Aurora Ruiz-Herrera Moreno

Personal information

Email: aurora.ruizherrera@uab.cat

Unit: Genomics in Evolution and Disease

Group: Genome Integrity and Instability

Category: Professor Agregat

Lab phone: 935812572

Academic information and publications


Dr. Aurora Ruiz-Herrera’s activity is focused on understanding structural, functional and evolutionary aspects of genome organization, paying special attention to the germ line given its role in the transmission of genetic information through generations. She defended her PhD thesis in 2003 at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) supported by a PIF fellowship. After two postdoctoral stages in South Africa (Stellenbosch University) and Italy (University of Pavia) supported by a Fullbright/MEC fellowship and an Intra-European Fellowship (European Commission), respectively she settled at UAB where she leads her research group. In 2016 she was promoted to Associate Professor at the same University.

Since 2009 she has mentored +60 graduate students (undergrads, MSc students and PhD students) and has hosted several researchers and visitors from South Africa, Brazil, Italy, Poland, Cuba and Colombia. She has participated in +30 research projects (national and international) and has been involved in knowledge/technology transfer contracts and has engaged with the Industry. Up to date, she has co-authored +60 JCR articles, in journals such as Nature, Cell, Cell Reports, Nat Comms, PNAS, Genome Biol and Mol Biol Evol, among others. She has also contributed with more +140 communications presented at national and international research meetings.

Dr. Aurora Ruiz-Herrera has been involved in teaching activities since 1998 in both pre-graduated and post-graduate courses in different areas, such as Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology, Histology, Primatology and Genome Evolution. Worth mentioning is her participation in national and international PhD programmes, such as the MSc and PhD Program in Genetics Molecular Biology and Cellular Biology from University of Pavia (Italy). Likewise, she has been involved in several institutional responsibilities, such as Coordinator of postgraduate courses at UAB. She is member of various committees of evaluation and currently Deputy Coordinator of the Biology Degree at UAB (School of Biosciences). Dr. Aurora Ruiz-Herrera has also been involved in review activities in various scientific journals (+200 reviewed articles), as well as in government agencies (+30 research projects) from Spain, USA, UK, Czech Republic, Austria and Netherlands, among others

  1. Álvarez-González#, F. Burden#, D. Doddamani#, R. Malinverni, Emma Leach, C. Marín-García, L. Marin-Gual, A. Gubern, C. Vara, A. Paytuví-Gallart, Marcus Buschbeck, P. Ellis*, M. Farré*, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. 3D chromatin remodeling in the germ line modulates genome evolutionary plasticity. Nature Communications, 2022 (IF= 14.919, Q1 Multidisciplinary Science). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-30296-6
  2. Ruiz-Herrera* and P. D. Waters*. Fragile, unfaithful and persistent Ys: drivers of recombination rates. Heredity, 2022 (in press). 10.1038/s41437-022-00532-2
  3. L. Marin-Gual, L. Rodríguez-Rodelas, G. Pujol, C. Vara, M. Martín-Ruiz, S. Berríos, R. Fernández-Donoso, A. Pask, M. Renfree, J. Page, P. D Waters, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. Strategies for meiotic sex chromosome dynamics and telomeric elongation in Marsupials. PLOS Genet, 2022 (in press, doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1010040) (IF= 5.917, Q1 Genetics and Heredity).
  4. C. Vara, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. Unpacking chromatin remodelling in germ cells. Trends in Genetics, 2022 (in press, doi.org/10.1016/j.tig.2021.10.007) (IF= 11. 639, Q1 Genetics and Heredity).
  5. P.D. Waters, H. R. Patel, A. Ruiz-Herrera, L. Álvarez-González, N. C. Lister, O. Simakov, T. Ezaz, P. Kaur, C. Frere, F. Grützner, A. Georges, J. A. M. Graves. Microchromosomes are building blocks of bird, reptile and mammal chromosomes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 118(45) e2112494118, 2021. (IF= 11.205, Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences).
