Isabel Ferrera

Publications

RESEARCH PAPERS                                                                                               Other publications


46. SPATIAL VARIABILITY OF MARINE BACTERIAL AND ARCHAEAL COMMUNITIES ALONG THE PARTICULATE MATTER CONTINUUM

Mestre M, Ferrera I, Borrull E, Ortega-Retuerta E, Mbedi S, Grossart HP, Gasol JM, Sala MM. 2017.  – Molecular Ecology Accepted.


45. LIGHT ENHANCES THE GROWTH RATES OF NATURAL POPULATIONS OF AEROBIC ANOXYGENIC PHOTOTROPHIC BACTERIA

Ferrera I, Kolarova E, Sanchez O, Koblizek M, Gasol JM. 2017.  – The ISME Journal doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.79


44. EFFECTS OF GRAZING, PHOSPHORUS AND LIGHT ON THE GROWTH RATES OF MAJOR BACTERIOPLANKTON TAXA IN THE COASTAL NW MEDITERRANEAN

Sanchez O, Koblizek M, Gasol JM, Ferrera I. 2017.  – Environmental Microbiology Reports 9: 300 – 309


43. VIRAL TO METAZOAN MARINE PLANKTON NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES FROM THE TARA OCEANS EXPEDITION

Alberti A, Poulain J, Engelen S, Labadie K, Romac S, Ferrera I, Albini, G, Aury JM, et al. 2017. – Nature Scientific Data, 4, 170093.


42. EVOLUTIONARY TRENDS OF PERKINSOZOA (ALVEOLATA) CHARACTERS BASED ON OBSERVATIONS OF TWO NEW GENERA OF PARASITOIDS OF DINOFLAGELLATES, DINOVORAX GEN. NOV. AND SNORKELIA GEN. NOV.

Reñé A, Alacid E, Ferrera I, Garcés E. 2017. – Frontiers in Microbiology  8, 1594. Read article


 41. EXPLORING MICRODIVERSITY IN NOVEL KORDIA sp. (BACTEROIDETES) WITH PROTEORHODOPSIN FROM THE TROPICAL INDIAN OCEAN VIA SINGLE AMPLIFIED GENOMES

Royo-Llonch M, Ferrera I, Cornejo-Castillo FM, Sánchez P, Salazar G, Stepanauskas R, González JM, Sieracki ME, Speich S, Stemmann L, Pedrós-Alió C, Acinas SG. 2017.   – Frontiers in MicrobiologyRead article


40. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTION OF FRESHWATER AEROBIC ANOXYGENIC PHOTOTROPHIC BACTERIA ACROSS A WIDE LATITUDINAL GRADIENT

Ferrera I, Sarmento H, Priscu J, Chiuchiolo A, Gonzalez JM, Grossart HP. 2016.  – Frontiers in Microbiology 8, 175.


39. ELECTROCHEMICAL PERFORMANCE AND MICROBIAL COMMUNITY PROFILES IN MICROBIAL FUEL CELLS IN RELATION TO ELECTRON TRANSFER MECHANISMS

Uria N, Ferrera I, Mas J. 2017. – BMC Microbiology  17, 208. Read article


38. IMPLEMENTING AND INNOVATING MARINE MONITORING APPROACHES FOR ASSESSING MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS

Danovaro R, Carugati L, Berzano M, Cahill AE, Carvalho S, Chenuil A, Corinaldesi C, Cristina S, David R, Dell’Anno A, Dzhembekova N, Garcés E, Gasol JM, Goela P, Feral JP, Ferrera I, Forster R, Kurekin AA, Rastelli E, Marinova V, Miller PI, Moncheva S, Newton A, Pearman JP, Genevieve Pitois S, Reñé A, Rodriguez-Ezpeleta N, Saggiomo V, Simis SGH, Stefanova K, Wilson C, Lo Martire M, Greco S, Cochrane S, Borja A. 2016.  – Frontiers in Marine Science 3,


37. EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE HIGH-THROUGHPUT SEQUENCING METHODOLOGIES FOR THE MONITORING OF MARINE PICOPLANKTONIC BIODIVERSITY BASED ON rRNA GENE AMPLICONS

Ferrera I, Giner CR, Reñé A, Camp J, Massana R, Gasol JM, Garcés E. 2016.  – Frontiers in Marine Science 3, 147


