Inés Martin Sánchez

Inés Martin Sánchez
University of Granada | UGR · Department of Microbiology

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Introduction
Inés Martin Sánchez currently works at the Department of Microbiology, University of Granada. Inés does research in Microbiology, Mycology and Bioremediation

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Publications (83)
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Uranium (U) is the most hazardous radionuclide in nuclear waste and its harmful effects depend on its mobility and bioavailability. Microorganisms can affect the speciation of radionuclides and their migration in Deep Geological Repositories (DGR) for high level radioactive waste (HLW) storage. Consequently, a better understanding of microbe-radion...
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Compacted bentonites are one of the best sealing and backfilling clays considered for use in Deep Geological Repositories of radioactive wastes. However, an in-depth understanding of their behavior after placement in the repository is required, including if the activity of indigenous microorganisms affects safety conditions. Here we provide an opti...
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The multi-barrier deep geological repository system is currently considered as one of the safest option for the disposal of high-level radioactive wastes. Indigenous microorganisms of bentonites, may affect the structure and stability of these clays through Fe-containing minerals biotransformation and radionuclides mobilization. The present work ai...
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Different pathologies may arise on a wall finish if this is applied on a hemp-based rammed wall that is not completely dry. By simulating uneven drying and early-rendering of load-bearing and non-load-bearing hemp concrete blocks (made with natural hydraulic lime only or a mix of lime with clay) and studying them by means of chromatic, microbiologi...
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The presented study focuses on evaluating the efficiency of a gelatin-based product that incorporates a plasticizer (glycerol) and a biocide (citronella oil), proposed as an eco-friendly adhesive for polychrome decoration applied in different parts of the architectural complex of the Longshan Temple in Lukang (eighteenth century, Taiwan). Seven lab...
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Enhanced salt weathering resulting from global warming and increasing environmental pollution is endangering the survival of stone monuments and artworks. To mitigate the effects of these deleterious processes, numerous conservation treatments have been applied that, however, show limited efficacy. Here we present a novel, environmentally friendly,...
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It is reported the application of the voltammetry of microparticles (VMP), complemented with attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) and field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) techniques, to monitor the deterioration of verdigris pictorial specimens under the action of different biological agents...
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The voltammetry of microparticles (VMP) methodology was used to characterize the biological attack of different bacteria and fungi to reconstructed egg tempera and egg–linseed oil emulsion paint films containing cadmium yellow (CdS), which mimic historical painting techniques. When these paint films are in contact with aqueous acetate buffer, diffe...
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The present work describes lead phosphate biomineralization by a wood-decaying fungal isolate, Penicillium chrysogenum A15, after incubation in solid medium with metallic lead (Pb shot pellets). This fungal isolate showed high tolerance to this element, being able to grow on solid medium containing 8 mM Pb(II). Environmental Scanning Electron Micro...
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Hemp-based composites are eco-friendly building materials as they improve energy efficiency in buildings and entail low waste production and pollutant emissions during their manufacturing process. Nevertheless, the organic nature of hemp enhances the bio-receptivity of the material, with likely negative consequences for its long-term performance in...
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The benefits of using sustainable building materials are linked not only to the adoption of manufacturing processes that entail reduced pollution, CO2 emissions and energy consumption, but also to the onset of improved performance in the building. In particular, hemp-lime composite shows low shrinkage and high thermal and acoustic insulating proper...
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In this study, we assessed the durability of hemp-based mortars by means of accelerated weathering tests, simulating coastal and inland areas with a Mediterranean climate. Mortars were produced with dry hemp hurds (i.e. inner part of the stem) and three binders: dry hydrated lime, lime putty and natural hydraulic lime. Simulation of temperature and...
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A reliable performance assessment of deep geological disposal of nuclear waste depends on better knowledge of radionuclide interactions with natural microbes of geological formations (granite rock, clay, salts) used to host these disposal systems. In Spain, clay deposits from Cabo de Gata region, Almeria, are investigated for this purpose. The pres...
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In this study, we investigated the microbial community (bacteria and fungi) colonising an oil painting on canvas, which showed visible signs of biodeterioration. A combined strategy, comprising culture-dependent and -independent techniques, was selected. The results derived from the two techniques were disparate. Most of the isolated bacterial stra...
