José Berenguer Department of Molecular Biology, Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Spain
2 protocols
Adison Wong Singapore Institute of Technology
1 protocol

Alvaro Galvis University of Nevada Las Vegas
3 protocols

Beatrice Li University of Oxford
7 protocols

Changyi Zhang Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
5 protocols

Editor
Alba Blesa
  • Research scientist, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria
Research focus
  • Microbiology
  • thermophiles HGT antibiotics molecular biology microorganisms clinical pathogens bacteria yeast
  • 2 Author merit

Education

PhD, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2016

Lab information

Biotecnología microbiana UFV
José Berenguer's lab: Biotechnology of thermophilic microorganisms CBMSO
http://www.ufv.es/biotecnologia-microbiana http://web4.cbm.uam.es/joomla-rl/index.php/en/scientific-departments/virology-and-microbiology?id=%20718

Publications

2 Protocols published
Transformation of Thermus Species by Natural Competence
Authors:  Alba Blesa and José Berenguer, date: 11/20/2016, view: 7123, Q&A: 0
Many Thermus species harbour genomes scourged with horizontally transferred signatures. Thermus thermophilus (Tth) has been characterized as naturally competent. The transformation protocol described here is based on the ...
Cell-to-cell DNA Transfer among Thermus Species
Authors:  Alba Blesa and José Berenguer, date: 11/20/2016, view: 6861, Q&A: 0
The ability to transfer DNA via direct cell-to-cell contact-dependent process similar to conjugation has been described in Thermus thermophilus (Tth). Here, we detail the mating experiment protocol involving the lateral transfer of ...
5 Protocols reviewed
Evaluation of Viable Cells in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms by Colony Count and Live/Dead Staining
Authors:  Magdalena Pezzoni, Ramón Augusto Pizarro and Cristina Susana Costa, date: 09/20/2020, view: 1379, Q&A: 0
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a human pathogen capable to form robust biofilms. P. aeruginosa biofilms represent a serious problem because of the adverse effects on human health and industry, from sanitary and economic points of view. ...
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Induction of Natural Competence in Genetically-modified Lactococcus lactis
Authors:  Joyce Mulder, Michiel Wels, Oscar P. Kuipers, Michiel Kleerebezem and Peter A. Bron, date: 07/05/2018, view: 4093, Q&A: 0
Natural competence can be activated in Lactoccocus lactis subsp lactis and cremoris upon overexpression of ComX, a master regulator of bacterial competence. Herein, we demonstrate a method to activate bacterial competence ...
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18 Protocols edited
Bacterial Conjugation Protocol for Ruminant Mycoplasmas
Authors:  Eveline Sagné, Christine Citti and Emilie Dordet-Frisoni, date: 01/20/2021, view: 131, Q&A: 0

In Mycoplasma agalactiae, two simultaneous processes of DNA transfer have been described that require direct cell-to-cell contact and are similar to conjugation. One involves the self-transmission of an integrative conjugative element (ICE) while

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Giant Mimiviridae CsCl Purification Protocol
Authors:  Lionel Bertaux, Audrey Lartigue and Sandra Jeudy, date: 11/20/2020, view: 538, Q&A: 0
While different giant viruses’ purification protocols are available, they are not fully described and they use sucrose gradient that does not reach an equilibrium. Here, we report a protocol for the purification of members of the Mimiviridae ...
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