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    • A computational study of the molecular determinants of the bacterial resistance to Quinolones 

      Serverin Lupala, Cecylia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2011-06)
      Master thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
      Quinolones are widely studied antibacterial agents that act by forming a ternary complex with DNA and either one of the two essential type II bacterial topoisomerases: DNA gyrase and DNA topoisomerase IV. Inhibition of DNA ...
    • Atomic picture of ligand migration in toluene 4-monooxygenase 

      Hosseini, Ali; Brouk, Moran; Lucas, Fatima; Glaser, Fabian; Fishman, Ayelet; Guallar, Víctor (ACS Publications, 2014-05-04)
      Article
      Open Access
      Computational modeling combined with mutational and activity assays was used to underline the substrate migration pathways in toluene 4-monooxygenase, a member of the important family of bacterial multicomponent monooxygenases ...
    • Breve estado del arte de la celulosa bacteriana y sus aplicaciones 

      Durango Giraldo, Geraldine; Valls Vidal, Cristina; Roncero Vivero, María Blanca (OmniaScience, 2024-01)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      La celulosa es un biopolímero, el cual constituye la pared celular de las plantas, junto con la lignina y la hemicelulosa. La celulosa también puede ser producida por microorganismo, tales como bacterias. Esta celulosa, ...
    • Citric acid in the passivation of titanium dental implants: corrosion resistance and bactericide behavior 

      Verdeguer, Pablo; Gil Mur, Javier; Punset Fuste, Miquel; Manero Planella, José María; Nart, José; Vilarrasa Sánchez, Javier; Rupérez de Gracia, Elisa (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-01-12)
      Article
      Open Access
      Covenantee:   Universitat Internacional de Catalunya / Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu
      The passivation of titanium dental implants is performed in order to clean the surface and obtain a thin layer of protective oxide (TiO2) on the surface of the material in order to improve its behavior against corrosion ...
    • Development and experimental validation of an overlay mortar with biocide activity 

      Vaquero Martinez, José María; Cugat Martí, Víctor; Segura Pérez, Ignacio; Calvo Torras, Mari Angels; Aguado de Cea, Antonio (2016-11)
      Article
      Open Access
      Biodeterioration of concrete by microorganism colonisation may be a problem in several structures, especially in irrigation and hydroelectric canals. The main problem in such structures is the proliferation of algae and ...
    • Ecology and diversity of cultured bacteria from frozen red lagoon sediments in the Antarctic Vapour Col penguin colony 

      Bundó Ruiz, Raimon (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2023-06)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      Covenantee:   Institut de Ciències del Mar
      Els microorganismes exerceixen papers fonamentals en els cicles biogeoquímics, actuen com a valuosos indicadors de la salut del medi ambient, funcionant com a sentinelles del canvi global fins i tot en les remotes i delicades ...
    • Effect of bacteria density and accumulated inert solids on the effluent pollutant concentrations predicted by the constructed wetlands model BIO_PORE 

      Samsó Campà, Roger; Blazquez, Jordi; Agullo Chaler, Nuria; Grau Barceló, Joan; Torres Cámara, Ricardo; García Serrano, Joan (2015-07-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      Constructed wetlands are a widely adopted technology for the treatment of wastewater in small communities. The understanding of their internal functioning has increased at an unprecedented pace over recent years, in part ...
    • Effect of calcium phosphate topography and composition on bacterial adhesion and proliferation 

      Iglesias Fernández, Marc (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-07-06)
      Master thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
    • Electrochemical bacterial sensors based on conducting polymers: A review 

      Hurtado Bernadás, Lidia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-07-03)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      Covenantee:   Institut national des sciences appliquées de Lyon
      Ressenya sobre la tecnologia més avançada dins del camp dels biosensors electroquímics i la seva aplicació per a la detecció de bacteris patògens encarregats de causar malalties infeccioses. Durant l’anàlisi del funcionament ...
    • Estudi de la caracterització d'un promotor combinatori en Escherichia coli 

      Marcó Mas, Mireia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2011-08)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
      Open Access
      En el present projecte es realitza la caracterització d’un promotor combinatori en Escherichia coli. El promotor combinatori d’estudi, el Plac/ara-1, és sensible a dos proteïnes reguladores diferents que condicionen el ...
    • Estudi de la resistència als antibiòtics a la Unió Europea utilitzant MFA 

