Antonio Lagares Jr.
  • Research scientist, National University of Quilmes
Research fields
  • Microbiology
Personal information


PhD in Biological Sciences, Faculty of Exact Sciences - National University of La Plata, Argentina, 2015

Current position

Postdoc, Department of Science and Technology, National University of Quilmes, Argentina, 2015-2017


  1. Lagares, A., and Valverde, C. (2017). Guidelines for inferring and characterizing a family of bacterial trans-acting small non-coding RNAs. In: Keiler, K. C. (Ed.). Bacterial Regulatory RNA: Methods and Protocols. Springer’s Methods in Molecular Biology series.
  2. Lagares, A., Jr., Ceizel Borella, G., Linne, U., Becker, A. and Valverde, C. (2017). Regulation of Polyhydroxybutyrate Accumulation in Sinorhizobium meliloti by the Trans-Encoded Small RNA MmgR. J Bacteriol 199(8).
  3. Draghi, W. O., Del Papa, M. F., Hellweg, C., Watt, S. A., Watt, T. F., Barsch, A., Lozano, M. J., Lagares, A., Jr., Salas, M. E., Lopez, J. L., Albicoro, F. J., Nilsson, J. F., Torres Tejerizo, G. A., Luna, M. F., Pistorio, M., Boiardi, J. L., Puhler, A., Weidner, S., Niehaus, K. and Lagares, A. (2016). A consolidated analysis of the physiologic and molecular responses induced under acid stress in the legume-symbiont model-soil bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti. Sci Rep 6: 29278.
  4. Fox, A. R., Soto, G., Valverde, C., Russo, D., Lagares, A., Jr., Zorreguieta, A., Alleva, K., Pascuan, C., Frare, R., Mercado-Blanco, J., Dixon, R. and Ayub, N. D. (2016). Major cereal crops benefit from biological nitrogen fixation when inoculated with the nitrogen-fixing bacterium Pseudomonas protegens Pf-5 X940. Environ Microbiol 18(10): 3522-3534.
  5. Ceizel Borella, G., Lagares, A., Jr. and Valverde, C. (2016). Expression of the Sinorhizobium meliloti small RNA gene mmgR is controlled by the nitrogen source. FEMS Microbiol Lett 363(9).
  6. Lagares, A., Jr., Roux, I. and Valverde, C. (2016). Phylogenetic distribution and evolutionary pattern of an alpha-proteobacterial small RNA gene that controls polyhydroxybutyrate accumulation in Sinorhizobium meliloti. Mol Phylogenet Evol 99: 182-193.
  7. Lagares, A., Jr., Agaras, B., Bettiol, M. P., Gatti, B. M. and Valverde, C. (2015). A cultivation-independent PCR-RFLP assay targeting oprF gene for detection and identification of Pseudomonas spp. in samples from fibrocystic pediatric patients. J Microbiol Methods 114: 66-74.
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