Mª Alejandra Delprat Obeaga

Personal information

Email: alejandra.delprat@uab.cat

Unit: Genomics in Evolution and Disease

Group: Comparative and Functional Genomics

Category: PostDoc

Lab phone: 935811331

Academic information and publications


My research experience it is focused primarily on classical and molecular cytogenetics in several organisms like insects, primates and humans. I started as an undergraduate student with the cytogenetic and molecular study of New World primates, applying several banding chromosomes techniques and molecular tools as fingerprinting.

In 1999, I got the PhD at the University of Buenos Aires, at the Pest Insect Laboratory in the Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria in Argentina, studying a species, known as the Mediterranean fruit fly. The main topics of my research were the cytogenetic analysis of different populations of Argentina, and the construction of several genetic sexing strains, carrying translocations between chromosome and chromosome 2.

The first post doctoral fellowship was developed at the Insects Laboratory, University of Patras in Greece, where a carrier strain of three overlapping inversions on chromosome 2, necessary for the construction of a balancer chromosome, was obtained.

The second post doctoral fellowship was developed at the Evolutionary Biology Group, at the UAB, where I applied several molecular tools and cytogenetics, in order to characterize different chromosomal regions associated with interspecific hybrids sterility between Drosophila buzzatii and Drosophila koepferae.

The last post doctoral fellowship was developed at the Genomics, Bioinformatics and Evolution Group at the UAB, where several molecular and cytogenetic techniques were applied to the study of chromosomal inversions in Drosophila species, D. buzzatii, D. uniseta and D. mojavensis. I also collaborated in the Drosophila buzzatii Genome Project, anchoring the scaffolds to chromosomes of this species by in situ hybridization and bioinformatic tools.

At the present days, I am working at the Comparative and Functional Genomics Group at the PRUAB, participating in the study of human inversions and their functional consequences.



Genomics of ecological adaptation in cactophilic Drosophila

Y Guillén, N Rius, A Delprat, A Williford, F Muyas, M Puig, S Casillas, et al.

Genome Biology and Evolution, 2015,  DOI:10.1093/gbe/evu291

Reanalysis of polytene chromosomes in Drosophila mojavensis populations from Santa Catalina Island, California, USA

Delprat A., W.J. Etges, A. Ruiz.

Drosophila Information Services, Dec, 2014, Vol 97: 53-57.

Structural and sequence diversity of the transposon Galileo in the Drosophila willistoni genome

Gonçalves W Juliana, Valiati Hugo Victor, Delprat Alejandra, Valente L Vera and A. Ruiz.

BMC Genomics, 09/2014; 15(1):792. DOI:10.1186/1471-2164-15-792

Tetris is a foldback transposon that provided the building blocks for an emerging satellite DNA of Drosophila virilis

GB Dias, M Svartman, A Delprat, A Ruiz, GCS Kuhn

Genome Biology and Evolution, 2014,  DOI:10.1093/gbe/evu108

A divergent P element and its associated MITE, BuT5, generate chromosomal inversions and are widespread within the Drosophila repleta species group

N Rius, A Delprat, A Ruiz

Genome Biology and Evolution, 2013,  5 (6), 1127-1141

Testing chromosomal phylogenies and inversion breakpoint reuse in Drosophila. The martensis cluster revisited

CF Prada, A Delprat, A Ruiz

Chromosome Research, 2011, 19 (2), 251-265

The transposon Galileo generates natural chromosomal inversions in Drosophila by ectopic recombination

A Delprat, B Negre, M Puig, A Ruiz

PLoS One, 2009, 4 (11), e7883

Genetics and mating competitiveness of Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae) strains carrying the marker Sergeant, Sr2

N Niyazi, C Caceres, A Delprat, V Wornoayporn, ER Santos, G Franz, A.S. Robinson.

Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 2005, 98 (1), 119-125

A BAC-based physical map of the Drosophila buzzatii genome

J González, M Nefedov, I Bosdet, F Casals, O Calvete, A Delprat, H Shin, ...

Genome Research, 2005, 15 (6), 885-892

Genetic Stability of Sexing Strains Based on the Locus sw of Ceratitis Capitata

MA Delprat, CE Stolar, FC Manso, JL Cladera

Genetica, 2002, 116 (1), 85-95

Polytene chromosomes as tools in the genetic analysis of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata

A Gariou-Papalexiou, P Gourzi, A Delprat, D Kritikou, K Rapti, ...

Genetica, 2002, 116 (1), 59-71

Larval morphology of the pure strain Arg294 of Anastrepha fratercula (Wiedeman)(Dipthera: tephritidae) from Argentina and a comparisom with Ceratitis capitata.

MA Delprat, FC Manso, JL Cladera

Revista Chilena de Entomologia (Chile) 28 (2001), 39-46

Genetic and cytological mapping of a" Y-2" translocation in the Mediterranean fruit fly Ceratitis capitata

JL Cladera, MA Delprat

Genome, 1995, 38 (6), 1091-1097

Heterochromatin and cytogenetic polymorphisms in Cebus apella (Cebidae, Platyrrhini)

M Ponsà, M García, A Borell, F García, J Egozcue, MA Gorostiaga, A. Delprat and M. Mudry

American Journal of Primatology, 1995, 37 (4), 325-331

The chromosomes of Cebus apella from Argentina

MD Mudry, I Slavutsky, G Zunino, A Delprat, A Brown

Rev Brasil Genet, 1994, 14, 729-738

Genetic and citological mapping of a translocation prodicing a stable sexing strain in Ceratitis capitata.

JL Cladera, A Delprat

International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance. 4. 1994 06 5

Fragile sites analysis and definition of chromosome landmarks, regions and bands in Alouatta caraya (ACA)

A Fundia, M Gorostiaga, A Delprat, M Mudry

Primatology Today, 1991, 617-618