Biol 12:148. 2012
    ..Results were verified using transcriptome data from one bdelloid species, Adineta ricciae...
  7. pmc The widely used small subunit 18S rDNA molecule greatly underestimates true diversity in biodiversity surveys of the meiofauna
    Cuong Q Tang
    Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:16208-12. 2012
    ..We recommend against using 18S as a marker for biodiversity surveys and suggest that use of COI for eDNA surveys could provide more accurate estimates of species richness in the future...
  8. ncbi A test of the species-people correlation for stream macro-invertebrates in European countries
    Marco Pautasso
    Division of Biology, Imperial College London, Wye Campus, High Street, Wye, Kent TN25 5AH, United Kingdom
    Ecol Appl 18:1842-9. 2008
    ..This finding underlines the importance of scale in ecology and implies that there is a challenge also for the broadscale conservation of EPT diversity...
  9. ncbi Volume and morphology changes of a bdelloid rotifer species (Macrotrachela quadricornifera) during anhydrobiosis
    Claudia Ricci
    Department of Biology, State University of Milan, 20133 Milan, Italy
    J Morphol 269:233-9. 2008
    ..We estimate that the majority of body mass loss and volume reduction can be ascribed to the water loss from the body cavity during desiccation...
  10. pmc Stress and fitness in parthenogens: is dormancy a key feature for bdelloid rotifers?
    Claudia Ricci
    Dipartimento di Biologia, Universita degli Studi di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
    BMC Evol Biol 7:S9. 2007
    ....
  11. pmc Independently evolving species in asexual bdelloid rotifers
    Diego Fontaneto
    Dipartimento di Biologia, Universita di Milano, Milan, Italy
    PLoS Biol 5:e87. 2007
    ..The study also demonstrates how combined molecular and morphological analyses can shed new light on the evolutionary nature of species...
  12. ncbi Postembryonic development of hard jaws (trophi) in a species belonging to the Brachionus plicatilis complex (Rotifera, Monogononta): a morphometric analysis
    Diego Fontaneto
    Dipartimento di Biologia, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
    Microsc Res Tech 69:296-301. 2006
    ..In conclusion, we suggest that also trophi size, constant within the analyzed clone, may be used as an additional taxonomic feature to help in the discrimination of taxa within the B. plicatilis complex of cryptic species...