Carlos Poveda

Carlos Poveda
University of Reading · Food Microbial Sciences Unit

PhD in Animal Health

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Introduction
Flow Cytometry Technician at the Food Microbial Sciences Unit, University of Reading since 2015, and Technical Manager (Gut Microbiology) since 2022. My current research is in prebiotics, including in vitro models of distal colon by batch cultures and gut models, and the study of dynamics in bacterial population by Flow-FISH and GC. I also researched in Mycoplasmology, including characterisation of new species, MIC against antibiotics, and isolation and culture of fastidious Mycoplasmas.
Additional affiliations
May 2013 - July 2013
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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  • Research Assistant
September 2007 - August 2011
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
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  • Research Associate
April 2006 - April 2007
Ovejero Laboratory
Ovejero Laboratory
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  • Researcher

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Publications (30)
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Numerous health benefits have been reported from the consumption of cranberry-derived products, and recent studies have identified bioactive polysaccharides and oligosaccharides from cranberry pomace. This study aimed to further characterize xyloglucan and pectic oligosaccharide structures from pectinase-treated cranberry pomace and measure the gro...
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Swine respiratory disease is associated with productive losses. We evaluated the prevalence of lung lesions with an emphasis on Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (Mh), porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) and porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), as well as the impact on productive parameters in 108 finishing pigs at slaughter. Pathologic...
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Individuals with anorexia nervosa (AN) often suffer psychological and gastrointestinal problems consistent with a dysregulated gut microbial community. Psychobiotics have been postulated to modify microbiota and improve mental well-being and gut symptoms, but there is currently a lack of evidence for such approaches in AN. The aim of this study was...
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Acholeplasma (A.) laidlawii is an opportunistic pathogen with the ability to disseminate resistance determinants to antibiotics; however, its resistance to macrolides has been less studied. The aim of the present study was to characterize the mechanisms responsible for the resistance to macrolides, tiamulin and lincomycin found in a strain of A. la...
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Malnutrition continues to threaten the lives of millions across the world, with children being hardest hit. Although inadequate access to food and infectious disease are the primary causes of childhood malnutrition, the gut microbiota may also contribute. This review considers the evidence on the role of diet in modifying the gut microbiota, and ho...
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Ferrous iron supplementation has been reported to adversely alter the gut microbiota in infants. To date, the impact of iron on the adult microbiota is limited, particularly at low supplementary concentrations. The aim of this research was to explore the impact of low-level iron supplementation on the gut microbiota of healthy and Irritable Bowel S...
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This study investigated the stability of dicarbonyl compounds (DCs), 3-deoxyglucosone (3-DG), glyoxal (GO) and methylglyoxal (MGO) during simulated gastrointestinal digestion processes and the impact these compounds have on the gut microbiota. DCs pass almost unaltered through the in-vitro gastrointestinal digestion phases (concentration loss: 11%...
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Background: Mycoplasma (M.) hyopneumoniae, M. hyorhinis and M. hyosynoviae are significant pathogens for the porcine industry worldwide. The aim of the present study was to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility of six key antimicrobials (tylosin, tilmicosin, tylvalosin, lincomycin, tiamulin and valnemulin) routinely used for treating infectio...
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Although sex disparity in immunological function and susceptibility to various inflammatory and infectious disease is recognized in adults, far less is known about the situation in young infants during immune development. We have used an outbred piglet model to explore potential early sex disparity underlying both mucosal immune development and sys...
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Introduction: A major component of the digesta reaching the colon from the distal ileum is carbohydrate. This carbohydrate is subject to microbial fermentation and can radically change bacterial populations in the colon and the metabolites they produce, particularly short-chain fatty acids (SCFA). However, very little is currently known about the f...
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Human diet has evolved to include not only nutritious foods but also health-promoting ones. Moreover, there is an increasing interest in replacing animal proteins as the main protein source. Insect based foods, e.g. Tenebrio molitor insect flour (TMIF), show potential as alternative protein sources for the human diet. This work aims to provide insi...
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Two moderately halophilic and psychrotolerant new Mycoplasma species were isolated from common cephalopods. Three strains were isolated in pure culture from two individual European flying squid (Todarodes sagittatus), and two individual octopuses (Octopus vulgaris). The strains showed optimal growth at 25 °C and a salinity of 3% (w/v) NaCl. Molecul...
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Introduction: A major component of the digesta reaching the colon from the distal ileum is carbohydrate. This carbohydrate is subject to microbial fermentation and can radically change bacterial populations in the colon and the metabolites they produce, particularly short-chain fatty acids (SCFA). However, very little is currently known about the f...
