Dr. Paulino Martinez Portela´s work team, which belongs to the Veterinary Department of Universidad de Santiado de Compostela (Spain), used the sequencing technology of INDEAR in order to research the genetics for the Aquaculture and the conservation of resources.
En este proyecto nos reunimos varios grupos de investigación de Uruguay y de Brasil. El objetivo es estudiar la comunidad microbiana de diversos ecosistemas para poder entender cómo funcionan. A través de la Plataforma Genómica y Bioinformática del Indear fue posible realizar el análisis de 22 muestras de ADN proveniente de diferentes muestreos.
The conversion of CO and water into hydrogen (H2) and CO2 presents great possibilities for the future as a production source of biofuels based on H2. Recently, we have begun a project of bacteria characterization that uses CO as a source of carbon and energy.
For the last few years, we researched proteins and enzymes involved in the defense against the oxidative stress, an inevitable danger of life in the oxigen, using photosynthetic bacteria as a study model.
Since it was discovered by the CRIDECIT research team (Centro Regional de Investigación y Desarrollo Científico Tecnológico)- (Regional Center of Research and Technological Scientific Development) directed by Dr. Héctor M. Álvarez, this genome has become the first Patagonian bacterium to be decoded genetically in the country.
Partial sequencing of the silverside Genomes (Odontesthes sp), Pacu (Piaractus mesopotamicus), Characin (Leporinus obtusidens) and surubí (Pseudoplatystoma coruscans).
In the Environmental Microbiology Lab of the Centro Nacional Patagónico (CENPAT-CONICET) (Patagonian National Center) from Puerto Madryn, we study the microbial communities that inhabit the marine environments of the Patagonia, in particular, its participation in processes of hydrocarbons biodegradation.
Our Laboratory studies bacteria that produce Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA). PHAs are reserve polymers, exclusively of Prokaryotae , which are interesting for their plastic properties and biodegradability. They increase bacterial survival and resistance to stress. Our approximation consisted in searching organisms capable of producing these characterisitcs in extreme environments.
Argentina participates in the International Sequencing Committee of the wheat genome. Thanks to a team work between INTA and CONICET researchers, it was possible to begin the sequencing and analysis of 1 of the 21 chromosomes (basic number) that form the genome of the bread wheat.
INTA and INDEAR members developed 5 cDNA collections in native forest species which represent the first data of massive sequencing of these species.