Team

Anicet R. Blanch

Anicet R. Blanch

Anicet R. Blanch

Departament de Genètica, Microbiologia i Estadística
Facultat de Biologia
Universitat de Barcelona

Av. Diagonal, 643, edifici annex, planta 0 08028 Barcelona

Phone.: +34 93 4029012
Fax: +34 93 4039047
Email: ablanch@ub.edu

Website:
http://www.ub.edu/microbiologia/grupmicrobiologiaen/blanch.html
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anicet_Blanch
https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=rshlr0UAAAAJ&hl=ca
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7632-6758
https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?au

2010 - present

Full Professor (Departament de Genètica, Microbiologia i Estadística, secció Microbiologia, Universitat de Barcelona)

1991 - 2010

Professor Professor (Departament de Microbiologia, Universitat de Barcelona)

1990 - 1991

Associate Scientist (Colaborador Científico) (Insitut d’Aqüicultura "Torre de la Sal", Castelló de la Plana, Spain, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas - CSIC.

1988 - 1990

Lecturer's Assistant Professor (Departament de Microbiologia, Universitat de Barcelona)

Toribio-Avedillo, D.; Martín-Díaz, J.; Jofre, J.; Blanch, A.R.; Muniesa, M (2019). New approach for the simultaneous detection of somatic coliphages and F-specific RNA coliphages as indicators of fecal pollution Science of the Total Environment. 0048-9697 , 655, pp. 263 - 272

 

Ballesté, E.; Pascual-Benito, M.;Martín-Díaz, J.; Blanch, A.R.; Lucena, F.; Muniesa, M, Jofre, J.; García-Aljaro, C (2019). Dynamics of crAssphage as a human source tracking marker in potentially faecally polluted environment Water Research. 0043-1354 , 155, pp. 233 - 244

 

Sala-Comorera, L.; Blanch, A.R.; Casanovas-Massana, A.; Monleon-Getino, A.; Garcia-Aljaro, C (2019). Traceability of different brands of bottled mineral water during shelf life, using PCR-DGGE and next generation sequencing technique Food Microbiology. 0740-0020 , 82, pp. 1 - 10

 

Muniesa, M.; Ballesté, E.; Imamovic, L.; Pascual-Benito, M.; Toribio-Avedillo, D.; Lucena, L.; Blanch, A.R.; Jofre, J (2018). Bluephage: a rapid method for the detection of somatic coliphages used as indicators of fecal pollution in water Water Research. 0043-1354 , 128, pp. 10 - 19

 

Larrañaga, O.; Brown-Jaque, M.; Quirós, P.; Gómez-Gómez, C.; Blanch, A.R.; Rodríguez-Rubio, L.; Muniesa, M (2018). Phage particles harboring antibiotic resistance genes in fresh-cut vegetables and agricultural soil Environment International. 0160-4120 , 115, pp. 133 - 141

 

Garcia-Aljaro,C.; Blanch,A.R.; Campos,C.; Jofre,J.; Lucena,F (2018). Pathogens, faecal indicators and human-specific microbial source-tracking markers in sewage Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072

 

Balleste,E.; Garcia-Aljaro,C.; Blanch,A.R (2018). Assessment of the decay rates of microbial source tracking molecular markers and faecal indicator bacteria from different source Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072

 

Glenwright, H.; Pohl, S.; Navarro, F.; Miro, E.; Jiménez, G.; Blanch, A.R.; Harwood, C.R (2017). The identification of intrinsic chloramphenicol and tetracycline resistance genes in members of the Bacillus cereus group (sensu lato) Frontiers in Microbiology. , 7 , 2122, pp. 1 - 15

 

Figuerola B; Angulo-Preckler C; Núñez Pons L; Moles J; Sala-Comorera L; García-Aljaro C; Blanch AR; Avila C (2017). Experimental evidence of chemical defence mechanisms in Antarctic bryozoan Marine Environmental Research. 0141-1136 , 129, pp. 68 - 75

 

Yahya, M.; Blanch, A.R.; Meijer, W.G.; Antoniou, K; Hmaied, F.; Ballesté, E (2017). Comparison of the Performance of Different Microbial Source Tracking Markers among European and North African Region Journal of Environmental Quality. 0047-2425 , 46 , 4, pp. 760 - 766

 

Carr, G.; Blanch, A.R.; Blaschke, A.P.; Brouwer, R.; Bucher, C.; Farnleitner, A.H.; Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, A.; Loucks, D.P.; Morgenroth, E.; Parajka, J.; Pfeifer, N.; Rechberger, H.; Wagner, W.; Zessner, M.; Blöschl, G (2017). Emerging outcomes from a cross-disciplinary doctoral programme on water resource system Water Policy. 1366-7017 , 19, pp. 463 - 478

