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30 de noviembre de 2021

Evolution of ColE1-like plasmids across γ-Proteobacteria: From bacteriocin production to antimicrobial resistance

PLoS Genetics 17(11):e1009919.

     Antimicrobial resistance is one of the major threats to Public Health worldwide. Understanding the transfer and maintenance of antimicrobial resistance genes mediated by mobile genetic elements is thus urgent. In this work, we focus on the ColE1-like plasmid family, whose distinctive replication and multicopy nature has given rise to key discoveries and tools in molecular biology. Despite being massively used, the hosts, functions, and evolutionary history of these plasmids remain poorly known. Here, we built specific Hidden Markov Model(HMM) profiles to search ColE1 replicons within genomes. We identified 1,035 ColE1 plasmids in five Orders of γ-Proteobacteria, several of which are described here for the first time. The phylogenetic a… Leer más

Ares M., Rocha EPC. y Gonzalez-Zorn B..

20 de noviembre de 2021

Differences in wild boar spatial behaviour among land uses and management scenarios in Mediterranean ecosystems

Science Of The Total Environment 796:148966.

     The ubiquitous wild boar is causing diverse and growing conflicts of socio-ecological and economic relevance worldwide. For that reason, knowledge of its spatial ecology is crucial to designing effective management programmes. But this knowledge is scarce in Mediterranean areas with mixed land uses. We describe the spatial ecology and habitat selection of 41 adult wild boar monitored using GPS collars and analyse the effects of sex and the period (food shortage period, hunting season and food abundance period) under different land uses (protected areas, mixed farms and fenced hunting estates). The spatial ecology of wild boar was characterised by marked temporality, mediated by sex and the land uses in the area. The activity (ACT), daily ra… Leer más

Laguna E., Barasona JA., Vicente J., Keuling O. y Acevedo O.

3 de noviembre de 2021

Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) aggressive behavior towards other cetacean species in the western Mediterranean

Scientific Reports 11(1):21582.

     Aggressive behavior of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) towards conspecifics is widely described, but they have also often been reported attacking and killing harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) around the world. However, very few reports exist of aggressive interactions between bottlenose dolphins and other cetacean species. Here, we provide the first evidence that bottlenose dolphins in the western Mediterranean exhibit aggressive behavior towards both striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) and Risso`s dolphins (Grampus griseus). Necropsies and visual examination of stranded striped (14) and Risso`s (2) dolphins showed numerous lesions (external rake marks and different bone fractures or internal organ damage by blunt trauma).… Leer más

Crespo JL., Rubio-Guerri C., Jimenez MA., Aznar JF., Marco-Cabedo V., Melero M., Sanchez-Vizcaino JM., Gozalbes P. y Garcia-Parraga D.

3 de noviembre de 2021

A new method for sampling African swine fever virus genome and its inactivation in environmental samples

Scientific Reports 11(1):21560.

     African swine fever (ASF) is currently the most dangerous disease for the global pig industry, causing huge economic losses, due to the lack of effective vaccine or treatment. Only the early detection of ASF virus (ASFV) and proper biosecurity measures are effective to reduce the viral expansion. One of the most widely recognized risks as regards the introduction ASFV into a country is infected animals and contaminated livestock vehicles. In order to improve ASF surveillance, we have assessed the capacity for the detection and inactivation of ASFV genome by using Dry-Sponges (3 M) pre-hydrated with a new surfactant liquid. We sampled different surfaces in ASFV-contaminated facilities, including animal skins, and the results were compared to… Leer más

Kosowska A., Barasona JA., Barroso-Arevalo S., Rivera B., Dominguez L. y Sanchez-Vizcaino JM..

1 de noviembre de 2021

Large-scale study on virological and serological prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in cats and dogs in Spain

Transboundary And Emerging Diseases 1-16.

     The disease produced by the severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is currently one of the primary concerns worldwide. Knowing the zoonotic origin of the disease and that several animal species, including dogs and cats, are susceptible to viral infection, it is critical to assess the relevance of pets in this pandemic. Here, we performed a large-scale study on SARS-CoV-2 serological and viral prevalence in cats and dogs in Spain in order to elucidate their role and susceptibility. Samples from animals in contact with COVID-19 positive people and/or compatible symptoms (n = 492), as well as from random animals (n = 1024), were taken. Despite the large number of animals analyzed, only 12 animals (eight dogs and … Leer más

Barroso-Arevalo S., Barneto A., Ramos AM., Rivera B., Sanchez R., Sanchez-Morales I., Perez-Sancho M., Buendia A., Ferreras E., Ortiz-Menendez JC., Moreno I., Serres C., Vela C., Risalde MA., Dominguez L. y Sanchez-Vizcaino JM..

1 de noviembre de 2021

Equine infection with Leishmania spp. in Costa Rica: Study of five cases

Veterinary Medicine And Science 7(6):2234-2239.

     Cutaneous forms of leishmaniosis due to Leishmania braziliensis have been reported in horses in the New World. Domestic animals play a role in the transmission of the disease. In Costa Rica, human cases of L. braziliensis, L. panamensis and L. infantum have been reported. The present report describes five cases of equine cutaneous leishmaniosis in Costa Rica. The aetiological diagnosis was based on the presence of the parasite within the lesions. Skin biopsies were used to perform histopathological analyses of the lesions. Immunohistochemistry was used to detect the presence of the Leishmania spp. antigens in tissue sections. Laser-capture micro-dissection and quantitative real-time PCR techniques were carried out to detect the pathogen nuc… Leer más

Ortega-García MV., Salguero FJ., Garcia N., Dominguez M., Moreno I. y Berrocal A.