  6. C. Vara, A. Paytuví-Gallart, Y. Cuartero, L. Álvarez-González, L. Marín-Gual, F. Garcia, B. Florit-Sabater, L. Capilla, R.A. Sanchéz-Guillén, Z. Sarrate, R.A. Cigliano, W. Sanseverino, J.B. Searle, J. Ventura, M. Marti-Renom, F. Le Dily, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. The impact of chromosomal fusions on 3D genome folding and recombination in the germ line. Nature Communications 12 (2981), 2021 (IF= 14.919, Q1 Multidisciplinary Science).
  7. T.J. Robinson, H. Cernohorska, S. Kubickova, M. Vozdova, P. Musilova, A. Ruiz-Herrera. Chromosomal evolution in Raphicerus antelope suggests divergent X chromosomes may drive speciation through females, rather than males, contrary to Haldane's rule. Scientific Reports, 11, 3152, 2021. (IF= 4.458, Q1 Multidisciplinary Science).
  8. A. Godia, J. Casellas, A. Ruiz-Herrera, J.E. Rodríguez-Gil., A. Castelló, A. Sanchez, A. Clop. Whole genome sequencing identifies Allelic Ratio Distortion in sperm involving genes related to spermatogenesis in a swine model. DNA Research 27 (5), dsaa019, 2020. (IF= 4.009, Q2 Genetics and Heredity).
  9. P.D. Waters* and A. Ruiz-Herrera*. Meiotic Executioner Genes Protect the Y from Extinction. Trends in Genetics, 36(10):728-738, 2020. (IF= 11. 639, Q1 Genetics and Heredity).
  10. M. Farré* and A. Ruiz-Herrera*. The Plasticity of Genome Architecture. Genes, 11(12), 1413, 2020 (IF= 4.096, Q2 Genetics and Heredity).
  11. F. Garcia, L. Biedma, J. Calzada, J. Román, A. Lozano, F. Cortes, J. A. Godoy *, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. Chromosomal differentiation in genetically isolated populations of the marsh-specialist Crocidura suaveolens (Mammalia: Soricidae). Genes, 11, 270, 2020 (IF= 4.096, Q2 Genetics and Heredity).
  12. E. Cappelletti#, F.M. Piras#, C. Badiale, M. Bambi, C. Vara, A. Ruiz-Herrera*, E. Giulotto*. Centromeric domains and recombination frequency in horse spermatocytes. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 15800, 2019 (IF= 4.011, Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences).
  13. J.E. Deakin, S. Potter#, R. O’Neill#, A. Ruiz-Herrera#, M. B. Cioffi, M. Eldridge, K. Fukui, J. Graves, D. Griffin, F. Grutzner, L. Kratochvil, I. Miura, M. Rovastos, K. Srikulnath, E. Wapstra, T. Ezaz. Chromosomics: bridging the gap between genomes and chromosomes. Genes, 10, 627, 2019 (IF= 3.759, Q2 Genetics and Heredity).
  14. C. Vara#, A. Paytuví-Gallart#, Y. Cuartero#, F. Le Dily, F. Garcia, J.Salvà-Castro, L.Gómez-H, E. Julià, C. Moutinho, R. Aiese-Cigliano, W. Sanseverino, O. Fornas, A.M. Pendàs, H.Heyn, P. D. Waters, M. A. Marti-Renom*, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. Three-dimensional genomic structure and cohesin occupancy correlates with transcriptional activity during spermatogenesis. Cell Reports, 28(2):352-367.e9, 2019 (IF= 8.02 Q1, Cell Biology).