 

Martin-Diaz, J.; Garcia-Aljaro, C.; Pascual-Benito, M.; Galofre, B.; Blanch, A.R.; Lucena, F (2017). Microcosms for evaluating microbial indicator persistence and mobilization in fluvial sediments during rainfall event Water Research. 0043-1354 , 123, pp. 623 - 631

 

Garcia-Aljaro, Cristina; Martin-Diaz, Julia; Vinas-Balada, Enric; Calero-Caceres, William; Lucena, Francisco; Blanch, Anicet R (2017). Mobilisation of microbial indicators, microbial source tracking markers and pathogens after rainfall event Water Research. 0043-1354 , 112, pp. 248 - 253

 

Sala-Comorera L; Blanch AR; Vilaro C; Galofre B; García-Aljaro C; (2017). Heterotrophic monitoring at a drinking water treatment plant by matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry after different drinking water treatment Journal Of Water And Health. 1477-8920 , 15 , 6, pp. 885 - 897

 

Gomez-Donate,M.; Casanovas-Massana,A.; Muniesa,M.; Blanch,A.R (2016). Development of new host-specific Bacteroides qPCRs for the identification of fecal contamination sources in water MicrobiologyOpen. 2045-8827 , 5 , 1, pp. 83 - 94

 

Sala-Comorera, L.; Vilaró, C.; Galofré, B.; Blanch A.R.; García-Aljaro; C (2016). Use of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-time of flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry for bacterial monitoring in routine analysis at a drinking water treatment plant International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 1438-4639 , 219 , 7, pp. 577 - 584

 

Martín-Díaz, J.; Casas-Mangas, R.; García-Aljaro, C.; Blanch, A.R.; Lucena, F (2016). Somatic coliphages as surrogates for enteroviruses in sludge hygienization treatment Water Science and Technology. 0273-1223 , 73 , 9, pp. 2182 - 2188

 

Jofre, J.; Lucena, F.; Blanch, A.R.; Muniesa, M (2016). Coliphages as model organisms in the characterization and management of water resource Water. 2073-4441 , 8 , 5, p. 199

 

Hispano, C.; Méndez, J.; Bultó, P.; Blanch, A.R (2016). Evaluation of chemical treatments to mitigate or eradicate Gnathia maxillaris infestation Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 0175-8659 , 32 , 6, pp. 1142 - 1147

 

Sala-Comorera, Laura; Blanch, Anicet R.; Vilaro, Caries; Galofre, Belen; Garcia-Aljaro, Cristina (2016). Pseudomonas-related populations associated with reverse osmosis in drinking water treatment Journal of Environmental Management. 0301-4797 , 182, pp. 335 - 341

 

Mininni, G.; Blanch, A.R.; Lucena, F.; Berselli, S (2015). EU policy on sewage sludge utilization and perspectives on new approaches of sludge management Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 0944-1344 , 22, pp. 7361 - 7374

 

Levantesi, C.; Beimfohr, C.; Blanch, A.R.; Carducci, A.; Gianico, A.; Lucena, F.; Tomei, M.C.; Mininni, G (2015). Hygienization performances of innovative sludge treatment solutions to assure safe land spreading Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 0944-1344 , 22, pp. 7237 - 7247

 

Pascual-Benito,M.; Garcia-Aljaro,C.; Casanovas-Massana,S.; Blanch, A.R.; Lucena, F (2015). Effect of hygienization treatment on the recovery and/or regrowth of microbial indicators in sewage sludge Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 118 , 2, pp. 412 - 418

 

Casanovas-Massana, A.; Gómez-Doñate, M.; Sánchez, D.; Belanche-Muñoz, L.A.; Muniesa, M.; Blanch, A.R (2015). Predicting fecal sources in waters with diverse pollution loads using general and molecular host-specific indicators and applying machine learning method Journal of Environmental Management. 0301-4797 , 151, pp. 317 - 325

 

Venegas,C.; Diez,H.; Blanch,A.R.; Jofre,J.; Campos,C (2015). Microbial source markers assessment in the Bogota River basin (Colombia) Journal Of Water And Health. 1477-8920 , 13 , 3, pp. 801 - 810

 

Jofre, J.; Blanch, A.R.; Lucena, F.; Muniesa, M (2014). Bacteriophages infecting Bacteroides as a marker for microbial source tracking Water Research. 0043-1354 , 55C, pp. 1 - 11

 

Hispano, C.; Bultó, P.; Blanch, A.R (2014). Life cycle of the fish parasite Gnathia maxillaris (Crustacea: Isopoda: Gnathiidae) Folia Parasitologica. 0015-5683 , 61 , 3, pp. 277 - 284

 