      Querol Llaveria, Guillem (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / Universitat de Barcelona, 2021-01)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      Els resultats presentats en l’informe extret de la European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) estan basats en dades de resistència antimicrobiana (RAM) d’aïllats invasius comunicats a la xarxa europea de ...
    • Estudi de tecnologies de construcció verda: materials vius 

      Huerta i Lluch, Oriol (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2014-12)
      Bachelor thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
    • Estudio de la nanoformulación innovadora para la erradicación bacteriana 

      Enemchukwu, Chiagozie Josephine (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-07-13)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      La resistencia antibacteriana es un problema de salud en constante crecimiento y es una de las principales causas de muerte en todo el mundo. Además, la capacidad de las bacterias para unir las superficies vivas y no vivas, ...
    • Metal-enzyme nanoaggregates eradicate both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria and their biofilms 

      Ferreres Cabanes, Guillem; Bassegoda Puigdomenech, Arnau; Hoyo Pérez, Javier; Torrent Burgués, Juan; Tzanov, Tzanko (2018-11-13)
      Article
      Open Access
      To palliate the appearance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the use of bactericidal agents acting differently than conventional antibiotics and the elimination of bacterial biofilm, are the two most promising strategies. ...
    • Microbial communities from different types of natural wastewater treatment systems: vertical and horizontal flow constructed wetlands and biofilters 

      Adrados Ruiz, Barbara; Sánchez Meneses, O.; Arias, C. A.; Bécares Mantecón, Eloy; Garrido Beltrán, Lluís; Mas López, Jordi; Brix, H.; Morató Farreras, Jordi (2014-05-15)
      Article
      Open Access
      The prokaryotic microbial communities (Bacteria and Archaea) of three different systems operating in Denmark for the treatment of domestic wastewater (horizontal flow constructed wetlands (HFCW), vertical flow constructed ...
    • On the wireless microwave sensing of bacterial membrane potential in microfluidic-actuated platforms 

      Jofre Cruanyes, Marc; Jofre Cruanyes, Lluís; Jofre Roca, Lluís (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-05-14)
      Article
      Open Access
      The investigation of the electromagnetic properties of biological particles in microfluidic platforms may enable microwave wireless monitoring and interaction with the functional activity of microorganisms. Of high relevance ...
    • Predicting fecal sources in waters with diverse pollution loads using general and molecular host-specific indicators and applying machine learning methods 

      Casanovas Massana, Arnau; Gómez Doñate, Marta; Sánchez, David; Belanche Muñoz, Luis Antonio; Muniesa, Maite; Blanch, Anicet R. (2015-03-15)
      Article
      Open Access
      In this study we use a machine learning software (Ichnaea) to generate predictive models for water samples with different concentrations of fecal contamination (point source, moderate and low). We applied several MST methods ...
    • Prevalence study of Simkania negevensis in cooling towers in Spain 

      Pérez, Leonardo Martín; Codony Iglesias, Francesc; Ríos Montes, Karina Andrea; Adrados Ruiz, Barbara; Fittipaldi Gustavino, Mariana; de Dios, Gregorio; Peñuela, Gustavo; Morató Farreras, Jordi (2011-06)
      Article
      Open Access
      Simkania negevensis is an obligate intracellular bacterium grouped into the order Chlamydiales. This new amoeba-resistant intracellular bacterium might represent a novel etiologic agent of bronchiolitis and community-acquired ...
    • Satellites in the prokaryote world 

      Subirana Torrent, Juan A.; Messeguer Peypoch, Xavier (2019-09-18)
      Article
      Open Access
      Background Satellites or tandem repeats are very abundant in many eukaryotic genomes. Occasionally they have been reported to be present in some prokaryotes, but to our knowledge there is no general comparative study ...
    • Smart sensing fabrics for live bacteria detection 

      Ferrer-Vilanova, Amparo; Ivanova, Kristina Dimitrova; Diaz-Gonzalez, Maria; Alonso, Yasmine; Guirado, Gonzalo; Tzanov, Tzanko; Muños-Berbel, Xavier (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-11-27)
      Article
      Open Access
      A smart textile for live bacteria detection of antimicrobial hospital tissues is here proposed. The capacity to detect viable bacteria is based on the use of Prussian Blue (PB) as electrochromic compound, with a clear ...