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División Ciencias Microbiológicas




Publicaciones 2013 - 2017


Anido M, Branchiccela B, Castelli L, Harriet J, Campá J, Zunino, P, Antúnez K. (en prensa). Prevalence and distribution of honey bee pathogens in Uruguay. Journal of Apicultural Research.


Umpiérrez A, Acquistapace S, Oliver M, Acuña P, Reolón E, Zunino P. (en prensa). Prevalence of Escherichia coli adhesion-related genes in Neonatal Calf Diarrhoea in Uruguay. The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries.


Soumastre M, Rodríguez-Gallego L, Piccini C. (en prensa). Enterobacterial growth in coastal groundwater wells of Cabo Polonio (Uruguay): an experimental approach. Aceptado en Panamerican Journal of Aquatic Sciences.


Beamud SG, Vico P, Haakonsson A, Martínez de la Escalera GM, Piccini C, Brena B, Pirez M, Bonilla S. 2016. Influence of UV-B radiation on the fitness and toxin expression of the cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii. Hydrobiologia. 763:161-172.


Fraga M, Fernández S, Cajarville C, Martínez M, Abin-Carriquiry JA, Zunino P. 2015. In vitro modulation of rumen microbiota and fermentation by native microorganisms isolated from the rumen of a fed-exclusively-on-pasture bovine. Annals of Microbiology. 65:2355–2362.


Sosa V, Umpiérrez A, Acquistapace S, Zunino P. 2015. Virulence genes in Moraxella spp. isolates from infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis cases. The Journal of Infection in Developing Countries.9: 1028-1032.


Scavone P, Villar S, Umpiérrez A, Zunino P. 2015. Role of Proteus mirabilis MR/P fimbriae and flagella in adhesion, cytotoxicity and genotoxicity induction in T24 and Vero cells. Pathog Dis. 73:4.


Piccini C, Fabre A, Lacerot G, Bonilla S. 2015. Combining immunolabeling and catalyzed reporter deposition to detect intracellular saxitoxin in a cyanobacterium. Journal of microbiological methods. 117: 18-21.


Antúnez K, Anido M, Branchiccela B, Harriet J, Campa J, Invernizzi C, Santos E, Higes M, Martín-Hernández R, Zunino P. 2015. Seasonal variation of honey bee pathogens and its association with pollen diversity in Uruguay. Microbial Ecology. 70: 522-533.


Arbulo N, Antúnez K, Salvarrey S, Santos E, Branchiccela B, Martín-Hernández R, Higes M, Invernizzi C. 2015. High prevalence and infection levels of Nosema ceranae in bumblebees Bombus atratus and Bombus bellicosus from Uruguay. J Invertebr Pathol. 130:165-168.


Brambillasca S, Zunino P, Cajarville C. 2015. Addition of inulin, alfalfa and citrus pulp in diets for piglets: Influence on nutritional and faecal parameters, intestinal organs, and colonic fermentation and bacterial populations. Livestock Science. 178: 243-250.


Piccini C, García-Alonso J. 2015. Bacterial diversity patterns of the intertidal biofilm in urban beaches of Río de la Plata. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 28: 476-482. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2014.08.039.


Fraga M, Perelmuter K, Valencia MJ, Martínez M, Abin-Carriquiry JA, Cajarville C, Zunino P. 2014. Evaluation of native potential probiotic bacteria using an in vitro ruminal fermentation system. Ann Microbiol. 64:1149-1156.


Delucchi L, Fraga M, Perelmuter K, Zunino P. 2014. Effect of native Lactobacillus murinus LbP2 administration on total faecal IgA in healthy dogs. Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research. 78: 153-155.


Martínez de la Escalera G, Antoniades D, Bonilla S, Piccini C. 2014. Application of ancient DNA to the reconstruction of past microbial assemblages and for the detection of toxic cyanobacteria in subtropical freshwater ecosystems. Molecular Ecology. 23: 5791-5802.


Robino L, Scavone P, Araujo L, Algorta G, Zunino P, Pírez MC, Vignoli R. 2014. Intracellular Bacteria in the Pathogenesis of Escherichia coli Urinary Tract Infection in Children. Clin Infect Dis. 59:158-164.


Scavone P, Umpiérrez A, Rial A, Chabalgoity JA, Zunino P. (2014). Native flagellin does not protect mice against an experimental Proteus mirabilis ascending urinary tract infection and neutralizes the protective effect of MrpA fimbrial protein. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. DOI 10.1007/s10482-014-0175-7.


Yim L, Sasías S, Martínez A, Betancor L, Estevez V, Scavone P, Bielli A, Sirok A, Chabalgoity JA. 2014. Repression of flagella is a common trait in field isolates of Salmonella enterica serovar Dublin and is associated with invasive human infections. Infection and Immunity. 82: 1465-1476. DOI: 10.1128/IAI.01336-13.


Martínez de la Escalera G, Antoniades D, Bonilla S, Piccini C. 2014. Application of ancient DNA to the reconstruction of past microbial assemblages and for the detection of toxic cyanobacteria in subtropical freshwater ecosystems. Molecular Ecology. 23: 5791-5802. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12979.


Branchiccela B, Aguirre C, Parra G, Estay P, Zunino P, Antúnez K. 2014. Genetic changes in Apis mellifera after forty years of Africanization. Apidologie. 45:752-756.


Martínez de la Escalera G, Antoniades D, Bonilla S, Piccini C. 2014. Application of ancient DNA to the reconstruction of past microbial assemblages and for the detection of toxic cyanobacteria in subtropical freshwater ecosystems. Molecular Ecology. 23:5791–5802


Mendoza Y, Santos E, Antúnez, K, Invernizzi C. 2014. Selección bidireccional de Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) para aumento de la resistencia y la susceptibilidad a la nosemosis. Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina. 73:65-69.


