Anicet R. Blanch
University of Barcelona
134Publications
36H-index
4,062Citations
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Journal of Applied Microbiology 2.16
Cristina García-Aljaro17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Barcelona),
Anicet R. Blanch36
Estimated H-index: 36
(University of Barcelona)
+ 2 AuthorsF. Lucena37
Estimated H-index: 37
(University of Barcelona)
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Published on May 1, 2019in Water Research 7.05
Elisenda Ballesté11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Barcelona),
M. Pascual-Benito2
Estimated H-index: 2
(University of Barcelona)
+ 5 AuthorsCristina García-Aljaro17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Barcelona)
Abstract Recent studies have shown that crAssphage is abundant in human faecal samples worldwide. It has thus been postulated as a potential microbial source tracking (MST) marker to detect human faecal pollution in water. However, an effective implementation of crAssphage in water management strategies will depend on an understanding of its environmental dynamics. In this work, the abundance and temporal distribution of crAssphage was analysed in the effluent of wastewater treatment plants usin...
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Published on Mar 1, 2019in Science of The Total Environment 4.61
Daniel Toribio-Avedillo (University of Barcelona), Julia Martín Díaz (University of Barcelona)+ 2 AuthorsMaite Muniesa36
Estimated H-index: 36
(University of Barcelona)
Abstract Two groups of coliphages have been recently included in different water management policies as indicators of viral fecal pollution in water and food: somatic coliphages, which infect E. coli through cell wall receptors, and F-specific RNA coliphages, which infect through the F-pili. Somatic coliphages are more abundant in fecally contaminated waters, except reclaimed waters, those disinfected by UV irradiation, and some groundwater samples that show a higher level of F-specific coliphag...
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Published on Sep 1, 2019in Food Microbiology 4.09
Laura Sala-Comorera3
Estimated H-index: 3
(University of Barcelona),
Anicet R. Blanch36
Estimated H-index: 36
(University of Barcelona)
+ 2 AuthorsCristina García-Aljaro17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Barcelona)
Abstract Natural mineral waters contain indigenous bacteria characteristic of each spring source. Once bottled, these communities change over time until the water is consumed. Bottle material is believed to play a major role in the succession of these populations, but very few studies to date have evaluated the effect of this material on bacterial communities. In this study, we examined the microbial community structure of three natural mineral waters over 3 months after bottling in glass and po...
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Published on May 1, 2018in Environmental Science & Technology 6.65
R. E. Mayer4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Vienna University of Technology),
Georg H. Reischer17
Estimated H-index: 17
(IFA Tulln)
+ 27 AuthorsAnicet R. Blanch36
Estimated H-index: 36
(University of Barcelona)
Numerous bacterial genetic markers are available for the molecular detection of human sources of fecal pollution in environmental waters. However, widespread application is hindered by a lack of knowledge regarding geographical stability, limiting implementation to a small number of well-characterized regions. This study investigates the geographic distribution of five human-associated genetic markers (HF183/BFDrev, HF183/BacR287, BacHum-UCD, BacH, and Lachno2) in municipal wastewaters (raw and ...
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Published on Dec 1, 2018in Journal of Applied Microbiology 2.16
Elisenda Ballesté11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Barcelona),
Cristina García-Aljaro17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Barcelona),
Anicet R. Blanch36
Estimated H-index: 36
(University of Barcelona)
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Published on Jan 1, 2018in Water Research 7.05
Maite Muniesa36
Estimated H-index: 36
(University of Barcelona),
Elisenda Ballesté11
Estimated H-index: 11
(University of Barcelona)
+ 5 AuthorsJ. Jofre31
Estimated H-index: 31
(University of Barcelona)
Abstract The use of somatic coliphages as indicators of fecal and viral pollution in water and food has great potential due to the reliability, reproducibility, speed and cost effectiveness of methods for their detection. Indeed, several countries already use this approach in their water management policies. Although standardized protocols for somatic coliphage detection are available, user-friendly commercial kits would facilitate their routine implementation in laboratories. The new method pre...
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Published on Jun 1, 2018in Environment International 7.30
Olatz Larrañaga1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Maryury Brown-Jaque6
Estimated H-index: 6
+ 4 AuthorsMaite Muniesa36
Estimated H-index: 36
Abstract Bacteriophages are ubiquitously distributed prokaryotic viruses that are more abundant than bacteria. As a consequence of their life cycle, phages can kidnap part of their host's genetic material, including antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), which released phage particles transfer in a process called transduction. The spread of ARGs among pathogenic bacteria currently constitutes a serious global health problem. In this study, fresh vegetables (lettuce, spinach and cucumber), and cropl...
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Published on Jan 1, 2018
Andreas H. Farnleitner27
Estimated H-index: 27
,
Anicet R. Blanch36
Estimated H-index: 36
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