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Phylogenetic and taxonomical characterization of microbial populations putatively capable of autotrophic ammonia oxidation from marine, saline and hypersaline environments at the Cabo Rojo Salterns, Puerto Rico
Autotrophic ammonia oxidation has been studied over the years and several enzymes involved in this metabolism have been identified. This metabolism has been detected in several environments, but there are no reports of it ...
Isolation and Characterization of Antimicrobial Agent Producing Microbes and Generation of Metagenomic Libraries from Diverse Forest Soils in Puerto Rico
The misuse of antimicrobial agents is a world wide issue, since many opportunistic bacteria have acquired resistance or are becoming resistant to commercially available antibiotics. Antimicrobial resistance is not limited ...
Metagenomic analysis of sediment microbial communities from a military impacted lagoon (Vieques, Puerto Rico)
For over 60 years, the Anones Lagoon at the island-municipality of Vieques, Puerto Rico, has been extensively subjected to ordnance-related pollution caused by military exercises carried out by the US Navy. After military ...
Nanopore sequencing for the metagenomic analysis of the gut microbiota of the millipede Anadenobolus monilicornis
Millipedes act as important components of leaf litter decomposition in terrestrial ecosystems, thanks in part to the microbial diversity in their guts. However, millipedes and their gut microbiota are understudied, compared ...
Genetic characterization of host-microbiome-pathogen dynamics in ancient Amerindians of Punta Candelero, Puerto Rico
This thesis seeks to address the deficit of ancestral human references from the tropics, specifically the Caribbean, by adding genetic (genomic and microbiomic) information from the ancient Puerto Rican Amerindian population ...