36. INSIGHTS INTO MICROBIAL DIVERSITY IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEMS: HOW FAR HAVE WE COME?

Ferrera I, Sánchez O. 2016.  – Biotechnology Advances S0734-9750(16)30046-5


35. PICOPLANKTON BLOOM IN GLOBAL SOUTH? A HIGH FRACTION OF AEROBIC ANOXYGENIC PHOTOTROPHIC BACTERIA IN METAGENOMES FROM A COASTAL BAY (ARRAIAL DO CABO-BRAZIL)

Cuadrat RR, Ferrera I, Grossart HP, Dávila AM. 2016.  – OMICS 20: 76 – 87


34. GENETIC AND PHENOTYPIC DIVERSITY CHARACTERIZATION OF NATURAL POPULATIONS OF THE PARASITOID PARVILUCIFERA SINERAE

Turon M, Alacid E, Figueroa RI, Reñé A, Ferrera I, Bravo I, Ramilo I, Garcés E. 2015. – Aquatic Microbial Ecology


33. SAMPLE DILUTION AND BACTERIAL COMMUNITY COMPOSITION INFLUENCE EMPIRICAL LEUCINE-TO-CARBON CONVERSION FACTORS IN SURFACE WATERS OF THE WORLD’S OCEANS

Teira E, Hernando-Morales V, Cornejo-Castillo FM, Alonso-Sáez L, Sarmento H, Valencia-Vila J, Catalá TS, Hernández-Ruiz M, Varela MM, Ferrera I, Morán XAG, Gasol JM. 2015. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology


32. STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF THE GLOBAL OCEAN MICROBIOME

Sunagawa S, Coelho LP, Chaffron S, Kultima JR, Labadie K, Salazar G, Djahanschiri B, Zeller G, Mende DR, Alberti A, Cornejo-Castillo FM, Costea PI, Cruaud C, d’Ovidio F, Engelen S, Ferrera I, Gasol JM, Guidi L, Hildebrand F, Kokoszka F, Lepoivre C, Lima-Mendez G, Poulain J, Poulos BT, Royo-Llonch M, Sarmento H, Vieira-Silva S, Dimier C, Picheral M, Searson S, Kandels-Lewis S; Tara Oceans coordinators, Bowler C, de Vargas C, Gorsky G, Grimsley N, Hingamp P, Iudicone D, Jaillon O, Not F, Ogata H, Pesant S, Speich S, Stemmann L, Sullivan MB, Weissenbach J, Wincker P, Karsenti E, Raes J, Acinas SG, Bork P.  2015. – Science 348: 6237, 1261359. Read article


31. DETERMINANTS OF COMMUNITY STRUCTURE IN THE GLOBAL PLANKTON INTERACTOME

Lima-Mendez G, Faust K, Henry N, Decelle J, Colin S, Carcillo F, Chaffron S, Ignacio-Espinosa JC, Roux S, Vincent F, Bittner L, Darzi Y, Wang J, Audic S, Berline L, Bontempi G, Cabello AM, Coppola L, Cornejo-Castillo FM, d’Ovidio F, De Meester L, Ferrera I, Garet-Delmas MJ, Guidi L, Lara E, Pesant S, Royo-Llonch M, Salazar G, Sánchez P, Sebastian M, Souffreau C, Dimier C, Picheral M, Searson S, Kandels-Lewis S; Tara Oceans coordinators, Gorsky G, Not F, Ogata H, Speich S, Stemmann L, Weissenbach J, Wincker P, Acinas SG, Sunagawa S, Bork P, Sullivan MB, Karsenti E, Bowler C, de Vargas C, Raes J.  2015. – Science 348: 6237, 1262073. Read article


30. PROKARYOTIC FUNCTIONAL GENE DIVERSITY IN THE SUNLIT OCEAN: STUMBLING IN THE DARK.

Ferrera I, Sebastian M, Acinas SG, Gasol JM. 2015. – Current Opinion in Microbioly 25: 33–39. Read article


29. TRANSIENT CHANGES IN BACTERIOPLANKTON COMMUNITIES INDUCED BY THE SUBMARINE VOLCANIC ERUPTION OF EL HIERRO (CANARY ISLANDS).

