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Vanina  García

Vanina García


Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Granada and Spanish National Research Council CSIC, Spain, 2009

Current position

Research Technician in Molecular and Cellular Bacteriology, Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK


  1. Garcia, V.*, Reyes-Darias, J. A.*, Martin-Mora, D., Morel, B., Matilla, M. A. and Krell, T. (2015). Identification of a Chemoreceptor for C2 and C3 Carboxylic Acids. Appl Environ Microbiol 81(16): 5449-5457. (*Equal contribution)
  2. Reyes-Darias, J. A.*, Garcia, V.*, Rico-Jimenez, M., Corral-Lugo, A., Lesouhaitier, O., Juarez-Hernandez, D., Yang, Y., Bi, S., Feuilloley, M., Munoz-Rojas, J., Sourjik, V. and Krell, T. (2015). Specific gamma-aminobutyrate chemotaxis in pseudomonads with different lifestyle. Mol Microbiol 97(3): 488-501. (*Equal contribution)
  3. Molina, L., Duque, E., Gomez, M. J., Krell, T., Lacal, J., Garcia-Puente, A., Garcia, V., Matilla, M. A., Ramos, J. L. and Segura, A. (2011). The pGRT1 plasmid of Pseudomonas putida DOT-T1E encodes functions relevant for survival under harsh conditions in the environment. Environ Microbiol 13(8): 2315-2327.
  4. Del Blanco, B., Garcia, V., Garcia-Mariscal, A. and Hernandez-Munain, C. (2011). Control of V(D)J Recombination through Transcriptional Elongation and Changes in Locus Chromatin Structure and Nuclear Organization. Genet Res Int 2011: 970968.
  5. Garcia, V., Godoy, P., Daniels, C., Hurtado, A., Ramos, J. L. and Segura, A. (2010). Functional analysis of new transporters involved in stress tolerance in Pseudomonas putida DOT-T1E. Environ Microbiol Rep 2(3): 389-395.
  6. Krell T., Hilal B., Segura A., García V., Daniels C., and Ramos J.L. (2010). Extrusion pumps for hydrocarbons: an efficient evolutionary strategy to confer resistance to hydrocarbons. Handbook of Hydrocarbons and Lipid Microbiology, Springer, pp 1585-1593. ISBN 978-3-540-77584-3.
  7. Duque E., de la Torre J., García V., Rodríguez-Conde S.,Godoy P., Henares-Molina M. A., Krell T., Daniels C., Ramos J. L. and Segura A. (2010) Protocols for the characterization of solvent tolerant microorganisms: Isolation of mutants. Handbook of Hydrocarbons and Lipid Microbiology, Springer, pp 3957-3967. ISBN 978-3-540-77584- 3.
  8. Rodriguez-Herva, J. J.*, Garcia, V.*, Hurtado, A., Segura, A. and Ramos, J. L. (2007). The ttgGHI solvent efflux pump operon of Pseudomonas putida DOT-T1E is located on a large self-transmissible plasmid. Environ Microbiol 9(6): 1550-1561. (*Equal contribution)
  9. Duque, E., Garcia, V., de la Torre, J., Godoy, P., Bernal, P. and Ramos, J. L. (2004). Plasmolysis induced by toluene in a cyoB mutant of Pseudomonas putida. Environ Microbiol 6(10): 1021-1031.
Protocols by Vanina García
  1. Identification and Characterization of Bacterial Chemoreceptors Using Quantitative Capillary and Gradient Plate Chemotaxis Assays