Figuerola, B.; Sala-Comorera, L.; Angulo-Preckler, C.; Vázquez, J.; Montes, M.J.; García-Aljaro, C.; Mercade, E.; Blanch, A.R.; Avila, C (2014). Antimicrobial activity of Antarctic bryozoans: an ecological perspective with potential for clinical application Marine Environmental Research. 0141-1136 , 101, pp. 52 - 59

 

Casanovas-Massana, A.; Sala-Comorera, L.; Blanch, A.R (2014). Quantification of tetracycline and chloramphenicol resistance in digestive tracts of bulls and piglets fed with ToyocerinR, a feed additive containing Bacillus toyonensis spore Veterinary Microbiology. 0378-1135 , 173 , 1-2, pp. 59 - 65

 

Blanch, A.R.; Mendez, J.; Castel, S.; Reina, M (2014). Comparison of procedures for the extraction of supernatants and cytotoxicity tests in Vero cells, applied to assess the toxigenic potential of Bacillus spp. and Lactobacillus spp., intended for use as probiotic strain Journal of Microbiological Method. 0167-7012 , 103, pp. 64 - 69

 

Garcia-Aljaro, C.; Riera-Heredia, J.; Blanch, A.R (2014). Antimicrobial resistance and presence of the SXT mobile element in Vibrio spp. isolated from aquaculture facilitie New Microbiologica. 1121-7138 , 37 , 3, pp. 339 - 346

 

Casanovas-Massana, A.; Blanch, A.R (2013). Characterization of microbial populations associated with natural swimming pool International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 1438-4639 , 216, pp. 132 - 137

 

Casanovas-Massana, A.; Blanch, A.R (2013). Determination of fecal contamination origin in reclaimed water open-air ponds using biochemical fingerprinting of enterococci and fecal coliform Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 0944-1344 , 20, pp. 3003 - 3010

 

Reischer, G.H.; Ebdon, J.E.; Bauer, J.M.; Schuster, N.; Ahmed, W.; Åström, J.; Blanch, A.R.; Blöschl, G.; Byamukama, D.; Coakley, T.; Ferguson, C.; Goshu, G.; Ko, G.P.; de Roda Husman, A.M.; Mushi, D.; Poma, R.; Pradhan, B.; Rajal, V.; Schade, M.A.; Sommer, R.; Taylor, H.; Toth, E.M.; Vrajmasu, V.; Wuertz, S.; Mach, R.L.; Farnleitner, A.H (2013). Performance Characteristics of qPCR Assays Targeting Human- and Ruminant-Associated Bacteroidetes for Microbial Source Tracking across Sixteen Countries on Six Continent Environmental Science & Technology. , 47 , 15, pp. 8548 - 8556

 

Hispano, C.; Bultó,P.; Blanch, A.R (2013). Gnathia maxillaris infestation in exhibition aquaria: control and treatment strategie Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 0175-8659 , 29 , 5, pp. 1139 - 1144

 

Jiménez, G.; Urdiain, M.; Cifuentes, A.; López-López, A.; Blanch, A.R.; Tamames, J.; Kämpfer, P.; Kolsto, A.B.; Ramón, D.; Martínez, J.F.; Codoñer, F.M.; Rosselló-Mora, R (2013). Description of Bacillus toyonensis sp. nov., a novel species of the Bacillus cereus group, and pairwise genome comparisons of the species of the group by means of ANI calculation Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 0723-2020 , 36 , 6, pp. 383 - 391

 

Jiménez, G.; Blanch,A.R.; Tamames, J.; Rosselló-Mora, R (2013). Complete genome sequence of the type strain of Bacillus toyonensis BCT-7112T, the active ingredient of the feed additive preparation TOYOCERIN Genome Announcement. 2169-8287 , 1 , 4, p. e01080-13

 

Casanovas-Massana, A.; Blanch, A.R (2012). Diversity of the heterotrophic microbial populations for distinguishing natural mineral water International Journal of Food Microbiology. 0168-1605 , 153, pp. 38 - 44

 

Garcia-Aljaro,C.; Vargas-Cespedes,G.J.; Blanch,A.R (2012). Detection of acylated homoserine lactones produced by Vibrio spp. and related species isolated from water and aquatic organisms Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 112, pp. 383 - 389

 

Blanch, A.R (2012). lntérets et limites des traceurs de sources microbienne Techniques Sciences Méthode. 0299-7258 , 3, pp. 56 - 64

 

Muniesa,M., Lucena,F.; Blanch,A.R.; Payán,A.; Jofre,J (2012). Use of abundance ratios of somatic coliphages and bacteriophages of GA17 for microbial source identification Water Research. 0043-1354 , 46, pp. 6410 - 6418

 

