The Ecology of Marine Microorganisms Research group, based at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC, Barcelona), integrates scientists from different disciplines and research topics that use complementary methods to address the ecological and functional role of marine microorganisms at different resolutions: from communities to species or ecotypes.

Our current interests are summarized in the following research lines:

Recent papers

Deep ocean prokaryotic communities are remarkably malleable when facing long-term starvation

Environmental Microbiology. 20: 713-723 - 2018

M. Sebastián, J.C. Auguet, C. Restrepo-Ortiz, M.M. Sala, C. Marrasé, J.M. Gasol

Sinking particles promote vertical connectivity in the ocean microbiome

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115: 6799-6807 - 2018

M. Mestre, C. Ruiz-González, R. Logares, C.M. Duarte, J.M. Gasol, M.M. Sala

Constant abundances of ubiquitous uncultured protists in the open sea assessed by automated microscopy.

Environmental Microbiology. 20: 3876-3889 - 2018

J.F. Mangot, I. Forn, A. Obiol, R. Massana

EukRef: Phylogenetic curation of ribosomal RNA to enhance understanding of eukaryotic diversity and distribution.

Plos Biology. 16: 1-14 - 2018

J. del Campo, M. Kolisko, V. Boscaro, L. Santoferrara, R. Massana, L. Guillou, A. Simpson, C. Berney, C. de Vargas, M. Brown, P. Keeling, L. W. Parfrey

Our research platforms