Ferrera I, Arístegui J, González JM, Montero MF, Fraile-Nuez E, Gasol JM. 2015. – PLoS One 10: e0118136. Read article


 28. BIOLOGICAL SUPPORT MEDIA INFLUENCE THE BACTERIAL COMMUNITY RESPONSIBLE FOR BIOFOULING IN TWO REVERSE OSMOSIS WATER RECLAMATION DEMONSTRATION PLANTS.

Ferrera I, Mas J, Taberna E, Sanz J, Sánchez O. 2015. – Biofouling 31: 173-180. Read article


 27. HETEROTROPHIC BACTERIAL RESPONSES TO THE WINTER-SPRING PHYTOPLANKTON BLOOM IN OPEN WATERS OF THE NW MEDITERRANEAN.

Gomes A, Gasol JM, Estrada M, Franco-Vidal L, Díaz-Pérez L, Ferrera I, Morán XAG. 2015. – Deep-Sea Research Part I 96: 59-68. Read article


 26. VALIDATION OF A NEW CARD-FISH PROBE FOR THE ACCURATE QUANTIFICATION OF MARINE BACTEROIDETES POPULATIONS.

Acinas SG*, Ferrera I*, Sarmento H, Díez-Vives C, Forn I, Ruiz-González C, Cornejo-Castillo FM, Salazar G, Gasol JM. 2015. – Environmental Microbiology * Equal contributors. Read article


 25. SPATIAL PATTERNS OF AQUIFICALES IN DEEP-SEA VENTS ALONG THE EASTERN LAU SPREADING CENTER (SW PACIFIC).

Ferrera I, Banta AM, Reysenbach AL. 2014. – Systematic and Applied Microbiology 6: 442-448. Read article


 24. MARKED SEASONALITY OF AEROBIC ANOXYGENIC PHOTOTROPHIC BACTERIA IN THE COASTAL NW MEDITERRANEAN SEA AS REVEALED BY CELL ABUNDANCE, PIGMENT CONCENTRATION AND PYROSEQUENCING OF pufM GENE.

Ferrera I, Borrego CM, Salazar G, Gasol JM. 2014. – Environmental Microbiology 16: 2953-2965. Read article


 23. METAGENOMIC 16S rDNA ILLUMINA TAGS ARE A POWERFUL ALTERNATIVE TO AMPLICON SEQUENCING TO EXPLORE DIVERSITY AND STRUCTURE OF MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES.

Logares R, Sunagawa S, Salazar G, Cornejo- Castillo FM, Ferrera I, Sarmento H, Hingamp P, Ogata H, de Vargas C, Lima-Mendez G, Raes J, Poulain J, Jaillon O, Wincker P, Kandels-Lewis S, Karsenti E, Bork P, Acinas SG. 2014. – Environmental Microbiology 16: 2659-2671. Read article


 22. PREVALENCE OF POTENTIALLY THERMOPHILIC MICROORGANISMS IN BIOFILMS FROM GREENHOUSE- ENCLOSED DRIP IRRIGATION SYSTEMS.

Sánchez O*, Ferrera I*, L Garrido, MM Gómez-Ramos, A Rodríguez Fernández-Alba, J Mas. 2014. – Archives of Microbiology 196: 219-226 * Equal contributors. Read article


 21. DYNAMICS OF MICROBIAL DIVERSITY PROFILES IN WATERS OF DIFFERENT QUALITIES. APPROXIMATION TO AN ECOLOGICAL QUALITY INDICATOR.

Garrido L, Sánchez O, Ferrera I, Tomàs N, Mas, J. 2014. – Science of the Total Environment 468-469: 1154-1161. Read article


 20. ASSESSING BACTERIAL DIVERSITY IN A SEAWATER-PROCESSING WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT BY 454-PYROSEQUENCING OF THE 16S rRNA AND amoA GENES.