28 de octubre de 2021

Systematic Determination of Herpesvirus in Free-Ranging Cetaceans Stranded in the Western Mediterranean: Tissue Tropism and Associated Lesions

Viruses-Basel 13(11).

     The monitoring of herpesvirus infection provides useful information when assessing marine mammals’ health. This paper shows the prevalence of herpesvirus infection (80.85%) in 47 cetaceans stranded on the coast of the Valencian Community, Spain. Of the 966 tissues evaluated, 121 tested positive when employing nested-PCR (12.53%). The largest proportion of herpesvirus-positive tissue samples was in the reproductive system, nervous system, and tegument. Herpesvirus was more prevalent in females, juveniles, and calves. More than half the DNA PCR positive tissues contained herpesvirus RNA, indicating the presence of actively replicating virus. This RNA was most frequently found in neonates. Fourteen unique sequences were identified. Most amplif… Leer más

Vargas-Castro I., Melero M., Crespo JL., Jimenez MA., Sierra E., Rubio-Guerri C., Arbelo M., Fernandez A., Garcia-Parraga D. y Sanchez-Vizcaino JM..

13 de octubre de 2021

Susceptibility testing of Prototheca bovis isolates from cases of bovine mastitis using the CLSI reference broth microdilution method and the Sensititre YeastOne colorimetric panel

Medical Mycology myab063.

     A total of 62 Prototheca bovis isolates from cases of bovine mastitis were tested for susceptibility to different antifungal compounds by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) reference microdilution method and a commercial colorimetric microdilution panel (Sensititre YeastOne). All isolates displayed low susceptibility to echinocandins (MICs > 8 μg/ml for anidulafungin, caspofungin, and micafungin), flucytosine (MIC > 64 μg/ml), and the azoles enilconazole and fluconazole (MICs > 4 and > 64 μg/ml, respectively). Moreover, 45.2%, 32.3%, and 1.6% of isolates had MICs > 4 μg/ml for ketoconazole, terbinafine, and voriconazole, respectively, when tested by the CLSI method. In contrast, all isolates were more… Leer más

Alvarez-Perez S., Anega B., Diaz A., Gonzalez-Martin JV., Riesgo-Martínez M., Garcia ME. y Blanco JL.

11 de octubre de 2021

Genomic and Pathogenic Investigations of Streptococcus suis Serotype 7 Population derived from a Human Patient and Pigs

Emerging Microbes And Infections 1-41.

     Streptococcus suis is one of the important emerging zoonotic pathogens. Serotype 2 is most prevalent in patients worldwide. In the present study, we first isolated one S. suis serotype 7 strain GX69 from the blood culture of a patient with septicemia complicated with pneumonia in China. In order to deepen the understanding of S. suis serotype 7 population characteristics, we investigated the phylogenetic structure, genomic features, and virulence of S. suis serotype 7 population, including 35 strains and 79 genomes. Significant diversities were revealed in S. suis serotype 7 population, which were clustered into 22 sequence types (STs), five minimum core genome (MCG) groups, and six lineages. Lineages 1, 3a, and 6 were mainly constituted by… Leer más

Liang P., Wang M., Gottschalk M., Vela AI., Estrada AA., Wang J., Du P., Luo M., Wu Z. y Zheng H.

1 de octubre de 2021

Environment, vector, or host? Using machine learning to untangle the mechanisms driving arbovirus outbreaks

Ecological Applications 31(7):e02407.

     Climatic, landscape and host features are critical components in shaping outbreaks of vector-borne diseases. However, the relationship between the outbreaks of vector-borne pathogens and their environmental drivers is typically complicated, nonlinear and may vary by taxonomic units below the species level (e.g., strain or serotype). Here, we aim to untangle how these complex forces shape the risk of outbreaks of Bluetongue virus (BTV); a vector-borne pathogen that is continuously emerging and re-emerging across Europe, with severe economic implications. We tested if the ecological predictors of BTV outbreak risk were serotype-specific by examining the most prevalent serotypes recorded in Europe (1, 4, and 8). We used a robust machine learni… Leer más

Alkhamis M., Fountain-Jones NM., Aguilar-Vega C. y Sanchez-Vizcaino JM..

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Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 ZTA 230 ZTA 63 ZTA 14
2 ICM 208 SUAT 59 SUAT 14
3 MYC 200 MYC 53 MYC 6
4 SUAT 189 ICM 33 ICM 4
  VISAVET 977 302 59

Impact Factor Average
Total Last 60 mo. Last 12 mo.
1 ZTA 3.802 ZTA 4.804 ZTA 5.827
2 SAP 3.238 SAP 3.553 SUAT 4.542
3 DICM 2.776 SUAT 3.413 NED 3.478
4 SUAT 2.763 NED 3.128 MYC 3.451
5 EPI 2.67 ICM 2.884 SEVISEQ 3.102
VISAVET 2.990 3.783 4.350

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2 Vet. Microbiol. 84 Front Vet Sci 40
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4 PLoS ONE 54 PLoS ONE 20
5 Res. Vet. Sci. 47 Res. Vet. Sci. 17
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