Antonio Camacho

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Deep chlorophyll maxima (DCM) are absolute maxima of Chlorophyll-a concentration among the vertical profile that can be found in deep layers of stratified lakes. In this manuscript I review the principal mechanisms that have been argued to explain the formation of DCM, which include, among others, in situ growth of metalimnetic phototrophs, differential(More)
The community structure and physiological characteristics of three microbial mat communities in Byers Peninsula (Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica) were compared. One of the mats was located at the edge of a stream and was dominated by diatoms (with a thin basal layer of oscillatorian cyanobacteria), whereas the other two mats, located(More)
We describe a deep-branching lineage of marine Actinobacteria with very low GC content (33%) and the smallest free living cells described yet (cell volume ca. 0.013 μm(3)), even smaller than the cosmopolitan marine photoheterotroph, 'Candidatus Pelagibacter ubique'. These microbes are highly related to 16S rRNA sequences retrieved by PCR from the Pacific(More)
A limnological survey of 15 lakes and 6 streams was carried out on Byers Peninsula (Livingston Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica) during austral summer 2001–2002. Most of the surface waters had low conductivities (20–105 μS cm−1) and nutrients (total phosphorus 0.01–0.24 μM), but some coastal lakes were enriched by nutrient inputs from seal(More)
The increasing availability of gene sequences of prokaryotic species in samples extracted from all kind of locations allows addressing the study of the influence of environmental patterns in prokaryotic biodiversity. We present a comprehensive study to address the potential existence of environmental preferences of prokaryotic taxa and the commonness of the(More)
In embedded systems, the computing resources are often scarce and several control tasks may have to share the same computer. In this brief, we assume that a set of feedback controllers should be implemented on a single-CPU platform. We study the problem of optimal sampling period assignment, where the goal is to assign sampling rates to the controllers so(More)
The microstratification of the microbial community at the chemocline of Lake Cadagno and the associated inorganic carbon fixation activity was studied by fine layer sampling. A deep chlorophyll maximum caused by diatoms overlying Cryptomonas was found at the upper edge of the chemocline. A high population density of phototrophic sulphur bacteria, mainly(More)
The present study shows the occurrence of remarkable interannual variation in the meteorological conditions at Byers Peninsula (Livingston Island, South Shetlands Islands, Antarctica), in which one of the summers was significantly colder than the others. Within this climatic scenario, a limnological study was carried out at Lake Limnopolar during three(More)
Biofilms growing on ice and benthic mats are among the most conspicuous biological communities in Antarctic landscapes and harbour a high diversity of organisms. These communities are consortia that make important contributions to carbon and nitrogen input in non-marine Antarctic ecosystems. Here, we study the effect of increasing temperatures on the carbon(More)
Coastal lagoons, both hypersaline and freshwater, are common, but still understudied ecosystems. We describe, for the first time, using high throughput sequencing, the extant microbiota of two large and representative Mediterranean coastal lagoons, the hypersaline Mar Menor, and the freshwater Albufera de Valencia, both located on the south eastern coast of(More)