  15. C. Vara, L. Capilla, L. Ferretti, A. Ledda, R.A. Sanchéz-Guillén, S.I. Gabriel, G. Albert-Lizandra, B. Florit-Sabater, J. Bello-Rodríguez, J. Ventura, J.B. Searle, M.L. Mathias, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. PRDM9 diversity at fine geographical scale in wild house mice reveals contrasting evolutionary patterns of the zinc finger domain in continental versus island populations. Mol Biol Evol 36(8):1686-1700, 2019 (IF= 11.062, Q1/D1, Evolutionary Biology).
  16. Wang, C. Veller, F. Sun, A. Ruiz-Herrera, Y. Shang, H. Liu, T. Hassold, D. Zickler, Z. Chen, N. Kleckner, L. Zhang. Per-Nucleus crossover covariation and implications for evolution. Cell 177: 1-13, 2019 (IF= 31.398, Q1/D1, Cell Biology).
  17. Ruiz-Herrera*, M. Vozdova, J. Fernández, H. Sebestova, L. Capilla, J. Frohlich, A. Hernández-Marsal, T.J. Robinson, J. Sipek, J. Rubes. Recombination correlates with synaptonemal complex length and chromatin loop size in ruminants - insights into mammalian meiotic chromosomal organization. Chromosoma, 126(5):615-631, 2017 (IF= 4.021, Q1 Genetics and Heredity).
  18. Vicente-Salvador, M. Puig, M. Gayà-Vidal, D. Izquierdo, A. Martínez-Fundichely, A. Ruiz-Herrera, X. Estivill, C. Aguado, J. I. Lucas-Lledó, M. Cáceres. Validation, population analysis and origin of inversions between independently assembled human genomes. Human Molecular Genetics, 26 (3): 567-581, 2017 (IF= 4.902, Q1 Genetics and Heredity).
  19. Capilla, M. Garcia-Caldés, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. Meiotic recombination in mammals: a toolbox for evolution. Cytogenetics and Genome Research, 150(1):1-16, 2016 (IF=1.638, Q3 Genetics and Heredity).
  20. Capilla, R.A. Sánchez-Guillén, M. Farré, R. Malinverni, J. Ventura, D. Larkin, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. Comparative analysis of rodent genomes reveals evolutionary signatures of genome reshuffling. Genome Biology and Evolution, 8(12):3703-3717, 2016 (IF= 4.098, Q1 Genetics and Heredity).
  21. Abascal, T. Alioto, F. Cruz, A. Corvelo, J.L. Villanueva-Cañas, A. Vlasova, M. Marcet-Houben, B. Martínez-Cruz, P. Prieto, J. Yu Cheng , V. Quesada, B. Lorente-Galdos, G. Li , F. García, J.L. Rodríguez, L. Frias, P. Ribeca, F. Câmara , E. Lowy, L. Cozzuto, I. Erb, M.L. Tress, M. Rubio-Camarillo, S. Capella-Gutiérrez, J.L. Rodriguez-Alés, J.Ruiz-Orera, F. Reverter, M. Casas-Marce, L. Soriano, J. Rodríguez-Arango, X.S. Puente, S. Derdak, B. Galán, J. Blanc, M. Gut, J. Quilez, M. Andrés-Nieto, T. Mailund, W.J. Murphy, C. Notredame, G. Roma, T. Gabaldón, M.M. Albà, C. López-Otín, A. Ruiz-Herrera, T. Marques-Bonet, A. Valencia, I. Gut, J.L. García, R. Guigó, J.A. Godoy. Extreme genomic erosion in the highly endangered Iberian lynx. Genome Biology 17(1):251, 2016 (IF= 13.214, Q1 Genetics and Heredity).
  22. Vozdova, A. Ruiz-Herrera, J. Fernández, H. Cernohorska, J. Frohlich, H. Sebestova, S. Kubickova, J. Vahala, J. Rubes. Meiotic behaviour of evolutionary sex-autosome translocations in six bovid species. Chromosome Research 24(3):325-38, 2016 (IF=2.478, Q3 Genetics and Heredity).