Sánchez O*, Ferrera I*, González JM, Mas J. 2013. – Microbial Biotechnology 6:435-442 *Equal contributors. Read article


 19. EXPLORING NUCLEO-CYTOPLASMIC LARGE DNA VIRUSES IN TARA OCEANS MICROBIAL METAGENOMES.

Hingamp P, Grimsley N, Acinas SG, Clerissi C, Subirana L, Poulain J, Ferrera I, Sarmento H, Villar E, Lima-Mendez G, Faust K, Sunagawa S, Claverie JM, Moreau H, Desdevises Y, Bork P, Raes J, de Vargas C, Karsenti E, Kandels-Lewis S, Jaillon O, Not F, Pesant S, Wincker P, Ogata H. 2013. – ISME Journal 7: 1678-1695. Read article


 18. EFFECTS OF LARGE RIVER DAM-REGULATION ON BACTERIOPLANKTON COMMUNITY STRUCTURE.

Ruiz-González C, Proia L, Ferrera I, Gasol JM, Sabater S. 2013. – FEMS Microbiology Ecology 84: 316-331.  Read article


 17. GROWTH RATES OF AEROBIC ANOXYGENIC PHOTOTROPHIC BACTERIA AS COMPARED TO OTHER BACTERIOPLANKTON GROUPS IN COASTAL MEDITERRANEAN WATERS.

Ferrera I, Gasol JM, Sebastián M, Hojerová E, Koblížek M. 2011. – Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77: 7451-7458. Read article


 16. A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO MARINE ECO-SYSTEMS BIOLOGY.

Karsenti E. and the Tara Oceans Consortium (several authors) 2011. – PLoS Biology 9 (10):e1001177. Read article


 15. DISTRIBUTION AND GROWTH OF AEROBIC ANOXYGENIC PHOTOTROPHS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA.

Hojerová E, Mašín M, Brunet C, Ferrera I, Gasol JM, Koblížek M. 2011. – Environmental Microbiology 13: 2717–2725. Read article


 14. EVALUATION OF DNA EXTRACTION METHODS FROM COMPLEX PHOTOTROPHIC BIOFILMS.

Ferrera I, Massana R, Balagué V, Pedrós-Alió C, Sánchez O, Mas J. 2010. Biofouling 26:349-357. Read article


 13. THERMOCRINIS MINERVAE SP. NOV., A HYDROGEN- AND SULFUR-OXIDIZING, THERMOPHILIC MEMBER OF THE AQUIFICALES FROM A COSTA RICAN TERRESTRIAL HOT SPRING

Caldwell S., Liu Y, Ferrera I, Beveridge T, Reysenbach AL. 2010. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 60: 338-343. Read article


 12. CLOACAL MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES OF FEMALE SPOTTED TOWHEES PIPILO MACULATUS: MICROGEOGRAPHIC VARIATION AND INDIVIDUAL SOURCES OF VARIABILITY

Klomp JE, Murphy MT, Smith SB, McKay JE, Ferrera I, Reysenbach AL. – Journal of Avian Biology 39: 530-538. Read article


 11. SULFURIHYDROGENIBIUM KRISTJANSSONII SP. NOV., A HYDROGEN- AND SULFUR-OXIDIZING THERMOPHILE ISOLATED FROM A TERRESTRIAL ICELANDIC HOT SPRING

Flores GE, Liu Y, Ferrera I, Beveridge TJ, Reysenbach AL. 2008. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 58: 1153-1158. Read article


 10. SULFURIHYDROGENIBIUM RODMANII SP. NOV., A SULFUR-OXIDIZING CHEMOLITHOAUTOTROPH FROM THE UZON CALDERA, KAMCHATKA PENINSULA, RUSSIA AND THE EMENDATION OF THE GENUS SULFURIHYDROGENIBIUM.

O’Neill AH, Liu Y, Ferrera I, Beveridge TJ, Reysenbach, AL. 2008. – International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary 58: 1147-1152 Read article


 9. FLOW CYTOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION AND ENUMERATION OF PHOTOSYNTHETIC SULFUR BACTERIA AND POTENTIAL FOR ECOPHYSIOLOGICAL STUDIES AT THE SINGLE CELL LEVEL.

Casamayor EO, Ferrera I, Cristina X, Borrego CM, Gasol JM. 2007. Environmental Microbiology 9: 1969-1985. Read article


 8. CHARACTERIZATION OF A SULFIDE-OXIDIZING BIOFILM DEVELOPED IN A PACKED-COLUMN REACTOR.

Ferrera I, Sánchez O, Mas J. 2007. – International Microbiology 10: 29-37. Read article


7. DIVERSITY OF 16S rRNA GENE, ITS REGION AND aclB GENE OF THE AQUIFICALES.

Ferrera I, Longhorn S, Banta AB, Liu Y, Preston D, Reysenbach AL. 2007. – Extremophiles 11:57-64. Read article