García-Aljaro, C.; Melado-Rovira, S.; Milton, D.L.; Blanch, A.R (2012). Quorum-sensing regulates biofilm formation in Vibrio scophthalmi BMC Microbiology. 1471-2180 , 12, p. 287

 

García-Aljaro, C.; Ballesté, E.; Rosselló-Móra, R.; Cifuentes, A.; Richter, M.; Blanch, A.R (2012). Neoscardovia arbecensis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from porcine slurrie Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 0723-2020 , 35 , 6, pp. 374 - 379

 

Gomez-Donate, M.; Balleste, E.; Muniesa, M.; Blanch, A.R (2012). New molecular quantitative PCR assay for detection of host-specific Bifidobacteriaceae suitable for microbial source tracking Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 78 , 16, pp. 5788 - 5795

 

Gómez-Doñate, M.; Payán, A.; Cortés, I.; Blanch, A.R.; Lucena, F.; Jofre, J.; Muniesa, M (2011). Isolation of bacteriophage host strains of Bacteroides species suitable for tracking sources of animal faecal pollution in water Environmental Microbiology. 1462-2912 , 13 , 6, pp. 1622 - 1631

 

Ballesté, E.; Blanch, A.R (2011). Bifidobacterial diversity and the development of new microbial source tracking indicator Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 77 , 10, pp. 3518 - 3525

 

Bonjoch,X.; Garcia-Aljaro,C.; Blanch,A.R (2011). Persistence and diversity of faecal coliform and enterococci populations in faecally polluted water Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 111, pp. 209 - 215

 

Sánchez,D.; Belanche,L.A.; Blanch,A.R (2011). A software system for the microbial source tracking problem Journal of Machine Learning Research. 1532-4435 , 17, pp. 56 - 62

 

Ballesté, E.; Bonjoch, X.; Belanche, L.A.; Blanch, A.R (2010). Molecular indicators used in the development of predictive models for Microbial Source Tracking Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 76, pp. 1789 - 1795

 

Casanovas-Massana, A.; Lucena, F.; Blanch, A.R (2010). Identification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in water-bottling plants on the basis of procedures included in ISO 16266:2006 Journal of Microbiological Method. 0167-7012 , 81, pp. 1 - 5

 

Balleste, E.; Blanch,A.R (2010). Persistence of Bacteroides species populations in a river as measured by molecular and culture technique Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 76, pp. 7608 - 7616

 

Jofre, J.; Blanch, A.R (2010). Feasibility of methods based on nucleic acid amplification techniques to fulfil the requirements for microbiological analysis of water quality Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 109 , 6, pp. 1853 - 1867

 

Blanch, A.R (2010). Biotecnologia Ambiental. Aplicacions biotecnològiques a la millora del medi ambient Nota d'Economia. 0213-3644 , 97-98, pp. 179 - 194

 

García-Aljaro, C.; Muniesa, M.; Jofre, J.; Blanch, A. R (2009). Genotypic and phenotypic diversity among Shiga toxin 2 gene-carrying bacteriophages induced from environmental Escherichia coli isolate Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 75 , 2, pp. 329 - 336

 

Muniesa, M.; Payan, A.; Moce-Llivina, L.; Blanch, A.R.; Jofre, J (2009). Differential persistence of F-specific RNA phage subgroups hinders their use as single tracers for faecal source tracking in surface water Water Research. 0043-1354 , 43 , 6, pp. 1559 - 1564

 

Blanch, A.R., Bonjoch, X (2009). Resistance of faecal coliforms and enterococci populations in sludge and biosolids to different hygienisation treatment Microbial Ecology. 0095-3628 , 57 , 3, pp. 478 - 483

 

Blanch,A.R.; Hispano,C.; Bultó,P.; Ballesté,E.; González- López,J.J.; Vilanova,X (2009). Comparison of Vibrio spp. populations found in seawater, in exhibition aquaria, in fish intestine and in fish feed Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 106 , 1, pp. 57 - 65

 

Bonjoch, X.; Lucena, F.; Blanch, A.R (2009). The persistence of bifidobacteria populations in a river measured by molecular and culture technique Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 107 , 4, pp. 1178 - 1185

 

Flores,O.; Belanche, L.A.; Blanch, A.R (2009). New multiplatform computer program for numerical identification of microorganism Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 0095-1137 , 47, pp. 4133 - 4135

 

Garcia-Aljaro, C.; Moreno,E.; Andreu,A.; G. Prats; Blanch,A.R (2009). Phylogroups, virulence determinants and antimicrobial resistance in stx(2) gene-carrying Escherichia coli isolated from aquatic environments. Res. Microbiol 160:585-591 Research in Microbiology. 0923-2508 , 160, pp. 585 - 591

 

Belanche-Muñoz,L. and Blanch,A.R (2008). Machine learning methods for microbial source tracking Environmental Modelling & Software. 1364-8152 , 23 , 6, pp. 741 - 750