  23. Reig-Viader, M. Garcia-Caldés, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. Telomere homeostasis in mammalian germ cells: a review. Chromosoma 125(2):337-51, 2016. (IF= 4.602, Q1 Genetics and Heredity).
  24. S. Stevison, A.E. Woerner, J.M. Kidd, J.L. Kelley, K.R. Veeramah, K.F. McManus, Great Ape Genome Project (incl. A. Ruiz-Herrera), C.D. Bustamante, M.F. Hammer, J.D. Wall. The Time Scale of Recombination Rate Evolution in Great Apes. Mol Biol Evol 33(4):928-45, 2016 (IF= 13,649, Q1 Genetics and Heredity).
  25. Nam, K. Munch, A. Hobolth, J.Y. Dutheil, K.R. Veeramah, A.E. Woerner, M.F. Hammer, Great Ape Genome Diversity Project (incl. A. Ruiz-Herrera), T. Mailund, M.H. Schierup. Extreme selective sweeps independently targeted the X chromosomes of the great apes. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 112(20):6413-8, 2015 (IF= 9.737, Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences).
  26. Farré, T.J. Robinson, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. An integrative breakage model for genome architecture, reshuffling and evolution. Bioessays 37(5):479-88, 2015 (IF= 4.927, Q1 Biology).
  27. A. Sánchez-Guillén, L. Capilla, R. Reig-Viader, M. Martínez-Plana, C. Pardo-Camacho, M. Andrés-Nieto, J. Ventura, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. On the origin of Robertsonian fusions in nature: evidence of telomere shortening in wild house mice. J Evol Biol 28(1):241-9, 2015. (IF= 3.483, Q1 Ecology).
  28. Argyris, A. Ruiz-Herrera, P. Madriz, W. Sanseverino, J. Morata, M. Pujol, S. Ramos-Onsins, J. Garcia-Mas. Targeted SNP selection for improving the anchoring of the melon (Cucumis melo L.) scaffold genome assembly. BMC Genomics 16(1):4, 2015 (IF= 4.04, Q1 Genetics and Heredity)
  29. Reig-Viader, L. Capilla, M. Vila-Cejudo, R. Buscá, B. Anguita, M. Garcia-Caldés, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. Telomere homeostasis is compromised in spermatocytes from patients with idiopathic infertility. Fertility and Sterility 102(3):728-738, 2014 (4.174, Q1 Reproductive Biology)
  30. Ullastres, M. Farre, L. Capilla, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. Unravelling the effect of genome structural changes on genetic recombination in the rhesus macaque: implications for the adaptative role of inversions. BMC Genomics 15(1):530, 2014. (IF= 4.04, Q1 Genetics and Heredity) doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-15-530.
  31. Capilla, N. Medarde, A. Alemany-Schmidt, M. Oliver-Bonet, J. Ventura, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. Genetic recombination variation in wild Robertsonian mice: on the role of chromosomal fusions and Prdm9 allelic backgound. Proc R Soc B 281(1786): 20140297, 2014. (IF= 5.683, Q1 Biology/Evolutionary Biology/Ecology)
  32. Reig-Viader, M. Vila-Cejudo, V. Vitelli, E. Giulotto, M. Garcia-Caldés, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. Telomeric Repeat-Containing RNA (TERRA) and Telomerase Are Components of Telomeres During Mammalian Gametogenesis. Biology of Reproduction 90(5)103:1-13, 2014 (IF= 4.020, Q1 Reproductive Biology).
  33. Aguado, M. Gayá-Vidal, S. Villatoro, M. Olive, D. Izquierdo, C. Giner-Delgado, A. Martínez-Fundichely, L. Capilla, A. Ruiz-Herrera, X. Estivill, M. Puig, M. Caceres. Large-scale validation and genotyping of human polymorphic inversions mediated by inverted repeats a high degree of recurrence. PLOS Genetics 10(3): e1004208, 2014 (IF= 8.517, Q1 Genetics and Heredity).
