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InstitutionÁrea de Biología Animal
Dpto. Zoología y Antropología Física
Facultad de Veterinaria
Universidad de Murcia

Postal addressCampus de Espinardo
Office phone34 868 884908
Fax34 868 884906
Alternative e-mail34 868 884906
Job /  professional statusProfessor/Lecturer
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Diversity & Conservation
COLOSS Project(s)   Monitoring
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   Sustainable bee breeding
Research interestsconservation genetics
 molecular ecology
Publications Muñoz I., Cepero A., Pinto M.A., Martín-Hernández R., Higes M., De la Rúa P. 2014. Presence of Nosema ceranae associated with honeybee queen introductions. Infection, Genetics and Evolution (DOI: 10.1016/j.meegid.2014.02.008)
Muñoz I; Pinto MA; De la Rúa P. 2014. Effects of queen importation on the genetic diversity of island honey bee populations (Apis mellifera Linneaus 1758). Journal of Apicultural Research (en prensa)
Pinto M.A., Henriques D., Chávez-Galarza J., Kryger P., Garnery L., Van der Zee R., Dahle B., Soland-Reckeweg G., De la Rúa P., Dall’ Olio R., Carreck N. L., Johnston J. S. 2014. Genetic integrity of the black honey bee (Apis mellifera mellifera) from protected populations: a genome-wide assessment using SNPs and mtDNA sequence data. Journal of Apicultural Research (en prensa)
Chávez-Galarza J; Henriques D; Johnston JS; Azevedo J; Patton JC; Muñoz I; De la Rúa P; Pinto M.A. 2013. Signatures of selection in the Iberian honey bee (Apis mellifera iberiensis) revealed by a genome scan analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Molecular Ecology 22: 5890–5907
Evans, J.D.; Chen, Y.P.; Cornman, R. S.; De la Rúa, P.; Foret, S.; Genersch, E.; Gisder, S.; Jarosch, A.; Kucharski, R.; Lopez, D.; Lun, C.M.; Moritz, R.F.A.; Maleszka, R.; Muñoz, I.; Pinto, M.A.; Schwarz, R. 2013 Standard methods for molecular research in Apis mellifera. In Dietemann, V.; Ellis. J.D.; Neumann, P. (Eds) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume I: standard methods for Apis mellifera research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52(4) http://dx.doi.org/10.3896/IBRA.
De la Rúa P., Jaffé R., Muñoz I., Serrano J., Moritz R.F.A., Kraus F.B. 2013 Conserving genetic diversity in the honey bee. Comments on Harpur et al. (2012). Molecular Ecology 22: 3208–3210 (DOI: 10.1111/mec.12333)
Pinto M.A., Henriques D., Neto M., Guedes H., Muñoz I., Azevedo J., De la Rúa P. 2013. Maternal diversity patterns of ibero-atlantic populations reveal further complexity of Iberian honey bees. Apidologie 44: 430–439 (DOI: 10.1007/s13592-013-0192-y)
Muñoz I., Pinto M.A., De la Rúa P. 2013. Temporal changes in mitochondrial diversity highlights contrasting population events in Macaronesian honey bees. Apidologie 44: 295-305 (DOI: 10.1007/s13592-012-0179-0)
Ruiz C., May-Itzá W. de J., Quezada-Euán J.J.G., De la Rúa P. 2013. Presence of nuclear copies of mitochondrial origin (NUMTs) in two related species of stingless bee genus Melipona (Hymenoptera: Meliponini). Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 51: 107–113 (DOI: 10.1111/jzs.12011)
Chahbar N, Muñoz I., Dall’Olio R., De La Rúa P., Serrano J., Doumandji S. 2013. Population structure of North African honey bees is influenced by both biological and anthropogenic factors. Journal of Insect Conservation 17: 385–392 (DOI: 10.1007/s10841-012-9520-1)
Hurtado-Burillo M., Ruiz C., May-Itzá W. de J., Quezada-Euán J.J.G., De la Rúa P. 2013. Barcoding stingless bees: genetic diversity of the economically important genus Scaptotrigona in Mesoamerica. Apidologie 44: 1-10 (DOI: 10.1007/s13592-012-0146-9)