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Background Mollicutes detection can be cumbersome due to their slow growth in vitro. For this reason, the use of DNA based on generic molecular tests represents an alternative for rapid, sensitive and specific detection of these microorganism. For this reason, six previously described nucleic acid testing assays were compared to evaluate their abil...
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Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae is involved in the porcine enzootic pneumonia and respiratory disease complex; therefore, the search for new treatment options that contribute to the control of this organism is relevant. The minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) and minimal bactericidal concentrations of tylvalosin and 19 other antimicrobial agents agai...
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In scientific literature, a small amount of information is found concerning mycoplasmosis in camel species. Mycoplasma (M.) arginini, Acholeplasma (A.) laidlawii, and Acholeplasma oculi have been reported to be isolated from these host species. Serologically positive results have been reported for Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides SC type, Mycopl...
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Six strains with the typical characteristics of mycoplasmas were isolated from the tracheae of six Canarian Egyptian vultures (Neophron percnopterus majorensis). The results of biochemical, serological and molecular genetic studies showed that the isolates were nearly identical and that they could be considered as representing a novel species of th...
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M. hyorhinis is considered one of the etiological agents of arthritis in sucking pigs, but recently as seen, some strains can produce pneumonia that could not be distinguished from the mycoplasmosis caused by M. hyopneumoniae. The study was conducted to research the presence of Mycoplasma hyorhinis (M. hyorhinis ) in different regions of the countr...
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M. hyorhinis is considered one of the etiological agents of arthritis in sucking pigs, but recently as seen, some strains can produce pneumonia that could not be distinguished from the mycoplasmosis caused by M. hyopneumoniae. The study was conducted to research the presence of Mycoplasma hyorhinis (M. hyorhinis ) in different regions of the countr...
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Given recent evidence of a possible role of camelids in the epidemiology of diseases caused by mycoplasma species in other ruminants, we examined the prevalence of the mycoplasmas most commonly responsible for contagious agalactia (CA) in small ruminants among the dromedaries (Camelus dromedarius) of Lanzarote. On this island, one of the most arid...
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This study was designed to assess the possible effects of mycoplasmas on the quality of milk produced by goat herds in a contagious agalactia (CA) endemic area with absence of classical symptoms. Several factors related to milk quality (percentages of fat, total protein, lactose and total solids, standard plate counts (SPC) and presence of Staphylo...
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In order to determine how widespread antibiotic resistance has become to standard treatments, the in vitro susceptibilities of 28 Mycoplasma agalactiae Spanish field isolates to 16 antimicrobial agents were determined using a broth microdilution method. The most effective antimicrobials based on minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC)(90) values wer...
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The composition of the medium used to cultivate Mycoplasma species is very important. Serum is one of the most important additives as it contains lipids (cholesterol) and serum proteins, which are essential for the growth of the organisms. This work reports the development of a semi-defined medium, called MWS (Medium Without Serum) produced without...
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Assunção, P., Machado, M.P., Fe, CD., Ramírez, A.S., Rosales, R.S., Antunes, N.T., Poveda, C. and Poveda, J.B. 2007. Prevalence of pathogens in great white pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus) from the Western Cape, South Africa. J. Appl. Anim. Res., 32: 29–32. Great White pelicans (Pelecanus onocrotalus) breed in Africa, Europe and Asia from Greece to...
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In this study, flow cytometry was evaluated for the determination of the minimal inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of nine antibacterial agents (enrofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, oxytetracycline, chloramphenicol, tylosin, lincomycin, gentamycin, spectinomycin and streptomycin) against M. hyopneumoniae. Flow cytometry was able to detect Mycoplasma hyopneu...
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Two vaccines against Mycoplasma agalactiae and Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. mycoides (LC type) were developed using inactivated strains selected in previous characterization studies. The vaccines differed in terms of the adjuvants used: aluminium hydroxide (vaccine A) or aluminium hydroxide plus purified saponin (vaccine B). These vaccines were teste...
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In this study, flow cytometry was evaluated for the determination of the minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of seven antibacterial agents (enrofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, gentamicin, streptomycin, chloramphenicol, oxytetracycline, and tylosin) on Mycoplasma (M.) agalactiae. Flow cytometry was able to detect M. agalactiae inhibition from 6 h posti...
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Flow cytometry together with SYBR green I and propidium iodide was used to study the effects of enrofloxacin, ciprofloxacin, gentamicin, chloramphenicol, oxytetracycline, and tylosin on four mycoplasma species. Inhibition of mycoplasma growth could be detected by as early as 3 h after the start of treatment. The strongest effect was observed with e...

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