María Ángeles Lezcano

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Grazing is a major regulating factor in cyanobacterial population dynamics and, subsequently, considerable effort has been spent on investigating the effects of cyanotoxins on major metazoan grazers. However, protozoan grazers such as free-living amoebae can also feed efficiently on cyanobacteria, while simultaneously posing a major threat for public health(More)
The microcystin biodegradation potential of a natural bacterial community coexisting with a toxic cyanobacterial bloom was investigated in a water reservoir from central Spain. The biodegradation capacity was confirmed in all samples during the bloom and an increase of mlrA gene copies was found with increasing microcystin concentrations. Among the 24(More)
The biodegradation of microcystins (MCs) by bacteria constitutes an important process in freshwater ecosystems to prevent the accumulation of toxins. However, little is known about the diversity and the seasonal dynamics of the bacterial community composition (BCC) involved in the degradation of MCs in nature. To explore these BCC shifts, high-throughput(More)
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