 

Noguerola, I. and Blanch,A.R (2008). Identification of Vibrio spp. with a set of dichotomous key Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 105 , 1, pp. 175 - 185

 

Garcia-Aljaro,C.; Munoz-Berbel,X.; Jenkins,A.T.; Blanch,A.R.; Munoz,F.X (2008). Surface plasmon resonance assay for real-time monitoring of somatic coliphages in wastewater Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 74 , 13, pp. 4054 - 4058

 

Sabate, M.; Prats, G.; Moreno, E.; Balleste, E.; Blanch, A.R.; Andreu, A (2008). Virulence and antimicrobial resistance profiles among Escherichia coli strains isolated from human and animal wastewater Research in Microbiology. 0923-2508 , 159 , 4, pp. 288 - 293

 

Blanch, A.R.; Lucena, F.; Payán, A.; Jofre, J (2008). Minimal requirements for parameters to be used for the development of predictive models for microbial source tracking. The example of the pair somatic coliphages and phages infecting Bacteroide Journal of Environmental Detection. 1941-8604 , 1 , 1, pp. 2 - 21

 

García-Aljaro, C., Eber, L. , Riedel, K, Blanch, A.R (2008). Detection of quorum-sensing-related molecules in Vibrio scophthalmi BMC Microbiology. 1471-2180 , 8 , 138

 

Blanch, A.R.; Galofre, B.; Lucena, F.; Terradillos, A.; Vilanova, X.; Ribas, F (2007). Characterization of bacterial coliform occurrences in different zones of a drinking water distribution system Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 102 , 3, pp. 711 - 721

 

Guzman, C.; Jofre, J.; Blanch, A.R.; Lucena, F (2007). Development of a feasible method to extract somatic coliphages from sludge, soil and treated biowaste Journal of Virological Method. 0166-0934 , 144 , 1-2, pp. 41 - 48

 

Blanch,A. R.; Belanche-Muñoz, L.; Bonjoch, X.; Ebdon, J.; Gantzer, C.; Lucena, F.; Ottoson, J.; Kourtis, C.; Iversen, A.; Kühn, I.; Mocé, L.; Muniesa, M.; Schwartzbrod, J.; Skraber, S.; Papageorgiou, G. T.; Taylor, H.; Wallis, J.; Jofre, J (2006). Integrated analysis of established and new microbial and chemical methods for microbial source tracking Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 72 , 9, pp. 5915 - 5926

 

García-Aljaro, C.; Muniesa, M.; Jofre, J.; Blanch, A. R (2006). Newly identified bacteriophages carrying the stx2g Shiga toxin gene isolated from Escherichia coli strains in polluted water FEMS Microbiology Letter. 0378-1097 , 258, pp. 127 - 135

 

Muniesa, M.; Jofre, J.; Garcia-Aljaro, C.; Blanch, A.R (2006). Occurrence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and other enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli in the environment Environmental Science & Technology. , 40, pp. 7141 - 7149

 

Mesa,R.J.; Blanc,V.; Blanch,A.R.; Cortes,P.; Gonzalez,J.J.; Lavilla,S.; Miro,E.; Muniesa,M.; Saco,M.; Tortola,M.T.; Mirelis,B.; Coll,P.; Llagostera,M.; Prats,G.; Navarro,F (2006). Extended-spectrum {beta}-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in different environments (humans, food, animal farms and sewage)plant Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 0305-7453 , 58 , 1, pp. 211 - 215

 

Manero, A.; Vilanova, X.; Cerdà-Cuéllar, M.; Blanch, A.R (2006). Vancomycin- and erythromycin-resistant enterococci in a pig farm and its environment

Environmental Microbiology. 1462-2912 , 8 , 4, pp. 667 - 674

 

Bonjoch, X.; Ballesté, E.; Blanch, A.R (2005). Enumeration of bifidobacterial populations with selective media to determine the source of waterborne faecal pollution Water Research. 0043-1354 , 39, pp. 1621 - 1627

 

García-Aljaro,C.; Bonjoch,X.; Blanch, A.R (2005). Combined use of an immunomagnetic separation method and immunoblotting for the enumeration and isolation of E. coli O157 in wastewater Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 98, pp. 589 - 597

 

Muniesa, M.; Blanch, A. R.; Lucena, F.; Jofre, J (2005). Bacteriophages may bias the outcome of bacterial enrichment culture Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 71 , 8, pp. 4269 - 4275

 

Payan, A.; Ebdon, J.; Taylor, H.; Gantzer, C.; Ottoson, J.; Papageorgiou, G.T.; Blanch, A.R.; Lucena, F.; Jofre, J.; Muniesa, M (2005). Method for isolation of Bacteroides bacteriophage host strains suitable for tracking sources of fecal pollution in water Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 71 , 9, pp. 5659 - 5662