  34. Segura, L. Ferretti, S. Ramos-Onsins, L. Capilla, M. Farré, F. Reis, M. Oliver-Bonet, H. Fernández-Bellon, T.J. Robinson, M. Garcia-Caldés, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. Insights into the mechanisms that affect meiotic recombination rates and crossover interference in eutherian mammals. Proc R Soc B 280 (1771): 1471-2954, 2013 (IF= 5.683, Q1 Biology/Evolutionary Biology/Ecology).
  35. Hormozdiari F, Konkel MK, Prado-Martinez J, Chiatante G, Herraez IH, Walker JA, Nelson B, Alkan C, Sudmant PH, Huddleston J, Catacchio CR, Ko A, Malig M, Baker C; Great Ape Genome Project (incl. Ruiz-Herrera), Marques-Bonet T, Ventura M, Batzer MA, Eichler EE. Rates and patterns of great ape retrotransposition. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110(33):13457-62, 2013 (IF= 9.737, Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences).
  36. Prado-Martinez, P. H. Sudmant, J. M. Kidd, H. Li, J. L. Kelley, B. Lorente-Galdos, K. R. Veeramah, A. Woerner, T. D. O’Connor, G. Santpere, A. Cagan, C. Theunert, F. Casals, H. Laayouni, K. Munch, A. Hobolth, A. E. Halager, M. Malig, J. Hernandez-Rodriguez, I. Hernando-Herraez, K. Prüfer, M. Pybus, L. Johnstone, M. Lachmann, C. Alkan, D. Twigg, N. Petit, C. Baker, F. Hormozdiari, M. Fernandez-Callejo, M. Dabad, M. L. Wilson, L. Stevison, C. Camprubí, T. Carvalho, A. Ruiz-Herrera, L. Vives, M. Mele, T.Abello, I. Kondova, R. E. Bontrop, A. Pusey, F. Lankester, J. A. Kiyang, R. A. Berg, E. Lonsdorf, S. Myers, M. Ventura, P. Gagneux, D. Comas, H. Siegismund, J. Blanc, L. Agueda-Calpena, M. Gut, L. Fulton, S. A. Tishkoff, J. C. Mullikin, R. K. Wilson, I. G. Gut, M. K. Gonder, O. A. Ryder, B. H. Hahn, A. Navarro, J. M. Akey, J. Bertranpetit, D. Reich, T. Mailund, M. H. Schierup, C. Hvilsom, A. M. Andrés, J. Wall, C. D. Bustamante, M. Hammer, E. E. Eichler, T. Marques-Bonet. Great ape genetic diversity and population history. Nature 99(7459):471-5, 2013 (IF= 38.597, Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences).
  37. Farré, D. Micheletti, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. Recombination rates and chromosomal reorganizations between human and chimpanzee genomes - a new twist in the chromosomal speciation theory. Mol Biol Evol 30(4):853-64, 2013 (IF= 14.308, Q1 Genetics and Heredity).
  38. Reig-Viader, M. A. Brieño-Enríquez, N. Toran, Ll. Cabero, L. Khoriauli, E. Giulotto, M. Garcia-Caldés, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. Telomeric repeat-containing RNA and telomerase in human fetal oocytes. Human Reprod 28(2):414-22, 2013 (IF= 4.670, Q1 Reproductive Biology).
  39. Ruiz-Herrera*, F. Garcia, M. Garcia-Caldés. Radiation and Reproduction: what can we learn from mammalian females? (review, contribution by invitation) Genes 3(3): 521-544, 2012.
  40. Ruiz-Herrera, M. Farré, T.J. Robinson. Molecular cytogenetic and genomic insights to chromosomal evolution – Special issue on Molecular Cytogenetics: Karyotype evolution, Phylogenomics and Future prospects (contribution by invitation) Heredity, 108(1):28-36, 2012 (IF= 4.110, Q1 Genetics and Heredity/Ecology).
