Cristina García-Aljaro
University of Barcelona
47Publications
17H-index
710Citations
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Published on Jan 26, 2019in bioRxiv
Robert Edwards92
Estimated H-index: 92
(San Diego State University),
Alejandro Vega2
Estimated H-index: 2
(San Diego State University)
+ 112 AuthorsJeremy J. Barr13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Monash University)
Microbiomes are vast communities of microbes and viruses that populate all natural ecosystems. Viruses have been considered the most variable component of microbiomes, as supported by virome surveys and examples of high genomic mosaicism. However, recent evidence suggests that the human gut virome is remarkably stable compared to other environments. Here we investigate the origin, evolution, and epidemiology of crAssphage, a widespread human gut virus. Through a global collaboratory, we obtained...
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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, 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 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 Jan 1, 2018
Cristina García-Aljaro17
Estimated H-index: 17
,
Maggy Momba , Maite Muniesa36
Estimated H-index: 36
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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 Hydrobiologia 2.17
Carlos Angulo-Preckler5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Barcelona),
Olatz San Miguel1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Barcelona)
+ 1 AuthorsConxita Avila19
Estimated H-index: 19
(University of Barcelona)
Marine sponges are exposed to predation as well as to a wide array of potentially harmful microorganisms, and therefore they often possess chemical activity against putative predators and/or pathogens. Some crude extracts from sponges are effective in avoiding microbial colonization or potential infections, and in protecting them against predation. Here, the antibacterial activity of 18 sponge species of Antarctic shallow-waters was tested against four Antarctic and four human pathogenic bacteri...
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Published on Apr 1, 2017in Water Research 7.05
Cristina García-Aljaro17
Estimated H-index: 17
(University of Barcelona),
Julia Martín-Díaz4
Estimated H-index: 4
(University of Barcelona)
+ 3 AuthorsAnicet R. Blanch36
Estimated H-index: 36
(University of Barcelona)
Abstract Climate change is expected to affect the Mediterranean region by causing an increase in the number of heavy rainfall events. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of extreme river flow variations due to rainfall on the persistence and mobilisation of various microorganisms. These included faecal pollution indicators ( Escherichia coli (EC), somatic coliphages (SOMCPH) and sulphite reducing clostridia spores (SRC)), microbial source tracking indicators ( Bacteroides thetaiotaomi...
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Published on Dec 1, 2017in Journal of Water and Health 1.35
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)
The aim of this work was to assess the suitability of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization–time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for routine heterotrophic monitoring in a drinking water treatment plant. Water samples were collected from raw surface water and after different treatments during two campaigns over a one-year period. Heterotrophic bacteria were studied and isolates were identified by MALDI-TOF MS. Moreover, the diversity index and the coefficient of population simila...
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