 

García-Aljaro, C.; Muniesa, M.; Blanco, J.E.; Blanco, M.; Blanco, J.; Jofre, J.; Blanch, A.R (2005). Characterization of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli isolated from aquatic environment FEMS Microbiology Letter. 0378-1097 , 246 , 1, pp. 55 - 65

 

Kühn, I.; Iversen, A.; Finn, M.; Greko, C.; Burman, L.G.; Blanch, A.R.; Vilanova, X.; Manero, A.; Taylor, H.; Caplin, J.; Dominguez, L.; Herrero, I.A.; Moreno, M.A.; Möllby, R (2005). Occurrence of relatedness of vancomycin-resistant enterococci in animals, humans, and the environment in different European region Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 71 , 8, pp. 5383 - 5390

 

Vilanova, X.; Blanch, A.R (2005). Distribution and persistance of faecal bacterial populations in liquid and dewatered sludge from a biological treatment plant Journal of General and Applied Microbiology. 0022-1260 , 51 , 6, pp. 361 - 368

 

Cerdà-Cuéllar, M.; Blanch, A.R (2004). Determination of Vibrio scophthalmi and its phenotypic diversity in turbot larvae Environmental Microbiology. 1462-2912 , 6 , 3, pp. 209 - 217

 

Vilanova, X.; Manero, A., Cerdà-Cuéllar, M.; Blanch, A.R (2004). The composition and persistance of faecal coliforms and enterococcal populations in sewage treatment plant Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 96, pp. 279 - 288

 

Blanch, A. R.; Belanche-Muñoz, L. B.; Bonjoch, X.; Ebdon, J.; Ganzer, C.; Lucena, F.; Ottoson, J.; Kourtis, C.; Iversen, A.; Kühn, I.; Mocé, L.; Muniesa, M.; Schwartzbrod, J.; Skraber, S.; Papageordiou, G.; Taylor, H.; Wallis, J.; Jofre, J (2004). Tracking the origin of faecal pollution in surface water. An ongoing project within the European Union research programme Journal Of Water And Health. 1477-8920 , 2 , 4, pp. 249 - 260

 

García-Aljaro, C.; Muniesa, M.; Jofre, J.; Blanch, A. R (2004). Prevalence of the stx2 gene in coliform populations from aquatic environment Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 70 , 6, pp. 3535 - 3540

 

Bonjoch, X.; Ballesté, E.; Blanch, A.R (2004). Multiplex PCR with 16S rRNA gene-targeted primers of Bifidobacterium spp. to identify sources of fecal pollution Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 70 , 5, pp. 3171 - 3175

 

Muniesa, M.; Blanco, J. E.; de Simón M.; Serra-Moreno, R.; Blanch, A. R.; Jofre, J (2004). Diversity of stx2-converting bacteriophages induced from Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli strains isolated from cattle Microbiology. 1350-0872 , 150, pp. 2959 - 2971

 

Blanch, A.R.; García, C.; Muniesa, M.; Jofre, J (2003). Detection, enumeration and isolation of strains carrying the stx2 gene from urban sewage Water Science and Technology. 0273-1223 , 47 , 3, pp. 109 - 116

 

Kühn, I.; Iversen, A.; Burman, L.G.; Olsson-Liljequist, B.; Franklin, A.; Finn, M.; Aarestrup, F.; Seyfarth, A.M.; Blanch, A.R.; Vilanova, X.; Taylor, H.; Caplin, J.; Moreno, M.A.; Dominguez, L.; Herrero, I.A.; Möllby, R (2003). Comparison of enterococcal populations in animals, humans and the environment - A European study International Journal of Food Microbiology. 0168-1605 , 88 , 2-3, pp. 133 - 145

 

Blanch, A.R.; Caplin, J.; Iversen, A.; Kühn, I.; Manero, A.; Taylor, H.; Vilanova, X (2003). Comparison of enterococcal populations related to urban and hospital wastewater in various climatic and geographic European region Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 94, pp. 994 - 1002

 

Nebra,Y.; Bonjoch, X.; Blanch, A.R (2003). Use of Bifidobacterium dentium as an indicator of the origin of fecal water pollution Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 69 , 5, pp. 2651 - 2656

 

Vilanova, X.; Manero, A.; Cerdà-Cuéllar, M.; Blanch, A.R (2002). The effect of a sewage treatment plant effluent on the faecal coliforms and enterococci populations of the reception river water Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 92 , 2, pp. 210 - 214

 

Nebra, Y.; Jofre, J.; Blanch, A.R (2002). The effect of reducing agents on the recovery of injured Bifidobacterium cell Journal of Microbiological Method. 0167-7012 , 49, pp. 247 - 254