  41. Farré, M. Bosch, F. López-Giráldez, M. Ponsà, A. Ruiz-Herrera*. Assessing the role of tandem repeats in shaping the genomic architecture of great apes. PLOS One 6(11):e27239, 2011 (IF= 4.092, Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences).
  42. Garcia-Cruz, S. Pacheco, M.A. Brieño, E. Steinberg, M. Mudry, A. Ruiz-Herrera*, M. Garcia-Caldés. A comparative study of the recombination pattern in three species of Platyrrhini monkeys (Primates). Chromosoma 120(5):521-530, 2011 (IF= 3.847, Q2 Genetics and Heredity).
  43. Raimondi, M.F. Piras, S.G. Nergadze, G.P. Di Meo, A. Ruiz-Herrera, M. Ponsà, L. Ianuzzi, E. Giulotto. Polymorphic organization of constitutive heterochromatin in Equus asinus. Hereditas 148(3):110-113, 2011 (IF= 0.964, Q4 Genetics and Heredity).
  44. Ruiz-Herrera, A. Smirnova, L. Khoriauli, S.G. Nergadze, C. Mondello, E. Giulotto. Gene amplification in human cells knocked down for RAD54. Genome Integrity 2(1):5, 2011.
  45. Ruiz-Herrera*, M. Farré, M. Ponsà, T.J. Robinson. Selection against Robertsonian fusions involving housekeeping genes in the house mouse: integrating data from gene expression arrays and chromosome evolution. Chromosome Res 18(7):801-808, 2010 (IF= 3.130, Q2 Genetics and Heredity).
  46. Salzano, N. Kochiashvili, S.G. Nergadze, L. Khoriauli, A. Smirnova, A. Ruiz-Herrera, C. Mondello, E. Giulotto. Enhanced gene amplification in human cells knocked down for DNA-PKcs. DNA Repair 8:19-28, 2009 (IF= 4.274, Q1 Genetics and Heredity/Toxicology).
  47. Ruiz-Herrera, S.G. Nergadze M. Santagostino, E. Giulotto. Telomeric repeats far from the ends: mechanisms of origin and role in evolution. Cytogenetics and Genome Research, special issue on Telomeres and Telomerase (contribution by invitation) 122: 219-228, 2008 (IF= 2.40, Q2 Genetics and Heredity).
  48. J. Robinson, A. Ruiz-Herrera, J.C. Avise. Hemiplasy and homoplasy in the karyotypic phylogenies of mammals. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105: 14477-14481, 2008 (IF= 9.737, Q1 Multidisciplinary Sciences).
  49. J. Robinson, A. Ruiz-Herrera. Defining the ancestral eutherian karyotype: a cladistic interpretation of chromosome painting and genome sequence assembly data. Chromosome Res 16: 1133-1141, 2008 (IF= 3.06, Q2 Genetics and Heredity).
  50. Ruiz-Herrera*, T.J. Robinson. Evolutionary plasticity and cancer breakpoint in human chromosome 3: a review. BioEssays 30:1126-1137, 2008 (IF= 5.423, Q1 Biology).
  51. L. Deuve, N.C. Bennett, A. Ruiz-Herrera, Britton-Davidian, T.J. Robinson. Dissection of a Y-autosome translocation in an African mole-rat, Cryptomys hottentotus (Rodentia, Bathyergidae). Chromosoma 117:211-217, 2008 (IF= 5.111, Q1 Genetics and Heredity).
  52. Ruiz-Herrera, T.J. Robinson. Afrotherian fragile sites, evolutionary breakpoints and phylogenetic inference from genomic assemblies. BMC Evol Biol 7(1):199, 2007 (IF= 4.040, Q2 Genetics and Heredity).
  53. D. Waters, A. Ruiz-Herrera, G. Dobigny, M. Garcia, T. J. Robinson. Sex chromosomes of basal placental mammals. Chromosoma 116(6):511-8, 2007 (IF= 5.111, Q1 Genetics and Heredity).
