Planarian Biology & Evolution



P.I.: Marta Riutort

Research interests

Our main research interest is to characterize the major events and processes creating and shaping the diversity and distribution of living organisms. With this objective we are using as model organisms freshwater and terrestrial planarians in two hotspots of biodiversity: The Mediterranean basin and the Atlantic Forest of Brazil.

Research organisms

Planarians (Tricladida, Platyhelminthes)



Bioinformatic, analytic, experimental skills

  • Web lab skills include nucleic acids purification both nucleic and mitochondrial, PCR, Sanger sequencing, cloning, genomic DNA preparation for high-throughput sequencing.
  • Bioinformatic toos: Phylogenetic inference using multiple softwares, population genetics analyses, datation, character mapping, ancestral areas reconstruction.


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