Rodríguez M, Vargas M, Antúnez K, Gerding M, Ovidio Castro F, Zapata N. 2014. Prevalence and phylogenetic analysis of honey bee viruses in the Biobio Region, Chile, and their association with other honey bee pathogens. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research. 74:170-177.


Basualdo M, Barragán S, Antúnez K. 2014. Bee bread increases honeybee haemolymph protein and promote better survival despite of causing higher Nosema ceranae abundance in honeybees. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 6:396-400.


Blanchard P, Guillot S, Antùnez K, Köglberger H, Kryger P, de Miranda JR, Franco S, Chauzat MP, Thiéry R, Ribière M. 2014. Development and validation of a real-time two-step RT-qPCR TaqMan(®) assay for quantitation of Sacbrood virus (SBV) and its application to a field survey of symptomatic honey bee colonies. J Virol Methods. 197:7-13.


Mendoza Y, Antúnez K, Branchiccela B, Anido M, Santos E, Invernizzi C. 2014. Nosema ceranae and RNA viruses in European and Africanized honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera) in Uruguay. Apidologie. 145:224-234.


Pérez G, Farías L, Fernandez C, Conde D, Piccini C. 2014. Incidence of phytoplankton and environmental conditions on the bacterial ammonium uptake in a subtropical coastal lagoon. J Limnol. 73:106-114.


Fraga M, Perelmuter K, Giacaman S, Zunino P, Carro Techera S. 2013. Antimicrobial properties of lactic acid bacteria isolated from Uruguayan artisan cheese. Ciencia e Tecnologia de Alimentos. 33: 801-804. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-20612013000400029.


Brambillasca S, Britos A, Deluca C, Fraga M, Cajarville C. 2013. Addition of citrus pulp and Apple pomace in diets for dogs: influence on fermentation kinetics, digestion, faecal characteristics and bacterial populations. Arch Anim Nutr. 67:492-502.


Robino L, Scavone P, Araujo L, Algorta G, Zunino P, Vignoli R. 2013. Detection of intracellular bacterial communities in a child with Escherichia coli recurrent urinary tract infections. Pathog Dis. 67:104-107.


Alonso C, Piccini C, Unrein F, Bertoglio F, Conde D, Pernthaler J. 2013. Environmental dynamics as a structuring factor for microbial carbon utilization in a subtropical coastal lagoon. Frontiers in Aquatic Microbiology. 4:14.


Antúnez K, Mendoza Y, Invernizzi C. 2013. Differential expression of vitellogenin in honeybees (Apis mellifera) with different degrees of Nosema ceranae infection. J Apicultural Res. 52:227-234.


Fraga M, Perelmuter K, Valencia MJ, Cajarville C, Zunino P. 2013. Caracterización de la microbiota bacteriana ruminal de un bovino a pastoreo mediante técnicas clásicas e independientes del cultivo. Veterinaria (Montevideo). 49:40-55.

Garrido-Bailón E, Botías C, Martín-Hernández R, Martínez-Salvador A, Antúnez K, Meana A, Prieto L, Higes M. 2013. The prevalence of the honeybee brood pathogens Ascosphaera apis, Paenibacillus larvae and Melissococcus plutonius in Spanish apiaries determined with a new multiplex PCR assay. Microb. Biotechnol. 6: 731-739.


De Graaf D, Alippi A, Antunez K, Aronstein K, Behrens D, Budge G, De Koker D, De Smet L, Dingman D, Evans J, Foster L, Fünfhaus A, Garcia-Gonzalez A, Gregorc A, Human H, Murray K, Nguyen K, Poppinga L, Spivak M, VanEngelsdorp D, Wilkins S, Genersch E. 2013. Standard methods for American foulbrood research. 52: doi: 10.3896/IBRA.


Piccini C, Conde D, Pernthaler J, Sommaruga R. 2013. Photoalteration of macrophyte-derived chromophoric dissolved organic matter induces growth of single bacterial populations in a coastal lagoon. J Limnol. 72:582-591.


Piccini C, Aubriot L, D´Alessandro B, Martigani F, Bonilla S. 2013. Revealing toxin signatures in cyanobacteria: report of genes involved in cylindrospermopsin synthesis from saxitoxin-producing Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii. Advances in Microbiology. 3:289-296.


Sosa V, Zunino P. 2013. Diversity of Moraxella spp. strains recovered from infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis cases in Uruguay. Journal of Infections in Developing Countries. 7: 819-824.


Umpiérrez A, Scavone P, Romanin D, Marqués JM, Chabalgoity JA, Rumbo M, Zunino P. 2013. Innate immune responses toProteus mirabilis flagellin in the urinary tract. Microbes Infect. 15: 688-696. DOI: 10.1016/j.micinf.2013.06.007.


Garrido PM, Antúnez K, Martín M, Porrini M, Zunino P, Eguaras M. 2013. Immune-related gene expression in nurse honey bee (Apis mellifera) exposed to synthetic acaricides. J. Insect Physiol. 59:113-119.


Pellegrino R, Scavone P, Umpierrez A, Maskell DJ, Zunino P. 2013. Proteus mirabilis uroepithelial cell adhesin (UCA) fimbria plays a role in the colonization of the urinary tract. Pathogens & Disease. 67: 104-107.

Antúnez K, Anido M, Garrido-Bailón E, Botías C, Zunino P, Martínez-Salvador A, Martín-Hernández R, Higes M. 2012. Low prevalence of honeybee viruses in Spain during 2006 and 2007. Res Vet Sci. 93:1441-1445.


actualizado el 16-3-2016.