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In this study, we investigated and compared the microbial communities adhering to the obverse and the reverse sides of an oil painting on canvas exhibiting signs of biodeterioration. Samples showing no visible damage were investigated as controls. Air samples were also analysed, in order to investigate the presence of airborne microorganisms suspen...
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Mastic, one of the best natural varnishes, is frequently used as protective and finishing layer or as component of oleo-resinous media in paintings, both in the past and currently. However, this resin is affected by complex deterioration processes which can change its characteristics and thus the visual aspect of works of art. The alteration proces...
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Since the middle of the XIX century, when dammar became popular in Occident, this natural resin is one of the most used in art painting techniques as final protective coating (varnish) as well as a component of pictorial media. The present work is the first approach to the study of the microbiological biodeterioration of this artistic material, whi...
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Evaluation of the deterioration produced by microbiological attack on Mowilith DM5, Mowilith DMC2 and Conrayt poly(vinyl acetate) (PVA) emulsions has been carried out using pyrolysis-gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (Py-GC/MS). The proposed method includes the on-line derivatization of PVA emulsions using hexamethyldisilazane during pyrolysis....
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Natural diterpenic varnishes have been widely used in works of art, traditionally fulfilling an important aesthetic and protective function. However, deterioration processes cause major changes in the mechanical, optical, and chemical properties of varnishes, seriously affecting the conservation and visual appearance of paintings and polychromed sc...
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We studied the dynamics of the microbial population during ripening of Cueva de la Magahá cheese using a combination of classical and molecular techniques. Samples taken during ripening of this Spanish goat's milk cheese in which Lactococcus lactis and Streptococcus thermophilus were used as starter cultures were analyzed. All bacterial isolates we...
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Evaluation of the alteration produced by microbiological attack on alkyd resins has been carried out by FTIR spec-troscopy and Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (Py-GC/MS). The latter included the online derivatisation of alkyd resins using hexamethyldisilazane during pyrolysis. Specimens consisting of thin films of resins formed on gl...
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Evaluation of the alteration produced by microbiological attack on the poly(vinyl) acetate (PVA) resin Mowilith 50 has been carried out using FTIR spectroscopy and Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (Py-GC/MS). The latter proposed method includes the on-line derivatization of vinyl resins using hexamethyldisilazane during pyrolysis. Spe...
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The alterations produced by microbiological attack on terpenoid resin-based varnishes from panel and canvas paintings have been evaluated using pyrolysis-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (Py-GC-MS) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The proposed methods include the on-line derivatisation of drying oils and diterpenoid resins usin...
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The sexpheromone system of Enterococcus faecalis is a form of bacterial conjugation that plays an important role in the horizontal dissemination of genes. The ecological significance of 'sexual' plasmids is to permit a rapid mobilization of genes of interest for the species (e.g. those encoding haemolysins, bacteriocins or antibiotic resistance). T...
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This review summarizes relevant aspects of the sex-pheromone system of Enterococcus faecalis, a novel form of bacterial conjugation that plays a major role in the horizontal dissemination of genes. The process is initiated by a chemical signal, the sex pheromones, and includes several stages of interaction between the donor cell and the recipient c...
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The incidence of resistance to various antibiotics as well as the capacity to elicit aggregation response to sex pheromones have been investigated in strains of Enterococcus faecalis isolated from clinical and municipal waste waters (MWW). While clinical isolates showed a high incidence of antibiotic resistance (87%) and sex pheromone response (33%...
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The strain Enterococcus faecalis S-48 carries two large conjugative plasmids (pMB1 and pMB2) encoding for antagonistic substances. The pheromone response of these two plasmids was established by purifying the corresponding sex pheromones, using conventional reversed-phase columns. Plasmid pMB1 responds to pheromone cCF10. Plasmid pMB2 responds to a...
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Strains of Enterococcus faecalis carrying the bacteriocinogenic plasmids pMB1 or pMB1.1 exhibit a clumping response to culture supernatants of different enterococcal strains. Antibodies raised against cells induced by a homologous pheromone recognize two surface proteins of 152 and 72.5 kDa (the second one is possibly the degradation product of the...
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We studied the mechanism of internalization of Escherichia coli into Saccharomyces cerevisiae induced by polyethylene glycol (PEG) and optimized the experimental conditions. Transmission electron microscope studies revealed that the principal factor involved in the internalization was the degree of cell aggregation attained. Internalization occurre...