Contacts Centre for Environmental Biology


PhD student

CBA research group(s):

Evolutionary Genetics

Personal webpage

Team webpage

Carla Sofia Alves Pereira

Main Research Interests

Cytogenetics, Cytogenomics, Cytotaxonomy, Genome/Chromosome Evolution, Biodiversity


Academic Qualifications

- 2006: Degree in Biology (pre-Bologna), University of Aveiro


Recent Publications

Pereira C.S.A., Aboim M.A., Rab P. & Collares-Pereira M.J. 2014. Introgressive hybridization as a promoter of genome reshuffling in natural homoploid fish hybrids (Cyprinidae, Leuciscinae). Heredity 112:343-350.

Pereira C.S.A., Ráb P. & Collares-Pereira M.J. 2013. Chromosomes of Iberian Leuciscinae (Cyprinidae) revisited: Evidence of genome restructuring in homoploid hybrids using dual-color FISH and CGH. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 141(2-3):143-152.

Nabais C., Pereira C.S.A., Cunado N. & Collares-Pereira M.J. 2012. Synaptonemal complexes in the hybridogenetic Squalius alburnoides fish complex: new insights on the gametogenesis of allopolyploids. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 138:31-35.

Pereira C.S.A., Ráb P. & Collares-Pereira M.J. 2012. Chromosomes of European cyprinid fishes: comparative cytogenetics and chromosomal characteristics of ribosomal DNAs in nine Iberian chondrostomine species (Leuciscinae). Genetica 140(10-12):485-495.

Pereira C.S.A., Neto A. & Collares-Pereira M.J. 2009. Cytogenetic survey of species of two distinct genera of Iberian nases (Cyprinidae, Leuciscinae) that hybridize extensively in nature. I. Evidence of a similar and conserved chromosome pattern with some few species-specific markers at macro-structural level. Genetica 137:285–291.

Ráb P., Rábová M., Pereira C., Collares-Pereira M.J. & Pelikanová S. 2008. Chromosome studies of European leuciscine fishes (Cyprinidae): interspecific homology of leuciscine cytotaxonomic marker – the largest subtelocentric chromosome pair as revealed by cross-species painting. Chromosome Research 16(6):863-73.


Other Information

- Referee: Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
- Member of the Sociedad Iberica de Ictiologia SIBIC
- Awards: 2008 (Award on research work progress (poster) at the 18th ICACGM in Bucharest, Romania) 2006 (Best resident student in sciences and engineering degrees by both University of Aveiro and Águas S. Cristóvão)