 6. ROLE OF CYANOBACTERIA IN OIL BIODEGRADATION BY MICROBIAL MATS.

Sánchez O, Ferrera I, Vigués N, García de Oteyza T, Grimalt J, Mas J. 2006. – International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 58: 186-195. Read article


 5. PRESENCE OF OPPORTUNISTIC OIL-DEGRADING MICROORGANISMS OPERATING AT THE INITIAL STEPS OF OIL EXTRACTION AND HANDLING.

Sánchez O, Ferrera I, Vigués N, García de Oteyza T, Grimalt JO, Mas J. 2006. International Microbiology 9:119-124. Read article


 4. GROWTH OF INDIGENOUS MICROORGANISMS IN SAMPLES OF CRUDE OIL IN THE ABSENCE OF EXTERNAL ELECTRON ACCEPTORS.

Sánchez O, Ferrera I, Garcia de Oteyza T, Grimalt J, Mas J. 2004. – Ophelia 58:223-232. Read article


 3. HIGH-DIVERSITY BIOFILM FOR THE OXIDATION OF SULFIDE-CONTAINING EFFLUENTS.

Ferrera I, Massana R, Casamayor EO, Balagué V, Sánchez O, Pedrós-Alió C, Mas J. 2004. –  Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 64:726–734. Read article


 2. A NEW NON-AERATED ILLUMINATED PACKED-COLUMN REACTOR FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SULFIDE-OXIDIZING BIOFILMS.

Ferrera I, Sánchez O, Mas J. 2004. –  Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 64:659–664. Read article


 1. IN VIVO ROLE OF APS REDUCTASE IN THE PURPLE SULFUR BACTERIUM ALLOCHROMATIUM VINOSUM.

Sánchez O, Ferrera I, Dahl C, Mas J. 2001. –  Archives of Microbiology 176:301-305. Read article



OTHER PUBLICATIONS                                                                                              Research Papers


Review papers:
1. ARCHAEAL ECOLOGY

Ferrera I, Takacs C, Reysenbach AL. 2008. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Read


2. THERMOPHILES

Ferrera I, Reysenbach AL. 2007. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Read


 3. ARCHAEAL ECOLOGY

Colman DR, Ferrera I, Takacs C, Reysenbach AL.  2016. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Read


Book chapters:
4. MOLECULAR METHODS FOR BIOFILMS

Ferrera I, Balagué V, Voolstra CR, Aranda M, Bayer T, Abed RMM, Dobretsov S, Owens SM, Wilkening J, Fessler JL, Gilbert JA. 2014.  In: Biofouling Methods (eds S. Dobretsov, J. C. Thomason and D. N. Williams), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Oxford, UK. Read


5. DETERMINACIÓN DE LA ABUNDANCIA Y CONTENIDO DE PIGMENTO DE LAS BACTERIAS FOTOTRÓFICAS AERÓBICAS ANOXIGÉNICAS

Ferrera I. 2011.  Moreno-Ostos, E (Ed). 2012. In: Expedición de circunnavegación Malaspina 2010. Cambio global y exploración de la biodiversidad del océano. Libro Blanco de Métodos y Técnicas de Trabajo Oceanográfico. Ed. CSIC-BBVA. Read


6. LABORATORY MODEL SYSTEMS FOR THE STUDY OF MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES

Sánchez O, Ferrera I, Mas J. 2008. Van Dijk T. (ed). In: Microbial Ecology Research Trends. pp 87-114. Nova Publishers. Read


Books Edited:
7. CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE OCEANIC CARBON CYCLE. CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE OCEANIC CARBON CYCLE

Ferrera I (ed.). 2016. Apple Academic Press, ISBN 978-1-77188-536-2.  Read


Outreach:
6. VIDA ESTREMA A LES FUMAROLES TERMALS OCEÀNIQUES

Ferrera I. 2010. In: Omnis Cèl·lula 25:6 (Journal of the Catalan Society of Biology). Read


7. SOTA LA PELL DE L’OCEÀ

Acinas, S.G., del Campo J, Coll-Lladó M, Cornejo FM, Ferrera I, Lefort T, Salazar G, Sarmento H, Sebastián M, Massana R, Pedrós-Alió C, Gasol JM. 2011. In: Projecte Telemàtic de divulgació de la recerca. Recerca en Acció,  Fundació Institució Catalana de Suport a la Recerca. Read