 

Manero, A.; Vilanova, X.; Cerdà-Cuéllar, M.; Blanch, A.R (2002). Characterization of sewage waters by biochemical fingerprinting of enterococci Water Research. 0043-1354 , 36 , 11, pp. 2831 - 2835

 

Manero, A.; Blanch, A.R (2002). Identification of Enterococcus spp. based on specific hybridisation with 16S rDNA probe Journal of Microbiological Method. 0167-7012 , 50, pp. 115 - 121

 

Cerdà-Cuéllar, M.; Blanch, A.R (2002). Detection and identification of Vibrio scophthalmi in the intestinal microbiota of fish and evaluation of host specificity Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 93, pp. 261 - 268

 

Blanch, A.R.; Cerdà-Cuéllar, M.; Hispano, C (2001). Diversity of Vibrio spp. populations in several exhibition aquaria with a shared water supply Letters in Applied Microbiology. 0266-8254 , 33, pp. 137 - 143

 

Cerdà-Cuéllar, M.; Permin, L.; Larsen, J.L.; Blanch, A.R (2001). Comparison of selective media for the detection of Vibrio vulnificus in environmental sample Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 91 , 2, pp. 322 - 327

 

Cerdà-Cuéllar,M.; Jofre, J.; Blanch, A.R (2000). A selective medium and a specific probe for detection of Vibrio vulnificus Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 66 , 2, pp. 855 - 859

 

Kühn, I.; Iversen, A.; Burman, L.G.; Olsson-Liljequist, B.; Franklin, A.; Finn, M.; Aarestrup, F.; Syefarth, A.-M.; Blanch, A.R.; Taylor, H.; Caplin, J.; Moreno, M.A.; Dominguez, L.; Möllby, R (2000). Epidemiology and ecology of enterococci, with special reference to antibiotic resistant strains, in animals, humans and the environment. Example of an ongoing project within the European research programme International Journal of Antimicrobial Agent. 0924-8579 , 14, pp. 337 - 342

 

Manero, A.; Blanch, A.R (1999). Identification of Enterococcus spp. with a biochemical key Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 65 , 10, pp. 4425 - 4430

 

Nebra, Y.; Blanch, A.R (1999). A new selective medium for Bifidobacterium spp Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 65 , 11, pp. 5173 - 5176

 

Blanch, A.R.; Van den Sande, P.; Bultó,P.; Hispano, C (1999). Health management in exhibition aquaria Bulletin of The European Association of Fish Pathologist. 0108-0288 , 19 , 6, pp. 282 - 283

 

Simón, M.; Jofre, J.; Blanch, A.R (1998). Evaluation of the immunospecificity of the porin Om1 of Vibrio anguillarum serotype O1 Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 84 , 5, pp. 709 - 714

 

Pedersen, K.; Verdonck, B.; Austin, D.A.; Blanch, A.R.; Grimont, A.; Jofre,J.; Koblavi, S.; Larsen, J.L.; Tiainen, T.; Vigneulle, M.; Swings, J (1998). Taxonomic evidence that Vibrio carchariae Grimes et al. 1985 is a junior synomin of Vibrio harvyi (Johnson and Shunk 1936) Baumann et al.1981 International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 0020-7713 , 48, pp. 749 - 758

 

Cerdà-Cuéllar, M.; Rosselló-Mora, R.A.; Lalucat, J.; Jofre, J.; Blanch, A.R (1997). Vibrio scophthalmi sp. nov., a new species from turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology. 0020-7713 , 47 , 1, pp. 58 - 61

 

Austin, B.; Austin, D. A.; Blanch, A. R.; Grimont, F.; Grimont, P.A.D.; Jofre, J.; Koblavi, S.; Larsen, J. L.; Pedersen, K.; Tiainen, T.; Verdonck, L.; Swings, J (1997). A comparison of methods for the typing of fish-pathogenic Vibrio spp Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 0723-2020 , 20, pp. 89 - 101

 

Blanch, A.R.; Alsina, M.; Simon, M.; Jofre, J (1997). Determination of bacteria associated with reared turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) larvae Journal of Applied Microbiology. 1364-5072 , 82 , 6, pp. 729 - 734

 

Hispano, C.; Nebra, Y.; Blanch, A.R (1997). Isolation of Vibrio harveyii from an ocular lesion in the short sunfish (Mola mola) Bulletin of The European Association of Fish Pathologist. 0108-0288 , 17 , 3/4, pp. 104 - 107

 

Martínez-Picado, J.; Alsina, M.; Blanch, A.R., Cerdà, M.; Jofre, J (1996). Species-specific Detection of Vibrio anguillarum in marine aquaculture environment by selective culture and DNA hybridization Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 62 , 2, pp. 443 - 449

 

Muniesa-Pérez, M.; Jofre, J.; Blanch, A. R (1996). Identification of Vibrio proteolyticus with a differential medium and a specific probe Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 62 , 7, pp. 2673 - 2675

 

Simon, M.; Mathes, A.; Blanch, A.R.; Engelhardt, H (1996). Characterization of a porin from the outer membrane of Vibrio anguillarum Journal of Bacteriology. 0021-9193 , 78 , 14, pp. 4182 - 4188

 

Kühn, I,; Austin, B.; Austin, D. A.; Blanch, A. R.; Grimont, P.A.D.; Jofre,J.; Koblavi, S.; Larsen, J. L.; Mölly, R.; Pedersen, K.; Tiainen, T.; Verdonck, L.; Swings, J (1996). Diversity of Vibrio anguillarum isolates from different geographical and biological habitats, determined by the use of a combination of eight different typing method Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 0723-2020 , 19, pp. 442 - 450

 

Austin, B.; Alsina, M.; Austin, D.A.; Blanch, A.R.; Grimont, F.; Grimont, P.A.D.; Jofre, J.; Koblavi, S.; Larsen, J.L.; Pedersen, K.; Tiainen, T.; Verdonck, L.; Swings, J (1995). Identification and Typing of Vibrio anguillarum: A Comparison of Different Method Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 0723-2020 , 18, pp. 285 - 302

 

Martínez-Picado, J.; Blanch, A.; Jofre, J (1994). Rapid detection and identification of Vibrio anguillarum by using a specific oligonucleotide probe complementary to 16srRNA Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 60 , 2, pp. 732 - 737

 

Alsina, M.; Blanch, A.R (1994). A set of trees for biochemical identification of environmental Vibrio specie Journal of Applied Bacteriology. 0021-8847 , 76, pp. 79 - 85

 

Alsina, M.; Martínez-Picado, J.; Jofre, J.; Blanch, A (1994). A medium for presumptive identification of Vibrio anguillarum Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 0099-2240 , 60, pp. 1681 - 1683

 

Alsina, M.; Blanch, A.R (1994). Improvement and update of a set of keys for biochemical identification of Vibrio specie Journal of Applied Bacteriology. 0021-8847 , 77, pp. 719 - 721

 

Martínez-Picado, J.; Blanch, A.; Jofre, J (1993). Iridovirus-like particles associated with nodular skin lesions and vesiclesin Parapocryptes Seperaster Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 0899-7659 , 5, pp. 148 - 151

 

Blanch, A.R.; Alsina, M (1993). First isolation of Flexibacter sp. from cultivated turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) Bulletin of The European Association of Fish Pathologist. 0108-0288 , 13 , 5, pp. 157 - 160

 

Pintó, R.M.; Bosch, A.; Ribes, E.; Blanch, A.; Jofre, J (1992). Oral dermal fibrous hyperplasia in cultured gilthead Sparus aurata Journal of Applied Ichthyology. 0175-8659 , 8, pp. 186 - 192

 

Blanch, A.; Jofre, J (1992). Isolamento di Vibrio anguillarum sierotipo 01 in un focalio di Vibriosi di muggine dorato (Mugil auratus) nel delta del fiume Ebre (Catalonia, Spain) Bolletino Società Italiana di Patologia Iittica. , 9, pp. 12 - 17

 

Blanch, A.; Minkoff, G.; Simon, M.; Jofre, J.T (1991). Bacteria associated with hatechery cultivated turbot: are they implicated in rearing success? Aquaculture International. 0967-6120 , 15, pp. 392 - 393

 

Blanch, A.; Pintó, R.M.; Jofre, J (1990). Isolation and characteriztion of an Edwardsiella sp. Strain, Causative Agent of Mortalities in sea bass (D. labrax) Aquaculture. 0044-8486 , 88, pp. 213 - 222

 

Cipriano, R.C.; Blanch, A.R (1989). Different structural characteristics in the cell envelope of the Microbios Letter. , 40, pp. 87 - 95

 

Bosch, A.; Pintó, R.M.; Blanch, A.; Jofre, J (1988). Detection of human rotavirus in sewage through two concentration procedure Water Research. 0043-1354 , 22, pp. 343 - 348

 

Kitao, T.; Yoshida, T.; Anderson, D.; Dixon, O.; Blanch, A.R (1987). Immunostimulation of antibody-producing cells and humoral response antibody to fish bacterins by a biological response modifier Journal of Fish Biology. 0022-1112 , 31, pp. 87 - 91

 

Castelló, F.; Blanch, A (1984). Possibilitats en Aqüicultura del Delta de l'Ebre Butlletí de la Institució Catalana d'Història Natural. 1133-6889 , 37, pp. 49 - 64