  54. Ruiz-Herrera, J. Castresana, T.J. Robinson. Is mammalian chromosomal evolution driven by regions of genome fragility? Genome Biol 7:R115, 2006 (IF= 10.288, Q1 Genetics and Heredity). Highly Accessed Article.
  55. J. Robinson, A. Ruiz-Herrera, L. Fröenicke. Dissecting the mammalian genome – new insights into chromosomal evolution. Trends in Genetics 22: 297-301, 2006 (IF= 9.772, Q1 Genetics and Heredity).
  56. Camats, A. Ruiz-Herrera, J.J. Parrilla, M. Acien, P. Payá, E. Giulotto, F. García, M. Garcia. Genomic instability in rat: breakpoints induced by ionizing radiation and interstitial telomeric-like sequences. Mutation Res, 595:156-166, 2006 (IF= 4.11, Q1 Genetics and Heredity/Toxicology).
  57. Ruiz-Herrera, F. García, M. Aguilera, M. Garcia, M. Ponsà. Comparative chromosome painting in Aotus reveals a highly derived evolution. Am J Primatol 65:73-85, 2005 (IF= 2.459, Q1 Zoology).
  58. Ruiz-Herrera, F. García, L. Mora, J. Egozcue, M. Ponsà, M. Garcia. Evolutionary conserved chromosomal segments in the human karyotype are bounded by unstable chromosome bands. Cytogenetics and Genome Research, 108: 161-174, 2005 (IF= 2.08, Q2 Genetics and Heredity).
  59. Ruiz-Herrera, F. García, E. Giulotto, C. Attolini, J. Egozcue, M. Ponsà, M. Garcia. Evolutionary breakpoints are correlated with fragile sites and intrachomosomal telomeric sequences in Primates. Cytogenetics and Genome Research, 108: 234-247, 2005 (IF= 2.08, Q2 Genetics and Heredity).
  60. Ruiz-Herrera, F. García, L. Fröenicke, M. Ponsà, J. Egozcue, M. Garcia, R. Stanyon. Conservation of aphidicolin-induced fragile sites in Papionini (Primates) species and humans. Chromosome Res 12(7):683-690, 2004 (IF= 3.405, Q2 Genetics and Heredity).
  61. Ruiz-Herrera, F. García, M. Aguilera, M. Garcia, M. Ponsà. New polymorphisms in a Cebus (Primates) species. The case of Cebus nigrivittatus. Caryologia 57(2): 206-209, 2004 (IF= 0.632, Q4 Genetics and Heredity).
  62. García, A. Ruiz-Herrera, J. Egozcue, M. Ponsà, M. Garcia. Chromosomal homologies between Cebus and Ateles (Primates) based on ZOO-FISH and G-banding comparisons. Am J Primatol 57: 77-188, 2002 (IF= 2.459, Q1 Zoology).
  63. Ruiz-Herrera, F. García, C. Azzalin, E. Giulotto, J. Egozcue, M. Ponsà, M.Garcia. Distribution of intrachromosomal telomeric sequences (ITS) on Macaca fascicularis (Primates) chromosomes and their implication for chromosome evolution. Human Genet 110:578-586, 2002 (IF= 3.43, Q1 Genetics and Heredity).
  64. Ruiz-Herrera, M. Ponsà, F. García, J. Egozcue, M. Garcia. Fragile sites in human and Macaca fascicularis chromosomes are breakpoints in chromosome evolution. Chromosome Res 10:33-44, 2002 (IF=3.405, Q2 Genetics and Heredity).
  65. García, C. Nogués, M. Ponsà, A. Ruiz-Herrera, J. Egozcue, M. García. Chromosomal homologies between humans and Cebus apella (Primates) revealed by ZOO-FISH. Mam Genome 11:399-401, 2000 (IF= 2.14, Q2 Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology).