Departament de Microbiologia 


Francisco Lucena
Anicet R. Blanch
Cristina Garcia
Joan Jofre
Maite Muniesa





Imamovic, L., E. Ballesté, J. Jofre and M. Muniesa. 2010. Shiga-toxin converting bacteriophages in wastewater and fecal samples quantified by QPCR. Appl Environ Microbiol. 76:5693-5701

Imamovic L, Serra-Moreno R, Jofre J, Muniesa M. 2010.Quantification of Shiga toxin 2-encoding bacteriophages, by real-time PCR and correlation with phage infectivity. J Appl Microbiol. 2010 Mar; 108(3):1105-14.

Jofre, J. and A. R. Blanch. 2010. Feasibility of methods based on nucleic acid amplification techniques to fulfil the requirements for microbiological analysis of water quality. J. Appl. Microbiol. 109:1853-1867.

Jofre, J. 2009. Is the replication of somatic coliphages in water environments significant ? J. Appl. Microbiol 106 : 1059-1069.

Guzmán-Luna, C., A. Costán-Longares, F. Lucena and J. Jofre. 2009. Detection of somatic coliphages through a bioluminiscent assay measuring phaeg mediated realease of adenylate kinase and adenosine 5’-triphosphate. J. Virol. Methods 161: 107-113.

Imamovic L, Jofre J, Schmidt H, Serra-Moreno R, Muniesa M. 2009. Phage-mediated Shiga toxin 2 gene transfer in food and water. Appl Environ Microbiol.75(6):1764-1768

Muniesa M, Payan A, Moce-Llivina L, Blanch AR, 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 Res. 43(6):1559-64.

García-Aljaro C, Muniesa M, Jofre J, Blanch AR. 2009. Genotypic and phenotypic diversity among induced, stx2-carrying bacteriophages from environmental E. coli strains. Appl Environ Microbiol. 75:329-36.

Costán-Longares, A., M. Montemayor, A. Payán, J. Mendez, J. Jofre, R. Mujeriego and F. Lucena. 2008. Microbial indicators and pathogens : removal, relatioships and predictive capabilities in water reclamation facilities. Water Research 42 : 4439-4448.

Costán-Longares, Mocé-Llivina, L., A. Avellón , J. Jofre and F. Lucena. 2008. Occurrence and distribution of culturable enteroviruses in wastewater and surface waters of north-eastern Spain. J. Appl. Microbiol. 105 : 1945-1955

Montemayor, M., A. Costán, F. Lucena, J. Jofre, J. Muñoz, E. Dalmau, R. Mujeriego and L. Sala. 2008. Combined performance of UV light and chlorine during reclaimed water disinfection. Wat. Sci. Technol. 57: 935-940

Serra-Moreno R, Jofre J, Muniesa M. 2008. The CI repressors of Shiga toxin-converting prophages are involved in coinfection of Escherichia coli strains, which causes a down regulation in the production of Shiga toxin 2. J Bacteriol. 190(13):4722-35.

Serra-Moreno R, Jofre J, Muniesa M. 2007. Insertion site occupancy by stx2 bacteriophages depends on the locus availability of the host strain chromosome. J Bacteriol. 189(18):6645-54.

Blanch, A. R., F. Lucena, A. Payan, and J. Jofre. 2008. Minimal requirements for parameters to be used in the development of predictive models for microbial source tracking: somatic coliphages and phages infecting Bacteroides as examples. Journal of Environmental Detection 1:2-21.

Guzman, C., J. Jofre, A.R. Blanch and F. Lucena. 2007. Development of a feasible method to extract somatic coliphages from sludge, soil and treated biowaste. J. Virol. Methods 144: 41-48.

Guzmán, C, L. Mocé-Llivina, F. Lucena and J. Jofre. 2008. Evaluation of the Escherichia coli host strain (CB390) for simultaneous detection of somatic and F-specific coliphages. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74 : 531-534

Guzman, C., J. Jofre. M. Montemayor and F. Lucena. 2007. Occurrence and levels of indicators and selected pathogens in different sludges and biosolids. Journal of Applied Microbiology 103 : 2420- 2429.

Guzman, C., J. Jofre, A. R. Blanch, and F. Lucena. 2007. Development of a feasible method to extract somatic coliphages from sludge, soil and treated biowaste. J. Virol. Methods 144:41-48.

Mocé-Llivina, L., G.T. Papageorgious and J. Jofre. 2006. A membrane-based quantitative carrier test to assess the virucidal activity of disinfectants and persistence of viruses on porous fomites. 135: 49-55.

Lucena, F., F. Ribas, A.E. Duran, S. Skraber, C. Gantzer, C. Campos, A. Morón, E. Calderón and J. Jofre. 2006. Occurrence of bacterial indicators and bacteriophages infecting enteric bacteria in groundwater in different geographical areas. Journal of Applied Microbiology 101: 96-102.

Blanch, A. R., L. Belanche-Munoz, X. Bonjoch, J. Ebdon, C. Gantzer, F. Lucena, J. Ottoson, C. Kourtis, A. Iversen, I. Kuhn, L. Moce, M. Muniesa, J. Schwartzbrod, S. Skraber, G. T. Papageorgiou, H. Taylor, J. Wallis, and J. Jofre. 2006. Integrated analysis of established and novel microbial and chemical methods for microbial source tracking. Appl Environ Microbiol 72:5915-5926.

Muniesa M, Jofre J, García-Aljaro C, Blanch AR. 2006. Occurrence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and other enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli in the environment. Environ Sci Technol. 40(23):7141-9.

Serra-Moreno R, Acosta S, Hernalsteens JP, Jofre J, Muniesa M. 2006. Use of the lambda Red recombinase system to produce recombinant prophages carrying antibiotic resistance genes. BMC Mol Biol. 7:31.

Capítols de llibre

Lucena, F.; Jofre, J. 2010. Potential use of bacteriophages as indicators of water quality and wastewater treatment processes. In SABOUR, P.M.; GRIFFITHS, M.W. (ed). Bacteriophages in the Control of Food- and Waterborne Pathogens. ASM Press, Washington DC, 2010, pag 103-118.

Jofre, J. 2010. Malalties infeccioses transmeses per l’aigua: passat, present i futur. Institut d’Estudis Catalans. Barcelona. ISBN978-84-9965-016-6.

Jofre, J., A. R. Blanch, and F. Lucena. 2010. Water-Borne Infectious Disease Outbreaks Associated with Water Scarcity and Rainfall Events, p. 147-159. In S. Sabaté and D. Barceló (eds.), Water Scarcity in the Mediterranean: Perspectives Under Global Change. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

Muniesa, M.; Serra-Moreno, R.; Jofre, R. 2009. Prophages within the bacterial genomes: Contribution to bacterial variability. Contemporary Trends in Bacteriophage Research. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Book chapter

Jofre. J. 2008. Canvi climàtic i malalties infeccioses. Institut d’Estudis Catalans. Barcelona. ISBN 978-84-92583-07-02. Jofre, J. y F. Lucena. 2008. Las aguas continentales en la transmisión de enfermedades infecciosas. En Barceló, D. (coord). Aguas continentales. Gestión de recursos hídricos, tratamiento y calidad del agua. Informes CSIC. CSIC. Madrid

Jofre , J. 2007. «Indicators of Waterborne Enteric Viruses». A Bosch, A., Human Viruses in Water (de la sèrie Perspectives in Medical Virology). Elsevier. London.

Jofre, J.; Muniesa, M. 2004. Abundance in sewage of bacteriophages infecting E. coli O157:H7. Methods in Molecular Biology. Public Health Microbiology. Methods and Protocols. The Humana Press Inc. 268:79-88. ISBN: 978-1-58829-117-2. Book chapter

Blanch, A.R.; Jofre, J. 2004. Emerging pathogens in wastewaters, vol 5 p. 141-163. In D. Barceló (eds.) The handbook of environmental chemistry. Water pollution: Emerging Organic Pollutants in Wastewaters and Sludge. Springer-Verlag Heidelberg.